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* YouKnowImBlackRight: Ronaldo tries to brush on Steven's accusation that his pamphlet says mean things about the Crystal Gems by saying that Rock People are "different" because they have gems in their bodies, can pull forth weapons and are capable of shapeshifting. Steven proceeds to do all three, convincing Ronaldo that what he's doing is wrong.

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* YouKnowImBlackRight: [[Main/YouKnowImBlackRight You Know I'm A Gem, Right?]]: Ronaldo tries to brush on Steven's accusation that his pamphlet says mean things about the Crystal Gems by saying that Rock People are "different" because they have gems in their bodies, can pull forth weapons and are capable of shapeshifting. Steven proceeds to do all three, convincing Ronaldo that what he's doing is wrong.


* BottleEpisode: Much of the episode takes place in Steven's house or at the pier. Not a bottle episode for cost-saving reasons, but economy. Doubles as EconomyCast.

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* BottleEpisode: Much of the episode takes place in Steven's house or at the pier. Not a bottle episode for cost-saving reasons, but economy. Doubles as EconomyCast.


** Steven reprimanding Ronaldo for spreading conspiracies that can be read as fearmongering about the Crystal Gems resembles criticism that conspiracies about "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_conspiracy_theory reptilians]]" or "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati the Illuminati]]" can provoke fear about marginalized peoples.

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** Steven reprimanding Ronaldo for spreading conspiracies that can be read as fearmongering about the Crystal Gems resembles real life criticism that conspiracies about "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_conspiracy_theory reptilians]]" or "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati the Illuminati]]" can provoke fear about marginalized peoples.

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** Steven reprimanding Ronaldo for spreading conspiracies that can be read as fearmongering about the Crystal Gems resembles criticism that conspiracies about "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_conspiracy_theory reptilians]]" or "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati the Illuminati]]" can provoke fear about marginalized peoples.


* LaughingMad: Shortly before passing out from sleep deprivation, Ronaldo laughs as if in reaction to Amethyst saying something funny, and she points out that she didn't even say anything.

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* LaughingMad: Shortly before passing out from sleep deprivation, SleepDeprivation, Ronaldo laughs as if in reaction to Amethyst saying something funny, and she points out that she didn't even say anything.


'''Pearl''' That was really good!

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'''Pearl''' '''Pearl''': That was really good!


* BadImpressionist: Amethyst tries to inform Mr. Fryman that his son is back by taking his form (which doesn't matter because she's out of sight) and badly imitating his voice.

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* BadImpressionist: BadImpressionists: Amethyst tries to inform Mr. Fryman that his son is back by taking his form (which doesn't matter because she's out of sight) and badly imitating his voice.

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* BadImpressionist: Amethyst tries to inform Mr. Fryman that his son is back by taking his form (which doesn't matter because she's out of sight) and badly imitating his voice.
-->'''Amethyst:''' Hey, Dad. I'm back. Blog, blog, blog.\\
'''Pearl''' That was really good!

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** The first line of the episode is Steven saying he's glad he's not in space anymore, as it's apparently just a day or two after the ''Out of This World'' StoryArc.


* TheSleepless: Ronaldo brings up that Gems don't need to sleep, questioning why the (organic-bodied) Steven does. Ronaldo rather foolishly thinks he can go without sleep, and ends up [[AsleepForDays passing out for several days]].

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* TheSleepless: Ronaldo brings up that Gems don't need to sleep, questioning why the (organic-bodied) Steven does. Ronaldo rather foolishly [[SleepDeprivation thinks he can go without sleep, sleep]], and ends up [[AsleepForDays passing out for several days]].


** Ronaldo's behavior also seems like a jab at hypocritical fans whose obnoxious behavior in expressing their love of a show, often being rude or dismissive to other fans, is at odds with the show's message.

