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Teen Titans Go!
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The Titans should GO!!! Get cancelled already!
Genre: Toilet humor
Off-color humor
Adventure
Animation
Comedy
"Superhero"
Slice-of-life
Animated "sitcom"
Running Time: 11 minutes (22 for specials)
Country: United States
Canada (animation production)
South Korea (additional animation services)
Release Date: April 23, 2013 - present
Network(s): Cartoon Network and Boomerang (2013-2017, 2022-2023; United States/Canada)
CITV (United Kingdom)
RTÈ 3 (Ireland)
Cartoon Network Arabia (Saudi Arabia)
France 4 (France)
Created by: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (based on the 2003 series by Glen Murakami and Sam Register)
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Scott Menville
Hynden Walch
Khary Payton
Tara Strong
Greg Cipes
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 390
Previous show: Teen Titans (2003-2006)


Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series. It is a reboot of the original 2003 series Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts.

Sporting a new animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a comedic spin-off, with little to no continuity to the previous series, or any other media in the DC comics franchise, except for some details, or as comedic fan service. Many DC characters make cameo appearances, and are referenced in the background. The original principal voice cast returns to reprise their respective roles. This series gives a sneak peek at what the Titans do when they are hanging out around the tower.

The series is currently in its eighth season, which premiered on October 7, 2022. Despite receiving more seasons than the previous series, this incarnation is incredibly polarizing, due to its differences from the original.

Summary

Teen Titans Go! is an animated series that follows the adventures of the young Titans, residing in Jump City, when they are not saving the world while living together as teenagers without adults who intrude. Unlike most of the other superhero series, the situations are comical, crazy, and bizarre. For example, juvenile jokes that reach new heights of danger, obtaining the license to drive after destroying the Batmobile, or washing the suits after staining them, when fighting their enemies/villains. The show regularly features characters who have appeared in the original series, albeit with reduced roles and/or exaggerated personalities. It also features greater attachment to the DC Universe at large, with more references to other characters in the Justice League, plus a few appearances by Batman and Commissioner Gordon in lighthearted moments.

Teen Titans Go! takes a comedic look at the superheroes' lives. Viewers finally get the opportunity to watch what life is like for the super teens, when their capes are left at home. The teens will deal with everyday issues.

The show is littered with in-jokes regarding the whole of DC's library, many of them in blink-and-miss moments, as well as numerous jokes at the expense of the show itself.

Why It Should GO Away!!

