The episode starts as Rob interrupts the intro of the episode. It turns out that he took the Internet hostage. Rob talks to the viewer to forget Gumball and tells them to enjoy this episode without him. Rob then plays a video on the VHS to hijack the show. The first video features a live action sock puppet dance, but Rob immediately stops the tape and asks The Internet what the purpose of the video was. Rob then switches the TV source to VHS.
The second video is of Tina the Dinosaur, starring Charlie-Ann, Timmy, Kayvon, and the Yogurt Cup Kid. The narrator greets the children, and asks where Tina is hiding. First, he asks them if she is hiding in the wheelbarrow, to which the kids say no. The narrator then says she might be hiding in the bushes, and the kids say no once again. The narrator says to the kids that she might be in the barn. The children open the barn door, then Tina bursts out of the barn, scaring the children away. Tina then roars at the camera.
The third video features the Barcode Cowboy intro, featuring Larry showing off his numerous jobs. It then ends with Larry working one job very slowly.
The fourth video features a cooking show called Bobert’s Kitchen, starring Bobert and Felicity. Bobert greets the viewer, and demonstrates how he cooks his recipe. First, he scans his protein, meat, and veggies, crumbling them into cubes. Second, he mixes them all together with his robotic powers and places them into a bowl. Thirdly, he pours oil into the bowl. Then, Bobert and Felicity wait for around six seconds before the food melts into the bowl due to Bobert's nuclear core. Felicity complains that she did not sign up for what was happening, but Bobert uses a machine to cover up her mouth, and he feeds Felicity the meal. She then comments that it was a strong flavor and asks what oil was in it, then Bobert answers it was android oil. He also mentions that he replaced the beef with rat meat. Felicity gags as she tries to talk to the audience to tune in next week before she faints and struggles to get up again.
The fifth video features a cartoon show called Techno Power Teenage Warriors, featuring Carlton and Troy. At the Richwood High tennis stadium, a gigantic tooth-crab-monster hybrid wielding a fork attacks the stadium. Carlton and Troy power up and summon a gigantic mech called Techno Robot. Carlton orders the robot to attack, only to be interrupted by a commercial break. The commercial features a toy version of the Techno Robot. We go back to Carlton, who is confused, then again orders the robot to attack, but Troy tells then they should summon another creature. They summoned a dinosaur/robot hybrid called Techno Dino. Carlton orders the dinosaur to attack, only to be interrupted again by another commercial break, which features the toy version of the Techno Dino. Carlton then asks if they should get on with it, but Troy says they need more power and summons a giant Praying Mantis/motorcycle hybrid. As Carlton asks what the tactical advantage is, only to be interrupted by the commercial break for the third time, this time featuring a golden Techno Power credit card. Carlton and Troy continue to summon more giant robots as the giant tooth-crab-monster hybrid destroys the tennis stadium and uses its laser to cause more destruction.
The sixth video showcases a sitcom calledWilliam and Tobias. Tobias asks William how he is doing, but William does not say anything. Rob suddenly appears and says "Cut!" Rob then tells William that he should take a sip and say: "I've got a date, Tobias, but she thinks I'm in the tennis club!" then turns over to Tobias and instructs that he should say the following: "Join a tennis club, then!" Rob applauds and then instructs William to say: "Are you crazy? What do you think will happen to me at the tennis club?" Tobias adds: "Oh yeah, they might mistake you for the ball." Rob then says to William: "What? No. I'm scared of getting tennis elbow." Rob then commands the crew to take everything from the top and start over from the beginning. William proceeds to place himself into the cup for a "sip," but his attempt to talk is him using telepathy which makes Tobias more limp. Rob comes back in and tells William what he was told before; though Tobias stands back up and claimed that William is using telepathy to communicate. Rob does not care and repeats the scene, causing William to use telepathy again. The third time he does it, he crashes the camera; ending the showcase.
