The episode begins with Gumball and Darwin playing a game in the schoolyard. Gumball gives Darwin a couple of tasks to complete, but he fails all of them. Darwin does not want to be his brother's slave for a day, so in a fit of desperation, he attempts to jump through his own leg. Soon after, Bobert walks up to them and asks what they are doing. The boys say they are having fun, something Bobert says he has never done. He asks if he can play the betting game. Gumball obliges, but asks Bobert a trick question, causing him to lose the bet.
Because of this, Bobert switches to command mode and therefore becomes Gumball's slave for a day. Instead of using him to solve global crises, Gumball uses Bobert to create a series of humiliating pranks. Principal Brown then notices that Gumball pranked Bobert and assigns them work to do. Angered by this, Gumball says that he wishes Principal Brown would get lost. Bobert, over-hearing Gumball's desire, expels Principal Brown to the woods.
The scene changes to Gumball and Darwin eating sandwiches, while Bobert "cuts grass" with his ray. Darwin is upset with the way Gumball treats Bobert, and proposes they find him a girlfriend. Gumball keeps ordering Bobert to do different things to the lawn, until it is revealed he is being ordered to cut grass into a joke about Principal Brown.
Back inside, Darwin whispers romantic things for Bobert to say to Tina. It goes well until Gumball whispers to Bobert to say that he was talking to the fuse box. This gets Bobert tossed (and broken).
In class, Darwin scolds Gumball in a whispering voice. Gumball tells Darwin if they want to help Bobert, they should treat him like a kid, not a charity case. Bobert comes back reassembled, and the nurse states that she is not a mechanic. Gumball then asks him if he would rather have an awesome friend, or a patronizing fairy godmother. Before Bobert can answer, the boys are shooed out of Miss Simian'sclassroom. Gumball says Miss Simian needs to chill out, but Bobert hears this.
The boys are found outside playing fetch. Gumball, frustrated that Bobert catches the stick without moving, tells him he cannot catch with his arms. Bobert returns with the stick, and Gumball tells him he cannot use his feet, either. Darwin tells Gumball that that is no way to treat Bobert, so Gumball accuses him of implying he is better than Bobert. He then points out that it took Darwin five years to learn facial expressions. Mr. Small is seen almost tripping over Bobert on roller blades. He comes over to warn Gumball to be careful, otherwise he could have lost a friend. Bobert then overhears Gumball say that the world needs less roller-bladers and blasts Mr. Small with a laser.
The boys are seen in class again, except no one else is there. Gumball tells Bobert to divide by zero so he would start malfunctioninng. Darwin, displeased with this, points out that normal kids have limits. Rocky then tells the boys that school is cancelled. Gumball, surprised, tells Rocky to "get out of here." Bobert overhears this, and throws Rocky out a window. Gumball asks why he did that, and says that he just said "get out of here," causing Bobert to throw himself out of a window. Darwin then yells to Gumball that robots have no common sense. Gumball states that as long as he does not say "Bobert, terminate Gumball," it is fine.
Darwin tells Gumball to put an end to it, but he denies, so Darwin punches him. Gumball then decides to stop, so he tells Bobert he does not take any more orders, but Bobert shoots a laser. Gumball is confused as to why he would attack him, so Bobert replays the command to terminate Gumball. Gumball tells Bobert to delete it from his memory, but he refers to Gumball's earlier command to not take orders.
Gumball and Darwin are then chased in the hallways by Bobert. Darwin gets an idea to dress up an uncooked chicken as Gumball, and pretend he is dead, while Gumball waits in the freezer. While Bobert is scanning the body, Gumball gets creeped out by Miss Simian, who is hugging him for warmth (due to Bobert making her literally chill out in the freezer earlier) and he runs away. This makes Bobert fire lasers again.
Gumball runs to the nurse's office for help, but she refers him to the tech support hotline. He tries to call, but the call takes too long. Gumball then runs off to the library. Darwin announces that he cannot slow Bobert down any longer because his skin getting chafed, but soon realizes pulling on Bobert's legs has no effect on his speed.
