The episode starts by introducing Nicole, Gumball, and Darwin. Nicole claims the boys are procrastinators because she seems to have asked them to take out the trash, to which Gumball responded that they would do it later. When Nicole tells them they are "procrastinators," a word that Darwin and Gumball do not know, Gumball tries to explain its meaning to his brother, to only end up telling a bunch of stupidities (he says that it is a person who sits on a sandwich in the dark). Later, when realizing what he just said is obviously wrong, he admits that he does not understand the meaning of that strange word Nicole pronounced and points out he only uses the dictionary to scare Richard while sleeping (a flashback is shown, explaining that once Richard vomited his heart because of the scare he had got from Gumball). Anais shows up and states a procrastinator is a person who is always trying to avoid their responsibilities by doing something else instead. Gumball laughs at Anais' explanation. Nicole interposes and explains to Gumball that he is such a procrastinator that he only finished his first sentence when he was four years old, which was "I'll do it tomorrow."
Then, Nicole orders them to take out the trash again, to which Gumball responds they will do it immediately. While trying to say they are not "procrastinators," he mispronounces the word, and Anais decides to correct him. Nicole manifests a third time and tells them again to take out the trash. Intending to emphasize her demands, she assumes the persona of "The Mom-inator" (a parody of the T-800 from the movie The Terminator). Nicole goes out and explains that she "will be back" at five P.M. Gumball promises to do what she asked for, but soon, he and Darwin are in their room, inspecting their account on Elmore Plus and eating chips. Darwin asks if they should take out the trash now. Gumball tells him to hold and decides to update their status on Elmore Plus. They update their status (intentionally spelling the words wrong and adding lots of random emoticons). When they update it, the clock suddenly fast-forwards in time by almost an hour. When Gumball and Darwin try to check out what else is happening on Elmore Plus, the clock keeps fast-forwarding. They try to leave the computer, but it pulls them back like a magnet. Realizing that they cannot leave, they give up and continue eating chips while being on Elmore Plus.
The scene cuts to the time, then to Gumball and Darwin doing other things instead of taking out the trash. They are tanning themselves. They are so tanned by the sun that they become dust when they fan themselves. After more time passes, Gumball and Darwin are sitting out on the porch, and Gumball is eating candy. Gumball shows Darwin himself throwing and catching candy with his mouth. Darwin also does this (but the candy takes longer to catch). Gumball tries again, but the piece of candy hits a bird and it falls into his mouth, and Darwin catches it instead. Again, more time passes. Gumball is playing a video game while Darwin is practicing his moonwalk. Gumball asks him what he is doing, and after Darwin says he is practicing the moonwalk, Gumball demonstrates his moonwalk (an actual imitation of walking on the moon). Darwin says he is breaking the rules of the game and the laws of physics, to which Gumball responds he can not hear him since no one can hear you in space. Darwin then points out that in space, no one can breathe without a helmet, and Gumball suffocates and floats, pretending to be dead.
The scene shows more time passing again, and Gumball and Darwin are eating lunch. Suddenly, they both shout "Food fight!" It turns out to be an actual fight in which the food is fighting each other. They both play with their food, the peas being soldiers. Gumball gives the "soldiers" permission to move in, but they encounter a patrol unit. After a mushy battle, there are a few "soldiers" left. A sausage airstrike is incoming, and the "soldiers" attempt to abort the strike (without success). The strike comes, "killing" all the "survivors." Gumball and Darwin lose their appetite and grieve the fallen "soldiers." After more time, Gumball is hunting for treasure in the couch. He finds an old milk chocolate bar that Darwin says is so old it could have turned to cheese chocolate. Gumball says that cheese and chocolate are two are his favorite foods and eats the chocolate, but his body does not like it and pushes it out of his mouth. Gumball forces the chocolate in. He succeeds for a while then spits it out on Darwin's face. Next, Darwin is stacking plates, dishes, and other breakable things. He bets a dollar that nothing would break, and Gumball agrees. Darwin pulls out the cloth beneath the stack without breaking a platter, winning the bet. Then the whole house collapses, making Gumball the true winner of the bet. Gumball also breaks literally.
