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"Porkchop Sandwiches" Cut from G.I. Joe Game

"Oh **** Get the **** Out of Here!"

by Coop



After finally getting a chance to get some hands-on time with the new G.I. Joe game (check back for our impressions of the gameplay within the next couple of days), I talked to some of the developers a bit about the franchise's following. Inevitably, the fantastic G.I. Joe PSAs were brought up, and we began talking about the parody videos that accrued million of views across Youtube. Apparently they are bigger fans than you'd think, to the point where they had every voice actor contributing lines to record a "PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!" for use during the game.

Sadly, it was not meant to be. They ran it past Hasbro's legal department, who took issue with the phrase's inclusion and shot it down. They fought the fight, but it just couldn't happen. Apparently there are already some lawsuits going on involving the PSAs, and they didn't want to take a chance to harm their case. Understandable, but regrettable.

In case you're wondering, they were planning on using it like an exclamation. When characters would turn a corner and seen an enemy they might have yelled "PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!", which would have undoubtedly grabbed a smirk from just about anyone playing. Hell, if X-Men 3 got away with throwing in "I'm the Juggernaut, Bitch," there's no reason they shouldn't have been able to get this in.

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  • Makyo
    Makyo

    i'm confused. are people offended by sandwiches? by pork? by pork products IN sandwiches? it just... i don't get it.

  • Coop
    Coop

    The word offended wasn't mentioned once in this story.

  • 00.19
    00.19

    I think it has more to do with the fact that the internet video meme from which "porkchop sandwiches" originated isn't something Hasbro actually endorses. I think they may actually being in a legal dispute with the guy who made those videos...

  • TwoWeekRental
    TwoWeekRental

    Its not the guy that made the videos that's in legal dispute with Hasbro. He used clips from GI Joe that are owned by Hasbro. Hasbro using something that he created would completely defeat the purpose of pursing any legal action against him, assuming that's what the dispute is over.

    You can't use the work you're trying to claim fraud.

  • L34H
    L34H

    Lawsuits about the PSA's!? Thats very un-cool. They probably do not understand the fun comedy behind the videos. Are the creators of the original cartoon trying to sue them?

  • Raccoonacorn
    Raccoonacorn

    I'm not sure if I am more upset that the bastardized versions of my childhood heroes would have been screaming "PORKCHOP SANDWICHES", or the fact that Hasbro is totally trying to destroy some of the best internet videos of all time.

  • Nikkita
    Nikkita

    why do they hate fun?

  • Veggie Jackson
    Veggie Jackson

    "Detective. Did ya no going and you tell me do things, I don't run and..."

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