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MacGyver

MacGyver title card
Genre Adventure
Action
Created by Lee David Zlotoff
Starring Richard Dean Anderson
Dana Elcar
Bruce McGill
Narrated by Richard Dean Anderson
Theme music composer Randy Edelman
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 139
2 TV Movies (List of episodes)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Henry Winkler
John Rich
Producer(s) Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions
Paramount Television
Location(s) California
British Columbia
Alberta
Running time 45 minutes (excluding commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Audio format Mono (Seasons 1-3),
Stereo (Season 4-7)
Original run September 29, 1985May 21, 1992
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

MacGyver is an American adventure television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. The series was created by Lee David Zlotoff and executive produced by Henry Winkler and John Rich. Film locations included Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Southern California, California, United States of America. This work is copyrighted. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The action genre is a class of creative works characterised by a greater emphasis on exciting action sequences than on character development or story-telling. ... Lee David Zlotoff is a producer, director and screenwriter best known as the creator of MacGyver. ... Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American television actor. ... Dana Elcar Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927–June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. ... Bruce McGill Bruce Travis McGill was born on July 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas. ... Randy Edelman (born 10 June 1947) is a well known film and TV score composer born in Paterson, New Jersey. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... List of episodes for the television series MacGyver: // Categories: | ... Dr. Henry Franklin Jameson Frederick Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer and author. ... John Rich, theatre and opera manager and dancer, was born in 1691 or 1692 and died in London on 26th November 1761. ... 2002-2006 Paramount Domestic Television logo Paramount Television (re-incorporated from Desilu Productions) was an American television production/distribution company that was active from December 1967 to May 28, 2006 and was launched under Gulf+Western. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Label for 1. ... This article is about the spacecraft and the mission. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Secret Agent is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series about an extremely resourceful secret agent named Angus Mac MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ... Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American television actor. ... Lee David Zlotoff is a producer, director and screenwriter best known as the creator of MacGyver. ... Dr. Henry Franklin Jameson Frederick Winkler (born October 30, 1945) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, director, producer and author. ... John Rich, theatre and opera manager and dancer, was born in 1691 or 1692 and died in London on 26th November 1761. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


It ran for seven seasons from September 29, 1985, to May 21, 1992, on the ABC network. 139 fifty-minute-long episodes were produced, including three with two parts. Additionally, two made-for-television movies were produced in 1994. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... “Telefilm” redirects here. ...

Contents

Premise

The series revolved around Angus MacGyver (known to his friends as MacGyver or "Mac") who favors brain over brawn in order to solve desperate problems. MacGyver's main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items—along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife and duct tape. The clever solutions MacGyver implemented to seemingly intractable problems—often in life-or-death situations requiring him to improvise complex devices in a matter of minutes—were a major attraction of the show, which was praised for generating interest in the applied sciences, and particularly engineering[1] as well as providing entertaining story lines. All of MacGyver's exploits on the show were ostensibly vetted to be based on real scientific principles (even though, the creators acknowledged, in real life one would have to be extraordinarily lucky for most of MacGyver's ideas to succeed). In the few cases where MacGyver used household chemicals to create poisons, explosives or other things deemed too dangerous to be accurately described for public consumption, details were intentionally altered or left vague. A Swiss army knife with its implements in various stages of extension A Swiss Army knife (SAK), (German: , French: ) is a multi-function pocket knife or multitool. ... A roll of silver duct tape. ... For other uses, see Poison (disambiguation). ... This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ...


The use of ordinary household items to jury rig devices shows an influence from The A-Team (though MacGyver eschewed firearms). The idea has entered United States popular culture; such constructions are referred to as "MacGyverisms" (a term first used in episode 3 of season 2, "Twice Stung"). Jury rigging (or jerry rigging) refers to makeshift repairs or substitutes, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. ... For the United States Army military unit, see The A-Team (military). ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ...


During seasons 4–7, the show revolved more around social issues such as guns and runaway teens than did the episodes in seasons 1–3, which were mostly about MacGyver's adventures working for the United States government, and then later the Phoenix Foundation.


In an August 2007 survey commissioned by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, Americans polled voted MacGyver as the favorite fictional hero they would want to have if they were ever caught in an emergency.[2]


In 2003, the WB had a pilot for a possible new "Young MacGyver" series starring Jared Padalecki, but opted to pick up a new Tarzan series instead.[citation needed] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. ... For other uses, see Tarzan (disambiguation). ...


Cast and characters

Angus MacGyver is a highly intelligent, optimistic action hero who prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible. He refuses to carry or use a gun due to a childhood accident with a revolver that resulted in the death of a friend.[3] The character is portrayed as an outspoken advocate of gun control, and is also politically liberal in other respects, such as environmental preservation and assisting the poor. Even in cases where his improvised devices are used to attack hostile opponents, he is always doing so in self-defense and, if possible, subduing or disabling rather than killing. He is often suspicious of militaristic attitudes within the government; he sees his Phoenix Foundation employer as an alternative to the more conventional (and violent) means of law enforcement. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American television actor. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series about an extremely resourceful secret agent named Angus Mac MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ... Arnold Schwarzenegger-example of an action hero An action hero is any heroic character that lacks the superhuman powers that would normally be connoted in the term superhero. Instead of fighting crime using latent or expressed superpowers, they are normal people who use special devices (not limited to gadgetry and... For other uses, see Revolver (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gun politics. ...


