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"Artful Dodgers" is the twenty-second episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!, and the twenty-second overall episode of the series.


The Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy confidently expect to win an upcoming dodge ball championship, even though the only thing they ever practice is their victory dance. Then they come up against an unbeatable dodge ball team – the H.I.V.E Five.


The episode begins with the H.I.V.E. Five robbing a bank and the Titans confronting them. Gizmo gives the Titans a choice, stop the H.I.V.E. or save the

Dodge ball Style!

citizens from blowing up. The Titans believe this is unfair, but the H.I.V.E. doesn't care. The Titans point out that cheating is wrong and end up both stopping the H.I.V.E. and saving the citizens. Robin tells them, "Cheaters never prosper", followed by Beast Boy stating, "Never, ever".

Back at the Tower, the Titans prepare for the upcoming dodgeball tournament...by practicing their victory dance. They reflect on last year how they destroyed the competition (which was made up of much younger, non-superpowered kids, including the Little Girl).

Raven is not playing.

Then Raven and Starfire wonder why they won't be playing. RobinCyborg and Beast Boy explain to them it's because Raven had demonically eaten the competition last year after she got hit, and how Starfire ate the dodgeballs. However, they will let them help out with their intro song and be their cheerleaders on the bench.

The Titans enter the dodgeball arena with Starfire and Raven singing

Team Titans.

the Team Titans Theme Song. As the Titans are overconfident and ready to play, they see that their opponents are the H.I.V.E. Five with See-More and Billy Numerous on the sidelines. The Titans are still confident that they'll win. However, the H.I.V.E. destroys them in a matter of seconds. The Titans are annoyed by this due to that they, apparently, never lose.

Disturbed by this, the Titans confront the H.I.V.E. Five again as they rob a bank. They don't want to stop them (at least not yet), they just want a rematch, with Starfire and Raven still on the sidelines. Again, the Titans are defeated by the H.I.V.E. in a matter of seconds. The Titans are even more agitated since they've been beaten twice now. They even consider actually practicing, but think that would be too much work. Robin decides that they will resort to cheating which all the Titans agree with after a brief argument. Their form of cheating involved using their powers to enhance their dodgeball skills. They easily defeat teams consisting of Doctor Light and Cinderblock.

Then, the Titans go up against the H.I.V.E. Five for one final time. Despite

They cheated.

the Titans' cheating, the H.I.V.E. were able to dodge most of their attacks. Then Jinx points out that the Titans are cheating, but the Titans don't seem to care. Then, while the Titans are distracted, the H.I.V.E. Five take out all five Titans in a matter of seconds. The H.I.V.E. are the dodgeball champions and receive the championship trophy. However, Robin makes a call and the police arrest the H.I.V.E. Five, and the Titans win by default, which upsets the crowd. They celebrate with their victory dance, which now includes Starfire, Raven, and even Silkie, each with their dance.




  • This episode is the first time that the Titans have directly saved innocent people's lives on screen.
  • This is the first episode to have a close caption, and the first episode to focus on all of the Titans.
  • "Team Titans" is the name of an actual DC Comics superhero team, which was a short-lived spin-off of the New Teen Titans series.
  • This is the first episode where the Titans play a sport.
  • This is a parody of 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
  • If you listen closely, you can hear booing in the background at the end of the episode.
    • Probably because they hated the Titans and the H.I.V.E. should have won.
  • For the alternate ending of this episode, see Garage Sale
    • The Titans are having a stand off against H.I.V.E. as Raven from the future stole the dodgeball from her present self, causing the opponents to hit her with dodgeballs and won.


