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The Wrong Stuff

48th of 55 episodes in Sunbow season 1. Story by Flint Dille and Stanley Ralph Ross; script by Stanley Ralph Ross. First aired November 28, 1985.








Previous episode: Memories of Mara
Next episode: The Pit of Vipers

A Cobra space shuttle steals TV satellites. On Earth, G.I. Joe finds its television full of Cobra propaganda. Cobra beams its programming from a mountain peak and strong-arms advertisers for exorbitant fees to fund the project. The Joes use space-capable Skystrikers to attack Cobra's space station, but they are easily shot down. They make it back to Earth alive, and Ace takes more Joes through astronaut training for a second attempt.

Ace selects Roadblock, Alpine, Lady Jaye, Scarlett, and Wild Bill, and with a senator's help, they ride a rocket into space. Ace's Skystriker is disabled and the others are caught in a tractor beam. The remaining crew use the station's gun ports to sneak aboard, and they subdue Destro and the Dreadnoks in a zero-G fight. The station is damaged in the battle, but the Joes escape in Cobra's space shuttle and rescue Ace. With Cobra TV off the air, actor Mr. C visits the Joe Team, hoping to join.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Lady Jaye228 seconds18 linesexercise bike; meeting with Sen. Flim; space training; flying Skystrikers against space station
Ace172 seconds25 linesgymnastics; training Joes for space combat; flying Skystrikers against space station
Duke168 seconds23 linespunching bag; meeting with Sen. Flim; space training; at liftoff
Roadblock129 seconds15 lineshelping with crossword; space training; flying Skystriker agianst space station
Cobra Commander126 seconds17 lineslaunching TV network and MCing its coverage
Alpine125 seconds7 linessparring with Bazooka; space training; flying Skystrikers against space station
Scarlett123 seconds5 linesexercise bike; meeting with Sen. Flim; space training; flying Skystriker against space station
Destro109 seconds19 linesat Himalayan base; commanding space station during second attack
Wild Bill96 seconds9 linescrossword puzzle; space training; flying Skystriker against space station
Zartan87 seconds15 linesmanning defenses of space station
Ripper81 seconds2 linesmanning defenses of space station
Buzzer76 seconds9 linesmanning defenses of space station
Flint71 seconds (silent)in workout room; space training
Torch59 seconds3 linesmanning defenses of space station
Tomax46 seconds13 linesmeeting with Cobra TV's sponsors; watching attacks on space station
Shipwreck40 seconds4 linesviewing Cobra TV; space training
Xamot39 seconds10 linesmeeting with Cobra TV's sponsors; watching attacks on space station
Baroness26 seconds2 linesat Himalayan base
Col. Sharp21 seconds1 lineescorting Joes to meet with Sen. Flim
 
Background Characters
Gung-Ho36 seconds (silent)lifting weights; space training
Cover Girl24 seconds (silent)space training
Mutt24 seconds (silent)viewing Cobra TV; space training
Snake Eyes23 seconds punching bag; space training
Bazooka19 seconds (silent)sparring with Alpine; space training
Barbecue13 seconds (silent)doing push-ups during space training
Tripwire3 seconds (silent)volunteering for space training
 
Vehicles Appearing
Skystriker190 seconds adapted for space and used to attack space station
 
Non-Toy Characters: Werewolf, Mr. C, Cobra talk show host, fake Carl Denham, Sen. Flim, Likeables
Non-Toy Equipment: Cobra space shuttle, US rocket

Misc. Notes

  • On the DVDs from Shout! Factory, this episode is included in the Season 1.3 set (Disc 11, Episode 2)