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Shout Out: Regular Show
  • After Rigby defeats the Destroyer Of Worlds in "Just Set Up The Chairs", it turns into a pair of cherries that gives him 100 points.
  • In Death Punchies, Mordecai and Rigby play an 8-bit looking game that involves two players with a shovel and a pickaxe.
  • The system Mordecai and Rigby play on some episodes looks uncannily like a Sega Master System, right down to the controllers. It's very obviously just a Master System with the name politely avoided. The episode "Over the Top" even featured Guitar Hero-like controllers with Master System controllers inserted into them and the use of the Konami Code to avoid bottles thrown by angry concert attendees.
    • One episode explicitly show the box art of one game, and confirms that it is a Master System (all Master System games have the same white grid background).
  • A Death Punchies Shout Out: When Mordecai Death Jumps out of the lava pit with Rigby, the position he flies in is obviously a shoutout to Superman.
  • The episode "Meat Your Maker" has a Stealth Pun Casting Gag version of this with Tim Curry voicing an anthropomorphic hot dog, it also counts as an Actor Allusion, as he's known for portraying the role of Dr. Frank-n-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (the orignal one not the various remakes).
  • "The Unicorns Have to Go" features a delinquent unicorn dressed like Alex from A Clockwork Orange.
  • In "Don", if you take notice of the many pictures hung up in Don's living room, especially the ones around the portrait of Don and Rigby, they are a fairly blatant homage to the work of pop artist Patrick Nagel.
  • One of the snacks made in "Rigby's Body" was a Twinkie-Wiener Sandwich.
  • "Ello Guv'nor" was inspired by the endless number of low budget slasher films where the killer is a possessed object.
  • "High Score" features Mordecai and Rigby trying to get a high score on an arcade game, only to be thwarted by a giant bearded face. Isn't there a famous Donkey Kong player with a bearded face?
  • Party Pete's two escorts are named Janet and Chrissy.
  • Peeps (from the episode of the same name) ends up a giant floating eyeball with exactly ten smaller eye stalks.
  • In the episode "Benson Be Gone", after the characters are cured of being Susan clones, Susan flies out of the room in the same way as the cop from 2 in the AM PM.
  • Benson's Darthon character is Link!
  • In "It's Time", Mordecai & Rigby play a game similar to Double Dragon, and it even has the twist ending.
    • The trailer for Zombie Dinner Party has a large amount zombie arms breaking through a wall much like in George Romero's Day of the Dead
  • Future!Mordecai says "The future's so bright, we gotta wear shades."
  • The game "Broken Bonez" seems to be a reference to Excitebike.
  • A woman dressed as Celty from Durarara!! can be seen during the costume party in "See You There."
    • Another person is dressed up like Ice King.
  • The movie in "Grave Sights" is a huge homage to horror movies. Mordecai tries to rent an Italian film called Libraria, Zombocalpyse strongly resembles Army of Darkness complete with Bruce Campbell lookalike hero, the cover art of Zombocalypse resembles Doom, the shot of the zombies reanimating in their graves looks similar to Return of the Living Dead, and the concept of a movie creating zombies might be a reference to Demoni.
    • And on the video game side, the ultra-strong zombie at the end is similar to the Tank from Left 4 Dead.
    • The zombie chick who almost bites the main character before Rigby bumps into the projector might be a nod to the "horror hags" from the original Evil Dead.
  • In "Really Real Wrestling", Fourarmageddon slapping Mordecai and kicks Rigby while asking 'Is this fake?' due to them claiming it as such is a Shout-Out to the infamous 20/20 interview where David Schultz slaps John Stossel twice for claiming Professional Wrestling to be fake, asking him was the slap 'fake' each time.
  • Fourmageddon and the snake/lizard wrestler seemed to be based off of Goro and Reptile.
  • In "Muscle Woman", Mordecai and Rigby are chased by Muscle Man's ex-girlfriend, complete with a shot of her in the rear view mirror and Rigby saying "Must go faster!".
  • "Over the Top" to the Sylvester Stallone movie of the same name and premise.
  • Death says "Your soul is mine!", Shang Tsung's Catch Phrase from Mortal Kombat.
  • Death on a motorcycle. That's a Soul Music reference.
  • Death also bears an uncanny resemblance to Lemmy from the band "Motorhead", right down to his accent and the two moles on his left cheek.
    • When he's not wearing his jacket, he's dressed strikingly similarly to Equius Zahhak, as well.
  • Two of the main characters of Problem Solverz can be seen in the background in 103.
  • During the sequence in "Grilled Cheese Deluxe" set to "Lies" by the Thompson Twins, there is one shot that closely resembles that song's music video.
  • "More Smarter" has Rigby dream about solving the "Hardest Math Problem in the World." This scene is taken almost directly from Rushmore and even has similar music. The composer for both Regular Show and Rushmore is Mark Mothersbaugh — meaning he had to write a knock-off of his own piece.
