Mister T “Fortune Cookie Caper” (part 1 of 8)

SUMMARY: Mr. T and the gang show up in New York’s Chinatown, where the owner of a popular Chinese restaurant carries out a string of antiquities robberies, and hires an arsonist to cover up the crimes. The mystery bookstore owned by Jeff’s deeply stupid parents is the next target, and Jeff himself ends up a suspect. To clear Jeff’s name, the gang must stop the villainous Mr. Fong, and the intensely irritating Phantom Firebug, all the while making sure to rush headlong into every trap the bad guys set for them.

Still need proof that Mr. T is Saturday morning’s all-time champion lunatic? Your wait is over. “Fortune Cookie Caper” is so full of opaque reasoning, hilarious non-sequiturs, and inexplicable departures from reality that it makes Zardoz look like Hitch. This episode will have you saying “OH. MY. GOD.” so many times, that the Supreme Deity will eventually start banging on your ceiling to get you to stop bugging Him so He can get some sleep.

And yet, I have no doubt that the absolute insanity of this adventure is merely an accurate reflection of, and a fitting tribute to, the supremely scrambled marbles of its central star, Mr. T.

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

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