Teen Titans

Season 5 Episode 7

Hide and Seek

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Aired Weekdays 4:30 PM Nov 11, 2005 on Cartoon Network
9.0
out of 10
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With the other Titans off fighting exciting battles with the Brotherhood of Evil, Raven is left with the worst task of all - transporting three rambunctious future superheroes to safety. But this simple task turns into an adventure in babysitting as Raven and her young charges are chased through the Alps by the Brotherhood of Evil's Msr. Mallah.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Raven's just awesome

    8.5
    All the episodes that revolve around Raven are just awesome. Enough said
  • Raven-centered episodes rock

    9.0
    Every Raven-centered episode is especially awesome! Maybe it's because she's my favorite character, but still. Witnessing her growth was wonderful and her connection to the kids by the end was touching. The action, the character development, and the humor made it all worthwhile - I don't expect anything less from this show.
  • Very funny, charming and entertaining. One of my favorite episodes.

    10
    Why are all Raven focused episodes so consistently awesome? I don't know, but I'm glad they are. This is one of the best episodes in the series, it is very funny without being too corny. I mean, certain of the comedy episodes go all out with bizarre themes and plots and feel almost desperate for laughs, try to hard to gain some. This episode has a great story that isn't too "out there", it's about Raven babysitting three kids while Monsieur Mallah tries to steal them from her.



    We saw Starfire as a mother, or a mother figure in "Can I Keep Him?" This one has Raven in the mother role, and that's more interesting and a great idea, since one would think that Raven is not good with children, turns out she is. Sure they get on her nerves, but that's what kids do. Despite one jarring moment where she accidentally flings the baby on top of a cable car, other than that gross mistake, she does a good job keeping the kids safe and entertained.



    Monsieur Mallah, I was wrong about him, he's not lame, he's not great either, but he is a decent villain here. The stuff with Bobby was a nice addition as well. I love this episode and it's one of my favorite episodes, if I had to make a top 10 TT episode list, it would most likely be dominated by the Raven episodes.moreless
  • Raven becomes a babysitter.

    8.3
    Raven is my favourite Titan but i didnt like her much in this episode. I didnt really like the storyline and it wasent exciting like other episodes i have seen. I still think its a great episode, but it's just not one of my favourites.



    There is more humour in this episode and less action, which was ok. The kids were annoying at times and i felt sorry for Raven because she had to look after them.



    The ending was nice and we see a different, more loving Raven.moreless
  • Cute! Raven becomes a baby-sitter, and is really good at it!

    9.1
    It starts out when Raven waits to pick up future super heros, but when she finds out that they are little kids, she tries to tell Robin, or BeastBoy that she doesn't do baby-sitting. He tells her to deal with it. So when she takes them to the train, Msr. Mallah of the members of the brotherhood of evil comes after them. But they get out in time, Raven, Timmy, Melvin, & Teether, go to a cabin before night time. Raven tries not to lose it on the way there. The Timmy and Teether get into a little fight, then Raven makes everything okay. Melvin tells Raven that her friends Bobby needs food too, Raven tells her that Bobby isn't real. So Raven just gives in to make her shut up. She calls in for back up, but no one was ther to do so. So when she takes care of their probloms for now, she tells them the story of her birthday and puts them to sleep. Later they take a anouther ride, but Mallah tries to capture them, they get out almost safely. When they get to the 'safe' place, Malvin says that Bobby thinks that its not safe, Rave tells her that Bobby wasn't real! So when she leaves them, she hears that things were to quiet. She rushes back to see what happened. Mallah had captured the kids, and takes them with him. When they see that he was attacking her, they get him back with thier powers. Then Mallah tries to take care of Raven for good, but Melvin sends Bobby out to get him. When Raven sees that Bobby was real, she appoligizes to Melvin. Then is ask to do anouther mission, she doesn't want to until she knows that the kids are under good hands. So she gives a communicater to the kids.moreless
Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Teether

Guest Star

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Melvin/Timmy

Guest Star

Glenn Shadix

Glenn Shadix

Monsieur Mallah

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (11)

  • QUOTES (27)

    • Melvin: Timmy's gotta go.
      Raven: What do you mean he's gotta... (Sees Timmy squirming on the ground) Oh.

    • Raven: (To Melvin) There is no Bobby. It's you Melvin. Your powers, you move things with your mind. You're a big girl now, and you have to stop blaming things on your imaginary friend.
      Melvin: (Tears in eyes) Bobby is real! You just can't see him 'cause you're a mean lady!

    • Teether: (To Mallah) BAD MONKEY!

    • Teether: Choo-choo gone.
      Raven: Yes, choo-choo is gone.

    • Beast Boy: (Over communicator) Good, 'cause Robin needs you right away for another mission.
      Raven: I can't. I've gotta watch the kids.
      Melvin: Raven, it's okay. You can go. Your friends need you.
      Raven: But what if the Brotherhood of Evil comes back? I can't just leave you kids all alone.
      Melvin: We're not alone. Bobby's here. And we've got each other.
      Raven: And you've got me. (Her hand, extends toward Melvin with her communicator in it, and pull back as all three youngsters eye the item)
      Raven: Whenever you need me.
      (The faces brighten at the offering, and in no time flat they have swarmed on the unlikely babysitter for a group hug)
      Raven: Okay, that's enough.

    • Raven: (Sharply) Melvin! (She has also caught a pole)
      Melvin: Wasn't me. (Pointing away) It was Bobby.

    • Raven: (To Melvin) What's wrong with that one?
      Melvin: I don't know. (To Timmy) What's wrong, Timmy?
      Timmy: (Gasping through sobs) Nobody's... holding... my hand! (Starts hysterically crying)
      Raven: Melvin, hold Timmy's hand.
      Melvin: I can't. (Nodding to her left) I've gotta hold Bobby's hand. Bobby's afraid of trains.

