|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Viper is Coming
"No tipping, please."
- Cobra robot consignor (to the Joes after introducing the Cobra Cuties)
On the corner of a city street stands a newly renovated firehouse, which
was restored thanks to Barbecue, the Joes' fireman. After Scarlett compliments
the refurbishing job and hopes the place is still standing after the house
party is over, Barbecue tells her that the place is a little too neat and
adds that he hopes to antique it a little. Barbecue then lifts a flaming burger
off the grill and places it on Scarlett's plate. She immediately dumps
the plate into the punch bowl.
As Roadblock is surrounded by five generic Joes at the basketball court,
Snake Eyes snaps to the beat of the song on the stereo while Gung Ho is
told by Lady Jaye that she has never seen his dance moves before. Above
and behind the two dancing Joes, Alpine tells Footloose that he will make
a climber out of Footloose even if it kills him. Roadblock knocks his opponents
out of the way with the basketball and falls through a window after he
is tripped. "Guess I won't be needing that window cleaned," says Barbecue.
The railing holding Alpine and Footloose's ropes snaps and the two Joes
drop onto the table causing the food to fly toward Scarlett. After Roadblock
climbs up to the window, he tosses the basket into the hoop and Barbecue
tells Scarlett, who is covered in food, that it looks like his party is
The phone rings and Barbecue is told that "the viper is coming; five
seventy-five." He relays the message to the other Joes and Scarlett believes
that the phone call is from Cobra and is a cryptic challenge. After the
Joes each grab a hamburger, they return to headquarters.
In the map room, Barbecue suggest that five seventy-five could be a
set of coordinates. Lady Jaye tries five degree east and seventy-five degrees
south. Turning to her teammate, Lady Jaye tells Barbecue that the South
Pole sounds like a likely place for a Cobra base.
G.I.Joe Snowcats drive through the snow and stop while Scarlett examines
the area with binoculars. As she mutters about the area being filled with
"chock full of nothing," Alpine climbs out of his Snow Cat and asks what
Footloose sees in the distance. The two climb out and Alpine tries to remove
the object, a rock, they spotted since it would look great in Alpine's
collection and because he would like to have a momento of the trip.
However, the rock glows for a moment and a Snow Cat is lowered into
the ground by a hydraulic lift. Scarlett watches the Snow Cat descend and
when Lady Jaye, Barbecue and Gung Ho reach the bottom they climb out of
their Snow Cat and enter a room. Rising from behind a counter a robot greets
the Joes to Cobra Recreational Base number three, where they can play table
tennis and swim in the Cobra Commander gymnasium, eat lunch in the Destro
dining room or watch the Cobra Cuties in the Zartan entertainment center.
The robot then adds, "No tipping, please."
The Joes enter the next room and find themselves surrounded by Cobra
agents, who still wear their masks and helmets even though they are inside
a R&R base. They begin to throw cue balls at the Joes, but Lady Jaye
rushes forward, strikes a cue ball that nails a racked set at the other
end and causes the balls to fly at the Cobra agents. Gung Ho and Barbecue
rip off a volleyball net and tie up four more Cobra soldiers. As the Joes
begin to retreat, Barbecue sprays the floor with an extinguishing foam
and the Cobras step into the foam and slide into the pool.
The Cobra manager of the base runs to a control panel and alerts the
Firebat pilots, who take off and attack the Joes on the snowy landscape
of Antarctica. HISS tanks and Cobra Polar troops pour out of the base and
advance upon the Joes, but Roadblock remains undeterred. He hops into his
Snow Cat, avoids the missiles from the Firebats and launches snow-pedoes
at the group of HISS tanks. Cobra's tanks explode and Scarlett radios Ace
for his help on the removal of some pests. And the four Skystrikers following
Ace dive to the ground with him as he tries to help out his friends.
Inside the base, Lady Jaye, Barbecue and Gung Ho use a couch for cover
as they try to hold their position as they are attacked. The couch may
be fireproof, however, as a laser blast rips the top portion of the couch
off, Lady Jaye wishes that the furniture was laser-proof.
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