Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Don’t Talk to Strangers

March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

mrtThanks to the magic of Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” option, I recently became reacquainted with The A-Team, a childhood TV favorite. To say that I was underwhelmed would be an understatement—funny how the 1980s juvenile mind was unable to discern the campiness of network action shows. A makeshift cannon that shoots out lettuce, and is integral in rescuing a town from the clutches of yokels? Puh-leez.

But my A-Team re-familiarization sparked a renewed interest in Mr. T’s varied career. And so I couldn’t resist delving into the Necklaced One’s musical oeuvre, which is basically (and merficully) confined to 1984’s Mr. T’s Commandments. Click here for audio of the man’s classic public-service ditty “Don’t Talk to Strangers”. It was apparently released as a 12-inch maxi, with a B-side of “The Toughest Man in the World”. If you have a copy, hit eBay and pay for your kids’ college tuition—it’s a real find.

(h/t Daddy Like and Hard White)

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  • John Marks

    Brendan, “I pity the fool” who tracks down Mr. T’s album! I never watched the show, but I knew that line. “I pity the fool.” It’s his lasting legacy, I think, though I don’t know how many times he actually said it on the show. Thanks for taking me back to a corner of my pop culture brain that hadn’t been buffed and oiled in a while. Great blog!

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