|Season 3, Episode 15|
|Premiere date:||January 30, 2012|
|Directed by:||Mike Roth|
"Skips vs. Technology"
" Think Positive" is the name of the fourteenth episode of season three (and fifty-fourth episode overall) of Regular Show. It aired on January 30, 2012
Benson must find another way to manage his anger, or face being fired by Pops.
Pops is trying to satisfy his childish mind by catching butterflies, drawing, and playing with civil war action figures, but is constantly being disturbed by Benson's yelling at Mordecai and Rigby. Pops decides that he has had enough of Benson's yelling, so he brings Benson into his office and asks him that he to stop yelling, much to Benson's dismay.
Without Benson's yelling, Mordecai and Rigby are on a streak of shenanigans and mischief, which Benson is forbidden to stop. He repeatedly tries to control his temper, but to no avail. When he yells at the duo the first strike, Pops reminds him to calm down his temper. When he yells the second time, Pops writes him up for demotion. Now he is on the verge of being fired, So he tries getting help from the internet, and some anger-management tapes, and other suggestions, but none work very well. While listening to a tape, Benson remembers the reason why he yells all the time: he was encouraged to by his family as a child. (When he experiences the memory, it also mixes in with a nightmare of a Gigantic Pops tearing off the roof of the house and yelling: "BENSON! YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!") After experincing this, Benson has another tantrum and trashes his own apartment. (Even going far as destroying Pops' Room, screaming and crying that Pops is ruining his life, While Pops drowns it out with headphones in a deleted scene.)When Benson reaches his breaking point (the duo smashing one of the carts into a tree), he enters a very powerful and fearful meltdown, in which he is surrounded by a fiery orange sphere that sucks in the things around it, until his anger gets released.
After Skips realizes that Benson is bottling up his anger, Pops comes clean and admits he tried to make him stop yelling. As bits and chunks of The Park are engulfed by Benson's inferno of containment, Skips tells Mordecai and Rigby to stop it by mocking Benson, but it only makes it worse. So Pops, after some explaining by Skips and Mordecai, is persuaded to release his rule on Benson to let out his anger. With Benson's restriction eliminated, he unleashes a torrent of yelling, anger, and insult aimed at the duo (which is the most yelling he has ever done up to this point), which manifests itself in a fiery beam, coming from his mouth, blasting them into a deep crater in the center of the park. Benson returns to normal: he tells Mordecai and Rigby to clean up the park, as usual (but in a calm way); unfortunately, Mordecai and Rigby (temporarily) became tone deaf due to Benson's long rant, and the episode ends.
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