Later, Gumball and Darwin have a staring match. After Darwin says it is boring and asks how to make it more interesting, Gumball starts punching Darwin with his eyes. Later, they are playing catch when suddenly Gumball asks Darwin if he could do amusing things (like standing on his tail and making it go out his mouth). This leads to the point where they ask if they can fit a whole arm, then both arms and a leg in their mouths. In the end, the two swallow themselves. At 2:00 PM, the two have a "fire" sauce challenge. Gumball explodes, and Darwin melts. Later, Gumball is reading when he sees the dot from a laser pointer. He, being a cat, chases it around. It turns out to be Darwin with a laser pointer (who then throws it away, causing Gumball to jump out the window).
Gumball finally takes the trash, but instead uses it to smash the clock. Afterward, the two put makeup on before Elmore Plus pulls them back to the computer. Continuing to procrastinate, they play chess the wrong way, and then later draw each other drawing each other. Gumball sees a creepy clown in Darwin's drawing and to his horror sees that the clown is real. The clown delivers a message from their mom telling them to take out the trash. They both immediately go to do this, but just as Gumball is about to put the trash in the bin, Elmore Plus' power pulls them back to the computer. In frustration, Gumball tries to delete their account but the confirm button keeps dodging the cursor. Gumball tries to throw the computer away, but it flies back at his face.
The scene cuts to the bathroom where Gumball says he is out of ideas to avoid taking the trash out. Before they start taking the trash, they end up making music out of objects and other household materials. Suddenly, the microwave tells Gumball that it is 5:00 PM already. In a panic, the two get the trash and open the door to go outside only to encounter Nicole (still acting like the Terminator). She interrogates them about the trash and they decide to lie about throwing it away. After she asks them to put out the groceries she brought, the two go catch up with the garbage truck and Gumball successfully dumps their "trash" in it.
Because the bags looked similar, Gumball accidentally threw away the groceries, forcing the family to eat the trash.
If one looks closely at the word on the distorted and twisted box when Gumball is trying to delete his Elmore Plus account, the word is tuyvreŒcosejujl unbadhuRΘmπ wóduΣdiev ukygrxftion. This word consists of Latin and Greek letters.
This episode is tied with "The Puppy" for having the second least amount of characters in an episode. The episode with the fewest characters is "The BFFs."
This episode reveals that chocolate and cheese are two of Gumball's favorite things.
This episode shows that Gumball is an incredible artist compared to Darwin.
This contradicts Darwin's ability to draw in "The Dress."
A slowed-down horror-style variant of the ending theme plays as the Clown delivers Nicole's telegram.
The plot of this episode is very similar to "The End," in which Gumball and Darwin try to do as many things as possible before a time limit is reached.
The scene where Gumball throws up the chocolate on Darwin is cut in some regions.
Running Gags: Gumball and Darwin getting sucked up by their computer.
Gumball hums the iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey theme (otherwise known as Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss) as he extracts the chocolate bar from the couch. His actions mimic the presentation of the famous Monolith from that movie, which is shaped similarly to a candy bar.
Pulling the tablecloth off a table without moving objects on it is a popular experiment, perfectly exhibiting Newton's laws of motion.
While Gumball chases the laser, the piece "Voices of Spring" by Johann Strauss II plays in the background.
The drum roll Darwin performs on the trash cans is similar to the famous drum break in "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
The food fight scene is similar to the mission "Death From Above" from the game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where the player takes control of an AC-130 gunship.
The music that accompanies Gumball's pursuit of the garbage truck is a pastiche of the main theme from the movie Chariots of Fire. The movie follows a group of track athletes who compete in the 1924 Olympics.
When Gumball demonstrates his moonwalk, he says "In space, no one can hear you whine," which is a reference to the famous quote from the film Alien.
The face Gumball makes when pretending to suffocate resembles one made by Douglas Quaid in a similar scene in Total Recall.
Gumball trying to delete his Elmore Plus account by doing security task like inputting the correct text but then spamming the mouse by trying to click "confirm" which is what sites do so you (the user) don't want to leave the site forever and have everything removed from the site.
In another case telling you to not unsubscribe from what you signed up for and the site doesn't want you to leave.
