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"A Very Special Episode" is the 6th episode of Steven Universe Future and the 6th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Rainbow Quartz 2.0 promised to hang out with Onion the same day Sunstone scheduled a home safety Geminar! How can Steven be in two places, and two fusions, at once?[1]


The episode starts with Rainbow Quartz 2.0. and Onion playing with some toys.









  • Amethyst breaks the fourth wall by mentioning she has not seen Steven in 11 minutes, the average length of an episode.
  • While Steven states that they are "hanging out" with Onion, it is implied that Rainbow (and by extension Steven and Pearl) are babysitting Onion for Vidalia.
  • Pearl admits to Steven that he was a "good kid" and was never like Onion when raising him.
  • Sunstone can be seen on a set similar looking to the one used in the Dove Self-Esteem Project videos.

Cultural References

  • Rainbow Quartz 2.0's song, The Tidying Song, is a reference to Mary Poppin's song, A Spoonful of Sugaras well as the way they send Onion up the stairs.
  • Sunstone's "safety lesson" shown at the end is a reference to the Sonic Says segments in which the titular character teaches viewers about various topics.
  • The scene where Onion plays a marching tune while accidentally luring the gems onto the cliff is a homage to a 13th century German legend called The Pied Piper of Hamelin, in which the titular character of the legend plays a pipe to lure the infesting rats out of the village and into a nearby river. However, it also pays homage to another part of the plot where the Pied Piper, in an act of revenge for the town's mayor not agreeing with his salary, lured the children out of the village into various sceneries before disappearing along with the Piper himself. (In some versions, the children were lured by the Pied Piper to their deaths by leading them into the river or cliff, depending on the narrative.)


  • Steven's commercial for Little Homeworld filmed during "Bluebird" is seen briefly on the TV.
  • Garnet terrifying the gems with all the ways they die is similar to how she scared Steven in the episode Future Vision


View the episode's transcript here.


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ve Episode List
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen It RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been Great/Message ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunitedLegs From Here to HomeworldFamiliarTogether AloneEscapismChange Your Mind
Film Steven Universe: The Movie
Steven Universe Future Little HomeschoolGuidanceRose BudsVolleyballBluebirdA Very Special EpisodeSnow DayWhy So Blue?Little GraduationPrickly PairIn DreamsBismuth CasualTogether ForeverGrowing PainsMr. UniverseFragmentsHomeworld BoundEverything's FineI Am My MonsterThe Future
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time
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