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The Apprentice (The Amazing World of Gumball)

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The Apprentice (The Amazing World of Gumball)
How to piss off another show's fandom in 11 minutes.
Series: The Amazing World of Gumball
Part of Season: 4
Episode Number: 132
Air Date: January 7, 2016
Writer: Ben Bocquelet
Louise Coats
Phil Whelans
Daniel Berg
Nathan Auerbach
Mic Graves
Tobi Wilson
Previous episode: The Uploads
Next episode: The Hug

The Apprentice is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of The Amazing World of Gumball, and the 132nd episode overall."


Gumball decides that the best way to prove to Mr. Fitzgerald that he is good enough for Penny is to become his apprentice for the day.

Why It's Unappreciated

  1. The main issue with the episode is that the premise does not work. Gumball's motivation is forced as he wants to prove to Penny's father Patrick that he is good enough to date his daughter. But at this point, he is already dating Penny, so him tagging along with Mr. Fitzgerald is pointless.
    • There was another episode before this where Gumball wants to gain Mr. Fitzgerald's approval in “The Knights”. Making this episode even more pointless.
    • Mr. Fitzgerald is also back to disapproving of him again for no real reason despite the episode The Shell putting an end to his disapproval of Gumball.
  2. This episode is one of those examples of Gumball acting like SpongeBob from (seasons 6-8) and his victim similar to Squidward.
  3. The episode's antagonist, the business goblin that took over Chanax Inc. in “The Move”, is annoying and unlikable as he constantly laughs at something while pointing out the obvious, and this joke is repeated throughout the episode. To add insult to injury he also gets the last lines of the episode where he cruelly mocks Gumball and Mr. Fitzgerald.
  4. It is just a Mr. Fitzgerald torture episode.
  5. Gumball is also unlikeable in this episode as he constantly pops up and annoys Mr. Fitzgerald. Regardless it doesn’t make the cruel twist ending where he is revealed to have actually lost the golf game any less cruel.
  6. The DNA scene is extremely disturbing.
  7. Terrible ending: The episode ends with a rather cruel twist ending where it is revealed that Gumball lost the golf game because he got knocked out.
  8. Despite the cruel ending being a "twist", it is made pretty obvious that the whole golf scene was a hallucination anyway.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Patrick is the only likable character in this episode.
  2. Some funny scenes, such as The Magic Frog scene, as well as the scene where Patrick tells Gumball that he hopes he'll understand, only for him to kick him out of the car and drive off.
  3. "And it made a coconut sound!"