"Steven Reacts" is a short, released on iTunes initially, and now on Cartoon Network's Youtube channel.
Steven reacts live to a brand new episode of his favorite cartoon show.
The short begins with Steven expressing his excitement to the viewer about his favorite show, Crying Breakfast Friends!, finally returning for a new episode. Steven puts on the episode, singing along to the theme song, and the viewer can see him watching it as well. The episode's title is called "Party Crashers", and Steven comments on it as he watches.
In the episode, Pear begins to cry and Spoon appears, asking why he was crying. Pear says he invited his friends over for a breakfast party, but nobody came. Spoon says that's what they had come for and they begin to cry and apologize for being late. The conflict being resolved even makes Steven cry, and he comments that he didn't think he would be crying this early into the episode.
Suddenly into the episode, an ominous entity shadows the breakfast friends, making them run. The entity is revealed to be a fridge, and it opens to reveal its contents: Pizza, Sandwich, and Burger. Sandwich tells everyone that breakfast time was over and to clear the table because "there's only room for one meal at a time". They introduce themselves as the "Angry Lunch Enemies", and Steven is excited that his theory that they were lunch was confirmed.
Pear begins to cry until Spoon comes up with a solution, saying that maybe there could be two meals at the same time, and they wanna try it with them. Sandwich reluctantly agrees, saying he was "angry about it". Spoon calls over Fried Egg, Avocado, and Bacon Strips, and the Angry Lunch Enemies begin to place themselves in between Sandwich, making brunch, to Steven's excitement.
The episode ends and as the credits roll. Steven tells the audience he can't wait for the next episode, "whenever that is", and tells the viewer goodbye.
- Crying Breakfast Friends Theme Song
- This short was released on iTunes before all other platforms.
- The theme song for Crying Breakfast Friends! is revealed.
- The theme song is only 9 seconds in length, and the lyrics are as follows:
- Tears of sorrow
- Tears of joy
- There'll be tears 'til the very end
- Food with feelings
- Crying Breakfast Friends!
- Tears of sorrow
- The "Angry Lunch Enemies" entrance is very similar to Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, and Peridot's entrance in "The Return".
- This short breaks the fourth wall: in some occasions, such as the title card of "Party Crashers", Steven stares directly at where the supposed episode is shown.
- Steven mentions that he wanted to stay off the internet so he wouldn't "get spoiled", which has been a concern for fans when episodes are leaked early, but he also uses the phrase as a pun on perishable foods spoiling.
- The show is shown to be created by "Samantha Pepper", an alias that parallels Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe.
- Behind Steven, you can see the names of several Dolphin games on his shelf, all of which correspond to real-life video games on the GameCube.
- In order they are "Steel Cog" (Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes), "Pikemen 2" (Pikmin 2), Star Battlers: Team Leader" (Star Wars Rogue Leader), "Lue's Estate" (Luigi's Mansion), "Smash Pals Scuffle" (Super Smash Bros. Melee), an unreadable title followed by "Adventure" (likely Sonic or Star Fox Adventures), and "Forever Darkness" (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem).
- Steven joke "I can't wait for the next episode! Whenever that is, right?" is most likely a reference to the show's long time history of hiatuses.
- Much like in "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service", Steven apologizes for re-using a joke.
View the episode's transcript here.