Funny: The Amazing World of Gumball
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- Gumball revealing that he lost his pants weeks ago and made new ones out of cardboard. Darwin thinks they make him look like he "went to the bathroom in a space suit."
- When trying to return the DVD, Gumball and Darwin make a hilarious homebrew version of Alligators on a Train which includes cardboard alligators and hand-written, out of focus credits. Larry is not amused.
- The whole chase scene between Gumball, Darwin, and Nicole.
- Nicole's solution to the $700 late fee on the DVD: "RUN!"
- This exchange:
Nicole: I need you to promise me that you will be responsible.
Gumball: I promise to be the most responsible kid and will handle my responsibilities in the most responsible way.
Darwin: Yeah, RESPONSIBLE!
Nicole: You have no idea what "responsible" means, do you?
Gumball and Darwin: Nah.
- Gumball's attempts to protect Anais:
- "Commercials!! They'll corrupt your mind!!"
- "79% of stair accidents happen on the stairs."
- Miss Simian asking Nicole, "Are you aware that your husband isn't wearing any pants?"
- When Anais and Darwin decide to help Gumball repay his debt towards Mr. Robinson for "saving" his life. Darwin throws a brick with a ransom note tied to it at Gumball, smacking into his back. The painful spasms and crying made it all the more hilarious.
Anais: I said throw it near him, not at him!
- Gumball and Bobert playing punchies. Gumball hits Bobert with a loud clang, hurting his own hand, and then Bobert punches Gumball right through a wall.
- Richard, Gumball, and Darwin speed-walking at the supermarket, which Darwin says is "pretty effective."
Richard: It's an Olympic event, you know.
- Richard repeatedly trying to use the checkout scanner.
Scanner Voice: Please scan faster.
- "Duu~~de! You just got moooooo~ned!"
- The first time Tina opens her mouth. Larynx Dissonance turned Up to Eleven (not to mention pitch-shifted way down).
- Gumball's attempts at coming up with a Line-of-Sight Name both starting with him seeing someone chewing gum, and then someone playing with a ball. Twice.
- Darwin's obsessive behavior over "Gumballoopseggwobbleunderpant", like taking a picture which he sticks to his face, collecting "her" burp gas, and squeezing out "her" towel sweat to put into a locket.
- Gumballnowigbattleaxeninja being in Europe.
- Gumball imagining what will happen if he doesn't tell Darwin that his love is just him in a dress:
(cut to house, with Gumball smiling and ironing clothes, with blue and orange fish babies everywhere)
Darwin, wearing a fedora and holding a briefcase: I WANT MORE KIDS!
- Richard had already forgotten he sent Gumball to school in a dress by the next time he saw him.
Richard: Hey Anais, who's your friend?
Gumball: It's me, dad.
Richard: Hello, Itsmedad. (whispers to Anais) Is she foreign?
[Anais facepalms and groans in frustration]
- When Gumball tries to enact his plan with Anais's help.
Anais: (Deadpan) This plan already reeks of failure.
- After Darwin gets over Gumballoopseggwobbleunderpant, he immediately falls in love with a fire hydrant wearing her dress and tiara. Even funnier, he doesn't hear Gumball's words on how he "used to be beautiful".
- Gumball and Darwin giving Anais a robotic doll to replace Daisy, which walks back and forth talking in a distorted voice before bursting into flames and falling over, revealing its metallic body underneath.
- The following line, which also doubles as Nightmare Fuel:
Gumball: Anais, it's only a toy.
Anais: (demonic voice) NO, IT'S NOT!
- Gumball and Anais's cute off.
- "My dad eats trespassers."
- The way Gumball and Darwin say "Yay, adventure!"
- "I'm bald and I'm proud!" And the weird animesque poses Gumball and Darwin make when they say that.
- The ending:
- Darwin wants to keep Masami from kissing him, so he says he tastes like fish.
- "Mine is so old that he doesn't have teeth".
- Richard wakes up after the meeting
Richard: (wakes up) Uh, what'd I just agree to?
Gumball: To get a job.
- Mr. Small's five-step session with Gumball and Darwin:
Mr. Small: All right Darwin, take a deep breath and let it all out.
(Darwin breathes and and begins exhaling a giant bubble)
(Mr. Small pokes the bubble)
(Cut to a live-action sequence of a house getting blown up)
- Mr. Small expresses his opinions on art:
Mr. Small: Take a look at this picture. Is this what you think is painting?
Mr. Small: Well...YOU'RE WRONG! (Swats painting onto the floor. Begins beating it with a baseball bat.) THIS IS NOT PAINTING! THIS IS NOT PAINTING! THIS! IS! NOT! PAINTING! (Sets fire to the painting.) Burn you relic of convention!
- Gumball and Darwin learn about painting:
Mr. Small: All right who wants to go first?
Gumball: OOH OOH ME PICK ME! (gets drenched in pink paint)
Mr. Small: The world is your canvas. Now BE the brush!
Gumball: ...MY EYES! IT BURNS! (starts running into walls)
- Richard displaying his "psychic" powers to change the channelnote .
Darwin: Ahhhhh! Paranormal activity!
- The first-person binge-eating sequence (a parody of The Prodigy's video for "Smack My Bitch Up"), in which Gumball (under Carrie's possession) steals a half-eaten chicken drumstick from a homeless man, knocks over a hot dog cart, and takes a bite out of the Doughnut Sheriff.
- Carrie in Gumball's body, going on an eating binge, but pausing to pick the pickle off a burger.
- "It's a flip-flop, Carrie. A flip-flop!"
- "Another happy ending!"
- The part where Gumball and Darwin pull the "Put someone sleeping on a raft out in the middle of a lake" prank on Richard, except they send him down a river leading to the sea. When he comes back, he's apparently been out to sea for a long time, evidenced by his beard stubble, sunburn, and lack of clothes (he was using the raft to cover his front). When Darwin asks what happened to his clothes he angrily responds that he ate them.
- No love for the "I'm a ballerina" scene?
- "Step 5: realize you've just been pranked." *frowns with thousand-yard stare* "Step 6: try to fit down the chimney head-first." *smiles again*"
- The scene with the bucket stuck to Richard's head is also hilarious.
- "A music video! A music video! We are in a music video! This is what we call a music video! Oh baby! We're singin'!"
- The beginning when Gumball is first traumatized by Grandma Jojo's kiss.
- The scene where Anais tries to get Grandma Jojo's luggage up the staircase using a rock and plank catapult, complete with schematic nailed to the wall. She miscalculates, causing the suitcase to fly out the front door which Darwin just opened, after which it flies open onto Gumball and closes on him. His scream is what seals it.
- At the end Anais gets the suitcase up the stairs... only for Jojo to ask her to take it back down again, making Anais furious in a manner similar to the example from "The Quest" above. She then throws the suitcase out the window.
- Richard trying to cheer Gumball up over not finding a date:
Richard: When I was your age, I needed a date for a party, and what I said to her was, "(mumbles with mouth full of food)". And twenty years later, we're still married!
Gumball: Oh dad, you make it sound so easy...
- When they get to the party, Penny's just a bit jealous that Gumball's with Tina.
Gumball: So... I didn't realize you were coming with Hector.
Penny: I didn't realize you liked lizard breath!
(Tina sniffs her breath and realizes it smells bad)
Darwin: (oblivious) I feel awkward!
- Ms. Simian & Principal Brown crashing the party and busting it wide open.
- Jamie says she's going to throw a TV out the window, but it throws itself out first.
- Molly accidentally bursting through the roof, then the Sun comes out from behind the horizon to complain.
- The Sun: Hey dude, I'm trying to sleep here!
- Richard interrupting Penny and Gumball's kiss while honking his horn repeatedly.
- Darwin's reaction to Tobias' older sister kissing him on the cheek.
- Tobias and Rachel's parents coming home and finding that the house is clean and nothing happened (though the dad worries that Rachel may have run up the phone bill)...and walk by the closet just as Principal Brown and Miss Simian begin to make out.
- Gumball attempting to stuff his new game (which looks like an SNES cartridge) into his game system (which looks like either a Super Famicom crossed with a DVD player or a cheap knock-off of an Xbox 360).
- Gumball using hypnosis on Larry.
- Gumball and Darwin showing Larry a homemade PSA about kids each year not getting refunds, which is followed by the two of them singing a parody of "We Are the World".
- The manager beating up Richard.
- The ending where the three prepare to enjoy his game, then it reveals the manager gave them a paper shredder propped up to look like a console.
- Remember, they are supposed to go around The Forest of Doom.
- Darwin says hi to a pair of seemingly harmless squirrels:
Squirrel #1: They'll never make it out of here alive.
Squirrel #2: We'll feed on their carcasses.
- Gumball and Darwin's reaction to staring at the sun setting their eyes on fire:
Darwin: (completely calm) There are no words to express the pains that I feel right now.
Gumball: (also calm) Sure there are.
- Gumball setting his hands on fire trying to start a camp fire.
- Gumball attempts to hunt.
Gumball: I'm a predator, hear me roar! (meow)
- Darwin eating Gumball's clothes.
- Gumball falling off a cliff after he decides to leave Darwin.
- Gumball and Darwin finally making it to the campsite and then eat from the trash.
- Gumball's Evil Laugh when he plots to compete with Anais to become Richard's favorite.
- Tobias competing in the dumb race only for him to grab dozens of balloons and floats away from the race. He spends the rest of the episode floating above the park and then the hospital.
Tobias: I'm winning! I'm winning! I'm winning! (grabs the balloons blindly and starts to float away) NOT WINNING!!
- Banana Joe ran through a steel fence and gets sliced in pieces.
Banana Joe: I'm a banana split. (laughs) Ooh, it hurts.
- Larry accidentally proposing to Richard. Richard took it seriously, followed by a melodramatic thinking montage.
- Gumball tells what appears to be Richard "Dad. I cannot play "Butt Puppets" right now.", only to reveal that the doctor actually looks like Richard's butt and sounds like him.
- The very last scene of a still-blindfolded Darwin running in circles around a tree:
Darwin: Did I win yet? Did I win yet? Did I win yet? [crashes into the tree] ...ow.
- The entire scene where Mr, Small uses his "lie hat" to teach Gumball and Darwin how lying can hurt others.
Mr. Small: Your mother called!
(Gumball and Darwin gasp in excitement)
Mr. Small: She says she hates you! ... So, what have we learned today?
Darwin: Never trust a man wearing a hat.
- During Gumball and Darwin's montage of harsh honesty:
Gumball (to Penny): I love you!
(Penny does a gasp of happiness)
Darwin: He'll never make the first move!
(Penny is annoyed)
- Gumball and Darwin telling Principal Brown and Miss Simian what they really think of their relationship.
Gumball: I can't help thinking that your relationship with Miss Simian could be compromising your professionalism.
Darwin: I completely agree Gumball, and frankly, I fear my education is suffering as a result.
Gumball: And besides, Principal Brown, you can do so much better than that!
- Mr. Small's cute little eye twitch when he says "Hippity rap"◊ is perfect, and the whole Piss-Take Rap is great.
Mr. Small: Each case will require a specific judgement call depending on who you're talking to and the context of the conver-sayshun!
(Gumball and Darwin look stunned)
- Mr. Small, stuck in his cabinet, mentions his problem with his knees bumping into his back.
- Richard breaking down and admitting he did indeed eat his sons' homework. When asked why, he responds "I thought it'd make me smart!"
- Gumball holds his breath and causes his head to swell, assuming it'll make him smarter.
