"Summerween" - Itís Gravity Fallsí version of Halloween in Summer with Jack-o-Melons and lots of trick-or-treating. Dipper and Mabel are excited to join in on the fun, but when Wendy casually mentions that trick-or-treating is for kids, Dipperís whole outlook on the evening changes. The night gets even more complicated when a monster that Dipper accidentally insulted makes them fulfill his candy quota by nightís end or else he will eat them. Meanwhile, Stan tries to scare away the kids who come over to ask for candy.
This Gravity Falls episode provides examples of:
- Accidental Hero: Soos, when he hits the Trickster with his truck.
- Ambiguously Brown: The clerk at the Summerween Superstore.
- Big Damn Heroes: Soos (temporarily) saves the gang from the Summerween Trickster by ramming into it with his pickup truck.
- Bland-Name Product: The "loser candy" includes such products as Mr. Adequatebar and Gummi-Chairs.
- Cape Swish: Stan pulls off a nice one with his costume.
- Chest Burster: One of Stan's attempts to scare the trick-or-treaters is this. The children are unimpressed (the fact that the "creature" is an adorable pig might be part of the problem).
- Soos provides a rare heroic version when he eats his way out of The Trickster.
- Christmas In July: Or rather, Halloween in June.
- Continuity Nod:
- Three of Wendy's friends from The Inconveniencing appear in the Summerween Trickster's flashback.
- Also from that episode, the explosion/muffin Robbie painted on the water tower makes another appearance.
- The biker Mabel meets in Headhunters turns up again at one of the houses the twins visit.
- Cuteness Proximity: The twins weaponize it.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: An evil laugh variation.
- Five-Man Band: According to Mabel:
- Foreshadowing: Waddles come out of Stan just like Soo come out of the Trickster later.
- Freudian Excuse: The Summerween Trickster wants revenge for all of the discarded candy that no one liked. All he wanted was for someone to say that he tasted good.
- Halloween Episode: Naturally.
- Horny Vikings: The costumes worn by Manly Dan and his sons.
- "How Did You Know?" "I Didn't.": Soos seems have a Big Damn Heroes moment by smashing The Trickster with his truck, but the first thing he does afterwards is ask if that was a pedestrian.
- Let Them Die Happy: The Summerween Trickster dies with Tears of Joy after Soos told him he tasted good. See Freudian Excuse.
- Manly Tears: A biker dude sheds a Single Tear with a wistful smile on his face on seeing Dipper and Mabel's "Twins" dance.
- Masked Luchador: Soos dresses up as one.
- Memetic Mutation: Invoked in the credits reel, which has Waddles starring in Lol Cats-esque pictures.
- Naked People Are Funny: How Stan manages to finally scare the two bratty trick or treaters, albeit unintentionally. The boys ran into the shack demanding candy and caught Stan just as he was about to take a bath. Yeah that would scare anyone.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In his overzealous attempt to try and impress Wendy, Dipper throws the wheelbarrow of candy into some bushes not seeing what was behind it. Turns it out was a cliff leading into a creek and all the candy winds up dumped into it. If that wasn't bad enough the kids were just one candy short of getting their goal (which Mabel managed to acquire) and the Trickster comes calling not shortly after.
- No, You: Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland dressed as each other.
Sheriff Blubs: You make a great me.
Deputy Durland: No, you make a great me.