Radar: Gravity Falls

Along with the supernatural and paranormal occurrences, it seems that the radar seems to be a little sketchy as well. Considering some people who worked on certain shows worked on Gravity Falls, this isn't that surprising.

Please exercise good judgment in editing this entry! Gravity Falls has a darker, more violent tone than most shows on Disney Channel/XD, and is rife with Black Comedy. Please only add something to this page if even given the nature of this show it's questionable. Guns, blood, death, Black Comedy, gods, and demons don't really count as Getting Crap Past the Radar within the context of Gravity Falls. What crosses the line on any other animated show usually doesn't here, so please keep that in mind when editing!


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    Season 1 

"Tourist Trapped"
  • The statue of Sasquatch wearing underwear is titled "Sascrotch".
  • One of the things that makes Dipper think Norman is a zombie is that he has something red on his face. He unconvincingly insists it's jam and it turns out he's a stack of gnomes, not a zombie, but we never find out for sure.
  • The gnomes' plan is for Mabel to marry all of them. She's just twelve, and it's mentioned that there's at least a thousand of them. You do the math.
  • Mabel practices kissing with a leaf blower. She pretends the mark it gave her was a hickey.
  • "Watch those fingers, Mike."

"The Legend of the Gobblewonker"
  • When Stan is getting the milk out of the fridge, the cow on the carton seems very ... enthusiastic about giving milk.
  • Possibly unintentional: "Who wants to put on some blindfolds and get into my car?!"
    • Made even worse because it was "Family Bonding Day".
    • Dipper's line of "Wait, what?" doesn't help matters.
  • Stan tries to befriend a little boy, but the kid and his parents find this incredibly creepy and threaten to call the cops, (Stan is eventually arrested and forced to a wear an ankle bracelet). It's not hard to understand why.
  • And then this amazing line:
    "I thought you kids were playing Spin the Bottle with Soos!"
  • After Dipper asks her to imagine what she could do with five hundred dollars, Mabel has an Imagine Spot in which she buys a human-sized hamster ball. She then fantasizes about rolling up next to two boys in their car and hitting on them, saying "You can look, but you can't touch!" before rolling away.

  • The entire Skull Fracture scene:
  • Mabel on her wax sculpture: "It is covered in my blood, sweat, tears, and other fluids."
  • "I'm Sherlock Bleedin' Holmes!" Also serves as Parenthetical Swearing with how Wax Sherlock accentuates.
  • During Wax Sherlock Holmes' flashback of the old wax museum, a boy can be seen repeatedly kicking Wax Richard Nixon in the crotch.
  • Groucho Marx's wax figure not having a cigar is only slightly undermined by Groucho feeling the need to remark on this as he dies.
    Why is there nothing in my hand?
  • This gem:
    Mabel: (to the disembodied head of Wax William Shakespeare) You know any limericks?
    Wax William Shakespeare: Uhh...there once was a dude from Kentucky-
    Mabel: Nope! (throws head into fire)
  • One of the wax figures is apparently Lizzie Borden. Not exactly a family-friendly celebrity.

"The Hand That Rocks the Mabel"
  • When Gideon's father offers Stan Colombian coffee, Stan replies that he once got arrested there. Make of that what you will.

"The Inconveniencing"
  • The Smile Dip pretty obviously makes Mabel high. It's not even subtle...
  • At one point, while Dipper does the Lamby Lamby Dance, Pa screams "Yes! Yes! More! More!". Keep in mind that Dipper is 12.

"Dipper vs. Manliness"
  • Dipper wants to prove his manliness on one of those grip-strength measuring machines.
    Dipper: I'm gonna win some [pancakes] by beating that manliness tester.
    Grunkle: Manliness tester?
    Mabel: Beating?
    Dipper: Time to man-handle this... man-handle.
  • How this line got past the censors, the world will never know...
    Dipper: So maybe I don't have muscles, or hair in certain places!
  • One of the Manotaurs is named Pubeator.
  • After Mabel gets her Eureka moment on how to get Grunkle Stan and Lazy Susan together...
    Mabel: Grunkle Stan, come with me to the diner! And leave your pants at home!
    Stan: With pleasure!
  • One of the manotaurs said he has "fists for nipples" and then we get a close-up. This was edited out of the episode's re-runs for a while, but they eventually put it back. Nipple-fists for all!
  • There's a rather dark moment when the old Manotaur is eaten. And unlike the Summerween episode he doesn't come back, so he's probably dead.
  • When Dipper is getting ready to fight the Multibear, he has a tattoo of a flaming cobra on his stomach... right above his loincloth.
  • Instead of genitals, the Multibear's crotches have bear heads. note 