- Gumball uses the Internet, and, after being assailed by advertisements, he has a literal Heroic BSOD.
- Darwin appears to have ink on his face.◊
- Nicole's "Please Honey. You can call us; Mom and Dad." with a twist of Lightmare Fuel.
- The "You Gotta Think Big" Training Montage.
- Gumball and Darwin become men. Anais becomes an even bigger man.
Gumball: You look like a Mexican wrestler.
- The supplement's name is "MALE POWER 2000"
- When the hormones finish changing Gumball completely it has a closeup of his butt suddenly becoming incredibly muscular, then we get a quick shot of Leslie's shocked face.
- The "Because We're Men" montage.
- Gumball's pec dance.
- The sight of Richard and Nicole playing with their "hairy mutant" children happily in the park.
Nicole: (meekly) They grow up so fast.
- Nicole tries to hug Gumball and he tries to block, causing a sort of impromptu sparring match, which Gumball loses.
- "Welcome to Punchtown. Population: You."
- Gumball is very insensitive about Penny's pet's death.
Penny: My dad flushed him down the toilet by mistake.
Gumball: Pfft..! (holding in laughter) That's terrible! Did he go round and round or just straight down?
- Gumball paying his respects to Mr. Cuddles:
Gumball: Well, Mr. Cuddles was Penny's pet. Even thought I never met him, Penny's pretty hot. So I'm sure he was pretty hot too.
- "AHHH! SPIDER! KNOCK HIS BLOCK OFF!!"
- Nicole in her weekend anger management class:
Nicole (to Gumball, still perfectly calm and motherly): Behind this door I'm a totally different person. Trust me, you don't want to see this.
(Nicole walks inside)
Mr. Small: Good afternoon, Nicole!
(Mr. Small goes flying through the door and crashes into another door on other side of the hallway)
Anais: (poking her head out of the door) Could you keep it down out there?
Nicole: YOU KEEP IT DOWN!
- When Richard wishes the sink was unclogged, Gumball and Darwin remove the u-bend pipe, Gumball swallows the sewage, then vomits it on Darwin.
- "The only thing supernatural about you is your ignorance."
- "The only thing mighty about you is your ignorance. Heheh, I used the same joke again."
- Richard wishing that Mr. Robinson looked ridiculous, followed by Gumball and Darwin putting him in a two-piece swimsuit, then stripping him nude, then putting the swimsuit back on. Richard then wishes that Mrs. Robinson's head was a melon, followed by Gumball and Darwin throwing a melon on her head.
- Richard thinks he's cast a reverse spell on Gumball and Darwin. Gumball repeats his previous line "Its power has overtaken you" as "You overtaken has power its", to which Darwin corrects him saying "Uoy nekatrevo sah rewop sti".
- Gumball and Darwin have very different reaction from Ms. Simian when her car flips over theirs.
Gumball and Darwin: Coooool!
Ms. Simian: Noooot cooooool!
- Miss Simian insulting Nicole at every point in her life: her first steps, her first bike ride, her first F on a school project, her first dance, and her wedding day (Ms. Simian wasn't even invited; she just happened to drive by the church and see the wedding as it was ending). It's cruel at first, but transcends into hilarity.
- Gumball simply touches Mr. Robinson's car with the sponge and it falls to pieces. When he says it can't get any worse, Murphy's Law kicks in and it bursts into flames.
- Anais and Nicole are coming home, Nicole notices the Robinsons are talking to a police officer next to their burning car. She ducks down as they pass by the house and makes Anais do the same, but Anais's Daisy the Donkey doll is still sticking up, leading to some very confused looks when it appears to the Robinsons and the Sheriff that a doll is driving a car.
- "This is what happens when you mess with Gaylord!"
- "I pay my taxes and that pays your salary, ergo I'm your boss!"
- Gumball getting stepped on in the middle of a spontaneous bursting-into-song.
- Gumball finding a "lucky football" and ending up being punted into the distance (where the goal post then falls on him)
- Science and reason going down the drain as the world disproves Anais' claim that bad luck by spontaneously generating a cloud indoors to strike Gumball with lightning.
- The universe going Rube Goldbergian outer limits on Gumball in an all out attempt to destroy him, leading to a climactic homage to Final Destination.
- At the end, the family decide to use their minds to get Daisyland tickets. We're then treated to a scene where a family ticket blows away from a stand, into a car, into a plane, then into the hospital room the Wattersons were in at the time. Specifically, right into the table fan it is shredded into pieces by.
Darwin: Yaaay! I wished for snow!
- At the beginning of the montage of Gumball filling the "Gross Jar" in "The Microwave" he's seen blowing his nose and putting the used napkins in the jar. Eventually he sneezes so hard his entire face comes off.
- Darwin trying to sneak off whilst wearing a fedora and carrying a briefcase after he learns he's a father.
Gumball: Darwin! Where are you going?
Darwin: Um, buy some stuff... at the shop?
- Mr. Small sees Gumball's cheerleading tryout, scribbles something down on a piece of paper, slides it to Principal Brown, and it turns out to be nothing but a large question mark.
- Nicole has a particularly, hilariously epic tantrum as she trashed her bosses' office in the middle of her promotion interview.
- What Nicole did to Tina Rex's father will forever be a Moment of Awesome, and one of her funniest over-reactions as well: Nicole closes the doors on Tina's garage house, with Tina's father's eyes glowing in the darkness behind Nicole, each larger than her entire body... and then "I'm glad we had this little talk." As she walks away, the building collapses. She beat a giant T-Rex so badly the building collapsed.
- Near the beginning of the episode when Nicole is showing why she needs a new microwave, she puts a potted flower next to it and turns the microwave on. The radiation from the microwave causes the flower to disintegrate.
- The Wattersons besides Anais end up in a big kung-fu fight over the titular device. Right before it starts, a sign on the wall behind Nicole says this:
- Later in the same battle, Nicole performs a Matrix like leap to the roof of another building. As Gumball and Darwin stop short, Richard attempts and fails to make the same jump. By the sound, his Epic Fail was rather painful.
- The Bowdlerised version of Captain Punch (a Sin City-esque gritty action comic).
Take this... (handwritten on whiteout over a picture of someone with a hand drawn bouquet) lovely bunch of flowers!
- Gumball prepares to give chase to Hector by grabbing a nearby broom and mounting it, and then he falls face first to the ground. Hector's mom says that the broom is a normal one she has because she's a cleaning lady, then adds that 'the witchy ones are over there', to which Gumball replies with I Knew It.
- When Gumball is in the middle of climbing Hector, Darwin smugly tries to get Gumball to learn a lesson.
Darwin: You know, next time you want to judge other people's life choices, maybe you should take a long hard look at your own.
Gumball: Well, maybe you should take a long, hard look at that duck!
Darwin: ... duck?
(duck comes from offscreen and slams into Darwin)
- At the end of the episode Hector sends Gumball and Darwin a friend request. Since he'll destroy the town again regardless of if they say yes or no, Gumball smashes the monitor with a hammer.
- The entirety of Gumball going ballistic on his family so that his study with Penny is perfect.
- Gumball running out of toothpaste at the beginning and trying to brush his teeth with a bar of soap.
- Gumball's various attempts to win over the respect of Mr. Fitzgerald, including, but not limited to: making him a cake, a mixtape, a ukulele song (complete with an a capella version for when the listener destroys the ukelele), wiping the sweat off his forehead while out jogging, and vandalizing a billboard for his construction firm to read "WAtteRson AND Fitzgerland Co.-FRieNDSHip UNLimited"
- When Penny's dad is about to accidentally drive into her, Gumball attempts a Diving Save, but once he does Penny's dad veers off-course looking like he's about to hit Tobias. He brushes just past Tobias, his mirror comes off and he crashes into the Wattersons' house.
- An crocodile lady brags to Gumball that she managed to find a half-price salmon at a grocery store, and Nicole stares at him as he walks toward her. Cut to the car, where Gumball is holding the salmon and has a salmon-shaped red mark on his face.
- Because "a winner stares fear in the face", Nicole makes Gumball stand on the roof in a lightning storm, holding a golf club.
- At one point Jealous!Gumball calls Leslie a "neck-to-face, CO2-breathing, self-pollinating, photosynthesizing, soil-eating, root-drinking, deciduous petal-headed punk". Similarly, when Penny becomes jealous of seeing Gumball with Carrie she calls the latter an "undead, ectoplasmic, transparent, paranormal, spooky, floating, French-looking freak".
- "STUPID PINK PETALS! FAT YELLOW FACE!"
- Gumball's locker opening to reveal that it's stuffed with herbicide, weed killer, vandalized photos of Leslie and a book titled "The Root of All Evil".
- After trying to subdue Leslie by gluing him to a bench and covering him in worms and slugs, Jealous!Gumball makes three bad Bond One-Liners before giving up.
- The day after, eating lunch with Penny and Darwin, he says a better Bond One-Liner before switching back to Normal!Gumball and cheerfully adding "Naaaailed iiiiiit~"
- Leslie's failed Big Damn Heroes moment, where he tries to vacuum the jealousy Ghostbusters-style but ends up vacuuming Carrie's face instead, causing it to become stretched out. She pulls a hair out of her mouth and in a completely deadpan voice says "Gross."
- When the jealousy is expelled from Gumball's body it goes flying around Carrie's room saying it wants all the stuff she has like a spoiled kid who wants a toy his best friend has. It then starts Body Surfing and making its hosts admit their desires; Leslie wants his own room like Carrie, Carrie wants her own body like Darwin, and Darwin says he's actually quite happy with his life.
- Banana Joe gets glue on his hand. He keeps getting his hand stuck on things but just makes a bad pun and pulls it off, until his hand gets stuck on his face, and when he tries to get it off he tears his own eye off.
- Darwin orders Gumball to get "justice" against Banana Joe by chewing on his jockstrap.
- Gumball and Darwin beat themselves up so Joe thinks they had an even fight, culminating in Gumball's idea for finishing it:
Gumball: Hey dude, pull one of my teeth out!
(Darwin reaches into Gumball's mouth)
Gumball: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa that's completely over-the-top isn't it?
- The mere fact that Richard having a job (and doing it well) inadvertently results in a Reality-Breaking Paradox, and the World Gone Mad that comes from it.
- Nicole mispronouncing "proud" as "prood", and makes an utterly ridiculous face◊ while doing so.
- Gumball and Darwin deliver a pizza to a pair of talking pizzas as it's apparently their newborn child. Black Comedy Burst when the pizza falls out of the box and the couple is traumatized.
- Gumball and Darwin give Mr. Small an ad-hoc vegetarian pizza, covered in mud, grass and some used gum. Mr. Small, who is starved because he switched to a Tibetan diet that calls for eating nothing but sunlight while it's currently cloudy, eats it immediately and faints. Gumball and Darwin assume he's dead, until he blows a bubble.
- When the Banana family receive their pizza they start singing, and Richard driving by causes them to go on ad infinitum. When Gumball closes the door and looks at them through the mail slot they're slowed down.
Gumball: That's one creepy bunch of bananas, man.
- "DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE I'M HYSTERICAL!"
- When Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, and Larry are chasing Richard, one of his World Wrecking Waves causes them to switch heads. Gumball with Anais' head says he suddenly feels smart, whereas Anais with Gumball's head says she doesn't.
- As Nicole chases Richard down to stop him from keeping his job, she goes from switching into various colors to being turned into a live-action cat.◊ Bonus points for Darwin, Anais, and Larry who were de-anthropomorphized◊ into a rabbit tinted pink, a rock with a cap on it, and a goldfish with human legs.
