He serves the role of the father in the Watterson family. Unlike the traditional father, however, Richard is not wise, nor is he a good role model to his children in any way. Despite his misguided advice and uncouth mannerisms, Richard has good intentions, and loves his family all the same.
The series revolves around the life of Gumball Watterson, a year-old cat who attends middle school in the fictional city of Elmore. Accompanied by his adoptive goldfish brother and best friend Darwin, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which he interacts with his other family members—sister Anais and parents Nicole and Richard—and an extended supporting cast of characters. Bocquelet based several of the series' characters on rejected characters from his previous commercial work and making its premise a mixture of "family shows and school shows", which Cartoon Network was heavily interested in. He pitched The Amazing World of Gumball to the network and Turner Broadcasting executive Daniel Lennard subsequently greenlit production of the series. You must be over the age of 18 and agree to the terms of service to access this page. By default a limited blacklist has been applied removing content that is commonly objected to. You may remove items from this blacklist by using the blacklist menu item. We now have a Discord server, come talk to us! April 1st: We're currently experiencing connectivity issues to some parts of the world, this does not appear to be an issue on our end we'd be able to fix, but appears to be something with Cloudflare's nodes.
Gumball and Penny had always had massive crushes on each other, but the two of them had always struggled to express their feelings, that is, until the events of the episode "The Shell," when Gumball finally confessed his feelings for her, and kissed her. She was part of the treehouse girls' club, until it disbanded due to the tree being cut down by Tobias and Banana Joe. From Season 1 to "The Shell," Penny was an anthropomorphic peanut. Like the rest of her family, she had a set of antlers that grow out of her head. In Season 3, the episode "The Shell" revealed that Penny underneath her shell is a shape-shifting fairy-like creature.
Nicole is the mother of the Watterson family. She is the only truly responsible member of the family. She is very dedicated to her family, and would do anything in her power to keep them comfortable and safe. Nicole greatly resembles her oldest son, Gumball, who is, like her, a cat.