We may now check Dinosaurs off the list of creatures to be discussed in Gravity Falls. GF is by far the most genius and best show ever. This episode left my mind blown.
But as satisfied as I was, this wasn’t really the best episode. I found it slightly predictable. I mean, once the plot is set it was easy to predict that Waddles would be returned and all the fighting and tension would cease.
Did you know you can hibernate and survive 65 million years of supposed extinction in tree sap? That was pretty creative to me, though they did reuse that thing with Quentin Trembley. As for their reactions to this, it felt quite familiar. Im just surprised Stan didn’t use the words ‘Jurassic Park’. Then again, that would be copyright so who am I to judge? Still, i do question their morals for just leaving the dinos in their sappy tomb. Its clear to me that its only a matter of time before Dinosaurs rule the earth again. I mean, i think we all saw the twitching arms and the friggin pterodactyl with its baby! (Im surprised i spelled that right).
Even though I did crack up here and there, this episode was kinda lacking jokes. Though I was pretty happy with the Pig Dance Party (I was literally shouting “Go Mabel! Go Mabel! It’s Your Birthday! It’s Your Birthday!”). The ending to that was really sweet as well. I was also cracking up at Hunkle Stan’s make believe attempt at super heroism. And the Dipper imitations? Lol!
I’d also like to note just how much Mabel strongly resembled her brother. I mean, when she put on that hat I swear I saw the twin resemblance in the face. And if it weren’t for the fact that her voice was just a bit higher pitched than Dip’s, I would’ve believed that was Jason Ritter speaking. The voice actors are just excellent.
Then there was the constant tension between the characters. Gravity Falls by now is practically infamous for such realistic characters. On that note, this episode does not disappoint. It is human to argue and fight like that, and I understand such tensions. Mabel behaved exactly as I would’ve at her age. And I don’t blame Dips for blowing up there. I’d do the same. With Mabel, it was a matter of broken trust. Dipper’s case was a bit more milder, but just as upsetting. I mean seriously, I would find it difficult to trust Soos the Fairy killer. Sorry, im still a little pissed at him for that. Got a soft spot for pixies. Fairy costumes were my life as a kid.
Stan didn’t seem to fully understand the error of his ways for awhile. But as a girl so much like Mabel, I can tell you that thats almost unforgivable. Their argument actually imitates a big part of my life when I was around her age. The differences being that the thing that upset me where a bit more major than a pet pig, and we never made up. It has been 4 years since that day and I refuse to forgive that psycho. But thats my personal life.
As for the forgiveness, Mabel never really lightened up until Waddles was safe. I think for now she’s just relieved for her pet. Shes naive like that. If she is as sensitive as I was, Mabel would still have negative emotions towards Stan for a long long time. And like me, it would take her awhile to understand those emotions.
It comes as no surprise that Dipper and Soos were quicker to make up than Stan and Mabel. Boys are simple minded like that. Once the fighting is done and over with, they realize just how stupid everything was and make up like nothing happened. Men. The same rule applies for Stan. He saw a simple pig being dinner. Mabel saw her best friend being snatched away. Big difference there.
I also like the attention Waddles got. Well, actually this paragraph only exists so I have an excuse for putting Waddles there. Dawww ❤ 🐷
Another note was that for awhile I was a bit shocked that they allowed a character death on a disney show; before Mcgucket popped back in. My only reaction: *sweatdrop*. And observing the Pines (and Soos), I kinda thought they were a bit heartless for not worrying bout the poor guy. Then again, they JUST survived nearly getting eaten alive by a dinosaur. I dont blame them for being relieved at their own luck before feeling sad for the supposedly dead guy. Plus, its Mcgucket. Need I say more?
Also I would like to note the destruction of Dipper’s vest. With the dino tooth, its not entirely a surprise it fell out. 65 million years of hibernating in tree sap and lack of dental care. At least Dipper now got a free dino tooth. Collectors item! Also, I think Dipper might have a slight change of outfit soon. It happened with his hat, why not the vest?
For the most part, this episode focuses alot on the dinosaurs and forgiveness between the characters. In contrast to previous episodes, this one felt a bit dry to me. Not as good as what I’ve previously seen from this show. Despite this, The Land Before Swine was an episode that was highly needed. Ever since the 4 month hiatus ended, we had gotten a string of more character centric episodes and fewer mystery ones. An adventure/mystery episode was kinda needed to balance this out. Still, I would have liked to know about Robbie and Wendy’s current status considering what happened in the previous episode. Instead we got the revelation that Dipper apparently likes to draw her face on a pillow and make out with it. Obsession! This further proves to me how he makes a great yandere character in Reverse Pines, but thats a rant for another time.