  1. The main reason why this show is heavily panned and criticized, is because it goes against the original series' premise. Rather than a heavy focus on action, it heavily focuses on comedy. It's more of a slice-of-life show, making the synopsis somewhat misleading, as the titular Teen Titans are always in their suits. They also rarely fight crime in the show. While a superhero slice-of-show is a good idea, the idea is poorly executed here.
    • Ironically, Sam Register, and a few staff who worked on the original Teen Titans work on Teen Titans Go!, oddly enough, the show is far from Teen Titans.
      • The show suffers the same problem as Loonatics Unleashed, where both shows deviate away from what the original franchise was all about. However, Loonatics is more edgy, while Teen Titans Go! heavily focuses on comedy.
      • Due to bad writing and poor writers' room decisions, some episodes have been banned in certain countries, and episodes contain content that even modern Family Guy can get away with, such as black humor, sexual innuendos, and dark subject manner, other shows like Regular Show did the same thing but at least it didn't go that far and it was handled better.
  2. Despite it being a comedy, the jokes are tasteless, relying on toilet humor, offensive, and sometimes, dark comedy. There are also jokes that don't land well, and the punchline is too easy to guess.
    • Examples of this toilet humor/gross-out humor is Hot Garbage where the titular episode focuses on Beast Boy's dirty room, Serious Business is all about the bathroom, (we're serious, no pun intended), the amount of problems with this episode, it's necessary to read its own page), and Butt Atoms is about flatulence, we're not kidding.
    • Not to mention, the show also has dated pop culture references, and references that only individuals who grew up in the 1980's would get, which does not do its target audience any service.
    • In season one, there was a rather disgusting, jarring running gag where Starfire "cleans" Silkie by licking him, just like a mother cat and her kittens, and "feeding" him by regurgitating chewed up food in his mouth, much like a mother bird and her chicks. Thankfully, this gag retired after the end of season one.
    • There's a running gag where Cyborg stretches his neck to uncomfortable lengths.
  3. Some episodes tend to have filler, such as a brief montage of Robin making waffles himself in "Waffles".
    • In fact, some episodes are nothing but fillers examples include: the previously mentioned "Waffles", "Captain Cool", ""Glunkakakakah" and "Belly Math".
  4. While the show is stated to be a spin-off, it does a terrible job at being a standalone spin-off to the beloved 2003 series itself, and it feels more like a reboot, set in an alternate universe of that 2003 series. As it does continue where the original left off, but starts over again. As stated above, it has a completely different feel from the original Teen Titans series, most notably, the lack of action.
    • Rather than a modernized spin-off, since it barely has anything to do with the original series itself, and no recalled events are made to be mentioned in Teen Titans Go!, nor any flashbacks are shown at all. Only a few fan service moments are mentioned in the series, and that's it. Since it was advertised to be a spin-off of the beloved 2003 series, it completely failed at doing so.
  5. The flash animation, while it's not terrible, can be mediocre and choppy at times, compared to the traditional animation in the original series, as it suffers from visible bad frame-rate.
    • The color scheme is also extremely bright too. Some people even complained it's hard on their eyes.
    • A handful of the facial expressions throughout the show kind of look off-putting.
    • The animation is even worse in the episode "Bumgorf" because most of the backgrounds are only stock images.
  6. The character redesigns look inferior, and are pretty unappealing, when compared to the original designs from the 2003 series. The designs from the latter series gave the characters anime-esque looks to fit the tone and art style that the show was going for, which, of course, was anime-influenced. But this show, on the other hand, makes them look a bit like paper cut-outs. They somewhat look rather jaded, and out-of-place in the art style, since their original DC designs weren't meant to fit with this art style in mind, and to accommodate with it too.
    • And although the character designs are supposed to be cutesy, they look rather jarring, and don't fit in with the DC animated landscape.
    • The cutesy design doesn't work, because it's too flat and cheap-looking. It also makes the characters look more like 5-year-olds than actual teenagers.
    • The characters were designed to look more cartoon-like so that it doesn't poorly clash with the art style using their old designs. This does not fit them at all, as most of them look way too young, fake, and overly cutesy, when compared to the old designs, with several of them having big eyes, flat body features, and overall, being poorly drawn.
  7. Misleading title: Although "Go!" is in the title, the show is far from action-oriented, as the characters sit around, and do nothing most of the time.
  8. The staff does not handle criticism well, and like to insult, and take a jab at the audience. They have done so with episodes like Return of Slade, Let's Get Serious, The Fourth Wall, Teen Titans Roar!, and The Spectacular 200th Episode Extravaganza. The staff even seem to find our criticisms a big joke.
  9. It is also similar to Johnny Test (2005) as before 2018, Cartoon Network was airing Teen Titans Go! nonstop, due to its popularity with young children. In 2017, the show took up 90% of CN's schedule. While the airings are less now, it could be why the show gets so much hate.
    • Many Cartoon Network viewers were ticked off on December 2017, because during Christmas week, nothing but Teen Titans Go! aired the entire week, not counting the hours where CN switches over to Adult Swim for the night, with only two Steven Universe episodes airing that week, they're new episodes. It was so infamous, it even warranted its own TV Tropes page.
    • Cartoon Network even tried to use Teen Titans Go! to promote less popular shows such as Clarence and Uncle Grandpa. However, it didn't work, as both shows got canceled within 2-3 years after their debut.
    • False advertising: In 2015, Cartoon Network marketed the show as "Your New Favorite Show", which outraged lots of viewers.
    • Likewise, Cartoon Network used the Teen Titans as the face of the Stop Bullying, Speak Up campaign, which is a poor choice, because they are bullies in the show.
    • Given what the show gets away with (racist jokes, black humor, sexual innuendos, and even a child abuse scene, etc.), it's hard to believe that parents even let their children watch the show.
  10. Similar to the two final seasons of The Fairly OddParents, the show continually features new characters that weren't in the original, and that no one had ever asked for. They're useless, annoying, and were most likely created, just to sell toys, and that's it. And while some of the new characters are surprisingly good, they get so neglected in the series, to the point that they only appear in one episode.
  11. Quantity over quality: Like Alvin and the Chipmunks (2015), Family Guy, the last two seasons of The Fairly OddParents, the CGI era of Fireman Sam, The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, Ridiculousness, and the last three seasons of Johnny Test (2005) it lasted way too long, despite the overall reception, having a total of 8 seasons, 378 episodes, and a lifespan of 10 years so far, showing how blind Cartoon Network is to the criticisms of the show.
  12. There are times when some of the scenes tend to use badly made stock images.
    • Bumgorf has the most uses of stock images out of all of the episodes aired, which has the worst animation out of any other episode aired.
    • Dignity of Teeth has one close-up image of Beast Boy's teeth, which is really a stock image of a horse's mouth.
    • Smile Bones has a cheap shot of the inside of a horse's mouth.
    • The Titans Save Christmas features a stock image of a baby crying at the end of the episode with the Baby Kate crying sound effect.
  13. Most of the endings are either unsatisfying, mean-spirited, or outright disturbing and make the episode feel as if it's unfinished. However, due to the show's lack of continuity, those endings don't matter, because they're all back to normal in the next episode. However, those endings are still terrible:
    • I Am Chair has Robin's massage chair killing everyone, by sitting on them, and after 7 months later, they turn into the most relaxed form: dead and reduced to skeletons, due to dying from starvation, dehydration, and sepsis from sitting in their own waste, the music in the background makes this scene even more disturbing.
    • As mentioned before, the ending of The Titans Save Christmas has a stock image of a baby crying while the Titans celebrate by getting beans for Christmas.
    • Video Game References, while a good episode, it ends on a cliffhanger, with Robin going down a tube to rescue the princess, but after he goes down, the episode just ends.
    • Salty Codgers literally shows Raven with the zombified Titans at the end of the episode.
    • Baby Mouth ends with the Earth's population, except Robin and the Babylonians, of course, all being aged regressed into babies, AND THEY STAY THAT WAY.
    • Ghost Boy ends with the Titans all being ghosts.
    • Oregon Trail while a good episode ends with most of the Titans (except Robin) being dead.
    • Nose Mouth ends with Raven keeping the Titans as ponies after calming down from her temper tantrum.
    • Serious Business ends with the Titans having no bathroom in the Titans tower.
    • Tower Renovation and Communicate Openly both end with the Titans Tower being destroyed and the Titans sitting in the rubble.
      • Not to mention, in Communicate Openly, Bumblebee is just left as a horribly mutated monster.
    • Hose Water ends with the Titans stuck in Baby World as being "unborn", eggs with legs.
    • Croissant ends with all the Titans, except Beast Boy, stuck as mutated bug creatures, but they end up vomit when they see Beast Boy's frosted tips.
    • Brain Percentages ends with Beast Boy attempting to solve another puzzle after just finishing the first one
    • Staring at the Future ends with future Jump City being invaded by evil robots, along with Robin, Starfire and Raven's future being destroyed, thanks to Cyborg and Beast Boy, and the latter two loaf around for nothing. Again, these are supposed to be the superheroes.
    • Witch's Brew ends with the Justice League stuck as ugly witches.
    • Crazy Days and Yearbook Madness end with an outright jumpscare in a kids show.
  14. Warner Bros. also used the show to promote their future properties, like the Space Jam sequel, even if the Teen Titans are not related to said properties. They also do it in a very disrespectful way, as the Titans are shown making fun of the properties, rather than promoting it. A prime example is the episode, Little Elvis, which was supposed to promote the first Shazam movie. However, the Titans are shown making fun of all the characters in the movie. Making fun of them is not very serviceable if the point is to get people to watch the properties.
  15. There are inconsistencies with storytelling that lack of continuity, they are mainly apparent with the Teen Titans' backstories. In Dude Relax, it was revealed that Robin was abandoned at the circus as a baby, and eventually got picked, and raised by Batman. However, in Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck and It's Bad reveal that Robin is a leprechaun who abandoned his ancestors, and in Baby Mouth, it's revealed that Robin is actually Babylonian, which doesn't make sense, because leprechauns are Irish, not Middle Eastern. In Dog Hand, it was revealed that Cyborg was actually born a cyborg, and his father is a toaster, and Beast Boy was born a green animal shapeshifter, and got abandoned at the zoo by his birth parents. However, it's indicated in Real Boy Adventure and revealed in Origins that Cyborg was just a human boy who got robotic prosthetics, due to losing his limbs. For Beast Boy, in Opposite Titans, it's revealed that Beast Boy was bitten by a monkey as an infant, which caused him to become gravely ill, and his parents were scientists, and they made an antidote that turned him green, and made him an animal shapeshifter. However, in Doom Patrol Thanksgiving, it was revealed that Beast Boy was actually a human baby dropped off on the Doom Patrol's doorstep, and they adopt him, and realize that parenthood is hard. They eventually grow tired of changing diapers, and Chief does experiments on him that turn him into an animal shapeshifter, so he can use the outdoors as his toilet to get out of diaper changing. The only Titans whose backstories remain consistent are Starfire's and Raven's. This is bad storytelling, because it constantly changes the main characters' backstories, and can get confusing after a while.
