Like, how can you be so totally uncool, Low-Light?
  -- Satin (to Low-Light after receiving an invitation to a party)
Home Episode Summaries Season 2 The Rotten Egg - Notes

Credits: written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty

Production Number: 600-63

Original Airdate: October 7, 1986

Leatherneck is lured to a graduation ceremony at a phony military academy - a military academy that secretly trains young Cobra cadets. Leatherneck is the graduating exercise; when heís killed, the Cobra cadets will have proved their skills.

G.I.Joe: Beach Head, Dial-Tone, General Hawk, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Low-Light, Mainframe*, Roadblock, Slipstream, Wet-Suit, Wild Bill Cobra: Buzzer*, Monkeywrench, Ripper*, Serpentor, Strato-Viper, Torch*, Viper, Zandar, Zarana*
G.I.Joe: APC, Conquest X-30, Silver Mirage Motorcyle, Tomahawk Cobra: Moray
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

The Geberville Marching Band was most likely a nod to first season story editor Steve Gerber (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes).

The name of Leatherneck's nemisis in the episode, Buck McCann, was probably based on the name of the voice actor who brought Leatherneck to life, Chuck McCann.

Wet Suitís oxygen tanks suddenly appear on his back from one shot to the next.

General Hawk has either a strange sunburn or the cel was not completely inked.

Buck McCann's uniform changes from grey to blue to almost white when Leatherneck attacks the Cobra Commandant.

Leatherneck's backpack sudenly appears from one shot to the next.

Like "Computer Complications," Wet-Suit's character design was inconsistent. He appears either in a generic Joe diving suit, which was first seen during G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero, or in his white and blue suit.

While driving past Leatherneck on his motorcycle, Zandar appears bald.

From one shot to the next, the ground changes from grass to concrete.


Although someone may have lost one of the five senses, Spirit points out that the person may not be handicapped because the other senses could compensate.


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