History Fridge / TheATeam

16th Aug '17 12:38:27 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In the early Season 1 episodes of ''The A-Team'', it is established that Face, the A-Team's handsome and charming but [[TheBarnum unrepentant]] ConMan, was raised by Catholic priests in an orphanage after they found him when he was five years old. So you think, how did Face become a con man if he was most likely raised religious? Then you think about the tons of recent [[{{Shotacon}} allegations]] against Catholic priests and then you have to wonder: why isn't Face ''more'' messed up and/or does he have any repressed memories hidden in that pretty head of his? As with the ''Suite Life'' example, this had to be unintentional, but looking back, you just can't help but wonder once you think about it...

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* In the early Season 1 episodes of ''The A-Team'', it is established that Face, the A-Team's handsome and charming but [[TheBarnum unrepentant]] ConMan, was raised by Catholic priests in an orphanage after they found him when he was five years old. So you think, how did Face become a con man if he was most likely raised religious? Then you think about the tons of recent [[{{Shotacon}} [[PedophilePriest allegations]] against Catholic priests and then you have to wonder: why isn't Face ''more'' messed up and/or does he have any repressed memories hidden in that pretty head of his? As with the ''Suite Life'' example, this had to be unintentional, but looking back, you just can't help but wonder once you think about it...
12th Jul '17 9:22:26 AM CrowTR0bot
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* B.A. is afraid of flying--yet he is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the Special Forces, a war where American troops--especially the Special Forces--got around the country in helicopters.

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* B.A. is afraid of flying--yet he is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the Special Forces, a war where American troops--especially the Special Forces--got around the country in helicopters.helicopters.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe that's why he's afraid of flying]].
24th Mar '17 10:46:52 AM BabyM
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** "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E11Steel Steel]]" similarly featured no involvement from the authorities even though the week's villain was a construction contractor who was actually blowing up a public construction site and actively threatening a rival company from working the city's job. Presumably the city would just get the guy ''arrested'' to avoid losing any more money to him.

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** "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E11Steel Steel]]" similarly featured no involvement from the authorities even though the week's villain was a construction contractor who was actually blowing up a public construction site and actively threatening a rival company from working the city's job. Presumably the city would just get the guy ''arrested'' to avoid losing any more money to him.him.
* B.A. is afraid of flying--yet he is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the Special Forces, a war where American troops--especially the Special Forces--got around the country in helicopters.
11th Mar '17 6:22:35 PM HeroGal2347
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* Quite a good one - Murdock's sanity (or lack thereof) was always a point of contention. However, no matter which side of the fence you fall on, it's fairly evident the guy has genuine problems. He does "get better" over the course of the series (although quite obviously still a freewheeling maverick) with the two major crossing points being his breakthrough with Richter in "The Doctor is Out" and after the events of "The Sound of Thunder". Strange but true - watch the character development.

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* Quite a good one - Murdock's sanity (or lack thereof) was always a point of contention. However, no matter which side of the fence you fall on, it's fairly evident the guy has genuine problems. He does "get better" over the course of the series (although quite obviously still a freewheeling maverick) with the two major crossing points being his breakthrough with Richter in "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E11TheDoctorIsOut The Doctor is Out" Out]]" and after the events of "The Sound of Thunder". Strange but true - watch the character development.
15th Jul '16 3:23:52 PM HeroGal2347
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* One potential explanation for Face's awkwardness when he realizes [[DisabledLoveInterest Lisa]] is blind after almost kissing her in "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E21WasteEm Waste 'Em!]]" relates to the fact that he has scruples against forcing a woman. A sighted woman can tell when Face is trying to kiss her, but a blind woman couldn't and would not be able to communicate whether she was okay with it.