  16. As mentioned before, this show has an identity crisis, it's hard to tell if it's either a reboot or a spin-off, as it lacks some continuity between the original series:
    • In "Mr Butt" it shows that Starfire and Blackfire still didn't get along, to the point that Starfire almost killed her sister at the end of the episode, meanwhile in the original 2003 series, it is shown that they did get along at the end, despite Blackfire getting arrested.
  17. Like Popee the Performer, the fourth season onwards of The Loud House, the sixth to first half of ninth seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants, Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon and the Gene Deitch era of Tom and Jerry, it relies way too much on gratuitous over-the-top violence.
  18. Many of the episode titles are laughably bad, as they are either quotes that were said in the episode or named after a minor detail or just overly long. This makes the episodes misleading, examples are listed below:
    • Dog Hand is really about Trigon visiting the Titans. Dog Hand was the power Trigon granted Cyborg and only played a minor role in the plot.
    • The Return of Slade is a huge jab at viewers of the original Teen Titans. The episode was about a clown and Slade was only mentioned at the beginning.
    • Two Parter is the laziest title of them all as it's a two-part episode but it's called that, can they get any lazier?
    • Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day And It's Bad is a very long and a mouthful title, and just like Brian's a Bad Father episode from Family Guy, the title already says what the episode will be about.
    • Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice is really an April Fool's episode about the Titans pulling up pranks on each other, and Batman was never mentioned in this episode, the title itself is also a hilariously bad reference to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
    • Hose Water is really about Cyborg and Starfire acting like SpongeBob and Patrick during SpongeBob SquarePants Seasons 6-9a. The hose only played a small part in the episode.
    • Nose Mouth is really named after Cyborg's condition in the episode, which again, played a small role in the plot.
    • Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory was not said in the episode but a reference to "Don't Forget About Me" by Simple Minds as the episode is a parody of the movie, The Breakfast Club.
    • Oil Drums is about the Titans learning about the benefits of television.
    • More of the Same is about the Teen Titans celebrating New Year's.
    • Croissant is really about the Titans reading the Ugly Duckling and constantly vomiting.
    • The Groover, while good, is really about the Teen Titans taking a vacation to the Grand Canyon and the titular is the name of the portable toilet Robin bought and is only used for two jokes.
    • Villains in a Van Getting Gelato while it has to do with the episode's plot and while good, the title is too long and oddly specific. It's more appropriate for a YouTube video, not a television episode.
    • Them Soviet Boys has nothing to do with the Soviet Union and is really an episode about making fun of montages, something Regular Show did better.
    • My Name is Jose, while good, it is simply named after a fish named Jose that keeps saying what his name is.
    • Baby Mouth is mostly titled after the emperor of Babylon's name.
    • Toilet Water is really about the Titans pet sitting for Superman.
    • Glunkakakakah is really about the Titans playing hide-and-seek.
  19. Despite being a superhero show, a lot of the episodes have nonsensical premises, that feel more like rejected episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Fanboy & Chum Chum, South Park, and Family Guy due to being too stupid.
    • Serious Business is about going to the bathroom.
    • Head Fruit is about Beast Boy growing a tree out of his ear, and his brain running away.
    • Butter Wall is about the Titans learning about Earth.
    • Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day and It's Bad is about the Titans celebrating St. Patrick's Day, and Beast Boy gets cursed, because the Titans pinch him. They eventually find out Robin is a leprechaun, and betrayed his ancestors, and helps Beast Boy lift his curse.
    • Hose Water is about Starfire and Cyborg acting like a very dumbed down SpongeBob and Patrick, because they feel nostalgic. This leads to a stork kidnapping the Titans and sending them to a nursery rhyme-themed land where they "de-aged", but it's not what you think, they literally get turned into eggs with legs.
    • I Am Chair has a very trippy plot, ignoring its bad lesson, the episode is about Robin buying a massage chair that turns out to be evil. The massage chair and its kind SLOWLY KILLS ALL THE POPULATION ON EARTH BY STARVATION, DEHYDRATION, AND SEPSIS FROM HAVING THEM SIT IN THEIR OWN WASTE.
    • More of the Same is about the Titans failing to celebrate New Year's properly. Why is that? It's revealed that Father Time and Baby New Year are gleeful sociopaths who enjoy torturing the Teen Titans for their own amusement.
    • Titans Saving Time is very trippy, the episode opens with the Titans whining about why they hate ice cream, then Robin tells them to go bed early, because the time change is the next morning. They freak out when it happens, and save a literally anthropomorphized clock, which is time itself from an evil farmer, and the sun comes and beats the living daylights out of him, we're not making this up, this is really how the episode went down.
    • Witch's Brew is about the Titans throwing a Halloween party, and they invite the Justice League, who actually come. However, Robin's seemingly innocent punch, which consists of Sprite and grape juice turns the team into ugly, green-skinned witches. How does that work again? Then the Titans chase them down to "turn them back" but they ultimately fail, which is not only weird, but it renders the entire plot pointless because it was never resolved.
  20. A lot of the villains are no longer big threats, and are reduced to punching bags. An example would include Trigon, who was portrayed as an embodiment of evil in the comics and the original series. He's now often portrayed as a stereotypical, dimwitted sitcom father, although it is somewhat justified given the show's target audience and tone. The Fearsome Five along with Dr. Light, Mad Mob, Brother Blood and the Brotherhood of Evil are also portrayed as dimwitted punching bags.
    • Speaking of the villains, the new ones are laughable.
  21. Like The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time, some episodes got censored in other countries.
  22. Sometimes, characters, objects, and events get terrible, uncreative names, which come off as laughable. Examples are but not limited to: Twerking being called The Booty Scooty, all the Babylonians names in Baby Mouth (which consist of Lord Baby Mouth, Baby Ears, Lady Baby Gums, etc.), and human Cyborg being named Fleshy Guy. They are so bad that they give the name gag from the Family Guy episode, Con Heiress a run for it's money.
  23. Many scenes are too inappropriate for their target audience.
    • Laundry Day had Beast Boy and Robin roaming around in the nude.
    • Butt Atoms had a panty shot.
    • In Legs, the Titans basically worship Raven's legs after her transformation into "Lady Legasus".
    • In "Pure Protein", Robin deliberately strips naked in front of the rest of the Titans as a self-demonstration of nudity!
    • Bucket List has the Titans abusing a real baby, by throwing around and tugging its limbs like a ragdoll, until Starfire throws the baby on the bus. She's praised for her horrid actions.
    • Hot Salad Water and Baby Mouth are both xenophobic and racist episodes, with the former being xenophobic towards the British and the latter being xenophobic, and racist towards Babylon.
    • Booty Scooty and the Curse of the Booty Scooty both contain twerking, which is referred to as the "booty scooty" in an attempt to sugarcoat it to likely prevent parental suspicion.
    • Chicken and the Egg is a cautionary tale on teen pregnancy, and to make matters worse, it's also a male pregnancy episode, as Beast Boy is the character the episode centers around, although he doesn't physically get pregnant, but he lays an egg that hatches into a baby chick in chicken form. To make matters worse, the whole premise of the episode was centered around a one-off gag in the episode, Pyramid Scheme.
    • The ending of I Am Chair is dark beyond belief, as stated above, it's baffling how this got approved and looks like something that would happen in Family Guy.
    • Though censorship does exist on this show, this show pretty much shows that censorship does not work at all in terms of creativity or comedic gags unlike Family Guy (seasons 1-7), ''Regular Show'' and The Ren & Stimpy Show.
    • The episode “Finding Aquaman” has an entire scene where Beast Boy gets pregnant as a seahorse, and goes into labor. We’re not even kidding! How did this get past the censors and does one of the writers have a weird male pregnancy fetish? This is the second time Beast Boy got pregnant on the show, not counting the one-off gag in Pyramid Scheme.
  24. The Titans are heavily butchered, and don't behave like themselves in the original Teen Titans series or even the first season.
    • Robin acts like a dominant and a severely paranoid arrogant jerk especially towards Starfire rather than being a badass team leader. What's not helping is that he is also treated as a butt-monkey at times since his subordinates often act disrespectful to him even when he's in the right.
    • Starfire acts more immature and childish, and screams way too much, which is in contrast to her once sweet yet calm nature. She also adds "the" into many of her lines of dialogue, and it tends to become rather annoying, depending on your view.
      • In "Breakfast Cheese" she urges the Titans to make peace with the H.I.V.E., despite having fought them herself with the other Titans in prior episodes; even after this episode, she reverts back to fighting them anyways, making the whole thing pointless.
    • Beast Boy, who's been portrayed as immature, but sometimes serious in the original, is now not only an immature and whiny party animal, but also a lazy couch potato who barely gets up to do something simple. Sure, he also acted like this in the first season, but never this much!
      • Similar to Robin, he is also shown to be the punching bag at times, as he is often attacked by the team.
    • Cyborg is also portrayed as an annoying, idiotic slacker, though he manages to be more likable than Beast Boy one way or another.
    • Raven, despite being the most likable out of the five, used to be gothic and short-tempered, yet caring to her friends. Now, she's turned emo and depressed, and can be just as disastrous as her fellow teammates in some instances.
  25. The Teen Titans are supposed to be teenagers, but they act more like preschool-aged children than teenagers.
  26. The writers clearly strongly dislike babies, because whenever a baby is shown in the show, the baby is often mistreated. Examples are the infamous child abuse scene in Bucket List, which we remind you, involves a real baby, and Beast Boy's true origin story in episode, A Doom Patrol Thanksgiving, is that he got his powers by the Doom Patrol finding him as a doorstep baby, and Chief turning him into an animal shapeshifter because….. THEY WERE SICK OF CHANGING DIRTY DIAPERS. We are not kidding, that really happened! If the writers really do hate babies, they should keep it to themselves, and not show babies being mistreated, it's very sickening to watch.
  27. The Teen Titans also act more like villains than heroes, despite being the latter.
    • As stated above, they act like bullies.
    • They cheated in several episodes.
    • There's a recurring theme where they attack supervillains when they're not even causing a crime but just minding their own business:
      • In "The HIVE Five", the Titans continuously torment the H.I.V.E. Five, even though the latter just wanted a day off and no one in the said group was doing anything wrong in said episode.
      • In "Finally a Lesson", the Titans deliberately and harshly kick the villains out of their apartment homes.
      • In "Caged Tiger", Dr. Light considers redeeming himself and joining the Titans, but Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy refuse to accept this and instead beat him up mercilessly.
