"The Gold Standard" is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of Teen Titans Go! and the 173rd overall episode of the series.
It's St. Patrick's Day, and, after wishing to become a leprechaun, Beast Boy becomes obsessed with gold.
The Teen Titans are planning to catch a leprechaun, because they heard a leprechaun gives three wishes with the phrase "Fiddle de dee, tell me your wishes three." Instead, they catch Robin. They force him to change into a leprechaun so they can get wishes. He then tells them why is doesn't want to be a leprechaun. Beast Boy wishes to be a leprechaun. He becomes a leprechaun and then he sings Livin' that Leprechaun Life. Then Beast Boy wants to steal their cereals and then he cobbles their shoes. Then, He becomes obessed with gold and then he attempts to change the economy. Then, they turn into leprechauns and stop him. Then, for some reason, he tells three wishes. The last wish was that he could change back into a superhero. THE END.
Everything said about the gold standard in this episode is true, including Richard Nixon taking the nation off of it in 1971.
Beast Boy being a leprechaun and eating cereal is a reference to Lucky the Leprechaun, the mascot of Lucky Charms cereal.
The symbols on the baseball hats Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg wore is also a reference to Lucky Charms. The colors and shapes on their hats symbolize the marshmallows (Beast Boy's hat has a purple horseshoe on it, Starfire's hat has a yellow star, Raven's hat has a red heart, and Cyborg's hat has a green four leaf clover).
Beast Boy's "shi-lle-lagh" attack is a reference to Son Goku's Kamehameha Wave attack in the Dragon Ball manga. As a matter of fact then entire scene is a parody of "DragonBall", Goku fighting against Frieza.
The music during the action scenes is meant to sound like "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by the Dropkick Murphy's.
The "Four Spirits Clover" is a reference to Son Goku's Spirit Bomb in the Dragonball frabchise.
When the years go by, it skips the 2000's.
The image gallery for The Gold Standard may be viewed here.