The episode begins with Gumball and Darwin at the Elmore Mall, with the latter trying on new hats.
When Gumball is about to tell him he looks great, he begins to glitch. Gumball tries to talk to Darwin again, but he continues to glitch. When Darwin tries on a small beanie, he asks Gumball if the beanie makes it look like he has a fat head. Gumball tries to compliment him on it, but he starts glitching again. Darwin, thinking that Gumball is trying to insult him, storms off. Gumball tries to catch up with him, but the scene glitches out.
The next scene shows a "No Signal" message on the TV at home, with a panicked Richard trying to fix it. Gumball arrives home and asks his dad where Darwin is. Richard moves the sofa into the kitchen, deciding to watch the fridge instead of the TV. Darwin is exercising, and Gumball tries to talk to him, but glitches again, injuring Darwin by accident.
In the bathroom, Darwin gets mad, but Gumball cheers him up by tickling him. When Darwin smiles, he glitches and looks like he was melting, nauseating Gumball. They both quickly brush it off and decide to hug and make up, but Darwin glitches again showing human eyes replacing his regular eyes, nauseating Gumball again. Darwin storms out of the bathroom.
In his room, Gumball types an apology message to Darwin and reads it out, but he glitches again and makes the message seem rude when he reads it, so Darwin gets mad and slams the door in his face.
In the living room, Gumball keeps trying to apologize to Darwin, but the scene jumps to them fighting. Richard then pretends to glitch in order to distract them. Now that they have stopped fighting, Richard takes them to buy them an ice cream (which is just an excuse to get himself some ice cream). In the car, Richard tries to cheer the boys up by playing a game. Darwin sarcastically suggests playing a game about what offensive thing Gumball will say next. Richard, not understanding his sarcasm, decides to play and makes up very funny insults, which starts to cheer Darwin up, but the scene then glitches and jumps to a gas station, where Richard is filling the car with gas. Darwin realizes that Gumball was not insulting him all along and sees that the glitching was the cause. Darwin apologizes for not believing him, until they start screaming at the realization that the car is now moving down the highway without a driver.
At the gas station, Richard fills the car with gas, but the scene jumps again to the car running away on the highway on its own with Gumball and Darwin still in the car, leaving behind Richard, who is glitching for real.
The car goes through many obstacle courses due to several glitches and finally crashes into Joyful Burger. The car slows down and stops to a telephone at the parking lot near Elmore Mall, but another glitch made the car go faster back into Elmore Mall and back to the TVs from the beginning of the episode, almost crashing into Larry. Gumball and Darwin come to the conclusion that they are in a TV show, but the scene unexpectedly jumps to the whole Watterson family at the table, with Richard saying that Gumball and Darwin made up. He, Anais, and Nicole laugh, with Gumball and Darwin joining in mirthlessly, before the episode glitches one last time, ending the episode abruptly.
Gumball almost breaks the fourth wall when he nearly admits that he and Darwin are on TV, but the scene jumps to the family eating dinner before he can state it.
When Richard glitches out in the Watterson's living room, his Spanish dialogue reads in English "Desconsuela, you need a doctor. It's her kidneys."
In the Swedish dub of the episode when Richard is speaking gibberish in the living room, if the audio is reversed, Richard says "Det är ju egentligen en bergskedja men va fan. Jag mins en gång en segelsemester till Anderna. Det är ju egentligen en bergskedja men va fan. Haha" ("It's actually a mountain range but what the hell. I remember a sailing trip to The Andes. It's actually a mountain range but what the hell"). This is not present in the English version.
[The episode starts with Gumball and Darwin at the Elmore Mall; the screen stutters for a brief duration]
Gumball: You’re what?
Darwin: Just trying on hats. I feel like my look is missing a little something.
Gumball: Dude, your look is missing everything except shoes.
Darwin: Exactly. Step one—shoes. [Looking to his shoes] Step two—hat. [Looking to his head]
Gumball: Uh, step two isn’t hat. And for the record, step one is pants.
Darwin: [Wearing a yellow spiky hat] What do you think?
Gumball: Nah. I think it’s a bit eh— [Freezes]
Darwin: You’re right. Too desperate for attention.
