We're moving Forums to the Community pages. Click here for more information and updates.

The A-Team

Season 2 Episode 16

Say It With Bullets

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 17, 1984 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
60 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

The A-Team is hired by the sister of a killed soldier, who was involved in arms trafficking at a military base. This mission almost runs them into Decker's headquarters.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
    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

    Lauren Chase

    Lauren Chase

    Corporal Brown

    Guest Star

    Monte Markham

    Monte Markham

    Mason Harnett

    Guest Star

    Miguel Fernandes

    Miguel Fernandes


    Guest Star

    Marla Heasley

    Marla Heasley

    Tawnia Baker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Tim Donnelly, who is best known for his role as Chet Kelly on the series Emergency! appears in a non-speaking and uncredited role as a member of the group of the three men who were attempting to buy weapons from Harnett. This was his last known acting role.  His brother Dennis directed this episode.

      • The pier and restaurant that appear briefly in some of the shots towards the end of the episode are located in Paradise Cove, Malibu.

      • Goof: When B.A. grabs the remote, he says, "Hey, Hannibal! This thing got volume control!" However, the insert (close-up) shots of the remote control show the on/off button being pressed, not the volume up/down button.

      • In the guesthouse on the Army base, there is a room with a staircase leading to the second floor. That same room -- with different set dressing -- appeared in the episode "The Maltese Cow" as Wan Chu's dining room.

      • Goof: When Face gets out of the van at the storage facility to ask about unit 86, he is wearing brown shoes and dark socks. However, when Face and Hannibal dive into the van later to get away from the bad guys, Face's stunt double is clearly wearing black tennis shoes and white socks.

      • The storage facility is located under the I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway) at the intersection of W. Washington Blvd. and S. Union Ave.

      • Corporal Brown meets Hannibal (in disguise) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. The museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd.; it's part of Exposition Park. Opened in 1913 as L.A.'s first cultural institution, it is currently the third largest museum of its kind in the U.S.

        The dinosaur skeletons Hannibal is sketching are an allosaurus and a camptosaurus; they have since been replaced in the museum foyer by a T. rex and a triceratops.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Face: I'm impressed.
        Hannibal: I know you are, Face.
        Face: Hannibal, you don't even know what I'm talking about.
        Hannibal: Sure I do. You're impressed because we managed to invade a US Army base, drive their tanks around, stay in the guesthouse and blow out of there without a scratch.
        Face: Well, that's part of it.
        Hannibal: Oh, I wasn't finished. We also managed to put away Harnett and his two ugly cousins Shaw and Noche and give Decker an ulcer in the process.
        Face: Mmm, yeah, I think that about--
        Hannibal: Good. Just didn't want to miss anything.

      • Hannibal: I ever tell you guys about my childhood?
        Face: Hannibal, could we do the retrospective some other time?
        Hannibal: See, I was the kid who always liked waiting on Christmas Eve even more than I liked opening the presents the next morning. But the next morning when I started ripping, I started ripping.

      • (referring to the remote in his hand)
        Murdock: You know, if I get tired of Ozzie and Murdock or I love Murdock I just flip through the dial and it's time for Bachelor Murdock or Have Murdock - Will Travel.

      • (as Face is trying to open a lock)
        Hannibal: Come on, Face. What happened to all that eye-hand coordination?
        Face: I'm concentrating. Don't rush genius.

      • (Referring to Colonel Decker)
        Hannibal: Oh, he´s always so pompous when he thinks he´s got us cornered.

      • Face: Oh boy, I hate situations like this. You go in trying to help mankind and all of a sudden you realize you´re adjusting your halo in a two-way mirror.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (11)

      • Murdock: Hey, kids! Do you know what time it is? ... It's Howdy Murdock time!

        The Howdy Doody Show ran from 1947 to 1960 on NBC.

      • Murdock: (singing) I'm Murdock the Cat, the totally happening, wonderful, and mellow cat.

        Murdock is doing a takeoff on the theme for the TV series Felix the Cat.

      • Murdock: (to Face) Book 'em, Danno!

        The line is from Hawaii Five-O, which ran on CBS from 1968 to 1980. Vocally, however, Murdock is doing an imitation of Felix the Cat.

      • Hannibal: How to win friends and influence people.

        Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in 1936.

      • Murdock: We went to an Army base and decided to follow a soldier home when he picked up a pretty girl. Now, right now, he has no idea that we are playing a harmless little joke, and that our entire Candid Murdock audience can hear every word. Now let's listen in and have some real fun.

        Murdock is doing an impression of Allen Funt, the original host of Candid Camera. The series began on the radio as Candid Microphone in 1947 and became a television series in 1948.

      • Murdock: Now, I told you, Murdock, you are not coming to the club to meet Mr. Cesar Romero. And that is the last word.

        Murdock imitates Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy. However, Cesar Romero never appeared as himself in I Love Lucy; he played Carlos Garcia in a 1957 episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour titled "Lucy Takes a Cruise to Havana."

      • Murdock: (singing) Oh, I love Murdock and he loves me. And we're as happy as we can be.

        Murdock has slightly changed the lyrics to the I Love Lucy theme, which Ricky sang to Lucy in the episode "Lucy's Last Birthday."

      • Murdock If that guy tries anything, I'm all over him. I'll even make his brown eyes blue.

        "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," written by Richard Leigh, was a country/pop hit recorded by Crystal Gayle in 1977; it won Gayle a Grammy in 1978 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

      • Murdock: You know, if I get tired of Ozzie and Murdock or I Love Murdock or Murdock for a Day, I just flip through the dial, and it's time for Bachelor Murdock or Have Murdock - Will Travel.

        Murdock alludes to the following TV series:
        The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (ABC, 1952-1966)
        I Love Lucy (CBS, 1951-1957)
        Queen for a Day (Local Los Angeles TV, 1948-1956; NBC, 1956-1960; ABC, 1960-1964)
        Bachelor Father (CBS, 1957-1959; NBC, 1959-1961; ABC, 1961-1962)
        Have Gun - Will Travel (CBS, 1957-1963)

      • Murdock: You know, other people have feelings. And they hear these snide retorts. And sometimes, they'd just like to change your channel and send that crumola attitude of yours right on back to Mr. Rogers' neck of the woods.

        Mister Rogers' Neighborhood ran on National Educational Television from 1968 to 1970, and on PBS from 1970 to 2001.

      • Murdock: Hello, hello, Wally? Uh, this is the Murdock. Gee, uh, gee, there's not a whole lot going on out here. Somebody who looked like Lumpy just went by, but that's about all --

        Murdock is doing an impression of "the Beaver" from Leave It to Beaver, which ran from 1957-1958 on CBS, then on ABC from 1958-1963.