I think what might have helped Bumblebee's voice gimmick in season 1 would be if he had been voiced by an impressionist who could quote a bunch of famous real-life performances to really sell the validity of Bee's radio clips. I'm thinking along the lines of Robin Williams/Dan Castellaneta as the Genie from Aladdin and Frank Welker as Chameleon from Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series. Both of those characters were constantly making pop-culture references with their respective voice actors doing near-spot on impressions of all the famous people they were imitating with their voices. If Bumblebee's voice had been cast as someone with that kind of a range, the radio clips gimmick might have worked better.
Edited by Sabrblade, 16 June 2020 - 10:04 AM.