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[[#Scary-oke|Scary-oke]] • [[#Into the Bunker|Into the Bunker]] • [[#The Golf War|The Golf War]] • [[#Sock Opera|Sock Opera]] • [[#Soos and the Real Girl|Soos and the Real Girl]] • [[#Little Gift Shop of Horrors|Little Gift Shop of Horrors]] • [[#Society of the Blind Eye|Society of the Blind Eye]] • [[#Blendin's Game|Blendin's Game]] • [[#The Love God|The Love God]] • [[#Northwest Mansion Mystery|Northwest Mansion Mystery]] • [[#Not What He Seems|Not What He Seems]]
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[[#Scary-oke|Scary-oke]] • [[#Into the Bunker|Into the Bunker]] • [[#The Golf War|The Golf War]] • [[#Sock Opera|Sock Opera]] • [[#Soos and the Real Girl|Soos and the Real Girl]] • [[#Little Gift Shop of Horrors|Little Gift Shop of Horrors]] • [[#Society of the Blind Eye|Society of the Blind Eye]] • [[#Blendin's Game|Blendin's Game]] • [[#The Love God|The Love God]] • [[#Northwest Mansion Mystery|Northwest Mansion Mystery]] • [[#Not What He Seems|Not What He Seems]] • [[#A Tale of Two Stans|A Tale of Two Stans]] • [[#Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons|Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons]] • [[#The Stanchurian Candidate|The Stanchurian Candidate]] • [[#The Last Mabelcorn|The Last Mabelcorn]] • [[#Roadside Attraction|Roadside Attraction]] • [[#Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future|Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future]] • [[#Weirdmageddon Part 1|Weirdmageddon Part 1]] • [[#Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality|Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality]] • [[List of allusions/Season 2#Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls|Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls]]
 
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==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
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:''See also: [[List of items in the Mystery Shack]] for allusions made by specific items.''
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===[[Scary-oke]]===
 
===[[Scary-oke]]===
[[File:S2e1 stan's stash.png|thumb|Adult magazines]]
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[[File:S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll.png|thumb|Spoofs of famous songs.]]
[[File:S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll.png|thumb|Spoof of famous songs]]
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[[File:S2e1 stan's stash.png|thumb|Adult magazines.]]
*The magazines in Stan's trunk (e.g. "[[Fully Clothed Women]]") are a reference to adult magazines such as ''[[Wikipedia:Playboy|Playboy]]''.
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*Two songs on Mabel's karaoke machine ("We Built This Township on Rock and Roll" and "Danger Lane to Highway Town") are references to "[[Wikipedia:We Built this City|We Built this City]]" by [[Wikipedia:Starship (band)|Starship]] and "[[Wikipedia:Danger Zone (song)|Danger Zone]]" by [[Wikipedia:Kenny Loggins|Kenny Loggins]].
*In Stan's contraband box is a ''[[Wikipedia:Tamagotchi|Tamagotchi]]'' and a ''[[Wikipedia:Street Sharks|Street Sharks]]'' doll.
 
*Two songs on Mabel's karaoke machine ("We Built This Township on Rock and Roll" and "Danger Lane to Highway Town") are references to "[[Wikipedia:We Built this City|We Built this City]]" by [[Wikipedia:Starship (band)|Starship]] and "[[Wikipedia:Danger Zone (song)|Danger Zone]]" by [[Wikipedia:Kenny Loggins|Kenny Loggins]], respectively.
 
 
*MC Rapper is a parody of rapper [[Wikipedia:MC Hammer|MC Hammer]].
 
*MC Rapper is a parody of rapper [[Wikipedia:MC Hammer|MC Hammer]].
*Agent Powers' claim to have no sense of humor is allusion to ''[[Wikipedia:Men in Black (film)|Men in Black]]'', wherein Agent K makes a very similar claim.
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*The song name "[[The Rapper's Rap]]" is an allusion to the early rap song, "[[wikipedia:Rapper's Delight|Rapper's Delight]]" by The Sugarhill Gang.
*The song name "[[The Rapper's Rap]]" is an allusion to the first rap song ever written, "[[wikipedia:Rapper's Delight|Rapper's Delight]]" by The Sugarhill Gang. 
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*Agent Powers' claim to have no sense of humor is an allusion to ''[[Wikipedia:Men in Black (film)|Men in Black]]'', wherein Agent K says, "We at the FBI do not have a sense of humor we're aware of."
*The zombies and their dialogue (moaning "Brains...") is a nod to the classic splatter-punk film, ''[[wikipedia:The Return of the Living Dead|The&nbsp;Return of the Living Dead]]''.
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*Stan's contraband box contains a ''[[Wikipedia:Tamagotchi|Tamagotchi]]'' and a ''[[Wikipedia:Street Sharks|Street Sharks]]'' doll.
* The show Zombie [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] was watching, Gossiping Housewives, is a reference to the TV series [[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]].
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*The magazines in Stan's trunk (e.g. "[[Fully Clothed Women]]") are a reference to adult magazines such as ''[[Wikipedia:Playboy|Playboy]]''.
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* The show [[Soos Ramirez|Soos]] watches, "Gossiping Housewives," is a reference to the TV series ''[[wikipedia:Desperate Housewives|Desperate Housewives]]''.
   
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
 
===[[Into the Bunker]]===
[[File:S2e2 blink.png|thumb|Sideways blink]]
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[[File:S2e2 smez.png|thumb|A Smez container.]]
*When the [[Shape Shifter]] reveals itself, it extends its neck and climbs a wall in the same fashion as the monster in the 1982 film ''[[Wikipedia:The Thing (1982 film)|The Thing]]''.<ref>[http://zhuzhka.tumblr.com/post/93592966168/im-pretty-sure-that-was-intentional Compare gifs here for The Thing and the Shape Shifter]</ref>
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*Using the [[List of cryptograms#Symbol substitution cipher|symbol substitution cipher]], one of the journal's pages says '''"ICE" "ICE" "BABY,"''' which is a famous hip hop song from 1990, "[[Wikipedia:Ice Ice Baby|Ice Ice Baby]]" by rapper [[Wikipedia:Vanilla Ice|Vanilla Ice]].
*Using the [[List of cryptograms#Symbol substitution cipher|symbol substitution cipher]], one of the journal's pages says '''"ICE" "ICE" "BABY"''', which is a reference to a famous hip hop song from 1990, "[[Wikipedia:Ice Ice Baby|Ice Ice Baby]]" by rapper [[Wikipedia:Vanilla Ice|Vanilla Ice]].
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*[[Smez]] is a spoof of ''[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez]]''.
*The episode resembles It, the title character in the [[wikipedia:It (miniseries)|miniseries of the same name]]. This movie also featured a close-knit group battling a shape shifting evil in a subterranean setting.  The Shape Shifter in the episode assumes a giant spider form multiple times - like Its final form - and appears to take similar pleasure in psychological torment of its nemeses.
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*When the [[Shape Shifter]] first reveals itself to Dipper and Wendy, it takes the form of an upside-down spider-like creature with a long worm-like neck attached to man's snarling head. This is a reference to the 1982 science fiction horror film [[wikipedia:The Thing (1982 film)|The Thing]], where the titular shape-shifting alien adopts a very similar appearance in a scene.
*[[Smez]] is a spoof of ''[[Wikipedia:Pez|Pez]]'' candy.
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*When the Shape Shifter transforms to demonstrate the different forms he can take from the Journal, he briefly transforms into [[Wikipedia:Groot|Groot]] from the [[Wikipedia:Guardians of the Galaxy|Guardians of the Galaxy]].
*Just before the Shape Shifter reveals itself, its eyes are shown blinking sideways. This is in reference to the unlicensed cephalopoid from ''Men In Black'' (1997) blinking its gills because it was out of breath.
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*The layout of the bunker and its entrance are a reference to the video game [[Wikipedia:Myst|Myst]]. <ref>Episode commentary</ref>
*When Wendy yells to the shapeshifter, "Hey, Body Snatcher!" it is a nod to the film, ''[[wikipedia:Invasion of the Body Snatchers|Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]''.
 
*Manly Dan says "Who put that wall there?!" which is a reference to the line "Who put that bar there?!" from the movie ''please include movie name''.
 
   
 
===[[The Golf War]]===
 
===[[The Golf War]]===
[[File:S2e3 Lilliputtians.png|thumb|The Lilliputtians]]
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[[File:S2e3 Lilliputtians.png|thumb|The Lilliputtians.]]
[[File:S2e3 Polly and Big Henry.png|thumb|Big Henry]]
 
 
*The title "The Golf War" is a play on words referencing the [[Wikipedia:Gulf War|Gulf War]] from 1990-91.
 
*The title "The Golf War" is a play on words referencing the [[Wikipedia:Gulf War|Gulf War]] from 1990-91.
 
*One of the obstacles at [[Ye Royal Discount Putt Hutt]] is a large shoe house, a reference to the nursery rhyme "[[Wikipedia:There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe]]."
 
*One of the obstacles at [[Ye Royal Discount Putt Hutt]] is a large shoe house, a reference to the nursery rhyme "[[Wikipedia:There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe]]."
*The [[Lilliputtians]] are a reference to the Lilliputians, a society of tiny people who inhabit the island of [[Wikipedia:Lilliput and Blefuscu|Lilliput]] (which represents the [[Wikipedia:Kingdom of Great Britain|Kingdom of Great Britain]]) in [[Wikipedia:Jonathan Swift|Jonathan Swift's]] satirical novel ''[[Wikipedia:Gulliver's Travels|Gulliver's Travels]]. ''Also, the way they tied up Pacifica was done in a similar manner to how Gulliver is tied up by the Lilliputians.
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*The [[Lilliputtians]] are a reference to the Lilliputians, a society of tiny people who inhabit the island of [[Wikipedia:Lilliput and Blefuscu|Lilliput]] (which represents the [[Wikipedia:Kingdom of Great Britain|Kingdom of Great Britain]]) in [[Wikipedia:Jonathan Swift|Jonathan Swift's]] satirical novel ''[[Wikipedia:Gulliver's Travels|Gulliver's Travels]]''. Also, the way they tied up Pacifica was done in a similar manner to how Gulliver is tied up by the Lilliputians.
*[[Big Henry]] may be either or both: a reference to the character from American folklore known as [[Wikipedia:John Henry (folklore)|John Henry]], who was a miner who died while constructing a railroad tunnel, or [[Wikipedia:Big Bad John|Big Bad John]], a song originally performed in 1961 by Jimmy Dean regarding a man who gives his life to save his fellow miners following a tunnel collapse.
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*When the pirate Lilliputtians first appear, a tune very similar to the main theme of the ''[[wikipedia:Pirates of the Caribbean (film series)|Pirates of the Caribbean]]'' series plays.
*Some elements of the episode are similar to ''[[wikipedia:The Simpsons|The Simpsons]]'' episode "[[wikipedia:Dead Putting Society|Dead Putting Society]]", in which [[wikipedia:Bart Simpson|Bart Simpson]] enters a mini-golf competition with [[wikipedia:List of recurring The Simpsons characters#Todd Flanders|Todd Flanders]] at a medieval-themed golf course.
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*The story of Big Henry and how he died pushing the ball to the end of the mine is a reference to the story of John Henry and how he died building an entire railroad track to the promised land.
   
