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"Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special"
Season 6, Episode 24
S6E24 Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special Title Card
Production code: 626/627
Premiere date: April 9, 2015 (US)

April 3, 2016 (UK)

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"Regular Show: Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special" is the twenty-fourth episode in Season 6 (and one-hundred and seventy seventh episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on April 9, 2015.

Synopsis

The guys enter an epic battle against a toy company, and some familiar foes.                                           
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Brilliant Century Duck Crisis special opening

Plot

This section is currently under construction.

Beginning: The beginning shows the gang in an "anime-themed" opening.

The episode begins with Mordecai and Rigby watching Carter and Briggs, until it gets interrupted by a PlayCo commercial, advertising their latest Carter and Briggs action figures. Mordecai and Rigby have the figures in their hands and they express how cheaply made they are and how they were not worth the $15. They demonstrate their bad quality by attempting to play with them. Some parts break off and land in Benson's food (which was nearby), before he yells at them for ruining his meal. Pops comes running into the house, crying, and talks about a prehistoric creature who attacked him outside. Mordecai and Rigby think it is a dinosaur; however, Benson tells them it's not and rounds up everyone to investigate.

The gang hides behind a bush, observing the creature. Skips identifies it as a cassowary, a dangerous and aggressive bird. Benson tells Mordecai and Rigby that it's their responsibility and to get rid of it or they are fired. After unsuccessfully attempting to chase it away, Mordecai and Rigby call the Baby Ducks. Once the Ducks arrive, a limo arrives, revealing the owner of PlayCo and his assistant. The Baby Ducks react negatively to them, explaining how they kept pressuring them to sign the contract. The owner butts in and tells Mordecai and Rigby to sign it as well, to give their likenesses for a new action figure representing the Fusion Mode version of Hyperduck(, since they are part of it).

They refuse with the Baby Ducks before the owner opens up a case revealing a $100 bill. Mordecai and Rigby still stand their ground, and the owner seems to understand their hesitation, offering to show them the prototypes of the toys they want to sell. Mordecai and Rigby investigate the toys, noticing their terrible qualitiy. The owner's assistant becomes angry and blackmails them. After Mordecai is being turned down yet again with Rigby, the owner snaps for another limo, with the Full-Grown Geese making a return. As the Geese taunt the Ducks, Rigby disagrees. Benson bursts out of the house, commanding Mordecai and Rigby to sign and thinking that it will benefit them greatly, even if they become sold out. Mordecai is furious and continues to refuse with Rigby, knowning that they are not sell-outs, with respect from the rest of the whole gang, except for Benson. The Geese collaborate with the Cassowary, which is somehow the mascot of PlayCo, by combining into Mega-Goose. Shortly after that, Mordecai, Rigby and the Baby Ducks combine into the Fusion Mode version of Hyperduck, before the rest of the whole gang, including Benson, joins in. The two opponents begin fighting, before Andy(, the Ducks' long lost teenage brother,) joins in. 

During a fierce battle, despite the gang's trying their best not to sign the contract, the Geese and Cassowary combination is too powerful for them. Carter and Briggs also join in, but are too weak. Apparently, when the Geese and Cassowary combination proclaims the gang as the villains, Rigby witnesses the contract and insists that, while the Ducks are the heroes, the Geese are the villains. This causes the Geese to change sides and destroy the owner for tricking them.

Despite the devastation they have brought about, the park members are oblivious to the fact that Earth is in ruins. Carter and Briggs are finally freed from their Playco contract, the Ducks and the Geese are now allies and Andy has a date in Europa. The owner is revealed to be still alive, along with his assistant, and, as a last resort, he asks the gang if they would rather do video games, which they agree to without hesitation.

Credits: The ending sequence shows most of the cast in their adventures.

Characters

S6E24 Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special Credits

Songs

Trivia

  • This episode is a half-hour special.
  • Mother Duck makes another appearance.

Episode Connections

  • The Baby Duck Fusion being hit into the moon may be a reference to the episode, "The Power" where Rigby used The Power to send baby ducks to the moon by singing "A bunch of baby ducks, send them to the moon". In addition, Rigby says he doesn't want to die on the moon again.
  • The astronauts from "Grilled Cheese Deluxe" make a third appearance.
  • The same Geese from "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese" make another appearance.

