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The Best Episodes of 'The Amazing World of Gumball'

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There are so many good episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Choices/The Code" the best, or is "The Third/The Debt" your favorite episode of The Amazing World of Gumball? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Gumball are, let's rank every The Amazing World of Gumball episode from best to worst.

Also known by fans as Gumball, The Amazing World of Gumball is an animated TV series on Cartoon Network that also covers the genres of sitcom, adventure, fantasy, and satire. The series revolves around the lives of Gumball Waterson, a blue cat, and his adopted brother Darwin, a goldfish. The Amazing World of Gumball takes place in the fictional town of Elmore, and the series has been nominated for numerous awards for its writing as well as its animation, including wins at the 2016 British Academy Children's Awards for the episodes "The Money" and "The Origins Parts 1 & 2."

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Amazing World of Gumball episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

  • 1

    Season 5, Episode 5 & 6

    The Choices: Nicole remembers the day she first met Richard and the different choices she could have made.

    The Code: When the Wattersons' internet cuts out, they have to adapt to a world without it.

  • 2

    Season 3, Episode 19, 20

    The Procrastinators: Gumball and Darwin go to extraordinary lengths to avoid taking out the trash. 

    The Shell: Gumball inadvertently cracks open Penny's shell and discovers who she really is inside.

  • 3

    Season 4, Episode 20, 21

    The Origins Pt. 1: When Mom and Dad struggle to keep hyperactive, toddler-aged Gumball from trashing the house and exhausting them, they decide to buy him a pet.

    The Origins Pt. 2: Via the sewers, Darwin finds himself flushed out to sea. He is terrified, but determined to make his way back to the Wattersons.

  • 4

    Season 2, Episode 29, 30

    The Game: The Wattersons embark on their first family game of Dodge or Dare.

    The Limit: The Watterson family face Mom's wrath in a supermarket.

  • 5

    Season 5, Episode 16, 17

    The Box: A mysterious package shows up at the Watterson's house and they do their best to avoid opening it.

    The Console: Gumball, Darwin and Anais find themselves plunged into an RPG version of Elmore.

  • 6

    Season 4, Episode 37, 38

    The Fury: When an unknown figure shows up and insults their Mom, the kids are expecting a massive showdown but are surprised when Mom chooses the path of peace.

    The Compilation: A compilation of some of the funniest, most bizarre clips uploaded onto the internet by the people of Elmore.

  • 7

    Season 2, Episode 7, 8

    The Phone: When Gumball and Darwin get their first cell phone, they foolishly give out their number to super-intense Ocho.

    The Job: Dad gets his first job as a pizza delivery guy, which rocks the very fabric of the universe.

  • 8

    Season 5, Episode 15, 16

    The Vase: Nicole encourages Gumball to do what comes naturally, break stuff!

    The Matchmaker: Darwin likes a girl in his class so Gumball decides it's time to play cupid.

  • 9

    Season 2, Episode 6, 1

    The Banana: Darwin lends his pen to Banana Joe but, when it comes back chewed, Gumball's thoughts turn to revenge.

    The Remote: The Wattersons' battle for possession of the TV remote gets dirty.

  • 10

    Season 4, Episode 31, 32

    The Night: As night falls in Elmore, the Moon takes us on a tour through the various dreams - and nightmares - of the town's slumbering inhabitants.

    The Misunderstanding: Gumball has misunderstood about his date with Penny. He thought they were meeting for dinner but they were actually meeting for lunch at a Diner called Dinner.

  • 11

    Season 2, Episode 9, 10

    Halloween: Carrie takes Gumball, Darwin and Anais to a real haunted house party on Halloween! 

    The Treasure: Anais uncovers a secret that she's convinced will lead her to the Watterson's hidden family treasure.

  • 12

    Season 3, Episode 31, 32

    The Oracle: Gumball, Darwin and Anais discover that Banana Joe's mom paints pictures which predict the future.

    The Safety: When Mr. Small shows a heath and safety video in class, Darwin becomes obsessed with keeping the Wattersons safe.

  • 13

    Season 3, Episode 11, 12

    The Fraud: Gumball and Darwin discover Principal Brown's diploma is fake.

    The Void: Gumball and Darwin investigate a missing classmate and discover a mystery about Elmore High.

  • 14

    Season 5. Episode 34, 35

    The Petals: Gumball and Darwin become fashion gurus.

    The Puppets: Darwin is delighted when they discover their old childhood toys, but soon realizes that some things are best left in the past.

  • 15

    Season 1, Episode  2

    Gumball and Darwin babysit Anais "responsibly," whilst "irresponsibly" flooding the house.

  • 16

    Season 3, Episode 3, 4

    The Coach: The new coach at Elmore High stands up to Jamie.

    The Joy: Miss Simian has to save herself from a contagious Joy virus infecting the whole school.

  • 17

    Season 2, Episode 39, 40

    The World: The amazing world of Elmore is full of inanimate objects that aren't as inanimate as you might hope!

    The Finale: The Wattersons are surprised to discover their actions have consequences.

  • 18

    The DVD

    Season 1, Episode 1

    Gumball and Darwin go to extreme lengths to avoid paying a DVD fine.

  • 19

    Season 3. Episode 37, 38

    The Downer: Gumball refuses to get out of bed because he is in a lousy mood.

    The Return: It's the first day back at school, but Gumball and Darwin are nowhere to be seen.

  • 20

    Season 1, Episode 9, 10

    The Pressure: When Masami claims that Darwin is her boyfriend, Gumball vows to help his friend before he gets kissed.

    The Painting: After seeing a picture that Anais drew, Principal Brown assumes that Anais finds her family dysfunctional, so he begins to meddle in their family life.

  • 21

    Season 5, Episode 11, 12

    The Potato: Darwin finds it harder than expected to give up his favorite foodstuff.

    The Fuss; Nicole tries, and fails, to hide her disappointment when Richard and the kids fail to remember her special day. 

  • 22

    Season 5, Episode 1 / Season 4, Episode 40

    The Stories: Fed up with having to listen to Molly's long, tedious anecdotes, Gumball and Darwin try to teach her how to make them sound more exciting.

    The Disaster: When Rob purchases a universal remote from the Awesome Store, he discovers that he can control the entire universe.

  • 23

    Season 1, Episode 5, 6

    The End: Gumball and Darwin are convinced that the world will end in 24 hours.

    The Dress: When his clothes are shrunk in the washing machine by his father, Gumball is forced to wear his mother's wedding dress to school.

  • 24

    Season 2, Episode 35, 36

    The Tape: Gumball and Darwin fail to make some instant home-made movie classics.

    The Sweaters: Gumball and Darwin's reputation is challenged.

  • 25

    Season 2, Episode 12, 13

    The Words: Darwin is too polite to speak his mind, so Gumball teaches him to be direct via an epic battle of insults.

    The Apology: For once in his life Gumball is the one who's owed an apology...from Ms Simian!