 
===[[Sock Opera]]===
 
===[[Sock Opera]]===
[[File:S2e4 screaming head.png|thumb|Head based on Khal Drogo]]
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[[File:S2e4 screaming head.png|thumb|Head based on Khal Drogo.]]
[[File:S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet.png|thumb|[[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] reference]]
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[[File:S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet.png|thumb|[[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] reference.]]
*The title is a play on rock operas.
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*[[Gabe Bensen|Gabe]] claiming to be the "[[wikipedia:Master of Puppets (song)|Master of Puppets]]" is a reference to the song with the same name by [[wikipedia:Metallica|Metallica]].
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*The entire episode is an allusion to [[Wikipedia:Faust|Faust]]. In the tale of Faust, Faust makes a deal with the Mephistopheles (The Devil) in which he gains all the knowledge of the world, but he will lose his soul in ten years to Mephistopheles. Faust with the help of a maiden, outsmarts Mephistopheles. In the episode Dipper makes a deal with Bill Cipher in which he has to give up a puppet for a hint to the laptop, and in the end Dipper and Mabel both outsmart Bill.
*The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on [[w:c:gameofthrones:Drogo|Khal Drogo]] from [[wikipedia:HBO|HBO]]'s [[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|''Game of Thrones'']].<ref>[http://robertryancory.tumblr.com/post/97554503088/so-what-was-the-story-behind-designing-the-head-thats Robert Ryan Cory on screaming head]</ref>
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*The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on [[w:c:gameofthrones:Drogo|Khal Drogo]] from [[wikipedia:HBO|HBO]]'s [[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|''Game of Thrones'']].<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://robertryancory.tumblr.com/post/97554503088/so-what-was-the-story-behind-designing-the-head |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97554503088 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]] |date= |quote=}}[[Category:Lists]]</ref>
*The preacher outfit that Bill wore is based on the character Harry Powell in ''[[Wikipedia:The Night of the Hunter (film)|The Night of the Hunter]]''.<ref>[http://gravi-teamfalls.tumblr.com/post/97543114343/robertryancory-gravity-falls-sock-opera-rough Gravi-Team Falls Tumblr - Bipper references]</ref>
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* The outfit Candy wears during the show is based off of the outfit worn by [[wikipedia:David Bowie|David Bowie]] during the music video for his song "[[wikipedia:Ziggy Stardust (song)|Ziggy Stardust]]."<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://anirami84.tumblr.com/post/97146170141/some-of-the-first-real-designs-i-did-for-gravity |title=Tumblr Post ID: 97146170141 |accessdate=August 15, 2015 |author=[[Stephanie Ramirez|Ramirez, Stephanie]] |date=September 10, 2014}}</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:Franz Schubert|Franz Schubert's]] "[[Wikipedia:Ave Maria (Schubert)|Ave Maria]]" is heard when the Grunkle Stan puppet flies in slow motion.
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*The face made by Dipper in puppet form to show his aggravation is similar to the aggrevated face of Muppet Kermit the Frog, particularly based on a meme of that face during a sketch from ''Sesame Street'' where he gets frustrated as a girl keeps trying to add "Cookie Monster" to the alphabet.
*The Grunkle Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after [[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] from ''[[Wikipedia:The Muppet Show|The Muppet Show]]''.
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*The preacher outfit that Bill wears during the show is based on the character Harry Powell from ''[[Wikipedia:The Night of the Hunter (film)|The Night of the Hunter]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=http://gravi-teamfalls.tumblr.com/post/97543114343/robertryancory-gravity-falls-sock-opera-rough |title= Tumblr Post ID: 97543114343 |accessdate= |author=[[Robertryan Cory|Cory, Robertryan]]; Gravi-teamfalls |date=September 15, 2014 |quote=Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs}}</ref>
*The scene where Dipper wakes up from his first meeting with Bill and flails his arm in a panic is an allusion to [[w:c:muppet:Kermit the Frog|Kermit the Frog]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Franz Schubert|Franz Schubert's]] "[[Ave Maria]]" is heard when the Stan puppet falls in slow motion.
**The same for Dipper's angry face as a puppet when speaking to Mabel, who finds the expression hilarious.
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*The Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after [[w:c:muppet:Statler and Waldorf|Statler and Waldorf]] from ''[[Wikipedia:The Muppet Show|The Muppet Show]]''.
 
*The cryptogram in the end credits references [[Wikipedia:Reptilians|Reptilian conspiracies]].
 
*The cryptogram in the end credits references [[Wikipedia:Reptilians|Reptilian conspiracies]].
   
 
===[[Soos and the Real Girl]]===
 
===[[Soos and the Real Girl]]===
[[File:S2e5 beeblyboop's.png|thumb|GameStop reference]]
 
[[File:S2e5 edgy on purpose.png|thumb|Hot Topic reference]]
 
[[File:S2e5 soos room daytime.png|thumb|Stretch Armstrong, N64, Furby, Atti-cube, and NORT are all visible in Soos' room]]
 
 
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*The title is a spoof of the film ''[[Wikipedia:Lars and the Real Girl|Lars and the Real Girl]]''.
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[[File:S2e5 edgy on purpose.png|thumb|Hot Topic reference.]]
*A number of stores in the [[Gravity Falls Mall]] are parodies of popular stores:
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[[File:S2e5 beeblyboop's.png|thumb|GameStop reference.]]
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[[File:S2e5 soos room daytime.png|thumb|Stretch Armstrong, N64, Furby, Atti-cube, and NORT are all visible in Soos' room.]]
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[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
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*The title is a spoof of the film ''[[Wikipedia:Lars and the Real Girl|Lars and the Real Girl]],'' in which a man deals with his shyness by treating a life-sized doll he ordered off the internet as his girlfriend.
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*A number of stores at [[Gravity Malls]] are parodies of popular stores:
 
**The store in the mall, Build A Beaver, is a parody of [[wiki:Build-A-Bear Workshop|Build-A-Bear Workshop]].
 
**The store in the mall, Build A Beaver, is a parody of [[wiki:Build-A-Bear Workshop|Build-A-Bear Workshop]].
**The store [[Edgy On Purpose]] is a spoof on [[Wikipedia:Hot Topic|Hot Topic]].
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**The store Edgy On Purpose is a spoof on [[Wikipedia:Hot Topic|Hot Topic]].
**[[BeeblyBoop's Videogames|BeeblyBoop's Videogames']] logo is an allusion to the [[Wikipedia:GameStop|GameStop]] logo
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**[[BeeblyBoop's Videogames|BeeblyBoop's Videogames']] logo is an allusion to the [[Wikipedia:GameStop|GameStop]] logo.
 
*Soos' bedroom has a number of items that reference toys and pop culture:
 
*Soos' bedroom has a number of items that reference toys and pop culture:
**A picture of a [[Wikipedia:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle]].
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**A picture of something resembling a ''[[Wikipedia:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle]]''.
**A [[Wikipedia:Stretch Armstrong|Stretch Armstrong]] doll.
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**A ''[[Wikipedia:Stretch Armstrong|Stretch Armstrong]]'' doll.
**A [[Wikipedia:Furby|Furby]] doll.
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**A ''[[Wikipedia:Furby|Furby]]'' doll.
**A [[Wikipedia:Godzilla|Godzilla]] action figure.
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**A ''[[Wikipedia:Godzilla|Godzilla]]'' action figure.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
 
