G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

The BEST episodes of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Every episode of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!

G.I. Joe is the code name for America's daring highly trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. G.I. Joe was a successful cartoon based on the popular toy line created by Hasbro. The show ended in the 1980s, but the toy line continued until much later.

Last Updated: 8/12/2022Network: Syndication
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A Real American Hero (3): The Worms of Death
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#1 - A Real American Hero (3): The Worms of Death

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/14/1983

Snake Eyes returns home with the help of a wolf and a blind man. The Joes and Cobras battling for undersea elements must join forces to escape giant tubeworms on the ocean floor.

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A Real American Hero (4): Duel in the Devil's Cauldron
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#2 - A Real American Hero (4): Duel in the Devil's Cauldron

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/1983

G.I. Joe tries to throw off Cobra with a false surrender while mounting a mission to the Ring of Fire for the third element. Destro sabotages the operation but is pursued by Scarlett.

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

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/1983

Destro returns to Cobra base and seizes control of the operation from the Commander. The now-captured Scarlett and the slave girl organize a slave revolt. Duke's memories under sensory deprivation lead the Joes 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!

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An Officer and a Viperman
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#4 - An Officer and a Viperman

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 10/24/1990

Pathfinder, Ambush and Topside infiltrate a Cobra training camp when Cobra suddenly seems to know their every move...

A Real American Hero (2): Slave of the Cobra Master
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#5 - A Real American Hero (2): Slave of the Cobra Master

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/1983

The Joes travel to the arctic to retrieve rare minerals to fuel their MASS device, but Cobra ambushes them, and Snake Eyes is presumed dead. Duke manages to escape the Cobra base with the help of a slave girl, but he is injured and cannot remember the base's location.

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The Revenge of Cobra (3): The Palace of Doom
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#6 - The Revenge of Cobra (3): The Palace of Doom

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/12/1984

As Flint, Mutt, and Shipwreck return to Joe Headquarters, the Joes and Cobras head to the Island of No Return and the jungle Palace of Doom to retrieve parts of the weather dominator.

Jungle Trap
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#7 - Jungle Trap

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 9/27/1985

Cobra kidnaps scientist Dr. Shakur in order to harness the energy of Earth's core and cause volcanic eruptions, but the Joes work through a number of traps to raid Cobra's jungle base and destroy Cobra's newest weapon.

Operation Mind Menace
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#8 - Operation Mind Menace

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/15/1985

Flash, Airborne, and several other Joes discover that Cobra has amplified the psionic powers of some civilians for use as living weapons; one of the captives is Airborne's telekinetic brother.

Computer Complications
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#9 - Computer Complications

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/26/1986

When the Joes seek to recover a sample of anti-matter from a sunken ship, Zarana is sent to their headquarters to sabotage the operation. She and Mainframe discover they have feelings for each other. In the aftermath of a battle, the USS Flagg is sunk.

Sink the Montana
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#10 - Sink the Montana

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/29/1986

An aging admiral learns that his ship is to be scrapped, and he turns to Cobra for help. Cobra renders his ship impervious to electronic vessels, so G.I. Joe must use the two-hundred-year-old USS Constitution to defeat him.

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Let's Play Soldier
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#11 - Let's Play Soldier

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/30/1986

Cobra discovers an Asian tree sap that brainwashes people, and uses it to enslave the native population. Leatherneck must care for four orphans while the other Joes try to prevent Cobra from marketing the sap as chewing gum.

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Cobrathon
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#12 - Cobrathon

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/6/1986

Cobra stages a telethon to raise money for a computer virus that will bring down all the computer systems in the world, as the Joes try to rescue Sci Fi and Lifeline...

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The Rotten Egg
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#13 - The Rotten Egg

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/7/1986

Leatherneck attends graduation ceremonies at a new academy and discovers it run by former enemy Buck McCann, who is loyal to Cobra. Leatherneck must foil McCann's plan to destroy Parris Island Marine Academy.

