Worst Gravity Falls Episodes

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1 Dipper vs. Manliness

While Little Gift Shop of Horrors is my least favorite episode, this one held the previous record. This episode didn't even really have to exist. Like Little Gift Shop of Horrors, it wasn't bad. Just doesn't show was Gravity Falls is all about. Dipper is all out of character in this episode. To me, I have always seen him as someone like me who always has known he's a nerd (except I'm a she) and proud of it. The nice quality of him is completely thrown out in this episode. Even if you're a hardcore Faller like me, you really don't need to watch this episode.

LADIES LADIES! You can't put a worst episode on gravity falls! That's like saying that they should cancel the show! Curse whoever made this list!

Just because there is a list of worst episodes doesn't mean we want the show to end. It is just saying we don't like these episodes as much. If the creators of the show even saw this list, they should take it as advice. - RalphBob

The characters seem so flat in this episode it would have been better if it came later in the season since we barely knew dipper besides his mystery solving antics I guess the writers were trying let the audience get to know dipper a bit when Mabel would get more character development in irrational treasure

I HATE THIS EPISODE!

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2 Boyz Crazy

This episode was just incredibly dull in my opinion. The main plot with Mabel and the boy band was so completely unnecessary. It doesn't establish anything new about Mabel, and the clones were so annoying I couldn't wait for Mabel to get rid of them. I did, however, like the subplot involving Dipper and Stan, seeing the two of them bonding was really cute. But the stuff with Robbie and Wendy was kind of confusing. Am I the only one who thought Wendy was really out of character in this episode? She's usually so chill but in this episode she just snaps at Robbie for lying to her and then yells at Dipper too. Overall, it was one of the weakest episodes of the season.

I love Gravity Falls, but honestly this episode... Was not my favorite, the humor struck me a stupid, the plot seemed pointless.

Good episode, but bad response of Mabel. I can't believe it. This is the first episode that showed the meanest side of Mabel. Seriously! I learned Mabel kills anybody who doesn't like Several Times. But I thought the boy band was pretty funny. Anyway, this episode gets an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.

The ONLY episode I hate watching...

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3 The Hand That Rocks the Mabel

Why the heck is this episode on this list!?!?! It's one of the best ones! This one is my third favorite episode!

Honestly, Gideon seemed like sort of a lame villain up until the last few episodes. Most of his less important cameos (Deep End, Irrational Treasure) are typically better than episodes centered around him. Although, the finale was indeed great because Gideon seemed legitimately threatening.

Despite being a major Faller, I think Gideon is an underwhelming villain in general, but it really stands out in this episode. He just seems like weird 9-year-old. Also, this episode came way too early in the season. We learn who has the 2nd journal before we even find out Dipper likes Wendy. This episode isn't the worst, but it could've been better.

This wasn't that bad of an episode. It was actually pretty good, plus it introduced gideon, who isn't that bad

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4 Scary-Oke

How could you hate this episode? I found it really entertaining for some strange reason. It was kind of just classic Gravity Falls style, I guess. I definitely don't think it's anywhere near the worst.

Unbelievable. Ok, perhaps the three-part-harmony thing was just a tiny bit contrived, but we still got an adorable song sequence out of it. Plus, the story arc with the government agents was introduced in this episode, in which they play a key role in NWHS. Also, the way Stan battled those zombies was amazing! This was a great episode in my opinion and I honestly don't get why it's disliked so much.

Really underwhelming. Seriously, we waited a year for this? The only thing that was "important" is that there was invisible ink. The zombies were really cliche and why did Dipper trust the government of all people? - TheLivingNarwhal

Well, in my opinion, that was the fun of it. Not all episodes can be a masterpiece, and I LOVED the episode :3 - TheAlbinoWolf

I loved this episode! Plus soos as a zombie was hilarious

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5 Sock Opera

Best episode so far

This is bad. Just because it has bill does not mean it is the best episode so far

What? How did this even happen? This is my personal favorite. Just... What?

