The episode begins with Gumball and Darwin walking in the gas station with backpacks, discussing about skipping school for the day, and Gumball also recommending dropping out whilst complaining.
They walk up to Larry, who states that Gumball and Darwin should go to class and not ditch school. Gumball argues that Larry’s been doing small jobs with no expectations, and he has been living the dream. Larry then gets the idea to get Gumball and Darwin to try his jobs while he takes his annual five minute break (which he has to take or else his heart will stop).
Gumball and Darwin begin their jobs by following the to-do scroll to the last letter from down a railroad track to Joyful Burger. Harold suddenly calls the boys for service, and complains to them that he ordered a bottomless drink, but his was not. Harold pulls out a dictionary to look up the word bottomless to prove his point, and states it means "Without a bottom," expecting them to give him free stuff. Gumball complies by removing the bottom from the cup, making the soda pour out and making the cup "bottomless," much to Harold's shock.
Then, elsewhere in the mall, a poorly attired old lady calls the boys for help. She says that she has lost her little boy, Timmy, and asks that if they could help find him for her. When Darwin asks her what her son looks like, she states that he is "5'10, about two hundred pounds, red hair, a mustache." Confused, Darwin then asks the old lady when and where she last saw him and she answers 1975 in New Jersey, flustering Gumball and Darwin. Gumball speaks into the PA system to call little Timmy to come to the counter at her request which she adds that he has to sing TImmy's favorite song to him, which Gumball reluctantly complies, disgusting the shoppers. Timmy, now revealed to be old himself, appears to reunite with his mom, and they lick each other's fingers, much to Gumball and Darwin’s disturbance. Then the old lady says her son is hungry and requests a cloth sack, a baseball bat, and a possum. Once Gumball redirects her to the police station saying they would give the old lady what she requested, she rewards them with a pair of dentures.
Felicity summons Gumball and Darwin at a restaurant, requesting them to move her closer to the window. They keep pushing Felicity to the window at her stubborn request, until they accidentally push her out the window, and she falls into a bush. Suddenly, a bank robbery occurs. Gumball and Darwin, now bank clerks, start putting money in a bag. However, the bank manager corrects them that the bank is doing the robbery, so Gumball orders the Dolphin Man to drop his mortgage in the bag, then his watch, and his pants, and the Dolphin Man walks away crying. The bank manager scolds them, stating that they forgot to give the crook a payday loan at 1,000% interest. At the pet store, Mr. Small complains that the animals are caged and they should be free. But when he lets them out their cages, he is attacked by tarantulas, snakes, parrots and dogs then the animals run out of the store. Gumball charges him with $12,000. Mr. Small asks if there is a return policy to which Gumball replies that Mr. Small must bring the pets back to the store to get his money back.
At Fervidus Pizza, Gumball receives a call from a customer. They are required to deliver it to a place that is completely barren, and they questioned if it was the correct address. At a plane's landing site, the caller tells Darwin to hold up the pizza and it is revealed that the caller is a pilot who hated airplane food, when a plane suddenly comes in really low and snatches the pizza out of Darwin’s hand, leaving the boys terrified. When Gumball asks where the money is, the pilot simply says she tossed it out of the plane somewhere over Reno.
Later, the boys are the employees of a store which has customers banging on the doors. Nervous, Darwin asks what day is it and it turns out to be Friday, November 24th, Black Friday. Both of them are trampled by the mob of customers who broke into the store to hunt for bargains. It turned into a massive free-for-all and left the store competely empty and the boys bruised all over.
