Just wanted to offer a salute to the man himself, Stephen J. Cannell. R.I.P., sir. You taught us not to fear death -- even when your helicopter crashes into a mountain, explodes and then plummets hundreds of feet to the ground.
In seriousness, I am grateful for his legacy of shows, especially this wonderfully cheesy one. I really like that he was in on the joke as far as the format.
Thank you for the recommendations, culturevulture73
! I'm still plowing my way through the episodes, but I do skip around as the mood strikes. I watched S5's "Trial by Fire" and "Firing Line" when Hulu was warning everyone that they might lose the rights to air Seasons 3-5. Murdock seeing the team after they "Juliet" themselves out of the firing squad is one of the series' biggest "Awwww!" moments for me.
I don't remember "Bounty" at all, but "Lease with an option" has the great scene with BA's mom telling Hannibal about how she got in touch with BA one Christmas (won't spoil the story). It is completely edited out of the syndicated repeats that I've seen - I hope it's on the Hulu or DVD versions because it's the best piece of the episode.
Is it the scene where she says she got the picture of B.A. and the rest of the team in Texas, or someplace, and she says she knew he was OK because "he was with his family"? I loved that. Then they had a Christmas in July dinner at the end of the episode because B.A. can't come home for Christmas anymore.
And you should catch "Bounty" on Hulu if you're so inclined -- especially if you're a Murdock fan. It's the one in which Murdock gets kidnapped by bounty hunters looking to collect on the A-Team, but he escapes and meets/falls for veterinarian Kelly Stevens -- half of what seems to be fanon's OTP. :-) (Played by Wendy Fulton, Dwight Schultz's wife.) It's a great episode.
It's a version of my family's nickname for me. From the time she was little, my sister called me "skinny lady" (I was the runt of the litter, so to speak), and "Skinner" is one of its unexplainable evolutions. It does seem like a nod to a couple different fandoms, though!