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[Ext. Outside of Vidalia's house]
(Sour Cream walks beside the garage saying bye to Vidalia.)
Sour Cream Later, Mom!
(He walks to a cart wagon filled with music producing gear.)
Sour Cream Aw, yeah. This is gonna be sick.
(Sour Cream places his laptop above the gray cart wagon.)
Sour Cream Thanks again for helping me take all the stuff out, Steven.
(Steven comes out of the garage holding a heavy box.)
Steven No problem! I've always wanted to be a roadie. Whether they're lifting the heaviest equipment, fighting off crazy fans, or just offering moral support. Roadies work behind the scenes to make all magic onstage possible.
Sour Cream I only really needed the lifting, but I guess we'll see what happens tonight.
(Steven hands Sour Cream the box.)
Sour Cream Woah.
(Almost dropping the box from its unexpecting weight, Sour Cream places it inside the cart wagon.)
(Yellowtail comes towards the garage carrying a briefcase filled with fishes, which water starts to leak out of. He drops the box when he notices Sour Cream with the wagon and talks to them in his own language.)
Yellowtail Maa! Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma.
Sour Cream No, I can't be back before 10:00. I'm doing a show tonight, Yellowtail.
Yellowtail Ma-ma-ma! Ma-ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma!
Sour Cream It is too a viable career! 80 percent of Germans make their living Deejay'ing! Why can't you just accept that I don't want to be a fishermen like you?
(Sour Cream walks away frustrated.)
Steven Ahhhh, bye Yellowtail.
(Steven moves the cart wagon and joins Sour Cream. Yellowtail says bye in his own language too.)
Yellowtail Mr-mr-mr.
(Steven runs to Sour Cream and walks with them.)
Steven You okay, Sour Cream?
Sour Cream Yeah. I just can't deal with my stepdad on my case all the time. Why would I want to bring home fish when I can bring home sick beats? If he has to "Ma ma ma" so much about it, he doesn't have to come.
Sour Cream Ugh. All that arguing messed up my stomach.
(They stop in front of "It's a Wash".)
Sour Cream I'm gonna go use the bathroom.
(Sour Cream runs off, then Greg runs towards the road holding a sponge and hose.)
Greg Wait! don't leave! waxing is free! Oh. What's up, stu-ball?
Steven Just helping Sour Cream take his gear to the warehouse.
Greg Oh, like a roadie, huh?
Steven Yeah! W-what about you?
Greg Ahh, Same-old, same-old. Not too busy.
Steven Don't worry. I'm sure it'll pick up soon.
Greg Thanks, kiddo.
(A large Yellow-colored body and blue tinted windowed bus stops in front of the car wash.)
Greg Woah! Look at the size of that thing.
(Greg walks towards the bus holding out his hose.)
Greg Steven, don't tell them about the free wax.
(Marty walks out of the bus sporting yellow shades, a brown jacket with a green shirt underneath, dark blue pants with a wallet poking out with a yellow chain, and yellow shoes with wings.)
Greg Marty?
Steven You mean your rotten old manager? I'll protect you, Dad!
Greg Eh, Don't worry. I got a hose.
Marty So, [chuckles], this is where you work now, Star Child? A rundown old car wash? Guess the music biz wasn't as good to you as it's been to me.
Greg Uh, hey, Marty. Long time, no see. This is my son, Steven.
Marty Woah! Guess I'll call you Star Child Jr.
(Marty starts laughing as Steven blocks his eyes from the reflection of Marty's glasses.)
Steven Ugh.
Greg Anyway, uh, things are totally fine here in old Beach City, but, uh, if you need me to wash that huge bus of yours, it'd probably help me out.
(Greg winks with a chuckle.)
Marty Listen, Star Child. I can do you one better than a carwash. You and I have some unfinished business.
(Marty proceeds to pull out an envelope from his jacket until Sour Cream steps in.)
Sour Cream Eh, sorry, Mr. U. I totally clogged up your toi--
(Sour Cream gets distracted by the bus.)
Sour Cream WOAH! Dad?
Marty Sour Cream?
Sour Cream W-What are you doing here?
Marty Uh... (chuckles.) S.C. Oof! Just look at you. When did you get so tall?
Sour Cream Uh, like nine years ago.
Marty Whoa! (Chuckles nervously, clears throat.) Sorry I've been gone so long, but you know how the music biz can be, r-i-i-ight?
Sour Cream No. Can you tell me about it?
(Marty's explanation goes into the background.)
Marty Well, you see, the music industry is like a big bee hive or factory where...
Steven Man... I can't believe they're related.
Greg You don't see the resemblance?
(Steven starts examining the similarities between Marty and Sour Cream.)
Marty Also, in the Biz, they make it really hard to have any free time at all. You gotta work long hours...
Steven Kinda?
Marty ...every day, and on weekends.
Steven Hey, Sour Cream. Sorry to interrupt, but should I haul your equipment over to the warehouse while you catch up with your dad?
