History Trivia / TheAmazingWorldOfGumball

15th Mar '17 1:30:24 PM mariofan1000
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** Creator/CartoonNetwork gave this a huge buildup: a "sneak peek" six days before the premiere (which also aired on Boomerang and streamed on the website), a countdown bug on-screen the day ''of'' the premiere, and at least one rerun a day for the entire week afterward.

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** It's second only to ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' in this regard. The average Creator/CartoonNetwork schedule is 50% TTG, 40% Gumball, and 10% everything else.
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gave this a huge buildup: a "sneak peek" six days before the premiere (which also aired on Boomerang and streamed on the website), a countdown bug on-screen the day ''of'' the premiere, and at least one rerun a day for the entire week afterward. afterward.
22nd Feb '17 3:59:37 PM thatother1dude
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12th Feb '17 1:09:47 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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** TheTheTitle (an episode list)

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** TheTheTitle (an (a Season 1 episode list)



** The [[OddballDoppelganger doppelganger family]] "The Copycats" were originally lifted wholesale from the ''Miracle Star'' commercials that inspired the episode, even sharing the same names and identical designs. Sometime between storyboarding and the finished episode, the names and designed were changed to be different, though still obviously similar (and even more like the Wattersons).

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** The [[OddballDoppelganger doppelganger family]] from "The Copycats" were originally lifted wholesale from the ''Miracle Star'' commercials that inspired the episode, even sharing the same names and identical designs. Sometime between storyboarding and the finished episode, the names and designed designs were changed to be different, though still obviously similar (and even more like the Wattersons).
12th Feb '17 1:07:44 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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3rd Feb '17 4:53:45 PM thatother1dude
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/CartoonNetwork gave this a huge buildup: a "sneak peek" six days before the premiere (which also aired on Boomerang and streamed on the website), a countdown bug on-screen the day ''of'' the premiere, and at least one rerun a day for the entire week afterward.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: AdoredByTheNetwork:
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Creator/CartoonNetwork gave this a huge buildup: a "sneak peek" six days before the premiere (which also aired on Boomerang and streamed on the website), a countdown bug on-screen the day ''of'' the premiere, and at least one rerun a day for the entire week afterward.



** Sussie's model and first season voice actor is Aurelie Charbonnier, one of the show's storyboard artists and the creator's girlfriend. Her screams and laughs are provided by the show's creator and Charbonnier's boyfriend, Ben Bocquelet. As of season two, Fergus Craig is now the voice of Sussie on the rare times that Sussie speaks coherently, though Aurelie's chin is still used for the character (as seen in Sussie's dream on "The Night", where Sussie is revealed to be Aurelie's chin and Sussie/Aurelie freaks out and runs off the set after filming) and Ben Bocquelet still does Sussie's screaming and laughing.
** Billy Parham (the blue egg boy whose mother is the snobbish, deranged orange woman Felicity) is voiced by Richard Overall, the show's voice director and one of its editors. He also performed some of the songs that weren't sung by a character, such as "Because We're Men" in "The Mustache".

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** Sussie's model and first season voice actor is Aurelie Charbonnier, one of the show's storyboard artists and the creator's girlfriend. Her screams and laughs are provided by the show's creator and Charbonnier's boyfriend, Ben Bocquelet. As of season two, Fergus Craig is now the voice of Sussie on the rare times that Sussie speaks coherently, though Aurelie's chin is still used for the character (as seen in Sussie's dream on "The Night", where Sussie is revealed to be Aurelie's chin and Sussie/Aurelie freaks out and runs off the set after filming) and Ben Bocquelet still does Sussie's screaming and laughing.
** Billy Parham (the blue egg boy whose mother is the snobbish, deranged orange woman Felicity) is voiced by Richard Overall, the show's voice director and one of its editors. He also performed some of the songs that weren't sung by a character, such as "Because We're Men" in "The Mustache".



* FakeAmerican: Most of the cast besides the voice actors for Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are British, Scottish, or Irish voice actors doing UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents. Technically averted with Dan Russell (the voice of Richard, Mr. Fitzgerald[[note]]Penny's father; real name: Patrick as of "The Shell"[[/note]], the Red-Cube Coach, and Tina in the first season), and Sandra Searles Dickinson (the voice of Granny Jojo, Hector the giant's mother, the pink cupcake lady, Felicity, and in some episodes, the Band-Aid school nurse), who are American actors based in the UK. Similarly, numerous characters are voiced by Kerry Shale (Bobert the robot, Hector the giant, Leslie the flower, Larry the rock-head clerk, Sal Left Thumb, Harold[[note]]Tobias' father and Jackie's HenpeckedHusband[[/note]]; Alan the balloon and Idaho the potato in the first season), who is Canadian and currently living in London.

