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Red Rocket's Glare

16th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Written by Mary Skrenes. First aired September 24, 1985.









Previous episode: Cobra's Candidate
Next episode: Satellite Down

Destro receives the final piece needed to complete an explosive device, but the Joes follow the courier to Cobra's base and overrun it. Destro escapes with his weapon and delivers it to Cobra's leaders in a location where a small town is being constructed. Some time later, Roadblock and Recondo are on leave and visit Roadblock's Uncle Caleb and Aunt Sarah, who have bought a Red Rocket drive-in restaurant. A biker gang has been scaring off customers, and the couple is under pressure to sell their diner back. The two Joes drive off the biker gang, who are revealed to be working for Extensive Enterprises. The presence of G.I. Joe prompts Cobra to escalate their attempt to recover the diner.

Cobra attacks the diner and is driven off by the Joes, but Flint and Lady Jaye fail to learn Cobra's plans after visiting Enterprise Tower. Cobra Commander then makes a broadcast threatening to destroy major U.S. cities, using the recently constructed small town to demonstrate the power of Destro's new explosives. The broadcast leads the Joes to discover that the rockets mounted on the diners are real, and they spend the night taking out all the rocket sites. Roadblock is on top of his family's diner's rocket when it launches, but Flint launches a missile to knock off the rocket's warhead so that it lands harmlessly. Roadblock's family renames their restaurant and treats the Joes to a celebratory meal.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Roadblock302 seconds42 linesassaulting Cobra base, visiting family's diner, in RAM, riding rocket to DC; in final scene
Lady Jaye180 seconds20 linesvisiting diner, defending it, in Dragonfly, disarming rocket, in Skystriker; in final scene
Recondo141 seconds22 linesleading assault on Cobra base, visiting diner, defending it; in final scene
Flint139 seconds18 linesvisiting diner, defending it, in Dragonfly to investigate, in Skystriker; in final scene
Xamot128 seconds19 linesmeeting Destro, jumping from plane, in office overseeing buyout of diners, attacking Lady Jaye
Tomax126 seconds19 linesmeeting Destro, jumping from plane, in office overseeing buyout of diners, attacking Lady Jaye
Blowtorch69 seconds5 linesassaulting Cobra base, almost capturing Destro
Destro64 seconds8 linescompleting warhead at base, fleeing in Trubble Bubble, meeting Cobra leaders
Cobra Commander48 seconds5 linesmeeting Destro, communicating with Twins, broadcast to nation
Breaker45 seconds5 linesat HQ detecting Cobra's involvement; in final scene
Cutter33 seconds5 linesvisiting diner, in WHALE attacking Cobra and destroying wharf diner
 
Background Characters
Snake Eyes19 seconds at HQ, volunteering to guard diner
Gung-Ho5 seconds (silent)in Silver Mirage to prevent missile launch
Tollbooth2 seconds (silent)using Bridgelayer to cross ravine to Cobra base (2:35, 2:37)
Timber1 second at HQ (12:39)
 
Troops Appearing
Cobra83 seconds3 linesdefending base, attacking diner in ASPs, fleeing in Stingers & Ferrets, at diners
Tele-Viper31 seconds5 linesleading attack on Roadblock's family's diner, fleeing on a Ferret
Greenshirt27 seconds in Armadillo to Cobra base; in various vehicles to destroy diners; in final scene
Crimson Guard2 seconds1 lineflying Twins' plane
 
Vehicles Appearing
Dragonfly74 seconds used to infiltrate Enterprise Tower and lower Lady Jaye onto a rocket
Killer WHALE41 seconds used to visit Roadblock's family's diner and defend it, and to destroy wharf diner
Skystriker39 seconds deployed to prevent missile launches; used to intercept rocket
ASP31 seconds used to attack diner
Armadillo20 seconds used to attack Cobra base; deployed to destroy diners; in final scene
Bridge Layer19 seconds used to reach Cobra base
Ferret14 seconds used to flee attack on diner
Stinger14 seconds used to tow ASPs for attack on diner; parked at various Cobra diners
Mauler12 seconds deployed prevent missile launches; parked at diner in final scene
Silver Mirage10 seconds used to prevent missile launches; parked at diner in final scene
Trubble Bubble10 seconds used to fly from Cobra base to replica town
AWE Striker8 seconds used to prevent missile launches; parked at diner in final scene
RAM7 seconds driven by Roadblock to his family's diner; parked at diner in final scene
Sky Hawk5 seconds deployed to prevent missile launches
Slugger5 seconds parked at diner in final scene
APC4 seconds deployed to prevent missile launches
Rattler3 seconds parked at Cobra base
 
Non-Toy Characters: Caleb Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Mr. Queeg.
Non-Toy Equipment: small blue Cobra utility vehicles, Cobra cargo plane, Roadblock's Jeep, gang cycles

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.1 set (Disc 4, Episode 2).
  • First appearance of the AWE Striker.