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"Chicken in the Cradle" is the second episode of the fifth season of Teen Titans Go! and the two-hundred-eleventh overall episode of the series.

Summary

Beast Boy neglects all his responsibilities, leaving the other Titans to raise his baby chick.

Plot

TBA

Characters

Trivia

  • The fact that Beast Boy is able to lay an egg with a chick in it may be an example of parthenogenesis, the process by which an unfertilized egg develops an embryo.
    • Also, the fact that Beast Boy appears to be a rooster when he lays the egg may not be so strange. At times, chickens take on rooster-like qualities, usually because of a hormone imbalance.
  • If you observe the cupboard in the living room carefully during the scene of Beast Boy taking out a baseball glove, you’ll notice that Pain Bot was inside with its bulb broken.
    • It’s possible that it got damaged after Beast Boy threw it out of the tower in “TV Knight”.

Continuity

  • This isn't Beast Boy's first chicken son. In "Pyramid Scheme" Beast Boy goes into labor as a chicken and lays an egg.
  • Also, this isn't the first baby chick at Titan's Tower. In "Hose Water", Cyborg found a baby chick that he and Starfire bonded over.
  • Two of the carnies (which are villains) from "Fish Water" were seen running the party games at the carnival Beast Boy took his chicken son to attend.

References

  • The title of the episode may refer to the Harry Chapin folk song, "Cat's in the Cradle", which is about a father who isn't always around for his son.
  • Beast Boy's animal-related tomfoolery parallels gags and jokes seen in cartoons, such as alley cats keeping people awake at night, kangaroos boxing, octopuses drumming in an underwater band, and cows making milkshakes. Other gags that are referenced include Saint Bernard dogs wearing a barrel around their neck and alligators bushing their teeth with a toothbrush.
  • Superman's son, Jon Kent (Superboy), made an uncredited cameo in the episode on a title card screen that says "Father Son Bonding Time" right before the scene where Beast Boy goes to the carnival with his chicken son. It shows Jon playing football with his father Superman. This also marks the first known appearance of Jon Kent in animated media.
  • There is imagery of various DC characters at the carnival. Joker and Harley's faces are on the entrance sign, Trigon's face is on the Dunk a Dad booth, Red Tornado's head is on the Ferris wheel and Deadshot can be seen on the sign for the darts game.
  • The alley has graffiti of Batman, Catwoman, Joker, and Rorschach.

Errors

  • Beast Boy drinks a milkshake, made with fresh cow's milk, which he normally wouldn't drink as a vegan. But since the milk presumably came from his own cow body, he might not have technically been breaking any rules.
  • A title card screen titled "Fun With Parenting" shows Darkseid and baby Orion. Even though they are father and son, Orion was actually raised by Highfather Izaya from a very early age.

Running Gags

  • Beast Boy being too distracted by his animal shenanigans to bond with his chicken son.

Transcript

The transcript for "Chicken in the Cradle" can be found here.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Chicken in the Cradle may be viewed here.

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 - TBA
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? Spaaaace

Top of the Titans: April 27, 2018 - July 20, 2018
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