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"The Fourth Wall" is the ninth episode of the third season of Teen Titans Go!, and the 113th overall episode of the series.

Control Freak informs the Titans that they are on a TV show he created and demands they earn him an award

Plot

The episode starts out with Cyborg getting the Titans pumped up for TV night. everyone is sitting on the couch as Beast Boy turns on the TV. He starts flipping through some boring-looking channels until he gets to one with Control Freak on it. Robin says to change it, but Control Freak somehow stays on every channel. Raven and Starfire are getting annoyed at his interrupting on TV Night, but Control Freak says he's got the perfect show to watch. He turns on Teen Titans GO!, and the Titans realize it's them on the catchy theme song. They wonder why they are on a program, but Control Freak points out that they are a show. He tells them how he turned their everyday lives into a show, and now millions of people are watching them. All five Titans walk up to the fourth wall, and they start calling the viewers creeps (hey...) for watching their personal business. Control Freak tells them to stop antagonizing the audience. Robin, on the other hand, takes advantage of the camera and shows off some of his sweet muscles.

Robin then turns his attention back to Control Freak and demands the reason; he says it was to win awards and publicity, but it's just a bunch of junk. Starfire inquires why, and he points out that all they make is dooky jokes. Beast Boy also points out that they make toot ones to, and he lets one rip to humor us. Control Freak says that's just low brow humor, and Cyborg lowers his eyebrows in agreement. He brings up the acting, with the constant screaming, but Starfire explains that's just the way they are, shouting it of course. But the main problem is the animation, and Control Freak zooms out to show them some footage of cheap movements by Cyborg and Beastie. Robin fake sympathizes, stating that they don't care about him never winning a trophy. Control Freak threatens that if they don't shape up, he'll REBOOT them. Cyborg figures he's just bluffing, but he says he's done it already, with the original Teen Titans. He shows them some clips of the cartoon, and they all admire how cool looking and amazing they were back then. When the compilation ends, they're mad, asking why there was no sixth season or why Control Freak decided to cancel it. He agrees it was a poor idea, but rebooting Teen Titans GO! won't be! He demands that the Titans shape up, or they'll find themselves rebooted into a new show.

Robin starts going off about how this is very important, but he notices Beast Boy has gone off and started performing his "underpants dance" to the fourth wall. Raven is disgusted at his twerking and smashes him into the screen with her giant fist. Robin gets back to business with improving the show. Beast Boy chimes in that maybe they could keep tooting and telling dooky jokes, but Robin points out that that doesn't win any awards (but Beast Boy brings up that is does bring in the toilet paper). No, what they need is some smart people, civilized comedy. Everyone starts preparing for their new leaf: Starfire puts on elegant gloves, Beastie dresses himself with a bowtie, Cyborg wears a top hat, and Raven manages to raise her eyes, in a fancy way.

In the backyard, Cyborg tells Starfire a really lame joke about elections in a British accent. Beast Boy pulls a joke about pears on Raven, and then Robin rides up with a fancy getup on a horse, complimenting everybody's puns. He checks Cyborg's eyebrows with a scanner, with a positive "high eyebrows" result.

Next up, Robin wants to test the Titans' ability to act. He hands them lines about Mary taking a few ducks to the park. Cyborg fails at putting any sadness into it, so he deserved the tomato splattered in his face. Starfire just reads hers crazily, not with rage, and Raven's line is read about as emotionless as she always sounds. Beast Boy is booed offstage before even finishing a word. With a dazzling, dramatic performance, Robin shows the other Titans how its done on center stage, with heartfelt words of ducks eating bread crumbs (finished off with a powerful teardrop).

The last problem to be addressed is their animation. Raven brings a bunch of zombies back to life from under the floor, but Robin explains that's reanimation, so Raven makes em' just sink back down slowly. Robin says animation is people working hard day and night to bring life into drawings, which, notified by how awfully his words match up to his mouth, they are doing a bad job. Starfire says that maybe it's because of the poor budget, but Robin backfires with no excuses, and he turns to the cartoon operators. He commands them to change up a few factors and click some new resolution styles with their computer, Robin and the Titans have been given a new chubby, small-facial-features style. And with that, the Titans are all ready to make a great episode!

It (wow, an episode inside of an episode!) opens up at the Tower, with the new animation configuration. Cyborg, with his British accent, passionately asks for some rubar pie. Star jokes with his request in a manly tone, thinking it's the number π. Beast Boy and Raven compliment this joke in newly refined voices, and then Beast Boy proceeds to toot, but this time plays a jazzy song on a trumpet. Robin in a dignified speech commends the Titans for their civilized manner, stating they'll a gold trophy in no time. Control Freak reappears on the monitor, also congratulating them. Starfire wonders if he'll reboot them after all, but Control Freak says there's no need to- they've already done that themselves! Raven and Robin realize this and say he won't get away with this treacherous act, but it turns out he can; it only takes one press of a button to officially reboot them. Robin starts to say that the Titans should be true to themselves though, so he orders everyone to start tooting.

Starfire farts so hard that Silkie is blown away a little. Control Freak is disgusted at the low brow humor, but he's even more sickened when all the Titans point their butts at him and fart out a song. This act of low down humor brings them back to their original state, but Control Freak is about to hit the remote. However, the Titans are about to go down proud of who they are, immature low brows. This supposedly touches Control Freak's heart, but it turns out he was just kidding. As he moves in to reboot them, Robin figures that if "The Fourth Wall" between them an the audience is broken, he can't do so. Beast Boy/ram head butts the screen, followed by kicks and punches from the others. The screen is cracked and goes black, ruining Control Freak's scheme.

Characters

Major Characters

Minor Characters

  • Silkie
  • Slade (cameo in flashback, archive footage)
  • Terra (cameo in flashback, archive footage)

Song

Trivia

Continuity

  • The "Dawn of Just Us" poster is seen again from "Beast Man".
  • The exercise program is seen again from "Lazy Sunday".
  • The sock puppet show is seen yet again.
  • This is the fourth time that footage from the original series is shown. The first three times were in "Más y Menos", "Dreams" and "The Mask".
  • Raven is seen unhooded for the twenty-fifth time, in the archive footages from the original series.
  • The show references the title theme and the dancing Titans from the theme song.
  • This episode is most likely a satire of how people criticize this show to being inferior to the original.
  • A lot of people don't like this episode, similar to "Let's Get Serious" and "The Return of Slade", because it's a hater episode.

References

  • The term "fourth wall" is used to describe the imaginary wall between the audience and the stage members which separates them from each other.
  • The original series appears with the episodes. Some episodes shown include "Apprentice, Part 2", "Divide and Conquer", "Terra", "The End, Part 3", "Date with Destiny", "Revved up" and "Things Change".
  • When the Titans break the fourth wall by smashing the screen when the episode ends, it's similar to the The Amazing World of Gumball episode "The Allergy", when Darwin also breaks the fourth wall by sneezing onto the screen, destroying it at the end of the episode.
  • The Titans manage to get the animation turned into a 60s animation.
  • The animated scene is a parody of the animation software Adobe Flash CS6.

Running Gags

  • The Titans calling their viewers creeps.
  • Beast Boy making toot jokes.
  • The Titans trying to be more high brow.
  • The Titans and Control Freak breaking the fourth wall.

Gallery

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The image gallery for The Fourth Wall may be viewed here.

Source

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 ShineLication

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