The Golf War [GRAVITY FALLS SECOND SEASON]: The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel

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Headline Edition: July 8th, 1947. The Army Air Force has just announced that a FLYING DISK has been found and is now in possession of the Army. Welcome brothers and sisters to this week’s
meeting of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. The Secret society dedicated to discovering,
decoding, and protecting the secrets of Gravity Falls. I am this chapters founder and it’s
duly appointed High Exalted Big Fish, Douglas MacKrell. As always, if you would like to
see the minutes of our last meeting click the red link on your screen or, follow the
link in the about section below. And now for this week’s order of business: The Golf
War. Now before we begin this week’s meeting,
our members or potential members must first swear in by saying our Sacred Oath. That way
I know you can be trusted with the secrets of this week’s meeting. So, please rise
and raise your right hand, and cross it over so your thumb touches your forehead creating
an inverted salute. Next, place your left hand on your computer
screen within the mystic outline. If you’re watching on a tablet or a touch screen phone,
touch the closest wooden object within your vicinity. Now read and say the oath aloud
with me: We the members of the Royal Order of the Holy
Mackerel, do solemnly swear to discover, decode, and protect the secrets of Gravity Falls.
Should we fail our noble quest, then may our faces be eaten by the Great Owl and then barfed
back up as some sort of pellet that we will have to carry around as a sign of our failure.
You may be seated and clean your screens. After the heaviness of the previous two episodes,
Gravity Falls turns to a lighter story that focuses more on character development than
expanding and exploring the mythology of the show. It’s a welcome change of pace as well
as a star studded affair – so let’s dig into the Golf War and explore it’s story
and secrets. The best place to start is with the story
itself. It’s simplistic, but that’s where it’s strength lies. Mabel has once again
been socially trumped by Pacifica, when her picture and article are omitted from the Gravity
Falls Gossiper in favor of a fashion piece by Pacifica Northwest. It’s too much for
Mabel to bare, so she falls into a depressed funk. Thanks to a well timed commercial for Ye Royal
Discount Putt Hut, Dipper and Grunkle Stan hatch a plan to cheer Mabel back up with a
round of mini golf. It turns out that she’s incredibly skilled at mini golf, and besting
her family is something she’d relish. So the Pines plus Soos pack into the car and
leave Waddles in charge of the shack. The golf does wonders for Mabel’s mood,
and she does pretty good at the course – nearly beating her best score. Unfortunately Pacifica
shows up and once again trumps Mabel’s score thanks to the mini golf skills she learned
from her expensive expert trainer Sergei. Mabel doesn’t take the insults and grandstanding
this time, and openly challenges her rival to a mini golf duel. A duel that gets postponed
to midnight because of an encroaching storm. The players retreat from the field and plan
on returning after hours for the showdown. Over tacos, Mabel regrets her decision to
challenge Pacifica, but Dipper and Grunkle Stan cheer her up once again with votes of
confidence. They even plan on getting to the course early so Mabel can practice before
her showdown. So Stan jumps at the chance to break in someplace and they zip back to
the mini golf course. Before Dipper and Mabel sneak into the park,
Grunkle Stan pulls Mabel aside and places a U Da Best sticker on her sweater. He gives
her a vote of much needed confidence, and the two disappear into the park. This scene
is incredibly important because Grunkle Stan was raised by a stern father who toughened
him up and taught him how to fight. As we’ve seen first hand with Grunkle Stan’s
interactions with Dipper and Soos, he’s not one to easily give out compliments or
openly share his feelings. This simple gesture lets Mabel know how he really feels in her,
and the confidence he has in her exploits. Mabel tries and tries again at the course
to sink a simple hole, but repeatedly fails. Feeling like the mechanism must be randomized
they begin to move on – but stop when Dipper hears something strange coming from within
the tiny windmill. Steeling themselves, they pry open the casing and discover something
amazing. Apparently all of the individual holes at
