The A-Team (1983–1987)
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Cowboy George 

Face is quite proud to have negotiated as 'Peach Pear Artist management' a profitable deal, filling Chuck's country dance hall "Floor'em" and get all the profits of a show by Cowboy George.... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Boy George
Chuck Danford
Taylor Lacher ...
Ben Slack ...
Jim Boeke ...
Danford's Henchman
Johnny Lee ...
London Donfield ...
Jon Moss ...
Culture Club
Mikey Craig ...
Culture Club (as Michael Craig)
Roy Hay ...
Culture Club


Face is quite proud to have negotiated as 'Peach Pear Artist management' a profitable deal, filling Chuck's country dance hall "Floor'em" and get all the profits of a show by Cowboy George. Unfortunately the scam-artist has been scammed- his own contract allows substitution and is abused to dump on him an elsewhere canceled concert by British rock star Boy George, which the redneck audience appreciates less then drought. Boy and his Culture Club are most cooperative, and Hannibal impersonates Cowboy George, so they must now try to put both on stage, while getting wind armed bank robbers have a deal with Chuck to hit the armed car of the audience's payroll- the team stops them but they get the protection of the fake sheriff Miller who tells the workers the team he jailed committed the robbery... Written by KGF Vissers

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11 February 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Guest appearance by Boy George and Culture Club. See more »


There are parts while Boy George is singing that he holds the microphone away from his mouth, but we continue to hear him just the same - indicating miming. See more »


[Murdock is trying to pick the lock on the door of a small town store]
Murdock: Face usally does this, makes it look real easy. An honest man doesn't really have the knack for this sort of thing...
Boy George: Yeah, but who needs honesty?
[lifts his foot and kicks the door open]
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the regular closing theme, Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon" is played over the closing credits. See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.139 (2010) See more »


Too Marvelous for Words
Performed by The Lennon Sisters
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Bad Fantasy !

Although I like hearing some of Culture Club's songs, but of course I don't like "seeing" their lead singer Boy George !

While The A-Team's goofy time is one of my hobbies, this time I felt that having Boy George as a guest star was more like exploiting for getting a good rating in the show's most desperate days, while being "headed for the last roundup" indeed, by giving it a sort of unordinary flavor, and by attracting some certain viewers. Likely George himself was the one who wanted that the most to reach the common viewer; namely the heterosexual ones who used to watch the man's man's show. Or maybe both of them, at that very moment, just needed the other !

Apparently it is usual A-Team episode at its format, action, and fun that meets the so opened MTV culture back then. However the idea of original cowboys LOVING Boy George's effeminate looks, strange clothes, heavy make-up, too wired hairdo, British accent, and anything-but-country music IS without a doubt a clear fantasy that I couldn't accept or stand at all. It nearly seemed like a spoof of itself, ending up as a must see joke !

Add to that : the scene of (Dirk Benedict) elaborating about his problem with the bar's owner and George's contract was maybe the longest, most useless, dialog scene in the history of the show. The moment of (Dwight Schultz) dressed like a woman was ugly and unfunny. Not only Boy George's looks but performance looked HORRIBLE. His musical acts went on and on. I believe he paid the producers a lot of money just to let him kick that door in. And by the shot in which he shares the screen with the 4 leads while (Peppard) declares after the victorious action ride "We're The A-Team", as if he's the unofficial fifth member of them—I felt real sick !

According to this fourth season, I thought earlier that (Uncle Buckle-Up) is the worst with explosives made out of kids' toys. After that I though (Members Only) is worse with all the "wanted from government" team as members in a famous club. Then I was assured that (Wheel of Fortune) is the worst of the worst with (Murdock) as a more-than-once guest and winner in the most popular TV game show (having no make-up on, using his real name, while being a fugitive from the military police AND a runaway insane ????!!!!). But you know what? I was wrong, because nothing is worse, bizarre, and unconvincing more than (Cowboy George)!

It could have been odder with for instance seeing a character like Mr. T admiring Boy George in passion. But heck. Even that already happened. Nevertheless…if you give it a little thinking, it could be the best of this episode anyway; as a visual translation of "The opposites attract" !.

The A-Team is mostly cheesy. Now this one is pure cheese !

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