Have the harpies of the shore come to pluck the eagle of the sea?
  -- Admiral Lattimer (to Admiral Overton and General Hawk after the USS Montana docks)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Twenty Questions - Notes

Credits: written by Buzz Dixon

Production Number: 600-19

Original Airdate: October 2, 1985

An investigative reporter for a television newsmagazine storms onto the Joe base, demanding an interview. Not only is he convinced that Cobra poses no threat to national security - he doesn’t even believe that the terrorist organization exists! He’s determined to expose G.I.Joe and its battle against Cobra as a massive government ripoff, a hoax to justify the billions spent on the Joes’ arsenal of futuristic weaponry! Film at eleven!

G.I.Joe: Spirit, Freedom, Scarlett*, Flint, Clutch*, Shipwreck, Alpine, Cover Girl, Snake Eyes, Gung Ho, Quick Kick*, Duke, Thunder*, Ace, Ripcord, Doc*, Roadblock*, Airborne*, Blowtorch*, Barbecue*, Wild Bill*, Grunt*, Joe grunts, Breaker Cobra: Zartan, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch, Wild Weasel, Crimson Guard, the Baroness, Cobra Commander
G.I.Joe: Mauler, AWE Striker, Sky Hawk, Dragonfly Cobra: Rattler, Water Moccasin, Ferret
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

"Fifty lashes with a wet noodle to anyone who didn't figure out what the initials for the 'Committee Of Basic Reductions in Armies' stood for in the first milli-second it was spoken." Hector Ramirez, journalist of the show Twenty Questions, is a parody of Geraldo Rivera, a regular on the ABC news program 20/20 (Matthew Pak's 3 3/4" G.I.Joe Collector Guide - Volume Two: The Television Episodes). Geraldo was parodied again in the movie UHF, which starred "Weird Al" Yankovic, who contributed the song "Dare to be Stupid" to the soundtrack of the Sunbow motion picture The Transformers: The Movie.

The episode was released along with "An Eye for an Eye" by Kid Rhino as volume two.

Tom doesn’t have a blindfold on.

Shipwreck: Gentlemen, observe the properties of the cue ball. So round, so firm. Wanna bet I can make it sit up and bark?
Spirit: What the universe wills the ball, it shall do. There are no games of chance in the -
Shipwreck: Heheheheh! Good ol’ Spirit, Mr. Frivolity.
Time: 20 seconds


Shipwreck: Here’s where we keep our Skystrikers, Sky Hawks and Dragonflies.
Ramirez: What about Sky Hawk cost overruns?
Shipwreck: I don't know nothing about it.
Arnold (the Baroness): He’s just putting up obstacles.
Shipwreck: Obstacles, huh?!? You want to see obstacles?
Time: 20 seconds


Shipwreck: Just lay low ‘til we get out of here. I’ll show you some real Cobra activity.
Ace: Hey, Shipwreck. What’s up?
Shiwpreck: - er, just takin' her out for a test flight, guys.
Ace: Need a co-pilot?
Shipwreck: No! No, no thanks, Ace
Ace: Say, I thought he was supposed to be showing some civilians around.
Shipwreck: Next stop - the Rockies.
Time: 22 seconds


Gung Ho
Gung Ho recommends to some kids that you should never judge people until you give them a chance.
Same as above


He-Man I
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Sound Clip: "Fool! You are the stupidest male I have ever met!" yells the Baroness. [65 kb]

Jan 25: G.I.Joe Examined on Podcasts
Jan 25: Buzz Dixon Interview
Jan 25: Paulsen Annie Nomination & Dini on Batman Comic
Jan 12: Sgt. Slaughter Signing in Atlanta
Jan 11: G.I.Joe to Return on G4
Dec 30: Paramount Movie Reviewer Plugs JoeGuide.com

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