If you had any questions about how fantastically freakish 80s television could get, please look no further than Boy George's guest appearance on a 1986 episode of The A-Team. To this day there has been much speculation as to why such a testosterone enhanced show would invite the stunning but extremely androgynous Boy George to share in some of the fisticuffs. Well, this was the season that The A-Team found itself bounced out of the #1 spot of the night (that glory went to Who's the Boss and Growing Pains) and others figured it might be because Culture Club was finding a harder time scoring hits in a new poppy world of Til Tuesdays and Stacy Qs (see, the 80s was friggin awesome!). Regardless, it was sort of a match made in bizarro heaven.
Face (the uber gorgeous Dirk Benedict) mistakenly books Boy George in a cowboy bar. See, they were expecting Cowboy George and Face got all mixed up. But Boy George also thought he was going to play the Arizona Forum when in fact he was signed to perform at a dive bar called Floor 'Em! I'm not kidding.
Anyway, it turns out some of the cowpokes in town want more than a good night of synthesizers and tobacco chew, and they are plotting to steal most of the town's cash. Luckily, The A-Team are there to right the oh-so-many wrongs.
Boy George is clearly uncomfortable as an actor, but is still totally fun. The best bit is when he kicks in a door and then bends over in laughter (the editor did his best but you can see he is having too much fun). And when George decides this motley band of well armed misfits are OK Joes, he gives them the thumbs up and says, "Totally awesome, Hannibal."
Totally awesome, indeed!
You can watch Cowboy George on Hulu or Netflix.