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Season One
Episodes: 36
Network: Cartoon Network
US Airdate
May 3, 2011

March 13, 2012
UK Airdate
September 5, 2011

April 1, 2012
DVD Release
The DVD
August 28, 2012[1]
The Mystery
January 15, 2013[2]
The Party
August 13, 2013[3]
Digital Downloads
Volume 1
Volume 2

On May 3rd, 2011 in the United States, The Amazing World of Gumball premiered its first ever official episode, "The DVD," which marked the start of the first season of the show. The season ended on March 13th, 2012 with "The Fight." In total, the season consisted of thirty-six episodes averaging at ten minutes in length.

Cast

see also: Crew, voice actors, voice actresses, and guest stars


Character debuts

Significant characters


Single-appearance characters

Locations

Episodes

Title card Episode number Title Original airdate Prod. code
Dvdtitle
1 (1) "The DVD"
gallery | transcript
US: May 3, 2011
UK: September 5, 2011
GB136
Gumball and Darwin go to extreme lengths to avoid paying a DVD fine.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, & Nicole Debut: Gumball, Darwin & more...
Responsibletitle
2 (2) "The Responsible"
gallery | transcript
US: May 9, 2011
UK: May 2, 2011
GB106
Gumball and Darwin babysit Anais, while Nicole and Richard attend a PTA meeting.
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Anais Debut: Anais, Richard & more...
Thirdtitle
3 (3) "The Third"
gallery | transcript
US: May 16, 2011
UK: September 5, 2011
GB107
Gumball and Darwin search for a new best friend after they believe they are bored of each other.
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Tobias Debut: Tobias, Alan & more...
Debttitle
4 (4) "The Debt"
gallery | transcript
US: May 16, 2011
UK: September 5, 2011
GB107
After Mr. Robinson supposedly saves Gumball's life, the latter is determined to repay his debt.
Featured song(s): "I Wanna Be Free"
Main: Gumball & Mr. Robinson Debut: Mr. Robinson & more...
Endtitle
5 (5) "The End"
gallery | transcript
US: May 23, 2011
UK: September 19, 2011
GB103
Gumball and Darwin are convinced that the world will end in 24 hours.
Main: Gumball & Darwin Debut: Mr. Small, Librarian & more...
The Dress
6 (6) "The Dress"
gallery | transcript
US: May 23, 2011
UK: September 19, 2011
GB105
Gumball goes to school in a dress and becomes the darling of Elmore Junior High.
Featured song(s): "Fine Lady"
Main: Gumball & Darwin Debut: Cyclops dog & more...
TheQuestTitle
7 (7) "The Quest"
gallery | transcript
US: May 30, 2011
UK: September 26, 2011
GB101
Gumball and Darwin lose Anais' Daisy the Donkey doll and have to get it back from Tina Rex.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais & Daisy the Donkey Debut: Mr. Rex
TheSpoonTitle
8 (8) "The Spoon"
gallery | transcript
US: May 30, 2011
UK: September 26, 2011
GB102
Gumball and Darwin ignorantly become accomplices to Sal Left Thumb's robbery of a gas station.
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Sal Left Thumb Debut: Sal Left Thumb & Safe lock
ThePressureTitle
9 (9) "The Pressure"
gallery | transcript
US: June 6, 2011
UK: October 3, 2011
GB104
Masami tries to impress the Treehouse Girls by pretending that Darwin is her boyfriend.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Masami & Penny Debut: None
ThePaintingTitle
10 (10) "The Painting"
gallery | transcript
US: June 13, 2011
UK: October 3, 2011
GB108
Principal Brown believes that the Wattersons are a dysfunctional family and orders them all to change habits and nature.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Richard, Nicole & Mr. Small Debut: Receptionist
TheLaziestTitle
11 (11) "The Laziest"
gallery | transcript
US: June 20, 2011
UK: October 10, 2011
GB110
Gumball and Darwin try to beat their father in a lazy-off.
Featured song(s): "Sugar Rush Song," "Please Do It Larry!," & "We Won!"
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Richard, Nicole & Mr. Small Debut: Gumball's heart, Sugar cubes
Theghost
12 (12) "The Ghost"
gallery | transcript
US: June 27, 2011
UK: October 10, 2011
GB112
Carrie keeps using Gumball's body so she can eat with it and Gumball wants her to stop.
Main: Gumball & Carrie Debut: Sussie
TheMysteryTitle
13 (13) "The Mystery"
gallery | transcript
US: July 11, 2011
UK: May 2, 2011
GB115
The kids at school try to solve the mystery of who stuffed Principal Brown in Gumball's locker.
Main: Gumball Debut: Ms. Markham
The Prank
14 (14) "The Prank"
gallery | transcript
US: July 18, 2011
UK: September 12, 2011
GB114
Gumball and Darwin's pranks on Richard get out of hand.
Featured song(s): "I'm a Ballerina" & "A Music Video"
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Richard Debut: Bandage paramedics
TheGiTitle
15 (15) "The Gi"
gallery | transcript
US: July 25, 2011
UK: October 17, 2011
GB116
Gumball and Darwin are made fun of by their school mates for wearing martial arts costumes, so Nicole plans to take the costumes away.
Featured song(s): "The Inner Warrior" & "No More Gi"
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Nicole Debut: None
TheKissTitle
16 (16) "The Kiss"
gallery | transcript
US: August 1, 2011
UK: October 17, 2011
GB125
Granny Jojo comes for a visit and kisses Gumball on the lips, traumatizing him. Darwin is determined to help Gumball.
Main: Gumball & Darwin Debut: Granny Jojo
Theparty
17 (17) "The Party"
gallery | transcript
