Tuesday, June 29, 2004

No, I haven't forgotten my favorite tv show.......

I just haven't had time to watch any more episodes of the Season 1 DVD. So, here's a link to another A-Team fan site.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Getting Connected.........

I added a few links to various websites to the blog today. You'll find Stephen J. Cannell's website over there and Dirk Benedict's as well, along with a really good fan site.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Pros and Cons

I just watched this episode from my season 1 dvds and it is another great one. Who could ever forget Murdock's "Trashbags! I want some trashbags!" chants and the engineering marvel that grew out of them - hair dryers inflating the trashbags in some kind of hot air balloon escape vehicle and sending Hannibal and Murdock over the wall to freedom. This episode also included a performance by Meeno Peluce, whom I remember best as Jeffrey on the show Voyagers. Also, once again we see Face and Amy working a scam together. While I can't make up my mind who my favorite member of the team is, Amy holds a special place in my heart because she just walked right into their lives and held her own in all these jobs they had taken. Forget Lois Lane, all she ever did was get into trouble and yelled for Superman to save her. Amy can save herself. She's the reporter that all little girls should look up to.
The one thing that sticks out in this episode - why do all the criminals have to videotape themselves?

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

An A-Team Cartoon.....

A-Team: The Motion Picture (with some strange Star Wars references). I have to warn you though, some ewoks were killed in the making of this cartoon. I thought the ewoks were the cute furry little animal things? You can tell I don't watch much Star Wars. Oh, and Bo and Luke Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard make an appearance.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The Children Of Jamestown

I just watched this episode and I have to say it is one of my favorites. This is the first one hour episode of the series - the episode that aired right after the two hour series premiere and the first episode with Dirk Benedict as Face. It's one of my favorites because Face, Hannibal and BA had a very touching moment with Amy when they were all captured and they were trying to help Amy get past the idea that they might be killed by the bad guys. When BA looked her in the eyes and told her he wasn't going to let anything happen to her, that was just the sweetest thing. I would write more, but it's about to storm here and the electricity will probably go out.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Mexican Slayride

This is the first episode ever of the A-Team. It was a two hour series premiere that was aired after the Superbowl one year. The A-Team's success after the Superbowl launch was what convinced the networks that the Superbowl actually had a lot of power over the tv shows that aired around it. That's why Alias was aired after the Superbowl the last couple of years. ABC wanted to draw new viewers and up the ratings.

This episode introduced all the characters and after watching it last night, I am now convinced that Mr. T's acting ability is highly underrated. He was very convincing in his delivery. And he did more than what people generally remember him for - the "You crazy fool" and "I pity the fool" lines. I don't know how much debate there's been over which Face was better - Tim Dunigan or Dirk Benedict. It's hard to draw comparisons since Benedict had the role for so long. But I do think Dunigan played the role a little too sincere and goody-goody. Or maybe that's how the character was originally written and Face was changed over time to fit Benedict's natural talents. And I've seen some comments that suggest that George Peppard had taken a step down in his career when he accepted the role of Hannibal, but you know what? I think, after watching his performance in Mexican Slayride, that he loved the character of Hannibal and he enjoyed his work. There was a twinkle in his eye that you don't normally see in tv. He made it look like fun. I've had the good fortune of experiencing Peppard's acting prowess from watching Breakfast at Tiffany's, Damnation Alley, and then The A-Team and let me tell you, he only got better with each role. I've probably seen him in other movies as well, but those two were the biggest ones I remember. And what can I say about Dwight Schultz? The man's a genius and I love everything he does. Even when he played a killer in some made for tv movie with Jasmine Guy as a juror assigned to a murder trial. I didn't like for Schultz to play someone evil, but he's an actor and that's what he does. Melinda Cullea, also another really great actress, was a good choice for Amy Allen. She was convincing as a reporter. I remember her from an episode of ST: The Next Generation and it made me sad that she didn't stay with the A-Team for any longer than she did, no matter the reason she left (I understand there has been some discussion on that).

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

I GOT 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the Season 1 Dvds!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to watch them! In fact I might do that tonight. I hope there are extras on these. The package doesn't say.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004


Well, I know that my A-Team Season 1 dvd box set has been shipped but I don't know when I'll get it. Amazon is strange like that. I ordered a book and got it the day it was to be released, but the dvds aren't here and they were released today. I hope I get them before Friday, Friday being no mail day thanks to President Reagan's Funeral.

A cool trivia quiz website

Check out the A-Team Quizzes. I did rather well considering I haven't seen the episodes in years. I did better than average on all of them.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Gotta Love Quizilla!

Although I have to wonder if this is me. I didn't think my answers matched Hannibal.

You're Hannibal. You're an excellent leader.
Mostly, you're a people-watcher. You enjoy
people and like to do crazy things just to
watch their reactions. When you're left alone
too long, you start to worry. You also smoke
too much.

Which member of the A-Team are you?
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Beginning at the Beginning........

The first website I'm spotlighting today is the official website of Stephen J. Cannell, the creator of The A-Team. I believe he wrote some of the episodes and also created several other big TV hits, like: Wiseguy, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, The Greatest American Hero, The Rockford Files and many others. Cannell suffered from dyslexia early in life and has used his success to bring awareness to the problems many others who have this condition face daily. And in 1995, Cannell's first novel, The Plan, was published which was quickly followed by several others.

Sunday, June 06, 2004


Welcome to my tribute to my most favorite tv show of all time, The A-Team! Hopefully I will be posting my own personal reflections of the show, my favorite parts, my least favorite parts, etc. But what I really want to do is showcase some of the fanbased websites out there that are truly works of art. To see how involved these websites are is to really understand how well loved this show is and how much of an impact the show had on millions of people worldwide. So, come back often and maybe you'll get a mysterious summons to Mr. Lee's Chinese Laundry.

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