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Darkness Rising, Part 1
  • Arcee's wisecrack about NYC's finest soiling themselves at the sight of Cliffjumper's robot mode.
  • Jack gushing over and feeling up Arcee's motorcycle form comes across as just a little bit awkward considering the audience is aware she is a gynoid Cybertronian.
    • Take a look at the angle of the scene in question. Combined with the contrast between Arcee's seat and fuel tank, it really does look like Jack's running his hands up a woman's backside.
    • It gets even worse once one considers that the part that Jack runs his hand along forms Arcee's inner thighs.

Darkness Rising, Part 3

Darkness Rising, Part 4

Darkness Rising, Part 5

  • It's very much a blink-and-miss-it moment but when Soundwave is busy taking over the observatory, he is shown going past a human soldier that is shown slumped against a wall, almost certainly dead by his hand.


  • Fowler holds a Mook over the side of a speeding Optimus. High speed chases and driving besides tree branches don't mix, kids. Throughout the rest of the episode, multiple casualties amount, but this one stands out.

Deus Ex Machina

  • Knockout gives Optimus a wolf whistle while commenting on his paint job.

Speed Metal

  • This quote, accompanied by a gesture that is probably meant to remind you of the Cybertronian version of Flipping the Bird (or Bicep-Polishing Gesture, which is even ruder in some places). It looks a very little like he's... opening a car door...
    Knock Out: (In response to Starscream's order to cease street racing) Buff this.


  • Jack walks Arcee home and their exchange furthers the sexual undertones:
    Arcee: Thanks for walking me home, Jack. You're a real gentleman.
    Jack: I don't want you revved up before bedtime.

Metal Attraction

  • One of June Darby's comments implies that she has a...thing for Optimus.
    June: So, where's Optimus?
    Ratchet: On a scouting mission with Bumblebee. Sorry to disappoint.
    Jack: Mom!

Rock Bottom

  • Starscream cornering Miko in the cave has some outright pedophilic undertones (made even worse by his Sissy Villain status in this series):
    Starscream: You like playing with the big robots, don't you, little girl?

One Shall Rise, Part 1

  • Agent Fowler storms into the Autobot base and says:
    Agent Fowler: What have you learned, Prime? And you'd better not blow smoke up my-(notices June standing nearby) Er, oh, ahaha, Mrs. Darby, what a nice surprise!

Operation:Bumblebee, Part 2

  • Knock Out, having recently obtained a Cybertronian artifact, asks Megatron what it is. Megatron demonstrates that it's a shield generator by firing at him with no prior warning. After it narrowly works, Knock Out gives us the following line:

Loose Cannons

  • This line from Wheeljack:
    "Scrap's hitting the fan-blades out here."

Hard Knocks

  • Bulkhead uses the "bearings" joke again, except this time he actually says "ball bearings".


  • After the kids are brushed off by Ratchet...
    Miko: "What crawled up his tailpipe and died?"


  • The bearings joke again, this time from Wheeljack.
    Wheeljack: (To Vehicons) Where is Screamie? Doesn't have the bearings to do this himself?

Chain of Command

  • Apparently "bearings" isn't the only stand-in for "balls," as Wheeljack demonstrates when he remembers that he's carrying a passenger (possibly an unintentional example, but just as easily not).
    Wheeljack: "Ah, bolts."

Plus One

  • Knock Out rather openly complains that the idea of humans "interfacing" disgusts him.
  • Knock Out mentions "a pair of Autobots riding [his] rear" in his status update.


  • This example comes from the otherwise tame Hungarian dub. Starscream's line "Curse you and your logic!" is translated roughly as "Go screw your logic!" — although the swear word he used ("cseszd meg") is a tad more vulgar than "screw".


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