The Titans try to remember how to be superheroes in order to stop The Brain.
It's just another normal day at Titans Tower when Cyborg enters the scene with fishing gear. The other Titans are eager to join Cyborg on a fishing trip, which they predict will be full of laughs. But before they can get their fish on, the crime alert goes off, startling them.
It seems the Titans have forgotten that they're superheroes, as they are not sure why they're receiving an alert. They've been more busy with other stuff, like eating hot peppers, participating in totally organic crossovers, and learning about equity.
The Titans eventually, vaguely, remember that they're heroes. After some prodding from Robin, who believes they are the only ones who could save the day, the other Titans decide to respond to the alert. Robin yells "Titans!" as they are about to leave, which scares the others. Robin isn't sure why he yelled, either. He feels he's forgetting something.
Later at a warehouse, The Brain is in the middle of stealing a generator when the Titans arrive on the scene. The Brain is surprised to see them, and looks on at them, undeterred. Robin yells, "Titans!" once again, but is at a loss for words. The other Titans try to make suggestions for how his iconic catchphrase should end, but nothing seems right. The Brain gets bored and makes his getaway.
The next scene takes place outside The Brain's lair. A robot guard stands between the Titans and the entrance. Beast Boy offers to use his skills to "take out" the guard, but he just ends up romancing the robot with shrimps and prime rib. He ends the date by walking the robot home, opening up the entrance for the Titans. Robin is disappointed that Beast Boy didn't take out the robot in a more superheroish way.
Inside the lair, Robin locates a security camera. Getting past it will require some craft, which Starfire and Cyborg understand to mean arts and crafts. Using paper and glue, they make paper dolls which they use to cover up the camera.
The next section of the lair is a hallway, covered with motion sensitive laser guns. Robin says they will need fancy footwork to get past these traps, which Raven thinks to mean it's dance time. She, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy dance their way through and switch off the lasers.
Finally, the Titans find the generator. Beast Boy offers to take it out, but he just throws buckets of shrimps and prime rib at it. The robot from before sees this and becomes heartbroken. Beast Boy tries to explain himself, but the robot guard won't hear him out, deciding instead to set off an alarm. Soon the Titans are surrounded by robot guards and Monsieur Mallah.
The Titans find themselves pinned down by laser fire. Robin tells them that they are the only heroes who can stop The Brain. He looks deep into himself and finds the words he's been looking for:
This triggers the other Titans into remembering what makes them superheroes. They use their powers and abilities to easily handle the guards. As they are about to take out Monsieur Mallah, Kid Flash makes his entrance and takes him out. The Titans turn to destroy the generator when Bumblebee and Aqualad make their entrance and blowup the generator. Finally, just as The Brain makes his entrance in a robot body to destroy the Titans, Batman busts through a wall and takes out The Brain's robot body with a birdarang.
Robin feels down because he thought the Titans were the only ones who could save the day. The other Titans try to cheer him up, telling him that there may be many heroes doing superhero things, but the Titans are the only ones out there being hilarious and singing about food.
Robin feels much better and he leads the Titans into singing a song about shrimps and prime ribs, bringing the episode to a close.
- Beast Boy
- The Brain
- Monsieur Mallah
- Brain Soldiers
- The Powerpuff Girls (cameos)
- John (cameo)
- Hot Pepper (cameo)
- Wildebeest (flashback; cameo from previous series)
- Kid Flash (cameo)
- Aqualad (cameo)
- Bumblebee (cameo)
- Batman (cameo)
- Octopus (debut, cameo)
- This is the first episode of the fourth season.
- This episode is the fourth season premiere.
- Some past episodes are referenced, such as "The Spice Game", "Serious Business", Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes", "Grandma Voice", "TTG v PPG" and "Finally a Lesson".
- Once again, the Titans' previous incarnations from the 2003 series are shown. The other times were in "Dreams", "The Mask", "The Fourth Wall" and "The Cape".
- This is the tenth episode to directly reference past episodes.
- Raven is seen unhooded for the 50th time in the series.
- The animal that lives on the rock outside the Tower is now an octopus for the fourth season.
- Raven's love for dancing is shown again. It is proved she is a very good dancer and has a strong passion for it as shown in previous episodes such as "Legs" and "The Overbite".
- Starfire's puppet is named Barbara-Ann and Cyborg's puppet is named Kevin, making them reminiscent Barbie and Ken.
- The music playing during the Brain's entrance in a robot body references the song "Yeah!" by Usher.
- Beast Boy is serving shrimps and prime rib, despite being a vegetarian.
- The Titans misinterpreting Robin's commands.
- The Titans trying to remember what comes after "Titans!" of Robin's catchphrase.
- Shrimps and prime ribs being seen.
- Beast Boy "taking out" one of the robots.
- The Titans remembering how to be superheroes when they finally begin to utilize their own unique abilities.
- Robin saying that they are the only superheroes who can save the world.
The transcript for "Shrimps and Prime Rib" can be found here.
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