The episode starts by introducing Nicole, Gumball and Darwin. Nicole claims they are procrastinators because she seems to have asked them to take out the trash, to which Gumball responded that they would do it later. When Nicole tells them they are "procrastinators," a word that Darwin and Gumball don't know, Gumball tries to explain its meaning to his brother, to only end up telling a bunch of stupidities (he says that is person who sits on a sandwich in the dark). Later, when realizing what he just said is obviously wrong, he admits that he doesn't understand the meaning of that strange word Nicole pronounced and points out he only uses the dictionary to scare Richard while sleeping (a flashback is shown, explaining that once Richard vomited his heart because of the scare he had got from Gumball). Anais shows up and states a procrastinator is person who is always trying to avoid his responsibilities by doing something else instead. Gumball laughs at Anais' explanation. Nicole interposes and explains to Gumball that he's such a procrastinator that he only finished his first sentence when he was four years old and the sentence he said was: "I'll do it tomorrow."
Then, Nicole orders them to take out the trash again, to which Gumball responds they will do it immediately. While trying to say they're not "procrastinators," he mispronounces the word. Anais decides to correct him. Nicole manifests a third time and tells them again to take out the trash. Intending to emphasize her demands, she acts like the Terminator from the movie "The Terminator." She goes out and explains she "will be back" at five p.m. Gumball promises to do what she asked for but, soon, we realize that he and Darwin are in their room, inspecting their account on Elmore Plus and eating chips. Darwin asks if they shouldn't take out the trash now. Gumball tells him to hold and decides to update their status on Elmore Plus. They update their status (intentionally spelling the words wrong and adding lots of random emoticons). When they update it, the clock suddenly fast-forwards in time by almost an hour.
When Gumball and Darwin try to check out what else is happening on Elmore Plus, the clock keeps fast-forwarding. They try to leave the computer, but it pulls them back like a magnet. Realizing that they can't leave, they give up and continue eating chips while being on Elmore Plus. The scene cuts to the time, then to Gumball and Darwin doing other things instead of taking out the trash. They are tanning themselves. They are so tanned by the sun they become dust when they fan themselves. After more time passes, Gumball and Darwin are sitting out on the porch, Gumball is eating candy. Gumball shows Darwin himself throwing and catching candy with his mouth. Darwin also does this (but the candy takes longer to catch). Gumball tries again, but hits a bird and it falls into his mouth. Again, more time passes. Gumball is playing a video game while Darwin is practicing his moonwalk. Gumball asks him what he's doing, and after Darwin says he's practicing the moonwalk, Gumball demonstrates his moonwalk (an actual imitation of walking on the moon). Darwin says he's breaking the rules of the game and the laws of physics, to which Gumball responds he can't hear him since no one can hear you in space. Darwin then points out that in space, no one can breathe without a helmet, and Gumball suffocates and floats, pretending to be dead. The scene shows more time passing again, then Gumball and Darwin are eating lunch.
Suddenly, they both shout "Food fight!" It turns out to be an actual fight in which the food is fighting each other. They both play with their food, the peas being soldiers. Gumball gives the "soldiers" permission to move in, but they encounter a patrol unit. After a mushy battle, there are a few "soldiers" left. A sausage air strike is incoming, and the "soldiers" attempt to abort the strike (without success). The strike comes, "killing" all the "survivors." Gumball and Darwin lose their appetite and grieve the fallen "soldiers." After more time, Gumball is hunting for treasure in the couch. He finds an old milk chocolate bar that Darwin says is so old it could have turned to cheese chocolate. Gumball says that cheese and chocolate are two are his favorite foods and eats the chocolate, but his body doesn't like it and pushes it out of his mouth. Gumball forces the chocolate in. He succeeds for a while then spits it out on Darwin's face. Next, Darwin is stacking plates, dishes and other breakable things. He bets a dollar that nothing would break, and Gumball agrees. Darwin pulls out the cloth beneath the stack without breaking a platter, winning the bet. Then the whole house collapses, making Gumball the true winner of the bet. Gumball also breaks literally.
