Transcribed by Brandon Williams
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
“A Friendly Contest” – Episode 31
Written by Matthew V. Lewis
X-Brawn: C’mon, Sideburn. We’re supposed to be looking for O-Parts, not playing video games.
Sideburn: Heh, heh, heh, heh. Actually, this bad boy is going to help us find our O-Parts. Just watch.
X-Brawn: That doohickey?
Sideburn: These O-Parts are known to send off a special vibe like radio waves.
Prowl: T-AI developed that paticular device to detect the wavelengths of hidden O-Parts.
X-Brawn: Well this I gotta see.
Wedge: Build Team, transform!
Sideburn: Wedge! Good to see ya. What’s up, dude?
Wedge: How’s the search, Sideburn? Sort of looks like you could use some help.
Sideburn: Uh, we’re all good, man, but thanks.
Grimlock: Actually, Optimus sent us. He thought you could use the Build Team.
Wedge: He suggested we have a race. Most O-Parts wins.
Prowl: Okay, let’s show ‘em what we got, guys!
Sideburn and X-Brawn: Right!
Prowl: The detector has pinpointed the frequency to this location. It should be right under here.
Sideburn: Got it. One point for us! Keep trying, Build Team!
Scourge: Remember, Decepticons, all we want are the O-Parts. Attack!
Mega-Octane: Give us the O-Parts, Autobots!
Movor: Right now!
Armorhide: Or else!
Sideburn: Not a chance!
X-Brawn: Here’s all you’re gonna get from me!
Prowl: Over here! Better luck next time, Scourge.
Scourge: You can’t run away.
Prowl: Catch ya on the flip flop.
Scourge: Cowards, they have must have those O-Parts.
Sky-Byte: Very interesting.
Sky-Byte: The O-Parts, it seems, give out a signal of sort.
Sky-Byte: I’ve got a plan.
Sideburn: Awesome news, Optimus. That device helped us find another O-Part.
Optimus: Excellent. Go on to the next site.
Dr. Onishi: It’s very important we find them all. Even if we’re missing one, I’m afraid the rest of the O-Parts will be of no use to us. All of them are hidden within old monuments around the world.
Koji: Go, guys! Go find them all!
Sideburn: Koji, piece of cake. Later.
Optimus: Just be careful.
T-AI: You say that O-Part detector is working pretty well?
Sideburn: Just like a Cybertronic charm.
Optimus: Good. Keep it up.
Sideburn: No problemo, guys.
Sky-Byte: Slapper, my reputation is at stake. I need O-Parts, I need them now. Right now because Scourge and his lug-head minions get their treads on them.
Slapper: Yeah, you’re right. Megatron doesn’t think too highly of us as it is. Ugh, now that can get really ugly. So, how are we going to find those O-Parts anyway?
Sky-Byte: Don’t forget, I have a plan. Behold, genius!
Slapper: Huh? Holy spark, an O-Part! How did you find one so quick?! Guess you are a genius.
Sky-Byte: You imbecile! This is a counterfeit.
Slapper: It’s a fake?
Sky-Byte: Yes, you amphibious dolt, it’s an exquisite fake! I stayed up all night making this beauty. Not bad if I do say so myself.
Slapper: You want the Autobots to think they’re real. You know what, Sky-Byte, that’s a pretty good plan.
Sky-Byte: Yes, the genius of the plan is that these emit radio frequencies similar to those of real O-Parts. We’ll fool Scourge and trap the Autobots all at once.
Slapper: Yeah, sounds good to me.
Slapper: Okay, this is deep enough. Can we bury the thing and go now?
Sky-Byte: It needs to look authentic. Let’s make it a little deeper. Now that’s what I call digging! Ha, ha, ha!
Sideburn: Sideburn, transform! Where are you, O-Parts? There.
Wedge: Build Team, let’s go! Find! Those! Parts!
Sideburn: I’m closer…
Wedge: Hey! We got one. Dig here.
Grimlock: Heh, heh. Hey Sideburn, I wish you guys had one of these!
Wedge: That a way, Grimster. The contest is now at one a piece. Not bad, huh, Sideburn?
Sideburn: Yeah, not bad at all.
Wedge: Tie game. Not too late to quit.
Sideburn: You know, my team doesn’t have shovels.
Heavy Load: Great work. Now let’s get out of here and find that next O-Part.
Movor: We’ll take those! Get ‘em.
Ro-Tor: Got ‘em!
Movor: We want the O-Parts!
Sky-Byte: What on Earth is that commotion?
