I enjoyed this collection of short stories but what I like is the setting they are telling them in. The free falling in black was both funny while also cheap on animation background. Win win. Well worth the time to watch.
When I saw the promo of this episode, I thought It will be another perfect Gravity Falls episode but It wasn't better than I expected. Dipper, Mabel, Stan and Soos go to the bottomless pit to dispose the stuffs that they don't want. Later they accidently fall in the bottomless pit and they tell stoires to pass the time.
"Voice Over" (told by Dipper): Dipper realizes that his voice cracks and he gets help from Old Man McGucket. Old Man McGucket gives a potion to Dipper and Dipper drinks it. Later In the morning, Mabel hears Dipper's new voice and doesn't like it. Later Soos doesn't like his new voice and Dipper tells Mabel and Soos that Stan will like his voice. Later he tries to find Stan. The guy ,who got pranked by Dipper in the phone, hears Dipper's new voice and he realizes that Dipper is the prank caller and he and his friends chases Dipper. Later Dipper finds Old Man McGucket and says that he didn't like his voice and Old Man McGucket brings Dipper's voice back. I loved Dipper's story so much and this story cracked me up so much. Dipper's voice remix was hilarious. Stan's new voice was so funny. The only thing that It wasn't funny was Dipper's prank call but I ignored that moment. 10/10
"Soos' Really Great Pinball Story" (Told by Soos): Soos cheates on a pinball game to get the high score and the pinball machine zaps Dipper, Mabel and Soos into the game and the pinball machine tries to kill Dipper, Mabel and Soos in the game. Soos tells Dipper and Mabel that he is gonna turn off the game from inside and Dipper and Mabel should distract the pinball machine. Later Soos finds that he is reluctant to turn off the game but If he turns off the game, his high score will get erased. He chooses to get out and he turn off the game. I thought this story was a perfect story. This story wasn't very hilarious as "Voice Over" but It was very enjoyable and It doesn't have any boring moments. It's good to see another perfect story. 10/10
"Trooth Ache" (Told by Mabel): Stan teach a bear to drive and the cops pull him over. Later Stan lies to the cops and Mabel says that he needs to stop lying. Mabel finds the true telling teeth and she puts the teeth into Stan's mouth and Stan starts telling truth and he annoys Dipper and Mabel. Later Mabel removes the teeth from Stan's mouth. I thought Mabel's story is gonna be hilarious because Mabel is one of the funniest characters in this show but her story wasn't better than Soos' and Dipper's. I didn't like Stan in this story. I didn't like when he ate Dipper's spaghetti and made fun of one of his costumers. I only liked when Stan teaches bear to drive and he tells Dipper that he was a tax fraud. Also this story was a real story and explains why Mabel throws her secret stuffs (including the teeth) into the bottomless pit. I liked this story too but not perfect as other stories. 7/10
I liked this episode too but It wasn't one of the best episodes. It has funny moments too like when Mabel spined in the bottomless pit. It was hilarious when Mabel threw Gideon's creepy love letters into the bottomless. Stan's 30 second story was hilarious. It could be one of my favorites, If Mabel's story was funny and enjoyable as other stories and The ending credits weren't boring. This episode wasn't perfect but It was definetly better than "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel" and "Dipper vs Manliness". 9/10
Don't get me wrong... it's still a good episode, and I would recommend it, but it does seem to drop a bit in quality from "Boss Mabel". I liked Dipper's story, thought that Mabel's was pretty okay too, but I hardly got any enjoyment from Soos's. The concept seemed a little old (getting sucked into a video-game and whatnot) and there weren't any jokes that I laughed at.
The idea of the bottomless pit was creative, but I just thought the sudden storm while they're near the pit was just a little TOO inconvenient... I would of liked to see more originality in that department.
Overall, an above average Gravity Falls episode that's pretty good for a filler.
It's Gravity Falls doing anthology horror and I thought this was very good and I feel underrated.
The first tale which is Dipper's is my second favorate. The only problem was the prank call joke didn't work, it was kinda out of character for Dipper to call a random person and insult them. This joke I thought would of worked if Dipper prank called Robbie, I don't know why the writer didn't do that.
But anyway this tale is bizzare but funny, I really loved the new voice Dipper had which was hillarious and just music to my ears because he sounded like a commercial announcer. I really like how Zoos and Mabel react to Dipper's new voice, they both hit Dipper with a golf club or broom mistakenly thinking he's possesed by a Warlock or Demon. But I just love the things Dipper says with the voice, like one verbal cue was a Simpsons reference, but my favorate was when Dipper was verbally anouncing his actions Ahhhh and Escape while taking action that was hillarous because he really didn't need to say them. But I like that in the end Dipper gets his old voice back and accepts and apperciates himself for what it is.
The second story from Zoo's is my favorate because I love Pinball, I've been a pinball player ever since I was six the same time I became a video gamer. Also Pinball isn't something tackled much in the visual medium, the only time I really see have an esential role was one episode of "Dragon Ball" but the Ralph Bashi film "Heavy Traffic". The only problem with this story, I don't feel there were enough nervious sittuations in this story, would of like seeing them get chased around by the balls more or having close calls to avoid them. This is probably due to time limtations so oh well. But anyway this story was great, I really love the design of the Pinball table it looks like a game that could exist. I liked the skull cowboy maronetee villan, a little homage to the maronette head in the actually Pinball game "Funhouse". But he just had a lot of really funny lines as well as it's sinsiter nature, most Pinball character voices always seem too due to how much they tease and tempt you to score. I like that little physical humor joke about Tilting the Pinball game, this is funny because it's true most frustrated Pinball players have done it to get a high score or any other reason; I'll admit I did it once or twice but mainly because my ball is stuck.
My favorate moment was when Zoos finds the button to turn the Pinball game off, and I really love how it parodies on the cleche in suspense thriller where all a protagonist has to do is one thing to end it all but there is also some obsticale from out of nowhere to slow their efforts down. This switch is so big you'd think even an idiot like Zoos could end it right now, but the obsitcale that slows him down is the fact that his high score will be erased and he considers it his greatest life acomplishment. I found that both funny and sad. It kinda reminds me a little of an episode of "Seinfeld" where George Castanza was trying to keep his high score on the arcade cabnet of "Frogger". But in the end, Zoos as usual does come though, and he's says a line that I thought was touching and I felt was a true life accomplishment.
The third I'll admit is the weakest and a mild disapointment since it's from my second favorate character in the show Mabel. The premise was good sort of like the film "Liar Liar" but unlike that film this episode just wasn't funny (well may'be that scene with the bear but thats all) because the execution was wrong. Stan I felt was really out of charcter in the story he's unlikable and unfunny, even when he's forced to tell truth from the mystical choppers, nothing interesting really happens. It would of been funny if we saw Stan, struggle with the choopers, figuring out was to stop himself from telling the truth. So, Id pass on this story.
Overall two out of three isn't bad, I'd love it if in the next season (hopefully there will be one) if they do an anthology again.