The seventh video stars Kayvon, Timmy, Charlie-Ann and Peggy in a segment called Reality Toddlers, a reality TV show which takes place in preschool. The segment begins with Timmy attempting to put Doctor Mustache's head into Teddy the Dinosaur's mouth, but it will not fit due to the jaw's length, catching the attention of Kayvon, Charlie-Ann and Peggy as Timmy rolls down on the floor, crying. Charlie-Ann pushes a chair onto the scene, but it stops when it hits Timmy's foot. Charlie wanted to push it further, but it will not keep going. Charlie-Ann starts crying too, and the narrator stops the showcase after saying what will happen in the next episode.
The eighth video is a show called Everyday Heroes. The episode stars Ocho, as "The Boy Who Had Three Butts." Ocho talks to the screen on how he was bullied but eventually made friends. The narrator reveals that the next episode will feature the Doughnut Sheriff as "The Mouth-Breathing Man."
The episode cuts back to the Internet's basement with Rob complaining on how bad the videos were. He instructs the Internet to find a good show that kids would love. The Internet finds Scooby-Doo, and Rob instructs everyone watching to watch it instead of Gumball. However, the Internet says that it is on a different channel, and Rob shouts "Wait!" at the viewer before they supposedly go to the other channel, ending the episode.
First, Rob manipulates the screen by interrupting the broadcast, and secondly demonstrates how the show could work without Gumball.
Thirdly, Tina cracks the camera when she roars.
Fourthly, William cracks the camera with his telepathy.
Finally, the "commercial break" screen in Techno Power Teenage Warriors looks near-identical in terms of colors to similar intervals used by Cartoon Network in real life.
This episode features the fewest physical character appearances of any episode in the series with only two: Rob and the Internet. Every other character only appears on Rob's tape as it plays on the the Internet's computer body.
The intro to William and Tobias is a parody of that of Seinfeld.
The intro to Barcode Cowboy is a parody of the intro to Cowboy Bebop.
The show about a dog going around in a van with his friends solving mysteries the Internet mentions at the end is clearly intended to be the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo.
Moreover, he mentions that show is on another channel, which could be referring to Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang, where most of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons air.
Techno Power Teenage Warriors is a spoof of Power Rangers, including how the series is dependent on merchandise sales and the premise of giant monsters attacking a city only to be fought off by a group of young heroes.
One of the mechas that is summoned is a giant bug motorcycle, which resembles Battle Hopper from Kamen Rider Black.
[The episode begins with the opening credits being interrupted; it now shows Rob with Timmy]
Rob: [smiling] Your program has been interrupted. With the help of my friend, the Internet. I'm hereby hijacking this broadcast. People of the world, you don't need that false hero! Please enjoy this amazing world! [Holds up a VHS tape showing the show's title in white, but "GUMBALL" is scribled on with a red marker.] Without Gumball! Trust me, it's much better.
[Rob inserts the tape onto the VHS, plays the video, and it plays a live action sock puppet dancing.]
Rob: [shocked] What? What is that?
Timmy: Well, I'm the Internet. It's kind of what I do.
Rob: Wha- uh, [sighs and facepalms; switching the TV source to VHS] let's just run the tape.
Joseph A. Banana's Afterschool Stories
[The tape then plays "Joseph A. Banana's Afterschool Stories" (which entails Banana Joe's life)]
Banana Bob: [screen on a young Banana Joe] Um, son, I know this might be difficult to understand, but, your mother and I feel like we need some distance between us.
Banana Barbara: Nothing will change between you and I. It's just between ourselves.
Banana Bob: Son...
Banana Barbara and Banana Bob: We're splitting up!
[Banana Bob and Banana Barbara literally split up from being united, and soon start dancing with Banana Joe]
Tina the Dinosaur
[Tape cuts to next spinoff: "Tina the Dinosaur", a children's show. Kayvon, Charlie-Ann, Little Timmy, and the Yogurt Cup Kid are in front of a farm backdrop]
Narrator: Hello, children!
Kayvon, Charlie-Ann, Little Timmy, and Yogurt Cup Kid: Hello!
