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"Video Chat" is a short available on iTunes,[1] and later on Cartoon Network Africa's official YouTube channel.[2]


Steven and Peridot introduce Lapis to a new way to communicate.


Peridot and Steven are video-calling each other through Connie's laptop and Peridot's tablet. At first, it appears Peridot couldn't hear Steven as he tries to say hello. She then increases the volume on her tablet and is able to hear Steven. She tells Steven how she was able to set up WiFi at the Barn by showing him a satellite attached to a lawn mower, but the video call is a bit choppy while she explains. The video call clears up as she then asks Steven what he has been doing and he responds by showing her a rubbery pencil. Amazed, she shows Lapis Lazuli, who is reading a magazine. She sees Steven and freaks out, thinking that he is trapped inside the tablet. She looks for his gem but realizes that it isn't on the tablet. She then comes to the conclusion that Steven is literally inside the tablet. Steven then proceeds to the Barn as Lapis grabs Peridot's tablet from her, ending the video call. Peridot reconnects and Lapis grabs a bat and prepares to smash Peridot's tablet. Before she can, Steven intervenes by rushing in and explains that he is alright, much to her relief. The three then notice Lion on Peridot's tablet, looking at Connie's laptop. Lion then pushes Connie's laptop off of the ledge, much to Steven's dismay. Steven then rushes back to his house with Lapis noting that he should be more careful with people's stuff.






Instrumental Songs

  • TBA


  • It is revealed that Peridot figured how to connect to WiFi in the Barn to stream Camp Pining Hearts in 1080p.
  • Peridot demonstrates her engineering ability again, as she was able to get WiFi in the Barn by simply placing a satellite on a lawnmower in a small amount of time.
  • This is the only short to prominently feature Lapis and Peridot.

Cultural References

  • The sound that is made as the laptop freezes on Steven is the famous dial-up modem sound heard when connecting to the internet via telephone from the mid-80s to early 90s.
  • Steven does the rubber pencil magic trick.
  • All of the games on the right side of Connie's computer's home screen are direct references to the following historical strategy games:
    • Empire & Eras II: Age of Empires II, an RTS set during early to high medieval period.
    • Colonization V: Civilization V, a turn-based grand strategy throughout history.
    • Conqueror Kings II: Crusader Kings II, a grand strategy set from the mid 800's to the beginning of the renaissance.
  • The programs on the left side (Grid, Internet, Write and Videophone) references well-known and most used programs, respectively: Steam, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office Word '97, and Skype.


  • Lapis mistakenly thinking Steven was trapped and wanting to "free" him from the laptop is a result from her experiences trapped in the Mirror for thousands of years and finally being freed by Steven in "Mirror Gem".



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