View Full Version : Wow, did the later seasons of the A-team suck!
04-30-2001, 02:12 AM
So TVLand was having an A-Team marathon, and I only caught the episodes later in the day. Wow. That's all I can say!
Now, make not mistake: I was and am a HUGE A-Team fan. In fact, I plan to rebuild the A-Team van once I've made my money, I'm that big a fan. But I guess I never saw the later episodes. Where did the gay Latino stunt co-ordinator come from? Who's the fruitcake in the Lear? What the hell happened to the crazy hijinks? Why are they talking so much? Less talkee, more shootee!!!! Why are the A-Team trying to get in touch with each others' feelings?!?!?!
I can't believe how bad those episodes were. It was downright depressing. Probably taken over by car salesmen and people who try and make submissions to Jackass...
04-30-2001, 09:18 AM
boo, every single episode ROCKED!!
and you don't remember Frankie? i actually can't recall how he first appeared, but i know i really liked him. btw, Eddie Valez played Frankie "Dishpan" Santana, and he was also a DEA agent in the movie Traffic. It actually took me days to figure out where i had seen him before :)
Back to the A-Team... I heard that they might be making an A-Team MOVIE!!! with Mr. T!!!! :love:
isn't that the coolest thing you've heard in ages???
now i'm very sad that i don't have cable, cause i would have loved to see the A-Team marathon.
*one last thing... i was looking for info on how Frankie came into the group, and i found this good website about the A Team (http://www.chaelyndra.com/ateam/)
04-30-2001, 11:53 AM
Sorry, styleee, but as soon as they conjured up Frankie and somehow worked Mr. Plane into the show, and tried their hand at dialogue, the entire show went to pot. That, and the intro scene got incredibly wack! What happened to the part about them getting arrested n' stuff? They had a different theme, everything!
But I'd be totally jazzed about an A-Team movie, even if George Peppard is dead. Hell, I could see them recasting the entire team (besides BA, of course. Did you see Mr. T on the Conan show a few months ago? He was wild!!). You know, someone like Ben Affleck as Face and, hell, shoot the moon: Jim Carrey as Face. Dennis Hopper is a little too smarmy/hippy for Hannibal's part, but could you not see Mr Eastwood growling out "I love it when a plan comes together"? I would give my left nut to see that!
I have to say this: I see a whole hell of a lot of Cosmo Kramer in Howling Mad Murdock. Take away the bizarre Southern accent, and the body motions are scarily similar!
04-30-2001, 12:08 PM
I was in a TV pilot with Mr Plane (aka The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and it didn't even get aired as a TV movie. So much for my big break!
After a while, you just ran out of corrupt little towns and old widows that needed help. You remember the couple of times when someone on the team even got shot?
Also, the whole Psych Hospital thing with Murdock seemed to disappear after they got bored with it.
The newspaper girl was interesting, but she seemed to last only a season or so.
04-30-2001, 12:54 PM
Bad guy #1: "Hey let's lock these ex-army guys in the shed with all the tools and guns and stuff so there is "no way" they can get out because except for the fact we've tried so many times before, just killing them would be wrong!"
Bad Guy #2: "That sounds good but with all those tools, the guns, and that old panzer tank in there, isn't there a small chance they could use that stuff to kick our ass with?"
Bad Guy #1: "No way! After all it's just a bunch of mercenaries that have fought every war with forks and always won and stuff like that. I'm sure they were just lucky in the past."
Bad Guy #2: "Well, okay but let's make sure we tell them our plan so if they do get out they don't have to spend a lot of time looking for us. This way they can kick our ass within the last 5 minutes of the show and still have a moment so Mr. T can try to kill Merdock again."
Bad Guy #1: "Fine by me! I think we finally have them now! Ha ha ha ha!"
This happend in evey show yet I still watched it and loved it. Just something about those guys getting the bad guys in the end with nothing but duck tape and old gas drums and such...the show sucked bad but that seemed to make it fun to watch. Man I wish I had that Van!
ap...you crack me up. lol. dude, i think that script goes for every episode of batman, superman, 007, etc. did you write that script yourself? cuz i think that you, me, cruel, and TLG should get together and do a pilot.
04-30-2001, 02:15 PM
Thank you, your so kind. I did write that myself! That's an old joke I've been telling for years.
04-30-2001, 06:29 PM
Then there's always every James Bond movie:
Bad Guy: Hmmm... I am so brillant, I have created a foolproof plan to do something evil. I even captured James Bond.
James Bond: I can't escape. Help.
Bad Guy: heh heh :heh: (In that case, I will let him keep all his secret escape equipment.
James Bond: Oh, I just forgot. I have my secret escape equipment.
Bad Guy: Curses, you got free. But you forget to capture me so we will do this again.
Attractive Female: Hi. I am super brilliant too. I also have no interest in teaming up with you.
James Bond: My name is Bond, James Bond.
Female: >swoon< Oh, James, you are so smart. I will be your puppy dog and follow you anywhere. Feel free to sleep with enemy females and sexually harrass your secretary, I don't care.
Bad Guy: I caught you again James!
James Bond: Blimey! This always happens to me. By the way, what was is your evil plan?
Bad Guy: Well, I can kill you fast, or I can spend 20 minutes giving you all my secrets first, so I will do that. Especially since I have already forgotten that you escaped the first time. Also, I will leave a handy method of escape nearby since you have run out of super gadgets and this is more of a stunt scene.
James Bond: That was a lot of talk, now just tell me the plan
Bad Guy: Ok. (Reveals plans)
James Bond: Aha! I have escaped again and now killed you so you can't ask for more money in a sequel.
M: James, are you having sex with an enemy agent instead of doing your job?
James Bond: mmmmmm...
and of course, every single plot of Voltron.
Princess "Oh no! Lothor has kidnapped me! Again!"
Roe-beast "Ha, ha! I'm kicking the crap outta Voltron!!"
Voltron "Form blazing sword!"
Roe-beast "Aww $hit."
Princess "Thank you Keith!"
But Voltron still rock...hard.
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