The Worst Episodes of Gravity Falls: When the Mystery Falls Flat

Welcome fellow Gravity Falls fans! As a self-proclaimed TV addict, I’ve binged my fair share of shows and it’s safe to say that Gravity Falls is definitely in my top 10. However, even the best shows have their weak points, and that’s what we’re here to discuss today. We’re going to dive into the worst episodes of Gravity Falls, the ones that make you cringe and wonder if the writers were having an off day. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and let’s dive into the not-so-great moments of this beloved show.
The Deep End

The Deep End

Season 1 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2013-03-15

When Mabel befriends a cute merman trapped in the public pool, she’s determined to help him out. Meanwhile, Dipper decides to volunteer as a lifeguard to see Wendy.

Boyz Crazy

Boyz Crazy

Season 1 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2013-04-19

When Mabel discovers that her favorite boy band is actually a bunch of imprisoned clones, she sets them free, only to decide on keeping them for herself. Meanwhile, Dipper is convinced that Robbie plans to brainwash Wendy with a secret message hidden inside one of his songs.

The Hand That Rocks the Mabel

The Hand That Rocks the Mabel

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2012-07-06

Dipper and Mabel discover that their seemingly cherubic new neighbor, Lil’ Gideon, happens to be the town’s adored psychic. But when Lil’ Gideon guilts her into dating him, she and Dipper soon learn that his cuteness can fade all too quickly.

Little Dipper

Little Dipper

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2012-09-28

Dipper is self-conscious that Mabel is taller than him and seeks a magic solution. Meanwhile Lil’ Gideon takes advantage of Dipper’s and Mabel’s height discrepancy.

Irrational Treasure

Irrational Treasure

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2012-08-17

When Dipper and Mabel discover evidence that the reported town founder is a hoax, they set out to expose the historical cover-up and prove that Mabel’s silliness is not a bad thing.

Boss Mabel

Boss Mabel

Season 1 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2013-02-15

Stan leaves Mabel in charge of the Mystery Shack while he is gone and the power goes to her head.

Bottomless Pit!

Bottomless Pit!

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2013-03-01

While Stan, Dipper, Mabel and Soos are falling in a bottomless pit, they tell stories to pass the time.

The Love God

The Love God

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2014-11-26

Mabel takes matchmaking too far when she steals a love potion from a real Love God.

Roadside Attraction

Roadside Attraction

Season 2 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2015-09-21

Grunkle Stan takes the kids with him on a road-trip to sabotage all the other tourist traps in Oregon.

Headhunters

Headhunters

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2012-06-30

When someone tampers with Mabel’s life-size wax statue of Grunkle Stan, she and Dipper set out to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Grunkle Stan mourns over the loss of his wax doppelganger.

Dipper vs. Manliness

Dipper vs. Manliness

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2012-07-20

In a quest to attain manliness, Dipper ventures into the forest to battle the notorious Multi-Bear. Meanwhile, Mabel tries to teach Grunkle Stan how to be attractive to women, particularly the waitress in the local diner, Lazy Susan.

The Golf War

The Golf War

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2014-08-11

After being belittled by Pacifica one too many times, Mabel challenges her to a miniature golf-off which gets a tad out of control when some local residents offer their help.

Little Gift Shop of Horrors

Little Gift Shop of Horrors

Season 2 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2014-10-04

In three separate mysterious tales, Stan is cursed by a Witch, Waddles accidentally eats a bowl of brain-enhancing jelly and builds a machine that allows him to speak, and Mabel faces her fear of claymation.

The Legend of the Gobblewonker

The Legend of the Gobblewonker

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2012-06-29

When Dipper and Mabel hear rumors of a sea monster that lives at the bottom of the local lake, they enlist Soos to take them on a boating expedition to prove it really does exist.

Sock Opera

Sock Opera

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2014-09-08

Mabel decides to put on a sock puppet rock opera to impress a local puppeteer, but her show goes awry when Dipper’s drive to uncover more of the journal’s secrets leads to a supernatural disaster.

The Stanchurian Candidate

The Stanchurian Candidate

Season 2 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2015-08-24

When Grunkle Stan decides to run for mayor, Dipper and Mabel have their work cut out for them trying to turn their gaffe-prone uncle into the perfect candidate.

Tourist Trapped

Tourist Trapped

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2012-06-15

Twins Dipper and Mabel Pines visit their eccentric great-uncle for a summer in Gravity Falls, Oregon, where he operates the world’s most bizarre museum. As soon as the twins arrive in Gravity Falls, they discover something amiss in the remote town.

The Inconveniencing

The Inconveniencing

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2012-07-13

Dipper is invited by Wendy and her teen friends on a trek that leads to an abandoned convenience store that may be haunted.

Carpet Diem

Carpet Diem

Season 1 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2013-04-05

The twins discover a hidden room inside the Mystery Shack and compete over who should have it.

Land Before Swine

Land Before Swine

Season 1 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2013-06-28

When Waddles is snatched by a prehistoric beast, Dipper, Mabel, Stan, Soos, and Old Man McGucket must journey to a mysterious land trapped in time to rescue him.