History Recap / GravityFallsS1E1TouristTrapped

20th Apr '17 4:44:43 PM NightShade96
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* LaughOfLove: After Mabel flirts with a boy whom she has a crush on and inadvertently knocks him over, she laughs happily.
24th Feb '17 1:36:10 PM Andyroid
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We then go to a flashback that takes over most of the episode. It turns out that the two are over at Gravity Falls for the summer. Mabel looks at it as a positive experience ("Yay! Grass!"), while Dipper is more skeptical, and irritated by [[JerkAss Great-Uncle Stan]]. Stan's house is a tourist trap, and uses it to make money. Stan tries to pick a member of his workforce to put some signs up in the forest. Soos and [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] refuse, so Dipper is chosen. He comes across a fake tree, which controls a passage which leads to a Journal containing the secrets of Gravity Falls, and the monsters that lie underneath the small town, such as Ghosts or Gnomes.

Meanwhile, Mabel is trying to get her big summer romance. She then meets a boy, Norman, that has suspicious features, including gray skin and bleeding. Mabel is head over heels, but Dipper is suspicious, especially as he reads the book. He comes to the conclusion that Norman is a ZOMBIE. So, he gets Wendy to toss him the keys to the cart ("Try not to hit any pedestrians"), and Soos gives him a bat (in case he runs into a piñata).

However, Norman outs himself... as a bunch of gnomes. Mabel decides to break off the relationship... only for the gnomes to kidnap her to make her their queen. Dipper is able to arrive as they tie Mabel up, rescues Mabel and the two flee. The gnomes turn into a Super Gnome, bringing this episode full circle. Mabel and Dipper are forced to knock out all of the gnomes as they attack. However, the journal shows no permanent weakness for the Gnomes. They arrive at the Mystery Shack, and Mabel pulls a BatmanGambit: surrendering to the gnomes, and then attacking them with the leaf blower (that Mabel used for kissing practice). As they go in, Stan [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold lets them take a piece of merchandise from the store each for free]]. By the end of the episode Stan enters a mysterious secret passage behind the soda machine leading to an undisclosed room, revealing there is more to the character, and the series, than meets the eye.

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We then go to a flashback that takes over most of the episode. It turns out that the two are over at staying in Gravity Falls for the summer. summer with their cheapskate great-uncle, or "Grunkle", Stan. Mabel looks at it as a positive experience ("Yay! Grass!"), while Dipper is more skeptical, and irritated by [[JerkAss Great-Uncle Stan]]. at living in Stan's house is ramshackle house. The place doubles as a local tourist trap, the "Mystery Shack", a MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual full of such dubious attractions as "Sas-crotch" and uses it to make money. Rock-That-Looks-Like-A-Face Rock, and Stan tries occasionally forces Dipper and Mabel to pick a member of his workforce to put some signs up in the forest. help out.

When Stan's employees
Soos and [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] refuse, so refuse to hang up signs in the spooky woods around the Shack one day, he shanghais Dipper is chosen. He into doing it. Out in the forest, Dipper comes across a fake tree, which and within it he finds controls a passage which leads to a Journal secret panel containing a mysterious journal, which contains pages of information on the secrets of monsters and other strange phenomena in Gravity Falls, and as well as a dire warning from the monsters that lie underneath the small town, such as Ghosts or Gnomes.

anonymous Author: "TRUST NO ONE."

Meanwhile, Mabel is trying to get her big summer romance. She then romance, and meets a boy, Norman, that has suspicious features, including gray skin and bleeding.boy named Norman. Mabel is head over heels, but Dipper is suspicious, especially as he reads the book. He Based on Norman's pale skin, stiff movements, and mysterious bleeding, Dipper comes to the conclusion that Norman is... a ''zombie''!

Soos inspires Dipper to investigate and get further proof that Norman
is a ZOMBIE. So, zombie. Mabel refuses to listen, thinking her brother is just being paranoid, and leaves to go on a date with Norman. When Dipper notices he has footage of Norman's ''hand'' falling off, he rushes off to warn Mabel. Dipper gets Wendy to toss him the keys to the cart ("Try not to hit any pedestrians"), and Soos gives him a shovel (for the zombies) and a baseball bat (in ("In case he runs you run into a piñata).

piñata").

