History YMMV / TheATeam

8th Dec '17 3:25:53 AM ClintEastwood
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** A joke by Murdock in "Water, Water Everywhere" where he brags about his matchmaking capabilities references his success with Princess Diana and Prince Charles, at the time recently married.
** The season 3 episode "The Big Squeeze" has Hannibal faking his own death and funeral in order to trick a racketeer. Now try to watch that scene now that George Peppard died in 1994.

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** A joke by Murdock in "Water, "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E10WaterWaterEverywhere Water, Water Everywhere" Everywhere]]" where he brags about his matchmaking capabilities references his success with Princess Diana and Prince Charles, at the time recently married.
** The season 3 episode "The "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E15TheBigSqueeze The Big Squeeze" Squeeze]]" has Hannibal faking his own death and funeral in order to trick a racketeer. Now try to watch that scene now that George Peppard died in 1994.



** In the Season 1 episode "Till Death Do Us Part," Murdock has to help save the client from her evil fiancée by wearing her wedding dress and walking down the aisle. He spends the rest of the episode feeling broken up over leaving the groom at the altar and even writes the man a letter to apologize. It all culminates in these lines:

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** In the Season 1 episode "Till "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E12TillDeathDoUsPart Till Death Do Us Part," Part]]", Murdock has to help save the client from her evil fiancée by wearing her wedding dress and walking down the aisle. He spends the rest of the episode feeling broken up over leaving the groom at the altar and even writes the man a letter to apologize. It all culminates in these lines:



** Strongest example has to be in the third episode of the 5th season - Murdock is so happy to see B.A. that he kisses him all over his face, and when Stockwell tells them they have to move to Virginia, Murdock says "Virginia, that's so far away. B.A. and I, we just got back together." Awwww.

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** Strongest example has to be in "[[Recap/TheATeamS5E3InTheLineOfFire In the third episode Line of the 5th season Fire]]" - Murdock is so happy to see B.A. that he kisses him all over his face, and when Stockwell tells them they have to move to Virginia, Murdock says "Virginia, that's so far away. B.A. and I, we just got back together." Awwww.



** Hulk Hogan being casually referred to as "Hulkster" in "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E7BodySlam Body Slam]]".
** And most of the other celebrity appearances for that matter, with the worst probably being the infamous Boy George episode, which culminates with [[GrumpyBear B.A.]], of all people, grinning like a loon while bopping away to The Culture Club's musical performance. Because nothing speaks to battle-hardened war veterans like the music of a camp, cross-dressing, British pop star. And that is nothing compared to the public The Culture Club ends up playing for: a bar full of rough and tumble redneck cowboys who think nothing of lynching the team when they believe they have stolen their paychecks, and were originally promised a performance by country singer Cowboy George. And they end up LOVING Boy George's music.

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** Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan being casually referred to as "Hulkster" in "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E7BodySlam Body Slam]]".
** And most of the other celebrity appearances for that matter, with the worst probably being the infamous Boy George episode, infamous "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E16CowboyGeorge Cowboy George]]", which culminates with [[GrumpyBear B.A.]], of all people, grinning like a loon while bopping away to The Culture Club's Music/TheCultureClub's musical performance. Because nothing speaks to battle-hardened war veterans like the music of a camp, cross-dressing, British pop star. And that is nothing compared to the public The Culture Club ends up playing for: a bar full of rough and tumble redneck cowboys who think nothing of lynching the team when they believe they have stolen their paychecks, and were originally promised a performance by country singer Cowboy George. And they end up LOVING Boy George's music.



* 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.

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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 "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E4ProsAndCons Pros and Cons", 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.



* ShoutOut: It's probably not a coincidence that Tawnia shares her name with his oldest daughter Tawnia (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]]).



** It's hard to imagine Hannibal getting away with yellowface or blackface disguises anymore as he did early in the show's run. The network seemed to be aware of this on some level, as the "Mr. Lee" disguise only appeared once on screen and disappeared from the opening credits past the first season. B.A. made a crack about the low quality of Hannibal's blackface disguise in the very episode in which it appeared, though even the joke itself comes off as bad taste now.

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** It's hard to imagine Hannibal getting away with yellowface {{yellowface}} or blackface {{blackface}} disguises anymore as he did early in the show's run. The network seemed to be aware of this on some level, as the "Mr. Lee" disguise only appeared once on screen and disappeared from the opening credits past the first season. B.A. made a crack about the low quality of Hannibal's blackface disguise in the very episode in which it appeared, though even the joke itself comes off as bad taste now.



** B.A. thought there was something wrong with the implication that they were gay in "There Goes the Neighborhood".

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** B.A. thought there was something wrong with the implication that they were gay in "There "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E10ThereGoesTheNeighborhood There Goes the Neighborhood".Neighbourhood]]".



30th Oct '17 3:41:59 AM Zarius
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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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** 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 that have shown the series is in reruns is are Forces TV.TV and 5USA. In 2017, Channel 5 would eventually begin to broadcast three to four episodes of the series every Saturday and Sunday
17th Oct '17 6:28:20 PM Kalaong
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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: Creator/AlanSilvestri nails it on several occasions, especially "Flying A Tank." His arrangement of the Mike Post and Pete Carpenter theme at the end is also top.

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* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: Creator/AlanSilvestri nails it on several occasions, especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJltfRvIsKo "Flying A Tank." "]] His arrangement of the Mike Post and Pete Carpenter theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMKD4Po3h7I theme]] at the end is also top.
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.
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