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"Batman's Birthday Gift" is the 19th episode in the seventh season of Teen Titans Go!, and the 331st overall episode of the series.

Summary

The Titans join Robin as he travels to deliver a birthday gift to Batman but they are detoured several times along the way.

Plot

Once again the Titans have found themselves in a crazy situation: running away from ravenous monsters while dressed like clowns in the middle of a forest. There's a good explanation, though, as Robin pauses the clip, saying it seems just like yesterday—even though it was earlier today...

EARLIER IN THE DAY.

It's another chill day at the Tower when Robin comes in with an extra-special present for Batman's birthday. The Titans sigh with disapproval, because every year he tries to impress Batman, and every year, he fails. But Robin plans to hand-deliver this one, so he's bound to succeed. The T-Car is currently in pieces, so he'll be taking a bus to Gotham City. As avid bus enthusiasts, the Titans beg to come along, so now Robin's got company.

After boarding an empty Jump City bus, the Titans immediately take advantage by throwing a rave. Unfortunately, their party bus is short-lived when a group of Clowns also hop in. At first Starfire is freaked out, but calms down once they learn the Clowns are harmless. Apparently they're on their way to the Clown Convention, and offer for the Titans to come along. Robin's got important business, but the other Titans overpower him. They start getting "clowned up" when, suddenly, Beast Boy sprays a clown in the face with his flower—an extreme insult in clown culture. A fight ensues, and the Titans are kicked out of the bus.

Now that they're stranded in the middle of literal Nowhere, Robin is furious. Raven left her spellbook on the bus, so they can't use that. To cheer Robin up, Cyborg calls their attention to a local rodeo, which quickly abducts them as "rodeo clowns." Starfire finds a ten gallon hat, and now she's mistaken for a bull rider, complete with the cowboy garb. And although she's shaky at first, the Titans are glad to see her getting the hang of it. They get to see even better when they're forced in as rodeo clowns... after Robin is viciously stabbed by the bull, straight out of his clothes and into a decency barrel, the Titans burst out of the rodeo. But it turns out the bull didn't want to kill them. Lactose Free Cowmilk, as Star calls him, is actually quite friendly.

Tri-County residents po'ing the lean.

As the bull trots off into the forest, Robin seethes in rage that he's running out of time to deliver the Batman's present. Luckily, an opportunity presents itself in the Tri-County Gurning Championship, with a new car as the prize! Basically all they gotta do is make hideous faces, and the vehicle is theirs. They enter a cabin filled with toothless rednecks, and the tourney begins. After several rounds of ugliness, only Cyborg from the team remains. Fueled by his boxing outfit, he makes quick work of the competition, and is eventually takes on Potato Face with a gurn that earns him the championship—at the cost of his face staying like that... but Robin doesn't care—new car!

Well, a new car delivered in one month, which is a bit too late for present delivery. The Titans then abruptly stumble upon the wrecked clown bus, now inhabited by fish zombie clowns (thanks to Raven's spellbook)! A chase ensues, just like the clip Robin showed us at the beginning of the episode, and soon the Titans are cut off at a cliff. At the last second though, Lactose Free Cowmilk runs in, rams the clowns off the ridge, and saves the night!

The bull gives the team a ride to the Batcave, where they find a note left by the Caped Crusader. Apparently, the hero is gone on birthday business and instructs NOT to leave any gifts at the cave entrance. So this was all for nothing. Robin is ecstatic though, because the letter is from "Your Pal, Batman," keyword "pal." It's not addressed to him specifically... but Robin will take the approving "pal" as a win, anyway.

Characters

Clowns on a Gotham-bound bus... sounds like trouble.

Starfire riding Lactose Free Cowmilk.

Main Characters

Minor Characters

  • Batman (mentioned)
  • Tri-County residents (debut, only appearance)
    • Potato Face
    • Bomkin Pumpkin
    • Sausage Link
    • Peacock
    • Dusty Jane
    • Harry Joe
    • Shoe Horn
    • Klee Dus
    • Scragglepuss
    • Hammer Toe
    • Dead Eye

Cameos

Trivia

  • This episode premiered during Batman's Birthday weekend.
  • This is the first episode to premiere in the Cartoonito era on Cartoon Network.
  • Despite Batman being mentioned in the episode title, he doesn't appear at all.
  • The Fourth Wall is broken once again when Robin narrates and pauses the beginning scene, and at the end, when he tells the viewers that they're not Batman's pal and rubs his face over the screen.
  • Despite not being in the episode, a balloon in the likeness of Silkie is made by one of the Clowns.
  • At the Tri-County Gurning Championship, the tourney bracket misspells some of the Titans names as "Beesty boy," "Stah Fyah," and "Ravin."

Continuity

  • Raven is seen unhooded for the 133rd time in the series.
  • Starfire's fear of clowns is shown again, just like in "The Return of Slade".
  • This is the second episode to take place on Batman’s birthday, after "TV Knight 3".
  • One of the clowns is the same one that appeared in "BBRAEBDAY".

References

The Krypto Zoomlines bus in Jump City.

Errors

  • Raven could have just teleported the Titans to the Batcave.
  • When Raven is in her clown costume for the rest of the episode, the black-and-red chakra gem on her forehead is missing. It's unknown if this was intentional or not.
    • A crew member assumed that it was simply the clown makeup hid her gem.

Running Gags

  • The Titans getting detoured on their journey to find Batman.

Transcript

The transcript for "Batman's Birthday Gift" can be found here.

Gallery

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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

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