|Season 3, Episode 35|
|Premiere date:||August 6, 2012|
|Directed by:||Mike Roth|
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Prankless is the thirty-fifth episode of season 3 (and seventy-fifth episode overall) of Regular Show. It aired on August 6, 2012.
Just as the rival park resumes a long-going prank war, a guilty Muscle Man retires from pranking after one of his pranks goes terribly wrong.
In the beginning, Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost set a prank for Mordecai by taping his bed to the ceiling. However, everything goes wrong when Pops' balloon touches the bed, causing the bed to fall down on Pops, who sobs loud enough for all the park workers to come to his aid. After Pops is rescued by paramedics, Muscle Man realizes his pranks can kill or hurt people, so he retires from pranking. Rigby is joyful about this until Benson reveals that The Park had a prank war with a rival park, East Pines and only Muscle Man defeated them. East Pines restarts the prank war and the Park is under siege. After everyone has been pranked by the members of East Pines, Benson brings Pops from the hospital to encourage Muscle Man to come out of retirement. When Pops shows him a present someone gave him, it turns out to be the old boxing-glove-in-a-present trick set up by East Pines. This angers Muscle Man, who goes and takes out all the rival grounds keepers and scares the rival manager so much that it ends the prank war for good. The episode ends with members of East Pines cleaning up The Park and Benson and Pops revealing that they were the ones who set up the present trick in order to get Muscle Man out of retirement.
- Muscle Man
- Gene (Antagonist)
- Rival Park Members (semi- antagonists)
- Hi Five Ghost
The Gallery for Prankless can be viewed here.
- Mordecai's headgear throughout much of the episode is an army helmet with a peace sign on it. This is a reference to the character Joker in Kubrick's film 'Full Metal Jacket' who sported the same oxymoronic headgear.
- The interior of Muscleman's trailer has a poster that is an obvious reference to the artwork of Pink Floyd's album 'Dark side of the Moon'.
- The poem that Muscleman says in space whilst pranking Gene is an obvious reference to the poem recited in the film 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory' by Gene Wilder's character Willy Wonka during the section of the film that takes place in the tunnel during the chocolate river boatride.