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"Steven Reacts" is a short, released on iTunes initially, and now on Cartoon Network's YouTube channel.[1]


Steven reacts live to a brand new episode of his favorite cartoon show.


The short begins with Steven expressing his excitement to the viewer about his favorite show, Crying Breakfast Friends!, finally returning for a new episode. Steven puts on the episode, singing along to the theme song, and the viewer can see him watching it as well. The episode's title is called "Party Crashers", and Steven comments on it as he watches.

In the episode, Pear begins to cry and Spoon appears, asking why he was crying. Pear says he invited his friends over for a breakfast party, but nobody came. Spoon says that's what they had come for and they begin to cry and apologize for being late. The conflict being resolved even makes Steven cry, and he comments that he didn't think he would be crying this early into the episode.

Suddenly, an ominous entity shadows the breakfast friends, making them run. The entity is revealed to be a fridge, and it opens to reveal its contents: Pizza, Sandwich, and Burger. Sandwich tells everyone that breakfast time was over and to clear the table because "there's only room for one meal at a time." They introduce themselves as the "Angry Lunch Enemies", and Steven is excited that his theory that they were lunch was confirmed.

Pear begins to cry until Spoon comes up with a solution, saying that maybe there could be two meals at the same time, and they wanna try it with them. Sandwich reluctantly agrees, saying he was "angry about it." Spoon calls over Fried Egg, Avocado, and Bacon Strips, and the Angry Lunch Enemies begin to place themselves in between Sandwich, making brunch, to Steven's excitement.

The episode ends and as the credits roll. Steven tells the audience he can't wait for the next episode, "whenever that is," and tells the viewer goodbye.







  • Crying Breakfast Friends Theme Song


  • The theme song for Crying Breakfast Friends! is revealed.
    • The theme song is only 9 seconds in length, and the lyrics are as follows:

Tears of sorrow
Tears of joy
There'll be tears 'til the very end
Food with feelings
Crying Breakfast Friends!

Cultural References

  • Steven mentions that he wanted to stay off the internet so he wouldn't "get spoiled", which has been a concern for fans when episodes are leaked early, but he also uses the phrase as a pun on perishable foods spoiling.
  • The show is shown to be created by "Samantha Pepper", an alias that parallels Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe.
    • Additionally, the two storyboarders of the episode are called Geoff Lao and Howard Collins, both paralleling the team of storyboarders responsible for the shorts: Jeff Liu and Colin Howard.
  • Behind Steven, the names of several Dolphin games can be seen on his shelf, all of which correspond to real-life video games on the GameCube.
  • Steven's joke "I can't wait for the next episode! Whenever that is, am I right?" is most likely a reference to the show's long-time history of hiatuses.



View the episode's transcript here.


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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
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