Gumball and Darwin are having a staring match. After Darwin says it is boring and asks how to make it more interesting, Gumball starts punching Darwin with his eyes. They are playing catch when suddenly Gumball asks Darwin if he could do amusing things (like standing on his tail and making it go out his mouth. This leads to the point where they ask if they can fit a whole arm, then both arms and a leg in their mouths. In the end, the two swallow themselves. At 2:00 PM, the two have a "fire" sauce challenge. Gumball explodes, and Darwin melts. Later, Gumball is reading when he sees the dot from a laser pointer. He, being a cat, chases it around till he flies out the window. It turns out to be Darwin with a laser pointer (who throws it away saying its garbage).
Gumball finally takes the trash, but instead uses it to smash the clock. Then the two put make up on before Elmore Plus pulls them back to the computer. They play chess the wrong way, and then later draw each other drawing each other. Gumball sees a creepy clown in Darwin's drawing and to his horror sees that the clown is real. The clown delivers a message from their mom telling them to take out the trash. They both immediately go to do this, but just as Gumball is about to put the trash in the bin, Elmore Plus' power pulls them back to the computer. In frustration, Gumball tries to delete their account but the confirm button keeps dodging the cursor. Gumball tries to throw the computer away, but it flies back at his face.
The scene cuts to the bathroom where Gumball says he is out of ideas to avoid taking the trash out. Before they start taking the trash, they end up making music out of objects and other household materials. One of the objects, the microwave tells Gumball that it is 5:00 PM already. In panic, the two get the trash and open the door to go outside only to encounter Nicole (still acting like the Terminator). She interrogates them about the trash and they decide to lie about throwing it away. After she asks them to put out the groceries she brought, the two go catch up with the garbage bag, and successfully dump their "trash" in it.
Because the bags looked the same, Gumball and Darwin accidentally threw away the groceries, forcing the family to eat the trash.
A "procrastinator" is a person who carries out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or does more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus puts off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.
If you look closely at the word on the distorted and twisted box when Gumball is trying to delete his Elmore Plus account, the word is tuyvreŒcosejujl unbadhuRΘmπ wóduΣdiev ukygrxftion. This word appears to be a mix between Latin and Greek letters.
This episode is tied with "The Puppy" for having the least amount of characters in an episode.
Gumball shows his feline nature by chasing the laser point Darwin inadvertently displays all over the house.
Darwin also breaks the 4th wall when he shines it on the camera.
This episode reveals that chocolate and cheese are two of Gumball's favorite things.
This episode shows that Gumball is an incredible artist compared to Darwin.
In the "Can you do this?" scene, the way Darwin twerks is seemingly a reference to Nicki Minaj's Anaconda music video.
Gumball hums the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey theme (originally "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss) as he extracts the cheese and chocolate bar from the couch. His actions mimic the presentation of the famous Monolith from that movie, which is shaped similarly to a candy bar.
Pulling the tablecloth off a table without moving objects on it is a popular experiment, perfectly exhibiting Newton's laws of motion.
While Gumball chases the laser, the piece "Voices of Spring" by Johann Strauss II plays in the background.
The drum roll Darwin performs on the trash cans is similar to the one of "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
The entire "music through sounds" scene is to the tune of the drum cadence: "Street Beat 4."
The food fight scene is similar to the mission "Death From Above" from the game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where the player takes control of an AC-130 gunship.
The music that accompanies Gumball's pursuit of the garbage truck is in the style of the music from the movie Chariots of Fire. The movie follows a group of track athletes who compete in the 1924 Olympics.
In the episode "The Virus," Gumball says he mastered the power of mind over body, but he apparently wasn't able to master it when he pukes up the chocolate bar - he could have remembered to master the power of mind over body in this episode and could have digested the chocolate bar, meaning that problem actually had a simpler solution.