Narrator: But what is going on? Where is Tina? [The kids look around] Could she be in the wheelbarrow?
Kayvon, Charlie-Ann, Little Timmy, and Yogurt Cup Kid: Hahaha! [They look; no Tina there] No!
Narrator: Maybe she's in the bushes!
Kayvon, Charlie-Ann, Little Timmy, and Yogurt Cup Kid: Ha ha ha! [They try the bushes; no Tina there] No...
Narrator: Well, maybe in the barn!
[The kids open the barn doors. Tina jumps out roaring, and the kids scream and run off crying as Tina destroys the set]
Narrator: Run, children! Run! Run! Run!
[Tina roars at the camera, causing the lens to crack]
[Tape cuts to the next spinoff: Barcode Cowboy, an anime-style intro featuring Larry. He shoots his scanner, mops the floor, wheels crates, flips a "Closed" sign around, and uses the sprayer as words run across the background. He strikes various poses as his name flashes across the screen. Then, he gets ready to deliver some pizza: he hangs up the phone, puts his helmet on, and revs up his motorcycle. The words "Delicious Pizza" come onscreen. He takes off! Next he does some more odd jobs: delivering mail, washing windows, serving food, unclogging a toilet. Some shots of him in different hats. Then, he shoots at various purchases with his scanner while running. He blows on his smoking scanner and aims it at the screen. The title comes on: BARCODE COWBOY. Cut to reality: he is scanning some items for the Dolphin Lady while looking very bored]
Larry: That'll be $12.99.
[Another fanfare as the title comes on again.]
[Tape cuts to next segment: Bobert's Kitchen, a cooking show. Various live-action shots of food are shown, and then the title comes on. Fade to Bobert and Felicity in a kitchen]
Bobert: Good morning, and welcome to Bobert's Kitchen.
Felicity: And what will you be preparing today, Chef?
Bobert: Today I will communicate information on the process required to prepare fuel for a carbon-based life form.
Felicity: Oh, b-b-b-but...uhhh, that sounds delicious!
Bobert: Start by processing your proteins and carbohydrates, using your hyper-pulse laser. [He fires his laser at all the ingredients, dicing them.] Use your quantum beam to place the result in a heat-resistant item of cookware. [With a beam, he gathers all the ingredients and drops them into a bowl] Next, add the oil [Adds oil] and cook for six point seventy-two seconds at eighteen-thousand seven-hundred degrees Centigrade.
[Long pause. Nothing happens]
Felicity: Uh, what are we waiting for?
Bobert: [The ingredients melt into slush] The operation is complete.
Felicity: Oooooh! Heh-heh!
Bobert: I used my atomic core to irradiate the surroundings.
Felicity: Ooh--is that safe?
Bobert: Affirmative. It is perfectly safe. For me. [Felicity shudders] Then add more oil and the remaining ingredients.
Felicity: Just a second. I did not sign up for this! [A hand grows on her finger] Ah-ah-aaahhhh!!!! [A feeding tube comes out of the food processor and attaches itself to her mouth. She lets out a muffled scream]
Bobert: Then begin the feeding process. [The food goes through the feeding tube all at once. Felicity swallows it forcefully and pulls off the tube]
Felicity: [wipes some drool off her mouth] That was such a...strong flavor! What kind of oil was that?
Bobert: Android oil.
Felicity: Oh, and what part of the world does it come from?
Bobert: It is locally sourced. [He turns around, holding an empty glass in front of him. When he turns back, it is full of oil. Felicity is speechless] I also switched the beef for a more sustainable breed of protein.
Felicity: Oh, sustainable! Very good!
Bobert: Rat meat. But remember to first remove the teeth and claws.
Felicity: Well, that's the- [Gags] -the end of our- [Gags] -our show. Please tune in- [Gags] -tune in next week for our- [Gags] -next episode. [faints]
Techno Power Teenage Warriors
[The next segment is Techno Power Teenage Warriors, a Power Rangers-style action cartoon starring Carlton and Troy. They face a giant monster on the Richwood High tennis courts.]