How is this on 5? It was one of the best episodes, really

This is a good episode

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6 Roadside Attractions

Okay... what? Honestly I didn't have very high hopes for this episode to begin with. I get that we needed a detour before the chaos that is Weirdmageddon... but this? This episode... I wouldn't call it "horrible" (I personally don't think that there's such a thing as a bad episode of Gravity Falls), but I wouldn't call it "good". I wouldn't even call it "decent". This episode... happened. That's really all I can think to describe it as. First of all, the monster in this episode. It's... a concept? A Vegas Spider Siren? Sounds pretty cool on paper, but I feel that it was one of the least interesting creatures in the show. The biggest problem with this episode is that it falls into a trap that I've seen all too many times, and that's trying way too hard to enforce a moral. Everything, EVERYTHING that enforces morals, be it cartoons, live action comedies, comics, anything, they all fall into this trap, and Gravity Falls is no exception. Did Dipper need to learn this moral? No, especially ...more

Every single episode of gravity falls I LOVE. I love the show, and all the amazing characters! Every episode is amazing.

...Except this one. Geez, when I first saw this list, I didn't want to vote because gravity falls is always great and smart...and then I saw Roadside Attraction. This episode is TERRIBLE TO THE CORE. Sub-par comedy, cringe-worthy dialogue, and The entire episode just felt mean-spirited. I mean yeah, the idea of The gang going around and pranking other tourist traps is a great idea, same with Dipper attempting to find new love with the help of the least helpful person possible, and his advice surprisingly working. But Nothing is brought to it's fullest, and I suspect the main reason this episode was made was for Alex Hirsch to notify fans "Nope. CanDip's not happening". That is why I hate this episode with all my heart.

This one was just a mess in general - all the show's worst flaws, which are usually bearable when separate and subtle, compiled into one episode. An overbearing and clumsy focus on romance, a tendency to try to teach lessons via shaming, a sexist double standard when it comes to flirting, the complete unlikability of Mabel and her friends... the whole episode was just a giant, mean-spirited cringefest. The one good moment was when Stan tried to reach out to Dipper and give him advice, which doesn't usually happen because Stan often favors interacting with Mabel. But that was ruined because Stan's advice - to practice talking to girls, since Dipper didn't feel comfortable around them - was treated as disrespectful and wrong, and the girls straight-up vilify Dipper for taking it.

The masterpiece known as "Sock Opera" is above this garbage? - 445956

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7 Headhunters

Stan was fond of his wax figure because it reminded him of Ford. Rethink about your opinions.

Why would you call the police about a wax figure getting decapitated? And why would you go on an entire mystery case about who did it? Not to mention, the wax figure villains were kinda lame. - DCfnaf

I thought this one was okay...not so great. Not so bad

Good, but forgettable

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8 Little Dipper

Mabel is the worst in this episode. She claims that she teases Dipper about being shorter than her because Dipper is better at everything. Thing is though, Dipper only said stuff about him winning and not her losing. Mabel just points out one flaw about him and it's safe to say that she was a downright bully to Dipper in this episode and it's not ok. She's acting as if someone being better at you at stuff gives you a right to point out their flaws and-like I said before-bully them. I'll give this episode credit though for making me feel so bad for Dipper. Seriously messed with my emotions

By this point it's clear there's no truly bad episode of the show. However this episode features Mabel at her most hateable. Stan didn't bug me as much since he only did it once at the beginning of the episode. However Mabel not only does it throughout the episode, but we're supposed to think she's in the right for teasing her brother. And her excuse isn't all that great either since Dipper's teasing was playful and won by bragging rights. But Mabel's teasing just seems just flat out Malicious, and could be more offensive to some of the more height-challenged viewers who've had to deal with mean spirited teasing because of their height.

I'm fond of every episode, but this one came with a feel of mild disappointment. I was out of town and didn't get to see it for several days after it premiered, and I was underwhelmed when I got to see it. Despite comedic moments, this one lacked substance, didn't build on the series, and had little to no redeeming value.

