History Series / TheATeam

28th Jun '16 8:06:29 PM HeroGal2347
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* {{Novelization}}: There were ''ten'' books published in the 1980s; some (the first book (an adaptation of the pilot), ''When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?'', ''The Bend In The River'') were based on double-length episodes, others blended together two basically unrelated episodes (''Small But Deadly Wars'' welded "A Small And Deadly War" and "Black Day At Bad Rock," ''Old Scores To Settle'' used "Recipe For Heavy Bread" and "The Only Church In Town," ''Bullets, Bikinis And Bells'' was based on "Bullets And Bikinis" and "The Bells Of St. Mary's"). Only one book was based on one standard-length episode (''Death Vows'', based on "Till Death Do Us Part") and only one wasn't based on an episode at all - ''Operation Desert Sun: The Untold Story'', the sixth in the series and the last to be published in both the US and the UK (the rest were UK-only). For those keeping count, the other two were ''Ten Percent of Trouble'' ("Steel" and "The Maltese Cow") and ''Backwoods Menace'' ("Timber!" and "Children Of Jamestown").

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* {{Novelization}}: There were ''ten'' books published in the 1980s; some (the first book (an adaptation of the pilot), ''When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?'', ''The Bend In The River'') were based on double-length episodes, others blended together two basically unrelated episodes (''Small But Deadly Wars'' welded "A Small And Deadly War" and "Black Day At Bad Rock," ''Old Scores To Settle'' used "Recipe For Heavy Bread" and "The Only Church In Town," ''Bullets, Bikinis And Bells'' was based on "Bullets And Bikinis" and "The Bells Of St. Mary's"). Only one book was based on one standard-length episode (''Death Vows'', based on "Till Death Do Us Part") and only one wasn't based on an episode at all - ''Operation Desert Sun: The Untold Story'', the sixth in the series and the last to be published in both the US and the UK (the rest were UK-only). For those keeping count, the other two were ''Ten Percent of Trouble'' ("Steel" and "The Maltese Cow") and ''Backwoods Menace'' ("Timber!" ("[[Recap/TheATeamS3E5Timber Timber!]]" and "Children Of Jamestown").



*** One episode had Murdock discharged by his doctor, claiming he was never insane. Without his particular character trait, Murdock essentially spends the episode moping but acting reasonable. When he goes back to the hospital to gather his things, he finds out the doctor had gone insane and was releasing patients because of it. [[StatusQuoIsGod Murdock quickly and happily goes back into the insanity ward]].
** And doing so while doing a ham Richard Burton impersonation to boot!

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*** One episode had Murdock discharged by his doctor, claiming he was never insane. Without his particular character trait, Murdock essentially spends the episode moping but acting reasonable. When he goes back to the hospital to gather his things, he finds out the doctor had gone insane and was releasing patients because of it. [[StatusQuoIsGod Murdock quickly and happily goes back into the insanity ward]].
** And
ward]], doing so while doing a ham Richard Burton impersonation to boot!
24th Jun '16 4:05:40 PM HeroGal2347
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* AlwaysKnowaPilot: A large part of Howlin' Mad Murdock's usefulness to the team is that he can fly anything that Face can scam. This makes him very useful for transportation (though they have to work around B.A.'s fear of flying).
20th Jun '16 3:42:45 PM HeroGal2347
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* TemporarySubstitute: For a single episode in Season 3, Decker was replaced by Colonel Briggs, who was simply intended to be a one-off character when Decker's actor, [=Lance LeGault=], had a scheduling conflict. Briggs even mimicked all of Decker's mannerisms.

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* TemporarySubstitute: For a single episode in Season 3, In "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E4Fire Fire]]", Decker was replaced by Colonel Briggs, who was simply intended to be a one-off character when Decker's actor, [=Lance LeGault=], had a scheduling conflict. Briggs even mimicked all of Decker's mannerisms.
17th Jun '16 9:25:02 PM HeroGal2347
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%%* UndercoverAsLovers: Face and Amy in "The White Ballot".

