I’ve never been clear on what getting the “key to the city” entails, but I do know that giving it to notorious terrorist and master criminal Cobra Commander probably isn’t a great idea. What if he steals the city?? Concerns like this didn’t stop J. Michael Houston, mayor of Springfield, IL, from doing just that in honor of a G.I. Joe convention to be in town next month.
Why was Cobra Commander chosen as the emissary for the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention? Probably for a little bit of that viral video juice that you’re seeing in action in articles like this one, but that seems like a small reward for giving a notorious supervillain such a prominent spotlight. But what do I know? I’m not a mayor.
Anyway, you can see Cobra Commander popping up everywhere in Springfield in the video below (must be that key to the city in action), and for more on the upcoming International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention, check out its official site here.
Here’s the video: