It is a scorching day in Elmore, and Gumball and Darwin are sweltering at their home. They hear the jingle of the ice cream truck, and they rush toward it. Unfortunately, they have to stop at a crosswalk and wait for the green signal as customers buy their ice creams. When Felicity and her son, Billy, receive the last ice cream, an impatient Gumball has had enough and attempts to jaywalk. In an instant, the Doughnut Sheriff halts him. He then tickets him for violating the law.
The Doughnut Sheriff then goes on to explain the importance of the law, and Gumball remarks that it is "not his job to be cool." The Doughnut Sheriff takes offense, and counters that cops can be cool, explaining that it was what he wanted to be when he was a kid. He invites the boys to go for a ride in his police car. Gumball and Darwin both pretend to be arrested since they do not want anyone to think they are friends with him. They continue to pretend to be handcuffed until Darwin asks Gumball to scratch his nose, and the Sheriff reminds them that they are not handcuffed, and Darwin has no nose. The boys ask the police officer what is so cool about his job. The Doughnut Sheriff explains how he files reports, tickets, goes out to lunch, and even filing a report on all the reports, making the Watterson brothers jump out of the moving car out of boredom.
The Sheriff asks the two what he can do to prove that cops are cool. They start by using the police car's siren to scare some people (literally out of their shoes), then by mowing through some boxes. The Sheriff also says he can commandeer any vehicle he wants. They then go to ride a "kiddy" rocket which Gumball at first finds boring. Then the Doughnut Sheriff uses his taser on the rocket to make the ride wilder. He begins to use his taser on other things (including Bobert, a soda machine and on another taser) much to the amusement of the boys.
After these events, Gumball takes back about what he said about cops being boring and says they are cool. The Doughnut Sheriff becomes overexcited at this, and starts going wild. He drives his police car recklessly and smashes it on a pole. The Sheriff uses his badge to commandeer another car and steals it (ordering Gumball and Darwin to ride with him). The Sheriff starts driving around Elmore recklessly (even driving with eyes closed, and in reverse), disobeying the law by believing he is the law much to the terror of the boys. Eventually he stops when he almost runs over a baby carriage being pushed by Alison. However the carriage turns out to only have trash in it, and the Sheriff, Gumball and Darwin are relieved. But when they bumped the carriage, a piece of trash flew from the carriage, and now it hits a baby nearby, making it cry.
At the police station, Chicken Bucket reprimands the three, mostly the Doughnut Sheriff. He eventually takes his badge. Depressed, the Sheriff hangs out with Gumball and Darwin near an ice cream truck, Felicity and Billy. Gumball tries to comfort him and asks who will protect their freedom and keep the streets safe now. He also says that the Sheriff needs his job back. When the Doughnut Sheriff does not agree, Gumball tests him by jaywalking. Nearby, Felicity sees him place a toe on the road (about to jaywalk) and suddenly loses her composure. She beats up the driver of the ice cream truck (unfortunately Larry) and steals it, driving recklessly.
Gumball, Darwin and the Sheriff chase after her (the boys pushing the Sheriff on a baby carriage, with Darwin being the police siren). Felicity drives over the park, and into the streets again. When she does not listen to him telling her to pull over, the Sheriff asks the boys to get him behind the truck. He makes the truck flip over, and the truck stops near the police station, the ice cream attracting Chicken Bucket. Felicity comes out of the truck, and holds Chicken Bucket at Ice Cream-point. When the Sheriff says he can not do anything since he is not a cop anymore, Chicken Bucket gives him back his position and his badge. The Sheriff then "shoots" (or throws ice cream) at Felicity, until one takes her down.
Felicity is arrested, and Chicken Bucket is speaking to a crowd of interested people and witnesses cheering for the Sheriff. Gumball and Darwin, wrapped in thermal blankets, asks the Sheriff (who has Felicity in custody) for an ice cream. When asked what he will do with the woman, the Sheriff says he will do "what any cool cop would do" and lets her go with a warning. Gumball cannot believe that the Sheriff has released a "menace to society" and the Sheriff asks "too cool?" as the episode ends.
Gumball's line "That got out of hand quickly" is a reference to the line from Anchorman, "That escalated quickly."
