We’re big fans of the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe and the following are the Top 6 songs from Steven Universe, but first, here’s a little bit about the show!
About The Show
Steven Universe is a 14 year old boy, and a half-human, half-Crystal Gem. Greg Universe and Rose Quartz are his mom and dad, and Rose Quartz was the former leader of The Crystal Gems. Being partly human and partly gem, Steven bridges the gap between the two worlds, and is the best of friends with Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl.
The four of them embark on the greatest of adventures and meet many friends along the way, including Steven’s human friend Connie; Lars, who works at The Big Donut; Greg Universe, Steven’s dad; Sadie Miller, who works at The Big Donut with Lars; and eventually Peridot, who used to be a Homeworld Gem who ends up spending a lot of time with the Crystal Gems.
Other families who live in Beach City include the Pizza family, the Fryman family, Mayor Dewey’s family, and Sour Cream’s family. The Crystal Gems help Steven to grow and become more comfortable with himself being the first one of his kind, being both human and Gem. Their group learns many lessons and have many laughs, and at the end of every day they remain their own little family and love one another more than anything. Through all of the lessons they learn, the also make a lot of good (and sometimes comedic) music. Below are our Top 6 favorite songs from Steven Universe!
1. Steven Universe Extended Opening Theme Song
In this extended version of the Steven Universe theme song, we hear the first song Steven wrote on his ukulele. It introduces himself and his friends, his town, and a little bit about it to a catchy and upbeat tune. It is an irresistible melody, and you can’t help but smile when he proclaims that they’ll “win the fight and then go out for pizzas!!” Genuine yet lighthearted, the extended theme song is one of our favorites.
2. Life & Death & Love & Birth Song
The Life and Death and Love and Birth Song asks simply: “Is there anything that’s worth more than life and death and love and birth and peace and war on the planet earth?” The answer? There’s probably not anything worth more than peace and love on a planet earth where Steven Universe is involved!
3. Ruby and Sapphire’s Fusion Song: The Answer
The question of how Ruby and Sapphire finally fused to create Garnet is finally answered in this song. Ruby and Sapphire sing together about how it wasn’t quite either of them responsible for the fusion, it was the two of them together that made something entirely new and beautiful.
4. Be Wherever You Are
Another original tune by Steven on his ukulele, “Be Wherever You Are” is a tune he serenades Lars and Sadie with as we watch the high and low points of their relationship as Steven third wheels their date. Steven poses a question that is probably one we could all consider these days: “Why don’t you let yourself just be wherever you are?”
5. Stronger Than You
Garnet sings about how strong she and her fellow Crystal Gems are, and how they are stronger than the struggles and opponents they face. She is armed with patience and her powers and she lets her opponent Jasper know that she is stronger after Steven helps her reform as they fight on the Gem Warship. This song professes the power that can be found in partnership and teamwork.
6. Do It For Her
Pearl and Connie sing this song as Pearl teaches Connie how to sword-fight while Steven looks on with star eyes. They sing about how Connie does her sword-fighting to protect herself, but more importantly to protect Steven, whom she adores. Steven realizes the gravity of Connie’s dedication to him at the end of the song, when her and Pearl bow down before him, further pledging their allegiance.
Though some of these songs be silly, they all run the common thread of having love be a fulfilling and uniting force among this tight-knit group of friends. They are loyal to one another and that strengthens them in their pursuits as their bonds strengthen and they protect and entertain Beach City day after day.
Through her seven uproarious seasons on Saturday Night Live (SNL), Kristen Wiig established many outgoing and usually a little uncanny personalities. She is no longer a recurring member of the SNL cast, but much of her work is still coveted as comedy gold, and her returns as a guest host are joyful occasions. Her characters range from real-life folks such as Nancy Pelosi and Gwen Stefani to Diane Stewart and Madonna, to hilarious fictional characters like Surprise Sue and Dooneese, and the following are our top seven picks of her best characters throughout the seasons!