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%%* UndercoverAsLovers: * UndercoverAsLovers:
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Face and Amy in "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E12TheWhiteBallot The White Ballot".Ballot]]". In order to complete Face's disguise as Joe Morgan, Hannibal has Amy masquerade as his new wife.
** In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E17PureDeePoison Pure-Dee Poison]]", Hannibal and Tawnia pose as a guy and a girl going out for a drink to get into one of the bars.
11th Jun '16 12:23:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* DiegeticSwitch: As the team decorates their own restaurant in an ATeamMontage in "The Big Squeeze", they bring in a piano, Faceman continues the background music on it, which starts again after he stops.

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* DiegeticSwitch: As the team decorates their own restaurant in an ATeamMontage in "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze", Squeeze]]", they bring in a piano, Faceman continues the background music on it, which starts again after he stops.
30th May '16 9:49:57 AM HeroGal2347
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* Garber from "[[Recap/TheATeams2E9TheresAlwaysACatch There's Always a Catch]]." Decker, who's made it clear he doesn't like Garber any more than Hannibal, has given him a chance to get away with no repercussions and ordered him to leave town. However, he can't resist stopping by to kill the Mayers and wreck their boat for causing him trouble.

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* ** Garber from "[[Recap/TheATeams2E9TheresAlwaysACatch There's Always a Catch]]." Decker, who's made it clear he doesn't like Garber any more than Hannibal, has given him a chance to get away with no repercussions and ordered him to leave town. However, he can't resist stopping by to kill the Mayers and wreck their boat for causing him trouble.
30th May '16 9:48:54 AM HeroGal2347
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* RevengeBeforeReason: General Chow in season 2 episode 2 "Recipe For Heavy Bread." He's one half of a highly profitable heroin smuggling operation, but he's willing to jeopardize the whole thing to get revenge on a cook who helped four prisoners escape from his POW camp ten years ago.

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* RevengeBeforeReason: RevengeBeforeReason:
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General Chow in season 2 episode 2 "Recipe "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe For Heavy Bread.Bread]]." He's one half of a highly profitable heroin smuggling operation, but he's willing to jeopardize the whole thing to get revenge on a cook who helped four prisoners escape from his POW camp ten years ago.ago.
* Garber from "[[Recap/TheATeams2E9TheresAlwaysACatch There's Always a Catch]]." Decker, who's made it clear he doesn't like Garber any more than Hannibal, has given him a chance to get away with no repercussions and ordered him to leave town. However, he can't resist stopping by to kill the Mayers and wreck their boat for causing him trouble.
29th May '16 8:03:00 PM HeroGal2347
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--->'''Murdock''': No kippers, no herring-bone tweed, no Rolls Royce petrol caps, ''no original pressings of "Hey Jude!!!"''\\

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--->'''Murdock''': No kippers, no herring-bone tweed, no Rolls Royce petrol caps, no meat pies, ''no original pressings of "Hey Jude!!!"''\\
25th May '16 1:51:50 PM HeroGal2347
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* VirtueIsWeakness: In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", Col. Decker talks about how having one man wounded will make the A-Team's ability crumble as they try to save their injured member. He's right that it hampers them, but it doesn't stop them. Given that the "virtue" in question is loyalty to their injured friend, it overlaps with a platonic version of LoveIsAWeakness.

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* VirtueIsWeakness: VirtueIsWeakness:
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In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", Col. Decker talks about how having one man wounded will make the A-Team's ability crumble as they try to save their injured member. He's right that it hampers them, but it doesn't stop them. Given that the "virtue" in question is loyalty to their injured friend, it overlaps with a platonic version of LoveIsAWeakness.
25th May '16 1:50:26 PM HeroGal2347
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* VirtueIsWeakness: In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", Col. Decker talks about how having one man wounded will make the A-Team's ability crumble as they try to save their injured member. He's right that it hampers them, but it doesn't stop them.

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* VirtueIsWeakness: In "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", Col. Decker talks about how having one man wounded will make the A-Team's ability crumble as they try to save their injured member. He's right that it hampers them, but it doesn't stop them. Given that the "virtue" in question is loyalty to their injured friend, it overlaps with a platonic version of LoveIsAWeakness.
--->'''Colonel Decker''': [The A-Team] think as one, feel as one, and act as one. But with a wounded man in their midst, they cease to be that. The good of the unit becomes the good of an individual. And that will be their undoing.
** It occurs again when Hannibal surrenders to him because Murdock is too weak to be moved. He remarks that Hannibal should have tried to shoot his way out, as he himself wasn't hurt.
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