In "The DVD," Gumball is shown to be allergic to makeup; however, he is seen wearing makeup without allergic reactions in this episode. This could be due to a certain chemical Gumball is allergic to not being in the makeup in question.
In the scene where Gumball and Darwin see who makes the best girl, Gumball's ears change position when he turns around.
In the music montage near the end, Darwin's shoes are a darker color whenever he is in the kitchen.
When Gumball and Darwin hide the trash from the Ter-mom-inator, Darwin's mouth is discolored, but not during the close-ups on the boys in that same scene.
When Darwin eats himself, his eyelashes disappear. The same thing happens when he turns red after the hot sauce challenge.
At the start of the music montage, there was only a comb and a toothbrush, but when Darwin squeaked the mirror, there were more toothbrushes.
Polski (Polish): Kunktatorzy (The Procrastinators)
Български (Bulgarian): Прокрастинаторите (The Procrastinators)
Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): Người Hay Trì Hoãn (The Procrastinator)
Português (Portuguese): Os Procrastinadores (The Procrastinators)
Italiano (Italian): La spazzatura (The Trash)
Türkçe (Turkish): Erteleyiciler (The Procrastinators)
[The episode starts off with Gumball, Darwin, and Nicole in the kitchen. Gumball and Darwin are shocked]
Darwin: Wait, what?
Nicole: You are procrastinators.
Darwin: What does that mean?
Gumball: Procrastinator: derived from the Mexican word, "Procratalamacion" which means midnight snack, and the viking word "Astinatar" which means puckered cheeks. It describes a person who sits on a sandwich in the dark.
Darwin: [Stares bewildered at Gumball]
Gumball: ...Of course I don't know, dude. You know how I use a dictionary.
Gumball: [Closes a large dictionary while Richard is sleeping on the couch in order to scare him]
Richard: Aaaaah! [He screams his heart out, literally. Gumball hides behind the couch, mortified]
Anais: A procrastinator is someone who always avoids their responsibilities by doing something else instead.
Gumball: Ha ha! That's ridiculous.
Nicole: Gumball, you're such a procrastinator that you were four years old before you finished your first sentence, and even then it was "I'll do it tomorrow." Look, I'm going to the grocery store. I'll be back at five, and the trash better be gone!
Gumball: Fine! We'll show you that we're not prosthetic actors.
Anais: You mean that you're not movie stars with bionic body parts?
Gumball: Pawn investigators!
Anais: It's procrastinators.
Gumball: You're such a smug face-inator.
Nicole: Hey! Stop wasting time and take out the trash, unless you want to face [Arnold Schwarzenegger voice] the Ter-mom-inator.
[Nicole walks out of the kitchen like a robot, while making buzzing noises with each step]
Nicole: I'll be back... at around five.
[Nicole walks out of the house like a robot]
Gumball: Don't worry, Mom, we'll get right on it!
[Gumball and Darwin are at the computer, eating chips]
Darwin: Shouldn't we be taking out the trash?
Gumball: Hold on, hold on. I have to moan about it on Elmore Plus first.
[Gumball types on the computer]
Gumball: [While typing] OMG GOT 2 SL@V3 AWAY TKING OUT DA TRASH . . . SMH
Darwin: Dude, you spelt "trash" right.
Gumball: Oh yeah.
[Gumball changes the "s" in trash to "$"]
Darwin: Add some little face things.
[Gumball adds a ton of emojis to his post]
Gumball: Hmm, should I add YOLO?
Darwin: What?! No, dude, have some self respect. Just put #swag.
Gumball: Alright. [Gumball types #swag] Alright, let's get on with it.
Darwin: Hold on, let's just check if anything else interesting is happening on Elmore Plus.
Gumball: Ok, but quickly.
[As Gumball clicks the mouse, half an hour passes]
Gumball: What the what!? Dude, we were only on Elmore Plus for a second and almost half an hour passed.
Darwin: Let me try.
[Every time Darwin clicks the mouse, a large amount of time passes.]
Darwin: Dude, Elmore Plus really puts the "pro" in the "procrastinating."
Gumball: It's far too dangerous. By the time we're finished, we'll have more wrinkles than a toe after a bath. We need to leave. Now!