This episode contradicts "The DVD," in which Gumball is shown to be allergic to makeup; however, he is seen wearing makeup without allergic reactions in this episode. This could be due to a certain chemical Gumball is allergic to being removed from the makeup in question.
In the scene where Gumball and Darwin see who makes the best girl, Gumball's ears change position when he turns around.
The spoons that Gumball and Darwin use in the hot sauce scene are wooden, but they make a metallic clang when they are dropped.
In the music montage near the end, Darwin's shoes are a darker color whenever he is in the kitchen.
When Gumball and Darwin hide the trash from the Ter-mom-inator, Darwin's mouth is discolored, but not during the close-ups on the boys in that same scene.
When Darwin eats himself, his eyelashes disappear. The same thing happened when he was red after the hot sauce challenge.
[The episode starts off with Gumball, Darwin and Nicole in the kitchen.]
Darwin: Wait, what?
Nicole: You are procrastinators.
Darwin: What does that mean?
Gumball: Procrastinators: derived from the Mexican word, "Procratalamation" which means mid-night snack, and the viking word "Astinator" which means puckered cheese. It describes a person who sits on a sandwich in the dark.
Darwin: [Confusingly stares at gumball]
Gumball: Of course I don't know, dude. You know how I use a dictionary.
Gumball: [Closes a large dictionary while Richard is sleeping on the couch in order to scare him]
Anais: A procrastinator is someone who always avoids their responsibilities by doing something else instead.
Gumball: Ha! Ha! That's ridiculous.
Nicole: Gumball, you're such a procrastinator that you were 4 years old before you finished your first sentence, and even then it was "I'll do it tomorrow". Look, I'm going to the grocery store. I'll be back at 5, and the trash better be gone!
Gumball: Fine, we'll show you that we're not prosthetic actors.
Anais: You mean that you're not movie stars with bionic body parts?
Gumball: Crime investigators!
Anais: It's procrastinators.
Gumball: You're such a smug-face-inator.
Nicole: Hey! Stop wasting time and take out the trash, unless you want to face [robotic voice] the Ter-mom-inator.
[Nicole walks out of the kitchen like a robot]
Nicole: I'll be back. At around 5.
[Nicole walks out of the house like a robot]
Gumball: Don't worry mom, we'll get right on it!
[Gumball and Darwin are at the computer, eating chips]
Darwin: Shouldn't we be taking out the trash?
Gumball: Hold on, hold on. I have to moan about it on Elmore Plus first.
[Gumball types on the computer]
Gumball: (says this as he types it in) OMG GOT 2 SL@V3 AWAY TKING OUT THE TRASH . . . SMH
Darwin: Dude, you spelt "trash" right.
Gumball: Oh, yeah.
[Gumball changes the "s" in trash to "$"]
Darwin: Add some little face things.
[Gumball adds a ton of little emoticons to his comment]
Gumball: Hm, should I add yolo?
Darwin: What! No dude, have some self respect. Just put #swag.
Gumball: Alright. [Gumball types #swag] Alright, lets get on with it.
Darwin: Hold on, lets just check if anything else interesting is happening on Elmore Plus.
Gumball: Ok, but quickly.
[As Gumball clicks the mouse, an hour and a half passes]
Gumball: What the what! Dude, we were only on Elmore Plus for a second and almost half an hour passed.
Darwin: Let me try.
[Every time Darwin clicks the mouse, almost a half an hour passes]
Darwin: Dude, Elmore Plus really put some "pro" in the "procrastinating".
Gumball: It's far too dangerous. By the time we're finished, we'll have more wrinkles than a toe after a bath. We need to leave. Now!
[As Gumball and Darwin try to leave the room, the computer tries to suck them back. Gumball and Darwin leave the room, but the computer is too strong and sucks them back to the computer seat]
Gumball: Eh. [Continues using Elmore Plus and eating chips.]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard, tanning themselves]
Gumball: [In a dehydrated voice] How do I look?
