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The laws of Gravity Falls are various, odd statutes exclusive to the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

History

Because Gravity Falls "was founded by a mayor [Quentin Trembley] who was legally insane,"[1][2] it has many laws which are just as insane.[2] After suffering a concussion and falling into a ditch, discovering Gravity Falls, Trembley wrote the town charter.[3] Despite over 150 years having gone by since Gravity Falls was initially founded,[1] and at least three other mayors having been in office,[1][4][5] many of the odd laws remain unchanged.

Laws

Gravity Falls' unconventional laws include the following:

  • Gravity Falls' mayoral elections are based on two events: the Wednesday Stump Speech, held on an actual stump, and the Friday Debate wherein townsfolk throw birdseed at the candidate they like most. At the end, they release a freedom eagle who will fly to the candidate covered in more seed and bestow a birdly kiss upon him, anointing him mayor. The Town Charter defines a worthy candidate as "anyone who can cast a shadow, count to ten and throw their hat into the provided ring."[5] The office appears to be for life.
  • As of 1922, beavers have the right to vote.[3]
  • Gravity Falls is the first and only city to officially outlaw "Moon People."[3]
  • The right to marry a woodpecker.[2]
  • Anyone in possession of the physical, legal document to a property gains ownership of that property (Finders Keepers Law).[2]
  • Instead of juvy, children are sent to adult prison.[2][6]
    • In "Scary-oke" Soos is seen reading a newspaper which features an article about Gideon, who was previously arrested[7], having been sent to "the big house." In "TV Shorts 1," Gideon has his own segment entitled "Li'l Gideon's Big House!" All of his fellow prisoners are adult males.
  • Town residents and visitors are forbidden from speaking of Weirdmageddon, and face tasering by law enforcement should they do so (The Never Mind All That Act).
  • In 1920, a "Maple Syrup Prohibition" was enacted, leading townsfolk to gather in Pancake Speakeasies.[8] This prohibition is not currently in force, since the use of maple syrup is now extended.

Referenced

Season 1

Shorts

Season 2

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Irrational Treasure." Tim McKeon, David Slack, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 17, 2012. No. 8, season 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hirsch, Alex (August 15, 2013). I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Retrieved on April 12, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! by Disney Book Group. October 7, 2014. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1484710807.
  4. "Northwest Mansion Mystery." Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Disney XD. February 16, 2015. No. 10, season 2.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Stanchurian Candidate." Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Disney XD. August 24, 2015. No. 14, season 2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The Stanchurian Candidate." Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Matt Braly (director). Disney XD. August 24, 2015. No. 14, season 2.
  7. "Dreamscaperers." Matt Chapman, Tim McKeon, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 12, 2013. No. 19, season 1
  8. Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Disney Book Group. July 26, 2016. Published by Disney Press. Page(s) A Bit of History. ISBN: 978-1484746691.

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