Cobra purchases a dude ranch through one of its dummy corporations, intending to control a nearby solar power station. G.I. Joe travels to the ranch to flush out the Cobras.



Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilians
  • Ma Joad (12)
  • Mary Belle (14)
  • Pa Joad (13)

Featured Vehicles & Equipment

G.I. Joe Cobra Civilian
  • Cadillac
  • Solar satellite


"Great. That was the only door, shellbrain."
"I'll make another."
[blasts out wall]

--Alpine and Bazooka discussing how to escape from the Cobra installation.

"That Texas tease ... "Call me Mary Belle"... Jezebel's more like it"

-- Lady Jaye gets a little catty.

"You know, I think those bums set us up!"

-- Alpine, after he and Bazooka are attacked by a bull and he spots the ranch-hands (actually the Dreadnoks in disguise) ride away laughing their heads off.


Animation and technical errors

  • While in the M.O.B.A.T., Flint is wearing a green shirt. It changes back to black in subsequent scenes.
  • Destro's gauntlets are animated with thumbnails as he closely examines the control chip.
  • When the Dreadnoks burst from the barn, they are followed by Destro and Baroness, who are driving an A.W.E. Striker! The A.W.E. Striker is changed to a Stinger thereafter.
  • At the end of the episode, Wild Bill climbs up to the top of Joe HQ while wearing his civilian duds. In the next shot he is wearing his blue and orange fatigues.

Continuity errors

  • When they approach the alleged Cobra ranch, Lady Jaye explains that the big antenna dishes they are passing are a solar power station. Then she states that if they fell into the wrong hands the antennas could be used to fry a city. So... wouldn't it make more sense to concentrate on the solar power station as a possible Cobra target instead of wasting time on the dude ranch?
  • Wild Bill is visible - in uniform - charging the ranch house with the rest of the Joe reinforcements. He should be out rounding up the stampede.

Miscellaneous trivia

  • At the dude ranch, Wild Bill introduces himself as "Bill Austin" and Lady Jaye as his sister "Jane," possibly referring to author Jane Austen.
  • Damn, but The Baroness looks good in a halter top.

Real world references

  • Cobra Commander destroys the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco!
  • The Commander also mentions NASA having developed the solar power satellite.
  • The family's name, Joad, comes from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.



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