"Double Dipper"

"Irrational Treasure"

"The Time-Traveler's Pig"
  • Mabel and Dipper get their hands on a time machine. When discussing what points in time to go to, Mabel has this suggestion:
    Mabel: We should get two dodos and force them to make out!
  • Robbie wants to show Wendy his new tight pants. And then he thrusts. At the end of the episode, hot water is spilled on them, making them shrink and get even tighter.
  • One of the carnival attractions that Robbie and Wendy ride after he asks her out is the Tunnel of Love and Corndogs. Complete with the latter entering into a pink tunnel.
  • When Dipper and Mabel wind up in pioneer days, they are mistaken to be more children given birth to by a pregnant woman surrounded by a bunch of kids. Her name? Fertillia.

  • The Trickster actually eats one child on-screen. When the Trickster is destroyed, the boy emerges from its remains, physically unharmed.
    I've been twamatized!
  • Near the end, Stan readies for his bath and his bathrobe drops to the floor. Two kids to walk in on him, scream in horror, and run away. It's shown a few seconds later that he was still wearing boxers, but the implication couldn't have been clearer.
  • When Mabel is showing the scrapbook pictures where she and Dipper dress in twin-themed costumes, the first two are adorable combinations while the last picture shows the two dressed as zombies with Dipper "eating" a cord of Mabel's intestine with red fake blood in the background. It's only there for a second, which is probably how they got it on air in the first place.
  • On a poster for Tambry's party, there is a warning that says nothing better end up online. What exactly do the kids do at these parties...?
    • The poster also originally said "Bottles will be spun", but Standards and Practice disagreed with a Spin the Bottle reference (despite 'Spin the Bottle' actually being said out loud in an earlier episode), so it was replaced with "Not S&P approved".
  • After The Trickster swallows Soos whole, Soos bursts out its chest in an obvious Alien shout-out, then kills The Trickster eating its heart. The Trickster turns out to be made of candy, but still...
    I ate a man alive tonight.

"Boss Mabel"
  • Stan has a photo of a horse "riding" another horse. Arrows pointing to it say "so wrong!" and "It's unnatural". The picture itself is fairly suggestive as well.
  • As Dipper is pretending to be a wolf boy for a Mystery Shack exhibit, Stan tells the tourists that "If you throw money at him, he dances!" The costume he's wearing even leaves his upper body totally exposed, making it vaguely resembles a Chippendale outfit.
  • In one point, Stan wins the Cash Shower on a game show he is on. Let's just say he takes "shower" a little bit too seriously and leave it at that.
    Cash Wheel Host: Uh, Mr. Pines, you don't need to take your clothes off—go to commercial! GO TO COMMERCIAL! (runs up to the camera and covers it just as Stan takes his undies off).
  • At one point, Soos tries to talk to a woman while dressed as "Questiony the Question Mark". Said costume makes him wear nothing but his underwear, and the woman reacts by freaking out and pepper spraying him.

"Bottomless Pit!"
  • At the beginning of Dipper's story, Mabel, Wendy and Soos use Waddles in a "Spin the Bottle" game. When Waddles points at Grunkle Stan, Mabel asks him if he has ever kissed a pig. His response? "I'm not gonna answer that question." Make of that what you will.
  • Mabel replaces Grunkle Stan's regular dentures with Truth Telling Teeth, forcing upon the wearer the inability to lie:
    Dipper: Stan, what do you do in secret every day during your lunch break?
    Stan: Usually, I spend the hour aggressively scratching myself in places I shouldn't mention.
  • Stan's speech about life might be one of the darkest things ever to grace the Disney Channel. It's also fantastically funny.
    Sometimes I think: is this all there is? Is life just some kind of horrific joke without a punchline? That we're all just biding our time until the sweet, sweet release of death?