Marty What's this about equipment?
(Marty walks towards the cart wagon.)
Marty Hello! What do you got going on over here, my friend?
Sour Cream Just getting ready to set up for this semi-annual deejay night rave thing I do in Beach City.
Marty A rave, you say? Hmm... S.C., I have a great idea. I've decided to hang out in Beach City and, um... make up for lost time with you. And while we're... chillin', I'll promote your little engagement.
(Marty takes out his contact business card.)
Sour Cream What's this shiny card with your contact info on it?
Marty Just a little something we pro music types call a laminated business card.
Sour Cream That is so legit!
Marty Man, you're so lucky your dad's in the biz. throwing a cool semi-annual Deejay rave thing is a classic father-son bonding experience.
Sour Cream More classic than fishing?
Marty Just wait! We're gonna cram years of bonding into one spectacular event!
[Transition scene into the warehouse.]
Marty This is it? It's so... puny. I mean, what is this? A concert for ants?
Steven We can invite some ants.
Sour Cream Aunts, uncles -- music is for everybody.
Marty Listen, buddy, you want to reach people, right?
Sour Cream Yeah.
Marty You want to hold them in your little hand, right?
Sour Cream Uh, I guess so.
Marty You want to squeeze them until their eyes pop out!
Sour Cream Uh, you lost me a little.
Marty What I'm saying is, if you want to bring people in, you can't play out in the sticks! you got to be where the people are!
[Transition scene to the beach]
Marty Now this is more like it! We'll set up right here in the sand.
Steven (clears throat.) As Sour Cream's roadie, I have to voice my concern. You threw a show here on the beach for my dad, and judging from what he said, you didn't do a good job at all.
Marty Okay. Can I real talk with you for a second? Real talk. I made a lot of mistakes before, when I was your dad's manager, and -- real talk? -- I was a jerk. but -- real talk -- I've learned a lot about myself and the music business since then. So I can tell you, with certainty, things aren't gonna be like last time. Real talk.
Sour Cream Wow, Yellowtail never real talks with me.
Marty That's what it's like to work with a professional, kid. Now, hold on. I'm gonna work some magic.
(Marty pulls out his phone and calls someone for equipment.)
Marty Marty here. Talk to me. Yeah, I know I called you...
[Transition scene to outside the city's highway.]
(Marty covers Sour Cream's eyes with his hand.)
Marty Okay. you ready? (Marty removes his hand.) Boom!
(Marty shows a sheet covering the Beach City's water tank with a gigantic DJ SC poster.)
Sour Cream Wow! Am I... glowing?
Marty That's right. nothing less for my talented, soon-to-be-famous Deejay.
[Transition scene to the bus]
Marty Check this out, broski.
Sour Cream Wow! I've only seen gear this good on the internet. Is this for me?
Marty It's for us, my main cool cat!
Sour Cream Wow. I can totally rave to this.
Steven It looks like you're all set on roadies, huh? Guess I'll just carry myself home.
Marty Hey, Star Child Jr., catch!
(Steven catches an official roadie tag.)
Marty You're in the big leagues now, little roadie.
(Steven happily puts the tag around his neck and runs to the bus to help. He picks up a gigantic box that seems incredibly heavy with ease.)
Marty Geez! What does Greg feed that kid?!
Sour Cream Uh...
Marty Hey, Let me rap with you about the set up I have envisioned, okay?
Sour Cream Okay!
Marty So, the stage is gonna be huge, and the speakers, even huger...
(Marty's explanation fades into the background as Steven puts the heavy box down and stares into the sunset where he finds Yellowtail sailing. He is seen holding his binoculars out, worrying about Sour Cream.)
[At the beach in the evening, the scene transitions to the same place where Greg held his concert in "We Need to Talk"]
(The people of Beach City lightly cheer for Steven while he checks the mic.)
Steven Don't mind me, folks! just a humble roadie doing a mic check.
(Steven fiddles with the mic.)
Steven This mic looks great!
(Steven walks off of the stage and towards Sour Cream.)
Steven Hey, Sour Cream, we're ready to go whenever you are.
Sour Cream Okay, I guess I'll go out and get started.
(Marty comes from behind Sour Cream.)
Marty That's not how we do things in the music biz. let a proper hype man set the stage for you.
Sour Cream Woah. I've never been properly hyped before. Thanks, Dad!
(Marty does a backward moon walk and does the fingerbang gesture.)
(Crowd cheers as Marty walks up to the mic.)
Random bystander It's some guy!
Marty How's it go-- Is this mic even on? How you feeling, Beach Ci-taay!
Marty You know, I've always been someone with good tastes, so you got to believe me. This show is special to me. It's personal.
(Steven happily elbow pads Sour Cream.)
Marty Because I want to introduce you to a fresh, raw experience, to a whole new flavor, To a brand new... Soda!
Sour Cream What?
(Suddenly, the text "Guacola" appears on an electric billboard, everything lights up with a green neon shade, and the other roadies uncover a giant Guacola Can Speaker.)
