"The Love"
Season: 4
Airing Information
U.S. air date: TV: May 12, 2016
VOD: March 18, 2016
U.K. air date: June 2, 2016
International premieres: Spain: May 14, 2016
Netherlands & Belguim: May 23, 2016
Hungary: August 11, 2016
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Tobi Wilson
Andrew Jones
Ciaran Murtagh
Joe Parham
Storyboarded by: Aurelie Charbonnier
Episode Chronology
"The Parasite"
"The Awkwardness"
"The Love"[1] is the twenty-sixth episode of Season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 142nd episode overall.


The people of Elmore search for the meaning of love. [2]




Main CharactersEdit

Minor CharactersEdit


  • This episode was released on the Cartoon Network app and Video On Demand before airing on TV on March 18, 2016.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The ILOVEYOU.EXE virus on Bobert's system is a reference to an actual virus called ILOVEYOU.
  • Timmy makes a reference to the activist network Anonymous, specifically the tagline: "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us." His profile picture also resembles the infamous Guy Fawkes mask worn by Anonymous members.
  • When Timmy says that Hexagon Lady's relationship status "it's complicated" actually means that she is a single, he refers to the common opinion that the same status on Facebook is often used by singles.
  • The music in the third segment resembles the Mii Channel theme.
  • The segment involving the Robinsons resembles the "Married Life" scene from Pixar's UP.
  • The judge resembles the eponymous character that appears during "The Trial" segment of Pink Floyd - The Wall.


  • When the characters sing the ending of "What is Love?", Gumball's left leg is not attached to his body, and he is also missing his tail.


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