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Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls, Vol. 1 cover art.jpgGravity Falls, Vol. 2 cover art.jpg
Cover art for digital distribution (volumes 1 and 2 respectively)
Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 20
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Original release June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15) – August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)
List of Gravity Falls episodes

The first season of the American animated television series Gravity Falls consisted of 20 episodes on the Disney Channel, and aired from June 15, 2012 to August 2, 2013.

Cast

Larry King in March 2017
This season employs the likes of voice acting veteran Kevin Michael Richardson (left), who voices the character Sheriff Blubs, and has guest starred well-known figures, such as Larry King (right)

The main characters comprises the voices of Jason Ritter as Dipper and Kristen Schaal as Mabel, with series creator Alex Hirsch portraying Grunkle Stan and Soos, and Wendy Corduroy played by Linda Cardellini. Hirsch stated in an interview, tongue-in-cheek, on the role of Mabel that he "knew from the get-go that it's got to be [Schaal] or there's no show. I would've just stopped working. If we hadn't gotten her, I would have probably quit".

Of the recurring characters comprises the voices of Dee Bradley Baker as Mabel's pet pig, Waddles, and Hirsch also playing Old Man McGucket, the "local kook" of the town. Kevin Michael Richardson plays Sheriff Blubs, with partner Deputy Durland being voiced by Keith Ferguson. Frank Welker voices Gompers, a goat who lives in the forest of Gravity Falls. Voice acting veteran John DiMaggio plays Manly Dan, a strong lumberjack and father of Wendy. Niki Yang plays Candy Chiu and Carl Faruolo plays Grenda, two of Mabel's best friends. Toby Determined, a journalist for Gravity Falls' Gossiper, is voiced by Gregg Turkington, and Will Forte plays Tyler the Cute Biker.

The series commissions various guest stars to voice characters who portray one-shot characters, or in some cases, cameos of themselves, as is the case in "Headhunters", where both Larry King and Coolio can be seen as wax sculptures of themselves. Other voices include John Oliver, who plays a wax figure of Sherlock Holmes (also featured in "Headhunters"), Alfred Molina as Multi-Bear and Jennifer Coolidge as Lazy Suzan in the episode "Dipper vs. Manliness". Justin Roiland plays a time traveler by the name of Blendin Blandin in "The Time Traveler's Pig". Brian Bloom is the voice of Rumble McSkirmish, a video game character featured in the episode "Fight Fighters". Corey Burton voices an unnamed lawyer in "Little Dipper". Jeff Bennett plays the role of The Summerween Trickster in the episode "Summerween". Matt Chapman and Michael Rianda both voice Mermando and Mr. Poolcheck respectively, in the episode "The Deep End". Lance Bass voices the band consisting of clones, Sev'ral Timez, in the episode "Boyz Crazy"; Matt Chapman returns to voice some members of the band. Greg Cipes and John Roberts voice Craz and Xyler, characters from the fictional film "Dream Boy High" in the episode "Dreamscaperers".

Broadcast

Internationally this was broadcast in Canada via Disney XD (Canada) with some numbering alterations reflecting the production codes: Headhunters (as Head Hunters) is counted 2 instead of 3 and The Inconveniencing is counted 3 instead of 5.

Episodes

  • Production codes for this season start with the string 618G-1 (the first three numbers numerically represent the birth month and date of series creator Alex Hirsch), with the last two numbers representing the order the episodes were produced in, which may not represent the order in which they air.
  • Episode 19 has been released on different platforms under two names: "Dreamscaperers" and "Dreamscapers".
No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
US viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Tourist Trapped" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15) ʁ 101 ʁ
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2 2 "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ June 29, 2012 (2012-06-29) ʁ 102 ʁ
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3 3 "Headhunters" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ June 30, 2012 (2012-06-30) ʁ 103 ʁ
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4 4 "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ July 6, 2012 (2012-07-06) ʁ 104 ʁ
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5 5 "The Inconveniencing" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13) ʁ 105 ʁ
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6 6 "Dipper vs. Manliness" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ July 20, 2012 (2012-07-20) ʁ 106 ʁ
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7 7 "Double Dipper" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer Story by : Mitch Larson
Teleplay by : Alex Hirsch, Tim McKeon & Michael Rianda
ʁ ʁ August 10, 2012 (2012-08-10) ʁ 109 ʁ
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8 8 "Irrational Treasure" ʁ John Aoshima Story by : David Slack
Teleplay by : Alex Hirsch & Tim McKeon
ʁ ʁ August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17) ʁ 108 ʁ
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9 9 "The Time Traveler's Pig" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24) ʁ 107 ʁ
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10 10 "Fight Fighters" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ September 14, 2012 (2012-09-14) ʁ 110 ʁ
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11 11 "Little Dipper" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ September 28, 2012 (2012-09-28) ʁ 111 ʁ
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12 12 "Summerween" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05) ʁ 112 ʁ
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13 13 "Boss Mabel" ʁ John Aoshima Story by : Tommy Reahard
Teleplay by : Alex Hirsch & Tim McKeon
ʁ ʁ February 15, 2013 (2013-02-15) ʁ 114 ʁ
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14 14 "Bottomless Pit!" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01) ʁ 115 ʁ
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15 15 "The Deep End" ʁ Joe Pitt & Aaron Springer TBA ʁ ʁ March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15) ʁ 113 ʁ
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16 16 "Carpet Diem" ʁ Joe Pitt TBA ʁ ʁ April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05) ʁ 117 ʁ
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17 17 "Boyz Crazy" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) ʁ 116 ʁ
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18 18 "Land Before Swine" ʁ John Aoshima TBA ʁ ʁ June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) ʁ 118 ʁ
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19 19 "Dreamscaperers" ʁ John Aoshima & Joe Pitt TBA ʁ ʁ July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) ʁ 119 ʁ
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20 20 "Gideon Rises" ʁ John Aoshima & Joe Pitt TBA ʁ ʁ August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02) ʁ 120 ʁ
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Ratings

The season received wide acclaim from critics.

Review grades
No. Title Air date The
A.V. Club

(A-F)
1 "Tourist Trapped" June 15, 2012 B+
2 "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" June 29, 2012 B+
3 "Headhunters" June 30, 2012 B
4 "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" July 6, 2012 A-
5 "The Inconveniencing" July 13, 2012 A
6 "Dipper vs. Manliness" July 20, 2012 B+
7 "Double Dipper" August 10, 2012 A-
8 "Irrational Treasure" August 17, 2012 A-
9 "The Time Traveler's Pig" August 24, 2012 B+
10 "Fight Fighters" September 14, 2012 B
11 "Little Dipper" September 28, 2012 A-
12 "Summerween" October 5, 2012 A-
13 "Boss Mabel" February 15, 2013 B+
14 "Bottomless Pit!" March 1, 2013 A-
15 "The Deep End" March 15, 2013 B
16 "Carpet Diem" April 5, 2013 B
17 "Boyz Crazy" April 19, 2013 B+
18 "Land Before Swine" June 28, 2013 A-
19 "Dreamscaperers" July 12, 2013 A-
20 "Gideon Rises" August 2, 2013 A
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