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Speaker Dialogue
(The episode opens with the faces of Garnet, Pearl and Amethyst, and a scribble on a chalkboard reading "The Crystal Gems", before the "Crystal" is replaced with "Classroom")
Altogether The Classroom Gems! What are Gems?
Pearl Welcome to Gem classroom. I'm Pearl, and today we're going to talk about what Gems are.
(Three gemstones, one blue, one red, and one purple going to the right, appear on a chalkboard behind Pearl.)
Pearl Simplified down to our basic form, Gems are- *chuckles* Well, just gems. *giggles* Our bodies are actually projections generated by our gemstone.
(The gemstones transform into Garnet and Amethyst.)
Pearl Think of it like a hologram, but with mass.
Amethyst Nice mass.
Garnet I know.
Pearl Ahem! Though Gems are extraordinarily resilient, if they're seriously hurt, they will release their physical form.
Amethyst Yow!
(Garnet hits Amethyst on the head, causing her to poof back into her gemstone.)
Pearl And poof back to just their gem.
(Garnet flings Amethyst's gemstone from her foot to her hand, and begins throwing it up and down.)
Pearl This way, they can most efficiently put all of their energy into regenerating themselves. And when a Gem is reduced to its gemstone, it can be contained in a bubble-
(Garnet bubbles Amethyst's gemstone.)
Pearl Or trapped in an object, making it impossible to re-form. But don't worry.
(Garnet pops the bubble containing Amethyst's gemstone, dropping it on the ground.)
Pearl As long as the gemstone isn't damaged, the Gem will be able to regenerate.
(Amethyst instantly regenerates back to her projected form.)
Amethyst Ta-da! Check me out! Ha! I'm as good as new!
Pearl But... If a Gem's gemstone is cracked-
(Amethyst shapeshifts a third arm on her head and begins wiggling her arms around.)
Amethyst Things get really weird.
Pearl And if a Gem's gem is shattered completely, they'll cease to be.
Amethyst Good thing I'm super tough.
Garnet Mm-hmm.
(Garnet summons her gauntlet and tries to hit Amethyst, who quickly dodges away.)
Amethyst Whoa! Not that tough! Waahhh!
(Garnet begins chasing after Amethyst off the chalkboard.)
Pearl That's all for today's lesson.
(Amethyst runs by, still being chased by Garnet.)
Pearl Ahem!
Steven *waving his hand rapidly* Wait, I have a question.
(Garnet and Amethyst run by again.)
Steven What if a Gem is half human?
Pearl That is a very good question! The answer is you!
Steven *gasps* Me!
(The word "Homework" appears on the chalkboard behind Pearl.)
Pearl Why don't you write an essay about what it's like to be yourself?
Steven What's an essay?
Pearl Ehh... Class dismissed!
(The school bell rings as the words "Class Dismissed!" are shown.)

ve Transcripts
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 GreatMessage 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 The 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
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
Other We Deserve to ShineCrossover Nexus