Bobert is about to terminate Gumball, but Gumball knocks over a book shelf and stops Bobert. But Darwin is stuck under the shelf and Bobert supposedly activates a self-destruct countdown. After hearing this, Darwin tells Gumball to get him out, but Gumball is too weak to lift the shelf. Darwin tells him to deactivate Bobert, but Gumball cannot and he lays next to Darwin and waits for Bobert to go off. It is revealed Bobert was doing the countdown for twenty-four hours and announces that it is up. Bobert asks Gumball if he wants to play another game, and Gumball replies yes, ending the episode.
This episode marks the fiftieth episode in the series.
One of the books on the library book stack is entitled "Blue Cat," which refers to Gumball's species.
This episode marks Bobert's second major role. The first was in "The Robot."
This episode marks the second time Bobert tries to terminate Gumball. The first time was also in "The Robot."
Razor's name can be seen graffitied on one of the school trash cans.
This is the first time in the show Mr. Small is seen with the dog he was shown walking in certain promos.
This was the third time Gumball wears glasses. The first time was in "The Refund," and the second was in "The Club."
Darwin's crying sound when he pretends to see that Gumball has died is reused from "The Words," where he makes the same sound after gets a powerful insult by Gumball saying that he was just a pet who grew legs and was defeated.
The number for the Tech Support Hotline is 1-800-555-0199, 0800 being an area code for toll-free numbers and 555-0199 being a number reserved for fictional usage only.
The scenes where the viewer can see through Bobert's point-of-view are references to The Terminator films.
Gumball calls Tina a "Jurassic meat sack," even though her species of dinosaur did not evolve until the Cretaceous period.
One of the books that was on the shelf Gumball was on had the formula "e=mc2" written as "e=mc."
Magyar (Hungarian): Fogadjunk! (I bet!)
Italiano (Italian):Il robot-schiavo (The Slave-Robot)
Bobert: Recomputing question. Trick detected. Failure acknowledged. [Looks at the ground in defeat]
Gumball: Sorry, man, you lose!
Bobert: Switching hard-drive to slave mode.
[Bobert briefly turns off and on again. His pupils dilate massively, and his voice becomes monotonous]
Bobert: Awaiting command.
Gumball: Dude, we have our own super hi-tech robot for twenty-four hours!
Darwin: We can use his power for the good of mankind!
Gumball: We can save dolphins!
Darwin: And stop global warming!
Gumball: And bring peace to the world!
Darwin: There's so much good we can do!
[Scene cuts to Bobert releasing a jet of flames from his behind in the nurse's office]
Bobert: Do you have anything for this?
Joan: Well, I- uhh, I'm not a mechanic, but, uhh, how long has this been going on?
Bobert: Ever since I fell in love with your mom.
[Gumball and Darwin are seen watching from the door]
Darwin: I thought you wanted to do good for mankind?
Gumball: Yeah, but this is more fun. Now make out with the defibrillator!
[Bobert grabs the defibrillator]
Joan: Oh, no, what are you doing?
[Principal Brown walks past the door, then looks at Bobert in shock]
Nigel Brown: What the... Watterson!
[Gumball smiles nervously at Principal Brown]
Gumball: This is a violation of the first amendment!
Nigel Brown: Preventing you from breaking medical equipment and making jokes about the nurse's mother is not a violation of your freedom of speech! As punishment, you will mow the stadium field during your lunch break. Now get out of here.
[Gumball, Darwin, and Bobert exit Principal Brown's office]
Gumball: I wish that guy would just get lost.
Bobert: [Replays Gumball's voice] I wish that guy would just get lost.
[Scene cuts to Principal Brown waking up in a rain forest]
Nigel Brown: [Gasps] Where am I?
[Cut to the stadium, where Bobert is shooting a laser beam at the football field]
Gumball: Bobert, A bit more on the left!
