History YMMV / TheATeam

20th Aug '17 3:29:54 AM Anddrix
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: NBC President Brandon Tartikoff pitched the series to Creator/StephenJCannell (the co-creator) as "a cross between ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', ''Film/MadMax'', and ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', with Creator/MrT driving the car."

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: NBC President Brandon Tartikoff pitched the series to Creator/StephenJCannell (the co-creator) as "a cross between ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', ''Film/MadMax'', and ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', with Creator/MrT driving the car."
16th Aug '17 9:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: NBC President Brandon Tartikoff pitched the series to Creator/StephenJCannell (the co-creator) as "a cross between ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', ''Film/MadMax'', and ''Series/HillStreetBlues'', with Creator/MrT driving the car."
14th Aug '17 3:32:52 AM Cindylover1969
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* ShoutOut: It's probably not a coincidence that Tawnia shares her name with his oldest daughter Tawnia (who went on to direct episodes of her dad's TV shows like ''Series/{{Renegade}}'', [[Series/NYPDBlue and]] [[Series/{{ER}} never]] [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars looked]] [[Series/Supergirl2015 back]]).

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* ShoutOut: It's probably not a coincidence that Tawnia shares her name with his oldest daughter Tawnia (who (unlike Tawnia Baker, Tawnia Cannell [=McKiernan=] (as she was billed initially) went on to direct episodes of her dad's TV shows like ''Series/{{Renegade}}'', [[Series/NYPDBlue and]] [[Series/{{ER}} never]] [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars looked]] [[Series/Supergirl2015 back]]).
14th Aug '17 3:30:22 AM Cindylover1969
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** Was also very popular in the UK; its popularity for Creator/{{ITV}} contributed to the 1980s rating decline of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Creator/MrT appeared in panto as the Genie in ''Aladdin'', and appear in an advert for Snickers.

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** Was also very popular in the UK; its popularity for Creator/{{ITV}} contributed to the 1980s rating decline of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Creator/MrT appeared in panto as the Genie in ''Aladdin'', and appear in an advert for Snickers. Among the UK TV channels have shown the series is reruns is Forces TV.


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* ShoutOut: It's probably not a coincidence that Tawnia shares her name with his oldest daughter Tawnia (who went on to direct episodes of her dad's TV shows like ''Series/{{Renegade}}'', [[Series/NYPDBlue and]] [[Series/{{ER}} never]] [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars looked]] [[Series/Supergirl2015 back]]).
12th Aug '17 9:28:01 AM ClintEastwood
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show was more popular in Belgium and the Netherlands than it was in the United States, and Creator/DwightSchultz and Dirk Benedict are still going over there for interviews and conventions.
** Was also very popular in the UK; its popularity for Creator/{{ITV}} contributed to the 1980s rating decline of ''Series/DoctorWho''. Creator/MrT appeared in panto as the Genie in ''Aladdin'', and appear in an advert for Snickers.
27th May '17 2:04:51 PM nombretomado
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* TheWoobie: Faceman. His father left him before he was old enough to even remember, no mention of what happened to his mother... all we know is that he wandered into an orphanage when he was five years old. From a young age, he taught himself to con people, seizing at every little opportunity he saw, only to miss out on the big ones because of it, most notably when he [[spoiler: conned his childhood friend Barry into giving him concert tickets - while Face was at the concert, a family showed up at the orphanage looking to adopt, and they chose Barry (who was pretending to be Face as part of their deal).]] [[JerkWoobie Granted, that was Face's own fault]], but that kind of makes it worse. His college girlfriend Leslie (who he called "[[LadykillerInLove The only woman I ever really loved]]") disappeared with no explanation on the same day he was going to propose to her. He [[NeverBeHurtAgain never allowed himself to get too close to another woman after that]], so very few of his relationships ever made it past one-night stands. Leslie's disappearance led Face to drop out of college and join the Army where he went through the horrors of the VietnamWar, including spending time in a prison camp, and then he and the rest of the team ended up as fugitives because of something they were ordered to do (he laments in one episode, "[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Why is it that every time we try to serve our country, we end up behind bars]]?"). In "Family Reunion", Murdock discovers that A.J. Bancroft, a criminal the team is negotiating with, is [[spoiler: Face's father.]] A.J. begs Murdock not to tell Face—he wants to do it himself. But A.J. chickens out and ends up [[spoiler: dying before he can tell Face the truth]], leaving Murdock to have to deliver what would have been good news had it come earlier. Plus the number of times Face has been [[DistressedDude hurt, kidnapped, beaten up by the bad guys]]... somebody give this guy a hug!

