Truthfully, I’m more nervous about the backlash of hate from fans. Uncle Grandpa gets a lot of flack…much more than it deserves. As an avid cartoon watcher, I’ve seen a lot of Uncle Grandpa episodes, as well as all of Steven Universe. Uncle Grandpa is a very different show, but it does have moments of hilarity and more mature jokes that are worth looking out for. I’ve enjoyed watching it on occasion and find it amusing.
That being said…
I am actually more intrigued then anything at this crossover. As mentioned before, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe are two very different series. One is episodic and gag-oriented, while the other is a more plot driven weekly attire. Normally, when crossovers are agreed upon in the animation world, the tone of the shows are similar: (EX: Aladdin and Hercules, Family Guy and The Simpsons, The Jetsons and The Flintstones) So when a crossover like this one comes along, the possibilities suddenly stir up a curiosity. This episode has the choice of either going really serious or really funny. It would be like Nickelodeon doing a crossover between Spongebob and Avatar the Last Airbender. Goodness knows what we’re going to see tonight!
Fortunately, I can’t think of a better company then CN to tackle a wacky project like this one. Cartoon Network kind of has a reputation for doing very strange crossovers that work really well (KND vs Billy and Mandy anyone?). In fact, Cartoon Network is such a pro at this sort of thing, that they’ve been doing crossover commercials between their characters for YEARS. The company even syndicated not one, but TWO comic book series last year that combined all of their properties together (look up “Super Secret Crisis Wars” if you don’t believe me).
That being said, I want to remind the people of the fandom that it takes animation teams YEARS to make stuff like this. There are real people pulling all nighters for weeks just to create this stuff for you. Let’s be civil tonight, ok? You guys need to remember that Rebecca Sugar is partially behind the reins of this project, and she hasn’t disappointed us yet.
In other words:
Do as Mable does.
The Toonfreak: “Rebecca Sugar…I trust you.”
*Let’s go of button thingy*
(I seriously couldn’t think of a better analogy for this…LOL)