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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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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

The line of action figures included one for Zartan the Swamp Master, a villain who was a master of disguise and who could camouflage himself like a chameleon. The action figure had photoreactive "skin" that would turn blue when exposed to direct sunlight, as did his vehicle. In the animated series, Zartan was allergic to sunlight and would be weakened when exposed to it, which also turned his skin blue. However, the figure was taken off the shelves late in 1986. See more »

Quotes

[Lady Jaye has beaten Gung Ho at a contest where the loser has to make dinner]
Stalker: What did you do that for, Lady Jaye? He'll make us eat that homemade Cajun gumbo of his!
Recondo: Yeah! Last time we used it to fuel the Skystrikers!
Gung Ho: Gumbo builds muscles! Right, Doc?
Doc: Well, it's certainly given you a cast-iron stomach!
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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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Referenced in Juno (2007) See more »

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Yo Joe!
13 May 2005 | by bannonanthonySee all my reviews

I love this series. I developed an interest in it a couple of years ago and I've loved it ever since. THe battle between Joe and Cobra is very entertaining with colourful characters on both sides. I first saw the show when I was a kid. That was when the show was named ACTION FORCE in the UK. I now have the movie on video and the first half of Season One on DVD. The show has not disappointed me so far.

There's great voice work from 80s voice maestros like Chris Latta and Neil Ross. The humour in the show is very appealing as well as there are constantly petty power struggles in the Cobra ranks. Perhaps the introduction of Serpentor wasn't such a good idea, but the show still had good moments. I heard a rumour that there may be a real life GI JOE movie. I hope there will be. If it's based on the Devil'a Due comic that would be good because what I've seen of that comic is great. Here's hoping.


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