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"Serious Business" is the eighteenth episode of the second season of Teen Titans Go!, and the seventieth overall episode of the series.

Summary

The Titans persuade Robin that the bathroom is a place of fun and relaxation, but the bathroom itself states that humans abuse it; that the bathroom is a place of serious business...

Plot

The episode begins with Robin desperately waiting for Raven to get out of the bathroom so he can do his business. However, the other Titans see him dancing in front of the bathroom and joins him in a Pee Pee Dance. Raven eventually comes out and misses the dance, and she's slightly sad about it.

Later on, Robin calls for a bathroom meeting, discussing with the Titans about spending way too much time in the bathroom. For that, he's instituting bathroom rationing, which means that no more lavatory visits will last more than five minutes. The Titans do not agree with Robin, as if it isn't sufficient for their own businesses and other activities beside that, for it is a place of magic. To prove his theory, Robin sets up a countdown timer bomb in the bathroom and demonstrates to them that he can finish up his own business in exactly five minutes. After he comes out, the bathroom explodes, leading the Titans to extinguish the fire shocked. He will then keep an eye on them to do the same thing as he did. However, the Titans couldn't finish their activities in the bathroom in less than five minutes, as they get blown up by each one, disappointing Robin.

Two weeks later, Robin sees the Titans all dirty for they didn't even bother to go to the bathroom due to his five minutes standard killing the "magic" for them. He orders them to clean up themselves immediately. While Robin doesn't seem to understand the point of their so called magic, the Titans offer him to discover it and enjoy it the same way as they did. He disarms the bomb temporarily, allowing them to show him the magic by dancing, singing, playing with the hair-gel, eating food-shaped sink water with toothpaste and watching plays behind the tub curtains. After all the enjoyable activities, Robin understands it now, and he officially disbands the bathroom rationing and deactivates the bomb permanently. Robin would prefer to be alone in the bathroom to enjoy the magic by himself, and the Titans let him handle it. But not too long until the next morning, they needed to use it desperately as well, while Robin never left the bathroom at all.

Raven suggests to go in by busting the door down, and they see Robin in the toilet, who claims that the bathroom is occupied. Robin is now abusing the bathroom magic, forcing the Titans to engage a battle against him to get him out of the bathroom, for they have waited too long. The fight is then interrupted by the bathroom itself, named as John. The Titans are shocked, now that they see a pile of tile plates forming a face on the wall and can talk as well by magic. John claims that he and the other bathrooms were survivors from a distant planet that has been destroyed, and they thought they could find a better place where they can be appreciated on Earth. Instead, John sees Robin's magic abuse and is confident now that they were wrong, pulling Robin out of the toilet with a high water pressure when he apologized. John decides to leave along with the other bathrooms of the city in order to escape this madness.

The Titans' bathroom begins to crack out of the Tower and flees, along with the other bathrooms from Jump City, as together they form a light-speed ring. In outer space, they spin around in speed and disappear, for they have gone to a possible new home. Meanwhile at the Tower, Raven asks what they're going to do now as Cyborg mentions that he really has to go. Suddenly they all yell "Pee-Pee Dance!" and start dancing, ending the episode.

Characters

Songs

Trivia

  • This episode aired one year after "Power Moves", and 10 years after the original Teen Titans episode "Wavelength".
  • Strangely, Titans Tower seems to have a unisex bathroom, as while Raven is using the facilities, Robin is waiting outside for her to finish.
  • The episode reveals the odd activities the Titans engage in the bathroom.
    • Raven tap dances.
    • Cyborg sings.
    • Beast Boy paints using steam on the mirror.
    • Starfire makes chili in the toilet.
  • The steam painting Beast Boy draws resembles Raven's design from the original Teen Titans series.
  • When Starfire is putting hair gel on, she makes her hair look exactly like Jinx's hairstyle.
  • Raven is a little bit out of character after the Pee Pee Dance number because she says "Don't tell me I missed the Pee Pee Dance", while she usually is a very serious character. She also tap dances in the bathroom, which is pretty strange for her.

Continuity

References

  • Raven's book "Tale of Flame and Snow", appears again, which is a reference to "A Song of Ice and Fire".
  • When Cyborg and Beast Boy perform a play in the bathtub, they both acted a scene about Batman and The Joker.
  • The scene where Robin descends down the toilet and jumps in the sewers is a reference to Super Mario Bros.
  • The Pee-Pee Dance song is an obvious parody of "Take It To Da House" by Trick Daddy.

Errors

  • The layout of the bathroom seems to change as the episode progresses. For example, at the beginning of the episode, the bathroom door had no pictures, and had a wall to the right side. Later on, however, the right wall disappears and a picture of Silkie can be seen.
  • When John leaves Titans Tower, he leaves a hole. However, the hole isn't there in a few scenes later on.
  • When Robin says it should take five minutes in the bathroom. He says one minute for showers, four minutes for shaving and ten seconds for hand washing. If that is true it'll take five minutes and ten seconds not just five minutes.

Running Gags

  • The Titans doing the "Pee Pee Dance".
  • The Titans not making it in five minutes to leave the bathroom and the bathroom exploding (except for Robin, though the bathroom did still explode when he was done).

Transcript

The transcript for "Serious Business" can be found here.

Gallery

Robin discovers the bathroom's magic
The image gallery for Serious Business 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 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 Contest

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