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"Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes" is the 34th episode of the third season of Teen Titans Go!, and the 138th episode of the series.

Summary

Robin meets cool dudes on rollerblades and tries to emulate them.

Plot

The episode begins with Robin doing a competition with the Titans to see who could get pop the most bubbles. They encounter people with rollerblades, to which Robin gets very interested in. The others see them as "grandpas", and think that the rollerblades are lame.

Robin, thinks differently, and tries to talk with them. The rollerbladers insult Robin, and mentioning about the Demon's Tongue, the most dangerous race. Robin, feeling down, goes back to the tower.

Back at the tower, he talks to his "parents" about rollerblades. His "mom" shows Robin his "dad's" rollerblades, which Robin shows to his team. The team gets interested eventually, and become good with rollerblades.

They meet the two dudes from before, and they go to a showoff, insulting each other. Robin is challenged to the Demon's Tongue, which he reluctantly accepts. When they're about to shake hands, Robin psychs them and takes away his hand before they could shake, which would be considered an insult.

When Robin gets home, his "dad", meets him and asks where he is. They talk about the Demon's Tongue and rollerblades, when Beast Boy comes into his room.

It turns out, not surprisingly, that Robin is pretending that he has a dad, and changes roles from his mom, to dad, or to himself. We hear more about the conversation, and then Beast Boy takes out some popcorn.

The next day at the race, Robin and the two dudes are seen with two other random guys. The random two blow up into the race, and eventually, Chip, one of the roller dudes, loses his wheels on one of his rollerblades. He trys to get Robin to help him, and right when Robin is about to, but then psychs him out, and Chip falls into a pit.

The other dude, attempting to avenge Chip, goes for the win, more determined than ever. Robin pushes him to the harder way, to which the dude burns in fire. Robin wins the race, and when the two dudes are about to be taken to the hospital, they say it's just a race.

Robin says that it was a race that he won, roasting them. He then sees his imaginary parents, to which they hug each other. Since Robin is actually thinking up his parents, the rest of the Titans are wondering what he is doing as the episode ends.

Characters

Trivia

  • The Cool Rollerblading Dudes appear for the second time in season 3 and the second time overall. They first appeared in "Finally a Lesson".
  • It's revealed that Cool Rollerblading Dude #1's name is Chip and Cool Rollerblading Dude #2's name is Randy.
  • Other than Trigon, Robin's parents are the only parents of any other Titan who make an appearance in the series.

Continuity

  • Raven is seen unhooded for the thirty-eighth time.
  • Beast Boy wears his rollerblading outfit for the second time. The first time he wore it was in "Finally a Lesson".
  • Beast Boy is the first one to refer to the Cool Rollerblading Dudes as "grandpas" and is not very pleased to see them reappear. This could suggest that Beast Boy remembers his short-lived friendship with them in "Finally a Lesson".
  • This episode ends with real explosive fire, similar to "Pyramid Scheme". This is the second episode ending to have real fire.
  • Raven's strange liking for elderly people is referenced for the second time when she comments how grandpas are "cute". The first time was in "Salty Codgers".
  • This is the third time that Robin's parents are mentioned, the first two times being in "Let's Get Serious" and "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice". Though this is the first time they appear as characters.

References

  • Beast Boy says, "Don't harsh my vibes, weezles," which is a quote from Pauly Shore used in films such as Encino Man.

Errors

  • Oddly enough, there were a total of three Cool Rollerblading Dudes in "Finally a Lesson" but only two are present in this episode. However, the third one does make a cameo during the race on Demon's Tongue Mountain.
  • When Robin's mother pulls out the skates from the sink and hands them to him, there's only one skate. When they hug, suddenly there's two.

Running Gags

  • The Cool Rollerblading Dudes being called "rad grandpas".
  • Robin saying the phrase "rad".
  • Robin arguing with his "father".
  • Cyborg fainting.
  • Robin tricking the Cool Rollerblading Dudes and saying "PSYCH!".
  • Robin imaging his parents.

Gallery

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The image gallery for Rad Dudes with Bad Tudes may be viewed here.

Source

  1. 123. Teen Titans Go! for May, 2016. ToonZone. Retrieved on March 23, 2016.

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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