"The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic" is the twenty-seventh episode of the third season of Teen Titans Go!, and the one-hundred-thirty-first episode of the series.
The Easter Bunny is missing, and it's up to the Titans to find him before Easter is ruined for everyone.
The episode begins with the Titans going on an Easter egg hunt in their yard, but only finding dog poops and a real egg. Starfire cracks open the egg, thinking there is candy inside, but accidentally eats a live baby bird. The bird's mother then slaps Starfire on the cheek after she spits it out.
Robin finds no evidence that the Easter Bunny had even visited their island and deduces that he must be missing. The Titans get in the T-Plane and fly off in search of the Easter Bunny, but quickly realize they have no idea where he lives. Each Titans pieces what they know about the Easter Bunny (that he has pink fur, a vest, and hang outs with marshmallow chickens). Starfire believes the Easter Bunny is part man and lays candy eggs, leaving a mental image that grosses out Raven.
With little information to work from, the Titans decide to interrogate mascots from other holidays, including Cupid, George Washington, the St. Patrick's Day leprechaun, and the Thanksgiving Turkey. Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy interview Cupid and are put under the influence of his love arrows. The three lovesick Titans lose focus from the interrogation and instead try to woo each other, all while having googly eyes. Raven and Starfire, in the meantime, try a "good cop/bad cop" strategy to wheedle information out of George Washington. Donning mustaches and utilizing a poorly drawn doodle, the two start the interview, only to have Starfire almost immediately begin smashing Washington's head into the table. The Titans aren't successful with the rest of the interviews, as Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy are still under the influence of the love arrows and Starfire's tactics can't get the Thanksgiving Turkey to talk... turkey.
Robin then decides that the next best course of action is to go to the big man himself: Santa! The only information they can get from Santa is that the Easter Bunny has possibly gone berserk or had some kind of nervous break down (he really only makes gestures and assumes the Titans know what he means). Santa then offers to lend a hand by delivering the Easter eggs around the world. The Titans agree that Santa is the man for the job and leave him to it, not noticing his sinister grin.
The next day, the Titans find that Santa has hidden eggs in plain sight all over their yard (as well as caused some unseasonable snowfall). The Titans are overjoyed not only for having found so many Easter eggs, but to see that they have been decorated with a Christmas theme.
Suddenly, Robin has a hunch about the whereabouts of the Easter Bunny, and with that the Titans return to Santa's workshop. In a guarded warehouse, they find that Robin's hunch was correct: Santa was kidnapping holiday mascots so that he could take over every holiday!
Santa suddenly appears from the shadows, petting an elf like an evil super villain. He explains that people already start putting Christmas decorations up as early as October and that he should have control of every holiday on the calendar. EVEN PURIM!
The Titans prepare for a showdown with Santa, who gets into a giant mech-suit. Fighting Santa would be too much of a challenge for the Titans, so Raven uses her magic to free some of the lesser holiday mascots from their cells. Cupid is taken out of the fight quickly by some freeze breath, and the Thanksgiving Turkey is useless in a fight. The Leprechaun gets in a shillelagh whack before George Washington defeats Santa with a combo of patriotic attacks.
With Santa all tied up, the Titans free the Easter Bunny, only to find out that Starfire was right: the Easter Bunny is half-man, half-bunny, and he lays an Easter egg right in front of the Titans. The episode ends with Titans looking on or away in disgust.
- Beast Boy
- Easter Bunny (debut)
- Santa Claus
- George Washington
- Thanksgiving Turkey (debut)
- Santa's Elves
- Jolly Fat Man (partially)
- The title is tied with "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory" for the longest title.
- This is the first episode to have the show's name dropped into its title.
- This is the first Easter special of the series.
- Starfire's theory about the Easter Bunny's appearance is the most disturbing, and she apologizes for sharing it with the other Titans. Yet at the end of the episode, she's proven to be correct. The same thing happens in a previous episode, "The Mask", where Starfire's theory about what Robin is hiding behind his mask is the most disturbing, but also 100% accurate.
- This episode scored a rating of 1.14 million views, becoming the lowest scored episode in the series.
- George Washington receives a new voice: in Season 2, he was voiced by Danny Jacobs; in this episode, he's voiced by Khary Payton.
- George Washington from "Money Grandma", the Cupid Baby from "Be Mine", Santa Claus from "The True Meaning of Christmas", the Leprechaun from "Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck, and It's Bad", and the turkey from "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt" all reappear.
- The growl sound from "Rocks and Water" is reused.
- A bee, most notably featured in "Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp", returns in this episode. Ironically, the victim of the bee's sting is Beast Boy.
- Beast Boy doesn't make any animal transformation for the fourteenth time.
- The title of this episode is not shown during the beginning.
- When Cupid shoots Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg with arrows, hearts come out and disappear. However in "Be Mine" they hit like regular arrows.
- Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy falling under Cupid's effects of love arrows and making googly eyes at each other.
- Cupid shooting love arrows at Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy.
- The Titans looking for Easter eggs.
- Raven and Starfire playing good cop and bad cop.
The transcript for "The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic" can be found here.
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