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Uncle Gumbald, Cousin Chicle, and Aunt Lolly are Bubblegum people Princess Bubblegum created to be her family when she was young. However they turned on her and were turned into candy people known as Punchy, Crunchy, and Manfried. They serve as the main antagonists of Season 9. They are voiced by Fred Melamed (Gumbald), Tom Kenny (Chicle) and Maria Bamford (Lolly).
Uncle Gumbald was first mentioned by Princess Bubblegum in "Susan Strong." She states that he cut down thousands of taffy trees in a single night.
In "Hot Diggity Doom" it is revealed that Uncle Gumbald built a cabin outside of the candy kingdom when Princess Bubblegum was young.
Uncle Gumbald is physically seen in "Thin Yellow Line" in Banana Guard 16's vision of Princess Bubblegum.
He first appears at the end of "Three Buckets" where he is picking up Fern's remains in a bucket.
Gumbald then appears at the end of "Wild Hunt" observing Finn's defeat of his Gumbo creation.
Gumbald along with Cousin Chicle appear in "Always BMO Closing." Chicle is seen in his stealth suit opening to door for BMO and Ice King then disappears. BMO then trades Finn's baby teeth for one of Gumbald's silver goblets. Gumbald then turns the teeth into baby versions of Finn and sent them to attack the treehouse but are soon defeated.
In "Bonnibel Bubblegum" the origins of the three are revealed in a flashback. A young Bubblegum creates Lolly, Chicle and Gumbald to be her family. They live a simple happy life together until Gumbald starts getting some ideas of his own. He chops down the taffy trees and uses them to build the cabin then starts having plans to build a candy city. However, Bubblegum decides to add a butterscotch lake so Gumbald would be happy. However, Gumbald is upset with Bubblegum's lake and grows trecerus to her so Gumbald, Lolly, and Chicle start to hatch a plan. They create Mr. Cream Puff to serve as Bubblegum's boyfriend and to keep her busy while they plan to overthrow her.
When Bonnibel gets back, she overhears her relatives insulting her and planning to poison her with a chemical to make her dumb like Mr. Cream Puff. Gumbald then poisons Chicle and Lolly turning them into the simple minded candy people Crunchy and Manfried. Bubblegum then confronts her Uncle, who voices that he is her equal but she states he is evil as he plans to turn her into candy person and do something about her brother. Angered, Bonnibel uses her pea shooting Taser to spill the poison on him turning Gumbald into Punchy. The three would remain Candy people for eight hundred years with no memories of the past selves and Bonnibel keeping them this way as they seemed happy.
Near the end of "Seventeen", Fern defeats Finn in an armwrestling match and is stopped from killing Finn by Gumbald who reveals himself along with Chicle and Lolly. When Bubblegum asks how they are back, Gumbald simply hints her by saying "Oh my Glob" this causes Bubblegum to realize that when Lumpy Space Princess fixed Ooo in "Elements" she also fixed Gumbald, Chicle, and Lolly as well. They voiced their anger at being kept away for centuries as she voices her reason but they try to attack her though are backed off by Marceline. They leave but promise they will be back.
In "Marcy and Hunson" they are mentioned by Peppermint Butler while he is making a new sword for Finn to combat them. Cousin Chicle then appears in his stealth suit following Finn, Jake, and Hunson Abadeer. He then uses his suit to turn into a ghost and get all the other ghost to attack Hunson. He is confronted by Finn but then soon disappears while laughing maniacally.
- In "Marcy & Hunson", it was revealed that Chicle was the tall, thin guard that opened the door to Gumbald's lab for BMO and Ice King in "Always BMO Closing."
- The "chicle" in Cousin Chicle is a Spanish word, which translates to "bubble gum" in English.
- Princess Bubblegum says that Gumbald cut down thousands of Taffy trees in a single night in "Susan Strong." In "Bonnibel Bubblegum" it is shown that there was only a small number of taffy trees.