Template:Crew John Aoshima is a well known animation director who has directed some episodes of Gravity Falls in season one. He is also well known for his work on American Dad!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Simpsons and Futurama.
- The dolphin/human hybrid hallucination Aoshima from "The Inconveniencing" is named after John Aoshima. In the episode, Mabel yells "Onwards, Aoshima!" while under the hallucinogenic effects of the Smile Dip; that same quote is found during the end credits in the cryptogram. Storyboard artist Tyler Chen came up with the joke.