Spike Thinks Autobots are Dumb!

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  1. Tigertrack

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    How many times has Spike told his Autobot friends that "it'll take too long to explain?"

    Seems I've heard him say it at least three times or so. Does he think the Autobots are slow or dumb? Sounds like it to me.
     
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    Maybe Spike was just slow and lousy at explaining things. After all, he was working on an oil rig at the age of 14. That kind of grueling, grunt labor working around hazardous chemicals probably kills off a lot of brain cells at that age.
     
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    So you think Spike was dumb and not the bots? LOL! Yea, that could be it.
     
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    It's because they're not humans and not from Earth so a lot of Earth things they have no conception of, thus Spike would have to explain a lot of other concepts to them along with whatever he's trying to explain.

    --Moony
     
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    Or maybe Spike was just tired of having to explain every little nuance of earth culture, biology and mannerisms in excruciating and exhaustive detail.
     
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    Exactly this.

    Unlike Chip with his comments such as "it earth history ironhide" he doesnt want to tell the autobots load of stuff they dont really need to know he realises that actually the autobots have knowledge relevant to only themselvs too and can put himself in there position as he wouldnt want to listen to wheeljack go on about cybertron history all the time especially if wheeljack had to explain evrey little part of the story and reasoning behind it
     
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    Now that you mention it, it's kind of funny. The whole reason Spark Plug and Spike were take in by the Autobots is 'as said by Spark Plug "because we know more about earth than you do."
     
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    I don't think Spike thought the Autobots were dumb or slow... I think he's aware that it would take quite some time to thoroughly explain things to the Autobots so that they know what he and the other humans allying with them are talking about.

    :lolol 
     
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    Maybe he thinks the audience is slow/dumb. :D 
    4th wall = Broken. :) 
     
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    What audience? I didn't hear no laugh-track on Transformers G1? Although there should've been with all the silly animation errors.
    But yea I get your point. Us kids back when probably wouldn't want to sit there listening to hours of explanations.
     
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    I can just think of the episode where Optimus fights Megatron, and Chip (or Spike) is talking to Ironhide about Gladiators.

    Oo found it, Heavy Metal War:
    Heavy Metal War - Transformers Wiki
     
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    I was also referring to another episode; Autobot X when Spike commented on Sparkplug's Frankenstein.
     
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    I have to agree with Moony. It's like trying to explain American slang to someone just learning English. It would take much to long to explain without a common frame of reference.
     
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    Well, they are pretty dumb. I mean, they'd fail a history test that a 4th grader could ace....
     
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    Spike is covering is own stupidity.
    Think about it; every time someone ask him something; "*BAM!*" Dodges the questions!
    He goes around wearing a hard-hat. People you see walking around with helmets on....are normally...not the brightest.
     

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