Anthony and Ian express their love for Transformers
Anthony and Ian express their love for Transformers.
Anthony and Ian rap about their favorite robots in disguise in this hella tight music video. "Transformers will punch you in the face!"
- Ian Hecox — Himself, Transformer 1, Megatron
- Anthony Padilla — Himself, Transformer 2, Chick, Optimus Prime
- Athena Koumis — Crack Dealer
- Greg Checchi — Robber, Terrorist, Macarena Dancer
- Jessica Johnson — Ho 1, Party Girl 1
- Samantha Burns — Ho 2, Party Girl 2
- Brian Rassmussen — Party Guy 1
- Chris Foley — Party Guy 2
- Zeeva — Little Doggie
- "Jack E. Chann" — Stunt Double
- "Dick Cheney" — Belly Dancer
- Lyrics — Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla
- Vocals — Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla
- Beat — Lance Dean – "The Ellarsound"
- Greg Checchi — "For the camera work"
- William Williams — "For lending the Porsche"
- Jason Cryderman — "For the shirts and the mic"
- Barney the Dinosaur — "For loving us"
Shut Up! opening
Ian: "Transformers! Bur-bew-new new-new-new! Robots in dis—"
The video opens with a "Transformers" title card, followed by shots of Transformers (Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla dancing the Robot in a scrapyard, followed by shots of Ian and Anthony dancing in a parking lot, the Transformers walking down a street, and Ian holding the Little Doggie (Zeeva) (with close-up shots of the dog's face). When the song starts, Anthony starts rapping about how, when he was young, he was flipping through channels on television when he saw The Transformers, which made him want to "blow up" his mother. Ian jumps in, rapping about how he was similarly inspired to make his house explode; however, he dissuades viewers from thinking that this is the point of his part of the rap, instead mentioning that he wishes to improve his grammar so he could rhyme while reading a copy of Rapping for Dummies.
Anthony returns, getting back on topic and explaining through rap how Transformers are "the most amazing thing around" and "hella tight". Ian continues, explaining how the creators of Transformers refused to pay them for the song as the script was, according to them, nonsensical. Before the chorus, Ian adds that he is above using the word "crap" over "nonsense".
During the chorus, Ian and Anthony explain how Transformers are willing to punch people in the face, illustrated by Anthony getting punched in the jaw by one; how Transformers refuse to do the Macarena, illustrated by a Transformer punching the Macarena Dancer (Greg Checchi); and how Transformers always refuse drugs, illustrated by a Transformer punching the Crack Dealer (Athena Koumis). One of the Transformers turns into a lawnmower that Ian happily starts pushing.
Anthony raps about how Transformers can use electric shocks instead of standard guns, illustrated by one of the Transformers disarming the Robber (Checchi) and blasting him in the face with an aforementioned shock, which Anthony explains is harder than a bodyslam from Dwayne Johnson but not from a slap from his hand. Ian continues and raps about Optimus Prime (Anthony), who is willing to transform into a firetruck to spray water onto people with "hot booties", illustrated by Optimus Prime spraying water onto the Chick (Padilla), who was twerking next to a car. Ian and Anthony explain how Optimus treats his friends like his "hoes" (Samantha Burns, Jessica Johnson) and can suck Pixy Stix through his nose until it explodes. Ian notes how he and Anthony "switched it up", similar to when Decepticons defeat Autobots, and adds that Thunderblast is a "slut" — which gets a disapproving stare from Anthony.
During the second chorus, Ian and Anthony rap about how Transformers will find a cure for death, illustrated by a Transformer approaching and spraying fairy-like lights onto Anthony, who had seemingly died from a bicycle accident; how Transformers refuse to do algebra, illustrated by a Transformer refusing to do the algebra homework of a pleading Anthony; and how Transformers are against terrorism, illustrated by a Transformer blasting an explosive carried by the Terrorist (Checchi). A Transformer sits down and turns into a cupcake, which Ian promptly picks up and eats.
A group of Autobots hold a party and set out cupcakes and chips while their guests, the Party Girls (Burns, Johnson) and Party Guys (Checchi, Brian Rassmussen) watch. The Autobots start dancing around the visibly uncomfortable Party Girls while Ian and Anthony rap about how Autobots hold the "dopest" parties, full of attractive girls, disco music, and crazy dancing, and free of drugs. At that moment, Megatron arrives at Optimus Prime's doorstep with alcohol (which he tries to pass off as "not beer") with the wish of joining the party. Optimus refuses and, when Megatron pouts, blasts the Decepticon away with a shot from his crotch.
Ian and Anthony conclude the song by rapping about how Transformers do not care what is said of them, go to clubs on a daily basis, and satisfactorily make things explode. They rap about how Transformers will run for president of the United States, illustrated by Optimus Prime advertising his run on a street corner; how Transformers refuse to dress for Halloween, illustrated by a costume-less Transformer on a doorstep with a bag of candy; and that Transformers, according to Anthony, have been "hardcore since '84!" As the beat winds down, the Transformers turn into cars that drive away from the camera.
- Main article: Transformers Rap (song)#Lyrics
Robots in disguise
They're more than meets the eye
They'll turn into a firetruck and run you over 'cause you drive a Hummer which gets 14 miles to the gallon
While my Honda gets 35!
Bur-bew-new new-new-new-new de-new!