An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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Animation | Action | Adventure
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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

The premise was initially conceived by comic writer Larry Hama as Fury Force, which would have been an ongoing series for Marvel Comics. The original premise had the son of S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury assembling a team of elite commandos to battle neo-Nazi terrorists Hydra. Though Marvel turned down the idea, Hama dusted it off when he learned that Hasbro was resurrecting their G.I. Joe toy line. Marvel issued a comic to help promote the toy line, and Sunbow's animated promotions for the comic paved the way for the ongoing cartoon. See more »

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When the Joes and the Oktober Guard are seen riding sleds in "The Great Alaskan Land Rush", Scarlett is seen riding with Duke while Roadblock is seen riding with Diana of the Oktober Guard. In the next shot, however, Roadblock is suddenly with Sgt. Horrorshow. See more »

Quotes

Tomax: No! Please don't.
[Flint heaves Tomax over his head and starts spinning him in the air. Tomax starts spinning on the ground and screaming]
Xamot: Stop!
Lady Jaye: What's going on? I didn't even touch him.
Flint: They must be telepathic. Whenever one of them feels something the other one feels it.
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Followed by G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) See more »

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One of the few 80s cartoons that has a chance of appealing to youth today.
6 September 2001 | by (CANADA) – See all my reviews

As a skeptical TV watcher (especially of old stuff) this is one of those 80s "made-for-kids" cartoons that can appeal to youth of today, as well as be interesting enough for teens/adults to watch.

This cartoon has the action, thrills and memorable characters that a 6 year old seeks, but has the literary complexity, subtle humour, and general excellent entertainment value that teens and adults would appreciate.

The Joes, a diverse team of commandos, fight the evil forces of Cobra day in and day out. Each Joe brings a different attribute and personality to the team (personalities that come to life thanks to the talented voice cast - read the credits, you'll see!)

The plots always entail an interesting and often elaborate storyline featuring a diabolical plot for world-domination by Cobra Commander and/or his subordinates (Destro, Baroness, Crimson Guard Twins, Maj. Bludd e.t.c...)

The art quality is excellent - it has an 80s super-hero comic style to it which adds a lot to that nostalgic effect. The animation is satisfactory; it varies between episodes.

Best part is learning the names (real and code) of all of the characters (good and bad), as there are literally tons of characters mixed into the salad bowl that is G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero.

For you 80s toon a-holics out there, this is an absolute MUST HAVE in your library. I only wish it was still on TV for today's generation to see.


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