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* One potential explanation for Face's awkwardness when he realizes [[DisabledLoveInterest Lisa]] is blind after almost kissing her in "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E21WasteEm Waste 'Em!]]" relates to the fact that he has scruples against forcing a woman. A sighted woman can tell when Face is trying to kiss her, but a blind woman couldn't couldn't, so he could have accidentally kissed her without being aware that she wasn't aware and would had not be able to communicate whether she was okay with it.given (at least) implicit consent.
15th Jul '16 3:22:39 PM HeroGal2347
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* One potential explanation for Face's awkwardness when he realizes [[DisabledLoveInterest Lisa]] is blind after almost kissing her in "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E21WasteEm Waste 'Em!]]" relates to the fact that he has scruples against forcing a woman. A sighted woman can tell when Face is trying to kiss her, but a blind woman couldn't and would not be able to communicate whether she was okay with it.
17th May '16 12:27:13 PM HeroGal2347
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* More about Face: the series demonstrates multiple times that he doesn't really like the adventures the team is forced to go on as much as the others, and also that he has major commitment issues related to everybody he's relied on in his life abandoning him, either by walking out or by dying. Is some of his dislike of these missions because he's afraid of losing his friends in the same way?

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* More about Face: the series demonstrates multiple times that he doesn't really like the adventures the team is forced to go on as much as the others, and also that he has major commitment issues related to everybody he's relied on in his life abandoning him, either by walking out disappearance (e.g., his father or by dying.Leslie Backtall) or death (e.g., a lot of his fellow soldiers in Vietnam). Is some of his dislike of these missions because he's afraid of losing his friends in the same way?



* Usually the show can handwave the odd lack of help from the authorities for any given week's client with a quick line of dialog establishing them as being bought off or something, but sometimes they forget. For example, in "The Taxicab Wars," Michael Ironside's ''evil'' cab company is actively sabotaging, vandalizing, and threatening Ernie Hudson's cab company, including ''blowing up their cabs''. This happens due to Ironside's company retaliating for...Hudson's company reporting him to the taxicab commission for drug dealing and rigging rates. The episode never addresses why Hudson cannot A) report them ''again'' or B) just call the police, thus making the A-Team's involvement rather strange.
** "Steel" similarly featured no involvement from the authorities even though the week's villain was a construction contractor who was actually blowing up a public construction site and actively threatening a rival company from working the city's job. Presumably the city would just get the guy ''arrested'' to avoid losing any more money to him.

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* Usually the show can handwave the odd lack of help from the authorities for any given week's client with a quick line of dialog establishing them as being bought off or something, but sometimes they forget. For example, in "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E7TheTaxicabWars The Taxicab Wars," Wars]]," Michael Ironside's ''evil'' cab company is actively sabotaging, vandalizing, and threatening Ernie Hudson's cab company, including ''blowing up their cabs''. This happens due to Ironside's company retaliating for...Hudson's company reporting him to the taxicab commission for drug dealing and rigging rates. The episode never addresses why Hudson cannot A) report them ''again'' or B) just call the police, thus making the A-Team's involvement rather strange.
** "Steel" "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E11Steel Steel]]" similarly featured no involvement from the authorities even though the week's villain was a construction contractor who was actually blowing up a public construction site and actively threatening a rival company from working the city's job. Presumably the city would just get the guy ''arrested'' to avoid losing any more money to him.
30th Apr '16 2:53:59 PM HeroGal2347
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* More about Face: the series demonstrates multiple times that he doesn't really like the adventures the team is forced to go on as much as the others, and also that he has major commitment issues related to everybody he's relied on in his life abandoning him, either by walking out or by dying. Is some of his dislike of these missions because he's afraid of losing his friends in the same way?
30th Apr '16 2:51:20 PM HeroGal2347
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* In "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E8TheOutOfTowners The Out-of-Towners]]", Face asks Amy if she told the other team members that their clients were having second thoughts. Amy admits that she didn't. Given the way she describes the shopkeepers' problems while attempting to get them to go through with it anyway, she probably didn't call them on purpose, so that they'd already be there by the time they learned and would do the job.
24th Apr '16 9:54:13 PM HeroGal2347
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* Why do the A-Team never hit anyone, despite being trained soldiers? ''Because they're deliberately missing''. They're already wanted for war crimes & breaking out of prison, adding several counts of murder to that wouldn't be a good idea.
* In "The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing", Murdock is found sane by his doctor, who says Murdock is "just as sane as [he is]". [[spoiler: His doctor is later revealed to be insane, and Murdock's release from the VA is overturned.]]
* Quite a good one for ''Series/TheATeam'' of all things - Murdock's sanity (or lack thereof) was always a point of contention. However, no matter which side of the fence you fall on, it's fairly evident the guy has genuine problems. He does "get better" over the course of the series (although quite obviously still a freewheeling maverick) with the two major crossing points being his breakthrough with Richter in "The Doctor is Out" and after the events of "The Sound of Thunder". Strange but true - watch the character development.
** There's also the unspoken idea that they ALL came back from Vietnam damaged - BA's childhood dislike of flying became crippling aerophobia, the maverick Hannibal became a reckless adrenaline junkie - Face is pretty much the only one who came back sane.
*** I disagree. Even Face was damaged by 'Nam. He already had trust and commitment issues because of his childhood. In the Army you ''have'' to trust your comrades. Your lives--and theirs--depend on it. Face, who would have only been about 19 at the time, probably saw a lot of people he had started to become friends with die in battle or in the death camp. Suddenly those childhood trust issues got a lot worse. He became afraid to get too close to anyone for fear of losing them. And even though he trusts the rest of the team more than anyone else, you can sometimes see him pull back a bit even from them.
* Murdock has proven on multiple occasions that he's quite capable of busting himself out of the VA. So why does he almost always wait for Face to come and scam him out? Because it's ''fun''. There's really no other reason for it other than the fact that it's just more fun that way.

