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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

A customer about to purchase an 'ice cream' from Tommy Vercetti.

Distribution is an asset mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, where the player sells drugs, disguised as ‘Ice Cream’ on the streets. To start this mission, head over to the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory in Little Havana and enter the Mr. Whoopee ice cream van. To call pedestrians over to the van, press the horn to activate the ice cream jingle and stop the van nearby. After four ‘ice creams’ are sold in a row, the police become suspicious and will start chasing Tommy, with a one star wanted level. The easiest way to lose the cops is to use one of the nearby Pay 'n' Sprays. Be careful though, local gangs (such as the Cubans) will attack Tommy as he's taking away their business, so it's best if you sell drugs outside gang area.

Useful Places to Distibute

External link

  • Distribution mission video

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

[[Template loop detected: Template:Utility/tvseries recurs|Template loop detected: Template:Utility/tvseries recurs]] ep 43

'' ep Intermediate

This was where people started reevaluating their opinions of Beast Machines.
"Distribution"
必見! 夢の最強マッチ: 放映時間の異なる番外編
(Hikken! Yume no Saikyō Macchi: Hōei Jikan no Kotonaru Bangai Hen)
"A Must See! The Greatest Dream Match: Extra Episode with a Different Airtime"
Production company WE'VE

A virtual training match pits Autobot against Autobot, Decepticon against Autobot, old bodies against new bodies, and commercial bumpers against plot advancement.

Contents

Summary

Galvatron strongly suggests to his men that, before they watch this, they turn on the lights.

In a huge arena, amid the cheers of thousands of spectators and waves of falling confetti, two horrifying robotic cat girls introduce the night's first combatants, Rodimus and Hot Shot, vs. Mirage and... Tidal Wave! And so begin the virtual games! It only takes Rodimus and Hot Shot a brief (off-screen) second to defeat their first opponents.

Alpha Q observes—it's some kind of virtual training program run by the Autobots. At least one of of his faces wants to change the channel.

The matches continue. Ironhide is suitably confused when Alpha Q comes out alongside Scorponok. Prowl and Downshift squabble so much that the match is delayed, leaving Snowcat and Demolishor standing around with nothing to do; eventually the Decepticons decide to try combining too, but just end up standing on each others' shoulders.

Rodimus and Hot Shot beat Optimus and Wing Saber. Snowcat and Demolishor win their match, probably because Downshift and Prowl tried powerlinking top-to-top; they're looking forward to the next one, wondering if there's prizes—maybe a power-up from Galvatron! Unfortunately, their next opponent is Galvatron, who's just finished off their old-body selves.

The combiners finish off Superion Maximus, and take on Omega Prime, who stomps them. The Shockblast brothers take on Rodimus and Hot Shot; Six Shot gets annoyed with Shockblast and zaps him out of the program. The same trick fails against the Autobots, who are real and can overcome the program. Galvatron stomps off after beating Snowcat and Demolishor, refusing to play the games any further.

The final match is Hot Shot and Rodimus against Omega and Optimus. Omega and Prime fly into the air, combine spectacularly and land... and Hot Shot and Rodimus are immediately declared the winners, as Optimus Supreme has landed outside of the ring. Optimus fumes that nobody told him about any stupid rules.

The winners get trophies, and the chance to battle a special guest. The ceiling opens up, and down comes… Unicron! A rather tiny Unicron. But tiny or not, he's still a force to be reckoned with. As they continue to battle, Alpha Q notes that perhaps the Transformers enjoy fighting.

And back in the real world, Hot Shot enthuses: he and Rodimus have finally beaten the game! He falls back into his seat, exhausted with pleasure. Kicker observes that they're more alike than he realized.

Brackets

Rodimus
+
Hot Shot
Rodimus
+
Hot Shot
Optimus Prime
+
Omega Supreme
Rodimus
+
Hot Shot
Six Shot
+
Shockblast
Galvatron
+
Starscream
Optimus Prime
+
Omega Supreme
Rodimus
+
Hot Shot
Optimus Prime
+
Wing Saber
Jetfire
+
Ironhide
Six Shot
+
Shockblast
Snowcat
+
Demolishor
Galvatron
+
Starscream
Bruticus Maximus
+
Constructicon Maximus
Optimus Prime
+
Omega Supreme
Rodimus
+
Hot Shot
Mirage
+
Tidal Wave
Cliffjumper
+
Landmine
Optimus Prime
+
Wing Saber
Jetfire
+
Ironhide
Scorponok
+
Alpha Q
Inferno
+
Roadblock
Six Shot
+
Shockblast
Snowcat
+
Demolishor
Downshift
+
Prowl
Galvatron
+
Starscream
Cyclonus
+
Demolishor
Bruticus Maximus
+
Constructicon Maximus
Superion Maximus Optimus Prime
+
Omega Supreme

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons

Quotes

Angry face: Well, why are wasting our time watching them?!
Sinister face: Good question.
Hysterical face: I do so like to watch!
Angry face: I think this is all a bunch of frivolous flub! Change the channel!
Hysterical face: NOOOOOOOOO!