He was born and raised in Mission City, Minnesota on March 23, 1951.[4] His heritage explains why he speaks with a Minnesota accent. (Richard Dean Anderson himself was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 23, 1950). When he was ten years old he got his first chemistry set [5]. Like Anderson, MacGyver was an avid hockey player as a child, and competed in his local hockey league, continuing to play the game as an adult. MacGyver studied physics at the fictitious Western Tech where in 1973 a mustached MacGyver had studied under Julian Ryman.[6] MacGyver's interests include mountain climbing (despite suffering from acrophobia) and ice hockey, and he is a supporter of the Calgary Flames.[7] In the The Wish Child episode he admitted that he loved museums as a kid. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American television actor. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Mountaineering is an umbrella term that can variously be used to describe the actions of climbing, hillwalking and scrambling. ... View through the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ...


The most appealing aspect of MacGyver is that, when being challenged to, say, protect himself or a person who needs protection, he will never give up; when plan A doesn't succeed, he will move on to plan B, which hasn't been developed much (if at all) beforehand. He has an uncanny ability to remain adaptable and agile so that he can deal with situations that can't be forseen. There are only a few episodes in which he was forced to think about a "plan B". All his plans start as a basic framework, the details being added as the scene progresses, making them open to change and improvement as new things become available; This also makes it more difficult to plan against, as his enemy Murdoc pointed out, because not even Macgyver himself knows what he's going to do next. He was also unlike the stereotypical "macho" or stoic action hero; not only did he dislike violence, but he often exhibited open fear in perilous situations (though it did not hamper his efforts to escape or resolve such situations) and showed pain after a fight (he would routinely gasp in pain and shake out his hand after punching an opponent). These reactions helped humanize the character, giving him an accessible "everyman" quality.


Recurring cast

Dana Elcar as Pete Thornton: MacGyver's boss and best friend, Pete is an operative at the Department of External Services (DXS) which is where he is impressed by Mac's ingenuity while tracking down Murdoc, an international assassin. When Pete takes the position of Director of Operations at the Phoenix Foundation several years later, he brings MacGyver into the program. Pete first becomes a recurring character in episode 1.11, "Nightmare" In addition to sending Mac out on various task for the Foundation, Pete is many times forced to bail MacGyver out of the trouble he gets into. Pete has a son named Michael. During the show's run, Elcar began going blind as a result of glaucoma. This condition was eventually written into the Thornton character, as well.[8] Dana Elcar Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927–June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. ... Murdoc can be several people: Murdoc is a fictional assasin in the tv-show MacGyver, played by actor Michael Des Barres. ...


Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton: An aviator and old friend of MacGyver's with a weakness for get-rich-quick schemes that invariably get both of them into trouble. He always wears a peaked cap and twitches his left eye when lying. Bruce McGill Bruce Travis McGill was born on July 11, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas. ... Jack Dalton is a fictional character from the television show MacGyver. ... A Get-rich-quick scheme is a plan to acquire high rates of return for a small investment. ...


Michael Des Barres as Murdoc: MacGyver's most frequent opponent, a master assassin who never fails—except when MacGyver gets involved. Murdoc is a master of disguise, as well as highly skilled and creative in the use of booby traps. Murdoc's signature for each hit is to take photographs of his victims at the moment of their deaths. His first appearance in the series is presented as his second run-in with MacGyver. Murdoc returns for revenge for their first encounter—to the surprise of MacGyver, as Murdoc had apparently been killed. Murdoc's revenge scheme not only fails, but results in him apparently being killed again. This became a recurring theme: each of Murdoc's subsequent appearances ends in another "death", which he incredibly survives, to return in a later episode. Michael Des Barres as Murdoc Michael Des Barres (born 24 January 1948) is an English actor and rock singer. ... Murdoc can be several people: Murdoc is a fictional assasin in the tv-show MacGyver, played by actor Michael Des Barres. ... This article is about an antipersonnel trap designed for use against humans. ...


Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker: Penny Parker and MacGyver meet in line at an airport in Bulgaria ("Every Time She Smiles") when she tries to smuggle some jewels out of the country in his pocket. With little talent, but big dreams, her pursuit of a show business career gets her into trouble more than once; she was once used by Murdoc as an unwitting pawn in an attempt to eliminate MacGyver. Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8, 1964) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and author as well. ...


Della Reese, Cleavon Little, Richard Lawson, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as The Coltons: A family of bounty hunters (Mama Colton, Frank, Jesse and Billy), introduced one at a time—the only episode in which more than one appears is their collective final appearance in the final season, on which occasion they took over the episode entirely, relegating MacGyver to a cameo appearance. This episode, called "The Coltons", was actually intended as a pilot for a spin-off starring the Coltons, but nothing ever came of it. Della Reese (born Delloresse Patricia Early on July 6, 1931), is a famous American Emmy nominated actor and Grammy nominated singer. ... Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939 - October 22, 1992) was an American actor, best known for his lead role in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles and as the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland in the early seventies series Temperatures Rising. He was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, grew up in California... Richard Lawson (b. ... Cuba Gooding Jr. ... For other uses, see Bounty hunter (disambiguation). ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ...


