The A-Team

A Lease with an Option to Die

Season 4, Ep 4, Aired 10/22/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Some muscle men make a big mistake when they try to force B.A.'s momma out of her apartment. The A-Team steps in to save the entire block from being torn down.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dwight Schultz

    Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

  • George Peppard

    Col. John "Hannibal" Smith

  • Mr. T

    Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus

  • Dirk Benedict

    Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck

  • Bill Nuss

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Mrs Baracas: Murdock, you are the craziest fella I've ever met! I think I want to adopt you. Murdock: Well then maybe I can be the long lost brother he (points to BA) never had! BA: Maybe you could be the ghost I never had if you don't shut up, fool!

    • Mrs. Baracus: I'm gonna call my son, and he's gonna take care of each and every one of you. Thug: Ooooh! Thug #2: We're shakin' in our boots, lady. Who is this guy -- King Kong?

    • Murdock: We're just waiting for our final clearance. B.A: Momma's waiting, Fool! Murdock: And there it is.

    • Hannibal: It's long distance. It's for Mr. B.A. Baracus, the head of the A-Team. Murdock and Face: Oh-h-h-h!

    • (B.A. has claimed that he is the leader of A-Team, after the case is solved) Hannibal: Ah, he loves it when a plan comes together.

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    Notes (2)

    • Della Reese is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • This episode marks the second of two unrelated appearances by Brion James.

    Trivia (4)

    • About halfway through the episode, the team is alerting the residents to a fire in the building. One of the doors that Face knocks on is apt 206, but the number is written backwards.

    • Face impersonates a priest by the name of Shawn O'Herlihy.

    • Hannibal impersonates "Mrs. Murdock," an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman.

    • B.A.'s nickname from his mom is Scooter.

    Allusions (1)

    • King Kong is referenced after the attack on B.A.'s momma. King Kong is fictional giant ape and the subject of a number of movies and television programs. The first appearance of King Kong was in 1933, in a film of the same name.

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