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‘Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys and ‘Today’s’ Al Roker Recite ‘A-Team’ Opening in Unison (Video)

Welsh actor explains that television helped him perfect his American accent on the NBC morning show

FX’s “Americans” star and ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters” alum Matthew Rhys and “Today’s” Al Roker recited the entire opening monologue to classic ’80s TV show “The A-Team” on Friday’s episode of the NBC morning show.

How did this all go down? Rhys, who’s Welsh, revealed how he perfected his American accent through watching television growing up, particularly action-adventure shows.

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“There was a few [TV shows], predominately the big one for me was ‘Starsky & Hutch,’ but also ‘The A-Team,'” Rhys said, which got Roker very excited.

Rhys, who plays a Russian spy on American soil on “The Americans,” then asked Roker if he remembered the opening. Without missing a beat, the weatherman launched into it and Rhys jumped in.

Watch the video below.

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Check their accuracy. Here’s the “A-Team” monologue:

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them….maybe you can hire The A-Team.