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"Regular Show (Pilot)"
Short (Pilot)
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Premiere date: August 14, 2009 (CartoonNetwork.com)
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For a newer, updated version of the pilot called "First Day", click here.

Regular Show, otherwise known as The Pilot, is the pilot episode for Regular Show that aired on Cartoonstitute (a scrapped-planned animated showcase on Cartoon Network). 

It appeared many times on Cartoon Network RSEE (Russia & Southeastern Europe) and it was the first episode of the series in these countries. 

Synopsis

Mordecai and Rigby play "Rock Paper Scissors" to see who gets the chair that Pops and Benson are throwing away, but they are always getting ties.

Plot

The short begins with Mordecai opening the refrigerator. He grabs a milk carton while Rigby yanks a cereal box from the kitchen cabinet. Shortly after, they start to get settled in, Mordecai and Rigby see that only one cleaned spoon is left for eating cereal, so they decide to play "punchies" for it. Mordecai wins, due to Rigby's lack of apparent muscle. Mordecai talks about how their new job is awesome and that they get a room to themselves. Rigby disagrees, disliking the emptiness of it. Rigby then pours cereal in his mouth. Mordecai said that once the room gets acquainted, it will look more furnished. He asks Rigby if he wants milk. Then he pours milk in his mouth, full of cereal. They notice Benson and Pops carrying a tattered brown chair through the door. Mordecai and Rigby were amazed by it, and since their room is empty and dull, they think that obtaining the chair will spruce up their bedroom.

The guys rush out the front door to ask Pops what he intends to do with the chair. Pops and Benson explain to Mordecai and Rigby that they will throw out the chair because it isn't as comfortable as it looks. Benson gets back to work while Mordecai sits in the chair to test its comfort, but agrees with Pops that it is 'the most uncomfortable chair I've ever sat on'. Rigby tries, also agreeing with the latter's statement. Still wanting the furniture, they need to figure out who claims the piece. Mordecai suggested to play "punchies", but ends up playing Rock Paper Scissors. Pops asks Benson to watch Mordecai and Rigby play Rock Paper Scissors. Benson warns him that Rock Paper Scissors is an "evil game". After tying a few more times, people crowd over to see them finish the game and see who wins. Mordecai stops in frustration and asks Rigby why they even want it. 

They tie the game 100 times in a row, and by doing so they summon a monster that tries to swallow the chair. Rigby blames Mordecai for summoning the monster, much to the doubt of Mordecai. Shortly afterwards, Rigby tries to save the chair. Similarly, Mordecai tries to save Rigby by grabbing onto his ankles. Pops frantically makes an emergency call to Benson and Skips and asks them for their help. Benson and Skips arrive as Pops, Mordecai, and Rigby are being dragged towards the monster while holding onto each other's ankles. Mordecai tells Rigby that he is going to throw rock. Rigby first didn't believe him, but Mordecai and Benson said that he's not lying and agree that they should get it over with in order to save their lives. After they break the tie, Benson yells at both of them to clean up the mess they created or they will be fired. The duo then play rock-paper-scissors to decide who gets to drive the golf cart which was tipped over during the rescue.

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Trivia

Episode Connections

  • This short was later extended and reanimated as the Season 2 episode, "First Day."

Production Notes

  • Mordecai and Rigby were originally going to be zookeepers taking care of humans, but the setting was changed when J.G. Quintel received a note from Cartoon Network that they should work in a park instead. Some elements of the zoo can still be found in the pilot (and in "First Day").[1]

References

  1. Regular Show: The Complete First and Second Seasons (Commentary Track). JG Quintel. Warner Home Video. 2013 [2011].
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