The episode begins with the Wattersons angrily complaining about their day being the worst day ever. Nicole asks Richard to make dinner since she is too angry to make anything, and this causes everyone else to ask each other to make dinner. Richard then gets an idea that they should have "a balanced meal with meat and vegetables" with "tomatoes, and ham served on a bread base for a slow release of energy with melted cheese on top because dairy products are good for growing children's bone structure." He also says "it should minimize dish washing, and be round in shape negating any sharp edges to avoid oral injuries." The others take this as pizza, which makes Richard upset (since he thought he had just created a new kind of food which he was going to call "the circular half-sandwich with stuff on it").
Nicole attempts to order pizza, but she breaks the phone from still being too angry. So Richard instead orders from Fervidus Pizza for them. He then speaks with Larry, and gives him specifications for the pizza (a family sized pizza with one-fifth margherita, one-fifth vegetarian, one-fifth surf, one-fifth turf, and one-fifth mega meat with none of the fifths being cooked in the same oven, but required to be at an identical temperature on delivery). Then Richard also asks for a toy and gets angry when Larry says they do not do toys (Larry eventually agrees to get a toy). Larry says he will be there in forty-five minutes, but Richard's stomach growling makes Richard ask for the pizza to be delivered in fifteen minutes. Then he is asked for a tip in compensation for the half-hour long call. Being given the choice, Richard readily says no. Then the family starts waiting for their pizza.
The Wattersons get bored while waiting, and Nicole tries to distract them by watching TV. But in the news, a pie chart appears which makes Richard become even hungrier, and this makes Nicole turn it off. Then she gets the idea to tell why they had such a bad day. Nicole tells them that her bad day all started when her car broke down on the way to work. Larry (the repairman), inspects her car and charges her with $100 to fix a superficial damage. But Nicole gets enraged and breaks one of the headlights. Larry charges her with $200 to fix the new damage, and Nicole screams and breaks the windows. After being charged with $500, Nicole unintentionally causes her car to break down and collapse. With the total coming to $750, Nicole (even though knowing that Larry is just doing his job) rages at Larry. When Larry asks for a tip, Nicole rages at him again. Then she ends her story, her head was still big from the story she told, and deflates her head back to normal. Despite this, Gumball is still hungry for the pizza, and starts to digest himself.
Outside, things begin to go wrong. The Donut Cop's car is on fire while there is an explosion in the distance. The Wattersons, bored and hungry, do not notice this. Eventually, Richard gets the family to ask him about his bad day, and he tells them. His bad day started at the burger joint when Larry refused to serve him food because he had ingested 12,000 calories an hour before. Richard says he exercised, but Larry reveals that he just saw him walk out, stare at his watch, then walk back in. Richard leaves, and then suddenly jumps on the counter and drinks lots of shake and eats the condiments. Larry tries to stop him, but in the end, he just asks Richard to pay for all he consumed (which Richard does). After being asked for a tip, Richard responds by blowing straw wrappers at Larry's face and running away. After his story, Gumball starts hallucinating and sees Darwin as a sausage. Darwin also starts hallucinating, but he is so hungry he sees Gumball as a handbag instead, Anais as a cupcake, Nicole as an ice cream, and Richard as a burger.
Out of the house, signs of chaos are starting to show (with Tobias running away from Colin and Felix on bikes). Gumball decides to tell his parents why he, Darwin, and Anais had a bad day. They were in the video store, waiting in line to rent a DVD. But as they waited, they unintentionally spoiled all the plots of the movies the customers in line were planning to see, making them leave. Larry pleads to them to stop ruining his business, but they say that there is no one there. Anais remarks that no one rents DVDs anymore, and after Larry asks why they are there Gumball says he is supporting his favorite store. Larry asks for a tip, and Gumball mistakes this as being offered money. Larry then screams at them after Gumball takes some money from the tip jar. Once again, they declare the day as the worst day ever.
But suddenly Anais realizes that someone else had a worse day than them. After her family insists that they had the worse day than all of each other and get confused to who else could have had a worse day, Anais tells them that Larry's day was far worse than theirs since he is done his jobs without getting any respect from them. When the family does not recognize Larry well, she dials Fervidus Pizza. A message of a miserable Larry tells them that he has quit all his jobs and that he is leaving Elmore. Anais says that the situation is grim since the town does not function without Larry. After Gumball draws the curtain and sees exploding cars, burning streets and chaos the family agrees to find Larry and apologize to him.
