(The episode starts with cut into the kids sleeping peacefully the alarm clock rings, making Gumball, the first one to bolt upright with excitment, while Darwin and Anais waking up.)
Gumball Watterson: (frantically jumps out of bed) Good morning, Darwin! Good morning, Anais! Good Morning, Mailman!
Mailman Gary: Morning, sonny. Ah, it is a good morning, isn't it. (Mailman crashes into a car on his bicycle and flies across the vehicle and landing to the ground) AAAHHH!
Gumball Watterson: Isn't life great, Guys? Oh, what a beautiful day. I have the best friends and best neighbors...
Gaylord Robinson: Ah, stay away! Oh, another Watterson nightmare. (To Margaret Robinson) But at least they won't never ever wake us up from our beauty sleep.
Gumball Watterson: The best sister, the best parents and, of course, the bestest friend.
Darwin Watterson: Huh, really?
(Gumball squeezes Darwin in a hug, which causes Darwin's glass bowl to break and splashing on Anais's favorite doll, Daisy.)
Anais Watterson: Daisy! (She and Darwin, concerned and indisbelief, turned to Gumball with their angry looks on their faces. Gumball runs out of the room.)
Gumball Watterson: I'm sorry, Guys! I'm sorry! (Falls downstairs and landed into Richard Watterson)
Richard Watterson: Hi, Gumball.
Gumball Watterson: Hey Dad! Are you okay?
Richard Watterson: Well, everything's okay until you showed up. (turns around and shows a cake splattered on his clothes)
Gumball Watterson: What's that?
Richard Watterson: (Being Sad) Oh, just a birthday cake for my mom that I spent all night baking. (Deleted, burst into tears and ran off)
(Then Nicole Watterson shows up. Seeing her husband cry, she turned angrily to Gumball.)
Nicole Watterson: (angrily) Gumball, You just ruin your dad's clothes and made him cry!
Gumball Watterson: (Puzzled and Concerned) What? Look, mom, I didn't mean to...
Nicole Watterson: (angrily interupting him) No! Not this time! Talking and apologize can be like...trying to comb the skin of a kiwi fruit!
Gumball Watterson: Uhh, you already said that.
Nicole Watterson: Oh. (angrily) And another thing, I'll put you down in a way that makes you doubt that I might never love you anymore and have your dad and Darwin would stop play video games with you, and your sister stops helping you with your homework. As a result, maybe it would be better if we won't be doing anything else for you, EVER! (Walks off angrily and turn back to her son) Maniac Boy! (Walks off again, leaving Gumball puzzled with the word, "Maniac Boy")
Gumball Watterson: Oh, that's the first time someone's called me that. But it didn't matter, there's only one great place to go. A place where I am wanted, wherever they like it or not!
(Cuts to Elmore Junior High, at the science lab room, where we find Gumball working on his science project with his friends, Tobias, Carrie, Terri and Leslie)
Gumball Watterson: It's almost done! My greatest science experiement yet! But I think it needs a little change. (Gumball pour a special chemical) Aha! There you go!
Tobias Wilson: (Concerned) Uh, Gumball? What was the special potion for?
Gumball Watterson: I dunno. I think it make the liquid go sparkle?
Tobias Wilson: I thought so. Because now your experiement is having an explosion!
Gumball Watterson: Wait what?
Leslie: Take Cover!!
(The lab explodes)
(Gumball, Tobias, Carrie, Terri and Leslie fall face first on the floor)
(They all get bathed in smoked. Gumball stands up, while Tobias, Carrie, Terri and Leslie stands up too, singed but furious at him.)
Gumball Watterson: Guys, let me explain. You see... I was trying to make the science experiement great , and I thought it'd be cool if I gave you all a surprise.
Leslie: Oh, you gave us a surprise, alright. Look at the surprise we got! Come on guys.
(Leslie, Terri, Tobias and Carrie turned to walk off)
Gumball Watterson: I can come too!
(Everyone turns to him.)
Terri: I think you've suprise quite enough. Maniac Boy!
Gumball Watterson: (sniffles) (said to himself) Okay, get yourself together, Gumball. (now confident) At least you got one more class to go for the day.
(Cut to the School Gym, where the Coach is teaching the students on how to walk on a balance beam. To put it lighty, Gumball was first in line)
Coach: Okay Watterson. If you can't manage walking on the balance beam, how are you ever gonna do a tip toe?
Gumball Watterson: Why would I ever want to do a tip toe thing?
Coach: Because everything you learn in gym class could make a difference in your life one day.
Gumball Watterson: What possible use could I have wanted to know how to do a tip toe, apart from physically with two feet?
Coach: Never mind the questions, just do it.
Gumball Watterson: (said to himself) Now, I'm gonna do what I'am about to do best! No way I can mess this up...
