|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]
* 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.
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*
BAT, Buzzer, Cobra agents, Motor-Viper*, Serpentor, Strato-Viper*, Tomax,
Viper*, Wild Weasel, Xamot, Zandar
Conquest X-30, Dragonfly, HAVOC, Mauler, Silver Mirage Motorcycle, Sky
Hawk, Snow Cat, Tomahawk
||Cobra: Air Chariot, FANG, HISS, Night Raven, Rattler, Stun
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.|
The microphone piece on Lifeline's helmet was colored white (right) instead of red (right).
|Before the creation of Tiger Force and Python Patrol, groups that included repainted enemy vehicles, Cobra Snow Cats appeared in the Sunbow series.|
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]
||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.