  • This is Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth's third appearance (See-More and Billy Numerous' second) in the series, as the dodgeball team the Titans face.
  • The highly reoccurring music from "Legendary Sandwich," "Starliar," and "Staff Meeting" plays when Robin, Cyborg and Beast Boy realize that they need to practice.
  • This is the second episode where the male Titans have an awkward dance scene. ("Girl's Night Out")


  • During the scene when the Titans fight against the teams led by Cinderblock and Doctor Light, the background song sounds very similar to Van Halen's classic song "Jump".
  • Starfire and Raven sing a parody of the original "Teen Titans" theme song by Puffi AmiYumi, changing the chorus, "Teen Titans" into "Team Titans." The original footage intro is also changed, with dodgeballs instead of the Titans.
  • The Team Titans is also an alternate Titans team from the future in the comics, who consist of members like Kilowatt, Battalion, and Terra II.
  • The title is a reference and a pun on the character Jack Dawkins, known as "The Artful Dodger," from the book "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
  • The way Cyborg refers to practice is similar to how NBA player Allen Iverson talked about practice in a press conference.
  • At the beginning of this episode, Jinx whistles the Harlem Globetrotters theme song.
  • Cyborg's victory dance is similar to the dance of Charlie Brown.
  • During the presentation of Mammoth, the announcer calls him King Kong.


  • In the scene where the H.I.V.E win the dodgeball championship game, look closely and you can see that Jinx's nose isn't there.
  • When Raven tells the boys that they should practice dodgeball rather than their victory dance, one off her knee socks becomes a thigh sock, and the other becomes a calf sock.
  • The announcer states that Mammoth weighs 2,500 Ibs, but the statistics board says he weighs 2,800 Ibs instead. This may be a writing error.
  • When the camera looks down at the final match, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and the bench that they were sitting on are gone.
  • If you look at Mammoth when he and H.I.V.E. are in the street, along with the Titans wanting a rematch, you can see Mammoth lift his arm to scratch his head, and he has armpit hair. But every other time he lifts his arms, it's bald.
  • Despite Robin saying that cheaters never prosper, they cheated in the championship game. Although Starfire and Raven still knew it was bad, yet fell to peer pressure when Robin asked if it would be "cool" if he let them join. (This is most likely supposed to be ironic).
  • In this episode Dee Bradley Baker voices the announcer, but he's uncredited.
  • Starfire uses a contraction when she and Raven simultaneously say "We're in" after Robin agrees to let them play if they can cheat.
  • When the announcer introduces See-More and Billy Numerous, the closed-captions for the episode mistakenly read "Villain Humorous" instead of "Billy Numerous".
  • Cyborg Said "Come and See the New Suits" and after that they said that they must practice on the Victory Dance.. now when they were remembering last year dodgeball battle.. they were with the New suits and I Don't Think that they will keep Dancing the Same Victory dance for a year or more.

Running Gags

  • When the other Titans get hit, Beast Boy is the only one left standing. He flinches, only to realize that he wasn't hit, then a ball hits him once he looks up.
  • The Titans saying "Dodge-ball-Style" together, where they appear in chibi form.
  • The Titans doing their victory dance.
  • The girls wanting to play, and the boys denying them. (Although Robin does ultimately let them play so they'll support Team Titans' cheating).


The transcript for "Artful Dodgers" can be found here.


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v - e - d Episode Guide

Season 1: April 23, 2013 - June 5, 2014
Legendary SandwichPie BrosDriver's EdDog HandDouble TroubleThe DateDude RelaxLaundry DayGhostboyLa Larva de AmorHey Pizza!GorillaGirl's Night OutYou're Fired!Super RobinTower PowerParasiteStarliarMeatball PartyStaff MeetingTerra-izedArtful DodgersBurger vs. BurritoMatchedColors of RavenThe Left LegBooksLazy SundayStarfire the TerriblePower MovesStaring at the FutureNo PowerSidekickCaged TigerSecond ChristmasNose MouthLegsBreakfast CheeseWafflesBe MineOppositesBirdsBrain FoodIn and OutLittle BuddiesMissingUncle JokesMás y MenosDreamsGrandma VoiceReal MagicPuppets, Whaaaaat?

