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"Laundry Day" is the eighth episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!, and the eighth overall episode of the series.

Summary

No one wants to have to handle laundry day, and the chores pile up while the team bickers. Soon, their dirty uniforms develop a mind of their own and go on the offensive.

Nobody wants to wash the Titans' gross dirty uniforms. Raven volunteers, using her magic, which brings the uniforms to life and turns them against the Titans.[1]

Plot

The episode starts with the Titans battling a giant slime monster. They all fail in attacking him, until Robin decides to blow up the monster. The slime falls onto the Titans, resulting in them being covered with green goo. They then go back to Titans Tower with their suits all dirty.

It is Laundry Day, and Starfire asks who must complete the task. Raven glances towards Robin, and he then says their suits aren't that dirty. This is an attempt to back out from doing the laundry, as it is his turn. Beast Boy says no I'm not and wonders how their suits would be without them being washed for a couple more weeks, and Cyborg then smells Beast Boy's suit. After smelling Beast Boy's suit, Cyborg faints and then dies, with his ghost flying upwards. Beast Boy immediately grabs a vacuum cleaner, sucks Cyborg's ghost into it, and puts it back into his body. Beast Boy then exclaims someone will need to wash their suits, and Robin says they'll decide who will wash their suits, Raven interrupts his speech and asks him if he means going by the chores list; it was Robin's turn. Robin quickly snatches the list, mixes it in a blender, and eats it, asking Raven "what chores list?". He then continues his speech, and says they'll decide the person doing the laundry by a competition; the loser (the one with the least points) will have to do the laundry.

After a series of games, the Staring Contest, Rock Paper Scissors, and Hotdog Chow Down!, Robin announces the results; Raven is the loser and so she must do the laundry duty since she had only 7 points. When Raven exclaims it was Robin's turn to do the laundry, he asks her what she is talking about and then burps out the chores list, immediately hiding it behind him while laughing nervously. Raven says she'll do the laundry duty, and takes off all the Titans' suits. Starfire screams because she is naked while she squishes Silkie against her, Robin yells in surprise and accidentally almost drops his clipboard, but grabs it and laughs nervously, Cyborg yells "STOP STARING AT MY CIRCUITS!", and Beast Boy appears calm while eating popcorn, not even bothered by the fact that he is naked.

Raven tells the Titans that they should put some clothes on, and Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy quickly run to their rooms while Robin becomes dizzy from them knocking him over. He then confuses the front door for his room, accidentally entering it while he closes the door, not realizing his mistake. A white bird flies towards him, glaring at him. He studies it for a few seconds, and goes down, resulting in him falling to the bottom of Titans Tower. Robin lands on a bush, with a batman cowl on his head for a second before he shakes it off. He runs to the front door of Titans Tower intending to go back in, but a group of fan girls blocks his way and squeals at the sight of him. Robin runs away, hiding behind a mailbox as one of the fan girls sees him and takes a photo of him on her phone. Next, Robin runs to the emergency exit but is unable to open it. He then tries to open a window, and climbs onto a tree branch intending to jump into an open window, but the branch breaks and Robin falls. Robin grabs onto a bee hive, falling once again. The bees in the hive are disturbed and come out, chasing Robin. He jumps into a bush relieved, but the bees catch up and find him. Robin then yells, "I NEED MY SUIT!", while running away from the bees and fan girls.

Meanwhile, Raven is trying to wash the Titan's suits. She tries everything, but nothing cleans the clothes. She gets very mad at Robin. When Robin comes by the window asking her to let him in, Raven attempts to negotiate with him, telling him that she will open the window if he does the laundry. He denies, however, and she leaves him outside. Meanwhile, Cyborg is just a head and is trying to get a new body while his is getting washed. He cannot find a good one and says, "I need my suit back." Starfire is sewing while her suit is getting washed. However, as she is unfamiliar with the process of sewing, she uses glue, a saw, milk, and an oven. The result is a beautiful dress, but she thinks it is hideous and yells, "I NEED MY SUIT BACK!". Meanwhile, Beast Boy gets tofu to eat, sings the Tofu Song, and plays video games, not even caring about being naked.

Robin is still outside and sees Gizmo threatening to take over Jump City. Despite having a massive robot army, Gizmo surrenders quickly when he sees Robin naked. Then Robin goes enters the Tower and sees the other Titans, all of whom were also going to Raven for their clothes. They get blasted by their clothes, and Raven explains that the slime has taken them over. The Titans fight their clothes and the clothes started forcing the Titans to wear them. The suits make the titans beat themselves up. Then Robin finally apologizes to Raven for forcing her to do laundry when it was his turn, and he says if they got out of the situation, he'd do laundry for the next year, which was what Raven wanted to hear. Raven says a spell that drains the life out of their clothes, and she reveals that she made a magic spell take over the clothes. She tricked Robin into saying he'd do laundry for a whole year. Starfire then warns the team about a giant monster made of fruit juice and barbecue sauce that is attacking the city, making Robin feel down, knowing it'll be another messy fight. The episode ends with Robin sadly saying, "Titans, go."

