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What’s Mr T’s favourite month? April Fool’s memes are back

Bruno Cooke April 1, 2022
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It’s Mr T’s favourite day of the year – a day when no one pities the April Fool. Memes inspired by the A-Team’s toughest member have flooded Twitter on Mr T’s “busiest day of the year”.

Why April Fool’s is Mr T’s busiest day of the year

What’s Mr T’s favourite month? April, fools!

The A-Team’s breakout character and cult hero B A Baracus, played by Mr T, is usually pretty busy on 1 April, but this year other people have been doing his work for him.

The actor, whose birth name is Laurence Tureaud, is yet to post to his Twitter followers this April Fool’s Day. But that doesn’t mean the classic Mr T April Fool’s jokes haven’t circulated in his absence.

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Five years ago, Mr T tweeted that, in honour of April Fool’s Day, there would be “no pity for fools today! No pity!” That post picked up almost 16K likes, after which the tough-man-turned-actor reminded the fools among his followers: “Today is not a paid national holiday for fools!!”

Surely there are other Mr T April Fool’s jokes?

Such is the popularity of the above witticism that some have come to regard Mr T as the Santa Claus of April Fool’s.

Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

One Twitter user, for example, reminded their followers yesterday that today would be April Fool’s Day, and wrote: “be sure to set out milk and cookies for Mr T so he doesn’t pity you”.

Another, in response to Guardian US columnist Moira Donegan’s request that people “simply ignore April Fool’s Day this year”, wrote a satirical news flash. The “powers that be” have apparently named Mr T the “official April Fool’s Day ambassador”. Who knew?

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Meanwhile, others are content to trot out the tried and tested.

Here’s a selection of this year’s best April Fool’s Day jokes

PC Invasion published a story this morning claiming that Steve-O was gearing up to direct a Goat Simulator movie musical.

“According to a [non-existent] press release, this new project, dubbed Goat Simulator: The Musical Motion Picture, will serve as Steve-O’s directorial debut. A whole host of celebrities, including Nick Frost, James Buckley, and Tom Felton, have already auditioned for roles in the film.”

Meanwhile former British MP Rory Stewart, a vocal critic of prime minister Boris Johnson, tweeted that he had been asked by the PM “to serve as Director of Communications for No10 Downing Street”.

“It is an honour”, he wrote.

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Finally Ian Stagram, operations manager at Thorpe Park Resort, informed customers that he and his team had decided to “replace Tidal Wave with AR ‘water’”. Why? Because the real water was ruining people’s hair.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.