G.I. Joe

1983 TV-Y7-FV 4 seasons

G.I. Joe

1983 TV-Y7-FV 4 seasons
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Fighting for freedom wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe and his fellow patriots storm their way through this animated series that drew inspiration from a line of popular action figures born in the 1960s.
Michael Bell, B.J. Ward, Arthur Burghardt, Chris Latta, Morgan Lofting, Marla Frumkin Scott, John Stephenson, Frank Welker, Libby Aubrey, Buster Jones, Peter Cullen, Rob Paulsen
  • SEASON  1.1
  • SEASON  1.2
  • SEASON  1.3
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1.1 (1983) - 4 discs

The cartoon series first hit the airwaves in 1983 and, in its three-year run, became a staple of Saturday morning television watching for a generation. G.I. Joe, the "real American hero," took on injustices and fought for freedom, directing his efforts in trying to infiltrate and destroy the Cobra organization. This series contains episodes from the first season and fond memories for anyone who coveted the action figure spin-offs.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y7-FV -
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic 1980s animated series consists of nearly nonstop fighting. The G.I. Joe team must constantly stop the evil Cobra organization from taking over the world, and combat seems to be the only way to stop them. There's no swearing, drinking, or sex, but the underlying message is that guns and fists are the best way to settle your differences. The series is based on the venerable line of G.I. Joe toys, so parents of young fans should expect plenty of demands for action figures.

Sexual Content

No sex or nudity, though there are a few chaste kisses and some flirting.


Almost nonstop combat, featuring gun fights, fistfights, jet fighters, tanks, battle robots, gladiator-style arena duels, and much more. Amazingly, though, for all the explosions and high-tech weaponry, none of the main characters ever gets even a scratch. ...


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Combat and violence are generally presented as the solution to every problem. Each episode does include a PSA at the end designed to teach kids everything from what to do when you're lost to why not to go swimming during a storm.


The entire series is based on the venerable line of G.I. Joe toys. Fans of the series are almost certain to clamor for G.I. Joe action figures.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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