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Let's Get Serious (Teen Titans Go!)

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Let's Get Serious
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This episode basically predicted Titans.
Part of Season: 2
Episode Number: 32
Air Date: February 26, 2015
Writer: Michael Jelenic
Aaron Horvath
Director: Peter Rida Michail
Previous episode: Hose Water
Next episode: Tamaranian Vacation


"Let's Get Serious" is the thirty-second episode of the second season of Teen Titans Go!, and the eighty-fourth overall episode of the series.

Summary

After the Young Justice heroes easily take out the H.I.V.E. while the Teen Titans make silly jokes, Robin makes the team more seriously.

Why It Tripped Over The Serious Line

  1. This is once again, another episode that lashes at the criticism this show gets over the emphasis on trying to be "serious".
  2. This episode proves a lot about how pathetic the show is. At the beginning of the episode, all of the flaws of this show and the flaws of the characters are stated completely. But even though this show notices its flaws, it never does anything to fix it. But instead, they use the acknowledgment of its flaws to completely use so much work and effort to lash at the criticism that this show gets.
  3. While the Young Justice team does appear, only Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm) is accurately portrayed, while Superboy and Miss Martian are doing things that they didn't canonically and visibly do in the original Young Justice show.
  4. Robin suddenly mentioning his dead parents was both strange and rather unnecessary for a kids' show.
  5. The Titans turn themselves into "serious" people but the results didn’t work out, but for all the wrong reasons.
    • The Titans' "serious attitude" makes them look dumber than serious!
    • Speaking of their "serious designs", they look hilariously awful, gross and creepy as the designers have tried too hard to make the Titans look serious with "realistic features" (where the face designs look uncanny with their chins wide up to their mouths for the Titans), and which makes it a huge insult to the character designs of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
  6. Plot Hole: Billy numerous is wielding an AK-47 in one scene, why is that? He has self-replicating powers, so why would he need a gun?
  7. There is also a dumb moment at the end of the episode where Beast Boy and Cyborg get into a heated argument as Beast Boy accuses Cyborg for drinking his juice. And the fight gets so intense, only for the Titans to scream and lash out as the Titans Tower explodes. Thus, leaving the Titans, disbanded at the end of this episode.
  8. Bad Moral: Being serious makes you look like a complete idiot.
  9. The episode was just made to poke fun at people who complain about the show's light-hearted tone.
  10. Overuse of the word "Serious" can get on your last nerve, especially in the "Serious" song.
  11. The H.I.V.E. Five are even weaker than they are in other episodes.
  12. Not only does this episode poke fun at the people who complain about the show lacking the dark and serious tones from the original 2003 show, but it also pokes fun at the people who complain about the show replacing Young Justice, which originally got canceled after Season 2 due to poor toy sales (which it's toy licensee, Mattel, pulled its funding) until the series returned for a third season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders on DC Comics' streaming service. And later renewed again, for the fourth and recent season titled: Young Justice: Phantoms on HBO Max, only.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. As mentioned above the Young Justice appears here.
    • Watching Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm) calling out the Titans for their actions was interesting and justified.
  2. The Titans at least were doing some awesome stuff, like blowing up a nuke for instance.
  3. The "Let's Get Serious" song is funny.
  4. The ending was a little bit funny.
  5. Serious Robin's quote "There is good and there is evil and the line between them is clear."
  6. It came out right before a slew of movies and series over the coming years that could be considered "too serious". To wit, a few months after the episode first aired, Man of Steel had a scene where Superman breaks General Zod's neck to save the city, much to the ridicule of comic fans. Its relevance temporarily skyrocketed when the Titans TV show was revealed, being a darker take on the comics with at-first mixed reception, meaning hindsight had briefly turned "Let's Get Serious" into a surprisingly accurate parody of DC's own body of work.

Trivia

  • Cyborg's "serious" angry closeup still-face is used for the direct-to-video film, Teen Titans Go vs. Teen Titans, where the Go! Cyborg is describing their original 2003 counterparts.

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