[As Gumball and Darwin try to leave the room, the computer's presence pulls them back. Gumball and Darwin leave the room, but the appeal of the computer is too strong and pulls them through the door and right back into their seat]
Gumball and Darwin: Eh. [They continue using the computer and eating chips.]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard, tanning themselves]
Gumball: [In a dehydrated voice] How do I look?
Darwin: [In a dehydrated voice] Like a movie star's dad. How about me?
Gumball: [In a dehydrated voice] Awesome, like a handsome leather shoe.
Darwin: [In a dehydrated voice] Cool.
[Gumball and Darwin fan themselves. They are so tanned that the fan blows them away like dust.]
[Gumball and Darwin are eating candy on the front steps of the house]
Gumball: Hey, watch this.
[Gumball throws a piece of candy in the air, which lands in his mouth]
Darwin: Eh, not bad.
[Darwin throws a piece of candy in the air. It stays in the air a lot longer than Gumball's. Eventually, it lands in his mouth]
[Gumball throws a piece of candy in the air which hits a duck. The duck falls down and lands in his mouth. The piece of candy lands in Darwin's mouth]
[Gumball is playing a video game as Darwin appears onscreen doing a moonwalk and beatboxing.]
Darwin: Hee hee!
Gumball: What are you doing?
Darwin: I'm practicing my moonwalk!
Gumball: That's not how you moonwalk, dude. Watch and learn.
[Gumball walks like an astronaut on the moon]
Darwin: Dude, you're breaking the rules of the game, and the laws of physics!
Gumball: What? I can't hear you! In space, no one can hear you whine.
Darwin: Well, in space, no one can breathe without a helmet.
[Gumball pretends to suffocate, plays dead and floats.]
[Gumball and Darwin are eating lunch at the table]
Gumball and Darwin: Food Fight!
[The camera turns black and white and one of their plates is shown as a battleground, from the view of a gunship. On one side there are peas, on the other sweet corn kernels.]
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] Pea squadron, we have visual on our carrot target.
Gumball: [Walkie-talkie static] General Spork talking, you have permission to move in!
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] Wait! There's a batallion of sweet corn!
[The corn and peas in the food bowl charge each other, and start killing (or rather, popping) each other]
Darwin: They are popping! I repeat, they are popping! We're getting mushed!
Gumball: [Walkie-talkie static] This is General Spork. You have ten seconds before sausage airstrike. That's ten seconds-
Darwin: [Walkie-talkie static] No, wait sir! There are peas still in their pod!
Gumball: -Five seconds…
Darwin: Abort! Abort!
[A sausage is dropped, it slowly falls down onto the "battleground"]
Darwin: I said abort!
Gumball: Three… [The surviving peas run around the plate in a panic.] two… one…
[The sausage hits the carrot, and explodes. The screen fades to white, and then to Darwin and Gumball looking sadly at the plare, now full of mashed up food.]
Gumball: [Sorrowfully] That was nowhere near as fun as I thought it would be.
Darwin: [Sorrowfully] I think I've lost my appetite.
[Gumball and Darwin hug]
[Gumball and Darwin are on the couch. Gumball is digging inside the couch cushions. ]
Darwin: What are you doing?
Gumball: I'm treasure hunting.
Darwin: Dude, there's nothing interesting down there.
Gumball: Oh, really?
[Gumball hums Also Sprach Zarathusa, while bringing out an old milk chocolate bar from within the couch]
Darwin: Eugh! That milk chocolate bar is so old, it must have turned into cheese chocolate. Just throw it away.
Gumball: Are you kidding me? Cheese and chocolate are two of my favorite things!
[Gumball attempts to eat the chocolate bar multiple times, but his body keeps rejecting it]
Darwin: Dude, stop. You clearly don't like it.
Gumball: My body just has to learn to like it.
[Gumball tries to eat the chocolate bar again. As his stomach growls, it seems like his body has finally accepted it.]
Gumball: See? Such is the power of the mind over the- [Gumball vomits up the chocolate bar whole onto Darwin's face]
[Darwin is stacking up plates, bowls and other platters on the kitchen table. Gumball watches him, worried.]
Gumball: Dude, I'm not sure this is a good idea.
