The episode starts out with Rocky cleaning a trophy, when he is startled by Miss Simian's reflection. He almost drops the trophy before Miss Simian catches it for him. She then goes about explaining about her long strive to get these trophies before announcing to Rocky her attempt at the newest one. A "Teacher's Performance" award. Rocky, however, points out that she needs a recommendation by at least one student to receive that award, and not one student actually likes her.
Miss Simian is then thrown into depression, which causes her to ignore everything and everyone, letting her class mess around. Gumball and Darwin take notice to this, and try to go to lunch, before Miss Simian asks Gumball if she could hang around with him. After he rejects her, Gumball goes on a rant pointing out how Miss Simian continues to follow him around anyways, still depressed.
After Gumball and Darwin try to shoo her away, they reluctantly let her in the Wattersons' house. Nicole, however, immediately disapproves of her on her property, in which the family demands her out. Miss Simian then goes on a sob story trying to stay friends with the family. However, the kids ask her not to leave, and take it upon themselves to teach her how to attract friends.
Gumball and Darwin try some ideas to teach her how to be a good friend. First, they try to play Dodj or Daar, but refused, because all of the cards were about her. Gumball uses an ice cream scenario in which he tries to get her to share invisible ice cream. However, this only makes Gumball feel uncomfortable after a while, so they try something else. Gumball then tries a high five exercise, but merely gets smacked in the face by Miss Simian's "high five."
After a while, Miss Simian starts to become more accepted to the family, by literally blowing Richard's stomach, and entertaining the children. Nicole, however, doesn’t approve of this, and threatens her, however, Miss Simian argues that she's changed, and that she means no harm. Nicole decides to take her word for it, and lets her go. Shortly afterwards, Miss Simian convinces Gumball to quickly write a letter of recommendation for her, in which he does without a second's thought. Miss Simian cheers, and leaves the Wattersons.
Nicole and the Wattersons then search around the school for Miss Simian, having baked a cake for her positive emotional change. Rocky, however, reveals that she's left because she's "finally got some losers to write her Favorite Teacher nomination." Nicole then flashes back to the times Miss Simian called her a "loser," and realizes she’s been tricked, and angrily chases after her.
The Wattersons catch up with Miss Simian on the freeway, and attempt to ram her down. She, however, out maneuvers them, and mocks them. Nicole, even more enraged, demands her family to try alternate methods to take her out by having Darwin shoot candy, and throwing random things. Miss Simian laughs before realizing she lost the note before finding it on her antennae. Nicole then tries to get Richard to grab it, which he attempts reluctantly. This causes the cars to go out of control, and tosses Miss Simian over the incomplete overpass. The family then mocks her for a bit, before Nicole stops them from being sadistic enough to laugh at injured people.
Miss Simian later receives her award, and despite ending up in a wheelchair and full-body cast, believes that it was "so worth it."
When Miss Simian is on the couch tickling Richard, and he rolls off, Darwin suddenly appears from where Richard was laying.
The license plate number as well as the window stickers on Cartax frequently disappears.
Gumball's seat in the car shifts at one point.
Miss Simian's seatbelt disappears and reappears randomly.
In the scene where Richard is trying to grab the note, you see two of Anais, and two of Darwin.
Although the title of the episode is "The Ape," Miss Simian is actually a monkey (specifically, a baboon).
When Darwin spits hard candy at Miss Simian's car, holes show up on the hood before any of the pieces connect.
In the flashback of Nicole and Richard's wedding, Richard was not screaming like he was supposed to be in "The Wand," implying that he was exaggerating.
In "The Goons," Richard said that the sofa would be cramped if more than three people sit on it at once, but in this episode, the sofa seated five people comfortably. This error also occurred in "The Finale."
When Nicole leans back and says, "And that, kids, is why you wear seatbelts." in the car, her head linework overlaps her left shoulder.
[Rocky is seen polishing some trophies of Miss Simian, when her reflection is seen in the glass]
[Rocky yelps and drops the trophy]
Miss Simian: [Dives toward the trophy] Careful, numbskull! These trophy are symbols of my excellence as a teacher. It took me 754 years to collect them all.
Miss Simian: What was that?!
Rocky: Hello! "Favorite teacher award"? It's like the best one and stuff, but you'll never win it.
Miss Simian: Why not?
Rocky: Because you need a letter of recommendation from a student who, uh... actually likes you.
Miss Simian: That sounds easy enough.
Rocky: [Laughs] Seriously, though, no one likes you, Miss Simian -- not even me! And I like everybody.
[Rocky runs away]
Miss Simian: Nobody likes me? Hmm...