The two are then needed at the gas station again where the Cowboy requests for the bathroom keys after purchasing gas, and an angry Gumball cleans it and slaps a "No" sign of what the Cowboy did afterwards. Darwin then delivers a package which instructs him to climb into the customer's window of the house. He is met with the Melted Cheese Guy, who reveals that after he orders he never has to lift a finger, nor a toe, requesting Darwin to open the package and use the nail clippers inside to trim his toenails. After Gumball cleans the toilet again, they are tasked to clean an extremely messy movie theater. It turns out during the movie, the Ice Cream Guy tossed a popcorn into the air and into his mouth to impress the woman sitting next to him. The rest of the men in the theater saw this and followed suit to the girl next to them and failed. Thus, the popcorn went everywhere resulting in the huge mess.
After cleaning the bathroom once more, both of them work at a Bobert factory and comments that it is not so bad because the robots do all the work, but they are later fired because they are not needed. A traumatized Darwin later erases his pupils after an operation in the hospital and faints. They go on to do other frustrating and difficult jobs like cleaning the bathroom multiple times, getting an annoying haircut request, trying to fit a shoe on a huge lady’s foot, etc.
Larry then comes back to the gas station and calls for Gumball and Darwin. Suddenly, an extremely stressed Gumball jumps up from behind the counter and on Larry’s face, asking why he was gone for so long. Larry then reveals that it really was five minutes. They ask Larry how he deals with this day in and day out, and he replies that the threat of getting kicked out from not paying his rent is a great motivation. He explains that if he had stayed in school, he would have a good paying job so it would not be so hard to buy the things everyone wants in life. Darwin realizes that Larry let them try his jobs to teach him and Gumball a lesson. Larry smiles and asks them what the lesson was, to which Gumball cheekily answers that they should go to school because they need to learn more in order to find jobs so they do not waste their lives making money like Larry does every day. They then condescendingly thank Larry and go off to school while Larry solemnly ponders over Gumball's words, thus ending the episode.
Principal Brown is seen walking at the mall, despite the episode taking place during school time.
Felicity is first seen at the supermarket, but moments later she is at the restaurant, asking Gumball and Darwin to move her closer to the window.
Similarly, Hot Dog Guy is at the mall terrified by Little Timmy, but is seen walking outside the restaurant, seeing Felicity fall. Like Principal Brown, he is supposed to be at school since he is a student in Elmore Junior High. Billy and Banana Joe are more students that should be at school.
Another error like this is that Mr. Small is seen in the pet store, but is supposed to be in school, since he is the school counsellor.
A bunch of characters are seen in multiple locations all in the span of five minutes.
[Gumball and Darwin are shown walking in the convenient store at TDM Gas]
Gumball: I say we ditch school today. They've already taught us the three key things we need to know— how to do the grammaring of words good and how to count.
Darwin: I don't know, man. I feel like we still need math. Like say you've got twenty dollars and you wanna buy three two-dollar candy bars. How much money do you give Larry?
Gumball: [Throws money on Larry's desk] All of it and wait for change, like everyone else does. I say we don't just ditch school today, we straight up drop out. Ah! [Accidentally breaks a Gumball machine]
Larry: [Angrily] Hmm.
Gumball: Yeah, well, sorry, but Mewtwo's first law of physics— what goes up, uh, stays in Vegas.
Larry: Isaac Newton would be spinning in his grave, but gravity won't let him. Personally, guys, I think you should go to class. Look at me! Nothing good comes out of ditching school.
Gumball: What are you talking about? You spend all day doing small jobs with no expectations whatsoever! You're living the dream, Larry.
Larry: Given how little I sleep, that's more true than I wish it was.
Gumball: Trust me, man, school is way worse. Last summer, we only had six weeks off instead of eight.
Darwin: Then, it was straight back to the everyday grind, the old nine-to-three!
Gumball and Darwin: [Shuddering] Ugh.
Larry: What about college? I hear it's pretty fun!
Gumball: What's the point of college? Sure, you discover yourself, but it turns out that yourself is someone with a hundred dollars of debt and a didgeridoo.
Larry: But what would you do for money?
Gumball: Same thing that graduates do— take some job as a bag boy at the local supermarket or something.
