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This article is about the episode. For the group, see Little Buddies.

"That's right! I'm keeping him!"
Cyborg defending Painbot.

Cyborg bonds with Painbot
"Little Buddies"
Information
Season

One

Episode

45/208

Original air date

19 March 2014

Running Time

11:12 (minutes)

Viewers

1.643 (million)

Production number

123a

Credits
Produced by
Written by

John Loy

Directed by

Luke Cormican

Episode guide
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Video
Teen Titans Go! Episode 45 Little Buddies Clip01:29

Teen Titans Go! Episode 45 Little Buddies Clip


"Little Buddies" is the forty-fifth episode of Season 1 of Teen Titans Go! and the forty-fifth episode overall. It first aired on 19 March 2014 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

Tired of being the only one of the Titans without a little buddy sidekick, Cyborg adopts Brother Blood's henchman, PainBot, and sneaks him into the tower. Now Cyborg just has to keep PainBot from harming the other Titans.[1]

Synopsis

Cyborg holding Pain Bot

Cyborg grows attached to Painbot.

The Teen Titans confront Brother Blood in the streets of Jump City at night. They easily manage to bombard him with attacks until the villain presses a button on his remote which summons Painbot. Robin volunteers to combat the robot as the others cower in fear watching their leader get pummeled. They weakly decide to help, but are all captured and tortured by Painbot. Starfire successfully shoots Painbot with her eye blasts, crippling him. Robin orders Beast Boy to distract Painbot by using his face as bait and throws a birdarang at Brother Blood, killing him and destroying the remote. Beast Boy asks if his face is fine, but lifts his head to reveal it is disfigured. Painbot slowly comes up to the Titans scaring them except for Robin who reveals that the robot is harmless without the remote. Cyborg approaches the robot who weakly claims all it knows is pain. Saddened as a result, Cyborg sneaks Painbot into his room for repairs despite the others telling him no.

In his room, Cyborg screws in Painbot's control panel and replaces its bulb before deciding to adopt the robot as his little buddy. Outside, he throws a baseball which Painbot catches and throws back, but breaks half of Cyborg's face off. He sneaks Painbot past Raven in the living room and drags it away as the robot attempts to maim her. Exiting the kitchen, Painbot spots Beast Boy playing video games and fires lasers which misses, but is dragged away by Cyborg. While walking down the hallway, Cyborg hides Painbot behind his back as the robot activates its weaponry. Robin walks by, but becomes frightened after seeing the violent gadgets. Cyborg and Painbot grow closer as they play video games. Later, on the couch, Robin asks the Titans if they had seen Beast Boy to which Starfire replies that his screams and metal pounding were emitting from the kitchen. Cyborg realizes Painbot must be attacking Beast Boy and attempts to stop the Titans from investigating. Robin orders the Titans to follow the blood and meat chunks into the kitchen and spot Beast Boy crying in pain as Painbot had put pepperoni in his pizza despite his being a vegetarian.

Pain

Cyborg laments his separation from Painbot.

Robin orders Cyborg to explain about Painbot's being in Titans Tower. Cyborg informs that he was gonna inform them over a pizza dinner and informs that he hates not having a little buddy like Silkie to Starfire, but Robin replies no one has a little buddy until Birdarang reveals itself. Beast Boy says that their little buddies aren't dangerous, but Cyborg reminds them that Beast Boy adopted a wolf named Dave, who proceeds to eat meat out of the refrigerator. He also tells them that Painbot isn't evil like Foul Demon and pleads for a chance to show them Painbot's good side. The Titans coo over the robot until it grabs Robin and beats him in the living room prompting Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven to tell Cyborg to get rid of Painbot. At a bus stop, Cyborg sadly watches as Painbot boards a bus and the two sing about their pain. The robotic Titan resolves to get the robot back and returns to the tower.

The two reunited buddies eat Bat-O's as the Titans confront Cyborg for bringing Painbot back. Cyborg replies he doesn't care and will only do so if the others get rid of their little buddies. Starfire retorts that she will not give up Silkie as Dave drags Robin into the living room to maul him. As such, Cyborg decides to have a Little Buddy Showdown, where the victor remains the only little buddy residing in the tower. At a rink, Painbot faces against Dave and frightens the wolf with its weaponry. Its next opponent, Foul Demon, punches the robot, but the robot squashes the demon underneath a powerful punching glove. Robin tells Birdarang and Beat Box to execute their practiced maneuver, but the two begin to dance and are destroyed by Painbot. Multiple rounds pass with the Universe Tree being burned and Super Robin killed by a laser. Cyborg deems Painbot the winner, but Starfire reminds him of Silkie. The robotic Titan laughs at Silkie claiming he has no chance, but the larva roars and swallows Painbot in one gulp. The other Titans cower in fear as Cyborg resolves to get rid of Silkie for being dangerous.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Little Buddies (episode)", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Painbot
Birdarang
Khary Payton Cyborg
Universe Tree
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
Non-speaking roles
Beat Box
Brother Blood (scream only)
Dave  
Foul Demon
Silkie
Super Robin
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

  • As of this episode, Silkie is the only Titan to have successfully defeated Painbot.
  • This episode features the highest body count, with a total of six. The deaths include: Brother Blood, Foul Demon, Beat Box, Universe Tree, Super Robin, and Painbot.
  • Running Gag: Robin getting viciously attacked.
  • Deaths: Brother Blood is killed by Robin. Foul Demon, Beat Box, Universe Tree, and Super Robin are killed by Painbot. Painbot is eaten by Silkie.
  • This episode aired with a rerun of "Legs".

Continuity

References

  • Cyborg called Raven "Miss 'I Get By With a Little Help From My Demons' ", which is much like the Beatles song "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends".

Errors

  • Robin seemingly kills Brother Blood despite his oath to never kill.
  • When Cyborg is singing, he doesn't malfunction when in the rain.

Gallery

Little Buddies title card
The Image Gallery for Little Buddies (episode) may be viewed here.

Footnotes

  1. DC Nation - Teen Titans Go! - "Little Buddies" (clip). DC Comics (2014-03-14). Retrieved on March 19, 2014.

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