Regular Show: it's anything but...a children's show.
It's currently the most radar-dodging show found on Cartoon Network. The constant radar-dodging is partially justified as Regular Show is a more-or-less Bleached Underpants version of J.G. Quintel's student films, The Naive Man from Lollilandnote which, aside from one use of the word "hell," is pretty much safe for family viewing and 2 in the AM PMnote which isn't safe for family viewing, nestling snugly between the heaving bosom of the TV-14 and TV-MA ratings.
In fact, the show is so racy, a lot of the content gets edited out of practically every foreign dub (with the UK, Australian, and Latin American ones being the most heavily edited — to the point that some episodes have to be banned so as not to cut them into a plotless mess). All of those can be seen here.
Sexual innuendo and obscure sexual slang terms flow like water (and other bodily fluids).
Death has happened quite a lot, on screen and implied. Several one-shot characters seem to die in horrific ways (murder-suicides, stabbings, decapitation, suffocation, drowning, mauling, etc.). One-shot characters (like Muscle Man's dad) are killed off. Even lead character Rigby died four times in the show.
Death of random characters (mostly unnamed passers-by) is frequently seen and played for dark laughs. For example: the TV store clerk who got punched by The Hammer so hard that he flew into the horizon and exploded, and the clown who got disintegrated by the Destroyer of Worlds.
Suicide seems to crop up a lot, which is odd, considering that Cartoon Network edits out suicide gags from their classic cartoon collection (Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, the Popeye cartoons, etc).
The show uses swear words such as "pissed" and "crap", euphemisms like "freaking" and "fricking", along with sexual terms like "sucks", "blows" and "screwed" a lot (but only if they're used non-sexually. "Sucks" and "blows" non-sexually is used to describe something that's bad, unfair, or inferior whiles "screwed" non-sexually can be an adjective meaning "done for," "doomed," or "cheated out of something.").
The censors have recently caught onto "Pissed" dubbing it over it both episodes it was said with "Ticked".
Muscle Man's "My mom" jokes, a lot of which imply that his mother is promiscuous to the point that she could be a prostitute (i.e., "You know who else likes to score so she can get computer rights for a week? My mom!") or is sexually deviant ("You know who else likes "special entertainment" like that? My mom!"note In this case, the "special entertainment" was a hungover clown and his donkey crawling out of a cheap motel room with empty "soda" cans scattered around). The only reason they get by is because Muscle Man doesn't understand that the "mom" jokes are supposed to be insults about someone else's mom, not his. "Trucker Hall of Fame" revealed that Muscle Man's "My Mom" jokes are actually the "My Wife" jokes his dad told.
The character of Muscle Man himself, who seems stoned all the time, and is shirtless half the time. He has sickly, green skin, pale pink eyes with bags underneath, a Pink Floyd poster in his trailer, and both Mordecai and Rigby have complained he has a smell about him, which are also telltale signs of a drug usernote though the "smell about" Muscle Man could be just bad body odor as he doesn't seem like the kind of person who would regularly shower. The one time he did shower was actually a Shower of Angst he took following his break-up with Muscle Woman. It...wasn't fun to look at. You could argue he's not human like the rest of the main cast, but his brother is human colored and Mordecai has inferred that Muscle Man is human.
Starla, who has the biggest breasts ever seen in (recent) cartoon history.
Drugs and alcohol are often euphemistically depicted as common things. Soda, sugary snacks, milk, coffee, spinning around, spicy peppersnote much like the Simpsons episode where Homer gets high on a Guatemalan insanity pepper and goes on a psychedelic journey to find his soulmate with Johnny Cash as a space coyote, and even water have been used as G-rated drugs.
The Family-Friendly Firearms trope doesn't exist, as cops and other authority figures (such as the FBI and Animal Control) have used guns that aren't remade or redrawn to look like something from a fantasy or sci-fi series (even though this series isn't all that grounded in reality), even in the face of shootings that have happened in real life that would force TV shows (animated and otherwise) to tone down the gun violence.
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101 — The Power
"Now, how in the H are we gonna fix this S?"
Sadly, this was redubbed to "Now how in the heck are we gonna fix this stuff?" on Netflix and in some of the reruns that run before 8:00pm Eastern Time, but the closed captions still read the original line.
And if you live in the United Kingdom (or have seen it on the UK Netflix feed), the line is either edited as "Now, how in the heck are we going to fix this hole?" or "Now, how in the H are we going to fix this hole?" (the latter still gets crap past the radar because the T-Word Euphemism for "hell" [H] wasn't edited).
However, the line is still intact on DVD releases pre-The Complete First & Second Seasons (i.e., the Slack Pack DVD set).
Mordecai: Don't call me a 'hole! You're the 'hole!note Surprisingly, this wasn't cut, like the famous "How in the H are we gonna fix this S?" line
The wizard urinates in a bush. It's fully audible (in the US version. The UK and Australian versions edit it to make it look like the wizard just ran in the bushes and sighed for no reason).
Sam Marin (the voice of Benson, Muscle Man, and Pops) said that the "urinating" was actually a Censor Decoy for masturbating.
"But he's gonna be pissed!" (changed to "But he's gonna be ticked!" in all reruns)
Thankfully, this line like all the ones dubbed over on reruns is still intact on DVD releases.
"DON'T LOOK AT OUR CROTCHES WHILE WE SYNCHRONIZE OUR WATCHES!"
Benson: THE $40 YOU TWO CONNED OUT OF ME WITH THAT STUPID KEYBOARD CRAP!!!!!!
102 — Just Set Up the Chairs
"Benson's gonna drop his balls when he sees how good we set up these chairs!" "He's gonna be all, 'Oh no, my gumballs!'". In the UK, the second line was cut, and the "balls" from the first line was changed to "gumballs."
When Muscle Man goes to pick up the "Special Entertainment". The front door of the motel opens and "soda" cans come pouring out. A clown and a horse with a party hat on stumble out, the clown complains about the brightness, and nearly vomits before asking Muscle Man if he can borrow five bucks. And to top it all off:
Muscle Man: Do you know who likes "special entertainment" like that? MY MOM!
"What the H, dude?!"
Benson gets called a "greasy slop jockey" by a bratty birthday kid.
