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* ShoutOut: Ronaldo's definition of "truth" sounds like a rephrased version of the definition of [[Series/TheColbertReport Truthiness]].


We IrisOut over him ranting.

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We IrisOut over him ranting.Ronaldo ranting triumphantly.


** Ronaldo correctly deduces that the many strange goings-on reported in Beach City as have a common cause. He's just very wrong about ''what'' the cause is.

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** Ronaldo correctly deduces that the many strange goings-on reported in Beach City as have a common cause. He's just very wrong about ''what'' the cause is.


** Ronaldo correctly deduces the many strange goings-on reported in Beach City as having a common cause. He's just very wrong about ''what'' the cause is.

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** Ronaldo correctly deduces that the many strange goings-on reported in Beach City as having have a common cause. He's just very wrong about ''what'' the cause is.


* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks" does get to the point in a roundabout way.

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: TheCuckoolanderWasRight:
** Ronaldo correctly deduces the many strange goings-on reported in Beach City as having a common cause. He's just very wrong about ''what'' the cause is.
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It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks" does get to the point in a roundabout way.



* FantasticallyIndifferent: Taken to its logical extreme here. The Gems are so mundane by now that when Steven explains that he and the Gems are responsible for pretty much everything weird that happens in town, Ronaldo gets incredibly depressed. It's just too easy, rather than the complicated conspiracy he built in his own mind.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Taken to its logical extreme here. The Gems are so mundane by now that when Steven explains that he and the Gems are responsible for pretty much everything weird that happens in town, Ronaldo gets incredibly depressed. It's just too easy, rather than the complicated conspiracy he built in his own mind.


* BerserkButton: This episode is an example of why kidnapping Steven from the Crystal Gems is a ''bad'' idea.



* CharacterBlog: Blog/KeepBeachCityWeird, of course. Also counts as a TitleDrop.
** Updated ''in real time'' (on the Cartoon Network east coast feed) when Ronaldo has his HeroicBSOD to say that he's shutting down the blog. Of course, he takes it back later.

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* CharacterBlog: Blog/KeepBeachCityWeird, of course. Also counts as a TitleDrop.
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We see [[Blog/KeepBeachCityWeird the blog this episode shares its name with]] throughout the episode. It was updated ''in real time'' (on the Cartoon Network east coast feed) when Ronaldo has his HeroicBSOD to say that he's shutting down the blog. Of course, he takes it back later.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Ronaldo really dials it up here.



* IrisOut: Over Ronaldo at the top of the lighthouse raving on about the Diamond Authority.

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* IrisOut: Over Ronaldo at the top of the lighthouse raving on about the Great Diamond Authority.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A FreezeFrameBonus, but one of the posts on the snake message board says that a show has been terrible [[DevelopmentGag ever since they changed the designs]], which is a common complaint about most animated shows on TV. This show is no exception, as the pilot designs and the series designs are different and some fans prefer the pilot designs to the series designs.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A FreezeFrameBonus, but one [[FreezeFrameBonus One of the posts on the snake message board board]] says that a show has been terrible [[DevelopmentGag ever since they changed the designs]], which is a common complaint about most animated shows on TV. This show is no exception, as the designs]]. The pilot designs and the series designs for ''Steven Universe'' are very different and some fans prefer the pilot designs to the series designs.



* TheReptilians: Ronaldo believes reptilian shapeshifters control the government. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[OurMonstersAreDifferent what Ronaldo calls them,]] SnakePeople.
* SmugSuper: Ronaldo's disappointment that his conspiracy theories were wrong causes Pearl to make a short speech calling humanity delusional and self-absorbed, [[JerkassHasAPoint albeit one that pretty accurately describes Ronaldo]]. It doesn't exactly help that she says the following with an upturned nose and a "that's such a silly question" smile.

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* TheReptilians: Ronaldo believes reptilian shapeshifters control the government. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[OurMonstersAreDifferent [[CallAPegasusAHippogriff what Ronaldo calls them,]] SnakePeople.
* SmugSuper: Ronaldo's disappointment that his conspiracy theories were wrong causes Pearl to make a short speech calling humanity delusional and self-absorbed, [[JerkassHasAPoint albeit one that though she pretty accurately describes Ronaldo]]. It doesn't exactly help that she says the following with an upturned nose and a "that's such a silly question" smile.


