|"Regular Show (Pilot)"|
|Season 0, Episode Pilot|
|Premiere date:||August 14, 2009 (CartoonNetwork.com)|
"2 in the AM PM"
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Regular Show, otherwise known as the Pilot, is the pilot episode for Regular Show that aired on Cartoonstitute (a scrapped-planned animated showcase on Cartoon Network). The show then received a green light for 26 episodes. The episode aired on television on July 11, 2011 as part of a short where Mordecai and Rigby decide to have a job as groundskeepers. This episode was called First Day, but it wasn't the first episode premiered, The Power was the first episode out. This came on later, but it wasn't the first episode they made.
In the beginning, Mordecai yanks some cereal from the kitchen cabinets and Rigby grab some milk from the refrigerator. Shortly after they start to get settled in (and after the Regular Show title screen appears), Mordecai and Rigby see only one clean spoon left for eating cereal, so they decide to play "punchies" for it. Mordecai wins, due to Rigby's lack of apparent muscle. Mordecai talks about how their new job is awesome and that they get a room to themselves. Rigby disagrees, disliking the emptiness of it. Rigby then pours cereal in his mouth, and Mordecai pours milk in Rigby's mouth, full of cereal. Mordecai said that once the room gets acquainted, it will look more furnished. They notice Benson and Pops carrying a tattered brown chair through the door. Mordecai and Rigby were amazed by it, and since their room is empty and dull, they think that obtaining the chair will spruce up their bedroom. The duo rush out the front door to ask Pops what he intends to do with the chair. Pops and Benson explain to Mordecai and Rigby that they will throw out the chair because it isn't as comfortable as it looks. Mordecai sits in it, testing its comfort, agreeing with Pops that it is 'the most uncomfortable chair I've ever sat on'. Rigby tries, agreeing with the latter statement. Still wanting furniture, they need to figure out who claims the piece. Mordecai suggested to play "punchies", but end up playing Rock Paper Scissors. Pops asks Benson to watch Mordecai and Rigby play rock-paper-scissors. Benson suggests that Rock Paper Scissors is an 'evil game'. After tying a few ten times, people crowd over to see them finish the game and see who wins. Mordecai stops in frustration, and asks Rigby why they even want it. They tie the game 100 times in a row, and by doing so they summon a monster that tries to swallow the chair. Rigby blames Mordecai for summoning the monster, much to the dismay of Mordecai. Shortly afterwards, Rigby tries to save the chair. Similarly, Mordecai tries to save Rigby by grabbing Rigby's ankles. Pops emergency calls Benson and Skips for help. Benson and Skips arrive as Pops, Mordecai and Rigby are being dragged towards the monster and holding each other ankles. Mordecai tells Rigby that he is going to throw rock. Rigby first didn't believe him but Mordecai and Benson said that he's not lying and agree that they should get it over with in order to save their lives. After they break the tie, Benson yells at the both of them to clean up the mess they created or they will be fired. The duo then play rock-paper-scissors to decide who gets to drive the golf cart which was tipped over during the rescue.
- In this episode, Mordecai and Rigby get their own rooms, but in the series, they share a room.
- Pops refers to Rock, Paper, Scissors as Quartz, Parchment, Shears. Quartz is a type of rock, parchment is cow-skin which has been made into paper, and shears are hedge trimmers.
- The part they were grabbing each other by the ankles so they wouldn't get sucked in is a reference to a scene of the Disney movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids where Nick, Russ, Amy, and Ron held each other by the ankle so they don't get sucked into a lawnmower.
- Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost make a cameo appearance in the crowd scene when Mordecai and Rigby are playing rock-paper-scissors.
- The pilot was eventually expanded upon in the second season and remade into First Day.
- Mordecai and Rigby always play Rock, Paper, Scissors in official episodes of the show without ever tying even when learning of dangerous results except in the official airing of this episode remade as First Day.
- The graphics of this episode are similar to the graphics of The Naive Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM.
- If one looks closely at the time where Rigby and Mordecai play Rock, Paper, Scissors near the end, one would see that Rigby wins. (He threw paper and Mordecai threw rock.)
- Skips seemed to talk slow in the Pilot, kind of like Tarzan or a barbarian.
- This is the first, and only episode that Benson knew how to defeat the villain instead of Skips. This hints that originally, Benson was meant to be the immortal person, but they decided to make Skips the immortal person instead.
- The Pilot was once described on TV Guide to air, but it was instead Brain Eraser.
- The Pilot contained all of the main cast, except Margaret and Eileen. However, Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost said no lines.
- Cartoon Network broadcasted this episode with an all new short under the title "First Day" which made this short canon.
- The animation for the groundskeepers are different than every other episode except The Power.