Ye Royal Discount Putt Hut are inhabited by Lilliputtians. Small colorful golf ball headed
creatures whose society is constantly in a bloody feud over who is the best. Mabel and
Dipper get wrapped up in their feud when they decide that Mabel’s U Da Best sticker will
decide. Mabel and Dipper hatch a plot to have them help Mabel cheat to win the showdown. From here the action predictably escalates.
The warring factions of Lilliputtians all try to outdo each other, and in a last ditch
attempt to win Mabel’s favor, both Pacifica and her trainer Sergei are trapped and primed
to be killed. But the Lilliputians are easlly overpowered and escaped from, and soon Dipper
and Mabel find themselves with Pacifica outside the locked main gate. Mabel ultimately tries to be the better person
and defuses Pacifica’s anger by apologizing to her rival. She fesses up to cheating, admits
she most likely would have lost, and hands her an apology sticker. Pacifica begrudgingly
accepts as Grunkle Stan pulls up to take Dipper and Mabel home. Pacifica’s parents are still
at their party, so the Pines give her a ride back to her mansion. On the car ride over, Mabel shares a taco
– which is unheard of to the sheltered Pacifica. And after they drop her off, she admits that
she’s actually had fun hanging out with Mabel. At that moment, the full lavishness
of the Northwest estate is revealed, and Dipper and Mabel agree that they should have scammed
Pacifica out of some money for the taco. So as you can see, the story is very simple
to break down. It even has a few important lessons baked into it as well, like the hazards
of cheating and how you shouldn’t show bias when running a competition. Which is why I
haven’t shared any of the entries in the Creative Contest just yet. I don’t want
to spark a giant lilliputtian blood feud amongst our members. But ultimately you can boil this plot down
to the character developments of Pacifica Northwest. Who we discover comes from an exacting
parents that care more about how their family looks in society than for their own daughter.
Pacifica not only doesn’t have any real friends in town, her parents also hide behind
masks. This episode is about the haves and the have
nots – and how you can easily mistake one for the other. It’s clear that the Pines
are imperfect and don’t live as lavishly as the Northwests. But they do have something
the Northwests don’t. Sure, they can’t afford the price of perfection – but through
Pacifica we learn that the price of perfection costs more than just money. It costs you your
family. Pacifica and the Northwests may be able to
afford the best trainers in the world, and the most expensive fashion, and even the stylists
to make them look impeccable at all times, but when you hold yourself to such high standards
that you assume everyone is beneath you – you shut out the possibility of real friends.
You don’t experience simple joys and human interactions. When you hold yourself to being the ideal,
you can never let your guard down – and that can make you cold, callous, selfish, and most
importantly – alone. Whereas Dipper put Wendy on a pedestal out of his reach, each of the
Northwests climbed onto a pedestal on their own and demands that society worship them.
It’s a careful balance, and as we’ve seen with Gideon Gleeful – no matter how liked
and powerful you are, pedestals are easy to topple. So now let’s take a look at the secrets
and hidden messages of this episode. Many people have dismissed this episode as being
less packed with secrets than the previous two – but I didn’t find that to be true
at all. Firstly, lets reveal the huge amount of guest
stars that lent their voices to this episode. We finally hear Pacifica’s father Preston
speak for the first time, and his voice was provided by one of the nicest guys in showbiz,
Nathan Fillion. Sergei, Pacifica’s trainer, was voiced by Frank Caliendo – who may be
best known for his many impressions. Franz of the Lilliputtians was voiced by nerdcore
superstar Patton Ozwalt – but his wasn’t the only big name in their ranks. The leader
of the Pirate Lilliputtians was Jim Cummings – one of the big names in Disney Animation
Voiceover – and you might know him better as Darkwing Duck, Winnie The Poo, and grizzly
voiced bad guy Peg Leg Pete. The biggest surprise was getting to hear John
O’Hurley as the voice of the King of the Medieval Lilliputtians. Most of our members
may not know him – as he’s not often in front of a camera nowadays, but he’s perhaps
most famous for his portrayal of Elaine Benes’ eccentric boss from the hit TV show Seinfeld.
