Best Gravity Falls Episodes

The Top Ten

Not What He Seems

O.M.G easily the best episode. It was brilliant. First off: Animation beautiful, like every episode. Second: The action and suspense in this episode was crazily good. Third: Very fun and entertaining to watch. Had many times where you didn't know whether or not you could trust Stan, a character that you thought you have known for a season and a half. And the writing was also spot-on. I was on the edge of my seat starting from when Soos said, "It's the final countdown," and from that point til the end of the episode, I honestly think this was the best animated part in animation history. Yes I loved it that much. Brilliant episode.

This series just get's more suspenseful with every episode. This one reveals the greatest mystery of all; the identity of the author, and even a famous fan theory that proved to be true after all. The overall episode only has very few funny parts, making it one of the most serious episodes of the series so far. The final three minutes will have you at the edge of your seat. I don't think I have watched a finale this intense in a long time. It will shock you big time, and even though it has a satisfying ending, that cliffhanger will definitely let you wanting more.

This has got to be the best episode so far it's so mysterious but it gets kind of sad this is my favorite quote: Mabel look into my eyes do you really think I'm a bad guy? It doesn't watch it's language as much as the other ones but the worst think it says is Idiot in that one part he doesn't even swear why are people so worried about it I wonder what happens next? I can't wait for the next episode

The ending really got to me and It touched my heart and was beautiful! You have so many feelings and emotions when watching this. The whole episode makes you doubt Stan and feel as if everything you knew were a lie. The scene where Mabel had to chose if she should push the button made me cry! It was so sad and heartbreaking! I love this episode and it shows how the kids are so curious and how important it is to trust someone! Best episode ever...

Northwest Mansion Noir

Great Episode. The character development in this episode was AMAZING. This episode made Pacifica into a likable character. I find it really cool how she is trying to be who she wants to be instead of being who her parents are trying to make her. She is also a self-conscious character as you can definitely see inside the 4 mini comic book adventures where *mini spoilers* she is self-conscious in the mini adventure. She ended up not going for what her parents always told her was the most important thing, which was looks, and at the end, she gave up her looks to save Dipper and Mabel. I think this is also an amazing mini story that also shows her character development, and how she is still growing as a character. Great episode(and also great mini episode)

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, wether you like Gravity Falls or not.

This episode involves a huge character development step, especially with Pacifica and her relationship with Dipper and her family. Gravity Falls is all about family relationships, and this episode tied in nicely with the message the show's constantly putting forth. Seriously, I'd recommend this episode to anyone who's looking for a cute yet dark toned cartoon to watch. Whether or not Pacifica would pull the lever, that scene had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. This episode definitely has one of the top suspenseful scenes in the whole series, and even the cliffhanger at the end is enough to get you hooked.

This episode did something many other shows didn't/couldn't. It changed the way we felt about a character in a very huge way. Up until this episode I was convinced that Pacifica Northwest was the worst character on this show because how rude and mean she was to Mabel. But Alex Hirsch played her off of Dipper and their chemistry was amazing. The plot wasn't bad at all either. It was dark, creepy and amazing!

Weirdmageddon Part 1

Very great storyline. Even though it isn't in my top 5, I think it is still an amazing episode. There is not a single bad episode of gravity falls. Dipper was also an amazing character in this episode. Probably 6th favorite episode for me.

Good twists, good storyline, and woah, the suspension. All the twists and turns along with the suspension was 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.

This episode was amazing! So much happened, it was a complete twist and managed to be disturbing, but funny. Can't wait for the next part.

This episode was the best. Not what he seems had a bigger turning point but this just beat all other episodes to the ground.

The Inconveniencing

What's better than the episode that has Smile Dip, The Lamby Dance, and The Duchess Approves all in one?

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.

"The Inconveniencing" is a great enjoyable throw back to horror films. It works great as a parody but also embraces the horror genre to make a fantastic episode.

Dude this episode scared me when it first aired what. I mean I was twelve and had never been exposed to anything but PBS kids man this episode was great and was what brought me into the series after my initial shock

Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls

I loved how all of the characters fit on the chalk outline Ford drew to defeat Bill it showed that everyone in the story fit in. Also the story was so sad in the end but then Mabel and Dipper fixed it! I was like crying when Stan lost his memory!

This finale has everything we love about gravity falls and was very satisfying. Any Faller who doesn't like this episode is not a Faller.

Unbelievable is all I can say. For the first time bill felt very threatening, especially since he almost killed the twins, and the episode had amazing action, was very sad, and even funny! What a way to end the show.

This Gravity Falls finale meets all of the expectations of what a Gravity Falls finale should have. It has a strong supernatural element with Weirdmageddon and Bill Cipher. It also is very touching what Stan did. It is both happy and sad in a lot of ways. It was made longer than the average Gravity Falls episode and it deserves it. It was the perfect way to the end the series.


