'I Pity The Fool - Season 1'
(Mr. T, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / LGF)
Overview: Look out, Dr. Phil, and step aside, Tony Robbins! Mr. T is on a mission to change real people's lives. In this unscripted Reali-T show from TV Land, Mr. T gives new meaning to the words "self help." Watch as this action star gets into the real world to dispense advice, motivate procrastinators and rev up slackers.
DVD Verdict: This six episode season took the T-riffic 80's action star and put him in "fish out of water" scenarios. In truth, there’s no better way to describe 'I Pity The Fool' than this: Mr. T travels to different places and gives advice, motivates procrastinators and revs up slackers and otherwise troubled individuals to accomplish a goal and/or change their ways.
It is a reality show, so Mr. T is at his truest self. Well, the show does seem a bit staged IMHO. There are some really funny moments (mostly in the form of Mr. T quotes), but overall it’s an average show with not much re-watch value. Still, it does portray Mr. T as the role model and helping hand that he has always tried to be. He comes across very genuine and nice; indeed, he is teaching fools some basic rules. I do not fault him for trying the show. It’s just one of those things where once you’ve seen an episode, you can move on with your life.
Sure Mr. T proves himself to be an entertaining motivator constantly spouting pithy quotes, but the real treat about this series is that Mr. T comes away looking great! And so does everyone else. Unlike every other reality show this show never tries to portray the subjects as jerks or morons. Get this set, watch these episodes and share them with everyone from grandma to your youngest child! This is a Letterbox Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, but does not come with any Special Features.