Weekend Diversion: How did I miss Mr. T doing this?

“I’m going to fight if you touch me or hurt me or do harm to my family. But if you call me a bad name, or whatnot, I’m too smart for that. That’s the message the kids need to hear coming from me. I tell them, ‘If I fought every time somebody called me a name, I would never get out of jail. But I’m disciplined. I’m smarter than that.’ So I tell them, like my mother said, ‘Consider the source.’ When you see who called you the name, then you understand why they’re doing it. Then you don’t have to stoop that low.” –Mr. T

Ahh, Mr. T. Perhaps my favorite of the muscular, brash, but positive role models from my childhood.

Not only do I remember him on TV from the A-Team (as well as cameos in Diff’rent Strokes and Silver Spoons), but from movies, saturday morning cartoons, and public service announcements. (“Take it from me, Mr. T!”)

And yet somehow, I entirely missed his recent Snickers Ad Campaign. I just now came across these commercials on the web, and… well, wow is all I can say.

I don’t know what’s wrong with the world today, but I am sure that we need more of this!

(And you have to love the homage to the old A-Team series, with the accompanying wanton destruction of property.)

Mars, Inc., I await your call for an endorsement deal!

In the meantime, allow me to express my undying admiration for Mr. T, and I hope you found these videos as amusing as I did!