Yeah Mabel always acts selfish and annoying but dipper is so nice

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9 Tourist Trapped

What?! Why is this on here? This is a great episode, and an important one too

It's the first episode, give it a break!

Why is this episode on here? It is great!

Why are really good episodes on this list?!? Like, dipper vs manliness at num. 1, that was my 6th most satisfying episode to watch.Then later on the list we have the legend of the gobblewonker, a GREAT episode.Bottomless pitt? COME ON!? Pilot isn't even an episode. I can say a lot about the little gift shop of horrors. And the hand that rocks the Mable at num. 3? Who even puts these episodes on here.

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10 The Time Traveler's Pig

The redeeming quality of the episode is definitely waddles

Decent episode, but I hated the moral. Mabel was being an idiot. - Phenenas

Why couldn't he just ask her to duck?!

Mabel was a jerk here! she banged her head against her totem for a month just because a pig? that's stupid! she's a selfish jerk in this one, but honestly, the rest of the episode was fun because of blendin, stan, soos, and the time traveling - Murrkip

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The Contenders

11 The Deep End

I thought it was cool how Dipper gave Mabel the thingy. (I forget what it's called.) And some of it was pretty funny. "Look! Wendy in a bikini! " "Really? At night? " That one still makes me laugh! But still, I felt like over all the episode, at the most, just started a really bad ship with no point to even leave the dock. - dipperpinesfangirl618

This episode has great humor and a nice lesson. I don't see the problem here,

Not very original or engaging and barely advanced Dipper and Wendy's relationship and Gideon was an ass in this one.

Eww "reverse CPR" and kissing. DISGUSTING!
No offense Gravity Falls you are my favorite show EVAH but I really don't like this episode that much. I don't really hate any of the episodes but if I could pick a worst episode it would be this one.
ALSO THANK YOU LORD NOBODY PUT DREAMSCAPERS ON THIS LIST WUV THAT EPISODE SO MUCH!

12 The Legend of the Gobblewonker

This is a great episode! Why is it here?

This episode is fantastic! It has so much clever humor and a hidden dark side that can't be understood without watching Tale of Two Stans first.

This episode was so awesome! It wasn't the best but it's still good gravity falls

This is in my top ten

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13 Little Gift Shop of Horrors

For some reason, I had really high expectations for this one. The plot seemed cool and they were mixing two kinds of animation! I was really excited for this episode also because it was the first episode I was gonna see the premiere of for season 2. With excitement came disappointment, when the stories weren't even close to the awesomeness I expected. The potty humor was annoying and the other humor in general just wasn't very funny. In the end, it just seemed like Alex needed a Halloween episode and so he made it. As for the animation mix, it was entertaining and really good, but the other parts of the episode were so bad that that doesn't even give it any real credit. It wasn't a bad episode, but it definitely deserves the #1 spot on this list.

This episode is, together with love god, the only episode I didn't enjoy. I have the idea that these episodes containing multiple skits are usually the ideas that are not long enough to make a whole episode out of. So they mix it together with two other episodes and make an easy story around it. While bottomless pit succeeded in having funny and clever stories. This episode was just boring. The first story with the hand witch was weird and uncomfortable, not in a good way. And where I liked the concept of waddles becoming smart, it was hard to watch him leave Mabel. The third one was creative and probably hard to make with the stop motion. But that seemed to be the only efford put in this episode. I did luke the ending though but I know Alex cando better than this

This is probably my least favorite episode of the series, but it still had laugh-out-loud moments at the least. Yes, the stories aren't canon, but if you were bored by them... Think about the fact that the story with Mabel and Waddles is probably based on Stan's relationship with Ford.

This one really sucked.

