‘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

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

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.