Teen Titans Go! (2013) s05e10 Episode Script

Quantum Fun

1 [ANIMAL SOUNDS.]
Go! [TITLE MUSIC.]
T E E N T I T A N S Teen Titans let's go [scratching.]
T-TEEN, T-TEE-TEEN Teen Titans, go! [SAD PIANO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.]
Dude, what are you doing? He has brought out the sadness curtain again.
Aw, what's bothering you, bro? I don't wanna get into it.
It's dumb.
You can tell us, we're your friends.
I was just thinking, what if nothing is real, and everything around us is a computer simulation? [ALL GROANING.]
We've talked about this! Stop talking about living in a computer simulation.
It's like the fourth time this week! I bet he watched that Matrix movie again.
Man, I told you to stop watching The Matrix before bed.
You sound like the man who is mad.
Oh, so none of you have ever considered the idea that we might all be part of some artificial construct? Of course, we have.
The not! [ALL EXCLAIMING.]
- Yeah.
- Whoo-hoo.
Listen, things be things, and that's just the way it is.
Things do not be things! What about paradoxes? - Did you know about paradoxes? - Oh, yes.
- I have the para-boxes right here.
- No, I said, "paradoxes.
" Uh-huh, good thinking.
This will make getting a second opinion super easy.
No, no, no! A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory idea - that ultimately proves to be true.
- Aha! That's how youse always smell like fishes, but I never sees you eating them fishes.
[ALL EXCLAIMING.]
I do not smell like fishes! - Oh.
[ALL SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY.]
- Yes, you do.
[SNIFFING.]
My personal scent is not a paradox! [SIGHS.]
I will explain these very important scientific concepts to you.
[ALL GROANING.]
Is this gonna be like the time you tried to teach us - about rental property? - That was boring.
Oh, no, no, no.
It won't be like that at all.
This will be boring and soul crushing.
When I'm done explaining, you two will be questioning the nature of reality.
But I don't wanna question the nature of reality.
Oh, you'll question all right! Buckle up, Titans, because I am taking you on a trip through the dizzy world of Quantum Physics.
Oh, man, I love that show.
Sam Beckett, leaping from life to life, striving to put right what was once wrong, and hoping that his next leap will be the leap - home.
- That's Quantum Leap.
I'm talking about Quantum Physics, which is the study of matter and energy at the atomic and sub-atomic level.
It's the science of tiny things? Ooh, so we're gonna learn about you? [LAUGHS SARCASTICALLY.]
Oh, Raven.
[YELLS.]
I'm a man of average height! [MIC FEEDBACK.]
Now, prepare to have your minds blown! Quantum physics can be a bit confusing at first, so we'll start with one of the fundamental principles, - Superposition.
- Oh, please! I know all about Superposition.
Check it out.
[COCKING.]
Boo-ya! [ALL EXCLAIMING.]
That is a super position.
This is my super position.
[COCKING.]
Ahhh! Da-da-dah! Stop that! We're talking about science, not super hero poses.
If Superpositions isn't about posing like Batman, [MUSIC.]
- we ain't interested.
- I promise you will be interested once I explain Superposition according to the Copenhagen Interpretation.
Copenhagen? We're going to Denmark? Ooh, I always wanted to see The Little Mermaid statue.
ANNOUNCER: Fish women.
I love the eating of the pickled herring.
ANNOUNCER: Pickled fish.
And they gots that good Rosenborg Castle, yo! ANNOUNCER: Home of the fish king.
ALL: We love Copenhagen.
ANNOUNCER: The whole city is fish.
[DOLPHIN COOING.]
We're not going to Copenhagen! We will never ever go to that dirty fish town! ALL: Aw.
So, we're not learning about interesting cities - or posing like superheroes? - No, just science.
Now, listen closely to this important information.
ROBIN: Superposition is the concept that when we do not know what the state of an object is, it is actually in all possible states simultaneously.
Only the act of observation and measurement causes the object to be limited to a single possibility.
It truly is an incredible concept.
[ALL EXCLAIMING.]
- I can't believe it.
- Oh, wow! So, you understand? Nah, fool, that's some straight up gibberish.
We're impressed, 'cause we thought you couldn't get more boring.
And yet you did.
You the did.
[ALL CHEERING.]
Ahhh! ROBIN: Ladies and gentlemen! Prepare to have your minds ripped apart at the seams.
Brace yourself for undeniable proof that the very fabric of reality is nothing more than a sinister mirage.
