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"Old people are like shooting stars. They shine bright, but are gone in an instant."
Raven's eulogy.

Raven with Salty Codgers
"Salty Codgers"
Information
Season

Two

Episode

60/208

Original air date

14 August 2014

Running Time

11:06 (minutes)

Viewers

1.687 (million)

Production number

204a

Credits
Produced by
Written by

John Loy

Directed by

Peter Rida Michail

Episode guide
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TEEN TITANS GO! - "Salty Codgers" - Episode 59 - Official Clip HD


"Salty Codgers" is the eighth episode of Season 2 of Teen Titans Go! and the sixtieth episode overall. It first aired on 14 August 2014 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

Mad Mod steals the youth from Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire and Robin, turning them into Raven's favorite type of people: salty codgers. Instead of helping the Titans get their youth back, Raven teaches them how cool old people can be.[1]

Synopsis

Teenagers are loitering on a bench in Jump City as two more young adults on skateboards whisk by them. A mother strolling her baby walks past the teens as they spot an old man slowly walking toward them. They begin to taunt him about his age, but the man pulls out a cane which strikes the teenagers, turning them into old people. He zaps the skateboarders and they transform into old men on scooters before he zaps the mother and baby, stealing their youth as well. The collected youth flow into him and he reveals himself to be none other than Mad Mod and is instantly confronted by the Teen Titans. Robin berates Mad Mod for his heinous deed as Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Starfire list unattractive traits of being old. Raven, however, calls them cute and prepares to give each old person a kiss on the forehead. Robin asks her if she's finished, and calls the Titans into action. Mad Mod uses his cane to enter another dimension filled with British influences, but is persistently chased by the Titans.

Battle with Mad Mod

Mad Mod prepares to transform the Teen Titans.

The Titans eventually board a giant teacup and pursue Mad Mod, who is steering a disembodied foot. Robin crashes the teacup into the foot and successfully knocks Mad Mod's cane out of his hand. As it tumbles, it opens another portal back to Jump City. As the combatants fall on the streets, the teacup and foot traps the Titans except Raven. Robin orders Raven to grab the cane, but she gets an idea and kicks it over to Mad Mod. The villain instantly picks it up and aims at the Titans. Raven sarcastically pleads for him to not turn the Titans into old people and dodges the attack from his cane as it strikes her teammates.

Back at Titans Tower, Raven happily leads the groaning and elderly Titans into the living room. Robin suggests finding Mad Mod and forcing him to revert them back to their younger selves, but the others are unable to comprehend one another. Beast Boy yells at them to speak up, but Cyborg responds that he's yelling as loud as he can. Raven labels the scene perfect as Robin's dentures fall out when he's repeating his suggestion to find Mad Mod and regain their youth. Starfire agrees with Robin due to her sagging cheeks, but Raven quickly suggests for them to stay old. Beast Boy retorts that she didn't turn elderly like the rest of them, but she begins to list off several advantages of turning old and tells them to look at Robin's gray streaks. He agrees with her and Raven tells Cyborg to check his wallet where he finds pictures of his three grandchildren. Starfire questions where the grandchildren came from, but Raven remarks that nobody knows before the two briefly stare at the screen. Raven resumes by telling Beast Boy that with age comes wisdom and he pulls out a wisdom tooth at the thought. Robin suggests that the Titans give being old a chance and Raven kisses each of her teammates on the forehead or cheek and calls the circumstances a dream come true.

Raven's Senior Fun Time

Raven prepares to celebrate a day with her "salty codgers".

Raven excitedly spends the day with the elderly Titans as Beast Boy recounts a story on how he obtained a certain watch, Robin and Starfire slow dance together, and Cyborg plays with his grandkids. Raven celebrates the day with happiness and it soon turns into night. Cyborg is snoring, Starfire is knitting for Silkie, and Robin is reading a comic book when Raven returns, asking for Beast Boy. Robin points to the sleeping green goldfish in the fish bowl and Raven asks if she can hear his watch story again. However, Beast Boy turns upside down and floats to the surface. Raven wonders if he's sleeping, but Cyborg explains that he's passed on, shocking her. She asks why and Starfire responds that it was his time. With perspective in place, Raven decides to spend the most out of the time she has left with the rest of the Titans. Forty-five minutes later, Cyborg, Starfire, and Robin pass on as well, leading to a funeral outside the Tower where Raven plants a single rose on their tombstones.

Back inside the deserted Tower, Raven remarks that the building's never been as quiet before staring at Beast Boy's watch. One of Cyborg's grandchildren remarks that he misses his grandpa and Raven resolves to get them back. She summons Ancient Legends and details a journey into the Underworld to cross the Black River and stare into the eyes of death. Cyborg's grandkid cries that he doesn't want to stare into Death's eyes, causing Raven to embark on the voyage alone. She descends through a portal and arrives at the Underworld. She approaches the Black River and meets the Ferryman and his crow and the two demand two dead man's coins for passage. Raven denies having payment, spurring the Ferryman into a speech until he notices her levitating across the river. She thanks him for his offer as he lowers the price on one dead man's coin, but Raven continues on her way.

Raven with green cloaked skeleton

Raven reunites with Uncle Death.

Raven levitates into Death's tower where Death is playing billiards with souls. He spots and greets her, claiming that he was expecting her to bargain for the souls of her deceased old people. He calls her evil for using her friends for selfish reasons, but she claims it's due to her love of old people and the two begin to share their love for them. Death returns to the matter at hand and sings a song about his profession. Following the number, Death demands Raven's own soul for the souls of her friends to which she readily agrees despite her friends' protests. Death attempts to shake her hand, but Raven demands her friends back first. He claims to understand due to being death itself and hands over the souls which Raven proceeds to store in her locket. Death demands her soul, but Raven reveals she doesn't have one due to being half-demon, causing Death to realize that he was tricked. He claims in the result of a price for dealing with Death as Raven escapes through another portal, angering him.

Raven returns to the Tower where she spots Cyborg's grandchildren hiding behind the doorway to the kitchen and pointing to the shadowed couch. Four figures are hidden by the shadows, but they walk over to the light side, revealing zombified versions of the Teen Titans. Raven realizes their current status to be the result of dealing with Death, but cheers with excitement as the Titans are now both of her favorite things - old and undead. She then kisses them each on the forehead.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Salty Codgers", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Khary Payton Cyborg
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
David Kaye Ferryman  
Death  
Uncredited
Ferryman's crow  
Cyborg's eldest grandkid  
Teenagers  
Non-speaking roles
Cyborg's youngest grandkids  
Mad Mod  
Silkie
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

  • This episode was originally confirmed by Aaron Horvath at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.[2]
  • The fourth wall is broken when Raven and Starfire stare at the screen.
  • It is revealed that Raven loves old people and zombies.
  • Second time Raven tears up, but the first time she actually cries ("Be Mine").
  • Running Gags: Raven kissing the heads of old people.
  • Deaths: Beast Boy, Cyborg, Robin, and Starfire die as a result of old age.
  • This episode aired with a rerun of "Mr. Butt".

Continuity

References

  • Gravestones reading Boston Brand, Jason Todd, Zod, Thomas Wayne, and Martha Wayne can be seen during Death's "Last Breath" song.
  • Robin is seen reading the Young Justice comic book with Kid Flash announcing his return on the cover, alluding to the events of "Endgame".
  • The giant foot and teacup on the Titans references Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  • Several elements from Greek mythology are incorporated into the episode: The idea of an Underworld and the Ferryman which draws influence from Charon.

Errors

Gallery

Salty Codgers title card
The Image Gallery for Salty Codgers may be viewed here.

Footnotes

  1. Harvey, Jim (2014-08-07). Video Clip, Images For Next Week's Episode Of "Teen Titans Go!". World's Finest. Retrieved on August 7, 2014.
  2. SDCC 2013: Teen Titans Go! Producer Elaborates on the Process Behind the Show. ComicVineVideos Channel on YouTube (2013-07-22). Retrieved on July 23, 2014.

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