John Anderson as Harry Jackson: Harry Jackson, MacGyver's grandfather, became MacGyver's "father" after his grandmother and real father were killed in a car accident. A few years later, he left MacGyver. After another eighteen years, Harry and MacGyver meet again in the season one episode, "Target MacGyver", in which MacGyver and his grandfather work together to defeat an assassin named Axminster (D'Mitch Davis). Harry dies of a heart attack in the fifth season finale episode "Passages". John Anderson (October 20, 1922 - August 7, 1992) was an American actor and director born in Clayton, Illinois. ...


Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter: Nikki Carpenter joins the Phoenix Foundation in the third season. She often has differences of opinion with MacGyver, although the two eventually come to respect each other as professionals. Elyssa Davalos (second from right, in glasses) appearing in Herbie Goes Bananas (1980). ...


Michele Chan as Mei Jan: Initially calling herself Sue Ling, the name of MacGyver's foster daughter, Mei Jan enlists MacGyver's help in completing her mission for the Chinese student movement.


Robin Mossley and Robert Donner as Wilt and Milt Bozer: Wilt Bozer is MacGyver's neighbor at the marina. (Note: Wilt Bozer also appears in MacGyver's two Western dreams in "Serenity" and "MacGyver's Women", where he has a brother named Milt. Milt only appears in the Western dream sequences and is not mentioned in the show's regular continuity.) Robert Donner (born April 27, 1931 in New York, New York) is an American actor who has made hundreds of appearances in television series and films in a career spanning more than 40 years. ...


Dalton James as Sean Angus Malloy: Sean, known as Sam, is introduced in the series finale as MacGyver's son with a past love named Kate Malloy. Sean's middle name is a dedication by his mother to his father. This article should belong in one or more categories. ...


Roxanne Reese as Cynthia Wilson: Introduced with her husband Booker (Michael D. Roberts) in "The Challenge" (which also had Cuba Gooding, Jr. as a guest star), Cynthia runs the Challenger's Club, a program for troubled inner-city teens. In episodes where Mac tries to help runaways or other youths, he invariably sends them to the Challenger's Club as a safe haven. Michael D. Roberts (b. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ...


Mayim Bialik as Lisa Woodman: She is a young girl who MacGyver originally meets at a Swiss boarding school, where she accidentally loses his trusty Swiss Army knife. She later returns and Mac helps her overcome a substance abuse problem. Mayim Hoya Bialik (born December 12, 1975) is an American actress. ...


Kimberly Scott as Mama Lorraine: She appears in only the final season of MacGyver. Mama Lorraine is a voodoo priestess. She appears in episodes "The 'Hood", "The Prometheus Syndrome" and "Walking Dead". To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. ...


MacGyver's producers had a tendency to use the same actor in multiple roles through the series. Some examples:

  • Kai Wulff played "Stepan Frolov" in season one's "Every Time She Smiles", "Hans Visser" in season four's "Collision Course", "Ladysmith" in season five's "Black Rhino", and "Nicolas Von Leer" in season six's episode "Eye of Osiris".
  • Gregory Sierra appeared in the season one episode "The Gauntlet", playing "General Antonio Vasquez", the season two episode "Jack of Lies", playing "Colonel Antunnez", and the season five episode "The Treasure of Manco", playing "Captain Diaz".
  • Nana Visitor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame appeared in the season one episode "Hellfire" as "Laura Farren", and in the season two episode "DOA: MacGyver" she appears again as "Carol Varnay".
  • David Ackroyd appears in the season one episode "Trumbo's World" as "Mr. Trumbo", and in the season three episode "The Negotiator" as "Mr. Knapp".
  • Elyssa Davalos played "Lisa Kohler/Kosov" in "Lost Love: Part 1 & 2" (Season 3), then just a few episodes later (in the same season) reappeared as Nikki Carpenter, a role which she reprised in several more episodes.
  • Gary Chalk aka Garry Chalk and Gary Chaulk, appears in season 3 episode "Thin Ice" as Tony Ellis, season 4 episode "Deadly Dreams" as Detective Sweeney, season 5 "The Ten Percent Solution" as Sgt. Harold Gray, and again as an uncredited season 6 "Lesson In Evil" again as Det. Sweeney.

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Organizations in MacGyver

Department of External Services: the DXS is a U.S. intelligence agency where MacGyver and Peter Thornton are employed during the first season. The season 2 episode "Partners" reveals that Mac has been working there since 1979, when he was recruited by Pete. At the beginning of Season 2, both of them leave for the Phoenix Foundation, but DXS agents still reappear throughout the series, sometimes as allies and sometimes as antagonists.


Phoenix Foundation: a non-profit think tank and government contractor which employs Peter Thornton (as Director of Operations) and MacGyver (as field agent and "troubleshooter") in Seasons 2 through 7. It often cooperates with government agencies, particularly the police or intelligence community (since as MacGyver puts it, "we don't have to cut through as much red tape").[9] However it also does a great deal of work on its own; environmental surveys and clean-up operations, anti-drug intitiatives, social programs, etc. The Phoenix Foundation is described as a "corporate white knight,"[10] an entity which is trusted and respected by the general public for its integrity. One of the organisation's main aims during the 1980's and early 1990's was the expansion and furthering of new technologies within the United States, particularly Personal Computers, applied biosciences, and other socially responsible uses of technology.


