Sgt. Bosco Baracus (Mr. T) from the adventure series THE A-TEAM/NBC/1983-87 was fondly called “B.A.” by his fellow A-Team members, who were Vietnam veterans on the run from the United States Army for a crime (robbing a bank in Hanoi) they did not commit.
According to the series, B.A. meant “Bad Attitude,” because of his constant scowl and his threatening statements like “Don’t mess with me, Sucker!”
Sgt. Baracus was an expert mechanic whose vivid technical imagination could turn old spare parts/machinery into rocket launchers, armored tanks or machine guns.
B.A.’s real name was Elliot. His childhood nickname was “Scooter.”