Have you ever seen a character so insanely intact as Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock? After crashing a helicopter in the Vietnam war, he loses his sanity and is confined to a psychiatric ward of a Veteran's Administration (V.A.) Hospital. He is best described as a fully functional lunatic, having lucid moments and yet can snap into complete insanity at any moment.
Why was his character great for The A-Team? Murdock could focus on the basic military trait of following orders, but could still irritate his pal B.A. Baracus to no end or freak out anyone close by while on assignment. Check out this awesome "Howlin' For You" tribute to some of Murdock's best moments...
I want trash bags!"
Face attempting to play H.M., donning the leather jacket and baseball cap and acting insane. This lands Face at the V.A. hospital rather than Murdock.