15 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 17 – Waiting for Insane Wayne

By |2010-12-15T11:45:27-05:00December 15th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , |

Samuel Beckett writes an episode of the A-Team – a dark, dreary episode in which the team is stranded by the roadside and has to think of how to pass the time until their contact, Insane Wayne, arrives. Every so often another character drives by and the team gets excited, but it turns out not to be Wayne, and the excitement passes. After a while they get a message on the van's phone that Wayne won't be coming, and will try again tomorrow. Hannibal says fine, let's go, but no one moves. Eek.

14 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 16 – Cowboy George

By |2013-02-17T09:16:00-05:00December 14th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A redneck bar crowd is dancing to Culture Club while the A-Team tries to foil an armed robbery, while Murdock plays Lennon Sisters tunes at the radio station. This moment is why TV was invented.

13 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 15 – Members Only

By |2010-12-13T16:10:03-05:00December 13th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , |

Impressed by the breakout success of “Jim Henson's Muppet Babies,” Stephen J. Cannell pens a weird little episode imagining the A-Team as little kids who have to fend off Little Decker, the neighbor who keeps trying to invite himself into the Little A-Team's treehouse, by using cap guns and big wheels instead of machine guns and awesome vans.

12 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 14 – The A-Team is Coming, The A-Team is Coming

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"These Soviet guys are the worst-dressed invasion force ever. No wonder they're working with a guy called Poncho."

12 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 13 – Wheel of Fortune

By |2010-12-12T15:43:35-05:00December 12th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a shameless ratings play, NBC has some of its TV stars appear on “Wheel of Fortune,” but in character – meaning that Ted Danson isn't buying a vowel, it's Sam Malone. And when the A-Team has a chance to spin the wheel, they instead start a short musical montage in which they use Pat Sajak's suit (by Botany 500!) and hair gel to create an improvised explosive. They don't need to guess the puzzle, they just blew it up!

12 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 12 – Uncle Buckle-Up

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Does it not occur to these clod villains that killing Uncle Buckle-Up is a bad business move for a company that makes Uncle Buckle-Up dolls?

9 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 11 – The Doctor Is Out

By |2010-12-09T14:59:15-05:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , |

I know virtually every one of these previews has been a team-up with some unlikely character, but seriously, this time the A-Team gets hired by Linus and Charlie Brown because Lucy's psychiatry stand has become the emotional blackmail capital of the “Peanuts” universe. Murdock kind of likes her “tough love” approach, but Face wants to get out of town as fast as possible, mostly because Sally has switched her affections from Linus to him, and he's not sure he wants to become Sally's sweet baboo.

8 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 10 – There Goes The Neighborhood

By |2014-09-15T20:03:03-04:00December 8th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , |

Fred Rogers hires the A-Team? Turns out the Neighborhood has seen hard times, what with that crooked courier company coming down hard on Mr. McFeely. But the team comes in and makes those speedy deliveries and knocks the bad guys into the Kingdom of Make Believe. Their timing couldn't be more perfect: X the Owl has an assignment from correspondence school about military tactics, so he thinks Hannibal's plans are nifty-galifty.

7 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 9 – Mind Games

By |2010-12-07T23:51:58-05:00December 7th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , |

After yet another close call with the A-Team, long-suffering Colonel Decker decides to rest and regroup by playing in the world championship of his favorite board game, Stratego. Decker steamrolls his way to the finals but loses to a grizzled and mysterious stranger, who's so impressive Decker hires him to help catch the A-Team. Except that the stranger... is Hannibal! (Maybe I'll write a Season Six of the A-Team just to help everyone along.)

6 12, 2010

My Year With The A-Team: Season 4, Episode 8 – Blood, Sweat and Cheers

By |2010-12-06T23:37:51-05:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: My Year With the A-Team|Tags: , , , , , , |

NBC brings you a tough, sassy crossover between The A-Team and Cheers! Ted Danson's bar is being harassed by a mystery villain, who wants to make it part of a chain of English pubs. The team finds out that the man behind the scheme isn't a man at all, it's a robotic clone of Winston Churchill! The team deftly defeats Robot Churchill's many clone soldiers – this was not their finest hour – and the robot's head explodes after Cliff Claven begins reciting little-known facts about the Caribbean mongoose and its role in the Haitian Revolution.

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