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Mordecai and Rigby must travel into the park's meat locker to find a pack of hot dogs after accidentally destroying a pack that Benson bought.
The annual park barbecue has come, and Benson is very excited. Pops baked some pies and Skips made chili, and Benson ordered some premium hot dogs from the internet. He tells Rigby not to grill them yet, but Rigby lies to Mordecai telling him that they could grill the hot dogs. After using too much lighter fluid, Rigby burns the hot dogs, setting the grill on fire in the process. Mordecai rushes the grill into the river to distinguish the fire, but causes all of the hot dogs to float away. Mordecai dramatically crosses his arms because of being sick of Rigby getting him into trouble, much to Rigby's dismay, Mordecai tells him "you pissed me off." Rigby tells Mordecai he can "fix it" (a line repeated by Rigby many times throughout this episode) so they go to get substitute hot dogs in the meat locker to fix the problem, with Rigby saying "Benson will never know."
When they try to find the hot dogs, Rigby tries to help Mordecai look for them, even though he was told to hold the door open. He props the door open with some bags of ice, which proceed to fall out of place, causing the door to slam shut. Rigby again tells Mordecai he can "fix it," but simply ends up breaking the safety latch off of the door by forcing it, noting that the two are officially locked in the cellar. They pound on the door and yell for help, but Benson, Pops, and Skips are too busy with the party to hear them. Mordecai gets even angrier at Rigby, and tries to find a way to get out of the meat locker "before [they] both freeze to death." Rigby tells Mordecai he "found the thermostat," and "can totally fix it." and hits a duct with a frozen drumstick, causing the temperature to drop severely. At this point, Mordecai finally snaps and yells at Rigby saying he can't fix anything and that all he does is mess things up and ruin peoples lives. Then he crosses his arms again, and Rigby protests, yelling "Mordecai, don't die mad at me!"
"Too... late..." is what Mordecai says as he goes unconscious falling to the floor. Rigby goes to Mordecai and starts to touch his face to see if he was okay, but Mordecai was out cold. Rigby starts to feel guilty, he felt like crying over Mordecai's "death" and not wanting to abandon his best friend. He grabbed a hold of Mordecai's legs and put them on his shoulder, walking off to the center of the room. Rigby begins to look for the hot dogs and search for an exit, which he fails to find. Then the episode cuts to a montage of Rigby navigating the meat locker, while dragging Mordecai, but soon Rigby starts to grow weak in which he drops Mordecai's body and collapses. As Rigby falls down, he bumps into a box marked "Hot Dogs". When Rigby opens the box, he finds that the hot dogs can talk.
While Rigby was talking to the hot dogs, Mordecai dreams of a fantasy with Margaret, just the two of them on an island paradise; the two appear in Mordecai's fantasy forms, and both spin around in a circle, but then it turns into a nightmare when Rigby comes out and he appears as a giant, saying that he can 'fix it'. When Mordecai wakes up from his hypothermic coma, Rigby sees him wake up and goes to him, explaining while he was dead(unconscious) he found the talking hot dogs saying they will help Mordecai and Rigby escape the Meat Locker. The hot dogs tell Rigby if he can take them to a barbecue, (because it is their "destiny to be eaten") that they can guide the two out of the meat locker. They make the deal, and a cooler appears, which teleports them back to the park.
The others come out, just in time for Benson, Skips, and Pops to arrive; then the hot dogs quickly attack them and kidnap Benson, Pops, Skips, and Mordecai to be marinated in a giant plastic bag. The hot dog leader explains to Rigby that now the hot dogs did not want to be eaten, they wanted to eat them for "all of our fallen brother and sister hot dogs, massacred at the hand of your barbecues!" Rigby tries to escape the hot dogs, but fails to climb up a tree and is cornered. He then squirts mustard at the hot dogs and they start cannibalizing themselves. After all of this is said and done, Benson wants to know what happened, accusing Rigby. Rigby is able to place the blame on Benson, though, saying it was him who bought the "super premium psycho hot dogs" in the first place; embarrassed, Benson quickly pulls out his wallet and tells Rigby and Mordecai to buy some more hot dogs at the store and to make sure they're regular. As Mordecai and Rigby walk off, Mordecai says that he knew Rigby could fix it.
- Muscle Man (mentioned)
- Hot Dog Leader
- Hot Dogs
- Margaret (dream only)
- This is Tim Curry's first appearance on the show.
Pop Culture References
- Tim Curry plays the evil hot dog leader in this episode, possibly in homage to his iconic role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the main villain of the adult horror comedy musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- This episode received 1.866 million views.
You can see the episode errors here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PA5TkNo5Ww&ab
- During the shot where Mordecai and Rigby run towards the bridge, it is seen as being made from wood, but in the next shot, it is made from cement/stone.
- As of US Reruns and on the Season 1 and 2 DVD and Blu-Ray, Mordecai saying, "You pissed me off." is changed to "You ticked me off".
- Mordecai's saying, "You pissed me off" is changed to "You ticked me off".
- Skips crushing the can on his head was cut.
- Rigby's line "While you were dead..." was changed to "While you were unconscious..."