Gravity Falls

Season 1 Episode 2

The Legend of the Gobblewonker

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jun 29, 2012 on Disney XD
8.3
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Dipper and Mabel enlist Soos to help them prove a lake monster is real.

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  • Dipper and Mabel enlist Soos to help them prove a lake monster is real.

    9.5
    This episode is almost excellent and it's not as awesome as the first episode. For the story, it's not the best, but it's good. Some of the funny moments are flashback at the cold open, Old Man McGrucket's appearance in the episode, Mabel imagining herself when she gets rich, the gang breaking/throwing the cameras on accident, Stan telling a couple a joke about marriage, "butt island" (I don't mind butt jokes usually as long as they don't get overused), Dipper's imagine spot at the end when Mabel appears, the gang running to the glass, and the last part of the episode. It was creepy that the monster of the lake turns out to be a machine controlled by Old Man McGrucket because he wanted some attention. Still, Old Man McGrucket is a funny, but weird character. The animation is awesome as in the first episode. My only flaw was how Stan being a bit of a jerk in few scenes. All in all, an almost perfect episode.

    Score: 9.5/10moreless
  • Goin Fishin in Monster Lake

    9.0
    There at times always seem to be something spooky about lakes at times, sure there a small body of watter but depending on how far they stretch, let alone how dark the underwater bottom is you just never know whats really there.



    This is another very good one, I like the fact it's tackling lake monsters. As a kid I've always had a facination with the Loch Ness Monster, personally I think it's possible there have been discoveries of speces we've never seen before as well as some sea creatures doubled in size.



    Anyway, this was another straght forward adventure. The humor is great as usual, I really liked the joke on the multiple cameras. It was funny on two counts, for one you would think this is a plan that wouldn't fail but does, but also it was a parody on the last bullet element in suspese thrillers where the protagonist would fire but miss till at the very crucial moment use the last and hit. Mabel and Soos were hillarous. One of the funniest moments was when Mabel was using a Peligan as a marronate as well as just hearing some of the things Soos says. To me what makes Soos funnier and a little interesting is that there are moments when he says or does something smart, sometimes by mere accident.



    The chase scene in the third half was great, it was just fast paced and thrilling, you almost couldn't afford to take a breath. There are just a lot of little things that happen during that chase to make it funny, one favorate was seeing them accident run into that nest of beavers which were attacking all three as they were being chased, I just thought it was a little homage joke to many of those nature attacks horror films like "The Birds", "Arachnophobia", you name it. The fact it's beavers whom are consdered harmless creatures makes it all the more ridiculous and funny. And once again like most chase scenes there is the cleche sheet of glass from out of nowhere, it was funny because this was taking place in a lake. What the heck the workers were carring the sheet of glass for is anyones guess, probably for a summer home.



    Really like that last moment at the end which I thought was an errie touch, when we see there really is a monster in the lake. Sometimes what you don't see is closer than you think.moreless
Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Wendy Corduroy

Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch

Grunkle Stan, Soos/additional voices

Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

Mabel Pines

Jennifer Coolidge

Jennifer Coolidge

additional voices

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

additional voices

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

additional voices

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    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Bill Flores (Location Design), Sean Jimenez (Location Design)
      Joe Pitt (Character Design)
      Elle Michalka (Background Paint), Josh Parpan (Background Paint)
      Robert Lacko (Character Cleanup)
      James Suhr (Storyboard Revisions), Suzanne Hirota Burks (Storyboard Revisions)
      Louis Jhocson (Continuity Coordinator)
      Brad Breeck (Main Title & Episodic Music Written and Produced by)
      Kevin Locarro (Animatic Editor)
      Andrew Sorcini (Assistant Film Editor), Timothy M. Snell (Assistant Film Editor)
      Bobby Garza (Dialogue Engineer)
      Jessie Slipchinsky (Digital Coordinator)
      Robert Pratt (Digital Audio Transfer)
      Sarah Wintucky (Production Control)

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