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.