Mister T

Season 1 Episode 3

Mystery of the Mind-Thieves

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 01, 1983 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof:
      Despite just having been unplugged and not seeming to be under anyone's control, the robot still managed to attack Mr. T.

    • Goof:
      The villains mention that they need to get outside a "twelve mile limit", which is presumably like being in international waters, so that they can't be caught. But as the police don't seem to involved in any of this, the matter of jurisdiction has no relevance because as a civilian, Mr. T could follow them all over the world if he wanted to.

    • Goof:
      When the head villain throws Kim into the side of the plane, it begins to wobble back and forth. However only seconds earlier the same plane had withstood a direct hit from a speeding bus full of gymnasts and didn't so much as shake.

    • Goof:
      The villains's plane is said to not have flown for 20 years and that it might not fly at all, yet they still decide to use it as their escape vehicle. Surely there are newer, more recently maintained aircraft they could use. They're in Seattle after all, not the middle of nowhere.

    • Goof:
      After Mr. T is mind-controlled into attacking the kids with a lamp stand, his shadow appears on the kids as they talk, but as the kids move away the shadow stays in the same exact place, appearing to hover in mid air for several seconds.

    • Goof:
      As Robin and Kim attend to Dr. Harper by the side of the road after he is nearly run over, Kim is suddenly wearing her red gymnastics outfit, whereas only a minute ago she was wearing the same white jacket and jeans as everyone else.

    • Goof:
      Not only did the driver of the semi truck that nearly hit Dr. Harper not even try to brake to avoid him, but he didn't even seem to do anything after hitting and destroying the wheelchair either.

    • Goof:
      As Dr. Harper rolls across the two-lane street in his wheelchair after being pushed out of the van, he somehow manages to cross the center dividing line three times.

    • Goof:
      While watching the weight lifting robot, Woody says that Dr. Harper is acting just like Kim's dad last night. But Mr. Nakamura was acting nasty, Dr. Harper just stammered a bit and seemed quite nice compared to Nakamura.

    • Goof:
      At the restaurant, Mr. Nakamura insists that he didn't know Kim was in Seattle. However, he was obviously expected to be at Kim's gymnastics performance earlier (as Kim knew where he would be sitting), and he even said as much himself earlier.

    • Goof:
      Despite having almost been kidnapped by two men with a black limo, Mr. Nakamura then runs straight to the first black limo he sees.

    • Goof:
      As Mr. Nakamura hides from the men chasing him and then runs in the opposite direction, he completely disappears for several frames.

    • Goof:
      After hurting herself in the gymnastics competition, Kim and Mr. T walk through the tunnel away from the arena as they talk, but then all of a sudden they're back out on the arena floor, heading towards the tunnel again.

    • Goof:
      After Kim looks up into the crowd area of the stadium and sees an empty seat in one of the boxes, Mr. T. says that she must have been "expecting to see someone in the bleachers". However, box seats and bleachers are totally different things and the seating in the stadium was clearly not made up of bleachers.

  • Quotes

    • Kim: (referring to her father) How could he humiliate me like that in front of my friends? Maybe he just doesn't love me anymore.

    • Robin: (after Kim's father goes away) Kim, is something the matter with your father?
      Kim: Oh, no. No, he's just...uh...working too hard. He didn't mean it. He...he... (breaks down) Oh, gees! What did I do to deserve this?!

    • Mr. T: Hey, this is Mr. T talkin'. That's capital 'T' that rhymes with me! I want to tell you about something that happened to us in Seattle. You know sometimes we get so wrapped up in how a problem bothers us, we don't see what the problem really is. You know, my little friend Kim found that out the hard way. When we tell you that this mean dude who was messin' with people's minds and stealin' their thoughts, which is why we call this case "The Mystery of the Mind-Thieves."

    • Doorman: I'm terribly sorry, I can't seem to find the guest passes for your group. (holds out his hand, palm up)
      Robin: Psst, Jeff, he wants a tip.
      Jeff: Oh, okay. Here's a tip for you; try looking under "T."
      Doorman: T?
      Mr. T: Yes! T. As in "trial," "tribulation," and "trouble," which is what you gonna get if you don't find that pass!
      Doorman: (looking again) Oh, here it is! Silly me! I must have misplaced it.

    • Mr. T: Kim was so busy feelin' sorry for herself, she didn't see that her father was in trouble. Good thing she opened her eyes in time, 'cause if she didn't, she would never have found the clue that saved him. So when you get your feelin's hurt by somebody you love, think a minute before you cry and moan about your own feelin's, because the person you love might be the one who's really hurt. Take it from me, Mr. T!

    • Mr. T: Come on, big shot! Take me on now! My brain is sane and I'll cause you some pain!

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