418 – “Tiger Philanthropist”
Written by: Lamar Abrams, Katie Mitroff
“When Amethyst quits wrestling at the abandonned warehouse, Steven continues doing so himself.“
Good News Everybody. Announced today via an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, Star vs. The Forces of Evil will return in the summer for Season 3, and was also renewed for a 4th season. Milo Murphy’s Law was also renewed for a second season. Here is a tidbit from the article:
Star vs. The Forces of Evil, from creator and executive producer Daron Nefcy, returns for its third season in the summer.
The showfollows Star Butterfly (Sher), a fiercely awesome teen princess from another dimension,as she navigates high school, embarks on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse and battles arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil alongside her best friend Marco Diaz.
Thevoice cast includes Sher as Star Butterfly, Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Ludo and Adam McArthur (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Marco. Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco’s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension, a hardcover book based on the series and written by the series’ supervising producer Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be released by Disney Press on March 7.
Disney XD said that the two series reached more 100 million consumer views combined during 2016 across Disney XD’s linear, digital, social and global platforms. Both shows air daily on Disney XD.
Thanks to ImperfectXIII for the submission.
“Star and Marco work with singer Ruberiot to write a song for Star’s Song Day.“
“Star is persuaded by her friends to ditch Marco’s summer break party in favor of a more dangerous event, in order to help take her mind off her troubled relationship with Marco.“
Um, what was the point of this episode? Are the writers trying to make Ronaldo even less popular than Lars? After Ronaldo is given a reality check in his hunt for “rock people” (since Steven is half-rock), Ronaldo wants to become a Crystal Gem himself. Steven tries to humor him, but Ronaldo spends most of the episode telling Steven how he is doing things wrong.
So yes, Ronaldo is a self-absorbed (take your pick of two words that rhyme with brick). This was just an awkward episode from start to finish. It is in Steven’s nature to see the best in everyone including people like Lars and Ronaldo. And yes, Steven has lashed out at Lars before (“Lars and the Cool Kids”) and does the same here with Ronaldo. Yet, they are still jerks and Ronaldo is doubly so here. Ronaldo calls himself “Jerknaldo” towards the end of the episode after the way he treated Steven, but you would be justified if you yelled at your TV or digital device, “THANKS, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!”
This was simply a terrible episode featuring an uninteresting character who comes off as even more of a jerk than he was previously.
“After she destroys the statue of Echo Creek High’s mascot, Star must find a way to cheer up the students again.“