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1001 Animations-Story for Steven by AMX-269 1001 Animations-Story for Steven by AMX-269
Just when I think this series can't top itself, it always proves me wrong. It seems that every episode that touches on Greg and Rose's relationship in particular ends up being great, and this is no exception. This time, we get to see a lot more of Greg's (and therefore, Tom Scharpling's) talents, and the events that led to him meeting Steven's mother.

This episode also made me realize another thing that's so great about Greg Universe: he's one of the few current TV dads I can think of that isn't just the tired "idiot dad" stereotype. Yeah, Greg's kind of a free spirit, but he's not stupid. He's a genuinely talented musician, and an overall pleasant person; furthermore, he's introduced to a different viewpoint of the world around him from Rose, and wants to embrace it instead of ignore it.

Seriously, my favorite line in the whole episode is what Greg says to his manager: "Marty, women are people." To me, that says so much about Greg's character. I'm sure a lot of musicians would take advantage of the female fans they meet, but Greg doesn't care about that. What's important to him is his music...and later, Rose. Greg could have just remained subservient to Marty after the latter insulted his music and his desire to stay in Beach City...but Greg doesn't do that. Instead, he kicks Marty out of his van and literally breaks through the fence separating the Gems from the other residents of Beach City. This, to me, shows that even though Greg isn't 100% comfortable with some of the things the Gems do, he at least cared enough about Rose to want to find out.

And when you get right down to it, I'm sure that even if Greg knew his time together with Rose was short, he wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

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BrentdyeDragon Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
greg universe meet the germs.
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Cutepegasister121 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
Greg is wonderful. would´ve dated him if given the chance. Steven has a nice father. now if only he´d be smart enough to buy a house with those 100.000.000 dollars he won
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Solartiger43 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I love the song in the episode
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PerkyGoth14 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i just love the episodes about Rose like this and Lion 3: Straight to Video
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Jediuser Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
One thing I notice from this photo, the gems actually look younger here. I thought they didn't age. 
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Writer
I'm not quite sure if they really don't age; it might just be more like they age really slowly. One theory I read is that Rose's "death" caused the other gems to be forced to grow up/mature, so to speak.

One theory I had was that sometime between Greg and Rose meeting and Steven's birth, the three other Gems had to retreat into their gems, resulting in the appearance changes. It would make sense, since both Pearl and Garnet now have different clothes after they reformed.
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Jediuser Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I see that as they were wearing 80s clothes. 
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commandravage Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015  Student Artist
anyone else notice the woman named vidalia? I think she might be onions mother and marty* looks around and whispers* might be sour cream's father
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DCMarvelman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Greg is quickly becoming my favorite cartoon dad ever made.
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