During the chase against Felicity, a spoof of N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" plays in the background.
Chicken Bucket throws his badge at the Doughnut Sheriff, but in the next scene, it disappears from the sheriff and reappears on the bucket's chest.
When Gumball says, "That got out of hand quickly," the Doughnut Sheriff's gold badge shows up on him, hidden behind Gumball, but a point of the star is visible. However, he had already lost his badge at this point.
For some reason, the outside of the Doughnut Sheriff's car looks like a 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne, but the inside looks like a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice 9C1.
In this episode, Felicity Parham mocks the public school system while talking to Billy, suggesting that he does not go to public school, but in "The Pest", it is revealed that Billy attends Elmore Junior High, a public school.
[Masami starts to snow. Behind her, Idaho tastes her snow, but they taste bad and he spits the snow out. Gumball tries pressing a button on the streetlight to switch it from stop to go]
Gumball: Come on, come on!
Darwin: Do something, I'm melting here.
Gumball: Oh, come on. Don't exaggerate...
Billy: One ice cream please, good sir.
Larry: Since you're such a polite boy and you guys are my last customers, this one's on the house.
[He gives Billy an ice cream]
Billy: Mother, is it not ironic we get free food when clearly we could afford to pay for it?
[Billy and his mother laugh. Gumball gapes at them]
Gumball: That's it, I'm crossing!
[As soon as Gumball sets foot on the street, the Doughnut Sheriff arrives in his car, and steps out. He holds his hand as if holding a handgun]
Doughnut Sheriff: Freeze, you hoodlums!
Gumball: What for?
Doughnut Sheriff: Jaywalking.
Gumball: Aw. Give us a break, man! We just wanted an ice cream.
[The ice cream truck leaves. Gumball and Darwin are dismayed]
Doughnut Sheriff: I don't care! You're getting a ticket.
Gumball: Aw man. Really?
Doughnut Sheriff: I'm sorry. But that's the law, kid. Crime is a slippery slope. If I turn a blind eye on the smallest misdemeanor, before you know it the whole society falls apart. Especially in this heat.
Gumball: Hmm. Well, I understand you're a cop, I mean it's obviously not your job to be cool.
Doughnut Sheriff: What do you mean 'not cool'? All kids think cops are cool.
Darwin: Not really.
Gumball: Yeah, we're more into privileged rap stars who pretend to be hardcore.
Doughnut Sheriff: That is ridiculous. Cops are cool! That's what I wanted to be when I was a kid.
[Gumball and Darwin suck in their breath. The sheriff opens the door of his car]
Doughnut Sheriff: Okay, get in the car. I'll show you.
Gumball: Hold on. [Starts struggling]
Doughnut Sheriff: What are you doing?
Gumball: We're just pretending to be handcuffed. Sorry, I just don't want anyone to think we're friends with you.
[They get in the car]
Gumball: I WANT MY PHONE CALL! Do you mind pushing my head down? THERE'S NO JAIL THAT CAN HOLD ME!
Doughnut Sheriff: Just get in.
[Then the sheriff drives away]
Billy: Mother, you think it could be the heat that drove those two poor urchins to crime?
Felicity: No dear, it's public school.
Riding With The Sheriff
Darwin: Dude, can you scratch my nose?
[Gumball scratches Darwin with his foot]
Doughnut Sheriff: You're not handcuffed, and he doesn't have a nose.
Gumball: Oh, yeah right. Uh [Frees himself] So, what's so cool about being a cop?
Doughnut Sheriff: Well... I file a lot of reports; I write parking tickets; I stop for lunch; I give some people directions; I file some more reports; I write some parking tickets; I make a report on all the reports I've filed.
[Gumball and Darwin jump out of the car. The sheriff stops driving]
Gumball: Sorry, you were so boring and we thought the car was moving and uh… I didn't expect to have to explain this. Uh please continue.
Doughnut Sheriff: [Sighs] Help me out here, guys! What do I have to do to prove to you that cops are cool?
