The episode starts with Beast Boy eating every fruit and vegetable from the fridge as a bear when Robin comes in and hits Beast Boy with his staff to compel the latter to get the food out of his mouth. All Beast Boy can ever say is that he needs calories, and Robin can't understand why though. Then after the other three Titans enter the dining room, Beast Boy notifies them that he needs to rest in a cave because bears sleep in caves (in other words, he claims that he’s going to hibernate). Starfire asks where they can ever find a cave, and they all asked Robin to let them use the Batcave.
After they arrive at the Batcave and Starfire sings a very peculiar lullaby, Beast Boy reveals that he has pranked them once again, which is not very pleasing. But the Titans notices a pole in the Batcave, and Starfire doesn't know that Batman is also "the fireman." Raven says she LOVES fires, and Cyborg says he LOVES stations, so out of excitement and curiosity, all of them ask Robin once again if they can go on it. Robin allows them, so they all go "up" the pole. The next scene reveals a stunningly gorgeous-looking room, and they ask Robin again what it is. Robin tells them that this is Wayne Manor, the place that he grew up in, and the other Titans are VERY surprised. They ask him if they can go for a tour around Wayne Manor, but Robin says that they cannot because they are not allowed. Nonetheless, the other Titans make a run for it.
Robin then takes them on a tour of the whole mansion, where he shows them all of the rooms and the secret compartments and introduced them to his butler, Alfred. Then he shows them a little compartment which is revealed to be his bedroom. He shows them his stuff like his lucky bucket that wipes away all of his tears when he is sleeping and explains to them that what he has learned from Batman about money is that money is not meant to be spent, but to be only used for crime. He told them that he did not spend his whole life around money; instead, he spent his life training to be a master crime-fighter for justice. A flashback reveals little Robin training with his staff and not being allowed to go near money.
Among everything, what Robin has wanted for years is a poster of the 90's R&B trio "Bel Biv Devoe," right on his bedroom wall. He tells them that their lyrics, their behind-the-scene actions, and all of that jazz taught him to be a great and awesome hero. He also begins to sing their biggest hit "Poison." The other Titans suggest that they can use the money from this place to get him what he has always wanted. And that's what they do! They use up all of the money to buy themselves what they want, and get a poster for the bedroom, of course. Robin is beyond elated! What's more, they launch the "money fireworks" for celebration.
But then, some of Gotham's MOST WANTED villains see the fireworks and make a run for Wayne Manor. The others are very shocked, and Robin is very upset that everything they own is being robbed. Then a fight breaks out between the Titans and the Gotham villains: Starfire against The Riddler, Robin against The Joker, Raven against Catwoman, Cyborg against The Penguin, and Beast Boy against Poison Ivy. But all of the Titans are unfortunately knocked out, until Alfred comes to save the day! The butler skillfully uses the villain's weaknesses to vanquish them one by one and eventually sends them away.
In the end, Robin realizes that money is a vice and recalls what he had learned from Batman: never squander money again! As Beast Boy worries that they might need to face their responsibilities of squandering Batman's money, Robin asks Alfred if he can kindly clean up the mess before Batman comes home, yet the butler harshly kicks him in the face as a punishment, much to his pain.
- Beast Boy
- Batman (cameo)
- Alfred Pennyworth
- The Joker
- Poison Ivy
- The Penguin
- The Riddler
- This is the first episode to be released on international TV airings before premiering in the United States.
- According to Michael Jelenic during the Teen Titans Go! 2018 WonderCon panel, this episode was originally going to be called "Bel Biv DeVoe".
- This episode reveals how Robin has been mistreated by Batman during his childhood in Wayne Manor.
- It is also revealed that Robin has owned his staff since childhood.
- The desk with Adam West's red phone is shown to have a bust of George Washington on it. In the 1966 series, it was a bust of William Shakespeare.
- The Riddler, Catwoman and Poison Ivy have different designs from how they appeared previously in the series, while The Joker and The Penguin uses their designs from TV Knight 2.
- This is the second time the Titans visit a personal place of Batman's. The first time was when the Titans visited the Batcave in "Sidekick".
- This episode also marks the second time the Titans visit the Batcave.
- The child version of Robin from "Halloween" is seen for the second time in the series.
- The Titans break into the Batcave using the same window that The Joker and The Penguin used in "TV Knight 2".
- Cyborg's man cave has arcade cabinets for Pie Hunter and Circle Guy. He also has a neon sign that reads "Waffles", a record of the "Scary Figure Dance", and a Mother Box.
- The Ultimate Batarang can be seen momentarily in the Batcave.
- In a flashback told by Robin, Batman is seen wearing Superman themed swimming trunks. Interestingly in "TV Knight 2", Batman also has Superman themed pajamas.
- The title of the episode is a reference to the song Mo' Money Mo' Problems by The Notorious B.I.G.
- In the dumpster are various props from the Batman Forever and Batman and Robin movies. Among the items thrown away are promotional Bat-Credit cards, a Batsuit with nipples, Poison Ivy and Bane's costumes from Batman and Robin, and The Riddler's mind reading box from Batman Forever.
- When Robin gives the other Titans a tour of Wayne Manor, he mentions some of Batman's movie actors such as Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Adam West, Val Kilmer and George Clooney.
- Robin mentions that music group Bel Biv DeVoe inspired him to be the man that he is. He also references their hit, Poison. Toward the end of the episode, Robin buys a Bel Biv DeVoe poster and hangs it in his childhood bedroom.
- The Bat Fridge has wanted posters of The Joker and Mr. Freeze.
- The Titans enter Wayne Manor by using the Batpole, a method of entering the Batcave typically used in the 1966 television series.
- There are various portraits in Wayne manor, most of which appear to be hand-drawn sketches. From the 1989 Batman movie, there are portraits of Vicki Vale, The Joker, Bob the Goon, the Joker balloons, Commissioner Gordon, and Harvey Dent. From Batman Returns, there are portraits of Catwoman, The Penguin, Miss Kitty, Max Shreck, and members of the Red Triangle Circus Gang. From The Dark Knight trilogy are portraits of Two-Face, Bane, Scarecrow, Heath Ledger's Joker and Anne Hathaway's the Cat. From the 1966 TV series there are portraits of Barbara Gordon, Cesar Romero's Joker, Burgess Meredith's Penguin, and Frank Gorshin's Riddler. Finally, there is a portrait of young Bruce Wayne and his parents from The Lego Batman Movie.
- Starfire reenacts the falling scene from Batman Begins.
- Beast Boy and Raven parody the long table scene from the 1989 Batman movie.
- Robin’s terrible childhood growing up at Wayne Manor is probably a reference to All-Star Batman & Robin, where he was also treated poorly by that version of Batman.
- When the villains took away Cyborg's body parts, the next scene shows him with his body parts again.
- In "Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp", Robin states that money must be hoarded. However, in this episode, he contradicts this statement by cautioning the others that money is vice and only brings problems.
- Cyborg burnt the trash during the tour. However the mansion did not burn down.
- When Starfire tried to learn why people fall at the hole, she was hurt but the scene showed her not crushed.
- Raven add “the” before “sad” when she felt bad for Robin’s miserable childhood, which is normally the sentence structure that Starfire speaks.
- Later near the end of the episode, Robin's bee sting is missing.
- The Titans (except Robin) messing around and playing with Batman's possessions.
- Robin saying that money is a vice, when the Titans tell him to spend some of Batman's money.
The transcript for "Mo' Money' Mo' Problems" can be found here.
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