Lugnut uses his battle mace weapon for the first time.
Corey Burton reprises the role of Spike Whitwicky from the original 'Transformers' series.
Goof: When Ratchet orders Wreck-Gar to hand him the Microbots, Wreck-Gar starts pulling out objects that begin with Micro. However, he pulls out a telescope and calls it a microscope.
Starscream, Blitzwing, Issac Sumdac and Blackarachnia are not shown in this episode.
Although he was in the episode, Bulkhead had no lines.
Lugnut: I'm picking up a new AllSpark energy signal, my liege.
Megatron: No doubt another fragment has surfaced. Retrieve it, Lugnut, before the Autobots get their filthy servos on it.
Lugnut: Stasis lock itself could not deter me from your grand and glorious plan, oh wise and noble Megatron!
Megatron: (His optic twitches) Just go...
Lugnut: Yes, my liege!
Ratchet: Listen up, scrapheap. You're not an Autobot, and you never will be an Autobot. You're only good for one thing: garbage!
Wreck-Gar: I am Wreck-Gar. I am only good for one thing: garbage! I must deliver garbage to all!
Ratchet: Get away from those controls, you malfunctioning slagheap!
Wreck-Gar: I am Wreck-Gar. I am a malfunctioning slagheap!
Ratchet: Move it already! Don't you humans have anything better to do?
Sari: You really should try being patient with people.
Ratchet: I'd be a lot more patient with them if they'd just get of my way!
Wreck-Gar: I don't suppose you could tell me who I am, funny green man?
Angry Archer: You are... my partner in crime! They call me "Angry Archer."
Wreck-Gar: They call me "worthless-wreck-walking-pile-of-garbage."
Angry Archer: Oh, really? Bit of a mouthful. Perhaps we should just call you "Wreck-Gar" for short.
Lugnut: All hail Megatron!
Wreck-Gar: All hail Megatron! What's a Megatron?
(Ratchet, aboard the garbage boat, lands on the shore in front of the Mayor, his assistant and Mr. Powel. Bumblebee and Sari suddenly show up.)
Bumblebee: Ratchet, you did it, you saved the city!
Sari: You're a hero!
Mr. Powell: He's no hero, he destroyed my microbots!
Mayor's Assistant: In that case, the Mayor refuses to renew you sanitation contract.
Ratchet: (jumps down and picks up the Mayor, Mr. Powel and the Mayor's assistant) Listen up, you organic meat buckets, either you settle this garbage disbute here and now, or I will throw you both into the river!
Ratchet: (to Wreck-Gar about the Microbots) You glitch-head, you're gonna destroy the entire city You wouldn't dare do something that stupid!
Wreck-Gar: I am Wreck-Gar. I dare to be stupid!
(Sari's key activates)
Ratchet: What are you waiting for? Get in.
Sari: What's the magic word?
Sari: (sighs) This is gonna be a long day.
Ratchet: (after the Garbage strike is ended) Well what do you know? They like me, they really like me. I must have a way with words.
Toonami Jetstream Airdate: June 16th, 2008 - July 28th, 2008
The producers originally wanted Eric Idle to reprise his role as Wreck-Gar from The Transformers: The Movie. Since he was unavailable, Weird Al Yankovich played the role instead.
This episode was first shown on April 25, 2008 at BotCon 2008. The version that aired still had the time-code running in the top-left corner.
Ratchet: Well, whaddaya know. They like me. They really like me!
This is a reference to the actress Sally Field's 1985 Academy Awards acceptance speech.
Reporter: Something is truely rotten in the city of Detroit.
This is a reference to the line "there's something rotten in Denmark" from Hamlet.
Pregnant Woman's Husband:
He is referred to as Spike by his wife, and wears the same clothes that Spike wore during the latter part of the original series.
Wreck-Gar: Ah, the universal greeting. Ba-weep-gragna-weep-nini-bong.
This "universal greeting" was first introduced in the 1986 animated Transformers film and first spoken by the character Kup in that movie.
The Pregnant Woman:
The woman who was about to give birth to a baby was named Carly. Carly is the name of Spike Witwicky's girlfriend and future wife in the original Transformers series.
Wreck-Gar: I dare to be stupid!
"Dare To Be Stupid" was one of the songs featured in the 1986 film 'The Transformers: The Movie'. It was a song written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the voice of Wreck-Gar in this series.