—Alpha Q views the madness...and at least one of them likes what he sees.


"It almost looks like they're married!"

Snowcat watches Prowl and Downshift squabble.


"Huh! There is no way I'm playing this childish little game. I'm going home."

—And Galvatron is taking his playthings with him!


"Gee, he sure is puny—WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Hot Shot eats his words.

Other Notes

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Lost in translation

  • In the Super Link version, Cliffjumper spouts his characteristic Engrish line "Check it out, yo", which Landmine interprets as Japanese and, therefore, doesn't understand. The gag wouldn't have really worked for the dub.
  • Super Link includes Scorponok proclaiming that Galvatron is still his master.
  • The dub omits Six Shot marveling that the program manages to reproduce his brother's dim intellect; this is why Shockblast gestures angrily.
  • Prowl and Downshift's argument is supposed to be over who would look cooler on top; the dub changes this to a random argument over... uh... something. This makes it much more random when later, they combine, both in their "top" modes.
  • In Super Link, Jetfire tells his partner Ironhide to relax, as Alpha Q is part of the program. Jetfire then calmly tells him that "by the way, I'm part of the program too." The dub omits the gag.
  • Amazingly, all three of the combiner team leaders appear separated and in robot mode, and the groups finally get full animation of their combining sequences (previously hidden behind glowing balls of light.) The dub gets confused by this, having the horrifying robotic catgirl announcer say "Constructicon and Bruticus brought along a few of their friends" in reference to the combiners' limb components.
  • The reason that Ironhide and Jetfire lose to the Shockblast brothers is that Six Shot tampered with the program. The dub makes it sound like Six Shot just fired some kind of weapon, in defiance of the animation.
  • A gag that has Bulkhead declaring that the stubborn old man won't be in this episode is replaced in the dub by a lame line about "I didn't see that coming".
  • Predictably, Hot Shot and Rodimus overcome Six Shot's virtual tampering through the power of BURNING HEART OF FLAMING JUSTICE or some such. The dub changes it to "the power of powerlinking".
  • In Super Link, Demolishor and Snowcat aren't afraid of the program Galvatron, and start insulting him, saying the original is much better. In the dub, they're afraid of him. The gag is further lost when it turns out that this is the real Galvatron.
  • The dub has Optimus Prime saying "I AM YOUR LEADER!"… to the Decepticon combiners.
  • The combiners' nature is briefly noted in Super Link when Prime tells the pair that "even ten isn't enough". The line doesn't appear in the dub.
  • The dub omits the horrifying robotic catgirl announcer commenting that, though Optimus and Omega lost, it sure did look cool.
  • The dub inserts a last line from Kicker that's supposed to be like, deep, or something. In Super Link, he's just a bit appalled that Hot Shot has made time for this ridiculous game.

Pain Count

  • "Uh?": 2
  • Stock footage: 10, not including the made-up ones for Demolishor and Snowcat.
  • Let's do this: 2
  • "Gimme a break": 1
  • Take it Easy: 1

Animation and/or technical glitches

Continuity errors

Real-world references

  • Alpha Q notes that the training program is a bit like pro wrestling—you can't tell what's real and what's fake.
  • After Demolishor and Snow Cat take a crack as powerlinking, the fake commercial bumper that follows their match depicts them doing the Fusion Dance from Dragonball Z.

Trivia

  • In Japan, this episode was a special made to commemorate the 500th Transformers episode, which aired at a different time on a different day to the series norm, and did not feature an episode number in its title card. In America, it was just aired where it fell without fanfare, and hence came off as really, seriously, totally random.
  • Not helping the situation any are the inclusion of several jokes based around aspects of the series which were cut for the Energon dub.
    • For instance, the opening skit of the episode with Galvatron is a reference to the health-and-safety card that appears at the start of each Super Link episode, which features a still image of Optimus Prime and his voice telling the audience to sit back from the screen and watch in a well-lit room. In the Super Link version of this episode, Galvatron simply repeats Prime's standard dialogue word for word (with the gag being that he's in darkness, and the lights then ping on), while in Energon, it has to be changed to Galvatron telling his men to turn the lights on, because American audiences hadn't seen the scene they were playing off.
    • A large number of random fake Super Link commercial bumpers are included at the conclusion of most matches. Since the actual bumpers were not part of the Energon dub of the series, the "gag" of including them as part of the episode was essentially lost, since the audience had no idea what they were.
  • Despite the lack of plot, the untranslatable gags, and the horrifying robot cat girl announcers, there is a certain wit to the match-ups, such as having various present/past incarnations of the same guy fighting together, and Demolishor and Snowcat walking in to find their old selves already defeated.
Thanks for helping me... pull myself together.

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