One morning, Richard struggles to cram his trash bag into his overfilled trash bin. After several failed attempts, he tries to sneak the trash bag into his neighbor's bin. Suddenly, Mr. Robinson pops out, catching him in the act. He refuses to share his can with Richard, who claims that can is not his property. They get into a squabble, until Richard accidentally punches Mr. Robinson, who then promptly gets into a fistfight with him.
The Donut Cop places both men under house arrest, with ankle trackers attached. Richard and Mr. Robinson explain their situation to their respective families, blaming each other for their arrest. Afterwards, Richard asks Gumball and Darwin to pull a prank on Mr. Robinson.
The boys sneak into the Robinsons' house and take a can of butter from their groceries, and already they have second thoughts about pulling a prank. They choose to compromise between obeying Richard and going ahead with the prank, which is spreading butter all over the floor instead of the whole house. Mr. Robinson falls victim to their prank, and the boys become guilty. They plead Mr. Robinson to allow them to compensate for their prank, and Mr. Robinson has an idea to get back at Richard.
Richard takes a bath, when he realizes his tub is somehow full of melted cheese. He is surprisingly pleased with this peculiar event, until he discovers all of the cheese is missing from the fridge. He wonders how Mr. Robinson has managed to bypass his ankle tracker (referred to as "tag") when taking his melted cheese, even though he does not realize the connection between the "magic tub" and Mr. Robinson's prank.
Next, Richard attempts to vandalize Mr. Robinson's car. Gumball and Darwin hold their father's tagged leg inside the house while he stretches across the front yard. However, the boys fail to hold onto his leg, causing him to hit the car and setting off his ankle tracker. Again the Donut Cop comes to the Watterson house and gives a stern warning. Gumball and Darwin hope the feud is over after these pranks. Mr. Robinson, from inside his house, notices the mark on his car left by Richard and gets enraged.
Mr. Robinson attempts yet another prank, which is stinging Richard with a wasp on a long makeshift stick, when Gumball and Darwin intervene and demand he stop feuding with their father. He refuses, but the boys successfully coerce him with resetting his alarm clock and turning on young people's music. He concedes, and asks Gumball to deliver his letter to the post office. Soon, Richard reads the letter from Mr. Robinson, saying to stick his head out the window, promising a surprise for him. He suspects it may be a trick, but looks for the surprise anyway, on the off chance it may be a nice one. He is rewarded with painful stings from Mr. Robinson's wasp stick. The men get into a tug-o-war with the wasp stick, injuring each other. Gumball and Darwin see their feud does not seem to be ending anytime soon.
Later, Richard and Mr. Robinson wake up together and discover they are locked inside a trash can, along with a camcorder and a cake. The camcorder plays a tape of Gumball delivering a puzzle for the men to solve before the police arrive. Unfortunately, Richard accidentally eats the whole cake, which contains the literal key to escaping the trash can. Mr. Robinson gets upset, and gets into yet another fight with Richard. Their fight rocks the locked Robinsons' trash can, causing the trash can to roll away.
Gumball and Darwin check on the men's progress and discover the aforementioned trash can is speeding down the street. They chase and attempt multiple times to stop the runaway trash can. Eventually, the chase ends with the trash can getting run over many times in the middle of a street, then getting struck by lightning and a satellite. At first, the boys are devastated, but soon they find Richard's nacho chip bags and are relieved that their father and neighbor are not in that trash can.
Meanwhile, Richard and Mr. Robinson evidently have had a civil conversation inside the locked trash can. They resolve peacefully, only to go back to accusing each other upon the trash can being unlocked by the Donut Cop. The Donut Cop then tases both the quarrelsome men, ending the episode.
[The episode starts with Richard, in his bathrobe, trying to stuff a trash bag into the overflowing bin. He tries to push it down with a stick, but it hits him in the face, landing in his mouth. He tastes it and gags. He then ties his robe belt around his forehead and punches the trash down, but that only sends up a cloud of stink. Then, he roundhouse kicks the bin but only falls over, followed by his house shoe falling on his face. After that, he climbs to the top of the lamppost.]
Richard: SUPER SLAM FLYING ATTACK!!
[He slams onto the trash, but the bags reinflate under him and overturn the bin with him inside. After this attempt, he gives up.]
[Then, he sees the Robinsons' empty trash bin and gets an idea. He glances around, and drops his trash into their bin.]
Gaylord Robinson: [Pops out] This is a senior citizen's arrest!
Richard: What? Why?
Gaylord Robinson: For littering.
Richard: It's not littering if I'm putting trash in a trash can.
Gaylord Robinson: It is if it's my trash can. I knew you'd been stuffing your trash in here. It took me a week, but I caught you red-handed.
Richard: Wait, you've been hiding there for a week?
Gaylord Robinson: What I do with my retirement is my own business. Now leave this trash can alone. I own it!
