History WesternAnimation / TheAmazingWorldOfGumball

6th Feb '16 3:02:58 PM thatother1dude
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Moving these to specific recap pages. And even if there are episodes that are more low-key, there are only about two or three actual Bottle Episodes.
* BottleEpisode: For every sprawling, ambitiously-animated episode this show has, there are a few that are low-key and take place in one setting with a small cast: ** "The Procrastinators": Only two locations (inside and in front of the Watterson house), with Gumball and Darwin as the main characters. Nicole appears in the beginning and the end, Richard and Anais are only shown in the end, and a creepy clown messenger is the only non-Watterson family character.

* CreatorCameo: The "Daniel Lennard" cosmetics brand is named after the show's executive producer (and vice-president of Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe), whose face is seen on advertising banners for the cosmetics in some episodes. ** Mic Graves is also mentioned. In "The Gift," Mic Graves is a famous artist and several background shots featuring books has Mic Graves as the author of a book called ''The Story of My Life''.
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* CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo: ** The recurring "Daniel Lennard" cosmetics brand is named after the show's executive producer (and vice-president of Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe), whose face is seen on advertising banners for the cosmetics in some episodes. ** Mic Graves is also mentioned. In "The Gift," Mic Graves is a famous artist and several background shots featuring books has Mic Graves as Book props throughout the show tend to list the author of a book called ''The Story of My Life''.as Mic Graves, the series director.

** And overtime, it has gotten weirder, from plunging into an apocalypse over a fallen economy to [[spoiler:being plagued by satellite TV signal interruptions that may or may not be breaking the show's fourth wall]].

