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"Enough is enough."
- Duke (after seeing part of the Cobra-produced show The Likeables)
Unaware that a Cobra space shuttle is removing several satellites orbiting
Earth, the Joes train and relax at headquarters. Wild Bill, who is trying
to complete a crossword puzzle, asks Roadblock for a French word that has
the clue of cubic decimeter. The gourmet chef answers “Litre” and then
turns on the television to catch the news.
However, the only station he can pick up is the Cobra Television Network,
featuring shows like Father’s No Beast, which is the story of a
man who is a werewolf by night and tells the viewers to not trust anyone.
As Mr. C, from the show The C Team, tells the viewers that he “pities
the fool who doesn’t join Cobra,” Roadblock calls the other viewers into
Believing the Joes are watching a joke on video, Duke tries to changes
the station, however, he finds Cobra Commander on a talk show and explains
to the host that since he was six years old, the age he learned that he
could run society better than “the morons in charge,” he has devoted all
of his resources to making the world a better place. “Slow learner, I guess,”
Lady Jaye says with arms crossed and a scowl on her face. “You don’t think
anyone will watch that garbage?” Scarlett asks, but Lady Jaye tells her
that some people will watch anything on television. “That’s not the worst
of it, Lady Jaye,” Duke says. “Some people will believe anything.”
In a base in the Himalayas, Cobra Commander, Destro and the Baroness
watch King Kong destroy the planes while a detective on the street turns
to the camera and explain that if someone is bigger and stronger than you,
then you can not beat them. Cobra Commander then explains to the twins
that he changed the ending with computer graphics and voice synthesizers
in order to promote the social philosophy of Cobra. Cobra Commander explains
to the curious Baroness that the base was set up in the mountain range
so that Cobra could broadcast their shows uninterrupted. And to quell Destro’s
worries, Cobra Commander explains that people trust television since it
is their friend, and since Cobra controls all of the television, they have
the power to create truth, which allows Cobra to show the Joes in any light
As Col. Sharpe walks with Duke, Scarlett and Lady Jaye, he tells Duke
that Senator Flim is a bit odd, however, the Joes need his help since he
is in charge of the aeronautics commission. The four enter the room and
Scarlett answers the Senator’s question about why he called him to his
office, but before he asks another question, Duke interjects that the Skystrikers
need rocket boosters to navigate in space. Senator Flim claps Duke on his
shoulder and happily tells him, “Well, if it will make the world safe for
democracy, you’ve got them, son.” He then tells Duke that he remembers
why he called him to his office. Lowering his voice and leaning to Duke,
the senator then asks Duke if he can find some tickets to the Army-Navy
football game for him. Duke rolls his eyes up and tells the Senator that
he will look into the matter.
Tomax and Xamot tell a group of advertising executives that 30 seconds
of commercial airtime will cost five million dollars, and the group decides
that the fee is outrageous and asks what will happen if they don’t pay.
The Crimson Guard Commanders, who are dressed in their blue and gray suits,
explain that if they don’t pay the only television network in town, then
their competitors will be able to sell their shampoos, deodorants and designers
jeans while they go bankrupt. Asking if there are any questions, the group
replies unanimously and sadly, “No.”
As a purple cartoon character in a suit in tie tells two green cartoon
characters that no one likes him, the green characters explain that because
he looks different, sounds different and thinks different he will never
be liked. But the green characters change the purple cartoon guy to a green
outfit and skin, and they walk away happily while an announcer explains
that more pro-social fun will air tomorrow on The Likeables.
Duke then turns off the televisions and growls, “Enough is enough.”
Mutt, Flint, Roadblock and Shipwreck mumble in agreement and Ace breaks
to the front of the crowd to tell Duke that the Skystrikers are ready for
flight. Lady Jaye and Alpine explain that they are ready and Duke is shocked
by Alpine decision to volunteer. Alpine tells Duke that unless he stops
Cobra, then he will never see Bowling for Dollars again.
Cobra Commander dances with a globe, sits it on the ground and tells
Tomax and Xamot that the world is completely in his control. But they flip,
land on the globe and explain that the “ball is still in play.” Activating
a monitor, Tomax and Xamot introduce the Joes to Cobra Commander, who tells
the twins to contact Zartan on the satellite. As the Joes break through
the atmosphere and fly into space, Ace tells the Joes to ready their missiles.
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“Roger,” radios Lady Jaye.
“Fred,” chimes in Alpine.
“I’m sick of hearing about Roger,” Alpine tells her.