Darwin: I bet you a dollar that nothing breaks.
Gumball: You're on!
[Darwin reaches for a cloth under the stack of plates, bowls, and mugs and pulls it from under the stack. Nothing breaks.]
Darwin: Heh, heh! Cough up.
[Gumball takes a dollar and gives it to Darwin. The whole house collapses around them. Gumball takes back his dollar, as well as Darwin's bill, which was sitting on the table the whole time.]
Gumball: Thank you, and thank you! [Laughs, then shatters to pieces]
[Gumball and Darwin are having a staring contest]
Darwin: This staring match is boring. How can we spice it up?
Gumball: Like this? [Gumball hits Darwin with his eyes] Or like thiiis!? [Gumball hits Darwin with his eyes repeatedly]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard, throwing around a frisbee.]
Gumball: Hey, dude, can you do this? [Gumball makes his tail go in and out of his mouth]
Darwin: No. But can you do this? [Darwin stretches his arms and waves them around, and his legs grow shorter and longer]
Gumball: Not bad. But can you do this? [Gumball "stands" using only his tail]
Darwin: Not bad, but can you do this? [Darwin makes his lips larger and smacks them]
Gumball: No. But how about this? [Gumball burrows his head into the ground. It reappears behind a fence] Oh, hi!
Darwin: [Darwin does a handstand while flapping his buttocks repeatedly] How about this?
Gumball: Yeah!? Well, can you fit your whole arm in your mouth? [Fits whole arm in mouth]
Darwin: I can fit two-and a leg! [Fits both arms, and a leg in mouth]
Gumball: How about this? [Fits torso in mouth]
Darwin: [Muffled] How about this? [Fits all limbs in mouth]
[Eventually, both Gumball and Darwin swallow themselves and disappear into thin air]
Gumball: Are you ready for the fire sauce challenge?
[Gumball and Darwin each eat a spoonful of hot sauce]
Darwin: Eh, not so bad.
[Both begin to sweat and redden. Suddenly, Gumball's tail catches on fire like a fuse]
Gumball: [Panics, attempting to blow out the fire, until his upper body blows up like a firecracker.]
Darwin: Hehe! Some people just can't handle their hot sau- [Screams and melts into a puddle]
[Gumball is on the couch reading Captain Punch, when a red dot appears. This makes Gumball act like a cat and chase the red dot, and in the process destroy or scratch up lots of items in the living room, as well as himself. Meanwhile, Darwin is outside with a laser pointer, trying to find out how it works. It is pointed towards a window of the house.]
Darwin: Nah. This laser pen is garbage.
[Darwin throws the pointer away, causing Gumball to smash through the window in his pursuit of it.]
Gumball: Ok, I guess it's time.
[Gumball finally takes the trash bag from the kitchen. He uses it to smash the clock in the other room.]
Gumball: [Sighs] That clock was driving me nuts. [Throws garbage bag back in the kitchen]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the bathroom]
Gumball: Okay, who would be the best looking girl? One, two, three!
[Gumball and Darwin turn around and face the camera. They have lots of makeup on their faces]
Darwin: Hmm. You know what's missing?
Gumball: More makeup! I think mom's got some in her bed- [Elmore Plus on the computer chimes] Whoa!
[Gumball and Darwin are pulled to the computer. Their makeup is ruined. Gumball starts typing]
[Gumball and Darwin are in the backyard, about to play chess with a timer.]
[Gumball is arranging his chess pieces in their proper places. Darwin is bored.]
[Gumball finishes arranging his pieces]
Gumball: [Pressing a timer] Perfect.
Darwin: So, are you gonna teach me to play now?
Gumball: Yes, Darwin. But remember: chess is a very complex and strategic game. You do not play the board, you play your opponent.
Darwin: Like how?
Gumball: Like this!
[Gumball throws a chess piece at Darwin. Then they both throw chess pieces at each other]
Drawing Pictures (4:30 PM)
[Cut to the living room where Gumball and Darwin are drawing each other, with a fruit bowl on the table]
Gumball: Okay, finished! Go on, show yours.
Darwin: No, you first.
Gumball: Okay. Both at the same time.
Gumball and Darwin: Three, two, one!
