Teen Titans Go!

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Teen Titans Go!
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Genre: Action
Comedy
Adventure
Science fiction
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: April 23, 2013 — present
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Aaron Horvath
Michael Jelenic
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Scott Menville
Hynden Walch
Khary Payton
Tara Strong
Greg Cipes
Seasons: 6
Episodes: 289
Previous show: Teen TitansBTSW

Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team. It has aired since April 23, 2013.

Plot

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 comic, crazy and parodic - 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. 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.

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. The show has also several cameo crossovers with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise; specifically the 2012 seriesBTSW, in which Greg Cipes and Scott Menville also participated as voice actors. Particularly, the episode "Truth, Justice, and What?" and Teen Titans Go! To the MoviesGMW feature guest appearances by the Turtles.

Why It Sucks

  1. Mediocre flash animation with easily noticeable animation errors in various episodes, such as character's eyes disappearing, or frames where someone stands still like a statue or characters switching places from time to time, especially compared to the original, which was released ten years prior.
  2. Some episodes have deceptive titles, notably "Dude, Relax", "I'm The Sauce", "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory", "The Return of Slade", and "Smile Bones", just to name a few.
  3. Many "villains" aren't much of a threat. Trigon, once an embodiment of evil in the comics and the Teen Titans series, is portrayed as a sitcom dad rather than a demonic father.
  4. False life lessons such as cheating to win, girls being better than boys, television keeping your brain from rotting, getting more presents on Christmas being more important than your family, being xenophobic towards science-fiction romance, harsh rejection as a joke, and books being bad.
  5. The creators and writers cannot handle even the slightest form of criticism, going as far as to purposely making episodes made specifically to mock either the criticism they get or critics, Internet reviewers, and even fans of the original Teen Titans.
  6. The Titans have been butchered badly to the point where they barely act anything like their original selves:
    • RobinLCW is a complete overbearing and severely mentally or psychologically ill dominant jerk. He barely ever gets any respect by his own team and they often don't listen to him, even if he doesn't do anything wrong or mean to them.
    • Starfire is more child-like and immature. In the episode "Breakfast Cheese" she acts like a hypocrite, as she tells the Titans to make peace with the H.I.V.E. Five, even thought they fought them in previous episodes. She also adds "the" in almost every sentence she says, and it gets annoying quickly.
    • Beast Boy has been turned into an immature, whiny teenager and lazy couch potato who barely gets up to do something simple.
    • Cyborg has become an annoying idiot, with his giraffe neck gag being annoying at times.
    • Raven, despite being the most likable out of the five, is a hypocritical fan of Pretty Pretty Pegasus (a parody of My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicBTSW). She has also been turned into an emo and typically depressed teenager.
  7. Attempts at humor are mostly either offensive, insulting, or contrived, mainly consisting of incredibly lowbrow jokes and toilet and gross-out humor.
  8. It's overly random and lots of things are excessively out-of-place.
  9. Due to its annoyance, laziness, randomness, and stupidity, most episodes can essentially be an eleven-minute long "It's made for kids!" excuse, and even a middle finger to the fans of the original Teen Titans since Teen Titans Go! disrespects the content and characterization from its predecessor.
  10. Horrid dialogue that sounds like it was written by a toddler.
  11. Inappropriate moments in a series that is supposed to be for children, notably when characters are seen twerking in some of the episodes, as seen in "Booty Scooty", and "The Fourth Wall", and when the Titans are shown worshiping Raven's legs in "Lady Legasus".
  12. Annoying and repetitive songs such as "Waffles", "I'm a Hot Pepper", "Pee Pee Dance", and the lackluster intro song.
  13. It is often insulting many other franchises of every type among other stuff, especially other DC properties as well as some film franchises like The MatrixE.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Indiana Jones. Two episodes, "Let's Get Serious" and "Money Grandma", even insulted the Young JusticeBTSW fan community and George Washington, respectively, as well.
  14. There is little-to-no continuity, and so many episodes aren't even connected.
    • One notable continuity error is when "Vegetables" establishes that Beast Boy is a vegetarian, even though he was seen eating meat in prior episodes.
  15. Many episodes in the series have a lot of padding, despite each of them having a regular runtime of eleven minutes.
  16. It became self-aware of how bad it is and is proud of that. As shown in the Episode: "The Fourth Wall" where the Titans tell this to Control Freak in the end.
  17. It lacks the charm of the original Teen Titans, since it mostly focuses on humor, barely focuses on action, and lacks the dark, serious tone of the aforementioned series.
    • The Titans also barely even go on adventures and mostly stay in their tower, unlike in the original show.
