THE MASTER BUILDERS
Written by DAVID N. GOTTLIEB and HERB ENGELHARDT
Production # 700-31
Original Air Date: 10.08.1985

Synopsis

Characters

Transcript

Trivia

SYNOPSIS

CHARACTERS

TRANSCRIPT

PARTICULARS

EPISODE OVERVIEW

PRINCIPALS & INCIDENTALS

DIALOGUE & ACTION

FACTS & OBSERVATIONS

TRANSCRIPT STATUS

EPISODE ACT BREAKDOWN

DIALOGUE ONLY

ACT ONE

ACT TWO

ACT THREE

ACT ONE

POWERGLIDE

Move over, blue skies, here comes old Powerglide! King of the cloud chasers, sultan of the stratosphere, ace of the air!

Uh-oh! Somebody's aimin' to ruin my day and my paint job, but no Decepticon jet's got the zip to zap me!

STARSCREAM

What goes up must come down!

(laughs) And the harder, the better!

Decepticon to Autobot

GRAPPLE

One more connection, Hoist, and my solar tower model will be finished. Here comes the Sun!

HOIST

Amazing, Grapple!

A magnificent scientific accomplishment.

GRAPPLE

But will Optimus Prime like it?

HOIST

I'm sure he'll be impressed.

GRAPPLE

Well, if he's not impressed, I'll be DE-pressed!

HOIST

Don't worry about it. Now come on. I'll help you present it!

Autobot to Decepticon

WHEELJACK

A-OK, Grapple! With a capital A!

SPIKE WITWICKY

Try to keep me from taking the ball!

OPTIMUS PRIME

All right, Spike! (chuckles) Am I drooling correctly?

SPIKE WITWICKY

The word is "dribbling," Optimus!

HOIST

Look at this!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Here, Spike! Compute quickly!

SPIKE WITWICKY

Wow! Did you guys make that slick doohickey?

OPTIMUS PRIME

And just what does your doohickey do?

GRAPPLE

Nothing, really. It's just a model of a solar power tower.

HOIST

Don't be so modest, Grapple. The real tower will create gigawatts of energy, and it will als--

GRAPPLE

Cool it, Hoist! Prime, we want to construct a full-size tower. The energy benefits would be enormous!

OPTIMUS PRIME

I agree completely. But how do you intend to protect it from the Decepticons? Perhaps you didn't consider that.

GRAPPLE

No, Optimus. I'm afraid I didn't.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Then I must regretfully withhold approval of the tower. If it ever fell into Megatron's hands...

TELETRAAN 1

Condition Magenta. Powerglide shot down by enemy fire in sector three. Emergency! Emergency!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Powerglide needs help.

HOIST

Say no more, Prime. Let's go, Grapple! The action will do us a world of good.

GRAPPLE

Yeah, I suppose you're right, Hoist.

Autobot to Decepticon

GRAPPLE

I should give up solar architecture and become a grease monkey. Then my genius might be appreciated.

HOIST

There. That ought to do it.

POWERGLIDE

Hey, hey, hey! Airborne is reborn! Thanks a zillion! And away we go!

Autobot to Autobot

GRAPPLE

You see the value of my power tower, don't you, Hoist?

HOIST

Of course I do.

GRAPPLE

Well, then, let's build it! You and I.

HOIST

What?

GRAPPLE

I said, why don't we--

HOIST

I heard you the first time! But you must have a glitch in your circuits. Optimus Prime said no!

GRAPPLE

We can't let the Decepticons intimidate us. Think of the energy it would create.

HOIST

Think of the energy it would take to build it! Two of us can't do it alone!

GRAPPLE

Yes, I guess you're right. I suppose it is a selfish dream.

But someday, somehow, my solar power is going to become a reality.

HOIST

Uh, Grapple, I-I don't like the vibrations here. Let's, eh, roll.

GRAPPLE

Constructicons!

HOIST

Quick! Reverse!

GRAPPLE

We're trapped!

SCRAPPER

Hold your fire, Autobots!

HOIST

And miss a chance to nail you? Never!

GRAPPLE

Hoist!

Landslide!

END OF ACT ONE