The Phoenix Foundation was an early proponent of responsible genetic engineering, going so far as to shut down programs of a number of different scientists in their employ where research and development work had resulted or could potentially result in harm outside of the laboratory. Also, the Foundation had equal scruples when dealing with other new high technology projects in which they had a hand, always erring on the side of caution with regard to harm that could be created either in the fields of international politics, or elses domestic threats to National Security. In most cases field operatives were instrumental, and in the period of his employ, Angus MacGyrver was perhaps the greatest.


Homicide International Trust: appropriately shorthanded to "HIT," they are an international fraternity of assassins, employing killers from around the world to carry out their contracts. Murdoc was employed by them until he tried to retire; the organization reacted by putting a hit on him, forcing him to ask for Mac's help in order to save himself and his sister. He later tries to rejoin their ranks, and is rejected when he tries and fails to kill MacGyver (again).


Challengers' Club: a club that provides shelter for inner-city kids in need of help (recovering drug addicts, former prostitutes, orphans). It was founded by Booker and Cynthia Wilson, and is now run solely by Cynthia (after her husband was killed by a neighborhood racist). MacGyver is often involved with them and will sometimes use his connections in the Phoenix Foundation to secure funding or other forms of help.


Influence on culture

MacGyverisms

For a list of MacGyverisms, see List of problems solved by MacGyver
This is a list of problems that have been solved by the fictional character MacGyver from the television series of the same name. ...


The spontaneous inventions have come to be nicknamed MacGyverisms and even led to the verb, 'to MacGyver' or 'to MacGyver-ize'. This word was used in Richard Dean Anderson's project Stargate SG-1, in a moment in the first episode when the character Samantha Carter (portrayed by Amanda Tapping) comments on the time and effort that had been required "to MacGyver" a replacement for the Stargate's long-lost control system. Anderson's character, Colonel Jack O'Neill, is seen to inwardly groan and roll his eyes, in the manner of one who is not being allowed to forget something. In a blooper later in the first season, while trapped on an ice planet with a seemingly broken dialing device, Tapping complains that she "is trapped on a glacier with MacGyver" and can't he " get the DHD working with duct tape and his army knife". Tapping: “You spend seven years on MacGyver and you can't figure this one out? We, we've got belt buckles, and shoelaces and a piece of gum; built a nuclear reactor, for crying out loud. You used to be MacGyver, MacGadget, MacGimmick. Now you're Mister MacUseless. (crew & RDA start to laugh) Dear god, I'm stuck on a glacier with *MacGyver*!” Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... Samantha Sam Carter (born December 29, 1968)[2] is a fictional character in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, played by English-Canadian actress Amanda Tapping. ... Amanda Tapping (born 28 August 1965) is an English-born Canadian actress. ... A typical depiction of a Milky Way Stargate Stargate is one name for a class of fictional devices which allow almost instantaneous travel between places. ... In the science fiction television Stargate universe, a DHD (for Dial-Home Device) is an Ancient machine used to control a stargate. ... Jonathan Jack ONeill (born October 20, 1952)[1] is a fictional character in the science fiction feature film Stargate and the subsequent television series Stargate SG-1 played by actors Kurt Russell in the film (name spelled as ONeil) and Richard Dean Anderson in the series. ...


MacGyverism is a derivative of the "robinsonade" genre, named after Robinson Crusoe (1719). In this genre, the protagonist is suddenly isolated from the comforts of civilization and must improvise the means of his survival from the limited resources at hand. MacGyverism is also an example of bricolage, and MacGyver himself is the paradigm of a bricoleur ("a person who creates things from existing materials, is creative and resourceful"). It was first used by Joanne Remmings (played by Pamela Bowen) in the second-season episode #3 "Twice Stung", in which MacGyver must con a con man. (The episode title is a reference to The Sting, with Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Dana Elcar.) Robinsonade is a literary genre that takes its name from the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. ... For other uses, see Robinson Crusoe (disambiguation). ... Look up Bricolage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Bricolage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Dana Elcar Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927–June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. ...


A Swiss Army knife is commonly called Macgybar Chakku in Bangladesh, Maekgaibeo Kal in South Korea, and Pisau MacGyver/Pisau Lipat MacGyver' in Indonesia and Malaysia. (Chakku, Kal and Pisau mean knife in Bengali, Korean and Malay, respectively.) In Malaysia, the term "MacGyver knife" (English) is also commonly used. In Poland it's known as the "Scyzoryk MacGyver'a", which means just "Macgyver's knife". In Norway and in certain areas of Finland, duct tape is commonly known, to some degree, as "MacGyver-tape", though it is more used in a joking manner. In Mozambique, fixing something by adapting locally-available parts is sometimes referred to as doing a "Macgyver". In Taiwan, a person who is knowledgable or skilled at a technical subject X is termed an "X magaixian" ("X MacGyver"). A Swiss army knife with its implements in various stages of extension A Swiss Army knife (SAK), (German: , French: ) is a multi-function pocket knife or multitool. ...