Slapper: Maybe it’s an earthquake. Huh?
Sky-Byte: What? It’s Movor! Blast it. Those Decepticons mess with everything!
Movor: Come and get ‘em, Wedge!
Wedge: Hey! I can’t chase ya down, so I’ll just have to bring ya down. Double laser! That’ll teach ya.
Grimlock: Wedge, time to go.
Wedge: Right. Time to head for the next monument for another O-Part.
Prowl: Can’t stay to chat, Ro-Tor!
Ro-Tor: They’re getting away! Let’s stop ‘em.
Movor: Those blasted tunnels. We almost had ‘em! What are you dipsticks doing?
Slapper: We were about to get the O-Parts if you hadn’t shown up.
Sky-Byte: Are the Autobots gone?
Movor: Yeah, they teleported away.
Slapper: Thanks to rocket boy, it looks like we’re going back to the drawing board.
Sky-Byte: No! All that work!
Sky-Byte: This time, I can’t fail. See, I stayed up three nights in a row making these decoys, so we’re going to use them wisely.
Slapper: So we just put them around the ruins?
Sky-Byte: That’s right.
Slapper: So when the Autobots come to collect these, we ambush them and steal the real O-Parts.
Sky-Byte: Bingo. Just imagine their looks… Ha, ha, ha, when they realize it’s just a big trap!
Slapper: That’s great. Picture this, the look on Megatron’s face if we mess up again.
Sky-Byte: Why I… cynical newt! The plan’s perfect, it can’t fail.
Slapper: All right, but how do we know which are real?
Sky-Byte: With this!
Slapper: Hey! What’s the problem?
Sky-Byte: My decoder, it won’t work! The decoys sent out too much interference! And it can’t locate the real O-Parts!
Slapper: Wow, you are a genius.
Sky-Byte: Slapper, let’s start over.
Slapper: I don’t remember where I put all those decoys.
Sky-Byte: This can’t be happening!
Sky-Byte: Good. That plan was a little frustrating. Now I’ve marked the fakes with an ‘S.’
Scourge: Sky-Byte, Slapper, how’s the search for the O-Parts going? Well now, looks like you’ve already found some.
Sky-Byte: No, no! Well, just a couple of… nic-nacks.
Slapper: Yeah, that’s right. See, we haven’t found nothing but nic-nacks around here.
Scourge: Impressive as usual. Hmmm… I sense something in that third column over there. Well, that wasn’t too hard. That’s one now.
Slapper: Hey, that’s ours!
Scourge: Tell that to Megatron! It comes back to me now, my purpose on Earth and who I’m really working for. I was scanned a certain gift, the ability to find the O-Parts and the skill to use them together to pursue my real quest on Earth. Possession of something much greater, a great and devastating fortress, from which I could rule the universe! Hmmmm?
Heavy Load: Heavy Load, transform! Mmmhmm, yeah!
Hightower: Hightower, transform! Hyha!
Grimlock: Grimlock, transform! Oh, yeah!
Wedge: It’s a nice day, Scourge. Shouldn’t you be rusting in a swamp somewhere?
Prowl: Step aside, Scourge. We’ve got a mission.
Scourge: A mission? Oh, I’m sorry. Does it have anything to do with this?
Sideburn: Errr… Give that up!
Scourge: Barrage Attack!
Mega-Octane: Keep firing. Don’t let them get near the O-Part!
Scourge: Sword of Fury!
Sideburn: You’re not going anywhere!
Prowl: Jet Booster cannon!
Magnus: Why does this always happen when I arrive? Ultra Magnus, transform! That’s it, Scourge is going down. Arm laser!
Wedge: We got it now.
Heavy Load: Good work, we’re up by one!
Wedge: Move out!
Sideburn: Catch ya later, Scourge! Ha, ha, ha!
Scourge: No! I’ll get you!
Magnus: Fine, let him sulk. My work is done here.
Slapper: Someone’s bitter. Hey, since your plan failed miserably, can I have the fake O-Parts? They’re kind of cool!
Sky-Byte: No, you insolent toad! I’m keeping them! …For yet another plan.
Wedge: Good work, Build Team. Ha, that’s one more point for us.
Sideburn: Aw, come on, dude. What are you talking about? We all fought hard for that thing, all you did was stand there and catch it.
Wedge: Look, Sideburn, don’t be a spoil sport.
Hightower: Guess it’s finders keepers!
Optimus: Haha. At least they’re finding the O-Parts.
Optimus: What is it, Koji?
Koji: My dad wants to talk to you about his research right away. He thinks he’s found something.
