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Skips, originally known as Walks, is one of the seven main characters in Regular Show. He is an immortal yeti who works at the park as a groundskeeper. He helps Benson a lot, and fixes many of Mordecai and Rigby's mistakes. He is very wise, and has a knowledge of many things to those of the unknown, due to his past of immortality. Skips made his first appearance in the pilot. Skips is voiced by Mark Hamill.
Skips (formerly known as Walks) is born somewhere in the 18th or 19th Century. During his teenage times, he went many adventures with his friend, Techmo including going into a Timenado that takes him to the present. He is also been expelled from different high schools for making fights and remaining aloof from his record. In the latest school he joined, he is given a stern warning not to make fights in school or else he will be expelled again.
High School Tragedy
In 1814 he made friends with Gareth and the Guardians of Eternal Youth, but got in trouble with Klorgbane as Klorgbane bullied Walks' friends. As they were about to fight, the Headmaster intervenes but the fight between them isn't over. During his break, he sits with a classmate named Desdemona, or Mona, for short and made friends with her. However, she promptly left as Walks discussed with his friends fighting Klorgbane because Mona dislikes fighting. This causes Walks to not fight.
Soon over school times, Walk's relationship with Mona grew, as Mona taught Walks many skills, they went on dates, and skipped together. Meanwhile, the school is suffering under Klorgbane's bullying, which Walks wants to end. However, if he fights Klorgbane, Mona will leave him and he will be expelled from the school. Gareth consoles Walks that they will find a suitable time and location, but the time is the prom which Walks reluctantly agrees to, due to it being the only time Klorgbane accepts.
Walks bring Mona to the prom and they have fun together, but was reminded by Gareth to join the fight. However, Klorgbane being impatient, storms into the prom and challenges Walks for a fight. With Mona's blessing, Walks engages Klorgbane but the latter is immune to his punches. His friends tried to help but were defeated. During the chaos, rubble collapsed onto Mona, killing her in front of Walks eyes. Gareth managed to bring the Fists of Justice to Walks; he uses them to fight Klorgbane and punches him into outer space,winning. He went back to check on Mona but the only thing left is the necklace Walks gave to her. This devastated Walks as she was the only one he cared about.
Years later, he is invited to the Guardians of Eternal Youth once more to makes Walks immortal as they need him to defeat Klorgbane who will come back every 157 years. The only condition is to change his name, Walks remembers his old days with Mona and change his name to Skips. After that he becomes immortal, but he also has to dance on his birthday to sustain his immortality. He also started to work at Mr. Maellard's park once he is immortal, Skips worked on about 2 centuries before meeting with new park members like Benson, Muscle Man and High Five Ghost and finally Mordecai and Rigby.
Skips is a yeti wearing only blue jeans with a brown belt. He closely resembles a gorilla. He has large muscles and abs, small hands, and eyes with yellowish sclera. He has white hair all over his body except for his hands, feet, chest area, and his face. It was revealed in Bald Spot that he lost some of his hair, presumably before he became immortal, so he styles his hair into a combover. He is 505 at the series' beginning and 512 at the end.
Because he is immortal, Skips' appearance remained unchanged during the time montage and the Park's 25-year reunion, with the only difference being that he now wears cut jean shorts.
Personality and Traits
When Skips was still going by the name as Walks, he is a teenage yeti that is fun-loving, energetic, reckless, loves to spend his time with his close friend Techmo in doing risk-taking things, being immature, and most of all getting into fights with students who pisses him off.
However, Skips's nature slowly changes when he met the love of his life, who made him realize that violence will never be the solution to every problem in life, Skips nature changes utterly after the death of his lover, this causes Skips to mature and act differently from his past-self. Being a person who is now calm, serious, and desires to live a quiet and normal life.
