Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yo Joe!

Slate is on a roll with this summer movies section. The newest treasure is a look back at the G.I. Joe cartoon series of my childhood. The topic is the fact that no one ever dies in the show despite the fact that 75% of each episode is spent with Joes and Cobras trying to kill eachother.

The slide show contains 8 pieces of video about the improbable escapes of each side. There is also a lot of great commentary like this:

Joes who are shot down also have an uncanny ability to parachute directly into an enemy's aircraft and start punching the pilot in the face.
Check it out, especially if you're a child of the eighties.

1 comment:

Brian Rules the World said...

The cartoon used to bother me when I was a kid because everyone had guns, but Duke would jump out of his tank and start punching people. also, Cobra Commander would have these awesome, intricate plots and somehow, someway, GI Joe would foil all of them. It really used to bother me a lot...

 

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