(Gumball leaps on to balance beam. He was just about to tip toe, when suddenly lost his balance and starts screaming as he fell in to Molly, Darwin, who then falls next to Anais, Tobias and so on, causing a domino effect of everyone, including Penny, falling and, in some cases, someone ending up injured. Then, Principal Brown and Miss Simian walked in. Only to discover in shocked that everyone fell and knocked down.)
Principal Brown: What the..what happened?!
(In basically, Coach pointed to Gumball, who laughs nervously)
(Cuts to Gumball getting thrown out of Elmore Junior High School. As he fall face first on the ground, he stands up and turns to everyone, including Penny, Anais and Darwin, in anger)
Gumball Watterson: (in anger) What's wrong with you guys?!
Penny Fitzgerald: Gumball, this is the last straw and possibly the last time you messed everything up and everyone's life!
Anton: Yeah Shame on you, you dirty ol' destroyer!
Idaho: (throws his chips at Gumball) splitter!
Bobert: (throws something at Gumball) Catalyst of social discontent!
Banana Joe: (throws his own peel at Gumball) Homewrecker!
Sussie: NAMES! NAMES! NAMES!
Gumball Watterson: (throws Banana Joe's peel back at him) Hey, stop calling me names and stop throwing! I was trying to be social to you guys!
Carmen: Social!? I think you socialize quite enough, Gumball.
Penny Fitzgerald: Yeah, just for that, I think we should spend some time alone. Now, go.
Gumball Watterson: But...
Penny Fitzgerald: Just go already and leave! And never come back!
Others: (In agreement) Yeah!
(The others turn their backs on Gumball and went back. Leaving Principal Brown for a moment)
Principal Brown: If I were you, I'll get as far away from here as possible-- Maniac Boy!
(He turn his back went back to his office, leaving Gumball alone. He was shocked and alarmed)
Gumball Watterson: I guess that's it, then. If Principal Brown is calling me "Maniac Boy", it must be true. I know what must be done!
(Gumball starts crying, leaving no choice but to walk back home in tears. At night, in the watterson's house, he gets changed to his usual clothing, packs his clothes in his backpack, grabs a map of the place as he decides to run away to and grabs his skateboard)
Gumball Watterson: I can't believe them! I somehow managed to make everyone mad at me. I tried to hang out with everybody but now and they all betray me. What I did everything was an accident, so they hated me! At least you guys still like me, right?
(Darwin and Anais took one angry look at Gumball, then they stood up, walked out of bedroom. Gumball could see the angry Darwin slamming the door)
Gumball Watterson: *Sighs* I'll miss you too, guys.
(With the two of them gone, Gumball wrote a letter and place on his bed. Then, he grab something under the bed and he got a rope made up of tied sheets. He drop the rope, and carrying himself out of the window)
Gumball Watterson: (To himself) I gotta tell Darwin about this rope.
(He glance at his home, and shed a tear as he hop on the skateboard)
Gumball Watterson: Goodbye everyone. (Started to skate away) Goodbye, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. Goodbye, Penny. Goodbye, Elmore Junior High. Goodbye, Elmore. Goodbye, life as I know it.
(Gumball skateboarded until he stop at the road next to the sign that says "Welcome to Elmore. Population: 20,000")
Gumball Watterson: Welcome to Elmore. Population 20,000.
(Crosses out the "20,000" with a chalk and puts a "19,999" next to it)
Gumball Watterson: Minus 1.
(He leaves Elmore down the road, Skateboarding)
Gumball Watterson: Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy, Maniac Boy.
(cut to Gumball's house and Richard Watterson knocks on Gumball's Bedroom door)
Nicole Watterson: Richard, where's Gumball?
Richard Watterson: I don't know. I've been knocking on his door for a few minutes. I need to tell him that is there any ice left for my tea. (drinks his tea)
Nicole Watterson: (Confused) Actually, I was a little bit concerned about what happened yesterday.
Richard Watterson: Why? Maybe we should care about what happened to him.
Nicole Watterson: (Suprised) Richard, why would you ask such a thing?
Richard Watterson: I just want retort by reminding you that were mad at him for what he did yesterday.
Nicole Watterson: Well Richard, I want to remind you that, hes still a family. Okay, I get it, Maybe I'm starting feel bad for treating him lately.
Richard Watterson: Yeah, me too.
(She and Richard open the door and walk in, only to discover that Anais and Darwin are there, but no Gumball)
Nicole Watterson: Darwin, Anais, are you guys alright? And where's Gumball?
(Anais and Darwin exchange sad looks to Nicole and Richard)
Anais Watterson: (Sniffles) I don't know Mom, he's gone.
Richard Watterson: Gone? What do you mean gone?
Darwin Watterson: (heartbroken) We found this letter saying Gumball ran away!
Nicole Watterson: WHAT?! He ran away?! Let me see what the letter say.
