"Driver's Ed" is the third episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!. and the third overall episode of the series.
Poor Robin gets his driver's license suspended after wrecking the Batmobile, and must take a Driver’s Ed course. What he doesn't know is that his driving instructor, Ed, is a robber that has some sinister tricks up his sleeve where he uses him as a getaway driver.
The episode begins with Robin tricking the other Titans to drive him around town for his selfish needs by telling them it's an ergent emergency, causing Beast Boy to lose his game, Cyborg to lose some of his data, Silkie to get swollen up and a demon getting away. The next time Robin needs someone to drive him around town, no one wants to take him. He tells the others that his license is suspended after he wrecked the Batmobile, telling them it was a fender bender. He also tells them he met a guy on the Internet that can get his license back. Cyborg, because of his data loss, doesn't recognize Starfire. Raven warns Robin that she does not believe this is a good idea.
Robin goes where his instructor told him to meet. On the car window was a paper that said to start the engine. A man exits a bank with a bag of robbed money, puts the bag in the trunk and gets in the car. He introduces himself as Ed his instructor. Ed gives many deductions to Robin during his test, causing him to fail. Robin takes the test again multiple times, but ultimately fails becuase Ed keeps using him to rob banks. One day, the Titans are at a cafe and notice Robin in front of a jewelry store when he was supposed to meet his Driver's Ed instructor. Ed robs the store and gets in the car. Raven tells the others that he is his getaway driver, and Starfire says that Robin may not know that he is. They decide to chase Robin to warn him about Ed. Robin notices them, but thinks that they are going to make fun of him, so he speeds away from them. Later, after a wild chase (with Cyborg at the wheel of the T-Car), Robin stops the car and Ed gets mad at him for his wild driving and tells him the truth, and tells him the reason he kept failing Robin is to keep him as a getaway driver. He also said he never wanted him as a getaway driver again. Robin tells Ed he knew, and that is why he didn't tell him about the Demon behind him. The Demon drags Ed into its dimension, and all is back to normal as Robin celebrates his success for passing the driving test.
- Ed (speaking debut)
- Police Officer (debut)
- Beast Boy
- Generic Jump City Citizens
- Police Officer 2 (debut, cameo)
- Leprechaun (debut)
- Seagull (debut, cameo)
- Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm) (debut, cameo)
- In a four-day period, Robin annoyed his friends by making them drive him to so-called "emergencies":
- Beast Boy took him to Burger Splode! for a monstrous appetite for a cheeseburger, fries, a milkshake and a small side salad.
- Cyborg took him to Game Bear to get a copy of Dog Simulator 2000 (a parody of the Microsoft Simulator series).
- Starfire took him to the Cave where Aqualad is the DJ for the night.
- Raven took him to the beach so he could surf.
- Raven is also revealed to be able to drive without using her hands.
- Oddly, Starfire and Raven drive Robin when they could have instead just flown him to his destination.
- It is revealed that Robin's mask is actually a pair of glasses and he has tiny dots for eyes.
- When Robin met Ed at the casino, a sign said that Mumbo Jumbo was going to perform that day.
- This is the first appearance of the T-Car in Teen Titans Go!
- Robin's grappling gun has a different design.
- Beast Boy plays a video game where the main boss is a large brain, giving a nod to the Doom Patrol's nemesis: The Brain.
- It can also reference the Metroid series, the character Beast Boy plays is a nod to Samus Aran while the brain boss is a nod to Mother Brain.
- The game over message "You Are Die" is a reference to some older video games having poor translations when they were ported to the US, like "All your base belong to us"
- It can also be a reference to the iconic X-Men line, "Welcome to die."
- Silkie eating the zorkaberries and becoming puffy is a reference to the original Teen Titans episode "Can I Keep Him?" where Silkie grows to a gigantic size after Starfire feeds him zorkaberries.
- The face of DC Western hero, Jonah Hex, is on the casino that Ed robs. Also, the one performing there tonight was Mumbo Jumbo a villain from the original Teen Titans series.
- The music that Robin dances to in the car is a soundalike instrumental version of Stuntin' Like My Daddy by Birdman and Lil Wayne.
- Late in the episode Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, and BB get coffee at a store called "Justice Java" with Superman drinking a cup of coffee on the sign.
- During the police car chase scene, the song that's playing is a soundalike to Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph.
- When the T-car bounces off the planets, the sounds emulate those of a classic pinball table.
- This episode shares the same title from Sabrina: The Animated Series.
- The game Robin bought, "Simulator Zoo", also appeared in "Pie Bros".
- Raven's demonic red eyes are shown for the first time.
- Once again, the BAT-O's stand is shown and Food Bear is shown for the second time since "Legendary Sandwich."
- This episode is the debut of the recurring Seagull.
- "Super Robin" is alluded when Robin states that the other Titans laugh at him for not having powers.
- On Robin's first drivers test, he is shown to get seven deductions, but has eight. It could be that Ed has given him the extra one but didn't tell him, but at one point he said two deductions.
- Robin destroyed the Batmobile by crashing it into a lamp post, however in other media (such as LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes) the Batmobile has shown to be nearly indestructible.
- When the Titans are first outside the cafe, Robin and Ed's car are absent, but after Raven notices, they are suddenly in front of the jewelry store.
- It is shown that Robin has bad eyesight; this is seen when he takes the eye test. Yet in future episodes, his eyesight seems fine.
- Also in the mask it is seen that he has a twin in his eye.
- In "Pie Bros," Ed was seen taken to jail, but he somehow escaped.
- The demon Raven failed to defeat randomly showing up.
- Cyborg being unable to remember who Starfire is.
- The same cop keeps blindly shooting at Ed's getaway car.
- Ed saying "that's a deduction."
- Robin annoyed his friends by making them drive him to so-called "emergencies".
The transcript for "Driver's Ed" can be found here.
|The image gallery for Driver's Ed may be viewed here.|