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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 ...  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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USA | Japan

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English

Release Date:

16 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Action Force See more »

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Runtime:

| (85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Destro: Using the full power of the laser core on Washington could leave us vulnerable to counter-attack!
Zartan: Nonsense! There is no possible way for G.I. Joe to resist the Weather Dominator!
Destro: I will not have my opinions questioned by a penny-ante quick-change artist!
Cobra Commander: What would you have me do with Washington, Destro? Pepper it with spitballs?
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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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Decent toy tie-in.
16 October 1999 | by StudentDriverSee 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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