(Darwin handed her the letter and Nicole began to read)
Nicole Watterson: Dear Family, To whom it may concern: if you found this letter, that means I ran away. It also means that these few days have been some of the best of my life. I've been a great somebody, and no one's hating me 'til now. Don't bother to come looking for me. By now, I have probably found a new place, where I can fit in with and start a life there. No one needs to worry, I hope any of you live a better life now that I won't be around to bother you anymore. Sincerely, Gumball. A.K.A. Maniac Boy.
(Richard and Nicole look at each other sadly cut: gumball out of nowhere)
Gumball Watterson: It Looks Like Night and it's the place of nowhere to hangout (sneezes & sniffs) i guess i'm almost to Atlantic Georgia
(Cut to the Watterson Family to the School)
Darwin Watterson: Principal Brown! Penny! Terri! Tobias! Bobert! Molly! Were on a very emergency situation here!
Nicole Watterson: Yes, have you all seen Gumball?
Rocky: I think we just went through this...
Principal Brown: What he means to say is, no, we haven't.
Nicole Watterson: Well, apparently, he's left Elmore, and he ain't coming back.
(She hands Principal Brown the note)
Principal Brown: Let me see that. [begins to read] To whom that may concern, if you found this letter, that means [muttering] sincerely... AKA...AKA? Maniac Boy? MANIAC BOY?! It is Gumball! What am I gonna do without that student?
Darwin Watterson: What am I gonna do without my best adoptive brother? I should never have been mean to you!
Anais Watterson: Darwin, I know how you feel. (Begins to sob) Even though, I feel the same thing too!
Penny Fitzgerald: I should have never told you to leave me alone! (Starts to cry)
Nicole Watterson: (Sadly) If I knew that was the last time we've seen our son, I've wouldn't been so tough him! (Starts to cry)
Richard Watterson: (Sadly) Nicole, honey, If you start crying, (Burst into tears) I'll start crying too! (Cries)
(Everyone and Penny, Terri, Tobias, Bobert, Molly, Rocky and Principal Brown are very sad. Principal Brown, however, quickly pull himself together.)
Principal Brown: All right, all right, everyone, group meeting. Now, how do you propose we find Gumball?
(cut to the Atlantic Georgia)
Gumball Watterson: Well I'm Here, let's get a new life.
Gumball Watterson: Ooh, seems like I'm running on empty. (checks his pockets and sighs) Not a penny to my name. Well, I guess if I want to fill the hole in my gut, I'll need to find a great place to live for the rest of my life.
(Cuts to the montage of Gumball, who tries to make a living in every places, from Apartments to Hotels. But the owners of each places rejected him by kicking Gumball out of these places. One motel owner had kicked Gumball out of a fancy motel)
Motel Owner: Get out of here! (Kicks Gumball)
Gumball Watterson: Aah! (Lands in dirt)
Motel Owner: (shows "Backpack and Skateboard") And take your stuff with you! (Throws it at Gumball)
Gumball Watterson: (Grabs his stuff) Oh, I'll take it, all right. I'll take it to go! (accidentally bumps into a person)
Person: Hey, watch where your going!
Gumball Watterson: Sorry, sir, I was just-
Person: I know what you was doing. You was doing the old "bump into the sucker and reach into his pockets and take his change" routine, but it ain't gonna work this time. You want money? Get a job, now beat it!
Gumball Watterson: I do not understand this. What is wrong with this city? Maybe it's not the city. Maybe it's me. [looks at a man from All That Glitters] Hey, mister, Look at me! Mame, look at me! Is there something wrong with me? [shows a gruesome look on his face, then he makes a snot bubble, the Old Lady screams, Hits and runs away. Cut to the Elmore Junior High]
(Cut to the Elmore Junior High)
Nicole Watterson: Listen up, everybody! I got a plan to bring back Gumball.
Principal Brown: You do?
Nicole Watterson: Yup, and it involves this. (shows a device) It'll track anyone within a 50-mile radius.
Rocky: So, you're saying this thing can actually find Gumball?
Nicole Watterson: You got it, Rocky, but it's gonna take all of us to find-- (Rocky grabs and smashes the device with a hammer, everyone gasps]
Rocky: Oops, I dropped it.
(Principal Brown is furious. His blows up like a balloon, then bursts with anger)
Principal Brown: Rocky!!! This device was me last chance to get this place back business. And since you destroyed it, I am ordering you to go with the group to find Gumball!
Rocky: What am I gonna do that?
Principal Brown: If you don't find him, you'll be out of a job forever.
Rocky: What? No, not my job! (Begs) Please, Nigel Brown! I'll do anyhting! Anyhting!
Principal Brown: Anything? Well, If you don't be fired from your job forever, go with the group to go find Gumball.
Rocky: But the device is broken.
