The Amazing World of Gumball "The Downer" (lost original version of episode of animated series; existence unconfirmed; 2012-2014)


The Amazing World of Gumball: The Downer
A screenshot of the episode during its world premiere in Portugal.
A screenshot of the episode during its world premiere in Portugal.
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"The Downer" is the thirty-sixth episode of Season 3 of The Amazing World of Gumball, an animated series produced by Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe.

The final product revolved around The Wattersons trying to cheer up Gumball, who was in an inexplicable bad mood. Gumball then gets mad and wishes for his family to disappear, which they and the rest of Elmore do. Throughout the course of the episode, Gumball slowly goes insane as he walks around the empty town. However, the original draft of the episode was excessively dark, with creator Ben Bocquelet mentioning it as the reason why the episode was considerably rewritten.

As of yet, details concerning the original draft haven't surfaced anywhere online, and the only mention of it is on Bocquelet's Twitter in a conversation with one of the shows fans. [1]

References

  1. https://twitter.com/benbocquelet/status/578723490926370816

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Anonymous user #1

13 months ago
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sounds familiar
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CryClown

13 months ago
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Possible creepypasta?
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Anonymous user #2

11 months ago
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the creepypasta is "the grieving", where gumball, nicole, and richard are very sad when darwin and anais are brutally murdered.
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Anonymous user #3

9 months ago
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They actually parodied that The Compilation via the saxophone chihuahua lol
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Anonymous user #4

6 months ago
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I know it was hilarious and probably the first show to do it.
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LostMediaReviewer

9 months ago
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Ive Seen The Epsoide and going to rewrite im going to find more inforation
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Floobadoo99

6 months ago
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Sounds very interesting. I haven't seen that much of this show, but I love it. It would be interesting to see such a dark take on such happy characters.
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Nathanmiller94

4 months ago
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Yes this episode does exist. At the end it turns out the darkness was just in gumballs head. funny thing is everybody was still there so hes going around the house and town mad while every bodies like WTF. good episode
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Anonymous user #5

3 months ago
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no no I remember this. I swear that I remember Gumball goes insane.
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Anonymous user #6

21 days ago
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The episode does exist but the original draft was considered too dark so they rewrote it to the won that premiered on television
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Aestheticthug2001

1 months ago
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This was the exact episode where he goes insane for the disappearance of his parents. Everything was all in his head and goes mad around town and his house for no reason. Original drafts however would be somewhere in the hands of Bocquelet or in the vaults of CN. The only real way to know if the original drafts (or episode before the edit) even exist is to contact the guy (he has more than just twitter).
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Aestheticthug2001

1 months ago
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The Downer was moved to episode 37 of Season 3 (in the US) to make way for the episode, "The Nobody" (which aired March 5th, 2015; just over 5 months before it was aired into the UK). Now if anyone can find the international versions of the original episodes (the released before the american and british versions, especially the Portuguese, French, and Australian versions), it would be kind of more a hint into rather the original, darker version actually existed elsewhere.
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Anonymous user #7

5 days ago
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Finding Ben's contact info has been like pulling teeth.
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