Conan, famous for his self-deprecating jokes about the show's poor quality and minimal budget, asked Mr. T why he was wearing so little jewelry -- and was amused by the answer. "The more they pay me to appear," Mr. T explained, "the more I wear."
[Conan -- who, as Mr T's new friend was able to address him as 'T' -- apologized on behalf of NBC.]
["I don't do Shakespeare," Mr. T once declared. "I don't talk in that kind of broken English."]