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Here we are in the future

Here we are in the future and it's

- [Jacob] Oh, it's already over.

I can't believe we're done the show

NeverEnding Hiatus, here we go

- [Jacob] Steven Universe has been done for over a year,

but the show has made an unprecedented move

of making it's end game a movie

and a separate limited run series.

Confused, well you're in the right place.

Hi, I'm Jacob with channel Frederator,

and today we're going through 107 facts

about "Steven Universe: The Movie"

and "Steven Universe Future."

Grab a homemade cookie cat, a few tissues

for both melted ice cream and tears

and let's get started.

Oh, and there will be spoilers.

You've been warned.

Facts number one, even before season five was over,

it was clear by the summer of 2018

and "Reunited's cliffhanger that Rebecca Sugar's

"Steven Universe" was in endgame territory.

But fans hadn't been notified that the show was ending,

leaving many to wonder what was next.

Our first clue came at Comic Con in July 2018,

when Sugar announced "Steven Universe: The Movie."

Number two, for how plot heavy the show eventually became,

Cartoon Network didn't originally want "Steven Universe"

to be a show with a continuous plot.

They were more interested in self-contained episodes.

Sugar and her team slipped it in

by focusing on placing pieces of the larger puzzle

in satisfying one-shot episodes

and then, bringing them together.

Number three, things change by the time the Crewniverse,

an adorable term for Steven Universe's crew,

was working on the Peridot/Barn Arc.

At the beginning of the season,

Cartoon Network started ordering large bursts

of plot-related episodes, Steven Bombs if you will.

Coincidentally enough, Sugar and company

were already planning the arc that way.

Number four, that doesn't mean that the world

threading together happened on the fly.

Sugar and her writers were actively writing scenes

that were happening outsides Steven's point of view,

like conversations the other Crystal Gems

were having without him.

Sugar even had a guide to every fusion

in the show since the beginning.

Number five, Sugar has quote, "tomes and tomes

"of the history of the show's alternate version of Earth

"and it's hidden away until Steven needs to know it."

Like how Hollywood is in Kansas

because Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studios took off,

so Disney ever had to move,

which is why Jamie wants to be an actor in Kansas.

Number six, because the Gems invaded 6000 years ago,

the geography of the world

and the names of places are different.

For example, Beach City is in Delmarva,

a state which is made up of real-life

Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland.

And Canada is just called The Great North,

which isn't too far from reality actually.

Number seven, the idea for the movie

goes back to the show's second season in 2015,

when Sugar was headed to Japan.

Like so many of us, she got screwed over by a phone restore

that completely wiped her phone's memory.

Tons of drawings and videos

from the formative years of the show,

by herself and others, were immediately gone.

Number eight, but from that unfortunate situation,

Sugar got an idea, what would happen

if these characters were restored to factory settings

and all their progress got wiped?

Which is especially potent since we're talking about a show

that's entirely about the characters' personal progressions.

I think Paradot put it best in the movie when she said.

- I could've lost all my character development.

- [Jacob] Number nine, Cartoon Network asked Sugar

to pitch a film that same year.

In order for the film to be picked up for production,

Sugar had to persuade the network with storyboards,

imitations of character voices,

and explanations on how music

would weave into the narrative.

Sugar describes this period as intense.

Number 10, Sugar was in a huge catch-22

for writing the music for the film.

She wasn't able to start writing anything

until she knew that the story was approved.

She then had to race against the clock

to create an album of demos

that the Crewniverse could storyboard to.

Number 11, for so many reasons, the ramp up to the film

was a huge endeavor for the Crewniverse.

The season five finale, "Change Your Mind,"

was the longest episode the show had ever done.

The team felt that not only did they have to

keep the cylinders firing, but to fire them harder.

Number 12, the team only got one month of rest

between finishing "Change Your Mind" and starting the film.

But Sugar wasn't able to take a break

because she used that single month

to write 15 or 16 songs for the film.

A month, that's like a song every two days.

Number 13, Sugar then flew to Chicago for two days

to meet with co-executive producer Chance The Rapper.

She also collaborated with him to write "True Kinda Love."

Number 14, "True Kinda Love" was the first song

on the soundtrack to be finished

and Sugar was wildly inspired by Chance.

Sugar had always thought of music as notes and chords,

as one would assume, but Chance kept talking

about "True Kinda Love" with the image

of a kid swinging their arms as they walk.