With their car breaking down (and its parts being stolen by unruly citizens), the family runs through the streets. They encounter Sal Left Thumb, and a corrupt Donut Cop. They try to convince them to stop, but Sal is taken down by the sheriff, and the sheriff reveals that he has not been paid and thus he does not care. The family then takes cover from a swarm of locusts and finds a seemingly unconscious Principal Brown. Principal Brown then reveals himself to have been twisted by the chaos, and he with other twisted citizens corner the Wattersons in what they claim is their territory. Mr. Small tells the family that they plan on eating them and apologizes since it is the survival of the fittest.
Reacting to the latter's last remarks, Nicole single-handedly takes out all of her family's attackers. Afterwards, the Watterons cheer in victory and dress up in "apocalyptic" outfits. They soon find a sad Larry. Larry asks them what they are doing there, and why they are dressed like that. Gumball responds "Because it is the apocalypse." The Wattersons tell Larry that society has broken down when he left (even though it was only twenty minutes ago). They say it took that long for them to see how precious he is and they apologize to him by giving him a hundred dollar tip. Larry thanks them (even though Gumball tells him that because of the inflation caused by no business, the tip is almost worthless). After thanking them, he charges them with 9000 dollars for the pizza they ordered. Nicole writes him a roadkill check, and Richard tips him with rats, ending the episode.
[The episode starts with the whole Wattersons family going inside their house. They are complaining noisily]
All: Worst day ever!
[Then they sit on the couch. Its legs break due to their combined weight. They all grunt angrily]
Nicole: Richard, it's your turn to make dinner! The only thing I feel like serving up today is a knuckle sandwich!
Richard: Gumball, it's your turn to make dinner!
Richard: Because I'm too angry to think of a valid excuse!
Gumball: Darwin, make dinner!
Darwin: Why me?
Gumball: Because- [Hisses like an alien monster, showing his teeth and fangs]
Darwin: Anais-! [Anais slaps Darwin]
Richard: Look. We've all had a difficult day. What we need is a balanced meal with meat and vegetables. I'm thinking tomatoes, and ham served on a bread base for a slow release of energy with melted cheese on top because dairy products are good for growing children's bone structure. It should minimize dishwashing, and be round in shape negating any sharp edges to avoid oral injuries.
Gumball, Darwin, Nicole, and Anais: Oh, yeah. Pizza.
Richard: Dagnabbit, I thought I just invented a new food. I was gonna call it "The circular half-sandwich with stuff on it." [Sighs] I guess my greatest invention will remain the potato sticks fried in oil.
Nicole: [Walks over to phone] Okay, then, we'll get pizza delivered. [Literally punches in numbers angrily]
Anais: I think you're still a little bit intense, Mom. You shouldn't touch anything for a while and let Dad do it.
Richard: Okay, have you got it?
Larry: Yes. We have a family-sized pizza with one-fifth Margherita, one-fifth vegetarian, one-fifth surf, one-fifth turf, and one-fifth mega meat. None of the fifths can be cooked in the same oven but must be an identical temperature on delivery.
Richard: And a toy.
Larry: I'm sorry sir. We don't do toys.
Richard: AND A TOY.
Larry: I guess I can run by the toy store. Your pizza will be there in forty-five minutes.
Richard: [Stomach growls] I don't have forty-five minutes! Faster!
Larry: Fine. If I skip my break, I can be there in half an hour. [Richard's stomach growls again] FINE. If I run the red lights, I can be there in fifteen minutes!
Richard: [Stomach growls approvingly] That is acceptable.
Larry: That'll be nine ninety-nine, and would you like to add a tip?
Richard: Nnnn-I don't know. Does it taste good?
Larry: No, sir. I mean do you want to pay a gratuity, for service and in compensation for the half-hour long order you just made?
Richard: Do I have a choice?
Larry: Always, sir!
Richard: Great! Then no! [Hangs up phone] We're getting a pizza, and I saved us money! This day just got twice as good!
Waiting for the Order
[Outside, the Donut Cop drives into the Watterson's trashcans. Then he drives away. The Wattersons, all bored, wait for their pizza]
Gumball: Ugh! This is taking forever.
Nicole: Be patient, boys. It's only been sixteen minutes. Let's take our minds off it. [Switches on TV]
KipSchlezinger: [On TV] Good evening. Our biggest story tonight is of course the sudden spike in random aggression in Elmore. To illustrate the situation, here's a pie chart. [Points to pie chart]
Richard: [Stomach growls] Turn it off! Pie charts make me hungry!