"The Deep End"
  • Wendy boasts about her assistant lifeguard position, claiming she has "the best seat in the house" (emphasis added). Dipper loudly replies "Yeah, you do!"
  • The poolcheck has quite a package, which is fairly pronounced in some shots, for example when he's doing the push-ups.
  • Mermando was saved from dehydration by deer licking him, then tells them to "Continue licking!"
  • Mabel takes a photo of Dipper giving Mermando "reverse CPR". She does it for the blackmail value, which isn't much better...
  • One scene of Blubs and Durland has them rubbing suntan lotion on each other and Blubs utters the line "With you, every day is a dream" as he places his hand tenderly on the deputy's shoulder....

"Carpet Diem"
  • After the first sleepover, the girls seemingly can't remember what they did: Mabel wakes up with "Party Gurl" written on her forehead, Candy is duct taped to the ceiling, and Grenda comes out of a small closet, covered with kiss-shaped lipstick marks, and says:
    Grenda: I don't know what I was kissing in there, but I have no regrets!
  • When Mabel makes an omelette that looks like Stan's face, his eyes and nose look like, er... something else.
  • Soos, after being burned multiple times, says the last one started to feel good.
  • Grenda brings her mom's "age-inappropriate romance novels" to the sleepover, one of which is called Wolfman Bare Chest. The beginning read onscreen seem only mildly suggestive, but it's shown she read the entire thing in one sitting, forcing Dipper in Mabel's body to listen.
  • Stan finds Mabel (in Dipper's body) trying to look in on the girl's slumber party. Stan tells him "Oh, you're at that creepy age where you spy on girls, huh?" and decides to tell him about "the birds and the bees. " He uses a book called Why am I So Sweaty?: Your Body Explained in Horrifyingly Uncomfortable Detail.
    Stan: It all begins with this little fella, the pituitary gland. He may be little but he has big plans!
    (Later, Stan closes the book on a diagram of fetus in-uteri)
    Stan: And now you know where babies come from!
    (Mabel as) Dipper: Goodbye, childhood.
  • Old Man McGucket, after switching bodies with Candy, starts dancing around and saying "I regained my innocence!"

"Boyz Crazy"
  • The Smile Dip from "The Inconveniencing" is given a Call Back: When Mabel is doing a happy dance in the beginning of the episode, Dipper briefly thinks that she's "gotten into the Smile Dip again", referring to the fact that people get jittery limbs while high on amphetamines.
  • Robbie asks Wendy to join him and a couple other people at Lookout Point. To Robbie's "surprise", they ended up alone, in a van, up there.
  • Grenda makes out with a picture of one of the band members, calling it "Grenda Time".
  • After telling Dipper an anecdote from the '70s, Stan notes that his flashback got a little "hallucination-y" at the end. Stan also seemed rather fixated on his ex-girlfriend's hot pants
  • When Dipper slows down the record of Robbie's song, he puts the speed to 16.5, which is an internet term for an... intimate scene, derived from a meme about Sword Art Online.
  • The Stinger ends with one of the members of Sev'ral Timez passionately making out with a tree.note 
    Dang, girl.

"Land Before Swine"
  • Blubs and Durland should have their own folder by now.
    Durland: "Dangit, I almost got the treasure!"
    Blubs:*puts hand on Durland's shoulder* "The time we spend together is treasure enough."
    (Cue shared blissful grin)
  • "Bros before dinos!"note 
  • In The Stinger, McGucket says he escaped the baby pterodactyl swallowing him whole by eating his way out—from the inside.

"Fight Fighters"
  • The cutscene for the fighting game showing Rumble McSkirmish confronting the man who killed his father. The bad guy says "HNNNGGGHHH!" This sound is also a rather naughty onomatopoeia for masturbation in anime fandom.

  • The British Dog Man asks Soos, "Who's crike for a stick in the pudding?" The closest this has to an actual meaning is just "How would you like it if I poked you, fatso?", and he says it right before hitting Soos's gut with his cane, but it still sounds vaguely obscene.

