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The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Extras” Recap

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On a particularly uneventful day, the background characters decide it’s time for them to get the spotlight.

While some may disagree, I absolutely adored the experimental episodes in season two of Gumball. Both “The Tape” and “The World” were extremely refreshing and I admired the show for being bold enough to do something different. So, it stands to reason that I am very happy that season three has continued to be bold with this episode. Elmore is a fantastic place with so many appealing characters, yet more often than not they are relegated to minor roles. By giving an episode to these characters, the show has tapped into something that it was previously letting go to waste. If anything, I’m a bit disappointed that the show didn’t include more minor characters in this episode. It probably would have been a good time to make a joke about Tobias’ sister Rachel, who was deemed so uninspired by the crew that they stopped having her show up anymore. However, the episode was a ton of fun as it was and it had a heck of a musical number in it, so I really can’t complain. I sincerely hope that there are more experimental episodes later this season, but if not, I’m sure there will be more in the next two seasons.

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