103 — Caffeinated Concert Tickets
A giant coffee bean has coffee come out of his nipples. And the coffee is sent into Mordecai and Rigby's mouths, causing their pupils to widen and they seem to go through some kind of trip. In order to make the coffee come out, the coffee bean has to raise his nipples up and squeeze them while fixated at a 90-degree angle.
Believe it or not, the squeezing bit is WORSE in the "censored" version that aired in Cartoon Network Australia and Cartoon Network Southeast Asia (particularly the Filipino cut). The scene where the giant coffee bean squeezes out the coffee from his nipples is cut off from that version, and it cuts to Mordecai and Rigby mouths open and drinking a blast of coffee coming from offscreen, making the implications of where the coffee could be coming from more disgusting than if any of those channels actually showed the coffee bean squirting coffee from his nipple.
The term "lady pecs" (their euphemism for "breasts") gets thrown around quite a lot in this episode.
After Mordecai hears that Margaret is going to the Fist Pump concert:
Rigby: I can't believe you're going to a concert just to see some... lady pecs!
"One day, Rigby, you'll be old enough to understand the real reason people go to concerts."
The line in the Fist Pump commercial announcing that the band just got out of jail and rehab. Despite the other edits done to this episode in the UK and in Australia, apparently implying that a rock band has had trouble with the law and trouble with drugs (and possibly sex, if sleazy celebrity confessions of "sex addictions" are anything to go by these days) is acceptable, 'cuz it was in there uncut and uncensored.
In the Romanian dub, it said "dezintoxicare", which means drug rehabilitation.
Margaret's revealing outfit at the concert, showing a bit of side "lady pec".
After meeting Slasher, Mordecai gets this insult hurled at him.
Slasher: Stop pumping it in the wind and start pumping it at the gym!
104 — Death Punchies
Rigby's messed up rear as shown in this page.
Mordecai: WEE-OOO WEE-OOO WEE-OOO! (impersonates a doctor) Quick doctor, both of these butt cheeks are unrecognizable. If we want anyone to recognize this as a butt in the future, then we have to do a complete butt-transplant stat!
Rigby: STOP TALKING! There was only damage to the one cheek and you know it!
Mordecai kicking Rigby in the groin in the punchies montage. The UK version replaces the actual Groin Attack with a frozen shot of Rigby lying on the couch.
What could Rigby mean by his pepperonis roasting down there?note The UK censors apparently know what "pepperonis" implies, as they replaced that word with "chest hairs"
Mordecai telling Rigby an option was the "Death Dump".
And the sensei's reaction:
Student: Umm, Sensei, I think someone Death-Kwon-Clogged the toilet again.
Muscle Man: Awwww....Don't turn on the lights!note In the UK version, the scene was redone so the viewer doesn't hear Muscle Man undress in the dark or Benson telling Muscle Man that "It's not that kind of party."
When Skips's immortality was taken away. He actually slowly turns into dust, lying on the floor. You could see his skull.
"No! He's gonna be pissed!"
106 — Meat Your Maker
When waiting for Mordecai and Rigby to grill the hot dogs, Benson, Skips and Pops start drinking. The bottle looks awfully like a beer can, and Pops is heard speaking gibberish, implying that he is very drunk.
Skips shotguns a "soda" while everyone shouts 'Go! Go! Go!' before crushing it against his head.
When Mordecai is first waking up from being unconscious, the camera shows Rigby kneeling down next to the box of hot dogs. The placement of the hotdog on the box, juxtaposed with Rigby's body... is very phallic.
The talking hot dogs' on-screen cannibalism/murder-suicide.
"Yes! It is our destiny to be eaten!"
One of the hot dogs is seen "eating itself."
Mordecai's dream has Margaret in an exposing seashell bra. His chest then thumps excessively.
"You pissed me off."note This line was changed to "You've ticked me off" on the UK version and on some previews for the episode. On Australian TV, this line is cut.
107 — Grilled Cheese Deluxe
Near the end of "Grilled Cheese Deluxe", we get a shot of Benson staring at a picture of another gumball machine online.
The song "Lies" by the Thompson Twins is used in the episode, which wouldn't be so bad, but the song in reality is about a man who finds out his wife is cheating on him with other men.
"All you're good at is being a big piece of sh—*punch* OW!!!!!"
The "ostrich thing with the balls" video. It starts to look like an ostrich about to play baseball but it also performs a Groin Attack on the man next to it.
When Mordecai claims he only wore pink that one time because he had to borrow from Dr. Asinoskovich, she happens to be right there and doesn't remember him. So, he doubles down on the lie by vaguely referring to a conference, at which point the Doctor then looks nervously embarrassed, saying she doesn't remember very much from that conference, and excuses herself promptly. The astronaut he's lying to seems to take that as possible evidence of a sexual affair.
After Mordecai and Rigby are thrown out of the van by the astronauts, we get this:
Rigby: WE SAVED THE CITY, ASTRO- *gets the grilled cheese deluxe thrown at him*
108 — The Unicorns Have Got To Go
The DudeTime bodyspray commercial's underlying message is, "This cologne will attract sexy women to you and make them rip your clothes off!"note In the UK and Latin America, the scene of the dude in the "Dude Time" commercial getting his clothes ripped off by sexy women was cut
Rigby's line: "What kind of loser wants chicks tearing their clothes off?"
During the commercial, the women rip off the man's clothes and his crotch bump is clearly visible through his pants.
This is more Parental Bonus than anything, but the unicorns attire is based on those associated with 1970s punks, frat boys, soccer hooligans, skinheads, leather daddies, and Alex and his droogs from A Clockwork Orange.
Mordecai's lady dreams have girls ripping of their clothes at the scent of his cologne. One even cradles his neck.
The unicorns' lady dreams, one of which is a girl in a bikini feeding a horse. In some slang circles (mostly Urban Dictionary.com, as the expression is not so common in real life), "feeding the horse" means to fingerbang — sexually penetrate with the fingers on your hands — a woman.note Cut in Brazil.
Another great gem of an exchange:
Mordecai: How is this supposed to help me get the ladies?
According to this storyboard, the original "lady" was going to be a cross-dressed man in a wig and skimpy women's underwear, but Cartoon Network rejected it.
Mordecai uses the term, "What the H?".
In medieval times, it was believed that only virgins could attract unicorns. Thus, since the cologne attracts them so readily, anyone who wears it must be a virgin. Therefore, since Mordecai wore the cologne, he must be a virgin.