Larry: Hmm, fair enough. Hey, could you fill in for me while I take five? My doctor says if I don't take a break at least once a year, my heart might stop from exhaustion.
Gumball: Hey, go for it, man! Take longer if you want.
Larry: My doctor says if I take longer than five minutes, the drop in adrenaline could stop my heart.
[Gumball and Darwin, in uniform, laugh behind Larry's counter, scanning items]
Larry: [Sighs] Can I trust you with this?
Gumball: Oh, I don't know. I mean, it looks really hard. Let me fully shut down my brain.
Gumball: Am I doing this right? More gawping?
Darwin: No stress. We got you, dude.
Larry: Eh. [Exits the store]
Gumball: Okay, we just follow this timetable to the last letter.
[Gumball and Darwin, panting, follow the extremely long schedule which happens to extend over a train crossing]
Darwin: I think that's it—
[A train passing by has a continuation of the same list, and Gumball and Darwin groan. At Joyful Burger, a printer prints the end of the list by the time they get there]
Gumball: Ah, there it is. So, what do we do?
Darwin: What it said on the timetable. Didn't you read it?
Gumball: I didn't say I'd read it. I said I'd follow it to the last letter.
[Gumball looks to the list, which says "327. LOCK DOOR"]
Gumball: Oh, good guess.
Harold: Can I finally get some service here?
[Gumball and Darwin pop up at the cashier counter]
Harold: I purchased this so-called bottomless cup of soda not ten minutes ago, and yet, I was barely out of the door when I discovered this!
Gumball: But there's nothing wrong with your cup.
Harold: Are you trying to deny my consumer right to make bogus complaints to get free stuff?
Darwin: Of course not, sir. Bottomless means you can just refill the cup as much as you like.
Harold: Oh, really? Then I suggest you have a chat with my little friend, Webster! He's a dictionary salesman, got me a good discount on this one. Aha! Bottomless, adjective— without a bottom. I think this deserves a gesture of good will.
Gumball: As you wish, sir. [Punctures the cup with a fork]
Woman: A little help, please.
Lost and Found
[Gumball and Darwin change their uniforms and pop up at the customer service counter, in front of an old woman]
Darwin: Are you okay, ma'am?
Woman: I've lost my little Timmy. Can you help me to find him?
Darwin: Sure, what does he look like?
Woman: He's five ten, about two hundred pounds, red hair, a mustache.
Darwin: Okay, when was the last time you saw Little Timmy?
Woman: Nineteen seventy five.
Darwin: You meant here in the store?
Woman: No, in New Jersey.
Darwin: I'm sorry, madam, but—
Woman: Can you call him on the PA, please?
Darwin: But how could he possibly—
Woman: Can you call him, please?
[Gumball and Darwin look each other in sadness]
Gumball: [In a microphone] Uh, could little Timmy come to the counter, please?
Woman: You got to sing his song if you want him to come.
Gumball: Uh... how does the song go?
[The scene shows Gumball's song horrifying the customers]
Gumball: [Singing] Make me a cake and fill it with brisket
The taste of your hands only sweetens the biscuit
Mama's proud boy, his belly is swollen
Slathered in butter until it turns golden
Darwin: I'm really sorry, madam, but I don't think little Timmy is going to—
Little Timmy: Mama!
Woman: Timmy! Oh!
[Both Timmy and the woman flick each other's lips and flutter their tongues]
Gumball: Okay, anything else we can do to you?
Woman: Yes, my baby's hungry. I would like to purchase a clothsack, a baseball bat, and a possum.
Gumball: Of course, so just walk straight out of the mall, turn left, go to the police precinct, and ask the same question there. They'll give you exactly what you need.
Woman: Thank you. Here's a tip for your trouble. [Gives him dentures and exits]
Gumball: [Throws the denture away] Ugh!
[In a restaurant, Gumball and Darwin attend to Felicity as waiters]
Gumball and Darwin: Yes, ma'am?
