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"Over the Top" is the twenty-first episode of Season Two (and thirty-third episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on May 23, 2011.

Synopsis[]

In a flashback, Skips accidentally kills Rigby during an arm-wrestling match. In the present, Skips arm-wrestles with Death to bring Rigby back to life.

Plot[]

Mordecai, Benson, Pops, Skips and a doctor were in the hospital looking at the corpse of Rigby on a stretcher. Then, the doctor closes Rigby's eyes and covers him with a blanket. Mordecai, Pops, and Benson frown sadly, and Mordecai says to Skips, very spitefully "You couldn't let it go. Well, I hope you got what you wanted", and all except Skips leave.

Then, Skips has a flashback, which brings everyone back to McHooligan's. Benson is complimenting how Skips is the strongest of all, which leads everyone challenging to arm wrestle him, to no surprise they all lose (although Muscle Man lasts the longest on his turn) Rigby decides to challenge skips, which results in laughter due to Rigby's slim to none possibility of winning. Skips loses both matches, leaving him shocked and speechless. Everyone but Skips leaves McHooligan's, with Rigby bragging about his strength as he leaves.

The next day Pops comforts Skips telling him he just had a bad day, Skips thanks him and goes off to face Rigby. After Rigby refuses to wrestle, he breaks the duo's game system and runs off. Later in Skips' house, Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson walk in and Benson tells Skips he has to pay for the repairs to the game system. Skips says he will in exchange for a rematch, telling Benson "You wouldn't understand" Rigby accepts the match but wins easily once more. Later, the gang decides to go back to McHooligan's with Skips out of the picture. When Hi Five Ghost "calls shotgun" Mordecai then realizes he forgot his drink ticket and walks into his room when he finds Skips looking through Rigby's stuff. Once Mordecai confronts skips, he reveals to Skips that Rigby has been pranking him, by using PlayCo Armboy, which only Mordecai knows about. Skips discovers Rigby's cheating once he learns more about Playco Armboy, leaving Skips furious, and more determined than ever to beat Rigby.

When they are all at McHooligan's, Skips enters, challenges Rigby, and reveals the PlayCo Armboy in front of everyone. Skips then arm wrestles a nervous Rigby without the PlayCo Armboy and smashes him against the table, killing him with his sheer anger and strength.

In the present, Skips is looking at Rigby's corpse at the hospital, apologizes to Rigby for killing him. When Death enters. Skips makes a deal with Death to Arm Wrestle to bring Rigby back, wagering his own immortal soul if he were to lose, but if he won, Rigby would be brought back to life. The match soon begins, and the table begins to float up into the air and spin vigorously. After the long struggle between the two, Skips ends up winning, thereby getting Rigby's soul back. After Death leaves on his motorcycle, Rigby comes back to life after his soul reenters his body.

Skips apologizes to Rigby for what happened, which Rigby accepts and forgives him for. Skips also reveals that he used the PlayCo Armboy to beat Death and get Rigby's soul back, which Rigby seems impressed by. But Skips gets serious and tells Rigby that he really shouldn't cheat at stuff -- Skips explains that the only reason he cheated in this situation was to save Rigby's life. Rigby thinks over what Skips said and promises to not cheat in the future.

Skips and Rigby finally leave the hospital -- during this, Rigby realizes that the others still think he's dead and excitedly suggests that he and Skips play a prank on them. But after what he recently went through, Skips tells Rigby that he's done with pranks (for a little while at least).

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Pop Culture References[]

  • The title of the episode is a reference to the 1987 movie classic Over the Top starring Sylvester Stallone as a truck-driving single father who enters an arm-wrestling contest to win a new truck.
  • When Mordecai and Rigby are playing their video game, Mordecai instructs Rigby to use the combination 'Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right', this is the first half of the famous Konami Code.

Production Notes[]

  • This episode received 1.957 million views worldwide.

Goofs[]

  • Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost disappear when Skips smashes Rigby into the table.
    • They are additionally not seen in the hospital at the beginning of the episode before the flashback.
  • Pops is not sitting next to Benson when he's talking about how strong Skips is.
  • The TV screen is turned off when Skips grabs Mordecai and Rigby's console and throws it.
    • The crack on the wall made by Skips throwing the console changes when Skips leaves.
  • When Skips is searching Mordecai and Rigby's room, the items on the floor change throughout.
  • Even though Skips pulled the Playco Armboy off of Rigby's arm, no scene contains Rigby wearing the Playco Armboy.

Alternate Versions[]

UK[]

  • The first scene of the episode was cut and instead shows the McHooligans Restaurant.
    • The word "McHooligan's" is blanked out.
  • Muscle Man saying: "Oh yeah! Hooligan's round two!" is changed to "Alright! Family Restaurant round two!"
  • High-Five Ghost saying "Shotgun!" was muted.
  • Death spitting in Rigby's mouth to revive him was changed to him shooting a laser from his finger.
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