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* Why do the A-Team never hit anyone, despite being trained soldiers? ''Because they're deliberately missing''. They're already wanted for war crimes & and breaking out of prison, prison; adding several counts of murder to that wouldn't be a good idea.
* In "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E13TheBeastFromTheBellyOfABoeing The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing", Boeing]]", Murdock is found sane by his doctor, who says Murdock is "just as sane as [he is]". [[spoiler: His doctor is later revealed to be insane, and Murdock's release from the VA is overturned.]]
* Quite a good one for ''Series/TheATeam'' of all things - Murdock's sanity (or lack thereof) was always a point of contention. However, no matter which side of the fence you fall on, it's fairly evident the guy has genuine problems. He does "get better" over the course of the series (although quite obviously still a freewheeling maverick) with the two major crossing points being his breakthrough with Richter in "The Doctor is Out" and after the events of "The Sound of Thunder". Strange but true - watch the character development.
** There's also the unspoken idea that they ALL came back from Vietnam damaged - BA's childhood dislike of flying became crippling aerophobia, the maverick Hannibal became a reckless adrenaline junkie - Face is pretty much the only one junkie, and Face, who came back sane.
*** I disagree. Even Face was damaged by 'Nam. He
already had trust and commitment issues because of his childhood. In the Army you ''have'' childhood, was forced to trust your comrades. Your lives--and theirs--depend on it. Face, who would have only been about 19 at the time, probably saw (and then to ''lose'') a lot number of people he had started to become friends with die in battle or in the death camp. Suddenly those childhood trust people, thus exacerbating his issues got a lot worse. He became afraid to get too close to anyone for fear of losing them. And the degree where he even though he trusts the rest of the team more than anyone else, you can sometimes see him pull pulls back a bit even from them.
his teammates sometimes.
* Murdock has proven on multiple occasions that he's quite capable of busting himself out of the VA. So why does he almost always wait for Face to come and scam him out? Because it's ''fun''. There's really no other reason for it other than the fact that it's just more fun that way.
way. Some people wait for their friends to come over so they can play video games or harass their older/younger siblings -- Murdock waits for Face to come over so they can do improv on the guards.
* In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E21DeadlyManuevers Deadly Manuevers]]", Hannibal's method of keeping his men in top shape may seem a little like something you'd expect from a DrillSergeantNasty, but even this hard training might be a manifestation of Hannibal's protective and father-like attitude towards the others. While they often don't act like it, the work the team does is dangerous, and (as shown in "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E6BlackDayAtBadRock Black Day at Bad Rock]]") if one of them gets lax even for a moment during a mission, he could die, or one of the other team members (or the client) could die.
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