->''"When it comes to kitschy 80's icons, none is more kitschy than Mr. T. Anyone who grew up in the 80's has got to have a ton of nostalgic affection for the guy. This is despite the fact that T has no talent to speak of. No, people love Mr. T '''because''' he's Mr. T. He's famous solely for his personality, and that personality is '''[[CrazyAwesome completely and utterly insane]]'''."''
-->--'''Albert Walker''' of ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'' (in an excerpt that was [[InsultBackfire probably intended to be unflattering]])

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Mr. T here,]] [[YouFool fool]]!

'''Mr. T''' (first name Mister, middle name Period, last name T; ''birth'' name Laurence Tureaud) (May 21, 1952-) is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series ''Series/TheATeam'', as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film ''Film/RockyIII'', as private detective T.S. Turner (paired up with attorney Amy Taler) in the late-80s Canadian series ''T and T'' (notable as one of the few live-action projects produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}}) and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is also well-known for his distinctive mohawk hairstyle, for wearing large amounts of gold jewelry, and for his tough guy image. He starred in the reality show ''I Pity the Fool'', shown on TV Land, the title of which comes from his catchphrase from ''Rocky III''. He's also seen as Officer Earl Devereaux in ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', and as himself, dispensing advice to the ''World's Craziest Fools'' on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]]. He's also starred in a few commercials for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and Snickers, and [[WesternAnimation/MisterT even got his own animated TV show.]]

Veteran actor Robert Vaughn described T as basically a harmless TalkativeLoon on the set of ''Series/TheATeam''. Vaughn said that those tendencies quickly grated on the nerves of series co-star George Peppard, who was famously impatient, to the point that Vaughn thought T was slowly driving Peppard insane.

He's a big MommasBoy. Just [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas don't try and mock him for it]]. It won't end well. Also, you are now reading this article in Mr. T's voice, suckah!

Mr. T is his real legal name, [[CatchPhrase fool]]; he even had it [[MeaningfulRename legally changed]] so people would have no choice but to [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs address him as "Mister."]] You see, Mr. T grew up in an era when white people would call grown black men "boy" - including members of his family. After seeing that done to people around him ''when they returned from fighting in Vietnam'' Mr. T said he would not have anything of that and went with his now famous name.

In March 2014, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} honored T by inducting him into their Hall Of Fame, for bringing pro-wrestling and Wrestlemania to the attention of wider audiences in the 80s.

Mr. T fought cancer at one point, much to the cancer's regret. What kind of cancer you may ask? [[{{Irony}} T-cell lymphoma]], fool!

Mr. T is to [[RuleOfCool cool]] as Chuck Norris is to badass. [[MemeticBadass He could even defeat]] Creator/ChuckNorris, as shown by [[InsaneTrollLogic the following train of logic:]]

[[folder:Warning: Silly Math]]
In ''Film/RockyIII'', Mr. T, after half a training montage and one "rising through the ranks" montage (equal to one-and-a-half training montages) defeated a Sylvester Stallone that had gone through two successful training montages and a championship montage (normally equal to two training montages, here only equal to one-and-a-half). One training montage later, Stallone defeated Mr. T, ergo:\\
2 x Mr. T > 3.5 Stallone\\
2 x Mr. T < 4.5 Stallone

Chuck Norris is a member of the National Rifle Association. The NRA considers Creator/SylvesterStallone (as well as Danny De Vito) a threat to their entire organization, therefore Norris considers Stallone a threat, ergo [[EEqualsMCHammer Base Stallone]] ≥ [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Base Chuck Norris]]. Granted, Chuck Norris would have the sense to train, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} and we're not even sure how we came to assume any of this to begin with.]] Sorry about that, fool!

Not only is Mr.T badass but he's also a PlayfulHacker. According to a couple of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' commericals, he once hacked the game and created a "mohawk" class. Mr.T's pretty handy with computers, fool, but that did not occur to the condescending director.

He also recorded several {{Anvilicious}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwQoV407vJY rap songs]], and appeared in some [[PublicServiceAnnouncement after-school specials]] such as the memetically famous ''Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!'' Results are, of course, heavy on the NarmCharm.

Mr. T is an economic index fool! His popularity is directly correlated to the price of gold, the more you see Mr. T the higher the price of gold is. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer We are not making this up]] [[https://www.minyanville.com/businessmarkets/articles/Mr-T-Gold-Indicator-economic-a/2/22/2010/id/26505 fool!]].

Not related to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._T_and_Tina Mr. T. and Tina]], or to the late-1970s "Mister Tea" sketch by [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Father Guido Sarducci]].[[note]]Mr. Tea was, of course, a joke on Mr. Coffee -- it was just a ring stand through which you poured hot water (not included) into a pot (not included) with a teabag in it (not included). However, many years later, the world saw the introduction of [[http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Tea-HTM1/dp/B000R06QTC Mrs. Tea]].[[/note]]

And make sure that, whatever you do, you [[Series/{{Digitiser}} stay AWAY from Mr. T's BINS]].

Now read the article again in Mr. T's voice.