It is implied that Pops' head is oversized because it's filled with pulsating tumors (or has a very big one) from using a 1980s cell phone (which is said to be radioactive).
When this episode originally aired, the Prank Caller's bathroom floor had a condom wrapper on it. In all reruns (including the American ones), the condom wrapper is digitally removed.
It appears to have been removed in the DVD, as well.
Master Prank Caller: "I warned you two to leave me alone. Now I'm going to prank you so hard, you're both gonna 'poop a duke.'"
110 — Don
Don's design - much more humanoid than Rigby, even to the point that he has non-explicity drawn genitals (just a crotch bump where a penis and testicles would normally be).
A fact which is referenced when Don tells Rigby he stopped wearing pants because Rigby didn't wear them. So, even in the show, Mordecai and Rigby are always viewed as naked. Don even yelled- "You were naked! I thought that was so cool!"
J.G. Quintel, William Salyers and Sam Marin, the voice actors of Mordecai, Rigby and Pops, were forced to change it to "plank" (as "plank" is British slang for someone who is considered dumb and "turd" is considered too gross for children's TV over there) in the UK. They had a lot of fun doing it.note The link to this video has been removed for legal reasons
When the athletic character takes over Rigby's body, he's wearing a workout suit with a blatantly obvious crotch bump in it.
In the morning, Mordecai doesn't remember ordering T-shirts. In a flashback when ordering them, Mordecai is downing a liquid in a blue can and then throws it in a huge pile of the same drink, while talking really fast.
Mordecai and Rigby's future selves teach them how to do a little crotch hump dance. Mordecai and Rigby later do the crotch hump in the performance... and the audience goes wild.
Mordecai gets a little too excited when Margaret puts on a revealing T-shirt.
201 — Ello Gov'nornote Edited in CN Australia to remove the taxi hiding in the woman's shower and scaring her)
The taxi is hiding in a woman's shower, while the woman is in the bathroom. The taxi grits its teeth and gets excited after seeing the girl, and pulls her into the shower while screaming is heardnote This was edited when shown in Australia.
Mordecai's line, "You're screaming like a freakin' maniac!" was changed in Canadian airings to "You're screaming like a religious maniac!" So...let's see if we have this right: It's not okay to use a common euphemism for "fucking," but it is okay to mock religion by equating it with hysterical screaming. Good job, Canadian censors.
Mordecai's reaction to seeing the real taxi from the movie approaching him and Pops: "HOLY CRAP, IT'S REAL!!"note in some overseas versions, "HOLY CRAP..." is changed to "Oh, no!" or edited out entirely
202 — It's Time
In the video game that Mordecai lost to Rigby in, the superhero strips off the woman' ropes. Later, the superhero strips off her clothes, leaving her only with a revealing bra and tongue-kissing the superman.
Rigby: They're just going to sit around discussing their feelings. Fully clothed!
It's not much and a slightly different color, but in the preview for the zombie movie, they show a person bleeding after a zombie biting them. You rarely see blood on Cartoon Network (unless it's on an anime, and even then, the blood will either be digitally removed or recolored into a less realistic color). Also, they show the same person's guts being torn out of the body a scene later.
The whole tongue kissing thing in the game and how Rigby demonstrates is suggesting that he's going to do Margaret.
When Pops was crossing the dimensions, all of his clothes are removed. Luckily, you don't see any body parts, just bare skin, but it's blatantly obvious he is nude.
206 — My Momnote Banned in Australia. No one knows why, but it can safely be assumed that the "My Mom" jokes, some of the sexual innuendo, and the part with Muscle Man's brother rising from Hell were too much for Australian censors
Most of Muscle Man's mom jokes were under this.
Muscle Man: You know who else will blow a fuse if she found out we were slacking off? My mom!
Muscle Man: You know who else says UGGHGHHHHH!?
Muscle Man: You know who else messes around? My mom!
Muscle Man: You know who else gets supervised for not doing it right? My mom!
Muscle Man: You know who else has the best tacos in the town?
Muscle Man: Pull your panties out of your butt, bro!
Also in the arcade scene, one of the game titles is "Percolator". A percolator normally means a device that warms up coffee, but in stoner culture (which is definitely the Periphery Demographic of this show), it's yet another slang term for a bong.
Muscle Man makes Mordecai and Rigby eat a photoshopped picture of his butt, which they think is his mom. Before they figure it out, it sounds like Muscle Man told them to eat his mom.
In the arcade, Q*BERT gets changed into PUBERT.
They actually got away with using Poison's "Nothing But a Good Time" during the montage and didn't censor the following line: "They say I always spend my money on women and wine..."
Muscle Bro comes out of Hell to get his revenge (even though "Trucker Hall of Fame" established that his brother is still alive and his father had just died).
Rigby calls Muscle Man and H-Five Ghost turds, once again, the UK censored it to planks.
GBF explodes in "brain goo", which looks white and gooey, not unlike semen.
After winning a game, two kids type TRD as their initials, meaning "turd".
208 — Rage Against The TV
"Kick him in the junk! Kick him in the junk!" "I'm kicking him in the junk!" They even wait a while before revealing that the video game character they're trying to defeat is actually holding a big pile of junk.
As the Hammer is about to deliver one of those land-on-the-guy finishing moves on Skips, Rigby throws him a chair and the Hammer lands on the top of the chair, crotch-first. He then falls in the fetal position.
Muscle Man's man boobs slap him in the face.
"Eat on that, triple thugs!"
209 — Party Petenote Considered one of the most heavily-censored episodes in the UK and Australia, cutting out a lot of Party Pete's crotch-humping, the rude language, and the scene of Party Pete's floozies shaking their bodies in front of Pops
Muscle Man talks about wanting a lot of guests with breasts (and not using any other word for it, he does say 'breasts') at the party. Not talking about his, of course.
Muscle Man: It takes more than expired soda to have a party. It takes guests with breasts and mine don't countnote In the UK airing, the line was changed to "It takes guests with chicks, and my mom doesn't count." It's not as risque as the original line, but it can be taken the wrong way by more gutter-minded viewers, given how much Muscle Man makes jokes about his mom being fat, ugly, and a possible sleaze.
