As Dipper and Wendy laugh over dubbed security tape of Stan, Mabel suddenly appears, ecstatically delivering new to them about her favorite band will be having a concert in Gravity Falls. The two proceed to tease her about her extreme love for the musicians, saying that they are nothing more than a "fake" "product of the bloated corporate music industry," briefly upsetting Mabel until Candy and Grenda arrive to prepare for the concert.
Up in Dipper's and Mabel's bedroom, Mabel and her friends fawn over their favorite band, whilst Dipper and Wendy continue to a gleeful view of their dubbed security footage. Robbie soon enters to invite Wendy to Lookout Point with him, which disgusts her and causes her to express concerns that she does not think their relationship is going smoothly. Dipper initially rejoices over this, but becomes suspicious when Wendy changes her mind immediately after hearing his song. When Dipper inquires Robbie as to what happened, he simply teases Dipper and walks off with Wendy. Dipper talks to Mabel and her friends about his concerns, but they dismiss it, saying girls just like musicians.
Meanwhile, Mabel and her friends find that the Sev'ral Timez concert is sold out and become highly saddened, though Mabel takes charge, saying that they will meet the band, even if it means breaking in. And back at the Mystery Shack, Dipper talks to Stan about his suspicions. His great-uncle replies that he has witnessed a similar situation in the past when a hippie musician stole his girlfriend many years ago, and he agrees to help.
Over at the concert, Mabel and company make their way toward Sev'ral Timez's dressing room, thinking that they will be in for a great treat, but are shocked to find that the band is merely a bunch of caged clones. Just before the boys' horrible producer, Ergman Bratzman, walks in, the girls hide and witness the man threaten the group to shape up or else be replaced by other clones. After they reveal their situation and aspirations for freedom to the girls, Mabel unlocks the cage and takes them back to the Shack.
As Dipper and Stan unsuccessfully try to decode the alleged secret messages within Robbie's CD, Mabel, Candy, and Grenda come back--hiding the boy band--and take them up to the attic. After a brief conversation, the members of Sev'ral Timez are forced to hide when Ergman arrives in search of them, interrogating Soos along the way. Ergman departs angrily, and the girls deduce that Sev'ral Timez must stay with where they are for the time being. While Candy and Grenda decide that they should not get too attached, Mabel goes crazy for them, and the three proceed to play with the boys and teach them how to function like normal humans. And, Mabel begins to become possessive of the group.
In the meantime, Dipper and Stan continue their search for hidden messages in Robbie's music and are confronted and teased by Robbie himself. Though initially discouraged by their fruitless attempts, they uncover the hypnotic message after playing the song in reverse and set out to save Wendy. Over in the kitchen, Mabel expresses her relief that she finally got the boys to sleep, and they learn of Ergman's arrest and opt to tell their refugees that they are free to go. However, Mabel tries to stop them, having gone completely insane due to her crush on the band, and and convinces the boys not to trust Candy and Grenda. She progressively gets bossier and bossier.
Dipper and Stan rush to Lookout Point to expose Robbie's hypnotic attempts to Wendy. After they show it to her, Robbie denies any knowledge of the message, instead saying he stole it from another band, nonetheless angering her, as he lied about his affection. Wendy breaks up with him on the spot, and Dipper sees this as an opportunity to ask Wendy to hang out, a request she declines, saying that Dipper does not understand that she is in emotional pain and storms off. Dipper is ashamed of himself and Robbie is upset, though Stan tries to cheer him up by saying that he thinks the apocalypse is on its way.
After Sev'ral Timez performs a song to express their thanks to Mabel for caring for them, she comes to regret her lies and comes to her senses. She meets Candy and Grenda outside and sends the boys off into the forest. Mabel begins to cry as they leave, with Candy expressing doubt that they are fit for life on their own. Stan then talks to Dipper, reassuring him that he was trying to do the right thing despite the catastrophic consequences, and says that he is willing to spend time with him in the meantime. Stan soon encounters Leggy P. rummaging through the trash and shoos him away, and the band comes to enjoy nature, despite not having a clue of how to function.
- Written by:
- Matt Chapman
- Alex Hirsch
- Directed by:
- John Aoshima
- Storyboards by:
- Erik Fountain
- David Gemmill
- Vaughn Tada
- With the Voice Talents of:
- Kristen Schaal - Mabel Pines
- Jason Ritter - Dipper Pines
- Alex Hirsch - Grunkle Stan and Soos
- Ken Campbell - Ergman Bratzman
- Linda Cardellini - Wendy Corduroy
- Lance Bass, Matt Chapman, Alex Hirsch - Sev'ral Timez
- Kevin Michael Richardson - Sheriff Blubs
- Kari Wahlgren - Shandra Jimenez
- Carl Faruolo - Grenda
- Will Forte - Cute Biker
- TJ Miller - Robbie
- Niki Yang - Candy
- Cray Cray
- Wendy's Song
- It'll Be This Way Forever
- Mabel Girl
- Clones are featured again (Double Dipper).
- The phrase "Cray-Cray" from Fight Fighters is used again.
- The boy band Sev'ral Timez's movie, Boyz World, had a cameo in the previous episode, "Carpet Diem".
- Dipper mentions Mabel getting into the Smile Dip again.
- Lance Bass guest starring was a gift from Alex Hirsch to his sister, Ariel Hirsch, who was obsessed with Lance Bass at Mabel's age. He told her, “We’ll get Lance Bass to do a voice and you can meet him,” and made that dream come true for her.
- This episode was formerly titled, "Only the Clonely."
- With Carpet Diem's title and description, this episode was accidentally released on iTunes early.
- This is the first time Mabel back stabbed her BFFs.
- During the end credits of this episode, there is a cryptogram that reads "8-1-16-16-25 14-15-23, 1-18-9-5-12?" Once decoded, it reads "HAPPY NOW, ARIEL?", a reference to Alex Hirsch's sister Ariel Hirsch.
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