**A [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64 console]] and controller.
**A [[Wikipedia:Magic 8-Ball|Magic 8-Ball]].
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**A poster, "HE'S GOT ATTI-CUBE," which has a COOLCUBE logo at the top that is a cube made of C's, a parody of the [[Wikipedia:GameCube|Nintendo GameCube]] whose cube is made of G's. The running cube on the poster also resembles a [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]] and [[Wikipedia:7-Up|7-Up's]] old mascot, [[Wikipedia:Cool Spot|Cool Spot]].
*Will E. Badger's name is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Chuck E. Cheese's|Chuck E. Cheese's]] and possibly a refrence to the Looney Tunes character [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_The_Road_Runner Wile E. Coyote].
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*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] of the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
*The [[Hoo-Ha's Jamboree]] animatronic band members are based off of the [[Wikipedia:The Rock-afire Explosion|Rock-afire Explosion]].
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*The restaurant [[Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizzamatronic Jamboree]] is based off of [[wikipedia:ShowBiz Pizza Place|ShowBiz Pizza Place]] and the [[wikipedia:The Rock-afire Explosion|Rock-afire Explosion]].<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/654880485164736512 |title=Tweet Number 654880485164736512 |accessdate=October 18, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=October 15, 2015}}</ref>
*The song during the credits is sung in the style of [[Wikipedia:Lil' Jon|Lil' Jon]].
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*Will E. Badger's name is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Chuck E. Cheese's|Chuck E. Cheese's]].
*The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of'' [[Wikipedia:Sailor Moon|Sailor Moon]]''. 
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*Stan saying "I'm gonna get that badger," is a reference to the famous, recurring line said by [[wikipedia:Elmer Fudd|Elmer Fudd]] about [[wikipedia:Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]]: "I'm gonna get that wabbit (rabbit)."
*The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Lara Croft|Lara Croft]] and the ''[[Wikipedia:Tomb Raider|Tomb Raider]]'' series.
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*The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient is a nod to [[Wikipedia:GLaDOS|GLaDOS]] from the ''[[Wikipedia:Portal|Portal]]'' series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in ''[[Wikipedia:Portal 2|Portal 2]]''.
*One game in the video game store is called [[NORT]], which is [[Wikipedia:Tron|TRON]]'' ''backwards, a reference to the movie about characters trapped in a video game world.
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*On Giffany's screen, the binary code translates to "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film ''[[Wikipedia:Space Jam|Space Jam]]'' and how it may be getting a [[Wikipedia:Space Jam#Possible sequel|sequel]] sometime soon.
*Soos' poster "HE'S GOT ATTI-CUBE" on the door of his room has a COOLCUBE logo at the top that is a cube made of C's, a parody of the [[Wikipedia:GameCube|Nintendo GameCube]] whose cube is made of G's. The running cube on the poster also resembles a [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]] and [[Wikipedia:7-Up|7-Up's]] old mascot, [[Wikipedia:Cool Spot|Cool Spot]]
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*Soos not knowing how to pronounce Giffany's name is a nod to the arguments online on how to pronounce the file type [[Wikipedia:GIF#Pronunciation|.GIF]].[[File:Latula_Pyrope_in_GF.png|thumb|Homestuck reference.]]
*Mabel removing her sunglasses making it reveal another pair underneath is a reference to a scene in the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Airplane!|Airplane!]]''.
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*One of the girls shown by Giffany is a reference to [[w:c:mspaintadventures:Latula Pyrope|Latula Pyrope]] from the webcomic [[w:c:mspaintadventures:Homestuck|Homestuck]].
[[File:S2e5 programmers.png|thumb|Allusion to Portal 2.]]
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*The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime ''[[w:c:sailormoon:Sailor Moon|Sailor Moon]]''. "WINNING HEARTS BY DAYLIGHT! / POSSESSING ROBOTS BY MOONLIGHT! / HER EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE IS A REAL FRIGHT! / SHE HAS THE ONE NAME GIFFANY." Similarly, the first four lines of the DiC/CWi's ''Sailor Moon'' theme song are "Fighting evil by moonlight / Winning love by daylight / Never running from a real fight! (or 'With her Sailor Scouts to help fight' in a later verse) / She is the one named Sailor Moon!"
*The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient appears to be a nod to [[Wikipedia:GLaDOS|GLaDOS]] from the ''[[Wikipedia:Portal|Portal]]'' series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in ''[[Wikipedia:Portal 2|Portal 2]]''.
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*The idea of Giffany being a stalker and obsessed with Soos is a reference to the "yandere" trait in Japanese animes, giving in the fact that the director, Matt Braly and his girlfriend are being joked as "weeaboos".
*On Giffany's screen, the binary code means "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film ''[[Wikipedia:Space Jam|Space Jam]]'' and how it may be getting a [[Wikipedia:Space Jam#Possible sequel|sequel]] sometime soon.
 
*Soos says he doesn't know whether to pronounce Giffany's name as "Giffany" with a hard G, or "Jiffany". This is a reference to the common internet dispute about whether "GIF", a file format, is pronounced with a hard or soft G.
 
*The ending credits sequence is a reference to the film ''[[Wikipedia:The Hangover|The Hangover]]''.
 
 
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===[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors]]===
 
===[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors]]===
[[File:S2e6 hands off.png|thumb|Saul Bass reference]]
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[[File:S2e6 hands off.png|thumb|Saul Bass reference.]]
[[File:S2e6 hand witch on throne.png|thumb|Game of Thrones reference]]
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[[File:Mano Hand of Fate reference.jpg|thumb|The Master from ''Manos: The Hands of Fate''.]]
[[File:S2e6 hands touching.png|thumb|''[[Wikipedia:The Creation of Adam|The Creation of Adam]]'']]
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[[File:Animation history lesson.jpg|thumb|Claymation comparison.]]
[[File:Animationhistorylesson.jpg|thumb|Claymation comparison]]
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[[File:S2e6 gumby soos.png|thumb|Soos as Gumby.]]
[[File:S2e6 gumby soos.png|thumb|Soos as Gumby]]
 
 
*The title is a parody of ''[[Wikipedia:Little Shop of Horrors|Little Shop of Horrors]]''.
 
*The title is a parody of ''[[Wikipedia:Little Shop of Horrors|Little Shop of Horrors]]''.
*One item in the gift shop is a [[wikipedia:Palantír|Palantír]] from [[Wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'', in which the [[Wikipedia:Eye of Sauron|Eye of Sauron]] can be seen.
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*The episode is a trilogy of 3 horror segments, similar to ''[[w:c:simpsons:The Simpsons|The Simpsons]]''<nowiki>'</nowiki> "[[w:c:simpsons:Treehouse of Horror series|Treehouse of Horror series]]".
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*One item in the gift shop is a [[wikipedia:Palantír|Palantír]] from [[Wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'', in which the [[Wikipedia:Eye of Sauron|Eye of Sauron]] can be seen.
 
*The title card for ''[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors#Hands Off|Hands Off]]'' is in the style of famous graphic designer [[wikipedia:Saul Bass|Saul Bass]].
 
*The title card for ''[[Little Gift Shop of Horrors#Hands Off|Hands Off]]'' is in the style of famous graphic designer [[wikipedia:Saul Bass|Saul Bass]].
*The redecoration scene in Hands Off is a parody of [[wikipedia:Extreme Makeover: Home Edition|home makeover programs]] .
 
 
*The [[Hand Witch|Hand Witch's]] robe is nearly identical to that of The Master from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Manos: The Hands of Fate|Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''.
 
*The [[Hand Witch|Hand Witch's]] robe is nearly identical to that of The Master from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Manos: The Hands of Fate|Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''.
*The Hand Witch's chair resembles the throne from HBO's ''Game of Thrones''.
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*The Hand Witch sits on a chair made from hands that resembles the Iron Throne from HBO's ''[[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|Game of Thrones]]''.
 
*Dipper helps hang a painting of [[Wikipedia:Michelangelo|Michelangelo's]] ''[[Wikipedia:The Creation of Adam|The Creation of Adam]]''.
 
*Dipper helps hang a painting of [[Wikipedia:Michelangelo|Michelangelo's]] ''[[Wikipedia:The Creation of Adam|The Creation of Adam]]''.
 
*The [[What-the-heck-ahedron]] is a reference to 3D combination puzzles, like the [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]].
 
*The [[What-the-heck-ahedron]] is a reference to 3D combination puzzles, like the [[Wikipedia:Rubik's Cube|Rubik's Cube]].
 
*"Loinclothiclese" searching for the "Golden Pants" is a reference to the myth of the [[Wikipedia:Golden Fleece|Golden Fleece]].
 
*"Loinclothiclese" searching for the "Golden Pants" is a reference to the myth of the [[Wikipedia:Golden Fleece|Golden Fleece]].
 
*The movie "Honey, I Shrunk A Ghost" seen on top of the VCR is a reference to the 1989 film ''[[Wikipedia:Honey, I Shrunk the Kids|Honey, I Shrunk the Kids]]''.
 
*The movie "Honey, I Shrunk A Ghost" seen on top of the VCR is a reference to the 1989 film ''[[Wikipedia:Honey, I Shrunk the Kids|Honey, I Shrunk the Kids]]''.
*[[Harry Claymore|Harry Claymore's]] old gorilla model is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:King Kong|King Kong]].''
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*[[Harry Claymore]]'s old gorilla model is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:King Kong|King Kong]].''
*Harry Claymore is based on real-life stop motion artist [[Wikipedia:Ray Harryhausen |Ray Harryhausen and]] the [[Clay monsters|claymation monsters]] (skeletons, cyclops, gorgons, etc.) are a reference to his films ''[[Wikipedia:Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)|Jason and the Argonauts]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:The 7th Voyage of Sinbad|The 7th Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Clash of the Titans (1981 film)|Clash of the Titans]]''.
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*[[Harry Claymore]] and his works are an homage to real-life animator, director, producer, special effects legend: [[wikipedia:Ray Harryhausen|Ray Harryhausen]]. The [[Clay monsters|claymation monsters]] (skeletons, cyclops, gorgons, etc.) are references to his films ''[[Wikipedia:Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)|Jason and the Argonauts]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:The 7th Voyage of Sinbad|The 7th Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Clash of the Titans (1981 film)|Clash of the Titans]]''.
*A poster in Harry Claymore's studio features a flying creature that resembles [[Wikipedia:Rodan|Rodan]], a monster from [[Wikipedia:Toho|Toho's]] ''[[Wikipedia:Rodan (film)|Rodan]]'' and the [[Wikipedia:Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'' franchise]].
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*A poster in [[Harry Claymore]]'s studio features a flying creature that resembles [[Wikipedia:Rodan|Rodan]], a monster from [[Wikipedia:Toho|Toho's]] ''[[Wikipedia:Rodan (film)|Rodan]]'' and the [[Wikipedia:Godzilla (franchise)|''Godzilla'' franchise]].
*When Soos turns into clay, he resembles iconic stop-motion character [[Wikipedia:Gumby|Gumby]]. He also says, "Holy toledo!", which was the catchphrase of Gumby's pal, Pokey.
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*When Soos turns into clay, he resembles iconic stop-motion character [[Wikipedia:Gumby|Gumby]]. He also says, "Holy toledo," which was the catchphrase of Gumby's pal, Pokey.
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===[[Society of the Blind Eye]]===
 
===[[Society of the Blind Eye]]===
*The song Soos is listening to is by a rapper called Lil Bigg Dawggg, which could be a possible allusion to [[wikipedia:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]], [[wikipedia:The Notorious B.I.G.|The Notorious B.I.G.]], and [[wikipedia:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg]].
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[[File:S2e7 honorable memories.png|thumb|The statue in The Hall of the Forgotten]]
 
*McGucket's middle name is a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Large Hadron Collider|Large Hadron Collider]].
 
*McGucket's middle name is a nod to the [[Wikipedia:Large Hadron Collider|Large Hadron Collider]].
 
*The statue inside The Hall of the Forgotten looks very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Christ the Redeemer (statue)|Christ the Redeemer]] statue in Rio De Janeiro.
 
*The statue inside The Hall of the Forgotten looks very similar to the [[Wikipedia:Christ the Redeemer (statue)|Christ the Redeemer]] statue in Rio De Janeiro.
 
*When Mabel and Wendy discuss Mabel's failed romances, a [[Wikipedia:Triforce|Triforce]] is visible on the wall.
 