[Still in the police car, the Doughnut Sheriff and the boys hide in an alley. Jackie Wilson passes by, and notices something on the ground. As she bends down to pick it over, the sheriff blasts his car's siren, scaring Jackie out of her shoes and making her jump sky high literally. Gumball, Darwin, and the sheriff laugh]
Gumball: See? It's not that hard having a good time. All you have to do is-
[He is interrupted by Mr. Small falling on the car's hood]
Gumball: Oh shoot! They're coming back down. Lets bail!
[More people fall down as the sheriff drives away from the alley. He passes by some boxes]
Gumball: Oh wait! You forgot to drive through the boxes.
Doughnut Sheriff: Oh yeah. I always wanted to do that.
[He drives through them, and continues out into the road. Gumball, Darwin laugh along with him]
Gumball: So, what other cool stuff can you do?
Doughnut Sheriff: I can commandeer any vehicle I want.
Doughnut Sheriff: Anything.
[Scene shows him with Gumball and Darwin riding a kiddy ride rocket]
Gumball: Eh I can't complain. It is a spaceship.
Doughnut Sheriff: I can make it more interesting.
[The sheriff pulls out a taser, and tasers the ride. The kiddy rocket suddenly goes wild, and swings to and fro rapidly]
Gumball: [Panics] Oh my gosh! Oh, it hurts!
[The ride comes to a halt. Gumball's face is physically blurred and distorted. The sheriff laughs while Gumball catches his breath. Then Rosie walks by them]
Things a Taser Can Do
Darwin: Wow, I forgot you guys had those. What else can you do with them?
Doughnut Sheriff: Well…
[A montage of him using his taser on various objects including Bobert starts. First, the sheriff uses it on a soda machine, and gets free soda. After they get their soda, the machine malfunctions and starts shooting soda cans. Next, the sheriff uses his taser on Bobert, making him dance. Later on, the sheriff accidentally activates Bobert's combat mode, and Bobert starts attacking Gumball and Darwin. The Doughnut Sheriff uses it on more things, even on another taser]
Doughnut Sheriff, Gumball , and Darwin: Hahahahaha- [Fall down, silent]
Just Getting Started
[The Parhams cross a road. Then they jump back to the pavement as the sheriff in his car; sirens ablaze; abruptly passes by]
Felicity: Look Billy, Elmore's finest risking their lives to protect our freedom.
[She and Billy salute to the sheriff]
Doughnut Sheriff: [Blares siren two times]
Gumball and Darwin: That's the sound of law enforcement!
Doughnut Sheriff: [Blares siren two times again]
Gumball and Darwin: That's the sound of law enforcement! [Laughs with the sheriff]
Gumball: Oh man, I take it all back. Cops are cool!
Darwin: Yeah, that was really fun.
Doughnut Sheriff: 'Was'? What do you mean 'was'? WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED!
[He starts driving around in circles while laughing maniacally. In the process, he displaces a fire hydrant and bumps into a pole]
Doughnut Sheriff: Did you see that?
Gumball: Dude, look at your car! What are we gonna do?
Doughnut Sheriff: Ohhh. That's not a problem…for a COP!
[The sheriff gets out of his car and blocks another incoming car. He shows his badge]
Doughnut Sheriff: Stop! I commandeer this vehicle.
[Blue Elephant, the driver of the vehicle stops. When he unbuckles his seatbelt, he flies through the front window and through the Doughnut Sheriff's mouth]
Doughnut Sheriff: And that sir is exactly why you need to wear a seatbelt. [Gets in car] Come on guys, get in the car!
Gumball: Uh, this doesn't feel right-
Doughnut Sheriff: In the name of the law, GET IN THE CAR!
[The Doughnut Sheriff speeds through the road while Gumball and Darwin scream. He laughs maniacally again, and ignores a red traffic light]
Gumball: It's red! It's red! IT'S RED!
[Two cars bump into each other. The Sheriff begins to drive off the road, barely hitting pedestrians in the way. Gumball and Darwin start panicking]
Darwin: [Grunts] I don't want to be a bust to you but-uh isn't all this a bit too much?
Gumball: I think what Darwin is politely trying to say is HAVE YOU LOST YOUR GOSHDARN MIND!?
Doughnut Sheriff: [Laughs]
[He drives through some mailboxes. Fortunately, none are hit]
Doughnut Sheriff: Darn. I missed every single one of them.
