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"Fool Me Twice" is the twentieth episode in Season Four (and the ninety-ninth episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on April 1, 2013.

Synopsis[]

Mordecai, Rigby and Benson end up participating on a Japanese game show on which no competitor have won, an only one has survived.

Plot[]

Mordecai and Rigby are watching a Japanese TV game show called Fool Me Twice. The host, Game Master Mitsuru Shinehara, introduces a UK contestant named Clive, who has already fooled Shinehara once. Clive is instructed to fool Shinehara again, which he does, and gets the opportunity to complete an obstacle course called the Baka Blitz, which no one has ever completed. Clive runs through the obstacle course, but eventually gives up and gets punched in the face. Benson then comes in asking Mordecai and Rigby what they are watching. They say it's a Japanese game show. Benson says it's garbage and Mordecai and Rigby call him a wet blanket.

Later on, Announcer Bot states that the show is looking for American contestants. It also says that at 4:30 in the afternoon, a telephone number will flash onscreen and the first person to dial the number will be chosen to participate on the show. Mordecai and Rigby says that they will attempt to enter the contest. However, Benson prevents them from doing it by saying they can't use the Park phone, because it's a long-distance call. Then they try to call the show but Benson catches them. After that, they hide in the shed and wait for the phone number to appear on the TV screen. The number flashes as: "1-888-555-0123", and they dial it just as Benson enters the shed. He grabs them and all three of them are teleported to Japan. They end up at the game show and Benson claims that they didn't want to be there. Host Shinehara proclaims that they have fooled him once. Benson then says that he is serious and Shinehara tells them that they have to complete the Baka Blitz. Mordecai and Rigby are having difficulties in the Baka Blitz while Benson was doing it remarkably well. Mordecai and Rigby were about to quit, but Benson urges them to continue. They are almost done with the Baka Blitz until the show host interrupts them and states that his fist has gone too long without punching a face. He tries to punch them but Benson manages to fool him the third time while pushing him into one of the obstacles and Shinehara ends up punching himself, damaging his face for folling him three times. He then falls into the lava, killing himself.

The three contestants come to the Mystery Prize, and then they have two choices for a prize: a high-tech clipboard or a trip to space camp. Mordecai and Rigby choose space camp, while Benson chooses the clipboard. Announcer-Bot comes in and tells the three that they're the very first contestants to ever beat the Baka Blitz without being punched or dying. Because of this, Announcer-Bot says that he "failed." Announcer-Bot says sorry to his master (Shinehara) just before he spontaneously breaks apart, scattering his parts all over the floor.

Later on, Pops calls them on his telephone and asks them if they're ready to get picked up from space camp. Benson interrupts happily saying, "I'm having the time of my life!" and laughs excitedly while Mordecai begs Pops to pick them up because of Benson's screaming.

Characters[]

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Trivia[]

  • This is most likely an April Fool's Day episode, as it airs on the same day of the holiday.
  • Rigby heard that the mystery prize is a bajilion Yen, which Rigby believes to be a majillion dollars.
  • Mordecai heard that the mystery prize is an 800 pound tuna, which can be used to buy a house in Japan.
  • The song played during the game show's US advertisment is "The Yellow Rose of Texas," an 1850s folk song that became popularized during the Civil War.
  • After Benson, Rigby, and Mordecai find out that all the punches on the show were actually real and very much lethal, "shinpaishite?" in japanese (心配して) flashes above their heads. This translates to "(are you) worried?".
  • When Mordecai got hit in the crotch by one of the game show's obstacles, he sounded like Hi-Five Ghost. This is because his voice actor (J.G. Quintel), does the voice for both characters.
  • Before Announcer-Bot self-destructs, he says "Gomen'nasai, Shinehara-senpai", which in English means "I'm sorry, Master Shinehara".
  • It's revealed that Mordecai didn't graduate from art school.
  • When Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson get transported to Japan through the phone lines, the "Port of USA" they leave from appears to be San Francisco, California (evidenced by the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower) while the "Port of Japan" is Tokyo (evidenced by the Mode Gakuen Tower).

Pop Culture References[]

  • The episode is a parody of a real-life Japanese game show, I Survived a Japanese Game Show where American contestants travel to Japan to compete in a Japanese style game show.
  • The episode shares the same title from both episodes of the same name, The Loud House and Danger Mouse, but both plots are different from the actual episode.
  • As Benson crouches before the "Baka Blitz" segment, an audience member which looks like Princess Leia Organa from Star Wars can be seen in the background.
  • The "Bumper Balls" portion of the Baka Blitz is a possible reference to the Mario Party minigame of the same name.
  • Shinehara's ability to stretch his arm (and the way he fights with it) is possibly a reference to the supernatural stretching abilities used by Monkey D. Luffy (commonly called Luffy), the primary protagonist of the long-running manga/anime franchise One Piece.
  • In the Latin American dub, when Benson said "Look! It's Mt. Fuji!" it was replaced by an idiom, "Look! It's Pan! Goku's granddaughter!" ("Mira! Es Pan! La nieta de Goku!") making a reference to the character Pan and the main protagonist Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise.

Goofs[]

  • Clive can be seen in the audience, but his face is not disfigured. Additionally the punch montage said only one contestant had survived, and it wasn't Clive. However, it's possible that the punch montage was filmed before Clive competed.
  • When Shinehara attempts to punch Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson a second time at the Terror Taikos, he destroys a section of the path. But when the three attempt to run away, the destroyed part is fixed.
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