"The Signal"
Season: 4
Production code: GB423
Airing Information
U.S. air date: TV: April 28, 2016
VOD: January 29, 2016
U.K. air date: April 25, 2016
International premieres: Netherlands & Belgium: May 6, 2016
Spain: May 8, 2016
Hungary: August 9, 2016

Australia: May 26, 2016

Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Mic Graves
Joe Parham
Andrew Jones
Ciaran Murtagh
Tobi Wilson
Storyboarded by: Akis Dimitrakopoulos
Episode Chronology
"The Advice"
"The Parasite"
"The Signal" is the twenty-fourth episode of Season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 140th episode overall.


Gumball develops a strange slutter, and it makes him accidentally offend Darwin.


The episode begins at the Elmore Mall, with Gumball and Darwin. Darwin tries on new hats, but when Gumball was about to tell him he looks great, he begins to glitch. Gumball tries again to talk to Darwin again, but he continues to glitch. Darwin, thinking that Gumball offended him on purpose, storms off on his way home. Gumball tries to catch up with him, but the scene glitches out.

The next scene shows a No Signal message on the TV at home, with a panicked Richard trying to fix it. Gumball arrives home and asks his dad where Darwin is. Richard moves the sofa into the kitchen. Darwin was exercising, and Gumball talks to him, but glitches again, injuring Darwin.

In the bathroom, Darwin gets mad, but Gumball cheers him up by tickling him. Darwin storms out of Bathroom.

In his room, Gumball types a sorry message to Darwin, but Darwin gets mad at Gumball again, not knowing Gumball keeps glitching and slams the door in his face.

In the living room, Gumball keeps trying to apologize to Darwin, but the scene jumps to them fighting. Richard then pretends to glitch.

At the gas station, Richard fills the car with gas, but the scene jumps to the car running away on its own with Gumball and Darwin still in the car, leaving Richard behind, who is glitching for real.

The car goes through many obstacle courses and crashes into the mall back to the TVs, almost hitting Larry. Now Gumball and Darwin come to the conclusion that they're in a TV show, but the scene jumps to the whole family at the table, with Richard saying that Gumball and Darwin made up. He, Anais and Nicole laugh before the episode glitches one last time, ending the episode.


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  • This episode was released on Cartoon Network App and Video On Demand before it Aired on TV on January 29, 2016.
    • It will also premiere in the UK before the US.
  • Unlike most title cards in the series, this title card glitches.
  • Mic Graves can be seen below Gumball.
    • Jack Dingle, production accountant of the series, has his name shown in the logo.
  • Guillaume Casstuo can be seen through Darwin.


  • A Pony's Tail, first seen in "The Pony", makes its second appearance.
  • Gumball echos Darwin's line, "When you cry, I cry," which was spoken in "The Robot" and "The Tape".
  • Music from "The Void" is reused.
  • Footage from "The Uploads" is reused.
  • La Casa De Las Lagrimas and Win or Don't Win can be heard from Richard while glitching.