"BBCYFSHIPBDAY" is the forty-sixth episode of the fourth season of Teen Titans Go! and the two-hundred-third overall episode of the series.
Beast Boy and Cyborg celebrate the birthday of their friendship.
It is a normal day and Cyborg, Beast Boy and the girls (including Silkie) are having a shaky dance in the party-themed living room. Cyborg then shouts, "When we say 'birthday'" and Beast Boy adds, "You say 'party'". They exclaim "Birthday" and the girls join in with "Party". They continue to dance and repeat "Birthday" and "Party" until Robin suddenly jumps in (like a smokescreen bomb)and asks what's the meaning behind their actions. Starfire explains that they're celebrating birthday and the four proceed their fun. Robin then receives an alert from his T-communicator but he is upset that he gets interrupted twice by Cyborg and Beast Boy and the girls. He tries to tell them that Cinderblock has escaped from prison and sure to terrorize the city at any moment. Starfire thinks that until the terrorizing begins, they'll not stop on celebrating the birthday, though Robin states nobody were born on this date. Seeing his "bro" confused, Cyborg explains it is the birthday of he and Beastie's friendship, which Robin expresses that friendships don't have birthdays. Beast Boy disagrees and Cyborg recalls how sweet the day their friendship had born is, asking for the former's agreement, which Beast Boy agrees.
Then the scene switches to a marine ship's apron (with Silkie as a cameo in the background), when the two were wearing military uniforms, sunglasses and holding helmets while walking towards each other from the opposite sides. As Cyborg saw Beastie, he pointed at the latter and said he didn't like him at first but now he did, and Beastie admitted the same thing. Cyborg immediately suggested on playing volleyball, yet Beast Boy said only if they play with their shirts off (which they REALLY did, though it was more likely for Cyborg to remove part of his robotic body). As a result, the two had an enjoyable time playing shirtless volleyball and patted each other's behinds after the game ended.
Back in reality, Robin is quite unpleasant as Beast Boy states he and Cyborg have become best friends ever since, and still declares that he doesn't see the need to have friendship birthdays because he believes only living things can have birthdays and friendship is not a living thing. However, as Beast Boy shows him a tiny creature that somehow resembles him and Cyborg, Robin literally freaks out and questions where did it come from. Beast Boy sees Robin wasn't listening earlier and tells Robin that it's his friendship between him and Cyborg, and Cyborg adds it was born on the day they played shirtless volleyball. Robin continues to doubt how friendships are literally born despite the evidence is in front of him, and Raven replies, "Literally, they are." Starfire then tells Robin to observe and several other Friendship Friends appear after she calls them out.
As Beast Boy lets Robin to take a look of his BBCY Friendship Friend, Robin seems to understand that if one of these creatures are born, this implies a friendship is formed, though he still wonders why he hasn't seen one himself. Beast Boy sees it as a good question, and answers, "You gotsa ask yourself, bro." Realizing what Beast Boy actually means (you know, his boorish bossy attitude), Robin frowns and when Cyborg brings in the birthday cake and the four others resume partying for the rest of the night, he sadly walks away.
The next morning, in the tower's kitchen, Cyborg greets Starfire and Raven who are eating their bowls of cereal and later Robin who is standing and eating at the background and lastly Beastie who is using a knife to smear bread with something (persumably butter). Strangely, Beast Boy doesn't response to his best bro happily as usual, and even as Cyborg says they're having a nice weather, he only says enjoy it while it lasts in return as cold front's moving in, which Cyborg thanks him for and thinks it's time to invest a warm coat. Watching how the best bros laugh rather weakly and overall not behaving like their normal selves, the girls begin to worry and this also makes Robin curious. Raven questions the bros what's wrong with them, and Starfire reminds them that they aren't telling any jokes or doing any spontaneous dances. However, Cyborg says, "Why would we do that?" and Beast Boy agrees, "It ain't like we's best friends, yo." until Robin states his thoughts of disagreement, which soon terrifies the two as they find out that something bad has occurred to their friendship. While the bros are panicking, Raven suggests that their Friendship Friend might just run around somewhere and decides to search the whole toweer with her teleportation, but she comes back empty-handed as she explains that it's nowhere to be found, which Beast Boy believes that it must have run away when they were eating the cake yesterday and Robin pretends to agree with an uneasy smile, because he knows the truth...
It all happened when he was holding the poor little BBCY Friendship Friend with both of his hands, desperately wanted to befriend it, nonetheless it broke free from his grasp and as it crashed the glass wall of the tower's living room, it ended up falling into the ocean and swam away, leaving his alone...
