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"Slapping Butts and Celebrating for No Reason" is the eighteenth episode in the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundredth-twenty-seventh overall episode of the series.

Summary

When the Big Game is threatened, the Titans must infiltrate the football stadium and stop the attack.

Plot

It's another exciting day at Titans Tower—the team's about to watch some football, specifically the Big Game! Everything about the sport thrills them, from the bone-crushing tackles to the congratulatory butt slaps. Robin joins in on the party, but Cyborg and the others shun him; they're talking about footbawl, not his boring "fútbol" (aka soccer in spanish). Robin claims football has only 13 minutes of action time, but he's still gonna watch the game for the sake of tradition to not be an outcast in society. The alarm suddenly blares, though: someone's planning to strike the Big Game at the top of the 3rd Quarter. Looks like the Titans will be getting a front row seat...

Once the team arrives at the massive arena, Robin proposes a daring plan of infiltration—the four of them will slow down the game while Robin goes in disguised as a player and looks for the suspect. The mission doesn't get off to a good start when the Titans can't help but laugh at his Bea Arthur-looking shoulder pads. But Robin's focused. He heads to the tunnel entrance, where a Security Guard is doing his job—guarding. No matter what Robin tries to get in, he gets a massive hand to the face.

With the Big Game about to begin, Starfire and Cyborg rob two refs of their clothes and head out to the field. It should be no problem stalling the game while posing as referees, and sure enough, the penalties start flying immediately. And not for actual rules either; players are getting yellow flags for things like sweating, body odor, and knocking over flowers. The 2nd Quarter finally begins, but not after an onslaught of flags.

Robin still hasn't had any luck getting in(cheerleader outfit=miserable fail and embarrassment), so Raven and Beast Boy continue the stalling as sideline reporters. First up is Raven's interview with the quarterback... well, more of a trashing of football than an interview. Beast Boy then carries on with a bunch of meaningless sports clichés. But before Beast Boy can get into the real serious stuff, it's halftime!

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Wow, green lasers. Yippee.

Posing as a drink cooler doesn't exactly fool the bouncer, so Robin orders the Titans to buy him some more time with the halftime show. With Starfire taking the lead vocals, the team puts on the Big Game performance of the century. Unfortunately, it only lasts several seconds, so they gotta continue with a bunch of other music. Eventually, Robin bypasses the Security Guard (by pretending to be Bea Arthur), but it's no use... the 3rd Quarter is starting!

The Titans' worst fears have been realized when King Goal, lord of soccer, and all his Soccer Trolls emerge from the field. Still mad about the heroes ruining fútbol last time, he vows to ruin football for them this time around! Robin agrees to the match: if the Titans win, King Goal will never return, but if they win, football is OVER!

Right off the bat (even though this isn't baseball), King Goal manages to throw for a super long touch down. The Titans are already about to give up, but Robin's a master tactician, and he's not going down that easily. He figure that, since football is so boring, maybe they can bore the Soccer Trolls into losing! Cyborg assumes the quarterback position, and 48 minutes into the play, he still hasn't actually said "hike." The Soccer Trolls find this incredibly annoying, but it gets even worse when the Titans start doing ridiculous celebration dances and butt slaps. Eventually, King Goal goes crazy with all the boring stuff and stupidity and forfeits the game. Glad that football is safe, the team congratulate each other with more butt slaps.

Characters

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The red eye and blue computer head go well with that face paint...

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Slap Slap Slap Like You Don't Care

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Now who's that?..

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Cameos

Song

Trivia

  • This is the first episode to premiere in 2019.
  • With Super Bowl LIII on February 3rd between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, this episode was likely released to coincide with the "Big Game."
  • This episode is basically a huge insult on the game of football—everything from the drawn-out halftime show, to the waste of money, to the value of the sport over personal finances is discussed.
  • Vicki Vale, a journalist and girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, makes her debut in the episode when Raven takes her outfit.
  • This is the first time Starfire and Raven ever do a butt joke onscreen.

Continuity

References

Errors

  • When Cyborg keeps on yelling play calls for 48 minutes, he should been receiving penalties for delay-of-game. Even if he was, 48 minutes would've already ended the game at that point.
    • Some leagues, however, do not have a play clock, though, so that might be the reason he wasn't given a yellow flag.
  • When the Soccer Trolls score a touchdown, they receive 7 point immediately, even though they didn't kick the extra point yet. They may have kicked an extra point offscreen.
  • Butt slaps, of course, aren't simply for jokes in sports grounds. In fact, its meanings vary from as a variant of the intimate version of congratulatory shoulder or back slap to as some category of compliment.
    • In this case though, the Titans doing butt slaps can refer to them being very close friends in spite of their regular feuds.

Running Gags

  • Robin attempting to get onto the field.
  • The Titans beating up the referees/reporters.
  • Butt slapping.

Transcript

The transcript for "Slapping Butts and Celebrating for No Reason" can be found here.

Gallery

Slapping Butts and Celebrating for No Reason (Insufficeint Equipment)
The image gallery for Slapping Butts and Celebrating for No Reason 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, Titans?Forest Pirates

Top of the Titans: April 27, 2018 - July 20, 2018
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