The episode begins with Anais rudely awakening her mother, demanding that she gets out of bed to take her the "Daisy the Donkey On Ice" show. Nicole refuses and tells her she is too tired, but Anais blackmails her with a tape recording of Nicole contradicting herself by calling any parent who would not take their child to watch it a "horrible mother." Nicole gives in and tells Anais that they would go. Downstairs, Nicole comes down to inform Richard to keep an eye on Gumball and Darwin in the meantime as he tries out a weight loss machine. Richard assures Nicole that nothing would go wrong as the boys are only playing their made-up game and that Richard is there to watch—a thought that heavily worries Nicole. Outside, Gumball makes a contraption to launch a ball to the moon as a response to a card. After a miscalculation, the ball hits Gumball and ricochets off into the Robinson's backyard.
Meanwhile, Mr. Robinson tells Mrs. Robinson that having a sudden decision to buy a new car is not a mid-life crisis before the ball comes down and smacks off her wig. Gumball and Darwin excitedly look over in the Robinson's yard before admiring the qualities of Mr. Robinson, who is now laughing at Mrs. Robinson's expense before she puts her wig back on. They come over to retrieve the ball and shower him with compliments before Mr. Robinson scolds them and, seeing through their gullibility, tells them that they are playing a "new game" as punishment while the Robinsons use this as their opportunity to secretly trick Gumball and Darwin into doing all the work. The Watterson boys misinterpret the meaning of "game" in this situation and assume that the game by Mr. Robinson is a privilege to play.
The first game has the two sorting out the back lawn of dried leaves. They do with relative ease, even finding the time to organize each leaf by its color and saving a special one that resembles Mr. Robinson's face, to the Robinsons' shock of confusion. They ask if they can keep the leaf, to which he flatly responds "No." Mr. Robinson then introduces the second game and demands they cut the lawn with a nail clipper. Gumball and Darwin finish in seconds, literally confusing both of the Robinsons again. The third game is to paint the fence blue, much to the humor of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. However, the kids finish before they could do anything, literally shocking and confusing both the Robinsons again. He then demands them to paint the fence a different color which they do in seconds, and the process repeats until he screams in agony.
Darwin gives Mr. Robinson a painting of a bird that looks like him, to which Mr. Robinson confusedly says "Uh, thanks?". Realizing that the outside activities were a failure, he invites the kids inside. He then stains his own carpet, demanding they clean it. Gumball and Darwin do it with ease, to the shock and confusion of both the Robinsons. Then Mr. Robinson tries to stain it again, and again, and again before it fails. Gumball and Darwin then offer him a refill for his drink before he grabs the pitcher and throws it. Gumball and Darwin again manage to literally get it before it actually hits the carpet by Gumball swallowing it. This literally starts to confuse and scare Mr. Robinson.
After being kicked out, Gumball tells Darwin that Mr. Robinson merely hides the fact that he needs help despite trying to tell the boys to leave him alone. Gumball and Darwin then pester Mr. Robinson by helping him in any and every situation: clipping his toenails while he reads the newspaper, feeding him lunch, even using the restroom, and during his nap, only this makes Mr. Robinson literally angry, and after he fumes while his head literally changes red, he shouts "AHHHHHHHHHH!" in anger, causing the house to literally shake outside. Mr. Robinson then asks the kids why they are so willing to help in which they reply they love him. Then Gumball and Darwin offer to clean his car, which is denied at first, but then Gumball and Darwin offer to clean Mrs. Robinson, so cleaning the car is granted. Gumball tries to scrub the car before it literally collapses and burns. The kids then panic at this disaster, but reason they should hide from Mr. Robinson for life, so they hide in the attic of the Wattersons' house. Mr. Robinson is shocked at the sight of his wrecked car, then Mrs. Robinson points out that Gumball and Darwin are hiding in the attic, and that really makes Mr. Robinson angry, threatening to avenge his now destroyed car by calling the Doughnut Sheriff. Gumball and Darwin realize that they have made both of the Robinsons angry, but Richard overhears them. Meanwhile, Nicole and Anais are returning home from the show, but when Anais notices the Robinsons talking to the Doughnut Sheriff, Nicole suddenly becomes nervous and tells Anais that they will go around the back of the house while Daisy the Donkey is left exposed in the car, leaving both the Robinsons and the Doughnut Sheriff confused. Meanwhile, after Gumball and Darwin tell Richard what they have done, Richard explains that it was his machine that dented the car. He tried to remove the dents by putting in more dents but destroyed the car in the process. Richard quickly fixes the car, but as the car creaks, he runs away. Richard then warns them that they can not tell Nicole but she appears with Anais settling the situation. She explains that she backed into his car when they were pulling out of the parking spot, and that is what destroyed the car. She was going to explain to the Robinsons but they were already late. The Wattersons then agree that they should apologize to the Robinsons.
