Recap / Teen Titans S 4 E 5 Employee Of The Month

"It's Meat-tastic!"

While the rest of the team tries to deal with an UFO that steals cows, Beast Boy finally cracks down and looks for a job to buy himself a moped, but the only place he can find work is a restaurant that serves nothing but meat (which disgusts him since he's a vegetarian.) Contains both the most absurd villain of the entire series, and possibly its most controversial moment as well as Cyborg ends up eating him.

Tropes:

  • Berserk Button: The Bobs' constant misnaming of Beast Boy eventually gets on his nerves.
    Bobs: Say goodbye, Tammy.
    Beast Boy: Dude, that's a GIRL'S name! (smashes the Bobs)
  • Comically Missing the Point: When the Titans, save Beast Boy, defeat one of the spaceships and open it up, they discover a cow inside. Starfire believes the bovine to be from a different planet until it is discovered that it's just a regular earth cow.
  • Defensive "What?": Cyborg ends the episode with this after accidentally eating New-Fu.
  • Deranged Animation: This episode has some of the wackiest animation in the show, and that's saying something.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • Beast Boy is seen drooling over a magazine that says 'hot rides' and saying that he's in love, it takes several seconds for Starfire to point out the object of his affection is "merely a land vehicle."
    • When he makes the Bobs, the Source grunts and pushes blobs into pipes. Now what could that possibly resemble...
  • Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion: Zig-zagged. Beast Boy, thanks to intel extorted from New-Fu, thwarts the invasion with comedic efficiency, whereas the rest of the Titans have trouble dealing with the invaders due to lacking this knowledge.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Played with: Cyborg eats the alien, sentient tofu—by accident. Beast Boy uses this threat to blackmail New-Fu into giving intel to thwart the latter's invitation.
  • Large Ham: The Source. Made extra-funny because of his ultra-high voice.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: a T-bone proclaims Mega Meaty Meat is "meat-tastic!" Also literally with Beast Boy, as all the 'meat' is space tofu excreted by New-Fu.
  • Living Battery: The spaceships use cows as their power supplies.

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