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Recap / The Amazing World of Gumball S2E18 "The Flakers"

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After bailing on him while getting chased by Tina Rex, Gumball and Darwin have a falling-out and the only way they can make up is with the help of Anais — while all of them are left caring for the house while Nicole is at work and Richard is high on anesthetics from the dentist.


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  • Aside Glance: Anais winks at the camera when explaining a rigged team-building exercise to a blindfolded Gumball and Darwin.
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  • Ate the Spoon: Darwin's lasagna is so hot it burns through the shelves in the fridge, then the bottom of the fridge, then the earth's crust. Gumball uses this hole to dispose of the mess he made.
    Gumball: Well, hope they like lasagna in China.
  • Bowdlerization: The version played on Cartoon Network's Arabia feed mutes Rocky's line, "Stop! It's not funny anymore! It's just weird!" as Richard (who is high on dental anesthetics and thinks Rocky is The Jolly Hamburger) is belly kissing him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Gumball got into a fight with Tina by telling her piano lesson are a waste of time for someone with only four fingers, then sarcastically suggesting she takes maracas.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Anais tells Darwin that he should stop complaining to her about Gumball while they're shopping and talk to Gumball himself. So Darwin abandons her there to go talk to him, forcing her to inch the cart she's riding out of the store.
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  • Contemplating Your Hands:
    Richard: (high on anesthetics) My hands don't match.
  • Continuity Nod: While Anais is posting a video, two pictures from her Flickr account can be seen.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Richard (while high) drives his car onto a roof and parks it in a backyard pool. According to Gumball, this is an improvement over how he normally drives.
  • Feud Episode: The first half of the episode is Gumball holding a grudge against Darwin for abandoning him.
  • G-Rated Drug: Richard spends most of the episode high on anesthetics from the dentist, experiencing vivid hallucinations, even though real dental anesthetics are not hallucinogenic.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: Gumball drops a pile of electronics on Darwin's foot and he lets out a squeal that gets so high it shatters the windows in the nearest three houses.
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  • I Am Not Weasel: Gumball tries to pantomime Tina while his face is scrunched up by his neck brace, making Richard mistake him for a blue goblin.
  • Missed Him by That Much: Nicole passes by Richard in her car as he's running around in only his underwear, not noticing him because she was adjusting her radio—which was playing an announcement about him.
  • Mushroom Samba: We briefly see Richard's hallucination from first person: what he sees as a giant cheeseburger he's belly-kissing with condiments crying for "sauce" is actually Rocky being held down and belly-kissed while his kids cry for him to stop.
  • Rage Against the Reflection: Richard gets in a fight with his reflection, eventually shattering the mirror by throwing a bar of soap at it.
  • Relax-o-Vision: Gumball tells an enraged Tina "do what she has to", and it cuts forward to a video game screen Darwin and Anais are playing of a giant lizard man repeatedly stomping a small blue player character.
  • The Scream: When Gumball drops the load on Darwin's foot, Darwin lets out a ludicrously high pitched scream.
  • Slippery Skid: Tina chases Gumball, but slips on a soapy floor. Gumball laughs at her, but then she starts using it to skate after him.
  • Suddenly Sober: Richard's hallucinogenic trip comes to a sudden end when Nicole gets back to the house, just in time to reveal all their misbehavior.
  • Taking You with Me: Darwin tries to force Gumball to apologize by leaving him barely balanced on the attic stairs while holding a heavy load. Instead of apologizing, Gumball drops the load on Darwin's feet and pulls him down with him when he falls down.
  • Tears from a Stone: Richard smashes a (non-moving) lady lawn gnome and the man lawn gnome who was next to her sheds a tear.

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