Michael's FamilyBack to Supporting Cast Main > Michael's Family
Real Identity: Albert "Berto" Jelenic
Appearances: The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular! Pt 1 and The Power of Shrimps
Voiced By: Himself
Robin collected information and the creators of the Teen Titans Go! cartoon, Michael and Aaron, then led the Teen Titans to San Pedro where Michael was from. They knocked on a door and met his father, Albert. Albert introduced himself then his three dogs Puno, Tutu, and Louis and a cat named Zoli and a pigeon. Cyborg asked what the pigeon's name was but Albert questioned why you would name a pigeon. He asked them if they were hungry and invited them in for shrimps and prime rib but they just wanted to know where Michael was. Albert called out for Michael but got no reply then asked what the problem was. The Titans told him they found out they weren't real. Albert tried to tell them about turning make-believe real and talked about how Michael wanted to be a writer and made that fantasy real instead of becoming a longshoreman at the docks but they couldn't understand what he was saying. Albert asked why Aaron's name came before his son's in the credits. Raven speculated Aaron did more work. He mistook Raven calling Michael lazy. He whistled and set his pets after them. They ran away. He told them to come back for shrimp and prime ribs.
Albert Jelenic opened a food shack at the Jump City docks and named it "Berto's, after himself. Cyborg happily chomped away at the shrimp to Beast Boy's disgust. Jelenic tried to force Beast Boy to eat a shrimp but he refused it on account of being a vegetarian. Jelenic told him not to talk about politics. Cyborg was amused Beast Boy almost ate a shrimp but Jelenic took no credit. He believed the shrimp showed you cared and no one could resist it. Aqualad arrived and was aghast. The cooked shrimp was his basketball team. Aqualad cuffed Jelenic for crimes against crustaceans. Jelenic complied and went with him back to his Aqua Lair. His arms and legs were shackled but had free reign of the lair. He offered to tell Aqualad the story about the island he came from but Aqualad told him to be quiet and went to his bedroom to kiss Raven's photo. Jelenic followed and realized he was in love. He offered to tell a very long story. Despite Aqualad declining twice, Jelenic told him the story about his pet cat, Zoli, and his attempts to befriend it with food then adopting it after it was hit by a car.
Aqualad realized he could win back Raven with shrimps and prime rib. He arranged for Jelenic to cook the meals for him. The date worked. Jelenic watched from the Aqua Jail and drew a heart on glass with a shrimp. Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire broke into the lair to free Jelenic and thwart Aqualad's plan. However, Jelenic slowed them down with a story about the Battle of Krbava Field in 1493. Aqualad caught them in the act and summoned two sharks, a crab, and a turtle to attack. Raven walked in and realized Aqualad tricked her. Jelenic stated what mattered about shrimps and prime rib was the effort put into it. Raven forced Beast Boy and Aqualad to cook shrimps and prime rib for them back at the Titans Tower. Raven remarked she could really taste the love. Jelenic declared it was a sick burn.