Mr. T is a tough guy. He ain’t scared of Rocky Balboa and or the competition on “Dancing With the Stars.” So, I always assumed his catchphrase, “I pity the fool” was a threat.
Don’t remember? Just watch the way he says it in “Rocky III.”
Scary, right? But according to Mr. T, the phrase is a sign of mercy rooted in the Bible. He recently explained the research and thought behind to Conan.
Mr. T pities the fool who judges his style choices. Sweats on late night? Comfort over image, sucka! Be merciful to your body, fool! Respect.
He goes on to warn Conan about stealing his catchphrase, but promises to work things out on the phone before taking him to court. Interestingly enough, that is also Biblical. Mr. T is a 1 Corinthians 6 man but don’t push it, the man has a retirement fund to think about.