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* TheWoobie: Faceman. His father left him before he was old enough to even remember, no mention of what happened to his mother... all we know is that he wandered into an orphanage when he was five years old. From a young age, he taught himself to con people, seizing at every little opportunity he saw, only to miss out on the big ones because of it, most notably when he [[spoiler: conned his childhood friend Barry into giving him concert tickets - while Face was at the concert, a family showed up at the orphanage looking to adopt, and they chose Barry (who was pretending to be Face as part of their deal).]] [[JerkWoobie Granted, that was Face's own fault]], but that kind of makes it worse. His college girlfriend Leslie (who he called "[[LadykillerInLove The only woman I ever really loved]]") disappeared with no explanation on the same day he was going to propose to her. He [[NeverBeHurtAgain never allowed himself to get too close to another woman after that]], so very few of his relationships ever made it past one-night stands. Leslie's disappearance led Face to drop out of college and join the Army where he went through the horrors of the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, including spending time in a prison camp, and then he and the rest of the team ended up as fugitives because of something they were ordered to do (he laments in one episode, "[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Why is it that every time we try to serve our country, we end up behind bars]]?"). In "Family Reunion", Murdock discovers that A.J. Bancroft, a criminal the team is negotiating with, is [[spoiler: Face's father.]] A.J. begs Murdock not to tell Face—he wants to do it himself. But A.J. chickens out and ends up [[spoiler: dying before he can tell Face the truth]], leaving Murdock to have to deliver what would have been good news had it come earlier. Plus the number of times Face has been [[DistressedDude hurt, kidnapped, beaten up by the bad guys]]... somebody give this guy a hug!
24th Mar '17 6:02:58 PM HeroGal2347
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Two one-off characters from the show are played by actors who would later land significant roles on ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'' -- Joey, Jase Tataro's brother from "Pros and Cons", became the protagonist Jeffrey Jones, and Stephen Liska, who played one of the minor antagonists in "Hot Styles" showed up as recurring antagonist Drake.
15th Mar '17 5:41:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** General Hunt Stockwell, for apparently taking over the show, as well his attitude towards the team. Despite being played perfectly by Robert Vaughn, he still remains a Scrappy to many.

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** General Hunt Stockwell, for apparently taking over the show, as well his attitude towards the team. Despite being played perfectly by Robert Vaughn, Creator/RobertVaughn, he still remains a Scrappy to many.
2nd Mar '17 10:36:16 AM mlsmithca
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* [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome So Cool It's Awesome]]: The whole point of the series.



* TheWoobie: Faceman. His father left him before he was old enough to even remember, no mention of what happened to his mother... all we know is that he wandered into an orphanage when he was five years old. From a young age, he taught himself to con people, seizing at every little opportunity he saw, only to miss out on the big ones because of it—most notably when he [[spoiler: conned his childhood friend Barry into giving him concert tickets—while Face was at the concert, a family showed up at the orphanage looking to adopt, and they chose Barry (who was pretending to be Face as part of their deal).]] [[JerkWoobie Granted, that was Face's own fault]], but that kind of makes it worse. His college girlfriend Leslie (who he called "[[LadykillerInLove The only woman I ever really loved]]") disappeared with no explanation on the same day he was going to propose to her. He [[NeverBeHurtAgain never allowed himself to get too close to another woman after that]], so very few of his relationships ever made it past one-night stands. Leslie's disappearance led Face to drop out of college and join the Army where he went through the horrors of the VietnamWar, including spending time in a prison camp, and then he and the rest of the team ended up as fugitives because of something they were ordered to do (he laments in one episode, "[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Why is it that every time we try to serve our country, we end up behind bars]]?"). In "Family Reunion", Murdock discovers that A.J. Bancroft, a criminal the team is negotiating with, is [[spoiler: Face's father.]] A.J. begs Murdock not to tell Face—he wants to do it himself. But A.J. chickens out and ends up [[spoiler: dying before he can tell Face the truth]], leaving Murdock to have to deliver what would have been good news had it come earlier. Plus the number of times Face has been [[DistressedDude hurt, kidnapped, beaten up by the bad guys]]... somebody give this guy a hug!

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* TheWoobie: Faceman. His father left him before he was old enough to even remember, no mention of what happened to his mother... all we know is that he wandered into an orphanage when he was five years old. From a young age, he taught himself to con people, seizing at every little opportunity he saw, only to miss out on the big ones because of it—most it, most notably when he [[spoiler: conned his childhood friend Barry into giving him concert tickets—while tickets - while Face was at the concert, a family showed up at the orphanage looking to adopt, and they chose Barry (who was pretending to be Face as part of their deal).]] [[JerkWoobie Granted, that was Face's own fault]], but that kind of makes it worse. His college girlfriend Leslie (who he called "[[LadykillerInLove The only woman I ever really loved]]") disappeared with no explanation on the same day he was going to propose to her. He [[NeverBeHurtAgain never allowed himself to get too close to another woman after that]], so very few of his relationships ever made it past one-night stands. Leslie's disappearance led Face to drop out of college and join the Army where he went through the horrors of the VietnamWar, including spending time in a prison camp, and then he and the rest of the team ended up as fugitives because of something they were ordered to do (he laments in one episode, "[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished Why is it that every time we try to serve our country, we end up behind bars]]?"). In "Family Reunion", Murdock discovers that A.J. Bancroft, a criminal the team is negotiating with, is [[spoiler: Face's father.]] A.J. begs Murdock not to tell Face—he wants to do it himself. But A.J. chickens out and ends up [[spoiler: dying before he can tell Face the truth]], leaving Murdock to have to deliver what would have been good news had it come earlier. Plus the number of times Face has been [[DistressedDude hurt, kidnapped, beaten up by the bad guys]]... somebody give this guy a hug!
5th Feb '17 11:45:12 AM HeroGal2347
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* MostWonderfulSound:
** The intro. Cue gunfire and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the theme song]].
** Say it with me now: "[[CatchPhrase I love it when a plan comes together.]]"
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