Sunday, August 24, 2014

Teen Titans Go! - Knowledge

Tired of constant misunderstandings between herself and her teammates, a despondent Starfire (Hynden Walch) enlists the help of Raven (Tara Strong) to learn about human culture (despite the rest of the Titans worrying that Raven will turn Starfire into a total bummer). When the use of a Schoolhouse Rock! musical performance doesn't make odd human idioms any more clear, Raven relies on magic to transform her teammate by offering her all human knowledge - with disastrous results.

Although the episode offers kids a mixed message about intelligence (especially when discussing the link between ignorance and being cool), "Knowledge" produces some fun moments. Aside from Raven's musical performance, we get countless opportunities for Starfire to be the smart one of the team. But as her intelligence continues to grow exponentially threatening to make her head explode, the Titans go all Innerspace and travel inside her mind to save her with... ignorance? Hrm.

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