Dirk Benedict said The A-Team is a show viewers watched as a family – and that’s why it stuck around
Growing up in the 80s, one of the highlights of my week was watching The A-Team. It was a show that my entire family would gather around the TV to watch, and we were all captivated by the action, humor, and camaraderie of the characters. So when I heard Dirk Benedict, who played Faceman, say that the show was a family viewing experience, I couldn’t agree more.
The A-Team was one of those shows that had something for everyone. Kids loved the explosions and car chases, while adults appreciated the witty banter and clever plot twists. And because the show was always on in the evening, it became a ritual for families to tune in together.
I remember sitting on the living room floor, eating popcorn and cheering on Hannibal, B.A., Murdock, and Faceman as they took down bad guys and escaped impossible situations. My parents would often join in on the fun, laughing at Hannibal’s one-liners and marveling at the team’s resourcefulness.
But The A-Team was more than just a fun show to watch as a family. It was also a show that taught important lessons about loyalty, friendship, and doing the right thing. Despite being on the run from the law, the team never abandoned their values, and always went out of their way to help those in need.
And of course, there were the iconic characters that we all loved. Hannibal, the fearless leader with a plan for everything. B.A., the tough guy with a heart of gold. Murdock, the crazy pilot who always managed to save the day. And Faceman, the smooth-talking ladies’ man who could charm his way out of any situation.
The A-Team may have ended its run in 1987, but its legacy lives on. It’s a show that brings back fond memories for many of us who grew up watching it, and a show that we can now share with our own families. In a time when so much entertainment is consumed individually on personal devices, it’s nice to remember a time when families gathered around the TV to watch together.
So thank you, Dirk Benedict, for reminding us why The A-Team was such a special show. It’s a reminder of simpler times, and a testament to the power of quality family entertainment.