I know it is off-topic for the wiki since it's more related to Gumball, but have you seen the episode The Petals? Because I watched it today after not watching it for a long time, and I really, REALLY wasn't a fan of it at all. It incredibly frustrated me.
I have many reasons for it, but here are the most major ones:
1. The faces Leslie has in the episode are just simply nightmare fuel. I know that that was supposed to be the whole point of the episode and I know that scariness doesn't equal bad but they go SOOOOOO overboard with that that it becomes unfunny and outright disgusting to watch. Seeing him with his literal eyeballs visible and his entire face covered in black fog is just simply unpleasant and even if you are not that bothered by it, it goes on for so long that it loses any of its potential touch.
2. The entire episode just boils down to Gumball and Darwin trying to make Leslie nice but he remains ugly. They try with many different things, I know, but that doesn't count as variation when the same thing keeps happening all the time to Leslie and we instantly know that he will still remain ugly.
3. The last part of the episode is just spent with Gumball and Darwin wanting to technically kill Leslie and even if you are not bothered by all the implications there, it is still a complete plot change and goes on for waaaaay too long.
4. I am fine with satirical messages, but the fact that the episode literally says that you are a worthless being if you are ugly is inexcusable. I know that it was maybe supposed to be a joke message or something, but I am normally very sensitive to messages like this and even if that's the case, it didn't do that well enough for me to appreciate anything from this. Seeing Leslie say that he would rather kill himself than be ugly (I know he technically doesn't say it, but that is what literally happens) is probably the worst thing that has come out of the show, or any kids cartoon for that matter (or at least any kids cartoon that's good).
Gumball is a very good show but it surprisingly has a lot more bad episodes than good kids cartoons like this. And its bad episodes are mostly just abysmal and way more painful to watch than bad SpongeBob episodes, which most of the times, don't really disturb me, unlike the bad episodes in Gumball which are just filled with moments that are uncomfortable to watch. The best example for that is probably The Promise..... watching Banana Joe humiliate and injure himself is the exact opposite of pleasant and makes me question who did even think of this.
Yeah I can agree, one of an example I can give IMO is The Hero, where Gumball and Darwin suffering over something that's blown way out of proportion isn't pleasant at all. The ending tries to force in something heartwarming, but even that comes across as forced to me.
I am so sorry that you retired, man, especially because I feel like it was mostly my fault. What is even worse is that I actually got unblocked by Anthony today because I requested that, so I feel very guilty at the moment.... Well, farewell if you really have to leave, I just don't really know what to do anymore.
Oh no, no no! It's no fault of you! I just felt like leaving because I didn't enjoy the wiki much anymore and other people leaving, like you. But now you came back and so did Pen, I'm considering coming back to the wiki, so in a way, you helped!