The A-Team: Uncle Buckle-Up
episode number: season 4, episode 11 (1985)
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/27/13
episode synopsis: The creator and star of a popular children's TV show is being pressured by the mob, and the team steps in to help.
impressions: This one was pretty silly. The first half of it was about Hannibal's desire to "act" while in a bear costume, and the gangsters were both cliched and unintelligent.
notable guest star: Comedian Arte Johnson is Sidney aka Uncle Buckle-Up.
what the team builds in this episode: They take a bunch of toys from the toy factory they're locked in and build...toys that drop bombs and attack.
Hannibal wisecrack highlight: He doesn't take any crap from the mobsters.
B.A. toughness highlight: Knocks out bad guys with a single punch - twice.
Murdock insanity highlight: (to Face) "You're fooling around with Uncle Buckle-Up's daughter? You animal!"
Face scam highlight: He pretends to be a big fan of the show in order to romance the lady who runs it.
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