Nicole: [Switches off TV] Why don't we all tell each other about our day, and why we got upset in the first place. I'll go first. I was on my way to work [Transitions into a flashback. Nicole's car is being checked by Larry on the side of the road] when the car broke down.
Larry: Well, the damage is only superficial. [Closes car hood] So it shouldn't cost more than a hundred dollars.
Nicole: A hundred dollars?! [Breaks headlight] Excuse me?!
Larry: Better make that two-hundred.
Nicole: Wha-a-a-at?! [The sound of her voice breaks the windows]
Larry: Uh, five-hundred?
Nicole: WHAT?! [The whole car falls apart at the sound of her voice]
Larry: [Yelps, whispers] Seven-fifty?
Nicole: Before I do what I'm about to do, I want you to know this is not your fault. You're just doing your job, but someone has to suffer for what happened and unfortunately, you're the only one around. [Inhales deeply. Her head suddenly grows big, and she begins yelling at Larry in a demonic, threatening voice] YOU ARE A WORM! YOU'RE A THIEVING, BOTTOM-FEEDING, MONEY-GRABBING CROOK! PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE SQUEEZING THE VERY LAST CENTS OUT OF HARD-WORKING FAMILIES!YOU'RE THE REASON ICE CAPS ARE MELTING AND BABY POLAR BEARS ARE HOMELESS![Returns to normal, sighs in relief][Normal voice] I think that's all there was. Here. [Hands Larry the money]
Larry: Uh. Would you like to add a tip?
Nicole: Sure, a little extra twelve percent. [Inhales deeply, and her head grows again. She resumes shouting at Larry in her demonic voice] YOU'RE A WORTHLESS MAGGOT! A POINTLESS LITTLE--
Nicole: [Normal voice] Anyway, I feel much better now. [She sees her family pushing away her head with a table (which has become large)] Oh. Sorry. A little too much in the moment there. [Head shrinks to normal]
Gumball: [Groans] Where's the pizza? I'm so hungry I'm beginning to digest myself. [He pulls up his shirt to reveal a hole in his stomach. The hole begins consuming Gumball's head]
[Outside, the Donut Cop's car is on fire but continues to move on its own. The Wattersons continue to wait in boredom and hunger. Richard sighs, and looks at his family. He repeatedly sighs]
Nicole: Alright, fine! Richard, how was your day?
Richard: I don't want to talk about it!
Nicole: Richard, you obviously want the attention.
Richard: Fine, if you all insist. [He waits. The rest of the family glares at him] …Come on. Insist!
Gumball: Just tell the story already!
Richard: Alright. So, I was in the burger joint-
[Flashback to Richard ordering food at the front of a line]
Richard: Five double cheeseburgers, and three cookies and cream shakes.
Larry: Sir, please! You just ingested twelve-thousand calories an hour ago! To burn that off, you would literally have to catch fire. I can't in good conscience serve you another meal before you exercise!
Richard: But I did exercise.
Larry: [Whispering] Sir, I saw you. You just walked outside, stared at your watch for an hour, and walked straight back in.
[Richard sighs, and walks away. Suddenly he jumps onto the counter, and drinks a shake directly from the dispenser]
Larry: Sir, stop that! [Richard grabs bottles of ketchup and mustard and begins eating them] Sir, you need to leave! You've had enough!
Richard: I'll tell you when I've had enough! [Continues consuming condiments]
Larry: Sir! I'm gonna have to ask you to pay for that! [Richard throws money at Larry] Huh. I'm sorry, but it's company policy to ask. Would you like to add a tip?
[Richard stops eating and walks over to the counter. He takes all the straws, rips off part of their wrappers, and blows the remaining wrappers at Larry. Then he runs away]
Darwin: Well, the customer is always right. So even though you were very clearly in the wrong, you were in the right.
Gumball: Ugh! WHERE'S THE PIZZA!?
[He looks at Darwin, and sees him as a sausage]
Gumball: I'm so hungry I'm starting to hallucinate.
[Darwin shakes his head, and sees Gumball as a handbag]
Darwin: I'm so hungry I can't even hallucinate right.
