|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Battle for the Train of Gold - Notes
Credits: written by David Carren
Production Number: 600-08
Original Airdate: October 16, 1985
Cobra attacks the U.S. Treasury’s printing plant in Washington. But it’s not money they’re after - or even the printing plates for U.S. currency. They want the top-secret blueprints of Fort Knox - which they use to stage the most incredible robbery of all time!
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
Cobra Commander claimed that the US would be broke after stealing all
of the gold in Fort Knox, but the theft of the gold bars would not cause
the US to fall into financial ruin since the US was not on a gold monetary
system but, rather, a fiduciary one at the time the episode was produced.
Cobra's leader may have caught on to this fact and later devised his scheme for disintegrating all of the money in the United States,
which can be seen in the episode "Money
Bill, Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Thunder, Cover Girl, Gung Ho, Mutt, Junkyard,
Joe grunts, Stalker*, Ace, Zap, Short-Fuze*
agents, Major Bludd, Cobra Commander, Destro, Zartan, Wild Weasel, Ripper,
|G.I.Joe: Dragonfly, Wolverine, Skystriker, Slugger, Silver Mirage motorcycle, Mauler, APC, VAMP, FLAK
As a tour guide informs the tourists that a wide variety of denominations
are printed every day, a nun rips off her clothes and to reveal himself
as a Cobra agent, thus creating a nice visual play on word for "denomination."
The lightsaber special effects sound from the film Star Wars
was sampled and used while the Joes were cutting into one of the Cobra Bullet's cars with their lasers.
The pan shot of the Joes riding from right to left while attempting
to intercept the Cobra bullet was shown twice in the episode.
At the end of the television show The Roy Rogers Show, Roy Rogers
and Dale Evans would sing a song called "Happy Trails," and the show receives
a nod when Duke yells "Happy trails, Gung Ho!" at the end of the
Duke: Snake Eyes, you see anything?
Snake Eyes: (shrugs)
Duke: All clear inside. How about you Joes outside? Anything
Cover Girl: Cover Girl here, Duke. Not a reptile in sight.
Thunder: This is Thunder. Ditto.
Duke: How does it look at your end, Gung Ho?
Gung Ho: All clear here, Duke. Nothing to report.
Mutt: Aaaahgn! Same here. Nobody, nothin', no how. I'm losing
my patience with those snakes.
Duke: You gotta have some before you can lose it, Mutt. Just
sit tight. They'll show.
Time: 36 seconds
Duke: Cobra's overdue. To pull this off, they'd to have strike
Scarlett: I hope you're not complaining.
Duke: Naw, it's just the sit -
Scarlett: Duke! Look!
Time: 9.5 seconds
Ace: We gotta get our planes in the air!
Time: 14 seconds
Mutt: Don’t complain to me. This wasn't my idea.
Time: 6 seconds
||Roadblock explains that you should not go near electrical lines that are exposed and on the ground.
|Same as original