Gravity Falls

Season 1 Episode 4

The Hand That Rocks the Mabel

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jul 06, 2012 on Disney Channel
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The gang decide to visit a show starring Lil' Gideon, a psychic kid and Grunkle Stan's competitor, where he demonstrates his psychic powers. He falls in love with Mabel and invites her to meet him. She refuses to go, but also doesn't want to break his heart. But when Dipper persuades Mabel to go on a date with Gideon to question his genuineness, she soon learns he will lose his cuteness too quickly.

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Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Wendy Corduroy

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter

Dipper Pines

Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

Mabel Pines

Thurop Van Orman

Thurop Van Orman

Lil' Gideon

Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Bud Gleeful, additional voices

Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza

additional voices

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Sheriff Blubs

Recurring Role

Will Forte

Will Forte

Cute Biker

Recurring Role

Gregg Turkington

Gregg Turkington

Toby Determined

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The disclaimer in Li'l Gideon's TV commercial reads, "Void where prohibited, no C.O.D.'s accepted, the letter "p" in the word psychic is silent and used for entertainment purposes only. If unsatisfied, please return unused portion for a full refund. Side effects may include but are not limited to: prosperity, wads of cash, fun at parties, tight pants, 6.2% APR, no money down! Psychic readings may cause a warming sensation in the abdomen. If pain persists, consult your physicist immediately. Carla, I've always loved you but never had the guts to say it."

    • The secret message at the end of the episode's credits is: CARLA, WHY WONT YOU CALL ME?

    • Gideon's first appearance was in the second episode, "The Legend of the Gobblewonker" He appears in the child psychic ad on the back cover of the Wacky News Dipper is reading during breakfast.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mabel: (about the restaurant) I've never seen so many forks. And water with bubbles in it? Ooh lah lah, oui, oui!
      Gideon: Oh, parlez-vous francais?
      Mabel: I have no idea what you're saying.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title:


      Referencing the 1992 movie The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, which features a doctor's wife who loses her husband and her happily married life when a woman accuses her husband of sexual molestation. The wife infiltrates the woman's family posing as a nanny and sets out to destroy their life. The movie title in turn is based on the poem of the same name by William Ross Wallace.