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|writer = [[Lamar Abrams]]<br />[[Matt Braly]]
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|director = * [[Ki-Yong Bae]], [[Jin-Hee Park]] & [[Young-Wha Yoon]] <small>(animation)</small>
[[Matt Braly]]
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* [[Elle Michalka]] <small>(art)</small>
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[[Ki-Yong Bae]], [[Jin-Hee Park]], [[Young-Wha Yoon]] (animation)<br>
 
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'''"Lars and the Cool Kids"''' is the 14<sup>th</sup> episode of the[[Season 1| first season]] of ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]]'', and the 14<sup>th</sup> episode overall.
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'''"Lars and the Cool Kids"''' is the 14<sup>th</sup> episode of the [[Season 1|first season]] of ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]]'', and the 14<sup>th</sup> episode overall.
   
==Synopsis==
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== Official Synopsis ==
[[Steven]] and [[Lars]] get to hang out with the cool kids in town, but their teenage shenanigans get them into deadly magical trouble.<ref name="itunes">https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/steven-universe-vol.-1/id714962395</ref>
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[[Steven Universe (character)|Steven]] and [[Lars]] get to hang out with the cool kids in town, Buck, Jenny, and Sour Cream, but their teenage shenanigans get them into deadly magical trouble.<ref>http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/steven-universe/moss-mission-clip.html</ref>
   
==Plot==
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== Plot ==
On a mission, [[Steven]] and the gems observe a lagoon with dangerous, fast-growing clinging moss. The moss originated from a nearby hill where it was planted by [[Rose Quartz|Rose]]. Despite the danger the moss showed, Rose planted it there because she saw beauty in everything. To keep humans away until the moss could be properly dealt with, [[Pearl]] materializes some police tape and the Gems cover the entrance to the area. Before anyone can come up with a plan Steven has them warp back in order to get something to eat.
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[[File:Lars and the Cool Kids (040).png|thumb|200px|left|"Peeeerfect!"]]
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Steven and the [[Crystal Gems]] are on a mission to isolate a dangerous, fast-growing clinging moss from the humans in Beach City. The moss is capable of overwhelming and devouring any living thing that crosses its path. It originated from a nearby hill where Rose had planted it hundreds of years before but had since moved into a valley lagoon. According to Pearl, despite the dangerous nature of the moss, Rose planted it because she saw beauty in everything, "no matter how gross." To protect the oblivious human population, the Gems section off the area with police tape while they decide how to transport it away.
   
He goes to the [[Fish Stew Pizza]], and he sees [[Lars]] "chilling" outside. After showing his usual rudeness to Steven, Lars says that he's waiting for some "cool" kids inside to notice him. Lars tells Steven their names, which are [[Sour Cream]], [[Jenny]] and [[Buck Dewey]]. When the cool kids leave and ignore Lars, Steven runs over to them despite Lars motioning and telling Steven he would ruin his life. Surprisingly, Steven's off-beat personality appeals to the cool kids and they invite him and Lars for a ride.
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Steven breaks for lunch at [[Fish Stew Pizza]], and there he sees Lars standing outside the diner. Lars seems uncomfortable and is less tolerant of Steven's enthusiastic greetings than usual. When Steven asks what he is doing, he replies "just playin' it cool." Steven sees three teenagers eating inside the diner. Lars tells him their names are Buck, Jenny, and Sour Cream the "cool kids". It becomes evident that Lars is indiscreetly observing the cool kids, hoping they will notice him and invite him to hang out with them. The cool kids leave the diner, and Steven offers to alert them to Lars' presence. He is mortified and tries to prevent Steven from doing so, insisting that he will ruin his chances of friendship and inclusion in the group. However, Steven's bubbly personality appeals to the cool kids, and they invite him and Lars for a drive in Jenny's pizza car through Beach City.
   
In the car, Steven continues to engage the cool kids by being himself. Lars struggles to gain their approval as he pretends to be like them and have similar interests. However, each time he makes a statement, the cool kids say something else that renders his efforts useless. He directs his frustrations towards Steven, blaming him for his failure. Eventually the group decides to check out [[Dead Man's Mouth]], which turns out to be the same place from the beginning of the episode. Despite Steven's attempts to keep the cool kids away, the cool kids and Lars decide to go for a swim.
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[[File:Lars and the Cool Kids (174).png|thumb|200px|"...huh, Police Tape."]]
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In the car, Steven continues to engage [[The Cool Kids|the Cool Kids]] by being sincere. Lars struggles to gain their approval through pretense, flattery and being over-obliging. Steven's success in connecting with the group frustrates him. The group elects to explore Dead Man's Mouth; the lagoon's name either inspired by the mysterious death of a man there or because of the landform's resemblance to a mouth.
   
