Mr. T's A Game
There's just something about Mr. T that makes one smile. At least this one. C'mon, we loved him in "Rocky III," "The A-Team" and the 1-800-COLLECT ads. And how many of us wouldn't be able to identify an "I pity the fool" reference in three syllables or less? The man is a bona fide cultural treasure.
And finally someone in a position to do something about it has offered T a ticket back to the small screen -- and not in a demeaning "Surreal Life" second act. T will be the star of his very own weekly advice show. That's right, advice show.
From the official TV Land press release:
TV Land has picked up six episodes of this Dr. Phil-meets-Tony-Robbins reality show in which Mr. T stars in the unlikely role of social scientist traveling across the country to dispense his own classic Mr. T style advice.
Said T when asked by the Associated Press about his new show:
"My show ain't no `Dr. Phil,' with people sitting around crying," he said. "You're a fool - that's what's wrong with you. You're a fool if you don't take my advice."
Isn't that just like a social scientist?
This is going to be good television. Unfortunately, the show doesn't debut until October.
Rather than squander the time, use the next six months to bone up on your T knowledge: review Mr. T's biography (did you know he released an album?), quotes ("Don't give me no jibber-jabber") and filmography ("D.C. Cab"!).
If you missed the "Mr. T vs..." phenomenon, go back and watch him battle foes as diverse as Ali G, Tony Blair, Kathie Lee Gifford, Saddam Hussein and Super Mario.
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