The early reel episode of The Amazing World of Gumball was never aired on TV. It was produced in 2008 and was uploaded on YouTube by Ben Bocquelet on January 18th, 2013.


Gumball and Darwin build a Rube Goldberg machine in an attempt to escape from school.


Main Characters

Supporting Characters

Minor Characters


  • Many characters make a debut in this episode.
  • It was uploaded to YouTube in 2010, but Cartoon Network took it down due to copyright reasons. On January 18th, 2013, it was re-uploaded by Ben Bocquelet.
  • Ben Bocquelet said he might add the episode as a special feature on a possibly upcoming The Amazing World of Gumball DVD release if another one comes out, since it did not make the first, second, or third one.
    • However, the episode was not on the fourth DVD either.
  • Many characters use old designs in this episode, making this, "The Mystery," "The Curse," "The Joy," and "The Void" the only episodes in which characters use old designs.
  • A link to Gumball's 2007—2008 designs that were used in this episode can be found below.
  • Nicky Jones, famous for the voice acting on the show Chowder as the titular character, voices Gumball in this episode.
  • In this episode, Masami kisses Alan (who does not object), but in the actual series, it has been shown that Carmen and Alan love each other.
    • This idea may have been reused in "The Storm."
  • According to the plan drawn in chalk by Gumball, Teri was originally a boy.
    • It was also implied when Teri was blown under the girls bathroom, and the girls screamed.
  • Ben Bocquelet uploaded the video to his Twitter, two years after it was created.
  • Gumball appears to be very intelligent in this video, judging by the plan drawn out in chalk.
  • Rocky appears to have an allergic reaction to pollen.
    • Also, it may be implied that he is a student rather than a custodian, which he is in the series.
  • Darwin bears a slight resemblance to Nemo from the movie Finding Nemo.
  • Darwin's CGI model can be seen in the background of the Void in the episode of the same name.
  • In this episode, the opening credits are not shown. However, at the end of the episode, it simply says "Gumball" instead of "The Amazing World of Gumball." Also, the background of the credits is the sky instead of space.
    • The name originated by Bocquelet thinking of things a child would randomly have in his pocket.
  • Fragile, Splatty, and the Purple Guy are in this episode, but were scrapped in the final series.


  • In the shot where Gumball smiles at Darwin, the other characters in the background are missing.
  • In the scene where Tina is catching the steak, Leslie's petals very briefly change from blue to pink.
  • When Gumball and Darwin are launched at Hector's butt, Gumball disappears for a couple of split seconds.

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We're Outta Here

[Almost the entire class and Rocky are in the playground, Gumball and Darwin are near the fence]
Gumball: Okay, buddy, today's the day we break outta school. [Their plan is written on the ground] As you can see, I've simplified the plan. It is now foolproof! And you know what to do, right?
Darwin: Right!
Gumball: Ready?
Darwin: Ready! Err... Ready for what?
Gumball: [Sighs] Never mind. [Whistles] Hey, T-Rex! [Throws a steak; Tina goes for it]
[Tina pulls on a rope tied to a merry-go-round that Carmen is on, causing it to go so fast that Carmen flies off, hitting and popping Alan, who is kissing Masami, making her cry on Leslie, making Rocky sneeze, the sneeze blowing Teri into the girl's bathroom, making the girls scream and throw Teri into a wastebasket outside. The weight then causes the basket to be weighted down, which uses scissors to cut Ocho's web, who then jumps, accidentally, onto a trampoline, shooting him right into Banana Joe, who falls off the swing]
Banana Joe: [after falling on the floor] I'm okay, I'm okay! [Hector steps on him, causing him to slip backwards]
Gumball: Get ready to taste freedom!
[Hector slips on Banana Joe onto the end of the catapult]
Gumball and Darwin: Woo hoo!
[They are catapulted, but they crash onto Hector's butt. Banana Joe laughs at them]
Gumball: Eh, could've been worse.
[Hector tightens his butt, making Gumball and Darwin kiss each other. Gumball and Darwin scream; the episode ends]
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