Darwin: I don't think that's right.
Gumball: I know! Principal Brown has no sense of humor, man.
Darwin: I'm talking about the way you treat Bobert.
Gumball: Well, I'm sorry, but he's the one who asked to play. Careful with those edges, dude! Besides, I didn't make the rules.
Darwin Uh, yeah you did. And you know Bobert's not normal. His life is so sad. We should help him.
Gumball: Sure, whatever.
Bobert: Task complete.
Gumball: A bit more hair on the horse's tail!
[Bobert shoots more laser beams. Scene zooms out, showing the equation on the field which is pictures of glasses plus a horse's rear equals Principal Brown]
Gumball: [Chuckles] Perfect.
How to Talk to Girls
Darwin: Bobert, we're going to find you a girlfriend.
Gumball: What? Why?
Darwin: [Whispers] Because his life is pathetic and he needs some love. [Normal voice] Now walk up to Tina. She's desperate, and you are... available?
Bobert: But I don't know how to talk to girls.
Gumball: And he's probably not gonna appreciate switching out of slave mode to find he's married to some Jurassic meat sack! What am I talking about? This is funniest idea ever.
Bobert: Hey, baby girl.
Bobert: This might come as a shock.
Darwin: But I can see there's an energy inside you.
Bobert: [Copies] But I can see there's an energy inside you.
Darwin: In fact, If we got-
Bobert: -together, sparks would fly.
Darwin: It would be-
Tina: Whoa, no one's ever spoken to me with such poetry before.
Gumball: [Covers Darwin's mouth] Not talking to you-
Bobert: I'm talking to the fuse box.
[Tina growls. Darwin punches Gumball]
Gumball: I'm sorry, I just couldn't help it. You kept talking about all that electric stuff, and the fuse box was there! [Laughs]
[Tina roars, Bobert's head flies across the screen, and Gumball stops laughing]
In the Classroom
Darwin: I can't believe you did that to Bobert! All of this because of your stupid game.
Lucy Simian: Shhhhhh!
Gumball: [Whispers] Dude, whisper.
Darwin: [Loudly] I am whispering!
Gumball: No, you're just doing a whispery voice. If anything, it's louder than normal. Look, if you want make Bobert happy, you treat him like like a normal kid, not a charity case.
Darwin: Go tell that to his head!
Joan: [Comes in with Bobert] Well, I've patched him up as best as I can, but for the last time, I'm a nurse, I'm not a mechanic!
Lucy Simian: Well, I'm not a florist [Gestures to Leslie] or a meteorologist [Gestures to Masami] or some kind of freak show owner. [Gestures to Sussie, who grins weirdly] But you don't see me complaining, do you?
Joan: Hmph! [Leaves angrily]
[The bell rings, and everyone starts to leave]
Gumball: Bobert, would you rather have an awesome friend or a patronizing fairy godmother?
Darwin: I'm not a fairy godmother!
Lucy Simian: Get out of here! Can't you see I'm on my break?
Gumball: Aw. Dude, she's even more upset than you are. She seriously needs to chill out.
Bobert: [Replays Gumball's voice] She seriously needs to chill out.
At the Park
[Bobert stretches his arm and catches the stick]
Gumball: Hmm.... All right, smarty-pants, no arms this time.
[Bobert tucks his arms in]
[Throws stick, Bobert runs after it]
Darwin: So, this is treating him like a normal kid, huh?
Gumball: Ah. A normal kid who lost his bet fair and square. Do you think I wouldn't do the same to you?
[Bobert comes, pushing the stick with his head]
Gumball: This time, no feet.
[Bobert tucks in his feet]
[Throws stick. Bobert falls onto his side and rolls away]
Darwin: I guess you would, but still. This is no way to treat a, uh...
Gumball: Go on, say it! A challenged person?
Gumball: You think you're better than him? It took you five years to learn facial expressions, and there are still some you don't know! [Makes a face] What's this one?