* ContinuityCavalcade: The "evidence" of Snake People that Ronaldo finds are all aftereffects and reports of Crystal Gem activities:
** The [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E11ArcadeMania holes the drill parasites made]] are still around, as are [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E2LaserLightCannon pieces of the Red Eye]] and some of [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E14LarsAndTheCoolKids Rose Quartz's moss flowers]].
** In the Lighthouse there is a picture of [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E6CatFingers Steven's cat fingers]] along with articles about the [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E17Lion2TheMovie theatre being attacked by a strange creature]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E26OceanGem the ocean being drained]] and a [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E13SoManyBirthdays strange man impersonating a local boy]].



** The [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E11ArcadeMania holes the drill parasites made]] are still around, as are [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E2LaserLightCannon pieces of the Red Eye]] and some of [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E14LarsAndTheCoolKids Rose Quartz's moss flowers]].
** In the Lighthouse there is a picture of [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E6CatFingers Steven's cat fingers]] along with articles about the [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E17Lion2TheMovie theatre being attacked by a strange creature]], [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E26OceanGem the ocean being drained]] and a [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E13SoManyBirthdays strange man impersonating a local boy]].


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* SuddenAnatomy: Amethyst in Steven's form has [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics visible eyelashes]], even though she normally doesn't.


* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks" who want to "hollow out the Earth" under the direction of "the Diamond Authority." Not only is this a succinct description of Gemkind, but it pretty much lays out the entire story arc of the series.
* ContinuityNod: Quite a bit to previous episodes.

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks" who want does get to "hollow out the Earth" under the direction of "the Diamond Authority." Not only is this point in a succinct description of Gemkind, but it pretty much lays out the entire story arc of the series.
* ContinuityNod: Quite a bit to previous episodes.
roundabout way.


Steven goes back home to tell the gems, Amethyst and Pearl, about the snake people by showing them the "evidence" Ronaldo showed him. Pearl and Amethyst point out that all of that stuff was caused by them and the monsters they fight. When Steven tells Ronaldo the truth, Ronaldo declines it and tells Steven not to listen to minor facts and start making your own truths. Steven says that's sounds like the opposite of truth. When Ronaldo lifts the print from the crater on the beach, it's shaped like Steven. Steven begins to explain Steven Tag, but Ronadlo stop him and then sadly walks away. Steven finds Ronaldo's blog is about to be removed. Pearl tells Steven that people create conspiracy theories because they want to feel important.

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Steven goes back home to tell the gems, Amethyst and Pearl, about the snake people by showing them the "evidence" Ronaldo showed him. Pearl and Amethyst point out that all of that stuff was caused by them and the monsters they fight. When Steven tells Ronaldo the truth, Ronaldo declines it and tells Steven not to listen to minor facts and start making your own truths. Steven says that's sounds like the opposite of truth. When Ronaldo lifts the print from the crater on the beach, it's shaped like Steven. Steven begins to explain Steven Tag, but Ronadlo stop him and then sadly walks away. Steven finds Ronaldo's blog is about to be removed. Pearl tells Steven that not to feel bad over disappointing him, as people create conspiracy theories because they want to feel important.
important. Steven tells the other Crystal Gems he has an idea to "fix" Ronaldo, and he'll be back in a hour.


* CheapCostume: Steven dresses up as a snake person to cheer up Ronaldo; this leads Ronaldo into thinking that Steven is an actual snake person and he knocks Steven out.

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* CheapCostume: Steven dresses up as a snake person to cheer up Ronaldo; this Ronaldo. The consists of pants with a scaly texture and feet with claws, along with, basically, a ghost sheet decorated to look like a snake. This leads Ronaldo into thinking that Steven is an actual snake person and he knocks Steven out.



* PaperThinDisguise: Steven's snake costume consists of pants with a scaly texture and feet with claws, along with, basically, a ghost sheet decorated to look like a snake.
* PunchCatch: Ronaldo attempts to punch Pearl...who effortlessly blocks with an open palm, not even budging while Ronaldo hurts himself on her hand.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Steven's snake costume consists of pants with a scaly texture and feet with claws, along with, basically, a ghost sheet decorated to look like a snake.
* PunchCatch: Ronaldo attempts to punch Pearl... who effortlessly blocks with an open palm, not even budging while Ronaldo hurts himself on her hand.


