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Gaylord Robinson
Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Mr. Robinson
Species: Puppet
Age: 50
Friends: The Senior Citizens
Enemies: Gumball, The Wattersons
Relatives: Mrs. Robinson, Rocky Robinson
Occupation: Retired
First Appearance: "The Debt"
Voice: Rupert Degas (Season One)
Stefan Ashton Frank
(Season Two)

Gaylord Robinson (commonly known as Mister Robinson within the show) is the Wattersons' grouchy next-door neighbor. He lives with his wife, Margaret Robinson, and usually gets into arguments with her. They both raised one child, Rocky Robinson.


Mr. Robinson is a strange looking puppet-like creature. His body is shaped like a slightly rounded cylinder, and in terms of relative height, he only stands a few inches above Gumball. Grey-blue fuzz covers his entire body, all except his large and protruding nose, which is pink.

Mr. Robinson wears a fancy looking navy blue vest with a tie and large collar coupled with brown pants. He has large horn-rimmed glasses that help him see with his tiny eyes. He also has a noticeable unibrow. When he talks, his mouth opens in typical Muppet fashion.

When Mr. Robinson is yelling, he sometimes is frantically raised in the air in a fit of blind fury.


Mr. Robinson is known for his uptight and grouchy personality. He's obsessed with money, status, and arguing. He deeply despises Gumball and can barely tolerate the rest of his family. This is because he considers them to be a tacky and cheap family and views himself and his property as better than the Wattersons'.

He also has a very short temper and can fly into a raging stupor if he's pushed too far. Despite his rough and angry behaviour, Mrs. Robinson isn't intimidated by his anger, and he and his wife share an oddly healthy relationship that revolves around arguing.

On the inside however, he seems to have an energetic and bold personality, as shown in "The Debt".

Episode Appearances

Season 1

  • "The Debt": Mr. Robinson supposedly saves Gumball's life, which convinces Gumball that he must repay his debt. He sings the infamous "I Wanna Be Free" number in this episode.
  • "The Painting": This appearance is debatable, but Mr. Small supposedly smashes a painting of Mr. Robinson in a powdered wig.
  • "The Goons": Gumball accidentally throws Anais' notepad on his windshield, obscuring his vision and causing him to crash his car into a fire hydrant.
  • "The Poltergeist": Mrs. Robinson, frustrated at the fact that she and Mr. Robinson haven't been arguing lately, kicks him out. He hides in the Wattersons' attic, where Gumball and Darwin help him get Mrs. Robinson back
  • "The Wand": Mr. Robinson appears in Richard's flashback. He also appears later on and criticizes/makes fun of Richard when he wishes for the temperature to go down.
  • "The Car": He is pestered by Gumball and Darwin throughout the episode.

Season 2

  • "The Colossus": Hector destroys his house, but he was too busy reading the newspaper to notice.
  • "The Job": He gets thrown into the air by one of Richard's reality-distorting waves.
  • "Halloween": He faints when he hears a moose head speak.
  • "Christmas": He and his wife appears in the Christmas is Cancelled number. They also appear at the end along with the rest of the residents of Elmore.
  • "The Virus": A laser beam from Gumball's microwave burnt his turkey.
  • "The Tag": He and Richard are having a trash can feud, so Gaylord starts pulling tricks on Richard.


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  • Mr. Robinson's physical appearance and movements, like the rest of The Robinsons, is based on that of a Muppet.
  • Although he has a first name, he prefers to be called "Mr. Robinson".
  • He is apparently able to cough up his heart and swallow it again, leaving him exhausted, but perfectly healthy otherwise.
  • It is shown in "The Debt" that he is a good singer and dancer.
  • Mr. Robinson owns a pearl-white 1964 Lincoln Continental, which appears in several episodes, most notably The Car.
  • Mr. Robinson is a bit friendlier to Gumball and Darwin in Season 2.

Cultural References

  • Gaylord's relationship with Gumball and Darwin is somewhat similar to the relationship that George Wilson has with Dennis Mitchell from Dennis the Menace as well as the relationship that Squidward Tentacles has with Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants.


MY CAAAAAAAAAAR! *gets knees on pain*

—"The Car"!

—"The Debt"

You know, Margaret? Maybe those kids aren't so bad after all.

—"The Car"


—"The Car"

Close the window, Margaret.

—"The Colossus"

Bu-bu-bu-bu-but please be careful with it!

—"The Car"

Margret, we're out of canned toothpaste... [slips and slides on floor]

The Tag

ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny Jojo
The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyMr. FitzgeraldMrs. FitzgeraldPenny's SisterMr. Cuddles
The Wilsons TobiasRachelHarold WilsonMrs. Wilson
School faculty Principal BrownMiss SimianMr. SmallLibrarianNurse
Student body Banana JoeCarrieMasamiAlanBobertTina RexLeslieHectorTeriEggheadsCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamSarahRobHot Dog GuySquidMushroomFuzzballRazorDogBeanie BirdGreen BearBox SquidBomb GuyHandPink BearRotten CupcakeRat
The Senior Citizens Marvin FinklehimerPurple MooseBlue Elephant
Other characters LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethLizard WomanKarenPantsbullyNeck BeardHexagon LadyMrs. JötunheimMr. RexBanana BobBanana BarbaraThe HoboShooting StarRosieMother and SonNewspaper Employee3D Cube EmployeeCharlieOffice DogEggmanClipboard MenThe SunEarthThe MoonOrange Security GuardBandage DoctorOrange WomanBillyFingathingMelted Cheese GuyJolly HamburgerCowboyConstruction MenThe Pepperonis
Single appearance Albert the PervertRipley 2000 ManagerDr. ButtBandage ParamedicsSmelly CheesesSea CreaturesJealousyOcho's MotherSaturnMr. SimianSanta ClausBlitzerVirusBacteriaBarneyExercise BaconMountain PersonSussie's ParentsCarrie's GrandmotherFlyGhostsDarwin the FirstSheepChicken WaiterCornCarltonTroyMr. KreeseFloppy DiscThe InternetDaniel LennardCaptain ElmorePrisonersPet Turtle
Objects Daisy the DonkeySilence SnakeWandaFrench FriesSausageSoda CanUnderpantsSewer Cap
Non-anthropomorphic characters Blue DogCube DogSausage DogShow DogPink SquirrelThe CreaturesBarneyFrog
Unseen characters Masami's FatherMom-UnitObadiah BananaSally the SnakeSebastian LongquinUncle EddieBucktooth Watterson
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