Secret Coded Messages in Credits

I’ve got a number of requests for me to talk about the codes that appear during the credits of each episode. I’m going to list them here. In the future, only send me information about new codes if they are from new episodes and haven’t been listed here. :)

EPISODE 1: TOURIST TRAPPED.

Hehe, rainbow barfs.

If we use the “Three Letters Back" message that we obtained earlier, we can go three letters back in the alphabet to change each letter. For example:

ZHOFRPH WR JUDYLWB IDOOV

Changes to…

WELCOME TO GRAVITY FALLS


EPISODE 2: LEGEND OF THE GOBBLEWONKER

(I couldn’t find a screenshot of the credits for this one. If anyone can get it to me, that’d be awesome, thanks!)

The code is

QHAW ZHHN: VHWXUQ WR EXWW LVODQG

NEXT WEEK: RETURN TO BUTT ISLAND.

As we now know, we didn’t return to Butt Island in the next episode, nor in the episode after it. This was most likely just a joke about Butt Island. XD

EPISODE 3: HEADHUNTERS

KH’V VWLOO LQ WKH YHQWV

HE’S STILL IN THE VENTS

Another joke; this time about Larry King’s head doomed to forever hop around in the Mystery Shack’s vents. Creepy yet hilarious.

EPISODE 4: THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE MABEL

Don’t worry everyone, it’s not exactly a spoiler. XD If you can’t read the message that someone generously sent me a picture of, I’ll write it out.

FDVOD, ZKB ZRQW BRX FDOO PH?

CARLA, WHY WON’T YOU CALL ME?

People were confused by this one. It’s subtle, but in Gideon’s commercial for the Tent of Telepathy shown at the beginning of the episode, the fast-narrator person says near the end, “Carla, I’ve always loved you but I never had the guts to say it.”

UPDATE: EPISODE 5: THE INCONVENIENCING

RQZDUGV DRVKPLD!

ONWARD AOSHIMA!

A lot of people were confused by this, apparently. Earlier in the episode when Mabel was hallucinating, she’s riding a giant…Dolphin man with big arms or something, and says, “The future…is in the past. ONWARDS AOSHIMA.”

UPDATE: EPISODE 6: DIPPER VS. MANLINESS

*DEEP SIGH* Okay, so I wrote out this beautiful, gorgeous explanation for this, and spent like a half an hour on it, and then tumblr just went “NOPE” and deleted it all. >:L Now I have to rewrite it graaaah.

PU. FDHVDULDQ ZLOO EH RXW QHAW ZHHN.
PU. DWEDVK ZLOO VXEVWLWXWH.

MR. CAESARIAN WILL BE OUT NEXT WEEK.

MR. ATBASH WILL SUSTITUTE.

This is a lot different from the other codes we’ve gotten, because it’s not a joke pertaining to or continuing from the episode.

Caesarian is referring to a Caesar Cipher; the code we’ve been using for all of our decoding needs, as in the “three letters back” business.

Example: G—> D

So GRRGV would be DOODY.

Atbash is referring to an Atbash Cipher, which is actually a lot simpler than Caesar because you don’t need the “Three letters back” key to decode anything. You take the alphabet and reverse it for your key.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA

So YZZY —> BABBA.

My guess is that they’re saying that we’re changing cipher types for the upcoming episode pack. :D Perhaps it will be a regular thing for them to do, and we’ll get to use all kinds of different codes? NEATO.

UPDATE: EPISODE 7: DOUBLE DIPPER

KZKVI QZN WRKKVI HZBH: “ZFFTSDCJSTZWhZWFS!”

Using the new Atbash coding, we get:

PAPER JAM DIPPER SAYS: “AUUGHWXQHGADSADUH!”

Paper Jam Dipper. :,I

UPDATE: EPISODE 8: IRRATIONAL TREASURE

Put under temporary read more until the official debut!

V. KOFIRYFH GIVNYOVB

E. PLURIBUS TREMBLEY

UPDATE: EPISODE 9: THE TIME TRAVELER’S PIG


NOT H.G. WELLS APPROVED

This is a time-traveling joke, seeing as H.G. Wells wrote many science fiction novels (including The Time Machine).

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