Welcome brothers and sisters to the first meeting of the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel!
This week’s order of business: Grunkle Stan’s Fez!
As regular Gravity Falls watchers know, the symbol on Grunkle Stan’s fez changes slightly between the episodes Boss Mabel and Bottomless Pit. The change comes after a short hiatus of the show, and could easily be chalked up to both physical damage to the fez itself and a revamping of the show’s design post hiatus – but I believe there’s more to it than that.
The symbol directly connects to the name of the secret society Stan is a part of – The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel. It’s clearly a fish with an enormous mouth that’s about to eat something.
Is this change of symbols a reflection of the advancement of the coming apocalypse they talk about in Gravity Falls? Is this change of symbol because of a raise of rank within the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel? What is that fish about to eat in the second symbol?
Leave your theories and suggestions in the comments below!