Richard: But it's empty. You don't own the air inside it.
Gaylord Robinson: Yes I do!
Richard: You can't own nothing!
Gaylord Robinson: But I own the lid to nothing, and it's staying shut! [Slams trash can shut] Hmph!
Richard: Oh, think puffing out your chest is going to intimidate me? [Inhales sharply, then his belly pops out]
Gaylord Robinson: [Laughs]
Richard: Don't laugh! [Pokes Mr. Robinson's belly]
Gaylord Robinson: Don't poke me!
Richard: I will poke you whenever I like!
[Both Richard and Mr. Robinson push their fists together, electricity can be seen. Mr. Robinson loses out, and gets punched in the nose]
Gaylord Robinson: Ahh! [Jumps Richard, and they fight offscreen; their clothes fly into the air]
[The scene cuts to the Watterson living room, where the Wattersons are.]
Richard: And the police said I have to wear this thing for...
[Changes to Mr. Robinson's house]
Gaylord Robinson: Six weeks. And I can't leave the house or it...
[Back to Wattersons' house]
Richard: Sets off an alarm and I'll be...
[Back to Robinson's house]
Gaylord Robinson: Sent to prison. And it was all...
Richard and Gaylord Robinson: HIS FAULT!
Gumball: Dad, could you explain that again, this time using full sentences?
Richard: I'd love to, but I'm too busy...
Gaylord Robinson: [off scene] Plotting my revenge!
[All the Wattersons hear Mr. Robinson shouting]
Darwin: Hmm... I see what's happening here.
Richard: Boys, I need you to sneak into Mr. Robinson's house. There's this old prank I used to do in college.
Gumball: [quizzically] College?
Richard: Okay, high school. Just do as I say.
The Feud Begins
[The scene cuts to Mrs. Robinson carrying groceries into her home. Once inside, she puts the groceries on a dresser. She then leaves.]
[Suddenly, Gumball and Darwin are heard talking, but aren't seen. They are presumably in the grocery bag.]
Gumball: [whispering] Dude, is she gone?
Darwin: [whispering] Yeah, I think it's safe.
[Then, it turns out that the boys are not in the bags, but in a black and white picture just next to it. The boys are also in black and white]
Gumball: Okay, let's do this.
[The boys jump out of the painting, turning back into their normal colors.]
Gumball: Right. Now we just need to find the butter. [takes one of the bags and goes through it][stops whispering] Dude, what is it with old people and canned stuff? I mean look, [pulls out canned foods] canned pizza, canned yogurt, canned water?!
Darwin: Shh! Just find the canned butter and get on with it!
Gumball: [finds the canned butter in the bag and opens it] You know what? Now that we're here I don't think we're doing the right thing.
Darwin: Well, we can't disobey Mr. Dad. He told us to put butter on everything in the house!
Gumball: Hmmm... look, let's compromise. We'll just pick one thing and butter that.
[The scene cuts to Mr. Robinson walking into his living room.]
Gaylord Robinson: Margaret? We're out of canned toothpaste. AAH!
[Suddenly, Mr. Robinson slips on the floor and slowly slides into the fireplace, a coat hanger, the sofa, and the wall, knocking over some objects in the process. Outside, Gumball and Darwin are watching Mr. Robinson from a window.]
Gumball: On second thought, maybe we shouldn't have chosen the floor.
Darwin: I feel so guilty. We've reduced a beautiful vintage gentleman, to a greased up, slidy sausage!
Gumball: We have to make up for this. Let's tell Mr. Robinson we'll help him settle the score with Dad.
I Might Forgive You
[Then, Gumball and Darwin are seen on their hands and knees, crying in front of Mr. Robinson.]
Gumball: [crying] ...And we only did it because we didn't want to lose the unconditional love of our father!
Gaylord Robinson: Under ordinary circumstances, I'd be so furious with you my kidneys would fail. But I think I'll forgive you.
[Gumball and Darwin look dried up.]
Gumball: [in a dry voice] Good. Because I've cried so much, all the moisture is gone from my body.
Gaylord Robinson: But, I hadn't finished. I'll forgive you if you do something for me first!
The Bathtub Filled with Cheese
[Richard is getting into his bathtub.]
Richard: [takes off robe and gets in the bathtub. Melted cheese seeps out of the bathtub] Wait... this isn't water! [sticks a finger in the cheese and tastes it] I'm in a bath of melted cheese! [quietly] I've been wishing for this for twenty years. [opens a secret compartment in the wall, containing a bag of "Nacho Crisps." He dips one in the bath and eats it.]
[Downstairs, Gumball and Darwin are sitting on the couch.]
Gumball: I feel so guilty, we betrayed our own father!
[Then, Richard hums while walking down the stairs and into the kitchen.]
Darwin: Uh, I don't know man, he still looks pretty happy.
