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"I Used to Be a Peoples" is the twenty-third episode of the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundredth-thirty-second overall episode of the series.


Robin feels the other Titans are spending too much time together so he encourages them to spend some time alone.


The Titans are a really solid, close-knit team. So close in fact, that Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg have bonded into a giant block and are doing everything together. Now Robin's usually a teamwork kinda guy, but he feels the Titans are spending too much time together. It's ridiculous—the other three are even accompanying Beast Boy to the bathroom. With the help of an explosive Birdarang, Robin splits the team apart, rejects their offer of making him join their company, then shoots them out of the Tower in different directions...they're all going to have a personal day today.

After landing in a dumpster, Beast Boy gets anxious about being his own person. Luckily for him, he won't have to. Sticky Joe is relaxing in the dump right next to him, so Beast Boy snatches his clothes and pretends to be the him. It's not too hard—all he has to do is strut down the street and say "howdy!" Beast Boy starts using the greeting to make the world a better place, but Sticky Joe eventually catches up with him. At first, the vagabond is pretty angry about the identity theft, but then he starts advising Beast Boy to just be himself (communicated solely by "Howdy!"). Sticky Joe even ends up giving Beast Boy his trademark hat!

While flying through the air, Starfire figures she needs to catch up on her secret agent assignments. Assuming her "Agent OOO OOO 7" identity, she flies off to an undercover island base. Awaiting her is an evil mastermind who's set on using a giant laser cannon. Agent OOO OOO 7's not too concerned about that though; she just wants to play with the villain's kitty. Initially, the mastermind is annoyed with the agent's lack of attention, but she ends up joining in on the two's dance party. Seeing an opening, OOO OOO 7 plants explosives all over the laser (and one on the villain's face), then detonates them. Luckily, she manages to fly off with the kitty to safety.

Since Cyborg can't goof off with the Titans, he decides to hang out with his other friend, TV. He's only seconds into watching Him-Guy and Overlords of the Macrocosm when drifts off to sleep. The cartoon carries over to his dream, where he assumes the role of Him-Guy. Unfortunately, his scrawny body is no match for an evildoer known as Musclelor, and no magic is gonna help that—only hard work. After 4-6 months of no-shortcut exercise, he's finally strong enough to challenge Muscle Lord (and push him off a cliff). At this point Cyborg awakes, only to find a skull barbell right next to him. Time to hit the gym!

Raven chooses to spend her alone time by reading in the park. Her peaceful pastime is interrupted, though, when Sticky Joe farts right next to her. Disgusted, she beams him to another dimension. Not long after, a robin lets one rip, too; in fact, it seems everyone and everything in Jump City is farting today. Extremely annoyed by all this gas, Raven banishes them all away to some unknown place. She even beams HERSELF away when she farts, too.

Meanwhile, Robin's taken advantage of the empty Tower to dance around with no underwear and look through people's stuff. First he ties out Cyborg's hand cannons, then takes a dump in Beast Boy's litter box. Raven's room is Robin's next stop, but he gets out of there before a demon can possess him. When he finds Starfire's diary, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. But what he's actually hit is one of Agent OOO OOO 7's explosive booby traps. From her communicator watch, Starfire's happy to see the intruder incinerated, riding her car happily with her kitty friend.


Sticky Joe's luxury suit.

Oh boy, you made her mad...

Too bad... explosion time!

Main Characters

Minor Characters



  • The title comes from Beast Boy saying "You mean I used to be a peoples!?" near the episode's beginning.
  • This episode reveals that Starfire owns a secret diary, in which she has placed a time bomb to prevent anyone (specifically Robin) from reading it.
    • It is also revealed that her secret agent identity is Agent OOO OOO 7.
  • Raven is revealed to hate farts in this episode.
  • This is the second time the Titans spend time alone. The first time was "The Hive Five".



[happy whistling music playing]

  • Starfire's secret agent name of "OOO OOO 7" is a reference to James Bond's Agent 007.
  • Him-Guy and Overlords of the Macrocosm, the cartoon that Cyborg watches and dreams about, is a parody of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
  • The scene with Robin dancing in his briefs after kicking the Titans out of the tower, is a reference to the dance scene performed by Tom Cruise in Risky Business.


  • The secret agent suit that Starfire wears under her regular clothes is somehow not seen, despite the fact that her regular superhero outfit shows a lot of skin. It's probably just to be funny though, which is understandable.
  • The term "Peoples" doesn't really exist in reality; it's in the title just for fun.
  • The Titans are encouraged to spend time alone. But they do that in The Hive Five.
  • Beast Boy would not have understood what Sticky Joe was saying since the only word Sticky Joe said during his sentence was "howdy".

Running Gags

  • The Titans flying through the air.
  • Raven getting irritated over farts (including over her own) during her alone time and making it vanish.


The transcript for "I Used to Be a Peoples" can be found here.


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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
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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
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