Switching back to the present, Cyborg realizes the severeness of the situation, and Starfire tries to make things better by suggesting that he and Beast Boy can engage in their usual jokes so that they will rediscover their friendship. Unfortunately, they find out that they have lost the ability of joking, and then Beastie sadly mourns that his friendship with Cyborg is gone. Robin commands that they need to fix this problem because Cinderblock is on the loose and with the two acting like awkward acquaintances, they'll be a liability on the battlefield. Suddenly, Raven speaks out her thought: if new friendships are born everyday, then they should try to recreate scenarios of their shared past. Cyborg happily says that a new friendship will be born, and Starfire recognizes Raven's idea as "the genius of the lamp". Robin then decides to accomplish the task and said "Titans, go!" and announces their mission to recreate Beast Boy and Cyborg's friendship.
A while later, on a "recreated" version of the military apron (most likely on the tower's roof), the Titans are in their military uniforms and a helmet on one of their hand (except Starfire who's wearing a goose costume) walking towards one another--Cyborg, Raven and Robin on the right and Starfire and Beastie on the left. Robin begins with reminding the others that they're gonna re-enact the first meeting of Beast Boy and Cyborg but questions Starfire of who's she supposed to be. She directly admits that she's "the goose" and commands a super loud "ATTACK!! The goose!" which is able to break the tower's glass walls and even reaching into space (one poor astronaut's helmet gets destroyed...)as well as breaking the screen, not to mention her shout has also damaged her friends' sunglasses' lens. Trying to discontinue the embarrassing silence, Raven recommends playing some volleyball, which Robin (who puts back his broken sunglasses and ready to get his shirt off) concurs. Yet, Beastie responds with "Nah-ah" and he's not taking his shirt for "this dude" (indirectly referring Cyborg), and as Cyborg says "Me neither", the former best bros dump their sunglasses away and as Raven continues to request his reason, Cyborg tells her that he sees Beastie as unsafe and dangerous (gosh, he even mentions "unsafe" twice!) which Beast Boy coldly acknowledges and calls Cyborg a fool. After Raven, Robin and Starfire watches the two angrily leave, facing each other with their backs, there comes the awkwardness again and Starfire sighs in utter shame.
Afterwards, Robin believes that one of the cornerstones of Cyborg and Beast Boy's friendship is food, and as loads of food appear on the dining table which Starfire is confident that the two "bros" will sure do the "befriending" while consuming their favorite "digestibles", there goes the Robin and the girls' plan B of repairing the dudes' relationship. Beast Boy who is reading a Young Justice magazine on the couch quickly sniffs the nice smell, and Cyborg who is reading Office Bane on the other hand agrees with "Sure does". Raven explains to both that she along with Starfire and Robin just whipped up some of their favorite foods when they come close to the table wondering what's all about, which Beastie praises her as he sees his favorite tofu products and describes it as a veggie heaven. Sadly, he soon meets with the harsh rejection of Cyborg, who calls his block of tofu "yuck" and is about to get down a baby burger. Witnessing Cyborg chomping up the burger, Beastie is unusually disgusted by the scene and the fact that Cyborg is a meat-eater, but Cyborg doesn't care and continues to help himself with meatballs and announces a "meatball party", as well as shooting meatballs from his arm (that has turned into a canon) which cheers up his friends and Silkie, yet all of the meatballs are splattered onto poor Beastie's face and this irritates Beastie who considers him as a monster while Cyborg ignores Beast Boy and shoots one into his own mouth...this proves the failure of plan B.
Starfire then thinks that the efforts of hers, Raven's and Robin's to fix Cyborg and Beastie's friendship have made things words and instead the two care for each other even the less, which Raven believes music is the only thing left for the bros to bond over is... music. Robin says it's their last chance and it has to work, and he unhesitantly plugs in the radio. A short while later when Beastie and Cy enter the living room from the dining room, they’re quite surprised to see Robin standing behind a stereo and the girls dressed in rapper outfits, and their shock extends as the girls spit saliva onto each other. After Starfire ends the performance with a scream, a bewildered Beastie asks Robin about the purpose of such actions, in which Robin responses with he and the girls are spontaneously breaking into a song about friendship and tells the two other boys to give him a beat. Yet as he finished his own part of his rap and asks them to join in, the two boys can't sing in a cooperate way they usually do, and even when Robin tries to compliment how amazing the rap is, this only leads to the two quarreling and calling each other as "bad bars". And then, Beast Boy suddenly believes that he and Cyborg aren't meant to be friends, horrifying Starfire who gasps and thinks that they're speaking of the "untruth", but Cyborg just says that they have nothing in common anymore.
