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The Takedown is the first episode of Season 5.

"The Takedown"
The Takedown Titlecard
Season: 5
Broadcast number: 431
Production code: GB502
Running time: 10 minutes
Airing Information
U.S. air date: December 17th 2016, 7:30 PM
U.K. air date: December 19th 2016, 7:30 PM
International premieres: All Other Places: December 20th 2016, 9:30 PM
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Tobi Wilson
Joe Parham
Joe Markham
Episode Director: Antoine Perez
Storyboarded by: Oliver Hamilton
Yani Ouabdesselam
Songs Featured

Episode Chronology
"Season 4"
""The Specie""


The Wattersons' House gets destroyed and they need to rebuild it.


Main Characters






Supporting Characters

Patrick Fitzgerald

Mrs. Fitzgerald


Construction Men

Larry Needlemeyer


Minor Characters

HotDog Guy

Green Bear




Linto (cameo)

Donut Sheriff

Random Girl


[The Episode starts with Gumball and Darwin playing Dodge or Dare.]

Gumball: Okay Darwin, We're close to beating it!

Darwin: LET'S DO IT!!

[A wrecking ball accidentally destroys the Wattersons' House, Richard is then seen taking a bath, Nicole is doing chores and Anais was playing with Daisy. ]

Gumball: WHAT THE WHAT!?


Anais: What the...

Darwin: OUR HOUSE!


[The Construction men are seen with a wrecking ball controller. ]

Construction Man #1: Oh god! Let's get outta here before we get killed!

[Gumball and Richard chase after the Construction Men, While Darwin is freaking out and Nicole and Anais are angry.]


Richard: I only have a towel on but my house had so many good things! It costed a million bucks! You Monsters!

[The scene is then seen at Nicole and Anais thinking.]

Anais: I know what we can do! Let's find all the money we've saved over the years and let's rent a house we can afford!

[Nicole and Anais search for money but they could only find $300.]

Nicole: Just 300 dollars?! But a house in Elmore costs 1203 and higher!

[Gumball and Richard give up and run back to the house.]

Gumball: We're homeless now! Where will we live now?!

Darwin: Hmmm.... Maybe let's ask one of our friends if we could live with them.

[The Wattersons go to The Fitzgerald's house and ring the doorbell.]

[Patrick opens the door.]

Patrick: Oh. you.... Whaddya want now?

The Wattersons: We're homeless.

[Penny heard what the Wattersons just said.]

[Penny rushes downstairs.]

Penny: You can live with us!

Patrick: NO!

Penny: Can we atleast let them stay for a day dad?

Richard: Please..? I'll share all of my hotdogs but not the mustard ones with you!

Patrick: Fine.....

Richard: YESSSSS!!!!! [Rushes to the living room and sleeps on the couch.]

Gumball, Darwin, Anais & Nicole: [Facepalm]

[The scene then shows all the shenanigans they had during the day.]

[A day is done.]

Patrick: Well, A day is over now. Now go. You're NOT staying.

[The Wattersons leave.]

Gumball: Ple--

[Patrick slams the door.]

Nicole: Well we're gonna have to get money to repair or afford a new house.

Richard: Hmmm...

Anais: What if we can break into an ATM, and take some money to rebuild our house!

Darwin: Isn't that illegal?

Anais: No, Elmore isn't aware of those stuff.

Gumball: But your gonna have to go in there cause nobody other than you is the smallest to fit in there!

Anais: UGHHHHH, Fine!

[The scene cuts to Food n' Stuff, With the Wattersons buying a rope.]

Nicole: How much is it?

Larry: 12 dollars and 10 cents.

[Nicole grabs money from her wallet and purchases the rope.]

[The Scene then cuts to an ATM.]

Gumball: Alright, So here's the plan, Darwin, Dad and Mom! Make sure nobody sees! I'll hold the rope and Anais will go in and get some cash!

[Gumball takes holds the rope and Anais perfectly fits in.]

[Inside the ATM is seen, Lots of money is there.]

Anais: Perfect!

Anais: [shouts] A little more lower Gumball!

[Gumball lowers the rope.]

[Anais grabs the money, In equal she gets 35,020 dollars and 914 cents.]

Anais: [shouts again] Now get me up!

[Donut Sheriff comes and is looking around for criminals.]

Darwin, Richard and Nicole: [gasp] Hurry!

[Gumball uses all of his pressure and gets Anais up, She comes up high, But thankfully Donut Sheriff wasn't looking at the Wattersons.]

Random Girl: [sees them coming with Money] [gasp] SECURITY!

[Donut Sheriff walks to the girl.]

Donut Sheriff: What ya hoodlum?

Random Girl: That family is stealing money from the ATM!

Donut Sheriff: Thats impossible! Tell ya what. I think you wanna play! How about we play a game of Tag? I'll be it!

Random Girl: N--

Donut Sheriff: Run cause here I come!

Random Girl: B-- Ughhh!..

[The girl goes far in the distance as Donut Sheriff chases him.]

The Wattersons: [sigh relieved.]

Anais: Now let's pay for the rebuilding of our house!

[The Wattersons are then seen, Doing what they were doing before their house was destroyed.]

[The episode ends.]


  • The Wrecking ball has a medium-sized Sticky note on it saying "...the void is near."
  • Gumball's "WHAT THE WHAT?!" in this episode is a lot more louder than usual.
  • Linto makes his debut before his major appearance episode.
  • This episode along with The Specie were released On-Demand on 1st January 2017, Possibly as a New Year gift.
  • This episode was produced during Season 3's run!

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