Much like me, he has a very particular voice and can easily be picked out. This episode also carried many firsts in Gravity
Falls. Though we’ve seen Pitt Soda throughout the show, it had mostly been a visual gag
reference to series director Joe Pitt. Thanks to The Golf War, we now know that every container
of peach flavored Pitt Soda has a peach pit rattling around inside of it. This episode also marks the very first gun
shown on screen and fired in Gravity Falls. Throughout the show guns have been absent
– even Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durlan carry billy clubs instead of guns. But the mysterious
Sergei reveals and uses his real gun as a starting pistol. You can tell because they
clearly show a bullet leaving the chamber. This episode also marks the first time we
see Robbie in person this season. We’ve known from his water tower exploits that he
fancies himself a misanthrope and vandalizes property. He’s not very good at it because
as we’ve seen, he makes a better muffin than an explosion. It’s just another layer
of assumed persona of the cool disaffected teen that he wants to be viewed as being. And then there’s the most important first
of all. The first legitimate on screen death in Gravity Falls. The Golf War gives a large
amount of screen time to the Miner Lilliputtians who have to deal with a gas leak to carry
Mabel’s ball to the correct hole. It’s a fools mission though, because of the gas
it’s a one way trip. That’s when Big Henry steps forward and
takes the job. He pauses to say a tearful goodbye to Penny, and then starts his fateful
march. With a great strain, he accomplishes his task and sends Mabel’s ball up the lift,
but he collapses. With the last of his strength, he looks at a picture of Penny before dieing
on screen. For those who don’t realize the significance,
Alex Hirsch just created a loveable hero and killed him off just to show that he can. It’s
easy to compartmentalize this as a throwaway gag, but not so when you realize the context.
Ultimately Gravity Falls is a Disney backed show, and on screen death is line that they
seldom cross. Even if say that the little green men in Lefty
killed themselves when they were discovered – they didn’t die on screen – they disappeared
in a flash of light. You can explain that to the censors, and get them to go with that.
With Big Henry there is no mistake. He asphyxiated in the mines due to a gas leak. What does this mean for Gravity Falls? It
means that no one is safe. Remember how I keep talking about foreshadowing? This long
and deliberate scene was constructed to show the audience that killing someone is not out
of bounds for the show. Now I doubt if Dipper or Mabel are in any real danger since they
are the leads of the show. It’s about the two of them growing up over the summer. But
I now fear for the lives of Soos, Grunke Stan, Wendy, and many others over these upcoming
episodes. This episode also shares a little bit of Mabel’s
history when we take another look at her scrapbook. At 9 years old, she still had her braces,
which makes them around 3 years old. According to my research, that’s just about the maximum
average length of wear for braces – so this is the last summer she’ll have them in her
mouth. As for references, theres a few places that
the inspiration for Ye Royal Discount Putt Hut and it’s Lilliputtian citizens can come
from. The first and easiest reference is that of old Disneyland. It’s themed holes parallel
the many different themed areas of the park. Even their clumsy stage show with it’s stilted
and clumsy dialog is a very clear allusion to the shows Disney runs in the park. But a less well known reference for the Putt
Hut is Coney Island’s Dreamland Amusement Park. Launched in 1904, one of Dreamland’s
main attractions was “Lilliputia”. A miniature scale german village created for dwarves and
midgets. In hindsight it was INSANELY offensive, but in early America, it was considered a
great kindness – and all of it’s villagers would be allowed to stay there for free if
they performed for the parkgoers during the day. Lilliputia only lasted two years, and closed
just 5 years before the whole death trap of an Amusement park burned to the ground – but
it’s bizarre history and early american amusement heritage may have been a source
of inspiration for Alex. Another odd discovery I made is that the Lilliputtians
themselves bare a striking resemblance to a real cryptozoological oddity. Namely, the
gnome-like Mannegishi. An old legend from Canada’s Cree Indian Tribe, the Mannegishi
