Gumball: [Gagging] Oh, my heart! Oh, it is broken! Argh! I'm going! [Strains] I'm going! Argh! Ooh! This is the end of me! [Groans] Argh! My heart! [Starts gurgling and babbling until stop]
[The audience sighs in relief. Gumball start gurgling again, much to their annoyance.]
[Gumball continues gagging]
Richard: [Whimpering] Is the beast gonna be all right? He just wanted to be loved!
[Gumball still continues gurgling, then stop with a death rattle. The light switch to Darwin]
Darwin: Uhhhh.... [Mr Small's hand helps Darwin talk] When Belle came to see the beast, she realized that she had loved him all along and cried for her lost love.
[The light switches back to Gumball and Penny, who is crying]
Gumball: Thanks to your tears, Belle, the curse has been lifted!
Richard: They called him a beast, because he looks like a beast, but her love made him beautiful!
Penny: Yeah. Now that the fairy's curse has been lifted, we can finally seal our love, [whispers] with a kiss!
[the stage dissapears and Penny and Gumball are floating in space]
Gumball: Is this really happening?! 'Cause there was no kiss in rehearsals.
Penny: I kinda improvised.
Gumball: [takes deep breath] Then how come we're not exploding?! We're in space! And why are we always in space when we're gonna kiss? Also--
Penny: Come on. Hurry up. Everyone's looking. Three, two, one...
[Gumball inhales deeply and accidentally heatbutts Penny]
[Scene switched to Dressing Room. Gumball is sobbing]
Darwin: Come on. I'm sure it wasn't that bad.
Gumball: Not that bad?! If I did that in a cage fight, I'd be disqualified! [sobs on the floor again]This can't be happening!
Penny: Hey, guys. Don't panic. We don't know how bad it is yet. Come on. Tell me how it looks.
[Penny reveals her eye to Gumball and Darwin. They both inhale sharply]
Gumball: Uhh...It's a nice scar. Gives you character, like a.. beautiful warlord or an adorable Frankenstein, or something.
Penny: Wait, I've got a scar?!
Darwin: No, don't worry. It's not a scar, It's more of a crack!
Penny: What?! How bad is it?!
Gumball: [Speak sweetly]Oh no it's cute! It's like there was a teeny-weeny really pretty earthquake in your face.
[Penny looks herself in the mirror. Something sparks up in her eye.]
Gumball: What was that?
Gumball: Ohh, what have I done?!
[Gumball takes Penny's hand and makes her slapping his face repeatedly]
Penny: [Sighs] What are you doing?
Darwin: Hurting your head made his heart hurt, so he's hurting his head with your hand to heal his heart.
[Gumball spins Penny, make her foot kicks Gumball, then Gumball take Penny's foot and make her kick him repeatedly]
Penny: [Sighs] Look, if you really want to do something, just help me fix this.
Darwin: Hmm. Well, maybe if we put the accent on your good eye and intergrate the area of discontent into the piece as a whole, no one will notice. Okay, pass me the rouge. Okay, pass me the mascara. Forget it, pass me the paint roller.
Penny: Guys. This isn't going to work. [whispers] I'm going to have to tell my dad.
Gumball: Hey, so, um, you know when you were looking at your eye and there was that.. mm.. What was that?
Penny: Don't know what you mean.
Gumball: You know, there was that.. [Babbling]
Penny: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Gumball: You know. The.. [Babbles]
Penny: I really don't know--
Darwin: [Shouting] WHAT'S IN THE SHELL, WOMAN?!
Penny: [Sighs] It's the... It's the real me.
Gumball: Get outta here! Can I see?
Penny: No. No one can see. My dad would go nuts.
Gumball: Don't worry, young lady. [Laughing] I am the nutcracker! [Laughs] Oh that's funny. 'Cause I cracked your shell, and... uh. [Laugh nervously and then sighs]
[Darwin imitates rim shot]
The Fitzgerald's house
[Gumball and Penny both repeatedly flapping their tongues]
Darwin: Okay I think you've done enough argument warm up. Are you ready to tell her dad now?
