The episode starts off with Gumball, Darwin, and Anais getting out of bed and fighting over the computer, however, realize that a password has been set on their computer. Richard then explains to them about the password and him trying not to be the bad cop of the situation (Nicole actually was the one behind it). Gumball and Darwin then kick Anais out of the room to figure out the password.
Gumball types in "PASSWORD" hoping that it is correct. This proves to be false, so he suggests that they use their heads literally, both slamming their heads into the keyboard. The boys then get a password hint that says "Favorite Child." Gumball types in his name but it is wrong. Darwin then tries his name, however, this still proves to be futile. Gumball and Darwin then run up to Anais asking her who could be the favorite child if either of them were not. They then realize that it must be Anais who is the favorite child. Running back to the computer, they type in "Anais" as the password. The password is correct, causing Gumball and Darwin to be disappointed.
Gumball and Darwin start thinking of what they can do to make Richard like them both, while at the dinner table eating breakfast. They come up with the idea of trying to be nice, then they freakishly smile at Richard. Richard runs to the kitchen in fear of their weird smiles, telling them he is going to make another sandwich. Gumball says that he and Darwin will make the sandwich for him instead. They carry Richard to the kitchen table, Darwin trying to let Richard sit down while Gumball makes his sandwich. Richard accidentally gets his teeth stuck to the table while Gumball brings him a huge sandwich. Darwin pulls up Richard to get his teeth unstuck. Gumball shoves the sandwich into Richard's mouth, to which he begins to choke. Gumball assumes he is not swallowing it because it is too dry, so Gumball squirts a bottle of mayo into his mouth. Gumball and Darwin then realize he is choking, Gumball attempts the Heimlich maneuver but is unable to do it, telling Darwin that their father is too fat for his arms to reach around. Gumball and Darwin try to jump on his stomach to make him puke the sandwich out. Richard then throws up the sandwich all the way to the roof.
Gumball and Darwin try to give Richard a bath, but he declares that he does not need a bath. He also claims he should not get into the water with candles around him. Then Richard slips on a bar of soap and grabs the shower curtain, which makes a candle fall on top of Richard, catching him on fire. Richard jumps into the bathtub, trying to put out the fire. However, his skin starts burning due to the hot water.
Richard decides to escape from Gumball and Darwin so he can have a moment of peace and quiet. He gets into his car but its surprised when he understands he is not alone. He finds out that a cube dog is inside of his car, and it starts attacking him, which is later confirmed to be another plan by Gumball and Darwin. Darwin wonders how a dog attacking Richard would work. Gumball explains that they are going to save him. Gumball decides to throw a steak so the dog would run and get it. However, instead of the dog, Richard actually gets off the car and crosses the street to go catch it. Unfortunately, a vehicle off screen runs over Richard.
Gumball and Darwin then show Richard an edited video that they made of Anais saying bad things about him. Richard is hurt about what Anais "confesses" in the video, assuming that it was real. However, at the end of the video, there us a part where Darwin talks about the plan, which was accidently left in, Richard becomes quite upset over this and tells Gumball and Darwin to go to their room. Gumball and Darwin storm off telling Richard that Nicole is their favorite parent. Later on, they are all eating dinner when Nicole asks how Gumball and Darwin's day was. Gumball and Darwin ignore her, so she asks the same question to Richard, to which he responds about how he had to be the bad cop and that he is the second favorite parent.
Richard asks both Gumball and Darwin to get into the car, but Nicole snatches them first and takes them to go get them a computer, to prove that she is the favorite parent. Then Richard grabs Gumball and Darwin from Nicole's car and puts them both in his car without unbuckling their seatbelts. Once Richard starts driving Nicole gets slung across the street. Nicole tells both Gumball and Darwin to jump out the window and get into her car. Gumball tells her that would be insane to do. Nicole then tells Richard to stop the car. Richard ignores her then Nicole jumps onto the roof of the car and then smashes the cars windows open and reaches for Gumball and Darwin. Nicole then tries to play I Spy with them to let them calm down. Gumball and Darwin tell her that there is a Truck coming towards them. Nicole moves over then drives to Ripley 2000 to pick up the computer before Richard does. Richard crashes into the store and tells Nicole to let go of the computer. Nicole and Richard then fight over this then Darwin commands them to stop. Larry is glad that the two have stopped fighting because someone had to pay for the damage. Nicole gives him a cracker as a source of confusion, but before Larry can realize, they are gone.
