Beast Boy starts using more than 10% of his brain in an effort to find the hidden images in a puzzle.
Robin, Cyborg, and the girls gather in the living room, trying to solve a puzzle that involves searching for hidden pictures. They've already spotted the feather and beach ball in the camel humps, broccoli in the cloud, and the rocket ship at the side of the treasure box...until Beast Boy pops up and sees the hidden pics puzzle. However, due to his dumb brain, he struggles to find the dolphin and keeps getting distracted by the already visible objects in the picture. Cyborg reminds him that he has never succeeded in these brain games and tries to convince him to play stupid video games, but unlike usual, he isn't swayed even though everybody hints him. Unfortunately, no matter how he squints his eyes, he still fails.
Quickly, Beast Boy submits into frustration. To reassure him, Starfire informs him that it's his brain having the problem, though he denies and believes that he just needs to try a bit harder...with the lobes on different parts of his body. Robin disagrees and states that humans only use 10% of the brain and Raven teases Beast Boy on only using 2%, yet Cyborg clarifies that the 10% brain theory is merely a misconception used by the television industry...and it's reasonable for Starfire to freak over learning the wrong knowledge from fiction! Anyway, Beast Boy interprets that he will be able to do the puzzle if he uses more percentages of his brain, and since his friends are terrified that his brain is super shriveled, he knows that it's time for it to get some strenuous training!
- This is the fourth episode in the series about a Titan trying to expand their intellect. The other episodes are "Brain Food", "Knowledge", and "Head Fruit".
- In the live-action segment with Beast Boy doing a coin trick, the actor is wearing a shirt with a design of Beast Boy's costume on the front. This shirt just happens to be official Teen Titans Go! merchandise you can purchase from Cartoon Network's website.
- This was aired one year after "The Art of Ninjutsu".
- Cyborg is right about the 10% brain usage myth. It has been proven by scholars and other professionals alike that we do use our full brain all the time.
- At the end of "Brain Food", Beast Boy is said to no longer have a brain but in this episode, he seems to have it restored.
- At the end of "Head Fruit," Beast Boy's brain was seen to run away for freedom in the sky. However, it seems to have returned to his subconsciousness now.
- Music from "Salty Codgers" is reused.
- The puzzle book the Titans are enjoying is Hidey-Town, the same important periodical that Cyborg was reading at the dentist's office in "Meatball Party".
- Beast Boy wears his "Shakespeare" outfit again. He wore it for the first time in "BBRAE" (Part 1) when trying to impress Raven by reading her a love poem.
- The hidden picture puzzle book that is titled Hidey-Town the Titans are viewing at the beginning is similar to a real series of books that are titled I Spy.
- It also resembles the hidden-image illustrations that appear in every episode of Highlights magazine.
- Beast Boy traveling back in time to touch fingertips with a monkey man and then becoming a supercomputer parody similar scenes from the 2014 film, Lucy.
- When Cyborg mentions how the 10% brain myth is mostly used as plots for books, TV shows, and movies, images appear that reference The Riddler, The Brain (his name once again misspelled as "Brian"), Brainiac, Lex Luthor, and Superman.
- When Beast Boy turns into a full computer, his body shape and model looks somewhat similar to BMO, from Adventure Time, another show on Cartoon Network which Hynden Walch starred in.
- When Robin refutes Cyborg's claim that TV shows are dishonest, an image promoting that a sixth season of the original Teen Titans series is coming soon suddenly pops up.
- The 2003 Teen Titans "Season 6 Coming Soon" is a jab at the detractors that it might never return for a sixth season at all...
- At 50% brainpower, Beast Boy shares deep insights about that Titans. He brings up the dramatic inner struggles that are better associated with their more serious incarnations, such as Raven's need to control her emotions and Starfire's isolation from the people of Tamaran．
- When Cyborg mentions a duck saying "put it on my bill"， this is a reference to "The Duck Song"， a popular song about a duck wanting grapes．
- Beast Boy said that Starfire is the only alien on earth, but he's wrong. Superman and Supergirl are also extraterrestrial beings who lived on Earth after their homeworld Krypton got destroyed.
- However, he could have meant that Starfire is the only Tamaranian on earth, which (not counting Blackfire) is technically true.
- Beast Boy constantly getting frustrated over solving childish puzzles, even as his brain percentages go up.
- In this case, it's struggling to find the dolphin.
- Beast Boy not being able to solve the puzzles and raising his brain percentages to solve them.
- Beast boy insulting the other Titans in the process of making his brain percentages go up.
The transcript for "Brain Percentages" can be found here.
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