Steven manages to stop Lars by hugging his leg pleading him not to go in. As Steven restrains Lars, the moss moves in and quickly overtakes the teenagers. Steven and Lars manage to drag them from the water but their attempts to free them are in vain. Lars unfairly blames the situation on Steven and goes too far calling his mom weird. This makes Steven yell at Lars as he angrily defends his mother saying she saw beauty in everything and calls Lars a jerk. Hoping that the answer to their problem lies on top of the hill, Lars and Steven drive the moss-covered cool kids there. The journey is hazardous as Steven helps Lars drive the old car. On the way, the moss begins to envelop the car and eventually Lars and Steven.
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[[File:Lars and the Cool Kids (205).png|thumb|200px|left|The moss envelopes.]]
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Upon their arrival, Steven recognizes the lagoon home to the carnivorous moss he and the Gems dealt with that morning. The cool kids disregard the police tape, and despite Steven's desperate attempts to dissuade them, they dive into the lagoon. Steven manages to stop Lars entering the water, and they watch the moss envelope the panicking teenagers as they stagger ashore. It cocoons their bodies, rendering them immobile and unable to breathe. Steven tells Lars the origins of the moss, and the older boy becomes angry, saying that it is Rose's fault his chances are ruined with the cool kids. Steven takes offense and shouts "What do you know about my mom? I didn't even get to know my mom!" Unable to remove the moss by hand, so quickly does it duplicate to cover exposed skin, inspiration strikes Steven.
   
Miraculously, they make it to the top but the moss had grown over all of them. As they are covered in moss, the sun rises from behind the clouds and turns the moss into multiple beautiful flowers with Rose Quartz gems in their center. The cool kids wake up and admire the view they have of [[Beach City]]. Steven claims that Lars brought them there and in thanks he offers Steven a very short lived high five. In the background, Sour Cream "raves" to the scenery as the episode ends.
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[[File:Lars and the Cool Kids (268).png|thumb|200px|"You can see all of Beach City from here."]]
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He and Lars heave the motionless bodies of the cool kids into the pizza car, and they drive haphazardly up the hill to the original birthplace of the moss. Overcome and cocooned by the moss spreading from Sour Cream, Jenny, and Buck, Steven and Lars finally collapse lugging the cool kids to the summit of the hill. The sun emerges from behind the clouds, and the moss transforms into hundreds of blooming flowers, freeing Steven, Lars, and the cool kids. Sour Cream comments, "I think I died." They admire the panoramic view of Beach City and the ocean. When Jenny asks how they arrived there, Steven claims that Lars brought them there. As a symbol of gratitude, Lars accepts Steven's offer of a high five.
   
==Features==
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== Features ==
 
=== Characters ===
 
=== Characters ===
*[[Steven]]
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* [[Steven Universe (character)|Steven Universe]]
*[[Lars]]
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* [[Lars Barriga]]
*[[Sour Cream]]
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* [[Sour Cream]]
*[[Jenny]]
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* [[Jenny Pizza]]
*[[Buck Dewey]]
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* [[Buck Dewey]]
*[[Pearl]]
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* [[Pearl]]
*[[Garnet]]
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* [[Garnet]]
*[[Amethyst]]
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* [[Amethyst]]
*[[Rose Quartz]] (mentioned, vision)
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* [[Rose Quartz]] (mentioned, vision)
*[[Kiki]] (cameo)
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* [[Kiki Pizza]] (cameo)
*[[Kofi]] (indirectly mentioned)
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* [[Kofi Pizza]] (indirectly mentioned)
*[[Mayor Bill Dewey]]
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* [[Bill Dewey]]
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* [[Magic Moss]] (debut)
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* [[Minor Characters/Humans#Mayoral Bodyguards|Mayor Dewey's Bodyguards]]
   
 
=== Objects ===
 
=== Objects ===
 
* [[Jenny's Car]] (debut)
 
* [[Jenny's Car]] (debut)
* [[Magic Moss]] (plant life, debut)
 
   
 
=== Locations ===
 
=== Locations ===
* [[Beach City]]
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* [[Beach Citywalk Fries]]
** [[Beach Citywalk Fries]]
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* [[Fish Stew Pizza]]
** [[Fish Stew Pizza]]
 
 
* [[Dead Man's Mouth]] (debut)
 
* [[Dead Man's Mouth]] (debut)
** Rose's Hill (debut)
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* [[Brooding Hill]] (debut)
   
==Production Notes==
 
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
==== Soundtracks ====
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* "[[Spaced Out Beats]]"
*[[The Hill]]
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* "[[The Hill]]"
*[[Spaced Out Beats]]
 
   
==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
*This was the first episode in which [[Lars]] was seen without [[Sadie]]. This is also Lars' first major role.
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* In early development, this episode was called "Steven, Lars, and the Cool Kids".
*[[Kiki]] is revealed to have a sister named [[Jenny]].
 
