Transformers Animated

Season 2 Episode 12

A Bridge Too Close, Part I

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Jul 05, 2008 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Chraracter(s) Introduced:

    • John Moschitta, Jr. reprises the role of Blurr from the original 'Transformers' series.

    • This marks the first time Megatron refers to one of the Autobots by name. In this case, it's Bulkhead.

    • According to Derrick J. Wyatt, each of Starscream's clones share the coloring of a repaint of Starscream from the original 'Transformers' series. The coward has the colors of Skywarp, the egomaniac has the colors of Thundercracker, the suck-up has the colors of Sunstorm, the liar has the colors of Ramjet, and the female Starscream clone has the colors of the Triple-Changer Overlord.

  • Quotes

    • Starscream: The time has come to purge the universe of that accursed Megatron, and forever seal my destiny as the one true ruler of the Decepticons!
      Thundercracker: (Shoves Starscream aside) You second-rate clones aren't even worthy to breathe my exhaust fumes! (The clones transform and take off)
      Starscream: I must be a bigger pain in the gearshaft then I thought.
      Slipstream: Well, well, well. Look who just got to the party!
      Starscream: Don't start with me, woman!
      Slipstream: Start what? Who's starting?

    • Bulkhead: I just want them to like my work.
      Sari: But artists are supposed to paint what they feel. You can't worry about what other people think.
      Bulkhead: I'm not sure I can do that.
      Bumblebee; Well, I think you should listen to Sari. If you wanna paint a bunch of ugly, squiggly blotches, then who am I to tell you that it stinks?
      Bulkhead: You really think it stinks?
      Sari: (To Bumblebee) Not helping.

    • Bulkhead: (About his painting) It's called an abstract. You know, like that human artist, Picasso. Very early cubism.
      Bumblebee: Oh. Looks more like very early oil stain.

    • Sari Sumdac: No, don't shoot. You'll hit my dad!
      Bulkhead: She's right...
      Bumblebee: So what are we supposed to do? Fight him with snappy comebacks?!

    • Shockwave: (About Bulkhead) This Autobot is a rather unique case. According to his file, he scored higher then any Cybertronian scientist on his space bridge aptitude test, yet seems to have no other discernable skills.
      Megatron: I don't care if he knows his crank case from his drive shaft! All that matters is his ability to complete the space bridge.

    • Starscream: (About his Clones) Ah, never before have I seen a more impressive group of lethal fighting machines. And pretty good-looking, if I do say so myself.

    • Skywarp: Us? Against Megatron?!? Are you insane?!? (Meekly) Ah, I think I just sprang an oil leak...
      Thundercracker: Silence, you fool! Megatron is a worthless pile of scrap metal compared to my genius.
      Sunstorm: Brilliant observation! Brilliant! But your genius pales in comparison to the genius of our leader, the original Starscream.
      Starscream: Mmm, I could listen to this one all day!
      Ramjet: What are you talking about? I am the original Starscream!
      Starscream: Liar! I am the original Starscream.
      Ramjet: I never said I was the original Starscream.
      Starscream: You just did right now.
      Ramjet: No, I didn't.
      Starscream: Yes, you did.
      Ramjet: No, I didn't.
      Starscream: Yes, you did!
      Ramjet: No, I didn't.
      Slipstream: Ohh, haven't you figured it out yet, he's a pathological liar. Each of us clones represents one aspect of your personality. (Points to each clone in turn) He's a coward... he's a egomaniac... he's a suck-up... he's a liar.
      Ramjet: I am not!
      Starscream: So, which part of me did you come from?
      Slipstream: Don't ask.
      Starscream: (Sigh) This is going to be a long orbital cycle.

    • Bumblebee: All right, Zippy, start talking!
      Blurr: (He transforms from vehicle mode to robot mode) First of all, the name's not "Zippy!" As a matter of fact, I don't believe I've ever met another bot named Zippy, so one can only assume that you came up with "Zippy" in reference to my speed, which may be technically accurate, but lacks a certain creativity! More to the point, the name's Blurr! I'm an Autobot intelligence agent, sent to this planet by the Elite Guard to keep an eye on Optimus Prime and his crew as well as monitor the Deception activity. And you my friend, have just blown a deca-cycle of covert surveillance designed to uncover Megatron's plot to conquer Cybertron. Everything was going according to plan when I intercepted a communication between the Decepticon leader and an unknown double agent! They were in the midst of plotting the abduction of an unsuspecting Autobot who which now, from the status of the current ground situation appears to have been successful. Got that so far?
      Bumblebee: Uh... Could you repeat the last part?
      Blurr: Which last part?
      Bumblebee: Oh, everything after "The name's not Zippy."

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Constructicon Color Schemes
      After Megatron brands them with the Decepticon symbol, Scrapper and Mixmaster's eyes turn red, and they take on a green and purple color scheme, causing them to resemble the original series' Constructicons.

    • A Bridge Too Close, Part 1
      A reference to the 1974 book A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan, which is about a failed attempt by the Allies to break through German lines in World War II.

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