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.