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Excalibur

37th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Dan Di Stefano. First aired November 1, 1985.









Previous episode: Cobra Quake
Next episode: Worlds Without End, Part 1

Off the British coast, Joes launch from the USS Flagg to defend a new radar system. During the battle, Storm Shadow is shot down and ditches in a lake where he recovers the famed sword Excalibur. A storm approaches as the Joes deliver the radar system to shore. Storm Shadow is spotted spying, and the Joes give chase, but the ninja gets away, capturing Footloose. The Joes dismiss the warnings of a local who believes the storms are the result of the theft of Excalibur. Meanwhile, Destro notices the power of Storm Shadow's new sword.

Cobra launches another attack as the Joes evacuate the town in anticipation of a dam burst. Destro attempts to kill Storm Shadow during the attack, but his shot goes astray, collapsing a building that falls on Mutt. Wild Bill's cavalry drive off Cobra, but Maj. Bludd launches a rocket during the retreat, causing the dam to burst; the radar system is destroyed. Spirit and Quick Kick infiltrate Cobra's castle, rescuing Footloose and using a spotlight to summon help. As Duke and Flint join the assault in front of the castle, Storm Shadow duels Quick Kick. Freedom snatches Excalibur from Storm Shadow's hands and returns it to the lake, and the sky clears. Lady Jaye leads the rest of the Joes to secure a victory.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Quick Kick246 seconds29 linessetting up radar system; pursuing & fighting Storm Shadow; rescuing Footloose
Storm Shadow220 seconds8 linesflying Rattler; finding Excalibur; capturing Footloose; dueling Quick Kick
Duke202 seconds29 linesflying a Skystriker; leading radar system installment; assaulting castle
Spirit201 seconds15 linessetting up radar system; pursuing Storm Shadow; rescuing Footloose
Footloose151 seconds16 linessetting up radar system; captured by Storm Shadow; rescued
Mutt102 seconds14 lineson Battle Platform; checking evacuated town; caught in flood; driving WHALE
Flint94 seconds14 linesflying a Skystriker; on Battle Platform; assaulting castle
Destro87 seconds9 linesin Rattler and assault boat against Joes; trying to obtain Excalibur
Lady Jaye78 seconds11 lineswith Duke on Flagg and in town; caught in flood; driving WHALE
Junkyard67 seconds with Junkyard on Battle Platform and checking evacuated town
Cobra Commander45 seconds6 linesat castle to disrupt Joe radar system; escaping in Water Moccasin
Freedom44 seconds with Spirit on mission to rescue Footloose; returning Excalibur
Shipwreck36 seconds3 lineson USS Flagg; driving WHALE to bring radar system to shore; caught in flood
Maj. Bludd23 seconds5 linesflying Rattler and retreating; in Water Moccasin against Joes
Baroness23 seconds2 linescommanding assault boat against Joes; escaping in Water Moccasin
Adm. Ledger12 seconds3 linescommanding USS Flagg (no beard)
Wild Bill11 seconds2 linessetting up radar system; leading Dragonflys against Cobra
 
Background Characters
Polly8 seconds1 linewith Shipwreck on USS Flagg
Cutter7 seconds (silent)driving WHALE to bring radar system to shore and assaulting castle
Thunder7 seconds (silent)setting up radar system; hit by tidal wave
Bazooka4 seconds (silent)setting up radar system; hit by tidal wave; driving WHALE
Roadblock1 second (silent)hit by tidal wave (15:03)
 
Troops Appearing
Crimson Guard47 seconds1 linecapturing Footloose inside castle; stationed in castle during escape
Greenshirt24 seconds setting up radar system; helping with town clean-up
Cobra15 seconds in Rattlers and Water Moccasins against Joes
 
Vehicles Appearing
Rattler81 seconds used to attack USS Flagg
USS Flagg53 seconds used to transport radar system to Scotland
Water Moccasin48 seconds used to attack radar system
Skystriker38 seconds used to defend Flagg from Rattlers
RAM35 seconds used by Storm Shadow to escape town
Dragonfly26 seconds used to defend ground forces
Battle Platform18 seconds guard post near radar system
APC17 seconds used to evacuate town
Killer WHALE11 seconds used to transport radar system to shore and fight off Cobras
 
Non-Toy Characters: Navy sailors, Lady of the Lake, Beemish, Queen Anne (kitten), Queen Anne's owner
Non-Toy Equipment: Cobra assault boat

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.3 set (Disc 9, Episode 2)