"Gideon Rises"
  • Not only do we see Jeff the gnome bathing in squirrels with a bottle of lotion next to him, but after tossing Mabel and Dipper out of the shack he calls more over to jump in his pants. Whoever was trying to censor this show apparently gave up by now.
  • Mabel finds "miscellaneous fluids" under the seat during a game of "bus seat treasure hunt".
  • When Dipper gets up after being tossed on top of a cliff by Gideon, he wipes away what is clearly blood dripping from his nose.


"Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained"
  • Dipper tried to spy on Stan in the shower to see his tattoo.
  • After Dipper discovered that tiny alien-like creatures were actually controlling the left-sided man, they all committed suicide. Right there on the screen.
    • Even worse, one tries to get out of it, saying "I can't do this man, I have a family!". Then we watch as he reluctantly takes the suicide pill after his boss reminds him "You took the oath!"
    • When the camera pans down the Lefty-bot has a nut roughly where you would expect one to be on a human male.
  • Soos asks the all knowing mail-box what his dream woman would be. It spits out a picture of a body builder babe and when Soos sees it he says "Whoa, hot tamales! Save that one for the archives!" as he tucks it into his shirt.

"Mabel's Guide To Life"
  • In the "Mabel's Guide To Fashion" short, Old Man McGuckett can be spitting something, possibly tobacco, into a bucket.

"Fixin' it with Soos"

    Season 2 


"Into the Bunker"
  • Dipper is over at Wendy's house watching a cheesy movie and lays down on her bed, leading to this bit of awkward:
    Wendy: Dude, you're laying on my bra.
    Dipper: ... AHHH!
  • This exchange made shortly after Dipper, Mabel, Soos, and Wendy enter the bunker:
    Soos: This room is way creepy.
    Mabel: Not as creepy as Dipper's internet history!
    • Made even worse when a Reddit AMA from Bill Cipher said the history contained "a lot of redheads"...
  • When Dipper and Wendy get trapped in the main laboratory, the decontamination protocol activates and washes them and knocks them into each other, which causes Dipper's face to land right in the middle of Wendy's chest. Afterwards, Dipper's eyes dart down to Wendy's chest for a split second. In the original storyboard, it was a full-on Funbag Airbag. Amazingly enough, one promo for Disney Channel International even put this shot in slow motion.

"The Golf War"
  • Robbie spray-paints "wieners" on the wall of a castle, then makes "lewd hand gestures" at the King of Mini-Golf from just off-screen.
  • When Mabel fails on the last hole to break the record, she shouts "Poop, heck, darn!" Three guesses as to what common pairing of curse words she originally meant...
  • While waiting for the kids in the car, Stan ends up putting on smooth jazz and reclining his seat. Then Soos (with his shirt off) leans back as well and tells his boss "Sure are a lotta stars out tonight..." Stan mutters "This is gettin' weird" and promptly gets out of the car.

"Sock Opera"
  • What book is Mabel holding in the library? "Ready Baby: How Babies Are Made".
  • After Bill possesses Dipper's body, he takes a ride in Soos' pickup truck, sitting next to Wendy. It looks like he's staring at her chest.
  • Gabe has his puppets make out... and then he later makes out with them himself after being disappointed with Mabel's show.
    Mabel: I may have dodged a bullet with that one.

"Soos and the Real Girl"
  • The episode is named after the film Lars and the Real Girl, which is about a man who falls in love with a sex doll.
  • When Soos' grandma says he needs to get a girlfriend before she "ascends to heaven to live with the angels," Soos adds, "And with Grandpa!"...to which his grandma responds that his grandpa wouldn't be there. Her eyes even look down to the ground when saying that!
  • During Willy Badger's performance, one of the children throws their overalls on stage.
  • Giffany, a living character from a Japanese dating sim, mentioned to Soos that her father is partly an octopus. An octopus. And the first two options of the game mention squids.
  • When on his date with Melody, Soos says he has to "go to the bathroom for a long time... Not in a weird way!"
  • The end credits feature Stan and his antique statue taking a trip to Las Vegas, complete with a hip-hop tune performed by him, a limo full of showgirls, Stan marrying the statue, and ending with Stan becoming broke and sticking out his thumb for a ride home, next to the Welcome To Las Vegas sign! Another shot has them drinking a certain bubbly mixture in champagne glasses. The only reason this got past the censors is the fact the bottle says "rich people water."

