Gumball is walking through the hallways of Elmore Junior High. A gigantic Ocho walks behind him, he passes a melting Tobias, and watches a tiny Hector walk past him. Mr. Small is using the payphone, but hangs up using his head instead of the receiver, then moonwalks away. Gumball then opens his locker and water gushes down at him, and he takes out a pineapple. Richard, with the body of a centaur, gallops in front of him, speaks a garbled language, and gallops away, leaving a trail of rainbow sparkles from his butt.
He sees Penny in front of him, and the hallway falls apart to reveal outer space. Penny sings opera, while Gumball dances towards her. The singing and dancing continues, until Gumball finds Darwin with Penny. They dance together while Gumball watches, shocked. Darwin makes an evil grinning face at Gumball and kisses Penny. Gumball's pineapple explodes, and Gumball screams. He then finds himself in bed, showing that the preceding events were simply a dream.
Because of the dream, Gumball is angry at Darwin. He tries to strangle him, but he points out that he does not have a neck. Darwin tells Gumball to chill out since it was just a dream. Gumball knows this, but is still angry. This makes Darwin want to apologize; he does not want Gumball to be angry.
In class, Darwin recites a poem showing how sorry he is, but Darwin thinks it is too cheesy. Later, Darwin pops out of his locker and apologizes, but this apology is too surprising. Then, Darwin e-mails Gumball a dog singing an apology, but this apology is too weird.
At home, Darwin apologizes in an ancient rack with pigeons pecking at him, but this apology is too medieval. Darwin asks why Gumball can not simply ask Penny who she prefers, but Gumball says he can not let Penny know he 'like' likes her. Darwin agrees, and Gumball thinks of a plan.
Back at school, Gumball brings Penny cupcakes, a "sweet, handsome, faithful, charismatic, devoted blueberry cupcake", and an "ugly, backstabbing, orange cake THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE GROWN LEGS".
Penny chooses orange and is about to eat it, until Gumball insists she has the blue one. As Penny is about to eat the orange one, he shoves the blueberry cupcake in her mouth, but Penny is allergic to blueberries and swells up. She asks Gumball to bring her pills from her locker. Inside there are two jars of pills, one blue and one orange. Penny needs the orange pills, making Gumball upset.
Darwin and Gumball are then walking on the sidewalk, explaining she specifically asked for the orange ones, which caused Gumball to start crying because he did not know the blue ones were thumbtacks. He then tries to strangle Darwin again, but he still has no neck. Darwin decides that Gumball can kiss whoever Darwin loves the most, which is Gumball, so he pulls his own lips off and kisses himself all over his face. Gumball still does not feel better and drops his mouth on the sidewalk.
They then go home, where they have decided they will not talk about "the thing". Anais decides to play a DVD, but upon hearing in the intro "when one man stole another man's girl, it was the ultimate betrayal" Gumball smashes the TV. Anais then asks what is going on, so Darwin tells her, and Gumball is furious again. Anais explains to them they should break down the dream so they can feel better in real life, Darwin and Gumball do not understand her interpretations the first two times, to where it came down to "explainy dream feely good" for them to understand. Gumball is then lying on the couch with Anais with a notepad. She makes notes of what the first part represents, but then it gets more confusing and Anais can not understand and interpret it, causing her to get a "brain cramp" and collapse on the floor. Darwin decides they need a new plan.
