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Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Pyramid of Darkness: Knotting Cobra's Coils - Notes

Credits: written by Ron Friedman

Production Number: 600-41

Original Airdate: September 20, 1985

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Shipwreck, Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, Gung Ho, Quick Kick, Bazooka, Alpine, Ace, Joe grunts, Wild Bill, Tripwire*, Spirit*, Stalker, Cover Girl*, Barbecue*, Dusty, Mutt, Junkyard, Scarlett*, Doc*, Steeler*, Breaker*, Duke, Ace*, Tripwire*, Barbecue*, Roadblock, Stalker*, Clutch*, Admiral Ledger Cobra: Cobra agents, Cobra Commander, Tomax, Xamot, Zartan, Ripper, Buzzer, Torch, Destro, the Baroness, Crimson Guards
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Skystriker, USS Flagg, Mauler, Bridgelayer, VAMP Mark II, Silver Mirage, Slugger Cobra: Trubble Bubble, Stinger, HISS, Rattler
* indicates the character was silent during the episode, which is in parenthesis

OBSERVATIONS
The USA network version did not give credit to Ron Friedman for writing "Knotting Cobraís Coils."

ERRORS
The animators accidentally included Spirit, who was at G.I.Joe headquarters, as part of the Space Station Delta group attacking the Dreadnoks after the Fatal Fluffies were transformed.

If you look closely, you will see a gap in the in the Baroness's teeth. Perhaps Destro kissed her too hard. Also, a big goof on continuity occurs when the automatic doors open for Snake Eyes and Shipwreck as they enter Joe headquarters while the world is inside the pyramid of darkness (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

USA  NETWORK  EDITS
I
Dialogue:
Quick Kick: I donít think Iím going to love this part of the picture.
Alpine: Weíre losing power!
Quick Kick: Get ready to jump!
Alpine: Itís not the jumping that worries to me! Itís the -
Bazooka: - landing!
Alpine: Hey! I distinctly hear the sound of the tables turning!
Quick Kick: Yeah! Let the sun shine in!
Time: 24 seconds
Commentary: As the helicopter loses power while at the threshold of Joe headquarters, the pyramid of darkness is reestablished and Quick Kick complains, "Here we go again." Because of the USA edit, an error in story's dialogue occurs since the USA episode shows the helicopter's power loss once.

II

Dialogue:
Cobra Commander: Stabilize the pyramid! Whatís taking you so long, Destro? This flickering is intolerable. G.I.Joe must be denied access to energy until we can launch our attack
Shipwreck: Címon! We got just enough power. Keep moving!
Time: 22 seconds

III

Time: 11 seconds

IV

Dialogue:
Admiral Ledger: Ready on flight deck.
All: Yo Joe!
Tomax: We must get -
Xamot: - to the Enterprise Towers!
Cobra Commander: Yes! Hurry!
Time: 12 seconds

EPISODE  REVIEW
Original: Zartan rips off a mask; Fatal Fluffies transform; the cube underwater is activated; pyramid of darkness fall across London and Russia; the twins run from the skeleton soldiers. walk into the Cobra base, explain they are in control after Dreadnoks tell Cobra Commander that Tomax and Xamot are correct; Zartan pulls a lever (shown out of order when compared to the story); Sanke Eyes and his teammates drive with Satin through a brick wall; Quick Kick and the others fight on the Cobra cargo plane but Bazooka knocks the controls to the side and, as a result, the Joes are slammed against the walls and spiral down toward the ground.
USA Network: Fire-breathing, whip-wielding evil Fluffies; Duty and Mutt are surprised; shot of a beam to cube; Cobra Commander at a base stating how the cube works; Xamot frees his brother and they inform Cobra Commander that he is no longer in control; Dreadnoks confront Zartan as he is whipped and brought to them by the Fatal Fluffies; Snake Eyes and Shipwreck race along the rails and a track switch is thrown after Snake Eyes's flip; Quick Kick and Alpine battle Cobra agents in a plane; Bazooka knocks the airplane's controls; Destroís air transport spins out of control (shot from "The MASS Device")

LESSONS
Original: Deep Six explains that if rain begins to fall, you should get out the lake or pool or you could be electrocuted.
USA: General Hawk explains that you shouldnít try to outrace trains when the guard gate is being lowered.

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