- The first thing Darwin does after being turned into a ghost is kiss Carrie.
- Gumball and Darwin then go on a haunting spree that includes an attempt to possess Tina Rex. They botch that when they realize that controlling her seems to look and feel like trying to play QWOP.
- Gumball pointing out the makeshift items they have in lieu of the real thing; instead of an MP3 player they have a calculator with a pair of earbuds taped to it, instead of Kung Fu Panda they have a bargain-bin mockbuster called How to Ratatwang Your Panda, and instead of a blender they have a table fan pointed downward.
- Darwin hypnotizes Gumball to make him remember past lives. Gumball flashes back to his previous life as a hypnotist, then hypnotizes Darwin.
- When trying to get something out of his parents' room, Gumball bugs his parents into letting him sleep in their bed, gets rolled over by his dad, and spends several seconds completely engulfed by his girth until popping out.
Gumball: (shivers) Oh, that was like being born.
- Gumball hands Ms. Simian his report card with Richard's signature written as "R. Watterson" in highly stylized letters (similar to the logo for the band Metallica), and she assumes that it's forged. When they show it to Richard, he replicates it on a suspension form signifying that it actually was his signature, so Gumball and Darwin are off the hook; this being Richard, it's not a surprise.
- Gumball's Imagine Spot of a giant Tina fighting a giant defense-mode Bobert.
- ALAN VS WILLIAAAAM!!!!!
Gumball: Yeah, I'd watch it. But it'd be better if they were in a cage.
(cue Alan and William suddenly in a cage)
Darwin: With spikes.
(cage suddenly has spikes. Alan (who is a balloon) and William get scared.)
Gumball: And on fire.
(Alan and William look horrified and start bumping each other rapidly)''
- Later, when Gumball and Darwin are about to fight, Alan mentions that it would be better with poisoned nunchucks.
- Ms. Simian in a church-like building, asking no one in particular whether or not it's right to frame someone you know is a troublemaker... and the reveal that it's actually a natural history museum and she's talking to her father (an ape-like skeleton behind a glass case).
- When Gumball and Darwin try to get into school after-hours, Gumball has Darwin give him a leg up to get through a window. Darwin asks how he gets in and Gumball tells him "Give yourself a leg up!" and Darwin briefly defies physics to use the air itself as a platform.
- "Why do I have to run every 8 minutes of my life?!"
- Darwin's poor aiming when trying to throw a rock through Principal Brown's window.
- This exchange:
Gumball: You have to promise to do exactly as I say, no questions asked.
Darwin: (starry eyed) I promise.
Gumball: I want you to walk like a dog with an itchy butt.
Darwin: (still starry eyed) I shouldn't have promised.
- Darwin's first song, "What He Thinks About Us", which is one big insult to the backup singers. Calling Carrie an "emo freak", Jamie "half cow, half troglodyte", saying Masami's friends only like her for her money, and that Joe sings like a dog with rabies.
- In response to Teri's germaphobia, Darwin tells her that her hand is covered in germs—then licks it.
- When Gumball defeats Darwin in the second round, his victory pose is similar to Chun-Li's. He even yells "YATTA!" along with it.
- Darwin taking an inkblot test ("I see...a very sad middle aged man wearing sandals"). Mr. Small's extremely pissed off face when Darwin says it◊ deserves a mention.
- "I'm tired of staring... at your hideous... hairy... MAN TOES!"
- Darwin and Gumball have a Street Fighter-type insult fight at the end. Darwin beats Gumball in the first round by spamming the same attack over and over.
- When Gumball and Darwin tell Clayton does a better job of doing Banana Joe's "dancing banana" schtick, Joe turns around dramatically with a single tear drop running down his eye, to the tune of Pagliacci.
- The Deleted Scene (which is only available in the UK airing and on YouTube) in which Gumball, Darwin, and Clayton use shock collars to stop themselves from lying all the time.
- When Principal Brown takes Gumball and Darwin to his office, Gumball argues that what he's doing is a violation of the First Amendment, to which Principal Brown informs him that his preventing Bobert from making out with the school defibrillator and cracking jokes about the nurse's mother is not a violation of their freedom of speech. When he sentences them to mow the football field Gumball wishes that he would get lost, so Bobert knocks him out and puts him in a forest. Gumball then has Bobert burn a diagram into the football field reading "glasses + horse's ass = Principal Brown".
- Bobert taking all of Gumball's metaphors literally; when he wishes Ms. Simian would chill out Bobert puts her in the cold storage room, when he wishes there were less skaters in the world Bobert shoots lasers at Mr. Small, and when he tells Rocky to get out after Rocky tells him that school is canceled, Bobert throws Rocky out the window.
- The Band-Aid nurse telling Miss Simian that she's not a mechanic after fixing Bobert for the second time, and Miss Simian's responsed accordingly:
Well, I'm not a floristnote or a meteorologistnote or some kind of freakshow ownernote , but you don't see me complaining, do you?
- Gumball hiding in cold storage, only to run out screaming after Miss Simian tries to cozy up to him for warmth.
- The Mood Whiplash after the Wattersons run over the hobo who looks like (and turns out to be) Santa. The opening goes from being cheery and very Christmas-like to hilariously awkward.
- Richard runs around offering windshield cleanings and distracts Principal Brown, who crashes his car and launches an inflatable tree at an electronic reindeer and it gets jammed, causing the reindeer to burst into flames and traumatizing Rosie (the white rabbit girl) in the process.
- Nicole telling the kids that if the homeless man touches anything they should clean it with fire.
- When the kids try to get the homeless man to be Santa at the mall, they ask him what they want for Christmas. He calls them spoiled and tells them they shouldn't get anything they asked for, so they start wrecking the decorations in anger until eventually he joins in too.
- When Gumball asks Santa's magic bag for a pair of walkie-talkies, he gets them gift wrapped and can't open them in time because they're so well wrapped. He asks the bag for a pair of scissors, which are also gift wrapped, prompting his response of "Are you kidding me?!"
- Gumball's magic hands.
Darwin: (After slipping the watch into Gumball's hand) Now check your hand.
Gumball: What, this one? (opens his hand to reveal he isn't holding anything) Or, this one? *opens his other hand to reveal the same* Now check yours.
Darwin: (Sees he's still holding the watch) WHAT?! (Sees that Gumball is gone) DOUBLE WHAT!?
- And later...
Marvin: (Pushes the watch on Gumball) No, I want you to have it.
Gumball: Check your hands... You keep it.
Marvin: Check behind your ear... You keep it.
Gumball: Now check inside your pants...
Marvin: But I'm not wearing any... (looks down to see he's suddenly and inexplicably wearing pants)
- And later...
- Gumball threatens to knock himself out with Marvin's cane and accuse him of doing it, only to end up giving himself brain damage after the first whack.
- The episode begins with Gumball and Richard's conversation about why people go to school and get jobs, while Darwin and Anais are understandably terrified by Richard's driving.
- Nicole and Anais continuing to sit on thin air after Gumball takes the chairs from them.
- Richard, Nicole, and Anais tearing up when Gumball says that they have to turn off the TV. Darwin laughs for a few seconds before realizing that Gumball's serious and tears up as well.
- Richard telling Nicole to punish Gumball for being boring.
- When the family is singing, Richard manages to break his top tooth in half, then when he talks he whistles through it until it fixes itself in the next scene.
- When a wasp comes by, Gumball hides from it in Nicole's skirt. Said wasp then stings Gumball's finger, and when he attempts to suck the venom out his lips swell up.
- Gumball's digestive organs expressing their disdain over Gumball eating dirt.
- In the opening scene, Gumball tries to trip up a pursuing Tina by spilling soapy water on the floor. This initially works but then she gets up and we ended up with a skating T. Rex.
- When Darwin flakes on Gumball, the latter tells Tina to just do what she's going to do. Cut to them at home with Gumball in a neck brace and a very pissed look on his face. Even more funny when it's seen that Darwin is playing a Legend of Zelda-style video game where a giant, dinosaur-like beast is constantly squashing the hero.
- When Gumball drops the computer on Darwin's foot in retaliation for forcing an apology out of him, Darwin lets out a shriek with a pitch-modulation effect so silly and over the top it's hard not to laugh.
- Richard acting high from dental anesthetics for most of the episode, specifically Nicole messing with Richard by saying the phone receiver he's using as a showerhead is actually an ice cream cone, Gumball's line about how Richard's driving and parking are better when he's high on anesthetics, and Richard's Mushroom Samba of chasing after a hamburger in a magical world of junk food while three condiment bottles chant, "Sauce! Sauce! Sauce!", which turns out to be Richard trying to eat Rocky and Gumball, Darwin, and Anais yelling, "Stop! Stop! Stop!"
- Darwin and Anais's failed attempts to see what Gumball is miming.
- Nicole taking her anger of Granny Jojo moving in to help raise the kids out on an I.V. stand, then bending it back to the way it was after the doctor tells her that it costs $300 to replace.
- When Granny Jojo is trying to make the family afraid of everything in "The Authority", she doesn't let Anais close the window, closes the thing herself, then it explodes—because Jojo planted A BOMB in her own granddaughter's room.
Granny Jojo: And this lesson shows that nobody is safe around windows.
- While everyone is screaming in Slo Mo, Darwin stops prematurely, and upon realizing everyone is still mid-scream, quickly jumps back into it.
- The repairmen who refused to help a fat jogger gets crushed under that jogger. Darwin and Gumball not only ignore his plea for help, Darwin adds insult to injury by taking the DVD out of the jogger's buttcrack, then wipes it off on the repairman.
- When Carrie checks the movie out for them, it accidentally winds up in her case. When Gumball and Darwin come back for it, they find her watching it in her room, transfixed. She loved it.
Carrie: (anguished) I thought I was a hardcore horror movie fan and I was living a lie! (seizing the front of Gumball's shirt emphatically) Tell me: is it wrong for a punk-rock chick who lives in a haunted, malevolent mansion to be touched by the magical friendship of a pony?
- Richard barged in on a break dance match and started doing his own moves, totally embarrassing Gumball and Darwin. They think back to a Career Day presentation that Gumball brought him to, where he did exactly the same dance.
- Gumball and Darwin trying to eat and prepare near-expired groceries, only for them to hit their expiration date and rapidly turn to nothing.
- Gumball is being a jerk to his dad while he's trying to rescue him. When Richard seemingly falls to his death, Gumball get teary-eyed and regrets his jerkiness. However, Richard appears behind him A-OK and Gumball goes right back to being a jerk like nothing happened.
- Gumball uses Darwin as a player character for a real life video game. He glitches Darwin and somehow restarts the world to fix him.
- The entire scene where Gumball and Darwin impersonating each other to prove their respective points.
Gumball as Darwin: Hey, I'm Darwin! Oh, your shoes are dirty! Looks like you could do with a doormat! (Gumball wipes Darwin's shoes on his own face) Hello, Gumball! Would you mind holding my hand for my entire life? What are we gonna do? Where are we gonna go? What are we gonna have for lunch today? Because I find even the simplest decisions (regular voice) baffling. (resumes impersonation) He he! Look at that beautiful chicken pecking the mold off that old chicken leg! Isn't the circle of life beautiful?
Darwin as Gumball: Duh, hey I'm Gumball. Duh! I'm too busy to look where I'm going 'cause I'm in love with Penny, or something! Duh, hey Sussie! While conveniently ignoring my own character flaws, I'm happy to point out that you eat with the grace of a one-toothed camel! Hey Rocky (shoves Rocky over), let me help you with lasagna! (Darwin laughs while throwing lasagna at everyone) What the what? I should apologize, but I won't, because I always assume I'm in the right!
