Beast Boy and Cyborg are enjoying their Lazy Sunday (even though it's Tuesday) quite comfortably. Unfortunately, Robin is annoyed by Cyborg and Beast Boy's constant laziness, so he decides to donate the couch. The two friend decide that they have to go on a rescue mission to retrieve the couch at all costs...
The episode begins with Beast Boy and Cyborg admiring the features of their couch: a six-seater, nice sewing stitches, comfy cushions, and an oak-wood frame, all that good stuff. It just so happens that they've been waiting for this day- Lazy Sunday!
Cyborg starts to remark how he is the laziest person in the whole world, but Beast Boy insists that he is three times as lazy as Cyborg. Cyborg is about to argue about that, but he was so lazy that he falls asleep half way through his sentence. He wakes up a moment later and wonders what he was just saying, but Beast Boy was too lazy to even listen. Out of nowhere, the Couch Spirit appears on the couch and explains that they are both lazy. He is so happy to see them relaxed on this Lazy Sunday. As a matter of fact, the Couch Spirit explains that if they were any lazier, they'd be dead! However, he starts to warn them about people who may try to take away their laziness. Couch Spirit was just too restless to keep up his pep-talk, so he goes to take a nap.
Robin and Raven show up and want to take a seat on the couch. They can't exactly do that as Cyborg and Beast Boy (now transformed into a sloth) are taking up all the room. They start to explain how it's Lazy Sunday, meaning they won't do anything today. However, Robin points out that today is actually "Tuesday". Meanwhile, Starfire is making some delicious chili, which gets the two slackers' attention. But according to Cyborg's calculations, it's too far away. He quickly devises a plan; Beast Boy will transform into a little birdie, suck some chili up, bird-feed it into his mouth, and get back in no less than 5.15 seconds. However after eating the chili, they come back to the living room to find that the couch is gone, and in it's place is a treadmill! They look under the exorcise machine (as if it could even be there), but to no avail. They start to cry loudly as Robin tells them that he donated it to the Community Center (Couch Spirit's predictions fulfilled.)
Starfire is annoyed at the two Titans' bawling and asks how long this will go on for. Raven says for quite a bit more, considering the five stages of grief:
- Denial- Beast Boy and Cyborg pathetically act like the treadmill is the couch.
- Anger- The pals take out their fury on cake, an ice-cream cone, bubbles, and then they go swimming.
- Bargaining- While Robin is in the bathroom, Cyborg tries to negotiate couch terms, ending in failure.
- Depression- Beast Boy plays a light, mournful song on his guitar accompanied by Cyborg's harmonica. Their song is sad, and yet at the same time comforting.
- Acceptance- The two Titans have a memorial service for the couch (how thoughtful), complete with pictures and flowers. They recall the lumps and sticky stains of their old friend.
Later on, Robin is working out on the treadmill and lets Raven try it out. Unfortunately, all she can do is hover over it. Then Starfire gives it a try. She sets the speed on "show-off" mode. Seeing the fun they can have with the new exercise furniture, Beast Boy and Cyborg push her off and give it a try. All of a sudden, they have a newfound love in working out, as they push it to the limit. They also use a set of dumbbells and a jump rope.
During an exercise program on TV, they are interrupted by Treadmill Spirit. He offers them a protein shake, but they're all good. They admire Treadmill Spirit's ripped body, and he explains his daily exercise routine which is composed of sprinting, elliptical, and upper body workout, before eating breakfast and finally working out. Beast Boy and Cyborg lose enthusiasm for exorcising when they realize there's no breaks, so they decide to go on a mission to get the couch back. It takes a little bit of convincing to get Robin on board with the operation (they bribe him with a stop at the new taco joint).
High up in the sky, Robin is piloting the Teen Titans' jet over the drop zone. He takes the opportunity to multitask and lift some dumbbells. Cyborg and Beast Boy persuade the girls that they go on this mission only- it's their friend. After Starfire and Raven salute them, they hop out of the patch. Beast Boy transforms into a pterodactyl, while Cyborg uses his jetpack and they head down below to the Jump City Community Center. Before they land, Super Robin steals an ice cream from a little girl. The Titans then approach the center, with Cyborg providing surveillance while Beast Boy slivers (in snake form) to the window. Cyborg then uses him as a lookout scope. The recon pays off as they spot the couch! They don't care about the element of stealth anymore as Cyborg shoots a charge at the wall, blowing a hole in it up so they can enter. They rush in and contact Robin, code-named "Red Robin" to come pick them up. Robin, who has just finished his 80 lifts, sends down a grapple that latches onto the beloved couch. Before leaving, Cyborg shouts at the citizens, "We'd love to stay, but there's no place to sit... BOOYAHSKADOO!" they are pulled back up towards the jet. Beast Boy and Cyborg sit on the couch during the ride back, while enjoying tacos.
Back at the Titans Tower, all of the team have agreed on a compromise. They now have the treadmill and the couch in the living room. Robin loves the deal, because, after all, that just means more treadmill time for him. Raven and Starfire are just glad to have the couch back, and the Couch Spirit returns, announcing he's back! Cyborg says he missed him, and the two agree to never be apart again. However, Beast Boy smells something a little funny, and Couch Spirit explains that the citizens do love their garlic. Everybody enjoys his joke and good times, well, except for Robin. Treadmill Spirit just pressures him to run faster.
- Beast Boy
- Couch Spirit
- Little Girl
- Super Robin (Bird) (cameo)
- Treadmill Spirit (debut)
- The Couch Spirit can exit the actual couch, just like how Robin and Beast Boy can enter it in "Dude Relax."
- Robin recognizes and knows who the couch spirit is, having met the couch spirit in "Dude Relax".
- This is the third episode where Beast Boy plays the guitar. The first two were in "Girl's Night Out" and "Burger vs. Burrito".
- The music that Beast Boy and Cyborg are playing during the five stages of grief is the same music from "Pie Bros", when Beast Boy is outside Game Bear, albeit with different instrumentals.
- This is the eighth time Cyborg's head has been detached from his body. ("Laundry Day", "Hey Pizza!", "Gorilla", "Tower Power", "Burger vs. Burrito", "Matched", "Books")
- Robin is seen reading the same book Beast Boy read in "Meatball Party."
- Super Robin (Bird), which Robin mutated with in "Super Robin", appears. It is unknown how the series got back to "normal" after the events of that episode.
- Cyborg, supposedly as shown in "Super Robin" can detach his arm to reach things, but in this episode, he lost that ability.
- Robin refers to himself as "Red Robin" while flying the T-Plane. The second Robin, Tim Drake, also becomes Red Robin eventually, but in main continuity.
- Cyborg could've extended his arms to reach the chili, which he's been shown doing on several occasions, but doesn't think to do so this time.
- Raven explaining the five stages of grief.
- And in turn, Cyborg and Beast Boy grieving for the couch.
- Spirits of the furniture coming alive.
The transcript for "Lazy Sunday" can be found here.
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