A gumball is a ball of gum that first appears in the episode "The Paper."


They are hard, small, and spherical balls of gum that come in many different flavors and colors.

Role in the series

"The Paper"

It appears when Squidward lays down in the sun and bites it into regular gum. The wrapper it comes in also becomes a vital aspect of the episode, as he litters it onto SpongeBob's front lawn, who uses it as an entertainment source named Mr. Paper.

"Sing a Song of Patrick"

To keep the record player stuck onto the satellite, Patrick takes out a gumball, chews it, and pastes the gum onto the satellite and then places the record player on it to start playing his song.

Bubble Blower

The player's main objective is to collect gumballs, with pink gumballs giving one point each and golden ones giving 10 points each. Each gumball in the game also gives the player more time in a round.

"Toy Store of Doom"

The store Toy Barrel has a gumball machine, which SpongeBob and Patrick hide themselves in to avoid being cornered by the toy robot.


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