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"The Power"
Season 1, Episode 1
Production code: 697-003[1]
Premiere date: September 6, 2010 (USA)

March 2, 2011 (UK)

Viewers: 2.10 million[2]
Directed by: Mike Roth
Written &
storyboarded by:
Episode guide
"Just Set Up the Chairs"

"The Power" is the first episode of season one of Regular Show. It premiered on September 6, 2010 and was written and storyboarded by show creator J.G. Quintel.


Best friends Mordecai and Rigby try to fix a hole in the wall before the breach is discovered in the premiere of this animated comedy.[3]


Mordecai and Rigby are watching a wrestling match on TV, and Rigby starts wrestling a doll called "Beef Burrito" saying that he "offended his Mom". Then both Mordecai and Rigby think that Beef Burrito "wants them to put the hurt on him" and Mordecai throws Rigby off a trampoline. Rigby bounces off the wall and into a trash can so hard that he makes a hole in the wall. Worried that the damage will cost them their jobs, and too poor to afford a fix, they must convince Benson to give them raises to fund the repairs.

Rigby tries to convince Mordecai to hambone for the raises, but Mordecai refuses. Instead they agree to use a magic keyboard Rigby stole from a wizard at the park. Mordecai names the magic keyboard 'The Power'. They successfully test its magical properties on Pops, who gives them lollipops. Mordecai and Rigby then try it on Benson, who gives them $20 each and compliments them on their hard work. The duo realizes that with the keyboard, they can do anything they ever wanted, leading to a montage of Mordecai and Rigby playing triumphantly with the keyboard such as driving a muscle car etc., until their fun is interrupted by Skips.

Skips is dubious about their new keyboard, so Mordecai and Rigby sing a song with the keyboard, Mordecai telling Skips to go back to his room. However, Rigby screws up the lyrics and sends Skips to the moon instead. The duo confess to Benson and Pops that Skips is on the moon. Benson doesn't believe them, but when Rigby is able to zap the four of them to the moon he soon sees that it is the truth.

The moon is dangerous because Rigby, when left alone with the keyboard, sent some random items to the moon, including a bunch of baby ducks, a soda machine that doesn't work, and a giant monster which seems to be an amalgam of Mordecai, Rigby, and Beef Burrito. The monster attacks Skips, but Mordecai and Rigby are powerless to help because the keyboard's batteries run out before they can teleport back to earth.

Fulfilling his prophecy from the start of the episode, Rigby manages to save Skips with his “hamboning” technique, and Skips plugs in the golf cart’s wires into the keyboard, powering it up again, successfully taking them home before the monster smashes them. The four land in Mordecai and Rigby's room safely and the rest of the wall, except for the hole, breaks off. Skips then destroys the keyboard as compensation for being sent to the moon, and Benson turns red in anger, reclaims the money from the raise he gave Mordecai and Rigby, and orders that they clean up the mess, or they will be fired.

As Benson, Skips, and Pops leave, Mordecai and Rigby look around at the bare walls and see that the hole is still there. Mordecai then covers up the hole with a poster, stating that Benson wouldn't notice it if it was covered, and the duo high-five, ending the episode.




  • Technically, you can't breathe on the moon without a space suit, so in real life, Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Pops, Skips, Baby Ducks, and Moon Monster all would've died there.
  • There are two versions of this episode. See Edits for more information.


  • On the first version, Rigby says "How in the H are we going to fix this S?" On the second version, he says "How in the heck are we going to fix this stuff?" because the first version was deemed inappropriate.
  • The first version has Rigby saying "pissed". The second version has him saying "ticked".



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