The A-Team Show Facts
Have you ever wanted to know that little bit extra about your
favourite show? Well here is a collection of show facts from
Fact 1 - Dwight Almost Fired!
Dwight Schultz was almost fired after the pilot episode. TV
executives and show producers felt that Dwight was over the top
and too much for the audience. Thankfully the audience who sat
in on a test screening loved Dwight’s performance saved
him from the axe.
Fact 2 - The Original Faceman
Dirk Benedict was not the first Faceman in The A-Team but Tim
Dunigan appeared as Lieutenant Templeton Peck in the first episode
- Mexican Slayride. Tim Dunigan was the networks choice for the
part but after the first pilot episode he was replaced with the
creators choice - Dirk Benedict.
Fact 3 - Finishing Time
George Peppard and Mr T were the big names to start with in
The A-Team and this showed off screen as toward the end of the
shows life George Peppard refused to work beyond 5:30. When Mr
T herd about this he also refused to work beyond this time which
only left Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz working late into
the evening to make up the shots. This is why in later episodes
you will see a lot of scenes with just Dirk and Dwight.