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’s 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 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’s 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 200 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 again, nor a toe, requesting Darwin to open the package and use the nail clippers inside to trim his toenails. After Gumball cleans the toliet 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’s 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 don't 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's 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.
If the episode takes place on Friday November 24, then they should be celebrating Thanksgiving rather than going to school.
A bunch of characters are seen in multiple locations all in the span of five minutes.
[The episode begins with a view of TDM Gas, the camera switches to inside. Gumball and Darwin are seen walking through the convenient store.]
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 2 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. [Leans on a gumball machine and accidentally breaks it]
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 9-to-3!
[Gumball and Darwin shudder.]
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 $100,000 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 a break at least once a year, my heart might stop from exhaustion. [Walks over to door]
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: [Behind the counter, wearing uniforms, laughing.]
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. [Darwin laughs. ] Am I doing this right? More
Darwin; No stress, we got you, dude.
Larry: Eh. [Walks out of the store.]
Gumball: Well, we just follow this times-table to the last letter. [Points to the list of turns in the wall and follow it to the backside. Both sigh awkwardly and keep following the list until a siege in front the rail roads of a train]
Darwin: I think that´s it´s ov... [A train with the same list pass behind them]
Gumball and Darwin: [Both sigh and keeps walking til' they arrive the dessert. The scene cuts and both enter to a Joyful Burguer branch where a photocopier ends the list]
Gumball: There it is, so, what do we do?
Darwin: And what did appear in the times-table, didn't you read it?
Gumball: I don´t say I read it, I say just followit to the last letter.
Gumball: [Look to the turns an sees one that says "Lock the door"] Oh, good guess.
Harold: [In the background] Can I finally get some service here?
[Gumball and Darwin go to the counter and put their bonnets]
Harold: [Holding a soda cup] I purchased this so-called bottomless cup of soda about ten minutes ago, and yet I was barely out of the door when I discovered this! [Points to the base of the cup]
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, bottemless 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,
[Picks a book] ohh-Webster![He opens it and starts turning the page] He’s a dictionary salesman, got me a good discount on this one... aha! Bottomless, adjective, without a bottom! [Points at the book when he finds something] I think this deserves a gesture of good well.
Gumball: As you wish sir. [Picks the cup and puncture the base of the cup with a fork whle the soda spills and
Harold looks in shock]
Old Woman: [In the background] A little help, please.
Lost And Found.
[Gumball and Darwin put another uniforms and go to the counter of the customer service in the mall, where an old lady is waiting]
Darwin: Are you okay, ma'am?
Old Woman: I've lost my Little Timmy, can you helpe me to find him?
Darwin: Sure, what is it look like?
Old Woman: [Making gestures with her hands] He's fifty, two hundred pounds, red air, a mustache.
Darwin: [Awkwardly']Okay, when was the last time you saw Little Timmy?
Old Woman: It was nineteen, seventy five.
Darwin: You meant here in the store?
Old Woman: No, in New Jersey.
Darwin: Sorry madam, but...
Old Woman: Can you call him by the PA system, please?
Darwin: But how can he possibly?...
Old Woman: Can you call him, please?
[Gumball and Darwin look each other with sadness]
Gumball: [By the microphone of the counter] Could Little Timmy please come to the counter, please?
Old Woman: You got to sing his song if you want him to come.
Gumball: Uh... how the song go?
[The scene cuts to several customers shopping. Gumball starts to sing by the microphone of the counter]
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
Sluthered with butter until it turns golden
[The song ends and the costumers look to Gumball awkwardly]
Darwin: I'm sorry madam, but I don't think Little Timmy is going to...
Little Timmy: [Appears] Mama!!
Old Woman: Timmy!! [Both hug and touch each other mouth]
Gumball: [Looking awkwardly] Okay, is anything else we can do to you?
Old Woman: Yes, my baby's hungry, I would like to purchase a closs-jacket, a baseball bat, and a passport.
Gumball: Of course, so cross the street in front of the mall, turn left, go to the police station and make the same question there. They’ll give you exactly what you need.
Old Woman: Thank you. Here’s a tip for your trouble. [She gives him her denture and goes away]
[Gumball throws the denture away]
Felicity: [In the background] Waiter!
[Felicity is seen in a restaurant, Gumball and Darwin walk onto the screen with waiter uniforms on.]
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 exhaustedly push Felicity’s chair]
Felicity: A little closer please?
[The Waiters push Felicity’s chair harder and start gasping for air causing her to squeeze against the window.]
Felicity: I said, closer! [Pushed further into the window, and eye veins become visible.] Closer..
Gumball: Is this close enough, Ma’am?
