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"Only the bard can tell the story!"
"The bard can pee-pee in his man diaper. We're telling the story.
"
Robin and Cyborg.

Titans unamused by Bard Robin
"Grube's Fairytales"
Information
Season

Three

Episode

115/208

Original air date

22 October 2015

Running Time

11:05 (minutes)

Viewers

1.537 (million)

Production number

306a

Credits
Produced by
Written by

Ben Gruber

Directed by

Noel Belknap

Episode guide
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Teen Titans Go! S3E11 Preview Clip 1 "Grube's Fairytales"01:07

Teen Titans Go! S3E11 Preview Clip 1 "Grube's Fairytales"


Teen Titans Go! S3E11 Preview Clip 2 "Grube's Fairytales"01:06

Teen Titans Go! S3E11 Preview Clip 2 "Grube's Fairytales"


"Grube's Fairytales" is the eleventh episode of Season 3 of Teen Titans Go! and the one hundred and fifteenth episode overall. It first aired on 22 October 2015 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

Robin tries to teach the Titans valuable life lessons by reading them fairytales, but the others co-opt his stories and spin them into their own twisted yarns.[1]

Synopsis

Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy are playing a board game when Robin, dressed as a bard, enters while playing his panflutes. Raven sarcastically notes Robin's pantaloons, but Starfire mistakes them for man diapers, angering Robin. He explains that Bards tell stories that instill morals and character.he is going to tell the Titans three tales of adventure and morality to build their moral and character, which is his latest plan. Raven notes that Robin does that anyway, but Robin says they never listen and has resorted to theatrics to teach them. Beast Boy groans as he asks him if there was a problem about his 'character and morals,' to which Robin replies 'everything.' Cyborg asks for snacks, but Robin says that reminds him of a story about children with large appetites who were cast into the forest. He is interrupted by Cyborg and Beast Boy, who recognize the tale as Hansel and Gretel and ask to tell it. Robin protests as only the bard can tell the story, but Cyborg tells him to pee-pee in his man diaper and Beast Boy begins telling the story.

At a house that is shaped like a T, Hansel and Gretel (played by Beast Boy and Cyborg, respectively) eat everything in the house and are kicked out. The two find themselves lost in a forest, which Hansel says has witches. A witch (played by Robin), who lives in a house made of candy, greets them and suggests they eat the candy house. Hansel notes that the witch lives in the house and probably gets hair stuck everywhere, but Gretel tells him to focus on the gumdrops. They agree to eat the witch's house, not noticing that the witch is plotting to eat them once they finish. Another witch (played by Raven), who lives in a house made of appetizers, catches Hansel and Gretel's attention and suggests they eat her house first which they agree to. The two witches start arguing when a third witch (played by Starfire) draws Hansel and Gretel's attention to her house (which is made of meat and potatoes). The two head to the third house and start eating it as the third witch starts to argue with the other two. As the three witches argue, Hansel and Gretel eat all three houses, thank them for the food and leave. The witches note that their houses are gone and begin to cry as they cannot afford others. As the story ends, Cyborg and Beast Boy say that Hansel and Gretel enjoyed a three-course meal while the witches froze to death in the long winter that followed. Beast Boy claims that the moral of the story is to not make houses out of food as it's dumb.

Robin argues that it isn't a moral and Raven asks if they can leave. He says that she can't until he tells the tale of a girl who wants to leave her tower, but Raven notes he is talking about Rapunzel and decides to tell the story fast so that at least one of them can leave. In the story, Rapunzel (played by Raven) is trapped inside a tower when a prince (played by Beast Boy) asks to enter. Raven narrates that while the tower had no stairs, Rapunzel had long, healthy fingernails. The prince is disgusted by the fingernails and Rapunzel decides that she'll have to escape the tower on her own. She fashions her fingernails into weapons and escapes the tower when another prince (played by Robin) asks to marry her. He also presents a nail file for her, but Rapunzel refuses him. Raven concludes the story by saying Rapunzel went on to live a life filled with adventure and that the moral of the story is to forget boys and get paid.

