TV Trash: Teen Titans Go

It’s time. Why is this show so reviled by the DC fanbase?

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39 Responses to TV Trash: Teen Titans Go

  1. Emily J. says:

    When I read the title of the first episode to air, I was disappointed. And the subsequent reviews I’ve watched, especially from people like Mr. Enter, added fuel to the fire of disappointment. It’s okay for a more dramatic work to take itself seriously, but not too seriously while making certain characters unlikable because it’s QUITE irritating… (that’s why I generally show disdain at modern South Park)

  2. Piotr says:

    I think the MLP rip-off might be because of Raven’s VA, Tara Strong who also voices Twilight Sparkle on MLP. I guess Raven being a fan of an MLP rip-off was supposed to be a “subtle” in-joke. Also, about TTG insulting Disney, I’m surprised you didn’t see the “Missing” episode which features this little *AHEM!* “gem”:
    So yeah, I think it’s safe to say that yes, they went there.

  3. Antiyonder says:

    On the note of being able to view alternatives to TTG, Netflix currently streams both Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, as well as The Batman.

    Plus, Young Justice is on there as well, and I believe the viewing of the show was a factor in it being revived for a third season.

    Which just goes to show that if you want more of your favorites getting respected by the higher ups, you just need to support them whenever possible whether it’s DVDs, Blu-Rays or official streams.

    • rowdycmoore says:

      I do have the DVD of the first season of JLU. It does help knowing that the other Justice League seasons are streaming on Netflix – for now.

      • Antiyonder says:

        I’m sure there’s a chance of it being removed as titles like Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Batman The Brave and The Bold have, but watching it as often as you can (plus rating it as high as you think it deserves) would certainly help in the interest of supporting what you like.

  4. Zarus Tyran says:

    I hope you will be pleasantly surprised by Nick’s TMNT. It’s become a good mix of the original and 4kids series. They even get the original turtles and Krang for the crossover.

    • Antiyonder says:

      Incidentally, there’s even a comic book mini currently crossing the series over with Batman The Animated Series.

      #2 I believe is due this month if not this week.

    • TV Trashman says:

      It’s sucks that Nick’s TMNT couldn’t get thr original shredder in the crossover.

      R.I.P James Avery (1945-2013)

  5. It annoys me that they think we aren’t into superhero parodies. I grew up with Dynomutt and Hong Kong Phooey reruns, The Greatest American Hero, as well as parodies of other genres. (I want to see Rowdy review Murder Can Hurt You, a send-up of 70s cop shows.) The problem is that the previous Teen Titans, while not a continuation of the DCAU (which disappointed me and I was just lucky to keep watching because it’s really good) did so well as storytelling. If they did a parody of teen superheroes (which has been done) and did it well there wouldn’t be a problem. But it doesn’t and it takes away from a good series fans still believe had more story to tell.

  6. TV Trashman says:

    Be honesty everybody (including you Mr. Moore if you want to), does anybody else feel that Teen Titans Go! is the Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1/Aqua TV Show Show/Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever of Cartoon Network /DC Animation Universe (minus having a New Jersey born next-door neighbor [a.k.a Carl Brutananadilewski] of course)?


    Robin>Master Shake


    Starfire, Cyborg & Beast Boy>Meatwad

    • rowdycmoore says:

      I have never really seen Aqua Teen Hunger Force, so I can’t really comment.

      • TV Trashman says:

        Well Rowdy, ATHF aired on Adult Swim from 2000 until 2015. But of course the reason I had to ask that is because the characters kind of have a similar type of personality, Robin and Master Shake both are selfish, ego-driven d*bags, Raven and Frylock both can be intelligent and have god-like powers and Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Meatwad act child-like with almost no brain to use whatsoever (although in Meatwad’s case it’s a toy brain).

        I though of asking which of Tara Strong’s voice-over work should be considered the most embarrassing of her career: Drawn Together or Teen Titans Go!? but of course I don’t want to start that mess at all.

        • I would definitely argue TTG is far more embarassing, Drawn Together is divisive sure, but it was a cult hit at best, so it’s not like it’s going to do much damage. TTG I would argue is far more insulting, if only for the terrible attitude the creators have towards kids and fans of the previous show, and that bothers a whole hell of a lot more then jokes at Disney’s expense(and let’s be frank, they have done some stupid things, like being extremely backwards and draconian when it comes to copyright law, they are the main reason why live-action TV series like Batman will never be able to enter the public domain in any of our lifetimes)

          Plus Tara Strong’s mom said she was actually touched by the song she did in Drawn Together, so that has to mean something. I don’t see anything like that coming from TTG.

          • TV Trashman says:

            No offense Michael Prymula, but I hope Tara’s mother wasn’t drunk, high or on drugs by saying that to her and I really don’t know for sure which song she was really praising her daughter on Drawn Together. but if were a guesser I’m thinking it could be The Bully Song or Black Chick’s Tongue.

    • SkyByte says:

      Now that you mention it, not only Teen Titans Go is Family Guy for kids but also that show for kids too since a lot of kids love to watch these adult cartoons because it is cool.

      • If I had kids, i’d much sooner let them watch Family Guy, Drawn Together or any of those adult shows before I ever let them see insulting garbage like TTG.

