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glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

Congratulations Doctor!!!

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Grimey Drawer

Macrame_God posted:

This episodes a little...um, I'm not sure what's the best word for it is.

Yeah, pretty much this.

Some of these episodes seem to like to take some of the worst obsessions of the fanbase and make fun of them pretty badly. In my little time looking at this I know some people like Raven's legs a little too much, so I can only really see this as a reaction to that.

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Macrame_God
Sep 1, 2005

The stairs lead down in both directions.



axleblaze posted:

Yeah, pretty much this.

Some of these episodes seem to like to take some of the worst obsessions of the fanbase and make fun of them pretty badly. In my little time looking at this I know some people like Raven's legs a little too much, so I can only really see this as a reaction to that.

Right. I was on board with the Raven as Chun Li jokes, but the fan service (which is what that was) was way over the top.

I'm guessing 4chan loved it though.

xcheopis
Jul 23, 2003
Furat emptor



That was odd.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE


After reading these responses I'm concerned about watching the recorded episode

edit: gross

second edit: The Cyborg plot was way better

third edit: Brother Blood

Hazo fucked around with this message at Jan 16, 2014 around 07:59

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


Grimey Drawer

Hazo posted:

After reading these responses I'm concerned about watching the recorded episode

It's good, it's just... weird.


Cyborg basically becoming Raven is a much better gag than the episode's actual plot and they really should have ran with that as their joke.

Whitenoise Poster
Mar 26, 2010



This episode is what happens when all the kids growing up drawing porn and writing creepy fanfic on DA and 4chan grow up and get to work on the show with their favorite characters.

PootieTang
Aug 2, 2011

by XyloJW


Whitenoise Poster posted:

This episode is what happens when all the kids growing up drawing porn and writing creepy fanfic on DA and 4chan grow up and get to work on the show with their favorite characters.

This is hyperbole.

I can see how people could be made uncomfortable by the ep though. Especially like, Americans. But really I can't help but be underwhelmed having seen the ep after reading some of these comments. I was expecting something anime-tier or at least actually creepy or inappropriate.

To anyone who hasn't seen the ep yet and is wondering what's up, the episode has a lot of jokes about Raven's legs. The most 'adult' or sexual this gets is when at one point, Beast Boy turns into a wolf and wolf whistles at her. Is this really enough to get all 'think of the children' over? I've seen worse in like, Bugs Bunny cartoons.

glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

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Grimey Drawer

Yeah, it really wasn't that bad, it just felt a little weird seeing it and I still feel it's more of a comment on the creppy fan obsession with her legs than a genuine loving tribute.

Whitenoise Poster
Mar 26, 2010



axleblaze posted:

Yeah, it really wasn't that bad, it just felt a little weird seeing it and I still feel it's more of a comment on the creppy fan obsession with her legs than a genuine loving tribute.

I know it's comforting to think that but I seriously doubt that.

PootieTang
Aug 2, 2011

by XyloJW


axleblaze posted:

Yeah, it really wasn't that bad, it just felt a little weird seeing it and I still feel it's more of a comment on the creppy fan obsession with her legs than a genuine loving tribute.

Honestly I don't even think it's a comment on the fans either. I thought it was just a joke about Ravens costume. In a way, I think this is just one of those things that is just ruined by being aware of the creepy internet people who do sexualize these characters, because while you're watching it you are kind of aware of that in the back of your head. It's like the way knowing what a furry is ruins the fun of Space Jam by making any scene with that female version of Bugs Bunny instantly uncomfortable.

glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

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Grimey Drawer

Whitenoise Poster posted:

I know it's comforting to think that but I seriously doubt that.

I dunno, to me it felt like they were taking the idea that her legs were something worth noting to a ridiculous degree. They made it so the part of her costume that blocked her legs was taken out of the picture and when that happened that became literally the only thing about her that was important to anyone, including herself, anymore. She's a half demon with magic powers but now that she has legs, kicking is way better is a concept so ridiculous that I don't think it's a stretch to say they weren't playing it straight.

CuddlyZombie
Nov 6, 2005

I wuv your brains.



When I was like 13 and watching Teen Titans you'd better believe I noticed those legs, so I thought that them being a huge focus this episode was pretty funny in a nudge-wink haha remember that? kinda way. I don't really give a poo poo if other people have been like fan-sperging about them for the past decade. vv

...of SCIENCE!
Apr 26, 2008

43 species of parrot?! Nipples for men?! SLUGS?! Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?! If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, 8 o'clock, day one!


Remember, this is the industry that decided that the best way to follow up the popularity of Starfire in the wake of the original Teen Titans was to have her walk around naked in the comics and then had no idea why the girls who were fans of the character as portrayed on the show were mad.

Hell, there was an entire episode of the original Teen Titans that was rapey as poo poo where Slade hunts down Raven, beats her into submission, and tears her costume off and taunts her over how powerless she is because ~comic books~. This episode is downright wholesome by comparison, it's less outright objectification and more poking fun at comic book costumes.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE


PootieTang posted:

Honestly I don't even think it's a comment on the fans either. I thought it was just a joke about Ravens costume. In a way, I think this is just one of those things that is just ruined by being aware of the creepy internet people who do sexualize these characters, because while you're watching it you are kind of aware of that in the back of your head. It's like the way knowing what a furry is ruins the fun of Space Jam by making any scene with that female version of Bugs Bunny instantly uncomfortable.
You're right that probably nobody was massively skeeved out like Whitenoise Poster was implying. I think what you wrote there is exactly right, and is precisely why you saw all the comments in this thread.

