I wouldn’t say that dirty word if I were you, Dr. Mindbender. I’d have to wash your mouth out with soap.
  -- Agent Matthew Burke (interrupting Dr. Mindbender before he said "Cobra")
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 Not a Ghost of a Chance - Notes

Credits: written by Sharman Di Vono

Production Number: 600-83

Original Airdate: November 13, 1986

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
The Joes participate in a plan to prove that Cobra destroyed an AR-90/A Ghost, a valuable stealth fighter-bomber prototype, and to expose that deed on Twenty Questions, a prime-time national TV show.

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Beach Head, Dial-Tone, Duke*, Flint, General Hawk, Lady Jaye, Lifeline, Lift-Ticket, Scarlett, Slipstream Cobra: BAT*, Cobra Commander, Cobra officer*, Dr. Mindbender, Eel, Serpentor, Strato-Viper, Tele-Viper
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Conquest X-30, LCV Recon Sled, Tomahawk Cobra: Night Raven
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
During a scene on a Cobra sub, a Cobra Strato-Viper, someone who specializes in aerial combat, appeared with a group of Eels.

During broadcast of Twenty Questions, Hector Ramirez listed several of Cobra's failed plans: the invasion of Washington DC, melting the polar ice caps, destroying the world's currency, raiding the Rocky Mountain chemical weapons base, creating a bogus heavy metal band called Cold Slither, staging a telethon, sinking the USS Montana and USS Flagg as well as trying to swindle Alaska from the US. Respectively, the episodes referenced by the journalist were the fifth part of Arise, Serpentor, Arise!, "Haul Down the Heavens," "Money to Burn," "Twenty Questions," "Cold Slither," "Cobrathon," "Sink the Montana," "Computer Complications" and "The Great Alaskan Land Rush" (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

ERRORS
Dr. Mindbender's gloves were not included two library scenes, one of which lead to a shot (right image) that included the gloves. Strangely, the designs on the back of the gloves appeared on Dr. Mindbender's hands while he was standing next to Cobra Commander.

The jacket worn by Major Michaels was not included in several scenes and his pants change colors.

During a scene in the third act, Lady Jaye was wearing a blue shirt (left image) and light green pants (right image). The javelin case on her back will disappear in a later shot.

Although she was seen wearing a helmet earlier, Lady Jaye places a helmet on her head (left image). And while she is flying, the goggles, which change in design, are seen over her eyes and on top of her helmet (center and right image) [submitted by Sarah Szefer].

The javeline case reappears (left image), but disappears (center image) along with her gloves (right image).

The chin section of the Strato-Viper's helmet was missing in the right shot.

The 'Q' is backwards in the 20 Questions logo.

Rather than coloring Flint's gloves with a light brown color, the inker used the same color as the Joe's berret.

LESSONS

General Hawk
Original:
If you see railroad signals blinking and blocking your path, General Hawk advises that you to not ignore them and try to outrace a train.
USA:
Unknown

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