The universal greeting (Ba weep granna weep ninny bong) is used as a means to express good will toward alien beings when a language barrier is present. However, it doesn't always work that way.
While searching out the Geosynchronous Energon Bridge's main controls deep underground, Air Raid came across a lone Core Mite. The two stared at each other for a bit before Ironhide suggested using the universal greeting on it. The Mite ran off before a confused Air Raid could try it.
Thundertron and Wreck-Gar used the universal greeting several times. Wreck-Gar noted that Thundertron did not intend to act peacefully, even though he used the universal greeting when he first encountered the Junkions.
- Ba weep granna weep ninny bong
- Bah-weep-graaaahnah wheep ni ni bong.
- A TV show on The Hub called "Dan Vs" used "bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong" as a meditation chant in the episode '"Dan Vs. Anger Management".
- The first time this greeting was used was in the original 1986 The Transformers Movie by Kup.