*When Mabel and Wendy discuss Mabel's failed romances, a [[Wikipedia:Triforce|Triforce]] is visible on the wall.
*Mabel's sweater showing a yellow dog stretching may be an allusion to Jake the Dog of [http://en.wikipedia.org/Adventure_Time Adventure Time] .
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*The cryptogram on the journal page is a parody of the song "My Favorite Things" from the musical ''[[wikipedia:The Sound of Music|The Sound of Music]]''.
**Also, McGucket's descent into madness references Simon Petrikov's transformation into the Ice King.
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*During the ending credits, Stan's coffee mug, notepad, and pen are sucked into the [[Universe portal]]. During an episode of [[Wikipedia:Rick and Morty|Rick and Morty]] titled "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind," [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=821TmxO95iE the same items appear falling out of a portal].
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*The poster of Gabe reads "Master of Puppets: He'll Pull You're Heartstrings!" This is a reference to the song Master of Puppets by Metallica, which contains the lyric "Master of Puppets! I'm pulling your strings!"
   
 
===[[Blendin's Game]]===
 
===[[Blendin's Game]]===
*The episode title is a reference to the book (and 2013 film) ''[[Wikipedia:Ender's Game|Ender's Game]]''.
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[[File:S2e8 Key.png|thumb|Back to the Future allusion.]]
*Some signs in the background in the future say "The Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book ''[[wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]''.
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*The episode's title is a reference to the book ''[[Wikipedia:Ender's Game|Ender's Game]]''.
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*When Dipper and Mabel enter the [[Globnar]] arena, a man can be seen falling infinitly through two portals. This is a reference to an internet meme from the Portal video games in which the player can use a portal gun to place to portals directly above and below each other and jump into them, falling infintely until one portal is moved.
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*Some signs in the background in the future say "Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book ''[[wikipedia:Nineteen Eighty-Four|1984]]'', in which numerous signs say "Big Brother is watching".
 
*Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor [[Wikipedia:Dolph Lundgren|Dolph Lundgren]], and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Universal Soldier|Universal Soldier]]''.
 
*Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor [[Wikipedia:Dolph Lundgren|Dolph Lundgren]], and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film ''[[Wikipedia:Universal Soldier|Universal Soldier]]''.
*Soos has a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
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*Soos had a poster of [[Wikipedia:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson's]] 1988 film ''[[Wikipedia:Moonwalker|Moonwalker]]'' in his room as a child.
*The water gun Robbie uses is a [[Wikipedia:Super Soaker|Super Soaker]].
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*Some games of [[Globnar]] trials are references to: ''TRON'' (glowing cycle races), ''[[wikipedia:American Gladiators|American Gladiators]]'' (the joust), ''[[wikipedia:Jenga|Jenga]]'', etc.{{Citation needed}}
*Some games of [[Globnar]] trials are references to: Tron (glowing cycle races), American Gladiators (The Joust), Colosseum-style battling, parkour, Jenga, etc.
 
*When Mabel thinks they are in Japan, this is a reference to the many TV shows similar to Globnar where teams are pitted against each other to earn points and prizes.
 
 
*The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the ''[[wikipedia:Back to the Future (franchise)|Back to the Future]]'' movie trilogy.
 
*The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the ''[[wikipedia:Back to the Future (franchise)|Back to the Future]]'' movie trilogy.
*In the Globnar battle arena, there is a competitor that appears to be infinitely falling between two portals, which is possibly a reference to the game series ''[[wikipedia:Portal (series)|Portal]]''.
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*The reference to the "Digi-cod" codpiece is an allusion to Deckard’s Ajax model Mountibank Codpiece from ''[[wikipedia:Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep|Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', the novel which was the basis for ''[[wikipedia:Blade Runner|Blade Runner]]''.
*The Globnar arena is inspired by the board game ''[[wikipedia:Crossfire (board game)|Crossfire]]''.<ref>[https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/532328301344210944 Alex Hirsch's Twitter]</ref>
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*When Dipper and Mabel enter Soos' house in the past, you can see a red balloon in the door window, a reference to the Stephen King book 'It'.
*The Time Baby refers to the combatants as "Tributes," as in what they are referred to in the ''[[wikipedia:The Hunger Games|Hunger Games]]'' series.
 
**Additionally, the sky of the Globnar arena resembles a grid, similar to the sky inside the Hunger Games arenas.
 
*The guard towers outside the [[Infinetentiary]] are [[Wikipedia:Penrose triangle|Penrose triangles]], two-dimensional figures impossible to project into the third dimension.
 
   
 
===[[The Love God]]===
 
===[[The Love God]]===
*The name of the episode is an allusion to one of Don Knotts' movies, [[Wikipedia:The Love God?|The Love God]]
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*The name of the episode is an allusion to one of Don Knotts' movies, ''[[Wikipedia:The Love God?|The Love God?]]''
 
*[[Woodstick]] is a parody of the music festival [[wikipedia:Woodstock|Woodstock]].
 
*[[Woodstick]] is a parody of the music festival [[wikipedia:Woodstock|Woodstock]].
*The [[Valentino Funeral Home]] doorbell is [[wikipedia:Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565|Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565]] by [[wikipedia:Johann Sebastian Bach|Johann Sebastian Bach]].
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*The [[Valentino Funeral Home]] doorbell is "[[wikipedia:Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565|Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565]]" by [[wikipedia:Johann Sebastian Bach|Johann Sebastian Bach]].
 
*Woodstick artist parodies of real life indie artists:
 
*Woodstick artist parodies of real life indie artists:
 
**"Dracula Weekday" = "[[wikipedia:Vampire Weekend|Vampire Weekend]]"
 
**"Dracula Weekday" = "[[wikipedia:Vampire Weekend|Vampire Weekend]]"
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**"Boyz II Infantz" = "[[wikipedia:Boyz II Men|Boyz II Men]]"
 
**"Boyz II Infantz" = "[[wikipedia:Boyz II Men|Boyz II Men]]"
 
**"DJ OK" = "[[wikipedia:OK Go|OK Go]]"
 
**"DJ OK" = "[[wikipedia:OK Go|OK Go]]"
**Boston, Massachusetts = "[[wikipedia:Boston (band)|Boston]]"
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**"Boston, Massachusetts" = "[[wikipedia:Boston (band)|Boston]]"
*The photo on Tambry's phone is an allusion to the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]] and [[wikipedia:selfie|selfie]].
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*Tambry's photo is the popular [[wikipedia:Duckface|duckface]].
*When Mabel talked with "that guy the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
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*When Mabel talked with "that guy from the ten dollar bill," she was referring to [[wikipedia:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton]].
 
*Tambry's text alert tone is the Bits & Bytes tone.
 
*Tambry's text alert tone is the Bits & Bytes tone.
   
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
 
===[[Northwest Mansion Mystery]]===
*The show "[[Ghost Harassers]]" is a reference to the movie ''[[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]]''. Dipper also mentions "bust[ing] ghosts" several times in the episode.
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[[File:S2e10 ghost harassers.png|thumb|The Ghost Harassers.]]
*[[Gravity Falls Public Access TV#Used to be About History Channel|Used to be About History Channel]] is a reference to the [[wikipedia:History (TV channel)|History Channel]]. The logo is even similar to the actual History Channel logo. The name is also a reference to how the channel very rarely runs any actual historical documentaries anymore.
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*The [[Ghost Harassers|Ghost Harassers']] uniforms closely resemble those of the Ghostbusters from the [[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|film of the same name]]. Also part of Dipper's spell to exorcise the [[Ghost of Northwest Manor|ghost]] ("I ainta afraida no ghosta") is a reference to the film's [[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters (song)|theme song]].
*The basketball player is a spoof of the Oregon Ducks, a college team for many sports.
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*The "Used to be About History Channel" is a parody of the [[wikipedia:History Channel|History Channel]], which initially focused on broadcasting documentaries and historical fiction series before they began to primarily show more non-historic programs, such as contemporary reality shows and sensationalized pseudo-documentaries.
*In the scene where Dipper and Pacifica are hiding from the [[Ghost of Northwest Manor|Lumberjack ghost]], a painting is seen on the wall depicting a duck hunt. The way in which it is presented is an allusion to [[Wikipedia:Nintendo|Nintendo's]] ''[[wikipedia:Duck Hunt|Duck Hunt]]'' from 1984.
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*When Dipper mentions the scale of [[Ghosts|ghosts']] malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to [[wikipedia:Casper the Friendly Ghost|Casper the Friendly Ghost]].
*When blood comes out of the walls, it could be an allusion to how blood came out of walls in ''[[wikipedia:The Amityville Horror (1979 film)|The Amityville Horror]]''.
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* When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on ghost with an appearance similar to [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]] from ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' can be seen.
*When Dipper mentions the scale of [[Ghosts]]' malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to [[wikipedia:Casper the Friendly Ghost|Casper the Friendly Ghost]].
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*<span style="font-size:1.06em;">In the scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind, the curtain draped over the painting is a reference to a similar scene in </span>''A Nightmare on Elm Street''<span style="font-size:1.06em;">.</span>
*When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]] from ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' can be seen.
 
**In addition to this reference, it also may be referential to how [[Jason Ritter]] played a character in ''[[Wikipedia:Freddy Vs. Jason|Freddy Vs. Jason]]''.
 
* One of the verses in the exorcism is "Ain't afraidus no ghostus", which is another reference to ''Ghostbusters''.
 
* The scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind the curtain draped over the mirror is a reference to similar scene in ''A Nightmare on Elm Street''.
 