However, Norman outs himself... as a bunch of gnomes. They're looking for a new queen, and want Mabel to join them in "holy matri-gnomey". A stunned Mabel decides to break off the relationship... only for the gnomes to kidnap her to make her their queen. anyway. Dipper is able arrives just in time to arrive as they tie help Mabel up, rescues Mabel escape the gnomes, and the two flee. The gnomes turn combine into a Super Gnome, giant "Super Gnome" and give chase, bringing this episode full circle. Mabel and Dipper are forced to knock out all of the gnomes as they attack. However, the journal shows no permanent weakness for the Gnomes. circle.

They arrive at the Mystery Shack, and but end up cornered. Fortunately, Mabel pulls has a BatmanGambit: surrendering to plan: she tricks the gnomes, gnomes into thinking she'll surrender, and then attacking attacks them with the leaf blower (that Mabel she'd earlier used for kissing practice). practice. As they the battered twins go in, back inside, Stan [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold lets them take a piece of merchandise from the store each for free]]. By the end of free]].

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the episode ends, Dipper rethinks his earlier paranoia, saying "When you battle a hundred gnomes side by side with someone, you realize that they've probably always got your back." As Dipper wonders what other mysteries await in Gravity Falls, Stan enters a mysterious secret passage behind the soda machine leading to an undisclosed room, machine, revealing there is more to the character, him, and the series, than meets the eye.
1st Aug '16 7:11:21 AM anonexistentuser
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Dipper kicks a gnome in rhe stomach, whereupon it barfs a rainbow.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Dipper kicks a gnome in rhe the stomach, whereupon it barfs a rainbow.
21st Jul '16 9:35:56 PM Eddy1215
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually [[TrenchcoatTotemPole a totem pole of gnomes]] and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually [[TrenchcoatTotemPole [[TotemPoleTrench a totem pole of gnomes]] and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.
21st Jul '16 9:33:59 PM Eddy1215
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually [[TotemPoleTrenchcoat a totem pole of gnomes]] and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually [[TotemPoleTrenchcoat [[TrenchcoatTotemPole a totem pole of gnomes]] and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.
21st Jul '16 9:33:27 PM Eddy1215
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* UnwantedAssistance: When Dipper and Mabel are running from the gnomes, one of the leaps onto Dipper's face. Mabel attempts to help him by punching the gnome off, but ends up bruising Dipper as well.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually a totem pole of gnomes and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Due to his appearance, Dipper believed that Norman was a zombie, with his theory convinced when he saw a video clip of Norman's hand coming off. Much to his surprise, and that of the audience, he was actually [[TotemPoleTrenchcoat a totem pole of gnomes gnomes]] and the hand that fell off was actually a fake. Dipper even lampshaded that he was way off.
22nd Apr '16 3:24:17 AM BillyHorrible
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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Dipper's reaction to the seemingly helpful hint which turns out to be a way to make the monster scarier.
-->'''Dipper''': "When fighting the gremloblin, use water... ''(turns page while Mabel runs out and splashes water on the monster)'' ...only as a last resort, as it will only make it scarier." ''Who writes sentences like that?!''
22nd Apr '16 2:53:20 AM BillyHorrible
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-->'''Mabel:''' I rigged it!
21st Apr '16 10:26:57 PM IvanovTroping97
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* WhoWritesThisCrap: Dipper's reaction to the seemingly helpful hint which turns out to be a way to make the monster scarier.
-->'''Dipper''': "When fighting the gremloblin, use water... ''(turns page while Mabel runs out and splashes water on the monster)'' ...only as a last resort, as it will only make it scarier." ''Who writes sentences like that?!''
9th Mar '16 5:23:56 AM Silverblade2
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first few minutes of the episode consider of Mabel and Dipper fleeing from a strange, mysterious monster.

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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first few minutes of the episode consider of Mabel and Dipper fleeing from a strange, mysterious monster. The reveal that Norman's not a zombie but a bunch of gnomes also sets up the weirdness.
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