US: August 8, 2011
UK: October 24, 2011
GB127
Rachel throws a party and after blackmail from her brother, lets him and his friends attend on one condition: each of them must bring a date.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Rachel & Penny Debut: Rob, Harold
Refund
18 (18) "The Refund"
gallery | transcript
US: August 15, 2011
UK: October 24, 2011
GB111
When Gumball and Darwin buy a video game from Larry, and then find out it doesn't work, they attempt to get a refund.
Featured song(s): "Refund the World" & "Bad to the Bone"
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Larry Debut: Ripley 2000 manager
TheRobot
19 (19) "The Robot"
gallery | transcript
US: August 22, 2011
UK: November 19, 2011
GB126
After Gumball teaches Bobert how to become a real boy, Bobert begins to take over his life.
Main: Gumball & Bobert Debut: None
ThePicnic
20 (20) "The Picnic"
gallery | transcript
US: August 29, 2011
UK: November 20, 2011
GB123
After not listening properly to instructions given to them by Miss Simian, Gumball and Darwin must survive in the Forest of Doom
Main: Gumball & Bobert Debut: Creatures
TheGoonsTitle
21 (21) "The Goons"
gallery | transcript
US: September 5, 2011
UK: September 5, 2011
GB117
Gumball teaches Anais how to be dumb, and after Richard begins to show favoritism towards her, Gumball has to win dad back in a dumb race.
Main: Gumball, Anais & Darwin Debut: Dr. Butt
TheSecretTitle
22 (22) "The Secret"
gallery | transcript
US: September 26, 2011
UK: February 6, 2012
GB119
Gumball tries desperately to find out Darwin's secret.
Main: Gumball & Darwin Debut: None
TheSockTitle
23 (23) "The Sock"
gallery | transcript
US: October 3, 2011
UK: February 7, 2012
GB128
Gumball and Darwin learn about honesty from Mr. Small, the school counselor.
Featured song(s): "The Honesty Rap"
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Mr. Small Debut: None
Thegenius
24 (24) "The Genius"
gallery | transcript
US: October 10, 2011
UK: February 7, 2012
GB122
Darwin is sent to a government institute for geniuses after scoring highly on an aptitude test.
Featured song(s): "You Gotta Think Big"
Main: Gumball & his brain Debut: Gumball's brain
Thepoltergeist
25 (25) "The Poltergeist"
gallery | transcript
US: October 17, 2011
UK: February 10, 2012
GB118
Gumball and Darwin save Mr. Robinson's marriage.
Main: Gumball, Darwin & Mr. Robinson Debut: Brown owl
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26 (26) "The Mustache"
gallery | transcript
US: November 21, 2011
UK: February 8, 2012
GB132
When Gumball, Darwin, and Anais accidentally eat supplements meant for Richard, they become "men."
Featured song(s): "Because We're Men"
Main: Gumball & Darwin Debut: Shooting star, Paper & more...
TheDate
27 (27) "The Date"
gallery | transcript
US: November 28, 2011
UK: February 8, 2012
GB131
Gumball goes on a supposed date with his love interest Penny, only to discover he is actually attending a funeral for her pet.
Featured song(s): "Danny Boy" & "Amazing Grace" (played on bagpipes by Judith)
Main: Gumball & Penny Debut: Polly & Mr. Cuddles
TheClubTitle
28 (28) "The Club"
gallery | transcript
US: December 5, 2011
UK: February 9, 2012
GB121
Gumball tries to be in a club after finding out the rest of his family is in their own one.
Main: Gumball Debut: Dog
The Wand
29 (29) "The Wand"
gallery | transcript
US: January 24, 2012
UK: February 9, 2012
GB113
Gumball and Darwin help Richard believe in magic again.
Main: Richard, Gumball & Darwin Debut: None
The Ape
30 (30) "The Ape"
gallery | transcript
US: January 31, 2012
UK: February 10, 2012
GB133
Miss Simian tries to befriend Gumball in order to win an award.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Miss Simian & Nicole Debut: Box squid
TheCar
31 (31) "The Car"
gallery | transcript
US: February 7, 2012
UK: April 1, 2012
GB124
Gumball and Darwin accidentally ruin Mr. Robinson's brand new car.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Mr. Robinson & Mrs. Robinson Debut: None
The Curse
32 (32) "The Curse"
gallery | transcript
US: February 14, 2012
UK: April 1, 2012
GB135
Gumball tries to survive a day filled with bad luck after he uses up all his good luck.
Featured song(s): "Today's Gonna Be A Wonderful Day!" & "When Life Hands You Lemons"
Main: Gumball Debut: None
TheMicrowaveTitle
33 (33) "The Microwave"
gallery | transcript
US: February 21, 2012
UK: February 14, 2012
GB129
Gumball and Darwin intend to create Kenneth, the grossest thing ever, but their creation comes to life and wreaks havoc on the neighborhood.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, and Kenneth Debut: Kenneth
TheMeddler
34 (34) "The Meddler"
gallery | transcript
US: February 28, 2012
UK: February 16, 2012
GB134
Nicole meddles in Gumball's school life and ends up ruining it in the process.
Main: Gumball and Nicole Debut: None
TheHelmet
35 (35) "The Helmet"
gallery | transcript
US: March 6, 2012
UK: March 25, 2012
117A
Gumball, Richard and Nicole become obsessed with a lucky helmet, which has to be destroyed.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, and Richard Debut: None
TheFightTitle
36 (36) "The Fight"
gallery | transcript
US: March 13, 2012
UK: March 7, 2012
GB130
When Tina starts bullying Gumball, she demands to have a fight with him after school.
Main: Gumball and Tina Debut: Squid, Hairy student & more...

