Gravity Falls

Season 1 Episode 6

Dipper vs. Manliness

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jul 20, 2012 on Disney Channel
8.2
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Tired of being a wimp, Dipper wants to be a real man and meets a manotaur who can help. Dipper does the manotaurs' challenges to prove what he's got to be a real man. Meanwhile, Mabel teaches Grunkle Stan how to become more a gentleman for his love interest, Lazy Susan, the waitress at their local diner.

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  • Dipper the Man

    9.0
    This is an episode I thought was a lot of fun. In the words of Rodney Dangerfield, "I get no that's exactly Dipper dilemma, the poor guy in the town sometimes gets crap canned left and right. Same with Mabel and Stan sometimes, their just teasing though but they seriously need to think of laying off it.



    This episode was pretty darn funny none the less. I really liked it when Dipper was going to play one of those grip machine games to get free pancakes. Even liked that music as he was walking toward it, as if it was a western. And it really looked like he was going to win, if he just kept his grip one more second but he unfortunately loses, though personally I don't feel it was totally his fault those games I swear are rigged. But it was funny when we see the lumberjack character once again use his super strength by just pushing on the lever with his finger, it makes me wonder if he might have chopped wood near gamma radiation. And another really funny moment 'was seeing Dipper workout and we see how truly out of shape he is, he can't even lift a simple stick, yeah that's sad, he's physically weaker than April from "Parks and Recreation".



    The mantaurs are funny because their the typical mussle heads, even like their voices they sound like WWF wrestlers. But these guys are pretty much the embodiment of the superficial and stereotypical expectations men are suppose to be.



    The montage sequence is hillarous I liked that music which is a parody of the montage music from "The Karate Kid", the "Rocky" movies, "Over the Top", and any other sports film you can think of. I liked that there were two movie homages, the Pain hole test was to the Tree Beast test in "Flash Gordon" and when Dipper had his eyes forced open to look at the inspiring words strength and glory for a long time that was an homage to "A Clockwork Orange".



    And it all comes down to the final test which is to kill a multi bear. It was really cool seeing Dipper actually kick some butt, hope we see that more often. He was practically almost like "Tarzan" just able to take out a creature of nature bigger than him. But I really like how after the battle we then discover the multi bear is a fan of the pop music from BABA which of course is a parody on ABBA. I'll admit like Dipper and the Multi Bear even I liked the song it was fun and funny, hopefully we'll hear more of BABA's songs in the future. I really could emphasize with both of them as they like something that's out of the norm, me I like the anime series "Sailor Moon"; but this doesn't make us less of a man that just makes us a person. Not everyone is suppose to have similar interests or thinking in everything, that's just not how nature works. On a sidenote, I thought it was hillarous when we see Dipper singing to BABA while in the restroom and then gets all embarrassed when Stan walks in, yeah I think we've all had moments like that.



    But in the end Dipper proves he truly is a man, as he refuses to kill the multi bear and stands up to the mantaur leader. I feel it sums up what being a man truly is about, it's not mussle, strength, good looks, and all that other superficial bullcrap; it's all about doing and deciding what is right, standing up for yourself and what you believe in, and most importantly just being yourself no matter what anyone else thinks.



    Overall a very good episode, Dipper is the Man.moreless
  • Will Dipper be able to win over manliness or will manly stuff get the best of him?

    8.5
    Dipper gets tired of being a wimp. When he runs into the forest, he finds this Man-ataur (Half Man/Half Taur). The creature is able to help by giving Dipper challenges to prove what Dipper has what it takes to become a man. Meanwhile, Mabel helps her good ol' Grunkle Stan on becoming a gentleman for Stan's love interest, Lazy Susan, a waitress at their local diner. I won't spoil the rest.



    I love this episode. Both plotlines were good. My favorite part was when the Man-ataur first introduced himself with his "Half Man ...(short pause)... Half Taur!" Definitely the best part was the moral at the end (which I won't spoil!).



    Overall, a good episode for this show.



    Final score: 8.5moreless
Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

Mabel Pines

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Wendy Corduroy

Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch

Grunkle Stan, Soos, additional voices

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Dipper Pines

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Deputy Durland, Testosterauer, Glurk

Fred Tatasciore

Fred Tatasciore

Pituitor, additional voices

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Multi-Bear

Guest Star

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge

Lazy Susan

Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Manly Dan, additional voices

Recurring Role

Will Forte

Will Forte

Cute Biker

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Sheriff Blubs, Leaderar, Chutzpar

Recurring Role

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