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"The Lunch Club" is the third episode in Season Seven (and one hundred and eighty forth overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on August 13, 2015.

Synopsis[]

Mr Maellard plans a huge brunch party, but when Rigby destroys the super expensive dessert, Benson or Rigby must write a resignation letter.

Plot[]

Episode starts with the park, where Mr. Maellard made his huge brunch party for his extravagant friends. After giving them a huge million dollar cake, suddenly the lawnmower appears with a sleepy Rigby, they have unwittingly destroyed the dessert and ruining brunch, infuriating Maellard and Benson.

In the office, Benson furiously scolds Rigby for screwing up. Maellard blames Benson for not properly disciplining him. Maellard decides that one of them is going to sign a resignation letter. If they leave the office, he threatens to fire them both.

After he leaves, Benson blames Rigby for destroying the dessert, as Rigby blames Benson for "dismanaging" him. As the hours pass, Rigby heads into his room to get a few things after he is going to get fired, but Benson tells him they have to stay in the office. Someone's coming, they hide. But they quickly relieved that it was Mordecai and Skips. Confused, Mordecai asks what both of them are doing, because he thinks that Maellard is going to fire them. Rigby scoffs, thinking that Maellard is just bluffing, but Pops, off-screen, begs his father not to fire them.

They sneak out the window and head back to the office, Benson almost falls off the roof but Rigby saved him before Maellard came back to the office. Benson thanks Rigby for helping him out. Rigby takes out a box of hot wings and decides to eat them cold. Benson reluctantly grabbed the box and snuck into the kitchen to cook them. As they start, Benson sings a song of microwave wings, it annoys Rigby. After they cooked the wings, they snuck back to Benson's office.

They decide to have some fun and tell each other some personal problems they've been through and soon realize they actually do respect one another. In the end, they both resign. Leaving Maellard an insulting letter. Maellard is unable to read it, because of his vision of his current age, so he hands it to Pops. Pops lies and said that it was a nice note. To make sure Maellard doesn't find out otherwise, he eats the letter. Maellard decides to not fire any of them.

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S7E03 The Lunch Club Credits

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Trivia[]

  • This marks Mordecai's first minor role, as he only appears in one scene and is in another as a cameo.
    • He only has three lines in this episode.
  • Benson's father is mentioned at the beginning of the episode and has a non-speaking role at the end where he picks up Benson.
  • Mr. Maellard is revealed to have bad vision.
  • Benson is anxious about the following:
    • Awkward silences
    • Airplane toilets
    • Silverfish
    • Whether he has any library books out
    • If the gum Benson likes is discontinued
  • The cake Mr. Maellard brought to the brunch is worth a million dollars.

Episode Connections[]

Pop Culture References[]

  • This episode's plot and the title is a parody of the 1985 comedy-drama, The Breakfast Club.
    • The final scene has Rigby crossing across a gridiron with his fist in the air while the music similar to the song "Don't You (Forget About Me)," (which was used in "Fuzzy Dice") is a parody of the ending of the film. Where John raises his fist in the air after the narration is done, and then a freeze-frame happens while the song is playing.
    • They both share tense relationships with their fathers.
    • The letter they write at the end is also slightly similar.
    • The scene where Benson and Rigby sneak food behind Mr. Maellard's back is similar to a scene from the film as well.
    • The episode title is similar to the film's original title, The Lunch Bunch.

Goofs[]

  • This episode shows that both Benson and Rigby sign the letter of resignation, and at the end, they leave the park forever, but instead in the episode after this they are both back at the park with no explanation whatsoever. But since Pops lied about the letter, it may be the reason for their return.

Alternate Versions[]

UK[]

  • Any instance whether Rigby is called a screw-up, it's changed to a goof up.
    • Despite this, Benson calling Rigby a screw-up isn't censored.
  • "Shove it you decrepit old fart!" was changed to "Shove it you decrepit old man!"
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