   
 
===[[Not What He Seems]]===
 
===[[Not What He Seems]]===
* The reality TV show "[[Ker-Prank'd]]" is a reference to [[wikipedia:MTV|MTV]]'s ''[[wikipedia:Punk'd|Punk'd]]''.
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[[File:S2e11 Ker-pranked.png|thumb|The Ker-Prank'd show.]]
** [[Justin Kerprank]], the host of "Ker-Prank'd," is based off of [[wikipedia:Ashton Kutcher|Ashton Kutcher]], the original host of ''Punk'd''. Justin's first name is similar to Kutcher's, and so is his physical appearance and wardrobe.
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*The reality TV show "[[Ker-Prank'd]]" is a reference to [[wikipedia:MTV|MTV's]] ''[[wikipedia:Punk'd|Punk'd]]''.
* One of Stan's aliases is "Alcatraz," which is the name of an infamous, retired [[wikipedia:Alcatraz Island|island prison]].
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**[[Justin Kerprank]], the host of "Ker-Prank'd," is based on [[wikipedia:Ashton Kutcher|Ashton Kutcher]], the original host of ''Punk'd''.
* When the timer is counting down, Soos says, "It's the final countdown! Just like they sung about!", referring to the song "[[wikipedia:The Final Countdown (song)|The Final Countdown]]," by [[wikipedia:Europe (band)|Europe]].
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*One of Stan's aliases is "Alcatraz," which is the name of an infamous, retired [[wikipedia:Alcatraz Island|island prison]].
* Yumberjack  is parody of Hungry Jacks. 
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*When the timer is counting down, Soos says, "It's the final countdown! Just like they always sung about," referring to the song "[[wikipedia:The Final Countdown (song)|The Final Countdown]]" by [[wikipedia:Europe (band)|Europe]].
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===[[A Tale of Two Stans]]===
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[[File:S2e12 college Ford thinking with the greats.png|thumb|Ford thinking with the greats.]]
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[[File:S2E12 McGucket Steve Jobs House.jpg|thumb|McGucket's house and Steve Job's house.]]
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*The title of this episode is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:A Tale of Two Cities|A Tale of Two Cities]]'' by Charles Dickens.
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*The "Mothgar" poster in Stanley and Stanford's childhood room is based on the American theatrical poster for the 1961 film ''[[wikipedia:Mothra (film)|Mothra]]''.
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*The "Sham Total" is a parody of "Shamwow!"
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*Posters of [[wikipedia:Nikola Tesla|Nikola Tesla]] and [[wikipedia:Carl Sagan |Carl Sagan]] are on Ford's dorm room wall.
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*McGucket's house is virtually identical to Steve Jobs' house.
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**There is a poster in McGucket's old home, which shows a colorful, bitten-off strawberry similar to the Apple logo, and the words "Ponder alternatively," which is a play on Apple's slogan "Think differently."
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*One of Mabel's drawings reads "What Hath Science Wrought?" a reference to "[[wikipedia:What hath God wrought|What hath God wrought?]]," a phrase from the [[wikipedia:Book of Numbers|Book of Numbers]].
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*There's an object in Ford's room that has the Great Diamond Authority symbol from Steven Universe on it.
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===[[Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons]]===
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[[File:S2e13 eight sided dice.jpg|thumb|A polyhedral die.]]
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* The title and the game in this episode is a parody of the popular role-playing game ''[[wikipedia:Dungeons & Dragons|Dungeons &amp; Dragons]]''.
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** Like D&D, Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons use an assortment of [[Wikipedia:Dice#Polyhedral dice|polyhedron dice]].
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** The 38-sided die is based on the 20-sided [[Wikipedia:Icosahedron|icosahedron]] die used in Dungeons & Dragons to resolve most rolls. There are no 38-sided die used in any real life RPGs; the closest is a [[Wikipedia:Rhombic triacontahedron|30-sided die]], but this an unusually rare and impractical type of die.
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* [[Cheese Boodles]] are a parody of the snack food [[wikipedia:Cheez Doodles|Cheez Doodles]].
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* FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role-Play) is similar to [[Wikipedia:Live action role-playing game|LARP]] (Live-Action Role-Playing); an offshoot of table-top role-playing that uses physical play instead of dice.
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*The font used for the title of "[[Diggity Dungeons & All That]]," resembles the title art of ''[[wikipedia:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]''.
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*A scene where Stan ends up swatting a fairy on his back has it saying "Hey! Look! Listen" which is a reference to Navi, a fairy character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, that is known for using the phrase "Hey! Listen!" constantly.
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*When Stan presents his taxidermy of Duck-tective, the violin riff originating from the film, [[Wikipedia:Psycho (1960 film)|Psycho]], plays.
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* Stan describes ''Duck-tective'' as: "A TV show that has big mystery elements and jokes that go over kid's head's" which is a meta joke on ''[[Gravity Falls (TV series)|Gravity Falls]]''.
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** Additionally, when the Pines family, Soos, and Grenda are disappointed with the ''Duck-tective'' season finale's plot twist, Soos mentions predicting it a year ago. It is a reference to how fans of ''Gravity Falls'' predicted Stan having a twin brother which was confirmed two episodes previously in "Not What He Seems."
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* The fantasy names posted up on the boards in the living room by Dipper and Ford are all parodies of names from ''[[wikipedia:The Flight of Dragons|The Flight of Dragons]]'', an animated film adaptation of Gordon R. Dickson's book ''The Dragon and the George'' by Rankin/Bass Productions. ([[Jason Ritter|Jason Ritter's]] father, John Ritter, was the voice of the protagonist, Peter Dickinson, in the movie.)
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** Gorbasch- there's a human/dragon character named Gorbash in both the book and movie.
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** Smerghol- Smrgol, another dragon from the movie adaptation.
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** Omhadawn- the evil wizard Ommadon, from the movie adaptation.
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* The [[Hot Elf]] is a reference to Legolas from the ''[[Wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings (film series)|Lord of the Rings]]'' movies.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://twitter.com/EmmyCic/status/628378307243978753 |title=Tweet Number 628378307243978753 |accessdate=August 3, 2015 |author=[[Emmy Cicierega|Cicierega, Emmy]] |date=August 3, 2015}}</ref>
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* The Hot Elf saying "Excelsi-whatever" is a reference to Stan Lee's catchphrase, "Excelsior!"
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* The ogre that guarded the path to Probabilitor alluded to the myth of Hercules. The ogre challenged Mabel, Stan, and Grenda to seven labors, as Hercules was.
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*While watching the season finale of ''Duck-tective'', Mabel eats a snack very similar to [[Wikipedia:Pringles|Pringles]].
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===[[The Stanchurian Candidate]]===
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* The episode's title is a reference to the 1959 [[wikipedia:Richard Condon|Richard Condon]] novel ''[[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate|The Manchurian Candidate]]'', which was adapted into a [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film)|1962 film]] and [[wikipedia:The Manchurian Candidate (2004 film)|2004 film]] of the same name. Incidentally, it is also about mind-controlling a political candidate.
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* When [[Bud Gleeful]] gives his speech at the [[Town Hall]], he gives everyone in the room fifty percent discount on a used car. This is an allusion to [[wikipedia:Oprah Winfrey|Oprah Winfrey]]'s famous car giveaway on the September 13, 2004 episode of the ''[[wikipedia:The Oprah Winfrey Show|The Oprah Winfrey Show]]''. Bud's line "You get half off a used car, you get half off a used car" is an allusion to Oprah's line "You get a car, you get a car."
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* Stan's campaign slogan "Yes We Stan" parodies [[Wikipedia:Barack Obama|Barack Obama's]] 2008 tag "Yes We Can."
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* Stan's "One does not simply" meme is a reference to the popular internet [[w:c:meme:One Does Not Simply Guy|meme]] of the same name, both of which are based on a quote from the [[wikipedia:The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring|first ''Lord of The Rings'' movie]], in which [[wikipedia:Boromir|Boromir]] says, "One does not simply walk into [[wikipedia:Mordor|Mordor]]."
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* When Stan walks to [[Greasy's Diner]], music plays that is similar to the Bee Gees song [[Wikipedia:Stayin' Alive|Stayin' Alive]], which was featured in a similar scene in the movie ''[[wikipedia:Saturday Night Fever|Saturday Night Fever]]''.
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* During the final debate, Mabel makes Soos say "I can promise you a kitten in every pot!". This is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Herbert Hoover|Herbert Hoover's]] presidential campaign slogan in 1928: "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage".
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* The monitor worn by Bud Gleeful while being possessed by Gideon is based off of Krang from ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/636014572789325825 |title=Tweet Number 636014572789325825 |accessdate=August 26, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=August 24, 2015}}</ref>
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* The poster in Gideon's cell of a picture of a cat hanging onto a branch that reads "HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!" is a reference to a well-known poster of a cat hanging from a branch that reads "HANG IN THERE."
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===[[The Last Mabelcorn]]===
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[[File:S2e15 - Stans board games.png|thumb|Stan's various board games.]]
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* The episode's title and the [[unicorns]] are a reference to the 1982 Rankin/Bass film ''[[wikipedia:The Last Unicorn (film)|The Last Unicorn]]''.<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/641305846031511552 |title=Tweet Number 641305846031511552 |accessdate=September 8, 2015 |author=[[Alex Hirsch|Hirsch, Alex]] |date=September 8, 2015}}</ref> The unicorns' condescending attitudes are also a reference to Lady Amalthea's lack of appreciation for anybody's help throughout the film.
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** The episode's vigenère key, "SCHMENDRICK" is the name of a bumbling wizard who was a major character in ''The Last Unicorn'' (both in the book by Peter S. Beagle and the animated adaptation).
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* Dipper is seen with a book titled ''[[The Sibling Brothers|The Sibling Bros]]'', a spoof of the novel series ''[[wikipedia:The Hardy Boys|The Hardy Boys]]''.
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* Various board games that Dipper and Mabel find in the closet are references to other real life games:
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** ''Battle Chutes & Ladder Ships'' is a spoof of the games ''[[wikipedia:Chutes and Ladders|Chutes and Ladders]]'' and ''[[wikipedia:Battleship (game)|Battleship]]''.
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** ''Necronomiconpoly'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Monopoly (game)|Monopoly]]'' and the [[wikipedia:Necronomicon (disambiguation)|Necronomicon]].
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** ''Shhh... Don't Wake [[Real people mentioned in Gravity Falls|Stalin]]!'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Don't Wake Daddy|Don't Wake Daddy]]''.
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** ''Connect Forty-Four'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Connect Four|Connect Four]]''.
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** ''Imperfection'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Perfection (board game)|Perfection]]''.
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** ''Satiated Hippos'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Hungry Hungry Hippos|Hungry Hungry Hippos]]''.
