G.I. Joe (TV Series 1985–1986) Poster



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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra (1984) (TV Mini-Series)

Followed by 

G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) (Video)
G.I. Joe: Operation Dragonfire (1989) (TV Mini-Series)
G.I. Joe (1990) (TV Series)
G.I. Joe Extreme (1995) (TV Series)
G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009) (TV Series)
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010) (TV Series)

Version of 

G.I. Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (2003) (TV Movie)
G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 (2005) (TV Series)


G.I. Joe Extreme (1995) (TV Series)
S.K.A.R. is the enemy instead of C.O.B.R.A.

Referenced in 

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
"G.I. Joe" toys can be seen on the shelf when Billie Jean goes shopping.
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Louis plays with "G.I. Joe" toys and wears a helmet with a "G.I. Joe" sticker on it.
The Transformers: Only Human (1986) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander appears, references to Synthoids
Big (1988)
Paul makes a reference to "G.I. Joe" toys at the office party.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Pilot (1990) (TV Episode)
Larry's brother says that he wants to play with "G.I. Joe" toys with Larry.
Acropolis Now: Ms Acropolis (1990) (TV Episode)
Effie tells Jim she knows he sleeps with his G.I. Joe doll.
Falling Down (1993)
Sandra says Foster is dressed like G.I. Joe
The Tommyknockers (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Hilly promises to give Davey some of his "G.I. Joe" toys if he helps him with a magic trick.
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) (Video)
"Just the thing that drove G.I. Joe insane!"
The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) (TV Episode)
One of Stacy's ex-husbands is G.I. Joe.
Puppet Master 5 (1994) (Video)
Ron O'Neal's character mentions this at the beginning of the film.
Beanstalk (1994)
The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) (TV Episode)
Bart calls one of the U.S. Embassy guards "G.I. Joe".
Weird Science: Earth Boys Are Easy (1995) (TV Episode)
Chett refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Crow: G.I. Joe Action Set. Nerdy Joe not included.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Casper vs. the Ultimate Fanboy/Field of Screams (1996) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander seen in "Casper vs. The Ultimate Fanboy."
Teen Angel: Living Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Cindi refers to G.I. Joe.
Homicide: Life on the Street: The Same Coin (1999) (TV Episode)
Munch sarcastically refers to Gharty as "G.I. Joe."
Big Daddy (1999)
Julian says that "initiating the conversation is half the battle", a parody of the "now I know" "and knowing is half the battle" speech that ended GI Joe's PSAs.
Popular: Hope in a Jar (2000) (TV Episode)
The gang's teacher mentions the show.
Big Wolf on Campus: Imaginary Fiend (2000) (TV Episode)
As a child, Merton had a Cobra Commander water gun.
A Kind of America (2002)
mentioned in dialog
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander mentioned on 'Extreme Wedding'
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
In the conclusion of the movie, when Sally is choreographing actors on Dickie's show, one of the actors is Dustin Diamond, who is wearing a "G.I.Joe" t-shirt
Pizza: The Movie (2004)
When in the ninja outfits, Kevin refers to Barry as the G.I. Joe character "Stormshadow" (cobra's ninja operative) in the line "So what exactly is our mission there, Stormshadow?"
Robot Chicken: S&M Present (2005) (TV Episode)
Fatone fights Storm Shadow
Mobsters and Mormons (2005)
Gina says, "You look like Darth Vader and G.I. Joe had a kid."
Family Guy: PTV (2005) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander runs the FCC
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (TV Special)
Referenced in the "Belated Black History Moment"
Drive Thru (2007)
Character is referenced.
Juno (2007)
Storm Shadow action figure is seen in Mark's room
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander is one of the Imaginationland villains in this episode.
Crash: Mind Over Mutant (2008) (Video Game)
After N. Gin explains his plot to Crash and Aku Aku, he proclaims that he's "gonna be like Serpentor."