Number 15, fans went crazy when they learned

that the film would take place two years

after "Change Your Mind," which means

that Steven would be 16.

As traditionally occurs when anyone turns 16,

for the first time, our beloved Steven earned a neck.

Number 16, for all the hubbub around the neck,

and there was a lot, even I made a joke about it

in our last Steven Universe video,

the team had set up how an older Steven

might look in earlier episodes.

And no, I'm not talking about the episode

"So Many Birthday's," although, maybe, maybe,

maybe that's how he'll look.

But no, I'm talking about the season two episode

"Steven's Birthday," where Steven's willfully aged-up body

is a dead-ringer for his actual 16 year old body.

- [Amethyst] Dude, your neck.

- [Steven] Oh, uh, what about it?

- [Amethyst] You have one!

- [Jacob] Number 17, but everyone on the team

was just as excited as we were about the neck,

largely because, for animators,

it was often a pain to figure out

how Steven's head was connected to his body

in his younger, neckless design.

Number 18, Sugar herself was so excited about the neck

that she had to keep herself from drawing

the updated Steven design at cons

because at the time, the time skip and redesign

were still under wraps.

Number 19, Sugar also wanted to give Steven a cool jacket

as a direct nod to his voice actor, Zach Callison.

Apparently, Callison has a fleet of sweet jackets

he's sporting all the time.

He's very fashion-forward that way.

Number 20, a ton of other research and development

was involved in the film.

For two years, Sugar and her partner Ian Jones-Quartey

would watch films and musicals based on TV shows,

taking extensive notes as to why they did or didn't work.

Number 21: If you're

wondering about the outcomes of Sugar's research,

she came to the objective conclusion that

"A Goofy Movie" was a prime example of an

excellent film based on a TV show.

The script then says I'm supposed to affirm that

A Goofy Movie is the best,

but I haven't actually seen it, yet.

Please don't murder me.

I know the songs by heart those are amazing.

Number 22: Sugar also thinks that Beavis and

Butthead Do America is a great example of

adapting a TV show to a movie.

And if that seems surprising,

what might be even more, is that two animation directors

on Steven actually worked on Beavis and Butthead.

Number 23: One thing Sugar

thought worked came from legendary director/

choreographer, Bob Fosse [faw-See]- "a character

has to be feeling something so strongly that

they're compelled to sing, and when that's not

enough, they're compelled to dance."

Which keeps the musical from feeling

like an endless parade of songs.

Number 24: Sugar and the team built two

musical practice runs into the show.

One was the musical episode, "Mr. Gregg" and the other was

the song "For Just One Day Let's Only Think About

Love," where the team was purposefully testing

themselves to see if they could pull off the most

musically musical, musical number that ever musical'ed.

They came pretty close, but I still think the most

musically musical, musical number that ever

musical'ed is either "We Go Together," from Grease,

or "Defying Gravity" from Wicked.

They've had the advantage of time to burn into our memories.

Number 25: To further illustrate Sugar's love for

turning the show into a musical, she recently

described "Mr. Gregg" as her all-time favorite episode.

The Crewniverse got absolutely no extra

time on it compared to a normal episode, so its

excellence is entirely a labor of love.

Number 26: By the way, that wedding arc

was a long time coming.

Sugar had been pitching it since 2016.

And had been fighting against imposed ceilings

regarding Ruby and Sapphire's relationship since

"Jailbreak" in 2014.

Sugar deeply believes in the

importance of LGBTQIA+ representation in media,

and the powers that be all eventually had to hop on.

There's no stoppin' the...Steven...train

...or the...Sugar...Shack.

Is there like a fan

thing for that kinda like a Steven Universe hype train?

Number 27: The other big question for the

film was who the main antagonist would be.

The widely circulated theory before the release of the

first poster was that the villain would be

Aquamarine, because she was entirely missing from

the wrap-ups in season 5.

Number 28: However, the

villain of the film was later revealed to be Spinel,

an entirely new character played by Sarah Stiles.

Stiles said during a panel at 2019's New York

Comic Con that while Sugar wrote tons and tons

of pages for Spinel's audition breakdown, Stiles

manager apparently boiled the character description

to something like a "psychotic Betty Boop."

Number 29: If Spinel does remind you of Betty

Boop, then that's exactly what Sugar was going for.