"Suck on this, promotional ice sculpture!"note Shortened on Cartoon Network Australia to "Promotional ice sculpture!" It would have been better if the line was cut entirely
Speaking of the women, a lot of the women seem to be wearing skimpy clothing at the party.
Party Pete's ice sculpture had a considerable lump in the part between his legs.
"And that was the mating of the Toledo Horsefly, narrated by *laughs* me."
Pete does some really suggestive crotch humping. He puts his hand over his crotch and rubs it around, then his crotch enlarges.
The way Party Pete was thrusting his hips at women during the party, looks like he was grinding his crotch on woman's backsides.
The entire Party Pete dry-humping scene.
Two girls shake their rears towards Pops.
It seems like Party Pete got drunk or hyper from the RadiCola.
210 — Brain Erasernote Definitely on the list for "Most Risque Regular Show episode, given that it centers on Mordecai accidentally seeing Pops naked and being plagued by images of his nudity. J.G. Quintel himself was surprised that this episode got through and was worried that it would only see a limited viewing before being banned and shelved. It wasn't.
Pops' naked body is shown throughout the entire episode, butt and all.
Mordecai later describes Pops' junk- "saggy, wrinkled, shriveled, pasty..."
After Mordecai, Rigby and Skips successfully erase said memory from Mordecai's brain, Benson comes down in a towel. His towel slips off, showing that his gumball flap is standing upright. Benson, Mordecai, Rigby, and Skips all have shocked expressions, implying that an open flap equals a naked Benson.
Pops uses his hat to cover himself. For a moment, his hat stays in place without Pops holding it.note Cartoon Network Latin America cropped the shot, only showing Pops from the waist up
While in the Movie Shop, all of the DVD covers are replaced with Pops' naked butt. note On the Latin American dub, all the shots of Pops shown naked on the DVDs are covered with a censor blur from the neck down, which actually is more appropriate censorship for naked women, not naked men. Either the censors are against male nipples or it was a mistake that didn't get fixed in time.
In the arcade, there are soap suds covering Pops' crotch.
Suicidal Pops strikes again. He jumps off a cliff and laughs.
It is implied that Mordecai saw Pops fully naked on the Cowboys stand, penis and all.
There is a very short close-up on Pops' hairy butt.
Well, it is a naked-themed episode, but you would expect some censoring. No, they actually say the words "naked" and "nude" without any type of censorship.
Rigby jokes that Mordecai saw Pops' "junk mail". If you look at Rigby while he says "His junk mail?" he wiggles his pinky in a rather... stiff way.
211 — Benson Be Gone
Leon slurring his words could mean that he's drunk.
The gang kills Susan and send her to Hell, only to have her rise from the ground.
212 — But I Have a Receipt
The term "blows" is used nine times in the episode. Either the censors were absent that day or they don't know that "blows" is used in the same context as "sucks."note Both are used to describe blowjobs AND/OR when a person, place, thing, idea, or situation is considered unfair or of poor quality Or, they do know, but they just don't care.
"Oooo! Muscle Man! Quit pinchin' my butt with your war claw!"
Darthon gets stabbed with a ruler.note The Cartoon Network Australia version cuts out the actual part of Darthon getting stabbed, and crops out the ruler impaled in him
213 — This Is My Jam
Skips: Muscle Man blows a mean piece of brass.
Muscle Man: You know who else blows a mean piece of —?
Not helped by the fact that Muscle Man's idea of playing the trumpet is leaning with both hands behind his head while Hi-Five Ghost works the buttons.
Rigby pretends to take a leak with the hose while cleaning the roof.
The Ghost tape put his hands behind his head, relaxing style, while he thrusts his hips up three times.
While cleaning the roof:
Rigby: You need to get your mind out of the gutters and into the summer!
Rigby walking into Starla's boobs note Cut on Cartoon Network Australia.
The end where Muscle Man and Muscle Woman reunite, which would be heart-warming if not for the disturbing amount of Gainaxing (from both Muscle Man and Muscle Woman) as they run into each other's arms and tongue kiss (which, if you can believe it, is actually worse)note Thankfully — or not — Cartoon Network Australia cut this scene. Rigby's line captures the audience's reaction quite well:
Rigby: This is the most disturbing day of my life.
Rigby: Muscle Man had a girlfriend? I wonder who had more junk in the trunk.
A tattooed biker plays a harmonica through his butt, and the camera cuts to a disgusted Rigby note In the UK version, the scene was re-animated so that way the biker plays two kazoos shoved into his nostrils. Rigby's disgusted reaction shot was still kept in.
216 — Jinx
By the end of the episode, about thirty people end up in their underwear. Most of the women have a good deal of cleavage showing, too.
Muscle Man also is lying naked, but the camera thankfully obscures the genitalia.
To clarify that the woman on the right does not have big man-boobs a la Muscle Man, after the demonized people turn back to human, she (and the all the other girls) have bras and panties on, while the men are mostly nude.
It seems s/he's wearing most of their shirt, unlike anybody else, male or female; and is wearing either those boxer-briefs underwear or perhaps torn long underwear. So it "could" be a guy... Maybe.
217 — See You There
One woman at the party has a pair of cones over her boobs as a costume (similar to what Madonna had on in the early 1990s).
Rigby says "What the H, Bobby?!"
The lesbian couple from Jinx are back as background characters in the party.
218 — Do Me a Solid
Mordecai is grossed out by one of those "shake weight" commercial and asks Rigby to change the channel.
'4:20' once again makes an appearance on the VCR. A close examination of it shows evidence that it's not a coincidence but was edited in at the last minute. The previous scene reads 9:25, and the 4:20 bar actually clips over Rigby's hand as it passes over the clock.
Muscle Man's line: "Hey ladies, look at what else I can do with my ice cream sandwich." Made worse with Margaret's uneasy reaction.
The look on everyone's face, the fact that it's shown off-screen, and the fact that Rigby's Videotapes it, indicates that whatever Rigby's unnamed "solid" was rather Sick and Wrong.
219 — Grave Sightsnote Banned in Australia for horror violence
At one point in the episode Skips kicks a zombie in the crotch. The crotch turns into dust and the zombie shows no pain.
One of the gravestones read "Welspy Mouch. 1922-1914. A life unlived." The implications are rather horrifying.
One of the women in the audience isn't wearing a shirt, just a bra.
220 — Really Real Wrestling
Mordecai: "Dude, Benson would have snapped his crank if we just up and left work! You've gotta be responsible sometimes."
