|U.S. air date:|| TV: January 14, 2016|
VOD: December 11, 2015
|U.K. air date:||October 16, 2015|
|International premieres:|| Netherlands: October 2015
Germany, Bulgria, and Hungary: October 30, 2015
|Written by:|| Ben Bocquelet|
Based on an idea by:
|Storyboarded by:||Yani Ouabdesselam|
When Darwin taunts Gumball about how predictable he is, Gumball tries to prove that he can still surprise his buddy.
- Green Bear
- 8-Bit Dog
- Pixel Octopus
- Mr. Small
- Rocky Robinson
- Anais Watterson
- Banana Joe
The gallery for "The Hug" can be found here.
- This will be the Hot Dog Guy's second major role. His first major role was in "The Extras".
- This episode contradicts "The Castle" because Gumball knew who the Hot Dog Guy was.
- However, this hinted that it happened after this episode and before "The Awkwardness".
- This episode was released on Cartoon Network Video App and Video on Demand before it aired on TV on December 11, 2015.
- Gumball makes the same face he did in "The Bros", "The Friend", "The Spoiler", and "The Downer".
- Gumball's rage face when Darwin grings extra clothing is the same face from Nicole in "The Pizza".
- The title card music is reused from "The Boombox".
- The talent show poster from The Debt appears in the janitor's closet.
- When Gumball gave Hot Dog Guy a hot dog, he only ate the skin in the front, but in the next scene, a section of the hot dog was gone.