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Speaker Dialogue
[Int. to Greg's Van at It's A Wash]
Greg *plays guitar*
Steven Woo! Go Dad!
Greg See? What'd I tell you? I may be losing my hair but the magic's still there.
(Greg drinks from a can of soda as a picture that was stuck to it falls off.)
Greg Hmm?
Steven Who's with you in this old picture?
Greg Haha. That's my pal Marty.
Steven You've never told me about him.
Greg Yeah he's just an old amigo from way back when... *smiles* He's dead to me.
Steven Who was he?
Greg He was my manager back when I first met your mom. I've told that whole story haven't I?
Steven Not the version with Marty...
Greg Yeesh, well then it's story time. Sit back - get comfy! (Steven lays down on a mattress.) I didn't mean that comfy...
Steven *excitedly* Story for Steven!
Greg Okay, okay... This is the tale of how your father met your mother, now including Marty.
(Flashback begins with Young Greg singing "Comet".)
Greg Some... say I have no direction, / that I'm a light-speed distraction, / but that's a knee-jerk reaction. / Still... this is the final frontier. / Everything is so clear. / To my destiny I steer. / This life in the stars is all I've ever known. / Stars and stardust in infinite space is my only home. / But the moment that I hit the stage, / thousands of voices are calling my name. / And I know in my heart it's been worth it all of the while. / And as my albums fly off of the shelves, / handing out autographed pics of myself. / This life I chose isn't easy but sure is one heck of a ride. / At the moment that I hit the stage, / I hear the universe calling my name, / and I know deep down in my heart I have nothing to fear. / And as the solar wind blows through my hair, / knowing I have so much more left to share. / A wandering spirit who's tearing its way through the cold atmosphere. / I'll fly like a comet. / Soar like a comet. / Crash like a comet. / I'm just a comet.
Rose *clapping*
Greg Thanks for coming everybody, I'm Mr. Universe. If you like what you just heard go check out our merch table! *points to merch table* My manager Marty can hook you up with CDs, and t-shirts - Oh, wait, he's not there... I guess I'm going over there now...
(Rose walks over to the merchandise table and picks up a CD.)
Rose *reads cover* Space Train to the Cosmos...
Greg Yeah! *singing* One way ticket and I'm ready to ri~ide!
Rose *laughing* How will you get back?
Greg Back?
Rose Back to Earth?
Greg *sits back* I'm NEVER coming back.
Rose Oh! That's awful! *giggles* This is your home.
(Rose picks up Greg's CD in her hand.)
Greg Uhh... you want that? You can have it...
Rose Hm?
Greg Oh, and it comes with a free t-shirt! *pulls out a small t-shirt* You'll probably need a bigger one... I've got an extra extra large in my van! Stay right there!
(Greg opens the van door, then Marty and Vidalia jump out of the back.)
Marty Star child! Meet Vidalia.
Vidalia Nice van. *pops bubblegum* Really livin' the high life.
Marty So, how was the show?
Greg It was great! One person showed up! Oh! I have to give her this free... t-shirt...
(Greg turns to give Rose the shirt, but she isn't there anymore.)
Marty Greg! You can't give stuff away for free! What about my 75 percent? 75 percent of nothing is nothing. Are YOU worth nothing?
Greg No...
Marty That's right. I'm going to make us both rich. *leans forward to say into Greg's ear* And as far as these saltwater saps know, we already are. *backs away and puts his arm around Vidalia* So let's live it up before we hit the road, alright? Next stop, Empire City!
(Marty and Vidalia walk away.)
Greg Y'know, I'll catch up with you...
(Greg walks down the boardwalk, approaching a gate at the beach with a sign that says 'KEEP OFF BEACH'. Below is a sign that reads 'Please' in neat cursive. Greg looks past the gate.)
Greg Maybe she's over there?
Amethyst *as an owl perched at the top of the gate* Hoo!
Greg *jokingly talks to her as if an owl can talk* Ah, - just some giant mysterious lady with enormous pink hair. You haven't seen anyone like that around, have ya?
Amethyst *in her normal voice* Sure have, pal!
Greg *surprised* *gulps* W-where...?
Amethyst *chuckles* *turns around* Well, uh... If I told you any more I'd have to KILL YOU! *flies towards Crystal Temple* Hoo, hoo, hoahahaha!
Greg *tries to catch up and climbs the fence* Hey! WAIT! Hold on a sec- *falls over* Whoa, oomph!
(Greg falls over the top of the fence, landing on the other side. He runs after Amethyst, up towards the temple entrance where Pearl is standing with Amethyst perched on her arm.)
Amethyst This long-haired human was talking to me over by the fence!
Pearl It spoke to you?
Amethyst He was asking about Rose. (She turns her head 180 degrees.) Look, there he is!
Greg Yo~
(Amethyst flies off towards Greg, hitting Pearl's face.)
Pearl Ugh, Amethyst, wait!
