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Home Episode Summaries Season 2 The Million Dollar Medic - Notes

Credits: written by Carla and Gerry Conway

Production Number: 600-62

Original Airdate: October 2, 1986

When Lifeline saves a "poor little rich girl," she developes a crush on him and begins showering him with an embarassing array of expensive presents. Cobra learns of her crush and tries to use it against the Joes. [Note: "Million Dollar Medic" not "The Million Dollar Medic" was the title listed on the episode synopsis]

G.I.Joe: Beach Head, Cover Girl, Dial-Tone, Duke, Flint*, Generic Joes*, Gung Ho*, Iceberg, Junkyard, Leatherneck*, Lifeline, Lift-Ticket, Low-Light*, Mainframe, Mutt, Polly*, Roadblock, Scarlett, Sci Fi, Shipwreck, Slipstream, Zartan* Cobra: Baroness, BAT, Buzzer, Cobra agents, Motor-Viper*, Serpentor, Strato-Viper*, Tomax, Viper*, Wild Weasel, Xamot, Zandar
G.I.Joe: Armadillo, Conquest X-30, Dragonfly, HAVOC, Mauler, Silver Mirage Motorcycle, Sky Hawk, Snow Cat, Tomahawk Cobra: Air Chariot, FANG, HISS, Night Raven, Rattler, Stun
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

"Is it possible that Bree is a parody of Barbie? They're both cute and blonde, they're both extremely materialistic, and they both have a penchant for pink things! Bree's semi-clothed state at her family's ski lodge in the Rockies suggests that she and Lifeline may have done more than just eat dinner..." (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

Lifeline has repeatedly stated that he won’t touch a weapon. Strangely, a Swiss Army knife, which normally includes at least one knife blade (but was not seen in the episode), is not considered a weapon.

Van Mark at one point describes his weapons as "more powerful than you can imagine." Considering the number of Star Wars sound samples, one must wonder if the line is a nod the film Star Wars: A New Hope, which has the following piece of Obi-Wan Kenobi dialogue: "If you cut me down, I will grow more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

Like the Marvel comic book commercial for issue 49 (left), an early Serpentor character design that features a costume that is mostly red instead of gold appears in the episode (right).

Bree's last name is Van Mark, not Mark, which is seen on the Swiss Army knife.

Before the creation of Tiger Force and Python Patrol, groups that included repainted enemy vehicles, Cobra Snow Cats appeared in the Sunbow series.

The microphone piece on Lifeline's helmet was colored white (right) instead of red (right).


General Hawk
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.


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Gently holding her chin, Lifeline raises her head slightly and kisses her. "Yo Joe," Bree purrs warmly. And she slips her arms around Lifeline’s neck and kisses him back while planes fly over them. [1.37 mb]

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