- Gumball freaking out after Darwin kidnapped Tobias' mother. His delivery of the lines sell it.
Gumball: You STOLE HIS MOM?!
Darwin: You said to take something he likes!
Gumball: Something, not someone!
Darwin: Uh, did I go too far?
Gumball: Oh, I don't know, why don't you ask our new house guest?! [Turns Tobias' mom around who is bound on a chair] Do you think he's gone too far? Oh wait, she can't answer, because you TIED HER UP, YOU PSYCHO!
- Alan's reactions when stressed out - especially when he's jealous over what looks like Carmen and Gumball being together - are hilariously exaggerated. He just hovers in the background of the scene and give Gumball a Death Glare for well over a minute and a half.
Gumball: OK... I think that's enough now. If he keeps looking at me like that, I think my head's going to explode.
(Scare Chord as camera zooms in on Alan's face)
- Alan is so sad, he deflates and tells Gumball he can't blow himself back up on his own. Cut to Alan happily re-inflated and Gumball walking out of the boys' bathroom with a disgusted look on his face.
Alan: Thanks Gumball!
Gumball: Whatever, man.
- The look◊ Gumball is making when he figures out Masami's was using him to get together with Alan.
- The bit at the end where Alan keeps trying to give a cliche heartfelt speech to calm down Masami - who has gone Yandere over him while he keeps trying to go back to Carmen - and Gumball keeps nearly ruining it with aside comments.
Alan: I'm sorry Asami, but it's her that I love!
Masami: But why her and not me?
Gumball: Because you're a psycho?
Alan: Masami, I can't explain how my heart works.
Gumball: If it's anything like his digestive system, you probably don't want to know.
Alan: I was saying, I can't explain what my heart works, but I know what it wants, and I learned today that I have to stand up for that.
Gumball: Dude, isn't this the opposite of the lesson you're trying to teach-
Alan: JUST SHUT UP, OK?!
- Gumball and Darwin "studying" by finding all kinds of ways to goof off.
- Gumball and Darwin trying to absorb knowledge by eating books. What's worse, they're not even math books. Darwin eats a book on how to speak Spanish and begins speaking Spanish while Gumball eats an Elizabethan poetry book and begins speaking like a character from a Shakespeare play.
- Gumball and Darwin finding and laughing at Mr. Brown's pin-up calendar for Ms. Simian.
- The punishment for finding and laughing at the pin-up calendar: spend the day listening to Mr. Small's poetry.
- Gumball steals the rat kid's rake and his deformed bodyshape makes it obvious that he ate it. When the rat looks at Gumball suspiciously, he nonchalantly points at some other guys, and the rat buys it immediately. Cut to the next scene where the Bomb Guy is waiting outside the bathroom and Gumball hands him the rake he kept in his body.
- Darwin's left arm is forced to do whatever Richard's does, causing him to volunteer for a bunch of unpleasant extracurricular activities with Mr. Small, concluding with an eco-protest where they'll spend forty-eight hours chained to a doomed tree, something even he feels the need to give significant warning for:
Mr. Small: Are you sure Darwin? I'm not gonna lie to ya buddy. We're gonna get maced!
- Gumball pretending he's pregnant to get a bus seat, only for Darwin to fall out of his shirt.
- The reason why Banana Joe doesn't like Gumball or Darwin: first, they didn't defend Banana Joe when Tobias said his mom was so ripe she had fruit flies. Then, they drove to Daisyland on his birthday and left Banana Joe at the gas station, and didn't come back for him until after they spent the day at Daisyland. Another time, they went camping with Banana Joe and left him behind. He had to use his peel and eat a bit of himself to survive, then walked home just as a snowstorm blew in, which is why he doesn't have feet anymore.
- This line
Gumball: Your guilt is strong, my friend, but it is no match for the power of my selfishness!
- Gumball and Darwin freak out over being late for school, only to realize it's Saturday and Richard is in charge.
- Gumball making fun of Darwin's cracking voice.
- Mr. Small admitting to the two construction workers wrecking the kitchen that he's only a vegetarian so he can rub his moral superiority of not eating meat in other people's faces.
- Anais tossing Tobias's father back in the house after he won't stop poking her.
- Gumball trying to call the police about the house party, but the Doughnut Sheriff can't help them — because he's at the party.
- Nicole comes back and demands that everyone clean the house and leave, in a demonic voice.
- "Dude, you need to type words, not cockroach noises."
- Darwin repeatedly failing to give his intro.
- The entire introduction segment. "Tobias Wilson as Tobias! Nigel Brown as The Principal! Hector Jötenheim as Hector! Carrie Krueger as Carrie! This guy as...this guy!"
- The nature documentary spoof of the Watterson household.
- Gumball using the Konami Code only to glitch up and get stuck in a tank.
- "IT'S BABY ANAIS, THE LIVING BABY DOLL!" Which then turns into "THE ANAIHILATOOOOOR!"
- It's funny enough as is, but then someone made a fan-animation...
- The entirely of Ninja George II.
- Gumball's head inflating to massive size, corresponding with his ego, as Sarah speaks of what she'd heard of him.
- Gumball and Darwin being Genre Savvy enough to know how the plot of the episode will happen, and it goes exactly as they predicted despite their efforts to make it not happen.
- The Coach of the two kids briefly appears to be a voice of reason, but turns out to be insanely childish, practically singing about how they would lose if they got in a fight.
Coach: You scared, little piggies?
Gumball: Uh, yeah. You're a fully-grown man screaming at us, and if you continue, I'm gonna call the police.
Coach: Just what I'd expect from a couple of cowards like you! Who's the hard-core one now?
Gumball: You, I guess.
Darwin: You know what the worst thing is? This guy is a teacher.
Gumball: No, dude. The worst thing is that this guy's got two sweaters and he's not wearing either of them.
- Principal Brown's advice when he's told about kids trying to get in a fight:
"Now, fighting is never okay... But let's say he's got his arms around your neck like this. It might seem like a bad spot, but you have to take advantage of your environment. 'Oh, looky what we've got here!' His own shoe! You can just grab that, it's really very easy, most people won't expect it. Now you can throw it across the room, and he will release you, because most people usually really want their shoe back.... Another trick is that most shoes are opaque, so you can use it cover his eyes, effectively blinding him. Seize the advantage, spin him round, and spank him with his own footwear! With a 'bang' and a 'bam' and a 'bim' and a 'pow'!"
- What is Gumball's heart telling him?
"GET A RESTRAINING ORDER ON THOSE GUYS AND LIVE HAPPILY IN SHAME!!!!"
- When a non-moving background character is hit with a tennis ball and falls over like a cardboard cutout. The timing was just perfect.
- One line in Darwin's song pleading for the Internet to stop making fun of Gumball:
You are adding sombreros and lasers
to a kid who looks like he was tasered
- The Internet hacking a traffic signal and Gumball and Darwin inadvertently causing a huge pileup.
- The Internet tries to impede the duo's process by showing the Sheriff a forged police warrant for them, but thankfully for them he takes Police Are Useless to its fullest extent.
- Gumball's reaction to the Screamer Prank.
Gumball: Pfft, it wasn't scary at all!
- The Internet is personified as a 1990s-2000s style PC and his mother is a modem who communicates in dial-up noises.
- The Internet's reaction to Gumball and Darwin hugging him.
- Gumball attempts to get into the Internet by taking off his clothes and scanning himself... only for poor Darwin to get an eyeful of something unpleasant.
- When writing a fake e-mail to Daniel Lennard, Gumball gets frustrated by Darwin and Anais repeatedly pointing out that he's doing something wrong and when he's done he ends up writing the subject as "Fake email to Daniel Lennard", which becomes a Brick Joke when it's the reason the latter sees through the kids' ruse. Gumball then imagines himself going back in time to convince his past self to avoid making that mistake, only for past!Gumball to be too lazy to do it and both Gumballs getting into a fight using time as a weapon, such as present!Gumball slipping a mouse trap under past!Gumball's hand, past!Gumball eating candy to give present!Gumball bad teeth, present!Gumball putting Crupac the Barbarian's weapons (another Brick Joke) on the computer seat, and past!Gumball licking the keyboard to make present!Gumball sick.
- What makes it even funnier is the fact that they're imagining it!
- The first spot of Gumball sneaking into Nicole's room with amazing flexibility, only for Anais to point out how unrealistic it was, then we get a more realistic one where Gumball is portrayed as being much less acrobatic. Gotta love whenever it's brought up how Gumball is out of shape.
- Gumball getting a wedgie trying to climb the gate into the park.
- Earth and the Moon vocalize "Also Sprach Zarathustra", to the Sun's annoyance.
Sun: Do we have to do this every morning?
Moon: (singing) Yes I do~o... 'Cause~... I can!!!
- The overly enthusiastic hot dog in the microwave.
- The overdramatic burger, fries, and soda, who act like they're in a war.
- Gumball stubs his toe against the coffee table and almost hits it, only for it to ask why he would do that and how is that its fault. Then Gumball notices from the marks on the floor that it did move to be in his way, and the table runs off to avoid answering why.
- Anais tells her doll Daisy she's her best friend. Daisy talks back, saying the same, and Anais freaks out and kicks the doll.
- Everyone in town is going after the Wattersons because their antics affected everyone else's lives.
- Mr. Small is suing the Wattersons for giving him claustrophobia, so Gumball shoves him into an envelope, folds it, then mails him to the smallest country in the world.
- "Dad fight! (crowd instantly gathers, Spock vs. Kirk music plays)"
- The episode referencing Gumball and Darwin's change in voice actors by having their voices suddenly screw up, particularly Gumball declaring "Our voices are broke!" in a deep voice that causes the bathroom to reverberate.
- The anticlimax of the scene with the store security guard. "Actually, I'm not allowed to do anything but ask you to leave the premises peacefully..."
- And his baton going limp as he admits it.
- The doctor telling Gumball and Darwin that they'll grow up to be strong like Richard, then they briefly turn into him.
- Mr. Fitzgerald channeling Bryan Mills when he mistakes Gumball for a prank caller.
- During his speech, his side of the Split-Screen Phone Call starts growing bigger and bigger until Gumball only has a small triangle of his side left, that his head is squished into the shape of. Then when the phone call ends, Darwin starts looking above Gumball's head, which Gumball questions.
Darwin: I don't know. What are you pointing at? Explanation
- During his speech, his side of the Split-Screen Phone Call starts growing bigger and bigger until Gumball only has a small triangle of his side left, that his head is squished into the shape of. Then when the phone call ends, Darwin starts looking above Gumball's head, which Gumball questions.
- When Gumball tries talking to Penny but lost his voice, Mr. Fitzgerald rolls up her window and starts giving the same speech again. Gumball, annoyed, opens Mr. Fitzgerald's door, rolls his window up, and slams the door back in his face.
- Gumball dejectedly walks along a sidewalk and kicks that little white rabbit girl off her tricycle without even noticing her.
- The entire rap segment. ALL OF IT.
- One highlight is Nicole in tears as Larry cuts up her credit card when it's rejected.
- When Gumball is in a jacket and low hanging, sagging pants.
Gumball: I don't wear a suit or a stupid tie/I dress with my eyes closed, and I still look fly
Louie: *points to Gumball* It looks like you got a leg transplant from a wiener dog.
Gumball: Oh yeah?! Well you, uh...
Gumball: ...And when I don't have a comeback/I can always cry...
