The A-Team

Season 3 Episode 12

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 11, 1984 on NBC
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Face's latest girl friend is rather ungrateful after the A-Team rescues her from local mobsters. Meanwhile the A-Team seems to have two B.A.'s!

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    Dwight Schultz

    Dwight Schultz

    Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock

    George Peppard

    George Peppard

    Col. John "Hannibal" Smith

    Mr. T

    Mr. T

    Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus

    Dirk Benedict

    Dirk Benedict

    Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Turian: All right, come aboard!

        As Hannibal and Murdock's fake Harbor Patrol boat approaches the stern of Turian's Sundowner, the twin buildings of the Marina Towers can be seen in the background; they are located at 4640 (North Tower) and 4676 (South Tower) Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey.

      • As Hannibal and Murdock start after the yacht Sundowner in their fake Harbor Patrol boat, they pass by two high-rise buildings with curved fronts. These are two of the three buildings that make up the Marina City Club, a condo complex built in 1970 and located at 4333 Admiralty Way in Marina Del Rey.

      • Murdock: Don't worry, Hannibal. We're not gonna lose these suckers.

        When Murdock says this, the A-Team van is parked at the corner of Hillcrest Road and Bonita Terrace.

      • After Turian kidnaps Rina, she attempts to jump out of the limo when it stops for a red light at the corner of W. 6th St. and S. Rossmore Ave.

      • Goof: When Face chases the limo, early in the episode, the limo and Face's Corvette skid around a corner, past a parked brown-and-cream sedan. The limo nearly hits a pedestrian running across the street behind a white two-door coupe. Seconds later, the limo passes the same brown sedan and nearly hits the same pedestrian running behind the same white car!

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Hannibal: I thought you said that you and this lady had something special going.
        Face: We have. We did. At least we thought we did.

      • (Hannibal emerges from the van, firing)
        Hannibal: Now unless you've got a burning desire to look like a piece of Swiss cheese, I suggest you stand very still.
        Turian: What the hell is goin' on and who are you?!
        Hannibal: We're the Big Bad Wolves; we've come to blow your house down.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Murdock: Faceman! I wouldn't call 'em phony. Highly imaginative, the work of a genius, but not phony. I'm thinking about coming out with a whole new line.

        Murdock is doing here a vocal impression of Cary Grant, who made his feature film debut in the 1932 film This Is the Night. Grant appeared in more than seventy movies in the next 34 years, including four Hitchcock films (such as To Catch a Thief) and numerous screwball comedies (such as The Awful Truth).

      • Murdock: You better come up with a plan lickety-split, Colonel. Otherwise, our Faceman's going to be doing flip-ups with Charlie Tuna.

        Murdock is referring to the StarKist Tuna mascot, whose correct name is "Charlie the Tuna." He was created by Tom Rogers of the Leo Burnett Agency in 1961. "Charlie Tuna" is the on-air name of radio personality Art Ferguson, who has been working in Los Angeles since 1967.

      • Hannibal: We're the big, bad wolves. We've come to blow your house down.
        Murdock: Yeah. And when we huff and puff, you better hold on to your socks.

        The Big Bad Wolf was the villain in the fairy tale "The Three Little Pigs," which was first published in the 18th century; however, the story is probably much older. It has appeared in many forms over the years, including a 1933 animated short film version from Disney, featuring the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"

        In most traditional versions, the wolf threatens each of the three little pigs with the phrase, "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in." He succeeds with the house built of straw and the house made of sticks. However, he cannot blow down the third pig's house, which is built with bricks.

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