are small round headed critters with no noses and spindly legs. They’re known for playing
tricks on travelers and forest dwellers, much like the Lilliputtians do when they alter
the direction of golf balls. This legend is also attributed to one of the
best investigated paranormal events of the last century, the case of the Dover Demon.
In 1977, for separate teenagers in Dover Massachusetts claimed to have run into a small round headed
critter that they couldn’t identify. News spread quickly about their discovery, and
the four strangers gained a lot of notoriety nearly overnight. To this day it has never been seen since in
Dover, but the forests around Massachusetts are thick – and almost anything could be living
out in them. Including tiny round headed tricksters that only a few have ever seen before. And the final refrence I want to touch on
I nearly excluded because it’s just way gross – but it does prove an important point.
In the episode the Pines have their pre-showdown dinner at a local taco shack. This was clearly
Alex’s way of poking fun at an infamous piece of fan fiction that I’m not even going
to say by name. I’m sure you probably know all about it
– I’m sure you’ve even watched reaction videos to people reading it for the first
time – but incase you don’t know what I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and don’t
look it up. Just know that it’s gross for the sake of being way gross and that’s the
joke of it. What’s important about this is that by showing
us this ham handed reference, Alex displayed that he reads the internet, follows Gravity
Falls on the internet, and knows everything the fans are doing. He monitors trends, and
if something blows up – he might even call it out or reference it in the show itself.
Not many other TV creators are that savvy! And finally we’ll examine the codes hidden
in this episode. The first we’ll investigate is the end credits code. This time, the code
for the Key Vigenere Cipher is written on the wall of the castle gates and can only
be seen for an instant as the Golf Cart drives past the swinging axes. As you can see, the
password is WHATEVS When we run the credits code through the Vigenere
Cipher with the password it reveals REMEMBER BIG HENRY. Another important clue that his
death was far more important than it seems! And the last codes of the episode are found
on the end card. These two codes are once again cracked with the Combination Cipher
– which is A1Z26, to Atbash, to Caesar Cipher set three letters back! After decoding three
times, the message is revealed as: “OLD MAN SLEEPING ON THE GREEN” and “CAN’T HELP BUT
WONDER WHAT HE’S SEEN.” This references Old Man McGucket who we see
briefly sleeping on the green of the Golf course until he’s startled awake. Though
he doesn’t know how he got where he is or how he got there, the code may be asking about
of ALL the things McGucket has ever seen. But what do you think? Will Pacifica drop
her perfect persona to spend more time with Mabel and the Pines family? Will we see the
Lilliputtians again? Why is appearance so important to the Nortwests, and will we see
another character die in Gravity Falls? Leave your theories and suggestions in the comments
below! And now, before I close this week’s meeting, I have two quick orders of business. For those of you who maybe missed the news,
I’ve accepted a role in a stage show that’s going up in Coney Island’s Sideshow Museum.
It’s going to be a lot of fun, but for the next few weeks, my schedule will be a mess.
I’ll try to release my videos on schedule, but I may have to hold off on a lot of the
post Creative Contest entry share videos until mid October. I also ask for your patience if you have recently
made a purchase from the store, or plan to make one soon. With my time so tight, I may
not be able to craft as quickly as I normally do – so that’s why I’m leaving the 20%
sale up for the time being. So be sure to take advantage of my crazy schedule, get yourself
some cool stuff, save yourself some money, and help support the show! And finally there’s this week’s challenge.
If you can decode all three of this week’s riddles, then you’ll unlock Journal Entry
number 17, my private notes on The Golf War! With no other orders of business, I hereby
call a close to this week’s meeting of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. Until next
time, share, subscribe, and keep cracking those codes! Out of all the characters in Gravity Falls,
who would make you the saddest to see die on screen? Sound off in the comments below
and let me know!