Rigby: "And that's why we don't have tickets for wrestling, 'cause all you can think about is Benson's crank."
221 — Over the Top
Benson is clearly drunk in the first bar scene. "Skips...Skips...I am your boss and I order you... to wrestle me..." Really, everyone was drunk there. No way would anyone even try and arm-wrestle Skips knowing his great strength, so alcohol (or a similar substitute) here is making everyone say and do stupid things.
"If a car was a girl, would you take her out on a date and try to get to second base?"
"I can't wait to shove my key into THAT." The UK version of this episode edited the line to "I can't wait to do doughnuts in THAT!"note "Doing doughnuts" just means to drive around in circles really fast in an empty parking lot
Muscle Man says "that competition blew logs".
Muslce Man pretends to stab Mordecai (and High Five Ghost poses as Mordecai's soul ascending to Heaven) to scare off the remaining contestantsnote This scene was edited when aired on Cartoon Network's Australian channel.
After talking about Death's bowling ball of souls:
Rigby: I could rub that ball in so many people's faces.
"After we shove our bowling bags in your faces!" Originally, the line was supposed to be "After we shove our bowling balls in your faces," but Cartoon Network thought that was going into [adult swim] territory.
L'Petit Mort Toys. Good thing they're normal toys, as that name sounds like a brand name for sex toys (i.e., vibrators and dildos).
304-305 — Terror Tales of the Parknote This episode is probably the most violent episode in Cartoon Network history outside of Sym-Bionic Titan. In fact, it was supposed to be more gruesome, but CN made JG rewrite the last three minutes of the episode. To put it shortly, everyone gets killed.
Pops kills Percy by kicking him into the furnace, letting him burn to death.
Death Metal Crash Pit
Muscle Man kills himself (and everyone around him gets caught in the explosion) just to escape some bad music.
The lyrics to the death metal song are disturbing. "I want your devastation nation!"
In the House
Mordecai gets decapitated by his own knife.
High Five Ghost gets liquified out of a phone.
Pops suffocates in a dresser.
Skips gets sucked in a fireplace and burned alive.
Benson drowns after getting flushed down the toilet, with his gumballs floating to the top.
Muscle Man cocks and loads a shotgun, then starts shooting everywhere. It is implied that one of the bullets ricocheted and hit himself. Then his SKIN is ripped off his body. We then get to see him flex. It is highly detailed.note Also censored in the UK.
Muscle Man: "I told you I was ripped!"
This exchange, after Rigby's turned into a house and everyone looks around:
Muscle Man: Whoa! There's even a bathroom! Hey, Rigby, can I-
Rigby: No way!
Benson pukes his gumballs, which was also cut in the UK version.
Benson getting strangled and drowned in the toilet.
306 — Camping Can Be Cool
Random Employee: Isn't this a bit weird?
Ranger: No! We'll just put some clothes on the Humany Parts!
307 — Slam Dunk
"You know who else likes to score so she can get computer rights for a week? MY MOM!"
The use of "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter can count. The song is about R. Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvania treasurer who shot himself through the mouth on live TV in 1987 during a press conference to escape jail time for bribery. Apparently the CN censors thought the song was referring to basketball shots.
The Basketball King puts two balls near his crotch and they look like his testicles.
Also, his limo has basketball truck-nuts.
308 — Cool Bikes
This exchange later comes up. It sounds more suggestive than it is, but they are actually refering to Mordecai and Rigby.
Girl: Muscle Man, what are those?
Muscle Man: Baby, those are wieners! (laughs)note This line is often changed to "Baby, those are losers" on overseas airings and when Cartoon Network airs "Regular Show" outside of the 5:00 pm to 9:00pm timeslot
"Ladies and gentlemen, they swear! There is nothing cooler than that!"
309 — House Rules
Kevin the prank caller kills himself in his stand.
This exchange. It sounds kinda nasty when you realize how sleazy Muscle Man portrays his mom in his jokes (or it could be Muscle Man's way of calling Mordecai and Rigby homosexual because they cross-dressnote which is a fallacy, as straight men can cross-dress too):
Muscle Man: Where'd you get those outfits? My mom's closet?
A couple of the members in the CrewCrew are voiced by Donald Glover (credited under his rapper name Childish Gambino) and Tyler, the Creator—rappers known for using explicit lyrics in their music, especially the latter.
311 — Cruisin'
"Carmanita's special parts should only be manipulated by a professional."
Toward the end of the episode, the commercial for the airplane showed some scantily-clad women.
In the Hungarian dub, Scabitha's name is changed to "Lotyóra", which translates to "Slut-ra".
312 — Under the Hood
Muscle Man's "my mom jokes":
"You know who else likes to clean up other people's messes? MY MOM!"
(during Muscle Man's crappy stand-up routine): "My sofa weighed 600 pounds and was sweaty and smelled like butts. You know who else smells like a pile of butts? MY MOM!"
313 — Weekend at Benson's
The Mississippi Queen hot pepper trip, which plays out like a drug trip, complete with Eileen and Margaret calling a cab so Benson, Rigby, and Mordecai can get home safely and the trio finding themselves passed out and hungover on the lawn the next day.
The jar of Habanero Peppers that Benson eats from says "Pepper on Pepper action".
"Mississippi Queen" had "wine" in the line "she moves better on wine" bleeped out with a car horn (which is odd, considering that Poison's "Nothin' But a Good Time" had the line, "They say I spend my money on women and wine" uncensored). On the other hand, the song is still quite obviously about a stripper ("You know she was a dancer").
314 — Fortune Cookie
When Benson is picking up a newspaper in nothing but a robe a man with a floor cleaning device walks by and his floor cleaner sucks up Benson's towel rendering him naked. Later on in the episode the same guy utters this line after talking to Mordecai and Rigby "Oooh! Excuse me, there's a hot chick getting her paper over there" in a rather giddy tone.
Muscle Man plays the old "add 'in bed' to the end of your fortune" game, but replaces "in bed" with "in the back of a car" ("You will be on the cover of Video Game Monthly... in the back of a car!!!")
"You know what else is hot and likes to tear through stuff? MY MOM!" (possibly the most obviously sexual "My Mom!" joke Muscle Man has made since the ones he made on his first appearance in "My Mom")
315 — Think Positive
When Mordecai and Rigby didn't clean the cart after Pops spoke to Benson, Rigby questions what a hose is. And they start to say the word "hose" really slowly.