Characters

Songs

Trivia

  • Starfire was able to eat the most hotdogs, most likely due to Tamaraneans possessing nine stomachs.
  • This episode reveals that Beast Boy has no problem walking around naked, even in front of the opposite sex. This is probably due to his more animal nature (and his clothes disappear when he transforms).
  • This is Gizmo's debut in the show.
  • It is revealed that Robin has fangirls. This may be a reference to how many fangirls Robin had in the original series.
  • This is the last episode of Teen Titans Go! during the Cartoon Network "Check It 2.0" era.

References

  • When Cyborg becomes a ghost, the Ghostbusters theme plays when Beast Boy brings him back to life.
    • ​Beast Boy used what was also a reference to the Ghostbusters Proton Pack and the Luigi's Mansion franchise's Poltergust 5000 without its Strobulb.
  • The Titans outfit switches contain a number of possible references:
    • Starfire wearing Raven's clothing is a subtle reference to the episode "Switched" from the original series in which Raven and Starfire switched bodies.
    • Raven wearing Robin's clothing is a subtle reference to the episode "The Quest" from the original series where Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Raven all dress like Robin.
    • Raven wearing Robin's costume may also be a reference to the Teen Titans comic "Power Failure" where they all switched powers. Same with Cyborg wearing Beast Boy's costume and Robin wearing Starfire's.
  • One of the bodies Cyborg considers switching to while his normal body is being washed is the body of Brainiac from Superman: The Animated SeriesJustice League, and Justice League Unlimited. It is the one referred to by Cyborg as "too brainy" when it passes by.
  • When Robin first falls out of the Tower, he lands into a bush. When he arises, some leaves form around his face and make a Batman cowl before he shakes them off.
  • The final "outfit" seen in Cyborg's closet is Voltron's left leg, which foreshadows the later Voltron parody episode "The Left Leg".
  • A poster of Wonder Woman can be seen in the laundry room.
  • When Robin's and Raven's clothes are dancing, the song playing is a slightly varied version of Bust a Move by Young MC.

Continuity

  • This episode marked the debut of the VS screen gag, during the staring contest and Rock, Paper, Scissors contests.
  • This is the first episode where Raven is seen unhooded or without her cloak.
    • However, her hair is black instead of purple like in the original series. Her hair style is also a little different.
  • This episode reveals that unlike the original series, Cyborg's head can be detached from his body, leaving only a body made out of wires.
  • Music from "The Date" is heard when Starfire is shown with her finished sewed dress.

Errors

  • When the clothes came to life, when Robin said "Titans, go!" it zoomed in into the Titans' faces, however, Raven had her cloak's colors instead of her cleaning robes.
  • The Titans' clothes are not covered in green slime during their contests on who has to laundry duty.
  • When the exclamation mark appears over Robin's head when he sees the bees, the rest of his body disappears. However, this may have been done for comedic effect or to just prevent the viewers from seeing his privates.
  • Beast Boy participates in the Hot Dog eating contest, despite being a vegetarian. However, he might only eat meat when he's in his pig form, like when he ate Robin's sandwich in "Legendary Sandwich."
    • It is possible that the hot dogs Beast Boy was eating were really tofu dogs, which he ate in the original series.
  • When Raven had her washing cloak on, her eyes are slightly smaller.
  • Even though mud was covering Robin's private part while he came back in the Tower, it would've still been visible.
  • In the episode Legs, it was proven that anyone wearing Raven's cloak would be given a slightly more negative personality, even Starfire. However, when Starfire was wearing Raven's cloak, her personality did not seem to be affected.
  • Beast Boy had no clothes on when Raven took away every Titans clothes off, but when the Titans asked Raven about where the clothes were, Beast Boy had underwear on.

Running Gags

  • Robin getting himself out of laundry duty, even though it is his turn.
  • Robin trying to re-enter the tower after being trapped outside with no clothes.
  • The Titans all complaining that they need their clothes back, except for Beast Boy who really doesn't care.
  • Raven going to extreme measures to try to get the slime off the Titans' clothes.

Gallery

Titans in Each Others Clothes
The image gallery for Laundry Day 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 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 CreepsThe AvogodoHand Zombie

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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