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"The Ice Tape" is the twentieth episode in Season 8 (and two hundred and thirty-seventh overall) of Regular Show. It aired on November 3, 2016.


The gang must travel to an ancient VCR that will play a VHS tape, made of ice, so that they can learn Pops' origins.




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  • It is revealed in this episode that Mr. Maellard is not the biological father of Pops.
  • It's revealed that pops is actually an alien being who arrived on Earth and was adopted by Mr. Maellard as a baby.
  • Anti-Pops is revealed to be Pops' evil brother and that they're both part of a prophecy that deals with the fate of the Universe.
  • This is the first appearance of Pop's trainer, Earl.
  • This is Mr. Maellard's final speaking appearance in the series.
  • This is the Eggcellent Knight's final appearance in the series.
  • This episode was dedicated to David Ogden Stiers who died on March 3, 2018 from complications of Bladder Cancer.

Episode Connections

  • This is the second appearance of Pop's mother and Mr. Maellard's wife. Who previously appeared during a flashback montage in "Skips vs. Technology."

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