Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 64 – Keystone Motel

If you’re going to live together, you should ALWAYS do a road trip. Doug and Rob look over Steven’s latest trip.

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Oddworld Inhabitant
Guest
A lot of people really like this episode, and I by no means think that it’s a bad one, but I don’t think I like it quite as much. As fun as it was to finally have an episode focused on Ruby and Sapphire, and to explore both how a couple can react to emotional turmoil (fiery, explosive anger vs cold, passive-aggressive fury) and how a person can be internally conflicted over forgiving somebody for a genuine F-up, the penultimate scene just didn’t sit quite right with me. I’m not talking about the reveal about Sapphire having one eye or… Read more »
Souledge94
Guest

To be honest im on the boat of this was a bleh episode. It was overall just boring espcially compared to the episode that came before it. Theres also a wayyyyyyy better R&S episode down the line.

starfall42
Guest
Yes, the next state over really is called Keystone. “The Keystone State?” “Yes, the state named Keystone.” Beach City is a town on the Delaware shore, where Rebecca Sugar is from. Beach City is in the state of Delmarva, named after the Delmarva Peninsula. Of course, that was named because it was made up of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia… so don’t think about it too much. The geography is a bit different in the Steven Universe universe. We’ve already seen that Florida is an island; we’ll see more in a later episode. And Kansas really is the entertainment capital of… Read more »
Hinatachan360
Guest

I thought Rebecca Sugar was from Silver Spring Maryland…

Octopaganini
Guest

Specifically, Beach City is an alternate-universe version of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

TheGreenMan
Guest

Lived in Chicago for a while and I have to say I love Giordano’s. But then I am a cheese-a-holic!

I had Pizza Uno once in Chicago. It was OK. Then I had it in Ohio, not quite as good. Then I had it in New Jersey, and I would barley even call that edible. Somehow it got worse the further from Chicago I got.

Hinatachan360
Guest

My family had Giardano’s pizza when we went to visit family in Chicago. That was some delicious pizza!

chcoman123
Guest

I’m kinda sad how you guys have barely been talking about how all these character’s developments and story interactions and how they affect Steven. Yes, these episodes are focused on other characters, but it all leads back to how Steven responds to all of what’s going on around him.

Also, that pizza rant at the end has made me want some (actually good) new york pizza.

tastetherainbowmothafuka
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tastetherainbowmothafuka

Because of the Gems presence on earth over 5,000 years ago the earth that Steven lives on is different than the one that we know. So yeah some of the states and countries are different

Titw
Guest

It’s interesting watching them comparing Ruby & Sapphire’s relationship to the classic Disney films in light of the homage and style of The Answer.
I wonder what Doug and Rob will think of it?

I can’t help but get the feeling that they got a “no” to the two kissing on the lips so they decided to go with something more “intimate” to get the point across.

Crossover Princess
Guest

http://neodusk.deviantart.com/art/Steven-Universe-Inside-Steven-547392912

Someone had to post the link to the comic since no had yet…

Bonus points for Rob bringing up that line during the pizza rant.

Anon Tumahab
Guest
I’m actually not a terribly huge fan of Ruby and Sapphire. To me, it almost looks like they represent the nasty side-effect of remaining fused for too long. They’re now totally obsessed with each other. It’s all they think about all the time. Look, I get the fact that the fact they’re fused all the time is supposed to be representative of their love or something…but, and maybe I’m reading too much into it, a relationship where it’s always just “us” and never any time apart is just as toxic, if not more so, then spending time away from each… Read more »
Souledge94
Guest

To be honest I dont hate R&S,but they are far from the favorite. I actually like the gem they make more which is garnet. Whats weird is garnet doesint act like neither of them. Garnet feels like its own gem. The closest resemblance of personality is sapphires dead paness.

e105zeta
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I think this is explicit intended to be one of Garnet’s major flaws – Ruby and Sapphire and thus Garnet are so secure and secluded in their inner world that they don’t remember other people are single entities and need reassurance and interaction from her/them. This is what leads to stuff like Amethyst being jealous of their combined power and Pearl being jealous of their relationship. It’s also why Garnet acts so distant until Steven meets Ruby and Sapphire. Interestingly, the same attitude STRENGTHENS her relationship with Steven since Garnet sees Steven as a fusion of Rose and Greg. That’s… Read more »
Gimperz666
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I had to chuckle at this, because Doug and Rob’s argument about the kissing thing was very similar to my argument with one of my close friends about it. For me, I was kinda like oh… *clear throat* about that part when I saw it because my neck is extremely sensitive in uh… an intimate kind of way, so whenever I see that I just kind of naturally think in that direction. For my friend, it’s just a column of flesh holding your head up, so she saw it as something akin to a kiss on the cheek. But very… Read more »
littlewillie610
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“This will pass. She’ll eventually just burn herself out.” “THAT’S WHAT YOU THINK! I AM AN ETERNAL FLAME, BABY!” This was a good episode, and it was nice to see Ruby and Sapphire again. I wondered if Sapphire was supposed to be a cyclops, since her eye had always been covered up. I like how Amethyst and Pearl were given some bonding time off screen. Their attitude towards one another has really changed since On the Run. If I had to criticize something, it would be the way in which Ruby and Sapphire ended up resolving their conflict. Steven didn’t… Read more »
jellyshoe
Guest
I can understand Steven blaming himself because a) Steven’s already expressed concerns that the Gems blame him for Rose being gone and b) it was his idea for the stakeout to catch Peridot fixing the communications hub that ended up revealing Pearl’s deception. It’s not such a stretch that he’d think that he’s part of the problem. Hell, it wouldn’t even be that much of a stretch if part of Garnet did resent Steven a little, even if she knew it wasn’t fair. The term “don’t shoot the messenger” exists for a reason, and she really was enjoying being Sardonyx… Read more »
Hinatachan360
Guest

My favorite part was Ruby and Sapphire’s argument in the background in the diner.

