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|"The Best VHS in the World"|
|Season 3, Episode 34|
|Premiere date:|| July 30, 2012 (USA)
April 15, 2013 (UK)
|Directed by:||Mike Roth|
"The Best VHS in the World" is the thirty-fourth episode in Season 3 (and seventy-fourth episode overall) of Regular Show. It first aired on July 30, 2012.
Mordecai and Rigby are seen renting four VHS tapes at the Movie Shack Hut. When they try to rent them out with their membership card, they find out they already have a movie rented and it's two months overdue. Now Mordecai and Rigby have to find it, or else the employee will cut their membership card. They go back to the house and start looking.
They first look in the living room, then look in their very messy bedroom. Mordecai decides to clean the room in order to find the VHS tapes, and the duo proceed to clean, but do not find the tape. Rigby suggests that they pay for it. Mordecai calls the employee, who tells them it is $1,000. Finding that Mordecai and Rigby don't have the money the clerk tells them he needs it by 9:00 as the manager is taking stock, and if they don't, he mentions that the manager is going to call the collections agency to report of the missing VHS and that they break thumbs. They ask around the house to see if anyone had borrowed the tape, but the other park workers are missing their own personal items: Muscle Man's badminton racket, Pops' hat, Skips' bass amp, and Benson's extension cord. Benson also mentions that there is something wrong with the ventilation system, with smoke puffing out of it, Benson thinking it's just a rat problem. Mordecai heads back to the room, only to find it messy, Mordecai initially blames Rigby, and the two fight, when a gnome comes out of the closet with the tape.
He refuses to give it up, saying it's the best movie ever, and crawls into the ventilation system, Mordecai and Rigby in pursuit. They end up in his cave, realizing he's been taking their things, finding all the missing items. The gnome hides in the darkness, causing quakes after showing Mordecai and Rigby his fan art, and his "novel". After that, the two comment that the movie and his works sucks, and Rigby then finds a light switch. The gnome was speaking on a microphone, using Benson's extension cord, and they convince the gnome to give up the tape after mentioning that the Movie Shack Hut has tons of them and he can have a membership card. At the end of the episode, the gnome walks around the Movie Shack Hut and look overwhelmed as he looks at the other tapes, but goes to the counter and rents "The Best VHS In The World" again.
- The Movie Shack Hut Employee
- Buttonwillow McButtonwillow
- Muscle Man
- Hi Five Ghost
- Pan and scan is a real method that was used for VHS and broadcasts that cropped an image to 4x3 to avoid the black bars at the tops of the screens. Though now with the exception of most broadcasts that crop to 16x9, everything is released in the letterbox format resulting in the black bars at the top and bottom if the frame is wider than the TV. The way to know if it's a pan and scan version is if there's a warning at the beginning that says "This film has been modified from its original version, it has been formatted to fit this screen". Though sometimes it'll say it on the cover as well.