Review: ‘Steven Universe’: Drop Beat Dad: Onion Family Bonding

Steven helps Sour Cream put on a show, even though Sour Cream’s stepdad doesn’t approve of DJs.

This episode features the return of a character people weren’t expecting. It’s Steven’s Dad, Greg’s old manager Marty. For those who don’t remember he got Vidalia (Sour Cream and Onion’s mom) pregnant with Sour Cream and took off. This is his first time showing up in a while and it’s obvious he didn’t come back to see his estranged son. Man, a dead beat father in cartoons who obviously wasn’t married to the mother of his kid. It’s amazing the type of real world issues they are allowed to be put in cartoons these days and it really offers more realistic stories to be told because of it.

The episode makes it seem as if Marty is trying to help out Sour Cream but he only has his own interests in mind. Luckily his stepdad is there is offer some better advice. It’s a very good episode which shows sometimes family will let you down but it’s the people who want to be part of your family and are willing to go the extra mile for you are just as important. This is a crucial life lesson for everyone to learn as there are times in life when those who you trust most won’t go the distance for you when you need them to the most.

While it’s not the most adventurous or action packed episode of the show it’s still filled with a lot of heart and leaves with a smile on your face when it’s over. Also the episode leaves fans with a perfect cliffhanger for next time. Things are slowly starting to pick up in this season and good for it. Now if some more epic battles could come in the future, it would be a welcomed sight to see.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.