Iceberg Goes South
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#14 - Iceberg Goes South

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/9/1986

The Joes visit an arctic region where Icebergs Girlfriend is collecting samples of animals tissue for her Uncles research at the Tropadome. Icebergs goes to the Trapadome only to be captured by Doctor Mindbenders new mutant animal army...

The Spy Who Rooked Me
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#15 - The Spy Who Rooked Me

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/13/1986

International superspy Matthew Burke volunteers his services in helping the Joes transport nerve gas to a safe facility.

My Brother's Keeper
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#16 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/15/1986

Sergeant Slaughter accompanies Sci-Fi to a science fiction convention, where Dr. Mindbender recruits a handicapped scientist to repair his latest weapon. Mindbender's false promises to enable the scientist to walk again lead him to walk all over his brother.

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Nightmare Assault
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#17 - Nightmare Assault

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 10/30/1986

All of the Joes are having nightmare involving a huge snake attacking them. At first they feel that it is due to the stress of the situation. As the nightmares continue, it begins to affect the Joes performance fighting Cobra. In fact, Cobra is controlling the Joes' dreams in an effort to disable them...

Not a Ghost of a Chance
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#18 - Not a Ghost of a Chance

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 11/13/1986

Lady Jaye and Hawk are on the tv show Twenty Questions (hosted by Hector Remerez(voice- Neil Ross)) debating with Cobra Comm, Serpentor and Dr. Mindbender whether or not Cobra shot down a prototype jet, the Ghost. Meanwhile, both Joe and Cobra forces search for the two pilots who ejected...

In the Presence of Mine Enemies
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#19 - In the Presence of Mine Enemies

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired 11/19/1986

Slipstream in his Conquest intercepts a Cobra message, which contains an important command code. A squadron of Night Raven are sent after him. He and one of the Night Ravens crash land on an remote island Cobra base. The Stratoviper, a lady named Raven, is injured and not very friendly towards Slipstream. But when BATs land on the island and start firing on both of them, the are forced to team up and enter the abandoned Cobra base, with Doctor Mindbender watching...

Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep
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#20 - Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/20/1986

The Joes are highly annoyed by Cross Country's country music are glad when his tape deck is destroyed during a Cobra battle. When his new tape deck is stolen back at HQ, he intends to find out what's going on and sets a trap. He spots a robotic rat stealing the tape deck and he follows it to a Cobra meeting of the Coil, a group against Serpentor lead by Cobra Commander...

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The Pyramid of Darkness (3): Three Cubes to Darkness
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#21 - The Pyramid of Darkness (3): Three Cubes to Darkness

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/18/1985

The Joes rush to prevent Cobra from planting its huge cubes as Shipwreck and Snake Eyes try to evade detection.

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A Real American Hero (1): The Cobra Strikes
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#22 - A Real American Hero (1): The Cobra Strikes

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/1983

Cobra seizes control of a new satellite for use with a new transportation device, and Duke is captured in the attempt. The G.I. Joe team learns that they must build their own device to defeat Cobra.

Directors: Dan Thompson
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The Revenge of Cobra (1): In the Cobra's Pit
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#23 - The Revenge of Cobra (1): In the Cobra's Pit

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/10/1984

A Cobra attack on a Joe convoy results in the capture of Duke and Snake Eyes and the theft of a laser core which Destro uses to power his new weapon, the Weather Dominator. Meanwhile, Cobra Commander is briefly captured but rescued by Zartan.

The Revenge of Cobra (2): The Vines of Evil
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#24 - The Revenge of Cobra (2): The Vines of Evil

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/11/1984

Flint and Mutt, stranded by the weather dominator, hire Shipwreck to ferry them out of Cobra territory. Meanwhile, the Joes develop an energy mirror to fight the dominator's attacks, but Destro smashes them with a hailstorm. During the battle, Destro's weapon breaks, and the three pieces scatter over the globe.

The Revenge of Cobra (4): Battle on the Roof of the World
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#25 - The Revenge of Cobra (4): Battle on the Roof of the World

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/13/1984

As G.I. Joe and Cobra race to retrieve the three parts, Zartan ensures that each side acquires one piece, and then steals the laser core at the Roof of the World.

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