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--Sticky Joe throughout the series

Sticky Joe is an old bohemian who resides in the disgusting filth of Beast Boy's room in Titans Tower. Although his grimy and "sticky" lifestyle may not be too appealing to people, such as Robin, he's actually a kindly soul, willing to sacrifice himself for the Teen Titans.

Previously thought to have been buried underneath trash for good in his debut episode "Hot Garbage", Sticky Joe is confirmed to still be alive; he has made cameo appearances in quite a few episodes due to him being a rather popular character. He's voiced by Cyborg's voice actor, Khary Payton.


Tired of the smell coming from Beast Boy, the rest of the Titans decide to take action and find the source of the stench. They end up in Beast Boy's room, which is a huge dump with mounds of garbage everywhere and even some living creatures. Among these creatures is Sticky Joe, who is living within Beast Boy's room huddled over a fire of burning socks. He happily greets the team, and is not shown again until later when Beast Boy is sent away by Robin to be taught by Raven about cleanliness.

While Cyborg and Starfire pick up the garbage in Beast Boy's room, Robin deals with Sticky Joe in combat. Robin battles him with his staff, while Sticky Joe defends himself gallantly with a spoon. Robin manages to knock Sticky Joe's can of beans out of his hands, and he proceeds to yell at Joe, telling him to beat it and to never come back. Sad music begins to play as Sticky Joe starts to walk off slowly. Suddenly, he turns back towards Robin and grabs his can of beans off the floor, growling at Robin in an unusual and creepy way. Sticky Joe then takes his can of beans and leaves, at least for now.

Sticky Joe later reappears in the episode when Robin accidentally picked apart the main structure support of Beast Boy's garbage, with it falling down. Beast Boy calmly says he needs "possums, socks, and Sticky Joe" in order to save the structure, only to find out Robin has thrown all those things out. In panic, all the Titans run towards the only available exit, which is a hole that leads to Beast Boy's room, and all of the Titans except for Robin makes it out. A pile of garbage falls down covering the exit hole, and another huge pile falls from the ceiling, almost landing on Robin. Sticky Joe arrives on a motorcycle just in time, and rushes to save Robin and succeeds in protecting him from being crushed. After Robin is saved, Sticky Joe then goes on to toss three possums towards a wall of garbage, where they eat through it, causing another escape hole. Robin then sprints towards the new hole, and looks back at his savior, saying that he was wrong about Sticky Joe, and that he will never forget him, while shedding a few tears. Sticky Joe happily waves him off, saying one last word, which is "Howdy" before being buried in a mound of garbage.

The next time we see him, he seems to have survived the destruction of Beast Boy's world of garbage and has taken up residence inside the couch in the Titan's living room. Due to Cyborg being unable to find the remote so that the Titans can watch the A-Team, he searches everywhere for the remote, including the couch. And one of the things he finds is Sticky Joe, interestingly. Robin then asks Sticky Joe if he has seen the remote anywhere, causing Sticky Joe to say "Howdy!". Robin most likely translated what Sticky Joe said as no and threw him away.

In "Cool School", Sticky Joe appears again eating a burrito and Rose throws two knives at him. The first time she may have been aiming at the hat, but the second time she wouldn't care if it hit Sticky Joe and then covers her eyes. Raven prevents the knife from hitting Sticky Joe, resulting her and Rose to form an argument, which escalates into them battling each other. In "Dignity of Teeth", he has a brief cameo appearance, right outside the Tooth Fairy's Lair in the streets of Jump City where he was sitting on a few garbage bags.

In "Secret Garden" he is seen sitting on a bench, eating a bag of chips.

In "A Farce", he is seen as a member of the jury.

In "The Streak (Part 2)", he becomes one of the Titans, as a substitute for the members who quit. However, he refrains from battling, instead playing his guitar and dancing. Fortunately, at the end, he joins Robin, Beast Boy, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus in a teamwork attack to defeat one of Killer Moth's mutants. After that, he appears in Sour Grapes (reprise).

In "The Inner Beauty of a Cactus", Starfire kisses him to obtain his personality and voice, which he's unimpressed by.

He appears again in "BBRAE". In part one while Starfire is helping Beast Boy coming up with some of the lyrics to his love song for Raven, he greets both Starfire and Beast Boy with a "Howdy!", after coming out of a bathroom. In part two, he is clearly seen dancing with Sticky Joan to Beast Boy's love song to Raven over the radio. Later when the song got cursed by Raven due to being angry with Beast Boy's behavior, he and Sticky Joan are seen fighting but later made up with each other after Beast Boy lifts the song's curse by the end of the episode.

In "I Used to Be a Peoples", Sticky Joe is irritated by how Beast Boy seems to thieve his identity, but then decides to encourage Beast Boy to be an individual and even gives away his trademark trapper to the boy.

In "Teen Titans Vroom", Sticky Joe becomes a truck after being exposed to the top secret laboratory's chemicals and gives the Titans a ride to Chip Racerson Jr.'s place as a means to help them escape from the police. After the Titans defeat Dr. Military, Sticky Joe reappears to give them another lift into the sunset.

Physical Appearance

Sticky Joe is an elderly man, who appears to be homeless as he is constantly seen hiding/taking residence in the the Teen Titans tower. He wears a trapper hat, top, shoes, pants, unmatching socks, and a sweater.


Although mostly unhygienic and sometimes lazy, Sticky Joe is a friendly old bohemian man who enjoys life, loves eating beans and greeting people with his catchphrase "Howdy!”. Sometimes, he is also willing to help his friends, like the Titans, if they are in trouble, even though he applies the most unconventional ways.

Episode Appearances

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Songs sung by Sticky Joe

Game Appearances 



  • Sticky Joe is often referred to as a "bohemian", which is used to describe people who choose to live an unconventional life (such as artists, wanderers and/or vagabonds).
  • He bears a slight resemblance to Starfire's "The Jeff" disguise.
  • Sticky Joe somehow survived the destruction of Beast Boy's trash kingdom and lived in the Titans' couch until he was discovered there in "Oil Drums".
  • The only word Sticky Joe seems to know is "Howdy". He uses it as a greeting and a response to anything said to him.
    • The only time he said something other than "Howdy" was in "Titans Go Casual", where he said "How-ding!".
  • Sticky Joe apparently has a cavity.
  • Sticky Joe's favorite food is beans, as he is seen eating beans out of a can in various episodes and growls in such a peculiar way upon seeing such food, one could say it was inhumane as his beans got knocked out of his hands.
    • Though in one episode, he was eating a burrito, which means that he is fine with eating other types of food.
  • His name and appearance may be a reference to the character Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2.
  • He appears to be a great martial artist with a spoon, due to the fact he was able to battle Robin (the leader of the Teen Titans) without getting hurt, Robin was unable to defeat Sticky Joe while using his staff, and he knocked Sticky Joe's can of beans out of his hand. This resulted in Robin winning that battle.
  • In the mobile game, Teeny Titans, you get a +3 Luck Bonus if you have Sticky Joe, Santa Claus, and George Washington on your team. It's known as the Illuminati! bonus, which may be hinting that Sticky Joe actually belongs to a secret society of powerful and influential members (like George Washington and Santa)
  • In "TV Knight", Sticky Joe sprays something called "Sticky Spray" on the soles of his shoes, which makes his steps a little sticky and produce a little noise when he walks. This is likely why people call him "Sticky" Joe.


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