First Name: “Mr” Middle Name: “.” Last Name: “T”
Mr. T is an 80’s icon. He made Mohawks cool when mullets were the raddest do on the hair style block. He stuck with gold, even when Cubic Zirconia made a run on the Home Shopping Network. He wrestled with Hulk Hogan, fought Rocky Balboa and defended Ricky Stratton against a bully in a very special episode of Silver Spoons. It is well known that Mr. T pitied fools. Man, did he pity some fools. He even had his own Saturday morning cartoon and matching cereal (dosed with copious amounts of yummy 80’s sugar) that made a cameo in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. All that being said, I think it was his transcendent portrayal of BA Baracus on The A-Team that ultimately cemented Mr. T as my 80’s TV spirit father.