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Greg Universe

Greg's Van is Greg's trademark vehicle from his touring days as a one-man band. It made its debut in "Laser Light Cannon" when Steven was banging on its walls and roof to wake Greg up.

Appearance

Greg's van appears to be a white mid-1970's Dodge Tradesman with an elaborate custom paint job; an outer-space mural with asteroids, shooting stars, and planets combined with a purple and white "Mr. Universe" logo and red, orange, and blue stripes.

The interior contains a powerful sound system as shown in "Laser Light Cannon", "Ocean Gem", and "The Return". It is customized with enough hardware to act as a mobile sound studio as revealed in "The Message".

History

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Acting as the "tour bus" for Greg's one-man band in his youth, it is clear that the van has been around for a long time and is a part of Greg's life. He chooses to live in the van. Steven used to live with Greg (presumably in the van) until Greg and the Gems built the house extension on the temple, as shown in the extended version of "We Are the Crystal Gems".

In the episode "Steven and the Stevens", as his car wash catches on fire, he doesn't attempt to fight the fire, but rather rushes away screaming, "Gotta save the van!" showing that he values its safety in much higher regard than that of his own and his business.

Despite this, the van has been severely damaged, or even almost entirely demolished, on several occasions and each time it visibly distresses Greg and is usually being fixed by Pearl. The only time he leaves the van is when he lives with Steven for a time in the Beach House and then it was more to live with Steven again than having a real house.

Even after receiving his check in Drop Beat Dad, he still chooses to live in the van, even though he now has more than enough money to buy a house. This shows that Greg views the van as home no matter how his circumstances change.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • Greg's song "Let Me Drive My Van (into Your Heart)" is a reference and tribute to his beloved vehicle.
  • Greg's van has been driven, repaired, and destroyed on multiple occasions and has become something of a recurring gag.
    • Pearl drove the van in "Ocean Gem", where the water constructs also destroyed it.
    • She repaired it in "House Guest" and "The Message".
    • She "borrowed" some parts from it to build a spacecraft in "Space Race", which promptly blew up while attempting to leave the Earth's atmosphere.
Greg's Van gets Destroyed by Lapis Lazuli
    • In "The Message", Garnet charged up the van with her electrical powers as Amethyst starts the van with a key.
    • In "The Return", Steven slammed his fist on the dashboard of the car, causing the door to break and the passenger airbag to deploy.
    • Pearl and Greg are seen fixing the van again in "Reformed".
  • Greg's Van acted as a mobile shop for all his merchandise during his musical career.
  • The license plate is UNIVRS, which is modeled after Greg's last name, "Universe".
  • In "The Message", Queen's 1977 album News of the World can be seen inside Greg's van.
    • Also, in the SDCC 2015 extended intro, a poster of Queen's 1975 album A Night at the Opera can be seen at the back of Greg's van.

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Food & Beverages Bagel SandwichBeastChaaaapsCheese BallsColonel Kernel's Classic Creamed CornCookie CatDog-NutDrink UpDurian JuiceFantastic FriesFire SaltFry BitsGuacolaHynes KetchupLion LickersMargarineNut-DogPizza BagelPop-PopPotato ChipsSadie's LunchesSpicy PretzelsSugar Shock Shut DownTogether BreakfastUbeWaflWhip It UpYummy Apple Juice
Magical Items Crystal HeartDiamond CommunicatorEternity ChaliceEvil Spirit ScrollGarnet's GogglesGem BubblesGem PedestalsGem ShardsGemstonesGeodeThe Heretic's AnguishThe HourglassInjectorsThe MirrorMoon Goddess StatueObeliskOld Book GemThe Perils of PweepweeReplicator WandRobot Shooty ThingShooting StarWailing StoneWarp Pad
Musical Instruments Amethyst's DrumsConnie's ViolinGarnet's KeytarGreg's GuitarPearl's ViolinSteven's UkuleleWarp Whistle
Weapons The Axes of AgesBreaking PointGem DestabilizerGem WeaponsLaser Light CannonPearl's SwordsQuartizine TrioRose's Sword
Holding Items Cheeseburger BackpackHot Dog Duffel BagRose's ScabbardRose's Treasure ChestTiger Millionaire's Suitcase
Vehicles Ancient Gem Colony ShipAquamarine's ShipBlue Diamond's PalanquinBlue Diamond's ShipEscape PodGem DrillGem SloopGem WarshipGreg's Dondai SupremoGreg's VanHandmade SpaceshipInflatable RaftJenny's CarMayor Dewey's VanOnion's MopedPearlbotPink Diamond's PalanquinRoaming EyeSun Incinerator • Steven's BikeS.S. MiseryThe Universe Mach 3Yellow Diamond's Ship
Rides The AppalachianHyper SpaceJelly JigglerThe TeacupsTsunami
Games Citchen CalamityGolf Quest Mini

Arcade Games: Chrono Panic 4Meat Beat ManiaPunch BuddyRace RushRoad KillerSkee BallTeens of RageVirtua Teens of RageWhacker ManWhacker Man Jr.

Currencies CoinDollar BillGiant Penny
Props Cluster PuppetGiant Cellphone PropJungle BucksWall Street Newspaper Prop
TV Shows Camp Pining HeartsCanine CourtCrying Breakfast Friends!I Can't Believe My Stepdad's My SwordKoala PrincessLi'l ButlerUnder the Knife
Books BrigandBuddy Buddwick's JournalCarrion Amongst The CloverFOINEHow to Talk to PeopleNOICEThe No Home BoysPassions of XanxorPretty HairstylistThe Spirit Morph Saga (The Unfamiliar Familiar)
Movies Dogcopter 3Evil Bear 2: Bearly Alive • Lonely Blade (Lonely Blade IVLonely Blade V)
Toys Bass Fish ToyCluster Puppet • Water GunMinor Toys

Plush Toys: Master of Ceremonies Bear Bear • M.C. Bear Bear • Mr. Queasy • Peridot's Alien • Playful KittySir Bearington
Action Figures: B.O.Y.S.G.A.L.S. (Explorer Gal) • G.U.Y.S. (Dave Guy • Ranger Guy)

Homeworld Machines Red Eye • Shattering Robonoids

Peridot's Machines: Escape PodLimb EnhancersFlask RobonoidsHand RobonoidPeribotPlug Robonoids

Attack the Light Light Prism
Save the Light Attack Pod
Misc. Items The Armor of the FallenBeach City StageConnie's Glow BraceletChalkboardDuct TapeFryboGreg and Rose's PictureGreg's Music CollectionG.U.Y.S. dispenserHarpoon GunLubitz Cardioid Condenser 680Metal MuttMr. Universe ShirtNietzche's BreakdownOld Gem PaintingOnion's Birthday TapePearl's TreePeridot's Voice RecorderRonaldo's PhoneRose Quartz's Video TapeRose's Battle FlagSea PalsSpace Train to the CosmosSteven's Birthday SuitSteven's MugSteven's PhoneSteven's TVSteven's Video Game SystemsTag Team BeltTelescopeTemple GateTubeTubeT-Shirt CannonVIP(IZZA)Weirdstar.Stream

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