Rigby: Yeah, and what is a hose? Hooooose...
Rigby: (looking rather suggestively) Hose?
316 — Skips vs. Technology
One of Error 220's random pop-ups reads Do Me.
317 — Butt Dial
One of the lyrics of Mordecai's songs talk about Margaret making his insides feel like knotted twists. When Pops hears the song, he pulls a disgusted face and falls to the floor.
318 — Eggscellent 319 — Gut Model
—> Muscle Man: While you'll be striking out with chicks, I'll be scoring with wings and chicks.
Muscle Man is asked to pose as a pregnant woman. They also mention how real pregnant women cost twice the money to buy.
When dancing at Wing Kingdom, Muscle Man does pelvic thrusts to the music playing out of the jukebox.
A guy in the park is seen reading a magazine with the title, "How to Give a Man Hug."
In the big fight scene, Muscle Man kicks a guy's head OFF HIS BODY.
322 — The Best Burger in the World 323 — Replaced
Mordecai's pizza parties are pretty obviously supposed to bring to mind a drinking binge. This is only supported by the fact that the house is trashed at the beginning of the episode after one.
In a similar vein, Mordecai and Rigby were probably drunk so they couldn't clean up.
324 — Trash Boat 325 — Fists of Justice
One of the Guardians of Youth gets a hole blasted graphically through him by Klorgbane. The camera clearly shows the hole (and what could arguably be considered blood within the hole) before the Guardian drops to the ground dead. One of the few times there is even slightly blood. Made worse by the fact that, even though the Guardians clearly have adult personalities and voices, their outward appearance is of an oversized infant, meaning we get to see a babyget a hole blasted through it and die.
326 — Yes Dude Yes
C.J.'s clothes fall off during her transformation to a tornado.
Mordecai sees a cloud shaped like an ass.
On the game, the fourth best person at it's initials are "TRD" meaning turd again.
327 — Busted Cart
Benson is forced to take a sobriety test after an incident involving napkins, a water bottle, and soggy eyes has the cops mistake him for a drunk driver.
Rigby refers to a pitstop as a "piss stop." According to an interview with Sam Marin (the voice of Benson, Muscle Man, and Pops), this was not a mistake.
The Joyspot (G-Spot) Arcade where they take a video game break.
328 — Dead at Eight
Mordecai's reaction to Almond Milk.
Muscle Man calls Mordecai and Rigby turds.
329 — Access Denied
A commercial has girls in revealing bras.
330 — Muscle Mentor
While Rigby is hanging on for dear life, we see quite a bit of Muscle Man's butt.
331 — Trucker Hall of Fame
How Muscle Dad died: He was mauled by a bear whom he thought was a cop in a bear costume.
"You know who else got smoky on her tail?! MY WIFE!" Viewers finally learn that Muscle Man's "My Mom" jokes are actually altered versions of the "My Wife" jokes his dad told.
"Hey, Trucker Hall of Fame! Kiss my dad's trucker hat ashes!"
This line was originally supposed to be in the episode, but had some words replaced as the censors saw that it could be interpreted as sexual innuendo that not even Cartoon Network would allow on their pre-[adult swim] programming. Take note that "raincoat" has been used as a euphemism for a condom.
Muscle Dad: You sure you don't need a raincoat?
Muscle Man: (with prom date) Muscle Dad, come on! I don't need no protection from the rain!
For comparison on What Could Have Been, here's the toned-down line that actually aired on TV (which isn't risque in any way):
Muscle Dad: You sure you don't need an umbrella?
Muscle Man: Dad, we don't need an umbrella! We're just going to the prom.
In 10-year old Muscle Man's room has a poster of a woman in a bikini.
332 — Out of Commission
The cart gets drunk and starts fighting people in a "family restaurant" bar (which, according to the sarcastic quotation marks on the sign, is neither a "restaurant" nor a "family"-friendly place — or was, but time and increasingly rowdy patrons have ruined it).
The cart telling Mordecai to tell Benson that he just "...picked up his mama".
Cart tells Mordecai and Rigby, "I've never felt the hot, delicate touch of a lady cart."
The cart wants Mordecai and Rigby to live out his last wishes and assist him with suicide, which is pretty dark for something alleging to be a kids' cartoon (or any form of media for that matter, as there is a lot of moral and ethical questions and issues associated with assisted suicide).
The cart having what can only be described as sex with a red car involving jumper cables. Obviously, the part was edited when aired in the UK.
Muscle Man regaling one of his "My Mom" jokes to Starla's parents.
Muscle Man: ...to which I replied, "My mom."
Starla and her parents: (laughs)
334 — Diary
When Mordecai says that he and Margaret are just friends, Rigby replies with, "Yeah, friends without benefits." In the UK, it was changed to "Your friend that will never be more than just a friend," which is the same thing as saying "friends without benefits," only it's not as sharp and to the point.
Margaret's Guardian of Secrets is dressed in a rather revealing Roman outfit (though it doesn't look any different from what a Greco-Roman goddess would wear).
When Mordecai reveals his secrets, he yells, "I like going commando! A LOT!!!!"
335 — The Best VHS in the World
Rigby's butt-cheek pants is a woman's bra.
Muscle Man and High-Five Ghost's conversation about badminton equipment:
Muscle Man: Dude, where are the balls? You were supposed to bring them!
High-Five Ghost: Where's your racket?
Muscle Man: I'm not talking about rackets, I'm talking about balls.
High-Five Ghost: But badminton doesn't have any balls!
Muscle Man: What? I'm not playing any game that doesn't have balls in it!
Come to think of it, badminton uses shuttlecocks. Hmmm...
The joke was originally supposed to be this:
MM: How are we going to play in the badminton tournament when you don't even know where my shuttlecock is?
HFG: Well, where's your racket?
MM: Don't turn this on me! I'm talking about the shuttlecocks!!!
HFG: Dude, stop saying that word.
336 — Prankless
The Prank War seems like an actual war, with references to being "taken out", and when the workers get hit, they're deemed "lost".
The name of the Ski Ball machine is "Skeeze Ballz". "Skeeze" usually refers to a woman of loose morals, and "skeezeball" itself is used in the same context as "scumbag" or "slimeball" (someone — male or female — who is morally or ethically reprehensible). See here.