[He reverses the car, mowing through them in a straight line. He drives on the road again]
Gumball: Dude, I know you just want to show you're cool. But where's the limit?!
[The sheriff ignores a speed limit sign telling him to go at fifty mph. As he passes by, it falls down]
Gumball: I mean, why not drive with your eyes closed, and your hands in the air too?!
Doughnut Sheriff: Ah, great idea! [Drives with eyes closed and hands in air]
Doughnut Sheriff: Whoohoo!
[He drives on the wrong lane, and barely hits other cars and people going the opposite direction]
Darwin: [Panicked] No! NO! He was trying to use reverse psychology!
Doughnut Sheriff: Did someone say reverse!?
[The sheriff reverses the car, and drives backwards. The car flies off a speed bump, and a speed camera takes a snapshot of the car's bottom. They continue driving, no longer reversed. Gumball takes his paws with claws stuck on the dashboard off it]
Gumball: [Almost crying] Please I'm begging you. Someone's gonna get hurt unless you stop breaking the law!
Doughnut Sheriff: Don't worry kid, nothing can happen. I AM THE LAW! [Laughs hysterically]
[He speeds up the car. Then spotting a baby carriage and the Crocodile Woman in the middle of the road, he steps on the brakes and screeches to a halt. The car stops in time, but bumps the carriage. This sends a piece of trash flying from the baby stroller]
Gumball: Oh, thank gosh it's the old stroller-full-of-trash trick.
[The piece of trash hits a live baby in another stroller from a distance, making it cry]
[Scene switches to the Elmore police station as the Chicken Bucket reprimands the Doughnut Sheriff, Gumball and Darwin]
Chicken Bucket: Misuse of your police siren, unlawful discharge of your weapon! Absolute disregard for traffic regulation, grand theft auto, assault with a motorized vehicle! BABY BASHING!? My sand castle's got a jelly moat here, and there's no one to scoop out the dice! I'm blowing a foghorn, but the only thing coming out of it is hot foam! AM I MAKING MYSELF CLEAR!?
Gumball: Nnnnnnn-not really.
Chicken Bucket: I'm taking your badges.
Darwin: We don't work for the police.
Chicken Bucket: Oh. [To Sheriff] Then I'm taking your badge. YOU'RE FIRED!
Felicity's Dark Side
[Gumball, Darwin and the sheriff sit on a bench by the road. Across them is the ice cream truck again, with Felicity and Billy both with ice creams]
Doughnut Sheriff: [Groans] What is wrong with me?
Gumball: Don't blame yourself, man. Maybe it was the heat.
Darwin: By 'heat', you mean 'you', Gumball.
Gumball: Hey! You're the one who said he was about as cool as world music.
[Darwin starts blushing]
Darwin: I did.
Doughnut Sheriff: That's alright kid, it's true.
Gumball: No it isn't! [Jumps off bench] Wait, yeah it is. [Sits again] But who will protect our freedom? Who will make sure-
Darwin: [Hums a heroic tune]
Gumball: -that society doesn't fall apart? Who will keep the streets safe for every man, woman, and child? Who will make sure that we never lose control of our destiny? Not the cool hero we want but the petty, uptight, and boring-
Darwin: [Continues heroic tune]
Gumball: [Stares and crosses arms]
Darwin: [Continues heroic tune, then stops]
Gumball: [To Sheriff] You need to get your job back.
Darwin: [Makes short tune]
Doughnut Sheriff: [Sighs] No. I don't have it in me.
Gumball: [Walks to side of the road] Well, what if someone were to…jaywalk?
Doughnut Sheriff: Eh, wouldn't matter.
Gumball: Wouldn't it? I remember a certain pastry who once told me that if one turns a blind eye on the smallest misdemeanor, before you know it the whole of society falls apart!
[Once Gumball sets one toe on the road, Felicity loses it]
Felicity: Really? Jaywalking right in front of the police?! Isn't there any law left in this town!?
Felicity: Well if that's the way it is, why should I pay for this ice cream, huh? Why don't I just help myself!? Why don't I just take the whole darn truck!
