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"Dumped at the Altar"
Season 6, Episode 28
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Production code: 631
Premiere date: June 25, 2015 (US)

December 12, 2015 (UK)

Credits
Directed by: John Infantino (supervising director)
Written &
storyboarded by:
Episode guide
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"Dumped at the Altar" is the season finale and the twenty-eighth episode in Season 6 (and one-hundred and eighty first episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on June 25, 2015. It aired during the first ever "Regular Show Bomb".

Synopsis

The gang helps Muscle Man get married, but problems arise that involve Mordecai and CJ.

Plot

At the start of the episode, Mordecai and Rigby are drinking sodas at sundown. Rigby asks how things are with CJ now that Margaret admitted her feelings for Mordecai, but he explains he hasn't had a chance to talk with her about it. Just then, CJ calls. Rigby tells him to not be afraid of his feelings, resulting in Mordecai hitting him. After getting through a seemingly awkward conversation with her, Mordecai denies anything wrong and states they're fine and they're happy.

As the Park workers prepare for the wedding, Muscle Man starts becoming anxious, destroying an ice sculpture during his freak out (Skips had prepared a backup though). Benson soothes the emotional Muscle Man before he can harm the next sculpture.

Mordecai and Rigby are shown setting up the chairs in the Park ballroom, where Mordecai gets a call from Margaret. She tries to apologize for the double date but a nervous Mordecai assures her saying it is ok. As he hangs up, he notices Rigby has stacked the chairs into a pyramid.

Before the reception, Mordecai and Rigby stand at the entrance to greet the guests. Margaret shows up before CJ, where Mordecai greets her and tries to compliment her look, but instead compliments her shoes, disappointing Rigby. She then asks to be ushered, but Mordecai instead sends her to find a spot upon seeing CJ arrive. Ironically, when he greets CJ, he does compliment her look and ushers her to her seat in confidence. She states that she has been doing some thinking, but before she can elaborate is interrupted by Benson, sending an urgent call to Mordecai through his walkie-talkie.

Mordecai and Rigby rush to the scene to find a frantic Muscle Man wrecking the room. He laments not being able to get married without a letter from Muscle Dad to wish him well. To not delay the wedding, Rigby and Mordecai are sent out to find the letter in Muscle Man's trailer, with High-fives telling them they can't leave the trailer without it. As they look around Muscle Man's mess, Rigby talks to Mordecai about his relationship issues. Mordecai keeps insisting it is ok and Rigby, to justify himself, reluctantly reveals he and Eileen have been dating for some time now, and didn't tell to not shove it down his throat. Rigby explains that Mordecai deserves to be happy too, and Mordecai assures him that he is fine. He gives Mordecai one last piece of advice: to follow his gut for once. Mordecai says relationships are always complicated, but Rigby insists on how easy his relationship is with Eileen, proof that they don't have to be complicated.

Mordecai gets an urgent call from Hi Five Ghost, showing Muscle Man and his soon-to-be bride at the altar. At the last second, they find the letter and head out. Muscle Man breaks down in cold sweat, crying he can't go through with the marriage if he is not met with the guidance of his father. Just then, Mordecai and Rigby arrive with the letter. Muscle Man opens it to read it aloud, but hands it to Mordecai, begging him to read it exclaiming, "I feel too much!" As Mordecai reads it, he is moved by Muscle Dad's main point: trust your gut and nothing can go wrong. So before letting Muscle Man continue, he gives a speech saying be has been wrong for a while, and that he now doesn't know if there is someone as perfect for him. He tries to tell CJ something. But CJ stands up and says that she already knows what he is gonna say, and that he doesn't know who his soul mate is. She gives back the bracelet from Real Date, and runs away crying, convinced that Mordecai didn't care about her anymore. Muscle Man is miffed by Mordecai's intrusion on his special day, and asks if he could finish, to which Mordecai repiles yes. He turns to Starla and says "I do", then ceremoniously stepping on a glass. It is unknown what Mordecai was actually going to say to CJ.

At the reception, the aforementioned fryers start cooking. The wedding party has started. The guests dance, and Muscle Man spins his shirt over his head, throwing it. Benson catches it and yelps ecstatically. A Turducken (turkey/duck/chicken hybrid) is flung out by grease from a Fry Guy 2000. Unfortunately, it crushes Benson's car; to which Benson rushes outside, horrified. Behind him, Rigby steps out with two sodas and sees Mordecai conversing with CJ. They hug each other, and she rides away on her bike, as Mordecai kicks a stone dejectedly. He approaches Rigby and says that he and CJ are taking a break and Rigby asks him that when he told him to follow his gut, if it really said for him to dump his girlfriend at the altar. He replies that he is not good at those things and to quit rubbing in the fact that he has a girlfriend and he does not. Then they both take the sodas and head back to the reception as Benson mourns his (once again) wrecked car.

Characters

S6E28 Dumped at the Altar Credits

Main Characters

Trivia

  • This episode is the season 6 finale and finally deals with Mordecai's relationship issues.
  • It is revealed that Rigby and Eileen have been secretly dating for several months.
  • This episode is also the last major appearance of CJ.
  • This is the first marriage of a major character in the series.
  • Mordecai's ringtone is from the short, Mordecai and Rigby: Ringtoneers.
  • Thomas can be spotted at the wedding, disguising himself as an elderly man.
  • At the end of his wedding ceremony, Muscle Man steps on a glass, a reference to a Jewish wedding custom.
  • Rigby mentioned making Mordecai's ringtone "about 3 years ago". However, the ringtone was introduced in 2011, meaning it was made 4 years ago.
  • The rock instrumental played during the dance is similar to "I Love Rock n' Roll" by Joan Jett.
  • This is the last episode to be directed by long time director, John Infantino.
  • The letter from Muscle Dad in this episode is the last one in the series overall.

Episode connections

  • Mordecai and Rigby setting up the chairs is similar to how they did it in "Just Set Up the Chairs".
  • When Muscle Man destroys the curtains, the game show which paid for his wedding is mentioned from the episode "Married and Broke."
  • CJ gives back the charm bracelet Mordecai gave her from "Real Date".
  • The marriage ceremony took place at the Parkside Lux from "TGI Tuesday", "New Years Kiss", and "Party Horse"
  • Mordecai's ringtone is the ringtone recorded from the short "Mordecai and Rigby: Ringtoneers".

Errors

  • At one point when Muscle Man is destroying the curtains, Rigby's mouth is missing.

References


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