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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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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At one point, Cobra was going to be Soviets, but this idea was dropped because it was considered culturally insensitive. Regardless, in "The Great Alaskan Land Rush," the Soviet counterpart to GI Joe, The October Guard, is an antagonist attempting to get an important seal in order for the USSR to reclaim Alaska. See more »

Quotes

[Flint and Lady Jaye are chasing Destro]
Flint: We can't let him shake us! That nickel-noggin bozo is all the Cobra brass we've got!
Destro: This is one 'bozo' who won't be got at all!
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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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A cartoon series that takes me back.
23 May 2001 | by 4-KaneSee 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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Japan

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16 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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