Meanwhile, the Robinsons are demanding that the Doughnut Sheriff searches the house for Gumball and Darwin and arrests them. He explains he does not have a warrant so that request is invalid, making Mr. Robinson scream in rage, pointing out that he pays his taxes, which pays the Doughnut Sheriff's salary, making Mr. Robinson the Doughnut Sheriff's boss. The Doughnut Sheriff tries to reason with them, which enrages the older couple even more, and as the Robinsons are infuriated about their plan being ruined by Gumball and Darwin, they officially declare all out war against the Wattersons. When the Wattersons come out to apologize, they are shocked by Mr. and Mrs. Robinson deliberately violently destroying Richard's car, thus officially declaring all out war against the Wattersons. The Doughnut Sheriff panickedly tries to reason with them to stop, but Mrs. Robinson attempts to assault him, only to be tazed. Mr. Robinson thinks that the Doughnut Sheriff killed her, shouting in slow motion "MARGARET!", then attempts to avenge her by angrily attacking the Doughnut Sheriff, who panickedly tries to stop Mr. Robinson, resulting in both Mr. and Mrs. Robinson being tazed in defeat. Nicole then suggests that they give the Robinsons some time to calm down. The Robinsons are now arrested as they are officially declared insane by the Doughnut Sheriff for their actions. The Wattersons let the Doughnut Sheriff know they are not pressing charges despite living next to "such monsters," then Gumball and Darwin promise to watch their house, which obviously enrages The Robinsons even more as The Wattersons watch the Police car drive off, with Richard showing his new and improved body, indicating that the Electro Fat really did work.
The scene where the Robinsons are smashing up the Watterson's car is a reference to a similar scene in the movie The Big Lebowski. Mr. Robinson's line "This what happens when you mess with Gaylord!" is almost directly lifted from the film.
The license plate on the Doughnut Sheriff's cruiser reads "Elmore 9999999999." '999' is the British emergency dialing system.
The 'Tall Street' newspaper Mr. Robinson read is a parody of the 'Wall Street Journal.'
When Richard steps out of the house, his footsteps sounded like he was walking on grass.
This episode was aired out of order - the 'new' car that the Robinsons have is the same car we have seen throughout the series already.
When Gumball and Darwin pick up the sunset leaf that has Mr. Robinson's face on it, it suddenly turns green.
At first, the Electro Fat machine is shown to have three electrodes, but during Richard's flashback when he rips it off his chest and throws it, hitting the car, it only has two.
When Gumball and Darwin say "More ice, sir?", Darwin's mouth does not move.
When Gumball and Darwin greet Mr. Robinson, Gumball's eyebrows go missing for a split-second.
Gumball's tail is missing when he drinks Mr. Robinson's lemonade in slow motion.
Gumball's eyebrows are missing when he and Darwin try to apologize to The Robinsons.
The siren used during the fire sequence earlier in the episode is European, but the police car had '911' written on it, the Canadian and American emergency dialing system. The European emergency dialing system is '999'.
When Gumball and Darwin are sent to rake the leaves, they alert the Robinsons through a doorbell, even though no kind of doorbell mechanism is visible on their door.
Gumball would be very hurt and injured as the ball hit him in real life.
When Gumball, Anais, Darwin, and Nicole say "Huh," Darwin's right arm turns black.
When Gumball and Darwin paint the fence green, the green spots on Gumball and Darwin's faces turn blue for a split second.
The trees are aligned in a certain order when Mrs. Robinson's hair is knocked off, but when Gumball and Darwin peek over the Robinson's fence, the trees are aligned differently.
