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"Forest Pirates" is the thirty-fourth episode in the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundred-forty-third overall episode of the series.

Synopsis

The Titans are at Super Hero Summer Camp for the week and they may need to add another teammate to win the big canoe race.

Plot

WIt's summertime! The Titans head down to Super Summer Hero Camp, ready for some fun activities. But for Robin, fun is only an afterthought... his primary goal is for the Titans to dominate the canoe race this year. He's already set the stage by poisoning the Titans East team with poop yogurt. So Robin's quite surprised when Bumblebee shows up, eager to jump in with the Titans. Her bee transformation powers are decent, but she's not unethical/disgusting enough to fit in with the team. So Robin shuns her.

As the start of the race approaches, the H.I.V.E.'s getting real cocky about victory. Beast Boy worries about losing to them again, but luckily, Robin has a plan: they'll be swashbuckling pirates! This way, the Titans can forget about the rules and rob their way to triumph. Robin tries to sell them the idea with a pirate ship, but the Titans aren't on board—they'd rather recruit Bumblebee to the team instead. So Robin proceeds to lecture them on team roles, arguing that the current format is best. The Titans fundamentally disagree, but Robin gets his way as usual. Bumblebee tries to join again, but Robin slaps the little bee away. It's canoe racing time!

Once Batman starts the race, the Titans instantly plow through the competition with their massive pirate ship. Everything is shipshape when Raven suddenly spots Bumblebee canoeing starboard side. Without hesitation, Robin takes her out with a rock. The Titans aren't too happy with him, but Starfire notices a new problem.... the ship's ran into trees, and now the other boat teams are passing them. Thankfully, Bumblebee returns with a chainsaw and cuts them free. Despite this, Robin is horrified by the idea of a six-Titan team, so he smacks her away again.

The buccaneers make an outstanding comeback, smashing into competitors and blowing the competition out of the water. Literally, with cannonballs. After making the H.I.V.E. walk the plank, the team enjoys a nice drink, that is until a huge bear suddenly ravages them. Bumblebee rescues them with a swarm of bees, but the H.I.V.E. has regained the lead, and the Titans... have given up. Bumblebee hasn't, though; with an inspiring speech of teamwork, she rallies the heroes back to the race. Cyborg's booster engines alone aren't enough to catch up, though, so Bumblebee shoots a honey-filled hive at the H.I.V.E. Three bears immediately pounce on them, and they run off a waterfall...

And the Titans win! The team thanks Bumblebee for all her help, and Robin, impressed by her degenerate cheating, even allows her to join the Titans. The new team of six start dancing like they're on the TV show Friends, but some ravenous bears interrupt their merriment.

Characters

Meet The 6th Titan (1)

A question from the "Forest Pirates" promo video (Bumblebee).

Forest Pirates (1)

DC heroes aren't as serious in Teen Titans Go!.

Forest Pirates (2)

Time for an eye patch.

Forest Pirates (3)

Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!

Forest Pirates (4)

The H.I.V.E. just got hived.

Forest Pirates (5)

Welcome Bumblebee to the Teen Titans!

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Cameos

Trivia

  • In this episode, a sixth Titan, Bumblebee, was added to the team. Therefore, this would be the first time the Titans had 6 members.
  • During the episode, Robin breaks the fourth wall when he questions whether the series really needs another character to keep things interesting. This is likely the reason why Bumblebee was introduced; long-running series sometimes add a new character to keep audiences coming back, such as The Fairly OddParents! did with Poof, Sparky, and Chloe.
  • Not counting her one-worded line in "Costume Contest", this marks the first episode in which Bumblebee has any lines.
    • She is voiced by Ozioma Akagha, replacing T'Keyah Keymah (her voice actress from the original series) for the role.
  • The animation style in the new summer intro for the show was used in the Island Adventures mini-series.
  • Despite being a Super Hero Summer Camp, the H.I.V.E. are allowed there.
  • The camp is full of logos and items belonging to the Justice League, probably because they are running the show (later in the episode, Batman is seen using his grappling gun to start the race).
  • Starfire is revealed to have owned a DCUbook account in this episode.

Continuity

References

Forest Pirates (6)

The Titans crossover with Friends.

  • The song segment right before the episode conclusion is a reference to the sitcom Friends.
    • The Titans are dancing on the fountain seen in the opening sequence of Friends.
    • The fountain and backdrop are located on the Warner Bros. Ranch studio lot in Burbank, California (Friends is owned by Warner Bros.), which is also where the Teen Titans Go! office is located.
  • During his rant on teams of six, Robin makes a few references to different movies and teams in popular culture: ¡Three Amigos!, Ghostbusters, the Spice Girls, the Seven Dwarfs, and nine ladies dancing (from the Twelve Days of Christmas song).
  • Robin and Cyborg briefly entertain the idea of being Judd Nelson, an American actor.
  • One of Bumblebee's outfits, which consists of a yellow bodysuit and helmet, is probably a mash of her comic counterpart's older design and the outfit of the Marvel heroine The Wasp.
  • When being pirates, the Titans were imitating the way that the pirates behave in the film series Pirates of the Caribbean.

Errors

  • In the promo for this episode, Raven's skin tone is Caucasian instead of white, and Robin's boot sole is green instead of gray.
  • Robin's claim on "no team is good on having a sixth member" is wrong, as there are other shows such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic having a cast of six.

Running Gags

  • Bumblebee gets rejected/slapped away by Robin repeatedly.
  • Kilowog rips off his uniform in tremendous joy and shouts out the words written on his bare chest.
  • Characters get attacked by bears.

Transcript

The transcript for "Forest Pirates" can be found here.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Forest Pirates 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? 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 Camp

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

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