|Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: Part I - Notes
Credits: written by Buzz Dixon
Production Number: 600-73
Original Airdate: September 15, 1986
With Cobra seemingly "out of business" the Joes canít seem to find
enough to keep them busy, and seek out recreational activities - that is
until Cobra Commander stages a surprise attack! The only thing that turns
the tide is Sgt. Slaughter. While Sgt. Slaughter runs the Joes through
remedial boot camp, Dr. Mindbender dreams of creating a new Cobra leader!
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
Although the Ron
Friedman is credited with writing the teleplay, Buzz
Dixon wrote the entire miniseries.
The sign that appears outside Cobra's base (St. Vitus Dance Academy) in
the first act is an example of a rather morbid play on words. St. Vitus
Dance, also known as Sydenham's Chorea and Rheumatic Chorea, is a temporary
disorder that affects the part of the brain that controls movement. The
disease is not contagious and is more common in girls who are between the
ages of 5 and 15. Those afflicted with the disease display the following
symptons: rapid, irregular and involuntary movements of the muscles in
the limbs and face, weakness, decreased muscle tone and clumsiness. The
disorder is named after St. Vitus, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers who
is the patron of epileptics, dancers and actors.
The first shot of Lifeline shows him incorrectly wearing clear glasses
rather than with a green tint.
As seen with the image on the left, Roadblock's sleeves were incorrectly inked green instead of white.
|G.I.Joe: Alpine*, Scarlett*, Lady Jaye*, Bazooka*, Iceberg*, Recondo*, Wild Bill, Gung Ho*, Roadblock, Shipwreck, Polly, General Hawk, Flint, Duke, Beach Head, Wet-Suit, Leatherneck, Sci Fi*, Low-Light, Cross Country, Lifeline, Lift-Ticket, Slipstream, Mainframe, Dial-Tone, Sgt. Slaughter, Generic Joes*, Doc*, Quick Kick*, Airtight*, Barbecue*, Snake Eyes*, Airborne*, Ace*, Mutt*, Spirit*
Commander, Destro, Tomax, Xamot, Motor Vipers*, Scrap Iron, BATs, Crimson
Guards*, Dr. Mindbender, Serpentor*, Cobra Officers*, Strato Viper, Zartan,
Zandar*, Zarana*, Monkeywrench, Thrasher, Ripper, Buzzer, Torch
|G.I.Joe: Triple T Tank, Tomahawk, Conquest X-30
||Cobra: Stun, Night Raven, Thunder Machine
Movie Clip: Part two episode preview sequence [907 kb]
||Dial-Tone explains that a ventilation system and wearing masks while
spraying painting prevents hazards to your health.