339 — Sugar Rush
The entire episode could be seen as an acid trip. The apple fritter doughnut was obviously a drug stand-in. Pops gets "hyper" on them and says they "taste like magic", and they take you on a "trip".
"You know who else likes to stuff themselves with their bosses' free doughnuts? My mom!"
340 — Bad Kiss
When Margaret leans in towards the glove compartment by Mordecai's crotch to look for the wallet, his face turns to disbelief.
Mordecai yells at his future self for "lip-blocking" him, an obvious stand-in for "cock-blocking".
The answer to Muscle Man's algebra problem is C=8 (the joke would be more understandable if 8=D was used instead, but Cartoon Networkmay have told J.G. Quintel and company that it was too suggestive for primetime Cartoon Network).
After that, Mordecai asks "You know who else's C equals 8?" in order for Muscle Man to give his "My Mom!" response.
A flashback of Pops covering his penis with a hat from the infamous episode "Brain Eraser" is shown.
The climatic battle, featuring the deaths of at least 200+ past and present enemies.
A flashback of Benson dropping his towel and exposing his gumball slot (also from "Brain Eraser") is shown.
When Muscle Man wedgies Thomas, he answers with "Aw, dude. Should've gone commando."
In the pranking video, a worker gets pantsed and he has a clearly visible crotch bulge.
Another worker dies when he gets put in an exploding casket and catapulted during his own funeral (despite still being alive, and the worst he got from being hit by a bus was two broken arms).
404-405 — Terror Tales of the Park II
Uncle Steve's death, which is equated with a tree being pushed into a woodchipper.
The party bus has a stripper pole in it. Granted, none of the women used it the way it's commonly used (it was more used as something for dancers to grab on to, since the bus was in motion and it is hard to stand up in a moving vehicle), but, it was there and this is Regular Show, Cartoon Network's (new) gold standard for getting away with [adult swim]-like content.
An intestine falls on Pops' head when the house explodes. Coincidentally, it is oddly raccoon-shaped.
Muscle Man's "PACKAGE."
A leg shoots out of Jan's crotch when he transforms into a spider.
When Rigby says he's going to fix the Snowman in Gene's park and reaches for the carrot nose, it seems to imply that he intended to put the carrot into the snowman's crotch so that the carrot nose would become a carrot penis.
Like "Fuzzy Dice" and "Exit 9B," this episode features lots of gunfire, explosions, and people getting injured and (supposedly) dying.
The evil elf shoots Santa Claus 3 times in the chest, with bullet holes and minimal blood. Luckily, he was wearing a bulletproof vest. The UK has edited Santa getting shot, even going as far as digitally removing (and showing alternate footage of) Santa with no bullet holes on his shirt and cutting any verbal reference to the gunshots he incurred.
413 — TGI Tuesday
This conversation at the party store (which can be taken as either a joke about Muscle Man and his mom's weight or something more perverted):
Muscle Man: "Huge" is me and my mom's middle name! Muscle Man "Huge" Sorenstein out!
This conversation about the Parkside Lux ballroom:
Benson: This ballroom held the most elegant balls in its day.
Rigby: Woah! Were they big?
Benson: Oh, they were huge!
The Parkside Lux closed because of a wild party thrown that trashed the entire club. Rigby then finds a woman's bra on the floor, causing Eileen to snicker, implying that a woman at the party went topless.
The gang said that "They partied so hard that their bodies gave out", implying that they died from anything from drug overdoses to suicide to simply overexerting themselves by dancing excessively.
One dancing scene features a close-up of several guy's crotches.
414 — Firework Run
There are heavy allusions to drug dealing (substitute "peppers and fireworks" for any illegal drug of your choice [since it's Mexico, go with marijuana and maybe cocaine, though the man-made manufacturing and the basement lab do suggest crystal meth], and you'll understand).
The Mexican stereotyping on Hector and his goons. They have a heavy Spanish accent, and the restaurant they sell the chili peppers at is called "South of the Line" (south of the border), which is filled to the brim with criminals and illegal "chili pepper" dealers.
Armando's house and appearance suggests that he is either an alcoholic or a drug addict.
The entire episode is pretty much a call for (and a Take That against) sexual abstinence.
In the monster truck show, two cars hump each other. The act is called "Couples Crush", and the announcer makes the scene seem real dirty.
"They're really going at it now!"
Muscle Man's magazine is called "Under the Covers".
One of the inanimate Starlas are three watermelons. The top one is her head, and the bottom two are her breasts.
Mordecai, Rigby and Fives drink "soda" in a paper bag in public, which is a stand-in for beer.
At the end of the episode, Muscle Man and Starla tongue-kiss and make out in front of everyone.
The end of the episode (where Muscle Man and Starla finally reunite) features a montage of violent explosions timed to the chiming of the clock tower, including a guy running into a port-o-john and exploding.
416 — Sandwich of Death 417 — Ace Balthazar Lives
Ace Balthazar dying in a bus crash from reckless driving.
"You know what else isn't cool? Not wearing pants." The camera then zooms in on his crotch, with an obvious lump.
When the band members in the hot tub stand up after seeing the knight dressed as Ace, they also have visible crotch bumps.
After the knights watch the Adrenaline concert, some of them grind on women.
418 — Do or Diaper
Muscle Man calls his kiss "dessert" in the same way he would sex. Then, he and Starla do full-on making-out.
Later, Starla says, "Ooh, you're so bad," in a sexual way before full-on making out.
Mordecai's magazine: "Lady Life: What the Women Really Want".
The woman who sees Mordecai practice puckering up gives him her phone number.
"When are you gonna do it?" "I just came to see him do it!" and other "do-it" jokes.
419 — Quips
Quips does a pelvic thrust whenever he yells "zingo".
Pops: I brought my pencil, give me something to write on, man!
420 — Caveman
This part of Greg and Diane's conversion.
Greg: Mordecai and Rigby gave us an hour to catch up, what do you want to do?
Greg: Oh, we can't do that, it's more civilized time now.
The cavemen violently running amok in the park.
421 — That's My Television
The ending reveals that RG-B2's actor is actually a naked old man curled up in a fake TV (though nothing explicit is shown, you can tell he has no clothes on).