Season 2: June 12, 2014 - July 30, 2015
Mr ButtMan PersonPiratesMoney GrandmaI See YouBrianNatureSalty CodgersKnowledgeSlumber PartyLove MonstersBaby HandsCaramel ApplesSandwich ThiefFriendshipVegetablesThe MaskSerious BusinessHalloweenBoys vs GirlsBody AdventureRoad TripThanksgivingThe Best RobinMouth HoleHot GarbageRobin BackwardsCrazy DaySmile BonesReal Boy AdventuresHose WaterLet's Get SeriousTamaranian VacationRocks and WaterMultiple Trick PonyTruth, Justice and What?Two Bumble Bees and a WaspOil DrumsVideo Game ReferencesCool SchoolKicking a Ball and Pretending to Be HurtHead FruitYearbook MadnessBeast ManOperation Tin ManNeanCampfire StoriesAnd the Award for Sound Design Goes to RobThe HIVE FiveThe Return of SladeMore of the SameSome of Their Parts

Season 3: July 31, 2015 - October 13, 2016
Cat's FancyLeg DayDignity of TeethCroissantSpice GameI'm the SauceHey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your MemoryAccept the Next Proposition You HearThe Fourth Wall40%, 40%, 20%Grube's FairytalesA FarceScary Figure DanceAnimals, It's Just a Word!BBBDAY!Black FridayTwo ParterThe True Meaning of ChristmasSquash & StretchGarage SaleSecret GardenThe Cruel Giggling GhoulHow 'Bout Some EffortPyramid SchemeBeast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck, and It's BadThe Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday ClassicBatman v Teen Titans: Dark InjusticeBottle EpisodeFinally a LessonArms Race with LegsObinrayWally TRad Dudes with Bad TudesOperation Dude RescueHistory LessonThe Art of NinjutsuThink About Your FutureTTG v PPGCoconut Cream PiePure ProteinOpen Door PolicyCrazy Desire IslandThe Titans ShowBooty ScootyWho's Laughing NowOregon TrailSnuggle TimeOh Yeah!Riding the DragonThe OverbiteThe Cape

Season 4: October 20, 2016 - June 25, 2018
Shrimps and Prime RibHalloween v ChristmasBooby Trap HouseFish WaterTV KnightTeen Titans Save ChristmasBBSFBDAY!The StreakThe Inner Beauty of a CactusMovie NightBBRAEPermanent RecordTitan Saving TimeThe Gold StandardMaster DetectiveEaster CreepsHand ZombieEmployee of the Month: ReduxThe AvogodoOranginsJinxedBrain PercentagesBL4Z3Hot Salad WaterI Saw You DanceThe Story in Your EyesPlaying Hard to GetThe Night Begins to ShineLicationLabor DayClassic TitansOnes and ZeroesCareer DayTV Knight 2Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol StarThe AcademyCostume ContestThrone of BonesDemon PromThanksgettingThe Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular!BBCYFSHIPBDAYBeast GirlFlashbackBro-PocalypseMo' Money Mo' ProblemsTV Knight 3

Season 5: June 25, 2018 - April 4, 2020
The Scoop!Chicken in the CradleKaboomsTower RenovationMy Name is JoseThe Power of ShrimpsMonster SquadReal OranginsQuantum FunThe FightThe GrooverJustice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team EditionHow's this for a Special? SpaaaaceBBRBDAYSlapping Butts and Celebrating for No ReasonNostalgia is Not a Substitute for an Actual StoryBusiness Ethics Wink WinkGenie PresidentTall Titan TalesI Used to Be a PeoplesThe Metric System vs FreedomThe ChaffThem Soviet BoysLittle ElvisBooty EggsTV Knight 4Lil' DimplesDon't Be an IcarusStockton, CA!What's Opera TitansForest PiratesThe BergeracSnot and TearsCampfire!What We Learned at CampCommunicate OpenlyRoyal JellyStrength of a Grown ManHad to Be ThereGirls Night InThe Great DisasterThe Viewers Decide

Season 6: October 4, 2019 - present
Butt AtomsTV Knight 5Witches BrewThat's What's Up!Crab ShenanigansBrobotsBrain FlipBeast Boy on a ShelfChristmas CrusadersWe're Off to Get AwardsBat ScoutsWalk AwayRecord BookMagic ManTitans Go CasualRain on Your Wedding DayEgg HuntJustice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League EditionMission to Find the Lost StemsDrumsGuitarBassYou're The One

Top of the Titans: April 27, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Raddest SongsBest Love SongsBeast Boy & Cyborg SongsDance PartyBest Rivals