G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

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Series cast summary:
Jackson Beck ...
 Narrator (85 episodes, 1985-1986)
Chris Latta ...
 Cobra Commander / ... (77 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Duke / ... (67 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Shipwreck / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1986)
Arthur Burghardt ...
 Destro / ... (56 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Torch / ... (52 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mary McDonald-Lewis ...
 Lady Jaye / ... (49 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Flint / ... (45 episodes, 1985-1986)
Morgan Lofting ...
 Baroness / ... (38 episodes, 1985-1986)
Zack Hoffman ...
 Zartan / ... (36 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Roadblock (36 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Based on the successful toy series by Hasbro, GI Joe is the code name for an elite strike force comprising of personnel from all branches of the United States military. Their primary purpose is be a counterforce to the huge terrorist organization called Cobra which is gunning for world domination. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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G.I. Joe is the codename for America's daring, highly-trained special mission force. Its purpose: To defend human freedom against COBRA, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.


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Trivia

Sergeant Slaughter, a real-life professional wrestler, became a member of the G.I. Joe team during the show's second season. The real Sgt. Slaughter provided the voice for the animated character. The animated Sgt. Slaughter remained a member of the G.I. Joe team in later seasons, even after his real-life counterpart became an anti-American "heel" wrestler, teaming up with an "Iraqi General," General Adnan, against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VII during the time of the 1990 Persian Gulf War. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "The Traitor, Part 1", Duke is put in a coma that he does not come out of until the end of part 2. However, when the GI Joe grunts are seen scaling the arena walls and begin attacking the Crimson Guard Commanders Xamot and Tomax, Duke can clearly be seen climbing with the grunts and diving on top of the twins. See more »

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Cobra Commander: NO! G.I. Joe was ready for us! How dare they anticipate my strategy?
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A cartoon series that takes me back.
23 May 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I have fond memories of watching G.I. Joe. I was in junior high when it became a regular series, and still remember coming home from school just in time to watch it.

It has plenty of action, there's no question about that. Nonetheless, one would gripe that, despite all the battle scenes, no one gets killed. But I suspected that the producers had managed to sneak some fatalities into the show every now and then. For example, I recall one occasion where a Cobra trooper falls during a gunfight, only to never get back up. And at other times, some characters (mainly Cobra troopers) stumble near explosions. I believe that they pulled off some casualties in such a way that many viewers are unlikely to notice.

One of my favorite episodes is the two-parter, "There's No Place Like Springfield." That's the one where Shipwreck supposedly had amnesia. It's a great mystery story.

Besides Shipwreck, my other favorite characters include: Lifeline, Duke, Snake Eyes, Zartan, Dr. Mindbender, Barbecue, and Blowtorch.

One interesting thing about Lifeline is that he is a medic, and refuses to touch a weapon. But one has to wonder why the toy action figure came with a pistol.


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