The episode starts in the school cafeteria, where Gumball is up to shenanigans again. However, Darwin correctly guesses what he is going to do and say next, and explains to Gumball that he is becoming too predictable. Gumball gets very defensive, and tries to catch Darwin off guard, but Darwin is just not amused. Gumball then vows that he will prove to Darwin that he is not predictable. He then runs off over to Hot Dog Guy and hugs him out of nowhere, then turns his head to Darwin and smiles.
The episode then cuts to the next day, as the brothers are walking down the hallway until they bump into Hot Dog Guy. Gumball and Hot Dog Guy awkwardly greet and hug each other again. After some more embarrassing dialogue, they pass each other and then facepalm. When Darwin asks why Gumball hugged him, the latter explains that once you hug someone, you cannot de-hug them; you have to stay at that level.
The day after, Gumball and Hot Dog Guy bump into each other again. They have some inner monologue, and they really do not want to hug each other, but end up doing it anyway. Gumball wants to start a conversation, but feels it would be too friendly and ends up singing a tune, with Hot Dog Guy awkwardly joining in. They do this for a few seconds, and then walk away, breaking into a jog.
The day after that, Gumball and Hot Dog Guy are walking away from people they just had a conversation with and accidentally bump into each other. Hot Dog Guy gives Gumball a fake phone call, and then they hug awkwardly like the last time. They share an embarrassing experience in the toilet five minutes later. Darwin tries to encourage Gumball to confront the situation, but Gumball cannot bring himself to do it. As they walk through the hallway, they spot Hot Dog Guy talking to Clare, expressing how uncomfortable he is with Gumball bumping into him all the time. He sees Gumball, and both of them start running away. Gumball sprints through the hallway until he finds a closet to hide in, unaware that Hot Dog Guy is there, too.
They have another tricky moment where Hot Dog Guy wonders how they can pretend to be friends when Gumball doesn’t even know his name. Gumball guesses his name correctly, and then they hug again. Gumball asks him what he was doing in the closet, to which Hot Dog Guy responds he was counting brooms. The conversation leads to Hot Dog Guy asking Gumball what he is doing for lunch. The awkward chat then brings them over to the cafeteria. Hot Dog Guy tries to break the ice by asking Gumball what his favorite subject is. Gumball replies "Lunch?" but Hot Dog Guy observes lunch is not a subject. Gumball finds the opportunity to escape, but Rocky informs him that he forgot to pay. Hot Dog Guy pays for him, and they both lie to Rocky about being friends.
On the school bus, when Gumball announces he invited Hot Dog Guy over for a sleepover, Darwin gets off early and says he and Anais are sleeping over at Banana Joe's, as they predicted something like this would happen. That night, Gumball and Hot Dog Guy are sleeping in a tent in the backyard. Gumball is confused as Hot Dog Guy does not appear to have eyes when he sleeps, and wonders if he should start a conversation. He takes off his quilt cover to relax, but Hot Dog Guy turns in his sleep and unknowingly puts his hand on Gumball's body. Gumball tries to put it away but ends up crawling onto him. Hot Dog Guy wakes up, and screams internally when he discovers Gumball on top of him. However, all they can do is make the same awkward hug as before.
The next day, Gumball decides to put an end to this. He confronts Hot Dog Guy and they try to resist more hugging. Hot Dog Guy succeeds and walks past Gumball. Gumball proceeds to get his revenge, with Hot Dog Guy doing the same. They pull all sorts of antics on each other, such as Gumball turning down the heat in Hot Dog Guy's shower so much that he shrinks, and Hot Dog Guy giving him a present which turns out to be a venomous snake. They finish it off by aggressively hugging each other, resembling fighting, and through all that Gumball accidentally expresses his true feelings: he feels apathetic towards Hot Dog Guy. The latter explains that he feels the same way, then they shake hands and make up, expressing how little they care about each other.