Richard: [off-scene] What?! Nooooo!
Gumball: Ah... there it is!
Richard: Robinson stole all my cheese! [to himself] He must have done it while I was in that magic bath.... [out loud] But how did he trick the tag?
Trying to Trick a Tag
[In the next scene, Gumball, Darwin, and Richard are next to their front door.]
Richard: Okay boys, here's the plan. Hold my foot.
[Then, Richard is seen crawling across the ground, looking stretched out.]
Richard: You put your dirty hands on my cheese, you get my greasy fingers on your windshield!
[It is seen that Gumball and Darwin are holding Richard's foot, preventing the ankle bracelet from going off.]
Gumball: Ughhh... I'm losing my grip!
Darwin: His cankle is too wide for my hands!
[Richard is still crawling on the ground, in front of him are small shovels, which he uses to help him crawl.]
Darwin: Grab his pants!
[Gumball and Darwin grab Richard's pants, but end up letting go of them. Richard's pants go flying off, and he slams into Mr. Robinson's car, making the car alarm go off and setting off Richard's ankle tracker.]
What Don't You Understand?
[Scene changes to Gumball, Darwin, Richard, and the Donut Cop in the Wattersons' house.]
Donut Cop: What part of under house arrest don't you understand?
Richard: Hmmm... I guess the word under. Because technically you're inside the house.
Donut Cop: If you leave your house again, we'll find you in fifteen minutes and put you in prison! Keep an eye on your father, kids.
Gumball: Don't worry, officer. The whole thing was just a silly feud.
Darwin: Now things are even, there's no reason Mr. Robinson would seek revenge!
[In Mr. Robinson's house, Mr. Robinson walks by a window and notices that there is a huge dent in his car in the shape of Richard's head.]
Gaylord Robinson: My Caaaaaaaaaaaar!
Bee on a Stick
[In the next scene Mr. Robinson is pushing what appears to be a long stick out the window. Gumball and Darwin are with him.]
Gaylord Robinson: Ehh.. almost.
Gumball: Mr. Robinson, we need you to stop this feud or you and Dad are gonna end up in prison.
Gaylord Robinson: Almost there... darn it! [pulls back in the long stick, which is made up of household items that have a long reach]
Darwin: What are you doing, anyway?
Gaylord Robinson: Trying to get back at your father, but this thing's still not long enough!
[On the end of the stick, there is a bee taped down to a pencil.]
Gumball: What the wasp?! Mr. Robinson! This argument has spiraled into madness! It has to stop.
Gaylord Robinson: Not till your father pays for what he did to my car.
Gumball: Then you leave us no choice, sir. Darwin?
[Darwin gets Mr. Robinson's alarm clock.]
Darwin: Stop the feud, or I reset your alarm clock.
Gaylord Robinson: No! I won't know how to reprogram it!
Gumball: Then end it!
Gaylord Robinson: Never!
Darwin: How would you like to wake up at six? Seven? Eight? Or nine a.m.?
Gaylord Robinson: Nine a.m.?! I'll lose half the day!
Gumball: You know, this can end anytime you like.
Gaylord Robinson: Humph. Do your worst. My bladder will wake me up at five anyway.
Gumball: Well then, how would you like your radio tuned to young people's music!
[Darwin turns the radio to a "young people's music" station, and a parody of the song "Baby" plays.]
Gaylord Robinson: AGH! HE SAID THE WORD "BABY" OVER SEVENTEEN TIMES! TURN IT OFF!
[Darwin turns the radio off.]
Gaylord Robinson: Okay! Okay! I give up! I'll end the feud. But please, can you do this one thing for me in return? [pulls out an envelope] I can't leave the house to post this letter. Would you do it for me?
Gumball: Sir, it would be an honor.
Why Can't We Bee Friends?
[Scene changes back to the Wattersons' house.]
Richard: [Reading the letter] Stick your head out of the front window for a special surprise. Hmm, all evidence points to this letter being a trap, but what if it's a nice surprise, like a cake or a kiss?
[Richard opens up the window and looks out, and gets stung by the bee attached to Mr. Robinson's stick.]
Richard: AAH! It was a trap! Unless this bee tastes of honey. [Sticks his tongue out] AAH! It doesn't! It tastes of pain!
Darwin: Oh, man. I knew we should have checked the address.
Richard: [Growls and shoves the stick back up to Mr. Robinson] I hope you like "eyes" cream!
Gaylord Robinson: That pun doesn't even make sense.
[Both Richard and Mr. Robinson continue fighting]
Darwin: This is never going to stop, is it?
[Richard manages to hit Mr Robinson hard enough for him to fall. He laughs at Mr. Robinson, but the window pane slides down and knocks him out.]
Gumball: I think we need to do something drastic.
