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Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam is a Direct to Video film crossover of Teen Titans Go! and Space Jam. Following an advanced screening on Cartoon Network on June 20, 2021, the film debuted to the public on July 27, 2021. Coincidentally shortly before and not long after Space Jam: A New Legacy was released respectively. Almost like a promotional tie-in...but nah.

The Titans are relaxing by a pool when an alien spaceship lands nearby. Robin immediately charges in, worried that the aliens will replace them, only for the ship to contain the tiny, passive Nerdlucks. Cyborg immediately recognizes them from Space Jam, but none of the other Titans do. To catch everyone else up to speed, the Nerdlucks offer to lend them a copy of the movie on VHS, and they all sit down to watch it together. However, despite the lack of danger, Robin is still worried that the aliens are up to something...


  • Adaptational Alternate Ending: Rather than show the full ending of Space Jam, the viewing of it ends right after the game is won and Michael Jordan has to leave for his baseball game.
    • Word of God is that this whole idea stemmed from the fact that they could not show Space Jam in its entirety because the very next scene features a song performed by R. Kellynote .
  • Adaptational Villainy: Related to the above trope, the Nerdlucks' Defeat Means Friendship moment in Space Jam is never shown. The ones visiting the Titans are truly evil, too.
  • Appeal to Flattery: Robin, after spending almost the entirety of the film as The Paranoiac, accepts the Nerdlucks when they compliment his size, big hands, and leadership qualities.
  • The Bad Guys Win: At the end of the movie, including The Stinger, the Nerdlucks have stolen the Titans' powers and the Titans are stuck on Moron Mountain.
  • Butt-Monkey: To demonstrate how "looney" they are, the Nerdlucks use the powers they copied from the Titans to bully Robin around, pancaking him and using portals to make him run off Titan Tower's roof.
  • Canon Immigrant: This is the first time the Nerdlucks have appeared in a Warner Bros. property since the original Space Jam, and they play a major role.
  • Celebrity Paradox: One of the first things the Titans comment on is how Swackhammer, the alien in charge of Moron Mountain, is voiced by Danny DeVito, and how he was also the Penguin in Batman Returns.
  • Clumsy Copyright Censorship: Several of the music tracks featured in the film and (some) not in the soundtrack are replaced by production music from the series' composers.
  • Crossover: The Teen Titans meet the Nerdlucks from Space Jam.
  • Direct Line to the Author: A variant, in that the Titans check out the actual (and still-up) website for the original Space Jam, specifically the production notes, to answer a few questions.
  • Drinking Game: True to the spirit but lacking the alcohol, Beast Boy stops to point out every single time there's a Butt Shot in the movie.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Whenever a gun appears in Space Jam, Beast Boy tries to censor it by doodling chickens over them, as well as eggs instead of bullets.
  • In-Character Commentaries: The majority of the film is the Teen Titans watching Space Jam and providing commentary on it, with some intercut scenes of the Titans hanging out with the Nerdlucks.
  • Kill and Replace: Robin claims this as the original reason he's wary of the Nerdlucks, claiming it happens all the time in Hollywood movies. He's wrong about the "Kill", but right about the "Replace".
  • Lampshade Hanging: The Titans' commentary frequently mocks plot holes and inconsistencies, such as why Jordan's kids barely react to two animated characters telling them they've kidnapped their father.
  • Little Known Facts: Cyborg's main contribution to the commentary is pointing these out, such as the origin of Bugs Bunny's name.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: At the end of the movie, the Nerdlucks take over Titan Tower and rebrand themselves as "Mean Titans GO!", complete with an edited Title Sequence.
  • MST: Given most of the movie is played and In-Character Commentaries often pops up, it certainly gives this feel.
  • Museum of the Strange and Unusual: The Nerdlucks' spaceship is filled with Space Jam memorabilia, from jerseys and water bottles to Jordan's dog charging at whoever opens a "do not open" door.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: At the end of the movie, the Nerdlucks, who came to steal the Titans' powers and replace them, mock the Titans for outright giving their powers away just to see them transform.
    Bupkus: We heard you Titans were dummies, but we didn’t realize you were that dumb!
  • Open the Door and See All the People: Copying a similar scene with Daffy Duck from Space Jam, Robin tries opening a door with a "do not open" sign on the Nerdluck spaceship, only for a giant version of Michael Jordan's dog to charge at him. Despite immediately slamming it after, the dog charges through and roughs Robin up.
  • The Paranoiac: Robin spends the majority of the movie worried that the Nerdlucks are plotting something far worse than just sitting down to watch a movie together. However, he gets over it when the one that copied his "powers" compliments his size and leadership qualities. And then he learns he was Properly Paranoid in the next scene.
  • Power Parasite: As in Space Jam, the Nerdlucks copy the powers of the Teen Titans, with the exception of Pound (the orange one that gets Robin). In fact, they're encouraged to do so by the Titans (except Robin) after the related scene occurs in Space Jam, excited to see the physical transformations. Unlike the film, however, the Titans still have some of their own abilities after, such as Starfire and Raven's floating.
  • Properly Paranoid: After Robin spends the entire movie convinced that the Nerdlucks are up to something, which nobody else believes, they usurp the Titans and warp them to Moron Mountain.
  • Shout-Out:
    • During Wayne Knight's first scene as Stan Podolak, Beast Boy recognizes him as "that fool from Jurassic Park, yo!"
    • When Patricia Heaton and Dan Castellaneta appear in the talent-stealing scene, Cyborg mentions that the former appeared in The Middle, which was filmed next to the Teen Titans Go! offices. He then asks in a pop quiz which "famous TV dummy" is voiced by Castellaneta. When Cyborg says "If you guessed Robin, you'd be... WRONG! Robin isn't famous at all.", Robin is drawn like Homer Simpson, the latter being the correct answer.
  • Squashed Flat: When the Nerdlucks show off how they can use the Titans' powers by beating up Robin, he ends up squashed against a window before popping back to normal and being chased down the hall.
  • Way Past the Expiration Date: While snooping in the Nerdlucks's spaceship, Robin finds and ingests "Michael's Secret Stuff", which still contains some 25-year-old water that's gone green and moldy.