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This page is for the short. For the robot, see Lefty robot.

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"Lefty" is the fourth animated short of Gravity Falls to air right between season 1 and season 2. It premiered on October 16, 2013.

Official overview[]

Dipper sets out to discover why a certain Gravity Falls resident always faces left.[2]


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The short starts with the typical introduction of Dipper holding up a crude cardboard box title, reading "Dipper's guide to the unexplained #82." He then pans the camera to the subject of suspicion, whom Dipper dubs "This Guy."

Dipper reveals him to always be facing left, along with everyone else never seeing the right side of his face. Dipper pans the camera to Mabel, asking for her theories. Mabel suggests that he is either hiding an embarrassing sunburn, he's half-lizard, half-man, or mockingly, that Dipper is totally insane and "Lefty" is completely normal.

"Lefty," standing behind a counter with bowling shoes, is subjected to three tests by Dipper. Dipper first asks him to get a pair of shoes on his right side, to which he awkwardly bends backward to grab it. Dipper then conspicuously throws his wallet to the right side of "Lefty," so he takes the wallet for him, bending backward. Finally, Dipper asks him to get him his bowling ball. "Lefty" agrees, but Dipper flings him around once he goes for the bowling balls, revealing him to be a robot of some sort, populated by small, little green men.

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Lefty exposed.

Having noticed Dipper, Mabel, and their camera, the small green creatures then cry "The time has come!" in varying levels of despair, and swallow red glowing cubes which kills them and causes them to incinerate. One of them, reluctant to do so, says "I can't, I have a family!" which is replied to (angrily) with "You signed the oath!". They both too burst into flames, and the robot self-destructs into a pile of ash, which sets off the smoke alarm much to the dismay of the other workers. The short ends with Dipper and Mabel running away, as Dipper suggests burning the tape. An odd letter appears in the static, with another cryptogram.


Production notes[]

See also: List of allusions and List of goofs.

Series continuity[]


  • This anomaly didn't have a title it was simply named, "Gravity Falls anomaly #82."
  • Just like the short Tooth this short isn't set in or around the Mystery Shack.


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The fourth section of the page.

  • At the end of the short, yet another section of the hidden page flashes briefly with a cryptogram at the bottom of the page. It reads, "WKHP DOO ZHOFRPH WR JUDYLWB IDOOV." Once decoded, it then reads, "THEM ALL WELCOME TO GRAVITY FALLS."
  • The codes made from red numbers translates to "NEAR."



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  1. Tim McKeon (18 November 2013). Tweet Number 402437546136719360. Twitter. Retrieved on December 6, 2013. “Short I wrote for GF. Can't believe this ending made it on Disney Channel. #gravityfalls”
  2. Disney Channel Media Net (2013). Archived from the original on September 18, 2013.

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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
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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