He has an interesting and mysterious past due to his immortality. Everybody relies on him to solve supernatural problems, and he almost always has the answer. There have only been a few occasions where he didn't know what to do, such as in "Brain Eraser" when, although he knew how to delete Mordecai's memory of Pops' nudity, he didn't know how to exit the videotape. He also couldn't fix error 219 on Mordecai and Rigby's computers. In "Skunked", his best ideas (a shower and coffee) didn't work, and in "Sugar Rush" he said to give Pops more sugar to stop his sugar rush when this only made it worse. However, Rigby knew what to do by giving him the opposite of more sugar: Benson's whole wheat donut. Skips also admit that he doesn't know what's wrong with Rigby in "This Is My Jam ", and even goes so far as to give advice that indirectly worsens the situation.
Skips is often quiet and is one of the least vocal characters of the show, spending the majority of his spare time working out in the golf cart garage which doubles as his home. Despite his monotone expressions, he can be seen having a good time joking around, such as in "This Is My Jam", where he jokes with Mordecai and Rigby that he knew everything, though admits afterward that he only knew about their plan because he was "in the can" while they were talking about it. Skips has great self-esteem and pride in his knowledge and strength, once going so far as to kill Rigby when he beat Skips at arm wrestling.
He is considerably friendly with the other groundskeepers, and seems to be good friends with Benson, convincing him to take a break in "Party Pete" due to the stress he was going through. Overall, he's always willing to assist anybody that needs him and his expertise, despite how annoyed with the situation he might be. Skips rarely ever walk or run, but when he is punched in the face by the bouncer at Carrey O'Key's, he runs after his attacker and throws him into a table, which breaks with the force of Carl/The Bouncer's weight and he walks while Benson is driving the cart to pull Rigby's head out of the black hole in "First Day".
Mordecai has a better relationship with Skips than Rigby does and displays friendship and responsibility towards him. Mordecai always looks toward Skips for any help of any matter, with the presumption that Skips can fix anything with his seemingly infinite wisdom, except computers. In one instance, Mordecai voluntarily sacrifices the chocolate cake he and Rigby wanted so badly to save Skips from dying in the episode "Free Cake."
Skips behave slightly more negatively toward Rigby, and as a result, lis ess friendly. Skips knows that it's usually Rigby's fault for all sorts of horrible events that occur but always remains patient enough to fix the problem and teach both him and Mordecai a lesson. Skips do not approve of Rigby's immature behavior, one time going as far as to kill him, although he immediately regretted it and expressed sorrow. Skips is shown to have a little bit of respect for Rigby, though, when he tries to bring back his life by winning an arm-wrestling match and when he breaks his hand so that Rigby could play in a video game tournament with Mordecai. He also gave Rigby advice on being truthful about cheating on a bet, and even in social outings with the other Park Employees.
Even though Skips is employed by Benson, the two are at least friends, if not good friends. As seen in "Meat Your Maker", Skips chugs soda while Benson and Pops cheer him on. Benson has the utmost respect for Skips, as he is a hard worker and very dependable. Benson left Skips in charge while he took the day off in "Party Pete" without realizing he was going to let Mordecai and Rigby have their party anyway.
Pops and Skips do not interact too much on-screen throughout the series. It is shown in "Skips vs. Technology" that he has known Pops as a child. Although they don't hate each other, Skips, being deep and knowledgeable, maybe bored with Pops' childish, overly free-spirited attitude. He warns Mordecai and Rigby not to teach him words he shouldn't use.
They do not talk much in the series but seem to be good friends. Like in "Under the Hood," Muscle Man gives Skips saucy chicken wings from the Wing Kingdom and in "The Christmas Special," Muscle Man complimented Skips on how good his Christmas cookies were and tells him about a bakery Muscle Man goes to.
Skips and Hi Five Ghost are rarely seen interacting with one another, though it can be assumed that the two like each other based on their friendly natures. Two notable interactions between the pair include Hi-Five Ghost challenging Skips to an arm-wrestling match in "Over the Top", and Skips and Hi-Five Ghost going to prank the Rival Park in "Prankless".
Techmo is one of the Skips' friends from the American Revolution. When Techmo lost his arm fighting, Skips gave him an arm made of wood. Like Skips, Techmo was also given immortality and he was the only one who greeted Skips upon his return in the finale.
