I Pity the Fool is an American reality television series produced by Left/Right Films and Lions Gate Television and starring Mr. T., who travels from town to town giving advice, solving problems and teaching individuals about team spirit.
The title of the show derives from Mr. T's catch phrase in the feature film Rocky III.
The series aired in the USA on TV Land from 11 October to 15 November, 2006. There are six half-hour episodes in the series.
I Pity the Fool originally aired in South Africa on TopTV's Fox FX channel from 2-16 October, 2010, on Saturdays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast in a double bill, weekly.
Sundays: 03h30, 22h10
Mr. T is on a mission to change people's lives by dispensing his own brand of advice in classic T-style in every city with fools to pity.
I Pity the Fool blends the conventions of a makeover show with fish-out-of-water conflict, resulting in a humorous twist on the format.
Starring Mr. T in the role of motivational guru, the program focuses on specific concepts associated with personal or professional success, such as teamwork or determination.
Those themes will be illustrated by anecdotes from Mr. T's own life, followed by real world situations in which he becomes the catalyst for change.
"Life can offer lots of challenges and sometimes you just can't do it alone," says Mr. T. "I understand what it takes to overcome adversity and I'm ready to do my part to help people rise above their troubles and come out like new."
I Pity The Fool features this classic TV icon in a role that he is very comfortable with - #1 Jibber Jabber Attacker.
Whether he's teaching fools some basic rules or being a motivator for procrastinators, Mr. T becomes immersed in the situation at-hand and becomes a catalyst for change.
Episodes include Mr. T at a car dealership in New York seeking to motivate the employees and improve the relationship between a father and son-in-law working together, as well as Mr. T visiting a dance school to help the students ensure that they will be able to participate in their recital despite their instructor's lack of organisational skills.
I Pity the Fool is produced by Lionsgate, in association with Left/Right Films and Remag Guerilla.