Transformers Animated

Season 2 Episode 4

Garbage In, Garbage Out

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM May 10, 2008 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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?
      Ratchet: Now!
      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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.