Nostalgia Critic: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic refers to the villains as G.I. Joe action figures.
Robot Chicken: I Love Her (2009) (TV Episode)
Gyro-Robo makes a few mentions of G.I. Joe characters
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.91 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
Atop the Fourth Wall: Sultry Teenage Super-Foxes #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"And knowing his half the battle."
Nostalgia Critic: Captain America (2009) (TV Episode)
"These guys couldn't beat Cobra"
Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) (TV Episode)
Duke is in the Robot Chicken universe.
Family Guy: Big Man on Hippocampus (2010) (TV Episode)
Stewie tells Peter, who has amnesia. that he and Brian are called Tomax and Xamot and demonstrates how when one of them gets hurt its the other who feels it (although on "G. I. Joe", if Tomax or Xamot got hurt they BOTH felt it).
Family Guy: April in Quahog (2010) (TV Episode)
Stewie plays with a toy replica of Destro from this show
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: Cockfight (2010) (TV Episode)
The "Knowing is half the battle" line is mentioned.
Smallville: Icarus (2010) (TV Episode)
Lois refers to the series.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Gulliver refers to the dead pilot as "Top Gun G.I. Joe."
Robot Chicken: Malcolm X: Fully Loaded (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander attends the self-help seminar.
Mad: Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) (TV Episode)
The characters from this series appear in the Cobra skit.
Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) (TV Episode)
"Cheese it, it's Sergeant Slaughter!"
Good Bad Flicks: Masters of the Universe (2011) (TV Episode)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (2012) (Video Game)
"And knowing is half the battle!"
American Dad!: Toy Whorey (2012) (TV Episode)
Toys of characters seen.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain Electron #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"The guy is dressed like an orange Cobra Commander."
The Goldbergs: Mini Murray (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam has a sleeping bag with a G.I. Joe theme
The Goldbergs: Stop Arguing & Start Thanking (2013) (TV Episode)
A G.I. Joe action figure is shown in its box
Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander is on a "Mt. Rushmore of Childhood Villains"
Girls: Only Child (2014) (TV Episode)
Caroline calls Adam "GI Joe".
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: La Conquista (2014) (TV Episode)
Black man called Roadblock
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, you could've promoted G.I. Joe, Tron or He-Man."
Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Mentioned as the scale adopted for TMNT toys.
The Goldbergs: The Darryl Dawkins Dance (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator.
The Goldbergs: Happy Mom, Happy Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Real footage showing toys in a store shown at beginning.
The Flash: The Fury of Firestorm (2015) (TV Episode)
Barry says, "Yo, Joe."
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Walks Into a Bar! (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kimmy
Marauders (2016)
Title mentioned.
This Is Us: The Big Three (2016) (TV Episode)
GI Joe lunchbox
Honest Trailers: Suicide Squad (2016) (TV Episode)
'G.I. Blows'
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Tony Gonzalez's character is jokingly referred to this title character by Xander.
Jealous Gods (2017)
Knowledge is stated to be "half the battle."
The Toys That Made Us: Transformers (2018) (TV Episode)
A comic book based on the TV show is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Fox Kids (2018) (TV Episode)
A hit show from Marvel Productions
Will & Grace: Tex and the City (2018) (TV Episode)
Will used to play with the toys as a kid.
My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever (2018) (TV Short)
Discord and Rainbow Dash briefly appear dressed as Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Killer Fish (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "It's like Guy Pearce and Shipwreck from 'G.I. Joe' had a kid."
The Cinema Snob: The Berenstain Bears' Easter Surprise (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and an image is shown.
Cobra Kai: Lull (2019) (TV Episode)
Stingray wears the Cobra symbol on the back of his jacket.

