This page is for Mailbox, the short. For the sentient object, see Mailbox (object).
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"Mailbox" is the third animated short of Gravity Falls to air between season 1 and season 2. It premiered on October 15, 2013.

Official overview

Dipper and Soos stumble upon a mailbox in the middle of the forest and make it their mission to discover who (or what) picks up the mail left inside.[1]


Short3 Hello Dipper and Soos

The Mailbox leaves a message to Dipper and Soos.

Somewhere in the Gravity Falls ForestDipper says he's going to investigate anomaly #54, a mysterious mailbox in the middle of the forest, with Soos coming along as Dipper's "team of expert." Soos places a piece of paper with "'SUP, DAWG?" written on it in the Mailbox and closes the lid. Seconds afterwards, the Mailbox begins to shake violently and the flag on the side magically moves. The duo shouts in fear. Dipper opens the Mailbox to see their letter has been replaced by a scroll that reads "HELLO DIPPER AND SOOS." Soos wonders if the Mailbox is all-knowing, and the duo decide to ask it more questions.

Soos decides to ask the Mailbox "WHAT DID I SHAVE INTO MY HEAD THIS MORNING?" and the Mailbox again answers correctly: a duckling with a paddle-ball. Soos thinks they should ask some more questions. Dipper decides to ask when the world will end (3012), while Soos decides to ask it what his dream woman looks like, to which the Mailbox gives him a drawing.

Short3 Twins run away from the mailbox

The Mailbox as it self-destructs.

Finally, Dipper ponders what to ask the Mailbox, from when his death will be to the meaning of life, with Soos desperately trying to ask if aliens built the Pyramids, and what marshmallows are made of. Finally, the duo agree: learning who wrote Journal 3, one of Gravity Falls' greatest mysteries. However, Mabel arrives and puts a video of her sticking 100 gummy worms up her nose into the Mailbox, thinking it will be sent to her mom. It is replaced with a letter that reads "Your gummy worm video has disturbed and insulted me. You fools are unworthy of my great knowledge. The era of human enlightenment shall never come to pass." As Dipper finishes reading the letter, the Mailbox collapses in on itself and explodes. The short concludes with Mabel attempting to put more gummy worms up her nose and Dipper running toward the camera to turn it off.


Production notes

See also: List of allusions and List of goofs.

Character revelations

Short3 Soos' dream girl

Soos' dream girl.

  • Mabel is able to stick a hundred gummy worms into her nose.
  • Dipper is interested in the identity of who wrote the journals.
  • Soos is aware of Journal 3.
  • Soos's "dream woman" is apparently a muscular, body builder-type woman.

Series continuity


  • The wax stamp on the first letter is stamped with an infinity symbol.
  • The mailbox says that the end of the world is in 3012. This is the year where Time Baby supposedly resurrects after being disintegrated by Bill Cipher.
  • Soos's dream girl is apparently a muscular woman, but in the episode "Soos and the Real Girl", it is revealed that Soos' girlfriend is named Melody and works at a burger stand.


Short3 secret cryptogram after Mailbox

The third section of the page.

  • At the end of the short another section of the hidden page was revealed. The code made by the red numbers decodes to "BLIND HEL."


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  • Bill Cipher = Mailbox?

    8 messages
    • The Sqoou wrote: The infinity symbol and the number 8 are connected. If you look at the moon in the dream world, you'll see it's...
    • I think Bill was just trolling them. Can't really think of any other all-knowing entity that would bother talking to mortals like that
  • Mailbox (CLOSED)

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    • Agree with Yazzy, but moreover, I'm concerned that people are choosing "funny" images that they like best, but aren't rea...
    • NintenDisney Beckster wrote: Proposal 1 best captures the overall mystery aspect without giving away anything....