 

99 Responses

  1. Power of 27

    September 17, 2014 5:08 am

    I have a theory I wanted to share I haven't seen anything like it anywhere else
     July 4, 1982
     The writer of the journals was working on Journal #3 testing the creatures in what is now the Mystery Shack in the room from the episode Carpet Diem when he needed something Bill was interested in. Bill came and they made a deal, and Bill let himself seem trustworthy and it worked, the writer was convinced. Bill stole his body and did something embarrassing to the writer, embarrassing enough that the writer (after being freed) fought Bill. When Bill couldn't defeat him he needed to put his anger out by hitting something and he found the portal which Stanley and Stanford were working on at the time. Bill ruined the portal which spiked and picked up Stanford and Stanley but Stanford was the only one able to escape and Stanley's glasses fell off and he went into the portal. That spike made a nuclear charge so big it was on government charts. The group (Stanford, Fiddleford, and the writer) decided no one could be trusted. After the incident the writer and Fiddleford became crazy and left. Stanford who was the only one at the Shack got found by the police and was taken into jail in Columbia. The writer hid the journals knowing if found the nuclear apocalypse would begin.

    In future episodes more info may be given and maybe my theory would be proven wrong. Thanks for reading.

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  2. Lillian Canales

    September 17, 2014 10:23 am

    Dipper and Grunkle Stan are tied as my favorite characters, I would be sad is one or both are killed off in the show.

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  3. Drace90

    September 17, 2014 9:44 pm

    Sorry Doug, but there are some things in your video that don't really make sense:

    1. – Everytime a Disney-related show or movie is a little serious people react the same: "Shocking! I wouldn't have thought THAT from Disney. Our poor children." XD That happens so often. I don't know why everyone thinks that Disney only does harmless stuff for little children to wrap them into cotton wool. Disney always did more serious stuff, Gravity Falls is the best example.

    2. – I really think the Big Henry joke was just a joke. He wasn't a prominent character. Neither the characters nor the viewers we're supposed to feel any grief and aside from the credits-code (which is usually just a joke message too) he was never mentioned again and I highly doubt that we'll ever hear from him again.

    3. – I highly doubt that Disney would reference the "terrible shows" they "throw up" in their own parks.

    4. – Alex Hirsch actually revealed before that he has read some fan-fictions. I guess he talked about that on last years Comic-Con.

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  4. Vixra Lyric

    September 18, 2014 2:11 am

    21-24 21 7-3-11-10-25 17-5 10-21-17-25 10-15 7-12-21-10-25 10-22-21-11, 7-21-18-18 5-15-9 7-3-11-10-25 7-3-11-12-11 26-25-1-15-26-21-16-23 21-10? (Can you decode it? >:D I used caesar, atbash and a1z26 in that order)

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  5. Robo Bro

    September 18, 2014 3:47 am

    When it first shows the Mexican Restaurant(Maybe a reference to "Dipper goes to Taco Bell?) The Pines and Soos went to, to the side on a wall, you can see the BlindEye Society Symbol. This must mean that the society must be a big part of the series. B.E Society CONFIRMED!!!!

    Or is it…?

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  6. Spiral Eyed Maniac

    September 18, 2014 6:40 pm

    The series has done such a good job of developing Grunkle Stan and his relationship to the twins, and made him arguably the most entertaining and compelling character in the series. And my love for the setting of the Mystery Shack goes hand in hand with how well characterized Stan is. So If they were to kill him….I think I would break down super hard.

    ……Oh god, that's what they're going to do, isn't it?

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  7. kitty14izawsum

    September 19, 2014 2:09 am

    i think the saddest death would be mabel cause she's my favorite character and i dont want to see her or her brother die

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  8. Joe4

    September 19, 2014 2:46 am

    About the death thing. First: in many sci-fi stories, there is a wise mentor. The mentor is often lost in the journey. So who is the mentor? Could be Soos, as he has helped Dipper and Mabel discover the secrets of Gravity Falls more than anyone else. Could also be Stan. He's very old and wise, two things that most mentors have, and he does help the kids. But I would say the mentor is the journal itself. It is Dipper's constant guide through this journey.

    Now I am asking myself, who would be most likely to be killed off? Soos? Probably not, if he does not play the wise mentor figure. I doubt Alex would get rid of…that. Stan? OK, but if he died, what would Dipper and Mabel do? They'd have nowhere to stay, no way of supporting themselves, and nobody to tell their parents that they're doing fine. Wendy? She's the only one of the five who's not clearly represented on Bill's Wheel. She might not be an important part of the story. Which leads me to look other places. Alex joked about killing Old Man McGucket this season, but knowing him, he may very well have been serious. But I think it will be Waddles. They could make a whole episode out of dealing with his loss, and it would resolve the problem of his custody arrangement at the end of the summer.

