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#17 — Sloppy Thirds?
I pretty much love every episode of the Sunbow GI Joe cartoon. Sometimes I love them because they are goofy and insane. Other times I love them because they are straight up awesome. The “Worlds Without End” two-parter was one of the awesome ones. In it, a group of GI Joes get trapped into an alternate dimension where Cobra has taken over the world and all of the Joes are dead (Steeler and Grunt even see the burnt-out skeletons of their dimensional counterparts — an image that was burned into my grey matter as a 6 year old…). At the end of the episodes, the Joes find a way back to their own dimension, but Steeler, Grunt and Clutch decide to stay behind and lead a revolution against Cobra. They stay behind and we never see them again. It’s an ending that I’ve never forgotten and haven’t seen on another show to this day.
The context of this joke come from the fact that in this dimension, the Baroness is secretly a part of the resistance and in love with Steeler (the guy in the goofy helmet). I guess the other thing to know is that Flint and Lady Jaye are a couple and, in other episodes, the Baroness tends to flirt with Flint… I guess this is one of my more esoteric strips…
Now you know!