The scene changes to Gumball and Darwin are then in their bedroom with tin foil hats with a tunnel connecting them together, so they "reflect their brain waves" and end up in each other's dreams. They drink warm milk and fall asleep. In the dream, not knowing it worked, they open their door to get more tin foil, but as they open it, their door is elevated in a black room, and they jump, but instead they get pulled up, and crash on the hard surface which is the space between their dreams. They hear a noise, and start running in the direction of Gumball's dream. They end up very small, and run out from the couch. A giant Gumball appears behind them, and they grow wings and start flying. Darwin asks why he is trying to smash himself in his own dream, and Gumball says he squashed a fly and never got over the guilt. The dream ends with giant Gumball spraying a can of bug spray on them, and they end back up in the space between their dreams. Darwin then realizes this is his dream where he is naked in public, with his shoes removed and a censor block over his feet. Gumball tells him he is always naked, but then realizes if this is Darwin's naked dream, he is naked too. He is happy they are not in public, which they appear in a grocery store with people laughing at them. Gumball and Darwin then fight over the censor block, when Gumball realizes that it is his dream and he can control it, so Darwin makes the people laughing naked, but they are still laughing. It gets weird so they decide to leave, and they hear a siren go off and realize it is the alarm clock. Gumball controls his sleeping self to turn off the alarm, and then they are in a dream where Darwin and Gumball's been trapped in a car underwater for five days. The windows start to crack, and so they do not run out of oxygen, Gumball turns on the AC, when the water bursts through the car, and they are pushed out the locker from Gumball's dream.
The cosmos appears, but Darwin can not control being pulled back to Penny because Gumball's jealousy is too strong, but he can not control it. Darwin tells him to think of a different ending, and he imagines a brick wall in the way, but Darwin merely crashes through it, and bruised, tells him to think of another ending. Gumball then removes his lips, but Darwin tells him he can still kiss her that way. Gumball can not think of anything else, and Darwin apologizes before he is forced to kiss her. Gumball screams, and at the last minute thinks of another ending, and Darwin opens his eyes and sees that he turned Penny's face into Sussie's. Darwin wakes up screaming, and Gumball laughs. Darwin wipes off the kiss from his tongue, very upset, before Gumball says "Get over it, dude. It is only a dream." in which Darwin glares at him angrily.
Gumball may be claustrophobic as reflected in a dream in which he is trapped in a car underwater and hyperventilates in panic.
It was revealed in this episode that Penny is allergic to blueberries.
Gumball and Darwin break the fourth wall by fighting over the censorship panel.
Gumball and Darwin were asleep from 3:07 until 3:11, for 4 minutes.
A possible reason Gumball and Darwin had the dream where they were in the car underwater was because when Gumball tried to turn off the alarm clock in his sleep, he tipped over 2 things-a glass of water and a toy car.
This was the second time Darwin's feet were censored and yet the first to be uncensored after Gumball swiped his black censor bar. First was in "The Meddler."
The way that a few seconds in reality counted as five days in the dream world may be a reference to Inception or The Chronicles of Narnia. In these movies, it is explained that time elapsed in dreams is much greater than time elapsed in the waking world.
The line where Gumball says "You looked at me like an Evil Sultan," may be a reference to Jafar from Aladdin because of the yellow eyes, but Jafar was not a sultan (he did become a sultan for a short time) instead he was the Sultan's Royal Vizier.
The way Darwin gets into Gumball's dream is similar to how Four got into Tris's Mind in Divergent.
Gumball finding a pineapple in his locker and water coming out of it is a reference to SpongeBob SquarePants.
When Gumball states to a centaur Richard "No Problem Mr. President, I will have it on your desk by the year 2025", it is likely a reference to the novel A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
The music that plays when Gumball and Darwin are discovering the space between their dreams and nightmares resembles the music from the "Little Einsteins" theme song.
When Gumball is explaining his dream to Anais there is a red lamp by the side of the sofa, when the camera cuts from Gumball back to the sofa the lamp is gone for a brief moment, only to reappear when Anais collapses.
After Gumball and Darwin drink their milk and fall asleep, there is a cup of water behind the alarm clock. When the camera switches to a close-up view of Gumball and Darwin, the cup of water becomes a cup of milk instead. The error corrected itself in the later scenes.
Also in the same scene, when Gumball and Darwin fall asleep, both drop their cups which rolled for some distance leaving a trail of milk. However, when the camera switches to a close-up view of Gumball and Darwin, the cups no longer leave a trail of milk and are now much closer to Gumball and Darwin. The error corrected itself in the later scenes.