[Nicole is sleeping in her bed. Suddenly, an eerie shadow comes, and it turns out to be Anais. Nicole is shocked when she sees her]
Anais: It's Daisy the Donkey on Ice Day! You promised to take me, and we're late!
Nicole: Oh, honey, I'm sorry. Mommy worked really late last night.
[Anais holds a tape recorder and plays it]
Nicole: [In recorder] What sort of a horrible mother wouldn't take her daughter to her favorite show?
Nicole: Oh, Anais, I know what I said, but --
[Anais replays the part that says "horrible mother"]
Nicole: [Sighs] Okay.
What Could Go Wrong?
[The living room. Richard opens up a box]
Richard: "ElectroFat. Gets you fit while you watch TV." [Puts the ElectroFat electrodes on his body] So the last electrode goes... Where? Oh, there!
[Nicole and Anais descend the stairs]
Anais: Daisy the Donkey, Daisy!
Richard: Oh, hi, Honey!
Nicole: [Yawns] Hi. Where's Gumball and Darwin?
Richard: In the backyard, playing their made-up game.
Nicole: [While getting her arm tugged by Anais] Keep an eye on them. Every time they play that game, it's a mess.
[Flashback to when they played the game, the house was in mess]
Gumball and Darwin: Dodge or Dare!
Richard: Relax, honey. I'm here. What could go wrong?
[Flashback to when Richard played with them, the house was on fire]
Gumball, Darwin and Richard: Dodge or Dare! Dodge or Dare! Dodge or Dare!
Nicole: Yeah... What could go wrong? [Pulled out of the house by Anais]
Richard: Now come on, ElectroFat. Make me beautiful! [turns on the switch and he screams]
Dodge or Dare
[The backyard. Gumball and Darwin are playing Dodge or Dare. Richard's screaming is heard]
Darwin: What was that?
Gumball: Doesn't matter. It's time to play...
Darwin and Gumball: Dodge or Dare! Roll the dice, take a card! [Takes out a card]
Darwin: Dare! You have to throw the ball onto the moon using only objects from the trash!
Gumball: [Stretches his arms] Ha! Just watch and learn. [Quickly builds a Rube-Goldberg machine] Yes! [blows out a marble]
[The marble moves through the machine and eventually makes a bowling ball fly to Gumball's direction]
Gumball: Aaaahh! [Covers his face with his hands as the ball is about to hit his face]
[The ball's movement is suddenly paused]
Darwin: Hey, the card says "No hands".
[Gumball sighs and hardens his face to receive the ball. The ball suddenly moves again and bounces back from his face]
[Cut to the Robinsons' backyard. The Robinsons are seated on lawn lounge chairs]
Gaylord Robinson: I told you, Margret. It's not a mid-life crisis. It's just a new car. [The ball suddenly hits Margaret's wig, causing it to fall off]
Gumball: Huh, it landed on the Mr. Robinson's yard!
[Gumball and Darwin scream in excitement and take a peek at the Robinson's backyard. Gaylord Robinson is seen laughing at his wife]
Gumball: Mr. Robinson, he's such a funny guy!
Darwin: Mrs. Robinson is one lucky lady!
[Margaret puts her wig back on, glares at Gaylord and he stops laughing. They hear the doorbell ringing]
[Cut to the front door. It opens and Gumball and Darwin are talking simultaneously]
Gaylord Robinson: [Interrupting] Your ball fell into my garden, causing my wife's hair... To fall off! Therefore, as a punishment, I'll teach you a new game called... Emm... [Margaret whispers something] Learning the consequences of your actions!
Gumball: A game Mr. Robinson invented for us?
Darwin and Gumball: Yay!
[Cut to the Robinsons' backyard]
Gaylord Robinson: You can start by cleaning the garden.
Gumball and Darwin: Yes!
