Steven Universe: Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service
July 26, 2016 5:18 PM - Season 3, Episode 13 - Subscribe

Steven helps Kiki Pizza deal with a recurring stress dream.
posted by Small Dollar (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by divabat at 5:34 PM on July 26, 2016 [12 favorites]

Direct TV has this listed as "Kiki's Pizza Service Delivery" which I thought was some kind of copywrite dodge lol. No just seems to be Cartoon Network doing it's thing.
posted by bleep at 6:53 PM on July 26, 2016


I regret that I have only one favorite to give this comment.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:03 PM on July 26, 2016

I think part of the point of the Beach City setting of the show is to show that upbringing and environment matter so, so much. With all the crazy powers Steven is developing, can you imagine if his father weren't someone so caring and attentive as Greg? If the people in Beach City weren't so friendly and good-natured generally? If the Gems weren't around to help him understand his powers? An evil Steven could quickly become quite a horror, in a Twilight Zoneish, wish-into-the-cornfield way.
posted by JHarris at 10:06 PM on July 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

An Evil Steven might not be as powerful, though. All these dream visits and body snatching is happening from a place of concern on Steven's part. That's how his powers work.

I never really had an opinion about Kiki before, but I love her now. She looked so happy to go running.
posted by INFJ at 6:19 AM on July 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

I also thought it was interesting to find out they were twins. For some reason I thought Kiki was about 3 years younger. I wonder why they don't hang out more. As a lonely kid who always wanted a sister I'm always fascinated by twins who aren't best friends.
posted by bleep at 2:36 PM on July 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

I just wanted to point out that, yet again:

1. Ronaldo makes statement everyone assumes is crazy weirdness.
2. It turns out to be true.

On his scorecard, he's got Diamond Authority, hollowing out the earth, sentient space rocks, and having a girlfriend.

Maybe they're saving Sneeple for the final boss fight.
posted by emjaybee at 3:09 PM on July 27, 2016 [5 favorites]

( I guess that's more applicable to Restaurant Wars. My point stands!)
posted by emjaybee at 4:37 PM on July 27, 2016

It's weird because I had Kiki pegged as a couple years older, the more mature, grounded sister. Maybe the fact you never see her driving the pizza-mobile makes her seem younger? Quite odd. Also enjoying the various minor denizens of beach city getting their due. It'll make the subsequent destruction of the city all the more heartbreaking.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:05 PM on July 27, 2016

I think I perceived her as being a little shorter. And I hate to say this because it sounds bad, but I think I perceived her hair as being less "done" and that made me think she was younger. Looking back on it now that was not fair of me.
posted by bleep at 5:15 PM on July 27, 2016

Some nice continuity: In "Joy Ride" Jenny identifies herself as the evil twin: "Look, I don't know why I have to spell it out that I'm the evil twin and she's the good one! Don't ask me to help you with your homework, I'm at some metal concert."
posted by giraffe at 7:31 AM on July 28, 2016 [3 favorites]

You guys, I'm really happy Kiki got her own story and her own character development. The "good twin" is rarely seen as interesting enough to merit either. And I really like Kiki! Yay.
posted by duffell at 6:16 PM on August 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

(Also, my wife--while an only child--is basically a Kiki, so that probably has something to do with my appreciation here.)
posted by duffell at 7:30 PM on August 3, 2017

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