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|Voiced by:||Mark Hamill|
|First appearance:|| "The Pilot (unofficial)|
The Power (official)"
|Latest appearance:||"White Elephant Gift Exchange"|
Skips, formerly known as Walks, is a main character in Regular Show. He is a yeti who works at the park as a groundskeeper. He helps Benson a lot, and fixes many of the mistakes that Mordecai and Rigby make. He is very wise, and has a knowing of many things to those of the unknown, due to his past of immortality. Skips made his first appearance in the pilot. Skips is voiced by Mark Hamill.
Skips is a yeti (standing at 6'0.5") with yellow-ish eyes, wearing only jeans with a brown belt. He closely resembles a gorilla. He has large muscles and abs, though he has small hands. He has white hair all over his body except for his hands, feet, chest area and his face. It is also revealed that he lost some of his hair, so he made a combover.
Personality and Traits
He has an interesting and mysterious past due to his immortality. Everybody relies on him to solve supernatural problems, and he almost always has the answer. There have only been a few occasions where he didn't know what to do, such as in "Brain Eraser" when, although he knew how to delete Mordecai's memory of Pops' nudity, he didn't know how to exit the video tape. He also couldn't fix error 219 on Mordecai and Rigby's computer. In "Skunked", his best ideas (a shower and coffee) didn't work, and in "Sugar Rush" he said to give Pops more sugar to stop his sugar rush when this only made it worse. However, Rigby knew what to do by giving him the opposite of more sugar: Benson's whole wheat donut. Skips also admits that he doesn't know what's wrong with Rigby in "This Is My Jam ", and even goes so far as to give advice that indirectly worsens the situation.
Skips is often quiet and is one of the least vocal characters of the show, spending the majority of his spare time working out in the golf cart garage which doubles as his home. Despite his monotone expressions, he can be seen having a good time joking around, such as in "This Is My Jam", where he jokes with Mordecai and Rigby that he knew everything, though admits afterwards that he only knew about their plan because he was "on the can" while they were talking about it. Skips has great self-esteem and pride in his knowledge and strength, once going so far as to kill Rigby when he beat Skips at arm wrestling.
He is considerably friendly with the other groundskeepers, and seems to be good friends with Benson, convincing him to take a break in "Party Pete" due to the stress he was going through. Overall, he's always willing to assist anybody that needs him and his expertise, despite how annoyed with the situation he might be. Skips rarely ever walks or runs, but when he is punched in the face by the bouncer at Carrey O'Key's, he runs after his attacker, and throws him into a table, which breaks with the force of Carl/The Bouncer's weight and he walks while Benson is driving the cart to pull Rigby's head out of the black hole in "First Day".
Mordecai has a better relationship with Skips than Rigby does, and displays friendship and responsibility towards him. Mordecai always looks toward Skips for any help for any matter, with the presumption that Skips can fix anything with his seemingly infinite wisdom, except computers. In one instance, Mordecai voluntarily sacrifices the chocolate cake he and Rigby wanted so badly to save Skips from dying in the episode "Free Cake."
Skips behaves slightly more negatively toward Rigby, and as a result, less friendly. Skips knows that it's usually Rigby's fault for all sorts of horrible events that occur, but always remains patient enough to fix the problem and teach both him and Mordecai a lesson. Skips does not approve of Rigby's immature behavior, one time going as far as to kill him. Skips is shown to have a little bit of respect for Rigby, though, when he tries to bring back his life by winning an arm wrestling match and when he breaks his own hand so that Rigby could play in a video game tournament with Mordecai. He also gave Rigby advice on being truthful about cheating on a bet, and even in social outings with the other Park Employees.
Even though Skips is employed by Benson, the two are at least friends, if not good friends. As seen in "Meat Your Maker", Skips chugs soda while Benson and Pops cheer him on. Benson has the utmost respect for Skips, as he is a hard worker and very dependable. Benson left Skips in charge while he took the day off in "Party Pete" without realizing he was going to let Mordecai and Rigby have their party anyway.
Pops and Skips do not interact too much throughout the series. It is shown in "Skips vs. Technology" that he has known Pops as a child. Although they don't appear to hate each other, Skips, being deep and knowledgeable, may be bored with Pops' childish, overly free-spirited attitude. He warns Mordecai and Rigby not to teach him words he shouldn't use.
Skips and Hi Five Ghost are rarely seen interacting with one-another, though it can be assumed that the two like each other based on their friendly natures. Two notable interactions between the pair include Hi Five Ghost challenging Skips to an arm wrestling match in "Over the Top", and Skips and Hi Five Ghost going to prank the Rival Park in "Prankless".
Techmo is one of Skips' friends from the American Revolution. When Techmo lost his arm fighting, Skips gave him an arm made of wood.
Gary is Skips' friend and he is also the one who takes Skips to the Guardians of Eternal Youth in his El Camino. In "Skips' Story" they knew each other from high school, where he was then known as Gareth.
The Guardians granted Skips his eternal youth, but only if he does his spirit dance every year on his birthday.
In Diary, it was revealed that Skips had a woman who used to skip with him every day, but he lost her due to her sacrificing herself to save him from Klorgbane. Because of this, he vowed to skip both night and day for the rest of his life, and he then changed his name from Walks to Skips.
Death is one of his eternal lifelong frenemies and threatens to tell the other park workers about his real name (Walks). Their long time rivalry could simply be because Death is the Grim Reaper, and therefore his job is to get people to pass on when their time comes. But since Skips struck a deal with the Guardians of Eternal Youth, who gave him immortality before his time came, Death hasn't been able to successfully perform his job with Skips, and therefore the seeds of their rivalry were planted. In "Exit 9B" he is shown helping Skips, so their rivalry might not be as fierce at first glance.