With her tiny hands, squeaky voice, and giant forehead, Dooneese “charms” as a recurring (but not necessarily welcome) guest on the Lawrence Welk Show. She doesn’t quite seem to fit in with her sisters and their act from the Finger Lakes. Although her interjections are usually not appropriate, her wit and tendency not to be embarrassed by her own comments enable laughs for all. Check out her first appearance on the Lawrence Welk show here!
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When class is in session with Gilly, one never knows what antics may be afoot! Her class with Rosario Dawson is full of silly pranks and she always seems to have one more trick up her sleeve. Her hair and toothy grin are almost as big as her facetious personality. Experience her troublemaking ways during class here.
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One hilarious half of Garth and Kat, the dynamic musical duo, Kat possesses the ability to make up “hit songs” on the spot with her partner Garth. They play off of one another so well that sometimes the actors themselves have a hard time suppressing their chuckles! They seem to write tunes for every season and holiday, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and even songs about the summer and the winter. Take a listen here to their compositions about Halloween.
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4. The Target Lady
The Target Lady is a personality put on by Wiig that is so enthusiastic about her job that it sometimes comes out in the wrong ways. Her interactions with customers can be awkward and usually contain just a little too much personal information, but always provide plenty of laughter. Here, Boogie (played by Daniel Radcliffe) has his own blunder-filled interaction with the Target Lady.
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5. Surprise Sue
Sue was one of Wiig’s more unusually characters, she could never seem to keep any secret, no matter how big or small. Her level of excitement usually intensifies the level of stress for the fellow secret-keepers around her, who usually aren’t sure how to prevent her from letting the cat out of the bag! In this sketch, Sue struggles not to spoil the secret about a job promotion for a co-worker at the Playskool company.
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Karina is one of the characters in the comedic and semi-dramatic sketch about the people in California on SNL, entitled The Californians. Lacking brains and pursuing drama and beauty, Karina always has a funny face to make or a comment to offer. In this sketch, Karina comes back and pretends to be the gardener at the mansion when everyone thought she was dead!
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7. Kathie Lee Gifford
One of the Today Show’s most well-known personalities, Kathie Lee Gifford is one of Kristen Wiig’s most over-the-top and funny characters. It is a loud and bubbly personality that always seems to have a laugh and a glass of wine in hand, and Wiig offers the best set of uncharacteristic comments and crazy facial expressions to the sketches. Here, Wiig’s version of Gifford and her co-host Hoda Kotb (played by Jenny Slate) discuss animals and give their best imitations of The Black Eyed Peas, which does not end up too well for Gifford.
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In the comments below, let us know what you think of our Top 7 picks for Kristen Wiig’s best personalities, and if you don’t see some of your favorites on this list, tell us all about them!
20 Funny Statuses
1. With all the technology available now, you’d think they’d have found a way to grow apples without those little stickers.
2. That awkward moment when the guy who discovered milk had to explain what he was doing to the cow.
3. My smoke detectors are always cheering me on for being such a great cook.
4. If anybody steals my identity, at least I’ll know who to look for.
5. The Wizard of Oz is really just a cautionary tale about the lengths a woman will go to for the right shoes.
6. I’m sorry did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?
7. You never know what you have until you clean your room.
8. The best person to get thrown in jail with would have to be the Kool-Aid Man.
9. People ask me why I don’t have any tattoos and I respond with, would you put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?
10. Sometimes I wonder if I could get away with murder, but then I remember I can’t even eat pancakes without getting syrup all over me.
11. I call in sick on full moons just to make them wonder.
12. I think the only way I’ll ever be motivated to go to the gym is if I’m in prison.
13. They have all those non-smoking laws in public places so let’s now all focus on passing some perfume/cologne usage limits.
14. I can cope with voices in my head but the voices outside my head drive me crazy.
15. I gave my dog a middle name today, so he knows when he’s really in trouble.
16. The irony of all this is, the internet was created to save us time…
17. I don’t understand why I cant lose weight. I thought dieting was a piece of cake.
18. True self control is waiting until the movie starts to eat your popcorn.
19. I’m not much on seizing the day, I just kinda poke it with a stick.
20. You’re the reason I wake up everyday. Just kidding I have a job.
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