The episode starts with Darwin eating with Carrie. Darwin notices Carrie's dismay as she cannot eat, and lets Carrie borrow his body. However, Carrie eats everything in sight, including some of Doughnut Sheriff. The scene cuts the arcade, where Darwin misses a shot on the basketball hoop. Carrie uses telekinesis to make a shot go in, which Darwin disapproves of. Carrie then steals a bunny plush, making Darwin swoon. They are then playing Dance Dance Revolution, with Darwin winning. Carrie cannot do it, as Darwin notices. Darwin makes a joke and they both laugh. The scene cuts to the amusement park, where they prepare to go for a ride. Darwin is nervous, but Carrie calms him down. Carrie cannot go with the ride, and the ride only propels Darwin up. Carrie laughs at this, though. It then cuts to the cemetery where Darwin takes a picture, but Carrie is not in it. Carrie brings out her camera, and they take a new picture, but now with several ghosts behind them.
In the cafeteria, Leslie and Masami believe something is going wrong with Darwin and Carrie's relationship. They see Gumball, and slide over. Gumball first does not know what they are talking about, but Leslie tells him. Gumball says he has no doubt, but when Leslie and Masami leave, Doubt appears in Gumball's lunch. After growing larger an larger, Doubt finally convinces Gumball to spy on Darwin and Carrie.
At the park, Gumball sees Darwin and Carrie. He tries to use Colin's glasses to get a better look at them. It does not work, so he gets closer by hiding inside of a tree. Carrie is laughing at several medieval-themed memes. Darwin does not understand what makes them funny, so Carrie tells him she is 327 years old. Gumball thinks this could be enough to tear them apart. Carrie then tells Darwin she has had one other boyfriend, but that Darwin was better. Carrie and Darwin leave, and a dismayed (and deformed) Gumball follows.
Darwin and Carrie arrive at Elmore Records. Carrie thinks Darwin would not like her music, but Darwin tries it anyway. His face starts melting, and Gumball remarks that she is cool and he is not. He thinks this could tear them apart as well, as Darwin continues to melt.
They are then at the park again, but Carrie says it was built on an ancient burial ground. Darwin thinks it is windy, but it is revealed to be a demon exhaling on everything, which only Carrie is able to see, much to her dismay. Gumball remarks that the fact they see the world differently could tear them apart.
They are in the arcade again, but this time, they are measuring their pulse to rate their love. Once they try the machine, however, the meter falls down due to only detecting Darwin's pulse, and they get a card saying that their love is in need of CPR. Carrie tells Darwin she does not have a pulse, and Gumball says that could tear them apart. Carrie then bumps into Azrael, her ex-boyfriend. They start cracking jokes, and Carrie says they should hang out.
Back at the house, Gumball tells Darwin about what he saw and takes Darwin to find Carrie. They run to the cemetery on the Dolphin Man, clouds, and a slide. But when they find Carrie and Azrael, Carrie straightens everything out.
Back at school, Gumball realizes what he has done and apologizes to Darwin and Carrie. They forgive him as Darwin points out that Leslie and Masami where the ones to mess with Gumball's head in the first place. However, he also mentions that fortunately they did not try to do the same with Gumball and Penny, otherwise the former would have gone insane. As Darwin and Carrie leave the scene, Gumball notices that Doubt has appeared again. Not wanting to put up with him anymore, Gumball kicks Doubt into Masami and Leslie and then smirks in victory, ending the episode.
Character designer Jeremy Pires has designed and animated the chase sequence of the episode with the assistance of Jonathan Djob Nkondo and Nicolas Dehghani, making him the ninth guest animator of the series.
Gumball breaks the fourth wall by saying that someone is probably watching them right now (indirectly referring to the viewer), and then accidentally touches the screen.
The people featured on the cover of The Editones album at the record store are, from left to right, Tony Hull, Richard Overall (both picture editors for the show), and Sam Cassidy (the show's assistant editor) in drag.
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The Dirt on Carrie and Darwin
[Episode starts with Darwin and Carrie at the mall. Darwin eats a popsicle while Carrie despondently watches. He suddenly realizes what he's doing and invites her to possess him. She does, and devours the popsicle, along with many other people's food, and even bites the Doughnut Sheriff. Then, they play basketball at the arcade. Darwin misses, but Carrie uses her telekinesis to move a ball into the net and gives him the prize. Darwin is then seen acing a dance game while Carrie watches. He then jokingly imitates Carrie trying to dance and they both laugh. Afterwards, they get on a rollercoaster, but the seat passes through Carrie and she remains near the ground. Darwin screams on the ride and Carrie laughs. Lastly, they are skipping through the graveyard. Darwin tries to take a selfie with her, but she doesn't show up in the photo, so Carrie takes out a ghost camera and takes a picture of them surrounded by many other ghosts. ]
[In the Elmore Jr. High cafeteria, Leslie "likes" the photo on Elmore Plus. ]
Leslie: All tea, no shade, but this couple's getting sickening. And not in a good way. I say they're about to lip-sync for their lives.