    • Raven: Just a two hour train ride, and it'll all be over....
      (Long pause, where Raven and the kids stare at each other)
      Raven: So you've all got powers? What can you do?
      Melvin: Bobby can dance. Wanna see?
      Raven: Uh. No.

    • Raven: Well, tell him I don't do baby-sitting.
      Beast Boy: (Over the communicator, looking over his shoulder) Raven told me to tell you she doesn't babysit. (Looking back at Raven) Robin says you have to.

    • Raven: Robin!
      Beast Boy: (Over the communicator) Robin's communicator, may I -
      Raven: Put Robin on.

    • Raven: (after dropping kids off, and hears crying) Teether just took Timmy's blanket. (hears more crying) Timmy just took it back.
      (crying stops)
      Raven: Quiet, too quiet. (runs back and bangs on door) Timmy! Teether! Melvin!!

    • Raven: So, wanna know why the cookie went to the doctor? It felt crummy!

    • Beast Boy: Robin's communicator, how may I help you?
      Raven: Beast Boy, put Robin on.
      Beast Boy: He's fighting crime at the moment, perhaps I can be of assistance.

    • Melvin & Timmy: (Hugging, then realizing what they're doing) Ewwww!

    • Raven: Wow. Beast Boy's jokes are too immature even for babies.
      Melvin: You don't babysit much, do you?
      Raven: You can tell?
      Melvin: Teether's got gas.
      Raven: And what's wrong with Timmy Tantrum over there?
      Melvin: His blanky's ripped.

    • Raven: I need backup. (On communicator) Raven calling anyone.
      Beast Boy: (On communicator) Raven?
      Raven: Anyone other than Beast Boy.

    • Raven: Just squish your imaginary friend down, and let's go back to our seats.
      Melvin: Bobby is real.
      (Bobby whispers to Melvin)
      Melvin: Yeah. The blue girl is scary.

    • (After finally getting both Teether and Timmy quite by burping the first, and stapeling the second's ripped blanket together, Raven dumps all three kids on the bed, and breaths a sigh of relief at the silence; the kids stare at her, and she stares back)
      Raven: Now what?
      Melvin: Well, you could tell us a bedtime story. Kids like stories.
      Raven: I don't really know of any stories.
      Timmy: I want a story, story, story, STORY, STORY, STORY, STORY!!!!
      Raven: Okay, okay! Let's see. So, last year for my birthday, my friends got me a cake and some balloons.
      (Kids look amazed)
      Raven: But I couldn't enjoy it, because my dad Trigon, this scary red demon with horns took over the world, and there was fire everywhere, and then this ugly guy Slade, who had a skeleton for a face, came after me, and...
      (Kids look terrified)
      Raven: ... My friends saved me, and we all had cake, the end!

    • Beast Boy: (To Raven, on the communicator) Kids are easy. All you gotta do is make silly faces. Oh, and kids love jokes. This one never fails. Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
      (Raven remains quiet)
      Beast Boy: You're supposed to ask "why."
      Raven: (Rolling her eyes) Why?
      Beast Boy: He went because he was feeling a little crummy! (Starts to laugh)

    • Melvin: (To Raven) Are you Waven?
      Raven: (Blushing) You've got to be kidding...

    • Melvin: Let me go!
      Raven: Nothing will make me happier.

    • Raven: (To Kids) We're going to play a game. It's called Don't. Bother. Raven. Rule number one: no talking!

    • (After kids disappear)
      Raven: (To herself) Good idea, Robin. Put Raven in charge of the kids.

    • Monsieur Mallah: (After he is defeated, while leaving the area) This is the last time I work with children.

    • Melvin & Timmy: (After careening down the mountainside in a gondola, then coming to a halt) Do it again! Do it again!
      Raven: No again.

    • Monsieur Mallah: (To Raven, after capturing Melvin, Timmy, and Teether) Say goodbye to your friends.
      Raven: Nobody messes with my kids!

    • Melvin: He did it! Bobby just saved us!
      (The kids cheers)
      Raven: We're stranded in the middle of nowhere, and we've got a big gorilla chasing after us. How are we saved?
      (The kids cry)

  • NOTES (27)

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Timmy: STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! (continuously, starts using his powers)
      The way Timmy uses his powers here, is similar to how Danny Phantom first discovered his Ghostly Wail in the episode "The Ultimate Enemy":

      Danny Phantom: Get away! Get away! Get AWAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Melvin: Power
      Melvin's power resembles Green Lantern's, though she does not need a ring. It is also similar to Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, because what she imagines becomes real.

    • Timmy Tantrum: Name
      Raven calls Timmy "Timmy Tantrum." This is a pun on the name of Timmy Turner, a character on The Fairly OddParents. Timmy, like Raven, is voiced by Tara Strong.

    • Melvin: Ponytails
      Melvin's constantly twitching ponytails have a striking resemblance to the ones Mihama Chiyo has on Azumanga Daioh.

    • Episode Title: Hide and Seek
      The term "Hide and Seek" has been used for untold years as the name of a children's game where several players hide while another player designated as "It" searches for them. It is also used as an allusion to any situation where something or someone is being sought by someone else, which would apply to this episode (Raven and the kids "hiding," and Mallah "seeking").

    • Melvin: Powers
      Melvin's power to make her imaginary friends real, like Bobby, is parallel to those of an actual character from DC Comics named Dorothy Spinner.

    • Monsieur Mallah: This is the last time I work with children.
      W.C. Fields made famous the acting axiom "Never work with children or animals." It was a comment made that demonstrates that the hardest acting is done alongside children and/or animals. Either they steal the show or it takes forever to finish the scene.

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