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Mr. T’s home improvement show is going to be the best thing in the history of the universe

Published Mar 21st, 2015 9:30AM EDT
Mr. T I Pity The Tool

It may seem weird now, but way back in the 1980s, the world of popular culture was briefly obsessed by a muscle-bound dude with a Mohawk named Mr. T, who first broke onto the scene with his big role in Rocky III before becoming a household name as a cast member of the hit TV series The A-Team. Like a lot of American celebrities, however, Mr. T quickly wore out his welcome by becoming completely ubiquitous and appearing in everything.

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For instance, Mr. T not only had his own TV cartoon show in which he’d regularly punch sharks…

…but also his own breakfast cereal…

…and even an amazing self-help video for children in which he taught them about the value of dressing cool despite the fact that he would regularly use a piece of rope as his belt…

The point is, Mr. T was everywhere and his star quickly faded by the end of the decade. However, he’s now spent enough time away from the limelight that I really miss seeing the big lug on my television sets.

This is why I was so happy to see that Mr. T has signed on with the DIY Network to do his first-ever home improvement show appropriately called I Pity the Tool.

In the promo released by DIY, T explains that he’s going to his hometown of Chicago to help families conduct major home improvement projects. He says he’ll achieve this by “smashin’ and bashin’, knockin’ down things, tearin’ down things… then I’m gonna build it up, helpin’ families to rebuild their homes.”

The thought of watching Mr. T break things with a hammer for 30 minutes at a time is a wondrous concept, especially if they figure out a way to incorporate shark-punching into the mix as well. This show cannot arrive soon enough.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.