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Grey Hairs and Growing Pains

17th of 30 episodes in Sunbow season 2. Story by Dave Marconi and Flint Dille. First aired October 14, 1986.









Previous episode: The Spy Who Rooked Me
Next episode: My Brother's Keeper

Disguised as a cosmetics expert, Zarana challenges the ownership of an anti-aging formula, intent on stealing. The Joes are watching, but Zarana escapes with the formula anyway. Sparks discovers that Extensive Enterprises owns an Ageless Care spa being endorsed in ads by a high profile actress and an NFL star. A team of Joes assembles in California and begins asking questions, and both the actress and the football player respond violently.

The Joes visit the spa itself and are led into steam and sun rooms, where three of the Joes are somehow turned into old men, and the other three revert to childhood. The Joe "Kids" manage to lead an escape and return that night when the spa is closed. They can't get in, but they find the actress has been turned into an old woman since she tried to quit. She leads them to Cobra's desert factory, where Zarana returns Mainframe to normal as the others fight. Claiming to have rigged the factory to explode, Mainframe bluffs the Cobras into retreat, and the other Joes are restored.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Flint390 seconds48 linesposing as janitor; meeting with Sparks; interviewing Donna Dasher; turned into an old man
Lady Jaye311 seconds34 linesmeeting with Sparks; investigating Ageless Care; turned into a child
Mainframe255 seconds25 linesarriving by Recon Sled; interviewing Brett Tinker; turned into a child; helped by Zarana
Dial-Tone252 seconds14 linesfighting Dreadnoks; arriving by Devilfish; interviewing Brett Tinker; turned into a child
Sci-Fi230 seconds11 linesarriving by Falcon Glider; interviewing Donna Dasher; turned into an old man
Gung-Ho136 seconds4 linespresent at briefings; turned into an old man
Dr. Mindbender78 seconds11 linesoverseeing Ageless Care process; fighting Joes at factory
Zarana70 seconds10 linesdisguised as cosmetics expert Jezebel and at spa; helping Mainframe at factory
Beach Head53 seconds7 linespursuing Zarana; arriving by Tomahawk; present at briefings
Sparks36 seconds4 linesretired, helping Flint and Lady Jaye research Ageless Care
Serpentor33 seconds4 linesat Ageless Care factory during Joe attack
Low-Light14 seconds2 linespursuing Zarana
Torch11 seconds1 linecovering Zarana's escape
Buzzer10 seconds1 linecovering Zarana's escape
 
Troops Appearing
Viper64 seconds1 lineworking at Ageless Care spa; defending factory; one is named Tiny
Crimson Guard33 seconds2 linesdefending Ageless Care factory; fleeing at Mainframe's bluff
Strato-Viper11 seconds1 lineescorting Serpentor to safety
Greenshirt3 seconds guarding Naval yard during Joe briefing
 
Vehicles Appearing
Air Chariot24 seconds flown by Serpentor at factory
Devilfish7 seconds used by Dial-Tone to arrive in San Pedro
Falcon Glider5 seconds used by Sci-Fi to arrive in San Pedro
Night Raven5 seconds used to extract Zarana from Versailles mansion
Tomahawk5 seconds used by Beach Head to arrive in San Pedro; flying over Ageless Care factory
Recon Sled4 seconds used by Mainframe to arrive in San Pedro
 
Non-Toy Characters: Madam Versailles, Donna Dasher, Brett Tinker, Navy sailors, Tiny

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 2.0 set (Disc 3, Episode 2).
  • One film director resembles producer Marty Goldblatt from Lights! Camera! Cobra!, but he has a different voice actor.