Mister T

Season 1 Episode 1

Mystery of the Golden Medallions

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 17, 1983 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof:
      At the castle, Robin suggest they call the police. Surely a better time to do so would have been when Spike was kidnapped or when the medallions were stolen, before they'd put themselves in danger by going to the castle.

    • Goof:
      The title card calls this episode "The Mystery of the Golden Medallion", implying that there is one single medallion. However the show clearly uses several medallions. Even Mr. T used "medallions" in his intro.

    • Goof:
      Mr. T introduces himself with "The name is Mr. T! First name is Mister, middle name is that period, last name is T!" However the way his name is spelt in the opening credits of the show ("Mister T"), it does not contain a period.

    • Goof:
      As Mr. T and the kids talk to the owner of the mint, Kim doesn't have any eyebrows in one shot.

    • Goof:
      As Kim and Jeff hold down one of the criminals on the roof of the castle, his turtleneck collar keeps changing colour from green to his skin colour and back. It almost appears as though the turtleneck is retracting into his jacket by itself.

    • Goof:
      After arriving at the mint building, Jeff notes that this is the "Hanson Mint". However, he was looking at the list of addresses when he said that, not at the big medallion, which is where they found this particular address earlier.

    • Goof:
      As Robin falls off the roof of the castle, the criminal she had been fighting changes from a white man in a dark green suit to a black man in a white suit.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. T: Friends you already got may not be all the friends you ever need. And when you keep new people out just because they're new to you, you're only cheating yourself. That's what Robin, Jeff, and Kim found out. So, don't you ever write nobody off just because he's the new kid on the block. You never know what you might be missing 'til you get to know him. Take it from me, Mr. T!

    • Mr. T: A hero is not somebody who doesn't get scared. A hero is somebody who licks being scared.

    • Robin: Gee, Jeff, what do you think of our new teammate?
      Jeff: Woody? Well, he's okay, I guess. But who needs him?
      Robin: Yeah, this team needs another gymnast like I need a third ear.

    • Robin: What the hairy heck is it?

    • Mr. T: I pity da fool...

    • Mr. T: The name is Mr. T! First name is Mister, middle name is that period, last name is T! Listen, and listen good! I'm talkin' to you! When a new kid moves in on your block, whatcha otta do? Do you figure, "What do we need him for?" Well, I pity da fool who makes that mistake. You wanna know why? Then watch what happened in San Francisco when a new member joined our team and tried to help solve the Mystery of the Golden Medallions.

  • Notes

    • As Mr. T kicked down a door, there appeared to be a poster from the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind on the wall behind him.

  • Allusions