Darwin: You're making it difficult on purpose!
Gumball: Don't worry, I made this one up, but that's my point. Bobert has to learn. He's a pretty sharp kid, you know. [To Bobert] Don't let the dog get it!
[As the Cyclops Dog picks up the stick, Mr. Small, who is rollerskating, trips over Bobert. He tries to stay standing, but falls over. He is then seen talking sternly to Gumball, Darwin, and Bobert]
Mister Small: You're lucky I'm a licensed rollerblader, okay? If I hadn't been able to perform a safe roll, you could have lost a friend. [Makes hand motions] Blades. For. Life. You be careful now. [Leaves]
Gumball: [Blows a raspberry] This world needs less rollerbladers, man.
[Bobert fires laser beams at Mr. Small]
Mister Small: AAH!
[One of his roller blades, engulfed in flames, rolls onscreen]
Mister Small: I'm okay!
[Gumball, Darwin, and Bobert are seen in class]
Gumball: Hey, Darwin. check this out. Bobert, divide by zero.
[Bobert tries to, but malfunctions]
Darwin: See, that's the problem here. Any other kid, normal or not, would have some limits, but a robot just doesn't. It's unfair to do that to him.
Gumball: Why are you so uptight about this? I don't see anyone else having a problem with it.
Darwin: That's because no one else is here.
[Camera zooms out to reveal they are the only ones in class]
Gumball: Oh. Where is everybody?
Rocky: [Looks in classroom] Hey, what are you still doing here? School's cancelled today, there's no teachers.
Gumball: No teachers? Get out of here.
[Bobert stops malfunctioning and throws Rocky out the window]
Gumball: Uh, what just happened here?
Bobert: Following command.
Gumball: Dude, I never asked you to throw him out the window, I said get out of here.
[Bobert jumps out of a window]
Gumball: What the droid?
Darwin: See, I told you! A robot's got no limits or common sense. This can only go bad!
Gumball: Oh. come on. as long as I don't say, "Bobert, terminate Gumball" or whatever, it's fine.
[Bobert turns on]
Darwin: Put an end to it!
Gumball: No! [Darwin punches him] Ow, okay! Bobert, you don't take orders from anyone now, all right?
[Bobert fires laser beams at them]
Gumball: Aah! What the..? What's your problem, man?
Bobert: Following command. [Replays Gumball's voice] Bobert, terminate Gumball.
Gumball: Oh, yeah... Delete that from your memory.
Bobert: Command denied. [Replays] Bobert, you don't take orders from anyone now, all right? [Regular voice] Commence termination.
[Bobert's eye glows red. Gumball and Darwin run away as he begins firing lasers in their direction]
Darwin: Why am I running? It's you he's trying to terminate.
Gumball: Because, you wanted to hear me say I was wrong.
Darwin: You know me well, don't you?
[They scream and fall into the cafeteria as Bobert shoots down the doors]
Darwin: Wait! I have an idea!
[As Bobert walks into the cafeteria, Darwin is crying over a turkey from the freezer dressed in Gumball's shirt]
Darwin: Look at what you've done...
[Bobert scans the turkey]
Darwin: He was all I had.
[Gumball is seen inside the freezer, unaware of Miss Simian behind him from the previous command “She seriously needs to chill out”]
Gumball: Come on, come on, come on, take the bait.
Lucy Simian: [Hugs Gumball] I'm sorry, Watterson. I know this isn't appropriate, but I just need to warm up.
[Gumball runs out of the freezer]
Gumball: AAAAHHH! Get off! Get off! Get off! [Takes his shirt off the turkey and runs off while Bobert fires lasers at him]
Lucy Simian: Wait! I'm so cold!
[Bobert fires a laser beam at Miss Simian and sets her on fire as Darwin follows Gumball]
Lucy Simian: Ahh, that's better.
[Gumball attempts to open two doors, before finally opening the door to the nurse's office]
Gumball: Oh, thank goodness! You need help me, Bobert's gone crazy.
