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Psssst. The A-Team Blew Frogballs

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 26, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 26, 2009 |

I’m going to let y’all in on a little secret, which might be particularly enlightening for those of you who, like myself, who were eight or nine in 1983, when “The A-Team” debuted on network television. Here: Come closer. Let me whisper it in your ear. Closer. Closer. Good, good. Now listen to me. And listen to me closely. OK.


Oh yeah. It’s true. Don’t let your sexually confusing man-crushes on Dirk Benedict obscure what is obvious, if you ever go back and revisit the show. “The A-Team” wasn’t a good show. It never was. It had a couple of catch phrases that have stuck with you over the years, and a very memorable Mr. T (who couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag filled with steroids), but it wasn’t a good show.

Put aside your nostalgic fondness for a few seconds, and watch the intro. I think you, too, will realize that your affection can be attributed to the fact that your brain had not fully developed (can I get a witness here from some of our older readers?)

Still, that nostalgic value is worth a lot of money. And hell if Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, Narc) ain’t about to tap it like a Kardishian ass. We all know who has been cast in the film, by now: Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and Jessica Biel. And if y’all were hoping for a more gritty, updated version of the campy ’80s television show, this image should pretty much disabuse you of that notion.


Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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