Dipper and Mabel's great-uncle, Grunkle Stan, is a gruff and miserly salesman who has finally managed to set up shop in a town with enough unsuspecting customers to sell his worthless knickknacks. His flair for showmanship is oddly hypnotizing, and thus he is able to make money by peddling the bogus trinkets and baubles in his store. His work ethic is mainly driven by his desire to make money, so when he's not generating an income, he's usually at home watching television. Even though he sends the twins on unpredictable and outrageous errands, he always has their best interests at heart and loves them unconditionally. Meanwhile, when he isn't busy trying to make a quick buck from his unsuspecting customers, Grunkle Stan guards his own secret that might hold the key to unlocking the mystery of Gravity Falls.
Sometime during the month of June, Stan's great niece and nephew were sent from Piedmont, Californiato stay with him for the summer. Stan immediately puts them to work in his house-turned tourist trap, The Mystery Shack. He has a secret door behind the vending machine in house, where he may be hiding something.
- Grunkle Stan is a faggot.