Like Death, Klorgbane is one of Skips' enemies. Every 157 years, Skips must defeat Klorgbane or the world will end. In "Skips' Story", it is revealed that they knew each other from high school. Klorgbane was the school bully, and was responsible for Mona's death.
- Strength - Skips is best known among his friends for his superior strength (i.e. punching open a punching bag in "Over the Top"). It was also evidenced in "Death Punchies" that he accidentally sent Rigby to the hospital by punching him too hard. And in the episode Caveman, he was shown to hold his own against a couple of cavemen before being knocked unconscious.
- Skipping - Despite originally being named "Walks", Skips always skips, no exceptions. Hence, he changed his name to Skips. In the episode "Diary" it was revealed that he skips because he had a lover who skipped with him all the time. When he lost her he vowed to skip for the rest of his life so he could never forget the memories he had with her.
- Self-Esteem - Skips is very self-assured, always enjoying being praised by his friends. However, when he loses his standing as the best at something, Skips becomes upset, adopting a single-minded determination until he is able to prove himself.
- Eternal Youth - By being granted eternal youth by the Guardians of Eternal Youth, Skips is able to live indefinitely young in exchange for performing a spirit dance directed toward said guardians on his birthday.
- Knowledge - Due to Skips having immortality, he has seen many things in his past and has a strong knowledge of the unknown. He usually always has an answer to everything. However, in the episode "Sugar Rush", Skips said that eating more sugar will slow everything down, but it only ends up sending his friends to a higher sugar plain instead. When they eat the whole wheat donut, it saved them, and Rigby proved Skips wrong.
- Arm Wrestling- Skips is seen doing very well at arm wrestling in "Over The Top". He only lost to Rigby because he was cheating.
- Bass Guitar Player- As seen in "This Is My Jam", Skips knows how to play the electric bass guitar.
- Video games - Skips is an extremely adept gamer, playing with Mordecai in Video Game Wizards in a fighting games tournament in the place of Rigby. He performs with considerable technique and finesse, and upon being replaced by Rigby, leaves without arguing. When asked why, he expresses his gratefulness that Mordecai finally learned his lesson about gaming, and expressed that the game was "too easy anyway".
- Skips' Bass ("This Is My Jam")
- Skips' Volkswagen ("Skips Strikes", "Peeps", "Video Game Wizards", "Over the Top" and "Terror Tales of the Park II")
- "Skips vs. Technology" (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- "Skips Strikes" (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- Skips' Stress (Episode that focuses mainly on Skips)
- Skips' House (Some episodes)
- Skips got his immortality because he was the only one who could defeat Klorgbane the Destroyer and Klorgbane would return every 157 years.
- Skips is the only main character to have five fingers, while others tend to only have four.
- It was revealed in the episode "Free Cake" that Skips has eternal youth, restored to him by the Guardians of Eternal Youth. This means that Skips is much older than the rest of the staff.
- Skips lives in the golf cart garage.
- Some people sometimes mistake Skips for a white gorilla, but it has been confirmed that he is actually a yeti.
- Skips is one of the few employees that Benson has not yelled at. The others being Pops and Thomas. Although, in Quips everyone (Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Muscle Man, HFG, Pops) is mad at him because of his cousin's jokes for the first time.
- It is unknown why Skips chose to stay as a park worker for over 100 years instead of pursuing a different career.
- Skips will sometimes joke around with Mordecai and Rigby, as seen in the episode "This Is My Jam".
- In the episode "Jinx", he said that his mind is a "steel trap" when asked why he wasn't affected by a memory wipe that was applied to the rest of the park's staff and patrons.
- Hence his name, Skips almost always moves by "skipping" (due to him vowing to always skip when he lost his lover). However, in "Karaoke Video", he is seen running for the first time. He is also shown to walk in "Over The Top" after he destroys his punching bag and leaves his house.
- He kills Rigby in the episode "Over the Top", but wins him back from Death.
- Death states that he wants to take Skips' immortal soul.
- In "High Score", it was revealed that he has a bank account and a 401(k) retirement plan.
- In "Peeps", "Skips Strikes", and "Video Game Wizards", it is shown that Skips owns a blue Volkswagen Kombi.
- He broke his fingers twice: in "Video Game Wizards" and "Fists of Justice".
- Skips broke his leg in "Appreciation Day".and "Terror Tales of the Park II"
- Side from the fact that it was just part of Benson's story.
- In Project Exonaut, he, Mordecai, and Rigby have their own exosuits.
- In the music video I Get Around, it was shown that Skips has been working in the park since 1873.
- In the episode "Sugar Rush," Skips was wrong in solving a problem for the first time.
- In "Bald Spot", Skips reveals that he's bald and has a comb over to cover it. He also admits that it took him 400 years to get used to being bald.
- His full name may be Skips Quippenger, due to Quippenger being the last name of his cousin, Quips.
- Due the vast number of them, Skips was easily overpowered by Cavemen in the episode Caveman.
- In the episode Skips in the Saddle, it is revealed that the last time Skips went on a date was at least two hundred years ago.
- It is also revealed in Skips in the Saddle that Skips likes to go commando, even though he always seems to have pants on.
- Skips is the second main character to have completed a chicken wing challenge. The first was Muscle Man, who completed the Wing Kingdom Wing Challenge.
The gallery for Skips can be viewed here.
Main Characters of Regular Show