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"More of the Same" is the fifty-first episode of the second season of Teen Titans Go!, and the one-hundred-third overall episode of the series.

Summary

Can the Titans master the four New Year's traditions in order to break the cycle of bad years?

Plot

The episode starts off with the Titans excited for New Year's Eve as they can now do what they always wanted, Beast Boy wants to get his midnight kiss with Raven, Starfire wants to release their old Christmas tree back into the wild, Raven wants to see the ball drop, and Cyborg wants to party. Robin is also excited but quickly gets angry as the Titans will simply ruin the party again like they did last year (Apparently, Beast Boy invited a pack of wild dogs). He eventually points out that as a result of them messing up their party, their year was "garbage", and that no one stuck up to their resolutions. Cyborg however, claims that he stuck up to his resolution, which is going on a diet, but when he hits his belly, he reveals that he grew fat over the year, but he angrily orders the other Titans not to judge him. Robin decides they need to break the cycle, so he orders Raven to inform the Titans about the 4 New Year's traditions which is the toast, the countdown, the midnight kiss, and the Auld Lang Syne (which is refered to as the weird song no one knows the words to). They start with the toast which is saying profound things about a person. The Titans start practicing toasting Robin, but fail to please him. After Beast Boy makes an offensive and meaningless speech (May your horse not pee-pee on your shoe, and the devil not look at you in the coming year), Robin angrily yells at him and moves along.

Next is the countdown which is showing how much time the year has left by counting backwards from 10 to 1, which shocks Beast Boy as he doesn't know how to do it. He eventually starts counting with his fingers, but Robin scolds him again because it took him 10 seconds to get through 4, so they move along to the midnight kiss, which they must practice by drawing a face in their left hand and kissing it. Unfortunately, when it's Robin's turn, he ends up sabotaging himself from kissing his hand and angrily hits himself in the face with a tree. Next is the Auld Lang Syne which the Titans attempt to sing but are unable to. Annoyed, Robin perfectly sings it for them, much to their surprise. Believing they're ready, the Titans practice what they've learned and are successful, so they take the elevator to the roof and set up the party. Beast Boy then comments at how he can't wait for this terrible year to be over so he can get a good one going, with the others agreeing.

However, once the count reaches 10, the Titans all start panicking. Beast Boy forgets how to count backwards, and ends up turning into an elephant and crashes into a table and a speaker set, Cyborg doesn't know what to say and accidentally flinges his head from his body into the count, Starfire gets stressed and starts kissing everything with Robin trying to stop her, and Raven sings Danny Boy rather than the Auld Lang Syne, thus ruining the party. As a result, the Titans once again have a horrible year with their T-Car getting towed, Robin and Starfire being chased by a grizzly bear, having chickenpox (though it's unknown how Cyborg got it due to the fact he's half-robot), and crashing their T-Plane in a desert. They eventually start messing up more parties and end up having more awful years, with Pain Bot beating them up, getting stranded in an icy land, Cyborg accidentally destroying Santa Claus' sleigh with a bazooka, their toilet overflowing, and getting stranded in the sea, which continues to the point where they become Senior Citizens.

Afterwards, another New Year's Eve starts and Robin has a good feeling, but Beast Boy yells at him, saying they tried all they could, yet couldn't get a good year, which the others agree. As they're about to accept that they'll never be happy and give in to their misery, Raven refuses to give up and transports them to an alternate dimension where they meet the Masters of Time which consists of New Year Baby and Father Time who are responsible for their cycle of bad years. Father Time order the Baby to attack and the Titans try to fight it, but due to their age, the Baby overpowers them by crushing Starfire, kicking Robin in the face, flattening Cyborg's head, and using Beast Boy as a chew toy, before Raven defeats it by slapping it in the butt and telling it to "respect it's elders", causing it to cry. Father Time then attempts to fight them, but Robin easily defeats him by grabbing his scythe with his grapple gun, thus making him incapable of fighting. Father Time eventually gives up and allows the Titans to have a good year, returning them to their dimension, where they sing the Auld Lang Syne one last time. The episode ends with the camera zooming out to reveal that Jump City has become an post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Characters

Song

Trivia

  • This is the sixth episode to be leaked before its official airdate. It is also the third episode to be leaked on demand, the first being "The H.I.V.E Five" and the second being the previous episode.
  • The senior citizen version of Raven is shown wearing a ring on her left pointer finger. It may be plausible that Beast Boy gave it to her, (hinting that they were partners or married behind the scenes) and as she wore it over time, her ring finger shrunk, causing her to move it to pointer finger.
  • This episode premiered during Wil Wheaton's 43rd birthday.
  • When the Titans are on the rooftop for New Year's Eve, music from "Hot Garbage" can be heard.
  • Despite being about New Year's, this episode aired in late July, marking the first time a holiday episode does not air around the appropriate time.
    • Usually, Cartoon Network takes a break during December to early January, and that's why it wasn't aired at the appropriate time.
      • Also during 2015, there was a huge break in episodes from late May to late June.
      • The Titans claim that February was awful. The episode that aired in February were Smile Bones, Real Boy Adventures, Hose Water, and Let's Get Serious.
      • In Cartoon Network Asia, this episode was aired on December 31, 2015 during the "New Year Showdown" marathon.

Continuity

References

  • In the opening scene, Cyborg nearly references the Prince song, "1999."
  • While the Titans are practicing the Auld Lang Syne in the bathroom, next to that phrase, there is also picture of a bird singing, and underneath that is the title of an old poem: "The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy written in 1902, according to the bathroom wall.
  • During the first New Year's Eve countdown, Raven sings, "Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling." This is the opening line to the song, "Danny Boy", a somber song often sung at Irish funerals.
  • Beast Boy says he's moon walking with numbers, which is a reference to the late Michael Jackson's famous pose, the Moonwalk.
  • The song Auld Lang Syne, which is sung multiple times throughout the episode, is an actual New Year's song. The tradition of singing it at New Years' parties began with Guy Lombardo, a popular Canadian bandleader who performed a series of annual concerts broadcast over radio and television from 1929 to his death in 1977.
  • The scene at the end, with the skulls on the ground and the hovercrafts in the sky, is a possible reference to 2029 in The Terminator

Errors

  • Despite being a Little Buddy, Pain Bot beats up the Titans.
  • Dick Grayson is still wearing his Robin costume when he's an old man, even though he's supposed to have become Nightwing.
  • Cyborg is still with the Teen Titans, even though in the future he joins the Justice League.
  • When in their first bad year, as the Titans get chicken pox, Cyborg should have never gotten the disease, for he is half robot.

Running Gags

  • The Titans having a bad year, every year.
  • The calendar showing pictures of the Titans having a bad day every month.
  • Raven singing Danny Boy.
  • Starfire getting stressed out and kissing everything but Robin.
  • Beast Boy not knowing how to count backwards.
  • The Titans mistaking a toast for actual toasted bread.
  • The Titans (except Robin) not knowing the lyrics to "Auld Lang Syne."
  • The Titans giving bad toasts to Robin.
  • Robin humiliating himself.

Transcript

The transcript for "More of the Same" can be found here.

Gallery

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The image gallery for More of the Same may be viewed here.

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Season 1: April 23, 2013 - June 5, 2014
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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

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