Ending the Feud Where It All Started
[Next scene is Richard and Mr. Robinson inside the garbage can while sleeping. Richard kisses him and they both wake up screaming.]
Richard: Where are we?
Gaylord Robinson: Smells like a dumpster.
[Richard tries opening the dumpster.]
Richard: It's locked.
[A video camera appears in front of them.]
Gaylord Robinson: Hmm, play me? What kind of a musical instrument is this? [blows on it]
Richard: It's a video camera!
[Richard plays the camera. Gumball appears on it.]
Gumball: [on the camera] Good evening, gentlemen. This feud started with a trash can and that's where it's going to end. In front of you is a cake.
Richard: Mmm. [eats the cake whole]
Gumball: Inside the cake is a key. By sharing the cake, you'll find the key. And learn that sharing is the key... to getting out of there.
[Richard gulps and Mr. Robinson looks at him angrily.]
Gumball: You have fifteen minutes before the police arrive!
Richard: I'm pretty sure it'll be more than fifteen minutes before we see that key again.
Gaylord Robinson: YOU JELLY BELLY FOOL! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! IF YOU DIDN'T SNAG THAT CAKE WE WOULD'VE BEEN OUT OF HERE BY NOW!
Richard: If you shared that trash can, we would've been in here in the first place!
Darwin: Don't you think they should've figured it out by now?
Gumball: I'll go and check. [sees the trash can rolling down hill.][sighs] Aw man.
[Gumball and Darwin start running down hill.]
Darwin: That was the worst idea you've ever had!
Gumball: Oh, come on, it was pretty good. The mysterious riddle, the positive message, the fact they got to eat a cake.
[Mr. Small on his roller blades tries not to lose his balance.]
Gumball: Mr. Small, watch out!
Mister Small: Don't worry. I'll use my rollerblading skills to avoid it.
[Mr. Small jumps in slow motion but the trash can hits him, causing his skates to be left on the ground.]
Darwin: [panting] We're never gonna catch them!
Gumball: I've got an idea. But it's really uncool.
[Gumball is seen riding Darwin (on roller blades) while slapping him to go faster.]
Gumball: Come on! Faster! Faster! Faster! Faster!
Darwin: Why are you always trying to motivate me with cruelty, when you know I respond better to emotional rewards?!
Gumball: Sorry man. [pats him]
Darwin: Ah, that's better. AHHHHH! [catches up with the trash can]
Gumball: Ok! Don't move! Okay, I got this.
[Gumball jumps too far and over the trash can causing him and Darwin to crash into each other.]
Darwin: [catches up again] AHHHH!
Gumball: Okay, maybe a little closer this time. [Successfully jumps on top of the trash can] Haha! What do we do now?!
Darwin: I don't know! Jam the wheel or something!
[Both look around for something. They see Marvin and steal his cane.]
Marvin: No, please! I'm too old! I can't walk without my cane-[starts crying][sees Hexagon Lady walking and walks normal] Oh, hello.
Gumball and Darwin: Woohoo!
Gumball: [looks ahead of him.] Ahhh! Hold on guys, I'm going to get you out of there! [starts jamming the wheel with the cane but nothing's happening. Gumballs looks ahead and tries again.] Ahh! [He tries one more time and breaks the wheel off but still goes downhill.] Ahhh!
Darwin: There's nothing we could do anymore! They're going to have to jump!
Gumball: Catch me, Darwin! [jumps off trash can]
[The trash can goes downhill and crashes into a car, landing on the road. Gumball and Darwin also roll down hill while watching the trash can crash on the road]
Darwin: Uhh, I'm sure they're still okay.
[Various cars crash into the garbage bin and the Hector steps on it, a lightning bolt strikes it, and a satellite crashes on it.]
Gumball and Darwin: NOOO! [They both cry on their knees but notice the nacho cheese wrappers]
Gumball: Oh wait, these are all dad's nacho cheese wrappers. This is our trash can! We've been chasing the wrong one.
Darwin: Which means they're still in Mr. Robinson's trash can at home.
Gumball: There's still time to get them back in the house before the cops come.
Darwin: [Gumball starts riding on him again and pets him.] AHHH!
[Scene changes to Mr. Robinson's trash can]
Gaylord Robinson: I agree, wearing a tie every day despite neither of us having a job is perfectly appropriate.
Richard: It gives you a sense of purpose when you have absolutely nothing to do.
Gaylord Robinson: You know, Watterson, maybe you and I aren't so different after all.
Richard: And all it took was my children locking us in a dumpster to realize it. We should've just done this in the first place. [They both shake hands. The trash can lid opens up.] Ahh, boys finally.
[The Donut Cop appears.]
Donut Cop: The worst part about this job is you give people a second chance and you still end up having to taze them.
Richard: Wait! That was all his fault!
Gaylord Robinson: Don't listen to him, officer! He's nothing but a good for nothing—