They also close his eyes when they think he's died; he was just resting.
This episode has a TV-PG for violence once again, due to the recurring use of guns, a chopper, drones, RG-B2's rocket-launcher bazooka from the Russian prime minister, and Mordecai and Rigby being threatened with a sword-wielder.
422 — A Bunch of Full Grown Geese
Two hippies playing hacky sack in the opening montage have very dilated pupils.
423 — Fool Me Twice
The repeated use of "balls" in the Baka Blitz challenges.
During the Sumo Slide, Rigby tumbles and goes down the slide face-down, and his mouth goes on the crotches of the sumo-wrestlers.
The game show host and the robot both commit suicide (the host, by punching himself so he could fall into the lava faster, and the robot by self-explosion), though it's not that much of a surprise, since it's making fun of the Japanese idea of committing suicide rather than living with shame.
424 — Limousine Lunchtime 425 — Picking Up Margaret
The smoothie store is called "Fast and Easy," two adjectives often used to describe sex — specifically, used as insults to women who are promiscuous.
430 — Trailer Trashed 431 — Meteor Moves
Rigby asks Mordecai sarcastically if he's been "tongue wrestling with Margaret".
432 — Family BBQ
Margaret's father is a human. The only one who ever has a reaction from this is Mordecai, but it's soon over. Seriously. No one saw that coming. The G-rated way of looking at it is maybe Margaret's mom remarried, but it would still give off that Interspecies Romance vibe even without the implications of sex.
"You know your father... always thinking with his chopper. But that's why I love him." In the UK, the line was changed to "You know your father...always thinking with his helicopter..." which means the same, only there's no Accidental Innuendo.
When Mordecai, Rigby, High Five Ghost, and Muscleman have to activate the Obsolete Format Guardians, Mordecai, Rigby, and HFG put a Betamax tape, an eight-track tape, and a floppy disk into the head of the first three guardians. Muscleman has to put a pair of reel-to-reel rolls onto the fourth guardian's nipples.
Muscleman: Dude, sick!
The climax of the episode is a giant battle with several guns and the death of one of the guardians, as well as many of the VHS Cult members.
434 — Country Club
The rich people's obsession with turning things into toilets.
Muscleman plans to still use his reclaimed meat locker despite it being part toilet. He even takes out some meat from it.
The God of Street Performing doing the splits on the floor in a Speedo. Benson tells Mordecai and Rigby to clean the floor after seeing that. Whether he means because of the body paint or his genitals is left ambiguous.
503 — Benson's Car 504 — Every Meat Burritos 505 — Wall Buddy
The Wall Buddy commercial. "My mom's havin' another baby!"
506 — A Skips in Time 507 — Survival Skills
One of the tortillas at the store is called Big "O" Tortillas.
The tree bark drug trip that turns Mordecai into a gyro and Rigby into a Minecraft character. It's not as chaotic as the hot pepper trip from "Weekend at Benson's"; it was more like a G-rated take on the drug trip from 2 in the AM PM (the short film that Regular Show is based on).
508-509 — Terror Tales of the Park III
In the "Jacked Up Jack-o-Lantern" story, Muscle Man gets turned into a pumpkin and so do his man-boobs.
Muscle Man and Starla are shown making love yet again, this time hidden inside a giant brown bag.
Mordecai whacks Muscle Man in the groin with a golf club.
510 — Tants 511 — Bank Shot 512 — Power Tower 513-514 — The Thanksgiving Special 515 — The Heart of a Stuntman 516 — New Year's Kiss 517 — Dodge This
Even though Benson has a concussion, it was pretty clear that he acting drunk off of chicken wings. And by the end of the episode after his team lost the game, Benson dropped this last line:
Muscle Man: I'll take you tomorrow after Starla and I...
Mordecai and Rigby: (covering their ears) La la la la la la la!
One of the things Rigby promised to do before he met his classmates again at a high school reunion involved mooning on all six continents.
"You know who else hasn't done anything since high school? My mom!"
Even worse since this implies Muscle Man was born out of a teenage pregnancy.
521 — Journey to the Bottom of the Crash Pit
"You're a dark hole."
522 — Saving Time
In the beginning of the episode, Mordecai and Rigby mention that Muscle Man believes he can get a suspiciously unspecified body part sewn back on.
523 — Guitar of Rock
Mordecai, Rigby, and Benson literally going to Hell (as in, "Death takes them to an underworld rock bar that's obviously in Hell, but the censors won't let J.G. Quintel and company say it") and back to replace Mr. Maellard's guitar.
524-525 — Skips' Story
The nail hammering scene and the line about how if your aim is true, you will hit your mark could be an allegory for sex.
526 — Return of Mordecai and the Rigbys
"You're not blowing hard enough!" in reference to blowing on a trumpet.
Eileen being visibly aroused when she watches Rigby rub a glass of ice water on his sweaty body to cool off.
527 — Bad Portrait 528 — Video 101 529 — I Like You Hi
Hilariously double-subverted with this line: "And that was the day I lost my innocence. (sniffles) At making coffee! Not at making out with girls! I did that way earlier. To the extreme!"
An advertisement for the song "Fax Me Gently".
530 — Play Date
At one point during the (normal) playground scene with Thomas, Mordecai buys an ice-cream, and asks CJ if she wants to share, which she agrees to. You can catch them looking at each other slyly for a split second just before Thomas interrupts them.
Death's son Thomas gets Mordecai in trouble with a minotaur husband with a pregnant praying mantis wife.
531 — Catching The Wave 532 — Gold Watch
It is pretty clear that chicken wings are a substitution for alcohol in this episode because Benson is once again acting drunk off of chicken wings and he doesn't even have a concussion this time.
533 — Take the Cake
Mordecai calling the crazy woman a "cake witch" is an obvious substitute for another word that rhymes with witch.
That may not be so, for he could have been using a derivative of the pun "sand witch" (for sandwich).
534 — Skips in the Saddle
Muscle Man goes into one of his "my mom" jokes by asking, "You know who else likes to polish other people's rocks?" He doesn't actually say "My mom!" but Mordecai and Rigby perk their heads up in surprise.
When Skips is telling everyone who he really is, he mentions that he wants someone who doesn't mind that he always goes commando.
Not only this, but nobody gasps like they were, until the sign says gasp, which is possibly referencing that everyone in the audience always go commando.