"The Choices"
S5E06 The Choices Title card
Season: 5
Airing Information
U.S. air date: October 13, 2016
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Jon Foster
James Lamont
Tobi Wilson
Nathan Auerbach
Daniel Berg
Joe Parham
Assistant Director:
Antoine Perez
Storyboarded by: Adrian Maganza
Episode Chronology
"The Vision"
"The Code"

"The Choices"[1] is the sixth episode of Season 5 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 161st episode overall.


Nicole reminisces about how she met Richard during a family dinner. [2]




Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit


  • This episode reveals Nicole's maiden name is Senicourt. Nicole Bocquelet, Ben Bocquelet's real-life mother, shares the same maiden name.
  • This is the first time Anais is seen as a baby.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Mr. Senicourt's facial expression, coat pattern and small size are reminiscent of Grumpy Cat (aka Tardar Sauce).
  • The scene where Banana Bob approaches Nicole in the basement is a reference to an iconic scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho where Lila Crane approaches Norma Bates' corpse before turning it around.
  • The music that plays in the background when Nicole imagines her tombstone is "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Similarly to Carl and Ellie Fredrickson from Pixar's Up, a filmstrip-like montage of young Nicole and Richard's relationship between when they first met and the present day plays, completely instrumental with no dialogue, from when they were kids, to when they got married, to when they purchased a rundown house which they then fixed up together, to when they gave birth to a child.
  • Nicole's hair as a teenager has a slight resemblance to Ramona Flowers's many hairstyles from the Scott Pilgrim series.
  • The shirt Richard wore when Granny Jojo kicked him out of her house resembles the Snaggletooth logo from the popular metal band Motörhead.


  • This episode has made many contradictions to past episodes:
    • Nicole's wedding dress appears to be different than the other wedding dress from "The Dress."
    • Nicole and Richard were married in the park instead of the church from "The Wand" and "The Ape."
    • Richard wasn't screaming during the wedding like in "The Wand."
    • In "The Treasure," Gumball was deformed as a baby, but in this episode he appears to be quite healthy as a baby.
    • In "The Hero," Gumball learns to walk in the backyard of the house but in this episode he learns in front yard of the house.
  • During the food fight at the end of the episode, Nicole disappears for a frame.