Felicity: I would like to be moved closer to the window, please.
Darwin: Sure! Please change seats.
Felicity: I said I would like to be moved closer to the window.
[Gumball and Darwin grunt, pushing Felicity's chair]
Felicity: A little closer, please.
[They push Felicity's chair closer, causing her to squeeze against the window]
Felicity: I said, closer.
[They push further]
Gumball: Is this close enough, ma'am?
Felicity: I said— [Shatters through the glass and falls] The view is terrible!
[Gumball and Darwin sigh, and a bank alarm goes off in the background. They gasp]
[Gumball and Darwin attend the bank as tellers. The Dolphin Man, heavily breathing, comes up front]
Gumball: Oh my gosh, what the what is going on here!?
Teller: This your first time dealing with a stick-up? Don't worry. Everything will be fine. Just follow the procedure.
Gumball: Okay, okay. [Puts money in the bag]
Teller: What are you doing? He's not robbing us. We're the bank. It's our job to rob him!
Gumball: Oh, right, uh, okay. Drop your mortgage in the bag!
Dolphin Man: [Gasps] Please, I have children!
Gumball: Good to know. We'll come for them next!
Dolphin Man: Yes, yes, yes.
Gumball: That's a pretty watch!
Dolphin Man: No, please! It belonged to my grandpa!
Gumball: You want to try me? I'll drop your credit score so low you won't even be able to get a loan at the library, punk!
Dolphin Man: Well, at least I'm leaving with my dignity.
Gumball: No, we'll have that too. Your pants— put 'em in the bag.
[Dolphin Man puts his pants in the bag and hurries away in tears]
Gumball: [Shuddering] Ugh. I feel dirtier than a rat who joined law enforcement but actually had family connections to the mob and was turning police evidence over to the gangsters.
Darwin: You mean like a rat who was a rat.
Gumball: Yeah, I guess that's a better way of saying it.
Teller: Boys, I am very disappointed in you. You forgot to sell him a payday loan at a thousand percent interest.
[Gumball and Darwin shudder]
Mister Small: This is unacceptable!
[The scene begins with Mr Small in the pet store. Gumball and Darwin walk onscreen with new uniforms on yet again.]
Gumball: What seems to be the problem, sir?
Mister Small: This place is a scandal. All of Mother Nature's creatures deserve to be free. Run, my eight-legged brothers! [Gets bitten by spiders] Aah! Go, you're free! [Gets squeezed by snakes] Fly! [Gets attacked by birds] Ah, ah, ah! Maybe these little guys will be more grateful.
[The dogs and all the other animals attack him and leave]
Darwin: Well, I hope that was worth it.
Mister Small: Yes, because they're all free!
Gumball: No, they're not. They were twelve thousand dollars.
Mister Small: Do you have a return policy?
Gumball: Yep, you bring them to the store and get your money back.
Mister Small: Glad I didn't pay upfront! [Faints]
[Gumball and Darwin sigh as a phone is ringing in the background]
[Gumball and Darwin pop up as cashiers at Fervidus Pizza]
Gumball: Fervidus Pizza, may I take your order? Sure, one pepperoni pizza coming up!
[Gumball and Darwin end up delivering the pizza in the middle of the desert]
Darwin: Are you sure this is the right address?
[Gumball picks up a ringing cellphone]
Pilot: Good afternoon. I'm on my way. Can you hold up your hand, please?
Gumball: Sure. Uh, Darwin, raise your hand so she can see us.
[Darwin raises his hand]
Pilot: No, your other hand, the one holding the pizza.
[Darwin shrugs and holds up his other hand. A plane comes, causing Gumball and Darwin to scream]
Pilot: Thanks. I'm a pilot, you see, but I hate airplane food.
Gumball: Wait, what about the money?
Pilot: I just dropped it off.
Pilot: Somewhere over Reno. Over and out. [Hangs up]
Darwin: So it turns out that wearing a store uniform is the grown-up version of having a sign on your back that says "kick me."