Featured in 

Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
Number 6 Spot.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Hottest Animated Women (2008) (TV Episode)
The Baroness in the number 10 spot
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows (2008) (TV Episode)
Ranked at #7.
Nostalgia Critic: Howard the Duck (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown after The Nostalgia Critic says Jenning's altered voice sounds like Cobra Commander.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The California Raisins 3-D #2 (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme is briefly heard
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: The Karate Kid (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobra makes a cameo
Movie Nights: Subspecies III (2012) (TV Episode)
theme plays
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr. T #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme is played
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s (2012) (TV Episode)
"G.I. Joe" is #3.
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
This show is targeted by Gary and Phil for being too violent.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Cartoon Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander and Company are #2.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Christopher H. Andersen looks at G.I. Joe toys in the segment 'Legetøjszonen' + clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Theme Songs (2014) (TV Episode)
"G.I. Joe" is #5.
Anime Abandon: Battle Arena Toshinden (2014) (TV Episode)
a clip of the intro plays
The Goldbergs: The Darryl Dawkins Dance (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam watches it on TV.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Andrew Rannells/Lupe Fiasco (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of Doc voiced by Ice T
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 TV Show Intros (2015) (TV Episode)
intro clip shown
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
clip shown when discussing modern children's programming

Spoofed in 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Curse of the Evil Eye (1988) (TV Episode)
Army soldiers looked more like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Small Soldiers (1998)
The Commando Elites are a parody of G.I. Joe & his crew
Robot Chicken: Toyz in the Hood (2005) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander and Flint in traffic
Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) (TV Episode)
Flint appears to deliver a public service announcement on the dangers of alcohol.
Robot Chicken: Toy Meets Girl (2005) (TV Episode)
Destro, COBRA Commander and Shipwreck appear in a sketch.
Robot Chicken: Joint Point (2005) (TV Episode)
The original British "The Office" takes place at Cobra headquarters.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
The Cheat Commandos are a parody of G.I. Joe
Robot Chicken: A Day at the Circus (2006) (TV Episode)
pranks on Snow Job
Robot Chicken: More Blood, More Chocolate (2007) (TV Episode)
Inside the Battlefield looks back on G.I. Joe's epic battle against Cobra for the Weather Dominator
Family Guy: Back to the Woods (2008) (TV Episode)
Peter and his friends watch a spoof called "G.I. Jose" (presumably starring Mexicans in the main roles). Specifically, the ending public service announcement (where one of the characters gives a safety tip to youths) is screened.
The Venture Bros.: The Invisible Hand of Fate (2008) (TV Episode)
The OSI intro is a parody of the 1980's G. I. Joe cartoon opening.
Robot Chicken: PS: Yes, in That Way (2009) (TV Episode)
Someone named Calvin tries out for G.I. Joe, only to be ridiculed and named Fumbles, so he joins with Cobra.
Robot Chicken: The Ramblings of Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
Junkyard meets a horrible fate and is inscribed on the Wall of Heroes.
Robot Chicken: Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry (2009) (TV Episode)
Cobra and his henchmen order at a drive-thru
Robot Chicken: Especially the Animal Keith Crofford (2009) (TV Episode)
New "G.I. Joe" character "Fumbles" defects to Cobra.
The Venture Bros.: Pinstripes and Poltergeists (2009) (TV Episode)
Brock's comrade ShoreLeave spoofs the character Shipwreck from the 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon
Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Cobra gets into the holiday spirit.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (2010) (TV Movie)
Palpatine says, "Now I know, which is exactly zero percent of the battle!"
Robot Chicken: Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The army has gone to the dogs - and various other animals
Robot Chicken: Schindler's Bucket List (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander is roasted by the members of Cobra.
Robot Chicken: Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack (2011) (TV Episode)
Cobra Commander chooses a new health plan for Cobra.
Superjail!: Lord Stingray Crash Party (2011) (TV Episode)
Stars n Stripes parodies this show.
Family Guy: Amish Guy (2011) (TV Episode)
cutaway gag
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Main spoof of the game: Commander Hood, a parody of Cobra Commander, is the main enemy; same font from the title used everywhere in the game; spoofs of "Knowing is half the battle", etc.
Robot Chicken: Executed by the State (2012) (TV Episode)
G.I. Joe and Cobra come to a realization about their situation.
Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit (2013) (TV Episode)
The "G.I. Zapp" segment is a parody of G.I. Joe
Community: G.I. Jeff (2014) (TV Episode)
The episode is a hallucination by Jeff Winger that he is in the G.I. Joe cartoon series.
Robot Chicken: G.I. Jogurt (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Robot Chicken: Up, Up, and Buffet (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Robot Chicken: Panthropologie (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit "G.I. Drone"
Robot Chicken: The Hobbit: There and Bennigan's (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Kung Fury (2015) (Short)
Animated sequence reminiscent of this series.
Tosh.0: Pixee Fox (2016) (TV Episode)
Parodied with Tosh

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