Saturday, November 27, 2010

Regular Show - "Mordecai & the Rigbys"

This episode of Regular Show aired last week. I wrote and storyboarded it with Shion Takeuchi. This is an earlier storyboard version that contains more/different jokes and a couple of cool different scenes that had to be cut. There was some funny stuff in this version that I was proud of and missed in the final, but what can you do. Enjoy!

UPDATE: I also wrote the songs that were featured in this episode and I thought they were going to be re-recorded by the composers, but they just kept my versions in. I just recorded everything in my apartment playing the different parts and threw a drum loop on there. Also both these songs are extended versions because the versions in the final episode had to be cut down for time.

PARTY TONIGHT (note: this is me singing scratch, latter replaced with Mordecai's voice)


SWEET LITTLE BABY as sung by Angel (actually me in the final episode, but this is a scratch version as well)




UPDATE 2: Here are the lyrics to the Party Tonight song for those who are interested.

Your eyes staring into my eyes
Who am I but a guy with two eyes on the prize
And the prize in my eyes is 10 times
The surprise in your eyes as I kiss you goodnight.

Your smile is the fire that rocks my soul
gonna remember it until I grow old
'Cause life is too short we gotta do things right
So baby let's just party to-night-
Baby let's just party to-night

We've come out on top, We're in front of the line
We're here to rock out and have a good time
'Cause the past is the past and the future is bright
So baby let's just party to-night
Baby let's just party to-night

69 comments:

Griff said...

They really should've kept that Benson flashback in there, but I still really liked this episode. Which segments of the board did you do?

Sean said...

Well, Shion and I collaborated on all the segments, but the beats were broken up as follows:

Beginning- me
learning to play- Shion
playing records/ future selves- me
montage- Shion
Open Mic, Margaret t-shirt- Shion
Futures come back, whole performance- me
Admitting to lipsyncing climax- Shion

There were also small parts that were added by JG Quintel & Mike Roth.

You can kind of keep track just by looking at the drawing styles, though sometimes we get help cleaning up these boards when we're rushed for time. Chris Reccardi helped clean up the final performance, for example.

henry yu said...

dude i love your songs!

NataschaJ said...

Dude! Really cool, I wish I still had CN

Anonymous said...

Would u be able to post the version with Mordecai's vocals?

Also, could u perhaps make an mp3 version of your song? I'd love to have it on my ipod.

Sean said...

I don't have the Mordecai version, but maybe you can find it elsewhere? I'm sure someone must've ripped it from the cartoon.

Ward Jenkins said...

Great songs, Sean! Love the show and the songs really make it all that much more awesomer. Here at the Jenkins household, we have this show constantly in our DVR.

Kieran Pertnav said...

Thanks for posting this, I gotta say that Mordecai and the Rigbys was probably my favorite episode since Just Set Up The Chairs.
Man, I really loved the Benson flashback, I wish that could have been kept. I also really liked the "bathroom" jokes, though I can see how that might not have made it past the censors, still, that was really clever.
How many band names did you guys come up with before you settled on the final ones? I gotta say that I probably prefer the band names in the final episode to the ones in this one, but they're all really funny.
Also, does Chris Reccardi write/storyboard any episodes? I really like his work on PPGs/Ren and Stimpy, but I haven't seen him board anything on this show yet.
By the way, I also really enjoyed 'Ello Govna.

jeremy said...

can you post tabs i really want to know how to play it

Anonymous said...

Party Tonight is wicked cool. With your voice, it almost sounds NWOBHMish. I'm so glad I decided to google it.

Josh said...

Hey do u have the tab for the song "party tonight" for guitar because i want to play it

Patrycia said...

I agree with the second part of the anon's post. You should seriously consider publishing this. :| And by seriously consider, I mean you better publish it.

Anonymous said...

I definitely hope this isn't the last I see of Mordecai and the Rigbys!

Anonymous said...

this song is kick ass!

MordecaiandtheRigbys said...