At home Richard tells Nicole that he made "PASSWORD" the password to the computer, Gumball and Darwin then figure that Anais was actually the one who changed the password. Gumball and Darwin run upstairs to find Anais on the computer where she confirms their suspicion. Gumball and Darwin fill with rage and explode as Anais walks away smugly.
The square-shaped swirl icon on the desktop is a potential reference to the audio file mixing software "MixPad."
The smiles Gumball and Darwin make look similar to those of Ben Drowned, a popular Gaming Creepypasta icon.
Gumball and Darwin stating that Anais and Richard finish each other's sandwiches is a reference to the song "Love is an Open Door" from Disney's Frozen.
The black poster of a face with red eyes and an evil grin in Ripley 2000 greatly resembles "The Guy," the mascot of the popular heavy metal band Disturbed.
Richard Watterson's use of "PASSWORD" as his password is a reference to the fact that it is one of the most common, and therefore least secure, passwords used. In 2013, however, "PASSWORD" was unseated from first place by "123456."
At the end of the episode, when Gumball realizes they have all been tricked, he remarks "Clever girl..." This is a reference to the movie Jurassic Park, where the park's game warden says the same thing after getting outmaneuvered by velociraptors.
Near the end when Anais walks out of the room and Gumball and Darwin explode, a soundalike of the main guitar riff from Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" is played.
Her confident, casual strut is a popular action movie trope, known as the Unflinching Walk, in which a character walks away from some spectacular or violent event, usually an explosion, without reacting.
Though likely unintentional, the sound effect played when Nicole slams down the shutters of the store originates from the video game Half-Life.
In the photo of Gumball, Darwin, and Anais on the computer, Gumball's arm is too long.
When Darwin and Gumball get mad at Anais for changing the password of the computer at the end of the episode, Darwin's eyelashes are missing at one point.
The toothpaste tube that was part of the sandwich the boys made for Richard phases through his mouth for a couple of frames when the two shove the entire sandwich down his mouth.
[The episode begins with Gumball, Darwin and Anais sleeping. Soon, the alarm clock rings, making them bolt upright.]
Anais: IT'S MY TURN!
Gumball: NO! THE COMPUTER IS MINE!
Darwin: NO! IT'S MY TURN!
[They fight for the computer, but Gumball manages to claim the chair. However, just before he lands in the chair, Darwin quickly throws a pencil holder containing sharpened pencils onto the chair. Gumball sheds a single tear as he lands on the pencils]
Gumball: Good move, but I can take it.
[Gumball turns on the computer, but there is a prompt for password]
Gumball, Darwin and Anais: Password?
Darwin: But who?
[Richard pushes away the open door behind the kids, revealing himself. He closes it.]
Richard: [Menacingly] I did it.
Gumball: Have you just spent the whole night hiding behind that door for dramatic effect?
Richard: [Menacingly] No.
Darwin: Then why does it looks like your bladder is about to explode?
[Richard is evidently desperate to go to the bathroom, with his legs crossed and everything]
Richard: [With little emotion] You kids spend too much time on that thing! You should be playing outside.
Gumball: Why do I have a feeling that you sound like Mom right now?
[Nicole's arm comes through the door, and gives Richard a note to read]
Richard: "Your mother has nothing to do with this! I take full responsibility for being the bad cop this time. Read this, or you sleep on the couch tonight."
[Nicole closes the door]
Richard: [Whispers] Sorry, guys, you know she can be a real dragon sometimes.
Nicole: I HEARD THAT!
[Fire, presumably from Nicole, seeps through the door. Richard exits the room.]
What's the Password?
[Gumball finds himself sitting on air while Anais tries to guess the password. Gumball pulls Anais (still on the computer seat) towards the door.]
Anais: But it's my turn!
[Gumball takes her out the room and dumps her onto the floor]
Anais: Uh! HEY! C'mon, you promised!
Darwin: Try the word "Password."
Gumball: Ha, c'mon. Even dad's not that dumb.
[Darwin raises one eyebrow. Gumball types "password", but the password is incorrect]
Gumball: Ha, it can't be that complicated. Let's just use our heads.
[Gumball and Darwin bang their heads on the keyboard until a password clue appears]
Gumball: "Password clue: favorite child?"
Gumball: [Inhales deeply] Ooh… ah… ouch. Sorry man. This is awkward.
[Gumball types his name in the password box, but the password is still incorrect]
Gumball: What the what!?
Darwin: [Gasps] Really? [Cries] This moment is so much bigger than me. I would like to thank my parents, and my manager.
[Darwin, while crying, types his name in the password box, but the password is incorrect]
[Anais is banging on the door in the background]
Gumball: Well if it's not you, and it's not me, then who could the favorite child be?