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* FakeAmerican: Most of the cast besides the voice actors for Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are British, Scottish, or Irish voice actors doing UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents. Technically averted with Dan Russell (the voice of Richard, Russell[[note]]Richard, Mr. Fitzgerald[[note]]Penny's father; real name: Patrick as of "The Shell"[[/note]], Fitzgerald, the Red-Cube Coach, and Tina in the first season), season[[/note]] and Sandra Searles Dickinson (the voice of Granny Dickinson[[note]]Granny Jojo, Hector the giant's mother, Mrs. Jotunheim, the pink cupcake lady, Felicity, and in some episodes, the Band-Aid school nurse), nurse[[/note]], who are American actors based in the UK. Similarly, numerous characters are voiced by Kerry Shale (Bobert Shale[[note]]Bobert the robot, Hector the giant, Leslie the flower, Larry the rock-head clerk, Sal Left Thumb, Harold[[note]]Tobias' father and Jackie's HenpeckedHusband[[/note]]; Harold; Alan the balloon and Idaho the potato in the first season), season[[/note]], who is Canadian and currently living in London.



* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: A flashback in "The Name" redubs the scene from the first season episode "The Curse" where Gumball (who was voiced by Logan Grove at the time) is riding down the highway in a mop bucket shouting, "I'm gonna make it! I'm gonna make it!" with Jacob Hopkins' voice. The same goes for a flashback with Darwin in "The Extras" to the second season episode "The Sweaters" where Darwin's line "This is boring! b-b-b-b-boring!" was done by Terrell Ransom, Jr. rather than Kwesi Boakye.

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: A flashback in "The Name" redubs the scene from the first season episode "The Curse" where Gumball (who was voiced by Logan Grove at the time) is riding down the highway in a mop bucket shouting, "I'm gonna make it! I'm gonna make it!" with Jacob Hopkins' voice.voice instead of Logan Grove's. The same goes for a flashback with Darwin in "The Extras" to the second season episode "The Sweaters" where Darwin's line "This is boring! b-b-b-b-boring!" was done by Terrell Ransom, Jr. rather than Kwesi Boakye.



** The family copying the Wattersons in "The Copycats" is inspired by a real series of Chinese commercials that blatantly plagiarized ''Gumball'''s art style, character design, and even individual scenes. The commercial advertised a brand of goat milk called "Miracle Star", hence the scene where Gumball first meets his doppelganger while looking at containers of powdered goat milk. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Early version of the episode]] actually featured the Miracle Star characters exactly, rather than parodies thereof in the final episode.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The UK is the only place where every episode of the show is uncut (though the version of "The Saint" where viewers actually see the photo of Darwin as Alan kissing Leslie the flower and Leslie enjoying it -- as opposed to a brief glimpse of it -- has yet to surface), so unless you live in the UK or have access to Cartoon Network's UK channel, there's really no legal way to see the uncut version of "The Skull" where Gumball, Darwin, and Clayton give themselves shock therapy to stop lying or the version of "The Storm" where Gumball tells Carmen that he's not a "cheap, corruptible bimbo" instead of a "cheap, corruptible coward." Even digital sources like Hulu Plus and [=iTunes=], which keep the full opening and end credits and have seasons one and two available, include the edits in the US version. However, the version of "The Crew" that ends with The Donut Sheriff tasering Marvin as Marvin tries to explain that he's unarmed is not much of a chore to find, as that episode is readily available on [=iTunes=] and Amazon Prime. It's even worse if you live in Asia, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, some parts of Eastern Europe, Turkey, or The Middle East as versions of ''Gumball'' episodes in those continents/countries are edited even further to remove anything considered violent, rude, or sexually suggestive.



** Both Gumball and Darwin were recast in season three from Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye to Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom, Jr. respectively due to their original voice actors hitting puberty and sounding too old for their roles. The season three premiere "The Kids" is both a farewell to Grove and Boakye and an introduction to Hopkins and Ransom, Jr.

