Mr. Robinson tries and repeatedly fails to win back Gumball and Darwin's friendship.
- Art Shift: The episode's musical number is rendered in a simplistic, felt-themed style.
- Bookends: Mr. Robinson's first and last Day in the Limelight episode has his heart coming out thanks to Gumball.
- Continuity Nod: Gumball and Darwin falling backwards in black-and-white through the ground is reminiscent of them doing something very similar in "The Sale."
- Exact Eavesdropping: An odd example, since Mr. Robinson hasn't exactly been coy about his abhorrence of Gumball and Darwin, but it takes them overhearing his conversation with Mrs. Robinson to finally realize that he doesn't like them.
- Good-Times Montage: Parodied when Mr. Robinson reminisces about all the good times he's had with Gumball and Darwin - all of which involve playing mean pranks on them.
- Harsh Word Impact: A variant; When the boys hear Mr. Robinson criticizing them they imagine falling through the floor into an abyss. Every harsh word after that becomes another obstacle that mangles them on the way to the ground. At the end, when it seems like they hit a metaphorical rock bottom, Mr. Robinson salts the wounds by forgetting he was even criticizing them in the first place.
- Ironic Echo: In the flashback to when the Wattersons moved in, Mr. Robinson appears to be waving at baby Gumball, but he's just reaching for the string to close the blinds. Later, Gumball does the same move to Mr. Robinson, only his blinds don't work as well.
- Literal Metaphor: Played with; after the fantasy sequence illustrating the boys' feelings as falling down a pit, it seems like they're actually talking to him from where they fell through after the hole sealed up. Then it turns out they're talking from their backyard. Then it's shown his words gave them an actual dark cloud above their heads.
- My Little Panzer: Mr. Robinson's old toys, which include among other things a "space gun" with actual gunpowder and a fully-functional atomic energy kit.
- Organ Autonomy: Mr. Robinson's heart, who it turns out has been making him do mean things to keep him from having feelings to avoid the inevitable heartbreak they bring. Gumball removes him from Mr. Robinson's chest and procedes to smother him with love until he starts feeling.
- Safety in Indifference: Enforced by Mr. Robinson's heart by making him not feel any emotions besides disdain to protect itself.
- Shout-Out: During the musical number, Gumball and Darwin pursue Mr. Robinson's heart ala Pac-Man.
- Smash Cut: Three times in fact, Mr. Robinson tries to get Gumball and Darwin to like him again, only to get arrested and need bail by his son.