In "The DVD," Gumball unintentionally uses the wrong side of a scrubby sponge to clean the Alligators on a Train disc, and scratches it to the point of being nonreturnable after Darwin thought it was the pizza-cutter, and got it messy with cheese. Gumball then panics, and tosses it into the air. The disc falls into the sink's waste disposal, and gets shredded to pieces. With the DVD destroyed, Gumball and Darwin decided to make a fake video of Alligators on a Train in order to "save their butts," which ran for a surprisingly short time, and even more suspiciously, every name in the credits is one of them, because Gumball didn't want other people to have all the glory.
- Apparently, Gumball has watched Alligators on a Train 72 times before "The DVD."
- Alligators on a Train is an obvious parody of Snakes on a Plane.
- Larry exaggerates (for effect) by saying that the fake copy is five seconds long. Technically, the video goes for 17 seconds, as well as credits.
- When Darwin is using Alligators on a Train as the pizza-cutter, you can see that it is actually a HD DVD Disc, which cannot be played in most DVD readers, meaning that the Wattersons DVD player is a rare model.
Transcript of parody
- [Darwin holds up a piece of cardboard with "Alligators on a Train" written on it; made-up music played in the background]
- Gumball: Doot Doot Doot! (fake theme music) Alligators on a Train!
- [Scene changes to Darwin wearing a fake mustache]
- Darwin: Oh no! There's alligators on this train! [Darwin beats up the cardboard alligator] Thank goodness, we got all the alligators off this train!
- Gumball: [using a slightly high-pitched voice] Thank you so much for saving us from all the alligators on this train.
- [Gumball and Darwin initiate a fake make-out scene]