Fleischer Studios, which was started in 1921 and

is responsible for characters like Betty Boop

and Popeye, created a lot of Sugar's all-time

favorite animations. And she has a soft spot

specifically for Betty Boop.

Number 30: Sugar also wanted to use Spinel

to pay homage to the "Ub Iwerks bounce."

Iwerks worked closely with Walt Disney

and is basically credited with creating Mickey Mouse.

And that bouncy, playful aesthetic

that characterizes animation from that era was

entirely his idea.

Number 31: The whole reason

for that "rubber hose," 1930's vibe is that Sugar

wanted to accentuate the fact that Spinel is old

and was frozen in time.

She wasn't given the opportunity to develop

like all the other characters,

so she both looks and moves like she's out of place.

Number 32: While Sugar's a huge fan

of those 30s cartoons, she also feels there's

something unsettling and toxic about them because

of the norms of the times they were made in.

Sugar wanted to work in some of that difficulty

into the vibe of the character.

Number 33: Spinel maybe inspired by rubber hose cartoons,

but she's borrowed a move from another poster boy of

dodgy animation, Sonic.

She runs and spin dashes like

Sonic, and uses her legs like a propeller, which

is reminiscent of Tails famous move.

Number 34: However, some of Spinel's attacks share

commonalities with much more recent cartoons.

Her stretching ability is reminiscent to the both

Jake from Adventure Time, which Sugar worked on,

and Monkey D. Luffy [Loo-Fee] from One Piece,

which Sugar is known to be a huge fan of.

You could even argue that Spinel's big punch

against Steven was basically "Gomu Gomu no Pistol!"

Number 35: The concept of Steven clashing with

and not fitting in with older cartoon tropes

didn't start with Spinel.

It was also a key part of his experience

with the Diamonds on Homeworld,

which involved a lot of old fairytale concepts.

Think about it, the pebbles are basically

Cinderella mice, who make him a dress for the ball.

The ball does not go well, if you needed a reminder.

Number 36: Actually, anime played into

Spinel in more ways than once.

Some anime films will have strange new character pop-up and

suddenly become the most important character.

Spinel is a parody of that trope, because any

expectation of suddenly inserting yourself in

Steven's life after everything that Crystal Gems

went through was just silly.

Number 37: Initially,

Sugar didn't want to give Spinel eyelashes, since

eyelashes can be pretty trope-y.

So instead, in an effort to turn that trope on its head,

Sugar gave Spinel those upside-down lashes, which look

like mascara after you've been crying.

Number 38: Speaking of crying, story of my life, Spinel's

heartbreaking backstory was inspired by the same

incident that was behind Sugar's highly memorable

song from Adventure Time, "Everything Stays."

She found a long-lost stuffed animal in her yard after

a year, and realized that things still change

even in stillness.

Not necessarily for the worst though.

Apparently, it was quite the formative memory for Sugar.

Number 39: Equally heartbreakingly, Spinel is also partially

influenced by the young kids who grew up watching

Steven Universe and then grew out of the show.

Yet the Crewniverse is still there, still working

on the show, still trying to be entertaining.

Number 40: Sugar fully knows that Spinel could

be "overwhelming" and "grating."

Pink ditched Spinel

because Spinel was given to playcate her,

and Pink wanted to feel like she was moving forward.

Pink tended to not think about how her

actions affected others.

A "recurring theme for her," as Sugar put it.

Number 41: Spinel is the first character in Steven Universe

that just flat-out wants to hurt people.

But because she's in so much pain.

Sugar wanted the opportunity to explore all the dimensions

of that complicated set of emotions.

She even says that viewers feeling frustration

towards Spinel is a totally fair reaction.

Number 42: Since so many members

of the Crewniverse are marginalized individuals,

Spinel is meant to express the udder ridiculousness

and one-dimensionality of thinking that "someone

else deserves to exist less" or of taking out

your anger on totally unrelated parties.

Number 43: Spinel's feelings are exaggerated because

she's a cartoon and can be made to literally

poison people.

But she was inspired by attempts to interact

with people who've had traumatic experiences that

"make it hard for them to trust other people

and sometimes even actively want to hurt others."

Number 44: Sugar wanted to set up

a situation where Steven couldn't help someone-

and so has to realize that the best way to deal

with the situation is to protect himself.

He can't convince Spinel to change because she needs

to decide if she wants to change herself.

