G.I. Joe

A Real American Hero (5): A Stake in the Serpent's Heart

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 9/16/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Destro returns to Cobra base and seizes control of the operation from the Cobra Commander. The now-captured Scarlett and Selena organize a slave revolt. Duke's memories under sensory deprivation lead the Joe's to the Cobra base where a final battle takes place. Cobra Commander is captured and taken to prison but Destro escapes. The battle is over but not the war!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ron Friedman

  • Arthur Burghardt


  • B.J. Ward


  • Buster Jones


  • Frank Welker

    Wild Bill

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Breaker: Using part of our MASS machine with what's left of theirs and the little bit of elements remain. I think there's just enough juice to send the Eiffle Tower back where it belongs here goes. (Breaker makes the transfer) Duke: London. You put the Eiffel Tower back in London? Breaker: Well, I guess I goofed.

    • (Getting away in a helicopter) Destro: I shall be back for vengence. I swear it. I shall be back.

    • (Timber pulls the cloak off of Cobra Commander's disquise) Cobra Commander: Aahh. You have won this time but Cobra will survive to defeat you. Remember my words.

    • (After Destro manuvers the MASS Device to the floor) Cobra Commander: You've aimed for the Earth's core. If that disintigrates, the planet will explode. Destro: That's the general idea. (Takes off running) Good bye for now, Commander. Or as you say, (Hissing) Sssso long.

    • (Breaking through to Scarlett & Selena's prison) Duke: Scarlett. Are you alright? Scarlett: Duke. It's about time you guys showed up. (Stalker releases her) A girl gets tired hanging around the house. (Stalker frees Selena who then runs & kisses Duke) Later, sister. We've got a war to win. Duke: I was go bring flowers but I thought you'd like these better. (Hands Scarlett her crossbow) Scarlett: (Crouching and firing an arrow) Yo Joe.

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    Notes (2)

    • Christopher Collins is credited as Christopher Latta in the closing credits.

    • Snake Eyes, Short Fuze, Rock 'N Roll, Cover Girl, Steeler & Major Bludd all appeared in this episode but did not speak.

    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Gung-Ho raids the Cobra fortress, he seems to be speaking with Stalker's voice.

    • Goof: In the overhead shot where the Joes are cheering after their mass beam cancels out Cobra's efforts to destroy New York City, Scarlett is seen even though she's imprisoned at enemy headquarters. The next shot correctly shows Cover Girl in her place.

    • Goof: When Scarlett and Selena are imprisoned after their failed attempt to free the other slaves, Scarlett is speaking with Selena's voice when she says "Yes, you are very brave" before speaking with her own when saying "But Duke's our only hope now."

    • Goof: When Doc is prepping to probe Duke's memories in an effort to locate Cobra's base, Breaker is briefly seen with a blond beard instead of brown. And in the first showing, young Duke looks exactly the same as the bully he fights (with brown hair and pants and a green shirt), before he changes to blond hair, blue shirt and jeans.

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