Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! is a 1984 motivational video hosted by Mr. T and distributed by MCA Home Video. The production depicts strongly on new wave and R&B culture of the mid-1980s to appeal to children to respect adults, avoid peer pressure, and build self-confidence. It features a showcase of emerging talent, including Ice-T, Martika, Stacy Ferguson, Janice Kawaye, Tammy Townsend, Bumper Robinson, Shanice, and New Edition. The video has led to a proliferation of video clips that are posted on the Internet.