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  • James Coburn was considered for the role of Hannibal Smith.

  • In one episode, it is revealed that Face's real name is not Templeton Peck. The complete list of his assumed names is, in chronological order: Richard Bancroft (birth name), Alvin Brennar, Al Brennan, Al Peck, Holmes Morrison, Morrison Holmes, and finally Tempelton Arthur Peck.

  • It is also noted that the "B.A." in B.A. Baracus stands for his first and middle names "Bosco Albert" Baracus.

  • The "crime they didn't commit" which led to The A-Team being sent to a military court was stealing gold bullion from the "Bank of Hanoi" during the Vietnam War.

  • The gold that was worn by "Mr. T" during filming varied in weight, usually between 35 and 40 pounds.

  • With the exception of General Fullbright (played by Jack Ging), who was shot and killed in the season 4 finale episode "The Sound of Thunder", no one was killed on the show, either by the A-Team themselves or (on screen at least) by any of the villains. At the time it was considered to be the most family friendly shows of it's time. In fact, in any episode where there were drugs involved in the storyline, Hannibal would call it, "stuff". (eg: "I know there is stuff in there. You have to find it.")

  • A lost episode entitled "Without Reservations" aired for the first time during the March reruns of 1987. This episode was probably meant to air right before the final episode "The Grey Team", based on the fact that in "Without Reservations" Murdock's T-shirt says "Almost Fini" while in "The Grey Team" it says "Fini".

  • In "Pros and Cons", Face pretends to be the author of a novel Dr. Dwight Pepper. The photo on the back of the book - supposedly the proper Dr. Dwight Pepper - is actually a photo of Stephen J. Cannell, the producer of the series.

  • After guest starring in the season 4 finale episode, "The Sound of Thunder", Tia Carrere was supposed to join the A-Team as a member for the start of the 5th season. But due to her not being able to get out of her contract with the soap-opera "General Hospital" (1963), the idea was nixed. Her character was never mentioned again.

  • Mr. T reportedly quit the series during filming of the 1985-6 season opening episode "Judgement Day" only to be persuaded to return with the episode's filming not interrupted.

  • During the final season, David McCallum guest starred as a villain, reuniting with former "Man From UNCLE" co-star Robert Vaughn. The episode, "The Say Uncle Affair", was formatted the same way as an old UNCLE episode, complete with "chapter titles", the word "affair" in the title, and similar scene transitions.

  • There was some talk about an A-Team reunion, a TV movie where the A-Team was given a full pardon, but after George Peppard died, the idea was dropped.

  • The Spanish (Spain) version of the series has two significant changes with character nicknames. "Face" is called '"Fenix" and "B.A." Baracus is known as "M.A."

  • George Peppard (Hannibal) stared in the 1972 show "Banacek" as Thomas Banacek, and has had guest appearances in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", and "Tales of the Unexpected".

  • In the opening credits Dirk Benedict (Face) reacts to a passing metallic "Cylon warrior", Cylons were the nemesis in Benedict's earlier series "Battlestar Galactica" 1978 where he played Lt. Starbuck. He has also had guest appearances in "Baywatch", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)", "Murder, She Wrote", "Charlie's Angels", and "Hawaii Five-O".

  • Dwight Schultz (Murdock) has had guest appearances in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", "Star Trek: Voyager", "The Outer Limits", "Diagnosis Murder", "Babylon 5", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)", "CHiPs", and "Hill Street Blues".

  • Mr T (BA) has had guest appearances in "Diff'rent Strokes".