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History Lesson is the 37th episode of the third season of Teen Titans Go!, and the 141st overall episode of the series.

Summary

Robin tries to teach the other Titans valuable history lessons but the others turn his stories into their own twisted yarns.

Plot

Beat Box, Birdarang and the four Titans are having a dance party when Robin enters the living room, beating him up with his staff and shoving him to the ocean. Birdarang leaves after saying "Oh, dang!" and he greets the others in French, introducing him as Napoleon. They question why he is dressed the way he is, Robin says that he will be teaching them about history dressed like him as his latest plan to teach the Titans. Then Raven asks if this is because they make fun of him for being short and having baby hands to which Robin declines and declares History is important. Then she declares the fact Napoleon was short like Robin too.

He counters by saying Napoleon was tall for his time and tells a story of how three French peasants (the other Titans) were helped by Napoleon and his height and that he was a general or emperor and that he was not short.

However, Cyborg disagrees, saying that his height was now appropriate these days while he took his hat anyway and he yells that History says he is not short. Then he says they will spend the rest of the night learning about History (And Robin not being short) by telling the story of the pyramids but gets inturupted by Raven who already knows it her way (Or at least she claims) and tells it.

A pharaoh (Raven) consults her leise (Beast Boy) and says that she wants to have pyramids built he says he would like that to but they do not have the proper tools only those guys (Cyborg and Robin) then an alien (Starfire) offers to help build them if she can wear Ravens crown and she accepts. Robin inturupts saying wait aliens did not build the pyramids. Raven says they didn't do it alone, then in Egyptian times Bigfoot and The Loch Ness monster appear and finish the pyramid. after it is done Bigfoot proposes to the pharaoh and the pharaoh accepts.

Robin, now angered, exclaims that's not what happened and says that they should forget Egypt and moves on to the story of Abraham Lincoln but Starfire takes over and tells the story of 'Abraham and turkey sandwich Lincoln.'

She says that he was watching a play and eating popcorn when John Milks Booth (Robin) came up behind him and asked him to take his hat off. Abraham and turkey sandwich Lincoln (Starfire) apologizes and offers to let him sit in the booth with him and Abraham does magic tricks for him. She then concludes by saying that they became best friends and bought a log cabin and that they still lived there to this day.

While Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy are impressed with the way it was told, Robin tells her that was not at all how it happened. He then tries to tell the story of the first man on the moon but Cyborg and Beast Boy take over.

They say that the first people on the moon (Themselves) put a flag there but then they took off there helmets and were completely fine. They them smelled something good and it was cheese. Robin interjects saying that the moon is not made of cheese. Cyborg says that it is not made of cheese but it has cheese oceans. The two astronauts then eat all the cheese but then begin farting and do to the moons low gravity start to float into space. However they are saved by Sticky Joe and flown to safety they conclude by saying if not for Sticky Joe, the men would have been lost forever.

The other Titans were impressed except for Robin, who says that Sticky Joe is not the man on the moon and they did not knew anything about history. Then he declares it a disaster and asks Cyborg to give him back his hat. The others proceed to tease him for being short and having baby hands and the episode ends with a short of the outside of the tower it is a fully moon and the moon turns reviling Sticky Joe's face.

Characters

Trivia

  • This is Birdarang's first appearance in Season 3, and Beat Box's second appearance in Season 3. Beat Box's earlier season 3 appearance was in "Obinray".
  • Interestingly, this episode has the exact same plot to "Grube's Fairytales". Robin tries to teach the other Titans about a specific topic and the other Titans twist it into their own perspective.
  • It's implied that Robin is 5'7", since he says that that was tall in Napoleon's time (but Cyborg says it's short for a man these days).
  • Music from "Money Grandma" is reused.

Continuity

  • Sticky Joe makes his fifth appearance in season 3 and his seventh appearance overall.
  • Raven is unhooded for the thirty-ninth time in the series.
  • Beast Boy doesn't use any animal transformation for the nineteenth time in the series.
  • Robin again teaches a lesson to the other Titans. The first time was in "Finally a Lesson".
  • Robin's "baby hands" are brought up for the third time. The first two times were in "Baby Hands" and "Arms Race with Legs".
  • The other Titans make fun about Robin having "baby hands" for the second time. The first time was in "Baby Hands".

References

  • In Starfire's history story, she is dressed as the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
  • Robin is seen dressed as Napoleon and John Wilkes Booth.
  • Beast Boy and Cyborg's history story is a reference to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were the first humans ever to walk on the moon.
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg also believe that the moon is made out of cheese, which was a popular belief that some people have had. Although Cyborg states that they believe the Moon has cheese oceans.
    • Beast Boy mistakes Apollo 11 for Apollo Creed, which is the name of a character in the Rocky franchise.
  • Raven's story is a reference to ancient Egyptian times.
  • On another Cartoon Network show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters, the introduction feels like it has similar scenes from this episode:
    • The aqua teens came from Egypt, the same place in Raven's story.
    • The aqua teens then went to Abe Lincoln, which was who Starfire's story was about.
    • The aqua teens are then sent to space, like Cyborg and Beast Boy.
  • The apocalyptic painting that Robin shows has Napoleon putting his foot on Jason's (a villain from the Friday The 13th franchise) head, the head of The Iron Giant and Brianiac's Skull Ship.

Errors

  • In the scene where Robin kicks Beat Box out the window, a hole in the window can visibly be seen, but a few seconds later, the hole in the window is gone.
    • Also, it's very misleading to why Robin kicked and smashed Beat Box in the first place, since Beat Box is one of Robin's little buddies. Though it could be out of Robin's sudden anger and impatience, more then likely disliking him.
  • Oddly Beast Boy and Raven make fun of Robin's height, even though they are both shorter then he is.
    • However they might have grown a little bit, which definitely explains why they do that.
  • In the episode, Robin claims that Napoleon was 5'6". However, he was actually 5'7".
  • When Starfire dances while giggling, her mouth is closed when her giggling can be heard.
  • Beast Boy is dressed as a mime in the Napoleon skit, and unapologetically talks, even though mimes are known for being silent.

Running Gags

  • The other Titans making fun of Robin's height and his "baby hands".
  • The Titans, especially Robin, laughing like the French.
  • Starfire saying Abraham and Turkey Sandwich Lincoln.

Gallery

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The image gallery for History Lesson may be viewed here.

Source

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/teen-titans-go-history-lesson/EP017123260539?aid=zap2it#zc-page-title

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 2017
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 AvogodoOrangins

Unconfirmed and Upcoming Episodes
The Titan Who Smelt ItA Dirt Nap in the FamilyHeart of Ice CreamNewest 52Batman Forever (ish)Man of Steel of Cut Oats

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