[Anais (still banging on the door in the background) is heard.]
Anais: Come on, guys! I've got real work to do. You just waste time on Elmore Plus!
[Gumball and Darwin run to the door]
Gumball: Anais, who would dad's favorite child be if it wasn't me or Darwin?
[Gumball and Darwin both gasp and run back to the computer.]
[Gumball enters "Anais" in the password box. He presses enter and the password is correct]
[Darwin does a victory dance]
Gumball: What are you doing?
Darwin: A victory dance, we cracked the password!
[Gumball turns off the computer]
Gumball: It doesn't matter. Don't you get it? Anais is the favorite child.
Darwin: Yeah, but— oh.
[Darwin does a sad dance]
Gumball: What is that?
Darwin: It's a sad dance.
Gumball: Oh! Okay.
[Gumball joins in with Darwin's sad dance]
Who Is the Favorite?
[Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and Richard are at the table eating breakfast]
Gumball: Alright! So here's the plan to get me to be the favorite! First we-
[Darwin interrupts Gumball]
Darwin: Wait, why do you get to be the favorite?!
Gumball: Well, because, you're...you know? Technically...from a biological point of view- [Coughs]adopted[Clears throat] you know...?
Darwin: No, actually, I don't. Why don't you tell me?
Gumball: It's because you're...already my favorite! Huh?
[Darwin slowly forces a smile.]
Gumball: Ha ha! I knew it would work.
Darwin: [Through his teeth] Darn you.
Gumball: Anyway, I'm not the enemy. [We cut to the other side of the table. Anais is being petted by Richard.] Look at her over there, acting all innocent.
Anais: [Hums happily]
Gumball: [Imitates Anais while making a face] She knows she's the favorite.
Darwin: Maybe we're overreacting.
Gumball: Overreacting? Dude! They're even finishing each other's-
Gumball: What? No, sentences.
Richard: Sweetie, can I finish your-
Anais: Sandwich? Sure! [Laughs happily] See you later!
[Richard eats her sandwich]
Gumball: Sandwiches as well? Oh, man, this is total-
[Gumball pauses to let Darwin finish his sentence. Darwin does not grasp this, and there a long pause. Gumball sighs.]
Gumball: [Groans] This is so unfair. Why is she the favorite, anyway?
Darwin: Well, maybe because she's nice to him.
Gumball: Well, let's be even nicer!
[Both Gumball and Darwin smile freakishly at Richard, who is reading a newspaper. He notices their smiles. He smiles back. They continue freakishly smiling at him. Richard is disturbed and covers his face with the newspaper.]
Richard: Uh... I'm gonna make another sandwich! [He runs off to the kitchen. Gumball and Darwin follow after him literally in a flash]
Gumball: Please dad, sit down. We'll do it-wait! Even better, we'll carry you there! [Lifts Richard with Darwin]
Richard: No wait, a- [Gets bumped into a wall] P-please put me down!
[Gumball and Darwin carry Richard back to the table]
Gumball: [To Darwin] Quick! Put him in his chair.
[They dump him on the floor, missing his chair. Richard's large tooth gets stuck in the table.]
Darwin: Oh. Sorry, Mr. Dad.
[Richard tries to pull his tooth out. Gumball comes back from the kitchen, carrying a very large and tall sandwich]
Gumball: And sorry for keeping you waiting. [Sets down plate with the large sandwich] Here you go. An all-you-can-eat sandwich!
Richard: [Still with tooth stuck in the table] How do you know I deserve it?
Gumball: Well, of course you deserve it. [Takes sandwich] Here-
[Darwin pulls Richard's ears, getting his tooth out of the table.]
Gumball: -let us help you! [Gumball drops the whole sandwich into Richard's mouth. Richard starts choking]
Gumball: I think he's trying to say something.
[Richard continues choking on the sandwich]
Gumball: Oh, sorry. It's a bit dry. Here, have some mayo!
[Gumball squirts lots of mayonnaise into Richard's mouth. The mayo starts spilling from his nose, mouth and eyes]
Darwin: Dude, he's choking.
[Gumball and Darwin run around, panicking. They calm down and decide what to do.]
Darwin: Do the Heimlich maneuver!
[Gumball attempts to wrap his arms around Richard]
Gumball: I-I cant! He's too fat-
Darwin: Ah! That's not a very nice word.
Gumball: H-he's got too much personality! [Gumball unwraps his arms from Richard, who then falls on his back]
Darwin: Come on!
[The two go on top of the table]
Darwin: Three, two, one!