"Little Gift Shop of Horrors"
  • In "Hands Off", the witch is reading a magazine that says "Witches Be Trippin."
  • When the kids are looking at the Witch's stand, a sign in the background can be seen advertising glasses. Stan walks into frame and his head covers the "gl," so all the viewer can see is "asses."
  • In the first segment Stan asks for his hands back from the witch who stole them because he has a gesture to show her.
  • When Stan gives the witch back the watch he stole from her, she drops it down the front of her shirt for safekeeping.
  • The witch compliments a hiker's butt.
  • Waddles makes Grenda a rocket pack. She immediately brags that she'll use it for voyeurism.
    Grenda's gonna look at cute boys through skylights!
  • When Dipper and Genius!Waddles build the machine to find out all of the answers to the universe's questions, Genius!Waddles says that one of the questions it will answer is "Why do dudes have nipples?".
  • This wonderful little tidbit from Grunkle Stan:
    Stan: Movies are great! You watch the movie, you scare the girl, the girl snuggles up next to you, next thing you know you gotta raise a kid, your life falls apart...forget that last part.

"The Society of the Blind Eye"
  • Mermando, a traditional human merman is forced to marry the Queen of the Manatees, a manatee in a dress.
  • Several teenagers graffiti the words "McSuckit" on Old Man McGucket's house. "Suck" is only slightly rude but "Suck it" is really only ever vulgar.
  • One of the museum displays, labeled "Romance in Frontier Times," shows a hulking frontiersman carrying a kicking and screaming pioneer woman over his shoulder.
  • McGucket communicating the fear of the group being discovered through hamboning and it's captioned as (approximately) "Oh, *&#%$!" Probably got through because there are five characters, and none of the profane words which make sense are that length. This is easy to miss though, ironically making it less obscene the closer you look at it.
  • One of the Blind Eye members gets his robe sucked off by pneumatic tubes, revealing him to be only in his underwear. He calls his onlookers "prudes" for being disgusted.

"Blendin's Game"
  • Upon first meeting the time travelers, Mabel tries repeatedly kicking one in the crotch, believing them to be robots. Apparently, they have armor there specifically meant to deflect such attacks, which even plays an audio clip identifying itself as a cod piece.
  • A Game Over screen in the background has a FFFFFFFFF option.

"The Love God"
  • The titular Love God spends the entire episode acting like he's perpetually drunk.
  • Mabel forces Waddles and Gompers (who's never explicitly referred to as so, but is most likely male) to get "married" in the episode, complete with a credits sequence showing a scrapbook of their "wedding". The fact that they're animals is probably what let it get through.
  • When deciding on matches for Robbie, Mabel puts the decidedly male Multi-Bear as a "maybe".
  • When the Love God demonstrates his powers by making a snake and a badger fall in love, they walk off into the woods and Mabel exclaims delightedly that they're going to "make a snadger!"
  • A fan of the Love God goes up to him and asks him to "sign her face", and the Love God does so as long as she "signs his face" too, proclaims, "LET'S GET WEIRD!" and they proceed to make out in front of Mabel, with the Love God rubbing his foot against the seat as he does so, clearly enjoying his "face signage".
  • Threesome Subtext is fully implied when after sneaking into the Woodstick festival, Mable and Dipper find the Love God's van just in time to watch him roll out the back and turn to his two groupies, a woman and Tyler, and asks them to give him "Bed Head".
    • Another explanation for what the three were doing comes from a Freeze-Frame Bonus where a suspiciously shaped glass tube can be seen.
  • When Dipper is being bodysurfed through the concert crowd, he uncomfortably complains that "Everybody's touching everything!"
  • When the Love God chases the twins through the Woodstick festival, one of the patrons they pass by has a No More for Me moment. He's drinking "hippie tea", but the reference is still very obvious. The fact that it's hippie tea may actually make this worse.
  • As Stan's balloon starts falling apart, he says the following as a giant H falls on his head.