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** Both Gumball and Darwin were recast in season three from Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye to Jacob Hopkins and Terrell Ransom, Jr. respectively due to their original voice actors hitting puberty and sounding too old for their roles. The season three premiere "The Kids" is both a farewell to Grove and Boakye and an introduction to Hopkins and Ransom, Jr. They in turn were recast midway into season five by Nicolas Cantu and Donielle T. Hansley, Jr, respectively.



* SeriesHiatus: Likely because of its multi-medium format increasing production time and how everyone on staff works to make sure every episode (regardless of whether or not viewers find it entertaining) is made with care, the first two seasons of ''Gumball'' took about one-and-a-half times as long to come out per episode as most cartoons of similar length, which is why there can be anywhere from three weeks to a couple of months between new episodes in the same season. By the third season, production apparently sped up, bringing it more in line with others shows on the same network.

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* SeriesHiatus: Likely because of its multi-medium format increasing production time and how everyone on staff works to make sure every episode (regardless of whether or not viewers find it entertaining) is made with care, the first two seasons of ''Gumball'' took about one-and-a-half times as long to come out per episode as most cartoons of similar length, which is why there can be anywhere from three weeks to a couple of months between new episodes in the same season. By the third season, production apparently sped up, bringing it more in line with others shows on the same network.



** Latin America: "The Safety" (which was shown with the original English dialogue and not dubbed in Spanish)

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** Latin America: "The Safety" (which was shown with the original (original English dialogue and not dubbed in Spanish)



** Richard has had scenes where he talks to Mr. Fitzgerald (Penny's father), the Doughnut Sheriff (after season one), and the Ripley 2000 manager (the little, periwinkle teddy bear seen on "The Refund" and "The Question"), all of whom are voiced by Dan Russell.

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** Richard has had scenes where he talks to Mr. Fitzgerald (Penny's father), Fitzgerald, the Doughnut Sheriff (after season one), and the Ripley 2000 manager (the little, periwinkle teddy bear seen on "The Refund" and "The Question"), manager, all of whom are voiced by Dan Russell.



** Four episodes [[https://twitter.com/benbocquelet/status/247455074387886081 were scrapped]] in the first season: two were called "The Mom" and "The Pizza", the other two weren't named. The premise for the two named episodes [[https://twitter.com/benbocquelet/status/737000358283776001 may or may not]] have been reused for the season three episodes "The Mothers"[[note]]the episode where Gumball, Tobias, and Banana Joe pit their moms against each other to see who's the Superest Mom[[/note]] and "The Pizza"[[note]]the episode where Larry quits his jobs and the town plunges into apocalyptic chaos[[/note]].

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** Four episodes [[https://twitter.com/benbocquelet/status/247455074387886081 were scrapped]] in the first season: two were called "The Mom" and "The Pizza", the other two weren't named. The premise for the two named episodes [[https://twitter.com/benbocquelet/status/737000358283776001 may or may not]] have been reused for the season three episodes "The Mothers"[[note]]the episode where Gumball, Tobias, and Banana Joe pit their moms against each other to see who's the Superest Mom[[/note]] Mothers" and "The Pizza"[[note]]the episode where Larry quits his jobs and the town plunges into apocalyptic chaos[[/note]].Pizza".



** "The World"[[note]]the season two episode where all the objects of Elmore come to life[[/note]] was at one point named "The Objects".
** "The Extras"[[note]]the season three episode where the background and minor characters overtake the show[[/note]] was originally titled "The People"
** "The Fraud"[[note]]the one where Principal Brown is revealed to have a fake diploma[[/note]] was originally called "The Phoney"
** "The Void" [[note]]the one first featuring the dimension of the world's mistakes and the episode that brought back Molly the black sauropod after being gone since season one...and later, Rob the Cyclops after being gone since season two[[/note]] was originally called "The Hole".
** "The Boss" [[note]]the one where Rocky takes a job with Chanax, Inc. so he can make his father proud[[/note]] was originally called "The Heart"[[note]]no word as to why it was changed, but it can be assumed that Mr. Robinson was originally going to have a heart attack instead of get so mad that his head split open and his stuffing fell out[[/note]].
** "The Question"[[note]]the one where Gumball and Darwin find the meaning of life after being one with the universe during a sugar rush[[/note]] was originally "The Answer".
** "The Origins"[[note]]the two-part episode showing how Gumball and Darwin first became brothers[[/note]] was originally "The Roots"[[note]]though "The Roots" is repurposed as the title of the episode where the Wattersons try to get into Darwin's culture after feeling that he knows nothing about it[[/note]].