[Darwin takes off the hat and looks for another one in the box. Gumball touches his face and looks at the surroundings as Darwin puts on a dark grey hat]
Darwin: Whoo! How about this?
Gumball: Yeah, that one makes looks kind of eh-h-h-h-h-h-h— [Freezes again]
Darwin: Yeah, I get it. [Takes off the grey hat] Too "thinkin’ it’s cool, but lonely at school."
Gumball: [Shaking his head and looking above] What just happened?
Darwin: [Wearing a big brown hat that covers up his whole face] How about this?
Gumball: Well, that makes you look… [Static][Gumball’s face below changes into a real one]
Darwin: [Gumball turning back to normal and looked worried] Yeah, too Canadian. [Return the hat to the box and pulled out a very small hat and placed on his head] I really like this one, but do you think it makes me look like I have a fat head?
Gumball: I uh-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-hh-h-h-h-h-hh-hh-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h [Static]
Darwin: Don’t spare my feelings. Just tell me. [Static continues. Darwin grows a double chin] Hmm. [Darwin glitches to an angry face] Fine! [Walks away]
Gumball: I like it! Wha- Darwin, where are you going?
Darwin: To the food court! If that's okay with you.
Gumball: No! I d-d-d-d— [Static]
Darwin: Fine! If you think I've got such a fat head, maybe I'll go work out instead.
Gumball: —d-d-d-didn't mean that! Come on! Wait up! Why are you mad at me? [Runs to Darwin] Dude! Hold o-o-o-o---ho---o-o--o-o---[Looks at camera]--o-o [Cries. Static occurs, Gumball's head and body fall onto ground, while legs are floating] Wait, what the? [Legs back on, gets back up and runs after Darwin] Buddy!
[Lost signal displays. Zoom out to reveal that it is the Wattersons' TV]
Richard: [Clunking TV, grunting] Oh! Come on! All right, there's only one thing to do.
Gumball: Dad, have you seen Dar—
[Richard is pushing the couch into the kitchen]
Gumball: Dad, what are you doing?
Richard: The TV was being weird. I'm moving the couch so I can watch the second most interesting thing in this house!
Gumball: What's that?
Richard: The fridge! [Laughs] Pickles...
[Gumball goes to Darwin, who is about to do pull ups in the doorway]
Gumball: Aw, dude. You don't have to do that, you're not fat at all.
[Darwin breathes heavily, trying to do a pull up while Gumball slowly goes down]
Darwin: What are you doing?
Gumball: Well, you weren't really going up, so I thought I'd better go down. You know, to make you feel better.
Darwin: Ugh! Whatever.
[Metal bar falls off door]
[Darwin gets on bench press]
Gumball: Wait, wait, wait! Whoa, whoa. At least let me dispatch you buddy! Safety first!
Darwin: [Scoffs] Alright, I guess. [Inhales deeply, grabs barbell, tries to lift it] One! [Straining] A quarter! A-a Half! A third! TAKE IT! TAKE IT!
Gumball: Okay, I gooo-o--o---o----o-----o [Static]
[Darwin drops barbell, making it fall on his face, shoes pop off and break the window. After a while, he manages to lift the barbell off his face]
Gumball: -ayay I got it!
[Gumball accidentally pushes the barbell between Darwin's head and legs, causing the bench press to break in half]
[In the bathroom]
Gumball: [puts bandage on Darwin's head, Darwin crosses arms and is angry] I'm sorry, dude, I never meant to say your head was fat, your face looks great! A little scrunched up, though. You look so much better with a smile. C'mon. [Makes a happy face] C'mon. [Nudges Darwin] C'mon. C'mon. [lifts finger and tickles Darwin, while repeatedly saying c'mon]
Darwin: [Smiles, then giggles] Alright. [Inhales, then smiles]
Gumball: Ah, see? That's mu—
[Static; Darwin datamoshes, Gumball covers his mouth and gags]
Gumball: Uh... Nothing. Nothing. Uh, come on, let's just hug it out. [Reaches out for a hug]
Darwin: Okaaaaoaaaaau [Static, Darwin's pupils become real eyes]
Gumball: Aah! Oh! Oh, your face! Ugh! Ugh! Can you get up, I think I'm going to be sick!
