Yeah, this actually happened.
As a rule, Regular Show
relies heavily on the rule of Mundane Made Awesome
in every episode. These are but a few examples.
- Benson's mastery of Stick Hockey in the titular episode.
- Mordecai and Rigby aren't slouches either, making it to the finals under their own power.
- In "Bet To Be Blonde" Rigby and Mordecai not only escape the blonds, but escape with a self destructing ring that Mordecai sets off that kills the blonds and sends Mordecai and Rigby flying up to the surface in a elevator.
- Rigby gets one in the Halloween Special by telling the ghost story which manages to scare everyone into complete silence (except Muscleman, but he just nitpicked the least frightening part of the story).
- If it was even Rigby to begin with...
- Mordecai smashing the Jersey Devil-like creature, who was chasing them, with a lantern in the camping episode.
- How does Regular Show make basketball awesome? By giving Mordecai, Rigby, and Muscle Man super basketball powers, taking to space, and having Mordecai win the game with a slam dunk, from space! A dunk so epic, it destroys the basketball court, and much of the surrounding area.
- Benson got his second MoA of season 3 in "Cool Bikes" by attacking the judge and allowing Mordecai and Rigby to escape their certain deaths for being too cool.
- Pops, Mordecai and Rigby sticking together in their crew and defeating an opposing rap crew with fine poetry, by praise. Great way to teach about moral victory.
- The Disney Acid Sequence at the end of "Weekend at Benson's" was one for the animators.
- And how Benson got them to drink a spicy concoction themselves in the name of sweet, sweet revenge.
- Benson freaking exploding at Mordecai and Rigby during "Think Positive".
- Note, that his rage was so large and built up, that when releasing it, he makes Mordecai and Rigby go deaf and lay in a crater.
- Mordecai punching Benson in "Eggscellent" after he made an insensitive remark about Rigby (who was in a coma).
- Betcha weren't expecting "Holding Out For A Hero" to play over the training montage. There's like a dozen other songs that'd be appropriate for a Training Montage - but no, they went with "Holding Out For A Hero". The stakes are just that high.
- Benson, Muscle Man, High-Five, and Skips fighting off the Eggscellent Restaurant staff, in a rare show of comradeship. The awesome part is that the fight lasted a full sixty minutes in-universe - and it wasn't because anyone was actually being threatened, either. It's entirely The Power of Friendship.
- A meta example: are we not going to talk about how this episode won an Emmy?
- Muscle Man's Unstoppable Rage in "Big Winner". The guy tears through wave after wave of Lottery Enforcement Officials, SWAT vans, even tanks. It would seem that he could even defeat all the officers if Mordecai and Rigby hadn't interrupted him.
- Mordecai and Rigby whopping up on Clorgvain, with the Fists Of Justice.
- Rigby pulling off one hell of a Determinator act to keep his job in "Muscle Mentor".
- The entire climax of "Trucker Hall of Fame".
- Fancy Restaurant - when the snooty waiters nearly kick out Muscle Man, Starla, and her parents for Muscle Man not being fancy, the parents reveal themselves to be just as tough as Muscle Man, and they all join forces to take down all the waiters.
- Rigby actually landing an effective punch on Mordecai, during "The Best VHS In The World".
- Muscle Man defeating Gene in "Prankless". The best part is that he did it all with mirrors.
- Don't forget Muscle Man's entire Wonka-esque Monologue to Gene.
- Mordecai taking down Death Bear. Bonus points for him having been scared of Death Bear since he was a kid.
- Death Bear using Kung-Fu on animal control.
- "Exit 9B". Just... "Exit 9B". It is perhaps the best episode yet, and a treat to any fan of the show, with Call Backs and Cameos aplenty.
- The epic smackdown between The Park Crew & Friends VS Garret Bobby Ferguson Jr's army of baddies.
- Special mention goes to Super-Duck duking it out with Susan.
- And that's how the fourth season begins, folks.
- Did we mention all that action is backed up by a pretty sweet guitar track?
- Benson pulling off the world's most epic drum solo during "150-Piece Kit"
- The Christmas Special. While "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" is playing, Mordecai and Rigby save Christmas by leaving the evil Elf to his doom into a lava pit with the cursed present box, and Mordecai does so by wishing a flying skateboard to save himself and Rigby from the plunge.
- And prior to this, Pops wrestled a polar bear. And won!
- Sandwich Of Death: THE RETURN OF DEATH KWON DO!