[Gumball shoots his tongue to the newspaper Darwin was reading]
Gumball: Yeah, I guess its time. [Gumball breathes in deeply] No, still terrified.
[Gumball and Penny start flapping tongues again]
[Mr. Fitzgerald opens the door]
Mr. Fitzgerald: Hey! What's going on here?
[Penny gasps and moves]
Mr. Fitzgerald: Penny! Where were you? We were worried sick!
Gumball: Mr. Fitzgerald! Can I call you Rob?
Mr. Fitzgerald: No.
Gumball: Can I call you Bobby?
[Mr. Fitzgerald grunts]
Gumball: Bobert? The Bebop? Burcher? Bobzilla? No wait! Trebor!
Gumball: That's Robert backwards.
Mr. Fitzgerald: My name is Patrick
Penny: Okay dad. Before you say anything, don't get mad.
[Penny removes hand from eye, revealing the crack]
Mr. Fitzgerald: What the?! What happened?
[Mr.Fitzgerald steps forward]
Mr. Fitzgerald: Were you involved in this?
Darwin: I wouldn't say involved, more like clearly responsi-
[Gumball pulls Darwin's tongue]
Gumball: I don't see the problem. I mean what's inside that shell that's soo scary?
Mr. Fitzgerald: Something so unstable and dangerous, we need to fix this right now!
[Mr. Fitzgerald drags Penny, Gumball and Darwin follow]
Penny: What if I don't want to be fixed?
Mr. Fitzgerald: You don't know what you want sweetie. [turns to Gumball and Darwin] AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR MESSING WITH!
Gumball: How would you know?
Penny: He's right dad. Everyone in the family has spent their life hiding from themselves!
Mr. Fitzgerald: Penny, you're grounded!
Mr. Fitzgerald: Now listen you. Penny is my daughter AND I DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR HER!
Gumball: What? So best is not being herself?
[Darwin starts losing balance]
[Mr. Fitzgerald drags Gumball and Darwin out, slamming the door]
Gumball: Hey Patrick come on! Pat! Pat-man! Patty-cakes? Let's just go.
[Darwin and Gumball leaves the Fitzgerald's house]
The Watterson's house
[Everyone is eating, except for Gumball and Richard. Anais feeds Nicole her food, Nicole feeds Darwin her food, and Darwin tries to feed Gumball his food. But Gumball does not eat, while Richard gapes at them]
Anais: Why are we doing this again?
Nicole: Because your father is always jealous of what's on his neighbor's plate
Anais: But why do we all have to do it?
Nicole: Because he always cries when he's the first one to finish
Richard: Nicole! Operation Greener Grasses failed! The chain is compromised! We are losing calories, I repeat: we are losing calories!
Nicole: What's wrong Gumball, honey? Don't you like Darwin's food?
Gumball: I don't wanna talk about it.
[Darwin stops eating]
Darwin: Gumball headbutted Penny, and now he's never allowed to see her again.
Gumball: I meant I don't want anybody to talk about it
Richard: Ohh, come here. [Hugs Gumball, then takes a little bite out of his food]
Penny's True Form
[Gumball walks off to his bedroom, depressed]
Nicole: You okay, honey? You had nothing to eat.
Gumball: Pft, don't worry mom! I'm a big boy, I'll be fine.
[Gumball falls into his bed and cries. Then he stops when he hears and sees Penny knocking on the window of his room]
[Gumball opens the window and lets her in]
Penny: Thanks. Gumball, I came to…have you been crying?
Gumball: No! I just have really sweaty eyes. Wait, that's disgusting [Sighs] Yeah, I was crying.
Penny: I came to say…I'm moving to another school. Dad thinks it's for the best
Gumball: WHAT THE WHAT? Excuse my french Penny, BUT THIS IS TOTAL BAGUETTE! It is not for the best that you're forbidden to be who you really are!
Penny: [off-scene] But, there's no other way
[Nicole, Anais, Darwin and Richard are listening to them through the door. Richard's stomach growls]
Richard: Shh! [Stomach stops growling]
Penny: What do you want me to do?
