"In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did commit: installing a nitrous oxide system in a Humvee, a vehicle that did not yet exist. These men promptly escaped from a medium security stockade to the Detroit underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as crackshot mechanics for AAA. If you have a problem, if your car is broken down, and if you need to get to work, or if you're really drunk and need to fake like you're broken down so you can get a free lift back to your house without having to leave your car at the establishment that you visited, maybe you can hire... THE AAA-TEAM."
Thus begins the follow-up to The A-Team, titled The AAA-Team. After the end of the highly-successful show The A-Team, millions of people demanded more. However, George Peppard had been killed for his part in the series, so the producers decided to resurrect him. They were able to do so, but he turned out to be a zombie, and as such, was often dubbed Dead George Peppard. After much tweaking and fiddling around, a new show debuted, titled The AAA-Team. However, despite having practically all the same actors, the show is not linked to The A-Team, or The Gay Team, for that matter. No, seriously.
The show revolved around five mechanics for AAA who were wanted by the government for putting nitrous on a military vehicle that didn't exist yet. The team went around fixing people's cars & shooting up the bad guys who tried to thwart them. However, as in The A-Team, they displayed a remarkable inability to shoot the bad guys, possibly due to magnetic forces in the Earth's core or their guns being loaded with high-density lead bullets or something. The team's vehicle of choice was a AAA-issued tow truck of various models. They first had a 1987 Ford F-350 dually, but then changed to a 1993 turbo diesel model later in the series, changed again to a 1999 Ford F-550 turbo diesel, and is now a 2005 Ford F-550 turbo diesel. However, due to rising fuel costs, they will sometimes use a 2005 Ford Ranger Single-Cab. However, because these trucks could only seat 3 people at most, 2 people had to ride on the back of the truck & throw a bunch of lawn equipment at anyone who was pursuing them. Whatever the passenger configurations, Dead George & G.M. never rode in the same part of the truck due to G.M.'s dislike for Dead George.
- Col. H.M. "Howling Mad" Dead George Peppard
- Leader of the team, and a master of disguise. Very crazy, & also a zombie. G.M. dislikes him due to his overall zombie-ness & craziness. Also has the ability to play dead, because he is!
- Lt. Templeton "Lincoln" Mercury (or "Link" for short)
- Cigar-smoking womanizer. Also the brother of the late Freddie Mercury of the Band Queen. However, he's only told this to Dwight. Likes Ford Motor Company's products the best.
- Sgt. Gary "G.M." Baracus
- Master customizer for the team, and afraid to fly. Dislikes Dead George because he's a crazy zombie fool, and as such, refuses to be in the same spot in the truck. Also shows a bit of dislike for Link because, unlike Link, he likes G.M. products better. Has made certain customizations for the tow trucks they drive. Often drives the tow truck, unless Dead George is in the passenger compartment.
- Capt. Dwight Murdock
- Pilot for the team, and generally sane, unlike Dead George. Often pretends to be insane as part of the team's plans or to escape from his captors.
- Completing the quintet, Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor, the host of Tool Time. He is also an expert on cars. He's also wanted, but that's only because he's helping the team out. He often tries to soup up the tow truck or some of the team's inventions, but this usually just causes trouble for the team.
- Despite the tow trucks being powered by diesel engines, the AAA-Team is able to outrun pursuing vehicles, thanks in part to G.M.'s modifications & to some of Tim's modifications that actually worked.
- In 1987, the AAA-Team declared "We'll be back!"
- Sometimes, if Tim is seriously injured due to his failed gadgets/modifications, MacGyver or Oscar Wilde will be called upon to take his place.
- Just like The A-Team, you can also buy stock in The AAA-Team. Unlike The A-Team Stock, the price of this stock seems to peak around summer.
- Among the upgrades made to the tow trucks by G.M.: Armor plating, Turbocharger, Indestructible tires, various video game systems, etc...
- As mentioned earlier, deespite having the same actors who played similar characters, this show is in no way linked to The A-Team or The Gay Team. Period. End of Story.
- As a tribute to The A-Team's use of Mendoza as a common name for villains, The AAA-Team often uses Bendova as a villain name. For example, what may have been evil CEO Bendova in one episode might be evil supervillain Captain Bendova in another. In fact, Captain Bendova is a recurring villain in the series. All incarnations of Bendova are played by the same actor (Michael Clark Duncan) wearing a variety of different eyebrows.
- The members works with 2 AAA batteries