Top 10 Best Gravity Falls Episodes

Welcome to the wacky and wonderful world of Gravity Falls! If you're a fan of this insanely clever animated series, you know there's nothing quite like it. From wild adventures to hilarious antics and a whole lot of heart, Gravity Falls has become a favorite for its ability to keep kids on the edge of their seats and make adults laugh just as hard.

With quirky characters, hidden mysteries, and a constant stream of supernatural fun, every episode is a blast. But some definitely stand out above the rest... those truly special Gravity Falls moments that stick with you long after the credits have rolled.
The Top Ten
1 Not What He Seems

After just less than a month of Gravity Falls episode marathons, I have finally reached one of the biggest and arguably most important episodes in the series. It wraps a lot of plot points into one episode. The reveal of Stan's long-lost brother as the Author and Stan's troubled past, the agents, and the government's operations kicked the episode and the entire series into high gear, as well as the revelations that unfold as the trust no one mantra extended even to the family, in this case, Stan himself despite all he had done for the Pines the whole summer. For me, this will be the most memorable episode I've ever watched up to this point. 9 to go

2 Weirdmageddon: Part 1

Good twists, good storyline, and wow, the suspense. All the twists and turns along with the suspense were just great, and I just liked how Wendy and Dipper tried to go through the bubble, ending up with Gideon and Soos to team up getting Mabel back to Gravity Falls, which is in havoc by Bill, so they can get Gravity Falls back to normal instead of weird chaos.

I loved every part of this episode. Bill's demented humor was on point. He was legitimately scary. Dipper and Wendy working together non-awkwardly was amazing, and Gideon. Oh my God, Gideon was amazing. He was a full-blown mini-Bill, and his turnaround was undoubtedly the best I've seen. They made a full-blown maniac becoming good (ish) believable!

3 Northwest Mansion Mystery

Probably the best Gravity Falls episode since Into the Bunker. The amount of suspense and the huge character development in this episode was simply perfect. Sure, it had a subplot like many other episodes, but it was enjoyable as well and it never got in the way at wrong times as a few tend to do in the rest.

I can just see this getting higher on the list as more people see it. Seriously, the first season of Gravity Falls was great, but this second season is proving to be way too fantastic, and this episode clearly proves it. Just be warned though, this episode is very dark and has a great amount of blood in one scene, but other than that, it's an episode you cannot miss, whether you like Gravity Falls or not.

4 The Inconveniencing

This was the first episode of Gravity Falls I've ever seen. I have to give it my vote here. It helped pull me into the series and make me the faller I am today.

Back in 2012, I never got attached to cartoons, but there was something about these characters that got me so fascinated. It was the first time I cracked a smile in a while, since most cartoons back then were completely mindless.

I knew I'd love this show the minute I laid eyes on it, and I've never regretted it.

I loved the creepiness when Mabel was being controlled by the ghosts "Ma and Pa," as I like to call them. Other than that, the next creepy thing was the body markings on the floor and the skeletons of each person in the group along with Dipper.

5 Dreamscaperers

I never said it was one of my favorites, but after watching it today, it was really good! I like how it reveals why Stan is mean to Dipper, some of Stan's past, Bill is seen, Gideon is back, lots of action, really funny, and fairly creative too. That episode was one of my favorites. 1. Gideon Rises 2. The Inconveniencing 3. Double Dipper. I would say this is in the 4 to 6 range.

This episode does a fantastic job at developing Stan's character without the need for much dialogue from him. In addition, there are actually parts in this and Gideon Rises that are really emotional and have so much soul in them. This is most evident when Stan is talking about his backstory and how he is proud of how Dipper is growing stronger.

6 Into the Bunker

I always have mixed feelings for this show. While it is an exceptional show, I always felt that there were a few details, although minor, that made the show lose some spotlight. For example, almost each episode has two subplots, usually involving Dipper and Mabel individually. One subplot would feel too underwhelming when compared to the other. Into the Bunker, however, made me love Gravity Falls even more, as every second of the episode was enjoyable. From funny to mysterious to absolutely terrifying, this episode had it all, not to mention that there is much more character development. The Shapeshifter was one awesome villain, and the pace was perfect. The way Dipper's crush on Wendy was resolved couldn't have been better. There was some genuine mature feeling to it, and it was truly heartfelt. The way that subplot was handled was simply amazing.

7 A Tale of Two Stans

How is this 31st?! It's a great episode that reveals the entire backstory of Stan and Ford and introduces an amazing new character into the show (Grunkle Ford) plus explains so much! It shows everything from the origin of the Mystery Shack to why Grunkle Stan is obsessed with money. Great episode and my second favorite behind Not What He Seems.