When Gumball and Darwin were fighting over the censor bar, both of them were uncensored for a few frames.
[Gumball is walking down the school hallway. A giant Ocho, a melting Tobias, and a tiny Hector are seen]
Mister Small: [On the phone] Okay, bye then.
[He puts down the receiver, along with his head, and starts walking backwards. Gumball opens his locker, than a flood of water comes out of it. When it stops, a pineapple comes out of it and gets caught in Gumball's hands. Richard appears; he has become a centaur, and starts talking to Gumball in a garbled language with the only real words being "of" (possibly) and "America"]
Gumball: No problem, Mr. President! I'll have it on your desk by the year twenty twenty-five.
[Richard salutes. Richard slides off, leaving a rainbow-colored trail. Gumball turns to see Penny and the background changes to a space background. Gumball dances towards Penny as she sings. Suddenly, Darwin appears next to Penny, who stops singing. Gumball is shocked and continues dancing nervously as Darwin dances with Penny and finally kisses her. The pineapple in his hands bursts. Gumball screams and wakes up in his room. Darwin is standing right near Gumball's bed]
Darwin: Gumball! You're dreaming! Wake up! [Gumball gasps, and he looks at Darwin. He gets out of bed, and starts choking Darwin] Dude! What are you doing?!
Gumball: I'm trying to throttle you, though you don't have a NECK!
[Darwin is confused]
[Cut to the Watterson house. Gumball and Darwin have a boiled egg and ham on each plate. A glass of milk is right next to Darwin's plate, while salt is next to Gumball's. Darwin drinks his milk, while Gumball is thinking]
Gumball: I'm sorry dude, I don't know what came over me.
Darwin: It's okay. It's just a nightmare. Will you pass the salt please?
Gumball: [Happily] Sure, buddy!
[Gumball grabs the salt and turns the cap off while Darwin is confused. Gumball angrily pours the whole salt container on Darwin's food. He drops the container on Darwin's plate and pushes it to the side. It crashes off-screen]
Darwin: [Angrily]Dude! It was a dream! I didn't kiss Penny! It wasn't real!
[Gumball puts his hands over his face]
Gumball: I know... I just can't help hating you! You hurt my feelings!
Darwin: You made your own feelings with your own brain! You're being irrational!
Gumball: I KNOW!
[Gumball stomps out of his chair and goes off-screen. Darwin crosses his arms]
Darwin: What are you doing?
[Cut to Gumball in the corner]
Gumball: I stormed off in the wrong direction.
Darwin: I know you're upset but could you at least make eye contact with me? [Gumball ignores Darwin. His body twists around] Okay, this is getting ridiculous.
Gumball: I don’t want to speak to you. There’s nothing ridiculous about it.
Darwin: Look, I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but, I apologize [Quietly] For something I didn't do. Okay?
Gumball: I’m sorry man, but I can’t accept your apology. ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T MEAN IT!
[Time lapse. Darwin stands in front of the class]
Darwin: I'd like to read a poem. I am more sorry than there are grains of sand in the sea, accept my sincere apology. If you are sad, it hurts me. So please forgive me, buddy. [Gumball closes his eyes and shakes his head] Too cheesy?
[Time lapse. Gumball walks down the hall to his locker, and opens it, only to see Darwin]
Darwin: [Surprising voice] I'M SORRY! [Gumball jumps, then slams his locker closed and walks away] Too surprising?
[In the library, Gumball is on the computer. It dings and a video of a singing dog plays]
Dog: [Singing, Darwin's voice] Hey, buddy, woof woof, I’m sorry, woof woof, if I treated you so rough, woof woof, please forgive me, woof woof, 'cause after all, woof woof, I am your BFF, woof woof!
[Gumball looks at Darwin angrily]
Darwin: Too weird?
[In their backyard, Darwin has locked himself in medieval stockings while birds peck him. Gumball stands next to him, turned away, but looking at him]
Darwin: Aah, aah, ow, ow! I’m sorryyy, oww! [Gumball closes his eyes and shakes his head] Too medieval?