Gaylord Robinson: But wait! [Kicks the tree to make all of the leaves fall down] There you go. You wouldn't want it to be easy, would ya? [Laughs as he and Margaret go back into the house]
Gumball and Darwin: Wohoo! [Jump in the pile of leaves]
[A few hours later]
Gaylord Robinson: We'll see if they're still smiling after this. [Laughs with his wife]
[The doorbell rings and they immediately go to open it]
Gumball: Excuse me. [Takes a leaf from Gaylord's head and puts it on the ground] There. We're done! [Puts the leaf into a group of other leaves] This is green, greeny- orange, orangy green, terra-cota, Egyptian sunrise, sunset yellow, and this... [Shows them a leaf that has Mr. Robinson's face] ...is the Mr. Robinson head-shaped leaf.
Gumball and Darwin: [Amazed] Ooooooooh! Can we keep it?
Gaylord Robinson: No. [Checks grass] You slackers forgot to cut the grass!
Gumball: Oh, Mr. Robinson, you're so right!
Darwin: [Punches his own head] What were we thinking?!
Gumball: We'll get it right on it! [Cheer with hands up]
Gaylord Robinson: But wait! [Hands out his nail clippers] You got to use nail clippers.
Gumball and Darwin: Yay! Thank you Mr. Robinson! [Run in excitement to backyard to start cutting Mr. Robinson's backyard grass]
Gaylord Robinson: I think they're missing the point. [Both of them face to the door to go back inside, but Gumball and Darwin call them "Done!"] WHAT THE--?!
[The Sun is amazed at the clean, tidy, and cut grass]
Gaylord Robinson: All right, goons. [Carries a paint can and a brush] Come here and paint this fence blue
Gumball and Darwin: Yay! [Run in excitement to backyard to start painting Mr. Robinson backyard fences]
Gaylord Robinson: That'll teach them to mess with Gaylord Robinson.
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Hmph! Now Make it green!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Orange with purple stripes!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Yellow with black dots!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Pink!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Red!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Blue!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: Black!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: YELLOW!
Gumball and Darwin: DONE!
Gaylord Robinson: AAAARRGGGHHH!!!
Darwin: Mr. Robinson, since you love painting so much, I made this bird especially for you. [Shows his drawing and gives it to Mr. Robinson]
[Cut to outside, then quickly cut back to the Robinsons' living room]
Gaylord Robinson: [Annoyed] Unbelievable. [Gumball starts poking his face with a fork with a lump of food on it as he tries to feed Gaylord, then camera zooms out to reveal Gumball and Darwin with a plate of food]
Gumball: Come on, eat up, Mr. Robinson.
Gaylord Robinson: [Angrily] GET AWAY FROM ME!
[Cut to outside, then quickly cut to the Robinsons' bathroom]
Gaylord Robinson: [Annoyed] Darn those kids! Can a guy get some privacy in his own house? [Tries to get some toilet paper, but realizes it has ran out] Blasted, out of paper. [Suddenly, Gumball's hand appears, holding a pink toilet paper roll as he wants to give it to Gaylord][Angrily] GET OUTTA HERE!!! [Throws the toilet paper. The toilet paper hits Darwin's head][Brief pause] Oh, wait! Could you throw that back please?
[Cut to the Robinsons' bedroom, with Gaylord lying down in his bed]
Gaylord Robinson: [Groans] I need to lay down.
[Gumball and Darwin suddenly rise near the bed]
Gumball and Darwin: It's bed time, Mr. Robinson! [Apply a baby bonnet on Gaylord]
[Gaylord fumes his anger, heating his head]
Darwin: Oh... [Puts his hands to Mr. Robinson skin to indicate if he has a fever] I think he has a temperature.
Gumball: Come on Mr. Robinson! [Hands a thermometer to Gaylord] Say AH!
Gaylord Robinson: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! [The house literally shakes]
[Cut to the Robinsons' living room]
Gaylord Robinson: [Groans] Listen, kids, why are you trying so hard to help me?
Gumball and Darwin: [With sparkling eyes] Because we love you, Mr. Robinson.
Gaylord Robinson: But there's nothing left for you to do!
Gumball and Darwin: We could clean your new car.
Gaylord Robinson: Uh, NO WAY! My car is brand new AND very expensive!
Gumball and Darwin: We could clean Mrs. Robinson.
[Margaret appears behind Gaylord, indicating she doesn't want to be cleaned by them]
Gaylord Robinson: Alright... clean the car.