- During the beginning, Gumball and Darwin are chasing the Rainbow Factory and Sarah keeps showing up, and after dodging her for a few times, Gumball then resorts to pushing her out of the way a lot. At one point, they run past her and Gumball runs back just to push her and say "We don't have the time!"
- Sarah's tape recorder. And the Running Gag of Gumball throwing it out of annoyance.
- When Sarah is trying to find out how she can fit into Gumball and Darwin's lives:
Gumball: Well, at the moment you're more like... the insanely obsessive one.
Sarah: The insanely obsessive one! I can totally do that.
Gumball: No, no, no. I didn't mean I wanted-
Sarah: And I'll be really creepy, and you'll be really scared, but in your final moments you'll realize that we're meant to be.
Gumball: My "final moments"? What does that mean?!
- Sarah's video and song, which consists of ways she's been stalking Darwin and Gumball for months, is hilariously disturbing. Perhaps the best part is when it suddenly cuts to her in front of Gumball's closet, wearing his clothes and happily dancing around.
- Gumball and Darwin's reactions to Sarah's video. Followed by rapid babbling of fear from both of them, a Beat, and ends with Gumball saying in a calm manner:
I think we need to have a reasonable conversation with this young lady.
- Sarah's sucky fanart of Gumball and Darwin.
- When Gumball and Darwin analyze Sarah's locker, they find a drawing of them where Darwin is much taller than Gumball. While Darwin's talking, Gumball makes a puzzled face, quietly compares his and Darwin's height, and checks his eyes. Then comes this exchange:
Darwin: (sadly) Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Gumball: I know, right? I'M DEFINITELY TALLER THAN YOU! AND IF MY EYES WERE THAT CLOSE TOGETHER, I'D BE A CYCLOPS!
- The end of the "fight" between Gumball and Darwin that basically invokes Left the Background Music On where Gumball has to extend the fight scene because Sarah can't get her tape player to change tracks and jump in between Gumball and Darwin like she's supposed to.
- When Gumball tries to exercise his organs start flipping out. When it looks like gallons of sweat are pouring out of him, he states that it's his organs crying.
- The Mass "Oh, Crap!" in response to Coach forcing Jamie to apologize to Gumball. And everyone's mouth stays open until the next day.
- We flashback to some of Jamie's worst acts of bullying: feeding Anton (a piece of toast) to ducks, chewing off Teri's leg and spitting it at her, and turning Banana Joe and Sarah into an ice cream sundae.
- At the end when Coach is revealed to be Jamie's mom Gumball and Darwin are more shocked that Coach is a woman.
- Just the entire episode in general. It's a parody of zombie apocalypse/survival horror/found footage horror movies and video games but it's not a "cheesy" parody. This episode would be downright terrifying if all the "infectees" didn't have goofy grins and drool rainbows.
- The episode begins with Richard's "Wonder Hug", which has the appearance of a miniature rainbow-colored nuke.
- Gumball tries to stop smiling by ripping off his mouth and putting it back on upside down, only for his head to horrifically rotate and turn his mouth back to its original position.
- When Simian realizes that there's something wrong with Gumball and Darwin, the camera starts to zoom in on her reaction, only to have it zoom in too much and hit her, as if there was an actual camera.
- When the nurse tells Ms. Simian that she's been shining a flashlight in Gumball and Darwin's eyes for half an hour Ms. Simian asks what time it is, then the Running Gag time stamp prompt hits her.
- When the virus breaks out, Tobias asks the infected girls to contaminate him, only for them to walk past and attack Leslie.
- Gumball and Banana Joe are chasing Penny into a dead end in the library, and Gumball first pushes then kickes Banana Joe away so he can infect Penny himself.
- Tina has Miss Simian cornered, and is about to infect her with the Joy (similar to what happened to Ripley on Aliens), but Tina can't hug her because of her short T-Rex arms!
- Richard entering the house with a box and a sandwich. He then explains how he saw a commercial about washing powder that made him wonder how much he'd need to wash a monkey. Then he thought about how cute monkeys are with their furry little faces, and then he thought about how puppies are cuter than dogs. So he bought a sandwich.
- After the turtle tears the head off the Kupok action figure in its flaming terrarium, it makes a tittering sound which is officially subtitled◊ as "[imitating Hannibal Lecter]"
- After the turtle's "death".
Darwin: (surprised) He was revived by my tears!
Gumball: (horrified) HE FEEDS ON MISERY!!!
- Not only is it awesome, but what Darwin says to the turtle is pretty damn funny.
- Anton's death montage includes getting crushed by a bowling ball, suffering a heart attack after seeing a screamer Internet video, getting stomped on by Tina Rex, Tobias unknowingly eating him as part of his lunch, getting blown up in chemistry class, getting hit in the face with a baseball, getting a door slammed on him, getting put through a paper shredder, exploding while playing a slide whistle, and getting pecked to death by the birds that emerge from his locker.
- When Gumball and Darwin see Anton reincarnate in his home, their minds are literally blown.
- When their first attempt at making an Anton with the toaster results in a burnt one:
Darwin: He deserves a righteous farewell.
(cut to the trashcan)
Darwin and Gumball: (Ant-1 is tossed into the trash) Bye! (trashcan is closed)
- Gumball makes Richard sign away his position of man of the house. This causes Richard to slowly dress more and more feminine, including make-up, a jacket, and a wig as well as act like a stereotypical woman.
- Anais's response to Zach's Split Personality Takeover.
Nicole: We need to get rid of this "Zach". Permanently.
Anais: (inside of a boot) One step ahead of you. (pulls a baseball bat out of the boot, whispers) I knew this day would come.
Nicole: By changing his name to Gumball. At the town hall.
Anais: (laughs nervously) Yeah that's what I—-that's what I meant!
- Zach is taking over Gumball's memories, but Darwin and Gumball both agree that he can keep the kiss from "The Pressure".
- When Zach puts up a false police warrant saying that the Wattersons' car is stolen, the police not only redundantly put up a spike strip in front of their roadblock, they put both on a street that the Wattersons weren't even going to go down. After they escape, the police drive over the spike strip.
- During the Battle in the Center of the Mind Zach is obliterated from Gumball's memory in a flash of light—Smash Cut to real world Gumball farting.
- One of two stiffly-animated crowd members from "The Sweaters" discovers that he can actually move, but ends up angering the crowd because he's "different" and ends up carrying his second friend out of the stadium.
- The flashback of how Gumball and Darwin ended up wearing body-painted clothes: Richard mistakes the dishwasher for the washing machine and vice-versa.
- Principal Brown found out they painted on their clothes because of the pixellated portions of their bodies... which for Darwin, for some reason, is his feet. Again.
- Said clothes result in Principal Brown telling Gumball and Darwin that they can't walk around school looking like they went to sleep at an art student's party.
- Principal Brown dressing like a student and trying to act cool so he can be Gumball and Darwin's friend.
Principal Brown: Swag! Rap music!... Piercings! YOLO! Hashtag! MP3! Tweets! Selfies! Skinny jeans! L-O-
(Mr. Small smacks him in the face with a lunch tray)
Mr. Small: I'm sorry, Principal Brown, but you look like such a jerk that even a granola-crunching pacifist like me had to something about it.
Principal Brown: That is so refrigerated! You guys are riddled with disease! We should very much be suspended in an exterior environment.
Gumball: Did you mean to tell us that that's cool, we're sick, and we should totally hang out together?
Principal Brown: For sure! Uh, izzle.
- The awkward slumber party Principal Brown has with Gumball and Darwin, where he tries to tell them stories about his relationship with Miss Simian and realizes how inappropriate that is mid-sentence, followed by him throwing himself out the window and landing in a dumpster.
- Gumball pulling a pair of high heels out of Principal Brown's safe and concluding that that's how a furry slug with no visible feet can make noise while he walks.
- Principal Brown is trying to blow up the school, and Mr. Small eagerly tries to block his path a la the protesters of the Tienanmen Square Massacre, even grabbing some grocery bags to look more like Tank Man, but ends up getting walked on like the Extreme Doormat he is.
- The other teachers admitting their lies: Miss Simian lied about her age to get the job, Mr. Small isn't a U.S. citizen, and the Coach is not a woman... who can say she's never lied on her resume.
- Gumball wakes up in to music playing. He wants to sleep more but really likes the song. So he whines about it and keeps his really sour look on his face while break-dancing.
- The Orange Woman accusing Richard of being a bad father for allegedly leaving Gumball and Darwin homeless — while she shoves her son in the trunk and buckles up her groceries.
- The Running Gag of Anais facepalming with the 'high five' glove.
- Nicole's idea of a scary story for adults is "The tale of the 16 hour shift, with no paid overtime!".
- When Nicole states she only gets five days off a year, we get a montage of what happened on the other four days:
- On Christmas, she slipped when Richard decorated the house with whipped cream in place of artificial snow
- On the Fourth of July, Richard used a firework that went up and came back down, destroying their backyard
- The day Granny Jojo came to visit, she made Nicole follow an incredibly strict schedule for driving her around town
- On Halloween, Richard was in a werewolf mask when greeting Nicole when she was coming out of the shower, so she instinctively kicked him down the stairs. When she realizes her error, he comments that there's liquid in his lungs.
- "If I was after brains, I certainly wouldn't be chasing after you people, would I?"
- The entire episode can be considered one, since it's all one big lampshade hung over the fact that Molly was phased out of the show after the first season. Apparently the universe decided that she was a mistake because she was too boring, so it sent her into a blank void and wiped everyone's memory of her.
- Darwin describing the cheerleaders:
Darwin: It's not that I'm not supportive but... they're kind of a trainwreck. That, like, a truck crashed into... and then the whole thing sunk into a lake... and managed to catch fire... and exploded.
(cut to cheerleaders trying to do a pyramid, and crashing.)
Darwin: Alright, I guess they didn't explode, but you have to admit that-*BOOM*
- After finding out Mr. Small was right about Molly, Darwin and Gumball come to tell him he's not crazy...and find he's wearing only a loin cloth, tinfoil hat, and has eyes drawn on his chest.
Mister Small: The six nipple-eyes see the past, the present, and the future.
Gumball: ... (under breath to Darwin) Six?
- Among the terrible ideas relegated to the void are jorts, the mullet, Rob (the blue cyclops background character who Gumball and Darwin couldn't remember in "The Pony"), disco, 1980s hairspray, the Microsoft Word paper clip assistant, and The Crazy Frog ringtone mascot.
Gumball: Run him over.
- Then Crazy Frog gets chased down by two dodos. They wince, followed by Mr. Small saying this:
Mr. Small: Ooh, that won't be necessary, he's gone the way of the dodo.
- Then Crazy Frog gets chased down by two dodos. They wince, followed by Mr. Small saying this:
- Gumball and Darwin break the news to Rocky about his father being in the hospital by stuffing a note in a brownie and feeding it to him.
- Mrs. Robinson deals with her husband being laid up in the hospital by going on an island vacation — and nearly marrying a man she met during that vacation.
- One of Tobias's many failed attempts to hits on girls in resulted in Teri splashing her glass of water in his face, but he insists it was because "She knew I was hot." So Penny takes her glass and dumps it out on the floor.
- "Say hello to DARKWIN!"
- Tobias talks about Clayton dating sextuplets all at once. Gumball deadpans back that it "Sounds complicated. And repetitive."
- When Masami gets a brain freeze, she starts snowing and Idaho catches it on his tongue before realizing where the snow came from and trying to scrape it off.
- Doughnut Sheriff scares people with his sirens. They jump so fast they disappear, but after about the dozenth one they all start coming down at once.
