Episode Reviews - Can I Keep Him?
Episode #36 - Can I Keep Him?
Original Airdate - November 6th, 2004
Slade is back and this time he's after Raven. But the Teen Titans
Review by Amazing Spidey
Media by Bird Boy
Written by Simon Racioppa, Richard Elliott
Directed by Michael Chang, Christopher Berkely
Producer Glen Murakami
Producers Linda M. Steiner, David Slack
Music by Kristopher Carter
Casting and Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Animation Services by Dongwoo Animation Co., LTD.
Greg Cipes as Beast Boy
Scott Menville as Robin
Khary Payton as Cyborg
Tara Strong as Raven
Hynden Walch as Starfire
Dee Bradley Baker as Silkie
Henry Rollins as Johnny Rancid
Marc Worden as Killer Moth
Note: Theme aired in Japanese.
As said in practically every Teen Titan review I’ve ever done, I love
how the tone of the show can dramatically shift in every episode, and still
not feel out of place. A type of show where they can do a comedy episode,
yet not have fan boys complain that it was a complete waste of time.
In a rare turn for action cartoons, the comedy episodes have arguably
produced some of the best episodes. “Mad Mod”, “Fractured” and my personal
favorite, “Date with Destiny”. “Can I Keep Him?” Works as a fine blend of
both, especially thanks to the 2 villains in the episode, both returning
from previous episodes. There were some moments that genuinely tugged at the
heartstrings, specifically Starfire crying. We’ve never seen it before, and
it got an “awwwww” moment from me, which was quickly forgotten by Cyborg’s
“Sweet! My leg! Credit goes to Khary Payton, who delivered a perfect scream.
May he forever be remembered as a legend for screaming like a girl.
Starfire episodes have this horrible tendency to suck terribly, so Can I
Keep Him? Gets bonus points because it’s the best Starfire by a wide margin.
It also has Johnny Rancid. The ending was nice, something happy for once.
Overall, a huge lack of Beast Boy, nice animation, and an enjoyable plot
makes for an entertaining episode of Teen Titans. Even if Robin wasn’t in it