"The Upgrade"
Season: 4
Broadcast number: 128
Airing Information
U.S. air date: October 6, 2015
U.K. air date: October 22, 2015
International premieres: Germany: November 11, 2015
Spain: November 22, 2015
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Mic Graves
Louise Coats
Nathan Auerbach
Daniel Berg
Joe Parham
Tobi Wilson
Storyboarded by: Akis Dimitrakopoulos
Episode Chronology
"The Routine"
"The Comic"

"The Upgrade" is the twelfth episode of Season 4 of The Amazing World of Gumball. It is the 128th overall.[1]


Bobert gets updated software, but Gumball and Darwin find a few problems with it.




Main CharactersEdit

Supporting CharactersEdit

  • New Bobert
  • Cody
  • Jaden

Minor CharactersEdit


  • This episode reveals that there is more than one Bobert, and that each one is made at a Bobert-dedicated company.
  • Music from "The Words", "The Money", and "The Sale" is reused.
  • The live-action man playing as Fillippo Bento-Hunt is Philip Hunt, the creative director of Stuido AKA, where Ben Bocquelet and Mic Graves formerly worked.
  • Animation from "The Bros" is reused.


  • This is Bobert's fourth major role; the first three being "The Robot," "The Club," and "The Bet."
  • This is the sixth time that Gumball shows characteristics of a real cat.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The Bobert system trailer is a parody of Apple Inc. trailers.
  • The old Bobert stystem in the disk that Gumball inserts into Bobert is BS7, a possible reference to Windows 7.
  • Bobert Maps is a parody of Google Maps.
  • Just like the Apple Store, everything in the Bobert Store is white.
  • Bobert's voice activation software is a parody of Apple Inc.'s personal assistant, Siri.
  • The scene where Gumball is falling and holds onto an oven is a reference to the Airplane Cargo scene in Uncharted 3.


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