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Behold... the New Teen Titans Cartoon...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Drtooth, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    We got a new episode yesterday, and it's a "22 Short Films About Springfield" deal with Batman and Comm. Gordon checking out the surveillance videos around Jump City. I liked the play between the two, as well as the clip with Raven and Trigon, but the latter especially could have been better had the producers not been so darn cheap with the voice acting budget.
     
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  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Anyone see the Christmas episode yet? Here, Santa finally decided to cancel Christmas, leaving the Titans Garbage Children to take over for him. Gotta love how Robin insisted on being Santa over the more qualified Sticky Joe because his ego wouldn't allow it, and no matter how much of a strain on his heart it was.
     
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  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I liked "BBSFBDAY" more than I thought I would. Here, Beast Boy feels bad about how Starfire's species don't celebrate birthdays, so he offers to share his with her despite Raven's warnings about this sort of thing, which culminated in a beatdown and tearful apology. I liked how both of them acted real selfish, not just Beastie, and I even liked how the writers were able to include a fight sequence in there to still make it feel superhero-ish. The Titans even sang "Happy Birthday" with no issue thanks to the song now being in the public domain. :)
     
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  4. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    You know, considering the fact that Santa has been depicted as a villain in his most recent appearances, it certainly makes the Titans' actions in "The True Meaning of Christmas" (last year's Xmas episode) seem a bit more justified. :)
     
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    "Movie Night" was a fun episode. I'd say if they're going to make episodes where the Titans are confined in the tower, they might as well go all out with the action, horror, suspense, and mystery, and that they did. Certainly was better than the lost opportunity of the last episode where they could have had Hynden Walch do impressions of the other characters she kissed for extra hilarity, but instead, their actual voices come out of her mouth. Did they figure kids would be too stupid to know otherwise? :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    Here's an ad for the next two-part episode, "BBRAE", which is airing on February 20th:


    We will also finally get to see the BBRae song that Greg Cipes wrote and announced at athe 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
     
  7. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    The two-part BBRAE episode that aired tonight was great! :)

    "It's all about my baby, yeah, it's all about Rae, if I don't gots my baby, all I do is go cray..." :sing:
     
  8. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    The episode about the conspiracy of Daylight Saving(s) Time was more fun than I thought it would be. Sure, it got off to a slow and idiotic start with a reverse "eat your vegetables" scenario, but got better near the end with the fight against Old MacDonald and his barnyard animals (and Bingo). Sure would have been better against the farmer from that one episode of the '90s Batman cartoon, but I guess the writers didn't want to go that obscure.

    And they're totally right about DST. What good is it really for, other than to make days appear longer? Good thing most of our state doesn't follow it. :D
     
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  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I admit, I enjoyed the St. Patrick's Day episode more than last year's. Sure, it's idiotic, but gloriously so. I especially liked leprechaun Beast Boy's rapid-fire lecture on the Gold Standard that President Nixon abolished, and the additional references to Lucky Charms. We even got a great anime-style battle sequence during the climax with all the Titans as leprechauns.
     
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  10. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I liked seeing Robin putting his detective skills to good use, even if he did come across as a lunatic as usual. Also liked how the pelican, crab, and seagull in the establishing shots contributed to the actual plot for the first time and that
    they were revealed to be part of the Illuminati, but were later eaten by the octopus the team interrogated earlier.
     
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  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    The writers really missed the opportunity to put Mad Mod in "Hot Salad Water" even if they were too cheap to get Malcolm McDowell back to voice him. I mean, the original series had an episode about him sparking another British invasion, which would have made a perfect sequel. Instead, we got the Queen of England as the mastermind behind all this. :sigh:
     
  12. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Anyone else see this year's event arc? This time, it was about the dragon in Cyborg's favorite song "The Night Begins to Shine" trapping him in the universe and threatening to steal the song for his own purposes, forcing the Titans to save him and the song.

    It was quite an epic episode with its visuals and action, and I even liked how the Titans showed genuine concern for their friend, which isn't something that normally happens in this show. Loved how Raven called back to "Meatball Party" to remind the others of him, which was ironically what she refused to partake in and ended up setting off the events of the ep. of the same name. Also great to see Cee-Lo and Fallout Boy heroically showing up in the last part to perform their covers of "NBTS". And David Kaye voicing the Dragon? Yeeeesss. :)
     
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  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to throw in my two cents about this show and will say I pretty much knew it was going to be garbage once I saw promo's.

    You just don't make Teen Titans a comedy show. Heck, you literally could take just any generic group of super heroes and make it a comedy show.

    Just the way it's written makes it feel like a watered-down Drawn Together. I hate what they did to all the characters, especially Cyborg and Beast Boy.

    The fact that it's pretty much consumed Cartoon Network's schedule like cancer cells is sad too. I blame this show for the fact that Regular Show and Adventure Time (when it was actually good) are/were hardly ever run anymore.
     
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  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Also, because I can..... Waifu. ;)[​IMG]
     
  15. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    I think TTG might also be the main reason why Steven Universe always goes on hiatus and doesn't seem to get as much airtime as other shows. :mad:
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me to be honest.

    To me the whole show is like a poorly written fan fiction/drawing you would find on Deviantart.
     
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  17. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    I remember a time when Adventure Time and Regular Show were two of the most popular shows on CN. That was before TTG came along and shoved them off to the side, of course. I never did understand why CN just adores TTG so much when not even kids like it. (Well, some kids. A lot of kids do like the show because, well, they're kids.)
     
  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Control Freak is back, and this time he transforms the Titans into a Superfriends parody (and to a lesser extent the TT show from the '80s that failed to get beyond the pilot stage) to show how much "better" cartoons were in the past. It clearly makes fun of the lack of budget and strict content regulations cartoons had in the '70s. Definitely goes into troll territory as these meta episodes usually do, but it was still a lot of fun.

    And on a related note, the TTG team is working on a Lego cartoon focusing on Unikitty from The Lego Movie, who was the real breakout star. We don't know if TTG will continue with a 5th season or if the writers will move on, but this seems more up their alley as it was a comedic movie to begin with, so there's less of a possibility to anger Lego fans.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...ts-animated-series-at-cartoon-network-1001877
     
  19. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    So far, the Labor Day and the Thanksgiving 2017 episodes have (at least in my opinion) been the suckiest:

    The Labor Day episode might as well have been given the alternate title of "Busman's Holiday", since that term refers to someone who has to spend their holiday doing a job, with the Titans having to work on a holiday instead of recreation, which defeats the purpose of a holiday...

    busman's holiday - Wiktionary: A holiday or vacation during which one does something similar to what one does as work.

    And then we have Thanksgiving 2017, in which meaningless and useless traditions are forced upon them, such as being stuffed sick with food, disputing politics (which in some cases probably adds to indigestion), and worst of all, Robin actually has the gall to believe that the President (Trump) is doing a great job and arousing the ire of half the nation, coupled with
    Robin "puppeting" the unconscious Titans and putting words into their mouths.

    The real shocker would be if Robin, after all these years, was never a teenager, but an adult who has actually been a 20-something year old un-hipster who might turn into something like a military officer, ruthless fatcat businessman, or worse as the show slowly seeps into the pit of decadence...
     
  20. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    On the plus side, there was the Halloween episode where the Titans try to win a costume contest against the Hive Five by dressing up as them, and all five members spoke once again. There's also the "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star" and "Demon Prom" which continue to focus on Raven's daddy issues. The former also has a lot of appearances from other DC heroes, albeit silent as expected.

    The upcoming 200th episode two-parter should be promising as it's another meta episode about the Titans confronting their creators.
     

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