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Carrie the Ghost is in 3D if you put on 3D glasses.
Was originally conceived as a show with rejected cartoon characters in detention before it was retooled.
The backgrounds of Elmore are actually photos taken of San Francisco and Vallejo, California as well as some places in London.
According to show creator Ben Bocquelet, the name Gumball was given before the character was created because it represented the childlike nature of the show.
Gumball, Darwin, and Anais are the only child characters to be voiced by actual kids.
The characters Anais, Richard, and Nicole Watterson are named and based on Ben Bocquelet's own family members.
Darwin's name comes from Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. That is why Darwin is portrayed as a fish with legs.
The last name given to the five main characters is a homage to famous cartoonist Bill Watterson.
Every character in the series is hurt at least one time
The character Richard Watterson was originally written as a dog.
Any character viewed from far away is represented as a rectangle, with the color changing for each character. For instance Gumball is blue, Darwin is orange and Banana Joe is yellow.
Larry does almost all the Jobs in Elmore
Many of the cars have the same license plate - X23 TU.
The popular Nintendo series "The Legend of Zelda" is referenced in multiple episodes, including the spoof "The Tale of Zelmore" and sound effects.
Darwin is also based on Ben Bocquelet's long time friend Paul.
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Gumball increases intelligence in during the series
The three sets of doors at the entrance of Gumball's school represent the colors of Anais, Gumball, and Darwin: pink, blue, and orange
Richard bought 9 fishes for Gumball before he bought the Darwin we all know and love. This is because the other 9 were accidentally killed by Gumball .
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Darwin is not the original Watterson pet since Darwin the first is mentioned in one episode
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The only episodes not to have the word "The" in their titles are "Halloween" and "Christmas", both of which are holiday episodes.
The animation style for the 2-D characters was changed to look much more fast and fluent after season 1. The style change is even mentioned in the season 2 finale.
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Darwin is based of scientist Charles Darwin because of his theory that apes were related to human beings it gave the creator the idea of making a fish that can talk and walk based on Charles Darwin theory.
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In the episode The Gift {#4.9}, Masami requests a painting by Mic Graves this of course is a reference to the shows director Mic Graves
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There are multiple references to "Dragonball Z" within the show. In the episode "The Move", the scene when Darwin briefly turns into "Darkwin" in order to stop Gumball and Clayton from fighting is a reference to a Super Saiyan. In "The Others" Gumball trys to become a Super Saiyan and In "The Pest, at one point while advising Anais, Gumball actually transforms into a Super Saiyan, lastly In "The Night", the Robinsons' dreams are of becoming Super Saiyans themselves.
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Many of the supporting characters are actually rejected characters from commercials Ben Bocquelet worked on at Studio AKA before working on the show.
According to the episode "The Amazing World of Gumball" (2011) {The Name (#3.07)}, Gumball's real name was Zach, but it was officially changed to Gumball in the same episode.
Gumball has been to the hospital more than anyone else in the show.
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There are a few connections to Terminator and Terminator 2 like in the "procrastinators" when Nicole says "I'll be back" then she acts like a machine.
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The van where Richard bought the Evil Turtle, is also where he bought Darwin, as seen in "The Amazing World of Gumball" (2011) {The Origins (#4.19)}.
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