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 and other animated works also 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!
- There's a recurring joke in the series involving woodpeckers. Apparently, it's legal to marry them in Gravity Falls, and at least two people have taken advantage of this freedom. Keep in mind that animals in the show aren't sentient or anthropomorphic in the slightest.
"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.◊
- 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, and it's not hard to understand why.
- And then this amazing line:"I thought you kids were playing Spin the Bottle with Soos!"
- Dipper and Mabel stare at someone on the floor of the Skull Fracture. She assures herself and her brother that "He's resting.", but the audience can only see his feet, which are completely motionless. (Mabel seems to have her own internal radar.)
- A blink-and-you'll-miss-it one: One of the men has a cat tattooed on his palm◊, and is smacking it with his other fist. He's pounding pussy.
- Mabel on her wax sculpture: "It is covered in my blood, sweat, tears, and other fluids." The audience is understandably squicked out.
- 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)
"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.
"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?
Dipper: Time to man-handle this... man-handle.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!
- When Dipper is getting ready to fight the Multibear, he has a tattoo of a flaming cobra on his stomach... right above his loincloth.
- Also, note that it's pretty evident he's wearing nothing under said loincloth.
- Instead of genitals, the Multibear's crotches have bear heads. note
- This◊ very clever sex joke.
"The Time-Traveler's Pig"
- 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.
- I've been twamatized!
- 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".
- 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 resemble a Chippendales Dancers outfit.
- 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.
"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 a deer licking him, and tells the deer 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 .
- This exchange:Dipper: Mabel, I don't have time for your games. If you don't give me those supplies, I'll lose the coolest job ever!Mabel: (sighs) I understand. Hey, look! Wendy in a bikini!Dipper: (whirls around) Really? At night?
- 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.
- Old Man McGucket, after switching bodies with Candy, starts dancing around and saying "I regained my innocence!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".
"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.
- "Mabel's Guide To Miliking Things" oh GOD. Is not that bad when she's milking a cow, this show wouldn't have problems in showing a cow teats, but then she gets to milk a dog, and then a friggin racoon.
- In "Mabel's Guide To Color" Grenda states that when she drinks expired milk she can see rainbows. Beyond the G-Rated Drug this is actually pretty dangerous besides that is clear that she has done it before.
- When Mabel welcomes Blubs and Durland to the party, she slaps Durland on the butt.
"Into the Bunker"
- Dipper had asked Wendy if she's been seeing anyone else since breaking up with Robbie; she indicates a visibly worn-out walrus plush doll as her "new boyfriend".
- 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 PICTURES 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"
- After finding out Pacifica made the front page, Mabel pours herself some orange juice as if she were at happy hour.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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"
- 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!"
- Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizzamatronic Jamboree.
- The episode's title is a spoof of Lars and the Real Girl, about a man who falls in love with a sex doll.
"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 "hipster glasses". Stan walks into frame and his head covers the "gl," so all the viewer can see is "hipster asses."
- When Stan gets his hands back from the witch, he says "Shakey! Scratchy! I've missed you, old rascals."
- In "Abaconings", the puzzle box Dipper has says that if you solve the very hard puzzle, you could get your picture on the box. The picture shows a nerdy young boy being kissed by a hot woman in a one-piece swimsuit. Dipper says with a grin, "Whoa. That's false advertising I can get behind."
"The Society of the Blind Eye"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.Dolph's cod piece: Kick deflected! Thank you for buying Digi-Cod! The smart cod piece!
- A Game Over screen in the background has a FFFFFFFFF option.
"The Love God"
- 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, Mabel 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".
- The Love God even refers to them as his "groupies".
- 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!" His voice pitch raises in one of the syllables too, making it sound like a squeak as if he'd been groped.
- 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", which could easily be construed as a euphemism for a spiked drink.
- As Stan's balloon starts falling apart, he says the following as a giant H falls on his head."What the H?!"
"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 mouths 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.
- The Lumberjack Ghost died terribly: the Gory Discretion Shot makes it clear he took an axe straight to the head, and his ghost forming from a skull with an ax in it.
"Not What He Seems"
- 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.
- 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 fast-forward the security tape.
"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"
"The Last Mabelcorn"
- 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 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" when he was referring to the various repetitions of WENDY.GOSH, I HOPE NO ONE WAS LOOKING!
MAYBE IF I CROSS MY LEGS, NO ONE WILL NOTICE.
THAT RED BATHING SUIT, MAN!
- And then one of his audible thoughts is, "Is my fly down?" which may provide a more family-friendly reason why he wants to obscure his crotch. If not, then he had an erection poking out of his pants, right in front of the Author...
- 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 unicorns apparently had a "Man-Horse Calendar." ...ew.
- When Darlene is talking to Stan after she traps him in her 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. 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.
"Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality"
- In Mabeland, when Dipper takes a moment to reflect upon his situation by a river, Wendy ( or rather, fake Wendy) joins him. They lie down in the grass together and right as Wendy begins to flirt with him, she's missing her white undershirt. This may have been an animation error, but given that Dipper is going through puberty and Mabeland gives its inhabitants whatever they desire most...
"Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls"
- Dipper stares at Wendy's chest when they share a Group Hug.
- For a split second, when Pyronica drops down, you can see her ass.
Shop at Home with Mr. Mystery!
- Not only do the outtakes include a bit where Stan re-enacts the infamously profane Bill O'Reilly meltdown, but Alex apparently performed it in full on set and the audio was edited out later, as the Stan puppet can be seen mouthing "Fuck it!".
- The new graphic novel is slightly more for the adultish demographic, as there are more explicit references to alcohol, as well as a few utterances of "Oh, my god!" (rather than the child-friendly "Oh, my gosh!") and a few "hells" sprinkled in.