Wednesday, June 2, 2010

80s Flashback-The A-Team

I used to love the A-Team. I can still remember the theme song to this day, I even made up words to the music only theme song. Okay, so the words were me repeating "the A-Team" over and over again along with the song, but you get the idea. I also loved the spoken word introduction "...and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."

It was an enjoyable show for a young person. It's a world where you could shoot machine guns and flip cars, yet no one got hurt. Face was my favorite, he was the con man. I didn't think he was handsome, I just liked the way he was tricky. My dad thought Howlin' Mad Murdock was funny, and Mr. T playing B.A. Baracas was the favorite of most of my classmates. This was my first introduction to George Peppard, I had no idea he had a career that included Breakfast at Tiffany's prior to this. They also had a girl character named Amy, but she didn't stick around long and truth be told I didn't really miss her, but I would ask my dad occasionally what happened to her.

I stopped watching in the second or third season. Even as a kid, it was too formulaic. The plot was the same, some person needed helped, they hired the A-Team, the A-Team got caught or goofed somehow, then B.A. would make some awesome machine gun tank or something similar and they won in the end. Throw in B.A.'s fear of flying and how they had to trick him or drug him and you had the show in a nutshell. It even included the classic 80's montage.

There's a move version of the A-Team coming up, which isn't surprising. It does stir up a sense of nostalgia, even though Hannibal is now being played by Liam Neeson. Face is way more handsome in the movie than he was on the show. I doubt I'll go see it, but if it starts with the same theme song that would be nice.


Sarah B. said...

I'll admit, I've never seen the TV series, but the previews for the movie look pretty awesome :)

nickandnessies said...

I love the A-Team and especially Mr. T! I'm not sure if I will see the new movie or not because I'm afraid it will ruin my memories of the show. I still haven't seen the Transformers or GI Joe movies for the same reason.