"Burger vs. Burrito" is Teen Titans Go! Season 1, Episode 12a, and the 23rd overall episode of the series.
Cyborg and Beast Boy are always in perfect sync with each other on everything, except for their taste in food. It turns out that Cyborg’s favorite food is burgers, while Beast Boy’s is burritos. The two friends decide to have a fierce competition just to find out which food is the best, with the rest of the team acting as the unwilling mediators.
The episode first captures Beast Boy dancing to a boom box in a cat transformation, with Cyborg joining. Cyborg is about to ask if Beast Boy wants to play video games, but Beast Boy has already got it set, cause he's an over-achiever. They know each other so well, till they reveal their favorite foods. Beast Boy prefers burritos and Cyborg prefers burgers. They try to convince the other Titans which is better. Cyborg uses scientific analysis to prove that burgers are better 'cause of customization. Beast Boy instead sings a Mexican-style song on his love of burritos to persuade the others, but wouldn't you know it... Cyborg interrupts with his own song. They decide to have a taste test!
The Titans start out eating a burrito, which Robin says is pretty good, Starfire says is delicious, and Raven only states "mmm-yum." After Cyborg rinses their mouths to get the burrito taste out, they try a burger, and reply with the exact same comments. Still at a stalemate, Robin suggests that they just suggest each other's differences, but Cyborg and Beast Boy disagree. They constantly go at each other, playing burger and burrito pranks on each other.
Eventually, half of the Tower is covered in burger things and the other half in burrito things. This annoys the other Titans so much they decide to finally settle it in the ultimate food competition. The Titans test the burger and burrito's speed (role it down a hill: Burrito wins!), accuracy (burrito slingshot VS. hamburger blaster, guess who wins), aerodynamics (burger topples over), and heat (burrito explodes). Of course, it's still a tie and Cyborg and Beast Boy suggest the last competition, without telling the other Titans what it is. It turns out, they will end it in a titanic battle between a Burger Robot (which Cyborg constructed) and a Burrito Monster (that Raven helped Beast Boy create to stop him from annoying her). They declare an Ultimate Burger-Burrito Smackdown.
The two gigantic foods fight with food-related attacks such as "Bun Bash", "Jalapeño Hammer", "Tortilla Takedown", and more cleverly phrased attacks. The other three Titans get bored, despite the ultimate combat experience of a lifetime and decide to go out for a pizza, but are interrupted when a giant hunk of food crushes them. Eventually, the two monsters destroy each other. Cyborg tries some exploded burrito and Beast Boy tries a veggie burger (Cyborg really does care about him) and they both find that each others' foods are also very good. Both friends are reunited and decide to go get some dessert. Cyborg suggests pie and Beast Boy suggests ice cream. Instead of fighting again, they decide to combine the two (hot pie with ice cream on top).
- Gizmo makes a cameo as a target in the scene: Burger vs. Burrito food challenge: Accuracy
- Eric Bauza guest stars in this episode as the announcer for Titan Chef.
- This is currently the last episode to air on Tuesday nights before moving to its Wednesday time slot.
- At the start of the episode, the seagull can be seen guarding a starfish.
- Unlike Raven in the original Teen Titans show that doesn't eat fake meat or meat substitutes, Raven in Teen Titans Go seems to not mind eating veggie patty burgers.
- Additionally, Cyborg in the original Teen Titans show was always ranting about how much he hated tofu and soy meat whenever Beast Boy cooked for everyone, yet here he states he loves veggie burgers.
- Beast Boy's burrito song is featured in a Teen Titans commercial, and a clip of Cyborg from another episode states that "That's sounds like a dying bird!"
- Cyborg's "Burger Song" is a parody of "Mickey" by Toni Basil.
- The "Titan Chef" visual may be a reference to the reality show Iron Chef.
- Beast Boy's song actually comes from a Mexican folk song.
- There is a poster on the wall titled "The Burrito Rises", a reference to the film The Dark Knight Rises.
- This episode bears strong resemblance to the annual viral video series by YouTube comedians, Smosh known as "Food Battle", where two foods are pitted against each other to test their abilities. The first Food Battle debuted in 2006, which came out seven years before this episode.
- On the roof, when the food robots fight, it is shown a sentence of the video game, Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Final round/Fight!
- The way Cyborg and Beast Boy command monsters to battle is similar to Pokemon battling.
- Beast Boy and Cyborg complete each-other's sentences again. ("Pie Bros")
- Both Cyborg and Beast Boy had something to do with the food they like in the episode before this aired. Beast Boy previously hinted about his love for burritos in "Meatball Party" and Cyborg ate a burger at a fast food joint in "You're Fired!"
- The Bubble Bots video game seen in Pie Bros, Double Trouble, and Power Moves is seen again at the start of the episode.
- This is the fifth time Cyborg's head has been detached from his body. ("Laundry Day", "Hey Pizza!", "Gorilla", "Tower Power")
- Music from "Girl's Night Out" and "Meatball Party" are heard in this episode towards the end where Cyborg and Beast Boy try each others foods and love them. Also, the music that played when Raven is first seen trapped in a giant burrito from Beast Boy is the same music that played at the very beginning of "Dog Hand".
- Cyborg is seen having a shower, despite his apparent weakness to liquid in "Tower Power."
- Robin said he didn't taste both burger nor burrito. However, in "Staff Meeting", Robin said he and his staff are going to eat a burger. Although, this episode might take place before "Staff Meeting."
- Cyborg and Beast Boy previously revealed pizza to be their favorite food, but here it is said to be burgers and burritos. Though it's possible they changed favorite foods.
- If thw burrito did better on the aerodynamic test, then logically it should fly quite well on the accuracy test.
- Cyborg said that he used veggie pattie for the burgers, but it's shown to contain meat.
- Raven replying that she doesn't care when asked about which food is better.