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The A-Team, NBC
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Used to watch this fairly regularly when I was a kid. I don't remember much about it specifically now, aside from the basic premise: there were four soldiers of fortune, led by Colonel Hannibal Smith (who had a catch phrase, "I love it when a plan comes together"). The other three were Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock (who was my favorite character; he was played by Dwight Schultz, who later had a recurring role as Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck (usually just called "Face"), and Sgt. B.A. Baracus (played by Mr. T, probably the most iconic character from the show). They were on the run from the military to which they used to belong, after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. (I suppose different military officers showed up occasionally in pursuit of them, but the main one I recall was Col. Decker.) But I'm not sure how often their pursuers actually appeared on the show; mainly, each week the team would help people who hired them to take care of problems, which generally involved a lot of fighting and gunfire. Also they had a pretty iconic black van with a red stripe on the sides. And I guess the theme music was fairly memorable. The one scene that I actually remember was in one episode when for some reason B.A. had been hypnotized to fall asleep when he heard the word "eclipse," and later during a gunfight, it happened when someone asked him to pass "the clips." LOL/groan/rolleyes. Anyway, I don't know what else to say about the show, but it was just really fun, and now the thought of it is nostalgic for me. Ah, the 80s....

Oh yes, and in 2010 there was a movie based on the show. I haven't seen it and I don't know whether I ever will.


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