Saturday, February 28, 2015

Animated World of DC Comics: You call this serious? (Teen Titans Go!, 2015)

Teen Titans Go! writer-producers Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic think they're being funny and clever with the lead feature on Thursday's episode. Apparently, they've forgotten what constitutes funny and clever.

"Let's Get Serious" has nothing to do with the Jermaine Jackson song of the same name, which came out during the Titans' comic book revival period of the 80's. Instead, it's a backhanded swipe at the haters on the internet who've ripped into the series from day one, especially since TTG! replaced Young Justice. Horvath & Jelenic decided to use Aqualad, Ms. Martian, & Superboy from the latter series for a brief appearance, indicting the Titans as a disgrace and an embarrassment.

Sadly, the producers also went el scrimpo, refusing to call in actors Nolan North (Superboy) and Danica McKellar (Ms. Martian) for this episode. Khary Payton pulls double duty as Cyborg & Aqualad, but it wasn't enough. DC Entertainment provides us with a small sample.




Did WB hire some of the animators from Mad for this? Sure looks like it. Funny, it ain't. Not even close. Oh, sure, there are a few folks who think this was fun, but I'd equate that with spending a week in solitary confinement with a dead cockroach.

Rating: D-.

16 comments:

Steven Dolce said...

CN shoul have just renewed YJ for a Third Season instead of cancelling it.

hobbyfan said...

Bear in mind who was in charge at the time--Stupid Snyder. CN thinks toy sales should be tied to ratings. They're actually two separate pieces of the puzzle.

magicdog said...

I have not seen the entire episode, but the message is not lost on me. I can understand TTG producers getting fed up with we the peanut gallery, and poking fun at critics was inevitable.

Yes, YJ should have had at least one more season!

hobbyfan said...

It wouldn't be so bad if they knew how to write comedy, not pretend.

Steven Dolce said...

R.I.P. Young Justice

hobbyfan said...

There's always a chance WB could try it again, provided, of course, that CN/Boomerang gets rid of Rob Sorcher and lets Christina Miller give the audience what it wants to see.

Steven Dolce said...

Who is this Rob Sorcher guy?

hobbyfan said...

Another knucklehead who has an executive job with Cartoon Network. He was Stuart Snyder's right hand man before Snyder left a year ago.

Steven Dolce said...

I'm glad Stuart Snyder is gone. He should have left in 2009 when that abysmal abomination known as CN Real came out. That block was completely stupid and pointless.

hobbyfan said...

So he stayed 5 years too long. I'll go along with that.

Steven Dolce said...

What do you mean?

hobbyfan said...

Snyder left last year. After the CN Real debacle, that's when they should've gotten the hook out for him.....

Steven Dolce said...

I'm glad Snyder left in 2014.

hobbyfan said...

You ain't the only one.

Steven Dolce said...

Of course I'm not the only one.

hobbyfan said...

There's probably a bazillion more......