Felicity: I SAID- [Breaks and bursts through the window and lands on grass?] The view is terrible!
[Gumball and Darwin sigh, and the bank alarm goes off in the background. They both gasp.]
[The scene begins with a shot of the Bank of Elmore, then Gumball and Darwin are shown with banker uniforms, organising their ties and then gasping. The screen switches to a disturbing close-up of Dolphin Man breathing heavily.]
Gumball: [Whispering] Oh my gosh, what the what is going on here!?
Teller: [Walking onscreen] It’s your first time dealing with a stick up? Don’t worry, everything will be fine. [Gives Darwin a bag] Just follow the procedure.
Gumball: Okay, Okay. [Repeatedly puts money in the bag.]
Teller: [Angrily] What are you doing? He’s not robbing us, we’re the Bank, it’s our job to rob him!
Gumball: Oh, right.. o.. okay. [Climbs onto the counter] 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: [Quietly while putting wallet in the bag] Yes... yes, yes.
Gumball: [Squeezes Dolphin Man’s wrist] That’s a pretty watch!
Dolphin Man: No, please! It belonged to my grandpa!
Gumball: [Approaches Dolphin Man’s face] You wanna try me? I’ll drop your credit score so low you won’t be able to even get a loan AT THE LIBRARY, PUNK!
Dolphin Man: [Breathing heavily] Well atleast I’m leaving with my dignity.
Gumball: No, we’ll have that too. Your pants, put ‘em in the bag.
[Dolphin Man pulls his pants down, puts them in the bag and then walks away in tears.]
Gumball: [Shuddering] I feel dirtier than a rat who joined law enforcement but actually had family connections to the moth who was turning police evidence over to the gangsters. [Jumps off the counter]
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 1000 percent interest.
[Gumball and Darwin shudder yet again.]
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, like my 8 legged brothers. [Opens the spider closure, they start biting and crawling over Mr Small’s body and he begins to scream and falls down.] Go, you are free! [Opens the snake closure, one of them wraps around his body and then starts squeezing his face and he falls down again.] Fly! [Opens the bird cage, they fly away, swing back at him and start pecking him. He falls over again.] Maybe these little guys will be more grateful. [Reaches for the puppy closure and opens it. They start biting him, and all the animals escape.]
Darwin: Well I hope that was worth it.
Mister Small: Yes, because they’re all free!
Gumball: No they’re not. They were $12,000.
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 be upfront! [faints]
[Gumball and Darwin sigh as a phone calls in the background.]
[The scene begins in a restaurant setting and Gumball and Darwin appear from the counter while wearing delivery uniforms with Gumball wearing a headphone and microphone.]
Gumball: Fervidus Pizza, may I take your order? Sure, one pepperoni pizza coming up!
[The setting cuts to a desert with a motor scooter in the background. Darwin is also seen holding a pizza box.]
Darwin: Are you sure this is the right address?
[Gumball shrugs and a cellphone starts ringing. He answers it.]
Pilot: Good afternoon, I’m on my way. Can you hold up your hand please?
Gumball: Sure. Err, Darwin, raise your hand so she can see us.
[Darwin raises his hand.]
Pilot: No, I meant the other one. The one holding the pizza.
[Darwin shrugs and holds up his other hand. A plane comes and sweeps away the pizza box as Gumball and Darwin scream while being blown away by the turbines and the cough while dust sweeps in their faces. Darwin gets down onto th ground and starts rolling in fear.]
Pilot: Thanks, I’m also a pilot, you see but I hate aeroplane food.
Gumball: Wait, what about the money?
Pilot: I just dropped it.
[The two stand in silence.]
Pilot: Somewhere over Reno. Over and out! [Gumball hangs up.]
Darwin: So it turns out that wearing a store uniform is a 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.
[An angry crowd and some banging sounds are heard in the background.]
Black Friday Terror
[The scene switches to somewhere in the mall. Gumball’s and Darwin walk onscreen with new uniforms while the banging and screaming continues.]
Darwin: Dude; What’s today’s date?
Gumball: [Picks up phone] Friday November 24th. [gasps] The BLACK Friday sales!
[The mob starts to flood the supermarket and a series of violent freeze frames are shown. A slow-motion clip shows Gumball falling onto his knees while screaming in horror.]
Gumball: War.. is.. sales..
[A register rings. The scene cuts to TDM Gas again and Gumball end Darwin are seen in their Convenience Store uniforms again while a Cowboy is standing next to the counter.]
In The Hall of the Shopping Slaves
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.