Darwin: [In a dehydrated voice] Like a movie star's dad.
Darwin: How about me?
Gumball: [In a dehydrated voice] Awesome, like a handsome leather shoe.
Darwin: [In a dehydrated voice] Cool.
[Gumball and Darwin fan themselves. They are so tanned that the fan makes blows them away like dust.]
[Gumball and Darwin are eating candy on the front stairs of their house]
Gumball: Hey watch this.
[Gumball throws a piece of candy in the air which lands in his mouth]
Darwin: Eh, not bad.
[Darwin throws a piece of candy in the air. It does not land for a long time. Eventually, it lands in his mouth]
[Gumball throws a piece of candy in the air which hits a bird. The bird falls down and lands in his mouth. The piece of candy lands in Darwin's mouth]
[Gumball is playing a video game as Darwin enters the area like Michael Jackson doing his moonwalk.]
Darwin: Do do do do do do. He he!
Gumball: What are you doing?
Darwin: I'm practicing my moonwalk!
Gumball: That's not how you moonwalk, dude. Watch, and learn.
[Gumball walks like an astronaut on the moon]
Darwin: Dude, you're breaking the laws of the game, and the laws of physics!
Gumball: What? I cant hear you! In space, no one can hear you whine.
Darwin: Well in space, no one can breath without a helmet.
[Gumball acts like a astronaut without his helmet, fake dies and floats.]
[Gumball and Darwin are eating lunch at the table]
Gumball and Darwin: Food Fight!
[The camera turns black and white and one of their food bowls are shown as a battleground. In one side there are peas, and in the other sweet corn kernels.]
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] Pea squadron, we have visual on our carrot target.
Gumball: [Walkie-talkie static] General Support talking, you have permission to move in!
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] Wait! There's a patrol unit of sweet corn!
[The corn and peas in the food bowl move against each other, and start "killing" (or rather, popping) each other]
Darwin: They are popping! I repeat, they are popping! We're still in mor-
Gumball: [Walkie-talkie static] This is sector 4. You have 10 seconds before sausage airstrike. That's 10 seconds-
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] No, wait sir! There are peas still in their pod!
Gumball: -5 seconds…
Darwin: Abort! Abort!
[A sausage is dropped, it lowly falls down on the "battleground"]
Darwin: I said abort!
Gumball: 3… [The surviving peas "run" around the food bowl] 2…1…
[The sausage hits the carrot, and explodes. The screen flashes white, and cuts to Darwin and Gumball looking sadly at a food bowl full of mashed up food with vegetables]
Gumball: [Sorrowfully] That was not as fun as I thought it would be.
Darwin: [Sorrowfully] I think I've lost my appetite.
[Gumball and Darwin hug]
[Gumball and Darwin are at the couch. Gumball is digging inside the couch]
Darwin: What are you doing?
Gumball: I'm Treasure hunting.
Darwin: Dude, there's nothing interesting down there.
Gumball: Oh really?
[Gumball plays the 2001 Space Odyssey theme music]
Darwin: Eugh! That milk chocolate bar is so old, it must have turned into cheese chocolate. Just throw it away.
Gumball: Are you kidding me? Cheese and chocolate are two of my favorite things!
[Gumball eats the chocolate bar multiple times, but his body keeps rejecting it]
Darwin: Dude, stop. You clearly don't like it.
Gumball: My body just has to learn to like it.
[Gumball tries to eat the chocolate bar again. As his stomach growls, his body does not reject it for a while]
Gumball: See? Such is the power of the mind over the [Gumball vomits up the chocolate bar on Darwin's face]
[Darwin is stacking up plates, bowls and other platters on the kitchen table. Gumball watches him, worried]
Gumball: Dude, I'm not sure this is a good idea.
Darwin: I bet you a dollar that nothing breaks.
Gumball: You're on!
