Mr T Turns Six-T One Today!

Mr T

Happy 61st Birthday FOOOL!

That’s right folks, it’s the A-Team/Rocky legend Laurence Tureaud’s big day so we thought we would take the time to show our love for this retro 80s icon we’ve know and loved for as long as we can remember.

In 1980, Mr. T was spotted by Sylvester Stallone while taking part in NBC’s “America’s Toughest Bouncer” competition. Although his role in Rocky III was originally intended as just a few lines, Mr. T was eventually cast as Clubber Langwho we all love to hate.
In The A-Team, he played Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, an ex-Army commando on the run with three other members from the United States government “for a crime they didn’t commit.” As well as the team’s tough guy, B.A. was a genius mechanic but afraid of flying (I ain’t gettin on no plaaaine!). When asked at a press conference whether he was as stupid as B.A. Baracus, Mr. T observed quietly, “It takes a smart guy to play dumb.”

He has also been a professional wrestler, pop star with his single ‘Treat Your Mother Right’ and these days is well know for is clip show World’s Craziest Fools. Check out his amazing rap track below..

#DidYouKnow? The gold jewelry he wears was worth about $300,000 at the time and took him about an hour to put on. Most nights, Mr. T spent even more time cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleaner.

To give you guys a little taster of the genuis that was Mr T, we thought we would also compile some of our favourite quotes from his amazing acting career, take a peep….

I pity the fool.

When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn`t afford to pay attention.

As a kid, I got three meals a day. Oatmeal, miss-a-meal and no meal.

I believe in the Golden Rule — The Man with the Gold . . . Rules.

When I was growing up, my family was so poor we couldn’t afford to pay attention.

It takes a smart guy to play dumb.

Fancy getting in on some Mr T action to celebrate in style? Take a look at our Mr T inspired clothing and accessories, perfect for all you A-Team fans out there too!

Mr T Shut Up Fool Mug
Mr T Shut Up Fool Mug

Men's Navy Mr D T-Shirt
Men's Navy Mr D T-Shirt

Ladies Rocky Balboa vs Clubber Lang T-Shirt
Ladies Rocky Balboa vs Clubber Lang T-Shirt

Mr Tea Sovereign Mug
Mr Tea Sovereign Mug

xoxo

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