A child of the '80s, I absolutely adored anything to do with the television series "The A-Team." Like any other kid at the time, I was particularly fond of the character B.A. Baracus, played by actor Laurence Tureaud — or as the rest of the world knew him, Mr. T. I watched the Mr. T cartoon series and even had the Mr. T-branded cereal (though I cringe today to think about what exactly was in that box).
Some 30-odd years later, it's with great excitement that I read of Mr. T's return to television in the new home improvement series "I Pity the Tool." In a phone interview with Variety, the 62-year-old explained why home remodeling is tricky business.
“You can’t just knock down everything. There might be electrical wiring. There might be a gap open,” he said. “You have to take your time. You have to scout things out. If you do the wrong thing, it’s going to be a disaster.”
Did you read that in Mr. T's voice? Because I did. Don't remember what it sounds like? Below is a helpful reminder:
So what exactly gives Mr. T the experience to help remodel your home? "Before I worked in show business, I worked in the demolition business," Mr. T said in a statement. "And even after I made it in Hollywood, I kept on building things." That's right — things. Mr. T doesn't need to get into specifics, because Mr. T doesn't have time for that. And besides, he'll have an entire team to assist, including HGTV Design Star winner and interior designer Tiffany Brooks.
For anyone intimidated by the former bouncer, Mr. T says not to worry.
“I am tough, but deep inside my toughness, I like to let people know I’m an old-fashioned mama’s boy,” he told Variety. “I have a heart of gold, but I’m really a marshmallow in my heart.”
"I Pity the Tool" is expected to air later this year.
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