Notes

Several things set this season apart from all the others:

  • This is the only season to feature Rupert Degas and Lewis MacLeod as part of the voice cast. Degas left to move to Australia, while MacLeod left for unknown reasons.
  • This is the only season where Rob does not have a speaking role.
  • This is the only season to have 36 episodes. 40 episodes were originally planned, but four of them had to be scrapped due to budget problems.

References

  1. Lambert, David (May 3, 2012). "The Amazing World of Gumball – DVD Announced for the Cartoon Network Series". TVShowsOnDVD.com. TV Guide. Archive from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  2. Lambert, David (September 26, 2012). "The Amazing World of Gumball—Volume 2: The Mystery DVD Announced for January". TVShowsOnDVD.com. TV Guide. Archive from the original on January 12, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  3. Lambert, David (May 15, 2013). "The Amazing World of Gumball—Volume 3: The Party on DVD: Date, Cost, Extras, Artwork". TVShowsOnDVD.com. TV Guide. Archive from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
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Episode 1
The DVD
Episode 2
The Responsible
Episode 3
The Third
Episode 4
The Debt
TheEndSeason1 TheDressSeason1 TheQuestSeason1 TheSpoonSeason1
Episode 5
The End
Episode 6
The Dress
Episode 7
The Quest
Episode 8
The Spoon
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Episode 9
The Pressure
Episode 10
The Painting
Episode 11
The Laziest
Episode 12
The Ghost
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Episode 13
The Mystery
Episode 14
The Prank
Episode 15
The Gi
Episode 16
The Kiss
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Episode 17
The Party
Episode 18
The Refund
Episode 19
The Robot
Episode 20
The Picnic
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Episode 21
The Goons
Episode 22
The Secret
Episode 23
The Sock
Episode 24
The Genius
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Episode 25
The Poltergeist
Episode 26
The Mustache
Episode 27
The Date
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The Club
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The Wand
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The Ape
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The Car
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The Curse
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The Microwave
Episode 34
The Meddler
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The Helmet
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The Fight
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