At Town Hall, the citizens of Elmore are chanting “Go, Wattersons, go!”, which Richard waves nervously to. The Mayor offers the Wattersons a new house, but it turns out that the Mayor was protecting the citizens from the Wattersons, which the latter explains as the citizens angrily trying to kick the Wattersons out of Elmore.
Back at home, the family is shocked that their new house is in a different state. In order to stay in Elmore, they decide to become model citizens. They help Marvin move a grandfather clock, but they’re actually end up dropping the clock onto the ground. At school, Anais helps Jared answer a question by forming herself with letters to spell the word “Shakespeare,” which annoys Mr. Corneille.
The Wattersons succeed in becoming model citizens, but suddenly they turn into human characters, and Darwin turns into a dog. They receive a call from the mayor to come to his office. At the mayor’s office, it turns out the main reason why he wants to get rid of the Wattersons is that he wants to sell Elmore, which disappoints the family. On the way home, they turn back into their original anthromorphic forms. They then decides to sabotage the sale by turning Elmore into a disaster area.
Gumball and Darwin destroy a house with termites, while Mr. Small acts like a dog and bites Martin in the butt. Richard plants radiation liquid in Harold’s front yard, which turns him into a mutated caterpillar. The boys attempt to break a window, but no avail. Cartax wrecks the street with daggared rocks. Darwin destroys a house’s grass and tree with weed killer. On the sidewalk, Anais draws a dead person, lays an axe down on the ground, and whistles as she walks away. Nicole takes a wheel off a car and passes it to Richard. He tosses it into a burning tire pile, making the Sun cough, Mrs. Jötunheim fall to the ground, and himself pass out. In an alley, Gumball convinces Sal Left Thumb to mug people in the neighborhood with a bat, which he beats him up with and mugs his wallet from him. With a finishing touch, Nicole drops a match on a trail of oil, setting it on fire and destroying several houses in the process.
The next day at Town Hall, which is also damaged, the mayor is displeased that the Wattersons scared the rich people away, but Gumball declares that Elmore is not for sale. The mayor then realizes the lesson of all this is more valuable than money. However, he then laughs constantly, which annoys Nicole, declaring that the decent and honest people of Elmore will thank them for saving the city. Unfortunately, the whole Watterson family gets punished by the angry citizens, pelting them with tomatoes, ending the episode.
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[The episode starts with an establishing shot of the Wattersons' house. Anais is going through letters with the rest of the family on the couch]
Anais: Bill overdue, final notice, noise complaint, traffic violation, cease and desist, restraining order... Dad? What are we supposed to do with all this?
[The scene changes to Richard in a kitchen advertising paper as a product in the style of an infomercial]
Richard: Paper can be used in many creative ways and turned into a lot of interesting things. Like a duck.
[Shows a duck assembled out of paper]
Richard: Or fashion.
[Richard strikes a pose covered in paper]
[Richard is shown with a hat on containing a roll of paper]
Richard: And other... things.
[Shows what appears to be a papier-mâché volcano; cuts back to the Wattersons' living room]
Nicole: C'mon! There's gotta be at least one good letter!
Gumball: [Picking up letter] Actually, yeah! We've got an invitation!
[Darwin rises out of a pile of envelopes on the couch]
Darwin: We've never had one of those before!
Richard: That's not true! I've been invited to court several times!
Anais: No, it's from the Mayor.
Gumball: He wants us to go to the town hall for a surprise?
Richard: Maybe they'll reveal a statue of me!
Gumball: Why would they be making a statue of you?
Richard: I sit a lot, which makes me a pretty reliable life model. And I'm a great example to people.
Anais: They're more likely to make an example of you.
Darwin: Maybe they cleared up that legal gray area about whether I'm a feral animal or your child.
Nicole: [Patting Darwin's head] Oh, honey. You're the same as all my kids! A combination of both.
Gumball: I guess we'll just have to go and find out!
A New House...
[The Wattersons are shown standing in the town hall. The crowd in front of them repeatedly chants, "Go, Wattersons, go!"]
Gumball: [to Anais] I don't want to say I told you so, because I wouldn't be heard over all this cheering. So I'll shout it instead. I TOLD YOU SO!
[Anais flinches and stares angrily at Gumball, who has a smug smile on his face; the Mayor walks on-stage]
Mayor: Welcome! Our social services have decided to offer you a new house.
[The crowd cheers]
Anais: Impossible. What's the catch? There's always a catch.
Mayor: There's only a few compulsory addition terms, conditions, and hypothecations, or catches, for short.
Gumball: What do you mean?
Mayor: Well, the people of Elmore thought you deserved a brand new house in a brand new state with brand new neighbors [Under breath] who can put up with ya, [Normal] a brand new police force to deal with ya, and a brand new court system to prosecute you.
Nicole: That sounds more like a punishment than a reward.
Mayor: No one said it's an award, they said it's what you deserved.
Nicole: But that's, like, banishing us!
Mayor: Think of it more like witness protection. We're just protecting people from witnessing you.
[The crowd continues to cheer; they suddenly get illuminated by overhead lights]
Gumball: Kinda feels less encouraging when you can see their faces...