- Margaret: "Have a nice week, diaper boy"
- "A Bunch Of Full Grown Geese". Highlights include:
- Mordecai and Rigby VS Limosaurus.
- Mordecai finally getting a kiss from Margaret in "Picking Up Margaret"
- Bonus points for "We Are The Champions" playing afterwards.
- Mordecai, Rigby, Benson, Skips, and Pops VS The Stress Monster in "Skips Stress".
- The epic convoy battle between Muscle Man and the rest of the group vs. the Health Inspector and his cronies. Not only is the chase battle an epic dogfight, but Muscle Man pulls off another Batman Gambit by fooling the fake Health Inspector into thinking the trailer is in the truck, while having it fall off a cliff. Bonus points for High-Five Ghost and his awesome bazooka!
Muscle Man: You know what else leads to violence and horror? MY MOM!
- Rigby basically snapping during "Meteor Moves" and finally telling Mordecai to grow a pair and kiss Margaret.
- The Format Guardians fight during "The Last LaserDisc Player".
- The entire last half of "Blind Trust". Basiclly Benson, Mordicai and Rigby are running from ghost animals for disturbing their sacred ground. They wind up rolling down a cliff resulting in Mordicai getting his arms and legs broken and Rigby accidentally getting poison oak in his mouth rendering him unable to speak. With Benson blinded from earlier and his arms broken, it looks like they're doomed. Until Mordicai comes up with the idea to tie the three to each other. Him in the back as the eyes and giving directions, Benson working the legs and Rigby using his arms. Working together, they manage to outrun the ghost animals. It just has to be seen to be believed.
- Benson rallying his employees in "The Best Boss in the World" to beat the Bill Lumbergh expy and his cronies.
Doug McFarland: What kind of a boss are you!?
Benson: The World's Best Boss.
- Benson defeating his captives and the Party clones in "Party Re-Pete"... with soda.
- The huge fight at "Steak Me Amadeus" between the police and the park workers vs the animatronics, especially since EVERYONE has a frickin gun.
- The chef of the restaurant getting a bazooka out of nowhere and blowing up the animatronics.
- Mordecai and Rigby's epic Ear Worm laden street performer showdown in "Silver Dude".
- Benson's Diving Save in "Benson's Car".
- Mordecai and Rigby's Thanksgiving song. Considering they won the song contest also counts as a CMOA.
- In "The Heart of a Stuntman", when Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and High-Five Ghost attend stuntman college to obtain a stuntman license, the success rate is 25% meaning only one of them has a chance to pass. But by the end of the final exam, Rigby and Muscle Man are the only ones to pass meaning they beat the odds of only one of them passing.
- In "Portable Toilet", Eileen and CJ jumping inside a portable toilet being carried by a helicopter to go rescue Mordecai and Rigby.
- In "Return of Mordecai & the Rigbys", the park gang absolutely rocking out in the battle of the bands. Unfortunately, it was all a dream and in reality they all collapsed of heat stroke and placed last.
- Skips' smackdown on Klorgbane when he first gains the fist of justice.
- In "Video 101", Eileen managing to shoot her music video in one take with one hour before it's due and getting an "A". And the music video in general.
- CJ gets one for pretending to almost throw Thomas (Death's son) off the bike, simultaneously getting back at him for trying to ruin her date with Mordecai and using his powers to get rid of the people chasing them.
- Rigby ends up humiliated on public television (for something he didn't mean to be a jerk about). While those who sympathize with Rigby would turn off the episode and call it a day, BENSON of all people comes in to bring Rigby back to reality with his sympathies and stories, as well as helping Rigby get back on the show and give some of the greatest Call Backs to the show since Exit 9B. And even better, his victory on that show was on PUBLIC TELEVISION. Just shows they really care about the fall guy, at least.
- "Thomas Fights Back" is a whole episode of awesomeness for Thomas.
- C.J. going crazy cloud form on the Couple Carrol CEO.
C.J.: LEAVE. US. ALONE!
- The season has all kinds of What the Hell, Hero? moments so far.
- The entire park angry at Muscle Man in "The End of Muscle Man" for making them think he was dying, even if he didn't mean to.
- In "Lift With Your Back", Rigby chews out Mordecai especially for taking him for granted and dismissing the fact that he's not only a hard worker when he needs to be, but a loyal friend who hadn't got the respect he deserved.
- "White Elephant Gift Exchange" has Muscle Man finally get some comeuppance for his years of agitating pranks. Complete with "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives being played in the background.