      • In "Snuggle Time", to get more free time with their cats and drink hot cocoa, the Titans straight-up turn into villains, build an evil lair, and remorselessly murder Batman, Batgirl, the Titans East, Aqualad, and Aquaman.
      • The Titans are constantly gunning for Robin's position as leader to near-Starscream levels.
      • The Titans cause more collateral damage to Jump City than any of the villains, treating it as though it is their playground and acting disrespectful towards others, intentionally creating enemies through ridiculous insults and inflicting harm on others, including the mocking birds, Zan, one of the Wonder Twins, and even Aqualad.
      • In "The Scoop", the Titans ruin the H.I.V.E. Five's ice cream party, even though the latter didn't do anything wrong in that episode.
  28. Horrible, irritating, and stupid songs like "Pee Pee Dance", "I'm a Hot Pepper", "Spaghetti Dance", "Waffles", "Uncle Jokes", "The Poop Song", "Fortune Cookies" and more.
    • Speaking of music, Darkseid is voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic, but he never sings!
  29. The writers tend to shove in random romantic subplots, with some of the main cast and the recurring cast in a very forced and rushed way, with the subplots being very poorly written, and having no substance to them at all, such as the relationship between both Robin and Starfire, who both of them act lovey-dovey towards each other in an abusive way, which was not what both of them were in the original 2003 series since they acted more like friends rather than lovers.
  30. The show even gets too mean-spirited and violent for its target audience, for instance:
    • The rest of the Titans treat a certain Titan, usually Robin, like a punching bag in some episodes. A typical plot has the Titans replacing Robin as leader, either with someone else, or one of their own numbers pulling a Starscream, either because they find someone else cooler than the superpower-less Robin, they are tired of his abuse, or they wanted to be leader for the sake of the title.
    • Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy are very rude and disrespectful towards Raven and Starfire in the infamous "Boys vs Girls" episode, and they do this just because they're girls which is not to mention sexist..
  31. There are so many disturbing and outright disgusting scenes for a kids show.
    • The aforementioned episode "I Am Chair" has Robin's massage chair killing everyone in the world.
    • The scene where the Titans drink a mutation potion, just to look like the ninja turtles in "Truth, Justice and What".
    • The cow milking scene in "Employer Of The Month: Redux".
    • The aforementioned child abuse scene in "Bucket List".
    • The ending of "Baby Mouth", it may seem innocent at first but then, the viewers remember the Babylonians are essentially killing Earth's population, because babies can't care for themselves. So, those babies will literally waste away, due to severe neglect, because nobody will care for them.
    • The infamous ending scene in " Pie Bros ".
  32. They are also very disrespectful to other franchises, holidays, sports, etc.
    • As mentioned above, episodes such as Hot Salad Water and Baby Mouth are both episodes that are xenophobic towards Britain and Babylon, as stated above, respectively. Moreover in the latter episode, they can be racist as well.
    • Whenever the show makes a reference to a franchise, it seems like it's more to INSULT IT THAN TO REFERENCE IT.
    • Kicking A Ball and Pretending To Be Hurt and Butt Slaps both make fun of soccer and football, respectively and take a jab at their fans.
    • Santa Claus is depicted as a deranged dictator, who wants to take over every holiday and make it Christmas everyday.
    • The Tooth Fairy is depicted as a creepy stalker, whose gender is questionable, that eats teeth and keeps saying "tarat ta ta" at every sentence. Her gender often gets confused by the audience, due to her masculine appearance, and voice.
    • The Easter Bunny is depicted as an ugly-looking creature, who has a creepy personality, and lays Easter eggs that people eat, and are capable of being fertilized, as he and the Tooth Fairy had a baby in Easter Creeps.
    • The Scientists in "The Metric System vs Freedom" are depicted as evil people who wants to take over the world.
    • The Farmer in "Titans Saving Time" is depicted as an villain who steals time, literally.
    • The Queen of England in "Hot Salad Water" is depicted as an evil villain who wants to take over America, which didn't age well because of her death.
  33. There are bad, sometimes stupid morals, and life lessons in several episodes, ranging from ridiculous to dangerous to even offensive. Understandably, these are supposed to be jokes, satire, or use of irony or sarcasm, but there is a chance that some people, especially children, might misunderstand.
    • Throughout the entire show, the Titans act extremely immature for their age, basically saying that "childish behavior is acceptable." Fellow YouTuber Mr. Enter sometimes calls them "Toddler Titans" due to this.
    • Many episodes teach it's okay to bully, cheat, and throw temper tantrums to get your way.
    • Quite a few episodes state that committing crimes to get what you want is not only okay, it's cool.
    • "Oil Drums" teaches that your brains will rot without television.
    • "I Am Chair" teaches that sitting on massage chairs is bad, because they brainwash people, and reduce them down to living vegetables to the point of starvation and dehydration and that they are evil robots who want to take over the world and end the humanity race.
    • "Accept The Next Proposition You Hear" teaches that dependent thinking will guide you through life, which is not true and a crummy moral. It's also an awful moral to teach children!
    • "Nature" literally enforces deforestation and urbanization, and they treat it like it's a good thing for the environment, when it really isn't.
    • "I'm the Sauce" teaches kids that clouds have feelings, and that they should try to cheer up rain clouds, because "they're sad".
    • "Pyramid Scheme" and "The Dignity of Teeth" encourage greed.
    • "The Return of Slade" has a message about forgetting your childhood, and that cartoons should only be for kids, which is not entirely true, some even include clever adult jokes only adults will understand showing that even adults can watch cartoons
    • "Staring at the Future" teaches that responsibility is bad, and that if your friends are responsible members of society, then their lives suck, and it is recommended to screw them over, so that they'll conform to your lifestyle.
    • "Artful Dodgers" encourages cheating, which is a serious offense, especially in school.
    • "Mas y Menos" encourages glory-hounding and showboating.
    • "The True Meaning of Christmas" boils down to Christmas being entirely about presents, and nothing else; the Titans even destroy Santa's workshop when he preaches the true meaning of Christmas.
      • Speaking of Santa Claus, who is a part of the Christmas lore, is much villainous just like this Santa, who is a barbarian from the comic Santa the Barbarian.
    • "Books" boils down to books being dangerous.
    • "Accept the Next Proposition You Hear" teaches viewers that they should have other people make decisions for them.
    • "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory" boils down to taking your anger out on your friends if things don't go your way.
    • "Knowledge" teaches that intelligence is bad, and can make you into a boring bummer; an insufferable, judgmental, and overly-critical person, whom no one will want to befriend, which again is not true at all, even smart people can have fun.
    • "Nean" teaches that being mean sometimes is okay, which it is not. In fact, it could actually get you in trouble.
    • "Think About Your Future" teaches that making bad life decisions, and living your lives to the shortest is recommended.
    • "Who's Laughing Now" teaches that college is pointless, and that people should just live their lives, which is a bad lesson to teach because, although college is not for everyone, it leads to a high-paying job that can support people for life.
    • "The Scoop" encourages objectophilia, and that it's okay to have unhealthy obsessions with inanimate objects, to the point where they're treated like an actual person.
    • "The Metric System vs Freedom" teaches viewers that the metric system is dangerous, and should not be used whatsoever, or else you'll end up like an evil scientist.
    • "Hot Salad Water" basically preaches blind nationalism and xenophobia, by portraying the United States of America as the greatest nation ever, and depicting Britain as stuck in the 1700's, and seeking to recolonize the United States.
    • "Hot Garbage" encourages hoarding, a serious psychological problem.
    • "Boys vs Girls" says that girls are better than boys in every way, except at giving speeches. Not only does that encourage sexism, but it also encourages others into believing they are superior to others.
    • "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt" teaches kids to be sore losers.
  34. The voice acting, while great, can also get rather annoying at times, since the characters tend to scream a lot, which can get a bit irritating at certain points in the show.
  35. Ever since the show became popular with children, Cartoon Network started making merchandise on the show and milking it dry.
  36. Poorly dubbed clips from the original series are added in at times for a cheap joke and a quick laugh.
    • Quite a few clips of the original 2003 original series are used horribly, just for comedic effect and that's it, with the characters using their Teen Titans Go! personalities, and the animation looking oddly dated, when compared to the original animations from the 2003 series, due to the animators using flash for this type of animation, which does not fit the 2003 art style at all, since it's meant to replicate anime shows, such as Pokémon, Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece.
  37. There are many bad and mediocre episodes.
  38. Season 2 is by far the worst out of all, as it contains more bad episodes than good ones.
  39. The show is full of plagiarism.
    • Mouth Hole features a character who looks exactly like Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast.
    • At the beginning of Origins, an instrumental version of The Loud House theme song can be heard.
    • Pepo the Pumpkin is just Frosty the Snowman with pumpkins in place of a snowman.
    • The Cape is nothing but a poorly edited version of the first episode of the original 2003 series "Divide and Conquer".
    • Booby Trap House is just a poor parody of Home Alone.
    • Cool Uncles indirectly makes fun of Full House for a one-off gag.
    • Real Boy Adventures is just a stale parody of Pinocchio with terrible and uncreative naming. Cyborg is called Fleshy Guy in this episode, we're not kidding!
    • Hot Garbage has a scene that's literally an insulting version of Whole New World from Aladdin.
    • We're Off To Get Awards is just a poor parody of The Wizard of Oz.
    • Employer Of The Month: Redux shares the exact same plot of the original 2003 series with the same episode name, except here it has a disturbing cow milking scene.
    • As mentioned before, Them Soviet Boys makes fun of montages
  40. There are times where the show outright tries to insult or mock the original series.
  41. Some episodes have plots that are literally the same plots of episodes of other shows, often times better than Teen Titans Go! itself. Examples include:
    • The Scoop literally has the same plot same plot of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, To Love A Patty, except there are no gross close-ups, and the character learns a bad lesson.
    • Dignity of Teeth has the same plot as the The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode, Moral Decay except it's done worse than the latter.
    • Chicken in the Cradle has the same plot as the Family Guy episode, Stewie is Enciente, except, the pregnancy is not done purposefully.
    • Breakfast has the same plot as the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episode, Too Much of a Doodle Thing, except instead of focusing on eating ONE FOOD EVERY MEAL OF THE DAY, it focuses on eating one type of food every meal of the day, breakfast foods. The ending is also a ripoff, because like Wubbzy at the end of the episode, the Titans turn into said food that they were eating everyday.
    • "Whodunnit?" is too similar to the infamous Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn episode, "Poodunit?" but instead of figuring out who forgot to flush, the Titans figure out who clogged the toilet.
    • "Plot Holes" is too similar to the Unikitty episode PLOT Device but instead of dealing with a literal plot device, the episode deals with plot holes.

