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Season: 3

Episode: Werewolf vs. Unicorn

Length: 1:22

Cast: Seth Green (Scientist #2, Shockwave), Breckin Meyer (Scientist #1), Frank Welker (Soundwave, Megatron)

Characters: Scientist #1, Scientist #2, Soundwave, Megatron, Shockwave, Rumble

Segment Summary: Time has not been good to Soundwave and his tape allies.

Themes: Death, Real Toys, Robots, Television, Sexuality

Allusions:

  • The segment features characters from TV's Transformers.
  • At the end we see an eBay page. This may allude to the fact that eBay was a key element in the 2007 Transformers movie.

Trivia / Info:

  • Frank Welker reprises his original roles as Soundwave and Megatron.
  • The Soundwave figure used in this sketch was a Toys "R" Us exclusive Commemorative Edition released in 2007, and is a reissue of the original 1984 toy with the double-tape door of the 1987 Japanese-exclusive retool, Soundblaster.

Goofs / Nitpicks:

  • Soundwave was a tapedeck, not a boombox. This may have been intentional, however, given the scale of the toys used.
  • Soundwave's voice is much closer to Welker's voice as "Dr. Claw" than "Soundwave" of the G1 Transformers cartoon series. Although, Welker in fact, actually used his "Dr. Claw" voice to voice Soundwave, it was just heavily modified. In a few episodes of G1, the editors forgot to put in the effect and you can hear Welker using his Dr. Claw voice to voice Soundwave. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon, Welker used the Dr. Claw voice without modifications.

Online Commentary:
Poor Soundwave - Transforming Problems - Megatron's Robot Form


Transcription - Interpretations


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