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Gumball Vol 9

Gumball Vol 10

Season Five
Episodes: 40
Network: Cartoon Network
US Airdate
September 1, 2016

November 10, 2017
UK Airdate
November 1, 2016

April 27, 2018
Digital Downloads
Volume 9
Volume 10

The Amazing World of Gumball's fifth season premiered in the US on September 1st, 2016 with the episode "The Stories" (during Season 4's run). In the UK, the season premiere was "The Boredom" on November 1st, 2016. The season finale aired on November 10th, 2017 with the episode "The News" in the US, and the finale was on April 27th, 2018 in the UK, with the episode "The Puppets." In total, the season consisted of forty episodes.


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

Character debuts

Significant characters

Single-appearance characters


Title card Episode number Title Original airdate Prod. code
The RerunCard
1 (157) "The Rerun"
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US: September 5, 2016
UK: November 5, 2016
Gumball tries to stop Rob from destroying his life.
Featured song(s): It's A Lovely Morning
Main: Gumball, Rob & more... Debut: Platybelodon
The Stories CardHD
2 (158) "The Stories"
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US: September 1, 2016
UK: November 4, 2016
Molly gets coaching from Gumball and Darwin to improve her story-telling.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Molly Debut: none
The GuyCardHD
3 (159) "The Guy"
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US: September 8, 2016
UK: November 3, 2016
Gumball and Darwin are wary of Anais' new friend, Josh, making her question his motives as well.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Josh Debut: Josh
The BoredomCard
4 (160) "The Boredom"
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US: September 15, 2016
UK: November 1, 2016
Gumball and Darwin try to relieve their boredom by walking around Elmore and hoping to find adventure.
Featured song(s): I Can Sing
Main: Gumball, Darwin Debut: Dragon
The VisionCardHD
5 (161) "The Vision"
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US: October 6, 2016
UK: December 6, 2016
After finding a secret manifesto on Alan's memory stick, Gumball and Darwin decide to foil his plan for world domination.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Alan Debut: none
S5E06 The Choices Title card
6 (162) "The Choices"
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US: October 13, 2016
UK: November 7, 2016
Nicole reminisces about how she met Richard during a disastrous family dinner, and how things could have turned out for her if she had not.
Main: Nicole, Richard Debut: Mary, Daniel & more...
The CodeCardHD
7 (163) "The Code"
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US: October 20, 2016
UK: November 2, 2016
The family goes without Wi-Fi after Mr. Robinson changes the password, so Gumball tries to recover it.
Main: Gumball, Darwin Debut: none
8 (164) "The Test"
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US: November 3, 2016
UK: November 9, 2016
When he is labeled a "loser" in an online test, Gumball believes he must do the opposite of everything he would normally do. Meanwhile, Darwin and Sarah notice Tobias is stealing Gumball's life and role in the series in the form of a cheesy sitcom.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Sarah, Tobias Debut: Gworp
S5E09 The Slide Title card
9 (165) "The Slide"
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US: November 10, 2016
UK: May 3, 2017
Rocky decides to stop living life online, and find love on a dating app, and Gumball and Darwin try to help him.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Rocky, Brydie Debut: Brydie, Brydie's father
10 (166) "The Loophole"
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US: November 17, 2016
UK: February 5, 2017
Gumball and Darwin give Bobert instructions so he will behave in a safe and responsible manner, but he applies his logic to their rules.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Bobert Debut: none
S5E11 The Fuss
11 (167) "The Fuss"
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US: February 8, 2017
UK: May 1, 2017
Nicole tries, and fails, to hide her disappointment when Richard and the kids fail to remember her special day. Richard has to figure out what special day he has actually forgotten and then make it a day to remember or else.
Featured song(s): This Is from the IRS, The Day, The Everything Song
Main: Nicole, Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard Debut: Tattoo artist, green cowboy
The Copycats
12 (168) "The Copycats"
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US: February 6, 2017
UK: May 9, 2017
Gumball and Darwin are confused when they meet Chi Chi and Ribbit, a pair of siblings that copy everything they do and say. Then they find out this copycat family is making money online from imitating the Watterson family.
Featured song(s): Be Your Own You
Main: Watterson family, Chi Chi, Ribbit, Chi Chi's parents Debut: Chi Chi, Ribbit & more...
The Potato
13 (169) "The Potato"
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US: February 7, 2017
UK: May 3, 2017
When Darwin has lunch with Idaho, he decides to stop eating potatoes in solidarity with his brotato, but he finds his obsession with his favorite food harder to kick than he ever imagined, so Gumball decides to help his friend curb his carb cravings.
Featured song(s): Potato