[Miss Simian continues to think even in class as Gumball and Darwin watch her, then Gumball starts short conversation with Darwin]
Gumball: Dude, I think something's wrong with Miss Simian.
Darwin: What makes you say that?
Gumball: She hasn't told anyone off all day.
[Gumball faces behind. The camera changes views, showing all members of the class causing disturbance]
Darwin: That is weird.
[The school bell rings]
Gumball: Hey, guys! Wait up!
Miss Simian: Gumball?
Gumball: [Nervous] Yeah... ?
Miss Simian: You and I are friends, right?
Gumball: [Faces to Miss Simian] Are we?
Miss Simian: Well, what with all the detentions and everything, I guess we spend a lot of time together.
Gumball: Uhh... I guess so. Anyway, gotta go.
Miss Simian: Just one more thing. Would you mind if I hang out with you just for a little while?
Gumball: Uh... yeah. Yeah, I would. [Walks out of the class]
[Gumball and Darwin currently at the school yard, when Gumball starts to get uncomfortable]
Gumball: Basically, she asked to be my friend. Well, I told her "no," obviously. [Camera pans to Miss Simian] But she's just following me around.
[Scene location changes to Cafeteria, where Gumball, Darwin and Miss Simian having lunch, together]
Gumball: And the strangest thing is, she's completely unresponsive. Watch. [launches a pea using a spoon into Miss Simian's face, but Miss Simian did not respond] See? Nothing!
Darwin: [Thinking] Hmm. Try something hot.
Return To Home
[Gumball and Darwin are on the way to their home, with Miss Simian following them behind]
Gumball: [Asks to Darwin, nervously] Is she still there? [Faces behind, camera view changes to Miss Simian]
Darwin: Yep. [Starts walking with Gumball for a few steps before they face to Miss Simian again, then steps to Miss Simian and command her to leave] Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!! [Brief silence] Huh?
Gumball: [Grabs a stick and throws it toward Miss Simian] Fetch!
[Miss Simian acts depressed and does nothing, then they give up]
Gumball: [Sighs] I hope things get better tomorrow. [Continues walking with Darwin]
[Scene changes in front of the Wattersons' house, with a "drinking coffee" sound effect at the beginning. Scene changes inside, with the Wattersons watching Miss Simian drinking milk in a cereal]
Nicole: What is she doing in my house?
Miss Simian: [Stops] I'm sorry. I just that maybe we could share a nice breakfast together, but since you all hate me, [Stands up] I'll just go. [Approaches the door] I'm walking.
Darwin: [Feeling sad] It's so sad.
Miss Simian: This is me... on my way. I'm at the door... [Grabs the door knob]
Anais: [Feeling sad] This is kind of harsh.
Miss Simian: I'm turning the door knob. [Turns the knob] I'm opening the door. [Opens the door]
Richard: [Starts crying] I don't know why, but I'm crying!
Miss Simian: Boy, it sure looks lonely out there. [Shuts the door]
Gumball: [Cries] Mom, why do you hate Miss Simian so much?
Nicole: [Annoyed] I don't want to talk about it.
Darwin: [Crying] Please let her stay!
Nicole: [Sighs] Okay. She can stay, but --
[Miss Simian interrupts Nicole from the window]
Miss Simian: Oh, thank you! You're such a kind and friendly family! [Camera zooms] You know, [Heads down] I never had friends before. I don't even know what friends do.
Gumball: Don't worry. We'll show you.
[Gumball, Darwin and Miss Simian are outside of the house]
Gumball: Now, a very important part of friendship is sharing. Imagine you both have ice creams.
Darwin and Miss Simian: Oh. [Pretends they are holding ice cream]
Darwin: [Moves his tongue as he licks the ice cream]
Gumball: But what's this? Darwin has dropped his ice cream. [Waiting for Darwin to mimic the ice cream dropping, but Darwin doesn't stop licking] I said, "Darwin has dropped his ice cream." [Swings his hands over Darwin's hand as he knocks over Darwin's ice cream] Splat!
Darwin: [Stops briefly, then looks down] You got it on my shoes.
Miss Simian: Uh, do you want to share mine? [Moves her hands as she breaks her ice cream in half]
Gumball: [Gasps] Very good.
Miss Simian: Ice cream, Darwin? [Hands her hand as she gives an ice cream to Darwin]
Darwin: Aw, thanks! [Starts moving his tongue as he licks the ice cream again]
Miss Simian: But, Gumball, you don't have an ice cream. Want to share mine?
Gumball: Sure! [Miss Simian starts licking, then Gumball also starts licking, literally, but then stops licking] Oh... [Starts licking again]
[Camera zooms to Gumball's tongue trying to avoid touching Miss Simian's tongue, then he gives up]
Gumball: Dude, [Whispering to Darwin] this is so gross!
