Mystery of the Mini-Series
Mister T: The Animated Series
Episode Mystery of the Mini-Series
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Mystery of the Mini-Series is the forty-eighth episode of Mister T: The Animated Series. It is inspired by Masterpiece Theatre.

Premise Edit

Mr. T's gymnastics team is cast in the lead roles in a mini-series for Masterpiece on PBS. When the set is robbed, Vince is determined to catch the thief, so that he can achieve his dreams of being an actor. Will he be able to pull it off?

Plot Edit

Obsession is something that can lead to trouble. Mr. T explains that obsession can be dangerous and someone could get hurt. That is what Vince found out when the team had to solve the Mystery of the Mini-Series.

The team is in Scarborough in England where they are playing the main roles in a mini-series that is supposed to air as part of Masterpiece on PBS in a few months. Vince d'Amato is excited that he has a part in the show. He has one of the main roles after all. Fellow team members Jennifer Mendelssohn and Anita Lincoln are also in the show. Jeff warns Vince that he could get fired from the mini-series if he spies on Jennifer and Anita doing it in bed again. Vince explains that that happened by accident. Given that Vince is gay, too, he does understand what they were doing. Mr. T understands, but warns Vince that spying is inappropriate. Suddenly, a mysterious man is spotted leaving. Soon, they discover that the set has been robbed.

As the team investigates, Jared Dalston arrives. He is a professional actor who claims he was late getting to the set. Robin and Kim question him, but he denies any knowledge of the robbery. The show's producer, Lord Haussman, and the show's director, Tom Trakker, knows that if the mini-series is not made, BBC will go nuts, as will PBS. Vince who wants to be an actor is determined to catch the thief. At the hotel, they spot the thief who left the thing he stole behind. This lead the team to suspect that robbery was a cover for something. Vince tries to catch him but gets injured in the process. Jeff and Woody suspect that the robbery was a cover for something. They question the studio owner, Jim Walker, and his assistant, John Kaplan. Jennifer and Anita uncover that Jim Walker is going through some major financial problems. John Kaplan is trying to bail him out. Vince starts spying on them. He discovers that they are hiding drugs, which they have been selling on the black market. He is spotted and taken prisoner. The others find out and hurry to rescue Vince, while Mr. T and Spike go after Walker and Kaplan. The two men are caught, and Vince is rescued. Vince admits that he had become obsessed with catching the thief that robbed the set not realizing the robbery was a cover for hiding a drug scheme that was being done to bail out Walker. He apologizes.

Mr. T explains that Vince was able to continue playing his role in the mini-series, but he had learned one thing. Obsession can get a person in trouble. Mr. T is glad that Vince learned that lesson.

Cast and Characters Edit

Actor Character
Mr. T Himself
Tia Carrere Priscilla Bisby
Grey DeLisle Robin O'Neill
Frank Welker Jeff Harris
Brenda Song Kim Nakamura
Corbin Bleu Woody Daniels
Reese Hartwig Spike O'Neill
Matthew Lillard Vince d'Amato
Ivan Doroschuk Lord Haussman
Amy Jo Johnson Jennifer Mendelssohn
Emma Watson Anita Lincoln
Rob Paulsen Jared Dalston
Peter Cullen Tom Trakker
Patrick Stewart Jim Walker
Ian McKellen John Kaplan

Suspects Edit

Suspect Motive
Jared Dalston He was the only cast member who was not on the set when the robbery took place.
Jim Walker He has some financial issues.
John Kaplan He wants to help his friend, Jim Walker.

Culprits Edit

Culprit Motive
Jim Walker and John Kaplan They were secretly selling illegal drugs on the black market. The robbery of the set was just a cover for the fact that they were secretly storing the drugs at the studio.

Songs Edit

Song Credits Performed by
The Safety Dance Ivan Doroschuk Men Without Hats

Location Edit

  • Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Trivia Edit

  • The events of The Ninja Mystery are mentioned in passing.
  • It is revealed that Vince d'Amato is gay and in a romantic relationship with Grant Kline who is not in the episode. Two of the characters in the episode are also homosexual. Those are Jennifer Mendelssohn, a Jewish-American from Baltimore, and Anita Lincoln, who was born in Scotland.