These are all pieces of media that have appeared in Steven Universe, but hold no significant nor recurring role.
Books and Magazines
How to Talk to People
How to Talk to People is a book read by Steven in the episode "Sworn to the Sword", and by Mayor Dewey in "Dewey Wins". Steven needed it to help him speak to Connie about how Pearl's influence on her was bothering him, and he lends it to Dewey in "Dewey Wins" to help him prepare his second speech of the election.
It appears to be a guide that helps readers communicate with other people. Only two pages are seen in the episode, showing a two step-process for talking to someone. Step 1 is to "think of what you want to say" and Step 2 is to "say it".
Pretty Hairstylist is a manga series read by Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli in Steven Universe. It first appeared in "Keeping It Together", and has made additional appearances in "Crack the Whip" and "Kindergarten Kid".
Lonesome Lasso is a comic first seen in "The Question". It is most likely about a cowboy trying to find a character called 'Sally May'. Lonesome Lasso and Sally May get married at the end of this comic.
Carrion Amongst The Clover
This page contains content that is considered "level 2 canon" and may be contradicted by the TV series.
The plot involves a princess named Mearl of North End (a parallel to Pearl) who adopts a fake identity to run away from her responsibilities. From there, her experiences outside her kingdom help reunite her people with those from the "Heavy Sphere", with whom they have been feuding for centuries. Eventually, with events that are unexplained, she is saved by Sir Argarate and his squire Peapod and returns to her homeland. Upon returning, she finds her mentor, Everlord of the Everlands, had been banished behind the Shadow Curtain, which one can never pass through without being broken down into mere Essence.
Movies & TV
Lonely Blade IV
The story centers on Lonely Blade, a sword fighter hunting for the evil force that had killed his brother. The mastermind behind the evil is revealed to be the custodian and is the one that battles Lonely Blade at the end of the movie.
Lonely Blade V
Lonely Blade V is a movie first seen in the episode "Steven the Sword Fighter". It is the continuation of Lonely Blade IV.
The story takes place after Lonely Blade IV where Lonely had already managed to avenge the death of his brother, but finds out that he might still be alive somewhere.
Canine Court is a TV show within the canon of Steven Universe. It appears to take place in a courtroom, and the cast is thought to consist only of animals. Little is known about it overall due to the brevity of its single appearance in "Joking Victim". It is unknown whether it (within the canon of Steven Universe) is live-action or animated, though the dog judge's hands/paws do not resemble those of other dogs shown in Steven Universe, but resemble a human's hand.
The show takes place in a courtroom, with a canine being the judge to a case. It is likely a comedy show because the canine does not seem serious and likely cannot speak.
Under the Knife
Under the Knife is a fictional TV show that is first seen in "Fusion Cuisine". The show is a satirical spoof of hospital dramas. It follows stories of unusual medical situations overseen by a doctor and nurse.
There is one known episode, focusing on a patient who has his legs inserted into his brain. This episode is the "mid-season pre-finale".
- Doctor (voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn)
- Nurse (voiced by Crispin Freeman)
- Patient (voiced by Susan Egan)
Evil Bear 2: Bearly Alive
Evil Bear 2: Bearly Alive is a classic horror movie on VHS that Ronaldo owns that first appeared in "Horror Club". The movie centers around the murderer Evil Bear, who eats the body parts of his victims. At least one of these victims is known, the Hermit, whose leg is eaten by Evil Bear. There is also an unnamed woman in the movie. As shown on the cover of the case, Sophia Demonzini is the creator of this film.
There appear to be three versions of this movie:
- Uncut Version - This version contains the uncensored scene of Evil Bear consuming the Hermit's leg. Sadie, Lars, and Ronaldo all appear to like the uncut version: Sadie shows her excitement saying, "Whoa! In this cut, you actually see Evil Bear eat the Hermit's leg. Ho!" Lars exclaims, "Hey! It was just getting good!" when the power goes out in the lighthouse, showing that he enjoyed the movie enough to be upset when it turns off. Steven appears to be too scared to watch this version, as he sits behind the couch while it plays, but he may have not watched because he was still banned from TV at the time. According to Ronaldo, the sound guy is caught onscreen around the scene where Evil Bear is eating the Hermit's leg.
- Cut Version - In this version, the Hermit's leg is not seen being eaten.
- Remake - In the remake, a computer graphic bear is used. Lars and Ronaldo both appear to hate the remake; Lars comments, "It's boring. And that stupid fake C.G. bear! Hardly looks like it's really killing anybody." Ronaldo states, "I have the original. A true fan would accept nothing less," demonstrating that he agrees with Lars that this version is inferior to the original.
Fangs of Love
Fangs of Love is a movie Sadie owns in "The New Lars".
The movie seems to be a low budget, romantic horror movie.
Sadie's movie collection
A collection of movies seen on Sadie Miller's shelf in "The New Lars":
- Fangs of Love
- The first two letters of this film's box are covered by a sticker, censoring the word "hell", a word which Cartoon Network does not allow to be used.
- It Came From Beneath The Sink
- Creeptasm III
- Dream Ghost
- The Rotten Forgotten
- Enjoy The Violence
- Critter Crematorium
- Exposed Brunch
- Caligula: The Documentary
- First House On The Right
- Evil Bear
- The Organ Pickler Part VII
As seen in "Sadie Killer":
- The Lurch
- Archduke of Space
- Boss Feratu
- Galactic Insubordination
- Head in a Box
- Malevolent Cadavers 7
- Return of the Army of the Malevolent Cadavers 3
- An unknown title featuring Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran and a Cluster Gem on the cover.
Koala Princess is an anime series watched by Ronaldo Fryman and Jane. In "Restaurant Wars", Jane is on her way to return some of Ronaldo's DVDs of this series, only to find him seemingly dating Kiki Pizza, causing her to break up with him.
References to this anime series are shown on screen in "Keep Beach City Weird" when Ronaldo discusses "sneople" controlling things like anime discussion forums. The series is referenced again in Ronaldo's texts to Steven in "Gemcation".
I Can't Believe My Stepdad's My Sword
Space Train to the Cosmos
Space Train to the Cosmos is an album released by Greg Universe, best known by his stage name "Mr. Universe".
The Philosophy Majors - Nietzsche's Breakdown
In the background, a big moon shines behind a dry tree with silhouettes of people on the hill looking on it. In the front, there is what appears to be Friedrich Nietzsche in a black suit, a red tie, wearing glasses, and eating an apple. His white/blond hair is combed back. In the lower right corner, "Nietszche's Breakdown" is written in a purple-red color. Beneath it, there are two red apples.
- A brief five-second guitar riff that plays in the "mid-season pre-finale" may be Under the Knife's theme song.
- Under the Knife is a parody of General Hospital.
- Connie isn't allowed to watch "Under the Knife" because her mother thinks it doesn't represent a real emergency room and doesn't understand its purpose.
- The appearance and purpose of How to Talk to People are references to How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
- The phrase "Come scream with me tonight" on the case of Evil Bear 2 may be a reference to the catchphrase of Teddy Ruxpin, "Come dream with me tonight."
- The title, Evil Bear 2, suggests that the film is a combined reference to the Evil Dead series and the Child's Play series.
- Sadie has a poster of Evil Bear 2 in her room as seen in "Sadie's Song".
- I Can't Believe My Stepdad's My Sword may be a parody of Soul Eater.
- Fangs of Love is a parody of the Twilight movies.
- Noice is a possible parody of the adult magazine, playboy.
- Foine is a parody of Time.
- The Space train album is a parody of it the band, Soul Train, and the album of the same name.