College theater programs have started an unofficial "MacGyver Society" to honor those students that are excellent problem solvers, or those that are good at thinking creatively. Members are commonly inducted at end of year award ceremonies within the programs, and are given a keyring sized Swiss Army Knife. They also recite a pledge about thinking creatively and staying calm, and pledging to continue "Making Something Out of Nothing," which has the motto.


In the media

In 2006, Anderson appeared in a MasterCard television commercial for Super Bowl XL. The spot poked fun at the character's inherent ability of using everyday objects to perform extraordinary feats: In it, he manages to cut the ropes binding him to a chair using a pine tree air freshener, uses an ordinary tube sock as the pulley for a zipline, and somehow repairs and hotwires a nonfunctional truck using a paper clip, ballpoint pen, rubber band, tweezers, nasal spray and a turkey baster. In contrast to previous MasterCard commercials showing people making somewhat extravagant purchases to accomplish some mundane task, MacGyver is here portrayed as escaping from some sort of deathtrap using less than $20 worth of common household items. The commercial ends by showing him purposefully buying an assortment of such things at a department store with his credit card (as a tongue-in-cheek explanation for how Mac seems to always have items he needs on hand no matter where he goes). Although the commercial clearly indicates Anderson is portraying the role of MacGyver, he is never explicitly identified as such, possibly due to licensing issues related to the character. MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE: MA) is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, NY in the United States. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Air fresheners are consumer products that mitigate unpleasant odors in indoor spaces. ... For other uses, see Sock (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Pulley (band). ... On this harnessed zip-line between platforms in trees in Costa Rica, the rider controls speed with a leather glove hand brake. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Paper clip (disambiguation). ... Ballpoint pen, disassembled (top) and complete (bottom) A ballpoint pen (also eponymously known in British English as a biro and pronounced bye-row in Britain but sometimes bee-row elsewhere), is a modern writing instrument. ... This article is about the common household item. ... Tweezers are tools used for picking up small objects that are not easily handled with the human hands. ... Nasal sprays are used for the nasal delivery of a drug or drugs, generally to alleviate cold or allergy symptoms. ... Turkey basters are devices that are used to spread moisture onto chicken, turkey or any other meat cooked in an oven. ...


The series is referenced in many episodes of The Simpsons, primarily detailing Marge Simpson's sisters Patty and Selma's obsession with the show and their crush on the MacGyver character. The sisters' regular viewing of the show is an unalterable element of their daily schedule to the point of death as demonstrated in the episode "Black Widower." In another episode, "A Star is Burns," Homer tricks Jay Sherman into insulting MacGyver in front of Patty and Selma; Sherman ends up being hung from the rain gutter by his underpants, and Bart asks "You badmouthed MacGyver, didn't you?"[11] Anderson himself is an avid fan of The Simpsons, and even provided his voice for an episode of the show titled "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore", which first aired April 6, 2006. Simpsons redirects here. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... This article or section should be merged with Selma Bouvier Patty Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner), a fictional character on The Simpsons, is one of Marges two cynical chain-smoking sisters (the other is Selma). ... This article or section should be merged with Patty Bouvier Selma Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Look up Limerence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Black Widower is the 21st episode of The Simpsons third season. ... A Star Is Burns is the 18th episode of The Simpsons sixth season. ... For the play by Sheridan, see The Critic (play). ... “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore” is the seventeenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, it originally aired on April 9, 2006. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the season one episode titled "Brian: Portrait of a Dog" from Family Guy, Peter writes a letter to Richard Dean Anderson asking him to save his dog using the enclosed items from the envelope: a rubber band, a paper clip and a straw. Anderson puts these together and hits himself in the eye with the rubber band. Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ...


The New Zealand sporting skit show Pulp Sport had a running gag called "McIvor" in which the MacGyver theme is played, and a prank involving Sky TV sports presenter Steven McIvor is played out. This gag, instead, now targets TV3 sports news presenter Hamish McKay (dubbed "McKay-ver"). The pranks usually involve the office area (a mobile phone taped to the under side of a desk) or something happening to the car of the victim (placing a goat in the back seat). Pulp Sport is a low budget TV show filmed in New Zealand, that mixes sport with various styles of comedy. ...


In the MMORPG World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, a Grand Master Engineer named "Mack Diver" can be found in Zabra'Jin, a Horde outpost in Zangarmarsh. Mack Diver wears a diving helmet and wields a utility knife, a homage to MacGyver.


In 2007, the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live featured a parody of MacGyver called "MacGruber" with Will Forte as the title character. There were three installments of the pretaped, three-part sketch; one set in January ([1] [2] [3]) in an episode hosted by Jeremy Piven and another in May[4], hosted by former castmember Molly Shannon. The sketch returned [5] for the October 7, 2007 show, with host Seth Rogen, and again on March 15, 2008 - [6] and [7]. SNL redirects here. ... Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26, 1965)[1] is a two-time Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an Emmy-nominated American actress and writer. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Seth Rogen (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian actor, comedian, and Emmy-nominated writer. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


G4, also known as tech TV aired a small series of MacGyver parodies about a young corporate cubicle worker known as MacGunner. He would construct ridiculous items out of cubicle materials, such as several dozen markers hooked end to end in order to reach over to his arch-enemy's cubicle and type a scathing email to the boss.