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** ''[[What Could Go Wrong?: The Game]]'' is a spoof of ''[[wikipedia:Jumanji (picture book)|Jumanji]]'', a book and film of the same name, about children who play a safari-themed game which comes to life as they play it.
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* Mabel asks Ford if he is sending her and Dipper who are finally of age to wizard school, and if there is an owl in his bag. This is a reference to ''[[wikipedia:Harry Potter|Harry Potter]]'' and how the titular character was accepted to magic school once he reached of age and recieved an owl as a present.
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* Wendy's shirt has a design similar to the [[w:c:gameofthrones:Direwolf|Direwolf]] sigil of the [[w:c:gameofthrones:House Stark|Starks]] from HBO's ''[[w:c:gameofthrones:Game of Thrones (TV series)|Game of Thrones]]''.
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* The text on the page in The Cipher File references:
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** ''[[wikipedia:The Lion King|The Lion King]]'': "[...] warthogs and meerkat, is made tender by their carefree lives and trouble-free philosophies [...]"
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** ''[[wikipedia:National Treasure (film)|National Treasure]]'': "[...] setting for conspiracy movies. Like that one where the guy has to steal the Declaration of Independence [...]"
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* Celestabellebethabelle reads ''[[Whinny, Pray, Trot]]'', a reference to the travelogue memoir, ''[[wikipedia:Eat, Pray, Love|Eat, Pray, Love]]''.
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* When hit with fairy dust, Celestabellebethabelle exclaims, "What the hay!", which is a common "swear" in the TV series, ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic''.
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* Grenda says "Join the Dark Side!," a clear reference to [[wikipedia:Darth Vader|Darth Vader's]] famous quote in the ''Star Wars'' franchise.
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* During Mabel's montage, one shot shows Mabel, Candy, and Wendy in a shopping cart, with Grenda holding an old woman on her shoulders in the background. This shot is an allusion to the DVD cover of the direct-to-DVD movie ''[[wikipedia:Foodfight!|Foodfight!]]''
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*[[Emma Sue]]'s email, "kewlgrl@jeemail-dot-crom," is a reference to Google's email service, [[wikipedia:Gmail|Gmail]].
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*A [[wikipedia:Paul Bunyan|Paul Bunyan]] statue is at the entrance to [[Mystery Mountain]].
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*Flame Retardant Raccoon is a reference to [[wikipedia:Smokey Bear|Smokey Bear]].
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*The geyser at Mystery Mountain, Old Reliable, is a reference to [[wikipedia:Old Faithful|Old Faithful]] in [[wikipedia:Yellowstone National Park|Yellowstone National Park]].
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*The cryptogram in the credits is a reference to the 1993 film ''[[wikipedia:Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey|Homeward Bound]].''<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.tvinsider.com/article/46807/gravity-falls-dipper-and-mabel-vs-the-future-spoilers/ |title=Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch on Tonight's "Extremely Significant" Episode |accessdate=October 22, 2015 |author=Serrao, Nivea |date=October 12, 2015}}</ref>
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===[[Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future]]===
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[[File:S2e17 Dipper selfie.png|thumb|Dipper taking a selfie.]]
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*[[wikipedia:Audi|Audi's]] logo is drawn in great uncle Ford's chalkboard.
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*Mabel says that TV taught her that high school was some kind of musical, referring to ''[[wikipedia:High School Musical|High School Musical]].''
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*The episode's Vigenère key, BLUEBOOK, is a reference to [[wikipedia:Project Blue Book|Project Blue Book]], which was a series of investigations done by the United States Air Force studying UFOs.
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*The message "Betty and Barney were here" is a reference to the [[wikipedia:Barney and Betty Hill|case of claimed alien abductees]].
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*The cryptogram Dipper took a selfie with contains a number of allusions:
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**"Probability drive engine" refers to the [[w:c:hitchhikers:Infinite Improbability Drive|Infinite Improbability Drive]] from [[Wikipedia:Douglas Adams|Douglas Adams']] book ''[[Wikipedia:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]]''.
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**"Blerg bloth and beyond" references the store chain [[Wikipedia:Bed, Bath, and Beyond|Bed, Bath, and Beyond]].
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===[[Weirdmageddon Part 1]]===
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* When Ford says "So this is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a boop, boop," he is referencing the last line of [[Wikipedia:T.S. Eliot|T.S. Eliot's]] poem [[Wikipedia:The Hollow Men|The ''Hollow Men'']], "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but with a whimper."
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* Bill saying "The being whose name must never be said." is a reference to the one of the famous epithets referring [[wikipedia:Lord Voldemort|Lord Voldemort]] from the ''[[wikipedia:Harry Potter (film series)|Harry Potter]]'' franchise.
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*The center where Dipper tries to punch Bill but is sent flying back mimics a similar scene in the [[Wikipedia: Pokémon: The First Movie|first Pokémon movie]] where Ash Ketchum tries to do the same thing to Mewtwo but ends up with the same result.
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* When Bill and Gideon said "Hench-Maniacs, Roll out!" and "Discount Auto-mart Warriors, Roll out!" respectively, these lines refer to the famous catchphrase of Optimus Prime from the [[wikipedia:Transformers|''Transformers'' franchise]] where he says "Autobots, Roll out!"
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*The entire car chase scene is an homage to the ''[[Wikipedia:Mad Max (franchise)|Mad Max]]'' film franchise.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.tvinsider.com/article/49304/gravity-falls-weirdmageddon-spoilers-journals-destroyed-louis-ck-cameo/ |title=Gravity Falls' Weirdmageddon Begins: Creator Alex Hirsch Talks Journals, Celebrity Cameos and a Mad Max Homage |accessdate=November 12, 2015 |author= Serrao, Nivea |date=October 26, 2015 |work= |publisher=TV Insider |archiveurl=https://archive.is/ez4p6 |archivedate=November 12, 2015 |quote=... It's funny for to think about 13-year-olds who will say, 'This is a reference to that new movie Fury Road' and have no idea that it is a completely written irrespective of that, based on a much, much older Mad Max.}}</ref>
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**One of Gideon's henchmen also resembles Max Rockatansky.
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* During the Weirdness Bubble car chase scene, when Dipper and Wendy are drawn anime style, Spritle and Chim Chim from the TV series ''[[Wikipedia:Speed Racer|Speed Racer]]'' are seated in the back seat of the car.
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** This scene is also similar to Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole and Larry transforming whenever Richard accelerates his scooter in ''[[Wikipedia:The Amazing World of Gumball|The Amazing World of Gumball]]'' episode "[[w:c:theamazingworldofgumball:The Job|The Job]]".
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*One of the monsters from the Nightmare Realm resembles Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, seen as Gideon is freed from prison.
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===[[Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality]]===
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[[file:Hey What's Going On He-Man reference.png|thumb|What's going on?]]
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[[File:S2e19 Soos holding mabel.jpg|thumb|224x224px|''Sleeping Beauty ''reference]]
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*Soos describes Mabel's world as "shining, shimmering, splendid." This is a lyric from the song, "A Whole New World" from the movie ''[[wikipedia:Aladdin (1992 Disney film)|Aladdin]]''.
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*The scene where Mabel is napping in her tower references the scene in the Disney animated film, [[Wikipedia:Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)|''Sleeping Beauty'']]. Mabel's tower and bed are very similar to those in the film, and Mabel holds a rose while sleeping, referencing the iconic scene where Briar Rose is brought back to life by the prince
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*While driving their car, Xyler and Craz briefly have their heads tilted back as they pass a shimmering rainbow-esque backdrop, referencing the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR7wOGyAzpw Fabulous Secret Powers] video by Slackcircus Studios.
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*Dippy Fresh's design is based off of Burger King Kids Club's Vid Kid.
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*Mabel's bubble resembles the setting of an iconic episode of the anime Madoka Magica; they both deal with an apparently nice and candy world turning into a bloody nightmare. 
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*During the end credits, Xyler and Craz reference the French philosopher [[Wikipedia:Jean-Paul Sartre|Jean-Paul Sartre]] and his existential philosophy.
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===[[Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls]]===
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[[File:Gravity Falls - We'll Meet Again|thumb|Bill playing "We'll Meet Again".]]
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*When Mabel points out that Pacifica is wearing a potato sack, it aligns with the story of "[[wikipedia:The Paper Bag Princess|The Paper Bag Princess]]".
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*When Rumble disappears, he holds up a thumbs up and disappears similar to how the Terminator sinks into the molten metal at the end of ''Terminator 2: Judgement Day''.
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*Bill sings a verse of the song, "[[Wikipedia:We'll Meet Again|We'll Meet Again]]," most famous for its use at the end of ''[[wikipedia:Dr. Strangelove|Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb]]'', after unfreezing Ford.
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*The song playing in the background when Gideon is dancing in his cage is Scott Joplin's "[[Wikipedia:The Entertainer (rag)|The Entertainer]]."
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*Bill mentioning the idiom "Achilles' heel" refers to Greek mythology'' ''where an immortal warrior named Achilles is killed when his heel, the only place where he could be hurt, is struck by an arrow.
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* Bill's story of coming from a "flat world with flat minds and flat ideas" is a reference to Edwin Abbott Abbott's novel, ''Flatland'', about a two-dimensional world. In an AMA in April of the previous year, Bill stated that "EDWIN ABBOTT ABBOTT HAS A DECENT IDEA [about Bill's origin]."<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/315yoy/im_bill_cipher_i_know_lots_of_things_ask_me/cpyoywu|title=I'M BILL CIPHER I KNOW LOTS OF THINGS ASK ME ANYTHING|date=April 2, 2015}}</ref>
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*Mrs. Valentino requesting the sawed-off shotgun in order to kill zombies is a reference to the ''Evil Dead'' franchise, because one of Ashley William's signature weapons is a double-barreled shotgun which he uses to kill the undead.
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*The "mermaid" that Soos holds up during the party, saying it is a monkey's body sewn to a fish, is a reference to the "[[wikipedia:Fiji mermaid|Fiji Mermaid]]", a creature once thought to be real, but was determined to be a hoax.
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*The water tower's roar is the same as Bowser's from ''Mario Kart 64''.
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*[[Quentin Trembley]] is shown riding a horse backwards, much like Dudley Do-Right from ''Rocky & Bullwinkle''.
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*Dipper's line "Ready to head into the unknown?" is a possible a reference to Over The Garden Wall, whose creator, Patrick McHale, is a close friend of Alex Hirsch.
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*When the teens say "One of Us!" after Dipper and Mabel blow out the candles, it references to ''Freaks''.
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*Dippers line in his ending monologue "It's not on any maps, and most people have never heard of it" is similar to a line from Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick: "It is not down on any map; true places never are"
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Contents
Episodes

