I was making an observation while watching ‘We Need to Talk again and I realized that the reason Greg has this massive shiver when Rose says his name
Is because that’s probably the first time he’s heard her say his actual name
Think about it. Why would they make such an emphasis on the scene unless it had importance? And up until now, We have only heard Rose call Greg ‘Mr.Universe’ exclusively ( “You’re hilarious Mr.Universe.”). This scene was suppose to emphasis how Greg felt that she wasn’t treating him equally, which was true
She treated him like a novelty, something quirky and fun for the time being. ‘I’m playing around with Mr.Universe’ as it were. And it fascinates me because it emphasizes how alien the Gems are.
Rose isn’t human, so she plays at being one. And Greg is the first one to get her to understand that humans are not play things, they’re real people.
Can we just talk about how beautiful and wonderful this show is? It teaches kids important life lessons while still remaining interesting and funny and magical. In Sadie’s Song, Steven walks on stage in makeup, a dress, and highheels and he starts singing and dancing, but does anyone laugh or look disgusted? No. They clap and the cheer for him, they encourage him to keep it up.
Because it’s okay for a boy to dress up like a princess and for a girl to dress up as a knight. And it’s because of this episode that my little six year old brother knows that now.
When my brother first saw Steven in a dress, he was confused. He looked at me and said, “Why is he dressed like a girl? He’s a boy!”. So I sat down and explained to him that it’s perfectly fine for a boy to wear a dress and makeup, it’s not wrong or disgusting. I told him that he could dress up however he wanted and that it doesn’t matter what other people think, and it’s because of this episode that he understands that.
So next time someone says Steven Universe is dumb, just remember that episodes like ‘Sadie’s Song’ teach kids of all ages important lessons.
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