We Pity the Fool Who Doesn't Own a Mr. T Teacup

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Introducing the latest thing you didn't know you needed: a Mr. T teacup.

This punny mug is emblazoned with an image of The A-Team actor and the words "Mr. Tea," and comes with a matching saucer. The handmade item is available on Amazon for $22, and it also comes in a variety of other designs, like mugs and teapots. The brand, Lennymud, has tons more awesome pop culture crockery, so it's worth a browse.

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It's a common misconception that "I pity the fool"—the catchphrase associated with Mr. T—comes from The A-Team, but his character, B.A. Baracus, never actually said that line on the show. The phrase actually originated from Mr. T's turn in 1982's Rocky III, which came out a year before The A-Team premiered. He plays Rocky Balboa's opponent James "Clubber" Lang, and the full line is, "No, I don’t hate Balboa, but I pity the fool. And I would destroy any man who tries to take what I got." From then on, the phrase became inextricably linked to the actor.