Masami: I have no idea what any of that means, but I'm so fluent in gossip that I understood anyway. And you're right! Darwin and Carrie's relationship is going so well, something must be going wrong.
[The two notice Gumball eating alone and exchange devious grins. They approach him slyly.]
Gumball: Before you ask, yes, I dipped my tail in the toilet while sitting, yes, they had just disinfected it, and no, I don't know how long it'll be until it goes back to normal.
[They look under the table and sure enough, the tip of his tail is white and completely hairless.]
Masami: Wow. It looks like an uncooked wiener wearing a fur coat. But, as enchanting as that is, it's not what we're here to talk about.
Gumball: What do you want, then?
Leslie: [he and Masami bang their fists on the table] Carrie and Darwin! Come on, dish the dirt!
Gumball: There is no dirt! They literally look like what you get when you search "perfect couple" online. [He holds up his phone with a photo of a happy couple, and then shows Carrie and Darwin, in the exact same pose and making similar faces.]
Leslie: Come on! They have nothing in common! Surely you have a little doubt!
Gumball: No! Why do you care, anyway?
Leslie: I'm only worried Darwin might get his heart broken.
Gumball: [raises an eyebrow] Hmm?
Leslie: Alright!! I just like drama, okay?!
Gumball: Oh! Well, I know this great place where there's lots of drama.
Leslie: Don't say the theater, it's a lame dad joke. Respect yourself.
Gumball: HAH! The joke's on you! I wasn't gonna say the theater because I had no punchline for that setup! And guess what? I still haven't. Boom!
[Leslie and Masami sigh and walk away. Gumball happily goes back to eating, when he notices something strange sitting in his food. It's a little stick figure with a question mark on his head and a knowing smirk.]
Gumball: Uh, who are you?
Doubt: A doubt.
Gumball: But I don't have any doubt!
Doubt: Are you sure?
[Gumball thinks about it, starting to look worried. On the bus home, he notices the Doubt sitting next to him, probing him again. In the evening, when he and Darwin are doing homework, Doubt, bigger than before, pops up behind Darwin.]
Doubt: Are you really, really sure?
[At night, Doubt has inflated to an even bigger size and is squeezing against Gumball in bed.]
[The next morning, Gumball walks out the door and checks if the coast is clear. Nobody is around.]
Gumball: See? I don't have any-
[Before he can finish, Doubt, now as big as the whole city, sits right on him.]
Doubt: ARE YOU SURE???!
Spying on the Date
[In the park. Gumball is spying on Darwin and Carrie, who are sitting at a bench.]
Gumball: Darn it! They're too far away! [Colin and Felix walk by] Oh. Can I borrow those? [grabs Colin's glasses]
Colin: Hey! Excuse me, but do you realize how dangerous it is for me to walk without my-[An acorn drops onto his head and he cracks.]
[Gumball puts on Colin's glasses, but he sees a nebula in them.]
Gumball: What the? What kind of prescription is this?! That's literally the edge of the universe! [sighs] Guess I'll just have to use stealth mode!
[He ditches the glasses and pops out from inside a tree. Meanwhile, Darwin and Carrie are looking at memes with old paintings.]
Darwin: Mmh, I don't get it. "When you are at the party and you have got to stop bae from disappearing like the island of Buise in St. Peter's Flood?" [Carrie cracks up laughing. Darwin pulls up another meme.] "When Marshall de Bouffler's French troops besieged the Spanish-held town of Mons but you didn't care because you were a toddler who was only interested in golf and brioche?"
Carrie: Hahahaha!! It's so true, though!
Darwin: [pulls up another meme] "When you're about to spit fire but remember the Treaty of Ryswick promised your lands in Freisberg to the Holy Roman Empire?"
Carrie: Well, the article did say "Things Only 90's Kids Will Get."
Darwin: I always thought the 90's were about floppy-haired people dressing up like children and grunge music!
Carrie: Ha! It meant the 1690's.
Darwin: Wait, how old are you, exactly?
Carrie: [nervously] I'm.....327 years old.
Gumball: Oh no! The age difference is gonna tear them apart like a dysfunctional family on a camping trip!! That forgets to put their food in ziplock bags and gets attacked by a bear.
Darwin: Oh well. It's so sweet that you waited for me all those years before finding love.
Carrie: [Sweats nervously] Yeah! Sure.
Darwin: Wait! You've had boyfriends before?
Darwin: Oh. Right. What was he like?
Carrie: Like this. [takes her phone and shows Darwin a picture. It's another meme with an old painting of a crowd.]
Darwin: "When you and your friends are all geared up but Coachella isn't happening for another three hundred years?"
