Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 66 – Historical Friction

Steven does a play with his Mailman, but it’s not the most accurate. Can Pearl help to make it more faithful? Doug and Rob take a look.

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24 Comments on "Steven Universe Vlogs: Episode 66 – Historical Friction"

Anon Tumahab
Guest

Interesting point about the mayor’s family being mayor for 200 years… Hmm…

What the… I’m the first poster! First time ever…

Anon Tumahab
Guest

And I’m surprised you guys didn’t audition for the new MST3K series. 😛

Hinatachan360
Guest

Oh man, the Garnet box, Amethyst mop, and the party hat Pearl…classic Jamie. I also love how Pearl was acting like such a stage mom over Steven. That was adorable.

Hakajin
Guest

The statue is a fusion of Rose, Pearl, Garnet, and Amythest. It’s never been stated, but… Ha, well, to quote Garnet, it’s kind of obvious. It kind of looks like Amazonite, but with Rose’s features thrown in there, too, and it has gems in all the right places. I think it’s safe to assume that that fusion is also the one that rescued Mayor Dewey’s ancestor. Oh, well, whatever, like the vlog; I agree about Jaime, he’s kinda adorable. Looking forward to the next one!

Hakajin
Guest

Oops, meant Alexandrite, instead of Amazonite. It’s been a while.

Dethhollow
Guest

There’s actually a cool video about what the fusion was on Youtube where the guy basically reasons that they’re specific that it has like one less set of arms than the statue does. So it’s probably actually all of the gems minus Amethyst, which seems legit since that still leaves them around 200 years or so to find Amethyst and make her a member of the group and stuff.

ZigTheHunter
Guest

Pretty sure Amesthyst was part of the group for much longer than 200 years but the temple was possibly built before they found her.

Acetylsalicilique
Guest

That doesn’t make sense, the Amethyst mop was clearly there.

Hakajin
Guest

Could be the artisitc representation in the play wasn’t entirely accurate, too.

happymel
Guest

Follow-up comment to come when I’ve actually seen the episode. Also, why do you not dislike Lars as much as Ronaldo?

RobbyB
Guest

Because Lars is terrible and has no redeemign qualities, but he’s paired with Sadie so it seems like they’re trying to have an emotional character arc of some sort, and some hope that he can eventually be an okay character..

Ronaldo is just awful every time with no sympathetic character to balance him out.

littlewillie610
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“Are you nervous?” “Of course. This could either make or break my career…” “You could lose your job at the post office?” “This could either make or break my hobby.” I really like how all the episodes between Cry for Help and Friend Ship show at least a little bit bit of how the Gems have been affected by the Sardonyx incident. Based on how much the episode stresses the importance of flawed characterization, they must have figured that there would be a certain level of fan backlash against Pearl. Rob and Doug’s opinion of Mayor Dewey more or less… Read more »
AlucardNoir
Guest

Personally I see the statue around their home as a lifesize statue of when all 4 of them fused, we’ve seen that fusion always makes then larger so I wouldn’t be surprised.

Cynical Bibliophile
Guest

The setting of the series is in a state called Delmarva, which is kind of a cross between Maryland and Delaware. Rob’s guess that it’s set in an alternate timeline is correct as the presence of the Gems has kind of changed a lot of things. World War II apparently never happened in this world and holidays, aside from New Year’s Eve/Day, apparently don’t exist.

TacoMan
Guest

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Also, other subtle alterations, like moving ‘Hollywood’ to Kansas and altering the symbols on currency.

ShonenHiro
Guest

What on Earth are you guys talking about with Ronaldo? He never once did anything to indicate he’s faking being a conspiracy nut or that he’s out to make people mad. Where are you guys getting those ideas? Because it’s definitely not anything from the actual show.

Souledge94
Guest

Learning about the past was the only interesting thing in this episode. Besides that it wasint all that good. It also made me think if the gems were around for this freaking long why did noone report on them?

Purris
Guest
Okay enough I HAVE to mention it. Why do you pretend to know all monarchies work or have worked? It’s not as simple as in the fairy tales. You keep complaining about how movies portrait fantasy monarchies – I don’t want to defend Phantom Menace but it is a monarchy in a galaxy far far away, it is not strange that it would be unlike the monarchies on earth now but even IF you want to hold it to monarchy rules of Earth you should learn a thing or two about monarchies on Earth. I just HAVE to bring it… Read more »
AquaShldEXE
Guest

Fortunately they aired every episode in this forgiveness arc in one week, so it didn’t drag on for a month.

CedricTheOwl
Guest
Steven… IS… ACTing! RIP First Mate Buddy. Rewritten by Pearl. I really enjoyed this episode. Steven Universe can be hit or miss when it comes to its pure comedy episodes, but the humor here really hit for me. Between Mayor Dewey’s ridiculous self-insert fanfiction of a screenplay, Jamie’s costumes, and some of the Boardies getting in on the action, it was a nice way to lighten the mood of this arc. Even with that, we still got to see how Pearl is reacting to the fallout, as well as some more fantastic acting from Deedee Magno Hall. Just the way… Read more »
CedricTheOwl
Guest

Addendum: Steven’s explanation that characters are interesting because they struggle and overcome their obstacles, not because they were made perfect, is exactly why I love Pearl so much. It’s a really great summation of her character arc and is exactly the kind of positive reinforcement she needed to hear.

angel85
Guest

It was mentioned a while back that during the gem war many humans died, implying that the gem rebellion was aided by human armies (during the bronze age…) I always figured they carved that enormous statue temple into the mountain as an homage to the massive fusion created by all 4 gems together.

DeadCobra
Guest

This is not mine kind of a cup of an episode
They had no World War 2 and no Holidays

mannequinmel
Guest

I actually don’t like flawed characters usually. I like Mary (or Mister) Sues. To me, that’s the point of entertainment. To have someone better than you and to entertain you. Although, this episode shows that Jamie is actually a really good actor.

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