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A G.I. Joe Christmas

G.I. Joe: Cobra C.L.A.W.’s are Coming to Town

In traditional American fashion G.I. Joe gives a Christmas episode. Yet in the tradition of the show, this Christmas episode is rife with combat; Cobra’s up to their absurd world domination antics, even during the holidays. The episode begins with the G.I. Joe crew collecting presents for a patriotic holiday drive. Unfortunately, a wooden horse isn’t actually what it seems to be, creating yuletide woe for the generally flamboyant Joe’s. Continue reading

G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe, the children’s cartoon from the 1980s, has returned, appearing late at night on an obscure cable channel called Hub. I used to love this show as a child, buying the toys and the propaganda Hasbro was selling. Watching the show again, well over 20 years later, I still find it fun but for different reasons. Instead of seeing it as a fun, action-packed animated series, I perceive it as a highly unrealistic piece of propaganda – selling both ideology and cheap plastic toys.
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