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"Squash & Stretch" is the twentieth episode of the third season of Teen Titans Go!, and the one-hundred-twenty-fourth overall episode of the series.


The Titans learn about old cartoon-style violence to get revenge on a snack-stealing squirrel.


The episode begins with the Titans, who are outside in their bathing suits (even Cyborg), sunbathing in a lawn chair. Cyborg enjoys the weather, and Beast Boy agrees with him. Robin then eats the bowl of nuts. Cyborg expresses his love for nuts because he is a nut mixologist. The peanut mix contained peanuts, almonds, and cashews (as pointed out by Raven, who then ate some nuts when Cyborg passed the bowl to her). Raven then passes the bowl of nuts to Beast Boy. As he was about to give it to Starfire, a pair of hands above grab it instead. As she was trying to get a bowl of nuts, she panics because the nuts are gone. They then see the Squirrel, laughing and eating the nuts.

The Titans get angry and try to chase the squirrel. The squirrel wins with ease, leaving the Titans mad and frustrated.

The Titans are now back in their tower, grumbling in anger. The squirrel teases them and makes them mad. The Titans share some of their revenge fantasies. They realize that they are living in a world where violence is not the answer. Cyborg protests, saying that violence is acceptable as long as it was funny. He then shows the other Titans a cartoon, and the Titans laugh at it. Cyborg states that they laughed at the humor of the cartoon. Cyborg punches Robin, hoping that it will support Raven's claim that violence isn't funny. His mechanical eye recognizes it as not funny. Raven thinks that Cyborg didn't hit him right and punches him with a huge fist, knocking a few teeth out. Starfire picks up Robin and speculates that repetition is key to laughter. She proceeds to repeatedly beat him up, only to make him cry more and scream in pain. The Titans then realize that violence is only funny in silly cartoons. In hopes of taking revenge on the squirrel, they turn into the "Toon Titans," acting funnier and wearing different uniforms with slightly different modifications. After some motivation from Cyborg, a panel appears with the Toon Titans heads, similar in appearance to the opening sequence of Looney Tunes, followed by a succeeding panel that reads, "Toon Titans in Going Nuts!"

The Squirrel, leaning on a tree, is snacking on the bowl of nuts while the Titans stare at him. The Titans grab a huge ax and chop the tree, only to make the tree fall on their heads. The squirrel is seen again, eating the nuts on another tree's branch. Cyborg uses his chainsaw to cut the tree, only to make them fall along with the ground. The Titans attempt to insert dynamite on another tree. They manage to make the dynamite explode, but the tree lands on them and injures them in the process. The squirrel pops up from the hole, swallows some more nuts, and winks, ending the short comedic segment. Cyborg states that in silly cartoons, the hunter never catches the prey. For them to take revenge through another acceptable form of cartoon violence, they should turn into an action/anime-like cartoon. Cyborg initiates the "action toon" dynamite, and the Titans transform into the "Teen Titronz."

The Titans are all in separate ships, tracking down the squirrel. They locate the squirrel and attempt to shoot it with quad lasers, but the squirrel manages to escape. The Titans form Zolton and energize the interlocks on the ships. They formed an infernal sphere and launched it on the squirrel. Alas, they finally managed to grab the nut mix. The Titans land on the field in celebration, since they finally get to eat the nuts. However, they saw the dead squirrel, and they began to cry. They wished that they hadn't been so rough because the poor squirrel didn't do anything that bad. The squirrel's head falls off, revealing that the squirrel is a fake. Inside of the squirrel costume, a dynamite stick was inside, and it blew up. The Titans appear in their normal forms as they all land on the ground, defeated. With the Titans unconscious, the squirrel then gloats by saying "Gee, ain't I a stinker!". Then, the squirrel shouts "Woo Hoo!", as he pops up everywhere with the bowl of nuts in his hands as the episode comes to an end.



  • This episode aired 10 years after the original series episode, "Calling All Titans."
  • This episode was advertised as "Squash and Stretch," but the actual title is "Squash & Stretch", with an ampersand.
  • The Titans are all defeated at the end of the episode.
  • This is the sixth episode to have the title be different from what it was advertised. ("Cat's Fancy", "Dignity of Teeth", "Croissant", "Spice Game" and "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory.")
  • When the Teen Titans turn into an action/anime style cartoon, Cyborg leads the Titans instead of Robin. This may be a reference to the original series, as Cyborg generally took over when Robin was absent.
  • "Squash and Stretch" is a joke on the 12 basic principles of animation, which is also called by the same name. This is described in The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas.
  • This is the first episode to be aired in 2016.
  • The summaries of both this episode and "A Farce" are switched on channel guides of certain cable providers.
  • This episode had a clever joke: when the Titans are in their bathing suits, Robin shouts "Titans, GO!". Afterward, they are in their normal clothes.
  • The scene where Starfire and Raven beat up Robin was recently censored in the UK.
  • The song used for the Teen Titronz scene is Eric Levan's "Summer of 91".
  • Starfire's voice strangely becomes high-pitched when in her cartoon form.