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Idaho, Sarah Debut: none
S5E16 The Outside
14 (170) "The Outside"
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US: February 9, 2017
UK: May 8, 2017
The family goes to visit Richard's dad. Based on his basic living standards and extended absence from Richard's life, they assume Frankie must have done a stretch in the slammer.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, Richard, Frankie Debut: none
The Vase card
15 (171) "The Vase"
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US: February 13, 2017
UK: May 2, 2017
Sick of Granny Jojo's ugly gifts, Nicole encourages the kids to take matters into their own hands and "accidentally" break her latest hideous vase. But when Gumball, Darwin, and Anais try to destroy it, they discover it is more robust than it seems.
Featured song(s): We Wreck 'Em
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole Debut: none
The Matchmaker
16 (172) "The Matchmaker"
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US: February 14, 2017
UK: March 2, 2017
Gumball enlists Carrie to help bring Darwin and Teri together, but when they can't make Darwin and Teri's love blossom naturally, they decide to make it happen supernaturally.
Featured song(s): Without You, Come On Now, I'm On My Way (instrumental)
Main: Darwin, Gumball, Carrie, and Teri Debut: none
The Box card
17 (173) "The Box"
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US: February 15, 2017
UK: May 19, 2017
The Wattersons receive an unmarked package in the mail. To distract themselves from the urge to open it they all take turns to imagine what it might contain.
Featured song(s): Through the Eyes of a Kid
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, and Richard Debut: Hitman & more...
The Console card
18 (174) "The Console"
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US: February 16, 2017
UK: May 5, 2017
When Gumball is given a cursed video game console, Elmore becomes trapped inside a fantasy RPG world. Gumball, Darwin and Anais have to battle their way through town, unraveling the secrets of their new virtual reality.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Game Child Debut: Game Child
19 (175) "The Ollie"
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US: February 20, 2017
UK: May 18, 2017
Gumball teaches Darwin everything he knows about the world of skateboarding.
Main: Gumball, Darwin Debut: Ollie Vendor & more...
The CatfishCardGHD
20 (176) "The Catfish"
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US: February 21, 2017
UK: May 10, 2017
When Gumball and Darwin realize Grandpa Louie has no friends, they create one called Muriel, when Granny Jojo finds out Louie has been spending time online with another woman, Muriel not existing is not going to stop her from being destroyed.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Louie, Granny Jojo Debut: Fake Muriel & more...
The Cycle title card
21 (177) "The Cycle"
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US: February 22, 2017
UK: May 11, 2017
Gumball, Darwin and Anais discover that Mr. Wilson has been picking on Richard for most of his life; ever since he humiliated Richard with a high school prank. The kids try to work their dad through it, but when their efforts fail they realize that getting back at Mr. Wilson is the only way to break the cycle.
Featured song(s): Workplace Stress
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Richard, Harold Debut: Jazelle & more...
The Stars title card
22 (178) "The Stars"
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US: February 23, 2017
UK: September 29, 2017
When Richard gives Larry's hairdresser a bad review for saying he's bald, he gets offered a free haircut. This inspires Gumball and Darwin to go on a reviewing spree across town, forcing Larry to give them stuff with the threat of a bad review. But, just because the customer is always right doesn't mean that what they're doing isn't wrong.
Featured song(s): Here to Stay
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Larry Debut: none
The Grades card
23 (179) "The Grades"
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US: February 27, 2017
UK: June 4, 2017
When a failed test grade brings down Gumball's grade point average, he is forced to return to kindergarten.
Featured song(s): You Gotta Think Big
Main: Gumball, Miss Simian Debut: none
The Diet card
24 (180) "The Diet"
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US: February 28, 2017
UK: April 13, 2017
Gumball and Darwin find out why Richard's diet wasn't working, but after they help him lose weight, he becomes more obnoxious.
Featured song(s): Feel the Heat, Work That Body
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Richard Debut: none
The Ex card
25 (181) "The Ex"
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US: March 1, 2017
UK: June 11, 2017
When Gumball learns that his nemesis, Rob, has found a new nemesis, Banana Joe, he tries to sabotage Rob's new "enemy-ship," much to the frustration of Penny.
Featured song(s): I Vow, Banana Dance, Love Me Forever
Main: Gumball, Rob, Banana Joe, Penny Debut: none
The SorcererCard
26 (182) "The Sorcerer"
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US: March 2, 2017
UK: May 4, 2017
Gumball refuses to accept he is the only kid at school that does not have special powers. He convinces Mrs. Jötunheim, Hector's mom, to take him on as her apprentice but she soon learns leaving Gumball unsupervised around magic is a big mistake.