It introduces the drive of the series, BILL CIPHER!

did I write his name correct?

Reveals secrets like no other episode, and introduces Bill Cipher, my favorite character!

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

For a little kid it would be scary, but this is the best! I mean dipper saved the day once again! And the best part was the kitten fists! The only disappointment in this episode is what happened at the end.

Into the Bunker

I always have mixed feeling 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 was truly heartfelt. The way that subplot was handled was simply amazing.

No idea how this is at number 13. Arguably the best episode in the entire series. Perfect blend of comedy gold, mystery, suspense, character development, etc. An episode that hits the viewer on all levels. The Shape-shifter is easily the greatest villain/foe in the series. Such a cool story-line; well-paced and creative. Simply amazing for a cartoon on Disney.

Without a doubt, this episode is the best. It manages to give more hints about the main plotline, have an awesome monster (voiced by Mark Hammill), be extremely funny, develop Wendy further, and deal with the Wendy/Dipper situation well. First of all, we get sevearl clues and leads while in the bunker about the history of the author. The shapeshifter was extremely cool, and was not defeated easily. There were tons of great lines, such as "Not as scary as Dipper's internet history", "Dude, you think I can't hear that stuff you whisper under your breath? " "No. It's a fun hazard." "You know Dipper's joks are terrible", just to name a few. This episode also really develops Wendy for the first time outside of being Dipper's crush. It also takes focus off of Dipper's crush for now, but dosen't close out the plotline for the future. This is honestly one of the best episodes of T.V. ever. I have watched it so many times, thinking it isn't as good as I remember, but it is. Absoulutely ...more

Into the bunker is the best next to the episode society of the blind eye that just came out on Friday In all gravity falls is the best I went on iTunes and bought all the seasons THE WHOLE IDEA OF GRAVITY FALLS IS AMAZING and I think we were all very surprised when we figured out that old man mguket did not write the journals but he did work for the author but there is still mysterys in gravity falls that I will solve write now Gideon's skin is so soft because he steals Wendy's body wash sorry sorry lets get back to into the bunker there is sooo much you find out in the episode (if you watch it carefully) and later in the season I think we will learn more about Ivan (From the episode society of the blind eye) but overall so far I think gravity falls is the best show with the best characters the best comedy TAKE THAT JESSIE to thank you Alex Hurch I am your biggest fan in gravity falls/ the world it is almost Halloween and my pumpkin is soos thank you guys for takeing time out of your ...more

Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future

Wow this was good. Just a great episode. You could actually feel the action and the tension in this episode. Was great.

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.

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.

One of the best episodes I have ever watched sad, funny, full of action and last but not least, that plot twist!

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 un exciting for those who are where I am because we have known it for so long, but stan has a number 1 journal, and 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.

This finale will quickly move up this list and will be right with the best of them. (Double Dipper, Dreamscapers, and The Time Traveler's Pig. ) Some of the viewer's questions were answered but then even more are being asked after the episode. Dipper saying "Leave her alone! " instead of Leave Us Alone when Mabel and him are grabbed by Gideon's robot will be one of my favorite scenes from this show for a long time.

Not to mention when he was punching Gideon (especially when he grabbed Gideon's fist). Now we need to wonder what Grunkle Stan is going to do with the books and that machine!

Best episode of any show I have seen in a long time. Pure Perfection.

Best episode ever! I also love it for the cliff hangers it leaves and the questions that it brings up. What was Stan up to this whole time? Now that Gideon is gone, who will be the new antagonist? Is Dipper really that powerful on his own? AMAZING episode, deserves to be at least #2, behind double dipper... :3

In my opinion, I JUST LOVE GRAVITY FALLS IN GENARAL! But if I had to vote it would be this one. The season finale was an awesome send off of an AMAZING first season. I just can't wait to watch it again!
Also, I want to talk to who ever programs what shows go on and when. I mean come on... Disney Channel is in ruins because, well guess what, NO ONE LIKES JESSIE AND AUSTIN AND ALLY! And all those other shows with all they have is STUPID SPOILED TEENAGE BRATS WHO GET WHATEVER THEY WANT! I mean Disney is right now at about 30% the fan level they would have if they showed Gravity Falls. Who's with me! GRAVITY FALLS! GRAVITY FALLS!

Whoa... I'm glad I got that off my chest.

Sock Opera

"Whoa! Children fighting! I could sell this! " -Stan

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 favoite 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!

*SPOILERS* Very dark episode. I never expected Bill, in other words the illuminati would possess Dipper... It just surprised me. There was also really good character development in it and we FINALLY got to learn more about Bill.