- Sheriff, Darwin, and Gumball get the Orange Woman off the road using a PIT maneuver. She was driving an ice cream truck. They were driving a baby carriage.
- The Doughnut Sheriff's boss is a bucket of fried chicken. According to the video description on the show's website, "Chicken Bucket" is his name.
- Teri's latest hypochondriac fit has the Band-Aid nurse prescribing two weeks off from school and some heavy sedatives—for herself—and telling Teri to leave so she can crawl under the desk and re-evaluate her career choices.
- When the nurse tells Darwin to hold in his sneeze, he does so and it causes his head to inflate before going to his feet and causing his shoes to burst (his shoes come back when he goes back and comes offscreen).
- Mr. Small bursting through the door when Gumball suggests an alternate approach to curing Darwin of his sneezing.
- The Take That against holistic medicine: the "unbreakable" crystal breaking, Mr. Small telling Gumball that the magazine he ordered the crystal from shut down after two editions, the ridiculous costume he wears, and the line about how holistic medicine was started by near-criminal bozos.
- Mr. Small trying to cure Darwin through acupuncture, then when Darwin is clearly in agony Gumball comments that on a scale of 1 to 10, he scores a "Somebody please finish me off, every second of my tragic existence is pure agony". Darwin sneezes, causing the pins to fly into Gumball and Mr. Small, then Gumball adds "I can smell dancing and taste purple" while Mr. Small says something in a foreign language, saying that he meant to moan, and collapsing.
- At the start of the episode, Gumball had it all planned to land a perfect blow against Darwin during their pillow fight... only for Anais to attack Gumball from behind before Gumball will execute it.
- Nicole doing the same as Gumball while planning to throw the two from their room down to school bus, only for Anais to inform her that the two already got to the bus even before Nicole finished thinking her The Plan.
- The Bananas being poor victims of Darwin's sneezing and somehow ended up in China.
- "We put our Moms in a cage! Three go in, one comes out! Three go in, one comes ouuuu..."
- The sheer amount of abuse Banana Joe's mother goes through puts Anton's death montage from "The Recipe" to shame.
Banana Joe: You're the super-est, mom. At least in my heart.
Mrs. Banana: (slurring) No, you're the super-est mom!
- At the end of the episode, Tobias pulls out the card he was making for his mom at the beginning of the episode... then tears it apart in front of her because she got showed up by Nicole again.
- Richard revealing that he's been behind the door all night just to make that dramatic entry (and not once went to the bathroom, and now looks as if he's about to blow).
- Richard's reading Nicole's card after being asked if Mom forced him to lock the computer, including the threat that he'll be sleeping on the couch if he doesn't read the card.
- Nicole paying Larry for the computer and the damages done to the store with a cracker.
- Gumball gripes about having to take out the trash on Elmore Plus, and then asks Darwin whether he should add "YOLO". Darwin then tells him to "have some self respect"...before saying that he should add "#swag" instead.
OMG GOT 2 SL@V3 AWAY TKING OUT THE TRASH . . . SMH
- Gumball and Darwin draw portraits of each other, but Gumball is confused as to why his has a horrifying clown in the background. So he turns around... Turns out the clown is a telegram delivery man—Nicole apparently really wanted to make an impression with her reminder to take the trash out.
- Gumball meows while chasing a laser on 4 legs with orchestra music playing... then claws his face snarling at the laser and jumping out the window while playing a cat scream.
- Gumball and Darwin performing a rhythmic melody with everything around the house, including Gumball armpit-farting. Then the microwave's clock hits 5, and the final noise heard afterwards is his armpit fart.
- The end where the entire family eats trash for dinner after Gumball throws the groceries on the garbage truck.
- The way Penny's shell cracks in the first place - she improvises a kiss between her and Gumball in a school play, and Gumball takes the invitation - but is so nervous he ends up headbutting her by accident.
- Richard loudly narrating what's going on in front of him in 100% earnestness somehow fails to get annoying.
- Gumball doesn't go along with Richard's convoluted plan for the family members to share food to make sure no one gets jealous of the one sitting next to the other.
NICOLE! THE PLAN ISN'T WORKING! THE CHAIN IS BROKEN! WE'RE LOSING CALORIES!
- Penny's minotaur-like form stops Jackie and Harold (Tobias and Rachel's parents) in traffic. When Jackie screams for Harold to do something, Harold assures his wife he'll take care of it — and runs out the car, leaving her alone with the creature.
- Mr. Fitzgerald, shocked at Penny being outside of her shell, inadvertently says things that are hurting her feelings. Gumball tries to fix his sentences.
Mr. Fitzgerald: What have you done? You've turned her into a freak!
Gumball: A freak…ishly beautiful young lady. (Laughs nervously)
Mr. Fitzgerald: She looks like a pig...
Gumball: -ture of beauty. Ha ha, absolutely!
Mr. Fitzgerald: You turned my daughter into a monster!
Gumball: -truck! ...Of prettiness?
- Gumball bursting into what looks like Banana Joe taking a bath, but it turns out to be his dad without his mustache, as when he puts it back on, his high-pitched screaming goes down a few octaves. And right when Gumball came in the house, Banana Joe's mom was painting a portrait of the aforementioned bathroom incident before it happened. Might be a foreshadowing to the episode "The Oracle".
- Gumball walks into Banana Joe's room as he's watching a video of an orange being peeled, then Gumball quickly closes the door again.
- After giving Penny's dad a well-deserved talking down for how he'd been treating his daughter, Mr. Fitzgerald apologizes. Gumball then tells him not to beat himself up over it either because "Parenting is hard!", and he's still yelling like when he was calling him out.
- Nicole gets shot by the pest controller's tranq dart (paralyzing one half of her body), so she tells Darwin and Anais to "teach him a lesson", which they do by grabbing her limp arm and leg, stretching them out like noodles, and slapping him in the face with them.
- Principal Brown gives himself a wax job for Miss Simian, only for his hair to grow back immediately... and Gumball and Darwin seeing everything because Principal Brown was not alone in his office.
- Gumball and Darwin's horrified reaction to Principal Brown's temporarily hairless body: Gumball states that he was standing there "long enough for curiosity to turn to regret" and instead of going on a date with Penny over the weekend, he's going to stay home and bleach his eyeballs.
- Gumball states that Chris Morris is so old, he should be classified as a mineral.
- While it is also very unsettling, Darwin talking to Chris Morris in the park is pretty funny: he talks about his fears of Gumball not having time for him anymore after the events of "The Shell," which goes from calmly explaining the situation to going Laughing Mad to rocking back and forth in catatonia to angrily telling off Chris Morris to sobbing to accepting the fact that Gumball deserves to be happy and that Darwin should accept it.
- The Good Times Montage in its entirety, including the in-your-face sudden close ups of Principal Brown's hair.
- Gumball's strings of Little "No"s to a full-blown Big "NO!" after he realized that he and Darwin kissed and snuggled Principal Brown's hair instead of Chris Morris.
- When Gumball and Darwin are trying to chase Chris Morris, they find that he's so slow that walking at normal speed will make it impossible to catch him, so they have to walk at "90's dial-up slow", with appropriate visuals.
- The twist on the old "Running from an explosion" trope seen in many action movies when Gumball and Darwin jump at the wrong time, fall on the their faces, and get burned (non-fatally) when Chris Morris fills the chemistry lab with gas and plugs a broken lamp so it will blow up.
- Penny unzips her bag and sees Darwin was inside it, reading her diary. She invites him talk about it with her and Gumball at lunch, then zips the bag up and carries him off before he can say anything.
- The ridiculous face and muscle-bound pose Darwin took every time he did something bad to Penny during the basketball game.
Defense! (stomp, stomp) Defense!
- Gumball's weird laugh and the face he makes. "Ah. Ah. Aaaaaaahhhhhhh. Ah. Ah. Aaaaaaaahhhh."
- Darwin and Gumball have a "bro wedding", which was Penny's idea.
- The Black Comedy Burst of the Fitzgerald house on fire after the heartwarming ending of Gumball and Darwin's bro wedding.
- Darwin getting so fed up with Gumball blathering about him and Penny that he begins eating his own face.
- Gumball message to Penny that she's cool gets passed around to everyone in class telephone game-style and ends with Carmen telling Penny that Gumball said she was fat, causing Penny to shapeshift into a monster and hiss at him. Then Gumball gets pelted with trash, papers, books, and Banana Joe (as in someone just threw him at Gumball).
- Richard got banned from Elmore's chicken restaurant because he took the "All You Can Eat" gimmick literally and ate a chair.
- Carrie's reunion with her dad after he returned back to normal from being the Snatcher (and died by trying to hug her ethereal form and falling down through the window from the third floor of Gumball's house) being ruined immediately when Gumball talks about how it's like his relationship with Penny. Everyone groans.
- Richard disapproves of Granny Jojo seeing Louie because he believes his father could be coming back from buying milk. He left 42 years ago. Everyone else's reactions sell it, especially Granny Jojo's, who looks incredibly nervous.
- Gumball thinking seeing Granny Jojo prettied up (to use the term loosely) is just a bad dream... until Anais and Darwin say it's not.
- The kids make a Rube Goldberg Device to get Granny Jojo out the window of their room, which only launches her into the ceiling.
- When Richard blocks Jojo and Louie's kiss, his hand gets covered in slobber and he wipes it on Gumball's face. Gumball declares "Well, that's that face ruined." then pulls off his head and grows another one.
- With everyone being pissed at having a bad day, Richard tells Gumball to make dinner because he's "too angry to make a valid excuse". Gumball then pushes it to Darwin who questions why he has to do it. Gumball replies by opening his mouth like a Predator and hissing at him.
- Nicole being so tense that when she attempts to dial the phone, she pushes the keys with enough force to break them out.
- During Nicole's flashback, when Larry charges her $100 for a tune-up, she pounds the hood and breaks a headlight causing it to go up to $200, then every time she yells something breaks and the price goes up until it reaches $750, leading to her harsh "Reason You Suck" Speech toward Larry (which she has no choice but to unleash on him since he's the only other person around):
Nicole: (head grows, voice deepens) You are a worm! You're a thieving, bottom-feeding, money-grubbing crook! People like you are squeezing the very last cent out of hard-working families! You're the reason ice caps are melting and baby polar bears are homeless! (returns to normal) I think that's all there was. Here. (gives him the money)
Larry: Uh, would you like to add a tip?
Nicole: Sure, a little extra 12%? (inhales, becomes angry again) You're a worthless maggot, a pointless little—
- When it returns to the Watterson household, we see that her head has now grown to massive size and Richard is using the coffee table to push her back.
- Larry's explanation as to why he can't sell Richard more food:
Larry: Sir, please! You just ingested 12,000 calories an hour ago! To burn that off, you'll literally have to catch fire.
- Gumball being so hungry that he begins to digest himself; as in, a black hole forms in his stomach and begins sucking his head in.
- Darwin being so hungry that he can't do Meat-O-Vision right, so he sees Gumball as a purse.
- When the Wattersons attempt to drive the car after Larry quits, they find that the gas has been siphoned and everything holding it together is also gone, so it falls apart and a bunch of people come by to steal its parts. Then they drive an imaginary car.
- Jackie (Tobias' mom) emerging from the wrecked van, clacking bottles on her fingers a la Luther from The Warriors with her Henpecked Husband Harold on a leash and barking like a dognote .
- Mr. Small asking the Wattersons if they've taken any antibiotics, because if he's going to eat others, then the meat has to be organic and free of anything unnatural.