  • This is the second time that the Titans' art style shifts to an old cartoon art style. The first time was in "The Fourth Wall".
  • Raven is seen unhooded for the thirty-second time.
    • She also wears the same white-framed sunglasses from "Obinray".
  • Cyborg's Shablamo 3000 from "Accept the Next Proposition You Hear" makes a cameo in this episode.
  • This is the second time that Cyborg imitates Popeye's short signature laugh. The first was in "Vegetables."
  • This is the second time that the Titans are defeated in the same position, the first time being in "Truth, Justice and What?".
  • This is the second time that Starfire's hair shows as vivid red, like in the original series. The first time was in "Some of Their Parts".


  • The style of art is a reference to classic cartoons.
  • Beast Boy's toon-style of art refers to Mickey Mouse from the series with the same name.
  • Starfire's toon-style of art is a reference to Olive Oyl from the Popeye series.
  • Raven’s toon-style of art is a reference to a certain character from the School House Rock series.
  • The Titans' lines after they turn into funny cartoons (e.g., "The Teen Titans are way better as silly cartoons!", "I believe this is the definitive incarnation of the Teen Titans") might be the writers criticizing the haters again, similar to what they did in "Let's Get Serious", "The Return of Slade", and "The Fourth Wall".
  • Even though this cartoon is a homage to classic theatrical cartoons, there was a part where the Teen Titans become an anime version of themselves, which is likely a reference to Voltron (given the Teen Titronz title card and the giant robot). The Titans themselves wear outfits based on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.
    • At one point during the segment their Titronz ships unite into a larger ship, this is a reference to the Gatchaspartan from Gatchaman F.
  • When Beast Boy holds up a sign before getting crushed, it is similar to what Wile E. Coyote from the Looney Tunes franchise often does.
  • When the Titans become toons, there is a music-rendition of Bugs Bunny's theme.
  • When Cyborg punches Robin as an experiment to see if it is funny, his fist and arm enlarge when Cyborg punches him. This may be a reference to a famous punch attack notably featured in the Battletoads video game franchise.
  • On TV, Cyborg shows the Titans that only funny violence is allowed in society today. The TV program used to symbolize this includes parodies of characters from the CN show, The Amazing World of Gumball, with a parody of Gumball (playing a Wile E. Coyote-esque part) and a parody of Darwin (playing a Roadrunner-esque part).
  • At the end of the episode, the Squirrel quotes Bugs Bunny when he says, "Gee, ain't I a stinker?." He also imitates Daffy Duck's crazy side when he runs into the forest yelling "Woo-hoo!".
  • When the Titans chase the Squirrel, a title appears, which states that it is a Warner Bros. Cartoon.
    • The show is indeed from Warner Bros.


  • While this may be a homage to classic theatrical cartoons, there is one important thing the episode is missing: The Ending Sendoff Sequence. (For example: When Porky Pig bursts through the drum and says, "That's all, folks!")
  • When Cyborg slides the lever in the Teen Titronz' newly formed ship, his right-hand goes in different directions in the two different shots powering up the laser.
  • The use of the word "Titronz" suggested they parodied Voltron during the "action cartoon" segment, but it was another anime, G-Force.

Running Gags

  • The Titans plans to defeat the squirrel backfiring.
  • The Squirrel stealing the Titans' snack.
  • The Titans changing animation to defeat the Squirrel.


The transcript for "Squash & Stretch" can be found here.


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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 - April 4, 2020
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

Season 6: October 4, 2019 - present
Butt AtomsTV Knight 5Witches BrewThat's What's Up!Crab ShenanigansBrobotsBrain FlipBeast Boy on a ShelfChristmas CrusadersWe're Off to Get AwardsBat ScoutsWalk AwayRecord BookMagic ManTitans Go CasualRain on Your Wedding DayEgg HuntJustice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League EditionMission to Find the Lost StemsDrumsGuitarBassYou're The One

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