I may be hard up - but I'm no traitor!
  -- Dusty (before shoving a table toward Tomax and Xamot while inside a bar)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Arise, Serpentor, Arise!: Part V - Notes

Credits: written by Buzz Dixon

Production Number: 600-77

Original Airdate: September 19, 1986

Serpentor immediately takes command of the Cobra army and leads them on an assault on our nationís capitol, Washington, DC - but he is soon undone by Sgt. Slaughter and G.I.Joe, the new American Heroes!

G.I.Joe: Airtight*, Alpine*, Bazooka*, Beach Head, Blowtorch*, Breaker*, Cross Country, Cutter*, Dial-Tone, Duke, Flint, General Hawk, Generic Joes, Iceberg*, Junkyard*, Lady Jaye, Letherneck, Lifeline, Lift-Ticket, Low-Light, Mainframe*, Mutt, Polly, Roadblock, Sci Fi*, Sgt. Slaughter, Shipwreck, Wet-Suit Cobra: Torch, Monkeywrench, Thrasher, Buzzer*, Ripper, Serpentor, Cobra Commander, Tomax, Xamot, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Scarp Iron, Crimson Guard, Zartan, Zandar, Zarana, Tele-Viper, BATs, Baroness, Motor-Viper, Cobra Viper
G.I.Joe: Tomahawk, Triple T Tank, HAVOC, Conquest X-30, Devilfish, AWE Striker Cobra: Air Chariot, Stun, HISS, Firebat, Night Raven, Rattler, Thunder Machine, Trubble Bubble, Moray
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

Although the Ron Friedman is credited with writing the teleplay, Buzz Dixon wrote the entire miniseries.

After Sgt. Slaughter planted a flag, he saluted the flag and said, "The price of liberty is always eternal vigilance." The source of the paraphrased quote was Wendell Phillips, who stated: "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."

Airtight, Alpine, Blowtorch and Bazooka, who were not part of the Joe team flying to Cobra Island, appeared inside the communications room while Sgt. Slaughter is fighting Serpentor.

Like the parallel dimension in the two-part episode "Worlds Without End," a large Cobra head appeared on top of a building in Washington DC.


Bazooka appeared at Joe headquarters and Cobra Island at the same time. Also, he is seen sitting in a chair moments before he walks into a conference room.

The center section of Serpentor's air chariot changes from a dark gray to gold color.
The Cobra symbols on Tomax and Xamot's uniforms were incorrectly colored red.

As seen in the right image, the neck area of Serpentor's uniform was incorrectly colored.

The glove on Flintís left hand is missing.

After a Viper removes his hand from a bomb, part of the bomb remains hidden (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

Scrap Iron's helmet included one too many gray rings in the shot on the right.

While Rattlers, Firebats and HISS tanks leave the Terrordrome, several Thunder Machines, a one of a kind vehicle that should appear red, blue and black, were erroneously included in the shot.

A bazooka suddenly appears on the ground before Beach Head grabs it and destroys a group of BATs in Washington DC.


Roadblock explains that you should never tell a stranger on the phone that you are home alone.


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Movie Clip: Part four review sequence [3.07 mb]

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 JoeGuide.com

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