Gumball: Be yourself. Come out of your shell.
Penny: But maybe you wouldn't like the real me.
Gumball: There's no way that could be true. Whatever is inside, we can deal with it together.
Penny: You're right. You're right! I'm gonna do it!
Gumball: That's it. Break free, Penny!
Penny: Okay. Here we go! [begins to glow] I'm gonna be…MYSELF!
[Penny breaks free from her shell, and reveals her true form to Gumball]
Gumball: What the what? Eh-you look…you look-
Penny: What, do I look bad?
[She shape-shifts into a gremlin]
Gumball: No! You look uh-
Penny: I look disgusting, don't I?
Gumball: No! Penny, I think you look-
Penny: Don't look at me! I'm A MONSTER!"
[Penny shape-shifts, breaks through the wall of Gumball's room and flies away]
Gumball: No Penny, wait! You look…extraordinary
Richard: Nooo! It's a tragic misunderstanding that could have been easily avoided if he just finished his sentence in time!
[Gumball goes down the ladder, after Penny]
[The rest of the Wattersons go inside Gumball's room]
Gumball: Penny, please wait!
Chasing after Penny
[Penny shape-shifts into a jackelope. Gumball continues running after her]
Gumball: Penny! Let me finish…please stop running! My sweat marks are reaching my pants!
[Penny stops and looks back]
Gumball: Please, please…
[Gumball continues, huffing and puffing]
Penny: Oh Gumball, stop trying! You've said enough. How can [Transforms into a gigantic demon form] anyone LOVE THIS? [Smashes the pavement]
[Penny runs, and the Wilsons' car (with Jackie and Harold Wilson inside) almost runs over her. It screeches to a halt]
Mrs. Wilson: Ah! Harold, do something!
Mr. Wilson: Don't worry honey, I'll deal with this. [Opens car door, and runs away]
Mrs. Wilson: [Sighs, then dials number on phone] Hello, is that pest control? Yeah, I need help! What does it look like? Kinda like an ugly cow on steroids but…uglier.
[Penny runs away]
Gumball: Penny, come back!
Penny: I'm disgusting! I'm a disgusting pig! [Shape-shifts into a pig]
[Gumball and Penny encounter Mr. Fitzgerald in his car. It screeches to a halt]
Mr. Fitzgerald: What the…you came out of your shell.
Gumball: [Laughs nervously] I know, she looks fantastic, right?
Mr. Fitzgerald: What have you done? You've turned her into a freak!
Gumball: A freak…ishly beautiful young lady. [Laughs nervously]
Mr. Fitzgerald: She looks like a pig-
Gumball: -ture of beauty. Ha ha, absolutely!
Mr. Fitzgerald: You turned my daughter into a monster!
Gumball: -truck! Of prettiness?
[Penny shrieks as she transforms into a dragon]
Penny: Gumball! Please tell my father that the monster is going to live in the forest, with all the other beasts! [Flies away]
[Gumball turns to Mr. Fitzgerald, an angry expression on his face]
Mr. Fitzgerald: What?
Gumball: [imitates Mr. Fitzgerald] Ohh! I wonder why my daughter is upset after I called her a freaky pig monster! [Hops on Mr. Fitzgerald's car's hood] WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, I'M GONNA HAVE TO ASK YOU TO SHUT UP! Think about what you've done. Do you realize you were wrong? [Mr. Fitzgerald nods] Good! But don't beat yourself up about it, parenting is hard! Now pop the hood.
[Mr. Fitzgerald pops the hood of his car, launching Gumball up into the sky, and onto Penny]
[He crashes into the window of the Banana's house. Penny lands on the roof]
The Banana's House
[Gumball lands in Banana Barbara's room, where she is painting the next scene. Weirded out a bit, he goes to the bathroom (the next scene that Banana Barbara was painting) and makes Banana Bob scream from his bathtub]
Banana Bob: [Screams like a girl] AHHHH! [Puts on mustache, screaming becomes more deeper] AHHHH!
