I was watchng my TF Move Laser Discs (both Bi-lingual & Japanese) today. Wanted to compare colors with some of the latest TFTM DVDs. Anyway, I noticed something. Anyone who remembers what a serious fighting force the Dinobots were in G1 Season 1 & 2 might wonder why the Dinobots became little more than comic relief in Season 3. My theory is simple, Season 3 Autobots. It starts in the Movie. Blurr: Nice Dino! Hot Rod (after getting saved by them) calling them "Bozos". His opinion didn't change as Rodimus. On Junkion, Grimlock gets kissed and most likely got/gets laughed at. Nobody in Sesaon 3 or the Movie (Once Optimus died) took the Dinobots seriously. Grimlock tried, but got more laughs for the effort. Wheeljack had the gift of getting the best out the Dinobots through reason. Optimus Prime had mutual respect with Grimlock. etc. Well, making friends with Wheelie didn't help the poor Dinobots either. It's sad, but I think that's why the Dinobots took up fishing. No repect even after Grimock built Computron or saved the Universe in "Call of the Primitives". If Rodimus Prime had not thought of them as clowns, things might have been different. Oh well, it's all history now.