!!Series
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Murdock. Is he really insane? Is he just pretending to be insane so he can stay in the VA hospital? Is he both, being actually insane but also pretending to be worse than he really is? It doesn't help that [[DependingOnTheWriter the show itself seems to support different answers in different episodes]].
* ClicheStorm: Which is part of the [[JustForPun pun]]... ah fun.
* CrazyAwesome: Each and every member of the team to some extent, but Murdock ''personifies'' this trope. "Howlin' Mad", right?
** He's usually CrazyAwesome, then when he [[LetsGetDangerous drops the act and gets serious]] he becomes even more awesome.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The opening theme song.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murdock's character was almost written out of the series before it aired, as the producers found the character too "over the top". The popularity of the character among the test audience however convinced the producers to keep the part of Murdock. Fans of the show all over are glad they did.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** 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.
* HoYay: These days, you could look back and spot quite a bit of it, especially between Hannibal and Face, Face and Murdock, and Murdock and B. A. (which might border on FoeYay at times).
** 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:
-->'''Hannibal''': Murdock, he was lucky to have you for as short a time as he did.\\
'''Murdock''' ''(sniffling)'': That's beautiful of you to say, Colonel.
** 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.
* MemeticMutation:
** One of the earliest Internet memes was the "Mr. T versus" comic, which mostly involved editing stills from ''The A-Team'' and borrowed heavily from B.A.'s character to describe Mr. T (like claiming Mr. T also had a fear of flying). Some of them also included Murdock to be pitied by Mr. T.
** I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER.
* {{Narm}}:
** 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.
* NightmareFuel: "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E5ASmallAndDeadlyWar A Small and Deadly War]]": While not quite nightmare-inducing, sweet, kooky Murdock delivering a funeral wreath to one of the villains of the week[[note]]disguised as a funeral parlor worker and claiming it was a mistake[[/note]]while singing "[[IronicNurseryTune The Hearse Song]]" is somewhat unsettling.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The designs for both the GMC van and the white Corvette with the red stripe came from the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]-featured action parody film ''Film/AngelsRevenge''.
* ReplacementScrappy: Tawnia is this to Amy. Amy at least had some fans; Tawnia was just shoved in because the networks wanted a female character and wasn't all that capable when the team was in the field.
* TheScrappy:
** Frankie Santana, a fifth member added to the cast during its last season. His character is almost the same as that of both Face and Murdock. He's Casanova like Face and especially crazy like Murdock. In the first seven episodes of the same season, the writers thought it was a good idea to make Frank a new Murdock to BA (while the real Murdock has been Flanderized into a really sane man). BA even said/make the usual things/threats to Frank he usually says to Murdock. The writers seems to realize it didn't work, so they teamed up Frankie more with Face and Murdock for the remainder of the series.
** 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.
** Tawnia Baker. While Amy did have some popularity, Tawnia was nothing but a boat anchor getting shoehorned into every situation and desperately wanting to be on the team for no reason. Despite the CharacterShilling she got, the actors themselves clearly don't want anything to do with her.[[note]]Marla Heasley, the actress, later explained that from the first day she showed up on set, she was treated with hostility by George Peppard just for being a woman on what the cast felt should be an all-male ensemble. Melinda Culea, who played Amy, told a similar story of her own departure being essentially forced on her for daring to ask for something more to do and Peppard pushing heavily for her to be ejected. Both character existed entirely because the network was concerned about airing a show with so many male main characters and ''zero'' women. Eventually, Peppard won out, but one last attempt was made at the end of season 4 to integrate Tia Carrere's character of "Tia" into the show, but Carrere dropped out due to her obligations to ''Series/GeneralHospital'' instead.[[/note]]
* [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome So Cool It's Awesome]]: The whole point of the series.
* ValuesDissonance:
** 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.
** It's also hard to imagine Hannibal and Face being able to utter as many sexist comments as they did back then.
** Main characters on network television aren't generally allowed to smoke on-screen anymore (at least not as often as Hannibal), especially when the show is aimed at children.
** B.A. thought there was something wrong with the implication that they were gay in "There Goes the Neighborhood".
** In the same episode where Hannibal is in blackface ("[[Recap/TheATeamS1E7TheRabbitWhoAteLasVegas The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas]]"), while undercover Murdock mock-threatens to rape a woman associated with the bad guys.
* 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.]] [[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!

!!Film
* AcceptableEthnicTargets: PlayedWith and nearly invoked, as the BigBad is apparently an Arabian business man (shemagh and huge-ass beard)... only to be neatly subverted when it is revealed that the [[spoiler:"Arab" behind everything is actually General Morrison in disguise]].
* CrazyAwesome: '''Murdock'''.
** Everyone in the A-Team could qualify, though to a slightly lesser degree.
** "Are they trying to shoot down that UAV?" "No... they're trying to fly that tank."
* [[{{Awesome/TheATeam}} Crowning Moment of Awesome]]
* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]]: Found [[{{Funny/Film}} here]].
* [[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.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murdock, for [[Film/{{District 9}} obvious reasons]].
* FreudWasRight: In the TooKinkyToTorture scene with Pike where he is giving his would-be assassin tips on how to assemble the gun and shoot him, the way the would-be assassin holds the gun is sort of...[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything odd]].
* HilariousInHindsight: Face shooting at Reapers in a falling tank. A few years later, Bradley Cooper is playing [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]] and shooting at ...well, almost everything.
* HoYay: Oh so very much.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Say what you will about this film, but the effects (led by Creator/{{WETA}}, Creator/MovingPictureCompany, Creator/DigitalDomain and Creator/RhythmAndHues) are well done.

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