This is getting expensive.
  -- Scarlett (after a shot from a Cobra agent disentigrates a corner of thousand dollar bills stacked near her head)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Eau de Cobra - Notes

Credits: written by Flint Dille

Production Number: 600-35

Original Airdate: November 6, 1985

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
Version One: A team of thieves steals an ancient Babylonian manuscript on “secret potions” from the British Museum. A Cobra Polar Strike Force invades a U.S. base in Antarctica and steals a rare botanical specimen. In the bayous of Louisiana, Zartan leads Cobra troopers on a search for a rare fungus. The object: to create an irresistible perfume - a love potion to make a famous Greek shipping tycoon fall prey to the Baroness’ wiles and put his entire fleet in Cobra’s control. [Note: individuals - not teams - stole the ingredients, and Zartan was ambushed in his lab by three Joes]

Version Two: Cobra creates an irresistible perfume to make a famous Greek shipping tycoon fall in love with Baroness and put his entire fleet in Cobra’s control.

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Flint, Lady Jaye, Scarlett*, Deep Six, Joe divers, Breaker, Snow Job, Frostbite, Airborne*, Gung Ho*, Shipwreck, Polly, Short-Fuze Cobra: Firefly, Cobra Commander, Destro, the Baroness, Cobra agents
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: SHARC, MANTA, Snow Cat, Skystriker Cobra: Trubble Bubble
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
The translation of the French title is "water of Cobra" (submitted by Kendra)

The design of the dress for the Baroness changes while she is dancing with Flint.

Another change in character design occurs when the waiter’s jacket color changes twice in the span of 15 seconds.


The MANTA makes its second and last animated appearance. The wind-surfing vehicle first appeared in "The Weather Dominator".

A Cobra base designed like the temple in "The Weather Dominator" mini-series is once again seen during the first season.

On a personal note, listening to Deep Six hum the theme song from Jaws while floating under the yacht in his SHARC and waiting for Flint to radio him would have been a nice touch.

USA  NETWORK  EDITS
I
Dialogue:
Snow Job: Snow Job to Frostbite - he lost me!
Frostbite: Not me! I know exactly where he is.
Time: 21 seconds

II

Dialogue:
Flint: This is the last time I come to a party uninvited.
...
Flint: Come on. In there.
...
Flint: After you, my dear.
Lady Jaye: Why, thank you, Flint.
Flint: My pleasure, Lady Jaye. Deep Six, we are on the yacht. Wait below just in case.
Deep Six: You got it, Flint. Better down here than up there.
Time: 40 seconds

LESSONS

Leatherneck
Original:
Unknown
USA:
Leatherneck explains that one should use sunscreen if outside and that you should seek shade if the day is really hot.

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