I don't understand why this episode is so lowly ranked on this list. It was mature, informative, entertaining, opportunistic, and excellent in every way.

This should definitely be in the top ten. This story reveals a lot about Stan's past with Ford. This was a great episode, and I loved the bond between Stan and Ford as kids.

8 Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls

This episode was amazing because of the twists, voice acting, storyline and emotion. It was great how Stanley and Stanford worked together to defeat Bill. It was shocking at some parts, funny at some parts but it still kept the weirdness that Gravity Falls was used to. Shandra's reporting at the end was great, as we got to see Fiddleford McGucket move into the Northwest Mansion. Dipper's epilogue was also amazing, with every fan finally waving goodbye to the series that we had lived, breathed, with "'blood, sweat, tears and other fluid,"' It was hard to say goodbye to the final sequence but this will go down as one of the most action-packed, suspenseful, chaotic, explaining, happy, emotional and best episodes in cartoon history.

9 Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future

This was an episode that changed the show forever. It beat the current first place episode and was the first time since that Futurama episode that an apocalypse of an actual kind happened in a cartoon episode, and that is shocking and impossible to describe. There are no words to ever describe this episode, period.

This episode was a real hit. It even showed us how the valley of Gravity Falls was formed and gave us clues about what led to the anomalies taking place. And the apocalypse caused by Bill Cipher was totally impossible to even describe with even the best words. What a major episode, again, no words to describe it.

10 Sock Opera

This episode is in the top 10, and I completely understand why! This is my favorite episode of Gravity Falls and one of the best episodes of cartoons! Bill Cipher and Dipper are my favorite characters (besides Ford), and I adore the concept of Bill becoming Dipper and Dipper having to put up with all his antics. Also, "Race ya to the bottom of the stairs!" I literally had to pause the episode to laugh. Also, the animation and shading in this episode is phenomenal. Overall, this episode is hilarious, has great animation, and gives some great character development to Mabel. 12.3/10!

The Contenders
11 Gideon Rises

I really felt that the shack was in danger. It was broken, and Gideon had stolen the deed. I liked that it was funny at some parts but more action-packed than any episode. Season 2 is airing, and I'm waiting for a new episode to come out, but this is so far the best. Dipper actually fought with Gideon. Not where they slapped each other in episode 4, but an actual fistfight. Serves him right!

I guess this is kinda unexciting for those who are where I am because we have known it for so long, but Stan has a number 1 journal, an underground room, and a portal that sucks things in! Also, in Rick and Morty, some of Stan's sucked objects fly out of a portal! Rick and Morty and Gravity Falls may be in the same world! My bro loves Rick and Morty and Gravity Falls, so that's great for him.

12 The Time Traveler's Pig

My personal favorite episode of the series. Sure, it may not be as "epic" as "Not What He Seems" or "Weirdmageddon Part 1." However, this episode has everything I could ask for in a Gravity Falls episode:

1. Interesting twist on a beloved plot (Groundhog Day plot).
2. Stellar comedy.
3. A sweet ending.
4. Subtle foreshadowing for the series' ongoing plot.

Not to mention that this episode gave us Blendin Blandin, who is probably my favorite recurring character on this show (besides Bill Cipher).

I like this episode because every time I see the Pines twins, they're fighting, making fun of each other, but I have never seen them get along as much as in this episode.

13 Double Dipper

I don't know why, but this is, together with The Inconveniencing, one of my favorite episodes. It's just the combination of action, madness, and romance that makes it good! Maybe it sounds weird, but just like Dipper, I had this plan to ask my crush out for a dance BEFORE I saw this episode. And just like in the episode, I shredded the plan, burned the pieces, and the next week I just asked it when a slow song came on. And it worked. Hoorah!

Pretty good one! I like the action, and how no matter how many Dippers Dipper makes, he still loses because they betray him. Not very funny, and minimum action, but I still love it for some reason!

14 Carpet Diem

An awesome episode. I was going to vote for Double Dipper, but then I realized that I really do like Carpet Diem better. Carpet Diem isn't stuck in the middle of the whole 'Dipper pining after Wendy' thing. Instead, it solely focuses on the mystery and magic aspects of the show. Plus, there are some nicely added hints to the overall mythology of the series, such as those strange glasses Stan picks up and "Experiment 78". Plus, Candy and Grenda appear in this episode. My favorite joke in the series is in this episode, too. You know, the whole part where Stan tells Mabel about the 'birds and the bees'?

