Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)
- Foolish questions would be asked at the beginning of each episode - an infamous instance reports the robot Optimus Primal asking "Where is my banana?"
- There was plenty of fourth-wall humor and over-the-top and in-your-face jokes, even at the most inappropriate of moments.
- Clip shows would feature the characters interacting in silly game shows and contests (e.g. in the episode "Other Victories" Megatron acted as a judge in a celebrity impersonation contest);
- Megatron was rendered a bumbling fool who often made high-pitched screams (which replaced his "Yeesss" and "Nooo" exclamations);
- Cheetor would almost always end his comments with a long, stressed "Ja-n!" (which denotes a feline growl)
- Rattrap would often break the fourth wall, sniffing in the viewer's direction and commenting on what food he could smell;
- Tarantulas had a higher-pitched voice, shrieked constantly and had his trademark cackle altered to be more feminine;
- Blackarachnia carried a "bipolar" voice, switching from a sultry flirtatious drawl to a blood-thirsty maniacal scream; she also became less independent (though still a strong character) and was occasionally prone to begging for mercy from her enemies;
- Tigatron was made a samurai-inspired warrior, acting and speaking in a formal tone;
- Airazor was made a male to increase sales, and his relationship with Tigatron was established as a relationship between a protective guardian and his young apprentice (where certain unavoidable scenes were featured that presented otherwise, the viewers were gently informed that "these things sometimes happen between people")
- Silverbolt was made a rigidly cheerful and polite character.
- Depth Charge would sing a fishing song ("Ito Maki-Maki," or "Wind the Thread") whenever he transformed.