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"Tooth" is the fifth animated short of Gravity Falls aired right in between season 1 and season 2. It premiered on October 17, 2013.

Official overview[]

Dipper and Mabel find a gigantic tooth on the shores of the lake, and set out in a rowboat to try and find out where it came from.[1]


Short5 Bubbles in the water

Bubbles in the water

Short5 Mabel pokes big tooth

The giant tooth with Mabel for scale

The short begins with Dipper saying he'll be studying Gravity Falls anomaly #42, "The Tooth," and points out a massive molar Mabel is poking with a stick, she then states she was there for scale. Dipper says he found it while he was practicing the sousaphone. He later asks Tate McGucket about it. He says he doesn't know about it, but warns him to run if he sees bubbles in the water.

Later that night, Dipper and Mabel go out onto the lake with a rowboat to investigate. Mabel brings her childhood puppet Bear-O, and Dipper protests by saying Bear-O is creepy and everyone hates him. To support this, a clip is shown where Mabel's Bear-O puppet show traumatizes a group of kids. Mabel ends up having to leave Bear-O at the shore. Shortly afterwards, Mabel produces a pro-Bear-O ad.

Short5 Giant island head

The island attacking

Soon, the twins notice bubbles in the water near a small island. The ground starts to shake, and the twins begin to row away. As they do this, the island floats out of the water, revealing it to be a giant floating head. The camera shuts off as the head approaches the rowboat.

The camera is later found on the beach. Dipper says the giant head thing sunk back into the lake after it attacked, and it lost another tooth trying to eat the boat, but the important thing is that they survived, barely. The short ends when Mabel pulls out Bear-O and says "Did somebody say BEARLY?" which scares Dipper.


Production notes[]

See also: List of allusions and List of goofs.

Character revelations[]

  • Dipper can play the sousaphone.
  • Mabel owns a hand puppet named Bear-O.
  • Tate McGucket apparently knows about some of the mysteries of Gravity Falls.

Songs featured​[]

Series continuity[]


  • When played backwards, the "floating island head" says, "You have awakened my slumber! Enter my mouth, children! Enter your destiny! RAAAAHH!"[2]
  • In a scrapped episode, it was supposed to be revealed that Dipper is afraid of puppets. In this short, he seems uneasy around Bear-O, suggesting that this may still be true, however this may have been a fear he has gotten over as in "Sock Opera" he doesn't seem to mind puppets.[3]
  • In the Latin American version, the island says "Una nueva era comienza, 6 1 8, la nueva era 6 1 8." meaning, "A new age starts, 6 1 8, the new age 6 1 8."[4]
    • The same thing is said when the German version is played backwards.
    • Also, in Russian version the island says "Начинается новая эра. Шесть-один-восемь, шесть-один-восемь!" meaning "The new era is coming. Six-one-eight, six-one-eight!"
  • The giant tooth in this short is also an obstacle in The Great Stanmobile Escape.


Short5 secret cryptogram after Tooth

The fifth section of the page.

  • At the end of the short, another section of the hidden page flashes briefly with a cryptogram at the bottom of the page. That reads, "FRGHV RI FUHGLWV SDVW RQH PHDQV RQH VR VHDUFK." Once decoded, it reads, "CODES OF CREDITS PAST ONE MEANS ONE SO SEARCH."
  • The codes made from red numbers decodes to "KNESS IS."



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  1. Disney Channel Media Net (2013). Archived from the original on September 18, 2013.
  2. Gravity Falls Shorts - The Island - Reversed. YouTube. TheMysteryofGF (October 20, 2013).
  3. In an unproduced episode, Dipper was supposed to be shown having a fear of puppets. See here for interview discussing the unproduced episode.
  4. Latin American reversed message. YouTube. Retrieved on November 13, 2020. (broken link)

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Season one 1. Tourist Trapped | 2. The Legend of the Gobblewonker | 3. Headhunters | 4. The Hand That Rocks the Mabel | 5. The Inconveniencing | 6. Dipper vs. Manliness | 7. Double Dipper | 8. Irrational Treasure | 9. The Time Traveler's Pig | 10. Fight Fighters | 11. Little Dipper | 12. Summerween | 13. Boss Mabel | 14. Bottomless Pit! | 15. The Deep End | 16. Carpet Diem | 17. Boyz Crazy | 18. Land Before Swine | 19. Dreamscaperers | 20. Gideon Rises
Season two 21. Scary-oke | 22. Into the Bunker | 23. The Golf War | 24. Sock Opera | 25. Soos and the Real Girl | 26. Little Gift Shop of Horrors | 27. Society of the Blind Eye | 28. Blendin's Game | 29. The Love God | 30. Northwest Mansion Mystery | 31. Not What He Seems | 32. A Tale of Two Stans | 33. Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons | 34. The Stanchurian Candidate | 35. The Last Mabelcorn | 36. Roadside Attraction | 37. Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future | 38. Weirdmageddon Part 1 | 39. Weirdmageddon 2: Escape From Reality | 40-41. Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls
Animated shorts Candy Monster | Stan's Tattoo | Mailbox | Lefty | Tooth | The Hide-Behind | Mabel's Guide to Dating | Mabel's Guide to Stickers | Mabel's Guide to Fashion | Mabel's Guide to Color | Mabel's Guide to Art | Fixin' It with Soos: Golf Cart | Fixin' It with Soos: Cuckoo Clock | TV Shorts 1 | TV Shorts 2 | Mabel's Scrapbook: Heist Movie | Mabel's Scrapbook: Petting Zoo
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