[She jumps into the truck, and beats up Larry. Then after throwing him out, she drives away]
Felicity: WHY DON'T I JUST UPSET WHO I LIKE!? [Continues raging]
Gumball: Well, that got out of hand quickly.
More Road Rampage
[Felicity rams through the park gates]
Felicity: I mean since there's obviously no law in this town, why don't I take a nice drive right through the park! Why don't I just keep on driving UNTIL I RUN SOMEONE OVER!
[Jackie and Harold jump out of her way. Gumball, Darwin and the Doughnut Sheriff chase after her]
Gumball: We need a vehicle.
Darwin: There! [Points to some bikes near a baby stroller]
[The scene switches to the Doughnut Sheriff on the stroller being pushed by Gumball and Darwin]
Gumball: Is this really the best you can do!?
Doughnut Sheriff: Just step on it. Put the siren on.
Darwin: [Imitates siren]
Felicity: [Drives through fleeing people] COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR EVERYONE'S HEALTH AND SAFETY! Why don't I just-!
[The sheriff is catching up to her. Darwin continues imitating a police siren as they continue pursuing her]
Felicity: [Drives by Tony] GET OUT OF THE WAY, DOUGHBOY!
Gumball: Watch out!
Tony: No! I've had it with people using their strollers like weapons to push people out of their way! For once you can go arou- [Gets knocked down by stroller]
Felicity: Why don't I run over this beautiful swan, and get people who dare complain- [Continues rambling]
Doughnut Sheriff: Pull over!
Felicity: [Continues rambling] -about my disregard for Mother Nature!
Doughnut Sheriff: Pull over lady! [Rams truck, and Felicity rams back]
[They both separate as a tree comes in their way. Felicity speeds up]
Doughnut Sheriff: She's headed for the gate!
[They both exit the park, with the sheriff and the boys smashing through one side of the gate]
Doughnut Sheriff: Okay. She asked for it. Get behind her!
[They get the sheriff behind the truck, and they execute the PIT maneuver. The truck screeches to its side, and rolls repeatedly over until coming to a stop in front of the police station. All its ice cream spills out, attracting the Chicken Bucket]
Chicken Bucket: Wicked! Ice cream truck.
Doughnut Sheriff: Commissioner, look out!
[Felicity comes out, and holds the Chicken Bucket at ice cream cone-point, threatening to use deadly force with it]
Felicity: Don't move! You should have done your job when you had the chance. One more step, and the commissioner kicks his own bucket!
Chicken Bucket: Please don't! I have a wife, and three nuggets to feed.
Gumball: [Quietly] C'mon man, do something!
Doughnut Sheriff: I can't! I can't think of any lame puns, and I'm not a cop anymore.
Chicken Bucket: Yes you are! [Throws badge]
[As the badge flies to the Doughnut Sheriff in slow motion, Gumball and Darwin make a tune with their mouths. The sheriff holds out a hand, only for one of the star badge's points to dig into his hand. Regardless he puts it back on, and starts throwing ice cream at Felicity with Gumball and Darwin making tunes every time he throws a cone. The sheriff repeatedly misses until one of his throws finally takes down Felicity]
Doughnut Sheriff: You just got iced.
Gumball and Darwin: [Make tunes]
A Cool Cop
[Scene changes to Felicity being cuffed, and the Chicken Bucket talking to a crowd of spectators and other people. There are cops all around]
Chicken Bucket: Well, like I've always said, when the potato chips are down, the hash come out to brown.
[Gumball and Darwin are wrapped in sheets of foil as the Doughnut Sheriff guards Felicity]
Gumball: Can you take these off please? It's like a million degrees out here.
Doughnut Sheriff: No, you're in shock.
Gumball: Can we at least have an ice cream?
[The sheriff takes an ice cream cone off Felicity's head, the same one she was taken down with, and Gumball takes a bite out of it]
Darwin: What're you gonna do with her?
Doughnut Sheriff: I'll do what any [Winks] cool cop would do, and let her off with a warning.
[He takes Felicity's handcuffs off. She runs away, and he smiles and winks in her direction.]
Gumball: Are you kidding me!? That woman is a menace to society. She's an absolute psychopathic criminal!