Robin complains that they're ruining the stories, but Starfire says she enjoyed Rapunzel's story. Beast Boy's stomach growls and he asks if they can eat. Robin, however, says that eating is what they all do and that he has another story about eating. He warns the Titans not to interrupt him and begins telling the tale of a girl in a red hood who met a large wolf. Starfire recognizes the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" and ignores Robin when he asks that he tell the story.

In the story, Red Riding Hood (played by Starfire) is heading to her grandmother's house to give her a basket of goodies. However, she becomes hungry and eats all of the food in her basket. A wolf (played by Robin) approaches her, but Red Riding Hood says she cannot dally as she is on her way to her grandmother's house. The wolf calls her lovely to help her grandmother, but Red Riding Hood says she isn't as she ate all of her snacks and is still hungry. The wolf says he could go for a bite as well, but Red Riding Hood consumes him and spits out his jacket, regretting that she didn't save any for her grandmother. Three wolf babies (played by Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy) search for their father as they are lost and their mother is sick. Little Red Riding Hood disguises herself as the wolf, but the wolf babies note that he looks different, drawing attention to his long eyelashes, small nose and tiny teeth. Her stomach growls and the wolf babies say they are hungry as well. Little Red Riding Hood decides to take them to her grandmother's house where they start to eat her. Starfire claims the moral is that if you eat the wolf, you must adopt his identity and raise his children as your own.

Robin becomes upset as he believes his stories didn't teach the Titans anything. However, Raven says that Hansel and Gretel taught them to eat proper meals, Starfire says that Rapunzel showed them the value of independence and Beast Boy claims Little Red Riding Hood taught them to be responsible for their actions. Cyborg and Beast Boy, however, say that the most important thing they learned is that Robin wears man diapers. As the other Titans laugh, Robin sheds a single tear.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Grube's Fairytales", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Khary Payton Cyborg
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

  • The title refers to the writer, Ben Gruber, and the fairytales used to teach the Titans morals.
  • Food Content: The Titans mention about eating. The story of "Hansel and Gretel" features the eponymous characters eating three houses — one made of candy, another made of cheese, and the third made of meat and potatoes. Little Red accidentally eats her grandmother's food.
  • Running Gags: Robin being interrupted by a Titan. Robin's pantaloons being mistaken as "man diapers".
  • Deaths: According to Cyborg at the end of his story, the three witches froze to death following the winter season. The wolf is eaten by Starfire.
  • This episode aired with a rerun of "40%, 40%, 20%".

Continuity

  • Robin's panflutes return from "Tamaranian Vacation".
  • This episode marks the second time each Titan (except Robin) tells a story. The first happens in "Campfire Stories".
  • This is the second time Starfire has attempted to mimic a wolf by saying "wolf" repeatedly. She also did this in "Campfire Stories".
  • Raven is seen unhooded for the twenty-seventh time.

References

  • The first story is based off of "Hansel and Gretel".
  • The interpretation of a fairytale is based off of "Rapunzel", a princess who is rescued from a tower thanks to her long, flowing hair.
    • Raven cutting her fingernails shorter is similar to Disney's version of the original story – Tangled – where Flynn Rider cuts off most of Rapunzel's hair that causes it to lose its power, much to her "mother's" despair.
  • Starfire's tale is a reference to "Little Red Riding Hood".
  • At the start, the Titans appear to be playing the boardgame, Candyland.

Errors

  • In her story, Raven's red gem on her forehead is missing.

Gallery

Grube's Fairytales title card
The Image Gallery for Grube's Fairytales may be viewed here.

Sources

  1. CLIP: King-Sized Bucket of "Teen Titans Go!" Clips for Week of October 19, 2015. ToonZone (2015-10-18). Retrieved on October 18, 2015.

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