|"Caffeinated Concert Tickets"|
|Season 1, Episode 3|
|Premiere date:|| September 20, 2010 (USA)
March 9, 2011 (UK)
|Directed by:||Mike Roth|
"Just Set Up the Chairs"
Mordecai and Rigby develop a coffee-induced caffeine addiction while working overtime to pay for concert tickets to a popular rock band.
Mordecai and Rigby are watching TV at The Coffee Shop, and learn that a Fist Pump concert is showing at Slammers live. Despite Fist Pump targeting younger people, Rigby wants to go because he has been a fan of Fist Pump since third grade. Mordecai isn't interested, but as soon as he finds out that Margaret is going as well he is determined to get tickets.
The duo ask Benson for overtime hours so they can afford the concert. Benson agrees after being encouraged by Skips and Pops. Drinking huge amounts of coffee helps them finish their work, but when they try to buy tickets they are told that only VIP tickets are left, which are a lot more expensive.
Mordecai and Rigby convince Benson to give them more jobs, but the only task left that they can do is to mow the lawn. With no coffee left and no energy, the duo almost fall asleep. However, a Coffee Bean and his translator appear, who are willing to supply them with coffee in exchange for something else. With the aid of the coffee they finish the lawn mowing and buy the VIP tickets. The translator and giant coffee bean are angry that the duo only bought two tickets, arguing that in exchange for the coffee, they need tickets as well. They then trick Mordecai and Rigby into drinking chamomile tea, which knocks them out.
The bean and his translator steal the tickets and Fist Pump gear and flee to Slammers on the golf cart. Mordecai and Rigby chase them on the lawn mower and retrieve their tickets. Mordecai and Rigby make it to the concert and grab their VIP seats in the front row. Mordecai looks back and spots Margaret in the crowd. However, he is crestfallen to see her with a new boyfriend, Slasher. Slasher insults Mordecai, but this angers Margaret, who tells him not to be a jerk. Mordecai sinks down into his seat just in time for the concert to start. Unfortunately, Mordecai and Rigby immediately fall asleep from a caffeine crash as Fist Pump begin to play.
- Coffee Bean
- Muscle Man
- Hi Five Ghost
- Fist Pump
- Llama Guy (cameo)
- Ticket Booth Worker
- This episode marks the debut of Margaret, Mordecai's primary love interest.
Pop Culture References
- When Mordecai and Rigby are mowing lawns while drinking coffee, the 1982 hit song "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy plays, making it the first licensed song to be heard in the entire series.
- When Skips starts talking about the concert, it is seen that Rigby did not have his tail. In the next scene, it reappears.
- When Benson throws the keys to Rigby, the garage door is seen to be open, but when Benson starts and drives off in the cart, the garage door is locked.