    It's interesting to note that all five of these characters have already had moments where someone thought they were dead. The Trickster ate Soos in Summerween. Soos freaked out in Boss Mabel when Mabel said "Stan is no longer with us." Throughout most of The Land Before Swine, Mabel thought Waddles was gone. Near the end of that episode, McGucket was eaten by the pterodactyl. And Dipper found "Wendy's" lifeless body at the end of Into the Bunker.

    Man, I should really start making some videos.

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  9. Paige Murphy

    September 19, 2014 3:49 am

    I acctually have multiple comments. When naming the ball-headed people, you left out the "ch" sound after the 3rd "T". I thought the word was inspired from the book Gulliver's Travels. We see Frans fall from Stan's lisense plate. That clearly means that we will see him again. It is impossable for a tv charector shown during the theme song to be killed. Oh, and I think those taco shells are the wrong shape.

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  10. samantha kazmierczak

    September 20, 2014 6:26 pm

    So yeah your talking about dipper goes to tacobell. When I went there after I watched it I wasn't sure if it was ok to eat they're stuff or if they actually put in cum in they're donut holes.

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  11. TheBlackSerpentBeta

    September 21, 2014 11:57 pm

    Soos
    Because I fear he might be the most likely…
    He alluded to it in The Legend of the Gobblewonker
    Jesus is gonna die
    T^T

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  12. Catnapz

    September 22, 2014 4:32 am

    I believe that the saddest death would be Mabel. I know that she wont die, but if she did it would be heart breaking to see Dipper, Stan, Wendy, Soos, And Gidions response to it. Mabel being my favorite, it would be very upsetting. Mainly because of her childish attitude witch would most likely get her into the problem in the first place.

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  13. Kakuni

    September 24, 2014 12:22 pm

    This isn't the first death on screen in Gravity Falls… Theres the old minotaur in Dipper vs Manliness. He gets eaten, on screen! Like really obviously. Screaming!
    Now I do admit he was just a one shot moment character… but on screen death has happened before. 

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  14. jakstrieder

    September 25, 2014 2:44 pm

    I decided to decipher this weeks episode end card for some reason and realized all three codes could have been mixed into one.
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26
    w v u  t  s r  q  p o  n   m   l    k    j    i    h   g    f    e   d   c   b   a    z    y    x
    have fun people.

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  15. Samurai Forever91

    September 27, 2014 3:44 am

    I've been on the alert to when they kind of came off with Wendy almost dies of being hit in the head after being pushed in the flooded bunker.

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  16. Samurai Forever91

    September 27, 2014 3:48 am

    I always thought the liliputtians  were based on liliputians of Gulliver travels and annoying  it's a small world after all.  

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  17. Zalleus

    September 29, 2014 2:23 am

    That mexican restaurant is probably also a reference to the HBO series "Breaking Bad". One of the major plot points involves a crystal meth-manufacturing location concealed as a restaurant chain called "Los Pollos Hermanos", which is literally "The Chicken Brothers".

    http://breakingbad.wikia.com/wiki/Los_Pollos_Hermanos

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  18. 42ndguardian

    October 1, 2014 11:59 am

    If Mabel died Dipper would probably do the next humanly possible thing to going supersaiyan from pure rage

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  19. Underscore Zeus

    October 2, 2014 7:41 am

    I think that appearance is important to the Northwests because not only was Nathaniel a sham, but every ancestor of the Northwest family was a poor, labor-class type, and they want to keep this as secret as possible, even from Pacifica.

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  20. Televised Water Polo

    October 3, 2014 12:32 pm

    That big Henry bit made me cry. The Gravity Falls creators are so good at their jobs that they can make you feel emotionally attached to a character that you have only seen for about a minute.

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  21. ParadigmQuixotic

    October 4, 2014 5:44 am

    So it shows a gun for the first time and a character die on screen for the first time. Hmm…

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  22. mirthfulArtist

    October 4, 2014 7:50 pm

    If the Grunk died on-screen I'd be infinitely sad…I feel like they wont kill off any of those characters though, considering their audience. Maybe a "character of the day" will die, but the main cast wont…
    Even though Soos mentionned it in "The legend of the gobblewonker" :p

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  23. rain

    October 6, 2014 11:18 am

    I think Pacifica being nice to Mabel is pretty huge. It sets up a scenario where Pacifica might help her out in a tight spot, and it's never bad to have a friend whose rich and powerful. I've also read some feedback on Pacifica being the reverse llama in the circle-picture thing, symbolizing someone whose the opposite of Mabel. So IMO she has a huge role to play.