[Cut to the outer bathroom door. The montage music, "In the Hall of the Mountain King", starts playing. Gumball (who was implied to have cleaned the bathroom) exits out of the door, takes off his gloves, throws them down on the floor in annoyance, and sniffs in frustration. He takes his pen and clipboard to draw a no dunking hand while cartwheeling in toilet sign and sticks it against the door with tape. Cut to Darwin as a delivery boy, with mailman uniforms and a box. He rings a doorbell on someone's house]
Darwin: [Reading box] "If no one answers, leave a safe place. Go around the back, climb the ladder, cross the rope, jamming the window open, crawl in the room, and leave the package. [Cut to Darwin entering to the house through the window. The room appears to be dark, and Melted Cheese Guy can be seen sitting on the couch, waiting for him. Melted Cheese Guy makes a weird sound, and Darwin gets startled for one second, accidentally opening the window shades. He slides the box by Melted Cheese Guy's couch] Oh, can I have a signature please?
Melted Cheese Guy: Oh, yeah.
Darwin: Oh, right. [Slides clipboard under Melted Cheese Guy's hand and makes him hold a pen. Darwin becomes impatient and moves Melted Cheese Guy's hand for him] 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. [Moving his toes] I ain't lifting a toe either.
[Gumball (cleaned the bathroom again) throws down his gloves in frustration and groans. He sticks a drawing of a no planking on the toilet sign on the bathroom while a toilet flush can be heard. Cut to Gumball and Darwin preparing to clean the movie theater, in which they look disgusted after opening their eyes at the mess there, with popcorn and other foods that spilled everywhere.]
Gumball: [Raises his hands up in anger] Like, HOW?!?
Ice Cream Guy: [Camera rewinds to the movie theater, with couples sitting there. Ice Cream Woman sits next to Ice Cream Guy, and he laughs slyly. He throws a popcorn up in the air, landing in his mouth. To Ice Cream Woman] Hmmm? [Ice Cream Woman giggles]
Julius, Patrick, Carmen's Father, Jeff, Quattro, Harold, Cowboy: [Try to impress their dates/wives, throwing food up in the air altogether, only to miss. This gives their wives/dates confused or annoyed looks] Hmmmm?
[Cut to Gumball outside of the bathroom door again, groaning heavily in anger. He sticks a drawn no using jetpack to fly to the toilet sign onto the bathroom room. Cut to Gumball and Darwin monitoring robot arms manufacturing Bobert parts at a conveyor belt]
Darwin: Oh, this one's not so hard. [Goblin walks to Gumball and Darwin]
Gumball: Yeah, the robots do all the work.
Goblin: Exactly! That's why we don't need [Stops smiling] you anymore. [Gumball and Darwin sigh]
[Cut to a sign saying, "Operating Theater." Darwin exits out of the door with the hospital cart. Traumatized by what he saw, he uses a wipe to wipe the pupils in his eyes, and he faints. The montage music starts playing faster. Cut to the bathroom door, with Gumball's hand sticking a drawn no cows on toilet sign to it. Cut to a barber shop, with Leonard happily pointing to a real life fancy haircut, and Gumball sighs. Cut to the bathroom door again, with Gumball sticking a no dogs, cats, and mice stacked on top of each other standing on the toilet sign on it. Cut to the shoe store, with Gumball struggling to stick the slipper to fit into the Cow Woman, only to have the shoe and foot kicked into Gumball's face. Immediately cut to Gumball sticking to 3 other no animals on the toilet sign to the bathroom door, with the montage music playing the dramatic theme. Cut to Larry, looking for Gumball and Darwin and walking into the TDM Gas.]
Larry: Err.. Guys?
Gumball: [Jumps onto Larry while Darwin emerges from the counter] WHAT THE WHAT, LARRY!? You-you said you would be gone for five minutes!
Larry: It was five minutes.
Gumball: [Jumps onto counter] Are you kidding me!? We had time to grow gross fleet! [Bumps into Darwin and they both show their wrinkles.]
Larry: Oh, you thought wrinkles were caused by aging! Haha, no kids! It’s your face contouring 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: Well I find that the low-level terror of not being able to pay my rent is a great motivative. You see, if I had stayed at school I would have a well-paid job, and then it wouldn’t be so hard for me to buy what everyone’s wants in life; A cool car, a nice condo, a big TV, designer clothes, the latest phone, the second TV for the bedroom-
Darwin: Ahh, I see what you did there, Larry, you got us to try your job so to teach us a lesson!
Larry: Maybe... and what was the lesson?
[Gumball and Darwin are shown with their normal clothes on, and they have their backpacks again.]
Gumball: That we should go to school because we need to learn more in order to find jobs that fulfill ourselves 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!