Gazpacho! is the eighth episode of Season 3 of Chowder and the forty-eighth episode overall. It aired March 18, 2010.


Gazpacho arrives home to find his mother missing.


The scene opens with Gazpacho in a car and then ninjas pop out of a truck beside him and start chasing him, then Gazpacho's car transforms into a flying device and flying ninjas start chasing him, then it opens to Chowder licking Gazpacho and it's revealed the beginning was a dream. Mung is there too and he says he and Chowder have been waiting forever to get their order, but Gazpacho says the stand is closed and "he needs to get home before the bullies get out of school" then a bunch of little girls beat (bullies) him up. Gazpacho runs home a gets attacked by his mother's pets. He calls around the house saying "Mother I'm hungry!" trying to call her but she does not respond he goes back down stairs getting worried and sits on a note that says "went shopping be right back-Mother" he didn't see it and assumed his Mother was kidnapped by the ninjas in his dream. The doorbell rings and Gazpacho thinks it's mother but it's Limone who says their mail got mixed up AGAIN then Gazpacho tells him the story about mother being kidnapped and Limone believes it. Limone says they should put up missing posters with a picture of mother. When they've finished putting up the posters their in downtown, a payphone rings and Limone answers. The person on the other end is someone named "Juanito" he thinks he's talking to his girlfriend on the other end, and Limone thinks it's the ninjas speaking in a code, Juanito says to meet him at the Arboritum and that's where Limone thinks the ninjas had mother. They don't lknow how to get there so they take the bus the Blind Old Man is a very slow driver and Limone and Gazpacho want to get there fast, Limone took the wheel claiming he used to be a kindergarten school bus driver and Gazpacho asks why he quit, Limone says he does not want to talk about it. Limone drove very badly and destroys half the street (he probably got fired from his job as a school bus driver because of this) but they make it to the Arboritum. There they meet Arbor, a tree, when Limone tells them about mother he assumes their talking about the mother tree, the oldest tree in the arboritum. Gazpacho says no and Arbor kicks them out of the Arboritum. The scene transitions to Limone and Gazpacho at Gazpacho's place, Limone leaves and Gazpacho's mother comes home. Gazpacho finds out she was not actually kidnapped by ninjas and just went grocery shopping. Gazpacho asks where his blanket is and then there's a not (just like mother's at the beginning of the episode" that reads "We have your blanky!-ninjas".



  • This is the first episode where its name is not shown on the begining.
  • This is the only episode in the series where the title only has one word.
  • This marks the first and only true appearance of Gazpacho's mother
  • Gazpacho had a nightmare of him being Alice from Alice in Wonderland. In the nightmare he was made into a cake by The Queen of Hearts (Truffles), The Mad Hatter (Mung Daal), The White Rabbit (Shnitzel), and The Cheshire Cat (Chowder). It is a parody of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' music video Don't Come Around Here No More.
  • This is third and final appearance of Arbor.
  • The Blind Old Man appears last seen as a bus driver.

ve List of episodes
Season 1 The Froggy Apple Crumple ThumpkinChowder's GirlfriendBurple NurplesShnitzel Makes a DepositGrubble GumThe Cinnamini MonsterCertifrycation ClassThe Sing BeansThe Wrong AddressThe Wrong CustomerMahjongg NightStinky LoveThe Thrice Cream ManThe Flibber Flabber DietGazpacho Stands UpA Taste of MarzipanThe Puckerberry OverlordsThe ElemelonsAt Your ServiceChowder and Mr. FuguThe VacationThe Sleep EaterSniffleballMung on the RocksThe Heavy SleeperThe Moldy TouchThe Bruised BluenanaShnitzel and the Lead FarfelThe Thousand Pound CakeThe Rat SandwichChowder Loses His HatBrain GrubShnitzel QuitsThe Broken PartThe Meach HarvestBanned from the StandCréme Puff HandsThe Apprentice Games
Season 2 The ArboriansThe Garage SalePanini for PresidentChowder's BabysitterThe Fire BreatherThe Flying Flinger LingonsHey, Hey It's Knishmas!Chowder's Catering CompanyThe Catch PhraseThe Hot DateShopping SpreeThe Party CruiseWon Ton BombsThe Big Hat BiddiesThe Deadly MazeKid ShnitzelGazpacho Fights BackThe BLT'sThe Trouble with TrufflesThe Dinner TheaterBig BallThe Brain FreezeThe Snail CarThe LollistopsEndive's Dirty SecretBig FoodPaint the TownThe BlackoutThe Dice CycleThe Chain RecipeThe GardenSheboodlesGazpacho Moves InMy Big Fat Stinky WeddingApprentice Appreciation DayThe Grape WormA Faire to RememberTofu Town Showdown
Season 3 Hands On a Big MixerThe Blast RazThe Spookiest House in MarzipanThe Poultry GeistThe Apprentice ScoutsThe Belgian Waffle Slobber-BarkerA Little Bit of PizzazzThe Birthday SuitsThe HeistThe PrankOld Man ThymeChowder's MagazineWeekend at Shnitzel'sTaste BudsGazpacho!The TootsChowder Grows Up