(Amethyst shape-shifts back into herself and scares Greg. Her appearance here is very reminiscent of a toddler's.)
Amethyst It's YOU! I've never seen this one around here before... Aww... I really like your hair!
(She crawls around Greg and lifts up his shirt, before Pearl picks her up.)
(Greg blushes and pulls his shirt back down.)
Pearl Amethyst! Leave him be! You don't know where he's been! *to Greg* I'm very sorry about this... umm... you. (Amethyst struggles to touch him.)
(Garnet warps in, bubbling away two gems.)
Greg Woah...
Garnet Pearl, Amethyst, you're with a human.
Amethyst *happily* He followed me over the fence!
Pearl What should we do?
Garnet *shades reflect Greg's face* *angrily* State your purpose.
Greg *nervous* Uhh... I was kinda looking for the mysterious pink lady. Kinda really tall... lots of big curly hair?
Amethyst See, he's talking about Ro— mmphhh (Pearl puts her hand over Amethyst's mouth to muffle her.)
Pearl *to Garnet* I don't know how to make him go away.
Garnet I'll just throw him back over the fence. *picks Greg up in attempt to throw him over the fence*
Greg Huh?
(Greg moans in protest as he's carried off.)
Pearl *carries Amethyst* Excellent idea! Humans should stay on the other side of the fence like the sign says.
Greg Please! No Throwing!
Rose *from behind* Wait!
(The Gems turn to see Rose, hurrying out of the temple.)
Rose Mr. Universe?
Greg It's you - Whoa!-
(Garnet drops Greg and blushes.)
Greg Ow!
(Rose jumps and lands gracefully in front of Greg, reaching out a hand to help him up.)
Rose Are you alright?
(Greg takes her hand; the two of them look at each other for a moment until Pearl comes into the frame.)
Pearl You know this human?
Rose He was playing a concert on the beach, and I couldn't help myself.
Greg No one can ignore the Universe. Oh! *holds out the t-shirt* I brought you this. It's the free t-shirt that came with the free CD!
Rose *takes the shirt* Why, thank you!
(The other Gems crowd around Rose to look.)
Rose *whispers to Gems* His gimmick is space!
Pearl *chuckles*
Amethyst Hey, play something, music man!
Garnet *summons gauntlet* Better make it good.
Greg Ah, man, I'm working on this awesome new set, it's gonna kill at my next show! Next show... *realizing how late it is* ... Aw jeez, what time is it?
Pearl N... ight... time?
Greg Yeah, Marty's probably looking for me. We're supposed to hit the road... Big show in a big city... and I didn't drop out of community college for nothing!
Pearl What?
Rose Well, you better hurry. You don't wanna miss your space train to the cosmos.
Greg Okay! *begins to run off* I'll see you later *stops, turns back for a second to call back* Uh, I hope the stars will align for us to meet again!
Rose I'm sure they will!
Amethyst Bye~ music man! *waves*
Greg *waves back then exits*
(Rose looks at the shirt.)
Pearl *sounding somewhat jealous* I can sing!
(Rose smiles; Garnet begins to laugh as Amethyst joins her.)
Pearl *blushing* What? *puts hands on hips*
[Time Skip—later that night]
(It is raining as Marty drives Greg's van.)
Marty Man, Greg, you really missed out. Vidalia's friends were wild and crazy. Glad that town wasn't a total waste.
Greg I met some wild ladies too. They changed shape and appeared out of beams of light.
Marty Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, save the poetry for Empire City, Star Child. We've got a big day ahead of us tomorrow.
Greg I'm serious, Marty. Something's goin' on back there.
Marty Are you nuts? Just wait 'till you see what's ahead of us. It's FAME! *presses 'play' on the radio, but it doesn't work* Hey, what's jammed in your tape deck? You been putting pennies in here, you weirdo? Play something for me, Star Child.
Greg *obediently strums guitar and begins to sing* Do you believe in destiny? / Close your eyes and leave the rest to me-
Marty Snore! You're gonna put people to sleep with that. Where's the schlock coming from?
Greg *blushing* I-I just can't stop thinking about that woman at the show.
Marty Oh, here we go, how big was she?
Greg Eight feet tall... massive hair...
Marty See, Greg, this is your problem. You want one huge woman, when you could have multiple small ones.
Greg Ugh, Marty, women are people.
Marty [Camera zooms to Greg's band merch] Just follow my lead. I'm gonna get you everything you want.
Greg What if I want to go back?
Marty WHAT?!
Greg What if I want to go back and be with her?!
Marty *lets go of the steering wheel* No one cares about your feelings, Greg! They're making you lose sight of what's really important!
Greg WATCH THE ROAD!
(Truck lights become visible in the front window of the car; the honk of the truck is heard. Marty swerves and stops the van beside a billboard.)
Greg *breathing deeply* Why do you always decide what's important?