Ruby: “You don’t know me!”

Sapphire: “How can I not know you? We fuse all the time!”

zrice03
Guest

Oh no, how DARE you insult my dangling greasy wet cardboard pizza! Actually, I still fold all my pizza no matter what style or however impractical. It just feels wrong to me to eat it without all the cheesy goodness effectively between two crusts. It took me a very long time after leaving New York to realize that that’s not the normal way to eat pizza, though I still do secretly laugh at people who try to eat floppy pizza without folding it.

HMorris73
Guest

I’ve always just used two hands to eat that kind of pizza.

Ericthebearjew1
Guest

Why have it floppy in the first place? Screw uniqueness, just make a calzone.

AquaShldEXE
Guest

I go to my aunt’s place in NYC every summer, and there’s a place near her apartment that serves square pizza, but I’ve never had the freaking napkins the Walkers are describing.

warriorwhacko
Guest
The pizzeria place in Tampa, FL that you guys mentioned might be this place: http://www.eddieandsamspizza.com/ Never personally ate there even though I don’t live too far away from it. Now I’ll have to go try. As for the episode, I really like how it gave us a window into how Ruby and Sapphire work as a couple. It serves to remind us of how much turmoil Pearl’s deception caused everyone on an emotional level. As for Steven feeling like it’s his fault, that’s something some kids would feel when parents or guardians are arguing around them. Things are getting ugly,… Read more »
Unholy Shadow
Guest

“make you grow a fifth eye somewhere” do you have two more you’re not showing us rob??

themilo
Guest

I’m surprised the kissing was the moment Doug thought “Wow, this show is going really far.” Did you just forget about the first scene of “Alone together”?

I personally don’t really have too much of an issue with weak pizza. Frankly I actually think that’s how pizza I supposed to be. Considering the pizza I ate in Italy also all fell down if you didn’t hold it right, although I could just be remembering stuff wrong.

Next up: SATAN RETURNS!

PotatoOni
Guest

Beach City is meant ot be located in Delaware and was inspired by various coastal town Rebecca Sugar visited as a kid during holidays. I’ve also read that people from that general area discovered quite a few references in the show only they could understand.

And the states in SU are named after their nicknames and not their regular names.

John Stewart? The Green Lantern?

HMorris73
Guest

They meant Jon Stewart the former host of The Daily Show.

PotatoOni
Guest

I know. It was a joke that, I think, Jon Stewart himself made at one point.

The short lived Green Lantern animated series had the reverse version where Hal Jordan thinks by “John Stewart” Guy Gardner is talking about the “fake news guy”.

HMorris73
Guest

Ah I see. Hard to tell when someone is joking online sometimes.

DeadCobra
Guest

It is a funny episode

happymel
Guest

Follow up comment to come. I’m still on Say Uncle. Also, yeah, Doug is right. You never see neck kissing on kids’ shows. I don’t know how I feel about that. I remember being shocked when I saw the butt tap on Incredibles. I think I was about 8 and I thought that Disney had somehow made a PG-13 movie. Also, I like Garnet when Garnet is Garnet if that makes any sense. Oh, and on the pizza front, I eat pizza about once every two months. I usually on a diet besides that. 😀

CedricTheOwl
Guest
A state named Keystone, Home of evil square pizza, It’s not you, Steven. I really enjoyed this episode, mostly for getting to see more of Ruby and Sapphire’s personalities. Tempermental and reserved being represented by heat and cold isn’t exactly world-shatteringly original, but they work well off one another. I’m especially a fan of Ruby’s cartoonish freakouts. A lot of the time the show underplays its facial expressions, but when the animators cut loose it’s frequently glorious. I know some people are down on the resolution for this episode, and it did surprise me with the turn it took, but… Read more »
AquaShldEXE
Guest

oh no, the hell being raised by England from two girls kissing was from We Need To Talk
you know, the episode with no girls kissing

angel85
Guest
I don’t think it’s as far north as New York, maybe one of the midsouth east coast states, maybe Jersey, Delaware, or Maryland? When a gem fusion is stable she has a unique personality, but when it becomes unstable the component gems’ personalities start to separate. I think when Pearl took advantage of Garnet Ruby was just mad while Sapphire was so broken she started to just LIVE in her future vision. Remember, Garnet has future vision which mostly comes from Sapphire’s half of the abilities. Unable to deal with the betrayal Sapphire just looked into the future where they… Read more »
happymel
Guest

Now I know why they made the last episode a cliffhanger.

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