- The way Nicole dispatches Leslie: she bites off part of his goddamn face and swings him by the neck so she can knock out Carmen's dad.
- Richard is so depressed in January that he takes out the trash and throws himself in the can with it.
- Gumball pitching "Dependence Day" as a holiday and Anais, in a sarcastic Simpleton Voice, replies, "Yay! Where we all celebrate our lack of freedom!"
- Darwin turning into an early 1930s cartoon character (read: black and white, with wide, pie eyes and Mickey Mouse gloves, and perpetually bouncingnote ) because of how depressing January is.
- "You know metalheads: they pretend to be hardcore, but they're just hippies who like leather."
- Rocky telling the kids about the differences between grindcore, black metal, and Viking metal...when he's supposed to be driving the bus.
- Mr. Small is so depressed that he forgot how to smile, so he had to force himself to smile with tape. When he rips the tape off, it also rips off the white part of his head revealing a primate-like face underneath.
- Principal Brown tries to hibernate until spring in Miss Simian's desk, but he finds that he doesn't hibernate. Much like Gumball not originally knowing his own real name, Principal Brown doesn't know what his own species is.
- Richard creating the Sluzzlewurst in the same fashion as Usagi/Serena does when she transforms into Sailor Moon.
- Richard's credit card being sucked dry (literally) due to all the groceries he bought for the Sluzzle Tag feast.
- Richard's Sluzzlewurst is so fattening, it causes Anais to sweat butter.
- The poorly-animated Sluzzle Tag special has two skeletons saying, "Jolly Sluzzle Ta—" then ends with a message that, because animation is a very lengthy process and Sluzzle Tag is a recent holiday, the very short scene we just saw was all the network had time to make.
- Gumball and Banana Joe trick Darwin into viewing Joe's butt through a microscope. Darwin is so horrified that he sees butts everywhere; Leslie's face, the faces on a poster of a bride and groom, a poster of two hands touching fingers, and Ms. Simian's face, but Darwin decides that the latter is an improvement.
- Tobias hits on Penny by calling his dance "The Butterfly Effect." Penny comments that it goes great with the dance she came up with, where she waves each hand in front of Tobias like she's holding something. Tobias asks what it's called and Penny answers "The Bug Spray".
- How Miss Simian demonstrates the actual Butterfly Effect in action: she flicks her chalk into the ceiling fan, which ultimately results in Tobias getting hit over the head by the window.
- Gumball and Darwin react to the butterfly coming out of its chrysalis as if it was an expectant mother going into labor.
- While it also crosses into Nightmare Fuel, the appearance of the titular butterfly is just offsetting enough to be hilarious... Not to mention the random squeaky noises it makes.
- Gumball has a... warped definition of the term "baby boomer":
Gumball: (in regards to the butterfly) Dude! How can something this cute be responsible for something as bad as a tornado? It's like blaming baby boomers for the state of the world! How can babies going boom ruin the economy?
- Rocky tries to escape The Crocodile Woman who mistook his falling next to her on one knee with a bagel in his hand as a marriage proposal.
- During "Elmore Help Desk", Karen answers the Crocodile Woman's question to Mr. Robinson.
- The epic and overly long domino fall of everyone in Elmore, ending with Hector falling on top of Sussie's dad and getting him caught in his nose.
- Also, there's the fact that the episode took the most well known example of the Butterfly Effect (a butterfly flapping its wings causing a tornado) and ultimately played that example straight.
- Gumball calling the man on the box of healthy cereal a "cowboy goat man with high blood pressure."
- Gumball and Darwin going on a sugar rush and suddenly understanding everything in the world—except the meaning of life—then come out of the rush in a park where Gumball is dressed in a ballerina outfit with combat boots while Darwin is handcuffed to a lamppost with a tribal tramp stamp on his butt.
- Larry tells Gumball and Darwin his daily schedule when they ask him about the meaning of life. He soon goes mad from the revelation when he realizes how boring it is and proceeds to leave his post, steal his boss's money, kiss his girlfriend Karen and his boss before throwing his boss in the cash register, steal Mrs. Robinson's car, drive to the beach, and walk into the ocean. All this while manically repeating his daily schedule.
- Nicole about the meaning of life: CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES! SEE THEM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU! AND HEAR THE LAMENTATION OF THEIR WOMEN!
- The Forest of Doom's creatures and their song.
"'Cause the meaning of life is to eat or be-"
- The Sun and planets singing a cheery song about how life doesn't matter in the grand scale of things, with Gumball dismissing the song because he can't hear it and the planets are so far slow that by the time they finish, it will have been 4.75 billion years and the sun will have exploded — which it does. Made better by the bizarre fact that all of the planets have British accents like the moon and Saturn did in "The Debt".
- Sussie (the same one said to belong in a freak show by Miss Simian in "The Bet" and was such an outcast that her parents had to pay Gumball and Darwin to stay at her birthday party in "The Pony") gives a surprisingly profound answer on what the meaning of life is to the shock of a dejected Gumball and Darwin...before continuing to throw mayonnaise to feed pigeons.
- When Gumball accidentally ignites a computer in the school library, he decides to use a soda to douse the flames, only causing the flames to grow bigger. He then tries to use the fire extinguisher...by smashing it on the flaming computer, promptly causing it to explode. All the while both him and Darwin are quietly screaming.
- Alan's face every time he does something nice or noble.
Darwin: What? You said "don't forget any details.''
- Gumball tries to frame Alan by having Darwin draw his "noble expression" on a non-sentient green balloon, and notes him not to forget any detail, doing an impression of him. Darwin draws Gumball doing said impression on the balloon, complete with the wire fence behind him.
- Gumball's justifying wanting to prove Alan is prone to being bad by saying that it's for science, the people deserve to know and that he has nothing else to do today.
- When his first attempt to break Alan fails, Gumballs shouts that he will eventually succeed because if he doesn't, he'll have to ask very important questions about himself.
- One of Gumball's attempts to break Alan is to kidnap his parents and sell them to a clown (The same clown from "The Procrastinators"), then video tape them being turned into balloon animals and show it to him. To both his and Darwin's horror, Alan takes it in stride.
Gumball:...Am I going too far?Darwin: No no no. You went too far about seven hours ago. Now, you're going to prison.
- Gumball's sudden Heel Realization, much to Darwin's frustration.
Gumball: HOW CAN YOU NOT BE ANGRY AFTER ALL I'VE DONE TO YOU?! [Gasps] After all I've done to you...I made you lose all your friends, your girlfriend, sold your parents. Even worse, I ate your last meatball — all of this to prove you can be just as bad as me? Could it be that… that… that I was wrong?Darwin: IS THAT EVEN A QUESTION?!
- After seeing no benefit from trying to be nice, Gumball decides against helping a choking man. Darwin convinces him to do it with him, saying the man might win the lottery, they receive some of the money, and use it to live in a house made of crystal, have their own jetpacks, wear clothes made of white tiger skin and be able to eat Unobtainium. Then it actually happens, but they instantly get bored with it and return to their normal lives when they were content to complaining about everything instead of getting whatever they want without some kind of obstacle.
- Gumball and Darwin eat Anais's cupcakes only to find that they were actually lemons frosted with baking soda, which cause their faces to shoot out masses of foam.
- Before they ate their decoys, Richard's were made of toilet paper and Nicole's were made of soap.
- The Doughnut Sheriff thinking "police" is two words instead of one.
- In response to Darwin weakly hitting him on the head with a frying pan: "What are you, vegan?!"
- Ricard accidentally knocks Banana Bob out while messing with binoculars and he gets rushed to the hospital. Doughnut Sheriff gets in Richard's face and asks who caused it, then he tries to run away and runs through a fence and into a house.
- Gumball sternly tells Nicole no to going to the mall, followed by Nicole's Fireball Eyeballs and Gumball immediately saying okay.
- Gumball tries to sabotage the car, which only makes it run faster, then when Nicole tries to pull out later at the mall the engine flies out.
- "Keep your clothes on!"
- Mr. Small's Anvilicious safety video at the beginning, which eventually slows down to a crawl near the end, followed by everyone in class having the same (realistically-detailed) horrified face.
- Mr Small's reaction to the video was not only letting the class (who were equally horrified) leave school early, but also to huddle in a dark corner of the room with a trashcan over his head.
- If you look closely during the safety video, you can catch a split-second shot of an animator's hand in the frame.
- The video says to be careful of strangers, using an old woman beating up the Teddy after he held her while helping her cross the road. Learning from this, Darwin decides to injure an old lady to keep Gumball safe. Twice. Even more funny is the second time where afterward Gumball apologises for Darwin; the lady responds that it was okay!
- Darwin turning on the child filter for the entire household, which removes Gumball's hip area as well as muting even "mom-sanctioned" curse words. Gumball, frustrated, then stomps Darwin's foot, who proclaims "OW, YOU-" before being cut-off with a clip show consisting of real life images (of a mother and baby, a farmer making bales with a pitchfork, a young donkey and a clown* ) while a calm piano piece is playing in the background.
- The Wattersons somehow eating bowls of actual molecules after Darwin becomes convinced that all food is unhealthy. They also eat iron filings, which Richard grinds between his teeth creating sparks.
- Darwin actually calling the characters on the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote-esque cartoon to tell them that the cartoon they're in is too violent.
- Gumball, while he, Anais, Nicole and Richard are chained to the kitchen chairs, tries to get the key to their chains off the counter using his mouth, but instead grabs a cactus and chews it into a key.
- Richard disguising himself as a woman in order to distract one of the guards outside the town hall, even though there was no need for him to dress like that since he knocks the guard out within seconds with a fire hydrant anyway. The guard, upon seeing Richard, has no idea what to think.
- When Nicole is fighting Darwin's security guards, her attempts to hit them are censored resulting in 60s Batman-style sound cards appearing followed by them being knocked out.
- Nicole, Richard, and Anais admitting that they willingly went along with Darwin's fanatical safety measures because he's really cute and giving their best impressions of him spouting the phrases of a dictator in the most squeaky, cute voices they could muster.
- Gumball checking Leslie, Banana Joe, and Miss Simian for tattoos linking them to a possible secret society at Elmore Junior High.
- Anton talks about the movie Gumball hasn't seen yet, so Gumball eats Anton.
- The entire phone call between Gumball and Penny:
- Penny teases Gumball about spoilers, only for her dad to chime in and blurt out one himself. When Penny points out he's listening in on their phone call, Patrick pretends to have been disconnected, yet still keeps dropping more spoilers.
- The phone call was also being listened in on by Gumball's entire family, Penny's little sister, and, apparently, an NSA agent—the last of whom offhandedly admits to eavesdropping along with everyone else, and no one comments on his presence.
- Anais gets pissed of when she finds out even Penny's little sister got to see The Screamening when she didn't.
- Darwin and Gumball make the dozen of duplicates of themselves created by time-travel disappear by pointing out they shouldn't exist, then the proto-humans in the background suddenly start bowing down and worshiping them.
- Gumball remarking that the only thing he remembers about Miss Simian lecturing him and Darwin about being late was that the top of her head looks like Mt. Fuji.
- When Nicole assumes Gumball and Darwin have been stealing all the stuff around the house, she calls them out into the hall from their room, only to immediately tell them to go back into their room.
- Darwin and Gumball try to tell the eponymous "nobody" that there are plenty of roles for him to take up, but all the ones they can think of are taken by someone who walks across the screen a second later. When they start suggesting a bunch of jobs Larry occupies, he walks by as each is mentioned with appropriate attire, then a whole mob of Larry start crossing the screen simultaneously.
