Mr. T To Star In ‘I Pity The Tool’ Home Improvement Show

Mr. T pities the tool -- and he's gonna use it to help Chicago families.

Mr. T, best known for his longstanding role in The A-Team, is getting a new show. It’s called I Pity The Tool, and it premieres later this year on the DIY Network. The name is a play on Mr. T’s oft-quoted catchphrase, “I pity the fool,” but the show’s premise is anything but foolish. It aims to help families in Chicago rebuild their lives — by rebuilding their houses.

You can watch Mr. T. explain for himself in this video from the DIY Network.

According to The Futon Critic, Mr. T will be combining his pre-television career, his stardom, and a personal goal of helping families. That’s right — he worked in demolition before he ever entered TV, and knows what he’s doing.

As for the houses the show will focus on, Mr. T explains.

We’re hooking up homeowners who need help with their renovations. I’m tired of all this jibber jabber – we’re out here getting things done, working hard, demolishing the old and rebuilding the new.

The DIY Network hosts a number of shows that focus on celebrity renovation projects, such as The Vanilla Ice Project and The Shatner Project.

Mr. T’s project I Pity The Tool, of course takes its name from his iconic line, but if you’re wondering where that line itself came from, the Orlando Sentinel reached out to the A-Team star for an answer.

You pity the fool because you don’t want to beat up a fool. Pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you won’t have to beat him up. So that’s why I say: Fools you gotta give another chance because they don’t know no better.

It’s good to know Mr. T believes in second chances, and not just for fools. His renovation project may be the second chance many Chicago families need in order to get back on their feet and make a new start.

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