Qualities That Are "The" Redeeming

  1. The series started amazingly well with 3 good episodes. Sadly, the show went downhill, after the episode "Dog Hand".
  2. There are a handful of good or decent episodes here and there.
  3. Since season 4, the show has been slightly improving, as the bright color palette becomes toned down by later seasons and there are a little fewer bad episodes, but that's not saying much, since it still has bad episodes like "The Scoop".
    • The first season is also pretty decent, despite its flaws.
  4. The animation, while choppy and a downgrade for the original, the art style can be pleasing to the eye and nice to look at.
    • It even got improved in the newer seasons.
    • In addition, there are times where the animation is actually quite good, and the background looks really beautiful and top notch.
  5. Not all of the morals and lessons are toxic; in fact, a handful of episodes manage to teach its viewers good ones, too:
    • "Pyramid Scheme," although it encourages greed, teaches that pyramid schemes are bad, although not because of mummies.
    • "Spice Game" recommends living life in the middle; not too bland, but not too dangerous, either.
    • "Vegetables" encourage staying on a balanced diet.
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg teach lessons about the colors of the sky and romantic chemistry in "Permanent Record".
    • "Burger vs. Burrito" and "Cy and Beasty" teach that having different opinions from one another is acceptable; the ending drives this home by having Cyborg and Beast Boy tasting their respective foods and enjoying them.
      • Speaking of which, if you do like these seasons or any of the shows, movies, games, or networks on this wiki, that's respectable, even if most people say that they suck.
    • "Smile Bones" teaches eating food normally and recommends against wolfing down your food, though it does so in a way that made TV Tropes question if substance abuse occurred behind the scenes.
    • "Colors of Raven" boils down to the basics of how emotions work, whenever you feel happy, sad, angry, fear, joy, etc., as told by Starfire at the end of this episode.
    • "Polly Ethylene and Tara Phthalate" teach kids how to recycle things.
    • "Just A Little Patience...Yeah...Yeah" encourages patience.
    • "Kabooms, parts 1 and 2" encourage exposition, in a plot and tone down on explosive special effects. It also teaches the conflict of creative differences.
    • "Dignity Of Teeth" teaches that selling your teeth is not a good way to earn money.
  6. The voice acting despite sometimes being annoying is at least decent, This is because most of the voices cast from the original still retain their respective roles. For example, Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes, Tara Strong, and Khary Payton still reprise their roles as the Teen Titans.
    • And, it contains lesser-known references to DC.
  7. Some of the characters such as The H.I.V.E. Members, including Jinx, Trigon, Cyborg, despite his characterization being dumbed down in some episodes, Superman, Sticky Joe, Commissioner Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, The DC Superheroes, Silkie, Control Freak, Brother Blood, Bumblebee Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Harley Quinn, The Flash, Raven and Fall Out Boy, they guest-starred in The Night Begins to Shine, and they had a pretty decent role.
    • The characters of Beetlejuice, with Alex Brightman reprising his role as the titular character from the Broadway adaptation.
  8. The first movie was decent, and earned a page on the Greatest Movies Wiki. However, its legacy has detained over time, due to the next two films that came before it.
  9. The action scenes can also be pretty entertaining, when there is one.
    • Some of the villains, like Control Freak, could still retain their charm from their original incarnation.
  10. There are catchy and good songs, like the credits music, and "The Night Begins to Shine", not to be confused with the miniseries of the same name. Puffy AmiYumi, the J-pop duo who sang the original Teen Titans' theme song, even did a cover of "The Night Begins to Shine" and more.
    • To add to this, the remixed theme song is catchy, despite being short. It was also remixed by Mix Master Mike.
    • Even the bad songs can be sometimes catchy.
  11. Some of the charms from the 2003 series are still present in this show in a few ways, such as the actors coming back to reprise their roles as the characters which were nice of them to do.
  12. The world-building is decent.
  13. BBRae is a cute episode.
    • In Addition, it was pretty interesting seeing that Beast Boy and Raven finally became a couple after the episode.
  14. Silkie's character design is still cute, as always.
  15. Control Freak and Brother Blood are the most entertaining villains in the series.
  16. There are some good cameos and crossovers such as:
    • Freakazoid, which is interesting to see him back since the '90s, and it's known as one of the best cameos of the entire series.
    • DC Superhero Girls
    • Batman and Commissioner Gordon
    • Wonder Woman
    • The Penguin
    • The Flash
    • Killer Croc
    • Catwoman
    • Batgirl
    • Harley Quinn
    • The Joker
    • Young Justice Team, depending on your view.
    • Two-Face
    • Poison Ivy
    • Mr Freeze
    • The Riddler
    • Shazam, Mamaragan and Mr. Mind, even though the Titans make fun of them throughout the whole episode.
    • The Powerpuff Girls, depending on your view.
    • The original Teen Titans, depending on your view.
    • ThunderCats, depending on your view.
    • Aquaman
    • Superman
    • Bob Uecker
    • Scooby Doo Gang
    • B.E.R Band
    • Beetlejuice
    • Fall Out Boy
  17. The show occasionally has crossover with obscure cartoons from the 1980s-1990s that are actually respectful to the source material, such as Turbo Teen and Freakazoid.
  18. There are a handful of times where the show can get pretty funny, such as whenever it doesn't rely on low-brow gags to tell actual self-aware and self-deprecating jokes, though to be fair, there is also a wrong way of doing this.
    • The running gag where the Titans sing the "Shrimps and Prime Rib" song.
    • The brushing scene in "Dignity of Teeth".
    • The scene where Beast Boy turns into different animals to take naps while he's old in "Salty Codgers".
    • The cutaway gag about how Robin goes pants shopping in "Croissant".
    • Starfire sounding like a man in the "improved" cartoon in "The Fourth Wall".
    • The fourth wall jokes can be pretty funny when they aren't bad.
  19. There are some tear-jerking and heartwarming moments, when they aren't forced:
    • In "Salty Codgers" the Titans get turned into old people, and later, temporarily, die from old age, followed by Cyborg's grandchild saying "I miss Grandpa."
  20. As mentioned above, the concept is kind of interesting, despite being poorly executed.
  21. Some of the 1980s-1990s references are actually clever
  22. Some memorable lines like: "Guys, look! ...a birdie!"
    • In fact, the line from the previous fact became a meme.
  23. Despite all of the show's flaws, it is great to see another Teen Titans related media after 7 years.