I really want some ukulele tabs for this!!!!!!! I will also take the chords or notes!!!!!!! I LOVE this song it is so awesome!!!!!!!! Baby lets just party tonight is the best son in the world e-mail me the tabs if you got any to tyler_gator08@yahoo.com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I agree the song is epic i was trying to play it by ear but it starts out with a solo that i cant get to sound right and im easily confused :( but i'd love any tabs chords or anything tips to play "party tonight" kaiwaffle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The song rocks Sean. A scene that should have been kept was when Mordecai and Rigby handshaking in the montage. That really showed friendship and that Rigby is actually a nice guy. (my fav character)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you have any chords/tabs for this song. Definitely want to learn how to play this tasty lick!

Anonymous said...

Great Song! Is there any chance that you can post tabs for it? My band mates and I were hoping to do a cover of it for fun.

Ahmed GUERROUACHE said...

" A What-stru-What ?" ! ahahahah ! You made my day !

Sean said...

Okay, yall win! I posted the chords and TAB. http://seanszeles.blogspot.com/2011/02/regular-show-party-tonight-music.html

Anonymous said...

I really liked this song and am a big fan of the show. It'd be awesome if CN gave you the permission to put up a download link or post it up on iTunes. I'd buy it :D

Verkannt Nepenthe said...

Party tonight is great! I was wondering if theres a place to download it XD id like it on my iPod. But its okay if you cant. Perhaps a tab is available?

Sean said...
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Sean said...

Again, you can download it here: http://seanszeles.blogspot.com/2010/12/regular-show-mordecai-rigbys.html

and find the tab and chords here:
http://seanszeles.blogspot.com/2011/02/regular-show-party-tonight-music.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot :) you're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Just a couple of 40 yo that watch this with their 9 yo son. We think your show is hysterical! Having grown up on Liquid Television, it is greatly appreciated. Love the Mordecai and the Rigbys song. Sing it with my 9 yo son....

Violet said...

This was AWESOME. It reminded me of John Frusciante until I heard you sing it.

Anonymous said...

so fucking epic

Jerry said...

Dude, you're so awesome. Regular show wouldn't be what it is without you. By far, some of the best snippets of music I've heard in a long time.

Anonymous said...

Hey! i love your version... i think your pretty cool, good job singing it.i bleed ^_^ wanna see my heart?

Sean said...

thanks for all the kind words yall!

Anonymous said...

I gotta damn shirt just like from on the show from some t-shirt site. The odds of me scoring chicks just increased 10 fold.

Dracold said...

Oh my god... These storyboards... You are actually getting paid for drawing cartoon characters for this awesome and funny show?! This is a dream job man. I mean, I was cursed with the intellect and now I am stuck in scientific and technical profession. If only I had drawn more when I was younger... or had played more the instruments. Yet now I remember I didn't have the nerves. It had never been so entertaining while I was forced to do it. It seems it's too late now.
Anyway, the song i so cool, I guess I will not listen to anything else for few weeks now >:]

Samantha T. said...

Love your songs :) I wish you had some place to download them. Mostly the Party Tonight song.

dave.jj said...

nice song from the mordecai and the rigbys show, so like how did it get to be on CN?

Amber said...

Is J.G Quintel singing in the episode? A lot of cartoons use sound-alikes (Especially Disney) so I'm curious.

Anonymous said...

I also really dig your songs bro! You have me singing "Party Tonight" at work. Thanks for your creativity and talent. Also for the tunes. Please keep at it.

Lorenzo said...

Hey I love this song!!! Do you have an instrumental version? (Without Voice)

Pyrain said...

I love this song, and that episode is my favorite. Listened to you singing and you and the voice of Mordecai are amazing. :3 <3

Anonymous said...

Dang man your good you should try and get a gig some where beast somthing ta think about a

Anonymous said...

what instroments were used in the song?

Charlie James said...