A theme that would pop up again in Steven Universe future,

but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Number 45: A lot of that idea was informed by Sugar's

conversations with an anti-bullying expert who

collaborates with Cartoon Network.

Talking with him shaped how Sugar approaches

writing because the difference

between an interpersonal conflict and a bully

is that a bully wants to hurt someone.

Number 46: But there was a moment where it looked

like Spinel might not make it into the movie at all.

Since her humor is so animation-specific and

tied to visuals, Sugar had an incredibly difficult

time explaining the humor and importance of Spinel

to Cartoon Network execs.

Number 47: On a lighter note,

fans were shocked by Steven and Greg's

fusion, but the Crewniverse has wanted to put him

out since season 1.

There are many episodes about him

that just never made it all the way in to the development.

That fusion's name, by the way, Steg.

But I personally prefer Greven because it reminds

me of the General Grievous.

- [General Grievous] This fusion will make a fine

addition to my collection."

Number 48: In particular, Sugar found notes from

around 2013 or 14 for a battle of the bands

episode with Steg, where he was called "Mr. Multi-verse."

Steg was always going to be this rockstar

radiating support and confidence.

Number 49: Appropriately, Steg is voiced by an actual

rockstar- Ted Leo.

And even more appropriately,

Steg has a duet with Opal, who is voiced by Aimee

Mann- another rockstar.

What's more, Mann and Leo work together frequently

and have a project called The Both.

Number 50: Amiee Mann was more

than just a big name "get"- she was actually a

huge influence on Sugar.

As a teenager, she would listen to Mann's music

while she drew comics.

Number 51: So it was a dream come true for Sugar

to co-write "Drift Away" with Mann, with Mann

providing the bridge.

Sugar was having trouble writing sad enough lyrics,

and so the two of them

went back and forth, pitching sadder and sadder lyrics.

Sounds like my kinda of night.

Number 52: By the way, you probably guessed that

the film's Disney fairytale-like opening wasn't

animated by the normal studio.

Instead, it was made by Chromosphere,

the same studio who animated

the Steven Universe Dove Self-Esteem shorts.

PSA's on Cartoon Network, where Steven Universe

characters coached viewers through self-esteem

issues and body confidence.

Number 53: Sugar wanted

the takeaway from the film to be that "it's okay

to be a work in progress.

There's this sort of

false promise made by stories that there's going

to be an end, but you don't stop growing.

If you want to stop growing, it's going to be really

hard when [bad Things] keep happening."

2020 mood.

And very much on that note, Number 54:

Part of what Sugar wanted to show with the movie

is how much Steven has grown up and how the events

of "Change Your Mind" allowed him to shed a lot

of his insecurity.

But there's obviously a lot more to explore there-

and the Crewniverse couldn't explore everything

they wanted to in just one movie.

Number 55: But after the movie came out,

there was an eerie silence from both Cartoon Network

and the Crewniverse on whether there would be a new season.

After the films release in September of 2019,

fans had absolutely no idea

what the future of the show was.

Number 56: Exactly what was coming next was anyone's guess

until New York Comic Con in October of 2019, when

Sugar announced "there is no season six."

Number 57: In it's place, Sugar announced that

Steven Universe Future would be a limited series

that would serve as the epilogue.

That's just the cheesiest move to word it the way she did.

Number 58: But why isn't it season six?

Well, season 5 marked the end of the initial

story that Sugar and her team set out to tell.

There was an epic finale that capped it.

Steven Universe Future is a different story in many ways.

Number 59: From the beginning, Sugar and her team

thought of Steven Universe- the OG show- as a

coming-of-age story.

They thought of it as a show written from

Steven's point of view, but by

adult's who knew things about life that Steven

still had to learn about.

Number 60: However, it turns out adults

don't really have many answers.

The Crewniverse wanted to express that through

the Gems, whose world feels very abstract and

metaphorical to begin with.

But the more Steven

understands how Gems work, the more mature he becomes.

Number 61: Steven Universe Future,

original Steven Universe, and its various

incarnations have always been done on paper.

The colors are digital, but the pencils and inking

and everything relating to character motion-

that's all done by hand.

Number 62: Sugar adores a writing process driven by

storyboards, especially since that practice

harkens back to the Golden Age of cartoons.

Since animation is a visual medium, Sugar loves seeing

the story come to life not just through words,

but by characters' expressions and postures.