Optimus: Thank you. Tell your father I’m on my way.
Hightower: According to Dr. Onishi, we should find another O-Part around here.
Heavy Load: Sounds okay, but where?
Wedge: Way up there.
Hightower: Hey, you’ve got the eyes of an eagle, kid. I’ll just lift you up on the crane hook.
Wedge: Ha, piece of a cake. Now, one more for the Build Team. All right!
Sky-Byte: Sky-Byte, terrorize! Slapper!
Slapper: Coming, coming, coming!
Sky-Byte: Slapper, you’re about to witness an acting tour de force. I’m going to pull off the biggest hoax of my career. I’ll tell them, dullheads that they are, that the O-Parts that they’ve been collecting after all are all my fakes.
Slapper: Then you better tell them fast. Because they just collected another one and they’re about the leave!
Sky-Byte: What? Yes, I must act quickly. I’ll say that theirs are all fakes so they’ll trade them for me for the O-Parts I’ve manufactured. Don’t leave! Your O-Part is a fake!
Wedge: What’d he say?
Sideburn: Beats me.
Sky-Byte: It’s a fake! It’s a fake!
Sideburn: That’s weird. This one’s emitting a different signal entirely. Looks like yours just might be a fake.
Wedge: Wait, how would I know mine’s the fake?
Sky-Byte: Would I lie?
Wedge: Oh, I bet you would.
Slapper: Sky-Byte! That looked bad. Are you okay, man?
Sky-Byte: I’m fine, you dolt. That thing gave me a concussion.
Slapper: Wait a minute, don’t pass out on me. I can’t deal with these guys one-on-one!
Wedge: Well, let’s give this other one a whirl.
Sky-Byte: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
Wedge: This one’s got an ‘S’ on it.
Scourge: I’ll be taking that. So you thought you had a genuine, eh? You get the fake. Here! Let’s make sure they don’t look for more.
Movor: Oh, I’m making sure. I’m really making sure!
Scourge: Pour it on, boys.
Armorhide: End of the road!
Rollbar: Look out below!
Scourge: Don’t worry about them, shark. The real O-Part’s here.
Sky-Byte: Actually not. The real one’s down there.
Scourge: Then, uh, what’s this?
Sky-Byte: That, my slow friend, is the fake.
Scourge: Then why did you give them the real one?
Sky-Byte: I didn’t, you half-witted tanker! It was an act! A beautiful award winning act! And you ruined it!
Wedge: Gee, I can’t believe I fell for that. This thing looks absolutely authentic. Here.
Sideburn: Whoa. It sure looks real. You know, it’s almost like these pieces go together. Hey, I was right! This O-Part’s real!
Wedge: Hey, give it back! I found that one first, you know it!
Sideburn: Nice try, Wedge, but I’m gonna say… no. Yeah! O-Part, you’re mine!
Wedge: That is so unfair.
Sideburn: No it’s not. Finders keepers!
Prowl: Let’s go, guys.
Sideburn: It’s a tie.
X-Brawn: Good thing there’s only one more of those to find.
Hightower: Wedge, it’s only a game.
Wedge: Yeah, I know.
Scourge: I’m sorry, Megatron. The mission to seize the O-Parts would have been more successful if a certain fish brain had not interfered.
Megatron: Put that wretched Sky-Byte on visual.
Sky-Byte: Please don’t be angry, Megatron! It’s really not my fault!
Megatron: If you meddle further, you’re cat food.
Heavy Load: Attention, public service announcement for all those not in Build Team. Don’t start by removing the blocks at the bottom of the pyramid.
Wedge: I think they know that, Heavy Load. I hope so.
Sideburn: Hey Wedge, how does this sound? You work another side of a pyramid, that way your blocks won’t crush us.
Wedge: Sounds good to me! Someone’s a little testy. Oh yeah! Last one! I win, I win, I win, I am the winner! Sideburn, the game’s over. Admit it.
Sideburn: Are there… no more O-Parts?
Wedge: Not for now. This is all we need.
Sideburn: Aw, man.
Heavy Load: Wedge, Optimus told me to safeguard them. My storage is the most secure among us.
X-Brawn: Cheer up, Sideburn. Check out who’s here.
Kelly: I’m so glad I made it all the way to Egypt. Nothing but sand and pyramids!
Sideburn: Sweetheart! I knew I heard something! It was the motor of a candy red jeep! I haven’t seen a red car in so long!
Kelly: Oh my god, I’ve heard that voice before. Oh, not here! Another trip ruined.
