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"The Blame"
Bandicam 2016-08-15 05-47-23-396
Season: 4
Broadcast number: 150
Production code: GB434
Airing Information
U.S. air date: August 16, 2016
U.K. air date: September 2, 2016
International premieres: Germany: September 2, 2016
Hungary: September 14, 2016
Canada: August 18, 2016
Credits
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Louise Coats
Guillaume Cassuto
Nathan Auerbach
Daniel Berg
Joe Parham
Tobi Wilson
Storyboarded by: Adrian Maganza
Songs Featured
Books Are Violent


Episode Chronology
Previous
"The Roots"
Next
"The Slap"

"The Blame" [1] is the thirty-fourth episode of Season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 150th episode overall.

SynopsisEdit

Billy passes out after playing video games and his mother tries to ban them, forcing Gumball and Darwin to defend them.

PlotEdit

The Episode begins with Gumball, Darwin and some of their classmates going into the school library in order to play video games. However, Billy comes in and reveals that he has never played any video game and Gumball suggests he should try playing. Though Billy claims that video games are dangerous and make people lose contact with reality, to which Darwin denies and claims they are simply entertaining. Then Billy follows Gumball's suggestion and begins playing, which shocks him and causes him to have a nervous breakdown (even though he didn't actually play and broke down while the game was still loading).

Due to this incident, Felicity calls all the parents to a PTA meeting where she declares that all video games must be banned, which most of those present agree with. Just then, Gumball and Darwin arrive (unconvincingly disguised as Richard and Nicole) and try to convince the people to vote against Felicity's decision, saying that video games can also be beneficial. Inspired by the brothers' determination, Felicity gives them three chances to prove their point. Gumball attempts to prove that video games can make people socially active, promote creativity etc. But his attempts all fail and Felicity closes the case in favor of banning video games.

With video games gone, the children find it hard to entertain themselves and are forced to read books. At first they find it boring, but Darwin then gets an idea that they should read as much as possible to see what the parents think of the influence that comes from books. The children crash in on a PTA meeting and explain to everyone that literature has just as much violence as depicted in video games, if not more. Which makes Felicity claim that all fiction must therefore be banned as well. However, Gumball explains that history is also very violent. Felicity then asks what point they are trying to make, to which Billy answers that nothing should be banned as violence should not be blamed on video games or books but rather on the parents who were not responsible enough to teach their children how to respond appropriately to the material they're given.

Felicity then agrees that "books are as dangerous as video games" and claims that there is only one thing to do about this matter. Richard suggests that parents should become more sensible and take better care of their children, but Felicity rejects his suggestion. The scene immediately cuts to a mass book burning in the school library, ending the episode.

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The photo of Ocho's former human self is actually Jacob Hopkins, the current voice actor of Gumball Watterson.
  • This episode marks Tina's first speaking role for a long time since "The Storm."

ContinuityEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

Goofs/ErrorsEdit

  • In this episode, Penny has her normal voice when she is in her wolf form, but in "The Shell," Penny has a deep voice when she is in her wolf form, but in this episode she doesn't.

ReferencesEdit

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