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"The Metric System vs Freedom" is the twenty-fourth episode in the fifth season of Teen Titans Go!, and the two-hundredth-thirty-third overall episode of the series.

Synopsis

Robin teaches the other Titans about the difference between the Imperial System and the Metric System.

Plot

It's pizza time at Titans Tower, and Cyborg's feeling really thirsty. Beast Boy goes to grab him a liter of soda, but before he can hand it off, Robin utterly annihilates the bottle. There won't be any liter-drinking, metric nonsense while he's leader—only the random imperial system of measurement is acceptable. Robin cherishes the individuality of America's imperial units... he'll never go along with the evil scientists who are trying to establish a world of metric system uniformity. After eating some "tight muffins" baked using the imperial system, the Titans couldn't agree with Robin more. Someone hiding in a nearby bush doesn't seem to agree, though...

The next morning, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire are shocked to hear Robin looking for a "kilogram of eggs." For some reason, he's betrayed his American freedom and gone over to the metric system. After he feeds them disgusting, metric-made muffins, the Titans figure Robin's been corrupted by scientists. He blows this accusation off, but Robin has been acting all sciency lately. After some rigorous research, Raven realizes that "metric" is an anagram for "tric me." This can mean only one thing: scientists have tricked Robin into their dirty metric ways. The team decides to follow Robin on his revolting 5K to see what he's really up to...

Near the end of the 5K, the fatigued Titans notice Robin mysteriously dart into an abandoned structure. They quickly follow him into the building—an abandoned lab. To get to the inner sanctuary, where Robin is hiding, they'll need to pass three deadly antechambers. Each room boasts a challenge of metric knowledge; since the Titans have next to none, they end up covered in darts and flattened like pancakes.

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Raven could really use a yard stick right now.

Once the Titans reach the supreme sanctum, they find a bunch of wicked scientists at work and their master sitting on her throne. Seeking to convert them to the metric system as well, she orders a brainwashed Robin to attack his team. He immediately starts beating them with a meter stick, but Raven reminds him that he's an individual... an American! Freed from his psychosis, Robin orders the Titans to bake some imperial muffins. After tasting them, the scientists instantly start tripping, allowing the Titans to easily defeat them. As for the leader, she actually morphs into a muffin, and Robin squashes her.

The team rejoices, and Robin thanks them for rescuing him from the metric system. To celebrate their American individuality, he then chugs a gallon of milk...

Characters

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"Liters" of soda? Not in Robin's Tower.

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"We appreciate pankcakes!" —"Yearbook Madness"

Main Characters

Minor Characters

Cameos

Songs

Trivia

Continuity

References

  • Both Beast Boy and Robin mention Darth Vader and Beast Boy jumps onto the table holding a lightsaber, which references Star Wars.
  • Two of the scientists were experimenting on a mouse with an ear growing on it, which was actually a real science experiment like this in the 1990s. The so-called Vacanti mouse had an ear-shaped piece of cartilage attached to its back by scientists. But why?

Errors

  • In "Brain Food", it was revealed that Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire are all smart at everything (expect for Beast Boy), but in this episode it reveals that they don't know anything about the metric or Imperial system. Either they forget about it, or they just didn't want to listen to Robin.
  • This episode, like "Throne of Bones", once again contradicts with "Spice Game"; it is evident that Robin can actually bake muffins beside boiling potatoes.
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Quality edibles.

Running Gags

  • The Titans arguing with Robin about the metric system.
  • Robin talking in a cheerful, creepy tone after being brainwashed.
  • Characters having muffin mania after eating muffins.
  • Robin drinking and swallowing milk messily.

Transcript

The transcript for "The Metric System vs Freedom" can be found here.

Gallery

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The image gallery for The Metric System vs Freedom may be viewed here.

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