Marty Because I'm your manager, and you're just some spaced out kid. I'm taking you to the city, and you're gonna play, and you're gonna like it. Maybe you'll even make me some money for once.
Greg *starts to get angry* Get out of my van.
Marty Sit down, Greg.
Greg *yelling* I said GET OUTTA MY VAN!
[Scene pans out, and Marty is sitting on the side of the road in the rain while Greg pulls his van back, turning back around]
Marty What are you doing? You're making a HUGE mistake!
(Greg, driving recklessly, drives down the boardwalk and onto the beach, then runs over the fence. He runs up to the temple and knocks on the Temple Gate.)
Greg Hey, are you in there? I can play for you now! I even revamped my awesome set!
(He runs back and jumps onto the warp pad and prepares to play his guitar.)
Greg This one's for you, mystery woman! *starts singing* Do you believe in destiny? / Close your eyes and leave the rest to me. / Do you believe in fantasy? / I have to when it's right in front of me. / Oh, what are you doing here / in the real world? / What are you doing here? / So close I could touch you. / What are you doing here? / *kneels* And what are you doing to me?
(A bright light appears,the temple door opens, and Rose steps out wearing the shirt Greg gave her.)
Greg Ah! You're wearing the... shirt.
Rose *with a worried face* ... Please go away.
Greg *blushing* I'm sorry. Did I--?
Rose *sighs* You're awfully cute... and I really wanna play with you, but your life is short and you have dreams. I won't let you give up on everything you want.
Greg That's gonna be a problem. *bows his head*
Rose Huh?
Greg *looks up and smiles* You're everything I want!
Rose *pupils turn to stars and giggles*
(A tear flies off Rose's face and lands in the water next to the warp pad.)
[Scene changes to the present again]
Greg What are you smiling about?
Steven *grins* You loved her!
Greg *reaches out to tickle him and ruffle his hair* Come here, you!
Steven *laughs*
Greg Nrrgh! *noogies him playfully*
Steven *picks up the picture of Greg and Marty* Man, Marty was the worst!
Greg Oh, yeah, he was awful. But I guess I owe him a lot. He made it easy for me to stay.
Steven I'm glad he did.
(Greg puts the photo next to the one of him and Rose.)
Greg Yeah, me too.
[END]
ve Transcripts
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 A: Gem GlowLaser Light CannonCheeseburger BackpackTogether BreakfastFryboCat FingersBubble BuddiesSerious StevenTiger MillionaireSteven's LionArcade ManiaGiant WomanSo Many BirthdaysLars and the Cool KidsOnion TradeSteven the Sword FighterLion 2: The MovieBeach PartyRose's RoomCoach StevenJoking VictimSteven and the StevensMonster BuddiesAn Indirect KissMirror Gem/Ocean Gem

B: House GuestSpace RaceSecret TeamIsland AdventureKeep Beach City WeirdFusion CuisineGarnet's UniverseWatermelon StevenLion 3: Straight to VideoWarp TourAlone TogetherThe TestFuture VisionOn the RunHorror ClubWinter ForecastMaximum CapacityMarble MadnessRose's ScabbardOpen BookShirt ClubStory for StevenThe MessagePolitical PowerThe Return/Jail Break

Season 2 Full DisclosureJoy RideSay UncleLove LettersReformedSworn to the SwordRising Tides, Crashing SkiesKeeping It TogetherWe Need to TalkChille TidCry for HelpKeystone MotelOnion FriendHistorical FrictionFriend ShipNightmare HospitalSadie's SongCatch and ReleaseWhen it RainsBack to the BarnToo FarThe AnswerSteven's BirthdayIt Could've Been GreatMessage ReceivedLog Date 7 15 2
Season 3 Super Watermelon Island/Gem DrillSame Old WorldBarn MatesHit the DiamondSteven FloatsDrop Beat DadMr. GregToo Short to RideThe New LarsBeach City DriftRestaurant WarsKiki's Pizza Delivery ServiceMonster ReunionAlone at SeaGreg the BabysitterGem HuntCrack the WhipSteven vs. AmethystBismuthBetaEarthlingsBack to the MoonBubbled
Season 4 The Kindergarten KidKnow Your FusionBuddy's BookMindful EducationFuture Boy ZoltronLast One Out of Beach CityOnion GangGem HarvestThree Gems and a BabySteven's DreamAdventures in Light DistortionGem HeistThe ZooThat Will Be AllThe New Crystal GemsStorm in the RoomRocknaldoTiger PhilanthropistRoom for RubyLion 4: Alternate EndingDoug OutThe Good LarsAre You My Dad?I Am My Mom
Season 5 Stuck TogetherThe TrialOff ColorsLars' Head
Shorts The Classroom Gems: What Are Gems?We Are the Crystal GemsThe Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?UnboxingThe Classroom Gems: FusionCooking with LionGem KaraokeSteven ReactsVideo ChatSteven's Song Time