Gumball and Darwin: YAY! [Run in excitement to the door to start their task]
Gaylord Robinson: Bu-bu-bu-bu-but please be careful with it!
[Gumball and Darwin are outside the Robinsons' house, starting to clean the car]
Gumball: So... where do we start?
Darwin: I don't know. I never cleaned a car before.
Gumball: Doesn't matter! [Squeezes Darwin's cheeks] Let's make Mr. Robinson proud!
Darwin: Okay. [Gumball starts to gently touch the car with a sponge] Easy. Mr. Robinson said it's very expensive.
Gumball: I know. I'll just... [The sponge touches the car by a centimeter. The car collapses] At least things can't get any worse. [The car's wreckage bursts into flames, Gumball and Darwin scream]
[Cut to the backyard with Gaylord and Margaret sitting, and the smoke coming from the car is seen behind]
Gaylord Robinson: You know, Margaret? Maybe those kids aren't so bad after all.
[Cut back to the trouble scene]
Gumball: [Panicked] What are we gonna do?!
Darwin: I don't know. I never burned a car before.
Gumball: This is terrible! [Still panicked]
Darwin: We failed him!
Gumball: Ohh, the shame!
Darwin: Can't ever show our faces again! eventSqueezes his cheeks in panic
Gumball: We need to hide away forever!
[Cut to the Wattersons' attic]
Gumball: Ooh, dark.
Darwin: [Cleans half of the dust] Filthy.
Gumball and Darwin: Perfect.
[Gaylord and Margaret walk to the front yard and see their car is destroyed]
Gaylord Robinson: [Shocked] My car! [Gets down on his knees in despair] Who... did... THIS?! [Margaret whispers] Those kids! I'M GONNA GET THEM FOR THIS!
[Cut to inside the attic with Gumball and Darwin]
Gaylord Robinson: [From outside] COME OUT! I'M CALLING THE SHERIFF!
Gumball: [Panicked] Oh, no! They know we wrecked the car.
[A silhouette appears behind them, and it turns out to be Richard]
Richard: What do you mean you wrecked the car?
Gumball and Darwin: [Scream as they see Richard behind them.Their scream causes the screen to shake] Dad?
[Cut to the Watterson's car, with Anais and Nicole, coming home from Daisy the Donkey on Ice]
Anais: Daisy! Daisy the Donkey! [Sings while playing with a large Daisy doll, then stops as she sees something in front of the Robinsons' house] Mom, why the Robinson talking to the Sheriff on the lawn?
Nicole: I don't know, sweetie. [Pushes Anais downwards as she ducks out of sight] I think we'll just go around the back.
[Cut to the front of the Robinsons' house, with Gaylord, Margaret, and Doughnut Sheriff]
Gaylord Robinson: I'm telling you, Sheriff! It was those kids next door as sure as I...
[Gaylord is interrupted by a car passing by, with a view of a Daisy doll in the driver seat]
Gaylord Robinson: What?
[Cut back to the attic]
Gumball: [Sadly] We just touched it with a sponge and it fell apart! So we decided to hide here forever.
Richard: [Sniffs] Such a sad story! [His eyes sparkles as he feels sad, then quickly turns back to normal and starts telling them what really happened] But it's not true! You see, it was 9 o'clock this morning, and... [Imitates a sound effect as he starts a flashback]
[Flashback to earlier morning]
Richard: ...come on ElectroFat. Make me beautiful! [Turns on the switch and screams in pain, moving his arms like a robot. He tries to get rid of the ElectroFat electrodes and throws it out to the window and hits the Robinsons' car, then he walks out of the house and approaches the car] Oh, Mr. Robinson's new car. [Camera zooms in to show a dink in the car] Oh, okay. It's just a dink. I'll bang it out. [Pulls out a hammer and bangs the car, only to cause another large dink] This may take a while. [Sometime later] There... [Camera zooms out to the car] Finished! [Shocked as the car breaks down] AAAAHH! [Fixes the car in a quick movement, then exhales as he finishes, and runs away in horror. Flashback ends]
Richard: So you see, it was my fault, not yours.
Gumball: What should we do now?
Richard: Well, I think the most responsible thing to do is to hide here forever. [In a low voice] And never let your mother find out what happened.