Darwin: Could you be any more insulting? [Opens bathroom door] Gumball Watterson, I'm turning my back on y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y- [Static, then leaves]
Gumball: Dude, let me explain! There's... [Sighs] There's something weird going on here.
Gumball: [Writing on paper] Dear Darwin... Nah. [Throws away paper and grabs a new one] Dearest Buddy... Hmm. [Throws away paper and pulls out a type writer] To my best compan... [Throws away type writer and pulls out a laptop] Dear Darwin, you are not only my brother, but my best friend. You are not ugly. Your face is fine. I feel utterly horrible for what happened today. I hope we don't stop being friends over this. [Tears form in Gumball's eyes] I hate to see you upset, because when you cry, I cry. May we never let this happen again. Your best buddy, Gumball... Nah. Not sure. [Prepares to throw computer]
Darwin: What's that?
Gumball: Oh! It's...umm...It's a letter. Uh...a letter I wrote for you.
Darwin: You gonna read it then?
Gumball: Nnnn...Okay. [Breathes in deeply] Dear Darwin, [Glitching] You are...butt...ugly...your face is...horrible...I hope we...stop being friends over this...see you...never...Gumball.
Darwin: I've done enough storming out for one day. I think it's your turn to leave.
Gumball: Look! Can I just... [Darwin slams the door onto Gumball's face] I'll...uh...take that as a no.
Richard: [Crying while holding the TV remote] I'm sorry old pal. We've had so many good times, but I can't bear to see you like this. It'd be cruel to go on any longer. [Turns off TV] Goodbye.
Gumball: What's wrong, Dad?
Richard: I just turned the TV off! [Hugs Gumball]
Gumball: Uh...Right. Can I speak to you?
Richard: [Jumps up in glee] Sure!
Gumball: You notice anything weird lately? Like, you know, strange things happening?
Richard: [Glitching][In Spanish] ... Desconsuela, you need a doctor. It's her kidneys.. (Desconsuela, necesita un doctor. Son sus riñones)
Richard: [Glitching] ...on your new speed boat!
Gumball: Are you trying to be funny?
[Richard makes a laugh track sound]
Darwin: [Sighs] Gumball, I've just realized there's no point me being angry upstairs by myself.
Gumball: Oh, w-w-well, great! So, you're..er [Laughs nervously] not mad anymore?
Darwin: No, I am. I'm just gonna do it somewhere you can see it. [Pulls angry face]
Gumball: Look, I think I know why you're so mad at me. Something weird is going on, ok? So just give me a chance to explain. [Inhales deeply] I [Glitching] thi-thi-thi-thithi-thi— [Sighs] I th-th— [Inhales deeply] you-a-wl-e-wl-e. Oh, come on!
Darwin: All right, just take your time and say what you need to say.
Gumball: What I wanted to say was, I thi-[Glitches]
[A sign appears that says “Lost Signal” and everything goes black. Then the screen turns back on]
Darwin: [Normal, then in a higher octave. While beating up Gumball]I've got eNOUGH!!! ARE YOU MAKING FUN OF ME?! NO?! THEN WHY WON'T YOU JUST TELL IT?! JUST TELL IT!!!
Richard: AHH!!! DARWIN, PLEASE, STOP THAT AND GET OFF OF HIM!!! GUMBALL, YOU GOTTA DO STOP THAT!!! AHH!!!
Gumball: WELL, HOW CAN I TELL YOU IF YOU'RE BEATING ME?!
[Richard starts to make strange faces while speaking gibberish, stopping the fighting. Gumball takes Darwin off.]
Gumball: See? Look! Something's not right! Dad's gone weird too!
Richard: No I haven't! That was a diversion to make you two stop fighting. Worked! Okay! I've got an idea. If you guys make up, I'll take you to buy me an ice cream--I mean you an ice cream--us an ice cream! Yeah, I'll take you to buy us an ice cream.
Getting Ice Cream
Darwin: [Shrugs] Hmm.
Richard: Good! Let's go then!
Darwin: I guess you can have my ice cream, seeing as I should be dieting.
