"The Sorcerer" is the twenty-sixth episode of Season 5 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 182nd episode overall.


Gumball refuses to accept he is the only kid at school that doesn't have special powers. He convinces Mrs. Jötunheim, Hector's mom, to take him on as her apprentice but she soon learns leaving Gumball unsupervised around magic is a big mistake.[1]




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  • This episode was accidentally released on Cartoon Network's Video On Demand service on February 3, 2017.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • This episode is reminiscent of The Sorcerer's Apprentice act from Disney's Fantasia, where Mickey Mouse studies under a powerful sorcerer while doing chores for him.
    • The hat that grants Gumball magical abilities is a reference to the act in Fantasia where Mickey steals his master's hat and acquires magic powers after putting it on, and loses them once he takes it off.
  • The living carpet and genie in the lamp are references to characters from the film Aladdin.
  • This episode also has several Harry Potter references.
    • Gumball makes a reference to the plot of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
    • Gumball compares himself to Lord Voldemort, the main antagonist of the Harry Potter series, but Darwin initially thinks he is referring to the main character.
    • Gumball pulls a Mandrake root from a flower pot.
    • Mrs. Jötunheim reads an article about wuggles, a play on the term muggles.
    • The monster toilet resembles The Monster Book of Monsters.
  • The eye of newt, toe of frog and wool of bat Gumball brings to Hector's cave are all ingredients mentioned in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
  • Darwin cleaning both sides of the mirror is a reference to a similar gag in the 1918 Buster Keaton short film The Bell Boy.
  • The scene where Darwin opens a refrigerator and finds a mystical realm guarded by a monster is a reference to a similar scene in Ghostbusters in which Dana discovers Zuul in her refrigerator.
  • The game Mrs. Jötunheim plays on her crystal ball resembles the mobile game Candy Crush Saga.

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