Mythbusters

In February 2008, the popular science show Mythbusters featured a MacGyver special which tested several of MacGyver's tactics. The first test examined MacGyver's famous cold capsule bomb, which utilized the explosive reaction of alkaline metals with water. Supposedly, dropping 1 gram of sodium metal into water will cause an explosive reaction powerful enough to blow a hole through a cinderblock wall. However, despite using 100 grams of sodium metal, the wall remained completely intact. It was "busted," along with MacGyvers's ultralight aircraft built from bamboo, garbage bags, duct tape and a cement mixer engine which failed to sustain flight and immediately crashed after travelling off a cliff. MythBusters is an American popular science television program on the Discovery Channel starring American special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, urban legends and news stories in popular culture. ... The common (Arrhenius) definition of a base is a chemical compound that either donates hydroxide ions or absorbs hydrogen ions when dissolved in water. ... For sodium in the diet, see Salt. ...


However, some of MacGyver's tactics were confirmed. The Mythbusters were able to pick a lock using the filament of an incandescent lightbulb. Another "confirmed" MacGyver tactic was building an electromagnet using ordinary household batteries, tape and insulated wire (the insulated rubber surrounding the wire was removed with a cheese grater.) They then successfully used this device to magnetize an unfolded paper clip (by passing it repeatedly over the magnet) and then, by embedded the paperclip in a piece of cork and placing it in a small bowl of water, the paperclip acted as a compass (because it was magnetized, it pointed to the North Magnetic Pole.) An electromagnet is a type of magnet in which the magnetic field is produced by the flow of an electric current. ... Part of the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus, depicting the location of magnetic north vaguely conceived as Insula Magnetu[m] (Latin for Magnetic Island) off modern day Murmansk. ...


It was also implied, although it was not successfully tested, that it is possible to develop a roll of film using orange juice as an acid and ammonia as an alkaline fixer while holding a garbage bag over the setup to create a darkroom. For other uses, see Ammonia (disambiguation). ...


Another implied, but not successfully tested, tactic was creating a potato cannon using hairspray as a fuel, a camp stove as the ignition, and PVC pipe as the mortar. It was most likely not necessary as there are commercially available (and in fact free plans from various internet resources) allowing an interested builder to construct similar potato guns and even potato cannon. Spud guns, potato cannons, or produce accelerators are all recreational launching devices usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) water pipe. ...


MacGyver's gear

MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife was constantly changing throughout the series. His first and most often used knife was a "Tinker-Small" model from Victorinox. In "Thief of Budapest" he gives it away; in the next episode he is using a "Handyman" model from Wenger, as noted by its long keychain. He is soon back to his "Tinker-Small." A few times he uses an Orange Peeler blade found on the Victorinox "Executive." It was used in "The Heist," "Hellfire," "Countdown," "Ugly Duckling," and "Slow Death." In "Slow Death" it appears he is using a Huntsman to create a whistle, which would also mean he took two knives with him as he boarded the train. He also used the Sportsman "Lost Love pt. 1 and 2", the Recruit "GX-1", "Widowmaker," and "Jack in the Box", and the Climber "Three for the Road." Kill Zone sees the sole appearance of a Super Tinker. It is probable that he used the now-retired Standard model in "Cleo Rocks," a model featuring no toothpick, tweezers, or keyring. It also appears in Hellweek. In "Tough Boys" he uses a Tinker (with the key ring removed) to unlock a large padlock. In the final episode he uses a metal saw, probably a Champion or Ranger model. He also had a couple of non-production models that were obviously modified for the series. In "Serenity," he has a knife with wood handles on it, to flow with the time setting of the episode. In "Strictly Business" he used a Climber model with the Victorinox shield on the back handle of the knife instead of the front. He seems to have used all of the slimmer models available at that time. The Tinker was (and still is) available in the standard size, which he may also have used. The Sportsman, Tourist, and Spartan are virtually indistinguishable with the blades closed, so he may have used any one of these three, or only one. In "Good Knight MacGyver Pt. 2" he carried a Compact model. In the final episode, he uses a metal saw to cut through a flare gun shell. This is probably a Victorinox Ranger, however, it is only shown briefly making it difficult to determine. A Swiss army knife with its implements in various stages of extension A Swiss Army knife (SAK), (German: , French: ) is a multi-function pocket knife or multitool. ... Victorinoxs knives on display at a Lucerne retailer Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. ... A Wenger Swiss Army knife Wenger is one of the two (the other one is Victorinox) official suppliers of Swiss Army knives. ...


In addition to his Swiss Army Knife, MacGyver often carried a roll of duct tape in his back pocket, flattened out to make it fit. Other items he often seemed to have on hand were: a watch, strike-anywhere matches, a hankerchief, a paper clip, wire, fishing line, a flashlight, and lock picks. It could be argued that he had time to prepare in advance when he brought things like the lock picks or flashlight, however, it is certain he always had a Swiss Army Knife, his watch, and duct tape. The duct tape was Shurtape brand, as can be seen printed inside the roll in "The Heist." His watch was a Timex Camper for most of the series, with a black and silver chronograph watch appearing on his wrist towards the end. A Casio digital watch makes a brief appearance in the first season where a countdown timer was helpful to MacGyver.