**They are later revealed to be twins in "[[Joy Ride]]".
 
*[[Mayor Bill Dewey]] is revealed to have a son named [[Buck Dewey]].
 
* This is the first episode where [[Buck Dewey]] and [[Sour Cream]] speak full lines of dialogue, while before having only minor cameos.
 
*This is the first episode where Steven tells [[Lars]] that he is a jerk.
 
*[[Lars]] seems to be on much better terms with Steven by the end of the episode.
 
*This is the first episode where the [[Crystal Temple]] didn't appear.
 
*This is the first episode where sentient plant life were the antagonists, with Steven's [[Watermelon Steven|watermelons]] being the second.
 
*In early development, this episode was called "Steven, Lars, and the Cool Kids".
 
   
===Cultural References===
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=== Cultural References ===
*The snake on Lars' shirt resembles a character from the [[wikipedia:Pokémon|Pokémon]] franchise named [[pokémon:Ekans|Ekans]].
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* The snake on Lars' shirt resembles a character from the [[wikipedia:Pokémon|Pokémon]] franchise named [[pokémon:Ekans|Ekans]].
*This episodes title is a reference to the movie titled "Lars and the Real Girl".
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* This episode's title is a reference to the 2007 film titled, ''[[wikipedia:Lars and the Real Girl|Lars and the Real Girl]]''.
   
===Continuity===
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=== Continuity ===
*A billboard for [[Dogcopter 3]] (the movie [[Connie]] and Steven go to see in "[[Lion 2: The Movie]]") was seen at the parking lot of the pizza shop.
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* A billboard for [[Dogcopter 3]] (the movie [[Connie Maheswaran|Connie]] and Steven go to see in "[[Lion 2: The Movie]]") was seen at the parking lot of the pizza shop.
*Steven gives Lars a similar high-five from this episode in "[[Lion 3: Straight to Video]]".
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* Steven gives Lars a high-five similar to the one in this episode in "[[Lion 3: Straight to Video]]".
   
==Errors==
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== Errors ==
*After passing by [[Funland Arcade]], [[Jenny's Car|Jenny's car]] is on the left side of the road, but in earlier and later scenes, it is on the right.
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* After passing by [[Funland Arcade]], Jenny's car is on the left side of the road, but in earlier and later scenes, it is on the right.
*When Lars starts talking to himself outside of [[Fish Stew Pizza]], the businesses that are to the left disappear, so that you can see the back of [[Crystal Temple|the temple]].
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* When Lars starts talking to himself outside of Fish Stew Pizza, the businesses that are to the left disappear, so the back of [[Crystal Temple|the temple]] can be seen.
*When the cool kids get to [[Dead Man's Mouth]], Pearl's police tape bow is in the middle of both rocks, while it was originally on the left rock. It switches back in the next scene.
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* When the cool kids get to Dead Man's Mouth, Pearl's police tape bow is in the middle of both rocks, while it was originally on the left stone. It switches back to the next scene.
*When Buck is sitting in the car he is on the right of Steven and to the left of Lars. When they reach Dead Man's Mouth, Buck is suddenly to the left of Steven and to the right of Lars.
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* When Buck is sitting in the car, he is on the right of Steven and to the left of Lars. When they reach Dead Man's Mouth, Buck is suddenly to the left of Steven and the right of Lars.
*Lars didn't know how to drive a stick-shift despite teaching Steven how the stick-shift works after Steven made the car go into the moss infested lake.
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* Despite telling Steven that he had no knowledge of how to drive a stick shift, Lars was still able to tell Steven to put it in reverse after propelling themselves forward.
   
 
{{Transcript}}
 
{{Transcript}}
 
{{gallery}}
 
{{gallery}}
==Videos==
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== Videos ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Adventure Time - Lemonhope Part 1 & 2 (Long Preview) (Week of March 10th Previews)|Preview
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Dead Man's Mouth - Lars And The Cool Kids - Steven Universe - CN
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Moss Mission Steven Universe Cartoon Network
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Episodenav}}
 
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[[es:Lars y los Chicos Geniales]]
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[[Category:Season 1]]
 
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[[Category:Season 1A]]

Revision as of 03:15, March 30, 2020

That's not how these things work, Steven! The plan is to keep it cool and let them come to me!

