The A-Team

Season 3 Episode 7

Trouble on Wheels

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 30, 1984 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Hannibal goes undercover in order to investigate employee theft from an auto plant, but things turn out to be bigger and more dangerous than anyone expected. Face can finally live out some of his passions.

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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

    Joe Santos

    Joe Santos

    Rudy Garcia

    Guest Star

    Mills Watson

    Mills Watson

    Hoyt Plummer

    Guest Star

    James Luisi

    James Luisi

    Jimmy Durkee

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When the rest of the team loses the white van (after narrowly missing the boy with the ball), B.A. brings the A-Team van to a stop on Crocker St., facing 3rd St.

      • After Hannibal is knocked out and kidnapped by the bad guys, the rest of the team tails the bad guys' white van through town, passing by Ken's Body Shop, which is still located at the corner of Crocker and E. 4th St. in central Los Angeles.

      • Murdock wears a light blue T-shirt upon which "Moon Over My Amy" is written.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Face: I'll cover the outside. Guy like me'd look out of place on an assembly line and I don't have anything in my wardrobe to go with grease and grime.
        Hannibal: That's alright, Face. Murdock'll help you press your overalls.

      • (Face arrives to see B.A. is chasing Murdock)
        Face: Well, well, well, isn't this nice? I'm glad to see the two of you can get along without getting into any trouble.
        B.A.: Ain't no trouble, just gonna wring his neck!

      • Rudy: I just wonder if we're doing the right thing here, Hannibal.
        Hannibal: Rudy, whenever you stand up against slimeballs, you're doing the right thing.

      • Murdock: You gotta think nice things. Just, just think happy thoughts; go ahead.
        B.A.: Okay. I'm thinkin' you got hit by a bus.

      • Williams: Smith said this guy was looney tunes.
        Murdock: "Looney Tunes," huh? What other TV program do you watch regularly?

      • (Murdock is spray-painting a wall)
        Murdock: Spraying a smooth and even coat over the surface that you're workin' on.
        B.A.: If you don't shut up, I'm gonna smooth this here over you!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Williams: Smith said this guy was looney tunes.
        Murdock: Looney Tunes, huh? What other TV program do you watch regularly?

        The Warner Bros. animated cartoon series Looney Tunes ran in movie theaters from 1930-1969; the cartoons have since appeared on television in assorted specials and compilations.

      • Murdock: I am Crazy Willy ... Beano. Beano -- you know, rhymes with Dino. What's the matter, you don't understand English? Dino. (singing) Everybody loves somebod--

        "Dino" was the real first name of singer Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti), who recorded the 1947 tune "Everybody Loves Somebody" in 1964 and made it a hit; the words also appear on Dean Martin's gravestone.

        Also, Murdock is doing a fairly good impersonation here of Marlon Brando's Don Corleone from the Godfather films.

      • The episode takes its title from the Stephen Geyer song, "Trouble on Wheels," which opens the episode. The song was originally written for (and a part of) the Greatest American Hero episode "Hog Wild," which aired three years earlier on Nov. 25, 1981.