"The Girlfriend"
Season: 4
Broadcast number: 138
Airing Information
U.S. air date: TV: March 30, 2016
VOD: March 4, 2016
U.K. air date: May 1, 2016
International premieres: Spain: May 8, 2016
Hungary: May 11, 2016
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Mic Graves
Louise Coats
Joe Parham
Tobi Wilson
Nathan Auerbach
Daniel Berg
Storyboarded by: Yani Ouabdesselam
Episode Chronology
"The Origins: Part Two"
"The Advice"
"The Girlfriend"[1] is the twenty-second episode of Season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 138th episode overall.


Jamie has decided she needs a sweetheart and, unlucky for him, she has decided Darwin is the best candidate.




Main CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit


  • This is Jamie's second major role in an episode. The first was "The Coach."
  • This episode was released on the Cartoon Network app and Video On Demand before airing on TV on March 4, 2016.


  • The background of the beach from "The Question" is reused.
  • Darwin's citation "In the jungle when a gorilla charges, you have to stare 'em to the ground" from "The Apology" is reused.
  • The way Jamie throws a tantrum while making chimpanzee noises is similar to Miss Simian's tantrum in "The Apology," and Gumball's in "The Saint."

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The three-eyed smiley face sticker on the back wall of the cafeteria (9:09) is likely to be a reference to the 2001 science fiction film Evolution.


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