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"Trash Boat" is the twenty-third episode in Season 3 (and sixty-third episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on April 23, 2012.
Rigby must change his name back after realizing all the negative attention he has received with his new name, Trash Boat.
Rigby is watching a show about a band (Barracuda Deathwish), and on the show, the band's leader, The Urge is asked how he became so famous. The Urge replies that it all started when he decided to change his name, which he came up with by combining two random words, "The" and "Urge." Rigby decides to change his name in a similar fashion, and after looking around the room and seeing a trash can and a picture of a boat, settles on "Trash Boat."
Later, Rigby asks Mordecai what he would think if he changed his name to Trash Boat. Mordecai tells him that he would think Rigby is a loser, and asks him if he really did it. When Rigby nervously denies it, Mordecai pushes him aside to find what he is holding behind his back: a "Certificate of Name Change," revealing that he officially changed his name to Trash Boat. Mordecai goes to tell everyone else and Rigby—now Trash Boat for the rest of the episode—decides that he needs to regain his original name.
Trash Boat goes to the courthouse to change his name back, but finds he needs $50 that he doesn't have to do it. Another man named Mr. Butt Cheeks comes and asks to change his name back to Chad.
Trash Boat returns to the park to look for extra work so he can change his name back but everyone mocks him for his new name, including Benson, who gives him a name tag to wear. When he asked for extra work, Benson says that Muscle Man and High Five Ghost have already done the extra work and blew all their money on temporary tattoos. Pops offered to give the money, which is lollipops, and Trash Boat once again asks Benson if there is one type of work avaliable. Benson says that the only work available for him to do is litter duty, and makes him wear the name tag while doing it or he will be fired. When Trash Boat gets fed up, he asks Mordecai to loan him the money, but Mordecai declines, sarcastically saying he only loans money to his friends, and he has only known Trash Boat for one day.
Trash Boat tries to get a second job, but because of his name, no one takes him seriously. His name change has even made the news. He proceeds to go cry in an alley, when a portal opens up and an obese and bald man comes out. The man is The Urge, and he has come back in time to kill Trash Boat because he stole his fame with his incredibly absurd name. The Urge chases him to the park ignoring the idea to change his name and attacking him with his guitar. When he gets to the house, Trash Boat explains the situation to Mordecai, who gives him the money he was saving to use on a date with Margaret. The pair head for the courthouse in the cart, with The Urge in pursuit.
Mordecai and Trash Boat barely make it to courthouse, and barricade the door with The Urge trying to break in. Trash Boat—now Rigby again—gets his name change finalized just as The Urge breaks into the courthouse. Now that Rigby's name is back to normal, The Urge finds that there is no need to kill him.
However, as The Urge is celebrating his regained victory, a portal opens up to reveal Duncan Flex, another British rock star, who wants to kill The Urge for the same reason he wanted to kill Rigby. He proceeds to do so, when another portal transports a third British rock star called Velvet Overkill, who wants to kill Duncan for the same reason. Another portal opens to reveal Crocodile Deathspin, who proceeds to kill them both. Multiple portals bearing multiple rock stars open in the courthouse, and a musical battle ensues, while Rigby and Mordecai quietly leave the courthouse. Suddenly, an explosion from a hand grenade disguised as a maraca results in the destruction of the courthouse, killing everyone inside. As the slightly burnt Mordecai and Rigby walk away from the courthouse, Mordecai tells Rigby to never change his name again.
- Rigby (Trash Boat)
- Muscle Man
- Hi Five Ghost
- The Urge
- Courtroom Employee
- Crocodile Deathspin
- Duncan Flex
- Velvet Overkill
- In 2014, there's a band named after the title of the episode and Rigby's new name.
- Skips mentions the time he changed his name from Walks to Skips, which was previously mentioned in "Skips Strikes."
Pop Culture References
- The decapitated fish in the commercial is a reference to Ozzy Osbourne when he bit off a bat's head during a concert.
- This episode references two movies from 1984:
- Rigby changing his name because it’s cool, different and no one else has a name like it is also similar to when Phoebe Buffay from Friends decided to change hers in the episode “The One With Princess Consuela”.
- However, unlike Phoebe, who named herself four names (Princess Consuela Banana Hammock), Rigby only did two, similar to what Mike Hannigan proposed for his name change, (Crap Bag), much like Rigby’s (Trash Boat) considering the similarities in the abstract objects they name themselves after.
- Like Phoebe and Mike, Mordecai agrees/respects Rigby’s name change until later convincing and making him change it back due to Rigby being unwilling to bear and handle the name, much like Phoebe couldn’t stand Mike’s (ironic considering she changed her name first and that her last two names are named after a Speedo according to Mike, unbeknownst to Phoebe who thought it was just funny), much like Rigby’s stubbornness and unconscious disregard to his ridiculous name change until he gets mocked and bad attention.
- The Urge saying "Talk is Cheap" is a reference to Green Day's Song "Walking Contradiction" in their fourth Album "Insomniac".
- The picture of The Urge doing a hang loose on the billboard shows him with four fingers and a thumb.