[Gumball then goes to Banana Joe's room where he sees him watching a guy peel an orange. Finally, Gumball crashes out of another window, and grabs Penny's leg as she flies off again]
[Hurt by this remark, Penny shape-shifts into a small spirit form. Gumball catches her and ducks under the incoming truck]
Penny: I knew it.
Gumball: No no no! I just said that so you would shrink.
[Penny shape-shifts again and flees. The pest control arrives]
Pest Controller: Pest control! [Loads a dart gun] Out of the way!
[Loads, and aims at Penny. Mr. Fitzgerald rams his car into the pest controller's van, making the pest controller miss his shot]
Mr. Fitzgerald: Hey kid! Go get her.
[Gumball nods, then goes after her. The pest controller (now out of his van) loads another dart, and aims at Penny. The rest of the Wattersons in their car block his sight, and Nicole comes out.
Nicole: Stop! I command you to [Gets shot by a dart] stooooooop. [Becomes limp]
Pest Controller: Oh creepers! I am so sorry, madam!
Nicole: How dare you, you shot me! Kids, help me teach this guy a lesson.
[Darwin and Anais stretch her arm and leg, and repeatedly slap him with them]
[Richard comes out of the car and calls after Gumball]
Richard: That's it Gum-Belle! Go save the beast!
A Happy Ending
Gumball: Penny? Penny?
[He spots Penny in her wolf form, and walks towards her]
Gumball: You know I…I-I was trying to protect you back there.
Penny: Yes, I know.
Gumball: And you know why?
Penny: Yes, I know why. But just look at me, what will you think when people laugh at us?
Gumball: No offense, but you kinda looked like a big coconut with holes in it before.
Penny: But do you really think you could love [Bares teeth and growls] THIS!?
Gumball: That's not what you are, it's just how you feel. And this is how I feel…
[Gumball kisses Penny. As they kiss, Penny morphs into all her forms until she is back to her original form. After they kiss, they stare at each other affectionately. Richard (in the background with the rest of the Wattersons and Mr. Fitzgerald, watching them happily) vocalizes the music, heavenly]
Richard: She was a monster! [Sniffs] but he made her beautiful [Sniffs] with his love [Sniffs] like in their play, but backwards!
At the school play, Gumball and Penny are acting out the final scene. When she mentions kissing him, Gumball freezes. She says that she is improvising, because there was no kissing in the original script. But the play is fast drawing to a close, so he quickly attempts to kiss -- but inadvertently headbutts -- her.
In the dressing room, Gumball is upset over having fumbled on his kiss, and it turns out his headbutting has caused Penny's shell to crack on her eye. She is worried, and Darwin tries to cover her crack up, without success. Reluctantly they all decide to face Mr. Fitzgerald, who is dismayed upon discovering his daughter's crack. Gumball argues that whatever is underneath her shell is nothing to be ashamed of, but Mr. Fitzgerald prohibits him and her from seeing each other again.
At the Wattersons' house, Gumball is too distraught to eat dinner or even discuss his problem with his family. He goes to his bedroom alone to cry, and soon Penny shows up at his window. She announces that her father is considering moving her to another school. Shocked, Gumball protests and encourages Penny to be herself. She takes his advice to heart, and sheds her shell, revealing her true form. Gumball is too stunned to say anything at first, and Penny misinterprets his response as negative, so she shape-shifts into an ugly creature. He tries to explain, but she shape-shifts again and flees his bedroom, before he can declare that she looks "extraordinary."
Gumball goes after Penny, trying to tell her what he really thinks of her, but Penny keeps evading him. Soon, Penny encounters Tobias' parents in their car. After Harold flees, Jackie calls the pest control. Penny continues fleeing from Gumball. On another road, Penny encounters her father in the car (who is surprised and distraught to see her out of her shell). Gumball then goes to Penny and protects her from her father's remarks (that are unintentionally offensive to Penny especially when he remarks that she's become a monster). After Penny shape-shifts to a dragon and flies away, Gumball finally stands up to Mr. Fitzgerald for hurting her feelings. After that, he tells him to "pop the hood" of his car (on which Gumball is standing) and Gumball is sent flying to Penny.
