"The Vision"
Season: 5
Airing Information
U.S. air date: October 6, 2016
International premieres: Canada: September 29, 2016
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Tobi Wilson
Joe Markham
John Sheerman
Joe Parham
Jess Ransom
Episode Director:
Antoine Perez
Storyboarded by: Wandrille Maunoury
Episode Chronology
"The Boredom"
"The Choices"

"The Vision" is the fifth episode of Season 5 of The Amazing World of Gumball. [1] It is the 160th episode overall.


After finding a secret manifesto on Alan's memory stick, Gumball and Darwin decide to foil his plan for world domination.[2]




Main CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit


  • A clip of this episode was uploaded to Cartoon Network's social media accounts on September 22, 2016 despite it not airing that night.
  • The fourth wall breaks when Clayton asked Alan who is he talking to.


  • This is Alan's fifth major role. The others four were "The Photo," "The Storm," "The Saint" and "The Traitor."
  • This is the thirteenth time we see Gumball naked.
  • The tech support number shown in "The Bet" reappears on the bulletin board when Gumball and Darwin see the grade taxes flyer.
  • In the scene where all students riot, Gumball makes a face that resembles Nicole's in "The Pizza."

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • A lot of selected faces for Alan's dictator-like face are shown:
  • Alan's new voice is reminiscent of Frank Underwood from House of Cards.
  • The "Vote for Alan" posters bear a resemblance to President Barack Obama's "Hope" posters used during his 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Gumball's self-destructing message is a reference to the 1966 TV Series Mission: Impossible, where secret government agents receive instructions on a tape which self-destructs as smoke rises from it.
  • Alan's propaganda poster to boycott Hector looks similar to the "Destroy This Mad Brute" poster used by the U.S. Army during World War 1.
  • In Alan's movement on forcibly sending sad people to happy camps, Carrie floats by, looking rather depressed, with a thought bubble filled with squiggly lines, similar to the thought bubbles from the Peanuts comic strips by Charles M. Schulz.