* TakeThat: Ronaldo takes a shot at people who argue whether [[SubbingVsDubbing subtitled anime is superior to dubbed anime]]. Another visible post mocks people who insists on [[BlindIdiotTranslation moronically literal translation]], saying a character's name must be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Koara", not "Koala"]], at the same time [[InterchangeableAsianCultures confusing Chinese with Japanese]]. [[invoked]]]

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* TakeThat: Ronaldo takes a shot at people who argue whether [[SubbingVsDubbing subtitled anime is superior to dubbed anime]]. Another visible post mocks people who insists on [[BlindIdiotTranslation moronically literal translation]], saying a character's name must be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Koara", not "Koala"]], at the same time [[InterchangeableAsianCultures confusing Chinese with Japanese]]. [[invoked]]][[invoked]]


* BerserkButton: This episode is an example of why kidnapping Steven from the Crystal Gems is a bad idea.

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* BerserkButton: This episode is an example of why kidnapping Steven from the Crystal Gems is a bad ''bad'' idea.



* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks," a succinct description of Gem kind.

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: It may have been a bastardization of Steven mentioning everything is because of the Crystal Gems, but, in the end, he reasons it's all because of "polymorphic, sentient rocks," rocks" who want to "hollow out the Earth" under the direction of "the Diamond Authority." Not only is this a succinct description of Gem kind.Gemkind, but it pretty much lays out the entire story arc of the series.



* CurbStompBattle: On one side, we have the Crystal Gems, three alien {{Action Girl}}s with superhuman strength and abilities, as well as thousand of years of combat experience, plus the extra motivation of a loved one being in danger. On the other side, we have Ronaldo, a normal human teen that's not even fit. You can guess the outcome of the fight.

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* CurbStompBattle: On one side, we have the Crystal Gems, three alien {{Action Girl}}s with superhuman strength and abilities, as well as thousand thousands of years of combat experience, plus the extra motivation of a loved one being in danger. On the other side, we have Ronaldo, a normal human teen that's who's not even fit. You in shape. He refuses to back down, but you can guess the outcome of the fight.



* MamaBear: The Crystal Gems do quite a number on Ronaldo when they find him after he (unknowingly) kidnaps Steven. Really, it's quite amazing that [[IronButtmonkey he survived essentially uninjured]].

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* MamaBear: The Crystal Gems do quite a number on Ronaldo when they find him after he (unknowingly) kidnaps Steven. Really, it's quite amazing that [[IronButtmonkey he survived survives essentially uninjured]].

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One morning, Steven cries for Pearl only for her to find out that Steven was playing Steven tag with Garnet and Amethyst. In the form of Steven with cool sunglasses, Garnet wins this round by throwing Amethyst, also shape-shifted into the form of Steven, up in the air and knocking her down on the sand.

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One morning, Steven cries for Pearl to save him, only for her to find out that Steven was playing Steven tag Tag with Garnet and Amethyst. In the form of Steven with cool sunglasses, Garnet wins this round by throwing Amethyst, also shape-shifted into the form of Steven, up in the air and knocking her down on the sand.



* TakeThat: Ronaldo takes a shot at people who argue whether [[SubbingVsDubbing subtitled anime is superior to dubbed anime]]. Another visible post mocks people who insists on [[BlindIdiotTranslation moronically literal translation]], saying a character's name must be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Koara", not "Koala"]], at the same time [[InterchangeableAsianCultures confusing Chinese with Japanese]].

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* TakeThat: Ronaldo takes a shot at people who argue whether [[SubbingVsDubbing subtitled anime is superior to dubbed anime]]. Another visible post mocks people who insists on [[BlindIdiotTranslation moronically literal translation]], saying a character's name must be [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Koara", not "Koala"]], at the same time [[InterchangeableAsianCultures confusing Chinese with Japanese]]. [[invoked]]]


* MamaBear: While they're clearly holding back, the Crystal Gems do quite a number on Ronaldo when they find him after he (unknowingly) kidnaps Steven.

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* MamaBear: While they're clearly holding back, the The Crystal Gems do quite a number on Ronaldo when they find him after he (unknowingly) kidnaps Steven. Really, it's quite amazing that [[IronButtmonkey he survived essentially uninjured]].

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