Trivia: Gravity Falls

  • Accidentally Accurate:
    • In the "Petting Zoo" short, Octavia the eight-legged cow kills and eats a bird.
    • Mabel when flirting with (Austrian) Baron Marius in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" mistakenly thinks he's from Australia and asks if they eat kangaroos or keep them as pets. As a matter of fact . . .
  • Acting for Two: Sev'ral Timez consists of five characters, but are voiced by three actors. You try to sort it out.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Brian Bloom is no stranger to voicing characters in Street Fighter-type fighting games; he played Captain America in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, for that matter).
    • This isn't the first time Jeff Bennett voiced a super creepy character.
    • Also, Giffany isn't the first superpowered Yandere Jessica DiCicco has played.
    • Lance Bass knows a thing or two about being in boy bands. One of the clones even does *NSYNC's signature "Bye Bye Bye" move.
    • Alex Hirsch's sister Ariel has a voice cameo in "Boyz Crazy," as a crazy fan of Sev'ral Timez, which, according to Alex, was how she was with NSYNC (and Lance Bass in particular, who voiced one of the band members in this episode).
    • In Blendin's Game, Blendin Blandin tells Lolph and Dundgren that he will continue stammering until the twins are found. The voice actor, Justin Roiland, voices the title characters of Rick and Morty, two characters that stammer a lot.
    • In Carpet Diem, Niki Yang's character, Candy Chiu, observes that someone "has the voice of a robot."
  • Channel Hop: Season 2's episodes and onwards will premiere on Disney XD, and sadly, the XD version has the Credits Pushback. No more decoding for you!
    • Luckily, the same episodes air on Disney Channel as part of their "Disney XD on Disney Channel" block, so decoding will continue.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • Alex Hirsch voices both Grunkle Stan and Soos, Old Man McGucket, Quentin Trembley, the gnomes, several of the members of Sev'ral Timez and Bill Cipher.
    • Former writer/creative director Michael Rianda voices Lee, Thompson and Mr. Poolcheck.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Grenda is voiced by Carl Faruolo.
    • Grunkle Stan also momentarily sounds like a woman after accidentally drinking voice-altering tonic.
  • Dawson Casting: 12-year old Dipper is voiced by Jason Ritter, who's in his mid-thirties, same with his twin sister Mabel who's voiced by Kristen Schaal.
    • Wendy is voiced by Linda Cardellini, who's in her late thirties.
    • Inverted with 60-year old Stan. He is voiced by the creator, who's in his late twenties. He's also voiced other old people like Old Man McGucket and President Trembley.
    • Pretty much any kid on the show, who's around Dipper's and Mabel's age, are voiced by adults, same with the teenagers.
  • Descended Creator: Alex Hirsch does the voice of both Stan and Soos, as well as recurring characters like Old Man McGucket, President Trembley and Bill Cipher.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Tumblr Fans of the show are called Fallers.
  • Fan Nickname: Bill Cipher was known as "Mr. Pyramid" and "ACE" before being properly introduced.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Has its own page now!
  • I Knew It:
    • "Gideon Rises":Stan has Book 1 and he is aware of the crazy supernatural stuff that happens in town but lies about it.
    • "Into the Bunker": Wendy knows about Dipper's crush on her. and The author of the books has 6 fingers..
    • "Scaryoke": Soos becomes a zombie.
    • "Society of the Blind Eye": Old Man McGucket was intimately involved with the mysteries of Gravity Falls before he went crazy — though he turned out not to be the author of the journals, as everyone assumed, but merely the true author's lab assistant.
    • "Not What He Seems": The author of the books is Stan's brother and Stan was trying to use the machine to bring him back. This one is particular is the culmination of the infamous "Stanley" or "Stan's Twin" theory, which was very well known but often a hot subject of debate.
  • Jossed: Before Bill Cipher was revealed as a character, some fans guessed that the triangle at the end of the theme song was just there for show and would have no in-show significance. Oh, how wrong were they.
    • Old Man McGucket is not the author of the journals.
    • Aside that those are all common Judaic expressions, the Pines aren't Jewish (or any other religion, canonically).
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Alex Hirsch voices at least five different characters in the show, and they all have their own distinct voice.
    • More specifically, he voices: Stan, Soos, the gnomes, Bill Cipher, Quentin Trembley, Old Man McGucket, Norman, Paper Jam Dipper, and additional background characters, including Mayor Befufftlefumpter, ancient and reclusive mayor of Gravity Falls.
