Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League Edition is the 18th and 19th episodes of the sixth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundred-seventy-ninth and two-hundred eightieth overall episodes of the series.
The Justice League holds yet another talent competition, only this time they're facing off against the Titans, but in order to be the most talented superhero team in the DC universe, Robin and Beast Boy must work together on a jazz performance.
- Beast Boy
- Wonder Woman
- Silkie (cameo)
- Titans East
- Young Justice
- The Wonder Twins
- Booster Gold
- Martian Manhunter (cameo)
- Blue Beetle (cameo)
- Commissioner Gordon
- Sticky Joe (cameo)
- Beat Box
- Pain Bot
- Starro (debut)
- This is the thirteenth half-hour special of the series.
- This episode further solidifies the fact that Bumblebee has left the Titans East to go solo, as Kid Flash has replaced her as a Titans East member.
- This episode premiered on Memorial Day in the USA.
- As of this episode, the current whereabouts of Dummy Robin are unknown, since it isn’t seen with the Justice League.
- This episode reveals that Krypto hates cats, possibly because he is a canine.
- This episode is the third installment in the Justice League's Top Talent Idol Star series of episodes.
- Specifically, this is the follow-up to Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition.
- This is also the first Justice League's Top Talent Idol Star installment to premiere in the Spring. The previous installments both premiered in the Fall.
- Additionally, the way the Justice League is introduced is similar to how the H.I.V.E was introduced.
- Raven is seen unhooded for the 109th time in the series.
- Lady Legasus makes her fourth overall appearance in the series. She most recently appeared in "Arms Race with Legs".
- Starfire's fervor for cats is shown.
- Starfire mentioned Robin's infamous fish breath.
- Robin's love for jazz music, first shown in "Throne of Bones", is shown again.
- Oh My Quad, which was first sung in "Leg Day", is heard again.
- Beast Boy's feelings for Raven is hinted.
- Beast Boy and Robin's jazz routine and overall dynamic throughout the episode references the 2014 film Whiplash, with Beast Boy playing the role of protagonist Andrew Neiman (played by Miles Teller), and Robin standing in for his ruthless and abusive jazz instructor, Terence Fletcher (portrayed by J.K. Simmons):
- Robin yells at Beast Boy for playing too fast and too slow, even when his drumming performances seem identical.
- Robin throws furniture at Beast Boy when Beast Boy messes up.
- Beast Boy 'breaks up' with Raven so he can focus on his drumming career.
- Beast Boy's hands become callused, bruised, and bloody from intense drumming practice.
- The acting, music, editing style, and shot composition of Beast Boy and Robin's final jazz performance mirrors that of the film's final scene, in which Neiman hijacks Fletcher's performance to play the jazz standard "Caravan":
- Robin approaches Beast Boy's drumset to threaten him, leading Beast Boy to crash a cymbal in Robin's face, which causes Robin to flinch.
- The camera horizontally whips from Beast Boy drumming, to Robin conducting, back to Beast Boy drumming.
- Beast Boy disobeys Robin's conducting in order to launch into a self-indulgent, over-the-top drum solo, which Robin ultimately goes along with.
- Beast Boy and Robin's performance outfits resemble those of Neiman and Fletcher's, respectively.
- When Superman catches a car during his act, he recreates the cover of 1938 Action Comics #1.
- When Superman lands after his act, the 'House of El' crest is shown behind him, which is the S symbol used for Zack Snyder's Superman in Man of Steel.
- Cyborg performs a fictional scene from the Perfect Strangers, an ABC sitcom that ran from March 25, 1986 to August 6, 1993. He plays the roles of both Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton.
- Aquaman tries to give the fish mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after the fish tank broke. This would be pointless since fish do not have lungs.
- Beast Boy tries to prove he can be a jazz drummer.
- Robin throws furniture at Beast Boy.
- Jazz is described as boring and "for dads".
- Starfire refusing to play drums for Robin.
The transcript for "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League Edition" can be found here.
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