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** "The World"[[note]]the season two episode where all the objects of Elmore come to life[[/note]] World" was at one point named "The Objects".
** "The Extras"[[note]]the season three episode where the background and minor characters overtake the show[[/note]] Extras" was originally titled "The People"
** "The Fraud"[[note]]the one where Principal Brown is revealed to have a fake diploma[[/note]] Fraud" was originally called "The Phoney"
** "The Void" [[note]]the one first featuring the dimension of the world's mistakes and the episode that brought back Molly the black sauropod after being gone since season one...and later, Rob the Cyclops after being gone since season two[[/note]] was originally called "The Hole".
** "The Boss" [[note]]the one where Rocky takes a job with Chanax, Inc. so he can make his father proud[[/note]] was originally called "The Heart"[[note]]no word as to why it Heart" (and thus presumably Mr. Robinson's injury was changed, but it can be assumed that Mr. Robinson was originally going to have a heart attack heart-related instead of get so mad that his head split open and his stuffing fell out[[/note]].
"stuffing deficiency").
** "The Question"[[note]]the one where Gumball and Darwin find the meaning of life after being one with the universe during a sugar rush[[/note]] Question" was originally "The Answer".
** "The Origins"[[note]]the two-part episode showing how Gumball and Darwin first became brothers[[/note]] Origins" was originally "The Roots"[[note]]though Roots", though "The Roots" is repurposed as the title of the a later episode where in the Wattersons try to get into Darwin's culture after feeling that he knows nothing about it[[/note]].same season.
3rd Feb '17 4:36:17 PM thatother1dude
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** The [[OddballDoppelganger doppelganger family]] "The Copycats" were originally lifted wholesale from the ''Miracle Star'' commercials that inspired the episode, even sharing the same names and identical designs. Sometime between storyboarding and the finished episode, the names and designed were changed to be different, though still obviously similar (and even more like the Wattersons).
26th Jan '17 1:50:03 PM thatother1dude
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* ActorAllusion: In "The Fury", Yuki wonders which place Nicole trained, and one of those places was [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konoha]]. In both Japanese and Mexican Spanish dubs, Nicole's son (Gumball) is voiced by the same voice actresses who voiced Naruto Uzumaki in their respective languages (Creator/JunkoTakeuchi and Isabel Martiñon, respectively), who happens to live there.
26th Jan '17 1:48:50 PM thatother1dude
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** "The Mystery": The yearbook pictures for Alan and Tina both use their designs from the early reel/one-minute pilot.
** The class photo in "The Curse" that gets impaled by pencils has everyone but Darwin and Gumball as they were in the early reel/one-minute pilot.

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** "The Mystery": The yearbook pictures for Alan and Tina both use their designs from the early reel/one-minute pilot.reel.
** The class photo in "The Curse" that gets impaled by pencils has everyone but Darwin and Gumball as they were in the early reel/one-minute pilot.reel.



** "The Bumpkin": Gumball tries to escape school by [[SeesawCatapult sitting on one side of the seesaw while Hector stomps on the other]], the same thing he and Darwin did to try and escape from the school in the early reel/one-minute pilot.

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** "The Bumpkin": Gumball tries to escape school by [[SeesawCatapult sitting on one side of the seesaw while Hector stomps on the other]], the same thing he and Darwin did to try and escape from the school in the early reel/one-minute pilot.reel.



** An "Early Reel" was made for the show as a pilot (and is available on YouTube as a one-minute animation test). The most noticeable differences are the fact Darwin was animated in CGI and Gumball had a square head, though other characters looked different too. Teri the paper bear was also a boy, there.

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** An "Early Reel" was made for the show as a pilot (and is available on YouTube as a one-minute animation test).YouTube). The most noticeable differences are the fact Darwin was animated in CGI and Gumball had a square head, though other characters looked different too. Teri the paper bear was also a boy, there.
26th Jan '17 1:48:12 PM thatother1dude
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** "The Bumpkin": Gumball tries to escape school by [[CatapultToGlory sitting on one side of the seesaw while Hector stomps on the other]], the same thing he and Darwin did to try and escape from the school in the early reel/one-minute pilot.

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** "The Bumpkin": Gumball tries to escape school by [[CatapultToGlory [[SeesawCatapult sitting on one side of the seesaw while Hector stomps on the other]], the same thing he and Darwin did to try and escape from the school in the early reel/one-minute pilot.
31st Dec '16 10:28:36 AM HiJac210
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