The episode begins with Darwin getting ready for school. He drew a watch and gasps in alarm. Darwin runs up to Gumball, trying to wake him up, and telling him that they'll be late for school. Gumball finally becomes wide awake after he sees the school bus leave, and alarmed when he is told that they will be expelled by Miss Simian if they are late again. When they question the amount of time they have left for school, an onscreen timer (that the duo can see) appears. It gives them 6 minutes and 24 seconds. As they race against time, the timer follows them (much to their initial puzzlement).