Staring At The Future (Teen Titans Go!)

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Staring At The Future (Teen Titans Go!)
This is how it all started. Seriously!
Part of Season: 1
Episode Number: 31
Air Date: October 30, 2013
Writer: John Loy
Director: Scott O'Brien
Previous episode: Power Moves
Next episode: No Power

Staring at the Future is the thirty-first episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!, and the thirty-first overall episode of the series.


Cyborg and Beast Boy have a staring contest that lasts for thirty years, bringing them face-to-face with a future of adulthood and responsibility... and they hate it.

Why It Sucks

  1. The whole episode is an insulting parody of the beloved Teen TitansBTSW episode "How Long Is Forever?".
  2. As the summary explains, when Cyborg and Beast Boy accidentally (and somehow) travel 30 years into the future, they see their friends have great adulthoods with lots of responsibilities... and they hate it.
    • This episode also portrays them as even more immature, reactionary jerks than previously depicted.
  3. Speaking of time travel, they did that by staring at a increasingly old and moldy pizza slice, and they didn't even age until they realized they're in the future after one of them loses the staring contest.
  4. Some plotholes:
    • If Beast Boy is a vegetarian, then why would he and even care about eat a pepperoni pizza?
    • How come the pizza slice Beast Boy and Cyborg were staring at didn't get moldy?
    • Why weren't Beast Boy and Cyborg kicked out of the restaurant?
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg didn't age when they stared at the pizza while their friends did, but when they ate the pizza, it's reversed.
  5. In the beginning of this episode, the two cause havoc by doing rodeo indoors.
  6. To "save" their friends' futures, they go back in time, change one little thing and ruined their friends' futures simply because they thought they had become lame. Why are these two heroes again? They acted more like villains who ruined and destroyed everything.
  7. The ending is bad, as their plan works and now Jump City is destroyed thanks to the robots, along with undoing Robin, Starfire and Raven's futures. And Cyborg and Beast Boy don't even care. "Our heroes, everyone!"
  8. The moral seems to be "avoid responsibility at all costs and ruin your friends' lives if you don't like how they're living it and be jealous that your friends are better than you!".
  9. One of the things in the future involves Adult!Robin (or Nightwing as he is called) having children. Now remember that Beast Boy and Cyborg undid the future because they didn't like responsibilities. They prevented new and wonderful babies from being born, and on top of that, Beast Boy even outright states that Robin's family is horrible. How selfish, narcissistic and apathetic are they?

Redeeming Qualities

  1. For the first time, Robin was right.
  2. This episode also unironically portrays the Adult!Robin (Nightwing), Adult!Starfire, and Adult!Raven as developed matured characters, somewhat like its original 2003 counterparts, while being unfortunate badly mocked in the same time.


  • So far, this is the least-viewed episode of Teen Titans Go!, with only 1.254 million people watching it.


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