After the Between the Pines special this past Monday, show creator Alex Hirsch spent some time afterwards taking questions & answer over his Twitter account (@_AlexHirsch). A Tumblr called “PS: PQXV TBFOA” pulled multiple questions from the Q&A and posted them to their blog. Behind the page break is a transcribed version for your reading enjoyment.
Gravity Falls wraps up its two season run this Monday on Disney XD with Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls.
Q: (@pumpkinsaergone) who lost their first baby tooth first Dipper or Mable? How did they react?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Dipper did. He was horrified and thought he was dying.
Q: (@TweetItNothing) Does Dipper like Pokemon? (Or its GF equivalent)?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Obsessively collecting, counting, monsters, trying to be the best – Dipper would LOVE Pokemon.
Q: (@MortyFallsOver) If you could have the show whatever way you wanted, would you let Stanley curse? muahaha
A: (@_AlexHirsch) And smoke cigars.
Q: (@queenmadalena) Did Mabel enjoy the force awakens? I’m not sure if she is really into Star Wars or if she considers it too nerdy?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Mabel prefers the Ewok specials.
Q: (@HattieChats) Where did Stan get Gompers the Goat? Did he steal him or did Gompers just appear one day?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) A guy tried to pay for a tour of the Mystery Shack with a baby goat. The goat stayed. This was cut from Blendins Game.
Q: (@billcipher1362) Why was this cut???
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Time. Disney is very strict about episode lengths. We cut tons of stuff we love for time.
Q: (@Cheesetoz) How old exactly are Stanley and Stanford?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) I don’t know the exact ages of any characters other than Dipper and Mabel. Exact ages don’t really affect storytelling.
Q: (@_NoOneSpecial) If Dipper is based on you. Mabel is based on your sister, Stanley is based on your Grandpa, who’s Stanford based on?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Stanford is designed to be a foil to Stanley, the way Pacifica was designed to be a foul to Mabel.
Q: (gvaityfalls) Does Ford like Minions?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Ew no.
Q: (@Minisrock1) What was your reaction to the huge fan base started shortly Gravity Falls started?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Total disbelief/gratitude. I thought no one would find it. S1 was so hard I almost didn’t keep going. The fans are why I made Season 2.
Q: (@noncentse) Is there anything/anyone you regretted adding or not adding into the show?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Oh sure! But that’s the trick with TV. You can’t go back and change stuff even if you want to.
Q: (Ninjamonkeycorp) Which episode were you the most worried about the reaction for? Which one were you the most excitied to see the reaction for?
A: (@_AlexHirsch) Most worried about the first episode. Had no idea if anyone would like it.