Scary-okeInto the BunkerThe Golf WarSock OperaSoos and the Real GirlLittle Gift Shop of HorrorsSociety of the Blind EyeBlendin's GameThe Love GodNorthwest Mansion MysteryNot What He SeemsA Tale of Two StansDungeons, Dungeons, and More DungeonsThe Stanchurian CandidateThe Last MabelcornRoadside AttractionDipper and Mabel vs. the FutureWeirdmageddon Part 1Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From RealityWeirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls

Episodes

See also: List of items in the Mystery Shack for allusions made by specific items.

Scary-oke

S2e1 we built this township on rock and roll

Spoofs of famous songs.

S2e1 stan&#039;s stash

Adult magazines.

Into the Bunker

S2e2 smez

A Smez container.

  • Using the symbol substitution cipher, one of the journal's pages says "ICE" "ICE" "BABY," which is a famous hip hop song from 1990, "Ice Ice Baby" by rapper Vanilla Ice.
  • Smez is a spoof of Pez.
  • When the Shape Shifter first reveals itself to Dipper and Wendy, it takes the form of an upside-down spider-like creature with a long worm-like neck attached to man's snarling head. This is a reference to the 1982 science fiction horror film The Thing, where the titular shape-shifting alien adopts a very similar appearance in a scene.
  • When the Shape Shifter transforms to demonstrate the different forms he can take from the Journal, he briefly transforms into Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The layout of the bunker and its entrance are a reference to the video game Myst. [1]

The Golf War

S2e3 Lilliputtians

The Lilliputtians.

Sock Opera

S2e4 screaming head

Head based on Khal Drogo.

S2e4 stan and mcgucket puppet

Statler and Waldorf reference.

  • The entire episode is an allusion to Faust. In the tale of Faust, Faust makes a deal with the Mephistopheles (The Devil) in which he gains all the knowledge of the world, but he will lose his soul in ten years to Mephistopheles. Faust with the help of a maiden, outsmarts Mephistopheles. In the episode Dipper makes a deal with Bill Cipher in which he has to give up a puppet for a hint to the laptop, and in the end Dipper and Mabel both outsmart Bill.
  • The screaming head that Bill conjures is based on Khal Drogo from HBO's Game of Thrones.[2]
  • The outfit Candy wears during the show is based off of the outfit worn by David Bowie during the music video for his song "Ziggy Stardust."[3]
  • The face made by Dipper in puppet form to show his aggravation is similar to the aggrevated face of Muppet Kermit the Frog, particularly based on a meme of that face during a sketch from Sesame Street where he gets frustrated as a girl keeps trying to add "Cookie Monster" to the alphabet.
  • The preacher outfit that Bill wears during the show is based on the character Harry Powell from The Night of the Hunter.[4]
  • Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" is heard when the Stan puppet falls in slow motion.
  • The Stan and Old Man McGucket puppets in the balcony during the credits are modeled after Statler and Waldorf from The Muppet Show.
  • The cryptogram in the end credits references Reptilian conspiracies.

Soos and the Real Girl

S2e5 edgy on purpose

Hot Topic reference.

S2e5 beeblyboop&#039;s

GameStop reference.

S2e5 soos room daytime

Stretch Armstrong, N64, Furby, Atti-cube, and NORT are all visible in Soos' room.

S2e5 programmers

Allusion to Portal 2.

  • The title is a spoof of the film Lars and the Real Girl, in which a man deals with his shyness by treating a life-sized doll he ordered off the internet as his girlfriend.
  • A number of stores at Gravity Malls are parodies of popular stores:
  • Soos' bedroom has a number of items that reference toys and pop culture:
  • The cardboard cutout that Soos knocks over is a parody of Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider series.
  • The restaurant Hoo-Ha Owl's Pizzamatronic Jamboree is based off of ShowBiz Pizza Place and the Rock-afire Explosion.[5]
  • Will E. Badger's name is a parody of Chuck E. Cheese's.
  • Stan saying "I'm gonna get that badger," is a reference to the famous, recurring line said by Elmer Fudd about Bugs Bunny: "I'm gonna get that wabbit (rabbit)."
  • The fact that Giffany killed her creators after becoming sentient is a nod to GLaDOS from the Portal series. Giffany's animation depicting a bunch of stick figures at computers greatly resembles similar animations played in Portal 2.
  • On Giffany's screen, the binary code translates to "SPACEJAMTWO." This is a reference to the film Space Jam and how it may be getting a sequel sometime soon.
  • Soos not knowing how to pronounce Giffany's name is a nod to the arguments online on how to pronounce the file type .GIF.
    Latula Pyrope in GF

    Homestuck reference.

  • One of the girls shown by Giffany is a reference to Latula Pyrope from the webcomic Homestuck.
  • The cryptogram at the end slide is a parody of the theme song of the DiC/CWi dub of the anime Sailor Moon. "WINNING HEARTS BY DAYLIGHT! / POSSESSING ROBOTS BY MOONLIGHT! / HER EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE IS A REAL FRIGHT! / SHE HAS THE ONE NAME GIFFANY." Similarly, the first four lines of the DiC/CWi's Sailor Moon theme song are "Fighting evil by moonlight / Winning love by daylight / Never running from a real fight! (or 'With her Sailor Scouts to help fight' in a later verse) / She is the one named Sailor Moon!"
  • The idea of Giffany being a stalker and obsessed with Soos is a reference to the "yandere" trait in Japanese animes, giving in the fact that the director, Matt Braly and his girlfriend are being joked as "weeaboos".

Little Gift Shop of Horrors

S2e6 hands off

Saul Bass reference.

Mano Hand of Fate reference

The Master from Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Animation history lesson

Claymation comparison.

S2e6 gumby soos

Soos as Gumby.

Society of the Blind Eye

S2e7 honorable memories

The statue in The Hall of the Forgotten

  • McGucket's middle name is a nod to the Large Hadron Collider.
  • The statue inside The Hall of the Forgotten looks very similar to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro.
  • When Mabel and Wendy discuss Mabel's failed romances, a Triforce is visible on the wall.
  • The cryptogram on the journal page is a parody of the song "My Favorite Things" from the musical The Sound of Music.
  • During the ending credits, Stan's coffee mug, notepad, and pen are sucked into the Universe portal. During an episode of Rick and Morty titled "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind," the same items appear falling out of a portal.
  • The poster of Gabe reads "Master of Puppets: He'll Pull You're Heartstrings!" This is a reference to the song Master of Puppets by Metallica, which contains the lyric "Master of Puppets! I'm pulling your strings!"

Blendin's Game

S2e8 Key

Back to the Future allusion.

  • The episode's title is a reference to the book Ender's Game.
  • When Dipper and Mabel enter the Globnar arena, a man can be seen falling infinitly through two portals. This is a reference to an internet meme from the Portal video games in which the player can use a portal gun to place to portals directly above and below each other and jump into them, falling infintely until one portal is moved.
  • Some signs in the background in the future say "Time Baby is Watching," a reference to George Orwell's book 1984, in which numerous signs say "Big Brother is watching".
  • Lolph and Dundgren are based on the actor Dolph Lundgren, and their uniforms are similar to the outfit worn by Lundgren's character Andrew Scott (aka GR13) in the film Universal Soldier.
  • Soos had a poster of Michael Jackson's 1988 film Moonwalker in his room as a child.
  • Some games of Globnar trials are references to: TRON (glowing cycle races), American Gladiators (the joust), Jenga, etc.[citation needed]
  • The cipher key "capacitor" is an allusion to the "flux capacitor," which made time travel possible in the Back to the Future movie trilogy.
  • The reference to the "Digi-cod" codpiece is an allusion to Deckard’s Ajax model Mountibank Codpiece from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the novel which was the basis for Blade Runner.
  • When Dipper and Mabel enter Soos' house in the past, you can see a red balloon in the door window, a reference to the Stephen King book 'It'.

The Love God

Northwest Mansion Mystery

S2e10 ghost harassers

The Ghost Harassers.

  • The Ghost Harassers' uniforms closely resemble those of the Ghostbusters from the film of the same name. Also part of Dipper's spell to exorcise the ghost ("I ainta afraida no ghosta") is a reference to the film's theme song.
  • The "Used to be About History Channel" is a parody of the History Channel, which initially focused on broadcasting documentaries and historical fiction series before they began to primarily show more non-historic programs, such as contemporary reality shows and sensationalized pseudo-documentaries.
  • When Dipper mentions the scale of ghosts' malevolence, he opens to a page with a childlike ghost designed very similarly to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  • When Dipper is flipping through Journal 3, a page on ghost with an appearance similar to Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street can be seen.
  • In the scene where the lumberjack ghost is about to grab Pacifica from behind, the curtain draped over the painting is a reference to a similar scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Not What He Seems

S2e11 Ker-pranked

The Ker-Prank'd show.

A Tale of Two Stans

S2e12 college Ford thinking with the greats

Ford thinking with the greats.

S2E12 McGucket Steve Jobs House

McGucket's house and Steve Job's house.

  • The title of this episode is a reference to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
  • The "Mothgar" poster in Stanley and Stanford's childhood room is based on the American theatrical poster for the 1961 film Mothra.
  • The "Sham Total" is a parody of "Shamwow!"
  • Posters of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan are on Ford's dorm room wall.
  • McGucket's house is virtually identical to Steve Jobs' house.
    • There is a poster in McGucket's old home, which shows a colorful, bitten-off strawberry similar to the Apple logo, and the words "Ponder alternatively," which is a play on Apple's slogan "Think differently."
  • One of Mabel's drawings reads "What Hath Science Wrought?" a reference to "What hath God wrought?," a phrase from the Book of Numbers.
  • There's an object in Ford's room that has the Great Diamond Authority symbol from Steven Universe on it.

Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons

S2e13 eight sided dice

A polyhedral die.

  • The title and the game in this episode is a parody of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
    • Like D&D, Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons use an assortment of polyhedron dice.
    • The 38-sided die is based on the 20-sided icosahedron die used in Dungeons & Dragons to resolve most rolls. There are no 38-sided die used in any real life RPGs; the closest is a 30-sided die, but this an unusually rare and impractical type of die.
  • Cheese Boodles are a parody of the snack food Cheez Doodles.
  • FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role-Play) is similar to LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing); an offshoot of table-top role-playing that uses physical play instead of dice.
  • The font used for the title of "Diggity Dungeons & All That," resembles the title art of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • A scene where Stan ends up swatting a fairy on his back has it saying "Hey! Look! Listen" which is a reference to Navi, a fairy character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, that is known for using the phrase "Hey! Listen!" constantly.
  • When Stan presents his taxidermy of Duck-tective, the violin riff originating from the film, Psycho, plays.
  • Stan describes Duck-tective as: "A TV show that has big mystery elements and jokes that go over kid's head's" which is a meta joke on Gravity Falls.
    • Additionally, when the Pines family, Soos, and Grenda are disappointed with the Duck-tective season finale's plot twist, Soos mentions predicting it a year ago. It is a reference to how fans of Gravity Falls predicted Stan having a twin brother which was confirmed two episodes previously in "Not What He Seems."
  • The fantasy names posted up on the boards in the living room by Dipper and Ford are all parodies of names from The Flight of Dragons, an animated film adaptation of Gordon R. Dickson's book The Dragon and the George by Rankin/Bass Productions. (Jason Ritter's father, John Ritter, was the voice of the protagonist, Peter Dickinson, in the movie.)
    • Gorbasch- there's a human/dragon character named Gorbash in both the book and movie.
    • Smerghol- Smrgol, another dragon from the movie adaptation.
    • Omhadawn- the evil wizard Ommadon, from the movie adaptation.
  • The Hot Elf is a reference to Legolas from the Lord of the Rings movies.[6]
  • The Hot Elf saying "Excelsi-whatever" is a reference to Stan Lee's catchphrase, "Excelsior!"
  • The ogre that guarded the path to Probabilitor alluded to the myth of Hercules. The ogre challenged Mabel, Stan, and Grenda to seven labors, as Hercules was.
  • While watching the season finale of Duck-tective, Mabel eats a snack very similar to Pringles.

