March 22nd, 2010
Little known non-fact, I was the creator, director, producer and star of a TV show that you’ve never seen. Part of my reason for committing to a 365 blog entry challenge is to have a home for all the creative gems and disasters that have found their way into my brain. So nothing will get lost in the overbooked creative universe, I feel committed to document and share my short-lived show, “The J- Team.”
Since it is based on the “A-Team,” I have included Wikipedia’s description of the two shows.
The A-Team - An American action adventure television series about a fictional group of ex-United States Army Special Forces who work as soldiers of fortune while being on the run from the military for a "crime they didn't commit". The "A-Team" was created by writers and producers Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell (who also collaborated together on “Wiseguy”, “Riptide” and" Hunter").
The J-Team - An American Christian science fiction live-action/animation television series about a fictional group of ex-census takers who work as ring tone composers while being on the run from airport security scanners (without GEDs) for a "crime they DID commit". But shouldn’t count. Because they were naked, drunk and practicing bad decision making. The "J-Team" was created by Jacqueline Kabat and her imaginary friends (who also collaborated together on “Not Without My Turban", "CPR: Overrated" ” and ”Y2K, You were indeed..OK").
The A-Team - Despite being thought of as mercenaries by the other characters in the show, the A-Team always acted on the side of good and helped the oppressed. The show ran for five seasons on the NBC television network, from January 23, 1983 to December 30, 1986 (with one additional, previously unbroadcast episode shown on March 8, 1987), for a total of 98 episodes.
The J-Team - Despite being thought of as “zany crazy kids” by the other characters in the show, the J-Team always made the reprehensibly wrong (borderline evil )decisions that would impress Hitler, Stalin and OJ Simpson. The show ran for five minutes on a local cable network outside of Trenton, NJ, from March 22nd, 2010 2:30am- 2:35am, for a total of 1/12th of an episode.
The A-Team - It remains known in popular culture. The show also served as the springboard for the career of Mr. T, who portrayed the character of B.A. Baracus, Some of the show's catchphrases were,"I love it when a plan comes together","Hannibal's on the jazz" and "I ain't gettin' on no plane!" have also made their way onto T-shirts and other merchandise.
The J-Team - It remains unknown in ALL cultures. The show did nothing for the career of Jacqueline Kabat, who portrayed the character of J.A.X Baracus-Obama. Some of the show's catchphrases were, "You’re so Gallagher"," Strangers have the best candy!" and “Would you like to join me for a staged moon landing?” .