[They both reveal their drawings. Gumball's drawing is a detailed sketch of Darwin. Darwin's drawing resembles a child's. There is a creepy looking clown in his drawing, and Gumball notices this]
Gumball: Dude! We were supposed to be doing portraits. Why would you add [Gumball puts down his drawing, revealing a clown outside of the window] a scary clown through the window inside [Glances at the window] of a beautiful- [Sees that the scary clown is real and closes his eyes, frightened]
Clown: [Deep voice] I've got a telegram for Gumball and Darwin Watterson. [Inhales][Rapping] "Take out the trash, it can be done in a flash. If you can do the math, you can avoid your mom's wrath. Signed, Nicole Watterson." [Smiles, then disappears from the window]
[Gumball and Darwin look at each other, terrified]
Deleting Gumball's Elmore Plus Account (4:45 PM)
[Gumball and Darwin are finally getting around to taking out the trash, and are heading for the trash bin with it]
Gumball: Well, I guess we had to do it at some point.
[Suddenly, the computer receives a notification from Elmore Plus, which draws Gumball and Darwin back into their room through the window. The trash is brought along with them]
Gumball: That's it! I'm deleting my Elmore Plus account. [Clicks] Ok, are you sure? [Clicks] Yes. Are you really sure? [Clicks] Yes. Are you absolutely sure? Yes! [Clicks] I'm absolutely sure! For security reasons, please enter the word in the box below. Okay, uh-
[Gumball and Darwin can't read the word in the box due to it being distorted and twisted. Gumball flips the keyboard over and slams in on the desk. Somehow, the input received by this action is correct.]
Gumball: Aha! Just click confirm.
[Gumball tries to click "confirm." However, the confirm button avoids all his attempts to click on it.]
Gumball: ARGH! THIS IS HOW YOU DELETE AN ELMORE PLUS ACCOUNT! [He tries to pick up the computer monitor, but its still attatched to the tower.] Hold on. [Unscrews a VGA connector] Need to get those little screws at the back. THIS IS HOW YOU DELETE AN ELMORE PLUS ACCOUNT! [Throws computer monitor out the window, a few wires snapping off as he does.] Yah!
[The monitor is drawn back towards Gumball, and it hits him in the face. The scene smashes to black just as it hits him. Cuts to the bathroom]
I'm Out of Procrastination Ideas. Or Am I?
Gumball: Oh man. I'm out of "procrastellation" ideas.
Darwin: Looks like we'll have to take the trash out after all.
[Gumball and Darwin start to sigh. Slowly but surely, their sighs begin to gain a rhythm, and they start banging on objects around the house and making music. After a short musical sequence, the microwave clock turns to five o'clock as an armpit fart sound punctuates the end of the "song."]
Gumball: Oh my gosh, it's five PM!
[Gumball and Darwin rush outside to take out the trash. But when they open the door, they run into Nicole/ The Ter-mom-inator. A red light appears on her sunglasses as she analyzes and identifies them, T-800 style.]
Nicole: [Robotic voice] Did you take out the trash?
Gumball and Darwin: Mhm. [Both smile sweetly]
Nicole: [Robotic voice] Good! Now take the groceries, and put them away!
Darwin: Yeah, sure.
[Nicole walks into the house and, through the living room like a robot. Gumball and Darwin hide the trash bag. Suddenly, Nicole notices something and turns towards them. Gumball pushes the trash bag from Nicole's sight with his foot, Nicole just pats Gumball, and then continues walking away. Both sigh in relief. The garbage truck outside leaves]
Darwin: [Gasps] We're cooked!
Gumball: Not yet!
Taking Out The Trash
[Gumball and Darwin rush outside, accidentally taking the grocery bag instead of the trash bag. Gumball chases the garbage truck down the street in slow motion. He runs into a bus stop sign, causing the bag to fly out of his hands, and eventually into the garbage truck. In celebration, Gumball and Darwin jump up in the air and freeze frame (the screen irises out somewhat). The scene then cuts to the family sitting at the dinner table, eating the trash for about ten seconds.]
Richard: Uh, can I have some more of the sports section, please?
Nicole: [Sighs] Can someone please explain to me how this happened?