No tipping, please.
  -- Cobra robot consignor (to the Joes after introducing the Cobra Cuties)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: Part II - Notes

Credits: written by Buzz Dixon

Production Number: 600-74

Original Airdate: September 16, 1986

Based on partial information, the Joes bivouac at points all over the world to prevent Cobra from liberating the sacred tombs of Napolean, Ivan the Terrible, and Montezuma! The Joes have no idea what Cobra is up to, but knows it can be no good!

G.I.Joe: Airtight*, Beach Head, Cover Girl*, Crankcase*, Cross Country, Duke, Dusty, Flint, Footloose*, General Hawk, Generic Joes, Gung Ho, Lady Jaye*
Lifeline*, Lift-Ticket, Low-Light, Mainframe, Quick Kick*, Recondo, Ripcord*, Roadblock, Scarlett*, Sci Fi, Sgt. Slaughter, Slipstream, Snake Eyes, Snow Job, Stalker*, Wild Bill*, Alpine, Bazooka*, Iceberg
Cobra: Buzzer*, Cobra agents, Dr. Mindbender**, Monkeywrench, Motor Vipers, Ripper, Thrasher, Thrasher, Tomax, Torch*, Vipers, Xamot, Zarana, Zartan, Zandar, Baroness, BATs*, Snow Serpents, Cobra Vipers
G.I.Joe: AWE Striker, Conquest X-30, HAVOC, LCV Recon Sleds, Mauler, Snow Cat, VAMP Mark II Cobra: Night Raven, Stuns, Thunder Machine, Swampfire
* 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 unknown G.I.Joe vehicle (right) that briefly appears while Cross Country and Dusty are chasing Zarana is similar in design to the Transformers character Afterburner (left).

An early Crankcase character design is seen after General Hawk enters the transport plane.

The first appearance of the Swampfire is much larger than the later appearances.

Snow Job and Duke switch places while traveling to the tomb of Ivan the Terrible in a Snow Cat.

Airtight's eyes were not included after Tomax and Xamot attacked him.

The interior of the Tomahawk was not included in the background.

The tattoo on Gung Ho's chest was not included.

Although Lift-Ticket was flying the helicopter, he was accidently included in the distant background.

Sgt. Slaughter is seen running out of Montazuma's tomb instead of Recondo.

Tomax and Xamot's gloves disappear from one shot to the next.

Dusty appears on three HAVOCs at once.

The first version of Roadblock's character design appears while Cobra is attacking Napolean's tomb.

Even though she just escaped the Joes in Egypt, Zarana somehow appears (and is heard talking) with Zartan, Zandar and the Dreadnoks on the other side of the world.

Iceberg is incorrectly inked as Caucasian, an error that is repeated several times during the second season.

The white fur that appears in the center of Daina's jacket was not inked while the Oktober Guard is traveling to Ivan the Terrible's tomb.

Although Duke was not part of Sgt. Slaughter's mission, he is heard seconds before Sgt. Slaughter punches a rock wall.

Vipers appear next to the Thundermachine, however, they were not included in the next shot.

During the review sequence for the first part of the miniseries, Beach Head appeared without his mask. Also, the narrator incorrectly stated that Slipstream recovered the Cobra message pod when, in fact, Lifeline and Lift-Ticket find the device.

During the preview sequence for the third part of the miniseries, an Eel is seen in place of an AVAC.


To avoid a sunburn, Leatherneck suggests that you use sunscreen


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Jan 25: G.I.Joe Examined on Podcasts
Jan 25: Buzz Dixon Interview
Jan 25: Paulsen Annie Nomination & Dini on Batman Comic
Jan 12: Sgt. Slaughter Signing in Atlanta
Jan 11: G.I.Joe to Return on G4
Dec 30: Paramount Movie Reviewer Plugs
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