Mister T “Mystery of the Golden Medallion” (part 2 of 6)
Then we see Mr. T walking with a very ape-like gait, and then a shot of the whole happy team walking with him leads us to the closing shot. A silhouetted gymnast flips past the giant word “Mister”, transforms into a “T”, and the whole gang materializes in front of the letter T. And that, seriously, is about the most creative thing in the whole episode.
The expected low-key funky guitars and low-key strings lead us into the live-action intro for the episode. As I mentioned earlier, the real Mr. T appears in filmed segments to first introduce each episode, and then afterwards he comes back to explain the moral of the story, which was always helpful for the kids who ate too much paste and pencil lead and couldn’t keep up with the sophisticated plot machinations of cartoons like The Go-Bots.
Here, Mr. T appears to be standing in the center of a race track somewhere. Not a horse race track, because Mr. T don’t endorse gambling, fool, but a track and field race track. Since this was shot during the time he was concurrently filming The A-Team, his Mohawk is in more of a menacing, spikey kind of style, as opposed to the softer look from his Be Somebody video. It’s definitely Mr. T’s rugged look.