Gumball: I’m trying, dude, but I just can’t forgive you. You and Penny both betrayed me.
Darwin: Penny didn't betray you. Nothing's changed. She would never pick me over you. Ask her.
Gumball: I can't do that, she'll know I like her.
Darwin: She knows you like her.
Gumball: No. I mean, I like like her.
Darwin: Oh, yeah, she can't know you like like her like that, but you don't have to be that direct.
[In the school hallway, Gumball holds two cupcakes, one light blue and one orange]
Penny: Oh. So I can have whichever one I want?
Gumball: Uh-huh! So do you want this handsome, charismatic, faithful, devoted blueberry cupcake, or this backstabbing ugly orange cake [Yells down the hall] which should have never grown legs!
Gumball: [Cheerfully] Nothing! Just choose which one you want.
Penny: Well, I'd always go for the orange because—
Gumball: Whoawhoawhoawhoawhoawhoa, wait. Consider this: If you'd previously expressed an interest in the blueberry cupcake, would you then [Gets angry] eat an orange cupcake behind its back before resolving a potential relationship with the blueberry cupcake?
Penny: Can I have a cake or not?
Gumball: [Cheerful again] Sure. Pick the one you want.
[Penny begins to choose the orange one, but Gumball extends the blue and retracts the orange]
Penny: Look, if you want me to have the blue one so bad, why did you bring two?
Penny: Just give me the orange one. [Takes it and smells it] Mmm, smells delicious.
[She is about to eat it when Darwin's (evil) face appears in the frosting and makes a kissy face]
Gumball: [Knocking Penny down and yanking the orange cupcake out of her mouth] NO, THE BLUE ONE IS BETTER!
[He tries to put it in her mouth]
Penny: [Resisting] NO, GUMBALL, I'M ALLERGIC TO—
[Gumball shoves the cupcake into her mouth and she swells up. He jumps up and screams]
Gumball: WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
Penny: The pills, in my locker.
[Gumball opens her locker and takes out two bottles. One has blue and the other has orange]
Gumball: Which color?!
Penny: The orange ones.
[Gumball groans, frustrated]
[Time lapse. Gumball and Darwin walk down the street]
Darwin: It's not my fault you gave her the wrong pills. She specifically said she needed the orange ones.
Gumball: [Breaks down sobbing] Oh, how was I supposed to know the blue ones were thumbtacks?
Darwin: It's okay. She's fine now.
Gumball: ["strangling" Darwin] THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!
Darwin: Dude, still no neck! [Gumball stops and groans] Look, what am I supposed to do?? You can kiss the person I love most in the world if it makes you feel better.
Gumball: Yeah? Who's that?
Darwin: Uh... probably you, I guess.
[Gumball takes off his own mouth and kisses his own face]
Gumball: How do you like that, huh?!
Darwin: Not as much as you do. You feel any better now?
[Gumball drops his mouth on the ground, bummed, and sighs]
Gumball: Not really.
Trying A Rational Solution
[Cut to the living room. Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are on the sofa]
Gumball: Look, the best thing is if we just ignore it.
Anais: To ignore what?
Gumball: The thing we don't wanna talk about.
Anais: Whatever. Wanna watch a DVD?
[Anais turns it on]
Man on DVD: When one man stole another man's girl, it was the ultimate betrayal.
[Gumball kicks the TV to the floor and it catches fire]
Anais: Uh, do you mind telling me what's going on here?!
Darwin: Gumball had a dream where I kissed Penny and now he hates me.
Gumball: YOU DIDN'T JUST KISS HER, YOU STARED ME IN THE EYES WHILE YOU DID IT LIKE AN EVIL SULTAN!
Anais: Okay, look, all dreams are just subconscious representations of real-life thoughts. By analyzing what the dream means, we can solve the real-life problem.
[Gumball and Darwin make derpy faces]
Gumball and Darwin: Eh?