Vehicles

MacGyver drove a Jeep Chief Cherokee for the first part of the first season, which quickly changed to the Wrangler for the first half of the series. The last half saw him first driving a 50's Chevy truck, and finally a Nomad he inherited from his grandfather. For the final episode we see the brief return of the Jeep Wrangler. At different points in the series, he commandeered several exotic vehicles such as a Camaro Z-28 and a Ferrari 308. During a visit to Arkansas, he chose a Mustang convertible as his rental vehicle. He was also an able pilot, but perhaps unlicensed, as he usually left the task to Jack Dalton or other pilots, opting for the passenger seat.


DVD releases

CBS Home Entertainment has released all 7 Seasons of MacGyver on DVD in Region 1. The first season release was co-ordinated with a Media Release Pack sent to various outlets and websites for promotion. They have also released Seasons 1 to 5 in Region 2. On October 16, 2007, Paramount released MacGyver: The Complete Series, a special collectors' edition boxset that features all 139 episodes of the series as well as the two TV movies that followed. It is not known if the TV movies will be released in a separate set on their own. CBS Home Entertainment (formerly CBS Video Enterprises) is the home video entertainment arm of CBS, Inc. ...

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Tagline
MacGyver: Season 1 January 25, 2005 22 Always prepared for adventure
MacGyver: Season 2 June 7, 2005 22 His mind is the ultimate weapon
MacGyver: Season 3 September 6, 2005 20 Saving the day is all in a day's work
MacGyver: Season 4 December 6, 2005 19 He acts fast and thinks faster
MacGyver: Season 5 March 14, 2006 21 The right man when things go wrong
(originally He has a mind for adventure)
MacGyver: Season 6 June 13, 2006 21 Braver than most—smarter than the rest
MacGyver: Season 7 October 24, 2006 14 Back in action—ready for danger

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Television movies

DVD Name Release Date Status
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis October 16, 2007 Included in complete series set
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday October 16, 2007 Included in complete series set