Notable Bad Episodes

Season 1 (2013-2014)

  1. "Dog Hand" (the first bad episode, and a filler episode.)
  2. "The Date"
  3. "Double Trouble"
  4. "Dude Relax!" (a Robin torture episode.)
  5. "Laundry Day" (an episode where the Titans are naked for most of the episode.)
  6. "Ghost Boy" (the episode that is one of the biggest reasons why the show is universally hated by audiences, and fans of the 2003 series.)
  7. "Hey Pizza!"
  8. "Gorilla"
  9. "You're Fired"
  10. "Super Robin"
  11. "Tower Power"
  12. "Parasite"
  13. "Star Liar"
  14. "Meatball Party"
  15. "Staff Meeting"
  16. "Artful Dodgers"
  17. "The Left Leg" (also an episode where Robin acts like a brat for the majority of this episode.)
  18. "Books"
  19. "Lazy Sunday"
  20. "Power Moves"
  21. "Staring at the Future"
  22. "No Power"
  23. "Sidekick"
  24. "Caged Tiger"
  25. "Second Christmas"
  26. "Nose Mouth" (an episode where Raven is at her worst.)
  27. "Legs"
  28. "Waffles" (probably the most annoying episode of the show, as it serves as nothing, but filler, and also has the episode title repeated 180 times in the episode, which is more than the amount of whip cracks in a Johnny Test episode.)
  29. "Birds"
  30. "Brain Food"
  31. "Missing"
  32. "Uncle Jokes"
  33. "Mas y Menos"
  34. "Grandma Voice"
  35. "Real Magic"

Season 2 (2014-2015)

  1. "Mr Butt" (a horrible way to start off season 2)
  2. "Pirates" (makes fun of pirate stereotypes.)
  3. "Money Grandma" (makes fun of George Washington.)
  4. "I See You"
  5. "Nature"
  6. "Salty Codgers"
  7. "Knowledge"
  8. "Baby Hands" (starts the unfunny running gag, where Robin has hands disproportionately small, compared to the rest of his body.)
  9. "Sandwich Thief"
  10. "The Mask"
  11. "Serious Business"
  12. "Boys vs Girls"
  13. "Body Adventure" (banned episode, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
  14. "Thanksgiving"
  15. "The Best Robin"
  16. "Mouth Hole"
  17. "Hot Garbage"
  18. "Robin Backwards"
  19. "Crazy Day"
  20. "Smile Bones"
  21. "Real Boy Adventures" (a bad Pinocchio parody.)
  22. "Hose Water"
  23. "Let's Get Serious" (the first hater episode of Teen Titans Go!, which kickstarted A VERY AWFUL TREND, where the staff picks on the haters of the show.)
  24. "Tamarian Vacation"
  25. "Rocks and Water"
  26. "Multiple Trick Pony" (starts the awful trend in the series, where Robin cheats by breaking Kid Flash's leg.)
  27. "Truth, Justice and What?!" (makes fun of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)
  28. "Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp"
  29. "Oil Drums"
  30. "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt" (makes fun of soccer.)
  31. "Head Fruit"
  32. "Yearbook Madness"
  33. "Beast Man"
  34. "Nean"
  35. "And The Award for Sound Design Goes To"
  36. "The Hive Five"
  37. "The Return of Slade" (another hater episode and one of the worst episodes in the entire series.)
  38. "More of the Same" (an awful New Years special that portrays baby New Year and Father Time as sadists.)
  39. "Some of their Parts"

Season 3 (2015-2016)

  1. "Cat's Fancy" (which started season 3 on a sour note. It also makes fun of cat ladies.)
  2. "Leg Day" (a terrible sequel to the already terrible episode, Legs.)
  3. "Dignity of Teeth"
  4. "Croissant" (one of the most disgusting episodes of the entire series.)
  5. "Spice Game" (unintentionally comes off as an awful drug PSA.)
  6. "'’m the Sauce" (the most stupid episode.)
  7. "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me In Your Memory" (an insulting parody of the movie, The Breakfast Club.)
  8. "Accept The Next Proposition You Hear"
  9. "The Fourth Wall" (hater episode.)
  10. "A Farce" (makes fun of court shows, such as People's Court, America's Court with Judge Ross and Judge Judy and it is also considered as a hater episode.)
  11. "Animals, It's Just a Word"
  12. "BBBDAY!"
  13. "Black Friday (a terrible parody of "The Christmas Carol".)
  14. "Two Parter" (the episode with the worst title in the entire series.)
  15. "The True Meaning of Christmas" (the worst Christmas special in not only the entire series, but entertainment as a whole.)
  16. "Pyramid Scheme" (contains a gag that will go on to be the plot of a later episode, Chicken in the Cradle, where Beast Boy lays fertilized egg in chicken form.)
  17. "Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck And It's Bad" (a terrible St. Patrick's Day episode.)
  18. "The Teen Titans Go! Easter Special"
  19. "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" (a mean-spirited April Fool's Day special.)
  20. "Bottle Episode" (an episode that makes fun of bottle episodes and clip shows.)
  21. "Finally a Lesson" (hater episode.)
  22. "Arms Race with Legs"
  23. "Obinary" (makes fun of Pig Latin, and ancient civilizations.)
  24. "The Art Of Ninjutsu"
  25. "Think About Your Future"
  26. "TTG v PPG"
  27. "Booty Scooty"
  28. "Who's Laughing Now" (insults people who go to college.)
  29. "Snuggle Time"

Season 4 (2016-2018)

