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Sep 29, 2021

Charley and Ella take a look at the anthology of stories in "Bottomless Pit!", discussing the production history behind the episode's structure and what the show gets to explore in three short segments. Ella also gets really mad about spaghetti.

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Sep 22, 2021

Rise and grind, girlbosses! Charley and Ella discuss "Boss Mabel," Gravity Falls' return from its first big hiatus. We talk about its sitcom-esque vibes, how it makes up for its lack of mystery, and cultural icon Big Mouth Billy Bass.

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Sep 15, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by fan studies scholar Abby Kirby ( to go in-depth on the cultural phenomenon of the Gravity Falls fandom during the show's first big hiatus. We also take a look at the browser game "Rumble's Revenge" and the secrets it contains.

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Sep 8, 2021

Charley and Ella are joined by Kyle A. Carrozza (creator of Cartoon Network's MIGHTY MAGISWORDS) to discuss "Summerween." We talk the way the episode captures the trick-or-treating experience, how it encapsulates the show's main theme, and the pathos of loser candy.

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Sep 1, 2021

Charley and Ella talk about the return of Lil' Gideon, the way this episode relates to the trans-ing of their respective genders, and (of course) the FAAAAAAAAAMILY AUTO MART!

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