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"Monster Squad" is the eighth episode of the fifth season of Teen Titans Go! and the two-hundred-seventeenth overall episode of the series.

Summary

The Titans want to be the scariest trick-or-treaters in town, so Raven casts a spell to turn them into real monsters.

Plot

The episode starts when the Teen Titans are watching the sun go down by the window...waiting for Halloween to begin, and as soon as the sun goes down, they cheer. Robin then announces that it is now the scariest night of the year...HALLOWEEN! But there is only one thing that they are confused about...what are they going to dress up as?

They last recall that one Halloween where they dressed up in childish costumes such as a witch and a clown and got rejected. Then Cyborg comes in with a box filled with...cheap plastic costumes of scary monsters. As a result, They all are greatly depressed, since they dread of ending up trick or treating without a costume. To avoid themselves going naked, Raven then had an idea, which is to cast a spell to turn all of themselves into real monsters!

After the spell is complete, it has turned all of the Titans into some of the most popular monsters of the century: Cyborg into Frankenstein (nicknamed himself Karl just for fun) Beast Boy into a werewolf, Robin a vampire, Starfire a mummy (which she mistakes for "mommy") and Raven THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. She scares her fellow freaky-fabulous monster friends in utter pain. Suddenly, all of the monster Titans fight to see who is the most scary by showing off their claws and fangs until Starfire who thinks she is the scariest shouts "BOO!", but it doesn't really scare anybody. Now that they're in their scary attire, Robin then proclaims that it's time to scare some kids! He then shouts his catchphrase with a scary twist, and all of the Titans flew out of the window with a corresponding "blah blah blah" from Robin.

In the streets of Jump City, the new and improved Titan monsters sashayed and scared all of the citizens of their city, rapping their national scary anthem (with Robin and Raven literally SLAYING). At last, after their big scary rendezvous, Robin announces that it has come to a conclusion that they're now the scariest trick or treaters in Jump City all thanks to their friend Raven (followed with a 'blah blah blah'). They all cheer with happiness until all of a sudden, the Titan monsters hear a rumble coming from the Tower. Raven's cauldron is actually shaking and unexpected visitors have preached, stealing the show on horrifying all the innocent kids.

Perceiving the severity of the situation, Raven tells the others about the warning that she said earlier about this so-called the "ghost-pocalypse", though Cyborg claims that Raven did not say anything about this particular "ghost-pocalypse", so Raven argues that she was trying to be spooky. Robin then sides with Raven, saying that if they cannot stop the ghosts, they will scare everyone in Jump City forever. So they try their only way which is with their new and improved style, but even in their monster forms, they still succumb to their fears and scamper. Robin said that it wasn't working, and Raven agreed by remarking that they are not meant to be monsters anyway. However, Starfire has a brilliant plan: why not use their old "cheap" looking costumes from the dollar store to scare the ghosts away?

So with all of the guts that the Titans have, they manage to scare the ghosts with their adorableness. To retaliate the Titans, a HUGE form of the ghosts attempt to frighten them, only for the Titans to prevail. At last, without their boos and hoos, the Titans are ready to enjoy their Halloween; even if they aren't so "scary", they still are the most adorable trick or treaters in Jump City. Soon, they steal all of the candy from a doorstep and have a complete sugar rush for the rest of Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone from the Teen Titans!

Characters

Song

Trivia

  • This is the fifth Halloween episode of the series. The previous ones were "Halloween", "Scary Figure Dance", "Halloween v Christmas" and "Costume Contest".
    • This is also the twenty-fourth overall holiday episode of the series.
  • When Starfire is an actual mummy, the baby she has with her appears to be Tamaranian.

Continuity

  • The werewolf that Beast Boy transforms into looks like the one from "Halloween" and "Halloween v Christmas", only with the fur and clothing colors changed.
  • In a past Halloween, Raven was wearing her clown nose from "The Return of Slade".
  • Raven is seen unhooded for the 79th time.
    • This is also the third time she is naked. The first and second time are in "Meatball Party" and "Legs".

References

  • Each Titan symbolizes a popular monster:
    • Robin as Dracula
    • Raven as The Invisible (Wo)man
    • Beast Boy as a werewolf
    • Starfire as a mummy
    • Cyborg as Frankenstein's monster.
  • Robin says "Blah blah blah", which is same line Dracula says from the Hotel Transylvania films. (lies)
  • When Robin as a vampire flies up in the sky, his silhouette against the moon looks like the Batman logo. He is also parodying a scene with the Batwing from the 1989 Batman movie.
  • The Invisible Man from the H.G. Wells book is naked in much of the story to best utilize his invisibility. Raven, as the Invisible Woman, strips naked a few times to show others that she's completely invisible. By coincidence, it was suggested earlier in the episode that the Titans went trick-or-treating naked one year.
  • The title "Monster Squad" may be a reference to the 1976 television series, which was about monsters fighting crime and super villains. The show had a campiness that was similar to Adam West's Batman series.
    • It could also be a reference to the 1987 horror comedy film The Monster Squad, which was about a group of kids who go up against Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Errors

  • While Raven is standing over the cauldron saying her incantation, her left arm is missing.
  • In the "Pyramid Scheme" episode, Starfire knew more about mummies, like that they come from pyramids. In this episode, she confuses mummies with "mommies".
  • In the previous Halloween episode "Costume Contest", the Titans stole the H.I.V.E. Five's outfits as theirs. In this episode, nonetheless, they seem to have forgotten that the costumes they wore last Halloween.

Running Gags

  • Robin saying "Blah blah blah" like Eustace Bagge.
  • The Titans describing their plastic costumes as "cheap" and "old".
  • Starfire saying "boo!" as her mummy noise.
  • As actual monsters, the Titans terrorize the trick-or-treating trio that is most often seen in these Halloween episodes.

Transcript

The transcript for "Monster Squad" can be found here.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Monster Squad 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 CampCommunicate OpenlyRoyal JellyStrength of a Grown ManHad to Be ThereGirls Night InThe Great DisasterThe Viewers Decide

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

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