  1. "Halloween v Christmas" (poorly tries to mesh Halloween and Christmas together like Nightmare Before Christmas, which is the only movie and piece of media that can mesh those holidays beautifully.)
  2. "Booby Trap House" (a bad Home Alone parody.)
  3. "Teen Titans Save Christmas"
  4. "The Streak"
  5. "The Inner Beauty of a Cactus" (unintentionally comes off as omniphilic, there's an unfunny gag where Raven uses a cactus as a puppet to "date" Robin.)
  6. "Permanent Record" (makes fun of the Magic School Bus.)
  7. "Titans Saving Time" (one of the weirdest episodes in the entire series.)
  8. "The Gold Standard" (a terrible sequel to "Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck and It's Bad".)
  9. "Master Detective" (has a very insulting ending.)
  10. "Easter Creeps"
  11. "Hand Zombie" (discourages washing hands.)
  12. "Employer Of The Month: Redux" (poorly recycles the plot of the original 2003 Teen Titans series episode with the same title.)
  13. "The Avogodo" (a very racist episode to Mexican people.)
  14. "Jinxed" (a poor parody of "The Little Mermaid".)
  15. "Brain Percentages"
  16. "Hot Salad Water" (this episode is very racist towards Britain.)
  17. "Lication"
  18. "Ones and Zeroes"
  19. "Costume Contest"
  20. "Thanksgetting"
  21. "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular!" (hater episode.)
  22. "Beast Girl" (an episode with the worst advertising of any Cartoon Network premiere.)
  23. "Mo' Money Mo' Problems"

Season 5 (2018-2019)

  1. "The Scoop"
  2. "Chicken in the Cradle" (serves as a metaphor for teen pregnancy.)
  3. "Tower Renovation" (hypocritically makes fun of all of the shows on HGTV.)
  4. "The Power of Shrimps"
  5. "Quantum Fun" (makes fun of quantum mechanics.)
  6. "Slapping Butts and Celebrating For No Reason" (makes fun of football, the Super Bowl, the NFL, and its fans and viewers.)
  7. "Business Ethics Wink Wink" (makes fun of the girl scouts.)
  8. "Genie Presisent" (depending on your view.)
  9. "The Metric System vs Freedom" (makes fun of the metric system, and in a rather offensive way.)
  10. "The Chaff" (a hater episode that mocks Disney.)
  11. "Little Elvis" (was supposed to promote the "Shazam" movie, but makes fun of it instead.)
  12. "Booty Eggs"
  13. "Stockton, CA" (makes fun of the reasons why people are moving out of California.)
  14. "Communicate Openly" (which started the Bumblebee Arc on a sour note.)
  15. "The Great Disaster" (the second worst episode in the Bumblebee arc.)
  16. "Curse of the Booty Scooty"
  17. "Witch's Brew" (one of the second weirdest episodes of the entire series.)

Season 6 (2019-2021)

  1. "Butt Atoms" (arguably, the most disgusting episode of the entire series, and started season 6 on a horrid note.)
  2. That's What's Up” (an episode with a rather cringe-worthy title.)
  3. "We're Off to Get Awards" (a bad The Wizard of Oz parody.)
  4. "Walk Away" (makes fun of used car dealerships.)
  5. "Titans Go Casual" (makes fun of superheroes when they're not fighting crime and first responders, which is hypocritical, considering the show focuses on the Teen Titans when they’re not fighting crime.)
  6. "Rain On Your Wedding"
  7. "Teen Titans Roar!" (the worst crossover of the entire series and hypocritically makes fun of how awful Thundercats Roar is as a reboot, and arguably the worst episode of the entire show)
  8. "Bucket List" (this episode contains an uncensored scene depicting child abuse that somehow got past the network censors, also considered the worst episode.)
  9. "Thumb War
  10. "Toddler Titans... Yay! (makes fun of shows aimed at preschool-aged children, and relies on the LONG DEAD trope where the characters break the 4th wall to talk to the viewers, a trope that has not been used since the early 2010's.)
  11. "Baby Mouth" (a very racist episode to Babylon.)
  12. "The Cast"
  13. "Lucky Stars" (makes fun of people who are obsessed with horoscopes.)
  14. "Cool Uncles" (has a joke that makes fun of Full House.)
  15. "Butter Wall"
  16. "Just A Little Patience...Yeah...Yeah"
  17. "I Am Chair" (has one of the most disturbing endings of all time.)
  18. "Bumgorf" (has one of the worst animations of the entire series.)
  19. "Feed Me" (which ended season 6 on a sour note.)

Season 7 (2021-2022)

  1. "The Mug" (this episode makes fun of American sitcoms, and started season 7 on a sour note.)
  2. "Hafo Safo" (makes fun of people in the Los Angeles area of California and contains foot fetish.)
  3. "Zimdings" (makes fun of fonts.)
  4. "P.P"
  5. "A Little Help Please" (hater episode.)
  6. "T is for Titans"
  7. "Manor and Mannerisms" (depending on your view.)
  8. "EEBows" (one of the weirdest episodes of the entire series.)
  9. "Batman's Birthday Gift" (depending on your view.)
  10. "DC" (a terrible fourth wall that seems to serve as an excuse for DC to pick on Marvel once again, and makes fun of SpongeBob SquarePants.)
  11. "Pepo The Pumpkinman" (a poor Frosty the Snowman parody and tries to mesh Halloween and Christmas again.)
  12. "Breakfast" (arguably, the weirdest episode of the entire series.)
  13. "Captain Cool" (afiller episode.)
  14. "Glunkakakakah" (another filler episode.)
  15. "Control Freak"
  16. "The Drip"
  17. "Standards & Practices" (or otherwise known as S&P, a hater episode.)
  18. "Belly Math" filler episode.)
  19. "Free Perk" (makes fun of why insurance is important.)
  20. "Go!" (hater episode.)
  21. "Finding Aquaman" (a poor parody of Finding Nemo.)
  22. "Sweet Revenge" (a terrible sequel to a good episode, "Villains in a Van Getting Gelato".)
  23. "The Perfect Pitch?" (hater episode.)
  24. "Natural Gas" (makes fun of the inflation in the United States.)
  25. "50% Chad" (relies on jokes about the outdated "Chad", a slur for a very attractive, snooty man memes.)
  26. "365" (hater episode.)
  27. "Welcome to Halloween"

Season 8 (2022-present)

  1. "Always Be Crimefighting"
  2. "Toilet Water"
  3. "Plot Holes" (hater episode.)
  4. "Warner Bros 100th anniversary" (A worst way to celebrate Warner Bros 100th anniversary.)

Miniseries

  1. "Island Adventures" (makes fun of various media that contains an island setting, the final episode is also a hater episode.)
  2. "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star" (makes fun of talent reality TV shows, such as America's Got Talent and American Idol.)

Notable Good Episodes

Season 1 (2013-2014)

  1. "Legendary Sandwich" (which started the show on a legendary note.)
  2. "Pie Bros"
  3. "Driver's Ed"
  4. "La Larva de Amor"
  5. "Girl's Night Out"
  6. "Terra-ized"
  7. "Burger vs Burrito"
  8. "Matched"
  9. "Colors of Raven"
  10. "Starfire The Terrible"
  11. "Breakfast Cheese"
  12. "Be Mine"
  13. "Opposites"
  14. "In and Out"
  15. "Little Buddies"
  16. "Dreams"
  17. "Puppets Whaaaaat?" (which ended season 1 on a high note.)

Season 2 (2014-2015)

  1. "Man Person"
  2. "Brian"
  3. "Slumber Party"
  4. "Love Monsters"
  5. "Caramel Apples"
  6. "Friendship" (depending on your view.)
  7. "Vegetables"
  8. "Halloween"
  9. "Road Trip"
  10. "Video Game References"
  11. "Cool School"
  12. "Operation: Tin Man"
  13. "Campfire Stories"

Season 3 (2015-2016)

  1. "40%, 40%, 20%" (perhaps the most famous episode.)
  2. "Grube's Fairytales"
  3. "Scary Figure Dance"
  4. "Squash & Stretch"
  5. "Garage Sale"
  6. "Secret Garden"
  7. "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul"
  8. "How 'Bout Some Effort"
  9. "Wally T" (depending on your view.)
  10. "Rad Dudes with Bad Tud"
  11. "Operation Dude Rescue"
  12. "History Lesson"
  13. "The Oregon Trail"
  14. "Oh Yeah!"
  15. "Riding The Dragon"
  16. "The Overbite"
  17. "The Cape" (a rare moment where the show has a good parody of the original series, and also ended season 3 on a decent note.)

