Yes, this episode does age the show a bit. An 80’s hair band?
So, Cobra Commander is completely broke and needs money fast. I guess Cobra got caught up in inside trading and his organization is paying the price for it. So, Cobra has to slum it and make backhand deals in order to make a new band called Cold Slither with the Dreadnoks.
I enjoyed seeing Shipwreck and few others under “the spell of Cobra”. The writers had a field day with the people under the spell acting high.
The story is more than a little goofy, but it has that 80s charm. It gets even dumber when the GI Joes picks up their instruments and start singing at the end. The animations and character models take a bit of nosedive in a few places, which brings the episodes down a bit.
Is this how the record industry fools the American youth into believing Lady Gaga and Kesha are good? Someone needs to look into this.
-They brought this song back a few times in later episodes in GI Joe.
-I love the fact the Twins attempt to sell their old Cobra base to other terrorist. Try to spot all the real life people these characters are based on at the 3:17 mark of part one.
-Cobra Commander has to deal with mobsters: I thought that was rather amusing too. The short mobster has to be a nod to the Scarface/Ventriloquist Batman villain.
-This song has also showed up in a number of Transformers episodes too! Jazz and Blaster have played the song a few occasions. This is another Transformers/GI Joe connection, which means they share the same universe.
-I strangely find the women of GJ Joe in groupie outfits very appealing. Yes, this happens in the episode.
Make sure to read this review on the episode too. The writer does a better job covering the episode than me.