As far as actual jokes though (which is why we're here), I did really like the gag where Raven kicked Jinx twice so both legs were in frame, then a third leg comes flying in from offscreen and nails her in the face.

Macaluso
Sep 23, 2005

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG, BROTHER!


Beast Boy being constantly in awe at Raven's legs was pretty funny

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


I thought this was gonna be like that one episode where everyone wore Robin's costume at first, bat in the end it felt like a callback to olden times, from the pan shots of legs to sax music to the telegraph sounds on the TVs. Lookit them gams!

I was a little uncomfortable about the whole "introversion is wrong" moral, but Teen Titans Go is all about those kinds of anti-morals.

glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

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Grimey Drawer

Quick tip: if you were skeeved out by this episode, don't GIS "Lady Legasus". There's already some pretty creepy fanart.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


SlothfulCobra posted:

I was a little uncomfortable about the whole "introversion is wrong" moral,
Uh, I can't say I remember that part.

horriblePencilist
Oct 18, 2012

It's a Dirt Devil!
Get it?

I completely forgot the show was back on air! I think they're putting the ponies a bit too much into the foreground but you seriously can't hate on stuff like this.



Oh and I really want to use this sometime soon.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


I don't know what the hell that last episode was, but I like it.

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MizPiz
May 29, 2013
Probation
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Parts Kit posted:

I don't know what the hell that last episode was, but I like it.

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It was surprisingly heartwarming given how these episodes normally play out.

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


So....uh...what does breakfast cheese mean?

thelaughingman
Mar 14, 2005
oooh I like madness!



SlothfulCobra posted:

So....uh...what does breakfast cheese mean?

Having cheese for breakfast of course. It actually means nothing whatsoever.

Edit: fixed.

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Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I am...

EXTREMELY EVIL!


This is my kinda episode.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE


Hell yeah! Welcome back John DiMaggio as Brother Blood.

Oh.. Oh wait.. no

ArmyOfMidgets
Dec 29, 2013

Goons Steal?
No Dignity!


that got kinda violent. Also I'm having a really hard time not saying waffles.

horriblePencilist
Oct 18, 2012

It's a Dirt Devil!
Get it?

Jesus how can a robot be so adorable and horrifying at the same time?

Anyway, this episode was interesting from a storyboard perspective; an important part of dialogue is being able to express different things by saying the same line in different manners; just saying "waffles" in that case is pretty much masterclass for that exercise.

PassTheRemote
Mar 15, 2007

Number 6 holds The Village record in Duck Hunt.

The first one to kill wins.

I love the little gags on the paper.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


horriblePencilist posted:

Jesus how can a robot be so adorable and horrifying at the same time?
Because all it knows is pain.

Sockser
Jun 28, 2007

I joined the new sensation, the #RXT REVOLUTION~!



he knows...


All I know is pain

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


Grimey Drawer

PassTheRemote posted:

I love the little gags on the paper.



Hah, I caught the Batmobile lost a wheel joke, but I missed the Bane's Gym one, that's great.

Glass of Milk
Dec 22, 2004
to forgive is divine

ArmyOfMidgets posted:

that got kinda violent. Also I'm having a really hard time not saying waffles.

Yeah, there's been a number of violent ones lately- one of which, ironically is the one where they convert to peaceful methods. It bugs me a little bit because my 2 year old daughter actually loves TTG, so it's kind of irritating when I have to show her "Girl's Night Out" for the umpteenth time rather than a new one. But that's a minor quibble- the show is obviously not intended for her age.

glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

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Grimey Drawer

That episode just sort of ended suddenly at an awkward point, even for this show.

Hazo
Dec 30, 2004

SCIENCE


I kind of like the idea of Starfire as a baby-kidnapping, organ-stealing psychopath

glam rock hamhock
Oct 18, 2006

Congratulations Doctor!!!

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Grimey Drawer

It's kind of weird that the preview they showed last week was for a Cyborg/Jinx episode but they showed this instead, even though this seems to have referenced that episode.

Glass of Milk
Dec 22, 2004
to forgive is divine

Looking through my DVR, the Cyborg episode is next week. I suspect Cartoon Network just shows them whenever.

This episode seemed almost frantic; the perils of a 15 minute show, I suppose.

I did laugh at the garbage dimension, though.

TwoPair
Mar 28, 2010

Cash Rules Everything Around Me


Grimey Drawer

I liked Cyborg turning into a missile immediately after spilling the beans. Man I need to start making gifs out of this show...

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005

Gosh, I love arrows.


They showed this week's episode this week because it was Valentine's Day themed.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


This week's was okay, though I think I like rerun of The Date better.

~It is nice to meet you, disembodied voice.~

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Mazerunner
Apr 22, 2010

Good Hunter, what... what is this post?


Beastboy's song is really catchy.

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