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thatother1dude monitor from Land of the Ill, Annoyin' Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Jun 6th 2015 at 11:38:18 AM

[up]Darwin is also two years younger than Gumball (no this is not the first thing that idea made me thinks).

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Jun 13th 2015 at 4:28:50 PM

So after a sort-of marathon I really took a liking to this show. I found the writing to be surprisingly sharp.

J79
Jun 15th 2015 at 8:44:45 PM

The songs on this show are excellent. I would definitely buy a soundtrack album for this show, if just for "think big".

PhysicalStamina so i made a new avatar from Who's askin'? Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Jun 16th 2015 at 6:19:36 PM

"Make the Most of It" is my jam.

NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jun 16th 2015 at 6:54:11 PM

[up]This.

"We be we baby!"
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Jun 25th 2015 at 11:24:55 PM

The show is coming back July 6, and going to include the last four episodes of season three and the season four premier.

On a different note, Frederator did one of those "107 Facts" videos for Gumball.

It's mostly a compilation of various trivia lists like the show's wikia and TV Tropes page (I recognize some stuff that I wrote there, in fact). Most of it's right, but there are a few claims I can find no source of or that I'm sure are wrong.

Uncited (details):

  • An episode is in development about Nicole's "shady past" (from the wikia uncited).
  • Penny is allergic to peanuts (from the wikia uncited; I vaguely recall something like this, though)
  • The live action shots comes from CA, NY, and the UK (California and the UK, yes, but I've found nothing about pictures from New York)

Mistakes (Corrections):

  • Darwin is registered as a "pet fish" instead of a "student" at school (He's registered as such in his FAMILY instead of as a child)
  • The CGI is mostly Studio Soi with the rest from Boulder Media (Boulder Media left the show entirely after the first season)
  • The storyboard artists are only given outlines, not full script (The first season alone had ~4 page outlines given to the storyboard artists, which is why the writing in every episode is credited to the same four people. The staff started this way because that's how American cartoons of that length are usually made. Then the staff thought this was putting too much stress on the storyboard artists, so they switched to full scripts from the second season onward.)
  • The show's studio is called "Cartoon Network UK" (It's "Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe", although it is based in London)
  • The video narrator pronounces Bocquelet as rhyming with "chocolate" (It's actually "BOH-Kleh"; French words/names have a lot of silent consonants)

Also, I found this anecdote from an interview with Bocquelet that is not strictly related to the show, but entertaining nonetheless:

I was heavily influenced by Japanese animation growing up as a child in France—there was a lot of it on during the '80s[...] I was a big fan of AKIRA when that came out. I snuck into the cinema—it was rated 18+ and I pretended to go watch Basic Instinct so that I could go see Akira instead!

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Jun 26th 2015 at 5:17:36 PM

"Principal Brown and Miss Simian are in a relationship."

NOOOOOO.

NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jun 26th 2015 at 5:40:02 PM

"The main character is Gumball."

REALLY!? I thought it was Nicole!

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PhysicalStamina so i made a new avatar from Who's askin'? Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Jun 27th 2015 at 7:35:56 AM

Was that even one of the facts?

NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jun 27th 2015 at 8:16:18 AM

Well, it could have been.

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Jun 27th 2015 at 8:17:12 AM

[up]I don't remember that one either. I think that was just something mentioned as part of another fact (like "Gumball was the show's name before it was the main character's name").

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NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jun 27th 2015 at 8:21:33 AM

It's a joke, you guys! Geez.

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Jun 27th 2015 at 1:51:45 PM

I was wondering, what's up with the front of Gumball's pants? I'm talking about the white part where the fly should be. Is that his underwear??

NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jun 27th 2015 at 2:37:34 PM

I believe that's his t-shirt or pocket inside out.

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Jun 27th 2015 at 2:50:46 PM

I always thought it was a belt buckle.

Yinz saw that trainer turn into spaghetti for a split second, too, right?
thatother1dude monitor from Land of the Ill, Annoyin' Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Jun 27th 2015 at 7:03:00 PM

Depending on how the storyboard artists interpret it, it's been a pattern in the pants or an oversized button. What the character designer intended it to be is a mystery.

[up]I checked the one scene I could find that shows him taking a belt off his regular clothes (when he ties his arm to a tree to try and withstand Darwin's sneeze in "The Allergy"), and that thing on his pants remained where it was.

edited 27th Jun '15 7:04:49 PM by thatother1dude

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Jun 30th 2015 at 6:29:04 PM

TV Guide is listing the name of the season four premier next Friday: The Nemesis

Granted, the same guide has an obvious mistake elsewhere (it say the second episode next week is "The Return", which is an episode of another show, instead of "The Egg"), but given how this particular term was used previous in the show itself, I'm pretty sure it's legit.

edited 30th Jun '15 7:02:25 PM by thatother1dude

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Jun 30th 2015 at 8:26:31 PM

Hey, I was wondering when Rob would show up again.

Who wants to bet he's totally terrible at being a bad guy?

Also, why are we spoilering this?

edited 30th Jun '15 8:26:52 PM by KnownUnknown

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
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Jun 30th 2015 at 8:32:07 PM

[up]Because it may be a Spoiler Title (depends on if the episode treats what it refers to as a plot twist) but one not everyone is going get immediately.

edited 30th Jun '15 8:34:27 PM by thatother1dude

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NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jul 6th 2015 at 2:59:36 PM

"The downer" premieres next.

"We be we baby!"
NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jul 6th 2015 at 3:08:42 PM

Seems like this is part 1 of Rob's evil plan to get everyone in the void.

Edit: nevermind.

edited 6th Jul '15 3:11:21 PM by NegaKingKix

"We be we baby!"
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Jul 6th 2015 at 3:14:32 PM

Well, that was... dark.

"I'll let you handle the running and jumping for a while."
thatother1dude monitor from Land of the Ill, Annoyin' Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Jul 6th 2015 at 3:16:28 PM

[up][up]A lot of people were theorizing that before "The Downer" aired in a bunch of other countries.

[up]Even if it was framed in a funny way, the ending really makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with Gumball.

Tomorrow's episode isapparently  "The Egg", which is my favorite of the last four season three episodes. It's about that blue kid Billy and his crazy mom coming over to the Watterson's house for dinner.

edited 6th Jul '15 3:23:54 PM by thatother1dude

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NegaKingKix The Absolute Madman from That one place we don't talk about anymore Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Absolute Madman
Jul 6th 2015 at 4:51:35 PM

Sweet. Never noticed that kid before.

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Jul 6th 2015 at 6:40:30 PM

Am I the only one who upon seeing Billy and his mom is reminded of the classic Nick Jr logo?

Yinz saw that trainer turn into spaghetti for a split second, too, right?

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