"Gorilla" is the twelfth episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!, and the twelfth overall episode of the series.


Beast Boy turns into a loud, obnoxious gorilla and refuses to change back, driving Robin crazy. Gorilla Beast Boy takes over the leadership of the Titans, leading to chaos, so Cyborg teaches Robin how to become an alpha male so he can reclaim his role as leader of the Teen Titans.


At the start of the episode, Robin is behaving like a tyrant and making the Titans do jumping jacks. Beast Boy shows up late for the training in gorilla form and gets verbally admonished by Robin.

Try as he might, Robin cannot get Beast Boy to stop being a gorilla. Gorilla Beast Boy acts like a real gorilla and is an immense annoyance to Robin and the Titans, using "gorillas don't..." as an excuse for his behavior. Eventually Robin has had enough and grounds Beast Boy. However Beast Boy decides to mutiny and challenge Robin for leadership, and states the law of the jungle dictated leadership went to whoever was the strongest. Robin easily gets overpowered by Beast Boy in gorilla form and loses leadership to him.

The others agree with Beast Boy and accept him as leader, due to getting sick of Robin's orders too. Beast Boy makes them go on pointless missions such as defending the playground and fighting crocodiles.

When all looks lost to Robin, Cyborg offers to train Robin to take back leadership, because he hates bananas. Cyborg helps Robin by putting him through rigorous training in order to go confront Beast Boy. Meanwhile Beast Boy re-decorates the Tower into a jungle lair somehow convincing Raven and Starfire to join in on his antics.  During the confrontation Cyborg helps Robin figure out how to make Beast Boy step down as leader by using a feather and tickling Beast Boy.



  • This is the longest time that Beast Boy has gone in an animal form.
  • This is Mammoth's first appearance on the show, but only as a small cameo, when the Titans are fighting him.
  • Raven and Starfire are noticeably more obedient than usual, as they have rebelled against Robin on several other occasions.
  • It's revealed that Beast Boy can't hold his animal form while he's being tickled.


  • Beast Boy saying crocodiles are the natural enemies of gorillas is a reference to the Donkey Kong series, in which the main enemies are King K. Rool and his army of crocodiles.
  • The Howie scream can be heard from Robin before he and Beast Boy charge in the final battle.
  • Robin says "D'oh!" which is Homer Simpson's catchphrase.
  • The laugh Beast Boy makes while being tickled by Robin is a nod to a scene in Disney's The Jungle Book, where King Louie the orangutan is tickled by Baloo the Bear.


  • This is the third time Cyborg's head has been detached from his body. ("Laundry Day", "Hey Pizza!")
  • Justice Java from "Driver's Ed" has moved its location.
  • This is the first time Beast Boy takes over leadership of the team. He later does so in "No Power" and "Brain Food".
  • This is the first time Beast Boy says "Titans, Go!", which he later says again in "Brain Food".
  • This is the second episode to have Beast Boy as the main antagonist. The first was "Ghostboy".


  • Cyborg is revealed to not possess "glutes", even though in "Truth, Justice, and What?" he is shown to have one.
  • Raven should not have slipped on the banana peel that Beast Boy tossed on the floor, as she was floating in air at the time.
  • When Robin grounds Beast Boy, Raven momentarily switches to a different spot on the couch. She is also seen putting the book down, even though she had already placed it down earlier.
  • When Cyborg was telling Robin to take the tiger's steak, the captions misread Cyborg's saying of "kitty cat" as "kick-a**". This is most likely due to early translation or a simple misunderstanding.
  • Cyborg joins in acting like a gorilla at the end, even though he wasn't present during Beast Boy's animalistic influence.

Running Gags

  • Beast Boy staying in his gorilla form through the episode (until the ending).
  • Cyborg ordering Robin what to do in the zoo.


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The image gallery for Gorilla may be viewed here.

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 - TBA, 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 WaterChapter One: I Saw You DanceChapter Two: The Story in Your EyesChapter Three: Playing Hard to GetChapter Four: The 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!BBCYFSHIPBDAYMo' Money Mo' ProblemsBeast Girl