No tipping, please.
  -- Cobra robot consignor (to the Joes after introducing the Cobra Cuties)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Pyramid of Darkness: The Further Adventures of G.I.Joe - Notes

Credits: written by Ron Friedman

Production Number: 600-37

Original Airdate: September 16, 1985

SUNBOW'S SYNOPSIS
When Cobra forces, led by the Crimson Twins, seize control of G.I.Joes secret moon base and an ultra secret Moon Star warship, they begin a plan for world domination which seems invincible. Linking the Moon Star to earth by means of a series of secretly planted Relay Cubes, Cobra creates a Cone of Power beneath which no earth vehicle or machine can function. All is darkness and hopelessness until G.I.Joe learns the secret of the mysterious Cubes and launches a four-pronged attack on all Cobra strongholds, disconnecting the Cubes from their link to the Moon Star, and, ultimately, pursuing Cobra and the Crimson Twins to their lair in Enterprise City bringing them to justice. [Notes: There was neither a Moon Star warship nor a secret moon base in the miniseries; the Cone of Power was renamed as the Pyramid of Darkness]

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, Shipwreck, Polly, Timber, Footloose*, Alpine, Bazooka, Gung Ho, Roadblock, Grunt*, Joe Grunts, Mutt, Junkyard, Dusty, Breaker, Scarlett, Duke, Steeler*, Clutch, Rock 'n' Roll, Cover Girl*, Barbecue*, Ace, Wild Bill, Quick Kick [in error] Cobra: Crimson Guards, Tomax, Xamot, Cobra Commander, Cobra agents, Destro, Zartan, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Skystriker, Mauler, Dragonfly, SHARC, Slugger, VAMP Mark II Cobra: HISS, Trubble Bubble, Stinger, Rattler, Ferret
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
During the USA Network airing, the DIC opening sequence was used.

Zartan's identity on Space Station Delta, Sgt. Popper, may be a nod to the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Below are the live-action sequence credits when Sgt. Slaughter introduced all of the episodes for the mini-series when it was airing in syndication:
Starring Sgt. Slaughter as himself
Written by: Jay Bacal and Tim Speidel
Directed by: Dan Lindau
Produced by: Lloyd Goldfine and Tim Speidel
Supervising Editor: John LaCause
Production Manager: Nel Lombardo

ERRORS
Quick Kick was accidentally included at Joe headquarters moments before and after the base was nearly destroyed, however, the "barefoot stranger" did not appear until part three.

Rock 'n' Roll is seen at Joe headquarters and Space Station Delta.

USA  NETWORK  EDITS
I
Dialogue:
Shipwreck: First they ask me to fly, then they ask me to dive. The minute they ask me to dance, Im getting out of this outfit.
Polly: Put the pedal to the medal.
Lady Jaye: Flint, it looks like Destro is playing skyscraper-hide-and-seek.
Flint: We cant let him shake us. That nickel-noggin bozo is all the Cobra brass weve got.
Destro: (laughs) This is one bozo who wont be got at all.
Time: 45 seconds

II

Dialogue:
Cobra Commander: Superb! Your water robots have cleared the area of interlopers, Tomax.
Tomax: Now all we need to do -
Xamot: - is wait -
Tomax and Xamot: - for Destro to join us.
Cobra Commander: Did you hear that, Destro? Were expecting you.
Destro: Ive only been waiting for your invitation, my dear Cobra Commander. I shall now end this little game of fox and hounds by outfoxing my pursuers.
Time: 30 seconds

EPISODE  PREVIEWS
Original: Shipwreck kicks in door to the chief engineer's office; flashlight scans the room; grabs the laser disc; Cobra agents walk into the room; Snake Eyes attacks them; Cobra Track Serpent chases Joes; squeaking brakes; Snake Eyes leaps off cart and changes the track; Space Station Delta exterior shot; fire-breathing Fatal Fluffy; Dusty splices communication lines; Dreadnoks and Fluffies fall to the ground; Dusty takes a dive; Lady Jaye and Flint run from crashing Skystrikers; Lady Jaye tosses a spear at Destro; Destro dodges the spear, rolls and fires a shot at them and a rocky cliff crumbles; they go under the surface in a hot mud bath; close-up of Destro laughing.

USA Network: Shipwreck explains that everything is on a laser disk; fight on the cart; laser shot by Destro; Flint and Lady Jaye run from the Skystrikers' crash (sequence presented out of order); Sgt. Slaughter narrates and the Joes speak during the clips whenever he stops.

LESSONS
Original: If the doorknob to your room is hot, then you should block the smoke creeping under the door and find an alternate way out according to Barbecue.
USA: Flint explains that you should face up to your own mistakes.

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