[Darwin reaches for a cloth under the stack of plates, bowls and mugs and pulls it from under the stack. Nothing breaks]
Darwin: Haha! Cough up.
[Gumball takes a dollar and gives it to Darwin. Then the whole house collapses. Gumball takes back his dollar, and another bill from Darwin]
Gumball: Thank you, and thank you! [Laughs, then shatters to pieces]
[Gumball and Darwin are having a staring contest]
Darwin: This staring match is boring. How can we spice it up?
Gumball: Like this? [Gumball hits Darwin with his eyes] Or like this!? [Gumball hits Darwin with his eyes multiple times]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard throwing, a frisbee at each other]
Gumball: Hey dude, can you do this? [Gumball makes his tail go in and out of his mouth]
Darwin: No. But can you do this? [Darwin stretches his arms, and his legs grow shorter]
Gumball: Not bad. But can you do this? [Gumball "stands" with his tail]
Darwin: Not bad, but can you do this? [Darwin makes his lips larger and smacks them]
Gumball: No. But how about this? [Gumball burrows his head into the ground. It reappears behind a fence] Oh hi!
Darwin: [Darwin flaps his buttocks repeatedly] How about this?
Gumball: Yeah!? Well can you fit your whole arm in your mouth? [Fits whole arm in mouth]
Darwin: I can fit two-and a leg! [Fits both arms, and a leg in mouth]
Gumball: How about this? [Fits torso in mouth]
Darwin: [Muffled] How about this? [Fits all limbs in mouth]
[Eventually, both Gumball and Darwin swallow themselves and disappear into thin air]
Gumball: Are you ready for the fire sauce challenge?
[Gumball and Darwin eat a spoonful of hot sauce]
Darwin: Eh, not so bad.
[Both begin to sweat and redden. Suddenly, Gumball's tail catches on fire like a rocket fuse]
Gumball: [Panics, then blows up like a firecracker]
Darwin: Hehe! Some people just can't handle their hot sauce-[Screams and melts]
[Gumball is on the couch reading Captain Punch when suddenly a red dot appears. This makes Gumball act like a cat and chase the red dot, and in the process destroy lots of items in the living room and scratches himself. Meanwhile, Darwin is outside investigating a laser pointer. It is pointed towards a window of the house]
Darwin: Nah. This laser pit is garbage.
[Darwin throws the laser away, causing Gumball to break the window and chase after it]
Gumball: Ok, I guess it's time.
[Gumball finally takes the trash bag in the kitchen. But instead, he uses it to break the clock]
Gumball: [Sigh] That clock was driving me nuts. [Throws garbage bag back in the kitchen]
Who will be the best looking girl?
[Gumball and Darwin are in the bathroom]
Gumball: Okay, who will be the best looking girl? 1, 2, 3!
[Gumball and Darwin turn around and face the camera. They have lots of makeup on their faces]
Darwin: Oh, you notice something?
Gumball: More makeup! I think mom's got some in her bed [Elmore Plus on the computer chimes] Whoa!
[Gumball and Darwin are pulled to the computer. Their makeup is ruined. Gumball starts typing]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard, about to play chess. Gumball is arranging his chess pieces in their proper places. Darwin gets bored watching Gumball do this]
[Gumball continues arranging his pieces]
Gumball: [Pressing a timer] Perfect.
Darwin: So, are you gonna teach me to play now?
Gumball: Yes Darwin. But remember: chess is a very complex and strategic game. You do not play the board, you play your opponent.
Darwin: Like how?
Gumball: Like this!
[Gumball throws a chess piece at Darwin. Then they both throw chess pieces at each other]
[Cut to the living room where Gumball and Darwin are drawing each other draw each other, with a fruit bowl on the table.]
Gumball: Okay, finished! Go on, show yours.
Darwin: No, you first.
Gumball: Okay. Both at the same time.
Gumball and Darwin: 3, 2, 1!
