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 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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