Number 63: If this wasn't already obvious, Sugar

deeply values her team.

She learned on Adventure Time that a team

brings a ton to a show, so big

decisions on Steven are made collaboratively.

Number 64: That doesn't mean it's always easy though.

There's been a number of heated arguments

among the Crewniverse, but the show always comes

out better for it.

In fact, the climax of "Change Your Mind"-

with the two Stevens- was the result of an intense argument.

Number 65: One signal that Steven Universe Future

was a completely new series is the theme song-

gone is the five-season classic "We Are the Crystal Gems."

Instead, at the 2019 New York Comic Con,

Sugar announced the new series with

it's new opening sequence, which is set

to a retooled version of "Happily Ever After"

from the movie.

Number 66: Steven Universe Future

isn't dismantling the "happily ever after"

that the movie set up with some big new baddie though.

Instead, the series does something shows never do:

show the very personal battles with trauma and

the struggle to find "normalcy" after the big,

climactic battle.

Number 67: Sure, the show digs

into what life is like now in "Era 3"-ie, the era

where Gem Wars have halted and peace takes hold.

But the notion of spending a show's entire final

season with the character confronting the trauma

he incurred during the rest of the series has,

honestly, never been done before.

Not that I can remember, at least.

Number 68: Heartbreakingly and ironically,

Sugar even acknowledges that Steven's behavior and future

is specifically not unlike Pink Diamond's

behavior before him.

Meaning- he's avoiding difficulties within himself.

Number 69: Sugar and her writers were actually

just as confused about what should be next for

Steven as Steven is in the show.

They landed on the idea that Steven would wanna get married-

because he loves weddings and he loves love and,

ya know, doesn't that just make sense?

Number 70: Hence, the events of "Together Forever."

Sugar and the writers figured that since Connie

has so much more figured out and since Steven has

not taken his own time to do that, just disappearing

into their relationship would be appealing to him.

Number 71: But before we get there, we have to

build up Steven's uncertainty over the course of

several episodes.

He also has to knock it all in our brains

that he's old enough to drive now.

Fans with excellent memory will recognize his car

as Greg's Dondai Supremo- the dream car he

purchased in "Beach City Drift."

Number 72: You also might've noticed

that Connie's studying pose is a dead-ringer

for our hero the

"lofi hip hop beats to study and relax to" girl.

The girl, by the way, was inspired by this scene from

the 1995 Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart-

which makes it a doubly on-brand reference for

this show to make.

Number 73: For another memory test,

you might recall that Bismuth mentions her pal Snowflake

in her titular episode.

Bismuth believes that Snowflake was shattered during the

rebellion, but we learn in "Change Your Mind"

that she was actually corrupted and now she's

good as new.

Number 74: That might all serve to explain

why Snowflake has been a supporting cast

member of choice in Little Homeschool.

And perhaps why Snowflake gets the honor of being voiced by

Ian Jones-Quartey.

Number 75: Though perhaps the award

for best newly uncorrupted Gem should go to Larimar,

who loves screams to a disturbing degree.

Larimar is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, a legendary

voice actor who has voiced tons of random characters

on the show- most notably Lion and Frybo.

Number 76: Since Rose Quartz wasn't actually a

Rose Quartz, the three Rose Quartz that we meet

in "Rose Buds" are the first actual Rose Quartz

we meet in the show, since all Rose Quartz gems

were bubbled in Pink's Zoo as a reaction to the rebellion.

Number 77: All three Rose Quartzes

are voiced by Kimberly Brooks- who has been the

show's go-to actress for Quartz and Jasper soldiers.

She also plays THE Jasper.

The one that we're so familiar with.

Number 78: In "Volleyball," we learn

that Pink Pearl was under White Diamond's control

for 8000 years after her time with Pink Diamond-

which means that we now finally know that OUR

Pearl is 8000 years old.

- [White Diamond] I love your energy, it reminds me of

when I was younger.

- [Pink Pearl] I'm older than you.

(volleyball smacks)

Number 79: The villain everyone was expecting to

epically show up in the movie did eventually

show up, but not quite as epically.

"Bluebird" introduces Bluebird Azurite, the fusion of

Aquamarine and Eyeball.

I especially love that Aquamarine still calls Greg "my dad"

a call back to her debut in season four's "Are You My Dad?"