        • Philip says:

          You’re an idiot, Michael! Let them watch TTG anyway–it’s not insulting garbage! Plus Family Guy, Drawn Together, etc. are not for kids in any way, you insulting dummy! 😡

          • No you’re the idiot you brain-dead fucking moron, TTG IS insulting garbage that treats it’s audience with nothing but contempt and assumes all kids are morons who are easily entertained by bright colors.

            You sound very naive about kids, newsflash, they’re gonna find a way to consume content that’s not appropriate for their age, you know how many kids play Call of Duty? A lot, and lots of kids grew up watching the Simpsons and turned out fine, so yeah given the choice, if I had a kid, i’d much rather they watch an adult cartoon then stupid insulting shows like TTG or Johnny Test.

            I think kids are smarter then people give them credit for, and i’m more the

            Funny how you call me an “idiot” yet i’m somehow the “insulting dummy”, yeah I think that’s you fool.

  7. SkyByte says:

    Transformers has now become popular to girls now including through the current IDW comics. There was a Japanese exclusive Transformers online animation series called Q-Transformers that was also popular to girls as well as the Q-Transformers toy line. Even girls buy Transformers toys now.

  8. Drew says:

    Is anyone else having issues with the video player or is it just me?

  9. TV Trashman says:

    Believe it or not folks their was a crossover with The Powerpuff Girls (2016 version) and another episode that teams up with LeBron James. Let those sink in your head folks. And speaking of The Powerpuff Girls, in the crossover, PPG also told them straight up how Teen Titans Go! are a terrible team.

    And honestly SkyByte, I never thought that Family Guy would ever be watched for kids at all since its known for offensive unfunny humor, annoying cutaway gags and how the characters usually act like selfish pricks to each other. But then again, in the earlier days of the FOX Network, some kids were watching The Simpsons since that was an Adult cartoon so I guess theirs no argument to begin with at all.

    • Whether it’s unfunny and annoying or not is a matter of opinion, I personally find it hilarious.

      I was watching Simpsons way before I was old enough to do so(I was around 8), so i’m more open minded about kids watching adult shows.

    • SkyByte says:

      That’s because kids want to be cool by watching Family Guy and these adult cartoons. They think offensive or mean-spirited humors is cool. Insulting other is cool too just like Teen Titan Go1

  10. NSX says:

    I sincerely hope you at least realize that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is actually REALLY well received, and loved by most that have seen it, going into it. I mean, fine, make your own opinion and everything, but old and new Turtles fans alike, legitimately LOVE the new series. This is just a thing you should know, and that being negative towards it will probably give you a LOOOT of hate from people.

  11. Why can’t they have just made a DC animated series of Plastic Man or Animal Man, superheroes where it’s fitting if they’re on the comedic side? Yes, I’m well aware that it’s me saying ‘Animal Man’.

    If you’re wanting something lighter that’s DC-based and better than Teen Titans Go, in my view, have you tried watching Batman: The Brave and The Bold?

  12. TV Trashman says:

    Not to be rude Zelnyair Leopard, but their was a short-lived Saturday Morning cartoon series called The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show. It was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions and has aired on ABC from September 27, 1979 until February 28, 1981.

  13. michael murrin says:

    Video player no longer works. please fix.

    • rowdycmoore says:

      It seems to still be working for me. Sometimes people DO have problems with Springboard. The good news is that I’m working to get all these videos up on Vidme and Vimeo as well soon as I can, so you’ll have other options.

  14. johnpannozzi says:

    I dare to wonder what critics of TTG think of other times DC and Marvel did satirical versions of their superheroes (i.e. Not Brand Ecch!, What The ?!, Superhero Squad, Bizarro Comics, etc.) Or hell, even the Lego Batman movie.

    Not to mention that Mad Magazine is technically published by DC, and that has parodied tons of famous superheroes and comics characters.

    • The difference is some of those were:
      A) good (or at least some of them were–some were mediocre to crap, but I kind of liked Super Hero Squad)
      b) not a direct continuation of a show people liked and wanted to see more stories from
      c) not insulting critics and starting a wave of similar programming like the reboot Powerpuff Girls.

      And I always preferred Cracked to Mad. We aren’t complaining about a superhero parody show. We’re complaining that it’s a terrible superhero parody show that took the place of something that was really good. Although I personally would have preferred the first Teen Titan (second, if you count the Filmation show) been more like the then-active DCAU shows.

  15. TV Trashman says:

    to me, It’s really sad and pathetic in today’s society that almost everybody wants to jump on the political bandwagon and I really don’t see that going away anytimes soon.

    At least Cracked has never developed their own late Saturday night sketch comedy show.

    Also I wonder if the voice cast from the original Teen Titans feels like they died a little inside doing Teen Titans Go!

    • Rachel J says:

      If they want to voice for the show, then let them! Geez, you don’t know how they think!

      • You do have to remember that the performers may not be as connected to a show or characters as the fans are. They may enjoy working on the show and have good memories behind the scenes but unless they themselves are fans of what they worked on it’s just a gig and they might not think about doing a wacky version of the Titans the way the audience does.

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