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Land Before Swine 

"Land Before Swine" is an episode of Gravity Falls starring Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, and Alex Hirsch. A dinosaur loose in Gravity Falls snatches up Mabel's pig, Waddles, leading the Pines family on a prehistoric journey to get him back.

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Episode cast overview:
... Mabel Pines (voice)
... Dipper Pines (voice)
... Grunkle Stan / Soos / Old Man McGucket (voice)
Keith Ferguson ... Deputy Durland / Additional Voices (voice)
... Sheriff Blubs (voice)
... Waddles / Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice) (as Grey DeLisle-Griffin)
... Bobby Renzobbi / Additional Voices (voice)
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A prehistoric beast snatches Waddles after Grunkle Stan throws him outside and it's up to Dipper, Mabel, Stan, Soos, and Old Man McGucket to go after the beast in order to save Waddles. Meanwhile, Dipper and Soos work out their friendship issues. Written by A

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28 June 2013 (USA)  »

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This episode title is a play on the 1980's animated classic "The Land Before Time" See more »

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Grunkle Stan: Just ten minutes, without this pig in the house. Is that so much to ask?
[ties Waddles to a spike out front]
Grunkle Stan: There. Mabel ask,
[place a dollar bill around the neck knot of Waddles]
Grunkle Stan: this never happened.
Grunkle Stan: [Intimating Mabel] "Oh but Grunkle Stan, it's not safe out there. There's predators," Oh brother.
[Pterodactyl snatches Waddles and flies away]
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References The Land Before Time (1988) See more »

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A role model for all other cartoons to follow, before and after this episode.
9 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Tim McKeon and Alex Hirsch make a great pair of writers because they were really good at showing us what to do with characters who cause problems through their typical flaws, not like when Alex Hirsch wrote The Last Mabelcorn all by himself and displayed protagonist-centered morality because "morality is relative." At first, Stan and Soos cause problems that make Mabel and Dipper not want to talk to them, but we know they didn't mean any harm. Then they use their positive qualities to solve the problem at the end of the day! If you want to learn more about how amazing this episode is, go watch the 23rd admirable animation video on YouTube reviewing this episode.


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