Carlton: Troy! What do we do, man?
Troy: We have no choice, Carlton! We have to use our powers!
[They raise their fists, wearing super-powered watches.]
Carlton and Troy: Techno Power! Activate!
[Colored lightning sizzles from the watches, and a giant robot appears in a flash of light.]
Carlton: Techno Robot! Attack the-
[His line is cut off by a commercial break bumper, followed by a live-action commercial for a toy version of Carlton and Troy's robot]
Commercial Voice: Buy the new Techno Robot and help Troy and Carlton save the world! [The show's theme tune plays. Cut back to the show]
Carlton: Okay.....Techno Robot! Attack it!
Troy: It's no use! We need more!
Carlton: More what? We haven't even used the robot!
[They activate their watches again.]
Carlton and Troy: Techno Power! Activate!
[This time, they summon an armored T-Rex]
Carlton: Okay....right. Um, Techno Dino! Attack-
[His line is cut off again by a commercial break bumper, followed by another commercial for a toy of the dinosaur]
Commercial Voice: Buy the new Techno Dino and help Troy and Carlton save the world! [The show's theme tune plays again. Cut back to the show]
Carlton: Right. So, should we get on with it, or-
Troy: NO! WE NEED MORE!!
[Now, they summon a giant mechanical grasshopper shaped like a motorbike]
Carlton: Okay. Cool. Like, what's the tactical advantage here? That doesn't look-
[His line is cut off yet again by a commercial break bumper, followed by a third commercial, showing a credit card]
Commercial Voice: Are your parents struggling to pay for your Techno toys? Make them apply for the Techno Power Gold Card, and help Troy and Carlton save the world!
[The theme tune plays again. Cut back to the show, where the rival monster has destroyed the entire tennis court while Troy keeps summoning monsters.]
Troy: Activate! Activate! Activate! Activate!
William & Tobias
[Next show is William & Tobias, a family sitcom starring the two classmates. Their show starts at Joyful Burger, where Tobias approaches William at a booth.]
Tobias: Hey, big eye! What's up?
[William says nothing. Rob walks in]
Rob: Okay, cut! Cut! William, you're supposed to take a sip and then say, "I got a date, Tobias, but she thinks I'm in the tennis club." Then, Tobias says...
Tobias: "Join the tennis club, then!"
Rob: Very good! Then you say, "Are you crazy? What do you think will happen to me at a tennis club?"
Tobias: And then I say, "Oh, yeah. They might mistake you for the ball."
Rob: Alright, then you say, "What? No, I'm scared of getting tennis elbow!" Got it? Okay! Everyone on their marks! Let's go! [Walks off] Okay, action! And...take a sip!
[William dunks himself into his mug and warps the room. Rob walks back in.]
Rob: No, no, no! Your line, man! You're supposed to say-
Tobias: He did, he did! You can't hear it! He's using some kind of telepathic-
Rob: Just say it louder this time, please! Action! [walks off]
Tobias: Nononono!! Wait! [He warps the room again and Tobias grows a little more melted]
Rob: [off screen] Cut! William, make an effort, please! I need everyone on set to hear what you say! Come on! Diction, diction! Action!
Tobias: No, wait! [He warps the room again, causing the screen to break. The TV signal is lost.]
[Next up is Reality Toddlers, a reality show documenting the struggles of the daycare kids. They are each introduced in a reality-show fashion.]
Narrator: This is Kayvon.
[A blurb onscreen reads, "I'm not afraid of saying what I think. I just don't know how to say it yet."]
Narrator: This is Timmy.
[His blurb says, "I baby talk the talk, and I crawl the walk."]
Narrator: This is Charlie-Ann.
[Hers says, "And if I had to describe myself in one word it would be Charlie-Ann."]
Narrator: This is Peggy.
[Hers reads, "If you mess with me I'll chew you out... in a couple of months. I don't have teeth yet."]
