History Trivia / TheATeam

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* TroubledProduction: It didn't start out as one, but it sure flamed into one in a hurry. For starters, George Peppard, who had a reputation for being notoriously moody, made clear that he (and the other stars, with the exception of Dwight Schultz) did not want Melinda Culea (or any female) to be added as full on team members. Then, budgets were cut and scripts would be handed out with varying degrees of completeness. Finally, with ratings tanking, relations between Peppard and Creator/MrT grew so toxic that producers hired Peppard's friend, RobertVaughn to try and smooth things over. It didn't work and the show was cancelled. T and Peppard eventually buried the hatchet before Peppard's death.
15th Sep '16 3:43:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** There was also George Peppard's allusion to his role as Series/{{Banacek}}, where he played a similar role, by having Hannibal spout even more [[IceCreamKoan off kilter words of wisdom]] in "Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze".

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** There was also George Peppard's allusion to his role as Series/{{Banacek}}, where he played a similar role, by having Hannibal spout even more [[IceCreamKoan off kilter words of wisdom]] in "Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze"."[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze]]".



** While other details are different, the season 2 episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe For Heavy Bread]]" and the season 4 episode "Recap/TheATeamS4E9MindGames" bear many similarities. The villains are both [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Viet Cong]] war criminals turned mob bosses, both named General Chow (despite being separate characters), and the plot of both episodes revolves around the team trying to trick this elusive General Chow into revealing himself so he can be taken down.
** Season 3's " Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat" and season 4's "Judgment Day" also share similar aspects, namely both episodes involve mobsters kidnapping the daughter of a character played by Dana Elcar, in order to manipulate a court decision. Like the above example, they did at least have the decency to change other details.
** Season 1's "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E8TheOutOfTowners The Out-Of-Towners]]" and season 3's "Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze" are both about the team being called in to fight off a mob running a protection racket, but when they arrive the shop owners being extorted tell them to go away, so they open their own fake shop in order to attract the mob's attention.

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** While other details are different, the season 2 episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe For Heavy Bread]]" and the season 4 episode "Recap/TheATeamS4E9MindGames" "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E9MindGames Mind Games]]" bear many similarities. The villains are both [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Viet Cong]] war criminals turned mob bosses, both named General Chow (despite being separate characters), and the plot of both episodes revolves around the team trying to trick this elusive General Chow into revealing himself so he can be taken down.
** Season 3's " Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat" "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat Double Heat]]" and season 4's "Judgment Day" also share similar aspects, namely both episodes involve mobsters kidnapping the daughter of a character played by Dana Elcar, in order to manipulate a court decision. Like the above example, they did at least have the decency to change other details.
** Season 1's "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E8TheOutOfTowners The Out-Of-Towners]]" and season 3's "Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze" "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze]]" are both about the team being called in to fight off a mob running a protection racket, but when they arrive the shop owners being extorted tell them to go away, so they open their own fake shop in order to attract the mob's attention.
15th Sep '16 3:40:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** George Peppard playing Hannibal, and a mook that Hannibal in the episode "Judgement Day."

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** George Peppard playing Hannibal, and a mook that Hannibal fights in the episode "Judgement Day."



** In an episode with a science fiction con, a guy in a [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 original Galactica Cylon suit]] walks past "Face". In the episode in question, it's actually Hannibal in the costume. The ActorAllusion was all Dirk Benedict's idea. While filming at Universal Studios for the second season episode "Steel", Dirk spotted a park employee dressed as a Cylon, and decided he wanted to film a little nod to his days as Starbuck. The director told him it was a dumb idea, but let him do it anyway. So, they had the Cylon-clad actor stroll nonchalantly across the frame while Face was all "don't I know you?" Fortunately for Dirk, the scene ended up being quite funny and they kept it in the credits up to season 5.
** There was also George Peppard's allusion to his role as Series/{{Banacek}}, where he played a similar role, by having Hannibal spout even more [[IceCreamKoan off kilter words of wisdom]] in "The Big Squeeze".
*** Another one for Peppard. In the Episode "The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas", Amy mentions that it's a shame Hannibal's being chased by the military as he is "a terrific actor" after Hannibal goes to great lengths explaining how he'll play his "character". A reference to Peppard's infamously stringent adherence to method acting, even when playing unchallenging roles.
** The entire fifth season episode The Say UNCLE Affair runs on this trope as not only was Robert Vaughn a series regular and David McCallum playing the villain of the week, but the episode was structured to parody and reference episodes of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''.