All of a sudden, Robin receives a crime alert about Cinderblock from his communicator, and instructs the others to take action after telling Cy and Beastie to put their differences aside and take down Cinderblock first. Nonetheless, as they arrive at the ruins of the city and Robin reminds the others to stay alert as Cinderblock is hiding somewhere, Cyborg and Beast Boy find snacks instead and start munching down the foods. Worse, Cinderblock pops out of nowhere and uses his fist to crack the ground. Furious, Robin scolds the two boys to forget the snacks (knocking away the treats during the process) and he and the girls attack, but clearly they neglect his instruction and resume eating, while their friends have to fight against the Deviant to no avail. After they get brutally kicked by Cinderblock, they can't escape from the rubble they are stuck in, hence Raven shouts at Cyborg and Beast Boy for help, yet the two ignore she and Robin's plead because they respectively explain that they're super tired from eating and rather choose to relax, and they proceed omitting Raven's question on if they are just gonna sit in their places, Robin (who almost gets hit by a tire) screeching on how their enemy is getting away and Starfire's urge on telling them to say something.
But then after Cyborg and Beast Boy finish burping, laughing and give each other a high-five, a miracle appears out of nowhere: they've created a new friendship between them, and the two happily reconcile. Cinderblock's roar frighten them slightly at first, but having their friendship repaired, Beastie asks Cyborg to support him to beat the fool (referring Cinderblock) down, and of course Cyborg's answer is a definite yes. With the accompany of their reborn Friendship Friend (while Beastie transforms into a gorilla and Cyborg launches himself with rockets on his back), they successfully give Cinderblock multiple powerful hits and punches (even breaking one of Cinderblock's legs) before smashing Cinderblock with one final pummel, causing Cinderblock to shatter into pieces and gets turned into a pizza oven, elating both as they see their freshly made pizza. As their three friends watch them walking away from oven-shaped Cinderrblock while chewing their share of pizza, Raven realises that friendship can't be forced which Starfire concurs and presumes that it occurs like natural gases. Hearing Starfire's mention of "natural gases", Beastie and Cy decides to give out a gross green fart together before chortling with their Friendship Friend and Beastie's description of how silent and deadly the fart is. Raven and Starfire express their disgust, but Robin is pleased to see the team back at its full strength and feels honored to witness the birth of a new friendship.
And things don't end here: since it's the birth of the new Friendship Friend, Beast Boy and Cyborg hold a birthday party for it and the other three as well as the rest of the Friendship Friends join in. Still, Robin opposes his learning that night by attempting to summon the reborn Friendship Friend (who stops using the bottle of cream, swiftly runs away and hides under the couch) and invites it to bro out, only this time he encounters his karma: meeting its cavity which is filled with sharp fangs and getting himself bitten...
- This episode has a similar title as "BBBDAY!" and "BBSFBDAY!", excluding the exclamation mark.
- This is the last episode to premiere in 2017.
- The title of this episode is an abbreviation for "Beast Boy and Cyborg's Friendship Birthday".
- Many Friendship Friends within the Titans are seen in the Tower, which include:
- A Friendship Friend of Beast Boy and Cyborg's friendship.
- A Friendship Friend of Silkie and Starfire's friendship.
- A Frienship Friend of Cyborg and Starfire's friendship.
- A Friendship Friend of Beast Boy and Raven's friendship.
- A Friendship Friend of Cyborg and Raven's friendship.
- A Friendship Friend of Raven and Silkie's friendship.
- A Friendship Friend of Starfire and Raven's friendship.
- Robin is the only Titan who does not share a Friendship Friend with anyone, not even with his own teammates. It is possibly due to his extremely bossy attitude.
- The only Friendship Friends within the Titans that do for sure exists that are not seen in the episode is for Beast Boy and Starfire's friendship, Beast Boy and Silkie's friendship and Cyborg and Silkie's friendship.
- A picture of Bane, Harley Quinn and Batgirl can be seen on a magazine and a picture of Catwoman can be seen on a empty milk carton thrown on the floor.
- Robin breaks the fourth wall when he describes how Cinderblock will terrorize Jump City.
- This is the third episode of the series that focuses heavily on Beast Boy and Cyborg's friendship after "Pie Bros" and "Burger vs. Burrito".
- The flashback story in this episode of how Cyborg and Beast Boy first met is different than the one in "Baby Hands", where it was revealed they first met each other when the Teen Titans was first formed.
- Raven is unhooded for the 75th time.
- Beast Boy and Cyborg play a game of shirtless volleyball to celebrate their new friendship. This is a reference to the shirtless volleyball game in Top Gun.
- Also, during the shirtless volleyball reenactment, Starfire dresses up in a full-body goose suit. She is referring to a character in Top Gun named Goose.
- Beast Boy was seen reading a Young Justice magazine that had Kid Flash on the cover and Cyborg was seen reading a magazine that had Bane on the cover.
- The boys yelling "Birthday" and the girls yelling "Party!"
The transcript for "BBCYFSHIPBDAY" can be found here.
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