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Teen Titans@YouTube


Youtube is not the only site where you can view teentitans episodes, merely the most TOS-happy. Other sites also have copies of the videos (toonsurfer links to 720x480 videos, but has many popup ads and other dubious marketing misfeatures) and you might have luck finding the videos that were TOSed into oblivion on youtube.

Season 1

  1. Divide & Conquer (pt 1, 2, 3)
  2. Sisters (pt 1, 2, 3)
  3. Final Exam (pt 1, 2, 3)
  4. The Forces of Nature (pt 1, 2)
  5. Sum of His Parts (pt 1, 2, 3)
  6. Nevermore (pt 1, 2, 3)
  7. Switched (pt 1, 2, 3)
  8. Deep Six (pt 1, 2, 3)
  9. Masks (pt 1, 2, 3)
  10. Detention (pt 1, 2, 3)
  11. Car Trouble (pt 1, 2, 3)
  12. Apprentice (1 of 2) (pt 1, 2, 3)
  13. Apprentice (2 of 2) (pt 1, 2, 3)
(you can buy season 1 on DVD)

Season 2

  1. How Long is Forever? (pt 1, 2, 3)
  2. Every dog has his day (pt 1, 2, 3)
  3. Terra (pt 1, 2, 3)
  4. Only Human (pt 1, 2, 3)
  5. Fear its Self (pt 1, 2, 3)
  6. Date With Destiny (pt 1, 2, 3)
  7. Transformation (pt 1, 2, 3)
  8. Titan Rising (pt 1, 2, 3)
  9. Winner Take All (pt 1, 2, 3)
  10. Betrayal (pt 1, 2, 3)
  11. Fractured (pt 1, 2, 3)
  12. Aftershock (1/2) (pt 1, 2, 3)
  13. Aftershock (2/2) (pt 1, 2, 3)
(you can buy season 2 on DVD)

Season 3

Can there be any doubt that Bunny Raven is the best Teen Titans episode ever made? The writers, artists, and cast produced their best work on the all of the surreal episodes, but the combination of Titanimals and a hat full of Mumboes is hard to beat.

  1. Deception (pt 1, 2, 3)
  2. X (pt 1, 2)
  3. Betrothed (pt 1, 2, 3)
  4. Crash (pt 1, 2, 3)
  5. Haunted (pt 1, 2, 3) [subtitled]
  6. Spellbound (pt 1, 2, 3)
  7. Revolution (pt 1, 2, 3)
  8. Wavelength
  9. The Beast Within (pt 1, 2, 3)
  10. Can I keep Him? (pt 1, 2, 3)
  11. Bunny Raven or . . .How to make a Titananimal Disappear
  12. The Titans East 1/2 (pt 1, 2, 3)
  13. The Titans East 2/2 (pt 1, 2, 3)
(you can buy season 3 on DVD)

Season 4

  1. Don't Touch That Dial
  2. Cyborg the Barbarian
  3. Birthmark
  4. The Quest
  5. Employee of the Month
  6. Troq
  7. The Prophecy
  8. Stranded
  9. Overdrive
  10. Mother Mae-Eye
  11. The End 1/3
  12. The End 2/3
  13. The End 3/3
(you can buy season 4 on DVD)

Season 5

This is where the writers ran out of things to say and started shovelling buckets of additional superheroes into the mix. Lightspeed is a pretty good episode (Kid Flash is a pretty annoying character, but it's really fun to watch him sparring with Jinx), Go! is worth watching as a hastily bolted on preamble to the previous four seasons, but the rest of them have a sort of loosely slapped together feel to them. After this season, I can see why the network didn't go back for another season (I'll still buy it when it comes out on DVD, but I won't buy it with quite the enthusiasm as I had for the other seasons.)