Gary is Skips' friend and he is also the one who takes Skips to the Guardians of Eternal Youth in his El Camino. In "Skips' Story" they knew each other from high school, where he was then known as Gareth. Gary, alongside the Guardians of Eternal Youth and Death, came to help Skips and others save the park in Exit 9B.
The Guardians granted Skips his eternal youth, but only if he does his spirit dance every year on his birthday. The Guardians also helped Skips and others to save the park in Exit 9B.
Skips and Thomas haven't interacted much; however, in "Starter Pack" he told Mordecai and Rigby to let Thomas fight his own battles. Skips has yelled at him with the others before, but has also been on friendly terms with him, such as in "Country Club" when he stops Benson from yelling at Thomas.
In Diary, it was revealed that Skips had a woman who used to skip with him every day, but he lost her due to her sacrificing herself to save him from Klorgbane. Because of this, he vowed to skip both night and day for the rest of his life, and he then changed his name from Walks to Skips.
Death is one of the Skips' eternal lifelong frenemies. Their long-time rivalry could simply be due to Death being the Grim Reaper, and therefore his job is to have people pass when their time comes. However, since Skips struck a deal with the Guardians of Eternal Youth, he has been granted immortality, thus making Death's job even harder than it already is. Death has also attempted to reveal Skips' true name (Walks) to his friends in Skips Strikes, and has played against him in a Dodgeball Tournament. Their rivalry might not be as fierce at first glance. In "Exit 9B", he is shown helping the Park Workers fight against Garrett Bobby Ferguson, Jr.. Death was also invited to both Muscle Man's wedding and Pop's party in Cheer Up Pops, and has helped fight against Streaming in A Regular Epic Final Battle.
Like Death, Klorgbane is one of the Skips' enemies. Every 157 years, Skips must defeat Klorgbane or the world will end. In "Skips' Story", it is revealed that they knew each other from high school. Klorgbane was the school bully and was responsible for Mona's death.
- Strength - Skips is best known among his friends for his superior strength (e.g., punching open a punching bag in "Over the Top"). It was also evidenced in "Death Punchies" that he accidentally sent Rigby to the hospital by punching him too hard. And in the episode Caveman, he was shown to hold his own against a couple of cavemen before being knocked unconscious.
- Skipping - Despite originally being named "Walks", Skips always skips, no exceptions. Hence, he changed his name to Skips. In the episode "Diary" it was revealed that he skips because he had a lover who skipped with him all the time. When he lost her he vowed to skip for the rest of his life so he could never forget the memories he had with her.
- Self-Esteem - Skips is very self-assured, always enjoying being praised by his friends. However, when he loses his standing as the best at something, Skips becomes upset, adopting a single-minded determination until he can prove himself.
- Eternal Youth - By being granted eternal youth by the Guardians of Eternal Youth, Skips can live indefinitely young in exchange for performing a spirit dance directed toward said guardians on his birthday. It is unlikely that he still performs his spirit dance since he arrived for his birthday party which occurred six months before the events in the episode Fists of Justice. Skips, after the events in the episode Free Cake, may no longer be required to perform the spirit dance to maintain his youth and immortality.
- Knowledge - Due to Skips having immortality, he has seen many things in his past and has a strong knowledge of the unknown. He usually always has an answer to everything. However, in the episode Sugar Rush, Skips said that eating more sugar will slow everything down, but it only ends up sending his friends to a higher sugar plain instead. When they eat the whole wheat donut, it saved them, and Rigby proved Skips wrong.
- Arm Wrestling - Skips is seen doing very well at arm wrestling in "Over The Top". He only lost to Rigby because he was cheating.
- Bass Guitar Player - As seen in "This Is My Jam", Skips knows how to play the electric bass guitar.
- Video games - Skips is an extremely adept gamer, playing with Mordecai in Video Game Wizards in a fighting games tournament in the place of Rigby. He performs with considerable technique and finesse, and upon being replaced by Rigby, leaves without arguing. When asked why he expresses his gratefulness that Mordecai finally learned his lesson about gaming and expressed that the game was "too easy anyway".
- Bowling - Skips is an excellent bowling player. As seen in the episode "Skips Strikes" he is very good at bowling and he has many awards and trophies, which he burns in sorrow. He also has an album of his bowling memories.