- Gumball and Darwin successfully jump a fence with a lawnmower that's going way too slow to actually make the jump. It also explodes.
- Gumball's face when he first tells the other members of the family that he's in a bad mood, which shows up several more times throughout the episode, and he's initially so sour that he can't give a sarcastic comeback to Nicole asking him why.
- After Gumball inadvertently wishes everyone would leave, he goes into the living room, still stuck between his mattress and his bedspread so he could technically say he never got out of bed.
- To see if everyone's really gone, Gumball tries to create a chain reaction by knocking a lamp over, which knocks over the TV, which then knocks over a bookshelf, but a rubber ball and a vase fall off the shelf, the vase bounces off the ball and back on the shelf, straightening it and the TV and knocking the lamp against Gumball's head.
- When Gumball fakes being in pain he asks for Nicole to give him a kiss, then stretches his mouth out and kisses himself Uncle Grandpa-style.
- Gumball builds a metropolis out of building blocks and destroys it, then gets a figure in his foot, something pretty much every LEGO owner ever has experienced at least once, and flushes it down the toilet, only for it to not go down.
- Gumball trying to get over his bad mood by watching TV. The first thing he watches is a news report about an extremely poisonous lake, followed by a weather report about an upcoming acid rain and smog storm, a documentary about a rare species of frog that gets killed, and a shampoo commercial that's a big Take That against the obsession with unattainable beauty and how most women featured in the media are digitally altered to achieve this.
- Gumball's musical sequence, which starts off as a Musical Pastiche of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" in which he tries to cheer himself up with various activities only to find a drawback to each of them, then he gets angry again and the song takes a massive turn in mood.
- When trying to make a meatloaf, Gumball states that onions can make you cry unless you make them cry first, then attempts to karate chop the onion only for it to bounce forward and knock him down. He doesn't have any meat, so he beats the bag of bread crumbs with the rolling pin and pours the whole thing in the pan with the unpeeled onion, then adds a raw egg and mint toothpaste as a substitute for mint leaves. Because the recipe serves five people, he puts it on five plates at the table and impersonates the other Wattersons.
Gumball (normal voice): So, how you guys like my loaf-loaf?
Gumball (as Nicole): Oh, it's nice. It's like all the flavors collide and explode in your mouth, giving a distinctive, uh... burnt tire taste.
Gumball (as Darwin): Dude, I love what you did with the onions! (burps) And it was great to taste them again!
Gumball (as Anais): I would say we were gonna get food poisoning, but there's no way this counts as food.
Gumball (as Richard): Hey, it's disgusting, but you see, food is like... food. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
Gumball (as Nicole): So, Gumball, how was your day?
Gumball (grumpy voice): Everything was just peachy. I've done fine in spite of all you ditching me. In case you didn't notice, that was sarcasm.
Gumball (as Richard): Nice. Seriously though, is there any more loaf-loaf?
- When Gumball goes outside to the now-empty Elmore, he asks around for Mr. Robinson, Principal Brown and Alan, then rescinds that last comment saying that he'd rather it'd be just him than him and Alan.
Alan: (gasps) Cold...
- After finding that everyone's gone because of his wish, Gumball's bitterness begins acting on its own and makes him declare that he hates Elmore and that he also hates puppies, cupcakes and rainbows. When it begins affecting his view of the world, he sees that Joyful Burger is now Misery Burger, a cereal on a billboard is now Captain Crud, and the economy has collapsed, then he states that the third isn't much of a surprise.
- When the black cloud begins consuming Elmore, Gumball asks why should he be afraid of it, then it grabs his face with its tendrils to show that it is not all bark and no bite.
- Although creepy as hell, there's something morbidly funny about Gumball running from the giant black cloud, waiting to cross the road until the stoplight says to, then the light changing to suddenly say "NO ESCAPE".
- When the cloud enters the Watterson house, it turns the unicorn painting into a hellish-looking one, turns the family portrait into one painted similar to "The Scream", and the painting of a sad clown is unchanged.
Gumball: Actually, to be honest, that clown was always scary.
- The fact that everyone being gone was also in Gumball's head; Nicole was in the shower when he was flushing the block figure, Alan was around when he said he didn't want to be alone with him, he kicked a frog boy out of the way when he left the house, he caused a massive traffic jam when he was standing in the middle of the street, the cloud grabbing his face he was doing to himself, and when the cloud consumed the house and he thought he was grabbing the sofa, he was actually grabbing Richard's nipples. Nicole decides not to tell him the truth.
- Nicole's formal outfit inspection:
- She tells Richard to change when she sees in the mirror that his suit is ripped in the back.
- Gumball misinterpreted Nicole's request for him to wear something respectable as wearing something that will get him respect, so he put on a pimp outfit, and when Nicole tells him to change he does a pimp strut until she tells him to walk normally.
- Darwin isn't wearing shoes. Nicole says she asked him to look natural, not au naturale.
- For bonus points, since Darwin only wears shoes, his feet are censored.
- Anais is in a mourning gown. When she refuses to change into something else, Nicole makes a violent gesture.
- When the row of black hairs on Gumball's head won't stay down, he complains (it's like grooming a coconut) and Nicole does the same gesture again as she did to Anais. The hair itself straighten out of fear.
- Mrs. Parham's horrified flashback of Richard and Gumball's antics in "The Hero" (Richard's hip-hop dancing in front of the grocery store), "The Authority" (Gumball walking with a split head from Nicole and Granny Jojo arguing over whether or not he should cross the street) and "The Law" (The Doughnut Sheriff playing along with Gumball's request to treat him like a criminal by pretending to handcuff him and load him in the back of his squad car). After that, she's left paralyzed and Nicole drags her into the house. Jaw Drop at its finest.
- When Richard opens and drinks out of a can of soda Nicole whispers that it's not for him, and it slowly drips out of his mouth back into the can. When Nicole tells him to pour a drink for Mrs. Parham, he pours the soda in her mouth and she almost throws up in her purse before finding the strength to swallow.
- When Nicole tells Richard to say something that someone unemployed would say, he has a conversation with himself where he fires himself and breaks down in tears.
- When Mrs. Parham gives Nicole a polite yet savage "Reason You Suck" Speech about her ruse to be her friend for social reasons and tells her to be who she really is, Nicole turns into a red demon and tries to attack her as Richard tries to pull her back and Mrs. Parham keeps her at bay with a chair, then it becomes a Funny Background Event to Anais and Billy's conversation. After the beginning of their musical number, Nicole has Mrs. Parham's head in her mouth and when Gumball tries to get her attention Nicole retorts that this isn't the first time he's seen her chew someone out. When they see that Anais and Billy have left, Nicole and Mrs. Parham get into a slapfight.
- When Nicole and Mrs. Parham's irreconcilable differences make it so that they haven't gone anywhere in the 15 minutes they've been in the car, Gumball decides to drive the car himself, but since he doesn't know how to operate it they have to run.
- The ending: Anais decides she's not compatible with Billy because he doesn't like Daisy the Donkey. When Mrs. Parham expresses relief that she doesn't have to pretend to like Nicole, the latter punches her out.
- Principal Brown telling Sussie to stop crying or he'll call the Coast Guard.
- Gumball, with an unsettlingly toothy grin, claiming that he's happy for Darwin on the inside, followed by Darwin opening Gumball vertically like a case, revealing him as a deep-voiced mass of fire yelling that he wants Darwin to crash and burn.
- Gumball robbing the duck mascot's large head and pants while the duck mascot is on the toilet. The duck mascot looks exactly the same under the costume, yet he complains about being naked.
- Richard losing the family's money by throwing it into the ocean (or, in his words, transferring it to an offshore account), but not before turning it into gold (which causes the suitcase to sink).
- The family lapping up the tears they shed because they're so broke that they can't afford the water bill.
- The repo men also being the prisoners that the Wattersons met when everyone in town went after them for their antics in season two's "The Finale".
- Richard only being able to get $100 for the family car because of how badly it depreciated when he went to "that new drive-thru convenience store" (which, according to surveillance footage, is just Richard crashing the car into the convenience store after he found a dollar in the glove compartment).
- Nicole has a talk with the man repossessing their TV.
Nicole: That TV is broken.
Repo man: Is it?
(Nicole kicks the TV and the man offscreen)
Nicole It is now.
- "And I imaginate you get hit by a bus!"
- The bizarre Japanese commercial (done by guest animators from Montblanc Pictures Co. Ltd) for Joyful Burger after Nicole suggests that the family do the ad in another country.
- The universe glitching out and the animation becoming incredibly low-quality, to the point that it's just childish scribbles on paper and Post-It notes, as the family rushes to Joyful Burger to do the commercial. Gumball stays a crudely-drawn stick figure on a Post-It note after the family returns to normal when they sign the contract, until Larry shows Gumball how much the family will be paid and the episode ends with him back to normal in the commercial.
- The commercial itself is a hysterical melting pot of all the most awful stereotypes of commercials of the 80s and 90s, complete with idiotic outfits for the family and Darwin randomly beatboxing.
- Richard is so distant from his kids that he has difficulty remembering what they look like, so when he has an Imagine Spot with them in it they're all badly-drawn caricatures. When he tries to imagine them again they're drawn on-model, but their eyes and the shapes of their heads are now screwed up: Gumball has Anais's head and one eye, Anais has Darwin's head and three eyes, and Darwin has Gumball's head and an eye in his mouth.
- Richard's insistence that he punch out the windows or windshield on every car he comes across, at one point rolling up the window on one car just to do so.
- When Gumball and Darwin are trading suggestions on which crew to join, Gumball suggests the bullies, but Darwin disagrees.
Darwin: It's too late for us. [grits teeth] DARN YOU, LOVING PARENTS!
- The senior citizens' introduction, presented in the style of an over-the-top hip-hop video where they look SO cool.
- Principal Brown having to take a second job as a brush at a car wash.
- Gumball and Darwin's various attempts to make themselves look older to join the senior citizens' "crew":
- First, they try to get wrinkles from wallowing in nuclear waste, but it ends up giving Gumball the power of telepathy and Darwin the power of magnetism.
- Second, they coat themselves in salt and hang themselves from the clothesline to roast in the sun. Richard smells them from inside, licks them back to normal and laments that he can't eat them.
- Third, they attempt to make themselves prune from keeping their heads underwater in the bathtub then blow dry their faces, but they fall off and give way to live-action baby faces. Their voices also appropriately get higher and they cry.
- Lastly, they age themselves the way they caused Nicole to age, by yelling years worth of adolescence at each other.
- The very beginning, where Gumball tries to become a Super Saiyan.
- The trip show when Gumball opens his mind and realizes how many other students there are. His head also literally splits open showing his brain with a face on it.
- When Anais calls Gumball out on his need to force himself into Clare's life so he can stay the center of attention, he phases her out of existence by sheer force of will.
- The "about you" gag where Gumball and Darwin have no clue what Claire is saying due to her (very subtle and easily understood) accent.
- The ending: Gumball and Darwin chase down Clare's bus on a freaking T-Rex to knock it over and force a happy ending onto her.
- Gumball challenges Jamie to a game of tag, which is Serious Business in Elmore. Darwin tries to talk him out of it.
Gumball: Dude, it's just a game!
Darwin: Is Russian Roulette just a game?
Gumball: No, Russian Roulette is an important multicultural game that bridges the subtle divide between Russia and Las Vegas.
- The tweet Ben Bocquelet put up a few hours before "The Shell"note aired.
I'm hiding in a bar cos I'm worried you guys are gonna go nuts and twitter murder me.