The Constructicons seem to have regained the memories they lost in Rise of the Constructicons since they refer to Bulkhead as 'Bulkie' and declare that they "don't work for no stinkin' Autobots anymore."
Goof: In 'A Bridge Too Close, Part I' Blurr was able to fit a pair of Stasis Cuffs on Lugnut easily. But in this episode, the Autobots required two sets of Cuffs, linked together, in order for them to fit.
Dirt Boss: (To Scrapper) Will you slag that annoying little pipsqueak already?!
Bumblebee: Who are you calling "pipsqueak," short stuff?
Lugnut: Impudent Autobots, what have you done with Megatron?
Bumblebee: (To Optimus Prime) This probably wouldn't be a good time to mention the whole "Transwarping randomly around the galaxy" deal, would it?
Bulkhead: You know, it's not too late to paint some new logos on your chests.
Mixmaster: Yeah, I guess... I mean, Megatron had good oil and all, but his management skills stink.
The scene where Dirt Boss climbs to the top of the oil tank is similar to that of the final scene in the 1949 gangster film White Heat.
Dirt Boss's robot mode design seems to be based on the Gember mecha from the anime series "Gurren Lagann".
Dirt Boss's mind control "pods" are similar in both appearance and delivery method to the cerebro-shells used by the Insecticon Bombshell from the original "Transformers" series.
Fossil Fuel Logo
The logo of the Fossil Fuel Oil Company appears to be a double reference. The most obvious is its resemblance to the Dinobot Sludge from the original "Transformers" series. It's also similar to the logo of the real-life company Sinclair Oil, which is that of a sauropod dinosaur.