Gumball: Yeah, I think the sign would say something ruder than that.
Black Friday Terror
[Yelling and banging can be heard through the supermarket entrance]
Man: Let us in! It's nine a.m.!
Darwin: Dude, what's today's date?
Gumball: Friday, November twenty-fourth. [Gasps] The Black Friday sales!
All: Sale! Sale! Sale! Sale!
Gumball: What's our motto, soldier?
Darwin: Semper satisfy, sir!
[The mob starts to flood the supermarket and cause complete chaos. Gumball cries in terror]
Gumball: War is sales.
In the Hall of the Shopping Slaves
[A register rings. Gumball and Darwin serve as cashiers at the TDM Gas convenience store, with a cowboy nearby]
Darwin: Okay, that's one full tank of gas. Is there anything else, sir?
Cowboy: Yeah, I'd like the keys to your restroom, please.
[Hall of the Mountain King starts to play. Gumball, after cleaning the bathroom, sticks a sign not allowing handstands on the toilet. Darwin, a delivery boy, rings the doorbell, carrying a box]
Darwin: [Reading] "If no one answers, leave in safe place. Go around the back, climb the ladder, cross the road, jimmy the window open, crawl in the room, and leave the package."
[Darwin climbs through the window to find an immobile Melted Cheese Guy]
Darwin: [Screams] Oh, can I have a signature please?
Melted Cheese Guy: Eh.
Darwin: Oh, right, okay. [Slides clipboard under his hand] Are you sure you're not taking this too far?
Melted Cheese Guy: Your website says once you click, you don't have to lift a finger again. Now open the box and take out the nail clippers. I ain't lifting a toe either.
[Gumball sticks a sign preventing planking on the toilet seat. He and Darwin then open up a theater room to find popcorn everywhere]
Gumball: Like, how?!
[A flashback reveals an Ice Cream Guy throwing popcorn in his mouth to impress his lover]
Ice Cream Guy: Hmm?
[The Ice Cream Girl giggles. All the other men try to throw popcorn to impress their lovers]
Julius, Patrick, Carmen's Father, Jeff, Quattro, Harold, and Cowboy: Hmm?
[Gumball sticks a sign on the bathroom door, preventing jetpack usage on the toilet. Cuts to Gumball and Darwin working at the Bobert store]
Darwin: Oh, this one's not so hard.
Gumball: Yeah, the robots do all the work.
Goblin: Exactly. That's why we don't need you anymore.
[Gumball and Darwin sigh. Darwin exits out of an operating theater in the hospital and wipes out his pupils. Gumball sticks a sign on the bathroom door, preventing cows on the toilet. A montage shows all the different jobs Gumball and Darwin endure through. Larry enters the convenience store]
Larry: Uh, guys?
Gumball: What the what, Larry?! You— you said you'd be gone for five minutes.
Larry: It was five minutes.
Gumball: Are you kidding me!? We had time to grow crow's feet!
[They show him their wrinkled faces]
Larry: Oh! You thought wrinkles were caused by aging! No, kids, it's from your face contorting from the pain of knowing you're selling the majority of your time on Earth for seven dollars an hour.
Gumball: Larry, how do you do this day in, day out?!
Larry: I find that the low-level terror of not being able to pay my rent is a great motivator. You see, if I had stayed at school, I'd have a well-paid job, and then it wouldn't be so hard for me to buy the things everyone wants in life— a cool car, a nice condo, a big TV, designer clothes, the latest phone, a second TV for the bedroom...
Darwin: Ah, I see what you did there, Larry. You got us to try your jobs to teach us a lesson.
Larry: Maybe, and what was the lesson?
Gumball: That we should go to school because we need to learn more in order to find jobs that fulfill our souls so we don't have to waste our lives running after money in order to buy pointless stuff to fill the gaping holes of our existential dread, like you do!