  • Same episode: One of the answers in Rigby's crossword is "Algernon." Not the first time that name and this plot have been seen together.
  • In "Go Viral", you can see Antoine Dodson of invokedBed Intruder fame on a screen in the Internet Warden's prison.
    • And at the end, when Mordecai and Rigby are gloating over winning their bet, you can see Tourettes Guy in the crowd of people with them.
    • You can also see the Peanut Butter Jelly Time banana when everybody is escaping.
  • The "lamest, cheesiest, most repetitive song ever" includes lyrics such as "partyin'".
  • Skunked is one to the Incredible Hulk, with a pan to Rigby's eye when he changes and the change to a stronger berserker form triggered by rage, not to mention the regular person being horrified by his actions as his other self.
  • "His body has been blown to bits of star stuff."
  • During the chase scene near the end of "Night Owl", the museum security guard on the far left looks a lot like one of the Twins from Superjail!
  • During the movie theater scene in "Do Me a Solid", the first scene of the movie we see is a Peewee Herman look alike that says "You have a telephone call at the front desk."
    • The same episode features a Shake Weight commercial.
    • "Do me a solid" itself is a shout-out to Seinfeld.
  • In the blonde episode, Mordecai goes to a department store called Mervington's, an obvious shout-out to the defunct Mervyn's department store chain of California.
  • In "Stick Hockey", Mordecai and Rigby face Chong, a character who looks virtually identical to the villain Tong Po from the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer, in a Stick Hockey game to the death. This sequence strongly resembles the climactic fight scene of the movie.
    • I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or not, but at the beginning, Benson steps in gum, just like Squidward in "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful". He gets way less mad about it though.
  • "Skips Strikes" contains several lines from The Big Lebowski including "Yeah, that's just your opinion man" and Rigby and the villains proclaiming each other to be out of their element.
  • The Halloween Special has at least two references to J.G. Quintel's old NSFW student film Two In The AMPM: The cop and the fart gag. Might be because 2 in the AM PM takes place on Halloween.
  • The episode "Bet to be Blonde" opens with Mordecai and Rigby playing a game very similar to Elevator Action.
  • The Death Star has Kanye Shades now.
  • The store "das coolest" is pretty much Urban Outfitters.
  • The skate park in "Cool Bikes" was built in memory of Poseur Pete from "Skate or Die".
  • In "Skips vs. Technology", the Doomageddon virus tells Techmo "Prepare to be assimilated. Resistance is DUMB".
  • "Eggscellent" has Mordecai pick the "I'm Eggscellent" net hat out of a bunch of different hats all reading "I'm Eggscellent" on them, similar to the climactic "choosing of the grail" scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
    • Later on, in "Ace Balthazar Lives", the 'knight' guarding the Eggscellent hats reappears and runs into a mosh pit, only to be knocked down instantly. His response? "I moshed... poorly"
    • At the very end of the episode, a new eating challenge is presented for a 96 ounce steak, probably a nod to the "Old 96er" from The Great Outdoors.
  • In "Video Game Wizard", there is a commercial that is an obvious reference to the Power Glove, as well as the movie The Wizard.
    • The kids that Mordecai and Skips compete against are even named Fred (as in Savage) and Jimmy (which was the name of the main character in The Wizard).
    • Also, the referee has the exact same hair style as Philip J Fry.
  • The local Two Peaks Mall is a reference to both Back to the Future and Twin Peaks.
  • One of the people Rigby invited to the pizza party in "Replaced" is named Geo Dude.
    • In the same episode, the hipsters who briefly get Mordecai and Rigby's jobs are named Chad and Jeremy, a likely reference to the 1960s folk duo of the same name. The glasses worn by the character Chad are also similar to the ones seen in this image. It may have been a coincidence, but hipsters are known for listening to folk music, especially that of the '60s.
      • Almost certainly not a coincidence. Chad and Jeremy's 1964 hit "A Summer Song" was used in Rushmore, which Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel has cited as his favorite film.
  • Trash Boat's outfit resembles that of Judge Dredd.
  • In "Dead at Eight" there's a (demon) children's pop-up book called The Hungry Hungry Soul-Sucking Deathworm.
  • From "Access Denied", Ladonna uses an Omega Beam.
  • One of the ghost truckers at the Trucker Hall Of Fame is a woman named Huge Marge.
  • In "Out of Commission" cart's final words seems to be taken from Roy's speech in Blade Runner.
  • In "Prankless", Muscle Man recites Willy Wonka's nightmare-ish speech when performing the ultimate prank on Gene.
  • In "Fuzzy Dice", there's an arcade game called "Dance Like A Loser 3".
  • Muscle Man has posters for the Pink Floyd albums The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here in his trailer, in the episodes Prankless and Muscle Woman respectively.