    Also the Liliputtians are a reference from Gulliver's Travels, where Gulliver meets an island of small people (called Lilliputiana).

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  24. Adam Silvas

    October 10, 2014 7:52 am

    I now there was that in the season 1 of gravity falls Blendeen Blendeen is in the time timers 1,2,and3 have him in getting the stuff that Mabel and Dipper groped

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  25. Lil Hoodlum

    October 18, 2014 8:41 am

    Huge clue you missed also at the end of the episode. On back of car where the golf ball dude is on the licenses plate it says STNLYMLB which means Stanley witch is the twin

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  26. Juan Manuel Morales

    October 21, 2014 4:30 am

    am i the only one that found hilarious the taco bell fan fiction reference? i mean, i know what its about, but that in an original gravity falls episode? LOL

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  27. Deleterious Demise

    October 27, 2014 5:33 pm

    Didn't care that much for the episode either, but it had some good paints. Loved seeing Stan's influence on Dipper "she's cheating at life" and that he wanted to charge her for that taco.

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  28. Gravity Falls

    October 31, 2014 6:52 am

    I'd be extremity sad & be crying to see Dipper Pines die on screen cause I'm (cough) in love with him.

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  29. trinthetrex

    November 2, 2014 9:18 am

    Waddles or Wendy. Waddles is the cutest fucking pig ever and Wendy is the only other girl on the show besides Mabel that I can actually relate to. Plus, that moment when I thought Wendy died but didn't really freaked me out.

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  30. Kaminari Farron

    November 12, 2014 12:12 am

    I know it is rather late, but I have some theories.

    1. The Puttians will return later in the series or the season. Like the gnomes were in the first season. I think think they will be an ally to the season finale. 

    2. there will be another character death. I;'m not sure which character though, But i think It would be either Dipper, Stan, or Soos. In some literature and media, main characters do die. Maybe as a martyr. I think Dipper will sacrifice himself for the greater good. 

    3. this might be siting another youtube video but this pertains to the portal. I believe the Portal is for Another dimension or like a star gate. The symbols are in fact astrological glyphs of  the stars. Like Sirius and Polaris.

    4. As for the apocalypses, I think Bill and Stan will start it. If Gruncle Stan and Bill are opposites of the moral code here, They will clash once more.  Causing Dipper to sacrifice himself to stop it.

    5. Here's an Interesting Theory about Bill Cipher. (my favorite character) Bill is Not really a demon, but an alien being. demons are more supernatural/ paranormal and is part of Lore. I see Bill as an Alien from another world or planet on exile. and He wants to go home. If that's the case, what reasons does he have to get the journals. Or It could be he's Protecting his kind from invading races i.e. Humans. But then again, Bill is more of a trickster spirit than anything else.

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  31. TheGamerGirl101

    November 23, 2014 9:49 am

    couldn't big henery be a possible reference to John Henry the folk hero that died racing 
    the steam powered drill through a mountain?

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  32. Stampynoodles

    November 30, 2014 4:57 am

    Ok

    This is what I think about old man mugucket.

    He is the author of the journals.
    I mean. Look.
    We all know that the author went cray cray
    And who in Gravity Falls is cray cray?
    Old man mugucket! That's who!
    Also, the code at the end of the golf wars(the code around the windmill) says that it wonder what the old man saw in the past.
    This could be foreshadowing about mugucket being the author.

    Phew. That's a lot. Well that's all. : )

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  33. kuramafangirl102

    December 1, 2014 10:05 pm

    Just have to throw this out there… the menageshi (suck at spelling things, I know) thing the golf guys might have been based off of looks like the Dover demon. The things that look like that always freak me out

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  34. Katie Underhill

    December 3, 2014 11:20 am

    This may sound weird, but Bill Cipher would be the saddest death to me (not sure if he can actually die) because he is DEFINITELY my favorite character. Either his death or Grunkle Stan's would make me cry soooooo hard!

