The A-Team

Season 2 Episode 2

Recipe for Heavy Bread

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 1983 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Face runs into an old friend from the POW camp the A-Team used to be in. The friend was the cook there who helped them to flee and now needs their help, when he gets involved in a drug deal of former camp members, especially the former Vietnamese commander.moreless

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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

    Melinda Culea

    Melinda Culea

    Amy Amanda Allen

    Tracy Scoggins

    Tracy Scoggins


    Guest Star



    Lin Duk Coo

    Guest Star

    Marjoe Gortner

    Marjoe Gortner

    Tom Anderson / Angel

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • On their way to the restaurant in the opening of the episode, the A-Team van passes by Apollo Tire at the corner of Lyons and Newhall. The store is still in business at the same location (now owned by Grand American Tires).

      • The twin buildings depicted as Face's apartment building actually comprise the ARCO Center in Long Beach, California. Completed in 1983, the buildings were brand-new at the time that the original episode aired.

      • When B.A. comes in to the apartment after armor-plating the interior of the van, Face is checking out a centerfold -- in Forbes.

      • One of the first shots on the golf course is of a pair of men watching Tom Angel/Anderson tee off. The man on the right is Hannibal in disguise; the man on the left is his stunt double. George Peppard provides the voice for both lines of dialogue: "What do you think of his game, Joe?" "Can't hit a lick."

      • Some of the exterior and interior shots in this episode are of the real Perino's Restaurant, located at 4101 Wilshire Blvd. The restaurant was torn down in 2005; Perino's Luxury Apartments now stand on the location of what was once one of the top three restaurants in Los Angeles.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • (to Tom)
        Hannibal: I did some pretty squirrelly things in Nam, and lived to tell about it. You're like bread on a windowsill. Mine, when I want you.

      • Bad Guy Joey: I don't think you know what you're messing with, Smith.
        Hannibal: Oh yes, I do. I'm just impetuous. I'm also nuts and trigger-happy, so get in the van before I start foaming at the mouth and blasting.

      • Hannibal: Now, the dope is in the van, see if you can find it before the cops get here. We'll close our eyes, and count to a hundred
        Tom: My father will have you killed
        Hannibal: You tell your daddy, if he makes me mad enough I'll come down to Arizona, and wash him out. And tell him to keep his head down. I might be the guy who cleans out his pool, or delivers his mail, or maybe even his golf caddy.

      • Murdock: (as he is picking up his golf ball off the green, which has a mouth & eyes on it) I'm telling you Face, my ball can talk.
        Face: Lots of them can talk, but can he sing?
        Murdock: I haven't taught him any songs yet.

      • B.A.: Oh, Hannibal. Don't put this crazy man on the cross fire. I don´t wanna get shot by this fool.
        Hannibal: He does the cover position in case we get in trouble. We never get in trouble.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Hannibal: Well, when we were in prison camp, Murdock taught him some Western songs. "The Chisolm Trail," you know ....

        "The Chisolm Trail" is one of the oldest cowboy songs; it is believed to date back to shortly after the Civil War.

      • Face: Bad enough you look like an extra from Fort Apache without giving the head waiters a bad time.

        Fort Apache was a 1948 John Wayne film directed by John Ford.

      • Face: Comedians. From Second City. They're opening at the, uh, Comedy Store Tuesday night.

        Second City is an improvisational theatre company with locations in several major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. The Comedy Store is a very well-known comedy club on the Sunset Strip that has hosted nearly every major U.S. comic since its opening in 1972.

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