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- The opening theme song.
- The Gravity Falls bumper card: it's Dipper driving away from the gnome golem in the Mystery Shack golf cart (as in the pilot) and then crashing through a Welcome to Gravity Falls billboard, forming a silhouette in the shape of the Disney Channel logo.
- In another bumper, when Mabel is choosing a sweater to wear she cycles through NINE that she was already wearing before choosing one. Who wears that many sweaters at once?
- A third bumper has Stan receive a gold chain in the mail with the channel's logo on it.
- In one TV short, Fixin' It With Soos, Soos modifies the Mystery Shack's golf cart so it can not only jump over Stan's car...but flies right into the Mystery Shack's roof!
Soos: Hit the nitrous booster!
Wendy: Aren't those illegal?
Soos: You bet your life they are, baby!
- In light of recent events, we now know that Alex Hirsch is a fantastic Trolling Creator. That old image of a young McGucket writing one of the journals? It was fake. He uploaded the picture to 4chan to start an internet wide guessing session, all so he could debunk the theory in " Society of the Blind Eye".
The Legend of the Gobblewonker
The Hand That Rocks the Mabel
- Dipper saving Mabel from a falling tree—while they're still running away from the Gobblewonker! They just keep rolling and hit the ground running without missing a beat.
- Something has to be said for Soos' (and later Mabel's) boat driving skills. At one point, Soos ends up driving the boat backwards while the Gobblewonker is chasing after them.
- Mabel's Big Damn Heroes moment. She uses Gideon's amulet to save a plummeting Dipper and Gideon (who have crashed through the window of Gideon's cliff side factory) just before they hit the ground.
- And she didn't go crazy with power like Gideon had. She destroyed the amulet without hesitation.
- Thurop van Orman's performance as Gideon, especially how well he goes from hilarious to very menacing.
Dipper versus Manliness
- Wendy tree-swinging from the roof of the Mystery Shack to the ground.
- Dipper singlehandedly breaking into the convenience store after Wendy's friend was unable to even open the door, earning the respect of everyone for the first time all night.
- Dipper swallowing his pride and performing the Lamby Lamby Dance in front of Wendy in order to save everyone.
- Dipper using his clones to steal Robbie's bike.
- Dipper finally putting Pacifica in her place.
Dipper: Hey, Pacifica, Nathaniel Northwest didn't found Gravity Falls, and your whole family is a sham. Deal with it.
- A minor one, but when Grunkle Stan is put in the stocks, Pacifica offers to let him out if he agrees that her family is better than Mabel's. In writing. Stan agrees, but when Pacifica checks the notepad, it says "YOU STINK!"
- Dipper, after having gotten his ass utterly kicked by the invincible video game character, has Robbie coming up to him ready to fight... and Dipper just tells him to go ahead and do his worst, which makes Robbie stand down. Dipper has faced far too much shit to let this guy scare him anymore at this point, and it freaks Robbie right out. Pretty damn well done.
- Although misguided, you have to admit that Rumble Mcskirmish is Crazy Awesome.
- Then there's Dipper deciding to face Rumble. He knows he has no chance, but there's no way out. As Soos put it, "Like a man it is."
- Stan getting one over Gideon when he tries to scam into signing over the Mystery Shack to him.
Gideon: Stanford, you fool! You just signed the shack over to lil' old me!
Stan: Uh, you might wanna take another look there.
Gideon: The Mystery Shack is hereby signed over to... "suck a lemon little man"!?
- Soos' Big Damn Heroes moment where he runs over the trickster with his pick-up truck.
- During the fight with the trickster, Grenda manages to cut one of his forearms off with nothing more than a toy axe.
- "I ate a man alive tonight."
- Though they do little to faze the two children who are used to watching horror movies, the tricks Stan uses in attempt to scare them away were pretty cool. And he does finally succeed in scaring them at the end when they catch him half naked.
- When Mabel starts taking charge. Its pretty impressive to see her boss around Wendy and Soos.
- The fact that Dipper somehow managed to catch the Gremoblin.