  1. Homecoming (1 of 2, pt 1, 2, 3)
  2. Homecoming (2 of 2, pt 1, 2, 3)
  3. Trust
  4. For Real (pt 1, 2, 3)
  5. SnowBlind
  6. Kole (pt 1, 2, 3)
  7. Hide And Seek
  8. Lightspeed
  9. Revved Up
  10. Calling all Titans
  11. Titans Together
  12. Things Change
(You can buy Season 5 on DVD)

Season 6

There is no season six, of course, but the people who run the titanstower fansite are trying to organise a letter-writing campaign to get season six back to life. The odds are against the campaign working, but those odds are a lot better than waiting to see what happens (and for US39¢, the price is right,) so it's certainly worth making the effort.

(there is also a petitionspot online petition that's been set up to try and beg for a renewal. As of the end of march it's got 4500 signatures on it (they're looking for 5000, so it's not too far from reaching their mail-it goal right now.)

Extra episodes

  1. The Lost Episode

    This is a really weird episode, because it appears to have been co-written by television sitcom writers. It closes with a stupid joke and canned laughter, which is (a) appalling and (b) really out of character for the characters and the series.

Music Videos

the RIAA appears to have gone on a citrus02honey jihad, so all of her AMVs are gone. I never would have discovered Teen Titans if not for her AMV of Total Eclipse of the Heart, so this is another classic example of the RIAA killing the goose that laid the golden egg (and then, no doubt, blaming the carcass for bleeding all over the floor.)


  • Trouble in Tokyo (aka Stranded, pt 2) (Find it on YouTube)

    A slow slow slow slow slow 55 minutes, redeemed only by Robin and Starfire finally getting it on (the meaning of "get it on" may vary from what you think. Think of TnT as a victorian era potboiler, where kissing is a Really Big Deal) If they'd wedged it into the standard 22 minute format, it would have been a really good episode, but in 55 minutes it has to be filled out with a lot of extra fight and chase scenes.)

(you can buy Trouble in Tokyo on DVD)


If you like watching the Teen Titan anime, I suggest you do what I did and go out and purchase as many of the DVDs as possible. Sure, the series has finished (and had pretty much run its course if Season 5 is any indication) but think of it as rewarding good behavior. As an additional benefit, the DVDs give you a much larger movie than the teeny out of sync 320x240 Youtube videos.

Warner has released Seasons 1-4 in full-screen DVD format, and there are some TV-screen-sized DVD sets of seasons 1-5 out there. (The Warner DVDs are "copy-protected" to prevent you from actually being able to play them, but, at least for seasons 1-3 (my copy of season 4 hasn't arrived yet) that copy protection is CSS, which has third-party decoders that allow you to play them on any DVD player.) I suggest ripping them to disk and using mplayer, because it uses almost no cpu for the work it's doing, but videolan can directly play the DVD and bypass the ripping step altogether at the cost of only about 3x as many cpu cycles.) You can buy them at Powells, which may be a vast soulless monster bookstore, but at least it's a Portland-owed vast soulless monster (If you live in Seattle, Amazon will be your locally controlled vast soulless monster, and you can buy the DVDS from them.)

I don't know about the Teen Titans Go! manga; I have successfully managed to live 46 years on this earth without knowing much about the vast and toothnumbingly sexist DC Comics garbagecan of superheroes, and from what I've heard the manga edges too close to the canonical garbagecan for me to be at all interested. The anime stands on its own (except for season five, which had the garbagecan of superheroes dumped all over it) and I don't want to know anything about the DC comics multiverse canon thankyouverymuch. If you're interested, you can find them at Powells and Amazon.

And, in the department of garbagecan of superheroes, there's apparently a Slade+Terra vs. Teen Titans animated movie being drawn that, if the comments about it on imdb are true, will be totally unlike the anime. How totally unlike? Well, apparently there's a famous "nightgown and cigarette" scene, which if it was done in the style of the anime would be child pornography. (it was probably child pornography in the first place, but in the toothnumbingly sexist world of the comics that's pretty much par for the course. It's disgusting either way.)