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"First Day"
Season 2, Episode 25
Production code: 225
Premiere date: July 11, 2011 (USA)

November 5, 2011 (UK)

Directed by: Mike Roth Supervising Producer
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"First Day" is the twenty-fifth episode in Season 2 (and thirty-seventh episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on July 11, 2011. It is an updated and extended version of the pilot episode made to act as a prequel for the rest of the series. It attracted 2.634 million viewers at its premiere.


In this prequel episode detailing Mordecai and Rigby's first day at the park, they compete for a sofa (which is to be thrown away) by playing rock-paper-scissors.


Mordecai and Rigby find a newspaper ad posted by Benson desperately wanting groundskeepers, so they answer the advertisement to Pops, who gives them the job. They get their bedroom (which is empty at the time), and drink two cases of soda while bringing in a pile of old clothes, a blanket, a pillow, and an alarm clock. When they wake up the next morning, they go downstairs to eat breakfast, only to realize that there's only one clean bowl and spoon left for cereal. They play punchies for it. Due to Rigby's lack of muscle, Mordecai wins the bowl for cereal and the spoon. Benson and Pops come in, carrying Pop's old sofa and Mordecai and Rigby follow them outside to claim the chair. Benson tells them that it's being thrown away. However, Mordecai and Rigby want to keep it, so they play Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who gets it. They start playing, and tie, over and over again. Benson drives by to see them doing this, and warns them that it's an "evil game." After tying for the one hundredth time, a black hole enters with a monster inside who begins to eat the chair. Mordecai and Rigby run for cover at the doorstep, then Rigby runs back when he sees the chair getting sucked into the hole. Mordecai goes after Rigby, leaving Pops after them. Pops clings onto a lightpost while Mordecai clings onto Rigby who clings onto the chair. Pop's grip on the lightpost is released, but they are caught by Skips as they slide to their death, the latter telling everybody to pass on the message of holding on. However, when Mordecai is about to tell Rigby, he sees that Rigby has his head inside the hole! Benson drives the cart slowly, pulling Rigby out. He drives into the garage door, out of room, so he tells the two to end the tie. Mordecai tells Rigby his move and despite Rigby's doubts, they throw down one last time.

Afterward, the black hole is gone and the park is a mess. Mordecai asks Rigby if he won, but Rigby replies that he failed to hold onto the chair, with one side horribly burnt. Benson screams at the two, tells Pops he's coming with him, and orders Mordecai and Rigby to flip the cart over, throw out the chair, and clean up the entire mess or they'll be fired; afterwards, he, Pops, and Skips leave, as the two then play a game of rock, paper, scissors for who to drive the cart, ending the episode.


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Differences From the Pilot

  • Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost appear earlier in the episode, and Muscle Man says a "my mom" joke and he, Pops, and Hi Five Ghost laugh.
  • Margaret is seen working out, running; however, her friend and colleague, Eileen, is gone, so it's possible that she didn't have a job at The Coffee Shop at this time.
  • Added an intro scene that showed Mordecai and Rigby arriving on a bus.
  • Pops is waving at Mordecai and Rigby while driving the cart.
  • Mordecai punches Rigby because he made fun of how big Pops head is.
    • In the intro scene, Pops gave Mordecai and Rigby a butterscotch ripple lollipop.
  • In the end of the pilot, Mordecai asks Rigby to play rock-paper-scissors for whom to drive the cart; in this episode, Rigby asks Mordecai instead.
  • Mordecai and Rigby stretch out before they play.
  • Mordecai and Rigby are shown waking up in their rooms.
  • Rigby tells Pops he should throw the chair out at one point, and Pops says he was.
    • Mordecai comments that the chair looks awesome.
  • Mordecai tries various ways to sit in the chair comfortably.
  • There is an added ending where Mordecai and Rigby say they won't ever screw the job up again.
  • Mordecai asks Rigby how are they playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • In the beginning, Mordecai and Rigby agree that they won't screw up the job, at the end of this episode; they agreed the same thing from the start.
  • Rigby is edited with more teeth in some original scenes from the pilot.


Pop Culture References

  • "I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins plays at the beginning of the episode.

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