Darwin: Why don't you pretend you have your own ice cream?
Gumball: [Sighs and facepalms] Ugh! Why didn't I think of that?
[Scene changes to the bench area in a Stadium]
Gumball: Friends also high-five, like this.
Gumball and Darwin: [Toss] High-five!
Gumball: Okay, now -- [Miss Simian pushes her hand into Gumball's face] No, I mean slap my -- [Miss Simian repeats the same thing] Let's move on to the next lesson.
Dodge or Dare
[Scene changes to Watterson backyard]
Gumball: How about we all play game, like friends do? Here's one we made up. It's called...
Gumball and Darwin: Dodge or dare!
Gumball: Roll the dice. [Miss Simian rolls the dice] Take a card. [Miss Simian takes a card]
Gumball and Darwin: What'd you get?
Miss Simian: "Put a gooey hair ball in Miss Simian's lunch."
Gumball: [Gasps] L-Let me take that. [Takes the card that Miss Simian had and hands Miss Simian a deck of card, which Miss Simian takes one of them] Pick another.
Miss Simian: "When Miss Simian's back is turned --"
Gumball: [Chuckles] A-Actually, let me pick one for you. [Starts searching for cards] Uh, cover Simian in slug juice, drop water balloons on Simian, Miss Simian, Miss Simian, Miss Simian, --" [Throws the cards away and giggles] Heh heh. Forget the cards. Here's a dare. Make the most annoying noise possible.
Miss Simian: [Brief pause, then attempts to scream, literally] Eeeh...
Gumball: O... kay. That was... good, but we know that you can do better.
Darwin: Like when you mad at us.
Miss Simian: Oh, you mean this little thing? [Screams] Gu-u-u-u-mba-a-a-a-ll!!
[Miss Simian's scream is so loud that it produces ultrasonic residue and makes both Gumball's and Darwin's skin slides back and shows their insides of their mouth]
Gumball and Darwin: That... was... awesome!
Gumball: High-five! [As before, Miss Simian pushes her hands into Gumball and Darwin's faces] That still needs a little work.
[View changes to backyard window, with Nicole watching Gumball, Darwin and Miss Simian while doing her dishwashing]
Nicole: I've got my eye on you, Simian.
[Scene changes to the living room of the Wattersons' house where Richard is laughing on the couch]
Richard: HA-HA-HA. Do it again! Do it again! [Camera zooms out showing Mrs Simian "Purring" Richard again, While Nicole watch the kids laughing]
[Richard falls off the couch, laughing and revealing Darwin standing behind him]
Miss Simian: [Hugging Gumball, Darwin and Anais] I'm so pleased to finally have such great friends!
GumballDarwinRichard and [Anais]: Ahhh! We love you, Miss Simian.
[Camera zooms to Nicole]
Nicole: Sorry, kids. Miss Simian, c-can I have a word with you [Angrily] in private, please?
[View changes to the dining room]
Miss Simian: [As she sits on the dining chair] Yes, Nicole, how can I help you?
Nicole: Listen, Simian, you might have the rest of them fooled, but I don't trust you for a second. [Lurges forward] I remember you from school. I remember the horrible name you used to call me everyday. [Camera zooms towards Nicole and Miss Simian] Do you remember that?
Miss Simian: [Regrets] Yes, I do. And I'm sorry.
[Camera zooms to Nicole]
Nicole: [Surprised] What?
[Then to Mrs Simian]
Miss Simian: I was that horrid person for so long, and look where it got me. No friends, no family -- [Covers her face] just bitterness and wrinkles.
[Camera zooms to Nicole who is still surprised and back to Miss Simian again]
Miss Simian: [hugging herself] But even an old ape can change. [Points to Nicole] Will you give me that chance?
Nicole: [Thinking] Oh, I don't know. It's all happening so fast.
[Miss Simian rushes forward and hugs Nicole]
Miss Simian: Ple-e-e-e-e-ase?
Nicole: [Shudders] Okay, I'll -- I'll give it another shot.
[Scene changes to Front of Wattersons' house, then into the living room]
Gumball: What do we do now, best friends?
Miss Simian: Uh, let's see. I know! Best friends write letters to each other about how great they are. [Gives a notepad to Gumball]
Gumball: Wow! What a... friendly idea. [Takes the notepad] What shall we write?
Miss Simian: Um...ooh... How about "we, the aforementioned, unanominously agree that Miss Simian is worthy of this year's Favorite Teacher Award."'
Gumball: "Favorite Teacher Award." Okay! Done it!
