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Dipper and Mabel's parents are the unseen parents of Dipper and Mabel Pines.


Early life

They have been raising their twin children, Dipper and Mabel, since birth.[3] They raised their children unreligiously, though Dipper and Mabel celebrate all holidays at Mabel's insistence.[4] Dipper's mother would dress her son in a lamb costume and have him perform the Lamby Lamby Dance when he was young.[5] At one point in the twins' childhood, their father returned from a Windows '95 conference, likely related to his computer-based occupation and received a promotional bag containing a t-shirt. Lacking the intentions to ever wear it, the shirt was handed down to Mabel, who now uses it as a sleep shirt.[1]

Season 1

S1e1 parents taking away toys

Mr. and Mrs. Pines taking away their kids' things.

Early in the summer, Dipper and Mabel's parents agreed the twins required some "fresh air," and sent them to stay in Gravity Falls, Oregon to stay at their great uncle's house in the woods.[6]

They are only briefly (and partially) shown in "Tourist Trapped," their arms and torsos showed as they trade their son and daughter's video games and cat for luggage and sunscreen.

S1e5 picture of dipper in lamb costume

A picture of Dipper in Lamby Lamby dance costume.

Mabel mentions her mother in "The Inconveniencing," recalling that she used to dress Dipper up in a lamb costume and have him perform the Lamby Lamby Dance.

In "Double Dipper," Wendy mentions she always assumed Dipper's nickname was derived out of his parents' hatred of him.

Both parents are briefly mentioned in "The Time Traveler's Pig," when Blendin Blandin threatens Dipper and Mabel by saying he will go back in time to prevent their parents from ever meeting. Because they still exist, the twins conclude that he forgot.

Dipper's father is mentioned throughout "Fight Fighters" by Rumble McSkirmish, who believes that Robbie killed him; however, it is made clear by Dipper that this was a lie and that his father is, in fact, alive and well.

In "The Deep End" Mabel shows Mermando a picture of the family kickboxing.

In "Gideon Rises," Stan tries to reassure Dipper and Mabel's parents over the phone that their children are doing fine, claiming that they are staying at a four-star hotel, though they are actually staying at Soos' abuelita's run-down house.


Mabel mentions her mother in "Mailbox," as she wishes to send her a video of her sticking one hundred gummy worms up her nose.

Season 2

They are mentioned in "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons," when Mabel is writing a letter to them, describing how her summer in Gravity Falls has been so far.

In "Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future," they are mentioned when Ford tells Dipper that his parents would be thrilled that he could give Dipper such an advanced education.

In "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls", they are mentioned again when Mabel says that her parents wouldn't let her have Waddles at their home. After seeing Mabel's tearful goodbye to her pig, Stan demands that Waddles go home with her, as he put up with the pig all summer, so Dipper and Mabel's parents can, too.


Mabel and Dipper's parents believe themselves to be slightly counter-culture, and purposefully chose somewhat archaic names just so they'd stand out among the kids' preschool.[7]


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  • Dipper and Mabel's middle names are their parents' first names[8], like Alex and Ariel Hirsch.
  • Since Stan shares the same surname as Dipper and Mabel, it can be inferred that he's the paternal uncle of Dipper and Mabel's father.
  • Dipper and Mabel's father's occupation is related to computers.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sims, Chris (August 24, 2012). Alex Hirsch On 'Gravity Falls,' Mabel's Sweater Collection And TV's Fear Of Sincerity.
  2. In the theme song opening, Dipper's bag says Piedmont on it. Also, Dipper is based on creator Alex Hirsch who is from Piedmont, California.
  3. Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets by Ubisoft. Published October 20, 2015. Disney website.
  4. Alex Hirsch (July 28, 2016). Tweet Number 758547032554344448. Retrieved on July 28, 2016. “@reesegal Stan was raised Jewish but is now an atheist. Dip & Mab were raised unreligiously but celebrate all holidays at Mabels insistence”
  5. "The Inconveniencing." Michael Rianda, Aaron Springer (writers), Joe Pitt (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 13, 2012. No. 5, season 1
  6. "Tourist Trapped." Alex Hirsch (writer) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 15, 2012. No. 1, season 1
  7. Stacy Conradt (September 12, 2016). Q&A: Alex Hirsch and Rob Renzetti on 'Gravity Falls' Fandom (English) (Interview). Mental Floss. Retrieved on September 12, 2016. “Alex Hirsch: I imagine that [their] parents see themselves as slightly counter-culture and chose purposefully archaic names just so their kids would stand out among the 12 Chrises and 14 Jessicas in Dipper and Mabel's preschool.”
  8. letter from Hirsch 1. Retrieved on August 4, 2015.
  9. 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.

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