Listen, it's hard for me to get excited when comic book characters I love show up in mass media. I mean, I saw a movie this summer that just threw a hundred foot-tall, Jack Kirby-designed Exitar the Exterminator into a cameo for giggles, so just hearing a name that I recognize isn't enough anymore. In other words, I'm jaded as heck. Or at least I thought I was, until I found out that Carrie Kelly is going to show up in next week's episode of Teen Titans Go! and promptly lost my sugar.

If you've been following the show, and you should be, you may have notice that the Titans are actually pretty lazy and very rarely do any actual crimefighting, which is probably why Robin has another team made entirely of Robins.

In case you don't recognize them on site, here's a quick rundown of the Robins of Team Robin: Carrie Kelly is, of course, the Robin seen in Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns. She's a fan favorite for a lot of reasons, including a) those slick green glasses, and b) being the first female Robin in the character's long history. In the red costume, we have a Robin based on Tim Drake's pre-New 52 costume, albeit one that seems a bit moodier than Tim ever was. With the perfectly rounded hair and pixie boots, we have Silver Age Robin, who was of course, Dick Grayson, who was on a team with Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven, and who grew up to be Nightwing, just like Regular Robin.

It's best not to think about it too hard. It's worth noting, however, that all four Robins are voiced by Scott Menville.

All of their comic book origins are referenced by TTG art director Dan Hipp in this rad moment from the episode:


Dan Hipp Robin Homage


Teen Titans Go's "The Best Robin" will air next Thursday, December 4, and 6:00 PM on Cartoon Network.


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