Principal Brown: Don't worry, we got Bobert! He's a robot that can track anyone. By the way, if you find Gumball, if give you this employment gift.
Rocky: (gasps) Is that a handcrafted jewel-encrusted ornamental egg? That'll complete my father's collection! Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, Nigel Brown!
Principal Brown: Uh- uh -uh-uh! Not so fast! (pushes Rocky) Go find Gumball with the others, first.
(Cut to sunset, where Rocky is riding the school bus with The Watterson Family, Penny, Terri, Tobias, Bobert, Molly, Leslie, and Carrie who had begin searching for the blue cat that they know)
Penny Fitzgerald: Gumball!
Nicole Watterson: Gumball!
Richard Watterson: Gumball!
Darwin Watterson: (looks out from the window) Gumball? You there?
Rocky: Gumball! (points at the road next to the sign) Maybe someone at sign has seen our porous blue cat.
Carrie: But's there no one there.
(Anyway, they stop at the road next to the sign that says "Welcome to Elmore. Population: 20,000" in which it has been cross out "20,000" and wrote "19,999" from a night before, by Gumball. Bobert was the first to check it out while everybody else watching him from bus.)
Darwin Watterson: You think he found something, Anais?
Anais Watterson: No, but he's sensing something.
Bobert: (scanning the sign. then he got something) I sense that Gumball has been at the sign here. And he's in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nicole Watterson: Gumball? In Atlanta, Georgia? That's miles from Elmore!
[Cut to Gumball, who is cold in the streets of Atlantic Georgia. He goes to get warm near a fire]
Person (2): Real drag, isn't it? Having to stand around the fire for warmth every night?
Gumball Watterson: Yeah.
Person (2): Heh, not for us... we're just waiting in line for a new movie.
Gumball Watterson: (Looks at the picture of his Family) I've missed my family i'm homeless (starts crying)
Logan Grove: Hey Gumball?
Gumball Watterson: Who are You?
Logan Grove: I'm the actor of you, i heard you're hungry and looking for food but there is one you can camp.
Gumball Watterson: What is It?
Logan Grove: I Don't Know if you're Hungry find the Blueberries.
Gumball Watterson: How do even know about Blueberries?
Logan Grove: It could be for the Lose People but be careful.
Gumball Watterson: Why do i have to be careful?
Logan Grove: Because you might meet Wolves & Bears.
Gumball Watterson: Blueberries! (starts eating Blueberries) I Love Blueberries i never had snack in a while!
(The Bear walks to his Territory with a fish in his Mouth)
The Bear: (Looks Shocked and becomes Angry) (Roaring)
Gumball Watterson: Yikes! A Bear I'm Out of Here!
The Bear: (Roaring and Chasing Gumball to the Waterful)
Gumball Watterson: I'm a Goner Defiantly a Goner!
The Bear: (knocks Gumball out of his Territory and into the River and heads back to his Territory)
(Cut to Rocky, who is riding the school bus with The Watterson Family, Penny, Terri, Tobias, Bobert, Molly, Leslie, and Carrie, still searching for Gumball.)
Nicole Watterson: Any sign of Gumball?
Rocky: No, nothing. I... Oh, no! IT'S GUMBALL! He's Down... And I'm Afraid he's not Moving!
Penny Fitzgerald: What? You mean he's... Stop the bus!
Rocky: Okay (Stops the Bus)
(Penny was first to get out of the bus and the others followed her. She rush to her to Gumball's side.)
Penny Fizgerald: Oh Gumball! I'm sorry for Running you out of Elmore (starts Crying)
(Anais, Darwin, Nicole & Richard & Gumball's Friends starts the Crying Club)
Gumball Watterson: (opens one boths Eyes) Penny? What Did i Missed?
Penny Fitzgerald: (Jumps into excitement) Gumball! I'm so glad you're okay! (she hugs and kisses Gumball) Please don't run away and Date a Scary Monster Again!
Gumball Watterson: (Laugh with joy) I won't! I won't!
Darwin Watterson: (tearful and happy, joins the hug) We miss you, dude!
Gumball Watterson: (also happy and tearful) I miss you too!
Nicole Watterson: We're really sorry we ran you out of town, Gumball. But we're glad you're ok.
Richard Watterson: Your mother's right, son. If you have run away from Elmore, Why didn't you say anything?
Gumball Watterson: I forgot to write it on the letter. My bad.
Leslie: (apologetically) We're really sorry, Gumball! We should never been selfish towards you!
Gumball Watterson: Aww, It's okay guys
(Everyone was happy and hug Gumball in a group hug)
Richard Watterson: Well everyone, now we found Gumball! Let's go home everybody.
(Cuts to Gumball and Penny are already holding hands and fell asleep. Richard then shushes Nicole and everyone so they can sleep and Rocky drive them home as the night worn on)