"The Scam"
Season: 4
Airing Information
U.S. air date: TV: October 27, 2016
VOD: September 30, 2016
International premieres: France: May 15, 2016
Netherlands and Belgium: May 24, 2016
Germany: June 16, 2016
Canada: August 9, 2016
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Joe Parham
Nathan Auerbach
Daniel Berg
Guillaume Cassuto
Tobi Wilson
Storyboarded by: Adrian Maganza
Songs Featured
How Low Would You Go?

Episode Chronology
"The Compilation"
"The Disaster"
"The Scam" is the 39th episode of season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 155th episode overall.


Gumball and Darwin convince their peers that the school is haunted.




Minor CharactersEdit


  • This episode aired on Netherlands, Belguim, France, Germany, and Canada before the US.
  • This is the show's second Halloween episode, the first was "Halloween".


  • Tina's witch hat and Banana Joe's vampire outfit from "Halloween" are reused.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Gumball and Darwin's Gargaroth-hunting costumes, the method in which they go about fighting Gargaroth, and the theme music that plays throughout the episode are references to the film Ghostbusters.
  • At the beginning of the episode, students dress up in various costumes. Among them are Gumball as Beetlejuice from the eponymous movie; Sarah as the Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask; Leslie as Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors; Anton as Gene Simmons of KISS.