The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Gripes” Recap
Gumball’s bad mood causes the entire town to think he and Darwin are deserving of charity.
This was an interesting episode. I didn’t quite like it as much as other episodes, as I found the “complaining” voices to be a bit grating and felt that the “B” plot was more enjoyable than the “A” plot, but it turned out well enough towards the end. I just feel that the scenes with Anais and Richard were more enjoyable than the scenes with the boys. Anais and Richard don’t spend enough time with one another and I thought that it was cute how she was trying to teach her father how to be sarcastic. The payoff at the end was pretty funny. I’m hoping that the two of them will continue to interact with one another more often as the series progresses. As for the “A” plot, it just started off a bit too slow for my tastes. It was nice to see more of the side-characters, with them wanting/needing to help the boys because they assumed that they were poor, but too much time was spent standing in front of that store talking. The climax helped save the episode, as did the joke about not understanding the episode’s message, but I feel that this episode could have been better.