Gravity Falls

Season 1 Episode 8

Irrational Treasure

3
Aired Monday 9:30 PM Aug 17, 2012 on Disney XD
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Dipper discovers a secret about the town and sets out to uncover it. Mabel tags along to prove she isn't silly.

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  • Founders Day

    10
    It's pretty much "Gravity Falls" doing "The Da Vinci Code"; this is probably one of my favorate episodes for the show because it focuses on the mystery of the town but for the first time on Mabel which is great. Mabel really shows she can carry out an episode and Dipper supprisingly was more of a second string character. This was an episode that I felt might have been a little inspired by the conspiracy of the Free Mason secret society where supposedly ths society had a big part in the formation of America.



    I did like their motive, Pacifica is such a b.... with a capital B. I know that's pretty bold but after humulating and belittling Mabel in public that was just low. Dipper is right about her just because her family supposedly founded Gravity Falls doesn't give her the right to treat everyone like garbage, she's not the center of the universe.



    The mystery was intreaging, what made it all the more interesting was it was Mabel herself that figures out the clues while Dipper is the one that falls for the red heirings. I feel this really shows that Mabel is an accidental genius, sure may'be her smarts aren't on the same level as Dipper's but that's because she thinks on a different wave length and utilizes street smarts. But also Mabel is just at her hillarous best, I really thought it was funny how she figured out the statue clue, though my favorate moment was when she says my favorate quote in the episode, "I'm going to legalize I just cracked up when I heard that.



    The reveal didn't disappoint in fact it was pretty darn hillarous when we discover the true founder Quentin Tremblely whom was the 8 and a half President of the United States, makes sense since most . presidents before George Washington were forgotten. But anyway we see this president is just as silly/weird as Mabel only difference is this guy is an idiot. Some of the things we here he does are just fraking daft and hillarous, like a war on pancakes, yes I'm not kidding; that wouldn't be a problem just stop making them. But he's says another favorate quote of mine in the episode, "The think we have to fear most is giant man eating that also cracked me up.



    When Tremble comes out of his pennut brittle hibernation he really doesn't disappoint, the penut brittle was probably the only hit the guy ever had. But anyway I really like the guy, just like Mabel he was hillarous he had some really funny lines and moments. One moment that was my favorate was when he tells both Dipper and Mabel the story of his time with George Washington.



    And of course the conclusion was satisfying, Mabel in the end accepts and appreciates who she is. I really could relate to her dilemma in this episode because like her I'm an outsider as well. Yeah I do things differently and even like certain things out of the norm but I'm not harming anyone and nor is Mabel wearing those colorful sweaters, I like wearing graphic tees. Also people that think and act outside the norm usual have a lot to offer the world and the people in it, heck most people in history even the people that founded and formed this country were. So, people like Mabel will go far, trust me no good comes to girls like Pacifica whom offer nothing. We of course see Dipper give Pacifica her comeupins when he gives Pacifica the documents that prove the founding father of her family is a fraud, just seeing the look on her face was priceless but also love the quote Dipper says, "Revenge is underrated" I highly agree.



    But after the epsode it just made me wonder how many more secrets are hidden in Gravity Falls as well as what Gravity Falls was back then. Personal I think the town was a front and was really some secret government intelegence base at the time. I don't know but the Government is no doubt a part of this, who know what else their hiding, what they know about the town, and what the big secret in the town really is.moreless
Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

Mabel Pines

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Wendy Corduroy

Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch

Grunkle Stan, Soos, Quentin Trembley, Old Man McGucket, additional voices

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Dipper Pines, additional voices

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

additional voices

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

additional voices

Jackie Buscarino

Jackie Buscarino

Pacifica

Recurring Role

Keith Ferguson

Keith Ferguson

Deputy Durland, additional voices

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Sheriff Blubs, additional voices

Recurring Role

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