I've been perusing the web lately, and I've recently come across this announcement:

Cartoon Network is releasing a crossover episode of Uncle Grandpa/Steven Universe called "Say Uncle".

Now, once I heard this, I could already tell what everyone was gonna say:


But this reaction is exactly why I'm writing this. I know most CN fans aren't too approving of Uncle Grandpa, and they especially don't want it to cross-contaminate one of the few "good" shows it has.

The thing, though, is that-as a Cartoon Network superfan myself-I don't mind that this is happening.

I'm gonna get so much hate for this, but I honestly don't think this is bad. I'm a huge Steven Universe fan, and as such, I think that I should do the mature thing and deal with it. Besides, Uncle Grandpa isn't that bad; it's not the best show in the world, but if you're in the mood for its brand of humor, it's actually kind of enjoyable. (This opinion applies even moreso for Teen Titans Go!, but I'm going off a tangent.)

As for the actual crossover, I can't say it was completely unexpected; Cartoon Network's cartoons definitely aren't isolationists. We've seen this sort of thing before: Dexter cameos in The PowerPuff Girls, Numbuh 1 and Grim kicking the Delightful Reaper's butt, and we absolutely cannot ignore the CN City bumpers. So we shouldn't have assumed that Steven and the Crystal Gems weren't gonna get in on it; sure, we weren't expecting them to meet a reality-warping old man with a talking belly bag, but still...

And as shocking as it sounds, this crossover may be a good thing. With the crossover opportunities Cartoon Network has on its own, who's to say that this won't open up other crossover options? Personally, I'm looking forward to Mordecai and Rigby befriending Robot Jones or my Marceline/Irwin OTP becoming canon.

After all, isn't that what we all want? We, as cartoon fans, want to at least see all Cartoon Network cartoons come together to form the ultimate crossover. So what if there are bumps in the road? If we can't learn to tolerate this sort of thing, then we can't have what we want.

All in all, I want to say this: it may seem bad, but there's some good in this situation. And it could always be worse.

And by the way, if you don't agree with me, you don't have to say anything; they're called "opinions" for a reason. It's like the old saying goes: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."

So long from Queen Toon Otaku!

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