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"In order to teach you self-reliance without modern conveniences, I've brought you to the very same trail ole timey pioneers once braved to make a new life for themselves. Welcome to the Oregon Trail!"
Robin to the Teen Titans.

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"Oregon Trail"
Information
Season

Three

Episode

152/208

Original air date

15 September 2016

Running Time

11:04 (minutes)

Viewers

1.225 (million)

Production number

323b

Credits
Produced by
Written by

Ben Gruber

Directed by

Bryan Newton

Episode guide
Previous

"Who's Laughing Now"

Next

"Snuggle Time"[1]


"Oregon Trail" is the forty-eighth episode of Season 3 of Teen Titans Go! and the one hundred and fifty-second episode overall. It first aired on 15 September 2016 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

The Titans get into the pioneer spirit as they head west on the Oregon Trail.[2]

Synopsis

Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy and Cyborg are gathered in the living room, complaining about the heat and dreading a walk to turn on the air conditioner. Cyborg cries out for help and Robin crashes through the window to ask about their problem. However, when they tell him that they don't want to walk to the air conditioner, he tells them that, in the past, people were strong and self-reliant as they lacked technology. He decides to take them on a road trip through the Oregon Trail in order to teach them self-reliance. Raven asks if they're in Oregon, but Robin says the trip is 2,000 miles long which Beast Boy complains will take days. Raven says she'll meet them there and enters a portal, but Robin yanks her out and informs them it will take months as there were no cars or magic portals. The Titans begin to complain, but Robin simply says he loves their enthusiasm.

The Titans gather around a trading post, where Robin says their educational adventure begins. He asks if they will like to look around when a box displaying the question appears along with two choices: Y or N. The Titans are surprised and he explains that the Y means Yes and the N means No. Raven and Beast Boy berate him for shortening short words though Robin simply asks Y or N. The Titans choose N and Robin tries to get them to change their mind, but they repeat N. He sighs and tells them to get on the bandwagon where Starfire is mesmerized by a bull she names Hughead. Robin tells her not to get attached as they'll most likely end up eating him. Raven refuses to ride in the bandwagon, but Robin ties her up with his grappling hook wire and throws her inside. Beast Boy calls shotgun and Robin hands him a shotgun to use in case they encounter danger.

Robin compliments the Titans' journey as they have warm weather, a good pace and are in good health though Beast Boy vomits. Cyborg complains about the lack of education and Starfire sums up their trip as boring, monotonous and repetitive which Robin says perfectly summarizes the Oregon Trail. Beast Boy says he wants to go home and play video games, but falls off the wagon and breaks his leg. Robin asks the Titans if they would like to continue on the trail though Cyborg interrupts as they have to fix Beast Boy. Robin tells him to let him finish and asks if they will like to check supplies, look at a map, change pace or change rations. Raven says they don't need any of these options as they need an ambulance though Robin says the pioneers didn't have ambulances. He presents the sixth choice: stop to rest which Cyborg chooses. Robin asks for a confirmation on their choice and the Titans shout Y. That night, Starfire fixes Beast Boy's leg and Robin asks if he wants to share what he learned. Beast Boy cries that he wants to go home, but Robin says they have lost time and proceeds to list off more numbered options. Beast Boy says he wants to rest, but Robin tells him a pioneer wouldn't call it that and he chooses option six. Robin says he already chose option one and that they have to make it to Oregon before winter or they'll not make it at all.

Robin summarizes that the weather has become cold, the Titans' health is fair and the pace is steady though Cyborg complains that it is the worst experience of his life. Robin says Cyborg has put himself in the shoes of a pioneer, but says that a thief has stolen his shoes. Raven complains that they're hungry and Starfire says Hughead looks delicious. Robin decides to four - check supplies - and notes that they are out of rations. Starfire says they'll eat Hughead, but Robin reminds her they need him to pull the cart. He tells the Titans there's only one option when they run out of food and Raven proceeds to order a pizza on her phone. He claims they have to go hunting and gathers the Titans around a herd of buffalo. Robin tells Beast Boy to shoot one, but he refuses as he's a vegetarian. Robin proceeds to shoot buffalo, squirrels and deer but laments that they can only carry 100 pounds. Raven asks why he shot so many animals and he says it's because it was the only fun part in a boring, but educational journey.

The Titans are eating buffalo when Robin announces that he has bad news and bad news. He says the first bad news is that Beast Boy was bitten by a rattlesnake and has dysentery which Raven explains means he'll poop till he croaks. Robin asks the rest of the Titans if they'd like to look around though Starfire asks if they should be helping him. Robin states that Beast Boy has died, shocking the Titans as he didn't tell them that people would die. Robin says that on the Oregon Trail, it's super boring, hunt for a little and everyone in the party dies. Raven asks about learning and Robin responds that they'll learn they're going to die. Cyborg mourns Beast Boy's death though he comes back as a ghost and says he feels good. Raven says she wishes she was a ghost and Beast Boy tells her to get dysentery. He tells Robin that his animal friends aren't happy with him and the ghosts of a bear, squirrel and deer growl at him.

The Titans continue their journey during winter and says the pace is slow and health is poor. Cyborg says it can't get any worst though Robin reports that Starfire has died. Behind the bandwagon, Starfire and Beast Boy celebrate their status as ghosts though Robin tells Cyborg and Raven to ignore them and focus on learning about the hardships of being a pioneer. Beast Boy interjects and says they don't have to learn as ghosts. It begins raining and Raven and Cyborg eventually die of measles and a cold, respectively. Robin is forced to eat Hughead and pulls the bandwagon by himself with the Titans and Hughead, as ghosts, celebrate.

Robin arrives at the Dalles River and asks himself if he would like to look around and chooses Y. Beast Boy teases Robin, but Robin says that once he floats the bandwagon through the Dalles River, he'll be in Oregon. The deceased Titans and animals, however, celebrate on their ghost yacht. Robin resolves to cross into Oregon, but the raft he builds for the bandwagon falls off a waterfall. He crash-lands before the boundary and celebrates his accomplishment as the ghost Titans appear behind him. Starfire asks Robin what he learned from the boring journey and he discovers he has dysentery.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Oregon Trail", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Khary Payton Cyborg
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
Non-speaking roles
Hughead
Pelican
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

  • Deaths: Beast Boy dies of a rattlesnake bite and dysentery. Starfire dies of hypothermia. Raven dies of the measles. Cyborg dies of a cold. Robin eats Hughead and kills several bison, squirrels and deer before being diagnosed with dysentery.

Continuity

  • The Titans' ghost designs are the same as when they became ghosts in "Scary Figure Dance".

References

  • The episode is a reference to the 1971 video game The Oregon Trail in which players control any of three characters (two of which are mentioned by Robin) to travel down the Oregon Trail, hunting for food with a max weight of 100 pounds and party members dying.

Errors

Gallery

Oregon Trail title card
The Image Gallery for Oregon Trail may be viewed here.

Sources

  1. Liu, Ed (2016-08-25). Cartoon Network September 2016 Premiere Info. ToonZone. Retrieved on August 26, 2016.
  2. Oregon Trail - Teen Titans Go! Videos. Cartoon Network. Retrieved on September 18, 2016.

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