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#1 Posted on 4.4.14 1709.46
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I can't really explain the awesomeness of this episode - from the mock 1980's G.I. Joe ads that slowly morphed over time into surrealism, to the slow disintegration of the G.I. Joe - Cobra rivalry to Abed dressed as the wrong kind of Indian... Indian... this has to be one of the most creative episodes of television in a long, long time.

I would probably put this on par with 'Modern Warfare', but it might be even more ambitious because they nailed SO MUCH of both the GI Joe cartoons and the 1980s toy culture that it's hard to know where to start.

I think I need to watch it a dozen more times to pick up on all the references I missed. Just amazing...

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#2 Posted on 4.4.14 1819.24
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I grinned from ear to ear the whole time. Tight Ship: hottest cartoon character ever? Loved that Dan Harmon's character was perving on her.

The toy commercials were perfect. The original (or close approximation to original) G.I. Joe voice cast was fantastic.

This is not getting deleted from my DVR any time soon.
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#3 Posted on 4.4.14 2005.05
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    I grinned from ear to ear the whole time. Tight Ship: hottest cartoon character ever? Loved that Dan Harmon's character was perving on her.

    The toy commercials were perfect. The original (or close approximation to original) G.I. Joe voice cast was fantastic.

    This is not getting deleted from my DVR any time soon.

Watched it last night and again this morning before work. This was even better than the Venture Brothers' interpretation.

That PSA nailed it at the end too. I couldn't stop laughing.

I don't care if it's only my generation that "gets" this episode. I am so grateful this was made.
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#4 Posted on 4.4.14 2329.33
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Such an excellent episode.

It's great that Hasbro gave Dan Harmon permission to use G.I. Joe. Nice to see they had a sense of humor.

Duke and Flint's voice actors show up too. Lady Jaye's voice actress plays Scarlet.

The blond(?)-haired kid in the toy commercials is young Jeff, so it's interesting to see the climax with the kid and Wingman.

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I did a write-up about some of my favorite moments. For those who didn't see it, here's the PSA/tag serving a taste of awesomeness:

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#5 Posted on 5.4.14 0000.45
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Anyone else notice those single frames pop up, a la Fight Club?
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#6 Posted on 5.4.14 0705.32
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    Originally posted by theremin
    Anyone else notice those single frames pop up, a la Fight Club?


I caught those a couple times. I mostly liked the episode, but my biggest problem with it is that I was expecting (and hoping for) a more serious real-world situation. Jeff almost dieing was pretty good, but I wish they'd taken it a little further.
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#7 Posted on 5.4.14 1946.48
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I was one of about 300 people that got to work on this and didn't see the full thing until Thursday. I really liked a lot of the little touches that were put in there like when Cobra Commander was de-masked, and the voice actors they got.

The fact that something like this aired in prime time on NBC is really ballsy. Probably my favorite departure episode yet, because it was just so immersive and dedicated to the world that it threw itself into. Although, the claymation episode is still the gold standard.
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