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** In an episode with a science fiction con, a guy in a [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 original Galactica Cylon suit]] walks past "Face". In the episode in question, it's actually Hannibal in the costume. The ActorAllusion was all Dirk Benedict's idea. While filming at Universal Studios for the second season episode "Steel", "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E11Steel Steel]]", Dirk spotted a park employee dressed as a Cylon, and decided he wanted to film a little nod to his days as Starbuck. The director told him it was a dumb idea, but let him do it anyway. So, they had the Cylon-clad actor stroll nonchalantly across the frame while Face was all "don't I know you?" Fortunately for Dirk, the scene ended up being quite funny and they kept it in the credits up to season 5.
** There was also George Peppard's allusion to his role as Series/{{Banacek}}, where he played a similar role, by having Hannibal spout even more [[IceCreamKoan off kilter words of wisdom]] in "The Big Squeeze".
"Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze".
*** Another one for Peppard. In the Episode "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E7TheRabbitWhoAteLasVegas The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas", Vegas]]", Amy mentions that it's a shame Hannibal's being chased by the military as he is "a terrific actor" after Hannibal goes to great lengths explaining how he'll play his "character". A reference to Peppard's infamously stringent adherence to method acting, even when playing unchallenging roles.
** The entire fifth season episode The Say UNCLE Affair runs on this trope as not only was Robert Vaughn a series regular and David McCallum [=McCallum=] playing the villain of the week, but the episode was structured to parody and reference episodes of ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''.



** Was also very popular in the UK; its popularity for ITV contributed to the 1980s rating decline of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Mr. T would later appear in an advert for Snickers.

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** Was also very popular in the UK; its popularity for ITV contributed to the 1980s rating decline of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Mr. T Creator/MrT would later appear in an advert for Snickers.



** While other details are different, the season 2 episode "Recipe For Heavy Bread" and the season 4 episode "Mind Games" bear many similarities. The villains are both [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Viet Cong]] war criminals turned mob bosses, both named General Chow (despite being separate characters), and the plot of both episodes revolves around the team trying to trick this elusive General Chow into revealing himself so he can be taken down.
** Season 3's "Double Heat" and season 4's "Judgment Day" also share similar aspects, namely both epiosdes involve mobsters kidnapping the daughter of a character played by Dana Elcar, in order to manipulate a court decision. Like the above example, they did at least have the decency to change other details.
** Season 1's "The Out-of-Towners" and season 3's "The Big Squeeze" are both about the team being called in to fight off a mob running a protection racket, but when they arrive the shop owners being extorted tell them to go away, so they open their own fake shop in order to attract the mob's attention.

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** While other details are different, the season 2 episode "Recipe "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E2RecipeForHeavyBread Recipe For Heavy Bread" Bread]]" and the season 4 episode "Mind Games" "Recap/TheATeamS4E9MindGames" bear many similarities. The villains are both [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Viet Cong]] war criminals turned mob bosses, both named General Chow (despite being separate characters), and the plot of both episodes revolves around the team trying to trick this elusive General Chow into revealing himself so he can be taken down.
** Season 3's "Double Heat" " Recap/TheATeamS3E6DoubleHeat" and season 4's "Judgment Day" also share similar aspects, namely both epiosdes episodes involve mobsters kidnapping the daughter of a character played by Dana Elcar, in order to manipulate a court decision. Like the above example, they did at least have the decency to change other details.
** Season 1's "The Out-of-Towners" "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E8TheOutOfTowners The Out-Of-Towners]]" and season 3's "The Big Squeeze" "Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze" are both about the team being called in to fight off a mob running a protection racket, but when they arrive the shop owners being extorted tell them to go away, so they open their own fake shop in order to attract the mob's attention.




* YouLookFamliar:
** Jack Ging played single episode villains in two different episodes ("A Small And Deadly War" and "Bad Time On The Border") before taking on the role of recurring character General "Bull" Fullbright.

