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  • Gideon trying to kill Dipper with lamb shears in "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" becomes more disturbing and/or inappropriately giggle-worthy after "The Inconveniencing", when the viewer finds out that Dipper used to dress up in a lamb outfit and dance around in it.
    • Becomes a bit more disturbing when one considers this sacrificial lamb theme Dipper seems to have going on.
  • In "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" the long list of boyfriends Wendy has broken up with is played as an Overly Long Gag. Flash-forward to "Boyz Crazy" and see how she took breaking up with Robbie. However, we don't know if this happened with all of her boyfriends or if just Robbie. She didn't seem too broken up on leaving him until after she got back with him and Dipper showed her the CD.
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  • Old Man McGucket's crack about his inventions being a catastrophe probably being the reason he's living in the dump becomes this when "The Society of the Blind Eye" reveals that's exactly the case due to his memory wiping device.
  • In "Mabel's Guide to Dating", Soos mentions that he wants to have 7 kids so he can "have one to love every day of the week." After watching "Blendin's Game", this statement suddenly becomes a lot more bittersweet.
  • Soos mentions in "Dreamscaperers" that he wished Stan would love him like a son, and it's Played for Laughs (albeit mildly). This becomes sad after it's revealed that his real dad left him when he was 4 years old and never visited him again. He's also been working at the Mystery Shack since he was twelve years old, and sees Stan as a father figure.
    • Also counts as Heartwarming in Hindsight given at times Stan acts like a Papa Wolf towards Soos, even trying to erase his birthday from all the calendars.
    • In "Not What He Seems" Soos mentions to want "legally get adopted by Stan", thus taking Up to Eleven the whole father figure dynamic.
    • In a way he got his wish in the finale, by following in his "father's" footsteps and taking over running The Mystery Shack
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  • Grunkle Stan singing about 'Storing meat for the apocalypse' is pretty funny when you first encounter it. It's less funny when you realise that he has a strange, secret, powerful machine of unknown purpose beneath the Mystery Shack. Another funny point gets docked when we find out The Author actually has a secret bunker filled with survival supplies. It's even less funny when a clock with a countdown to the apocalypse shows up. And it becomes downright horrifying when, exactly one season after Stan sung this song, the Pines family's own screwed up relationship dynamics accidentally causes it for real. The whole thing arguably comes full circle to funny again, however, when we see Grunkle Stan actually eating Brown Meat during the apocalypse.
  • Stan's horror over the sculpture of himself being destroyed in "Headhunters" is funny at first, appearing to be nothing more than a joke about his ego. Then you find out he's been trying to rescue his twin brother for thirty years. Word of God has confirmed this is deliberate.
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  • In "Bottomless Pit!" Soos's made-up story involves him having to choose between his high pinball score — his "greatest achievement" at the time and the twins' lives. He chooses the twins. Fast-forward to "Not What He Seems", where he hopes that helping Stan will mean that the former adopts him, but voluntarily gives up that dream to save the twins again when it seems that the portal will cause the apocalypse.
  • A Real Life example, while Soos nearly getting crushed by his truck rolling away in "A Land Before Swine" was already treated with morbid humour, it only gets worse when you remember that actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a very similar manner, nearly three years exactly after the episode first aired.
  • Quentin Trembley's eccentric politics were Played for Laughs and depicted as harmless in his so far only appearance on the show, but Word of God has confirmed that it was his "Finders Keepers" law that allowed Gideon to acquire the Shack and evict the Pines with bare theft.
  • Dipper justifies cheating to beat Pacifica in "The Golf War" by saying that her rich status allows her to "cheat at life." In "Northwest Mansion Mystery", Pacifica gets into Heroic BSoD after her parents use her to hire Dipper to stop the ghost and when she finds hidden paintings of her ancestors cheating everyone at life.
  • Many things thanks to A Tale of Two Stans.
    • Upon the reveal of the Stan Twin theory being correct and seeing a young Stanley and Stanford on a swingset together, the fans went into overdrive during the hiatus and made a lot of adorable art featuring the two Stans chasing down the oddities of Gravity Falls together. They... didn't.
    • Also on that same note, the fanart about McGucket and the two Stans working together on big science projects? No Science Bro trio there, given Stan and Ford were estranged and McGucket left the project after seeing "the beast with one eye".
    • Remember when Stan was hilariously overreacting to The Duchess Approves? Specifically, that scene where he sobs "It's just like my life!" as the Duchess ends up disagreeing with her mother? There's a chance it's bringing up painful memories of being disowned.
    • Similarly, in the second TV Shorts, Stan is watching an episode of Ducktective that ends with Ducktective and his human partner having a falling out and Ducktective deciding to leave him ("Just call me duck now!"). However, the scene is so over-the-top dramatic and the Mood Whiplash at the end make it hilarious on a first watching. At the end, Stan turns off the TV, glumly muttering "That's enough of that. Stupid duck..." Again, there's a chance it's bringing up the painful memories of his disowning and his own falling out with his brother.
    • The episode finally reveals why Stan is so greedy. Being cast out by your family while still in high school, told to make a fortune, and spending ten years in poverty will do that to people.
    • The short concerning Stan's Tattoo is hilarious. Learning that's not a tattoo and it's actually a burn (accidentally) inflicted by his brother is not.
    • Stan being responsible for Lazy Susan's eye makes his discomfort around it during their date rather harsh.
    • It seems "Hot Belgian waffles" wasn't just a funny Gosh Dang It to Heck! line, but Stan legitimately bringing up the painful memory of his childhood, given that his family's apartment was next to a place with a sign reading "Hot Belgian Waffles."
    • The story, Abaconings, from "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" is Stan telling a customer a story of Waddles gaining super intelligence and how it caused him to separate from best friend Mabel. Substitute Waddles with Ford and Mabel with Stan and the story takes on a whole new context.
  • In the second episode, Stan makes a lame "marriage is terrible" joke. We later learn that he had been divorced once.
  • In The Love God the opening starts with Dipper, Mabel, Wendy and her friends encouraging Thompson to "Gaze upon death, gaze upon death" on an open grave in the town cemetery. In Weirmageddon, Part One Wendy reveals she was with her friends in the cemetery when the apocalypse hit, and none of her friends were able to escape the Eye Bats. One could morbidly say that Thompson did "gaze upon death" for real.
  • In "Mabel's Guide to Dating", one of the shorts aired between season 1 and season 2, Mabel advises that if a relationship isn't working out, you should "force it!" Over half a season later, when fearing that her relationship with Dipper is on the brink, Mabel takes up an offer from Billendin to literally force it—by intending to make Dipper and her summer friends stay with her forever by stopping time. Things don't go well.
  • The constant jokes and theories about how Disney is trying to kill the series through the show's infamous Schedule Slip stopped being funny when it was announced that the second season would indeed be the last, albeit by the writing team's own wishes of ending it instead of a cancellation on Disney's part.
  • Mabel fantasizing about running around in a large hamster ball in "The Legend of the Gobblewonker." The image of her inside the ball is eerily reminiscent of the bubble she's encased in during the first two parts of "Weirdmageddon."

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