It can quite easily be said that "B.A." was one of the most well-loved characters throughout the decade of the '80s. Mr. T's character was known for his "bad attitude," but it was his lingo and catch phrases that made that attitude come to life. Watch this tribute to some of the words of wisdom expressed by "B.A." Baracus...
"On the jazz" - When a person gets a crazy idea, often used to describe Col. John "Hannibal" Smith. Example: Referring to a tactical maneuver by Hannibal in the pilot episode "Mexican Slayride," "B.A." says "He's on the jazz, man. He's on the jazz." The phrase is akin to the poker phrase "on tilt."
"Fool" - An unintelligent person. Example: "(Murdock) I wish I could just jump in the water and live like a fish. (B.A. Baracus) Shut up fool, you ain't no fish!" The term, however, was also used as a foresight to what an unintelligent person might do..."I pity the fool that steals my van."
"Jibba Jabba" - Senseless talking. Example: "I aint get time for your jibba jabba." A phrase usually used in reference to Murdock's crazy antics when in the middle of carrying out a mission.
"Sucka" - A person who is about to be taught a lesson. Example: After tossing Murdock off the pier in the "There's Always a Catch" episode, we hear "Vibe on that, sucka!" Check out this short montage of "sucka" uses...
"Hey man,..." - A phrase used before giving a piece of advice. Example: "Hey man, I don't want to listen to you putting yourself down." Similar in use to Sonny Crockett's "hey pal" on Miami Vice.
"I aint gettin' in no airplane" - A phrase used to express a fear of flying. Example: "I aint gettin' in no airplane, Hannibal." Usually followed by, "I aint letting you drug me this time"
Remember some other sayings or lingo used by B.A. Baracus? Share them with us in the comments.