- Fixing Things - Skips is very well known for his ability to fix things (as seen in "Skips vs Technology") and he is the first person to be called whenever something needs fixing or building.
- Magic Expert - Skips his superb spellcaster which uses to aid his friends in times of need.
- Skips' Bass ("This Is My Jam")
- Skips' Volkswagen ("Skips Strikes", "Peeps", "Video Game Wizards", "Over the Top" and "Terror Tales of the Park II")
- "Skips vs. Technology" (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- "Skips Strikes" (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- Skips' Stress (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- Skips' House (Some episodes)
- Skips got his immortality because he was the only one who could defeat Klorgbane the Destroyer and Klorgbane would return every 157 years.
- Skips is the only main character to have five fingers on each hand, while others tend to only have four.
- It was revealed in the episode "Free Cake" that Skips has eternal youth, restored to him by the Guardians of Eternal Youth. This means that Skips is much older than the rest of the staff (with maybe the exception being Pops due to the cycle have reset the universe many times over with his fights with Anti-Pops and being reborn to eventually fight him again).
- Skips lives in the golf cart garage.
- Some people sometimes mistake Skips for a white gorilla, but it has been confirmed that he is a yeti.
- Skips is one of the few employees that Benson has not yelled at. The others being Popare Thomas. Although, in Quips everyone (Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Muscle Man, HFG, Pops) is mad at him because of his cousin's jokes for the first time.
- It is unknown why Skips chose to stay as a park worker for over 100 years instead of pursuing a different career.
- Skips will sometimes joke around with Mordecai and Rigby, as seen in the episode This Is My Jam.
- In the episode "Jinx", he said that his mind is a "steel trap" when asked why he wasn't affected by a memory wipe that was applied to the rest of the park's staff and patrons.
- Hence his name, Skips almost always moves by "skipping" (due to him vowing to always skip when he lost his lover). However, in "Karaoke Video", he is seen running for the first time. He is also shown to walk in "Over The Top" after he destroys his punching bag and leaves his house.
- He kills Rigby in the episode "Over the Top", but wins him back from Death.
- Death states that he wants to take Skips' immortal soul.
- In "High Score", it was revealed that he has a bank account and a 401(k) retirement plan.
- In "Peeps", "Skips Strikes", and "Video Game Wizards" and some other episodes it is shown that Skips owns a blue Volkswagen Kombi.
- He broke his fingers twice: in "Video Game Wizards" and "Fists of Justice".
- Skips broke his leg in "Appreciation Day" and "Terror Tales of the Park II"
- Side from the fact that it was just part of Benson's story.
- In Project Exonaut, he, Mordecai, and Rigby have their exosuits.
- In the music video I Get Around, it was shown that Skips has been working in the park since 1873.
- However, in Men in Uniform it was shown on a scroll that Skips had been working there since 1800.
- In the episode "Sugar Rush," Skips was wrong in solving a problem for the first time.
- In "Bald Spot", Skips reveals that he's bald and has a comb-over to cover it. He also admits that it took him 400 years to get used to being bald.
- His full name may be Skips Quippenger, due to Quippenger being the last name of his cousin, Quips.
- Due to the vast number of them, Skips was easily overpowered by Cavemen in the episode Caveman.
- In the episode Skips in the Saddle, it is revealed that the last time Skips went on a date was at least two hundred years ago.
- In Skips in the Saddle, Skips stated that he likes to go commando, even though he always seems to have pants on and was seen wearing white briefs in Men in Uniform.
- Skips is the second main character to have completed a chicken wing challenge. The first was Muscle Man, who completed the Wing Kingdom Wing Challenge.
- Even though Skips could use the internet on a computer in "Over the Top", he was not able to do it in "Skips vs. Technology".
- Skips and Pops are the only main characters who were never threatened to be fired.
- He is the only character who cannot move on with his life due to his duty with the Guardian of Youth.
- He and Benson are the only people who remain in their job in the park in the finale series while all the other workers move on with their lives.
The gallery for Skips can be viewed here.
Main Characters of Regular Show