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Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (1984)

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This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Gonzalez
Martha Gonzalez ...
(as The Dimples)
Martika ...
Marta (as The Dimples)
Jerry Sharell
(as The Dimples)
Herself (as The Dimples)
Mark Everett
Herself (as The Dimples)
Clarence Floyd III
Che Garcia
Zero Hubbard
Janice Kawaye
Scott Nemes


This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other things. Written by Tod Gemeuse <>

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Stop talkin jibba jabba foo!
24 August 2001 | by (nowhere) – See all my reviews

Mr. T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Foo! Teaches little kids that in order to be somebody, you have to learn how to break dance, wear absoludicrous clothing, make up stories about your hair, and above all respect your mother (all while avoiding peer pressure, and walking through the surf in all your clothes).

Mr. T did not make this movie to help little kids. He made it to prove to little kids that ex bouncers and television personalities are more socially inept than themselves. For example, Mr. T pretends to be a doctor, and forgets to put on pants. What does he do to stop himself from being embarrased? He strips down to red hot pants and works out.

Another example, Mr. T trys to play the cello. First try, he cannot stay in the chair, I repeat, MR. T CANNOT SIT IN A CHAIR.

Mr. T also offers kids advice, such as: Use anger, don't loose it! respect your mother, and if you trip while skipping down the street and you happen to be wearing a jumpsuit, just breakdance, you won't look like an idiot then....

The best part is the Styling part (pronounced stylin). Here the kids give a fashion show, but Mr. T tells them that Calvin Klein wouldn't wear clothes with your name on them so you shouldn't wear his name on your clothes, or something like that. So the kids all tape their own name over the designer label. Anyways, Mr. T. narrates, just like a regular fashion show announcer, who is reading from cue cards. He comes up with some great ones like "Xena and Zena are dressed up for that exciting walk to the grocery store" and "In her mustard socks and ketchup sash, she's a real hot dog" I am not making this up.

This segment single-handedly made 80's fashion so awful. The best part of the segment is Jeff who is about 25 years old, wearing a plaid shirt, suspenders, and pegged jeans who dances around like he's doing a cross between ballet and epilleptic seizures.

Anyways, what have we learned? That Mr. T wants you to be a better person, and you'd better be, or he'll beat you up, or at least throw tato salat at you, foo.

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