* HeroesWantRedheads: Parodied; in Sarah's comic book, she inexplicably has red hair as Gumball's fiancee.
6th Feb '16 2:34:58 PM thatother1dude
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"The Nobody" ended in a chase scene across town, a flashback to the void, and the last scene had most of the show's cast passing by. While "The Friend" had a single setting, it had about a dozen different characters. And while "The Uploads" technically kept one setting, the videos showed dozens of different settings and characters.
** "The Nobody" also is similarly set up like "The Procrastinators," only Richard, Nicole, and Anais were only shown in the beginning and replace "creepy clown messenger" with "Rob the cyclops, who [[spoiler: escaped from The Void and is now glitchy and has temporary amnesia]]" ** "The Uploads": Gumball and Darwin are the only characters shown (not counting the other characters shown in the [=ElmoreStream=] videos) and the entire episode takes place in their bedroom. ** "The Friend" takes place entirely at the Watterson house and the only characters beside Nicole, Richard, and the three kids are the shark-headed chimera and the Elmore police (specifically, the Doughnut Sheriff, the French fry cops, the coffee cup police officer[[note]][[AllThereInTheManual known as Coffee Cop according to the show creators]][[/note]], the hamburger cop, the soda can cop, and the hot dog cop).
5th Feb '16 12:25:24 PM mrSonic056
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** Society and the world itself [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed seems constantly on the edge of disaster]]: A lot of the students at Elmore Junior High basically have superpowers that can cause all sorts of destruction, including a giant who will destroy the whole ''town'' if he expresses emotion of any kind, a shapeshifter who turns into monsters whenever she's distressed, angry, or feels bad about how she looks, and a cloud that causes storms whenever she gets jealous. "The Pizza" reveals that one person is in charge of working almost every job in Elmore and, without him, the town's economy plunges and Elmore turns into a post-apocalyptic warzone. In "The Job", it turns out one person doing something very unexpected of him (namely, Richard getting a job and actually doing it well) can ''destroy the entire universe.'' "The Butterfly" shows that even something simple as ''a butterfly'' can cause havoc and destruction in Elmore, "The Safety" shows that Darwin can get away with turning the entire town into a dictatorship just because he's so cute. "The Money" shows that the Wattersons' family budget [[spoiler:is keeping Elmore from losing their animation quality]]. "The Wicked" shows that Margaret Robinson freely commits crimes around town (stealing, vandalism, assault, mail tampering, arson, grand theft auto, criminal mischief, and destruction of property just to name a few) and the police are too stupid to stop her.
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** Society and the world itself [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed seems constantly on the edge of disaster]]: A lot of the students at Elmore Junior High basically have superpowers that can cause all sorts of destruction, including a giant who will destroy the whole ''town'' if he expresses emotion of any kind, a shapeshifter who turns into monsters whenever she's distressed, angry, or feels bad about how she looks, and a cloud that causes storms whenever she gets jealous. "The Game" shows that a board game (Dodj or Daar) has the power to bend time and space, and force it's players to obey the rules. "The Pizza" reveals that one person is in charge of working almost every job in Elmore and, without him, the town's economy plunges and Elmore turns into a post-apocalyptic warzone. In "The Job", it turns out one person doing something very unexpected of him (namely, Richard getting a job and actually doing it well) can ''destroy the entire universe.'' "The Butterfly" shows that even something simple as ''a butterfly'' can cause havoc and destruction in Elmore, "The Safety" shows that Darwin can get away with turning the entire town into a dictatorship just because he's so cute. "The Money" shows that the Wattersons' family budget [[spoiler:is keeping Elmore from losing their animation quality]]. "The Wicked" shows that Margaret Robinson freely commits crimes around town (stealing, vandalism, assault, mail tampering, arson, grand theft auto, criminal mischief, and destruction of property just to name a few) and the police are too stupid to stop her.
3rd Feb '16 12:28:27 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* GenreRoulette: The show's default genre is "family/kids sitcom" (and, in some episodes, buddy comedy, ''Simpsons''-esque satire, BlackComedy, and/or CringeComedy), but since season two, a lot of episodes tend to dip into other genres (whether played straight or parodied). Some examples include sketch comedy ("The Tape," "The World", and "The Extras"), coming of age ("The Shell" and "The Kids"), hero's quest ("The Quest" "The Romantic," and "The Routine"), prison drama ("The Lesson"), 1980s sports movie ("The Sweaters"), paranormal ("The Ghost," "The Oracle," "The Job," "The Flower," and "The Mirror"), zombie apocalypse ("The Joy"), horror ("Halloween," "The Vacation"), science fiction ("The Countdown"), post-apocalyptic adventure ("The Pizza"), mystery ("The Mystery," "The Treasure"), cosmic horror ("The Void," "The Nobody"), and medical drama ("The Traitor").
31st Jan '16 7:28:20 AM OrKuunArQenByundis
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* HeroesWantRedheads: Parodied; in Sarah's comic book, she inexplicably has red hair as Gumball's fiancee.
30th Jan '16 9:52:47 AM ParkedCarAnne
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** Society and the world itself [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed seems constantly on the edge of disaster]]: A lot of the students at Elmore Junior High basically have superpowers that can cause all sorts of destruction, including a giant who will destroy the whole ''town'' if he expresses emotion of any kind, a shapeshifter who turns into monsters whenever she's distressed, angry, or feels bad about how she looks, and a cloud that causes storms whenever she gets jealous. "The Pizza" reveals that one person is in charge of working almost every job in Elmore and, without him, the town's economy plunges and Elmore turns into a post-apocalyptic warzone. In "The Job", it turns out one person doing something very unexpected of him (namely, Richard getting a job and actually doing it well) can ''destroy the entire universe.'' "The Butterfly" shows that even something simple as ''a butterfly'' can cause havoc and destruction in Elmore, "The Safety" shows that Darwin can get away with turning the entire town into a dictatorship just because he's so cute. "The Money" shows that the Wattersons' family budget [[spoiler:is keeping Elmore from losing their animation quality]].
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** Society and the world itself [[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed seems constantly on the edge of disaster]]: A lot of the students at Elmore Junior High basically have superpowers that can cause all sorts of destruction, including a giant who will destroy the whole ''town'' if he expresses emotion of any kind, a shapeshifter who turns into monsters whenever she's distressed, angry, or feels bad about how she looks, and a cloud that causes storms whenever she gets jealous. "The Pizza" reveals that one person is in charge of working almost every job in Elmore and, without him, the town's economy plunges and Elmore turns into a post-apocalyptic warzone. In "The Job", it turns out one person doing something very unexpected of him (namely, Richard getting a job and actually doing it well) can ''destroy the entire universe.'' "The Butterfly" shows that even something simple as ''a butterfly'' can cause havoc and destruction in Elmore, "The Safety" shows that Darwin can get away with turning the entire town into a dictatorship just because he's so cute. "The Money" shows that the Wattersons' family budget [[spoiler:is keeping Elmore from losing their animation quality]]. "The Wicked" shows that Margaret Robinson freely commits crimes around town (stealing, vandalism, assault, mail tampering, arson, grand theft auto, criminal mischief, and destruction of property just to name a few) and the police are too stupid to stop her.

* CreatorCameo: The "Daniel Lennard" cosmetics brand is named after the show's executive producer (and vice-president of Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe), whose face is seen on advertising banners for the cosmetics in some episodes.`
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* CreatorCameo: The "Daniel Lennard" cosmetics brand is named after the show's executive producer (and vice-president of Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe), whose face is seen on advertising banners for the cosmetics in some episodes.`episodes. **Mic Graves is also mentioned. In "The Gift," Mic Graves is a famous artist and several background shots featuring books has Mic Graves as the author of a book called ''The Story of My Life''.

** "The Hug" is almost entirely this. * EldritchLocation: Given the entry above, it's not hard to think of Elmore this way. Basically, think of every cartoon cliche (and then some) UpToEleven thrust into one show. Every cliche, though, is a ticking time bomb...
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** "The Hug" is almost entirely this. this, and also includes an awkward sleepover (though the one in "The Hug" was more awkward than the one in "The Fraud"). * EldritchLocation: Given the entry above, it's not hard to think of Elmore this way. Basically, think of every cartoon trope and cliche (and then some) seen in TV shows and movies (both animated and live-action) turned UpToEleven thrust and thrusted into one show. Every cliche, though, is a ticking time bomb...

