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|Season 1, Episode 11|
|Premiere date:|| November 15, 2010 (USA)
March 9, 2011 (UK)
|Directed by:||Mike Roth|
"Mordecai and the Rigbys"
Rigby leaves his own body, becoming a bodiless consciousness, after he becomes addicted to the park snacks.
Mordecai and Rigby are working at the snack bar. Mordecai says "This sucks." Rigby thinks the job is cool, but Mordecai thinks it's lame, and they begin to fight and call each other turds. Soon after, Pops comes and tells them to stop arguing and they can all be turds. He also told them that the food is all free for whoever works there (because he has worked there before). Mordecai and Rigby start eating all of the food, but by the end of the day, they couldn't take much more. Mordecai said that he needs to eat "something healthy, like a salad or something," but Rigby continues to eat much to Mordecai's disgust. Back at the house, Mordecai eats a salad and says he feels much better, but Rigby continues to eat more junk food. Mordecai warns him that if he keeps on eating more junk food, his body will quit on him. Rigby ignores him, though, and tries to eat a doughnut. After that, his arms and body begins moving without his control, and proceed to pull his "consciousness" out of his body. Rigby's consciousness looks like green slime, but with his eyes & mouth. Rigby begs his body to let him back in, but his body pushes him into the trash bucket and storms away.
The next morning, Mordecai finds Rigby's consciousness in the bucket; Rigby is still trying to convince Mordecai that he was right the whole time, and that eating more junk food really did help. Mordecai goes to Skips for help; Skips agrees to help (as usual), but says if they don't find Rigby's body and rejoin it before sunset, Rigby will be a bodiless consciousness forever. Skips tells Rigby to stay put. After Mordecai and Skips leave, though, Rigby attaches a roller skate to his trash bucket, as a substitute for a body.
Skips and Mordecai find Rigby's body not too far away, eating a salad on the grass. Just when they are ready to ambush it, though, Rigby's consciousness sneaks up behind them, causing to scare his body away. Mordecai gets angry, because he had told Rigby to stay put. After Skips and Mordecai left to continue to look for the body, Rigby decided he wanted some snacks. At the snack bar, like in the beginning of the episode, Muscle Man says "This sucks." When Rigby gets to the snack bar, he sees Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost working, and demands snacks from them. Upon seeing the consciousness, Muscle Man exclaims that this creature looks like a bucket of diarrhea. The two think the creature has stolen Rigby's voice, and now wants their voices too. When Mordecai later asks an armed Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost if they seen Rigby, they say that they have seen a magic garbage can. Hearing this, Mordecai tells the two that was Rigby, which shocks them. Just at that moment, Mordecai realizes Rigby is being thrown into a garbage truck.
In the garbage truck, Rigby meets another consciousness, using the form of a basketball. He tells Rigby that his body gave up on him for working out too hard and failed to retrieve it in time getting stuck with a basketball for a body. When Rigby tells the former bodybuilder that his body is still good, he intends to take it and runs off. Rigby tries to chase him, but trips, falls, and starts to cry. Just then, Mordecai finds Rigby. Rigby tells Mordecai that he was sorry for acting like a loser, with Mordecai being right. Mordecai agrees to help him, and says that even if they fail they always got the roller bucket. Mordecai contacts Skips via walkie talkie to let him know he found Rigby's consciousness. Skips says that is good, but to come back quick, because that they have a problem.
We see the former bodybuilder from before trying to lift weights in Rigby's body, proceeding to slap Rigby's body for being weak. Upon seeing him, Rigby demanded that he give him back his body, but the guy told him "finders keepers." "We tried it the nice way, now we do it, the Skips way," Skips told the bodybuilder, and the three begin to chase him. They eventually get on the golf cart with Pops; Rigby jumps on the former bodybuilder and start to fight him, but then they both fall over the cliff. Rigby's consciousness and the former bodybuilder both fight over the raccoon's body. Eventually, Rigby gets thrown onto Skips' face, and Rigby's body is hit with the golf cart. This causes the bodybuilder's consciousness to get ejected, and attach itself to a slide on a nearby playground, where a fat little boy proceeds to slide over him. "Aw man, my mouth was open!" the former bodybuilder whines. Rigby is happy he got his body back, but Mordecai asks him if he still wants it (because it got hit by the cart, and has a visible tire track over his back). Skips tells Rigby that it is almost sunset, and Rigby returns to his tattered body. He regains control of his body. Then when Mordecai asks him how he feels, Rigby starts screaming, a sure sign that his body really is in horrible shape.
Rigby (now in a cast and a wheelchair) admits to Mordecai about being right about the snack bar being lame, and decides to cut back on free snacks for a while. Mordecai tells him that the snacks weren't free (it turns out only Pops gets snacks for free because he is basically the heir to the park) and that they have to work at the snack bar for at least six months to pay off their debt (even though Rigby should be in a hospital due to injury), and Rigby groans "Turds!"
- In this episode, Muscle Man's voice is significantly different than in previous (and future) episodes. Here, he speaks with a slight southern accent.
- This is Hi Five Ghost's speaking debut. His first lines were, "What are you?" However, he was voiced by Jeff Bennett in Season One, so HFG's voice is also different. It is slightly lower-pitched, and also has some reverb to it. He also trembled when he spoke (although this may be because he was frightened by Rigby's conscious).
- This is the only episode of season 1 where Benson is absent.
- In the original airing, where both Mordecai and Rigby call each other "turds", it has been changed into "planks" in the UK and Australian broadcast, to "dulls" in the Portuguese broadcast, and to "friends" in the Latin America display.
- Mordecai eats a hot dog in a twinkie with cheese spray, which is a reference to the "Twinkie Wiener Sandwich" from the 1989 film UHF. This adds on to Regular Show's many references to the 80s.
- Rigby's body strongly resembles Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends