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Gravity Falls Shorts promo.

A series of Gravity Falls shorts were produced to air right in between season 1 and season 2, riding on the momentum of the series' success.[1]

Shorts overview[]

All dates are U.S.A. air dates.

Series Episodes Season premiere Season finale
Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained 6 October 14, 2013 October 18, 2013
Mabel's Guide to Life 5 February 3, 2014 February 7, 2014
Fixin' It with Soos 2 April 21, 2014 April 22, 2014
TV Shorts 2 April 23, 2014 April 24, 2014
Mabel's Scrapbook 2 June 2, 2014

Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained[]

Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained is the first series of shorts. They kicked off on October 14th, 2013, with new shorts premiering every day that week at 7:25pm EST.[2]

The events of these shorts take place before "Gideon Rises," as Dipper still has Journal 3,[3] but not after "Dreamscaperers," as the Pines still live in the Mystery Shack.

No. # Title Airdate Prod. Code
1 1 "Candy Monster" October 14, 2013 618G-704
Dipper and Mabel must go into full on battle mode against a mysterious creature when it leaps out of the rafters and steals their ‘Summerween’ candy.
2 2 "Stan's Tattoo" October 14, 2013 618G-701[4]
Dipper devises a plan to unravel the enigma that is Stan’s Tattoo.
3 3 "Mailbox" October 15, 2013 618G-702
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.
4 4 "Lefty" October 16, 2013 618G-706
Dipper sets out to discover why a certain Gravity Falls resident always faces left.
5 5 "Tooth" October 17, 2013 618G-705
Dipper and Mabel find a gigantic tooth on the shores of the lake, and set out in a rowboat to find out where it came from.
6 6 "The Hide-Behind" October 18, 2013 618G-703
In hearing of a local lumberjack legend, Dipper investigates a mysterious creature that has been heard, but never seen.

Hidden page[]

Shorts the hidden page

All of the six page sections from Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained put together.

At the end of every short, there is a section of a page that is briefly flashed, revealing information like symbols and cryptograms. The sections merged makes one large symbol of an eye crossed out with a red X. This symbol is mentioned in a text about secret societies that Dipper was researching, alluding to the Blind Eye Society that appears in "Society of the Blind Eye."


  • In "Candy Monster," the cryptogram says "IURP WKH ILUVW XQWLO WKH ODVW VHDUFK WKH." Once decoded, it reads, "FROM THE FIRST UNTIL THE LAST SEARCH THE."
  • In "Lefty," the cryptogram says "WKHP DOO ZHOFRPH WR JUDYLWB IDOOV." Once decoded, it reads, "THEM ALL WELCOME TO GRAVITY FALLS."
  • In "Tooth," the cryptogram says "FRGHV RI FUHGLWV SDVW RQH PHDQV RQH VR VHDUFK." Once decoded, it reads, "CODES OF CREDITS PAST ONE MEANS ONE SO SEARCH."

If arranged correctly and read left-to-right, the cryptograms read "FROM THE FIRST UNTIL THE LAST SEARCH THE CODES OF CREDITS PAST ONE MEANS ONE SO SEARCH THEM ALL WELCOME TO GRAVITY FALLS." This is a hint on how to solve the codes in red.

Codes in red[]

There is a code used in the red numbers on each page. It can be translated by using the number in front of a right parenthesis to indicate the Gravity Falls episode number and the numbers that follow it to indicate the letter number of the episode's decoded credits cryptogram. Brackets indicate the beginning and end of words.

Short Code Decoded
Candy Monster [13) 8,9,10] [14,17,22 THE DAR
Stan's Tattoo [1)14] [2)5,24 3)3] [5)7,9] I WAS SO
Mailbox [6)33,40,46 9)1,18] [10)32,33][39 BLIND HE L
Lefty [17)6,12 20) 3,4] NEAR
Tooth 14)21,30,32 15)13,20][22 16)20 KNESS IS
The Hide-Behind 11)4,12,13] [12)8,9][17,13] IED TO ME

Decoded and properly combined, the message is: "I WAS SO BLIND. HE LIED TO ME. THE DARKNESS IS NEAR."

Mabel's Guide to Life[]

Mabel’s Guide to Life is the second series of shorts. They began on February 3, 2014, with new shorts premiering everyday that week at 7:55pm EST.[5]

No. # Title Airdate Prod. Code
7 1 "Mabel's Guide to Dating" February 3, 2014 618G-708
Mabel gives her thoughts on dating and puts her dating quiz to the test with three of Gravity Falls’ most eligible bachelors – Grunkle Stan, Dipper and Soos.
8 2 "Mabel's Guide to Stickers" February 4, 2014 618G-711
Mabel gives her unique perspective on the history of stickers, their many styles and uses.
9 3 "Mabel's Guide to Fashion" February 5, 2014 618G-709
Mabel reveals her fashion secrets to the world, including FLASH MAKEOVERS!
10 4 "Mabel's Guide to Color" February 6, 2014 618G-712
Mabel’s survey into everyone’s favorite colors causes a color emergency when she learns Grunkle Stan has never seen a rainbow.
11 5 "Mabel's Guide to Art" February 7, 2014 618G-707
Mabel reveals that her gift of art has driven her to genius level with the creation of her own personal art movement – the “Caticature.”

Fixin' It with Soos[]

Fixin' It with Soos is the third series of shorts. The first short aired on April 21, 2014, and the second short aired on April 22, 2014. It is the first new Gravity Falls content to air on Disney XD since the show's move to the channel.

The web game Soos’ Confusing Adventure is based on these shorts.

No. # Title Airdate Prod. Code
12 1 "Fixin' It with Soos: Golf Cart" April 21, 2014 618G-716
Soos fixes up the golf cart so that Dipper and Wendy can perform a stunt.[6]
13 2 "Fixin' It with Soos: Cuckoo Clock" April 22, 2014 618G-715
Soos fixes up a Cuckoo Clock and gives it an ultra-awesome remodel.[7]

TV Shorts[]

TV Shorts is the fourth series of shorts. The first short aired on April 23, 2014, and the second short aired on April 24, 2014.

These shorts take place after the events of season 1, as Gideon is now starring in his own television show, filmed in prison.

No. # Title Airdate Prod. Code
14 1 "TV Shorts 1" April 23, 2014 618G-717
Channel flip through a Mystery Shack TV Commercial hosted by Grunkle Stan.[8]
15 2 "TV Shorts 2" April 24, 2014 618G-718
Catch an episode of Why You Ackin So Cray-Cray.[9]

Mabel's Scrapbook[]

Mabel's Scrapbook is the fifth and final series of shorts. On December 24, 2013, the first short aired on Disney Channel Russia and on March 27, 2014, Disney XD Italy released the second short on YouTube. Both aired in the United States, on Disney XD on June 2, 2014.

No. # Title Airdate Prod. Code
16 1 "Mabel's Scrapbook: Heist Movie" June 2, 2014 618G-714
Mabel recalls the Pines' elaborate plan to break into a movie theatre.[10]
17 2 "Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo" June 2, 2014 618G-713
Mabel remembers when the family visited a petting zoo.[11]


  • There was going to be a short where Mabel visited the prison titled, "Mabel's Guide to Smiles," in which she attempts to cheer some prisoners up. However this ended up being cut.[12] While the short was not used, it helped inspire the scene in "Headhunters" when Mabel interacts with the bikers in the bar and the designs of Gideon's prison mates.[13] There was also going to be a short entitled, "Mabel's Guide to Death," in which Mabel would show how to deal with the effects of someone or something you know dying, after her pet caterpillar gets eaten. This ended up being cut for being too morbid, however.[14]
  • None of the main characters appear in every short of the media.
  • In the short "Stan's Tattoo", Mabel starts a series called "What's Under Mabel's Bandage?", but didn't even get past the first five seconds before being discontinued.


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See also[]


  1. Littleton, Cynthia (August 23, 2013). ‘Gravity Falls’ Adds Depth to Disney Channel Demo. Variety.
  2. Disney Channel Media Net (2013). Archived from the original on September 18, 2013.
  3. Hirsch, Alex (October 19, 2013). Tweet number 391754065618558976. Twitter. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013.
  4. Stan's Tattoo storyboard. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020.
  5. Disney Channel's February 2014 Programming Highlights. Retrieved on November 13, 2020.
  6. Fixin' It With Soos: Golf Cart. WatchDisneyXD.
  7. Fixin' It With Soos: Cuckoo Clock. WatchDisneyXD.
  8. TV Shorts 1. WatchDisneyXD.
  9. TV Shorts 2. WatchDisneyXD.
  10. Mabel's Scrapbook: Heist Movie. WatchDisneyXD.
  11. Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo. WatchDisneyXD.
  12. I'm Matt Braly, Storyboard Artist and Director on Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (June 20, 2015). Retrieved on June 20, 2015. “Ok I'll level with you. There was a Mabel Short about her visiting a prison that got the axe. Not even joking. It was so funny.”
  14. Wonderful Alex Hirsch | day 1 Great Reportage

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