In "Sock Opera," Gabe puts on a puppet show about literacy at the Gravity Falls Library. Mabel soon spots him and instantly develops feelings for him, and she proceeds to introduce herself. The two bond over their shared interest in puppets, and Mabel becomes flustered with his high standards for the art. She tells him she will be putting on a sock puppet opera that Friday, despite no prior plans to do so. Later that week, he visits Mabel to check on production. When Candy and Grenda see him, they label him a stud, with Candy secretly expressing a desire to "steal him from Mabel."
Gabe attends the premiere of Mabel's production and finds himself impressed with her work. During the intermission, he conveys this opinion to Mabel backstage, and suggests that they get together some time. However, he is devastated by the opera's ending, which had been ruined as Mabel and Dipper struggled to stop Bill Cipher, who had taken over Dipper's body. Utterly disappointed, he leaves Mabel. Mabel simply remarks that she "may have dodged a bullet" with him when she sees him making out with his own puppets.
Gabe is an extremely passionate puppeteer and constantly immerses himself in the art. He believes one must perform puppet shows frequently to show a true love for puppetry, and he takes great offense at any perceived criticism of the trade. Gabe Bensen is of high class, albeit somewhat finicky. He enjoys rollerblading and biscotti. He is also seen making out with his own puppets, implying his passion exceeds normality, which is to be expected in Gravity Falls.
Gabe has light blue eyes, a pointed nose, and slightly protruding chin, with blond hair worn in a ponytail. He wears an all black outfit with a headset, and constantly carries a book and bee puppet with him and black and white shoes.
- 204. "Sock Opera"
- 207. "Society of the Blind Eye" (pictured)
- 209. "The Love God" ( )
- 220. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls" (no lines)
"All my life I've been dreaming/Of a love that's right for me/And now I finally know her name and it's–sing with me kids–literacy!"
"Really? People used to call me 'Puppet Crazy Gabe!'"
"I was just blading by. Helps me dry out my ponytail after a shower."
"Mabel, it's clear to me now that you really love puppets. I mean, you went whole hawk, and if you stick the ending, well, maybe later you could join me for a biscotti."
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