Carrie: [Points to a young ghost in the painting] His name is Azrael. He's the one in the hoodie.
Darwin: Oh, right. Was it serious?
Carrie: Nah. We were dating for like one, maybe two de-
Darwin: Two days?! That sounds pretty serious to me!
Carrie: [inhales] I was gonna say decades.
Darwin: [looks down, crushed] Oh. I see.
Carrie: Picture it this way. He was like a roaring sports car, and you're more like a shopping cart. Sure, the convertible looks cool, sounds cool, and everyone wants one, but....the shopping cart is filled with all the stuff you love. [Caresses Darwin]
Darwin: [blushes, happier] Heh!
Carrie: [grabs his hand] Come on, you big goof. [They walk off]
Oh No! They're Dysfunctional!
[Darwin and Carrie are at the record store while Gumball still spies on them, disguised as a poster. Carrie listens to metal music with headphones on.]
Darwin: What are you listening to?
Carrie: It's not really your style.
Darwin: Oh yeah? And what is my style? [Carrie shows him an album: "The Editones", with a photo of three live-action men in drag on the cover.] Okay. FYI, those girls yodeled everyone's socks off at the county fair! But that doesn't mean I don't like the rock and the roll!
Carrie: [laughs] Well, who are you into, then?
Darwin: Ha-ha! Oh, you wouldn't know them.
Carrie: They're called something like the Candy Bears or the Flannelettes, aren't they?
Darwin: Heh! No. [blushes] They're called the Lollipuppies. Okay, so I don't listen to hardcore punk. But it's never too late to start, right?
Carrie: [hands him the headphones] Okay, you're gonna love it. It's gonna melt your face off!
[He listens, stoically smiling, then starts sweating. He slowly gets more and more uncomfortable.]
Darwin: What are they called?
Carrie: The Profanities!
Darwin: [sweating and trembling] The lyrics sound like someone with no head is shouting Swedish furniture names directly from their windpipe!
Carrie: Um, are you okay?
Darwin: [his face starts literally melting off] Oh, yes. I love it.
Gumball: Oh no! She's cool and he's not! Their relationship is gonna be in more pieces than a jigsaw! Which got thrown into a wood chipper.
[Later, at the park. Darwin and Carrie sit in the grass while Gumball spies on them inside a trash can. A light breeze blows.]
Darwin: Ahhh. What a beautiful, peaceful place.
Carrie: Through your eyes, maybe.
Darwin: Why do you say that?
Carrie: Don't you know this park was built on an ancient burial ground?
Darwin: Yeah, but if you think about it, the whole country was built on an ancient burial ground. [Another breeze blows] A little windy today, huh?
Carrie: [jaded] Yup.
[From Carrie's point of view, the "breeze" is really a ghost violently yelling at the park-goers.]
Darwin: Ahhhh. [The ghost yells at them, producing another breeze. Darwin smiles serenely while Carrie, seeing the ghost, recoils in horror.]
Gumball: Oh no! They see the world differently! Their relationship is gonna fall apart like a 40-year-old divorcee! Who caught leprosy and is bouncing on a Pogo stick.
[Later, at the arcade. Darwin and Carrie are at a "Test Your Love" machine while Gumball watches from inside a claw game.]
Carrie: So how does it work?
Darwin: Oh, it's simple. We put our hands here and it measures our pulses to scientifically rate our love.
Carrie: Yeah, but-
Darwin: Come on! It'll be fun!
[They put their hands on the machine. The lights go all the way up, then drop all the way down. A paper comes out of the slot, and Darwin reads it.]
Darwin: Your love is in need of....CPR?
Carrie: Uh, that's what I was trying to say! I don't have a pulse.
Gumball: Oh no! He's alive and she's not! Their relationship is gonna crash harder than a race car driver! Who forgot to have breakfast and gets low blood sugar at about eleven o'clock.
[Suddenly, an unfamiliar voice is heard off screen.]
Azrael: Oh! Hi, Carrie!
[Gumball does a huge gasp in shock. We finally see Azrael on screen, looking exactly like he did in the photo. Darwin watches their conversation.]
Azrael: So good to bump into you after all these years!
Carrie: I know, right? What have you been up to?
Azrael: Hm. The usual.
Azrael and Carrie: Keepin' it deceased and rockin' out like a beast! [They both laugh]
Azrael: Hey, we should hang out! You wanna...grab a soda?
Carrie: Yeah, that sounds great!
Azrael: Well, too bad! You can't! Neither of us can! [They both laugh] Oh, it's funny 'cause we're dead.
Gumball: Darn it! He's right! It is funny for that reason!
Carrie: Yeah. Let's hang out later. It'll be good to catch up.
Azrael: I'll see for you soon. Nice to meet you, Darwin.
[Gumball does another exaggeratedly long gasp while waving his hands around.]