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14 Summerween

This one I waited a long time to see, it was worth it! I loved this episode! By the way, please don't make a Worst list for Gravity Falls because this show doesn't deserve it! There isn't any bad things about girlfriend :)! - maddyparrot22

This was my favorite until Gideon rises. I would say they are all pretty great, and some amazing, and some spectacular. I didn't like hand that rocks Mabel, gobblewonker, Little Dipper, or boss Mabel as much as the others though.

This one is really creepy.

Great funny episode. Clever way to use Halloween.

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15 Pilot

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure there is no episode called pilot.

And to think this was supposed to be what gravity falls was. Instead of high quality crisp animation, we almost got cheap flash animation and nerves (weakened) jokes

The UNAIRED pilot thou. Stan looked like a gorilla. Ugh nightmares.

I haven't seen it, but I'll take Alex Hirsch's word for it.

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16 Bottomless Pit!

This is a much better filler episode than "Little Gift Shop of Horrors"

I just got bored

This is the only episode I do not like of Gravity Falls - toy

There's no meaning for this one.

17 The Last Mabelcorn

"The Dipper and Ford plot wasn't that interesting". What?!?! Are you serious? That was the best part of the episode, and it was far more interesting than Mabel's unicorn dilemma, which still was entertaining. But Dipper and Ford's plot made this a progressive episode, revealing an intense scene as well as a backstory about Ford's past with Bill. How's that NOT interesting?

Maybe it's just the MLP fan in me talking here but I hate what the writers did with Celestabellebethabelle. Her sole reason for being a jerk was... being a jerk. Come on. These writers have proven time and again that they are so much better than that. They've had other nasty and despicable characters like Preston Northwest, Gideon, Robbie, etc. but they all had reasons for their actions. This didn't justify what they did but it was a lot better than "I'm mean because I'm mean" which is what we got here. The writers are way more talented and, had they put more time into it, could have done more with Celestabellebethabelle's character. For me, the Dipper and Ford stuff was okay but not anything that I found too great. This episode is easily my least favorite since the antagonist really had no motivation and that just killed the plot for me. It wasn't an atrocious episode by any means but I find it to be the worst of the series.

Land Before Swine was good enough to be in Mr. Enter's Admirable Animations (video #23), so I don't know why anyone voted that one of Gravity Falls's worst episodes, but if any Gravity Falls episode deserves to be ranked the worst, it's this one. I could definitely imagine Mr. Enter having some bad things to say about this, mostly involving this episode addressing people's criticisms of Mabel and throwing them back in their faces, and the things Wendy, Candy and Grenda were doing to get Celestabellabethabelle's hair that might have made them less moral than her, which Wendy said Mabel didn't need to know about. Also, Ford admits he was a fool to hide his past with Bill, which he could have told Dipper about at any time, but he never did.

10 out of 10 worst

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18 The Golf War

This isn't the worst episode of Gravity Falls, but it could've been better. It just isn't really interesting.

Pointless? This episode begun the beginning of Pacifica's reformation! Without, Northwest Mansion Mystery would've made less sense!

This episode felt very pointless to me. The Lilliputians were annoying, and honestly, I didn't really care who won the golf match. We already saw these two compete in Double Dipper: this just felt like a rehash of old material.

I feel like this episode is just filler. It has nothing to do with anything - Heyo_Simba

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19 Fight Fighters

This episode rules BUT it is hard to understand jokes if you are not a die hard gamer like me

Why are Gravity Falls haters so stupid?

Get this off of there right now! - MinusTop10

20 Land Before Swine

This episode WAS really good but I feel like it left a lot of spaces open and didn't really explain anything. Personally, this episode was really REALLY good and I liked it very much, but at the end, it made me a little disappointing. - dipperpinesfangirl618

Just like every episode this one is a great mix of comedy, mystery, and drama. But by default it's the worst. The characters go on a relatively cliché quest but don't add anything new to the mix. It made me laugh and smile but in the end it's just not as good as anything else.

I hate the way Stan just act totally diferent, and why was mcgucket eaven in thi episode?

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