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"The Dome Experiment" is the fifth episode of season seven (and one hundred and eighty sixth overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on August 27, 2015, as a half-hour special.



Synopsis

Benson is determined to prove he was right about the date of the "Dome Experiment".

Plot

Benson makes an announcement during a normal park meeting: the Park is going to be sealed in a dome every month in order to create a contained ecosystem.

Characters

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Video

Trivia

  • This marks the first half hour special of Season 7.
  • Rigby keeps a stash of pizza pouches under his trampoline.
  • According to the calendar in the episode, the episode takes place in October and it may take place in 2009 or 2015.
  • More areas of the Park is shown, such as the Park having a river.
  • Although not named this is the series debut of Pam, one of the dome scientists who will eventually become Benson's new love interest.
  • Benson's last name is revealed to be Dunwoody. Matt Price came up with Benson's last name at the top of his head and they felt that the name felt right and they couldn't think of any other names.[1]
  • Benson is revealed to print every email he receives.
  • Mr. Maellard's email address is M.Maellard@thepark.biz

Episode Connections

  • Mordecai makes reference to the events of the Season Six "The Real Thomas"
  • This episode foreshadows the season finale of Season 7 as well as the events of Season 8.
  • The Dome later returns in "The Button."
  • The documents Benson finds in the lab share the same insignia of those seen on the uniforms of the future park workers in "Regular Show: The Movie."

Pop Culture References

  • This episode is a reference to the CBS television series Under the Dome in many ways.
    • A big dome was put over the park.
    • A smaller dome was put in the big dome.
    • The park workers personality changes when they were under the dome.
    • Secret organization living in the dome as well.
  • The story also resembles The Simpsons Movie, which also has a dome with prisoners personages.
  • The visual Benson, with long hair, camouflage and red headband is a reference to the character Rambo, played by actor Sylvester Stallone

Goofs

  • This episode was announced as, "The Dome Experiment", but when it aired, the episode was titled, "The Dome Experiment Special".
  • When Pops says he's scared his head is slightly smaller than normal.
  • When Benson tells everybody to weapon up and they all pull out their knives, Rigby's mouth is missing.

References

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