Cultural References

  • The entire episode is filled with references to animes and tokusatsu..
    • Benson's suit sequence was an obvious homage to Domone Kasshu's suit sequence in Gundam.
    • The main character's mecha that appeared out of different geological places was similar to how in several tokusatsu shows such as Voltron/GoLionForce and Super Sentai/Power Rangers.
      • The Carter & Briggs formation being a police mecha is possibly in reference to the Delta Squad Megazord from Power Rangers SPD.
    • The opening sequence seems to be a parody of the opening of Zeta Gundam, mixed with Neon Genesis Evangelion.
      • The title of the episode itself is a parody referring to many different series, including Amagi Brilliant Park (which features a boring park to the same degree as in Regular Show), the Gundam franchise (Universal refers to the Universal Century timeline), Bubblegum Crisis, Power Rangers SPD (originally the Dekaranger Robo from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger​ (lit. Special Investigation Force, specially receiving the double meaning of a special episode and special investigation)) and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
      • The suits everyone was wearing are a mix of many series. For instance, the headgear also an interpretation of the interface headset from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
    • For a brief moment in the opening, an image flashes that strongly resembles the transmutation circle used on Edward and Alphonse's mother in the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise.
      • More transmutation circles can be seen coming out of Andy's eyes when he hooks his brain up to the Hyperduck via Cerebral Screen.
        • It could also be similar to the Alaya-Vijnana System in Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, a device that directly hooks a pilot to their Mobile Suit through an cybernetic implant placed near the nape of the spinal column for increased spatial awareness and reaction, a dangerous but necessary technology for piloting the Gundams in that series.
      • The aforementioned transmutation circles from Andy's eyes could also be a reference to the Mangekyō Sharingan from Naruto, a technique that also creates similar patterns in the both of the user's eyes.
    • The "Galaxy Blade" being bigger than the galaxy is a reference to Gurren Lagann's "Giga Drill".
      • Also, the scene where Mega-Goose and Hyperduck form together to create "Hyperduck - Kingbreaker White Lightning" is an obvious reference to the end of Gurren Lagann where all the members "Team Dai-Gurren" formed together with "Gurren Lagann" to create "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann" to defeat the Anti-Spiral. Probably a respectable homage to Gurren Lagann's airing being recently completed on Toonami March 2015, another program on Cartoon Network.
    • The ending credits imagery is a reference to critically-acclaimed anime Cowboy Bebop, where black-and-white imagery is prominent with the only colored object being a red rose.
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    • The Pops Head Jet blows up and flings a handlebar W shaped mustache onto the Mega Duck's face, is reference to Turn ∀ Gundam.
    • The scene where Hyperduck sprouts feathered wings is likely a reference to Wing Zero from Gundam Wing.
    • The missiles fired from Mega-Goose fly in a similar pattern to those fired by the titular robot of Space Runaway Ideon.
    • Andy's feminine voice and behavior is likely a reference to the character Leeron from Guren Lagann.
    • The wattle of Lunar Goosowary X may be a homage to scarves of Kamen Rider.
    • The scene where the Galaxy Blade punctures Jupiter could reference a scene in Shin Getter Robo: Armageddon where in the end battle the Getter Robo creating a massive axe swings it, slicing through Jupiter's moons.
    • The grapple hook used by Mega-Goose to retrieve the contract is similar to the heat rod of the Gouf from Mobile Suit Gundam.
    • The appearing scene of the Lunar Goosowary X in his Omega Warrior mode where the shot pans repeatedly from top to bottom is a reference to a common action anime animation practice used to fill out a screen time.
    • The scene where Mega-Goose punches Hyperduck across the face is a reference to the scene where GaoGaiGar punches Zonder in The King of Braves GaoGaiGar in the same fashion.
    • The opening narration could be reference to opening narration of the Pokémon anime series, such as when Pops is smelling a rose and James from Pokémon is also seen sniffing a rose in various episodes. In the same scene, Skips can be seen doing a pose similar to that of Kars from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, with both characters being muscular and near-immortal in some way.
    • The fusion with Andy may be a reference to Digimon, as the pose in which the Mega Duck is in is similar to official art of similar, robot humanoid Digimon. Said sequence could also be compared to a Digivolution.
    • The fight of this episode may be as reference to Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and others.
    • When Lunar Goosowary X alters his mode with the Moon, his design bared a great resemblance to Unicron and Galvatron from the Transformers franchise. Coincidentally, Transformers originated in Japan. Interestingly, voice actors Steve Blum and Fred Tatasciore, who voiced the Geese, were among those who participated in previous Transformers works.
  • Mordecai's line "There's no such thing as a bad video game!" at the end may be a reference to Regular Show's first ever released game "Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land" and the game's bad ratings.
    • The episode also pokes fun at the actual CN toy line and the Regular Show figures that were released, except the Hyperduck figure, which also had limited articulation.

Errors

  • When Mordecai said the Playco toys can't stand up on their own, after the scene when the fake leg flies into Benson's bisque, the Carter and Briggs toys are standing up on their feet.

References


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