Sunday, October 14, 2007

The origin of the A-Team reconstructed

The characters in the A-Team are NOT inspired by the Athos, Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan[1] from Alexandre Dumas classic novel Les Trois Mousquetaires. Nevertheless it would make a good comedy sketch to

a. have the A-Team brainstorming session and
b. show a few sample scenes if they had based the A-Team members on the Musketeers.

Obviously the best thing to do would be round up all the A-Team actors[2] and put them into scenes from the 3 Musketeers, except with direction from the A-Team. In the event this can't be done, then a bunch of "us" dressed up as the A-Team dressed up as Musketeers driving around in a black van with a red stripe would have to do.

(Extracted from a conversation this afternoon)

[1] If only because they are clearly based on characters from the Robin Hood legends:
Hannibal - Robin
BA - Little John
Face - Will Scarlet
Murdoch - Friar Tuck
[2] Or a good impersonator in the case of George Peppard
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