Gravity Falls is an animated mystery comedy series following the magical adventures of twins Dipper & Mabel Pines. However, some episodes fall short
Gravity Falls was a beloved animated mystery comedy series that followed the magical adventures of twins Dipper and Mabel Pines in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, over their summer break. The series aired on Disney Chanel and Disney XD between 2012 and 2016, and though it received universal praise, it ended after only two seasons because its creator, Alex Hirsch, wanted to give the characters a strong conclusion. Because of this, all the episodes turned out to be pretty great. Being that we already looked at the best, however, we thought it was now time to look at the worst. Trust us when we say this, however — the “worst” episodes of Gravity Falls are far better than the best of many other TV shows. We’re going to get super picky.
We’ll be determining the least popular episodes by looking at the star ratings on IMDb. These scores, on a scale of 1 to 10, are based on the votes of registered users. With the logistics discussed, it’s time to solve a new mystery; Which episodes of Gravity Fall are the least popular? Read on to find out.
The Legend Of The Gobblewonker (8.0)
The second episode in the entire series has Grunkle Stan taking Dipper and Mabel out for a fun family fishing trip. After the siblings discover that there is a monster living in the lake, however, they decide to join Soos on a mission to track it down.
Because this episode was early in the series, fans were still getting used to the quirky personalities of Gravity Falls. However, the heartwarming, exciting, and funny story helped draw viewers further in.
The following episode also had fans learning more about the town’s residents. In “Headhunters,” Dipper and Mabel find out that Stan houses a wax sculpture collection at the Mystery Shack, and Mabel decides to create her own wax figure in the likeness of Grunkle Stan. After it is mysteriously destroyed, however, the twins try to discover who committed the crime.
Dipper Vs. Manliness (8.0)
In Season 1’s “Dipper Vs. Manliness,” Mabel and Grunkle Stan make fun of Dipper for thinking he’s tough. This has him embarking on a quest to find his “manliness” after happening upon a group of Manotaurs who specialize in this. Back at the Shack, Mabel tries to prep Stan to ask out Lazy Susan. As it turns out, he doesn’t have a way with women.
Though Dipper and Mabel don’t spend a lot of time together in this episode because they embark on separate missions, the end message remained strong.
Little Dipper (8.0)
A few episodes later, in “Little Dipper,” the Pines twins debate about who is taller. After Dipper discovers that Mabel is out-growing him, he uses a magical crystal that will allow him to gain height. His plan backfires, however, when Gideon gets ahold of the stone and shrinks the siblings in order to kidnap them.
Perhaps the episode was a little goofier than some (thanks to Gideon’s over-the-top plotting), but the story and heart of “Little Dipper” helped it along.
Boss Mabel (8.0)
Grunkle Stan decides to hand the keys of the Mystery Shack to his great-nice in “Boss Mabel.” Believing that she can run the business better than Stan, the two make a bet; Whoever can come back with the most money in three days will get to run the Mystery Shack forever.
While Mabel quickly learns that its difficult to keep Soos and Wendy focused, Stan gets busy competing in a game show. Fans concluded that the episode was packed with funny moments. However, the plot wasn’t the most original.
Little Gift Shop Of Horrors (8.0)
This Season 2 episode has Stan taking the viewer on a tour of the Mystery Shack after it has closed for the night. Through this experience, he shares three separate tales. In one, Stan’s hands get stolen by a With. In another, Waddles becomes super smart after eating brain goop. And in the last, Mabel must save her family from scary claymation figures.
The Deep End (7.9)
If you skip back to Season 1, you’ll find the episode in which Mabel longs for her first kiss: “The Deep End.”Mabel finds that a cute merman named Mermando is stuck inside the public pool. Wishing to reunite with his kind in the ocean, Mabel tries to return him home. Dipper meanwhile tries to spend more time with Wendy after learning she’s become a lifeguard.
“The Deep End” is packed with silly jokes, even if Memando wasn’t the series’ most rounded-out character.
The Love God (7.9)
It’s no secret that Mabel likes to matchmake. However, she takes it a little too far in “The Love God” when she meddles in Robbie’s romantic life with a love potion. Meanwhile, in the subplot, Stan attempts to appeal to the young, hip crowd of the annual Woodstick Festival.
Mabel’s shenanigans were hilarious, even if the use of magic made Robbie’s moving-on narrative a little less organic.
The Hand That Rocks The Mabel (7.8)
The fourth episode of Season 1 was definitely Gideon-heavy. Though this might have turned off some, “The Hand That Rocks The Mabel” was still bursting with life as viewers learned more about Gravity Falls’ secrets.
Gideon requests that Mabel goes on a date with him in this episode. When she doesn’t return the feelings, however, she must find a way to stay strong and get out of the relationship.
Boyz Crazy (7.5)
The lowest-rated episode of Gravity Falls is Season 1’s “Boyz Crazy.” In it, Mabel and her friends attempt to sneak into a concert for their favorite boy band, only to learn that they are both prisoners and scientifically-produced clones.
Meanwhile, Dipper tries to tear Robbie and Wendy apart, believing that Robbie is trying to brainwash his girlfriend with music. The absurd humor was fun, but not for everyone. Though the boy band humor was a decade-too-dated, the lead characters’ charm continued to steal the show.