Number 80: Assuming there's a large overlap of

fans of Steven Universe and OK K.O.!,

Let's Be Heroes, you may have noticed that

Bluebird Azurite kinda sounds like Koala Princess

or Miss Pastel.

They're all voiced by the same actress, Larissa Gallagher.

Number 81: You probably picked up on the fact

that Rainbow's tidying song is a nod to Mary Poppins.

But you may have missed a much more obscure bit

of trivia: The black bird outside the window is

not an American Blackbird, but a European

Blackbird- a very subtle nod to the fact that an

American Robin appears during "A Spoonful of Sugar."

Despite the fact that the movie takes place in London.

There's also a Monty Python in the Holy Grail reference

to be made here if we change the Blackbird to a Swallow,

but I'm just thinkin' out loud right now.

Number 82: Rainbow Quartz (2.0)

is voiced by Alastair James- who other than

Steven Universe, is probably best known for

Randy Siminoff from Bones.

Not counting our beloved Steven,

James is the first male-identifying

voice actor to voice any Gem.

First appearing in "Change Your Mind."

Number 83: If you look real

hard in Onion's kitchen, you can see a box labeled

"Revolutionary Grill Utensils"- a reference to

Revolutionary Girl Utena, an anime that Sugar is

a very vocal fan of.

I don't know why I'm groaning, it's a great show.

I think I'm groaning at the pun mostly.

Number 84: In Sunstone's strange,

hang on... Sorry, I think the script meant to say

"legendary epilogue to a very special episode,"

they're on a set which looks similar to the one

in the Dove Self-Esteem Project shorts.

Unrelated, but does anyone else literally only think of Toe

Jam and Earl when Sunstone is on-screen, or is

that just me?

Number 85: Once the fusion started

joining the game of "Steven Tag" in "Snow Day,"

almost everyone probably recognized that the

style of those title cards was quite reminiscent

of Super Smash Bros.

Though why they slept on "Steven Joins the Battle,"

or some other clever wordplay that I'll come up with

while editing this video, I'll never know.

Number 86: "Snow day" also marks the first time Pearl

shapeshifted- that we know of- since the events

in "A Single Pale Rose," where she shapeshifted

into Rose to fake the shattering.

Number 87: The way that Lapis assumes

a giant water form in "Why So Blue?,"

may be a nod to a climactic avatar

and battle in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Regardless, you can't dispute the fact that it

looks pretty rad.

I know she's not supposed to be doing it,

but it's looks pretty rad.

Number 88: Adorably, all of the pastries at Lars' new

bakery- Spacetries- have space-themed puns for names.

For example, you can experience the Chocolate Ship Cookie,

Total Eclipse of the Tart, the Croissant Moon,

or the Red Dwarf Velvet Cake.

Number 89: In Little Graduation, we're introduced

to Shep, who is the show's first non-binary

character besides Stevonnie or any of the other fusions.

Number 90: Shep is voiced by Indya Moore-

an actor and model whose also non-binary.

They're best known in the TV world for playing

Angel in the awesome FX series Pose.

Also go watch Pose!

Number 91: But yes, in case you were

wondering: Cartoon Network confirmed that

Stevonnie is intersex and non-binary, and uses

they/them pronouns.

Number 92: Also, storyboard artist Maya Peterson

revealed after the episode "In Dreams"

that Peridot is asexual and a romantic.

Her interest in Camp Pining Hearts is purely for

the thrill of Camp Pining Hearts.

And also shipping, uh sorry, Lapidot shippers.

Number 93: We get a glimpse of Steven's gaming set-up in

"In Dreams," and it looks very much like he has a

PS2 and Dual Shock 2 controllers.

And the game on the right sure does

look a lot like Katamari Damacy.

I still really need to pick up a copy of that.

Number 94: Steven's dream-character, Stefan,

kinda sorta actually looks like a tanner and fitter

version of the adult form he assumed waaaay back

in "Too Many Birthdays," where noteably, he had a

t-shirt that said "beach hunk."

The teen version in that episode though,

had a, um wasn't quite there...yet.

Number 95: A few of the people

hanging out at the roller rink in "Bismuth Casual"

are actually animated versions of the Crewniverse members.

Ian Jones-Quartey, storyboard artist

Lamar Abrams, and supervising director Kat Morris.

Number 96: More Crewniverse cameos also happened

in "Guidance."