    • Grey DeLisle also voices many incidental characters on the show, some of the most notable being Mrs. Gleeful in "Little Dipper," the Summerween Superstore clerk and Gorney in "Summerween," Grunkle Stan's new voice in "Bottomless Pit," and the woman who asks Soos for directions and ends up falling in love with him in "Carpet Diem."
  • Name's the Same: Same company example: The Lamby Lamby Dance in the episode, "The Inconveniencing", shares its name with a character on Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins.
  • Old Shame: Alex Hirsch is, according to a reddit thread, not terribly fond of the 11-minute pilot used to pitch the show.
    "Any chance we'll see the full unaired pilot at some point in the future?"
    "Oh lord I hope not. That thing was a mess, haha! That would be like showing you awkward photos from my high school prom. We all have dark horrible secrets. That 11 minute Flash pilot was mine."
  • One of Us: Someone working on the show is madly in love with Street Fighter. And Super Mario Bros. 2. And Pac-Man.
    • Also, certain tropes in this site are sometimes dropped in episodes and on staff comments.
  • The Other Darrin: Strangely enough, in a commercial for Gravity Falls mealbags at Subway, Kristen Schaal does not voice Mabel. Even stranger, all of the dialogue for the twins in that CM is taken from clips of previous episodes, and they didn't dub over Jason Ritter's voice for Dipper. Maybe Kristen Schaal just doesn't like Subway.
    • Nathan Fillion voices Preston Northwest in season 2 while another actor voiced him in "Irrational Treasure".
  • Promoted Fanboy: Emmy Cicierega (sister of Neil Cicierega), who has done fanart for the show, now works on the show as a storyboard artist.
    • Alex Hirsch himself is a big fan of Homestar Runner. He openly admits working/being friends with the site's creator, Matt Chapman is a dream come true.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • A good amount of the cast is a mini Adventure Time reunion: Candy is BMO and Lady Rainicorn, Mabel is Jake Jr., Blendin Blandin and Bobby Renzobbi are Lemongrab, Pacifica is Susan Strong, Tambry is Flame Princess, Manly Dan is Jake, the Summerween Trickster is Choose Goose, Waddles is Cinnamon Bun, and Bud Gleeful is Martin.
  • Schedule Slip: For some unexplained reason there are a lot of long delays between episodes in the US.
    • Alex Hirsch learned his lesson from when it happened in Season 1, and constructed Season 2 more like two mini-seasons of eleven and nine episodes, suspecting correctly that there would be a huge hiatus at that point.
  • Talking to Himself: Grunkle Stan and Soos.
    • Literally in the episode "Double Dipper" with Dipper and all his clones.
  • Trolling Creator: Alex Hirsch is the current page image for the trope, with This being the most infamous example of his shenanigans.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: There is a picture circulating the Internet of the Slender Man watching Dipper and Mabel from the background in one of the episodes. This is not the case; viewing the episode itself yields no Slender Man.
  • What Could Have Been:
  • Word of God: Alex Hirsch, for all intents and purposes, is incredibly young to be the creator and show-runner of a Disney animated TV series, and frequently connects with his fans while answering questions on his Twitter feed, and is into a lot of the same nostalgic things from the same time periods of the fans.
    • Wendy's last name is Corduroy. And her middle name is Blerble.
    • Dipper, Mabel and Stan's eyes are brown (Mabel's green eyes in "The Inconviniencing" are implied to be a result of overdosing on Smile Dip), Wendy's are green, and Li'l Gideon's are blue. As for Soos? "It's a mystery, dude!"
    • Mabel is the older of the twins by 5 minutes.
    • Hirsch describes the show as Twin Peaks meets The Simpsons.
  • Working Title: "Northwest Mansion Mystery" was first announced as "Northwest Mansion Noir".
  • Write What You Know: Alex Hirsch based the series on the childhood summers he and his twin sister spent camping with their great-aunt.
  • Write Who You Know: Dipper is based on Alex Hirsch himself and each of the other main characters on people he knows. Mabel is based on Hirsch's twin sister Ariel, Grunkle Stan on their Grandpa Stan, Soos on Hirsch's one-time roommate Jesus and Wendy on a girl he had a crush on in his youth.
  • Misc:
    • The location of Gravity Falls: post card in the first episode puts Gravity Falls almost dead center of the state, Then the dot on the map in Scary-okey put the location around Malhuer National Forest.