"I AM THE ANGEL OF DEATH. THE TIME OF PURIFICATION IS AT HAND."
- Rebecca Sugar (approximate transcription)
If there's something akin to a specific "soul" of Adventure Time on its creative team, that's probably Rebecca Sugar. As responsible (this is relative, but I don't care) for the most touching and hilarious (often at once) episodes in its entire run, a huge part of its popularity (and 90% of its wonderful, catchy tunes) relies on her talent. When she departed to create her own show, a ton of skepticism invaded the internet, wondering both what would happen to Finn and Jake's weekly tales without her and if her new work would be up to par. Results were wonderful on both accounts.
Steven Universe, Sugar's creation, started out as a charming yet slightly formulaic reinvention of a Sailor Moon-esque show, but few of us were conscious of the incredible universe (redundant, I'm aware) that was being meticulously crafted before our eyes from the start. It was soon proven, though; and it's entirely possible there isn't a more memorable show on current television. Personally, I believe there's no better way of honoring and paying tribute to the absolute brilliance and originality of it than shamelessly ripping off an AVClub format, therefore here are the 12 most representative and iconic episodes of the show, exclusively for you, the person who saw the first three and said "well that sucked, hope Twitter shuts up about it eventually, am I right?".