Miss Simian: [Quickly takes the notepad from Gumball, with laughing] It's mine! [Holding the notepad into her chest], [Then she dances due to happiness from tricking Gumball writes a note about how great Miss Simian is].
[Scene changes to the Window]
Darwin: Look how happy she is.
Gumball: That's the power of friendship.
[Scene changes to Elmore Junior High]
Gumball: Wow! You baked that cake for Miss Simian?
Nicole: Yeah. I think she deserves a second chance. [Walking towards Rocky, asking for Miss Simian] Is Miss Simian around?
Rocky: Nah, dude. She just drove off. You should've seen her, all dancing and laughing, saying she finally got some losers to write her a "Favorite Teacher" nomination.
[Scene goes slow motion, where everyone see Nicole drops the cake and it shatters.]
Nicole: What was the word she used? [Asking in an anxious way]
Rocky: [Slow motion] "Losers."
[Scene changes to Nicole's flashback]
[Nicole, as a baby, falls after a few steps, then feels sad]
Miss Simian: Heh! Nice first steps, loser!
[Nicole, as a kid, falls from a bike that was hitting a rock]
Miss Simian: [Laughs] Nice cycling, loser!
[Nicole, as a student, she feels disappointed from Miss Simian's insult about her poem]
Miss Simian: Nice "poem," loser!
[At the reunion dance, Nicole is insulted by Miss Simian about her hair]
Miss Simian: Nice hair, loser.
[At her wedding with Richard, again, Nicole is insulted by Miss Simian, driving a car]
Miss Simian: Nice husband, loser! [Laughs maniacally]
[End of flashback. Scene returns back]
Nicole: [Angry] Everyone, get back in the car.
Richard: [Eats Nicole's cake and finishes it] Now?
[Miss Simian driving in her car down a highway]
Miss Simian: [Laughing] Soon the trophy will be mine! [Nicole bumps into the rear-end of Miss Simian's car with her own car]
Nicole: We'll see about that, you two-faced baboon!
Miss Simian: There's nothing you can do about it, loser!
Gumball: Mom! What are you doing?!
Nicole: Something I should have done a long time ago. [Presses down on gas pedal]
[Nicole and Miss Simian's cars bump a few times. Gumball, Anais, and Darwin sway as the car shakes]
Nicole: Kids, throw stuff at her!
Gumball: But isn't that dangerous?
Nicole: Not as dangerous as disobeying your mother!
[Gumball, Darwin and Anais grab soda cans]
Gumball: Sorry! Eh! [Throws the soda cans outside the window]
[Miss Simian begins to swerve]
Miss Simian: Ah! Oh! Aaah!
Anais: [reaches for candy in the car seat] Open your mouth.
[Anais loads the candy into Darwin's mouth and fires it at Miss Simian like a machine gun]
Miss Simian: [The candy cracks Miss Simian's windshield] Aah! Ohh!
Gumball: I hope you like pepperoni! [Drops a pizza box on her windshield]
Miss Simian: Aaaaaah! [Bumps into the rails and drives tilted for a little while]
Miss Simian: [Notices the recommendation letter about to fly out and grabs it] That was close! [Miss Simian's car tilts back to normal]
[Miss Simian rides off a ramp made of dirt]
Miss Simian: [Midair] Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!
Miss Simian: Not coo-o-o-o-l! [Miss Simian's car lands right side up]
Darwin: I thought you were our friend, Miss Simian.
Miss Simian: Ha! Who needs friends when you have this letter? [Notices the letter isn't in her hand] Aah! Huh!
[The letter is stuck on Miss Simian's car antenna]
Nicole: There it is, Richard! Get it!
Richard: Do what?!
Nicole: I'll get closer, and you'll lean in and grab it.
[Nicole gives him a serious look, and Richard rolls down the window]
Richard: [Reaches out the window] Move in closer, honey! Ooh! Almost... there! Aah!
Gumball, Darwin, andAnaissimultaneously: Dad! [Richard holding on to both cars]
Nicole: Hold on! [drives closer to Miss Simian]
[Richard's head falls through Miss Simian's car window]
Miss Simian: Five! [repeatedly slaps Richard in the face with her palm]
[The cars break through the rail and separate when an incoming truck goes by. The cars then come closer and Richard is standing on both cars]
Richard: [grabs letter] Got it! Ha ha! Aaaaaah! [drops letter when he sees rail]
[The cars separate and Richard is left running on a car ramp until he goes flying into the air]
Richard: Whoooooa! [explodes somewhere off of the road in the woods]
Nicole: [Bumping into Miss Simian as she says each word] Never... trick... my... family... again!