Gravity Falls

Season 1 Episode 10

Fight Fighters

6
Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 14, 2012 on Disney XD
8.4
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Episode Summary

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Challenged to a fight by Wendy's boyfriend, Robbie, Dipper is left feeling helpless and hopeless. His apprehension turns to excitement, however, when he finds out that he can turn characters from his favorite arcade game, Fight Fighters to life, he chooses Rumble McSchermish so he doesn't have to fight Robbie. It looks like Dipper has the upper hand but then things take a turn for the worse.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Awesome Episode

    10
    Watching this episode was great, awesome references to Street Fighter that will make you laugh hard. Nice 16bit throwback episode.

    On an other note, I see people complain that this is not a kid friendly show, to the point (see post below) that they want it to be censored. I just want to make a suggestion that might seem a little too much on the side of common sense, don't let your kids watch the show if you don't like it. Don't look for others to censor what you don't like, pick your ass up and do some active parenting on your own instead of looking for others to do it for you, just sayin'....moreless
  • Not appropriate for children tv after the recent school shooting and gun violence overall. Disney needs to sensor for Kids

    1.0
    I think disney needs to look at sensoring things like this in light of the recent events in ct. with the shooting . This sends chills up my spine to hear disney showing this to children. I dont see how this is humorous for children, and certainly not for parents. please see below. this is what i overheard while my children were watching it. Not appropriate for kids:



    QUOTE FROM SHOW You know, studies show that keeping a ladde inside the house is more dangerous then a loaded gun. That's why I own ten guns, in case some maniac tries to sneak in a ladder.

    Soos: Teenagers are dangerous. Those hormones turn them into like, killing machines.

    Dipper: Really?

    Soos: Oh yeah, dude. My cousin Reggie got in a fight with a teen once. The guys broke like, all his arms, all his legs, and... I think killed him or something, I dunno. Me and Reggie were just talking about it.







    Mable: Why can't you boys learn to hate each other in secret like girls do?



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  • "Fight Fighters"

    10
    One of my favorite episodes of the season.
  • Gravity Falls just seems to be getting better and better!

    10
    (This episode was leaked online about a week early. Spoilers ahead!)



    This episode starts off at the arcade, where Dipper and Wendy are playing a video game against each other. Robbie cuts in on them and pushes Dipper out of the way, playing with Wendy instead. Wendy mentions to Robbie that she's going camping with her dad and brothers, but Robbie seems too invested in the video game to listen to her.



    Now let me stop there. Robbie is getting to be on my hated character list. In this episode, Robbie is constantly either:

    A) Being rude to Wendy

    B) Showing Wendy OFF to Dipper, like she's an object or something

    and

    C) Threatening Dipper or yelling at him

    OH YEAH HE'S LIKE THE GREATEST BOYFRIEND EVAR.

    I mean, really. He calls out for Wendy after she already told him she wouldn't be there (his own fault), Dipper comes out telling him to stop and listen to her for once, and THEN Robbie starts teasing the poor kid about his crush on Wendy and how she'll never like him. He taunts him by calling Wendy, going to ask her if she loves Dipper or not, but Dipper slaps the phone out of his hand and it breaks.

    INSTANTLY, DIPPER SAYS HE'S SORRY AND THAT HE'LL PAY FOR IT.

    AND WHAT DOES ROBBIE DO??

    Robbie says how he's gonna beat him up and scares the literal CRAP out of Dipper.

    Yeah. UH-HUH.

    Anyways, this episode was really funny. The video game references were pretty subtle, and I LOVE how the 8-bit animation blended in with the traditional. Rumble looked like he came out of a video game, and that was brilliant. The sub-plot is that Mabel is trying to help Stan get over his fear of heights, which provided some funny jokes and lines.

    This episode actually has a moral, somewhat. At the end, when Rumble stood against him, Dipper got beat-up badly, and he took it like a man.

    FANTASTIC EPISODE. I can't wait for Little Dipper!moreless
Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch

Grunkle Stan, Soos, additional voices

Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

Mabel Pines

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Dipper Pines

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

additional voices

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

additional voices

Kimberly Brooks (II)

Kimberly Brooks (II)

additional voices

Brian Bloom

Brian Bloom

Rumble McSkirmish

Guest Star

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Wendy Corduroy, additional voices

Recurring Role

T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller

Robbie

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Soos: Man, I wonder what it would be like to go inside a video game for real.
      (he unscrews the back of the arcade cabinet and climbs in)
      Soos: I shoulda thought of this years ago!

    • Dipper: This street has some very dangerous litter.

    • Grunkle Stan: You know, studies show that keeping a ladder inside the house is more dangerous then a loaded gun. That's why I own ten guns, in case some maniac tries to sneak in a ladder.

    • Soos: Teenagers are dangerous. Those hormones turn them into like, killing machines.
      Dipper: Really?
      Soos: Oh yeah, dude. My cousin Reggie got in a fight with a teen once. The guys broke like, all his arms, all his legs, and... I think killed him or something, I dunno. Me and Reggie were just talking about it.

    • Mable: Why can't you boys learn to hate each other in secret like girls do?

    • Mable: Grunkle Stan, why are you actin' so cray-cray?

    • Rumble McSkirmish: Now I must defeat the world's greatest Fight Fighters! Take me to the Soviet Union!
      Dipper: That's gonna be tough. For a number of reasons...

  • NOTES (1)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Bill Flores (Location Design), Sean Jimenez (Location Design)
      Christopher Houghton (Character Design), "C" Raggio IV (Character Design)
      Robert Lacko (Character Cleanup)
      James Suhr (Storyboard Revisions), Suzanne Hirota Burks (Storyboard Revisions), Celia Kendrick (Storyboard Revisions)
      Louis J. Hocson (Continuity Coordinator)
      Brad Breeck (Main Title & Episodic Music Written and Produced by)
      Kevin Locarro (Animatic Editor), Andrew Sorcini (Animatic Editor)
      Paul Robertson (Pixel Animation By)
      Andrew Sorcini (Assistant Film Editor), Timothy M. Snell (Assistant Film Editor)
      Bobby Garza (Dialogue Engineer)
      Jessie Slipchinsky (Digital Coordinator)
      Robert Pratt (Digital Audio Transfer)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Super Mario Bros. 2


      The digital, video-game-like end scene (Soos' dream) where the four main characters stand in a row and describe themselves is a reference to the character-selection screen from the game Super Mario Bros. 2 (a modification of Doki Doki Panic), in which the game characters (appearing in a slightly different order) have the same attributes as described in the episode. Soos then appears as Pac-Man and eats the screen before waking up.

    • The scene where Rumble McSkirmish is attacking Robbie at the barrel factory is a parody of the gameplay of Donkey Kong.

    • The games "Frogtime" and "Ghost Maze" are parodies of the classic arcade games Frogger and Pac-Man.

    • "Fight Fighters" is a parody of the classic arcade game Street Fighter.

    • The game Soos climbs into is called "Nort". This is a backwards reference to the film Tron.

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