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* FlatCharacter: Jamie lampshades how William Dewey as Mayor Dewey didn't have any deeper characterization other than "guy who was great at everything".

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* EdgyBackwardsChairSitting: Bill Dewey sits in a chair backward while explaining the play to Steven.
* FlatCharacter: Jamie lampshades [[DiscussedTrope complains]] how William Dewey as Mayor Dewey didn't have any deeper characterization other than "guy who was great at everything".


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* SecretHandshake: Jamie and Steven have a handshake where they [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/c/c5/Ccc2558e5a2b937666e05fc3214420015.gif high-five, pull to the side, and point at each other]].


* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act. Jamie questions what kind of accent it's supposed to be, but Steven doesn't know either.
** Subtitles identify it as a (very bad) Italian one.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of a vaguely-Italian accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act. Jamie questions what kind of accent it's supposed to be, but Steven doesn't know either.
** Subtitles identify it as a (very bad) Italian one.
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--> '''Buck:''' [[LampshadeHanging Nice to know great-grandpa was a real person with flaws. Gutsy move, dad.]]

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--> '''Buck:''' --->'''Buck:''' [[LampshadeHanging Nice to know great-grandpa was a real person with flaws. Gutsy move, dad.]]



* HerCodenameWasMarySue: William Dewey as Mayor Dewey wrote him as perfect and flawless (to a ridiculous degree), and at one point he actually ''grows fifty feet and carries his ship to safety''.

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* HerCodenameWasMarySue: HerCodeNameWasMarySue: William Dewey as Mayor Dewey wrote him as perfect and flawless (to a ridiculous degree), and at one point he actually ''grows fifty feet and carries his ship to safety''.


* RealityEnsues: Just because a historical figure had flaws doesn't diminish thier accomplishments. Captain Dewey may have struggled with insecurities and incompetency to sail his own ship, yet Beach City still celebrates him for his determination to find land, as well as his accomplishment of founding thier city.

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* RealityEnsues: Just because a historical figure had flaws doesn't diminish thier accomplishments. Captain Dewey may have struggled with insecurities and incompetency to sail his own ship, yet Beach City still celebrates him for his determination to find land, as well as his accomplishment of founding thier city.


* MarySue: Discussed InUniverse, regarding Mayor Dewey's draft, with Jamie noting how unbelievable William's character is

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* MarySue: MartyStu: Discussed InUniverse, regarding Mayor Dewey's draft, with Jamie noting how unbelievable William's character is


* AnAesop: Nobody's unconditionally perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at absolutely everything they do]]. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions, though if that was the intention, AnimationLeadTime means it was preemptive.

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* AnAesop: Nobody's unconditionally perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at absolutely everything they do]].do. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions, though if that was the intention, AnimationLeadTime means it was preemptive.


* AnAesop: Nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at everything they do]]. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions, though if that was the intention, AnimationLeadTime means it was preemptive.

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* AnAesop: Nobody's unconditionally perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at absolutely everything they do]]. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions, though if that was the intention, AnimationLeadTime means it was preemptive.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: In universe, since Steven was the only person to show up to audition for the play, Jamie decides that Steven will be William Dewey and he'll be ''every other character''. He makes it work.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: In universe, In-universe, since Steven was the only person to show up to audition for the play, Jamie decides that Steven will be William Dewey and he'll be ''every other character''. He makes it work.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act. Jamie questions what kind of accent it's suppose to be, but Steven doesn't know either.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act. Jamie questions what kind of accent it's suppose supposed to be, but Steven doesn't know either.

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** Subtitles identify it as a (very bad) Italian one.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Jaime and Steven put on the more accurate and well-written revised version of the play instead of the one Mayor Dewey wrote, even though he was funding it and could stop funding Jaime's plays if he didn't like how this one turned out.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Jaime Jamie and Steven put on the more accurate and well-written revised version of the play instead of the one Mayor Dewey wrote, even though he was funding it and could stop funding Jaime's Jamie's plays if he didn't like how this one turned out.


* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Giant tentacled monster versus a giant person as re-enacted in the play. In Mayor Dewey's version, his ancestor had supernatural powers that allowed him to grow, but in the version of the play Pearl helped write, it's shown that it was actually the Crystal Gems' fusion that defeated the monster and saved the ship.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Giant A giant tentacled monster versus a giant person as re-enacted in the play. In Mayor Dewey's version, his ancestor had supernatural powers that allowed him to grow, but in the version of the play Pearl helped write, it's shown that it was actually the Crystal Gems' fusion that defeated the monster and saved the ship.



* CallBack: The Gems (in the play's story) fuse together into a [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E32FusionCuisine giant woman]], to save William Dewey after his ship falls under attack. This may be the same fusion as depicted on the statue at the temple.
* CheapCostume: The revised play had NoBudget, so Jamie's Crystal Gems costumes are rather lacking: Pearl is him with his hair slicked back and a party hat on his nose. Garnet is him with a cardboard square for an afro and his old pair of sunglasses. Amethyst is ''a mop with a piece of costume jewelry stuck on it''.

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* CallBack: The Gems (in the play's story) fuse fused together into a [[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E32FusionCuisine giant woman]], to save William Dewey after his ship falls under attack. This may be the same fusion as depicted on the statue at the temple.
* CheapCostume: The revised play had NoBudget, so Jamie's Crystal Gems costumes are rather lacking: Pearl is him with his hair slicked back and a party hat on his nose. Garnet is him with a cardboard square for an afro and his old pair of sunglasses. Amethyst is ''a mop a ''mop'' with a piece of costume jewelry stuck on it''.it.



--> '''Dewey!Steven:''' (After accidentally elbowing the sail off) Ah! I can't even turn a sail right! Why must I always struggle?!\\

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--> '''Dewey!Steven:''' '''Steven (as William Dewey):''' (After accidentally elbowing the sail off) Ah! I can't even turn a sail right! Why must I always struggle?!\\


* AnAesop: Nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at everything they do]]. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions.

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* AnAesop: Nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes, but the important thing is to keep trying. And on a meta level, characters who have deep flaws and struggles are far more interesting than [[MarySue characters who always succeed at everything they do]]. Possible LeaningOnTheFourthWall, regarding recent arguments about Pearl's actions.actions, though if that was the intention, AnimationLeadTime means it was preemptive.


* ClassicalAntiHero: Pearl revises Mayor Dewey's character in the play to be an accidental-prone failure, which makes him more historically accurate as well as more human and relatable to the audience. Steven rolls with it quite well.

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* ClassicalAntiHero: Pearl revises Mayor Dewey's character in the play to be an accidental-prone accident-prone failure, which makes him more historically accurate as well as more human and relatable to the audience. Steven rolls with it quite well.


* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act, and Jamie questions it.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Steven briefly speaks with some sort of accent while demonstrating to Jamie he can act, and act. Jamie questions it.what kind of accent it's suppose to be, but Steven doesn't know either.

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