With Dial-Tone working for me, Serpentor is as good as finished.
  -- Cobra Commander (after Zarana informs him that Dial-Tone has joined Cobra)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 Flint's Vacation

"Flint! I knew you'd miss me."
- Lady Jaye (receiving a phone call from Flint, who is on vacation)

As a paperboy yawns and leaves for his morning delivery, a man is narrowly missed by a woman in a car as she backs out of the driveway. The man turns and numbly tells Mrs. Harris, “Good morning.”

Breaker tosses a dart at his Cobra Commander dart board, strikes the center of the board and shouts, “Bull's-eye!” Flint congratulates Breaker on his shot and tells Lady Jaye and Footloose that he is ready to take his vacation. Grabbing Flint’s arm, Lady Jaye walks with Flint to his car and asks what his plans are for his days off. Flint explains that he is driving to the coast to visit his cousin’s family, who are living in an experimental housing project. “See ya later,” Flint says and Lady Jaye leans off the two-door coupe and waves as Flint drives away.

Flint drives up to a house in Pleasant Cove and a weather man on the television announces in a monotone voice that they will have a pleasant day tomorrow followed by another pleasant night, then hands off the floor to Bill, the anchor of the news show.

After ringing the doorbell, Flint is welcomed inside by an unemotional cousin, Ted, whose family answers all of Flint’s friendly ‘catching up’ questions in the same monotone voice as the television news team. As the two kids go of to bed, Ted and his wife then decide to go to sleep as well, which shocks Flint since it is rather early.

As Ted and his wife walk away, they tell Flint simultaneously, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and -”
“- boring,” Flint whispers.

Flint calls Lady Jaye and after she answers the phone, Flint tells her that he is happy to hear her voice. “I knew you’d miss me,” she says happily. Flint tells her that his cousin was so happy to see him that he went to bed ten minutes after he arrived. “It helps to call,” Lady Jaye says. Flint reluctantly agrees and says that he will see her soon.

Running down the street, Flint’s feet are grabbed by snakes, however, he chops at the snakes with his hand and they disappear. Flint continues to run and a very tall Cobra Commander tells Flint that he cannot escape since he has the Joe in the palm of his hand. The buildings beside Flint collapse and he yells in his bed for help before waking up and realizing that he was just dreaming.

Looking out the window and noticing the townspeople are walking along the sidewalk in the middle of the night, Flint rushes to the bedrooms in the house and discovers that Ted and his family are gone.

Ducking behind a bush when catching sight of a Cobra agent, Flint follows the town’s citizens to the dock and tries to signal Ted while behind a crate. Unfortunately, a Cobra agent sees Flint and begins to fire at him. Flint jumps over a wall and runs into the sheriff’s office, where three deputies are playing cards and calling one another a “bloody cheat.”

Flint tells the sheriff that Cobra has kidnapped the townspeople and asks if he can use the sheriff’s phone, but the sheriff tells his deputies that they have a loon in their midst. Flint looks at the deputies and recognizes them as Torch, Buzzer and Ripper, who are collectively known as the Dreadnoks, and the sheriff rips off his mask and uniform to reveal himself as Zartan.

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