[They both reveal their drawings. Gumball's drawing is a detailed sketch of Darwin. Darwin's drawing resembles a child's drawing. There is a creepy looking clown on the side of his drawing, and Gumball notices this]
Gumball: Dude! We were supposed to be doing portraits. Why would you add [Gumball puts down his drawing, revealing-] a scary clown through the window inside [Glances at the window] of a beautiful-[Sees that the scary clown is real and closes his eyes, frightened]
Clown: I've got a telegram for Gumball and Darwin Watterson. [Inhales] "Take out the the trash, it could be done in a flash. If you can do the math, you can avoid your mom's wrath. Signed, Nicole Watterson." [Smiles, then disappears from the windo]
[Gumball and Darwin look at each other, terrified]
Deleting Gumball's Elmore Plus account (4:45 PM)
[Gumball and Darwin finally take the trash out in the yard, and head for the trash bin]
Gumball: Well, I guess we got to do it at some point.
[Suddenly, Gumball and Darwin receive a notification on Elmore Plus, which causes them to get sucked back into their room through the window. Gumball, close to dumping the trash brings it along with him]
Gumball: That's it! I'm deleting my Elmore Plus account. [Clicks] Ok, are you sure? [Clicks] Yes. Are you really sure? [Clicks] Yes. Are you absolutely sure? Yes [Clicks] I'm absolutely sure! For security reasons, please enter the word in the box below. Okay, uh-
[Gumball and Darwin can't read the words in the box due to it being distorted and twisted. Gumball puts the keyboard upside down which causes the word he puts in to be correct]
Gumball: Aha! Just click confirm…
[Gumball tries to click "confirm". But every time he does, the confirm button dodges the cursor multiple time]
Gumball: AH! THIS IS HOW YOU DELETE AN ELMORE PLUS ACCOUNT- [Tries to throw the computer monitor, but the wires pull it down] Hold on. [Unscrews a plug] Need to get those little screws at the back. THIS IS HOW YOU DELETE AN ELMORE PLUS ACCOUNT [Throws computer monitor out the window] Yah!
[Gumball's face sucks the computer monitor back, and it hits him in the face. Then the screen goes black and fades into the next scene]
I'm out of procrastination Ideas. Or am I?
Gumball: Oh man. I'm out of "procrastellation" ideas.
Darwin: Looks like we'll have to take out the trash after all
[Gumball and Darwin start to moan. They also start banging on objects]
[Gumball and Darwin make music with the objects around them. Suddenly the microwave clock turns to 5:00]
Oh my gosh it's 5:00 PM!
Gumball: Oh my gosh its 5:00 PM!
[Gumball and Darwin rush outside to take out the trash. But when they open the door, they meet Nicole. She is still acting as the "ter-mom-inator". Through a shade of her sunglasses, she analyzes them and identifies them.]
Nicole: [Robotic voice] Did you take out the trash?
Gumball and Darwin: Mhm [Both smile sweetly]
Nicole: [Robotic voice] Good! Now take the groceries, and put them away!
Gumball and Darwin:[Nod] Yeah, sure.
[Nicole walks into the house and, through the living room like a robot. Gumball and Darwin hide the trash bag. Suddenly, Nicole notices something and turns towards them. She just pats Gumball, and then continues walking away. Both sigh in relief. The garbage truck outside leaves]
Darwin: We're cooked!
Gumball: Not yet!
Taking Out The Trash
[Gumball and Darwin rush outside to take the trash out but the garbage truck leaves. Gumball and Darwin chase the garbage truck down the street. Gumball runs into a bus stop pole causing the bag to fly out of his hands and into the garbage truck. In celebration, Gumball and Darwin jump up in the air and freeze for a few moments (some of the screen disappearing). But then since both bags look almost exactly the same, Gumball throws out the grocery bag out by mistake, forcing the family to eat the trash.]
Richard: Uh, can I have some more of the sports section?
Nicole: Can someone please explain to me how this happened?