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This page is for the short. For the candy thief, see Candy monster (creature).

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"Candy Monster" is the first animated short of Gravity Falls to air right in between season 1 and season 2. It premiered on October 14, 2013, along with "Stan's Tattoo," and is available for free on Disney Channel Monstober Vol 3 on iTunes.

Official overview[]

Dipper and Mabel must go into full on battle mode against a mysterious creature when it leaps out of the rafters and steals their 'Summerween' candy.[1]


Short1 Dipper finger licking good

It's infinitely delicious.

Late at night, as Dipper concludes a section on his video recording of Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained on Gravity Falls anomaly #13, the "Mobius Chicken Strip," he is startled by a mysterious creature that starts to cause havoc in his room. He quickly alerts a sleeping Mabel, who in return tries to ignore Dipper, until he tells her that the creature is eating their leftover Summerween candy. Hearing this wakes up a terrified Mabel and then she and her brother try to investigate what this candy eating monster could be. After they are unable to come up with a clear conclusion, Dipper then titles this event as a new recording, Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #76: "That Thing?"

Short1 Dipper vs

Dipper tries to capture the monster.

Later, Dipper equips himself with golf clubs and a garbage can as weapons in addition to armor made out of five stuffed animals found in his room. He and Mabel are convinced to be able to capture the monster for science and candy. Enraged, Dipper then advances towards the creature in a matter to trap it by luring it with candy, but the monster catches on and flees away. Without hesitation, the twins run after the creature. The creature proves to be a problem for the twins to capture as it begins to make a mess of the Mystery Shack, wastes their candy and even attacks Dipper. When all seems lost, the monster accidentally steps on the TV remote and opens it to a movie. The TV has an hypnotic effect on the creature and calms it down. Shortly after, Dipper is also enthralled by the television.

After all is well, Dipper, Mabel, and the monster watch the movie together. Soos is seen saying hello to the twins and even the monster who he mistakes for Stan. Dipper then concludes the recording and says that the next one will "probably be about finding a way to get rid of the candy eating monster," this confuses Soos who asks the monster, who he believes to be Stan, what Dipper is talking about.


Production notes[]

See also: List of allusions and List of goofs.

Series continuity[]


  • This short was available on iTunes for free in the Disney Channel Monstober Volume 3 package before its air date.
  • This is the first and only time that Soos has addressed Stan as "Grunkle Stan."
  • This is also the only short where Dipper appears without his hat or vest.


Short1 secret cryptogram after Candy Monster

The page seen at the end of "Candy Monster."

  • At the end of the short, the first section of the hidden page flashes briefly with a cryptogram at the bottom of the page. It reads, "IURP WKH ILUVW XQWLO WKH ODVW VHDUFK WKH." Once decoded, it reads, "FROM THE FIRST UNTIL THE LAST SEARCH THE."
  • The code made from the red numbers decodes to "THE DAR."



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  1. Disney Channel Media Net (2013). Archived from the original on September 18, 2013.

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Season one 1. Tourist Trapped | 2. The Legend of the Gobblewonker | 3. Headhunters | 4. The Hand That Rocks the Mabel | 5. The Inconveniencing | 6. Dipper vs. Manliness | 7. Double Dipper | 8. Irrational Treasure | 9. The Time Traveler's Pig | 10. Fight Fighters | 11. Little Dipper | 12. Summerween | 13. Boss Mabel | 14. Bottomless Pit! | 15. The Deep End | 16. Carpet Diem | 17. Boyz Crazy | 18. Land Before Swine | 19. Dreamscaperers | 20. Gideon Rises
Season two 21. Scary-oke | 22. Into the Bunker | 23. The Golf War | 24. Sock Opera | 25. Soos and the Real Girl | 26. Little Gift Shop of Horrors | 27. Society of the Blind Eye | 28. Blendin's Game | 29. The Love God | 30. Northwest Mansion Mystery | 31. Not What He Seems | 32. A Tale of Two Stans | 33. Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons | 34. The Stanchurian Candidate | 35. The Last Mabelcorn | 36. Roadside Attraction | 37. Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future | 38. Weirdmageddon Part 1 | 39. Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality | 40-41. Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls
Animated shorts Candy Monster | Stan's Tattoo | Mailbox | Lefty | Tooth | The Hide-Behind | Mabel's Guide to Dating | Mabel's Guide to Stickers | Mabel's Guide to Fashion | Mabel's Guide to Color | Mabel's Guide to Art | Fixin' It with Soos: Golf Cart | Fixin' It with Soos: Cuckoo Clock | TV Shorts 1 | TV Shorts 2 | Mabel's Scrapbook: Heist Movie | Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo
Lists Allusions | Cryptograms | Goofs | International versions
Related Media Unaired pilot | Next Time On Gravity Falls | Creature in the Closet | Creepy Letters from Lil' Gideon | Gravity Falls Journal 3 Infomercial | Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales | Gravity Falls: Even Stranger | The Mystery in Gravity Falls | "Old Man" McGucket's Conspiracy Corner Marathon | Between the Pines | Soos' Stan Fiction | Soos Cast | Gravity Falls – Tug-n’-Talk Shmebulock | One Crazy Summer: A Look Back at Gravity Falls | Call Me Mabel