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** "The Hug" is almost entirely this. * EldritchLocation: Given the entry above, it's not hard to think of Elmore this way. Basically, think of every cartoon cliche (and then some) UpToEleven thrust **And overtime, it has gotten weirder, from plunging into one show. Every cliche, though, is an apocalypse over a ticking time bomb...fallen economy to [[spoiler:being plagued by satellite TV signal interruptions that may or may not be breaking the show's fourth wall]].
30th Jan '16 9:24:35 AM ParkedCarAnne
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The show is currently in its 4th season and has been renewed up to season five, which will air, according to the creators, "sometime in 2017."

* {{Bowdlerise}}: Like many Cartoon Network shows, numerous scenes were cut or shortened in the CN Asia, Australian, Arabic, and Latin American airings. A small number of episodes have been edited in America as well, leaving the U.K. as basically the only place every episode airs unedited. Most notably, "The Skull" cut out an entire scene where Gumball, Darwin, and Clayton use electroshock collars to curb their lying, though it's still on the Cartoon Network's Website/YouTube channel.
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Like many Cartoon Network shows, numerous scenes were cut or shortened in the CN Asia, Australian, Arabic, and Latin American airings. A small number of episodes have been edited in America as well, leaving the U.K. as basically the only place every episode airs unedited. Most notably, "The Skull" cut out an entire scene where Gumball, Darwin, and Clayton use electroshock collars to curb their lying, though it's still on the Cartoon Network's Website/YouTube channel.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Like many Cartoon Network shows, numerous scenes were cut or shortened BottleEpisode: For every sprawling, ambitiously-animated episode this show has, there are a few that are low-key and take place in one setting with a small cast: ** "The Procrastinators": Only two locations (inside and in front of the Watterson house), with Gumball and Darwin as the main characters. Nicole appears in the CN Asia, Australian, Arabic, beginning and Latin American airings. A small number of episodes have been edited in America as well, leaving the U.K. as basically end, Richard and Anais are only shown in the end, and a creepy clown messenger is the only place every non-Watterson family character. ** "The Nobody" also is similarly set up like "The Procrastinators," only Richard, Nicole, and Anais were only shown in the beginning and replace "creepy clown messenger" with "Rob the cyclops, who [[spoiler: escaped from The Void and is now glitchy and has temporary amnesia]]" ** "The Uploads": Gumball and Darwin are the only characters shown (not counting the other characters shown in the [=ElmoreStream=] videos) and the entire episode airs unedited. Most notably, "The Skull" cut out an entire scene where Gumball, Darwin, and Clayton use electroshock collars to curb takes place in their lying, though it's still on bedroom. **"The Friend" takes place entirely at the Cartoon Network's Website/YouTube channel.Watterson house and the only characters beside Nicole, Richard, and the three kids are the shark-headed chimera and the Elmore police (specifically, the Doughnut Sheriff, the French fry cops, the coffee cup police officer[[note]][[AllThereInTheManual known as Coffee Cop according to the show creators]][[/note]], the hamburger cop, the soda can cop, and the hot dog cop).
23rd Jan '16 6:03:38 PM thatother1dude
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The Getting Crap Past The Radar thing was removed in the previous edit because there's a different subpage for that.
22nd Jan '16 9:06:49 AM ParkedCarAnne
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** Miss Simian hates her job as teacher (mostly because she's been assaulted and ostracized for teaching subject matter considered subversive or controversial, such as how to make fire and how to use the wheel, as mentioned on "The Pest") and is most likely still a teacher because she's dating Principal Brown, often ''in school'' during class hours. ** Mr. Small, the guidance counselor, is more of an emotional wreck than anyone who comes to see him and is possibly a stoner.
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** Miss Simian hates her job as teacher (mostly because she's been assaulted and ostracized for teaching subject matter considered subversive or controversial, such as how to make fire and how to use the wheel, as mentioned on "The Pest") and is most likely still a teacher because she's dating Principal Brown, often ''in school'' school during class hours.hours''. ** Mr. Small, the guidance counselor, is more of an emotional wreck than anyone who comes to see him him, has terrible advice that doesn't really help others, and is possibly a stoner.stoner ([[spoiler:Though "The Advice" reveals that he actually does care about being a teacher and inspiring others, unlike The Coach, Miss Simian, Principal Brown, and even CoolTeacher Mr. Corneille, who all have become burned-out and cynical]]).

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "The Safety", Darwin installs a childlock that causes even mom-safe swears to be censored. When Gumball asks Darwin what they're supposed to do when they need to vent, Darwin can't think of a time when that might happen so Gumball kicks him in the shin, prompting him to shout something so heinous it can only be represented by a picture of a '''mother''', a farmer '''forking''' hay-bails, an '''ass''', and a '''clown'''.
20th Jan '16 9:08:04 AM ConfusedRobotCat
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "The Safety", Darwin installs a childlock that causes even mom-safe swears to be censored. When Gumball asks Darwin what they're supposed to do when they need to vent, Darwin can't think of a time when that might happen so Gumball kicks him in the shin, prompting him to shout something so heinous it can only be represented by a picture of a '''mother''', a farmer '''forking''' hay-bails, an '''ass''', and a '''clown'''.
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