[Anais and Nicole suddenly appear behind them]
Nicole: [In a whisper voice] I already know.
[The three scream as they see Anais and Nicole.Their scream causes the screen to shake like before]
Nicole: But it's not quite what you think. It was 9 o'clock this morning-
Richard: [Interrupts Nicole] Wait! Can I do this? [Imitates a sound effect again to start another flashback]
[Flashback to earlier morning]
Anais: Daisy! Put the tape on, Mom!
Nicole: Yes, honey. [Ducks to find the tape] Where is it? [Finds the tape] Here!
Anais: Yeah! [Cheers]
[Suddenly, the car hits the Robinsons' car, destroying its headlights and shocking them]
Nicole: [Voice over] They parked right in front of our lawn. I just didn't see it. I was about to tell Mr. Robinson, but -- [Cut to Anais playing the recorder and replaying the part that says "horrible mother". Nicole sighs, and decides to go anyway] So, we went to see the show.
[They leave in the car. Flashback ends]
Anais: And it was GREAT!
Nicole: So there. It was mostly my fault. [Looks down]
Richard: I'm so relieved. It was a family effort.
Gaylord Robinson: [From outside] DARN IT! I KNOW THEY'RE UP THERE! [Cut to outside] GET IN THERE AND ARREST THOSE VANDALS!
Doughnut Sheriff: Ah, not without a warrant, sir.
Gaylord Robinson: [Angrily screams] I PAY MY TAXES, AND THAT PAYS YOUR SALARY! ERGO... [Pokes Sheriff in annoyance]I'M YOUR BOSS! NOW, GET IN THERE, AND DO YOUR JOB!
Doughnut Sheriff: Please, sir! Calm down!
Gaylord Robinson: All right. [Faces to Margaret] I suppose I shall have to take matters into my own hands, huh?! Well... [Background changes to flames, with Margaret holding a duster and Gaylord holding a golf club] Here come the Robinsons.
Gumball: [Looks from the attic window] Poor Mr. Robinson. We wrecked his beautiful new car [Cut to inside the attic] and nobody has the courtesy to apologize.
Darwin: We should be ashamed of ourselves!
Gumball: So, let's get out there and apologize, [Gumball and Darwin's eyes sparkle] as a family.
Anais, Nicole and Richard: [Sigh] Okay...
[The family step outside, and they are shocked]
Gaylord Robinson: THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MESS WITH GAYLORD! [He and Margaret start destroying Richard's car] THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! THIS...IS...WHAT...HAPPENS!
Richard: They look kind of angry, Gumball.
Doughnut Sheriff: Please, stop! Please! [Margaret turns around, hissing, as she is about to assault Doughnut Sheriff with the duster, making him more nervous] Please, ma'am. Drop the duster! No, ma'am! [Pulls out his taser] NO! [Zaps Margaret] NO! [Margaret falls down, The Doughnut Sheriff realizes his mistake, and Gaylord slowly turns his head to see Margaret, assuming she is dead]
Gaylord Robinson: [In slow motion] MARGARET!
Doughnut Sheriff: No, sir! No, please! [Gaylord angrily jumps over Doughnut Sheriff, ready to attack him with the golf club, then camera cuts to the electrified Gaylord and Margaret]
Nicole: Maybe we should give them time to calm down.
[Cut to Gaylord and Margaret sitting in the police car, angrily yelling at the Wattersons]
Doughnut Sheriff: So, uh, do you wanna press charges?
[Scene changes to the Wattersons. Nicole is now smiling nervously]
Richard: [Laughs nervously] No. I'm sure they learned their lesson.
[Cut back to the police car]
Doughnut Sheriff: It's too bad you have to live next to such monsters. [Gets into the police car]
Gumball: Don't worry, Mr. Robinson. We'll look out for your house while you're gone.
[Gaylord and Margaret angrily yell at Gumball and Darwin as the police car leaves]
Gumball and Darwin: Such a great guy.
Richard: Well, there is one important thing we learned today.
Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and Nicole: Huh?
Richard: [Takes off his shirt, revealing his abs] That ElectroFat Machine was worth every penny. [Flexes his abs]