[They both jump at the same time on Richard's belly. Richard continuously spews all the contents of the large sandwich he was fed in a fountain. Gumball and Darwin (still on his belly) watch the seemingly unending fountain.]
A Nice Hot Bath
Gumball: Dad, we're sorry about the sandwich thing, so we ran you a bath.
Richard: But I don't need a bath!
Gumball: Don't be silly. Just try it!
Richard: I don't know. All these candles and the water on the floor doesn't seem-AH!
[Richard slips on a bar of soap, and tumbles into the shower curtain. A candle falling on the curtain sets him on fire. Richard panics, and jumps into the bathtub.]
Richard: Aaaahhh. [The hot water starts turning Richard's body red] Hot. Hot! HOOOOOOOOOOOT!!
Saving Richard From a Dog
[Richard, now completely red, sneaks down the stairs, then hides behind the couch and looks around. He runs outside and enters his car.]
Richard: Ah, finally. Some peace and quiet.
[A dog appears behind him in the backseat, and starts attacking him]
Darwin: So, remind me again how this is supposed to work?
Gumball: It's easy. You put him in a perilous situation, and then save him. Then we become his favorites.
Darwin: Oh, that makes sense.
Gumball: Pass me the diversion device.
[Darwin gives Gumball a piece of steak]
Gumball Don't worry, Dad! We'll save you! [Whistles and throws the steak across the street]
[Richard chases the steak like a dog and gets hit by a car offscreen.]
Gumball: [Sighs] This isn't working, we need to take a different approach.
Anais Saying Bad Things About Richard
[Gumball and Darwin show Richard show an edited video made of various clips of Anais talking]
Anais[On TV]: My dad is a -- dork! -- He looks like -- a leg of -- ham -- in a pink -- leotard -- and smells like -- the underside of a - watch strap! [Static]
[Richard is clearly dismayed at this]
Gumball: Ah, I know. Not such a cute little bunny after all.
Darwin: It's okay, Mr. Dad. We're here for you.
[The TV shows a recording of Darwin explaining the plan]
Darwin: Ah ha ha! This is a great idea! Then we can make it look like she's saying bad things about Mr. Dad, when she didn't! Oh wait, is this thing still on? [Tape cuts]
Richard: THAT'S IT! I'VE HAD WITH YOU TWO! You've choked me! You've burned me! The steak you fed me was undercooked! I think I need to tell you off, but I've never been the bad cop before! What would your mother do?!
Darwin: She would tell us to go to our room.
Richard: THANK YOU! THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL! NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!
Gumball: LOOK! We've been nice to you all day, okay? [Gumball and Darwin go upstairs] We've tried everything, but nothing works! Well you know what, dad? You're only our second favorite parent anyway!
[Richard is hurt by this comment]
[The scene cuts to the Wattersons eating dinner. Richard, Gumball, and Darwin are still in bad moods.]
Nicole: So... You guys have a good day? [Beat] Richard, did you have a good day?
Richard: DOES IT MATTER?! WHATEVER I DO, I'LL ALWAYS BE THE BAD COP, AND YOU'LL ALWAYS BE THE FAVORITE!
Nicole: Favorite? What are you talking about?
Richard: It's easy for you. But somebody has to keep these kids in line, and if that means I lose the popularity contest-
Nicole: Richard, parenting is not a competition!
Richard: What? Afraid you'll lose?
Nicole: I really doubt that but it's not about-
Richard: OH YEAH? You two, in the car, NOW!
Gumball and Darwin: What? Why?
Richard: Because there's only one way to guarantee your children's affection. YOU BUY IT! Boys, I'm getting you a new computer!
Nicole: Oh no you're not!
Richard: Why not?
Nicole: 'CAUSE I'M GONNA DO IT FIRST!
[Nicole speeds outside with Gumball and Darwin. Richard chases her but returns to grab all the food on the table.]
Richard vs Nicole
[Nicole straps in Gumball and Darwin, but Richard grabs them and throws them in his car, all without removing them from the other car's seatbelts.]
Richard: Everybody strapped in? Good! Let's go!
[Richard starts to drive]
Nicole: Okay! Everybody ready? [Looks behind her to see the overstretched seatbelts, and growls in anger]
[Nicole tries to turn the car around, but Gumball and Darwin are pulled back into the car by the seatbelts, destroying one of the doors. Richard returns, grabs the kids again, stops to laugh at Nicole, then drives off. Nicole soon follows.]
Nicole: [Rams Richard's car] Kids! Kids! Just jump across!
Gumball: No, because that would be insane.