"Northwest Mansion Mystery"
  • Although the radar frequently lets the show get away with showing blood, the scene where blood starts oozing from the eyes and heads of several animal head trophies is exceptional, given that the radar later changed its mind and removed the scene from many subsequent broadcasts.
  • Tambry walks in on the federal agents, one of which is Disguised in Drag, arguing Like an Old Married Couple. She immediately leaves, making it pretty obvious how it looks to her.
  • "Guten take me now," while highly unlikely to be sexual given the context, is definitely not something that you would expect to hear in a show on the Disney Channel.
  • On the non-sexual side of things, the Lumberjack Ghost's death ( an axe to the head) was surprisingly dark.

"Not What He Seems"
  • When Stan drops a barrel of waste on his foot he shouts "HOT BELGIAN WAFFLES!" He then comes to the conclusion that since he's alone, he can "swear for real", prompting him to exclaim "SON OF A—" before Dipper and Mabel stop the security tape.
  • Similar to the recurring woodpecker joke, McGucket mentions he has a "raccoon wife" and stuffs it into a sack to carry out of town. Black Comedy Rape or typical raccoon behavior? You decide.

"Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons"
  • After Dipper and Ford are turned into D&D characters, Dipper remarks that "there better be something protective under this tunic." He turns away from the camera to check, before covering his groin and answering "Oh no, there isn't!" with obvious horror.

"The Stanchurian Candidate"
  • Gideon complains that his pillow was taken by his cellmate "to be his wife".
  • Among of Stan's crimes is first degree llamacide, and "pug trafficking", which he gives to a foreigner the next episode to get over the border.

"The Last Mabelcorn"
  • When Dipper is searching for board games, a board game titled "Don't Wake Stalin" can be seen in a closet.
  • At the beginning of the episode, we clearly see Stan's "pug trafficking" business taking off.
  • Mabel punches a unicorn in the face, which causes it to leak a rainbow fluid that may or may not be blood. When the girls return from their battle with the unicorns they're covered with it.
  • When Dipper is first hooked up to the machine that can show his thoughts, a lot of text is visible for only a few seconds. Some of the phrases shown could qualify as this. Not improved by the fact that his response to having his thoughts visible to Ford is "You might wanna ignore that last one", though he was likely referring to the various repetitions of "WENDY".
  • The scene where Grenda exchanges the butterflies for the fairy dust plays out just like a drug deal, including bribing the equivalent of a Dirty Cop. (Considering the dust was intended to be used as a tranquilizer, one could make the argument that it was a drug deal. They chloroform a Faun too.)
    • Not only that, the Gnome's dialogue implies that fairy dust might be made of ground up fairies.
    • The same gnome is also playing a version of the knife game (albeit with an acorn — hence why it was probably allowed in the show).
    • In the gnome bar, a gnome orders a drink and is told he needs to present ID; the drink he orders is an obvious alcohol parallel.
  • The unicorns apparently had a "Man-Horse Calendar." ...ew.

"Roadside Attraction"
  • Dipper's stash of Wendy photos, which he apparently keeps under his bed in a box labeled DO NOT TOUCH.
  • After Stan gets tied up in Darlene's web, she tells him that "This time, you're the one getting used for your body", referring to the fact that she's going to eat him. Simply referencing the act of using another person for selfish purposes would have been fine, but specifying that it's for their body leaves little wiggle room for non-sexual interpretations.
    • And immediately afterwards, "Allow me to slip into something more horrifying." before she transforms, a parody of the famous "slip into something more comfortable" line often used right before a nude scene/sex.
  • At one point, Stan was seemingly praying to God. ("I don't know if you're up there or not, but-"). It turns out he was talking about Paul Bunyan, but it was still a surprisingly explicit religious reference for a modern Disney show.
  • Stan shouts "Sweet Lord!" towards the end of the episode after seeing what the owners of the other roadside attractions did to the Shack. Also a little closer to a religious oath than one would expect in a Disney show.