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The A-Team

Season 5 Episode 4

Quarterback Sneak

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 1986 on NBC
5.6
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The A-Team uses a football game as a cover to sneak a chemical warfare scientist out of East Germany. He just wants to defect.

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  • Yay. Football. *sarcasm*

    3.5
    Well, this episode was not even close to my favorite. It's...well, the bottom of the barrell.



    On the first real mission for Stockwell, The A-Team takes on the cold war. They take on russian espionage with the true American game....Football. Of course, there are guest star's aplenty including Joe Namath, and Jim Brown (two names I know.)



    So, they were hoping to get big ratings by taping into football fever. I'm guessing it didn't work.



    Having a crummy plot to hang it on, and confusion and double cross after double cross didn't help me much. Sure, Hannibal goes a little over the top, and yes Murdock is great as usual (Inspector 6 being the best cover any of them have n that's competely by accident.)



    Here's the thing though, and it's in the goof's of the episode...so, you can check it out there...but BA grabs onto the helicopter rail. This is so far out of character that even if the episode was good and interesting it goes downhill so fast in that one moment it's unbelievable. I may have scored it lower, but I'm feeling generous tonight.moreless
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

Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn

General Hunt Stockwell

Eddie Velez

Eddie Velez

Frankie "Dishpan" Santana

Alan Autry

Alan Autry

Mike "The Hammer" Horn

Guest Star

Ray Reinhardt

Ray Reinhardt

Brecht

Guest Star

Joe Namath

Joe Namath

T.J. Bryant

Guest Star

Judith Ledford

Judith Ledford

Carla

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • The uniforms the football players wore in the episode were uniforms of the USFL's Los Angeles Express that were worn during the 1985 season. However, they may of been defective or unused uniforms due to the number patches seen on the players (ex. Jim Brown's front side of his#32 jersey has the 2 patched), the names of the characters on the back of their jerseys, and the different numbers that were on Alan Autry's jersey.Also the "LA" on the sleeves on the jersey are intact, yet the helmets have "TA" on them to designate that they were from Texas.

    • Goof: If 'Project Victory' was so dangerous and volatile as every portrayed it, why on earth would T.J. break the box containing it and risk exposure to the rest of the team? It acted like tear gas, so he could have switched it, but then what happened to the real vial?

    • When Frankie fires the air cannon, he fires two shots but clearly they use the same footage twice.

    • Since they were playing in 'East Germany' it didn't really matter since they were not wanted there. However, if the Germans found out who the A-Team was, they could have held them for extradition.

    • Every time B.A. is knocked out the team has to get together to carry his dead weight. Yet they get off the bus in Germany with two football players escorting him off the bus, yet it still appears B.A. is unconscious. Was he sleepwalking??? How can he be 'knocked' out yet still have motor function to walk???

    • Murdock's Obsession: Clothing Inspection, He is Inspector #6

    • Murdock's new job is as "Underwear Inspector Six."

    • Goof:
      B.A. is deathly afraid of flying, so much that they have to drug him everytime they want to get him on a plane or helicopter. At the end of this episode, the team is running towards the helicopter, and B.A. almost misses it. He ends up hanging off the bottom of the helicopter without ever mentioning his fear of being in the air.

    • Goof:
      While the teams are playing football at the end, one of the players is wearing a jersey that says number twelve on both sides of his jersey, but the front says number 14.

    • Goof:
      The A-Team were wanted murderers at this time, and as a result were having to be very covert in everything they did under Stockwell. If this is the case, why was B.A. allowed to play on the football team under his legitmate name, and with the game being broadcast in the United States?

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