A-Team episode
“Quarterback Sneak”
Season 5, Episode # 4
Number (#89) in series (98 episodes)
Guest star(s)
Network: NBC-TV
Production code: 5.04
Writer(s) Paul Birnbaum
Director(s) Craig R. Baxley
Original airdate October 17, 1986
IMDB Quarterback Sneak
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Quarterback Sneak is the fourth episode of the fifth season of The A-Team.


The A-Team travel to East-Germany under the pretense of a football team in order to sneak out a chemical warfare scientist. Special Guest Star: Joe Namath as T.J. Sneak.

Episode summaryEdit

The team stages an exposition football game in East Berlin to cover their rescue of an East German scientist and his wife who wish to defect.


  • This episode has a possible reference to the 1960s spy series, "The Prisoner."
  • Murdock decides he is undersear inspector # 6 for some reason, and continually refers to himself as "Six" or "Number Six." Later on he attempts to place a phone call to "Number One," who he appears to think is in charge. At one point he is attacked, and says to his asailant, "Are you Number Two?"
  • Face does not speak German. The only German he knows is a dirty joke about a traveling salesman, and he says he doesn't even understand the punchline. ("As you can see, I did nothing with the farmer's daughter. I can still play the piano!")
  • BA had a football scholarship to college, but his rival (Joe Namath) tore it up, forcing BA to enlist in the Army and ending up in Vietnam.

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