  18. The Titans behave more like villains than heroes and are far more annoying and unlikable than the "villains" themselves.
    • One notable example is in "The HIVE Five", where the Titans continuously torment the H.I.V.E., even though no one in the latter group was doing anything bad throughout the entire episode.
    • Another example is in "Finally a Lesson", where the Titans deliberately and harshly kick out the "villains" from their apartment homes.
    • In "Movie Night", Robin attacks Control Freak and steals his television, even though he was innocent at the time.
    • In "Caged Tiger", Dr. Light tries to redeem himself and join the Titans, but Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy refuse to accept his redemption and instead mercilessly beat him up for no apparent reason.
    • In "Snuggle Time", to get more free time with their cats and drink hot cocoa, the Titans straight-up become villains, build an evil lair, and remorselessly slaughter Batman, Batgirl, the Titans East, Aqualad, and Aquaman.
    • The Titans are constantly gunning for Robin's position as leader, to near-Starscream levels.
    • Mostly, justification of their destructive behaviors to "protect" Jump City and causing more collateral damage than any of the villains. The Titans treat it like their playground and are disrespectful towards citizens and even villains on their day off, intentionally creating enemies through ridiculous insults and inflicting harm on individuals such as the Mocking Birds, Zan (one of the Wonder Twins), Aqualad, etc.
  19. In the series, Darkseid is voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic, who never once sings.
  20. It completely ruins the Robin x Starfire relationship, since in this series Robin is either psychotically obsessed with Starfire or very abusive towards her (especially in "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me in Your Memory"), and Starfire states in no uncertain terms that she doesn't love Robin at all.
  21. The scary and/or dramatic music from episodes in the first season are recycled from videos on YouTube.
  22. Horrible morals in several episodes:
    • "Pyramid Scheme" encourages children to commit Ponzi schemes.
    • "Staring at the Future" teaches that responsibility is the worst thing ever and that if your friends are responsible members of society, their lives are horrible and you absolutely must screw them over.
    • "Artful Dodgers" basically says "cheaters always win".
    • "Mas y Menos" encourages glory-hounding and showboating.
    • "The True Meaning of Christmas" states that Christmas is about getting presents and nothing else; the Titans even blow up Santa's workshop when he preaches the true meaning of Christmas.
    • Several episodes are anti-intellectual, stating that intelligence is fatal for your health; one episode in particular states that intelligence makes you an insufferable, judgmental, overly-critical person who no one wants to be friends with.
    • "Boys vs Girls" is about sexism and teaches that cooties are a thing that exist.
    • "Hot Salad Water" preaches blind American nationalism by portraying the United States as the greatest nation to ever exist and demonizing the United Kingdom as an evil empire seeking to use tea to bring the US back under colonial control.
    • "Hot Garbage" encourages hoarding, a very serious psychological problem.
    • Other episodes teach that "committing crimes to get what you want is okay and even cool".
  23. It has had crossover episodes with the 2016 revival of The Powerpuff Girls and ThunderCats Roar, which are already bad enough by themselves.
  24. There is the infamous 6th Titan named Bumblebee, who already appeared in one episode before she started to be the 6th Titan starting with “What’s Opera, Titans?” to “The Viewers Decide”.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The art style, from backgrounds to character designs, while mediocre compared to in the original, are nice to look at.
  2. The Titans admitted that the original Teen Titans is better than them, as mentioned in the episode "The Fourth Wall".
  3. While still bad, the show slightly improved after the critically acclaimed movie.
  4. The flash animation is okay in some aspects.
  5. Every now and then (to be fair), there are good episodes, such as "40%, 40%, 20%BTSW" and the four-part miniseries "The Night Begins to Shine" or "The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though it Was the Day", as well as the episode "Cartoon Feud", a crossover with Scooby-Doo in which the Titans and the Scooby Gang play Family FeudBTSW.
  6. The voice acting (for the most part) is at least decent, compared to the original, despite all the wasted talent. This is because most of the voice cast from the original still retain their respective roles. For example, Hynden Walch still reprises her role as Starfire, while Tara Strong still voices Raven.
  7. It contains lesser-known corners of the DC canon.
  8. Although flanderized like the rest of the Titans, Starfire still remains as the nicest member of the Titans for the most part.
  9. Fall Out Boy appeared in this and they are actually based on the real-life members. They also have a pretty decent role in one episode.
  10. Some funny moments here and there.
  11. There are catchy songs like the credit 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 theme song for original Teen Titans) even did a cover of "The Night Begins to Shine".
    • To add to this, the theme song can be catchy while annoying.
  12. The action scenes can be entertaining.
  13. Raven’s cameo appearance on the OK K.O. crossover episode called “Crossover Nexus” featuring Steven Universe and Ben 10 was decent since she was the only Warner Bros. Animation and DC character to appear in that crossover.