Hello Shaun! Do you by any chance have the piano chords to 'Party Tonight' as I am trying to learn it on the piano and I just can't get it. Do not bother putting it in note form if you do have it, just put it in the key forn (e.g A,F, B,C ect.)
Thank You! You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

best lyrics EVER!! since led zeppelin of course

HayaMika said...

The storyboard won't load for me. o3o

Anonymous said...

Best song ever known to me man

Anonymous said...

Dude, does anyone have the sheet music or chords for this song for the piano?! I LOVE THIS SONG, and I really want to be able to play it! bambam8065@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the song dude! What guitar(s) did you use for this?

Sonny said...

Sean, do you own regular show? Or do you just write a lot of this stufff. Love the show.

Anonymous said...

That song in that episode is good stuff I want to learn to play it on guitar :) keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

This show has just started in my country and I thought: awww just another regular show on cn. Then I watched this episode and heard this song. My english is not very good so I can't describe what happened with me, but if i can say anything is that: MAN THIS IS F*****G AWESOME!!!! Now every weekend at 19:50 I sit in front of the TV with my younger brother and we're laughing until we can't breath while watching this show. And of course we "sing" the Party Tonight every time. So if you read this and you can understand this strange text I just want to say thank you and say thanks for the whole cast who's working on Regular Show, for making our borig life in our retarded country awesome!

xnelsony said...

this song is the best more song of this in the programn please!

liam said...

can you finish it like make more i want to lern the song im 12 and i do singing withmy mates

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm currently trying to learn to play this on piano & was just curious if you could give me the notes. My email is singingstar_1805@yahoo.com. If you could I'd greatly appreciate it thank you! :)

Unknown said...

Sean,

Who really owns the song now that it was used and broadcast on CN? I downloaded this song from the link you provided, but I really wanted to pay for it (mostly because I live in a city with lots of musicians and a lot of my family is in the music business). I can only hope that this song and any others you produce for the show are properly copyrighted and published to provide you credit and compensation for your talent and efforts.

It really is a great song.

Cheers,

MD

Mario Spain said...

Hi there,
Thank you so much for your work, my kid and me we are singing all day ''Party Tonight'' song and play as well on the electric guitar, thanks again and congratulations from Spain.

Jasmyn said...

OOOOHH!! Let me say I'm not a fan of child cartoons..but my 4yo son and I are HOOKED on Regular Show. Love the new commercial for Party Tonight. Thank u for ur creative mind!

F3D3RICO said...

From argentina we love your show and your song

Misslaydee510 said...

II love you and that the guitar.wow. such a beautiful song.. And lyrics made me cry. My love had passed away. ccuz his smile is fire rock my soul and I wil remember it til i grow old ;(

Florencia said...

"Mordecai & the Rigbys" is my favourite episode!I really loved "Party tonight" =)You're awesome!

Anonymous said...

'Party Tonight' is one of the greatest songs ever written for a television show. Regular Show is a legend in its own time.

Anonymous said...

This was an excellent episode and easily one of, if not the best in the series. Even the cut content in the storyboard was full of gems. The only things I can say were soundly better in the final episode were the initial band names, the extra time travel lines, especially "I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise", and the final scene with Mordecai talking to Margaret. This was a wonderful finale to Regular Show's first season.

Speaking of which, do you know why the first season was only twelve episodes? That seems like an awfully small number compared to seasons two and three.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i love this episode and mordecai and rigby sing great.

Kurt said...

[arty tpmogjt

Winston Winterbourne said...

What is the tune that it is sung too because it sounds so familiar but I just can't put my tongue on it

Langile said...

I'm somewhat new to guitar, but I'm trying to learn this song. It's going well, but I can't figure out how you managed to get that tone in the dual solo 54 seconds in. Any chance anyone knows?

miyijura said...

Yes! Make the Benson´s flashback an episode dude!

miyijura said...

Yes, they must make the Benson´s flashback a full episode!

anonymous said...

The song is really impressive, I wish you could record it with a rock band..