Narrator: And this... [Clips of the toddlers are shown] is Reality Toddlers.
[The logo appears]
Narrator: Little Timmy was having a nice day.
[Switch to Timmy at daycare playing with a dinosaur and a toy person.]
Narrator: Until disaster struck!
[Snapshots of the surprised toddlers flash onscreen.]
Narrator: Timmy the Dinosaur's jaw was too small to bite the head off Dr. Mustache!
[Timmy rolls on the floor crying. Charlie-Ann pushes a chair up to him.]
Narrator: There's more drama when Charlie-Ann gets thrown into the mix!
[She accidentally pushes the chair onto his foot and it gets stuck.]
Narrator: The chair wouldn't go any further, even though she kept pushing.
[Charlie-Ann bursts into tears. Peggy walks over, dragging a teddy bear.]
Narrator: Will Peggy seize the chance to come between Charlie-Ann and Timmy? Will there be drama during nap time? Will we just cut to more dramatic shots of nothing happening?! Will someone please cancel this show and put us all out of our misery?! The answer is in next week's episode of... Reality Toddlers.
[The logo appears again.]
[The last program is Everyday Heroes, a documentary-styled program centering on Ocho. The show opens in the Elmore Junior High courtyard. Students run around and play while Ocho lonesomely watches.]
Narrator: We're here to tell you the story of a boy. A boy who was born different. Welcome to Everyday Heroes. [The title appears in a freeze frame. Fade to Ocho in the hall, opening his locker and walking down the hall.] Ocho might look like the average Elmore High teenager, but life was not always this easy, for he was born with three pairs of legs. This was the story of the boy who had three butts. [Fade to black.]
[Open on Ocho in the classroom, talking to the camera.]
Ocho: I guess I....yeah, no, it's never been that easy, having three butts. Like, they don't really sell underwear for people with that many legs. So I have to buy black gloves, cut the fingers off, and poke another hole in them.
[Cut to Ocho reading in the courtyard, his back turned to Leslie, Carmen, and Clayton, who are chatting and laughing. Ocho narrates over the next couple shots.]
Ocho: [voice-over] I always worry about what the other kids will say behind my back, because, well, I've got a few of them.
[Shots of Ocho on the school bus, and in the classroom, despondently watching Tobias and Bobert talking.]
Ocho: [voice-over] Back in the day, people used to call me names like The Three Buttsketeers, they said I won the jack-butt, asked me if my toots sounded like a church organ...
[Back to Ocho in the classroom, talking to the camera.]
Ocho: It made me kinda defensive. So, now I'm generally a bit tense.
[Ocho narrates over various snapshots of him spending time with his friends: playing a video game with Juke and Carmen, laughing with Rocky in the cafeteria, lying in the grass with Molly and Sarah.]
Ocho: [voice-over] You gotta move on. It's like my mom says: two heads are better than one, and three butts are better than none. Which I guess is true.
[One last shot of Ocho talking to the camera in the courtyard.]
Ocho: Imagine if I had no butt. [He runs off to join Juke, Tobias, and Carmen in a game of basketball.]
Narrator: Join us next week for another inspiring story of everyday heroes: the mouth-breathing man.
[Cut to the Doughnut Sheriff loudly mouth-breathing.]
A Brand-New Show
[Back to Rob and Timmy in the basement.]
Rob: Okay, alright, stop! This is not gonna work. [snaps his fingers at Timmy] Okay, you! Give me a character that is optimistic, fun, and that all the children will love.
Timmy: Eh....[scrolls through some text] Okay, I think I got one! He's a dog--you know some kind of Great Dane that can't speak properly, and he's got all these kooky friends who wear flare trousers, and they solve mysteries in a van.
Rob: Great! [to the camera] Then from now on, children, you should give up on Gumball, and watch this other guy!
Timmy: Yeah, but....isn't that on a different channel? So...
Rob: [frantically reaches for the camera] No, no, no!! WAIT!!! [The camera switches off. Episode ends.]