The Limit (The Amazing World of Gumball)

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The Limit (The Amazing World of Gumball)
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When Nicole says no, you should listen to her. Because when she says no, she really means NO!
Series: The Amazing World of Gumball
Part of Season: 2
Episode Number: 30
Air Date: August 28, 2013
Writer: Ben Bocquelet
Chris Garbutt
Jon Foster
James Lamont
Previous episode: The Game
Next episode: The Voice

"The Limit" is the thirtieth episode of the second season of The Amazing World of Gumball, and is the sixty-sixth episode overall.


Nicole gets upset with the family at the supermarket when they attempt to get candy.

Why Nicole Should Not Put Limits

  1. No one in the Watterson family is likable in this episode, for different reasons.
    • Gumball and Darwin constantly bother and refuse to listen to Nicole's orders after she forbade them from getting candy at the supermarket.
    • Anais also acts out of character in this episode, she was supposed to be the smartest and most mature of the family. But here, she acts like her age.
    • Richard encourages the kids to disobey their mother and even tries to make them steal candy from the store (by doing so himself), the latter of which is illegal.
    • Nicole, while likable and sympathetic in the first half of the episode, becomes an anger-fueled murderous monster in the latter half of the episode.
  2. This whole episode tries way too hard to make Nicole look like the antagonist even though she's just doing what is right.
  3. Bad moral: In the end, the others treat Nicole like she was in the wrong for trying to discipline her kids when they were in the wrong for disobeying her (even though she tried to murder her family). The moral is that parents should be wrong for disciplining/punishing their children.
    • The other bad moral is that you should constantly disobey your parents to get what you want, even when they repeatedly forbid you from doing so.
    • Bad Ending: After Gumball, Anais, and Darwin apologized you thought that they learn their lessons but guess what? They didn’t learn their lessons and instead get their candies from a traumatized security guard in the end.
  4. The infamous scene where Gumball, Anais, and Darwin threw a fit over some candy.
  5. The appearance of Nicole during the latter half of the episode is far too creepy for the show's target audience, children; not helping is that she threatens to murder her own family, in a children's show!
    1. Granted The Amazing World of Gumball has its fair share of dark moments, but even they were never this extreme.
  6. The episode is nothing but several minutes of torture for Nicole Watterson.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The premise about Nicole refusing to buy candy for her children and having Gumball, Darwin, Anais and even Richard trying to make her buy candies for them is very interesting, but it was sadly wasted potential due to the reasons mentioned above.
  2. The shoppers, the massage woman, and the traumatized security guard are likable.
  3. The scene where Richard tries to stand up to Nicole but she only scares him off by staring at him is funny.


  • This episode was released during the celebration week of the release of Uncle Grandpa.


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