[Nicole (as an ice cream), Richard (as a hamburger), Gumball (still as a handbag), Darwin (still as a sausage), and Anais (as a cupcake) all sigh]
Larry Quits His Jobs
[Tobias runs and screams as he is chased by biker gangs. There is fire, and an explosion behind the Watterson's house. The family still waits, unaware of the situation in the outside world. Then the lights fluctuate]
Gumball: Well. Since the pizza still hasn't arrived, I might as well tell you why we're in such a bad mood. So, earlier on, we went to the video store…
[Flashback. Gumball, Darwin and Anais wait in a line at Laser Video]
Gumball: Exactly what I'm saying, dude! These days, the trailers show you the whole thing, apart from the end credits.
Darwin: Yeah! What's the point of watching the whole movie when you already know what happens in it? It's like going up to this guy [Gestures to Dr. Butt] and saying "Oh, you know that movie about the wizard kid under the stairs? Well, at the end the bearded dude gets iced by the goth guy.
[Dr. Butt farts in anger]
Anais: Or like that one with the asthmatic robot who turns out to be the laser samurai's dad.
[Sussie's Mom rips off her hair, screams, and walks away]
Gumball: Yeah! Or at the end of the planet in the monkeys when we realize that it was Earth all along.
Tony: [Drops down on knees] You maniacs! GOSH-DARN YOU![He tries to get up, but is stuck. He rolls away]
Larry: Guys, please! You're killing my business here.
[Gumball, Darwin and Anais look behind them and notice that everyone is gone]
Gumball: Dude, there's no one here.
Anais: You need to rethink your financial motto. No one rents DVDs anymore.
Larry: Then what are you doing here?
Gumball: [Hands Larry his payment] Supporting my favorite store!
Larry: Well, how 'bout a tip?
Gumball: [Takes money from the tip jar] Well, sure. Thank you. Hey, look, a twenty.
Larry: [Furiously shouts]GET OUTTA HEEE-
Gumball: What kind of store bans its own customers?
All: [Sighs] Worst day EVER!
Anais: …Wait. Do you know who really had the worst day ever?
Richard, Gumball, Darwin and Nicole: [Furiously] Me!
Anais: No, guys. Who really suffered all day?
Richard, Gumball, Darwin and Nicole: Me.
Anais: No! Who always puts up with us without ever getting any respect or gratitude?
Richard, Gumball, Darwin and Nicole: Oh. Me!
Anais: NO! Who's the person who's probably spitting in our pizza because of how we've all treated him?
Richard, Gumball, Darwin and Nicole: …you?
Anais: NO! LARRY! It's Larry, guys.
[Gumball, Darwin, Nicole, and Richard all mumble, not knowing who Larry is]
Anais: The guy that does every job in this town.
Gumball: Ohhh. Barry!
Nicole: I always thought he was called "Harry."
Richard: Wait. Mary is a man?
Anais: [Sighs and facepalms] I think this man deserves an apology. [Dials pizza phone number]
Larry: [Through phone] Welcome to Fervidus Pizza. Unfortunately we cannot take your call right now, because [Angry] Er-because I can't take it anymore! I have only one thing left to say to you, Elmore! [Normal] Try our family deals for five dollars, ninety-nine. [Despairing] Goodbye, Elmore! I quit
[The phone call ends. At that moment, the electricity goes out. A siren is heard. It turns out to be Richard wailing]
Richard: We're never gonna get our pizza!
Anais: No, this is really bad! This town doesn't function without Larry.
Gumball: Let's not panic. How bad can things get in fifteen minutes?
[He draws the curtains covering a window, and reveals a scene of total chaos, anarchy and the apocalypse of Elmore. People scream and Gary runs from cube dogs as cars bump into each other and explode. A passenger plane crashes and explodes. A tiger jumps onto a vulnerable Marvin. At once, Gumball covers the window]
Gumball: Okay, I think we'd better apologize to Larry.
[The family starts their car, but fails]
Nicole: Someone's siphoned down all of our gas!
Gumball: I think they took a little more than that.
[Their car breaks down. Citizens steal the remains of the car in a flash]
Gumball: Well, I-I guess we'll just have to…um…
[Richard pretends to start up a car, and they all move with him. They run across the wreckage of the town]
Gumball: How can things get this bad?
Anais: This is what happens when Larry's on strike!
[Sal Left Thumb steals a television. He stops as Gumball talks to him]
Gumball: Wait! Think for a second. Stealing TVs in the middle of the apocalypse? Can't you see how wrong and stupid this is?