Before they walk off, Gumball asks one favor of Hot Dog Guy. The last shot is on the school bus, where a very uncomfortable Darwin is being hugged by Hot Dog Guy. The episode then ends.
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At the School Cafeteria
[The Watterson's boys are shown eating pasta at the table]
Gumball: [Smiles at Darwin and starts to groan] This spaghetti tastes like-
Darwin: Like somebody already ate it!
Gumball: Hey Rocky, don't go too far away with that bucket [Picks up bucket] cause I-
Darwin: Cause I'll be needing it any second!
Gumball: Can I get this pasta to go?
Darwin: Straight in the trash, that is!
Gumball: Dude! How do you know everything I'm gonna say?
Darwin: Because that's what you say every time we have pasta.
Both: What the what?! I'm not that predictable!
Gumball: Okay, predict this!
[Gumball takes a handful of spaghetti and rubs it all over his shirt, while making loud noises]
Gumball: Huh? How predictable was that?
Darwin: Predictable enough for me to bring you a spare sweater.
Gumball: [Roars] Thank you though, that's very thoughtful.
[Gumball takes off his sweater and puts the new one on]
Gumball: Right, well... predict this![Get on the table and start making a couple of weird movements and slaps his butt repeatedly] Is this predictable?
Darwin: Yeah, I see you've done this every times. [Points to a sign that show the prohibition of Gumball's action]
Gumball: [Get off from the table, sits down and sighs]
Darwin: [Rubs Gumball slowly] It's alright, I forgive you.
Gumball: For what?
Darwin: For trying to pinch me after saying-
Both: Bet ya didn't see this coming!
[Gumball tries to pinch Darwin but he blocked all Gumball's movement easily while eating the pasta]
Gumball: [Sighs and sobs]
Darwin: [Wipes his mouth with a handkerchief and gives it to Gumball]
Gumball: [Takes the handkerchief, wipes his nostril, throws it away and get on the table once again] I'll prove that I'm unpredictable!
Darwin: I know. This is the part when you get yourself into some weird situation and when I try to warn you about it, you just say [Makes blowing the raspberry sound]
[Gumball sees Hot Dog Guy]
Hot Dog Guy: Jamie! [Waves his hand]
Gumball: Aha! [Runs to Hot Dog Guy and greet him] Hey, buddy!
Hot Dog Guy: Uh, I think you've got the wrong person.
Gumball: [Hugs Hot Dog Guy] How are you doing? Aw! [Laughs]
Hot Dog Guy: Uh, good..? [Laughs nervously] Thanks.
[Darwin gives them a confusing look]
[Gumball looks back and make a smiley face while Hot Dog Guy is still confused of what just happened]
The Next Day
[Darwin and Gumball are shown walking in the hall]
Gumball: [Whistles happily but then stopped as he sees Hot Dog Guy] Oh.
Gumball: Hey! [Laughs nervously] Nice to see you!
Hot Dog Guy: Yeah! [Laughs nervously] How you doing, bro?
[They awkwardly hug and pat each other]
Hot Dog Guy: [Sweats heavily] Well.. uh.
[Both of them smile awkwardly, not knowing how to respond. As they leave, Hot Dog Guy and Gumball quickly facepalm]
Darwin: Why did you hug him again?
Gumball: I have to! You can't 'de-hug' a person once you hit the hug level you gotta stay there.
Darwin: Predictably, you gonna deny this is a problem and it's gonna get weird.
[Gumball makes blowing a raspberry sound as Darwin did previously]
The Day After
[Gumball and Hot Dog Guy bumped in the school hall]
Gumball: [Smiles awkwardly and monologue himself]Okay, okay. You've got this. Don't be too friendly. Just quick, professional hug.
Hot Dog Guy: [Smiles awkwardly and monologue himself too]Oh man, I hope he doesn't wanna hug again.
Gumball: [Raises his hand, trying to hug Hot Dog Guy]
Hot Dog Guy: Uh..[Also raises his hand]
Gumball: Darn it!
