"We're Off to Get Awards" is the tenth episode of the sixth season, and the two-hundred-seventy-first episode overall episode of the series.

Summary

During an awards ceremony, Robin is swept up by a tornado and arrives in a magical land to get an award of superiority from the Wizard of Awards.

Plot

After a long time of waiting, it is the much-awaited Superhero Award Show! To the boys and Starfire, this opportunity is highly sought after. Beast Boy believes it is the perfect timing to express his political opinions in such an inappropriate platform, Cyborg desires to make his parents proud (even though it seems that they are dead), Starfire wants to use the award to enlighten the cats, and Robin simply wishes to use it rub it in someone's face to demonstrate his superiority. However, Raven finds such a ceremony worthless and would rather get paid, flabbergasting the four other Titans.

At first, all the Titans are ecstatic when the award show first begins, but their excitement (except for Raven who only cares about getting paid) is quickly superseded by disappointment and frustration. Basically, Beast Boy thinks he is supposedly better than Vixen, Cyborg is jealous about Robot Man being elected, Starfire is salty about her evil sister Blackfire winning, and Robin has his last straw broken when he sees how Chief is chosen instead of himself. Robin is unable to contain his temper and tosses Chief off the stage, then shouts how he wishes to have a tornado to rip down this place. His wish comes true and he is subsequently swept to a magical land.

Upon arriving at the magical land, two paparazzi immediately gather around Robin and start snapping photos about him so that they can make a living by spreading the news of him finishing off the Sassy Sorcerer of the North. However, this instigates the Sassy Witch of the South's wrath and thus she tries to eliminate Robin, only for the paparazzi to flash camera lights at her, which gives Robin a chance to get to the Golden City to find the Wizard of Awards. The Witch vows to capture him after recovering from the flashlights.

On his way, Robin recruits three members who share the same goal with him: getting an award. They are the crow, who wants to have an inappropriate political platform; the tin man, who wants to get acknowledged by his parents; and the friendly cat, who simply wishes to give joy to her kindred. They all sing a cheery song together, until they reach the deepest part of the forest. There, they are targeted by the Witch (who firmly believes money is real power), and the Witch's flying moneys are commanded to attack the four adventurers! Nevertheless, the heroes are way stronger than those fragile moneys, and this causes the Witch to blow her monthly budget and melt. Disgusted by the Witch's death, the four heroes instantly run out of the forest and head to the Wizard's palace.

However, contrary to the four adventurers' expectations, the Wizard of Awards is merely a ploy concocted by Birdarang behind the curtains. Birdarang nonetheless tells them that they don't need awards to prove themselves, since they already have the power of awards within them. It turns out it is just Robin's fever dream, though, and of course four out of five Titans are completely ticked off when Birdarang declares Titans East as winners of the best team instead of themselves. Raven is instead flummoxed at her foolish friends' fixation on awards.

Characters

Minor

Song

Trivia

  • This is the first episode to premiere in 2020, and in the 2020s decade.
  • Birdarang can be regarded as the antagonist of this episode due to refusing to acknowledge the Titans' hard work.
  • This is the second Academy roasting episode, the first one being literally "The Academy".
    • This time it can be considered a roast of Grammy and other showbiz award ceremonies in general.
  • Beast Boy wanting to give a political speech if he wins the awards is an indirect jab at how the Academy has become more and more political over the years.
  • This is the first time Blackfire is seen wearing a dress/formal attire other than her normal outfit.
  • Raven is the only Titan who can't care less about awards, and would rather get paid.

Continuity

References

  • The entire episode is a parody of the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.
    • The title itself is a reference to the song We're Off to See the Wizard.
    • Robin's golden tuxedo is a reference to Dorothy's ruby slippers.
    • Cyborg is the Tin-Man.
    • Raven is the Witch of the West.
    • Robin is Dorothy
    • Starfire is the Cowardly Lion
    • Beast Boy plays the Scarecrow, but appears as a crow.
    • The flying money is similar to the flying monkeys
    • Robin gets picked up by a tornado, just like Dorothy
    • The way Robin wakes up from his dream by patting his back while saying "There's no one better than me." is similar to how Dorothy clicks her heels while saying "There's no place like home."
    • Robin says the Titans were in his dream, just like Dorothy
    • The Paparazzi are based on the Munchkins
  • When the male paparazzo reporter says "mamma mia!", it may be an indirect reference to the ABBA song or the 2008 jukebox movie with the same name.
  • Witch Raven/the Witch melting after losing all of her flying money may be a reference to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic season 8 thirtieth episode "The Mean Six". In a particular scene, the Tree of Harmony disintegrated the Mean Six one by one (with the Mean Twilight Sparkle slowly and visibly melting away), just like how the witch melted in this episode.

Errors

  • Both Speedy and Aqualad appear as nominees for "best team leader" despite them both being members of Titans East and neither of them being the leader of the team.
    • It's possible that Bumblebee is no longer leader of the Titans East based on the ending of "The Viewers Decide" and that either one of them took over as leader. However, that doesn't explain why they're both there and not just one of them.
      • However, it's also possible that Aqualad could be representing the Aqualad of Young Justice, who is the leader of the team.
  • Cyborg and Robot Man are friends, but for unexplained reasons he is ticked off at Robot Man being chosen.

Running Gags

  • Starfire and the boys wanting awards for different reasons.
  • The Titans except Raven getting furious at not getting awards.

Transcript

The transcript for "We're Off to Get Awards" can be found here.

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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 - 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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