15 Summerween

This episode was really disturbing and creepy, which was awesome. The fact of a child being eaten alive on screen is disturbing enough but being forced to trick or treat all because a monster threatens to eat you is just as creepy. Don't forget the trapped in the store scene.

I liked the creepiness factor in this episode. It's one thing you don't normally see in children's shows, and it's something to be preserved when it happens. Also, the Summerween Trickster is a very cool antagonist!

I love the creepiness factor in this episode. It's something you don't see much in kid shows, and it's something to be treasured when it happens. Plus, the Summerween Trickster is a really awesome villain!

16 Society of the Blind Eye

The reveal that McGucket wasn't the author is either the best or worst moment of the show. On the one hand, it falsified an intensely popular theory and keeps the intensely dedicated fanbase guessing. On the other, McGucket was one of the best developed and most popular characters outside the Pines family. If the author turns out to be some unknown and not an already established character, it'll lose a lot of the oomph a good plot twist needs. It's all in the hands of Alex now, and where he goes from these events.

17 Soos and the Real Girl

While it doesn't further the plot, give huge character development, or have a clever storyline, the jokes in this episode actually had me laughing, which is something I usually can't do in television shows. The jokes were so dark, and the contrast was excellent.

It gives us a nice look at Soos, along with one of the best Gravity Falls villains. Plus, the timing of this episode's release was perfect.

This is by far in my top ten. What is wrong with all of you?!

18 Blendin's Game

I loved the part where Dipper and Mabel decided to make up for their past mistakes against Blendin in "The Time Traveler's Pig" by ensuring that Blendin got his job back along with some "pretty hair." One of the series' most heartwarming moments for sure!

I just love this show! This episode, I thought, was one of my favorites!

19 Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality

This was the best episode ever! It captured the true nature of Dipper and Mabel's bond, and even gave us flashbacks of their past. I also loved how Dipper showed us how they resolved their problems in the past. That was awesome. This episode also had an aspect of scariness as well, when the fake Wendy turned to bugs and the tree turned all creepy. It just goes to show that sometimes fantasy is a nightmare in disguise. Can't wait to see what happens next!

This is an incredible underrated episode. Mabel is faced with one of the scariest things: realizing her new life is a lie. Dipper is the only one who can get her to break free from her fake world.

20 Tourist Trapped

I thought the premiere could have been better. It's not bad, though. I guess it's just because they weren't deep in the mysteries of Gravity Falls, and Dipper didn't know all about Gideon and monsters or anything. It's a slow start, but it would have to be for a show this complex.

The very first episode I've watched. I first watched it 4 years ago but I've only recently got into it, so I have to thank Tourist Trapped for hooking me into this awesome and memorable adventure.

After this premiere episode, I went out to fight my neighbor's creepy lawn gnomes.

21 Fight Fighters

By far the funniest episode of any show I've ever seen.

22 The Last Mabelcorn

This episode is great because it has a lot more character development than anyone realizes and really gives us an inside look at thoughts, secrets, and emotions of our favorite characters. We got to see more of Ford and his relationship with Bill. We also witness just how paranoid Dipper can be and how much he has taken his Great Uncle's words to heart after carrying around Ford's journal for so long. This is blatantly shown when Dipper almost erases Stanford's mind as he shouts "Trust no one!" over and over. Yikes.

But that's not all. What's more interesting (from a psychological standpoint) is the vulnerability and hurt that we see from Mabel when she is told by the unicorn that she isn't a good person. Everyone that watches the show knows that Mabel is the heart and Dipper is the brains. They both define themselves by either their intelligence or their goodness. That insight is a huge part of what makes this episode great (though it isn't my absolute favorite).

23 Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons

I just love knowing that there's at least ONE family member that doesn't treat Dipper like garbage and actually gives him some respect instead of teasing him.

Needs to be higher on the list! It's funny and has really smart jokes in it. Also, it shows that Stan trusts his brother and that it's okay to be nerdy.

This was such a fun episode! It also gave Ford some development. Yay!

24 Scary-oke

This one is one of the best because it's a turning point in the show when Dipper discovers the invisible ink in the journal and when the FBI agents are introduced.

Friday night, and we're gonna party till dawn. Don't worry, Daddy, I've got my favorite dress on!

Best episode ever! And Chris Offerman plays Agent Powers! And it makes Stan complex!

25 Irrational Treasure

A little shifty in terms of how no one else found out about this really easy conspiracy, but otherwise great. The development of Mabel and the Police was spectacular.

I liked the Depancipation Proclamation. That was pretty clever. I liked the humor in this one.

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