You’re not dreaming, but you as sure as Sunday morning going to wish you were!
  -- B.A. LeCarre (to the Joes and Cobras trapped underwater)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Grey Hairs and Growing Pains - Notes

Credits: written by Dave Marconi and Flint Dille

Production Number: 600-68

Original Airdate: October 14, 1986

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
Cobra gains control of a secret process which can either reverse or speed up aging. Cobra uses this on Hollywood celebrities to get them to plug their "Ageless Care Health Products." G.I.Joe get to the bottom of the scam, and in the process some of the Joes are turned into octogenarians and some are turned into teenagers. [Note: The Joes turned into eight year olds, not teenagers]

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Beach Head, Dial-Tone, Flint, Generic Joes*, Gung Ho, Lady Jaye, Low-Light, Mainframe, Sci Fi, Sparks Cobra: Buzzer, Crimson Guard*, Dr. Mindbender, Ripper, Serpentor, Strato-Viper, Torch, Viper, Zarana
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Devilfish, Falcon Glider, LCV Recon Sled, Tomahawk Cobra: Air Chariot, Night Raven

* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
Like Q's radio in the James Bond film License to Kill (1989), which was built into a broom's handle, Flint radios the Joes via a similar device.


Producer Marty Goldblatt (who first seen in "Lights! Camera! Cobra!") appears in the episode moments before Flint and Sci Fi lead the elephants into a studio.

Before Zarana stole Madame Versaille's formula, she introduced herself as Jezebelle, a name made infamous by a Phoenician princess known for idolatry and wickedness. The name was also used in an insult by Lady Jaye in the episode "Where the Reptiles Roam." Also, considering her resort was like a chateau, Madame Versaille's name may have been based upon the Chateau de Versailles in France.

When Zarana hands Madame Versaille’s formula to Mainframe, the following words are seen on the parchment:
Top Secret
The reason for
this statement
in movement
the ??
??

ERRORS
The side of the truck has the company's name misspelled as "Accless Care" rather than "Ageless Care."


In the first scene (top row), Dr. Mindbender's gloves do not appear in one shot, but they were included in the next shot. And in the second scene (bottom row), the gloves disappear between shots.

Brad Tinker's hair color was brown in the commercial yet blonde while on the football field.

The patch on Flint's berret is grey instead of red.

LESSONS

Flint
Original:
Rather than blaming someone else for your mistake, Flint recommends that you take responsibility for your own actions.
USA:
Unknown

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