Anais: If we work out what the dream represents, we can solve the problem in real life.
[Gumball and Darwin make another derpy face. Anais sighs again and makes a derpy face herself]
Anais: Explain-y dream feel-y good.
Gumball and Darwin: Ohhhhhh.
Anais: Now, lie down and tell me what happens from the start.
[Time lapse. Gumball is lying on the sofa]
Gumball: Well, I'm at school...
Anais: [Writing on a notepad and looking at Darwin] Hm, classic anxiety dream. Probably represents a fear of not fitting in.
Gumball: A-and at one point, Dad was there.
Anais: Representing your fear of authority most likely.
Gumball: And he became a centaur president.
Anais: [Confused] All right...well, that could represent a fear of horses...in the White House?
Gumball: Okay, so Dad has a laser shooting out of his butt...
Gumball: Then Mr. Small's head fell off...
Gumball: And then I found a pineapple in the locker so I started dancing in the cosmos AND THEN DARWIN KISSED HER! [Sits up and smiles] So what does that mean?
Anais: Okay, uh, the pineapple is Penny, sweet on the inside, but hard for you to... handle, I guess. And the butt laser, that must be, uh... because you need to chew your food more. [Begins to sweat] And, uh, the cosmos, the—
[Begins running her words together until...]
Anais' brain: Brain cramp!
[Anais falls to the floor]
Darwin: Well, that's what you get for trying to apply a rational solution to an irrational problem. We need to tackle this head-on.
Gumball: Like how?
Preventing The Kiss
[In their room, Gumball and Darwin are wearing connected tinfoil hats and capes and holding glasses of milk]
Gumball: Uh, is this gonna work?
Darwin: Yeah. The tinfoil reflects our brainwaves into each other's heads so when we go to sleep, we'll share our dreams and we can stop me from kissing Penny and everything will be fine.
Gumball: Well, that-that makes irrational sense, but why are we wearing these capes?
Darwin: Uh, 'cause they're awesome. Now take my hand and drink your warm milk.
[They drink and then fall asleep on the floor]
Gumball: [He and Darwin open their eyes, still on the floor] Well, that didn't work.
Darwin: Maybe we need more tinfoil.
[Everything goes black]
Gumball: All right, let's go to the kitchen to get some more. [A door from up high opens and Gumball and Darwin look in and down while warbly music plays] Looks like we need to jump.
[They do so, but then they fly upward and scream. They hit the ceiling and the camera rotates to show that it is actually the floor]
Gumball: [Voice echoing] Where are we?
Darwin: [Voice echoing] This must be the space between our dreams. We need to find yours.
Gumball: Okay, which way do we go?
Darwin: [Pointing left] This way.
[Beat. Then he points right. They start walking. The camera starts panning out]
Gumball: [Voice getting higher] You know what? Maybe-maybe we should walk a little faster.
Darwin: [Voice getting higher] Yeah, maybe we should start running. [They do. They come out from under the sofa and are tiny. Darwin whispers] What dream is this?
[A normal-sized Gumball peeks from around the sofa at both of them, looking angry]
Gumball: I think this was one of mine. [Grows wings] And we'd better start flying!
Darwin: [Grows wings] Huh? [They take flight and normal-sized Gumball tries to swat them. They land on the dining room table] WHY ARE YOU ATTACKING YOURSELF IN YOUR OWN DREAM?
Gumball: I squashed a fly once! [They almost get swatted and fly up to the light] And I never got over the guilt! [Normal-sized Gumball swats the light, but gets hit and knocked over by it] COME ON, LET'S GET OUT OF—[They crash into the window's glass] What the buzz?
Darwin: There's some kind of invisible force field!
Gumball: Hold on, I got an idea.
[They start banging themselves against the glass]
Darwin: Why isn't this working?!
[Normal-sized Gumball pops up and uses black spray on them. They scream and the spray fills the screen. Gumball and Darwin hit a black wall and the camera rotates to show that they're on the floor between dreams again. They stand up]
Darwin: I think I know where this is. This is the dream where I'm naked in public.