- Dipper turning the monster's OWN worst fear-inducing Death Glare against it.
The Deep End
- Crazy an idea as it was, it looked like Stan was actually succeeding in giving that bear driving lessons.
- Dipper saving Mermando's life by giving him reverse CRR, despite how unpleasant and unnecessary it was for him to do so. Seems he was cut out for the job of a junior lifeguard after all.
- Mabel willingly giving up her dream of having an "epic summer romance" in order to make the object of her affections happy instead.
The Land Before Swine
- Dipper reveals to Wendy that Robbie's song has subliminal messaging to brainwash Wendy. This—and the fact that Robbie stated that he ripped the song from another band—causes Wendy to break up with him. Even better? Dipper wouldn't have found that out if Robbie didn't open his big mouth to say "Catch you on the rewind", which was exactly how Dipper found out about the message!
- Not to mention that Grunkle Stan is the one that's helping Dipper out. As he states: "Road safety laws: PREPARE TO BE IGNORED!!!"
Into the Bunker
- Grunkle Stan managing to fight off a horde of zombies with just a bat and golden brass knuckles definitely counts as an awesome moment.
- Mabel and Dipper manage to hold their own against a horde of zombies until they get cornered.
- Mabel blows off a zombie's head with a ''confetti cannon".
- The Pines' using the Power of Rock to send the zombies packing. At first, Dipper and Stan sing awkwardly, but soon really get into it.
Mabel: Thank you! We'll be here all night!
Stan: Deal with it, zombie idiots! Hahaha!
Dipper, Mabel, Stan: Pines! Pines! Pines! Pines! (Fade out)
- Agents Powers and Trigger surviving the horde after getting dragged off into the woods.
- Also, apparently, in this Universe, Ron Swanson is a government agent for a secret, paranormal investigating agency.
The Sock Opera
- Pretty much everything after Mabel zip lines to Pacifica, which includes the two mowing through homicidal Lilliputtins, and a car chase that involves giant axes and a volcano.
- Big Henry's Heroic Sacrifice.
Soos and the Real Girl
Little Gift Shop of Horrors
- The fight between Mabel and Bill Cipher. Especially so because Bill was pretty much responsible for his downfall because of all the abuse he put Dipper's body through compounding on the sleep deprivation Dipper had put himself through before the takeover.
- Also, the fact that Mabel managed to put together a pretty fantastic puppet show with lights, original music, and full sets, and put it up at a local theater, on a shoestring budget and with less than a week's worth of prep time. That takes some moxie.
- Mabel coming to the realization that her obsessions and boyfriend-of-the-week habits, as well as her expectation of Dipper to just roll with them, is actually very draining on Dipper and selfish of her to boot. It really goes to show how talented the writers are that they were able to take one of Mabel's negative character traits and turn out an episode based solely on that that lets her learn from the experience and become a better person.
The Society of the Blind-Eye
- In "Hands Off", Dipper putting up a decent fight to hold off the wave of cursed hands attacking him, Mabel and Stan.
- If you look at the shadows, "Clay Day" shows him putting up a similar effort against the Claymation Skeletons.
- The entirety of "Clay Day" on an animation perspective. To whit:
: And now it’s time for the main event... REGULAR ANIMATION VS. CLAY ANIMATION
The Love God
- The sheer lengths Dipper and Mabel went through for Soos. Anyone can throw a party, but only the twins would battle time itself for the ones they care about.
- Soos grandma claiming she'll tear Soos' deadbeat father limb from limb if he ever shows his face after he again stands up his own son.
- Even better, since she and Soos have the same last name, Soos's dad is probably her son. But she doesn't care; he hurt Soos, and if he comes near him, he pays.
- He might be a bit scatterbrained, but Mabel and Dipper come very close to outwitting a literal god - and even then, the dramatic crash of the hot air balloon eating the guy was hilariously awesome.
- Even when borrowing the powers of a literal god, Mabel couldn't keep her friends together. Want to know who could? Thompson.
- And it's done thanks to a weaponized usage of his Butt Monkey status.