So apparently, last night was a "new episode". It wasn't advertised at all, instead they advertised the new episode coming next week. Either way, I was lucky enough to be watching Toy Story 3 to know to watch it right afterward.
So now it gets into awkward territory when Dipper begins to have the hots for Wendy (who, in retrospect, looks a lot like the Wendy from the fast food franchise), and I don't usually care for these kinds of plotlines, because obviously the younger kid doesn't have a chance but awkwardly tries to impress the older girl anyway. You know it's interesting, I thought Wendy would just be a sort of normal, non-believer as opposed to Soos, who DOES believe in the supernatural, or Grunle Stan, who claims he doesn't believe in it but I'm willing to bet he's hiding something (that's something I'd like to get into another time), but by the end of the episode, both she AND her friends have witnessed the supernatural at work. Makes me wonder if they're going to tell anyone, or realize no one will believe them or are too embarrassed by the whole event they'll promise never to speak of it again...
Speaking of Wendy's friends, they're actually pretty neat. I particularly like Thompson, the good-at-nothing, game-for-anything type of guy, and that dude with the black hair, who seems like a would-be adversary for Wendy's affections if Dipper actually had a chance. I wouldn't mind seeing these guys again.
The thing with the ghosts being convenience store owners who died from the "hippety-hop" teenagers were listening to is tragically hilarious. In face, I like how this show had the guts to go into all these spooky, macabre places on the DISNEY Channel of all places, especially since it all serves the purpose of the story (and occasionally for "Rule of Funny").
Final thoughts: a good episode, I enjoyed it, but then again, I've enjoyed pretty much every episode I've seen (even though I haven't seen every episode yet).
One last thing I wanted to bring up. While I nitpicked about Dipper's voice, there's another nitpick that doesn't bother me nearly as much... What kind of name is Dipper, anyway?