Featured song(s): A Sorcerer's Apprentice
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Mrs. Jötunheim Debut: none
27 (183) "The Menu"
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US: March 6, 2017
UK: September 20, 2017
The prize jewel on the Secret Joyful Burger menu is a mysterious burger, but to order it you need to know its name. When Larry refuses to tell Richard, Gumball, and Darwin what it is called, they go to super-sized lengths to discover it.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Richard, Larry Debut: Burgie the Clown & more...
28 (184) "The Uncle"
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US: March 7, 2017
UK: September 16, 2017
When Gumball finds out that Ocho has an uncle named Mario, he becomes desperate to meet him.
Featured song(s): Here to Stay (instrumental), Your Friendship, Goodbye
Main: Gumball, Ocho Debut: Uncle Mario & more...
29 (185) "The Weirdo"
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US: March 8, 2017
UK: May 14, 2017
When they see the school bullies making fun of Sussie, Gumball and Darwin decide to try and help her act less weird. They carefully observe her behavior and decide that the only thing they have to change is absolutely everything.
Featured song(s): Hey There Sussie, I Am Free
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Sussie Debut: none
The Heist Titlecard
30 (186) "The Heist"
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US: March 9, 2017
UK: May 26, 2017
Richard discovers that going into a bank whilst wearing a motorcycle helmet can lead to trouble.
Main: Richard, Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole Debut: Dog cop & more...
31 (187) "The Singing"
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US: September 1, 2017
UK: April 20, 2018
Join the citizens of Elmore for a song and dance spectacular that will have people covering their ears with joy.
Featured song(s): I'm Singing, Billy Parham In Your House, If I Told You, Filth, Filth, All Around, I Prefer All My Food Fried, You're a Hairy Lady, The Hurt I Feel, Banana Symphony, The Small Hours
Main: none Debut: Showerhead
32 (188) "The Best"
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US: September 8, 2017
UK: October 25, 2017
No matter what Gumball does, Carmen thinks she knows better; when Gumball attempts to gain the moral high ground, but fails, his only option left is to bring Carmen down to his level.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Carmen Debut: none
33 (189) "The Worst"
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US: September 15, 2017
UK: October 28, 2017
The Wattersons compete over who has the worst life.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, Richard Debut: none
34 (190) "The Deal"
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US: September 22, 2017
UK: April 6, 2018
Richard goes on strike to prove that his work around the house is underappreciated by Nicole.
Featured song(s): Employee of the Month, I Found A Fry
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, and Richard Debut: none
35 (191) "The Petals"
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US: September 29, 2017
UK: October 24, 2017
When Leslie's petals begin falling off, he feels like his good looks are fading, so Gumball and Darwin use everything they know about style and beauty to try and help him.
Featured song(s): Head Shot, Body Shot
Main: Leslie, Gumball, Darwin Debut: none
36 (192) "The Nuisance"
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US: October 13, 2017
UK: October 23, 2017
The Wattersons fear the worst when they are summoned to a Town Hall meeting, but are surprised when they're offered a new house - until they discover it's in a different state.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, Richard Debut: Mayor of Elmore
37 (193) "The Line"
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US: October 20, 2017
UK: April 13, 2018
The Wattersons will do whatever it takes to get into the first screening of the latest Stellar Odyssey sequel.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole, Richard Debut: Cantina birds
38 (194) "The List"
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US: November 3, 2017
UK: March 30, 2018
When the kids find out that Mom's life hasn't panned out as she'd hoped, they start taking on her chores, but they accidentally grab her bucket list instead of her to-do list.
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Nicole Debut: Noodle cup master & more...
39 (195) "The News"
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US: November 10, 2017
UK: September 14, 2017
From police chases to the inside scoop on Daisy the Donkey, Channel 6 Elmore News has all the top local stories. Experienced newscaster Kip Schlezinger brings the latest news, sports and weather, even when there is absolutely nothing to report.
Featured song(s): Just Give Up And Cry
Main: Kip Schlezinger, Mike Debut: Barry & more...
40 (196) "The Puppets"
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US: October 6, 2017
UK: April 27, 2018
Darwin is delighted when they discover their old childhood toys, but soon realizes that some things are best left in the past.
Featured song(s): The Fun Will Never End
Main: Gumball, Darwin, Frank, Howdy, Grady Debut: Frank, Howdy & more...
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