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The Amazing World of Gumball (sometimes referred to simply as Gumball) is a British animated series created by Ben Bocquelet on Cartoon Network. The show revolves around Gumball and his family as they have their daily adventures in the city of Elmore.


The original pilot of the show titled "Gumball" (also known as the early reel) was submitted to Adult Swim from 2008 to 2010, but was rejected due to the show being "way too extremely mind-blowingly cute"[2]. The pilot is similar with the current show with several differences in the character designs and gender.

The show was later retooled for Cartoon Network instead under the new name The Amazing World of Gumball with The first two episodes of the show premiering on May 31st, 2011. The series ran for three seasons with 116 episodes total. On June 2nd, 2014, Cartoon Network announced that the series has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season. The last episode of the sixth and final season was aired on June 24th, 2019, with specials then continuing throughout 2020 and into 2021.


The story follows Gumball Watterson the Watterson Family in their daily adventures and mischief in Elmore city. The world of Gumball is very unique in that it combines 2D and 3D animation with live-action and clay animation. Many of the characters in the show are based on rejected characters that Ben Bocquelet created when he worked on commercial work.


Since its premiere, the series has received mostly positive responses. The show currently holds a user rating of 8.1 based on 4.424 users on IMDb[3] and a 7.2 rating based on 409 votes on[4] Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars with an age requirement of 8 and above.[5] The show has also received 23 nominations from various awards shows with 10 wins, among them a BAFTA Kids award for best television show.[1]


The show has gathered a large online following since launching in 2011. On 4chan's /co/ archives, typing the keyword "Gumball" yields more than 25.000 posts,[6] while the keyword "The Amazing World of Gumball" would yield more than 1.100 posts.[9] The Gumball subreddit /r/gumball,[7] which was created on May 2nd, 2011, currently has more than 1.400 users as of April 2015. The Gumball wiki currently holds more than 900 entries regarding the show.[10] On DeviantArt,[8] typing the keyword "The Amazing World of Gumball" yields more than 15.000 results.

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YouTube Poops

The series has also inspired a number of YouTube Poop videos.

On January 18th, 2015, YouTube and DeviantArt user Mike Inel[11] uploaded a video titled "What if 'The Amazing World Of Gumball' was an anime" where recreates the episode "The Tape"[14] with the characters humanized in an anime style (shown below, left). As of April 2015, the video has gained more than 3 million views in four months.[12] On the same day, the user also uploaded a comparison video between the original and the recreated scenes of the episode (shown below, right). As of April 2015, the video has gained more than 1.5 million views in four months.[13]

SJW Gumball

SJW Gumball refers to a viral scene from the episode of the animated series The Amazing World of Gumball in which Gumball adopts the role of a social justice warrior. The scene, also known as Have You Ever Tried Whole Grain Bread and Cafeteria Scene, has sparked a controversy on Tumblr and has since been popular source material for meme edits, especially as a setup for bait-and-switch memes.


You Have Lost Penis Privilege

You Have Lost Penis Privilege refers to a catchphrase often used in reaction images and ironic memes, particularly when paired with a still image of The Amazing World of Gumball characters Gumball Watterson and Darwin Watterson holding scissors.

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