|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Phantom Brigade - Notes
Credits: written by Sharman Di Vono
Production Number: 600-15
Original Airdate: October 9, 1985
The ideal Cobra soldier: fearless, unquestionably obedient, unable to be killed. Cobra Commander find a brigade of such troops in the unlikeliest of places - beyond the grave - when a Gypsy woman conjures up a trio of ghosts to serve the aims of the terrorist group.
Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, Gung Ho, Wild Bill, Snow Job, Alpine, Snake
Eyes, Timber, Quick Kick, Cover Girl, Airborne*, Ripcord*, Joe grunts
||Cobra: Major Bludd, Firebat pilot, Cobra Commander, Eel, the Baroness, Snow Serpent, Cobra agents
|G.I.Joe: Skystrikers, APC, Mauler, Slugger, Dragonfly
||Cobra: FANG, Firebat (grey), HISS, Viper glider, Hydrofoil (Moray)
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
While under fire from the ghost plane, Snow Job mistakenly asks if Cobra
has switched from "Stingers" (which should be called "Rattlers") to bi-planes.
While sneaking through one of the weapon plants, Quick Kick runs into
a ghost of a Roman Centurion and jokingly asks: “Great Caesar's ghost,
right?” The joke refers to an exclamation ("Great Caesar's Ghost!") shouted
by John Hamilton, who played the part of Perry White in the TV series The Adventures
of Superman (1953-1957). As a nod to the 50s television series, Lane
Smith, who portrayed the Daily Planet editor in the series Lois and
Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993 to 1997), occasionally
shouted, "Great shades of Elvis!"
Soldier: Oh, no. No! Cobra tanks!
Time: 12 seconds
Gypsy woman: Unhand me, you reptiles! Never touch a Gypsy queen
without permission or your hands will shrivel up and fall off.
Cobra Eel (both): Whoa!
Baroness: Fools! This way. Cobra Commander is waiting.
Time: 30 seconds
Scarlett: I never thought we’d be getting tactical support from
the spirit world.
Roadblock: I wonder what it feels like, you know...after...
Time: 35 seconds
Movie Clip: Duke buries the three precious things to the ghosts
and they quietly slip away into the immense design of the world. The Joes
stand silent for a moment and then Duke somberly tells the Joes that they
should go home. As they turn to leave, Wild Bill walks for a few steps
and then turns the sky. He catches sight of a young man piloting a plane
while sitting next to a blonde woman in the cockpit. The young pilot turns
to Wild Bill, gives the Joe a "thumbs up" sign and a smile filled with
joy and gratitude before steering the plane toward the shining sun. [1.82 mb]
||Scarlett explains that skill is never innate, therefore, you should
practice to become perfect.
|Same as above