Nicole Yes, fair point. [Speeds up a little] Richard, stop the car! This is stupid!
Richard: If it's stupid, why don't you stop first?
Nicole: Alright, I will! [Slows down a little to talk to the kids] You kids have your seatbelts on?
[They whimper in response, and she speeds off. She turns the car around, and smashes into Richard. Shee gets out and hops onto Richard's car like a ninja]
Nicole: Kids, close your eyes!
[They do what she says, and she grabs them through the windows. She returns to her car, kids in tow, and drives off. Richard outmaneuvers her, and blocks her way with his car. While this is happening, Gumball and Darwin bump into each other as Nicole swerves the car left and right, looking for an opening.]
Darwin: Ahh! Stop! This is going too far!
Gumball: Yeah, but look on the bright side: on the astronomically slim chance we survive this, we get a new computer!
[The two cars drive near a truck with a ramp on the road. Richard continues blocking Nicole.]
Richard: Just give me the kids, Nicole. There's nowhere else to go!
Nicole: Oh really? Hold on, kids! We're taking a detour!
[She drives over the truck's ramp, and Richard gapes as her car flies through the air. Nicole's car lands in the opposite lane, and she finds Richard is nowhere to be seen.]
Nicole: Woohoo! Huh, that was a little tense. Why don't we calm down with a game? I spy with my little eye-
Gumball and Darwin: Truck!
Nicole: No, it begins with an "M."
Gumball and Darwin: Oh. Massive truck!
Nicole: No, it's magpie-- Aaaaaah!
[She screams as she barely avoids a large truck. She breaks through the guardrail onto the other lane, and slams into Richard's car. They both pull into a gas station, and calmly refuel. ]
Nicole: Oh. Uh, Richard, do you have the card?
Richard: Sure. [Gives her the card]
Nicole: Thanks. [Uses card, then throws it away]
[She gets in her car, and drives away laughing. Richard hurriedly gets back in his car, throwing money at the pump, and drives off without taking off the hose. Back the road, the gas station can be seen exploding in the distance.]
Richard: I'm not giving up, Nicole!
Nicole: [Shows a wrench]
Richard: [Gasps] So?
[The front tires of his car come off. Nicole arrives at the stores, and parks. She rushes into a video store, dragging her kids.]
Gumball: No, mom, wait! Stop, this is crazy!
[Nicole locks down the store]
Gumball: Uh, the best one's in the middle.
[Nicole takes a computer, and rushes to the counter]
Gumball: No, mom!
Larry: Hey! What's going on!?
Nicole: No time to explain! Just let me pay for this!
[Richard crashes his car into the store, and wrestles with Nicole for the computer.]
Nicole: Forget it, I was here first!
[They fight for it until Darwin stops them]
Darwin: STOP! Look at yourselves. We don't care about the computer, we just want our parents to get along.
Gumball: [Whispers] Or both.
Nicole: Oh gosh, you're right! I'm so sorry, Richard.
Richard: [Holds Nicole's hands] No, I'm sorry. You were right. Parenting isn't a competition.
Nicole: We can take it in turns to be the favorite, and the bad cop. Thanks Larry, but we don't need a new computer.
Gumball: [Quietly offscreen] Goshdarnit!
Richard: Yeah, we've got each other.
Larry: Awww. I'm so glad you guys aren't fighting anymore, 'cause SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR ALL THIS!
Nicole: Oh of course. Allow me. Oops! [Approaches the counter and "accidentally" drops something]
[Larry bends over behind the counter to pick up what Nicole had dropped]
Larry: Wait a minute. This is a cracker.
[The Wattersons are gone]
Larry: Ohhh, you gotta be kidding me-! [Eats the cracker]
The One Behind It
[Back at home, Nicole and Richard are with Gumball and Darwin]
Nicole: Well, I guess the important thing is you know there's no favorite in this family. Never was, never will be.
Darwin: So, are you gonna change the password on the computer now, Mr. Dad?
Richard: What do you mean?
Gumball: Oh, you know. "Anais," favorite child? It's the password.
Richard: No it isn't. [Whispers to Nicole] The password is "Password". Crafty, huh?
Gumball: But who else could have changed the- [Gasps] Clever girl...
[Gumball and Darwin run to their room, and find Anais using the computer. They gasp]
Anais: Nyeh, it's all yours, guys. I've been on it all day. [Walks between them] Oh, good luck logging in. I changed the password.
[Gumball and Darwin stare at her, turning red with rage and growling as she walks by casually and coolly. Rock music plays, and Gumball and Darwin explode as she walks towards the camera unflinchingly. Episode ends]