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Benson wants to prove that he performed a famous drum solo.
The Park employees are gathered in front of the house, hearing from Benson that a famous band will be performing at the park. Being asked the name of the band, Benson is hesitant, but finally answers that Hair to the Throne will be performing. Apart from him, everyone gets excited, and Rigby brings up that they are "one of the greatest living bands to ever live". Mordecai then asks if they'll be performing their famous drum solo, which, according to Rigby, is the "most epic drum solo in history". He then asks Benson if he heard it, to which, he grows upset and claims that he's the one who performed that solo. Nobody believes at his statement, as Skips states that "it's too advanced" and Rigby claims that someone tried it but his "skeleton caught on fire". He then retaliates that he'll perform the drum solo before the concert starts. As the conversation goes on, Hair to the Throne arrives, and the park staff meet the members, and meet what will be performing the drum solo, Drumatron VI. The band samples a drum fill from the machine, impressing everyone except Benson, who calls the fill a "joke".
The band members taunt him, and claim that Benson wasn't the one who performed the solo, and then offers the park staff the status of honorary roadies. Everybody accepts, except Benson, who furiously refuses. Now upset, he then takes Mordecai and Rigby to get his drum set out of storage, and haul it onto the Park Truck as the band does a soundcheck. Eventually, they decided to leave him to go see the band. After arriving back at the park, they are asked to do a favor for the band. Meanwhile, Benson sets up a piece of his drum kit at the park, and goes back to the storage lot, to get more of the set. After he leaves, they take the band members to the drum set, where they destroyed it afterwards, much to Benson's dismay. After realizing that Hair to the Throne is just "a bunch of jerks", Mordecai and Rigby help Benson again, by fixing and setting up his drum set during the concert.
Finally, when the solo is to begin, a platform rises to bring Benson to the stage instead of the Drumatron VI. After introducing himself, he begins the solo. The band members try to stop him, but Mordecai, Rigby, and the rest of the park staff decide to help. As the solo progresses, it comes to life to stop Benson, trying to get past the park staff. He then seats himself onto a drumming platform, which is connected to a crane, and drops a large cymbal on the ground and continues the solo. As he finishes the solo, he pulls a lever, but it attempts to stop him, only allowing him to continue the solo one handed, causing his skeleton to catch on fire (hence Rigby's rumor).
However, the fire emitting from him burns off the machine allowing him to pull the lever and finish the solo by hitting the drumming platform against the cymbal he put on the ground, and creating a force powerful enough to knock the hair off of the band members. After finishing, they approach Benson and apologize for their past actions, and ask him to rejoin the band, but he declines and continues his job as the park manager, much to Mordecai and Rigby's shock and disgust, and the episode ends with the duo questioning his decision.
- Benson reveals that he used to be a Drummer for the rock band Hair to the Throne.
Pop Culture References
- The Solo Benson plays is based on Neil Peart's Drum Solo.
- During the concert, there's a couple of shots of Skips, Pops, Muscle Man, Hi-Five Ghost, and Thomas seemingly at the back of the crowd. However, in a later shot, they are shown close to the stage surrounded by people.