Inside Job

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Challenge of the GoBots ep 58
"Inside Job"
Airdate December 4, 1985
Written by Jeff Segal, Kelly Ward and J. Larry Carroll
Animation studio Hanna-Barbera

"Come out to the Command Center, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."


Featured characters[edit]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)



  • This is a rare episode not to feature any of the human characters.
  • The plot seems to confuse and combine the idea of "shrinking" with "digitizing". Leader-1's team is clearly making their way through a Tron-like digital world, not just a relatively enormous computer system.

Continuity notes[edit]

  • Gadgets and Powers:
    • Scooter is in rare form with his holograms this episode, disguising himself as a computer console, Cop-Tur, and Cy-Kill.

Continuity errors[edit]

  • Professor Von Joy is clear he has no idea when the Astro Beam shrinking will wear off, but Cy-Kill seems to know the Guardians will restore to normal "soon".

Animation and technical errors[edit]

  • As is typical in his appearances, Van Guard's forehead regularly switches from black to gray and back again over the course of the episode.
  • Instead of flying Superman-style like normal, the Renegades' "standing posture" animation cel is just dragged across the screen from Thruster to the Command Center.
  • Crasher is missing her red rectangles when they enter the Command Center's bridge.
  • Scooter's legs are all red when he drops the Cop-Tur disguise.
  • Pincher's eyes flash like Vamp's when he first talks, instead of using his mouth like normal.
  • "Cy-Kill" has an extra set of pupils as he watches Crasher and Cop-Tur go back the Thruster.
  • The Guardians somehow locate a tunnel made of rocks inside the digital world inside their state-of-the-art spaceship.
  • The footage of the Monster Renegades attacking the Guardians in the tunnel is blatantly reused from their attack on the cliff-side minutes earlier, and then flipped and used again when Van Guard confronts them.

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