Behold the truth! [ECHOING.]
- A cardboard box? - Dude, what is wrong with you? I'm using it to illustrate a thought experiment known as Schrodinger's Cat.
[MEOWS.]
Schroeder didn't have a cat, dude, he had a piano.
- You thinking about Linus.
- No, Linus had the blanket.
- Maybe Charlie Brown had the cat? - Charlie Brown had the football.
No, no, no.
Charlie Brown ain't never had a football.
That dirty Lucy was always pulling it away.
- I will never forgive her for that.
- Stop talking about Peanuts.
Now, Beast Boy, would you mind turning into a cat? For sure, pops.
- Great, get in the box.
- I's not going to no box.
Come on, it's a harmless thought experiment.
- Nuh-uh-uh.
[MEOWS.]
- In the box.
[GRUNTS.]
I don't want to.
[MEOWING.]
[GRUNTING.]
[THUDDING.]
[MEOWING.]
[SIGHS.]
Now, that the cat is in the box, we'll move on to the next step.
BEAST BOY: Yo, why is there acid in here? I don't like where this is going.
Again, this is simply a thought experiment.
This box contains not only the vial of acid, but a deadly radioactive substance.
If a single atom of the substance decays during the test period, a relay mechanism will trip a hammer, which will in turn break the vial, and the cat will perish.
Until the box is opened, we don't know if the cat is alive or dead.
- He is dead.
- No, Raven, according to quantum law, he's both until we open the box.
No, he is the dead, for the real-real.
[SCREAMING.]
Hey, ignore the ghost! The box is closed, so he exists in both states simultaneously.
Boo.
I'm definitely dead, brah.
Good thing we got that paradox.
[WHISTLES.]
You are ruining my explanations of Superpositions.
ALL: Superpositions! [EXCLAIMING ANGRILY.]
- Oh, not again.
- ROBIN: This is it, Titans.
You didn't believe me before.
But now, I will make you understand.
Behold the truth.
- Nothing? - Dude, have you lost your mind? Take a closer look and you will see.
[ALL SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY.]
Yo, I'm about to drop some quantum mechanical super science on y'all.
You take two slits put 'em on a barium In front of a wall with a general area Show us the focus of this precarious Display of sheer quantum mysteria Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? If the X is a wave then patterns display Across the wall, but how you say? Can a miniscule singular subatomic particle Be so ubiquitous and diabolical? Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? But wait, the act of observation Traces the effects of this conversation 'Cause when you measure and take a hard look The electron is in one place, it stays put Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? Shoot some electrons through a double slit What do you get? What do you get? [ALL EXCLAIMING.]
It makes sense.
I never understood the nature of existence - at the subatomic level until now.
- Our world is so much more complex and fascinating than I realized.
I guess you'se was right.
We's probably do live in one of them good Matrix like simulations.
Yes, it's as I always suspected.
Impenetrable scientific theories are best explained through song.
Hey, who are those guys? - It is the us.
- Oh, cool, cool, but who are they? - [GASPS.]
They be us too, mama! - What is the happening? [GASPS.]
Titans.
These are our Superpositions! Our firm grasp of quantum mechanics is causing us to see ourselves in all possible states! We're gonna be overrun! The simulation is unraveling.
Soon we'll cease to exist.
How can we hope to defeat the potential of all possible states? Schrodinger's cat! How in the world is a little piano dude gonna save us? Not Schroeder, Schrodinger.
Remember, the active observation of measurement is the only way to fix an object in one state.
- So we just gots to look at 'em? - And measure them.
It's worth a shot.
Titans, observe! We see you.
[EXCLAIMING.]
[GRUNTING.]
[ALL GRUNTING.]
Oh, there are too the many! - Just keep looking and measuring! - You'se a big boy! You are going too fast.
Ahhh! [GRUNTING.]
[SLOW INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.]
Just one group left, Titans.
Once we observe and measure them, everything will be Ah! We's being measured, fools.
[ALL SCREAMING.]
Whoo, doggie, that was a close one.
It's a good thing we understanded them Quantum Mechanics so good.
Science really came to life, eh, Titans? Indeed.
We now see that we are simply one of an infinite number of possible outcomes.
- It's pretty depressing actually.
- I know.
I'm glad we all agree that the universe, no matter how you look at it, is terrifying and ultimately unknowable.
You saids it, my dude.
[ALL LAUGHING.]
[BEEPS.]
[SNICKERING.]