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Thomas
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Biographical Information
Home: The dorm at the local college
Occupation: Park Intern
Species: Goat
Gender: Male
Hair color: Tan
Relatives: Mother
Show Information
Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith
First appearance: "Exit 9B"
Latest appearance: "Tent Trouble"


This article is about the goat intern. For Death's child, see Thomas (Demon).

Thomas is a character that first appeared in the Regular Show episode "Exit 9B". He is the newest member of the park workforce, joining the team as an intern.[1]

Development

J.G. Quintel explains Thomas was created because many of the people that work on the show have been interns: "[laughing] I know! That’s another one where I feel like a lot of people didn’t get it or didn’t see it the way we saw it. A lot of us who work on the show have been interns in our lifetimes and remember those days.

As an intern – and as an unpaid intern, as most of us were – you don’t get treated with a lot of respect. You’re treated in a way that’s not overtly mean – though it can be perceived that way – but more that you’re going through the rounds of getting your chops busted, and that’s how you get into the workforce. And then people will accept you, and you’re brought up, and then you’re one of the crew, but for now, Thomas is kind of going through that phase of, 'He’s the intern!' [laughing]"[2]

History

Thomas officially starts his internship in the episode "Exit 9B", intending to work under Benson to gain easy college credit. However, when Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr. takes over to build his freeway exit, Thomas works for him.

Despite the beginning of the episode, where he claims he's only doing it for "college credit." When the park turns back to normal, he decides to stick with the internship, and is officially initiated as a park employee in the episode, "Starter Pack."

Personality

Thomas can be viewed as the "straight-man" of the park staff; he is usually seen tagging along with the gang on their outings and occasionally during staff meetings.

He is one of the more laid-back members of the park. He is known for usually being oblivious towards any negative comments directed towards him, and often doesn't react to these, such as a usual running gag of being reproved by his park employees, as well as Rigby's criticisms towards his scary story everyone thought was terrible in "Terror Tales of the Park III." He also provides advice, usually to Mordecai or Rigby, albeit sometimes unhelpful. ("Wall Buddy", "I Like You Hi")

It is usually a running gag that Thomas asks a question that comes out the wrong way while he and others are in peril. These questions usually cause the gang to yell in unison, "THOMAS!" towards him. He also is known for making lame jokes, which causes the park members to react likewise. ("Journey to the Bottom of the Crash Pit")

Relationships

Mordecai and Rigby

Mordecai and Rigby started to like Thomas in "Exit 9B" after saving the park, but after he pranked them in "Starter Pack", they got mad, but it didn't last long. Mordecai and Rigby have occasionally shown to not think much about Thomas positively, but they have also been on friendly terms as well, such as saving Thomas's life in "Cool Cubed" after he drank a very cold slushy.

Benson

Benson told Thomas he'd be a great addition to the team in "Exit 9B." However, he has occasionally been on bad terms with him, such as calling him out when the golf carts were taken in "Country Club", and due to being an intern, Benson sometimes doesn't see much use in Thomas to a point where he was ready to fire him in "Thomas Fights Back", but he has seen him as a valuable member, especially after the events of the latter.

Muscle Man

Due to being an intern, Thomas is usually bullied by Muscle Man, and likewise, Thomas has shown some negativity towards Muscle Man such as not wanting to help him in "Trailer Trashed" because he didn't know him that well, as well as putting him in a headlock after being called a "Momma's boy" in "Thomas Fights Back.", However, they have treated each other with respect, such as Muscle Man helping him out in "Country Club", Thomas seeming worried about him in "Sleep Fighter", and in "New Year's kiss" when Rigby said Thomas' resolution was lame, he told Rigby to give Thomas respect.

Skips

Skips and Thomas haven't interacted much; however, in "Starter Pack" he told Mordecai and Rigby to let Thomas fight his own battles. Skips has yelled at him with the others before, but has also been on friendly terms with him, such as in "Country Club" when he stops Benson from yelling at Thomas.

Pops

Pops and Thomas haven't interacted much, but, although Pops does yell at Thomas like the rest park workers sometimes, they have worked together and have been on good terms.

Family

Thomas' Mom 

In "Exit 9B" and "Starter Pack", Thomas was seen speaking to his mom via cell phone, and she wasn't heard from again until she made her first official appearance in "The Thanksgiving Special". However, Thomas mentions her frequently, so it is assumed they share a close relationship.

Episode Appearances

Major Appearances

Season Four

Season Five

Minor or Mentioned

Season Four

Season Five

Trivia

  • He is the only worker at the park who is considered a supporting character.
  • Like Benson, Thomas is one of the few park employees to not reside within the park grounds.
  • Upon losing a bet in "Terror Tales of the Park III", Thomas had to wear his Halloween costume (a slice of pizza), until Thanksgiving Day.
    • He wears the suit in every episode he appears in until "The Thanksgiving Special", where he can be seen taking it off near the end of the episode.
    • In the episode "Benson's Car", he was seen wearing the costume. However, this episode came before "Terror Tales of the Park III"; the reason for this was these two episodes were aired out of production order.[3]
  • He is one of the few anthropomorphic characters to regularly wear clothes.
  • In "I Like You Hi", it's revealed he has had at least four girlfriends.
  • Despite being a laid-back "momma's boy," Thomas was able to put Muscle Man in a headlock and outsmart everybody at East Pines in "Thomas Fights Back."

Gallery

"Exit 9B"

"Starter Pack"

"Terror Tales of the Park II"

"150 Piece Kit"

"Guy's Night"

"The Christmas Special"

"The Longest Weekend"

"Carter and Briggs"

"Cool Cubed"

"Trailer Trashed"

"Country Club"

"World's Best Boss"

"Sleep Fighter"


"Party Re-Pete"

"Steak Me Amadeus"

"Laundry Woes"


"Benson's Car"

"Wall Buddy"

"A Skips in Time"

"Survival Skills"

"Terror Tales of the Park III"

"Tants"

"The Thanksgiving Special"

"New Year's Kiss"

"Dodge This"

"The Postcard"

"Journey to the Bottom of the Crash Pit"

"Saving Time"

"Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys"

"I Like You Hi"

"Expert or Liar"

"Catching the Wave"

"Gold Watch"

"Take the Cake"

"Thomas Fights Back"

"Tent Trouble"

References

  1. http://news.turner.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=6219
  2. http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/07/09/regular-show-jg-quintel-interview/
  3. http://calwong.tumblr.com/post/60819608276/what-up-with-thomas-wearing-a-pizza-costume-xd

Start a Discussion Discussions about Thomas

  • About Thomas

    62 messages
    • I'm actually feeling more optimistic for this episode after seeing the preview. I think the title even makes more sense after watching it. I do...
    • Tansyflower wrote: I'm actually feeling more optimistic for this episode after seeing the preview. I think the title even makes more sense af...
  • Thomas X CJ??

    9 messages
    • I think there will be an episode where Thomas leaves the park completly, since he is an intern. So I don't think he will ever hook up with CJ.
    • Personally, I do not support the Thomas X CJ shipping, but that is my opinion. One reason is because CJ has way more character development t...

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