Lars


"Lars and the Cool Kids" is the 14th episode of the first season of Steven Universe, and the 14th episode overall.

Official Synopsis

Steven and Lars get to hang out with the cool kids in town, Buck, Jenny, and Sour Cream, but their teenage shenanigans get them into deadly magical trouble.[2]

Plot

Lars and the Cool Kids (040)

"Peeeerfect!"

Steven and the Crystal Gems are on a mission to isolate a dangerous, fast-growing clinging moss from the humans in Beach City. The moss is capable of overwhelming and devouring any living thing that crosses its path. It originated from a nearby hill where Rose had planted it hundreds of years before but had since moved into a valley lagoon. According to Pearl, despite the dangerous nature of the moss, Rose planted it because she saw beauty in everything, "no matter how gross." To protect the oblivious human population, the Gems section off the area with police tape while they decide how to transport it away.

Steven breaks for lunch at Fish Stew Pizza, and there he sees Lars standing outside the diner. Lars seems uncomfortable and is less tolerant of Steven's enthusiastic greetings than usual. When Steven asks what he is doing, he replies "just playin' it cool." Steven sees three teenagers eating inside the diner. Lars tells him their names are Buck, Jenny, and Sour Cream – the "cool kids". It becomes evident that Lars is indiscreetly observing the cool kids, hoping they will notice him and invite him to hang out with them. The cool kids leave the diner, and Steven offers to alert them to Lars' presence. He is mortified and tries to prevent Steven from doing so, insisting that he will ruin his chances of friendship and inclusion in the group. However, Steven's bubbly personality appeals to the cool kids, and they invite him and Lars for a drive in Jenny's pizza car through Beach City.

Lars and the Cool Kids (174)

"...huh, Police Tape."

In the car, Steven continues to engage the Cool Kids by being sincere. Lars struggles to gain their approval through pretense, flattery and being over-obliging. Steven's success in connecting with the group frustrates him. The group elects to explore Dead Man's Mouth; the lagoon's name either inspired by the mysterious death of a man there or because of the landform's resemblance to a mouth.

Lars and the Cool Kids (205)

The moss envelopes.

Upon their arrival, Steven recognizes the lagoon home to the carnivorous moss he and the Gems dealt with that morning. The cool kids disregard the police tape, and despite Steven's desperate attempts to dissuade them, they dive into the lagoon. Steven manages to stop Lars entering the water, and they watch the moss envelope the panicking teenagers as they stagger ashore. It cocoons their bodies, rendering them immobile and unable to breathe. Steven tells Lars the origins of the moss, and the older boy becomes angry, saying that it is Rose's fault his chances are ruined with the cool kids. Steven takes offense and shouts "What do you know about my mom? I didn't even get to know my mom!" Unable to remove the moss by hand, so quickly does it duplicate to cover exposed skin, inspiration strikes Steven.

Lars and the Cool Kids (268)

"You can see all of Beach City from here."

He and Lars heave the motionless bodies of the cool kids into the pizza car, and they drive haphazardly up the hill to the original birthplace of the moss. Overcome and cocooned by the moss spreading from Sour Cream, Jenny, and Buck, Steven and Lars finally collapse lugging the cool kids to the summit of the hill. The sun emerges from behind the clouds, and the moss transforms into hundreds of blooming flowers, freeing Steven, Lars, and the cool kids. Sour Cream comments, "I think I died." They admire the panoramic view of Beach City and the ocean. When Jenny asks how they arrived there, Steven claims that Lars brought them there. As a symbol of gratitude, Lars accepts Steven's offer of a high five.

Features

Characters

Objects

Locations

Music

Trivia

  • In early development, this episode was called "Steven, Lars, and the Cool Kids".

Cultural References

Continuity

Errors

  • After passing by Funland Arcade, Jenny's car is on the left side of the road, but in earlier and later scenes, it is on the right.
  • When Lars starts talking to himself outside of Fish Stew Pizza, the businesses that are to the left disappear, so the back of the temple can be seen.
  • When the cool kids get to Dead Man's Mouth, Pearl's police tape bow is in the middle of both rocks, while it was originally on the left stone. It switches back to the next scene.
  • When Buck is sitting in the car, he is on the right of Steven and to the left of Lars. When they reach Dead Man's Mouth, Buck is suddenly to the left of Steven and the right of Lars.
  • Despite telling Steven that he had no knowledge of how to drive a stick shift, Lars was still able to tell Steven to put it in reverse after propelling themselves forward.

Transcript

View the episode's transcript here.

Gallery

New Gallery

Click to view the gallery for Lars and the Cool Kids.

Videos

References

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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