Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Remember that “crack commando unit” falsely imprisoned who, after escaping, hid out in Los Angeles and waited for people who really needed help to find them? As the end of the series catchphrase informed you: “If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire…the A-Team.”


The action television show that introduced Mr. T to the world ran on NBC from 1983-1987, and my brother and I couldn’t get enough. The leader of the pack, John “Hannibal” Smith (played by George Peppard), would chomp on his cigar and spit out his catchphrase which we repeated for a week in our real lives until the show returned the next week: “I love it when a plan comes together.”

I too love plans that come together, but do you know what else I love? I love finding classic cameos by artists I love on shows I adored. Exhibit A: Boy George on The A-Team! The episode, “Cowboy George,” aired in season 4 and involved Boy George playing himself and mistakenly being booked for a gig meant for “Cowboy George.” I could go on, but let’s get to the delicious clip which is an ad for the show, but you’ll get the gist.

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