(Everyone looks around confused, no clue about the current situation as air horns blare out in the background.)
Marty That's right. Guacola! The World's first guacamole soda. Each can comes with the power of three whole avocados!
(Marty takes out a Guacola Can)
Marty Now, come on, Beach City. Are you ready to guac?
(Marty throws the can at Ronaldo, hitting him in the stomach, and Jenny who catches her Guacola Can.)
(Steven takes out a Guacola Can and drinks a sip and suddenly spits it out.)
Steven Ugh! This is terrible! (Steven looks at the Can's description as Marty over-confidently dances on stage) What the -- From concentrate?
(The crowd is filled with disgust as Jenny's Guacola slides out of the can like slime.)
Buck Aww, that's nasty.
Ronaldo (Ronaldo groans and pours Guacola in a bowl of chips and eats it.) Ugh! It's not even good on chips!
(Onion drinks the Guacola.)
(Steven runs toward Greg and Yellowtail.)
Steven Dad!
Greg Steven, is this gross-out drink part of Sour Cream's show?
Steven No way, dad! it's all Marty!
Yellowtail Mmr-mmr?! Ma ma ma ma ma! (Raises his fist and then slams it down into his open hand.) Ma ma maa!!
(Yellowtail breaks into a sprint towards his boat.)
Greg Yellowtail, wait! Sour Cream needs you!
(Marty covers the microphone)
Marty What are you waiting for? Start playing.
Sour Cream Dad, you're ruining my show!
Marty This isn't your show. How do you think we have this setup, this party bus, these roadies? I've gotta good deal with Guacola. You're lucky I'm letting you in on the ground floor.
Sour Cream But I thought this was about making up for lost time, not some lame soda.
Marty Look, kid, I need this guacola deal, okay? Don't be selfish!
Sour Cream Muh!! Muh muh muh! muh muh muh muh muh! Muh muh muh! (points his finger accusingly at Marty.) Muh-muh!
Marty What did you say?
Sour Cream Muh... Ugh. I said I don't need you or guacola to do what I wanna do! I never have! I can do this show on my own!
Marty Fine.
(He uncovers the microphone which causes small feedback as he walks offstage.)
Marty Hey, Universe, I only came here because I'm legally obligated to give you this.
(Marty gives Greg an envelope.)
Greg Huh?
Marty Don't say I've never gave you nothin'.
(Marty revs the ignition to the party bus.)
(Greg inspects the envelope which is labelled "Starchild" as the party bus drives off.)
Sour Cream Well, I guess that's it. So much for me and the music biz.
Steven I'm sorry, Sour Cream.
(Horns sounds off quietly in the distances.)
Greg What's that noise?
(Yellow rides up at full speed in one of his boats with one of his arms up in the air trying to get their attention.)
Yellowtail Ma ma-ma-ma-ma!
Sour Cream Aw, man! it's my stepdad. He was just waiting for me to fail so he can get me and put me to work on his boat. (flails his arms up in defeat as he walks towards Yellowtail's boat just as it gets to land.) Fine. Take me to your big smelly boat so I can fish my life away!
(Yellowtail carries a box off the boat.)
Yellowtail Ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-ma.
Sour Cream It's... my old gear?
Yellowtail Ma-ma ma-ma-ma-ma-ma ma!
Sour Cream What? you want me to play?
Yellowtail Ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-ma
Sour Cream Gee... uh... thanks, Yellow Dad. (offers a handshake.)
Yellowtail Ma-ma-ma! (hugs Sour Cream instead. Sour Cream laughs in response.)
Sour Cream Good one, dad! Hey, Steven, since you're still my official roadie, help me set up.
Steven Yeah!
(transition to Sour Cream's performance.)
Sour Cream Let's kick it!
(Slow motion scene with the glos sticks being thrown to the incoming crowd who rave to the beat.)
(The crowd begins to dances, which includes Vidalia, Yellowtail, and Onion with the prior two raving with glows & the latter still drinking a can of guacola.)
Greg You know, the music biz can be really tricky.
Steven I'm sure Sour Cream will make it big on his own.
(Greg nonchalantly begins to open the envelope.)
Greg Even if he doesn't make it big, Sour Cream'll be okay, as long as he's doing something that makes him happy. Eh, you know, it's not about the mone--Eeyeeeeeeeeee
Steven Dad?
(Greg smiles and brings him in close, hugging him & showing him a check for $10,000,000.00. Steven gasps in response.)
Steven Ten million dollars?! You're rich!

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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' HeadDewey WinsGemcationRaising the BarnBack to the KindergartenSadie KillerKevin PartyLars of the StarsJungle MoonYour Mother and MineThe Big ShowPool HoppingLetters to LarsCan't Go BackA Single Pale RoseNow We're Only Falling ApartWhat's Your Problem?The QuestionMade of HonorReunited
Shorts Lion Loves to Fit in a BoxThe 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