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\n* YouLookFamliar:
YouLookFamiliar:
** Jack Ging played single episode villains in two different episodes ("A ("[[Recap/TheATeamS1E5ASmallAndDeadlyWar A Small And and Deadly War" War]]" and "Bad "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E4BadTimeOnTheBorder Bad Time On The Border") on the Border]]") before taking on the role of recurring character General "Bull" Fullbright.
15th Sep '16 3:24:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Jack Ging is not readily apparent until you've watched the show twice - he played single episode villains in two different episodes ("A Small And Deadly War" and "Bad Time On The Border") before taking on the role of recurring character General "Bull" Fullbright.
** Clifton James also appeared as two different characters.



** The entire fifth season episode The Say UNCLE Affair runs on this trope as not only was Robert Vaughn a series regular and David McCallum playing the villain of the week, but the episode was structured to parody and reference episodes of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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** The entire fifth season episode The Say UNCLE Affair runs on this trope as not only was Robert Vaughn a series regular and David McCallum playing the villain of the week, but the episode was structured to parody and reference episodes of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''.



* CutPhoneLines: Examples: Season 1 ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole and Season 2 ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.

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* CutPhoneLines: Examples: Season 1 ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole CastTheExpert: Three cast members have prior U.S. military experience: George Peppard served in the Marines, while Eddie Velez served in the Air Force, and Season 2 ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.Creator/MrT was an MP in the U.S. Army.



* StuntCasting: A special appearance by the game show ''WheelOfFortune'', in which Murdock won a truck and a trip to Hawaii.

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* StuntCasting: A special appearance by the game show ''WheelOfFortune'', ''Series/WheelOfFortune'', in which Murdock won a truck and a trip to Hawaii.





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\n* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JamesCoburn was originally considered for Hannibal.
** Tia Carrere was supposed to join the cast in the fifth season as Tia, the daughter of General Fulbright. Carrere was under contract to ''Series/GeneralHospital'', and couldn't get out it. The role was soon dropped.
** NBC executives originally wanted the character of Murdock to be removed from the show because they felt that he was too over-the-top. But test audiences for the pilot loved Murdock and gave him the highest ratings. The executives had to relent.
** There was some talk about an A-Team reunion, a TV movie where the A-Team was given a full pardon, but after George Peppard died in 1994, the idea was dropped.
** In his autobiography, Creator/HulkHogan wrote that the producers wanted him to make more appearances, because he was one of the few guys that got along with both George Peppard and Creator/MrT. He was unable to commit due to his schedule with the World Wrestling Federation.
** Dwight Schultz revealed that he decided they needed to shoot the show's finale in advance and have the A-Team on a mission where once the plan did not come together, the other members of the A-Team disappeared one by one, and ended on Hannibal like Davy Crockett in ''Film/TheAlamo''. Nobody he shot the idea to wanted to do it.

* YouLookFamliar:
** Jack Ging played single episode villains in two different episodes ("A Small And Deadly War" and "Bad Time On The Border") before taking on the role of recurring character General "Bull" Fullbright.
** Clifton James also appeared as two different characters.
16th Aug '16 1:27:08 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: Examples: Season 1's ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole to isolate the whole town of Bad Rock and
Season 2's ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.

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* CutPhoneLines: Examples: Season 1's 1 ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole to isolate the whole town of Bad Rock and
and Season 2's 2 ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.
16th Aug '16 1:26:18 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: In at least two episodes: Season 1's ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole to isolate the whole town of
Bad Rock and Season 2's ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.

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* CutPhoneLines: In at least two episodes: Examples: Season 1's ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole to isolate the whole town of
of Bad Rock and and
Season 2's ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.
16th Aug '16 1:25:08 PM WoozyJack
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* CutPhoneLines: In at least two episodes: Season 1's ep. 6, "Black Day at Bad Rock" where bikers cut down a pole to isolate the whole town of
Bad Rock and Season 2's ep. 10, "Water Water Everywhere", where phone lines at a water plant are cut.
15th Jun '16 6:48:23 PM Drcynic24
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** The entire fifth season episode The Say UNCLE Affair runs on this trope as not only was Robert Vaughn a series regular and David McCallum playing the villain of the week, but the episode was structured to parody and reference episodes of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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