Hot Dog Guy: [Speaks] Hi, buddy.
[Both of them hug together]
Gumball: [Still monologue to himself]Okay, just a quick, touchable hello. Move on.[Speaks] Hey, dude--- [Thinks]No! 'Dude' is too friendly! Abort! Abort![Speaks] Du-du-du-du-du-du. [Rhymes it while swinging Hot Dog Guy along with him]
Hot Dog Guy: [Thinks]What? Okay...
[Both of them rhymes the tone, pat each other and ran away]
The Day After The Day After
[Gumball and Hot Dog Guy are in the schoolyard walking until they bump into each other]
Gumball: Hey! My man! [laughs nervously] There's my man! [laughs] That you! [laughs nervously as Hot Dog Guy continues to stare at him] Yeah. That's... my man.. [Monologue to himself]Sighs heavily.
Hot Dog Guy: Uh.. Bring bring! Oh! It's the legend phone! [Makes a phone with his hand] Hello? Yeah, he's here! [Passes the phone to Gumball] It's for you. [Monologue to himself]Legend phone? What does that even mean?
Gumball: [Takes the phone and makes his hand in the shape of a phone] Hello! It's me. The legend! Hahe, click.
[They both hug awkwardly again]
Hot Dog Guy: Du-du-du-du-
Gumball: [Copies him] Du-du-du-du-
Gumball: [Sits down on a bench next to Darwin, who looks at him] It's okay. It's okay. It's only once a day.
Five Minutes Later
[Gumball and Hot Dog Guy are seen in the bathroom hugging again, while Tobias jumps out of his stall to exit the room]
Confronting the situation
[Gumball and Darwin are now seen by Darwin's locker]
Darwin: Look, if you want it to stop, you have to confront the situation.
Gumball: I can't. I need to avoid direct confrontation. It brings me too much anxiety. I'm that kind of person.
Darwin: That kind of person's called a chicken.
Gumball: I like my version better.
[Gumball looks ahead of him, where Hot Dog Guy is there talking to some friends]
Gumball: Oh no, he's there.
Hot Dog Guy: -And he keeps turning up and I-[Looks at Gumball]
[They start backing up and start running trying to avoid each other. Gumball hides in a mop bucket but Rocky grabs him and uses him as a mop. He knocks over Sarah and tries to hide in her locker but slams his face instead. He then hides in the janitors closet only to find out Hot Dog Guy is also there. They look at each other and gasp]
Hot Dog Guy: [Monotone] Wait a minute, I keep on pretending to be friends with this guy and he doesn't even know my name.
Gumball: ...Hot Dog Guy?
Hot Dog Guy: [Monotone] Uh, I guess he does.
[They both hug each other awkwardly again]
Gumball: So, uh, what are you doing here?
Hot Dog Guy: Me? I was just in here, uh, counting brooms.
Gumball: Counting brooms?
Hot Dog Guy: Yup, I just love counting brooms!
Gumball: ...In the dark?
Hot Dog Guy: Yea, it's more challenging that way. Now the whole lights on I can quite clearly see that there's two brooms.
[Points at the brooms] One and two. [Laughs nervously]
Gumball: [Laughs nervously with him too][Monologue] Oh my gosh this guy's insane.
[The bell rings up, showing that it's lunchtime]
Hot Dog Guy: [Monologue] Oh no, lunchtime! Don't say it, don't say it. [Speaks] Hey, what are you doing for lunch? [Monologue] Gosh, darn it!
Gumball: [Monologue] Okay, don't say cafeteria. Bluff him, Bluff him. [Speaks] Cafeteria! [Monologue] Dagnabbit you idiot that was a double bluff!
Awkwardness in the cafeteria
Hot Dog Guy: [Monologue] Oh man no one's said anything for like three minutes. Have to make conversation. [Speaks] Hey um, What's your favorite subject?