Northwest Cover-Up

In the episode “Irrational Treasure,” Dipper and Mabel find a document that uncovers how Nathaniel Northwest was indeed a fraud. He really wasn’t the founder of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Although, other than the fact of covering the founder’s false fame, it also covers a few other facts about Gravity Falls’ history; some information that has remained uncovered.

Until now. My father and I stopped this episode while it showed the document which, unlike most cartoons, didn’t just be written in scribbles because the artists and writers had no words to cover with. In fact, they mentions a few unnoticed truths that most viewers would not stop and notice because they were paying attention to Dipper’s voice narrate a few facts about Northwest.

So I am recording the information below. You may get a short laugh out of how silly Northwest was and find a few creepy connecting facts that teach a little bit about SOME unexplained oddities in other episodes…

The Northwest Cover-Up

Let it here be recorded…Nathaniel Northwest, famous in his native Gravity Falls for standing in the park and hitting himself with a large boating oar until he blacked out, was chosen to become the patsy mayor of Gravity Falls. Northwest spoke in a series of grunts and screams and often yelled his trademark phrase: “I am going to eat this entire oak tree because I am a powerful wizard!”

The fabled founder of Gravity Falls was, in fact, a fraud. His last moments on Earth were spent choking on a giant piece of bark, attempting to live out his beautiful dream. He was hated by everyone that knew him. He will not be missed. (FIG A: The Myth – A Giant Among Men) (FIG B: The Truth – A Waste-Shoveling Village Idiot)

Other hidden truths include:

Thomas Jefferson was actually just two kids in an overcoat standing on each other’s shoulders. The current and forever president of the United States is actually Santa Claus. Under the reign of Mr. Claus, America is not a democracy, but a jollyocracy. The statues in Mount Rushmore are actually gigantic presidential-faced robots that will be called into action when America needs them the most. An enormous, evil, time-devouring baby from another dimension is frozen in an Antarctic glacier. Fortunately glaciers never melt, so we should be fine. Writing jokes for cartoons is more important than sleep. If you recite the pledge of allegiance backwards, you’ll gain secret wizard powers! (This one is true, kids! Try it at home!)




So… Trembley and Northwest have the same personality, huh? I’d say so.

And how about the baby?! He appears in the episode “The Time-Traveler’s Pig”! It’s the baby that appears to rule the future dimension. Also in “The Time Traveler’s Pig”, the twins go to the future by mistake and discover the giant Time Baby (as Blendin Blandin put it) destroying the future city! We can see how diabolical the mysterious figure is.


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