VIDEO: Mister T “Mission of Mercy”

It’s another episode of Saturday Morning Glory and another look back at crazy Saturday morning cartoons. And by far, no Saturday morning cartoon was crazier than Mister T. It’s an Agony Booth favorite that’s finally out on DVD!

We’ve already covered eight episodes of Mister T on this site, but none of them approach the insanity of “Mission of Mercy”, where T and the gang travel to Africa to recover a stolen food shipment meant for starving children. Lives will be saved, tears will be shed, and desert creatures will be eaten, as Mr. T punches famine right in the face. And in the end, we all might learn the difference between a bulldozer and a forklift!

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

TV Show: Mister T

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  • Michael A. Novelli

    I can’t believe someone beat me to a Breakin’ joke. Well done, old bean!

  • cyberjohn

    good review I wonder was this prompted by the situation in Somalia

    • Cristiona

      As old as this is? I would assume Ethiopia.

  • Handsome Pete

    When I was a kid I thought the black market was a bunch of black guys selling things from shabby booths. I grew up on a farm by the way.

  • spiff2268

    Great episode, Ryan. Keep up the excellent work.

    Now for the nitpicking part: That was a forklift, not a bulldozer.

    • Cristiona

      “And in the end, we all might learn the difference between a bulldozer and a forklift!”

    • Sammy

      That was made even dumber by how easy it is to put those things in Neutral.

  • PremierBlah

    They don’t make cartoons like these anymore, sadly.

    • Michael A. Novelli

      At least not in America. But Europe will always have insane animation. All you have to do is ask…

  • kennzeichen1d

    One thing that´s been on my mind, kind of silly, really:

    The face, the voice, the attitude – Mr. Lohner, could it be that you are the
    reincarnation of KLAUS KINSKI? As a cartoon-reviewer?
    (tried to post a link to a video of Kinski to prove the point, didn´t really work)

    Otherwise, nice video!

  • Olaf_the_Lofty

    The salami snake is marvellous. We don’t want to upset the children by showing them what really goes on inside an animal.

    Mr T is now back on TV presenting “World’s Greatest Fools” for the BBC. I’ve never watched it.

  • Voyagrvi

    Tintin In The Congo covered this vital issue much earlier, and did it with much greater subtlety.

  • Crazy Fish

    For the love of God, it’s a forklift, not a bulldozer!!!

    Sorry, had to get that out of my system. Pretty good episode. I enjoyed it.

  • Thanks, Mr L. I like your show!

    I know this cartoon is crazy terrible, and Mr T sometimes seems just totally crazy. Still, there’s something genuine and heartfelt about his efforts to inspire disadvantaged children, and I can’t fault him for it. As misguided as he might have been sometimes, I just have to admire his heart.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

    PS. I’m convinced that the forklift/bulldozer flub was an homage to… something. Was it a ‘Barb Wire’ review? By… NCritic? Hagan? I forget. Someone in the comments will remember.

  • Egil Hellá

    Nice review you should really review A Captain Planet episode I personly recoment A Good Bomb Is Hard To Find because it is one of the biggest what the hell Captain Planet episodes ever here is a link part 1 part 2