SalLeftThumb: Yeah, you're right! There's no TV signal! [Steals more equipment] Thanks, kid.
[He runs off only to be tackled by the Donut Cop. The family cheers for him]
Donut Sheriff: [Cuffs Sal] I'll have that, [Grabs TV] thank you very much.
Anais: What! Aren't you supposed to fight crime?
Donut Sheriff: Larry also worked as the police force accountant. I haven't been paid, so goshdarn you all!
[He gets in his car, and drives off only to crash into the window of a store. He then throws an object at the remains of the window, and gets inside. Richard begins grabbing things]
Gumball: Dad, what're you doing?
Richard: I'm getting provisions for our life in the broken world. You'll thank me when you're sleeping in your comfy canoe. [Grabs a canoe and a mattress]
Anais: Can't we just sleep on the mattress?
Richard: No way! That's our emergency raft in case the town floods.
Anais: Oh, come on! We don't have time for this. We have to find Larry before things get worse.
Darwin: How can they get any worse?
Gumball: How about a plague of locusts?
Darwin: A whaaaa?
Gumball: [Panicking] Locu-u-usts!
[The family runs away, and takes cover as a swarm of locusts fly by them]
Anais: This is turning apocalyptic!
Darwin: No. It's just that Larry was in charge of pest control. [Notices something] Guys, it's Principal Brown! I think he might be hurt!
[Brown is lying facedown on the ground. Darwin walks to him]
Darwin: Principal Brown? Are you alive?
[He doesn't move, but amongst the wreckage there is movement]
Darwin: Principal Brown?
Gumball: No, Darwin! It's an ambush!
[Principal Brown gets up, and scares Darwin. He has markings on his face, and goggles in place of glasses]
Nigel Brown: I am no longer Principal Brown. I am the eagle of the rooooost!
[Leslie, Alan, Tobias, and Carmen's father emerge from the wreckage around. Jackie moves out of the ruined vehicle, clinging bottles, and Harold emerges from the vehicle, trying to growl and charge at the Wattersons, although he is held back by his collar from Jackie]
Gumball: AH! What do you want!?
[The twisted citizens advance slowly to the family, but are stopped by Mr. Small's megaphone. He stands atop a heap of wreckage]
Mister Small: This is our territory, and you are now our prey.
Gumball: What? Are you planning to eat us?
[Mr. Small jumps down, and approaches them]
Mister Small: Yes, I ran out of tofu and soy milk. So you guys aren't on any antibiotics, are you? If I have to eat meat, I want it to be organic.
Gumball: Are you serious!?
Mister Small: I'm sorry. But it's survival of the fittest.
Nicole: Good. Then you won't mind me doing this.
[She grabs Mr. Small, and flings him on Harold and Jackie, knocking them out. Then she grabs Leslie, bites off a petal and uses his pot like a mace, taking out Carmen's dad. Nicole howls, and throws Leslie down. She punches Principal Brown and sends him flying to a vehicle windshield]
[Alan backs away. Nicole then blows, and he gets popped by a sharp part of Harold’s hair]
The Apology for Larry
[In one portion of Elmore, Larry sadly looks down at his empty tip jar and breathes heavily. Then the Wattersons come to him. They are dressed as if it was the apocalypse]
Larry: Why are you guys here? And why are you dressed like that?
Gumball: Because, it's the apocalypse! And because… well, it-it's the apocalypse.
Anais: Society collapsed as soon as you resigned.
Larry: But that was only twenty minutes ago.
[In the distance, a large explosion followed by a mushroom cloud occurs]
Gumball: Yeah, and that's all the time it took for us to realize our mistake. We needed to be reminded of how precious you are. So this is for you, Gary.
[He puts a hundred-dollar bill into Larry's tip jar]
Larry: A hundred-dollar bill? Thank you.
Gumball: Yeah. Don't get too excited. Without you, there is no business and since nothing was being bought, which ruined the economy and forced up inflation, this one-hundred dollar bill can probably just about get you a rat burger, or a kick in the teeth.
Larry: Still, it came from the heart. But in that case, this pizza now costs nine-thousand dollars.
Nicole: Do you mind if I write you a roadkill check?
Larry: Sure! We now also accept payment in uranium, antibiotics, and melee weapons.
[Nicole gives Larry a check]
Richard: And here's your tip.
[He hands over some rats which scares Larry. Episode ends]