I completely and totally fell for his blond good looks, his charm, and of course, his 'Vette. Even on old school Battlestar Galactica, I dreamt of being the Cassiopeia to his Starbuck. Oh, how I loved that little gold-braided caped uniform.
And don't get me started on the A-Team. I wanted to be on the A-Team (hey, I was only 12, don't judge).
To this day I've kept the assorted Dirk Benedick memorabilia - old magazines, comics, and trading cards. Even though I don't feel the same way about him anymore, a girl never forgets her first love.
It's funny, but now when I watch the A-Team today (yes, I own the DVDs), I think that if I were going to date one of the team, it wouldn't be Face. Let's face it, Face was a womanizer, and he would never be in a committed relationship. He'd lie to me about his identity - probably to get me to sign off on some papers that allowed Murdoch to fly one of my company's planes - wine and dine me for one evening, and then I'd never see him again.
The girl in me loved the Faceman, but the woman in me would definitely rather date Hannibal. Now he was a real man. The leader, the general, the confident brains behind the operation. And Hannibal would probably be really fun on a date. Good conversation, romance, but with feeling, not the autopilot that Face would be on.
I'm sure Murdoch would be fun to date, but really for a relationship, he's too out there. He'd be way too high-maintenance. Is he crazy? Is he faking to retain his benefits, and to keep himself the non-fugitive member of the Team? I don't know, but it'd be exhausting to try and figure out ways to break him out of the V.A. Hospital all the time. I'll pass.
And B.A.? I'd just never date anyone that wore all that jewelry.
So Hannibal is defiantly my main man now. George Peppard was a good looking man, and he rocked the role of Hannibal. The new movie stars Liam Neeson as Hannibal, which is also a good choice. But can Liam Neeson really hold a candle to George Peppard's smart, mental, and sexy Hannibal? I'll have to find on June 11, when the movie opens.
But one thing I'm sure of - I'll never regret buying this Dirk Benedict jigsaw puzzle.