Gumball: Oh! Thanks, dude!
[Darwin grunts; Richard is driving to go get ice cream. Gumball tries to say something, but Darwin is sulking]
Richard: Come on, kids! Don't be like that! Why don't we play a game?
Darwin: [Sarcastic] Yeah! How about we play “What Offensive Thing Will Gumball Say to Darwin Next?”
Richard: Oh! Uh...uh... You're so chubby your butt cheeks are in different time zones?
[Darwin rolls his eyes]
Richard: No? Um... You're so dumb that you deleted the cookies on your computer to try to lose weight.
[Darwin giggles and quickly returns to his sulking]
Richard: Oh! Oh! You're so ugly the sweat runs down the back of your head to avoid your face! [Laughs]
[Gumball and Darwin start laughing, but the scene glitches and skips to Richard getting gas]
Darwin: What?! What just happened?
Richard: Just needed to fill up. We'll be back on the road in five.
Darwin: No! Not that!
Darwin: Oh my gosh, you were right! Something weird is going on!
[The car is suddenly back on the road]
Darwin: It happened again!
Gumball: See! You believe me now? Come on. You know I'd never make you feel bad on purpose. [Hugs Darwin] So we're okay now? [Sniffs]
Darwin: Yeah. We're good.
[The kids look to the front seat and realize there is no driver]
Gumball and Darwin: Dad!
[Richard is still glitching at the gas station]
Gumball: There's nobody driving the car.
[Gumball and Darwin inhale, as if about to scream, and are cut off by two baby birds screaming]
Gumball: Hold on! I'm going to take the wheel!
Darwin: No you can't! You have to keep your seat belt on!
Darwin: 'Cause otherwise'—
[A claymation video of a car crashing into a wall appears, followed by a picture of a see-through human head and a realistic watermelon exploding]
Gumball: Fair point.
[Gumball and Darwin scream in shrill voices]
Gumball: Watch out!
Darwin: I am watching! That's all there is to do!
[Gumball and Darwin keep screaming, glitch, then the scene changes to them on the slope of a tall cliff]
Gumball and Darwin: Oh. Okay...
[Darwin raises his arms as the car is about to go down]
Gumball: What are you doing?
Darwin: I don't know. It just feels right.
[The car goes forward and down the cliff. Just as Patrick gets into his car, they crash into it. Patrick's scream is cut off by a scene of ice cream being poured into a cone]
Gumball: Darwin! I've got a plan!
Gumball: The plan is you come up with a plan, 'cause I haven't got one!
Darwin: Okay! But there is one small flaw!
Darwin: [Whispering] I don't have one either.
[Their scream is cut off by a video of plastic clowns turning their heads; Gumball and Darwin imitate them.]
Gumball: No! We're going to crash—
[As the car crashes through Joyful Burger, the scene glitches to a Joyful Burger commercial.]
Voice: Crashing through prices this weekend at Joyful Burger!
[Back to the car, Gumball and Darwin's mouths are filled with fast food]
[Gumball and Darwin resume their shrill screaming, as the car crashes in a parking lot through the gate, nearly hitting pedestrians. As they reach the mall, the car begins to slow down]
Gumball: Ooh! We made it! I'm glad that's over—
[Scene tears off to reveal a panther themed commercial]
Voice: Panther treads! Made to keep you rollin'!
[Scene switches back to their car running with panther legs]
Gumball: [Screams] No!
[The car drives through the mall and glitches to a stop, just before they hit Larry. Larry faints]
Kip Schlezinger: In the other news, the town of Elmore has recently been suffering from some satellite broadcast issues. We assure you, we are working on the problem, so please, bear with us while we... [TV glitches to a “Lost Signal” sign]
Gumball: Wait. Then why is it affecting us... [Glitches to a blank screen with sign that says “Lost Signal”] u-u-u-u-u
Darwin: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Gumball: If what happens on TV happens to us, does that mean we're on--
[Scene glitches to the Wattersons sitting at their table in the dining room]
Richard: So we all got home, and everything was fine. You two made up, we're all safe, and all's well that ends well.
[Everyone laughs, except Gumball and Darwin do it in a nervous manner, just before the episode glitches out to the credits]