i'm pretty sure someone else made this joke before me

speaking of The Lion King, that bit at the end of “The Answer” when Rose says “Welcome to Earth” and she and Pearl grin at Garnet kinda reminds me of the bit in The Lion King when Simba says he can’t go back home and Timon says “Ah, you’re an outcast. That’s great, so are we!”

and, I mean, they are all outcasts. And then also, afterwards Rose and Pearl raise a baby fusion (Garnet) in the jungle just like Timon and Pumbaa raise a baby lion