Principal Nigel Brown is a supporting character in . He is the principal of The Amazing World of Gumball Elmore Junior High. Because he is madly in love with Miss Simian, he's not very responsible when it comes to running the school, and doesn't seem to care about the well being of the students that much.
Principal Brown is a slug, with a thick coat of brown fur that covers his entire body, except for his eyes. He wears thick round glasses. In "
The Mystery," some of Principal Brown's fur was burnt off, revealing his tan-tinted skin. At the end of " The Mystery," he has sharp fang-like teeth, but, while in the nurse's office, he has regular teeth. Principal Brown speaks in a soft-spoken tone of voice, with a slight British accent. In Season 2 onwards, he gets a small re-design. His glasses are more "perfectly" shaped.
Despite being the principal of
Elmore Junior High, he is shown to have a massive crush on Gumball's teacher, Miss Simian, and they are constantly flirting, much to everyone else's dismay. Because he spends most of his time thinking about and trying to please Miss Simian, he doesn't pay much attention to the students. In addition to this, Principal Brown has also been shown to get into the Wattersons' personal business, like in " The Painting." Although, in " The Genius," he didn't care at all that the Wattersons would never see their son, Darwin, again. He's also very proud of his appearance, as shown in " The Meddler."
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": He can be seen briefly in the The Third" Schoolyard.
": He's concerned that The Painting" Anais' family is dysfunctional, so, he orders them all to change.
": Principal Brown is found wrapped in toilet paper, shaved, painted green, and stuffed in The Mystery" Gumball's locker.
": He and The Party" Miss Simian ambush Rachel's party.
": He gets caught up in The Sock" Gumball and Darwin's honesty shenanigans.
": He breaks the news to the Wattersons that The Genius" Darwin is being sent away.
": He forces The Curse" Gumball to wear an outfit more suitable to the school's dress code, after his clothes get torn into shreds. He then gives Gumball 7 hours detention for hurting his feelings.
": He gives The Meddler" Gumball detention for 8 hours, from who Gumball ruined his face, and later judges the cheerleader tryouts with Mr. Small.
": He appears in the parking garage of the The Remote" Elmore Mall.
": He appears in the school gym in Gumball's flashback.
The Fridge" ": Gumball tries to get him to bust The Flower" Leslie.
": He is briefly seen in his car.
The Job" ": The Apology" Gumball and Darwin have to help him keep his relationship with Miss Simian.
": He sends Darwin to The Words" Mr. Small's office for reckless behavior.
": Gumball, Darwin, and The Skull" Clayton are sent to his office for causing damage to school property.
": He punishes Gumball, Darwin, and The Bet" Bobert for messing with the defibrillator, and making fun of the Nurse's mother.
": He is seen driving his car, carrying a Christmas tree on top of it.
Christmas" ": The Flakers" Richard dashes by, causing Miss Simian to accidentally shave off a line of his fur.
": In The Authority" Richard's flashback, his car got rammed by Richard's car.
": His car almost runs over the DVD Gumball is chasing.
The Pony" " ": In Gumball's flashback, Richard dances in front of him.
The Hero ": His car passes by Gumball and Darwin while they're trying to move The Sidekick" Jackieacross town.
" ": His car runs over the Wattersons' trash can.
The Tag " ": He appears outside his office with The Storm Banana Joe, Carrie, Leslie, Ocho, Teri and Tobias.
"": He finds out that The Lesson Gumball and Darwin have cheated on their math test, and sends them to detention class.
": He flirts with Miss Simian.
The Boombox" ": He appears in one of Gumball's videotapes.
The Tape" ": He asks Gumball and Darwin to introduce transfer student The Sweaters" Sarah to Elmore Junior High, and later, he advises the boys how to win the fight with the Richwood High students.
" He is one of the drivers involved in a massive pile-up.
The Internet": " He is walking on a sidewalk, when his eyeglasses begin singing, causing him to bump into a bus stop sign.
The World": " He states that Gumball and Darwin has to restart school from kindergarten due to their reckless behavior.
": He can be seen driving his car when Gumball crashes into The Coach" Coach's fence.
": He doubts Miss Simian's claim of the Joy infection, and later becomes infected himself.
The Joy" ": Gumball and Darwin discover Principal Brown's diploma is a fake.
The Fraud" ": He appears in the school yearbook.
The Void" ": He briefly appears in a photograph when the The Boss" Soulless Office Worker talks about missing his kids.
": He appears at the end of the episode when he sees that Gumball and Darwin were trying to frame Jamie for knocking The Move" Tobias unconscious.
": He's seen driving his car during the The Law" Doughnut Sheriff's rampage.
": He gets knocked out by The Allergy" Idaho.
": He appears driving his car outside The Mothers" Elmore Mall.
": He appears in the theater audience.
The Shell" ": He's in his office, singing with Miss Simian.
The Burden" ": He leads a gang against the Wattersons.
The Pizza" : He first appears inside one of Miss Simian's desk drawers.
The Lie" : He is in his car waiting for The Butterfly" Gaylord Robinson to stop holding traffic.
: He, along with Miss Simian and the Librarian are yelling angrily at Alan.
The Saint" : He is part of Darwin's new police force. He is later arrested on charges of complaining about Darwin's regime.
The Safety: ": He gives Gumball three months detention. He later appears as part of the secret society.
The Society" ": He's at the The Spoiler" Elmore Cinema.
": He doesn't actually appear, but is mentioned by Gumball while he's at The Downer" the park.
": He's the conductor of the school marching band.
As shown in " The Genius," he screams like a little girl.
His name maybe a reference to the Beavis and Butt-head character of the same name.
In some episodes, a cyan colored character that closely resembles him can be seen in the lunch room.
A recurring gag in Season 2 is Mr. Brown having to stop his car, usually to make way for the Wattersons. This has occurred in " The Remote," " The Job," " Christmas," and " The Internet."
He seems to be more friendly to the Wattersons in Season 2.
Despite his feelings for Miss Simian, he threatened to fire her if she kept framing Gumball and Darwin in " The Apology."
He seems to be pretty intelligent, as shown in " The Genius," where he is seen to possess a Brain Academy mug.
He seems to posses the ability to move his nose in and out of his hair at will, as seen in " The Fraud."
He is revealed to wear red high-heels in " The Fraud."