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"Family BBQ" is the twenty-ninth episode in Season Four (and one hundred eighth episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on June 17, 2013.

Synopsis[]

Mordecai meets Margaret's father, and hopes to shake his hand.

Plot[]

While at the Coffee Shop, Margaret invites Mordecai to her family barbecue. Rigby's out because he doesn't like family barbecues. Mordecai punches Rigby and says, "She wasn't talking to you." Eileen tells Mordecai that Margaret's dad can be aggressive and refuses to shake hands with any man Margaret brings home. So Mordecai joins now that him and Margaret are out of the friend zone. When they arrive, Mordecai meets Margaret's mom, Denise Smith. Denise asks Margaret if he is Diaper Boy (hinting that Margaret told her about the bet). She then introduces Mordecai to the rest of her family.

Mordecai later meets up with Margaret's dad, Frank. Mordecai wants to shake hands with him, but doesn't get one. Mordecai does whatever he can to get a handshake but fails. One of Margaret's cousins tells Mordecai that the only way to get a handshake is to beat Margaret's dad in a cannonball contest. This annoys Margaret and her mom, but Denise says that's why she loves him.

Mordecai and Frank begin the contest, each try to one-up the other by creating bigger splashes. Since Mordecai refused to back down, Frank is pushed to call in Chopper 6 so that they can jump out of it into the pool and do a "Mannonball." Frank forces Mordecai into the chopper and signals Fred, the helicopter pilot, to fly off from the ground and hover over the pool. Although they are 50 feet in the air, Mordecai refuses to be intimidated and does not give up, much to Frank's frustration. Despite the pilot's protest that the helicopter is not stable at higher altitudes, Frank continuously signals him to go higher and higher but Mordecai still insists that he will win the cannonball contest. Fed up with Fred's hostile attitude towards him, Mordecai angrily questions him on why he is upset. Frank tells Mordecai that he doesn't want to lose Margaret as he always sees her as his baby girl. Mordecai says she talks about him a lot and that she'll love him no matter what. Touched by Mordecai's words, Frank tells Fred to bring them down but the strong winds cause the pilot to lose control of the helicopter.

With Chopper 6 now spinning uncontrollably, Frank loses his balance and falls out of the helicopter. Mordecai grabs a parachute and dives out of the helicopter in an effort to save Frank. Once Mordecai reaches him, Frank questions him on why he would save him despite having treated him so poorly. Mordecai says that it doesn't matter because he likes Margaret and he wants to save the person she loves and cares about. Mordecai opens the parachute, but the two of them were too heavy, causing the bag's straps to rip right off of Mordecai's shoulders. Now plummeting to the Earth without a solution, Frank comes to the realization that they both are going to die. While falling, Mordecai apologizes to Frank for getting them into this situation but Frank said there was no need as he found newfound respect for Mordecai since he risked his life trying to save him. While still falling, Frank finally gives Mordecai a handshake as a sign of respect. Mordecai and Frank end up falling into the pool with such force, it caused a large tidal wave that left the BBQ in a state of disarray.

The duo are later seen at hospital in full body casts, still holding hands from their handshake. Margaret asks the doctor if they're going to be alright. The doctor tells her if it wasn't for the handshake, they would've died, and he will be able to separate them in six weeks. Rigby then enters the room saying "Mordecai! I heard what happened! So awesome! I want to jump out of Chopper 6 next! Mannonball! Mannonball! Mannonball!" Frank asks Mordecai if he knows Rigby, and Mordecai says no.

Characters[]

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Trivia[]

  • Mordecai and Margaret start dating in this episode, until the end of "Steak Me Amadeus".
  • This is a Father's Day episode.
  • Margaret's last name is Smith.
  • This is the first appearance of Margaret's entire family, including her parents Frank and Denise.

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