My favorite episode! So funny and big plot developments. SODA! I'm gonna drink it like a person!

The Contenders

The Tale of Two Stans

Hey...on DirectTV, they actually DELETED the episode! It goes from Not What He Seems to D,D, & More D! SO OUTRAGED!

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

Why is this so low on the list!? It deserves to be on the top 10, simply amazing.

Carpet Diem

An awesome episode. I was going to vote 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 (pun somewhat unintended) 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 that "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'?

It really is one of the best. Especially the end scene where everyone swaps bodies is really fun to watch

Carpet diem is Amazing! All the mystery and craziness in 20 min. Best episode EVER!

Soos as a pig. I don't think I have to say any more.

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!

Even though this wasn't designed to get much recognition, it is a wonderful episode! Nice job, Alex Hirsch! Keep 'em, coming!

I love this episode! Too bad it's underrated. I miss the spark and fun of the first season. I mean, Ford shows up, big deal. Getting to see Dipper clone himself to impress Wendy was WAY more fun.

The Time Traveler's Pig

Love this episode if only for Waddles. Who doesn't love a pig?

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

Not only is Waddles the most adorable thing ever, but the sibling relationship shown in the episode ends up being heart-warming

Always been my favorite ever since I was younger. I used to watch it before school to calm me down. I still don't understand why I love it so much.


It is so cool that they made their own type of Halloween! Creative, and the episode was also super fun and cool to watch.

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!

Blendin's Game

" I also wished for an infinity pizza - Soos

I couldn't stop laughing at blendins voice especially when he screamed

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 favourites!

Society of the Blind Eye

Illuminati that runs Gravity Falls by brainwashing people who become aware of the mysteriousness around them. Amazing episode. Kind of wish the antagonist wasn't such a pushover but nonetheless one of the best episodes. Needs to be in the top 5 easily. How McGucket ties in with the kids is an amazing discovery.

More plot is revealed in this one episode than any other. Which is awesome.

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 character 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.

This was such an awesome Illuminati reference!

Soos and the Real Girl

While it doesn't further the plot, or give huge character development, or have a cleaver 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 episode is definitely one of my favorites this episode has one of the best villains in the show and romance ( I love romance in cartoons) and a part in the episode reminds me of five nights at Freddy's a game my sister likes because of the haunted animatronics I love that part

Just like Five Nights At Freddy's (horror game)

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.

I liked how the introduce each character and got you 2 love them! By the way mabel = waddles + epicness.

The episode that started it all!

That's for lying to me that's for breaking my heart and this is for messing with my brother

Fight Fighters

Adds a hint of Street Fighters to the world of Gravity Falls

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

I love video games that it and dipper

Should be on the top!

Weirdmageddon Part 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 are nightmares in disguise. Can't wait to see what happens next!

I loved when they relived their memories

Dipper's speech was one of the best I've ever heard.

That's a lesson to learn. Dipper's speech was incredible.

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 a great episode (though it isn't my absolute favorite).

This episode was awesome! I loved hearing Dipper's thoughts! "Wendy! Wendy! Wendy! Wendy! Wendy! " But this isn't my favorite because I didn't really like Mabel's part. I thought it was kind of taking time out of the episodes for the really interesting parts with Ford and Dipper. I love knowing Dipper really is taking the whole "Trust no one" thing to heart. And I feel this episode helped strengthen the bond between Dipper and Ford. That was really cool to me. Dipper and his hero becoming closer with each episode. But... What about Mabel? I feel like this episode was filled with foreshadowing. I mean, trust no one?! This is going to mess with his head. And if anything, it's going to ruin his relationship with Mabel. There have been theories that Dipper's going to burn the journals by the end of the summer and if he was going to, it would be because the journals are messing up his friendship with Mabel. Still, Northwest mansion would still be my favorite episode. (PADIPPICA! )

There someone below who feels like the Mabel parts were just fill ins but no. Just no. Mabel's name is in the episode title and she's the main character the Dipper and Ford bits were the fill ins.

This episode doesn't just reveal Fords past with Bill...but it also shows a glimpse of bills apocalypse plans. This is my third favorite episode, with Not What He Seems being my first and Sock Opera as my second


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

26# really?! Tis episode rules, zombies, stan fighting them, soos turning into 1. AND that SONG.

Please please BOO HARDER

This should be in the top 15

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.

Cool, funny, and an overall good episode

One of the best

I liked the depancimation proclamation. That was pretty clever. I liked the humor in this one

Weirdmageddon III (Finale)

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.

Extremely sad in some parts, but overall the intensity was amazing and it was so much fun to watch. The coolest ending to the coolest series

This was the most emotional episode in the history of animation for me!

The final Gravity Falls episode airing in 2016, 1 hour... anything can happen, anything at all...

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