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  35. WolfyPlaysReal

    January 25, 2015 2:41 am

    I'm scarred for like from that fanfic. DO NOT READ IT NO MATTER HOW CURIOUS! YOU WILL NEVER GO TO TACO BELL AGAIN! Why did I let curiosity get the best of me… ITS TERRIBLE

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  36. Pakmanistan

    February 16, 2015 7:11 am

    I don't think that Big Henry actually died on-screen. I'm no expert in the biology of anthropomorphic golf balls, but most people would lose consciousness, giving them the appearance of death, before they actually died.

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  37. Jesse Garza

    February 26, 2015 9:47 am

    This show killed giffany, big henry and stan even killed a pterodactyl with his bare hands, gravity falls kill count rises!!!!

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  38. Emma Marx

    March 6, 2015 9:26 am

    WE CONTROL THE BALLS WE CONTROL THE BALLS FROM BURMINGHAM TO MONTREAL WE CONTROL THE BALLS.. GUYS I FIGURED IT OUT WE CONTROL THE BALLS… NOW HE GETS IT.. OHHHHHH U GUYS 😀

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  39. Elaina Shoals

    March 19, 2015 5:38 pm

    WHY DID YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE FANFICTION?! NOW ALL I CAN THUNK ABOUT IS AM I GOING TO READ IT OR NOT?! I still love your account though

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  40. AngelicaSpyro

    June 4, 2015 10:07 am

    Blech 3 years with braces. I had braces for a little over year if I remember right and I hated every second of it.

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  41. Stultum Stulto

    June 7, 2015 6:21 pm

    I don't know if someone else has brought this up but, about the liliputians:
    – Some of them live in a Windmill. Windmills are generally associated with the Dutch, as are their hats, clogs and several other things about them. Notice for example the red-white and blue colour scheme they have going on on their tulip patterned (!) hats.However:

    – Your speculation about them being connected to a 'small Germany' attraction is further supported by them having a lot of German symbolism as well: The spelling of Franz' name (Dutch would be Frans), the waldhorns (To be fair, they COULD be Dutch, but to me it seems unlikely that the authors would know about the 'Midwinterhoorn' because those are used in a very small part of the Netherlands – I would be surprised if even more than 50% of the Dutch would know about it, much less that an American would find out about it. They are more connected with the German south, Austria and Swizerland.) When I first watched the episode, I noticed more things, but these are the things I remember right now.

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  42. Also here

    July 3, 2015 2:17 am

    Why does everything have to have a secret meaning? i thought it was just supposed to be funny.

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  43. Daniel Simmons

    July 24, 2015 7:47 am

    Objection! We don't know for sure when Mabel got her braces, so how do we know she didn't get another pair at some point in her life? How do we know that she hasn't had them since before she was 9? We don't, however, I commend the research. Also, "Remember Big Henery"? Really? I understand it's a mistake, but it's really annoying.

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  44. xX WRPBullet Xx

    July 26, 2015 11:16 pm

    One thing is like to point out is that Big Henry could be a reference to John Henry an American folk tale about a man who tunneled his way through a mountain with two sledgehammers while making the continental railroads.

    Another thing to note is the Lilliputians are a clear reference to Gulliver's Travels. Referencing the people of the same name, who were in the books no bigger then field mice.

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  45. eeveegamer5134 &eeveebloger5134

    November 6, 2015 8:22 am

    this reminds me of a my little pony episode with diamond tiara when she was a b because of her mom being a b and saying that mony was the best

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  46. RainAngel111

    December 8, 2015 11:05 am

    I'm pretty sure the death of Big Henry was not "just to show he could"
    It's an obvious reference to the legend of John Henry. In that sense I think the death was necessary in order to keep with the legend.

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  47. Ryan Mella

    October 8, 2016 8:17 am

    Roses are red
    But i'm feeling blue
    Because there is one less Little Puddian
    In Le Royal Discount Putt Hut

    #DicksoutforBigHenry

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