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The laws of Gravity Falls are various, odd statutes exclusive to the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

History[]

Since Gravity Falls "was founded by a mayor Quentin Trembley who was legally insane,"[1] it has many arcane charter laws which are just as insane.[2] Trembley wrote the town charter after suffering a concussion and falling into a ditch, discovering Gravity Falls.[3] Despite over 150 years having gone by since Gravity Falls was initially founded,[1] and at least three other mayors having been in office,[1][4][5] many of the odd laws remain unchanged. Moreover, various new odd laws have been implemented since then.

Laws[]

Gravity Falls' unconventional laws include the following:

  • The right to marry a woodpecker.[2]
  • Gravity Falls is the first and only city to officially outlaw "Moon People."[3]
  • Driving without a license plate is a criminal offense.
    • In "Boyz Crazy," after being pulled over for not having a rear license plate, Ergman Bratsman is sent to jail to await trial.
  • Anyone in possession of the physical, legal document to a property gains ownership of that property. This law, called the "Finders Keepers" law, was implemented by Trembley "as an experiment to create a new form of government called 'GimmieOcracy'."[2]
  • Children (from at least 10 years old) are criminally liable. They can be detained in jail[6], and, if convicted, they are sent to adult prison instead of juvy.[2][5]
    • This might be a reference to the fact that, in Oregon, children under 6 can be sent to prison.
    • In "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," Mabel's phrase after the flashback about the Pines making fake money -"the county jail was so cold"- strongly implies that she was detained there.
    • In "Scary-oke" Soos is seen reading a newspaper which features an article about Gideon, who was previously arrested[7], having been sent to "the big house." In "TV Shorts 1," Gideon has his own segment entitled "Li'l Gideon's Big House!" All of his fellow prisoners are adult males.
    • "The Last Mabelcorn" suggests that children as young as Mabel are allowed to donate blood; in most states, an donor must be 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent. Most also have weight requirements (usually required to weigh at least 110 pounds) that Mabel likely does not fit.
  • Gravity Falls' mayoral elections are based on two events: the Wednesday Stump Speech, held on an actual stump, and the Friday Debate wherein townsfolk throw birdseed at the candidate they like most. At the end, they release a freedom eagle, who will fly to the candidate covered in the most seed and bestow a birdly kiss upon them, anointing them mayor. The Town Charter defines a worthy candidate as "anyone who can cast a shadow, count to ten and throw their hat into the provided ring."[5] The office appears to be for life.
  • As of 1922, beavers have the right to vote.[3]
  • Town residents and visitors are forbidden from speaking of Weirdmageddon, and face tasering by law enforcement should they do so (The "Never Mind All That" Act).
  • In 1920, a "Maple Syrup Prohibition" was enacted, leading townsfolk to gather in Pancake Speakeasies.[8] Apparently this prohibition is no longer in force, since the use of maple syrup is now extended.

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Season 1[]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Irrational Treasure." Tim McKeon, David Slack, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 17, 2012. No. 8, season 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (August 15, 2013). Retrieved on April 12, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! by Disney Book Group. October 7, 2014. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1484710807.
  4. "Northwest Mansion Mystery." Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. February 16, 2015. No. 10, season 2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "The Stanchurian Candidate." Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Gravity Falls. Disney XD. August 24, 2015. No. 14, season 2.
  6. "The Legend of the Gobblewonker." Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 29, 2012. No. 2, season 1.
  7. "Dreamscaperers." Matt Chapman, Tim McKeon, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 12, 2013. No. 19, season 1.
  8. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) A Bit of History. ISBN: 978-1484746691.

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Miscellaneous Blendin's letter | Explosion muffin | Granny Sweetkin's Yarnball | Huggy Wuvvy Tummy Bundle | Human-sized hamster balls | Jack-o'-melons | Mabel's sweaters | May May and the Hogg A.M. | Memory tube | Owl Trowel | Dipper's Swiss Army knife
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