When I went to the guide this week I thought my pain meds had really done a number, but nope—there was only one new Steven Universe instead of the usual two. Alright, we can work with that since the new one did have a lot to say about the reality of the work world, BUT I would’ve liked the second to have been a different old (weird to say about something that’s still fresh in my mind) short so that the pair would’ve been more cohesive as a packaged deal.
“Frybo” started with Steven clueless per usual. This time it was because the whereabouts of his pants where unknown. Pearl was also in search of something, but unlike her pantsless housemate, she was fully dressed. She was on the hunt for a gem shard and rambled on and on about it and its powers. Like Steven, I too tuned her out only catching the “monster” part. Of course, that came back to bite Steven in the bare butt later. Turns out that shard can turn clothing into active objects–cue Steven’s pants running amok.
On his way to give Pearl back her shard, we met yet another character: Peedee. He’s like every cute boy from the 90’s, every classroom had one…blonde locks, shaved sides and a wife beater to show he didn’t care about materialistic things. Peedee’s just a kid with a mind wise beyond his years, trying to make his dad proud while dressed as the family business mascot Frybo and questioning the world. It’s not clear if Steven has any actual friends in town. So will we even see Peedee again? Only time will tell, but at least Steven got to interact with someone other than the Gems as he saved his new pal from an afternoon of Frybo duty by putting the shard in the costume and telling it to “make people eat fries.”