Season 4 (2016-2018)

  1. "Shrimps and Prime Rib" (which started season 4 on a high note and kickstarts a running gag, where the Titans sing the "Shrimps and Prime Rib" song.)
  2. "Fish Water"
  3. "BBSFBDAY"
  4. "BBRae"
  5. "Movie Night"
  6. "Orangins"
  7. "BL4Z3" (pays respect to handling computer hackers and pirates in a creative way.)
  8. "Labor Day"
  9. "Classic Titans"
  10. "Career Day"
  11. "The Academy" (an episode that rightfully picks on the Academy Awards.)
  12. "Throne of Bones" (a respectful tribute to heavy metal and jazz.)
  13. "Demon Prom"
  14. "BBCYFSHIPBDAY"
  15. "Flashback"
  16. "Bro-Pocalypse"

Season 5 (2018-2019)

  1. "Kabooms"
  2. "My Name is Jose"
  3. "Monster Squad"
  4. "Real Orangins"
  5. "The Fight" (an episode that has the same feel as the original 2003 series Teen Titans.)
  6. "The Groover"
  7. "How's This for a Special!: SPAAAACE" (this episode pays a very respectful tribute to the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises.)
  8. "BBRBDAY"
  9. "Nostalgia is Not a Substitute"
  10. "Tall Titans Tales"
  11. "I Used To Be a People's"
  12. "Lil' Dimples"
  13. "Don't Be An Icarus"
  14. "What's Opera Titans"
  15. "Cartoon Feud"
  16. "Collect Them All"
  17. "Teen Titans Vroom!" (which ended season 5 on a high note, and is a respectful crossover with an obscure cartoon from the 1980s, Turbo Teen.)

Season 6 (2019-2021)

  1. "Beast Boy On A Shelf"
  2. "Christmas Crusaders"
  3. "Bat Scouts"
  4. "Record Book" (depending on your view.)
  5. "Magic Man"
  6. "Egg Hunt"
  7. "The Night Begins To Shine" (also known as the best episode in the series.)
  8. "Ghost with the Most" (known as the best crossover of the entire series.)
  9. "Kryptonite"
  10. "Huggbees" (also known as the best crossover of all time.)
  11. "Superhero Feud"
  12. "Various Modes of Transportation"
  13. "BBRAEDAY"
  14. "Don't Press Play"
  15. "Real Art"
  16. "Villains In A Van Getting Gelato" (an episode that has a similar feel to a classic Family Guy episode.)

Season 7 (2021-2022)

  1. "Pig in a Poke"
  2. "Cy and Beasty" (great parody of Tom & Jerry.)
  3. "Mark Wolfman and George Pèrez"
  4. "Creative Geniuses"
  5. "Trans Oceanic Magical..."
  6. "Polly Ethylene and Tara"
  7. "Jam"
  8. "A Doom Patrol Thanksgiving"
  9. "A Holiday Story"
  10. "Porch Pirates"
  11. "A Sticky Situation"
  12. "Pool Season"
  13. "Kyle"
  14. "We'll Be Right Back" (depending on your view.)
  15. "Jump City Rock" (pays respectful tribute to Rock Music.)
  16. "The Score"
  17. "The Great Holiday Escape" (which ended season 7 on a high note.)

Season 8 (2022-present)

  1. "Looking for Love" (which started season 8 on a high note.)
  2. "Winning a Golf Tournament"
  3. "A Stickier Situation"
  4. "A Holiday Story"
  5. "Teen Titans Action!"
  6. "Intro"

Miniseries

  1. "The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though it Was the Day" (known as the best miniseries in the series, it was so popular, it spawned its own spinoff series.)
  2. "Super Summer Hero Camp" (depending on your view.)
  3. "The Bumblebee Arc" (except for "Communicate Openly" and "The Great Disaster".)
  4. "Godsville"
  5. "Where Exactly On The Global Earth Is Carl Sanpedro" (a miniseries that respectfully parodies the 1985 game "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego".)
  6. "Space House" (the first crossover miniseries.)
  7. "TV Knight Saga"

Reception

Teen Titans Go! has received generally mixed reviews by critics. IGN writer Scott Collura gave the pilot episode a score of 7.8 out of 10, stating that "DC Animation revamps the beloved Teen Titans series for a new generation – with pretty fun results". Randy Schiff of The Buffalo News praised its writing and animation, calling it a "consistently quirky comedy that is often laced with keen social commentary". After the trailer for the series' film adaptation was released, Scott Mendelson of Forbes praised the series and its "nihilistic madness", writing that "Taken on its own terms, it is blisteringly funny and endlessly clever, offering grimly cynical history lessons, comedic, grim, and dark holiday specials, and occasional pure fantasy freak-outs...amid some serious superhero genre trolling and self-commentary". The first season holds an approval rating of 67% based on 9 reviews on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Writing for Slant Magazine, Lee Wang gave the show 2 stars out of 4, saying "Teen Titans Go! would offer little to even the most ardent Titans nostalgists and completists". Aaron Wiseman of Moviepilot cited various criticisms of the show, noting slight appreciation for the characters of Starfire and Raven..

However, despite the mixed reviews by critics, the show was heavily panned by audiences, fans of the original Teen Titans and internet reviewers and is considered as one of the worst Cartoon Network shows, as well one of the most controversial shows ever. PhantomStrider ranked the show #4 on his Top 10 Worst Cartoon Network Shows and Top 10 Worst Cartoon Remakes, as well making a Top 6 Worst Teen Titans Go! Episodes. RebelTaxi initially didn't consider Teen Titans Go! that bad but later ranked the show #8 on his Top 10 WORST Animated REBOOTS REVIVALS.

Ratings

The show's pilot episode brought in over 3 million viewers. On June 11, 2013, Cartoon Network renewed Teen Titans Go! for a second season, citing successful ratings. According to Hope King, a tech reporter for CNN Money, Teen Titans Go! was one out of three of the most viewed television shows and other media to contribute to a record setting 1.3 million simultaneous Xfinity On-Demand viewings during the January 2016 United States blizzard.

It currently has a 5.5/10 on IMDb and a 74% on Google. It has also been given bad ratings on TV.com (3.9/10)

Trivia

  • Related to some of the reasons above, the main reason why the show is extremely comedic in the first place is that one of the creators, Aaron Horvath, was actually one of the crew members of the Cartoon Network show MAD, which was based on the magazine of the same name, meaning that the reason for the show's wackiness is because the people behind this worked on a more comedic show, which might explain why the show is so lighthearted in the first place.
  • The animation where the Titans dance in the opening theme is different in each seasons.
  • Steve Borst, one of the writers for this show was also the writer of MAD and the creator of Breadwinners.
  • The creators of this show claimed that they have only seen a couple of episodes of the original Teen Titans, but they do admit it was a pretty good show.
  • Some of the crew members of the 2003 series returned to work on Teen Titans Go!
  • As of 2023, the show has 8 seasons, over 378 episodes and counting, making it Cartoon Network's longest-running animated series, right next to Johnny Test (2005) and Ed, Edd n Eddy. It is also the longest-running Teen Titans series, airing for 8 seasons, as well as from DC'S parent company, Warner Bros. Animation.
  • Since season 5, viewership for the show has declined.
  • This show is very popular in France, Latin America, and Japan.
  • The creators of this show are the directors of The Super Mario Bros. Movie for Illumination Entertainment that was released on April 5, 2023.
  • In 2021, Cartoon Network announced a spin-off series based on the Night Begins to Shine episodes.
  • This show was once sponsored in a Roblox event.
  • In 2022, the "Guys Look, A Birdie!" line was spawned as an internet meme.

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