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The first episode premiered 40 years ago today.

I love it when a plan comes together.




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“I WANT TRASH BAGS!!!!”

40 years huh. Frown


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I pity the fool who didn't watch this show.
 
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..... These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help.........


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Great show while in my early teens. I don't think anyone actually died or got shot.


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Breakfast at Tiffany's. Banacek. A-Team. Hard to believe 40 ago.


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Interesting factoid: those were not fully automatic Ruger AC-556s as commonly believed, but regular semi-auto Mini-14s. The actors were simply pulling the trigger quickly, with rapid-fire audio dubbed in and plenty of squibs going off.



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Great show while in my early teens. I don't think anyone actually died or got shot.


Bull FullBright was the only in episode death on the show as part of the action in the Sound of Thunder. There was a mob guy killed off screen in the rabbit that ate Las Vegas.

The A-Team is my happy place show. All the action you could ever want. The good guys always win. The bad guys always lose and nobody ever really gets hurt. It’s a live action cartoon but one of how I wished the world really functioned.


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I remember TV violence was a big hot topic when that show first ran. To get past the network censors, the producers couldn't show on-screen deaths. Making unaccurized Mini-14s the perfect choice for not hitting anyone (uh, suppressive fire, that's what it was).

There also had to be a voice-over after a car was blown into the air, landing on its roof (pretty much happened at least once in every episode). "Are you OK, Joe?" "Yeah, I'm OK."



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If you want a laugh look up the Family Guy A-Team episode. They touch on how jacked up all those guys in the car accidents would be. Smile


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Great show while in my early teens. I don't think anyone actually died or got shot.

But 537 gazillion rounds were expended. Those guys were lousy shots.

I always used to wonder why they always shot at peoples' feet.


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I contend those guys were AMAZING SHOTS. I mean with that volume of fire you’d think the’d be hitting folks left and right by accident. Smile


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..... These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help.........


And if you can find them...




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Jeep drives partially behind bush, Jeep flips over. I imagine their stunt guys are all screwed and plated together and questioning their career choices at this point. If they're still alive I suppose. 40 years...
 
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they even had to always show the bad guys crawling out of the car or away from the flipped jeep .. totally intact.

I personally could not get into the show... but still do repeat the quote, "I love it when a plan comes together" often.
 
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That show always cracked me up. Guy in a helicopter, 100 feet up, shooting full auto at 20 guys on the ground, who are shooting back. Not a single round hits anybody.

Then, the Team is locked in a garage, and manages to create a functioning amphibious tank out of scraps.

BUT, even 40 yrs ago, I figured the most unrealistic part of the entire show was of all the times BA got captured (at least every other episode), NOBODY stole his gold.

I mean, they are trying to rob a bank for $10,000, yet here is this captive wearing $30,000 worth of gold.

But, I did really enjoy the show. It was good entertainment, the same way a Godzilla movie is for me.



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PAPRIKA!




 
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Poor 'ol Colonel Decker... always a day late and a dollar short.
 
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^^^

Even the Ouija board was against him.




 
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PAPRIKA!


“You want ME to go out there and ask B.A. for PAPRIKA????” Smile


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