Gravity Falls: Season 1, Episode 4

The Hand That Rocks the Mabel (6 Jul. 2012)

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Dipper and Mabel check out Grunkle Stan's arch enemy, evil psychic Lil' Gideon, during one of Tent of Telepathy shows. The little brat becomes obsessed with Mabel and decides that she will ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Mabel Pines (voice)
Dipper Pines (voice) (as Jason Morgan)
Wendy (voice)
Sheriff Blubs (voice)
Toby Determined (voice)
Bud Gleeful / Additional Voices (voice)
Thurop Van Orman ...
Lil Gideon (voice)
(voice) (as Grey DeLisle)


Dipper and Mabel check out Grunkle Stan's arch enemy, evil psychic Lil' Gideon, during one of Tent of Telepathy shows. The little brat becomes obsessed with Mabel and decides that she will be his girlfriend, despite her repeated objections. After she gives him a final brush-off, Gideon invokes his psychic powers and declares revenge on the Pines family. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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Introduction of Gideon
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In this episode of Gravity Falls, we are introduced to Lil Gideon, renowned child psychic and Stan's chief nemesis. Interested by a TV ad, Dipper and Mabel attend one of his shows, but immediately after, the twins see straight through him and conclude he is an even bigger fraud than Stan, but there is more to Gideon they are not aware of. He begins to develop a downright creepy obsession with Mabel, calling her his "queen" in an obviously one-sided relationship that Mabel is continuously peer-pressured by the people of the town into staying in. When Dipper tries to break up with Gideon for her, though, things get heated. With one of the most important villains of the series getting his debut here, this episode is the most limited in terms of subplots (the only one being Stan's attempt to ally with Bud Gleeful, Gideon's father, to share profits from their businesses) but doesn't really need them with such an important character and his driving force for the rest of the season being introduced. Yet another good (though not great) episode in the series, this episode makes up for any shortcomings by inserting the most startling and intriguing ending since "Tourist Trapped," and is another winner in the show.

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