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

Larry Hama was also the writer of the file cards written on the back of the packaging of the G.I. Joe toy line. The files where short biographies of both the Joes and Cobra soldiers. See more »

Goofs

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

Gung Ho: [jumping on Cobra Commander] Give me!
Cobra Commander: Get off me, you moron!
Gung Ho: Give me the disk!
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Decent toy tie-in.
16 October 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

GI Joe was essentially an advertisement for the toys; it, like the comic, was designed to tie in with the toy line, to support the storyline of the comic and toys, and to introduce new characters and vehicles.

Given the constraints of the advertising medium, the show was pretty good. The characters seemed to develop over time, and there were identifiable (and diverging) personalities. Unfortunately, GI Joe suffers from the same problem may other cartoons that depict battle show; no one gets hurt or killed.

I don't want to sound like a sadist or cheap thrill seeker, but one would think that a show depicting two large armed forces continuously battling over the globe would suffer casualties. Planes were constantly shot down, but no one ever died. Highly unrealistic, and with Robotech showing at the same time, GI Joe lost its edge. It may have been more popular than Robotech, but couldn't maintain interest for very long. ...and then there's the episode where Cobra has a high-powered laser, and- no, doesn't try to destroy Joe- attempts to carve the Cobra logo onto the face of the moon. What an effective use of technology and power! Graffiti!


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