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Cobrathon

10th of 30 episodes in Sunbow season 2. Written by Martin Pasko and Rebecca Parr. First aired October 6, 1986.









Previous episode: Sink the Montana
Next episode: The Million Dollar Medic

A team of Joes raids a Cobra software development site and finds cable decoder boxes. As Dr. Mindbender explains his new computer virus to Serpentor, the Joes are detected, and Sci-Fi and Lifeline are captured. The Joes get away with one of the decoder boxes. Using it at Headquarters, they tune it and find Cobra is running a telethon to raise money to pay for the virus. Once the money is raised, the virus will trigger and destroy the computers at all the international law enforcement agencies. The captive Sci-Fi and Lifeline are being abused for entertainment.

Dial-Tone traces the program to Las Vegas, so Flint leads a team there. As the Dreadnoks defend Cobra's hotel, Duke, Mainframe, and Beach Head seek out the computer housing the virus. Flint's team raids the hotel ballroom, rescues the captive Joes, and ends the telethon just as it reaches its goal. Duke and Mainframe destroy the main computer in time to stop the virus.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Mainframe191 seconds19 lineson raid to software site; watching telethon; flying Conquest to sabotage mainframe computer
Sci-Fi177 seconds6 lineson raid to software site; captured; tortured for telethon
Lifeline160 seconds3 lineson raid to software site; captured; tortured for telethon
Beach Head158 seconds7 lineson raid to software site; watching telethon; flying Conquest to sabotage mainframe computer
Flint153 seconds18 lineswatching telethon at Joe HQ; leading rescue team to Vegas
Duke153 seconds17 lineson raid to software site; watching telethon; flying Conquest to sabotage mainframe computer
Dial-Tone138 seconds13 linesintercepting telethon signal and tracing its source; on rescue team to Vegas
Dr. Mindbender135 seconds11 linespresenting computer virus to Serpentor; participating in telethon
Baroness121 seconds15 linesprimary emcee for Cobra's telethon; escaping in a FANG
Low-Light117 seconds7 lineswatching telethon at Joe HQ; on rescue team
Hawk94 seconds12 lineswatching telethon at Joe HQ; sending rescue team
Destro75 seconds11 lineshosting telethon and answering telephones; escaping in a FANG
Xamot69 seconds11 linesrecommending computer virus project
Tomax69 seconds10 linesrecommending computer virus project
Serpentor51 seconds6 linesbeing briefed on Mindbender's computer virus
Buzzer39 seconds2 linesambushing rescue team in Vegas
Torch24 seconds (silent)ambushing rescue team in Vegas
Ripper22 seconds (silent)ambushing rescue team in Vegas
Cobra Commander18 seconds1 lineanswering telephones for telethon; escaping in a FANG
Zartan17 seconds1 linemaking presentation during telethon; evacuating
Zarana11 seconds4 linesmaking presentation during telethon; evacuating
Thrasher7 seconds1 linemaking presentation during telethon
 
Background Characters
Cross-Country14 seconds (silent)driving HAVOC to deploy Joes for a raid; returning to HQ
Maj. Bludd14 seconds (silent)operating "one-armed bandit" during telethon; escaping in a FANG
Lady Jaye4 seconds (silent)with Hawk at Joe HQ
 
Troops Appearing
Viper76 seconds1 linedefending software development site; securing prisoners at telethon
BAT11 seconds guarding mainframe computer site
Strato-Viper3 seconds flying Night Ravens to protect mainframe computer site
Crimson Guard2 seconds overseeing production of telethon (9:40-41)
 
Vehicles Appearing
Conquest X-3062 seconds used to travel to mainframe computer site
Night Raven15 seconds used to defend mainframe computer site
HAVOC7 seconds used to transport raiding party to software development site
FANG4 seconds used by Cobra leaders to escape after telethon
 

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 2.0 set (Disc 2, Episode 4).