He clings onto Penny's leg and struggles to cling on. Penny says that he might get hurt and that he is too heavy. Then Gumball lets go and smashes into The Bananas' house and Penny lands on the roof of the house. After finding his way through the house, Gumball jumps out of another window and grabs on to Penny's leg. Penny starts flying again, and they fly through a road filled with cars. To stop Penny from hitting a truck, Gumball says that "She is nothing!" to which Penny shape-shifts again from a large dragon to a smaller form. Gumball catches her, and barely avoids the cars on the road.
Once again, Penny starts running off again. Pest control arrives, and the pest controller takes a tranquilizer gun. Just as he is about to shoot Penny, Mr. Fitzgerald rams into his van, making the pest controller miss his shot. Gumball then goes after Penny. The pest controller loads another dart into his gun and fires a second time, but this time he hits Nicole by accident. The rest of the Wattersons (aside from Gumball) arrive with her.
Gumball goes to find Penny in the forest, and he finds her in a wolf form. Penny says to Gumball that she knows he was just trying to protect her. She also grieves her appearance and asks Gumball if he could really love her. Gumball replies with a kiss on the lips, and eventually Penny shape-shifts to her original form. They then gaze at each other affectionately while rest of the Wattersons and Mr. Fitzgerald watch them happily.
This episode contained the most characters in any episode of the series with 46 character appearances, beating "The Finale" and "Christmas" until being recently beated by "The Butterfly" with 65 characters.
This episode contradicts "The Sock" in which Darwin says Gumball will never make the first move on Penny. However, he actually did in this episode.
One of the faces Gumball makes is exactly like the one he made in "The Sweaters" when Penny told Gumball that he was brave to fight Carlton and Troy.
This is the second time Penny sneaks away from her dad, and goes to the Watterson's house. The first was in "The Knights".
This is the fifth time that two characters kiss on the lips. The first time was in "The Kiss," the second time was in "Halloween," the third was "The Boombox," and the fourth was in "The Extras."
This is the first episode in which Gumball and Penny kiss on the lips successfully. It is also the third time they had attempted to kiss, and they were in space when attempting, but the moment was spoiled.
This is the first episode where the status quo was not restored at the end, as Penny was still shell-less and was dating Gumball in the next episode.
References are made to some of Hayao Miyazaki's films, such as when Penny morphs into a dragon (similar in form to Haku when he is in his dragon form in Spirited Away), and a wolf, a la Princess Mononoke.
Gumball kissing Penny who is in another form (specifically her wolf form) could be somewhat similar to Howl's Moving Castle, when Sophie kisses Howl (who is also in another form, specifically his bird form).
The school play is "Beauty and the Beast," a well-known fairy tale written by French novelist Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and published in 1756.
The logo on the Pest Controller's van resembles the Ghostbusters logo and the van resembles the Cockroach Man's van in Men in Black 1 and Mouse Hunt. it also references that the driver is actually a giant cockroach taking the form of a human in the same movie.
Gumball calling Patrick Fitzgerald "Patman" could be a reference to the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Patrick-Man!"
After the Pest Controller accidently shoots Nicole, Anais and Darwin help her by "beating" him up with her arms. But when they were with Gumball and Penny, The Pest Controller is not seen. It is unknown of what happened to him during that event.
When Darwin says "pass me the paint roller," his eyelashes are gone.
During the play, when the spotlight cuts to Darwin, Gumball disappears. But when the spotlight cuts to Penny, Gumball reappears.
When Darwin was explaining to Nicole what was wrong with Gumball, her food and bowl changes colors.
When the camera moves towards Darwin in the scene where the family was sharing each other's food, Nicole, her food, & her bowl leave the screen too early.
When Richard says "No! All of that could've easily been avoided if he just finished his sentence!" there is another picture of the Wattersons (Like the one downstairs) but the upstairs one is backwards.
When the Wattersons are eating, notice how Anais eats food from nobody as Richard waits Gumball to feed him.
When everyone watches Gumball and Penny drift after kissing, Nicole's and Richard's eyelashes are missing.