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Mr. and Mrs. Pines
S1e1 pines parents
Background information
First episode "Tourist Trapped"
Latest episode "Mailbox (mentioned)"
Character information
Full name
Other names Mom/Mother (Mrs. Pines)[1]
Father/Dad (Mr. Pines)[2]
Occupation Computer-related job[3] (Mr. Pines)
Home Piedmont, California[4]

Great Grandfather Pines (grandfather and grandfather-in-law)†
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Stan Pines (uncle and uncle-in-law)
Mabel Pines (daughter)
Dipper Pines (son)

Powers and abilities
Quote "It all began when our parents decided we could use some fresh air. They shipped us up north to a sleepy town called Gravity Falls, Oregon to stay at our great uncle's place in the woods."



Mr. and Mrs. Pines are the unseen parents of Dipper and Mabel Pines.


Mr. Pines went to a Windows '95 conference and received a promotional bag with a t-shirt in it. Because he did not want to wear it, he gave it to Mabel, who uses it as a sleep shirt.[3]

S1e1 parents taking away toys

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

At some point near the beginning of the summer, Mr. and Mrs. Pines decided that their children, Mabel and Dipper, needed some fresh air, so they sent them to Gravity Falls, Oregon to stay at their Great Uncle's house in the woods.[5]

They are only briefly (and partially) shown in "Tourist Trapped." Only their arms and chests can be seen. They take Dipper's video game and Mabel's cat, give their children luggage, and dab sunscreen on their noses.

S1e5 picture of dipper in lamb costume

A picture of Dipper in Lamby Lamby dance costume.

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

Wendy references both parents in "Double Dipper," saying that she thought that Dipper got his nickname because Mr. and Mrs. Pines hated 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, Dipper and Mabel conclude that he forgot.

Mr. Pines is mentioned throughout "Fight Fighters" by Rumble McSkirmish, who believes that Robbie killed Mr. Pines, and later in the same episode by Dipper who explains that he lied to Rumble and that no one killed his and Mabel's father.

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

In "Mailbox," Mrs. Pines is mentioned by Mabel when she attempts to send her mother a video of her sticking 100 gummy-worms up her nose.


Season 1



  • Dipper and Mabel's middle names are their parents' first names.[6]
  • Since Stan shares the same surname as Dipper and Mabel, it can be inferred that he's Mr. Pines' paternal uncle.
  • Alex has answered on his Twitter account that it's very unlikely that there will be an episode where the parents are introduced.[7]
  • Mr. Pines' occupation is related to computers.[8]


  1. "The Inconveniencing". Michael Rianda (writer) & Aaron Springer, Joe Pitt (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 13, 2012. No. 5, season 1
  2. "Fight Fighters" Zach Paez, Alex Hirsch (writers) and John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. September 14, 2012. No. 10, season 1
  3. 3.0 3.1
  4. 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.
  5. "Tourist Trapped". Alex Hirsch (writer) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. June 15, 2012. No. 1, season 1
  6. Alex replies to a fan letter.
  8. 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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    • John Nemo wrote:Stan's Twin is the author. Has to be. He was a scientist, his (according to the twin theory as posted by pretty in pwn) room...
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    • Yes, yes. An understanding has been reached. Excellent. 

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