|Running time:||3 Minutes|
|U.S. air date:|| December 20th 2016, 7:30 PM|
VOD: 1st January, 2017.
|U.K. air date:||December 21st 2016, 7:30 PM|
|International premieres:||All other places: December 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM|
|Written by:|| Ben Bocquelet|
Episode Director:Antoine Perez
|Storyboarded by:|| Aurelie Charbonnier|
The Specie is the second episode in Season 5.
A specie which Elmore thought was extinct meets Gumball and Darwin.
[The episode starts with Gumball and Darwin with a Rube goldberg Machine which has tape and a microwave and a clock attached to it.]
Darwin: So this is how you warp to another dimension?
[Gumball and Darwin go in it.]
[Gumball spins it and its starts going very fast, Making the clock change time faster.]
Gumball: GET READY TO GO INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION BUDDY!!
[Instead of warping to another dimension, Gumball and Darwin get thrown to an empty section of the streets in Elmore.]
Gumball and Darwin: Oww!
Linto: [disguised as a normal cat] Hey! You've got hurt!
Gumball: [painfully] No!
Darwin: [painfully] We're fine!
Linto: No you aren't! You need serious help!
[Gumball regenerates before Linto calls the hospital, and then Darwin also.]
Gumball: There! We're fine!
Linto: Woah! You're pretty healthy!
[Gumball and Darwin quickly run.]
[Gumball and Darwin turn around.]
Linto: I've never met anybody so strong, I wanna show you a secret.
[Linto takes off his disguise and reveals he is actually a cat who can change colors at will.]
Linto: Yep, My normal color is orange.
Gumball: WHAT THE WHAT.
Darwin: That's amazing! I thought the Elmore facts book of 2016 said you were extinct!
Linto: Yeah... We never wanted people to know that.
Gumball: What do you mean "we"?
Gumball and Darwin: [gasp] YOU'VE GOT MORE COLORFUL MEMBERS!
Linto: Yep, Please don't tell, PLEAAASE.
[The screen says "TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2."]
- This episode was originally called "The Species".
- Linto made a cameo debut before this episode.
- This is the shortest episode to be produced; With a time of 3:10 Minutes.
- Ben said on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit that this episode was short to save budget, because they weren't ready for Linto's color.
- This episode along with "The Takedown" were released On-Demand on 1st January 2017, Possibly as a New Year gift.
- This episode was only premiered once in Denmark, Since it got low ratings it was refused to be reruned in Denmark.
- This episode has the least amount of characters in the series, with a total of 4, beating "The Puppy".
- This is the last episode to premiere in 2016.
- Originally this episode would be a half hour special rather than a minisode, And would not have a part 2.
- This episode was accidentally rated TV-Y7 instead of TV-Y7-FV on various reruns in Bulgaria, UAE and Indonesia.
- Ironically, this episode was also on accident rated TV-PG-V on premieres in a few countries. Although Cartoon Network fixed this issue for CN France and Turkey before it premiered there.