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G.I. Joe 

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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 Jackson Beck ...  Narrator 85 episodes, 1985-1986
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ...  Cobra Commander / ... 77 episodes, 1985-1986
Michael Bell ...  Duke / ... 67 episodes, 1985-1986
Neil Ross ...  Shipwreck / ... 63 episodes, 1985-1986
Arthur Burghardt ...  Destro / ... 56 episodes, 1985-1986
Frank Welker ...  Torch / ... 52 episodes, 1985-1986
Mary McDonald-Lewis Mary McDonald-Lewis ...  Lady Jaye / ... 49 episodes, 1985-1986
Bill Ratner ...  Flint / ... 45 episodes, 1985-1986
Morgan Lofting Morgan Lofting ...  Baroness / ... 38 episodes, 1985-1986
Zack Hoffman Zack Hoffman ...  Zartan / ... 36 episodes, 1985-1986
Kene Holiday ...  Roadblock 36 episodes, 1985-1986
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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Action Force See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Zartan: What's the matter, old Flint? Up a tree are you?
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Zartan: Mwahaha!
Flint: Laugh this off, happy boy!
[starts shooting at Zartan, manages to hit him and he goes down screaming]
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Alternate Versions

The versions of most episodes on the Region 1 DVD sets from Rhino Home Entertainment feature newly-added sound effects, incomplete/incorrect/missing animation, missing PSAs and incorrect main titles for season 1 episodes. See more »

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User Reviews

One of the few 80s cartoons that has a chance of appealing to youth today.
6 September 2001 | by yojoedaveSee 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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