  • Snowballs the Ice Monster greatly Resembles a Khezu from Monster Hunter right down to being in an icy cold (though temporary) location.
  • The storyline of "Exit 9B" involves the junior of a previous villain opening a portal to another dimension to resurrect his father and every previous evil villain. He is stopped when the newest and youngest character helps to defeat him sucking all the villains back into the portal.
  • "150 Drum Kit" have Benson perform a rotating drum solo similar to Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee.
  • The title of "Weekend at Benson's" is unmistakably a reference to Weekend at Bernie's, given the episode's premise.
  • In "Sugar Rush", as Mordecai, Rigby, Skips and Pops race to buy a replacement set of donuts and come back to both the park and 'regular time' before the meeting set up by Benson, near the end the music and imagery seems to reference Inception, especially on the blasting horns that start the closer the group gets back to the park.
  • In "One Pull Up", Muscle Man imitates the losing horns from The Price Is Right when Rigby fails to do a pull up. Later, his training with Eileen is an obvious shout-out to Rocky.
    • Also Rocky-related is the equipment Rigby uses to get muscles really quick. It's called The Russian and references Ivan Drago's training routine in Rocky IV.
  • From "The Christmas Special" Santa, Mordecai, and Rigby use a hoverboard, bulletproof vest and flying vehicle with flame trails, and an invisibility cloak
    • From the same episode, the scene where Muscle Man tries to smash the box with a hammer is reminiscent of the scene in the Lord of the Rings movies where Gimli tries to break the Ring with his axe.
      • The box itself is much like the One Ring, in that it corrupts its users and must be destroyed in molten lava.
  • The episode where Starla and Muscle Man abstain from each other is essentially Forty Days And Forty Nights.
  • In "That's My Television", RG-B2's name is likely a reference to R2-D2.
  • When Pops arrives at Skips' house to play Drawesome, he says "I got my pencil! Gimme something to write on, man!", which is from Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher".
  • One can't help but think that the battle sequence in "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese" is reminded of the battles within the Power Rangers series.
  • You could pretty much say that "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese" is full of references, for starters, the Mega Geese resembled the Doublas M2 from Mazinger Z, the Mega Ducks yelled out the name of his attack and shoots out a Rocket Punch similar to Mazinger Z and of of their attacks was the Specium Beam from Ultraman.
    • Another one from "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese", the Mega Ducks sorta resembled Golion/Voltron, particularly the helmet.
    • Really, the entire fight is a gigantic Toku Homage from start to finish, including referencing some rather obscure ones such as the Mega Geese using an attack very similar to Mecha-King Ghidorah's Machine Head attack and the Transformation Sequence being more akin to Denkou Choujin Gridman (organic being receiving a suit of Powered Armor piloted by his human allies).
  • In the episode "Picking Up Margaret", one of the Wickets asked Mordecai to stop using his phone is the same manner of "Warriors, come out to play-aaaaaay!"; The Wickets themselves are also patterned after many of the rival gangs in The Warriors, especially the Baseball Furies.
  • The climactic battle at the end of "Trailer Trash" is pretty much identical to the climactic battle at the end of The Road Warrior, right down to the reveal that the convoy was a decoy and what the bad guys were looking for was somewhere else all along.
  • "Meteor Moves" has the Friend Zone, which is an obvious reference to the DC universe's Phantom Zone, particularly that seen in Superman II.
  • The World's Greatest Boss is an exact lookalike of Lumbergh.
  • The two agents in "Steak Me Amadeus" are lookalikes of Mulder and Scully.
    • The episode title "Steak Me Amadeus" is a reference to the 1984 chart-topper "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco.
      • The chef's name and appearance are likely a shoutout to Wolfgang Puck.
  • In "Karaoke Video", Mordecai and Rigby sing Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It", and Pops sings "Footloose".
  • From "Every Meat Burritos", Barry's slow motion overreaction to whenever he is punched resembles the worst movie death scene which originated from the 1973 Turkish film "Kareteci Kız" (Karate Girl).
  • The game Mordecai and Rigby are seen playing in "The Previous Owner" short from "Terror Tales of the Park III" is reminiscent of Friday the 13th for the NES.
    • Techmo's costume at the beginning is Spike from Cowboy Bebop. Both characters are voiced by Steve Blum.
    • Benson's costume is pretty much The Man With No Name.
    • Rigby's costume is more or less resembles Robocop.
  • There is an episode called Rigby in the Sky with Burritos.
  • From Saving Time, "Are we bad enough dudes to teach Benson a lesson?"
  • The moves that Mordecai uses to fight and defeat the Benson picture slides in "Bad Portrait" seem to be taken straight from Street Fighter.
  • In "Video 101" Eileen's calculator reads "2112".
  • In "Quips", Pops says that "I brought my pencil, give me something to write on."
  • Mordecai and Rigby are shown to have gone to "West Anderson" High in "Rigby in the Sky with Burrito".

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