Sideburn: You rustbuckets. That was my love.
Scourge: That’s too bad, gearhead. I’ve got a score to settle with you.
Megatron: Not without me. Megatron, terrorize! You may leave. But first, the O-Parts, please.
Sideburn: Why you…
T-AI: They’re really now! Optimus, please! You’ve got to get there as soon as you can! Go!
Optimus: I’m on my way, T-AI!
Scourge: Forget the O-Parts, I’ll turn you into scrap first!
Mega-Octane: Come on, we’ll blast those O-Parts right out of their clutches.
Optimus: Transform! I’ve had enough!
Magnus: So have I. Transform! When you fight my friends, you fight me first!
Mega-Octane: Fine, we’ll take you down too!
Magnus: No, no, no. That’s not a good solution.
Optimus: Blaze Blaster!
Wedge: I’ll show you all what I’m really made of. I’m going to make Optimus and the rest of the Autobots prouder of me than ever before. Shoulder thrust!
Megatron: Dragon mode! Twin dragon breath! Ha, ha! Let’s turn up the heat.
Megatron: Is this your Wedge?
Magnus: What the?
Prowl: Let him go!
Megatron: Why don’t we make a little deal? You give me all the O-Parts and I don’t turn him into scrap.
Scourge: An excellent plan, sir.
Sideburn: This isn’t a game, Scourge. Wedge!
Megatron: Quite right, loverboy. This is not a game! And time is running out fast.
Sideburn: This is terrible. We’ve fought so hard for those O-Parts.
Prowl: And in their hands, the results could be devastating.
X-Brawn: Prime, what do we do?
Optimus: This is something I never counted on. The O-Parts could be very destructive in the hands of the Predacons.
Heavy Load: It’s a tough choice, Prime. But as for the Build Team, we’re behind you.
Optimus: Thank you.
Heavy Load: These are our three O-Parts.
Sideburn: Is he… giving up?
Magnus: I don’t know. Hope not.
Optimus: Autobots, we must decide whether to surrender the O-Parts, which we have struggled to obtain, or to risk giving up the spark of a comrade and a friend. For me, friendship is always more important. Even if it means that the O-Parts fall into the clutches of evil.
Prowl: Are you sure, Prime?
Sideburn: I agree. Friendship comes first. Here are the O-Parts I have.
Optimus: Thank you, Sideburn.
Slapper: Why is everybody so kissy kissy down there? Where did all the fighting go?
Sky-Byte: All I can see is Optimus. He seems to be… carrying the O-Parts… over to Megatron?!
Slapper: Nah! There’s no way he would ever do that. But maybe we can steal the real parts right now!
Sky-Byte: I was thinking the same thing. First, I just run into him, holding these. Then I switch the parts!
Scourge: Sky-Byte, stop!
Sky-Byte: I’ve got you this time! Oh no! The O-Parts got — all jumbled up! And now I can’t tell real from fake!
Sky-Byte: Nothing — wrong, sir!
Magnus: Optimus, now! Go!
Optimus: All right!
Optimus and Magnus: Combine into Omega Prime!
Omega Prime: Omega Prime, ready for combat! Come on, Megatron!
Wedge: Thanks, guys.
Megatron: You again.
Omega Prime: Go home, propane breath!
X-Brawn: Time to rock ‘n’ roll, boys.
Sideburn: Right on.
X-Brawn: Power-up! Bronco Blaster!
Sideburn: Power-up! Exhaust Backfire!
Prowl: Power-up, Jet boosters!
Megatron: Ah! Bat mode! Another time, Autobots! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
Omega Prime: Well, what are you standing around for?
Scourge: Tactical retreat!
Sky-Byte: This one! No, this one!
Sideburn: Too late. I’m positive the real O-Parts are safe.
Sky-Byte: What? You are?
Sideburn: Yeah, you seem to have marked all the fake ones with an ‘S.’ You are so busted, Sky-Byte.
Sky-Byte: Uh oh… Well, better be going now. Goodbye! Nothing ever seems to work out, does it?
Slapper: Whoa, wait for me!
Omega Prime: Are you all right, Wedge?
Wedge: Thank you. Well, I mean… You know.
Omega Prime: You would’ve done the same.
Optimus: Dr. Onishi believes that together these new O-Parts will form array.
Optimus: He says that the key they create will give us access to a brave new world.
Sideburn: I have a feeling you’re right, Optimus.
Optimus: We’ll know soon enough.
T-AI: I hope he’s correct too, but I just don’t know. Is it a blessing, or a curse?