[A censor bar is over his bare feet]
Gumball: Dude, you're always naked.
Darwin: Oh, yeah. It's probably why I dream about it so much.
Gumball: [His shirt is off] Wait a minute, if this is your naked dream, does that mean that--[Looks down, screams, and covers himself] Well, at least we're not in public.
[It is revealed that they're in the mall and people are pointing at them]
Gumball: [Grabs the censor bar] Dude, gimme that!
Darwin: [Grabs it back] Hey, it's mine!
Gumball: [Grabs it again] You don't need it, it's only your feet!
Darwin: That's all I have left to hide!
Gumball: Wait, this is your dream, you can do whatever you want.
Darwin: Oh, yeah.
[He thinks hard and now he and Gumball are clothed and everyone else is naked. They both laugh, but eventually realize...]
Gumball: Oh, man. [Darwin grabs a drink from a self-checkout] Wearing clothes in a nudist mall has just the same level of embarrassment as going to a normal mall naked. Let's get out of here. [As they walk through the alarm system, it goes off. They're in between dreams again, but the alarm is still going]Why do we still hear the alarm?
Darwin: Dude, it's the alarm clock! We're gonna wake up before we get to your dream!
Gumball: Don't worry, I got this.
[Gumball and Darwin are shown sleeping on the floor. As the alarm clock goes off, Gumball reaches for it with his eyes closed. After knocking over the milk glass and a toy car, he turns it off. He opens his eyes in a new dream]
Darwin: Dude, where were you?! I've been in this car for, like, five days! I was so hungry, I was considering eating you!
[Gumball holds up his arm, which has a bite taken out of it]
Gumball: [Annoyed] "Considering"? Where are we? [They're in the family car, which is sinking underwater. The window cracks and Gumball panics] Oh, my gosh, we're underwater! I can't breathe!
Darwin: [Puts his hand over Gumball's mouth] Then stop hyperventilating! You're using up all the oxygen, you air hog!
Gumball: Let's turn the air-con on. [Turns on the AC and it sprays water, filling the car. In the school hallway, Gumball's locker opens and the water pours out, along with Darwin and Gumball, who's holding the pineapple] What? Huh? [Centaur Richard shoots a laser out of his butt. Gumball whispers to Darwin] I think we're in the right dream.
[Darwin starts floating away from Gumball and the space background appears]
Darwin: Dude, what's going on?
[He screams as he is sucked in. Penny appears, singing]
Gumball: [Dances, angry] Hey! What do you think you're doing?!
[Darwin floats toward Penny]
Darwin: I can't help it! Your dream is too strong! You have to believe I wouldn't betray you!
Gumball: It's kinda hard when I'm watching you betray me right now!
Darwin: It's your dream! Just think of a different ending! [Gumball thinks hard and a brick wall appears in front of Darwin, who crashes through it] Maybe something less painful.
Darwin: Hurry uuup! [Grabs Penny in his arms] THINK OF SOMETHING! [Gumball thinks hard again and Darwin's lips disappear, revealing his teeth and gums] Can you think of something less horrific?
Gumball: Sorry, I just thought if you don't have lips, you can't kiss Penny!
Darwin: Of course I can, it'll just be really hideous for her. [His lips return] Think!
Gumball: I got nothing!
Darwin: I'm sorr-- [He puckers up and speaks unintelligibly] I'm sorryyy!
[He kisses Penny]
[The pineapple bursts and he thinks hard once more. Darwin stops kissing Penny to look at her. He turns her to the camera to reveal that she has Sussie's face]
Penny: [Sussie's voice] Haaaaaaaa--
[Gumball and Darwin wake up. Darwin screams and Gumball laughs]
Darwin: HOW COULD YOU MAKE ME KISS SUSSIE?! [Starts wiping his tongue] I can wash the kiss off my tongue! But it'll never leave my bra-hain!
Gumball: [Scoffs] Get over it, dude. It's just a dream.