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** Ronaldo's behavior also seems like a jab at hypocritical fans whose obnoxious behavior in expressing their love of a show, often being rude rude, cruel, or dismissive to other fans, is at odds with the show's message.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Ronaldo trying to be a gem can easily be read as an allegory for cultural appropriation, and the concept of a self-described ally speaking over the minority group they're attempting to support; Ronaldo's accusation that he thought the Crystal Gems were about love and acceptance when Steven calls out his behavior is a common response from allies who do more harm than good.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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Ronaldo trying to be a gem can easily be read as an allegory for cultural appropriation, and the concept of a self-described ally speaking over the minority group they're attempting to support; Ronaldo's accusation that he thought the Crystal Gems were about love and acceptance when Steven calls out his behavior is a common response from allies who do more harm than good.good.
** Ronaldo's behavior also seems like a jab at hypocritical fans whose obnoxious behavior in expressing their love of a show, often being rude or dismissive to other fans, is at odds with the show's message.



* TakeThatAudience:
** Steven's offense at the Gems being called "rock people" may be a jab at fans who call them "space rocks".
** Ronaldo bragging about being a gem while being dismissive of the actual gems is clearly a dig at fans who act judgmental, despite it being all about love and tolerance.


* SelectiveObliviousness: Until Steven blatantly spells it out for him (and it still takes him a minute), Ronaldo doesn't get that the Crystal Gems and "Rock People" are the same.

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* SelectiveObliviousness: Until Steven blatantly spells it out for him (and it still takes him a minute), Ronaldo doesn't get that the Crystal Gems and "Rock People" he describes in his conspiracy theory are actually the same.Crystal Gems.


* FantasticSlur: Ronaldo refers to the Crystal Gems as "rock people" (without knowing they're the same) in his pamphlet, which Steven finds offensive.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: This is not a subtle episode.
** Ronaldo starts pretending to be a Gem, expects the Gems to cater to him when doing their duties, gets upset over Connie's presence and claims that he should have Rose's Sword instead of her, and eventually kicks Steven out of his own house. It's similar to the toxic [[VocalMinority vocal minorities]] in fandoms who proclaim a show's values but do little to actually act on them, sometimes even [[{{Hypocrite}} doing the exact opposite of what they preach]].
** Ronaldo trying to be a gem can also be read as an allegory for cultural appropriation, and the concept of a self-described ally speaking over the minority group they're attempting to support; Ronaldo's accusation that he thought the Crystal Gems were about love and acceptance when Steven calls out his behavior is a common response from allies who do more harm than good.
** Ronaldo calling Steven a hypocrite for being intolerant of his {{jerkass}} behavior is a common tactic used on liberals by hardcore conservatives and hate groups to make them seem like the intolerant ones. His conclusions of being the "ultimate outsider" also mirrors these same people who, while still technically marginalized groups, try to make their marginalization seem equal to those of actual minorities.
** Pearl questions whether or not Steven should humor Ronaldo's decision to become a Crystal Gem, a common question asked by liberals who don't want to entertain the better half of people who seem like they're part of a hate group.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: This is not a subtle episode.
** Ronaldo starts pretending to be a Gem, expects the Gems to cater to him when doing their duties, gets upset over Connie's presence and claims that he should have Rose's Sword instead of her, and eventually kicks Steven out of his own house. It's similar to the toxic [[VocalMinority vocal minorities]] in fandoms who proclaim a show's values but do little to actually act on them, sometimes even [[{{Hypocrite}} doing the exact opposite of what they preach]].
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Ronaldo trying to be a gem can also easily be read as an allegory for cultural appropriation, and the concept of a self-described ally speaking over the minority group they're attempting to support; Ronaldo's accusation that he thought the Crystal Gems were about love and acceptance when Steven calls out his behavior is a common response from allies who do more harm than good.
** Ronaldo calling Steven a hypocrite for being intolerant of his {{jerkass}} behavior is a common tactic used on liberals by hardcore conservatives and hate groups to make them seem like the intolerant ones. His conclusions of being the "ultimate outsider" also mirrors these same people who, while still technically marginalized groups, try to make their marginalization seem equal to those of actual minorities.
** Pearl questions whether or not Steven should humor Ronaldo's decision to become a Crystal Gem, a common question asked by liberals who don't want to entertain the better half of people who seem like they're part of a hate group.
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