Storyboard revisionists Nicole Rodriguez

and Leiana Nitura were seen riding

Funland's Ferris Wheel before things go horribly awry.

Number 97: A few fans were curious as to

why Ruby and Sapphire were so gung-ho about

Steven proposing to Connie, yet Garnet had more

measured advice.

Sugar explains that Ruby is just

a hopeless romantic and thinks that anything

works when you enthusiastically rush in.

And in Sapphire's experience, she's seen love actually

alter fate, so she really thinks the proposal could work.

Number 98: The explanation also involves some

nitty-gritty understanding of Garnet's future vision.

Sapphire can only see one track

and it only works when she's totally passive.

Since Ruby is so impulsive, when they come

together as Garnet, Garnet can see multiple

tracks that are shaped by her actions.

Number 99: Steven's ridiculously cute- and

retroactively heartbreaking- song for Connie

includes lyrical nods to two other romantic songs

from the series: Ruby's wedding vow to Sapphire

in "Reunited," and a line from Greg's magnum opus,

"Let Me Drive My Van (Into Your Heart)."

Number 100: Steven's actual middle name is Quartz,

but when he says his name is

- [Steven] Steven Quartz Cutie-Pie DeMayo Diamond

Universe!

- [Jacob] He's referencing- in order- a joke

Garnet made way back in season 1.

- [Steven] Danger is my middle name.

- [Garnet] That's a lie.

Your middle name is "cutie-pie."

- [Jacob] Greg's last name before he changed it

to Universe...

- [Greg] Andy DeMayo, Greg DeMayo, Steven DeMayo,

we're the DeMayos.

- [Jacob] And the fact that his mom turned out to

not be a Quartz but, well, a Diamond.

Number 101: Many fans have wondered exactly what's going on

with Steven's glowing pinkness.

Sugar points out in "Growing Pains," that the series says

specifically that Steven is experiencing the Gem

equivalent of cortisol- which, in humans, is

basically your "built in alarm system" and helps

fuel people's fight or flight instinct.

Number 102: From the beginning, Sugar and the

show itself has been interested in discussing mental health.

Sugar has discussed how her own

work in therapy has helped her process her anxiety.

We see Steven dealing with similar things.

The songs "Stronger Than You" and "Here Comes A Thought"

are about working through anxiety in a healthy way.

Number 103: Steven's traumatic

experiences would come to a head in "Fragments."

After struggling with his powers, Steven goes to

train with Jasper and commits his first- and

hopefully- only shattering of a gem.

The following scene of resurrecting Jasper, quite geniusly,

parallels the first sequence we see in Future.

Kinda corrupting the... innocence of the...

uncorrupting that... this process is for.

Anyway, number 104: In the following episode,

"Everything's Fine" Steven calls himself a monster

and then literally turns into a pink gem Godzilla.

Then, in "I Am My Monster," the climactic battle

of the series begins.

Interestingly enough, it's the only episode

outside of Steven's point of view

that isn't someone recounting an event to him.

Number 105: There's a bittersweet detail hidden

in the series finale The Future.

Onion can be seen wearing the

Cheeseburger Backpack as he waves goodbye to Steven.

At least it's gone to a good home.

But it is Onion, so maybe I shouldn't assume.

Knowing Onion, he might've stole it.

I don't know.

Number 106: What better way to end a beloved

series than with a song.

As Steven heads out on his roadtrip,

he plays a song on the radio, "Being Human,"

which Sugar considers the song of the final episode.

Sugar says that she, "wanted the weight of it

not to just be that you're hearing

it in the episode itself, but that it's been on

the horizon for you this whole time."

The end credits and fittingly end series song was written

by Sugar and performed by singer/songwriter Emily King.

"King's Can't Hold Me" was also

featured in "Bismuth Casual."

And Number 107: Sugar's note ahead of the premiere

of the final ten episodes was beautifully heartfelt:

"It has been an eye-opening experience to meet

the community that has come together around the show.

I have been so moved and I have felt so seen.

Though our epilogue series is coming to a close,

please trust that like us, these characters

will always be growing, changing, and

supporting each other.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much

for watching our show."

And that, my friends, is 107 facts about Steven

Universe The Movie and Steven Universe Future.

The name Steven means absolutely nothing to me anymore.

I've said it so many times in the last

however long this video is.

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