Joan: [Sighs, writes something on a sticky note, hands it to Gumball] Here you go.
Gumball: What's that?
Joan: Tech-Support hotline... I am not a mechanic.
[Gumball looks into the hall and sees Bobert, who tries to shoot more lasers at Gumball. Gumball screams and dodges a laser before grabbing the fire hose and the sticky note]
[Gumball jumps out of the window as Bobert shoots at him, using the fire hose to fling him into the room on the ground floor. As Bobert walks away, Joan, who is completely charred by the explosion, puts a band-aid on her head before fainting. Gumball is then seen dialing the tech support on the school phone]
Technician: Good afternoon, and thank you for calling our Technical Support.
Gumball: Yes, hi, I have a problem with my-
Technician: To book an appointment with one of our technicians, press one, to check on an order-
Gumball: Dagnabbit, you stupid answering machine! If I wanted to talk to-
[As Gumball yells, Bobert, who is being held back by Darwin, turns to look at Gumball]
Technician: No need to be rude, sir. If you did this job all day, you too would end up talking like a machine.
[Bobert shoots lasers at Gumball, one of which severs telephone's chord]
Darwin: Watch out!
[Gumball screams and jumps out of the way as one of Bobert's lasers destroy the telephone. Gumball returns and puts his hand into the change return slot]
Darwin: What are you doing?
Gumball: Getting my change.
Darwin: Just get out of here!
[Gumball runs off as Bobert fires more lasers]
[Gumball runs into the library, closes the door and blocks it with a chair, but runs away as soon as Bobert starts melting the door. Bobert looks around the library, then finds where Gumball is trying to hide]
Darwin: I'm sorry, Gumball. I can't slow him down any longer, my belly's too chafed. [Grunts, lets go of Bobert] Oh, wait, never mind, he's still going at exactly the same pace.
Gumball: [Skimming through a book] Aww come on, come on how do you stop a robot? I thought books were supposed to be useful. [Holds still as Bobert walks by. Gumball then gets an idea and smiles] Hmm.
[Gumball pushes a bookshelf down on Bobert]
Gumball: Darwin, I got him!
Darwin: [Muffled] You got me, too.
Gumball: [Takes books out of Darwin's mouth] Are you okay?
Darwin: Oh, I'm fine. APART FROM THE FACT THAT NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF IT WASN'T FOR THIS STUPID GAME!
Gumball: It's not my fault. He wanted to be treated like a normal kid, So I treated him like one because, that's what he is. Aren't you, Bobert?
Bobert: Initiating countdown!
Gumball: Oh, great, he's gonna self-destruct. Even when I'm right, I'm wrong.
Gumball: Please tell me that's minutes and not seconds.
Darwin: Get me out of here!
[Gumball tries to lift the bookshelf back up but struggles]
Gumball: Dude, I've got a plan. It involves me running out that door.
Gumball: The problem is only one of us survives.
Gumball: What? you got a better idea?
Darwin: Defuse him!
Gumball: What? Like, water him down?
Darwin: No, not dilute, defuse! Like a bomb!
Gumball: Hmm, do you have one of those tiny, tiny screwdrivers? No? Oh, well.
Gumball: Who would have thought that it would all end like this, huh?
Darwin: There's still five seconds to do something!
[Gumball is seen laying back on the fallen bookshelf]
Darwin: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
Gumball: I'm waiting until he gets to three so I get that super strength you get in life-threatening situations.
Gumball: [Struggling to lift bookshelf again] Not gonna happen.
Gumball: So, I guess it's time for some good last words, huh?
[Gumball inhales to say something, but sighs and shrugs]
[Bobert starts to shake as Gumball and Darwin hug each other. Then Bobert suddenly reverts back to normal]
Bobert: Twenty-four hours completed! Slave mode de-activated. Want to play another game?
Gumball: Uhh... yeah, all right.
[Darwin makes a worried expression; the episode ends]