The Stanchurian Candidate

  • The episode's title is a reference to the 1959 Richard Condon novel The Manchurian Candidate, which was adapted into a 1962 film and 2004 film of the same name. Incidentally, it is also about mind-controlling a political candidate.
  • When Bud Gleeful gives his speech at the Town Hall, he gives everyone in the room fifty percent discount on a used car. This is an allusion to Oprah Winfrey's famous car giveaway on the September 13, 2004 episode of the The Oprah Winfrey Show. Bud's line "You get half off a used car, you get half off a used car" is an allusion to Oprah's line "You get a car, you get a car."
  • Stan's campaign slogan "Yes We Stan" parodies Barack Obama's 2008 tag "Yes We Can."
  • Stan's "One does not simply" meme is a reference to the popular internet meme of the same name, both of which are based on a quote from the first Lord of The Rings movie, in which Boromir says, "One does not simply walk into Mordor."
  • When Stan walks to Greasy's Diner, music plays that is similar to the Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive, which was featured in a similar scene in the movie Saturday Night Fever.
  • During the final debate, Mabel makes Soos say "I can promise you a kitten in every pot!". This is a reference to Herbert Hoover's presidential campaign slogan in 1928: "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage".
  • The monitor worn by Bud Gleeful while being possessed by Gideon is based off of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[7]
  • The poster in Gideon's cell of a picture of a cat hanging onto a branch that reads "HOLD ON TO THAT BRANCH OR DIE, CAT!" is a reference to a well-known poster of a cat hanging from a branch that reads "HANG IN THERE."

The Last Mabelcorn

S2e15 - Stans board games

Stan's various board games.

  • The episode's title and the unicorns are a reference to the 1982 Rankin/Bass film The Last Unicorn.[8] The unicorns' condescending attitudes are also a reference to Lady Amalthea's lack of appreciation for anybody's help throughout the film.
    • The episode's vigenère key, "SCHMENDRICK" is the name of a bumbling wizard who was a major character in The Last Unicorn (both in the book by Peter S. Beagle and the animated adaptation).
  • Dipper is seen with a book titled The Sibling Bros, a spoof of the novel series The Hardy Boys.
  • Various board games that Dipper and Mabel find in the closet are references to other real life games:
  • Mabel asks Ford if he is sending her and Dipper who are finally of age to wizard school, and if there is an owl in his bag. This is a reference to Harry Potter and how the titular character was accepted to magic school once he reached of age and recieved an owl as a present.
  • Wendy's shirt has a design similar to the Direwolf sigil of the Starks from HBO's Game of Thrones.
  • The text on the page in The Cipher File references:
    • The Lion King: "[...] warthogs and meerkat, is made tender by their carefree lives and trouble-free philosophies [...]"
    • National Treasure: "[...] setting for conspiracy movies. Like that one where the guy has to steal the Declaration of Independence [...]"
  • Celestabellebethabelle reads Whinny, Pray, Trot, a reference to the travelogue memoir, Eat, Pray, Love.
  • When hit with fairy dust, Celestabellebethabelle exclaims, "What the hay!", which is a common "swear" in the TV series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
  • Grenda says "Join the Dark Side!," a clear reference to Darth Vader's famous quote in the Star Wars franchise.
  • During Mabel's montage, one shot shows Mabel, Candy, and Wendy in a shopping cart, with Grenda holding an old woman on her shoulders in the background. This shot is an allusion to the DVD cover of the direct-to-DVD movie Foodfight!

Roadside Attraction

Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future

S2e17 Dipper selfie

Dipper taking a selfie.

Weirdmageddon Part 1

  • When Ford says "So this is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a boop, boop," he is referencing the last line of T.S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men, "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but with a whimper."
  • Bill saying "The being whose name must never be said." is a reference to the one of the famous epithets referring Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise.
  • The center where Dipper tries to punch Bill but is sent flying back mimics a similar scene in the first Pokémon movie where Ash Ketchum tries to do the same thing to Mewtwo but ends up with the same result.
  • When Bill and Gideon said "Hench-Maniacs, Roll out!" and "Discount Auto-mart Warriors, Roll out!" respectively, these lines refer to the famous catchphrase of Optimus Prime from the Transformers franchise where he says "Autobots, Roll out!"
  • The entire car chase scene is an homage to the Mad Max film franchise.[10]
    • One of Gideon's henchmen also resembles Max Rockatansky.
  • During the Weirdness Bubble car chase scene, when Dipper and Wendy are drawn anime style, Spritle and Chim Chim from the TV series Speed Racer are seated in the back seat of the car.
    • This scene is also similar to Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole and Larry transforming whenever Richard accelerates his scooter in The Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Job".
  • One of the monsters from the Nightmare Realm resembles Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, seen as Gideon is freed from prison.

Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality

Hey What&#039;s Going On He-Man reference

What's going on?

S2e19 Soos holding mabel

Sleeping Beauty reference

  • Soos describes Mabel's world as "shining, shimmering, splendid." This is a lyric from the song, "A Whole New World" from the movie Aladdin.
  • The scene where Mabel is napping in her tower references the scene in the Disney animated film, Sleeping Beauty. Mabel's tower and bed are very similar to those in the film, and Mabel holds a rose while sleeping, referencing the iconic scene where Briar Rose is brought back to life by the prince
  • While driving their car, Xyler and Craz briefly have their heads tilted back as they pass a shimmering rainbow-esque backdrop, referencing the Fabulous Secret Powers video by Slackcircus Studios.
  • Dippy Fresh's design is based off of Burger King Kids Club's Vid Kid.
  • Mabel's bubble resembles the setting of an iconic episode of the anime Madoka Magica; they both deal with an apparently nice and candy world turning into a bloody nightmare. 
  • During the end credits, Xyler and Craz reference the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and his existential philosophy.


Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls

Gravity Falls - We'll Meet Again

Gravity Falls - We'll Meet Again

Bill playing "We'll Meet Again".

  • When Mabel points out that Pacifica is wearing a potato sack, it aligns with the story of "The Paper Bag Princess".
  • When Rumble disappears, he holds up a thumbs up and disappears similar to how the Terminator sinks into the molten metal at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
  • Bill sings a verse of the song, "We'll Meet Again," most famous for its use at the end of Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, after unfreezing Ford.
  • The song playing in the background when Gideon is dancing in his cage is Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer."
  • Bill mentioning the idiom "Achilles' heel" refers to Greek mythology where an immortal warrior named Achilles is killed when his heel, the only place where he could be hurt, is struck by an arrow.
  • Bill's story of coming from a "flat world with flat minds and flat ideas" is a reference to Edwin Abbott Abbott's novel, Flatland, about a two-dimensional world. In an AMA in April of the previous year, Bill stated that "EDWIN ABBOTT ABBOTT HAS A DECENT IDEA [about Bill's origin]."[11]
  • Mrs. Valentino requesting the sawed-off shotgun in order to kill zombies is a reference to the Evil Dead franchise, because one of Ashley William's signature weapons is a double-barreled shotgun which he uses to kill the undead.
  • The "mermaid" that Soos holds up during the party, saying it is a monkey's body sewn to a fish, is a reference to the "Fiji Mermaid", a creature once thought to be real, but was determined to be a hoax.
  • The water tower's roar is the same as Bowser's from Mario Kart 64.
  • Quentin Trembley is shown riding a horse backwards, much like Dudley Do-Right from Rocky & Bullwinkle.
  • Dipper's line "Ready to head into the unknown?" is a possible a reference to Over The Garden Wall, whose creator, Patrick McHale, is a close friend of Alex Hirsch.
  • When the teens say "One of Us!" after Dipper and Mabel blow out the candles, it references to Freaks.
  • Dippers line in his ending monologue "It's not on any maps, and most people have never heard of it" is similar to a line from Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick: "It is not down on any map; true places never are"

References

  1. Episode commentary
  2. Cory, Robertryan. Tumblr Post ID: 97554503088.
  3. Ramirez, Stephanie (September 10, 2014). Tumblr Post ID: 97146170141. Retrieved on August 15, 2015.
  4. Cory, Robertryan; Gravi-teamfalls (September 15, 2014). Tumblr Post ID: 97543114343. “Gravity Falls; Sock Opera Rough Designs”
  5. Hirsch, Alex (October 15, 2015). Tweet Number 654880485164736512. Retrieved on October 18, 2015.
  6. Cicierega, Emmy (August 3, 2015). Tweet Number 628378307243978753. Retrieved on August 3, 2015.
  7. Hirsch, Alex (August 24, 2015). Tweet Number 636014572789325825. Retrieved on August 26, 2015.
  8. Hirsch, Alex (September 8, 2015). Tweet Number 641305846031511552. Retrieved on September 8, 2015.
  9. Serrao, Nivea (October 12, 2015). Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch on Tonight's "Extremely Significant" Episode. Retrieved on October 22, 2015.
  10. Serrao, Nivea (October 26, 2015). Gravity Falls' Weirdmageddon Begins: Creator Alex Hirsch Talks Journals, Celebrity Cameos and a Mad Max Homage. TV Insider. Archived from the original on November 12, 2015. Retrieved on November 12, 2015. “... It's funny for to think about 13-year-olds who will say, 'This is a reference to that new movie Fury Road' and have no idea that it is a completely written irrespective of that, based on a much, much older Mad Max.”
  11. I'M BILL CIPHER I KNOW LOTS OF THINGS ASK ME ANYTHING (April 2, 2015).
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