Reception

Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Teen Titans Go! has been heavily panned by Internet reviewers and fans of the original Teen Titans. Mr. Enter has been known to call the characters the "Toddler Titans" due to their immaturity.

It has below average ratings on TV.com and IMDb. It was ranked #1 on WatchMojo's "Top 10 Worst Animated Superhero Shows" video and is nearly always at the top of PhantomStrider's bad shows dealing countdown videos. WatchMojo created lists for the show's worst episodes and awful lessons it teaches kids.

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Comments


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Snesboy12

3 months ago
Score 2
Woah, I think this show has the most episodes to have their own pages on this wiki out of all of the shows on this wiki.
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Snesboy12

2 months ago
Score 3
I can't believe this piece of shit almost has 300 episodes.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

18 days ago
Score 1
IKR!
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Blader07

2 months ago
Score -2
I think this should be forbideen. Why? Because the show is a overhated too much, and also hated by rabid fans and NostalgiaTards of Teen Titans (2003)
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Inkster

2 months ago
Score 2
No. It's still a bad show regardless.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 2
Don't let toxic fanbases allow us to delete a page, Blader.
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Batman129

2 months ago
Score 1
While I agree that it is very overhated, it’s still not that good of a show.
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FreezingTNT

29 days ago
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Star Wars: The Last JediAMW is overhated and yet Masson Thief still allowed it to have a page on the Awful Movies Wiki.
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Blader07

2 months ago
Score 1
Ok guys, i understand
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Blader07

2 months ago
Score 1
Thankfully, Trevor807 used protect this page to prevent vandalism or edit wars of rabid Hater of TTG
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Mrkepo

one month ago
Score 0
Well this is the show that people hated?... Interesting
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Crappy Media Reviewer

one month ago
Score 1
I like this show. It has good animation and good comedy.
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BlueSapphire200

one month ago
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I agree. This show is kinda my guilty pleasure, but I do admit to its flaws like teaching bad morals.
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JinHazama

one month ago
Score -1
The animation is somewhat acceptable, but I think the morals are not supposed to be taken seriously since this is an comedy show.
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Mrkepo

one month ago
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Is showing legs appropriate?
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FreezingTNT

29 days ago
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I don't think so, but showing characters being attracted to legs and worshiping it like Christianity's God is.
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BlueSapphire200

one month ago
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I kinda have a love/hate relationship with this show.
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BlueSapphire200

one month ago
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It's just my opinion.
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Mrkepo

one month ago
Score 1
I remember seeing the episode called legs, I wonder how did they get away with that kind of stuff like that?!?!? lady legasus? sounds like a fan service.
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JaguarByte Productions

one month ago
Score 1

Bad TV show? Yes.

The worst one on CN? Not even close.
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Snesboy12

14 days ago
Score 0
Yeah, that would go to The Problem Solverz.
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FreezingTNT

29 days ago
Score 0
The Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & BoltsCGW of the original Teen Titans.
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Blader07

29 days ago
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More a Son Of The Mask (considering both are a spin-off of original media)
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Blader07

27 days ago
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What if the creators of this show made a adult version of TTG! (Teen Titans Go! Adult Party Cartoon)?
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Portrock1566

26 days ago
Score 1
Regarding reason 17, does anyone remember the episode where the Titans get tried for being more destructive and harmful than the villains themselves??? That was justified in my book. I support the death penalty but not against minors. I'd assume the reason why they weren't executed as sentenced is either they had to undergo a more humane punishment (eg. prison time), they somehow get acquitted, or escaped.
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FreezingTNT

25 days ago
Score 0
The same episode with Brother Blood?
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Trevor807

19 days ago
Score 0
I simply won't care at this point.
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Blader07

19 days ago
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I think the 300th could be a final episode of this show, and also, you should be ignoring this show
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ThePCGamer

12 days ago
Score 0
It's not my favourite show, it's Happy Tree Friends
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Jego5542Gonzalez

9 days ago
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Well, I don’t like Happy Tree Friends, but I’m fine with your thoughts on it.
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Undefinedfinder545

11 days ago
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I guess Teen Titans Go really is just like seasonal-rot Spongebob (Season 6-8) for some reason, since they share the same hatred from the critics and the audiences.

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