This guy mustíve studied political science at UCLA.
  -- Gung Ho (after a river pirate is captured and pleads that he is innocent)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Cobrathon - Notes

Credits: written by Martin Pasko and Rebecca Parr

Production Number: 600-61

Original Airdate: October 6, 1986

To finance a decisive strike against international law enforcement and G.I.Joe, Cobra stages a telethon for international criminals. The criminals bid for the privilege of eliminating various members of the Joe team. [Note: The last sentence of the synopsis does not describe any scene in the episode]

G.I.Joe: Beach Head, Cross Country*, Duke, Flint, General Hawk, Lady Jaye*, Lifeline, Low-Light, Mainframe, Sci Fi Cobra: Baroness, BAT*, Buzzer, Cobra Commander*, Crimson Guard*, Destro, Dr. Mindbender, Ripper*, Serpentor, Thrasher, Tomax, Torch*, Viper*, Xamot, Zarana, Zartan
G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30, HAVOC Cobra: FANG, Night Raven
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

In case they moved too quickly across your TV screen, below are the pledge drive phone numbers:
New York or New Jersey: 1-800-212-156
LA: 1-800-(23) 555-8119
San Francisco: 2-007-(656) 133-1958
(Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes)

From a distance, the word "coconut" appears to be misspelled as "cocanut" at the top of a hotel. The effect is caused by Low-Light standing in front of the "O" while firing at the Dreadnoks. Also, the "T," which has fallen down, appears as a letter because Flint is hanging on to it.

From "Cold Slither"
From "Cobrathon"
The second of two Cobra-media companies appears in the series.

For the first time, Cobra Commander does not have a speaking role and is seen without a black glove.

Mainframe mentions that Cobra's computer was located inside Cloud City, which is the same name used for Lando Calrissian's city in The Empire Strikes Back.

The area behind the Cobra symbols on Tomax and Xamotís uniforms was incorrectly colored white instead of blue.

Dial-Tone and Flint dive for cover behind a trash bin and suddenly appear behind a car one second later.


Lifeline explains that good nutritional habits will help you in the long run.


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