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"Lion Loves to Fit in a Box" (also known as "Just Lion Things" or "Lion in a Box") is a Steven Universe short released by Cartoon Network.

The video can be watched here.


Lion unsuccessfully attempts to get into various boxes.




  • Various boxes



  • The full version of this short was first released in Swedish.
    • It was later released by Cartoon Network UK.[citation needed]
  • Several short previews have been released:
    • On Tumblr, the title is listed as "Just Lion things :)" with a smiley face emote.
      • The video is also tagged with #Steven Universe, #cartoonnetwork, #cartoon network, #maru, #catinabox, #kitty, #cat, #animation, #stevenuniverse, #lol, #cute and #kawaii.
    • On Vine, the title is listed as "Just Lion things 📦😸👌". The three emojis at the end of the title depict a box, a happy cat, and an "okay" hand gesture.
      • On Vine, the video is tagged with #StevenUniverse, #maru, #ifitfitsisits, #fail and #kawaii.
  • "Just Lion things" is a pun on "just lie on things", which describes the video's content.
    • "Lion in a box" is also a pun on "Lying in a box".
  • The first box that Lion attempts to sit in reads "Wacky Sacks" on the side in yellow letters. This is most likely the box that Steven's Hot Dog Duffel Bag came in, which looks exactly the same.
    • If that is the case, the short in which Steven got that bag, "Unboxing", is set before this one.
    • Lion is seen chewing on the Hot Dog Duffel Bag's box in "Unboxing".
  • Lars' line "Huh?! Again?!" is a re-used audio clip from "Gem Glow".

Cultural References

  • The short references Maru the cat, who is famous for a series of YouTube videos in which he jumps in and out of boxes. This is made clear with the #maru hashtag.
  • "If it fits I sits" is a phrase used as a caption for photos of cats sitting in unusual locations.


View the episode's transcript here.


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Lion Loves to Fit in a Box Steven Universe Minisode Cartoon Network

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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
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