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Book releases

# U.S. Book publication date Title and Author
1 July 9, 1987 MacGyver on Ice by Mark Daniel

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International

Country Foreign title Translation Network(s) Notes
Flag of Algeria Algeria MacGyver
Dubbed Algerian TV
Flag of Argentina Argentina MacGyver
Dubbed Canal 13 (Argentina)
Flag of Australia Australia MacGyver
None Seven Network
Flag of Austria Austria MacGyver
Dubbed ORF1
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh MacGyver
Bangladesh Television
Ekushey Television
Flag of Belgium Belgium MacGyver
Dubbed
Subtitled
VTM
Kanaal2
RTL TVI
The show was shown on VTM (Dutch-subtitled), Kanaal2 (Dutch-subtitled) and RTL TVI (French-dubbed), VT4 (Dutch-subtitled)
Flag of Barbados Barbados MacGyver
CBC
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria MacGyver
BNT
Evrokom TV
The show was shown on BNT , and now is being re-aired on Evrokom TV
Flag of Brazil Brazil Profissão: Perigo!
(Occupation: Danger!)
Dubbed TV Globo
Rede Bandeirantes
TV Guaíba
The original opening and closing themes was replaced by Rush's song "Tom Sawyer". It later aired on Rede Bandeirantes, this time with the original name.
Flag of Colombia Colombia MacGyver
RCN
Telecaribe
CityTV
The show originally premiered in 1986 on RCN when they were a licenser of the Public Television system. After many repetitions over the years, it was one of the flagship shows of RCN when they became a TV network in 1998. Then, the show was shown on Telecaribe and currently is shown on the Bogotá local network CityTV.
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica MacGyver
Dubbed Channel 6
Channel 11
The show was shown on channel 6 and now appears on channel 11. The show is so popular that a very technically-skilled person is called "MacGyver", and when trying to solve a problem people refer to as doing a "MacGyver".
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic MacGyver
Dubbed TV Nova
TV Prima
Flag of Denmark Denmark MacGyver
Subtitled TV Danmark
Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic MacGyver
Canal 11
Canal 7
The show was shown on Canal 11 (Telesistema) then on Canal 7 (Rahintel, now Antena Latina).
Flag of Egypt Egypt MacGyver
Channel 1
Channel 2
The show was shown several times on the program "Ekhtarna Lak" (What we chose for you) on Egyptian Channel 1 as the show received a huge fanbase in Egypt. The show also aired on Channel 2.
Flag of El Salvador El Salvador MacGyver
Channel 2 On the final season presentation (a year later than in the USA, due to Spanish dubbing), erroneously the operators showed the last episode almost at the start. This caused lack of interest from the public in the remaining episodes and seriously affected the rating from a series that was, to that date, very popular. The programming director was fired.
Flag of Estonia Estonia MacGyver
Subtitled Kanal 2
Flag of Finland Finland Ihmemies MacGyver
(The Miracle Man MacGyver)
Subtitled MTV
Sub
Originally shown by MTV3 (at the time known as MTV, buying airtime on TV1 and TV2 channels) , currently being rerun on Sub.
Flag of France France MacGyver
Dubbed Antenne 2
TF1
TV Breizh
Flag of Germany Germany MacGyver
Dubbed Pro7
Sat.1
Kabel1
Premiere Serie
MacGyver was dubbed for broadcast in Germany, but the Region 2 (UK) DVD releases contains neither the German soundtrack nor German subtitles, even though other (less common) languages were included on those DVDs.
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ERT
ANT1
ALTER
Aired as "Μαγκάιβερ", the show became very popular in Greece. The name MacGyver is now used as a synonym for any person who can come up with technically ingenious ideas. Complex "tricks" that can be used to provide a simple result are called "Μαγκαϊβεριλίκια" (MacGyverisms)
Flag of Hungary Hungary MacGyver
Dubbed MTV2
TV2
Flag of India India MacGyver
Star World
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia MacGyver
Subtitled RCTI
SCTV
Flag of Ireland Ireland MacGyver
None RTE Network 2
Flag of Israel Israel MacGyver
Channel 1, AXN Israel Subtitled
Flag of Italy Italy MacGyver
Dubbed Italia 1
Rete 4
Flag of Japan Japan MacGyver
JCTV
Flag of Latvia Latvia MacGyver
Dubbed LNT
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia MacGyver
TV3 currently running on RTM2 in DTV
Flag of Malta Malta MacGyver
None TVM
Flag of Mexico Mexico MacGyver
Dubbed Canal 5
Televisa
The shown since aired 1989 to 1994.
Flag of Mozambique Mozambique MacGyver
TVM
Flag of Namibia Namibia MacGyver
NBC
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands MacGyver
Subtitled RTL5
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand MacGyver
None TV2
Prime
the show was shown on TV2, and is now repeated on Prime
Flag of Norway Norway MacGyver
Subtitled TV 2 the show has been shown in several reruns on TV 2, and still running as of 2008.
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan MacGyver
PTV The show has been shown in several reruns on PTV.
Flag of Peru Peru MacGyver
Channel 9 The shown has been shown since 1988 to 1997 on Channel 9 ATV called MacGyver.
Flag of the Philippines Philippines MacGyver
RPN 9
Flag of Poland Poland MacGyver
TVP 1
Polonia 1
Polsat
TV Puls
The show was shown on TVP 1, Polonia 1 and Polsat and is shown on TV Puls
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Dubbed
Subtitled
RTP 1
SIC Radical
Flag of Romania Romania MacGyver
Subtitled Antena 1
Flag of Russia Russia MacGyver
Dubbed TNT
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia MacGyver
Saudi TV Channel 2
Flag of Singapore Singapore MacGyver
Channel 5
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia MacGyver
STV
Markiza
JOJ
Currently running on JOJ.
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia MacGyver
Kanal A
Flag of South Africa South Africa MacGyver
SABC
Flag of South Korea South Korea MacGyver
MBC In South Korea, MacGyver is so popular, that the people simply call Swiss Army knife, 맥가이버 칼 or MacGyver's Knife. The origianl name, Swiss Army knife is not used usually. And the word 맥가이버 or MacGyber is also widely used in South Korea for a noun to describe a person who is good at using tools or machines. the nickname, 맨손의 마법사 or the magician of bare hand is widely known as MacGyver's nickname in South Korea.
Flag of Spain Spain MacGyver
Dubbed TVE
Telecinco
Calle 13
Antena 3
The shown was aired on TVE, Telecinco, Antena 3 and Calle 13.
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka MacGyver
Rupavahini
Flag of Sweden Sweden MacGyver
Subtitled SVT
Kanal 5
The show was shown first run on SVT and is currently syndicated on Kanal 5
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland MacGyver
Dubbed TSR The show was shown on TSR, in French
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan MacGyver
Dubbed TTV
FTV
Flag of Thailand Thailand MacGyver
Dubbed Channel 3 Aired as "ยอดคนสมองเพชร"
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago MacGyver
TTT
Flag of Turkey Turkey MacGyver
TRT 2
Star TV
Kanal 6
aTV
Flag of Uganda Uganda MacGyver
TV Africa
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom MacGyver
None ITV1
BBC1
Bravo
FX
BBC1 initially aired Season 1 during the early 1980's, and although it has presented (and repeated) both post-series movies, have yet to schedule Seasons 2-7. Of the independent sector, whereas terrestrial station ITV1 has never presented any MacGyver as a network, it is possible that some Regions did acquire the rights to present MacGyver, and present episodes within its schedule. Channel 5 presented the series 5 opener "Treasure of the Holy Rose" as a feature length edition during the late 1990's.
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay MacGyver
Dubbed Canal 12
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela MacGyver
RCTV The shown since 1988 aired on RCTV.
Flag of Zambia Zambia MacGyver
ZNBC
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe MacGyver
ZBC TV 1

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References

  1. ^ Design News Staff (December 17, 2001). "Engineers making a difference; Five engineers find the time to teach kids that engineering is cool". Design News: pp. 50. 
  2. ^ MacGyver is favorite disaster hero - The Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved on 13 September 2007
  3. ^ This was shown in episode two of Season 4 (Blood Brothers) when MacGyver goes back to his home town and meets two childhood friends and in flashbacks we see the accidental death of friend Jesse by a bullet from a falling gun. In the first episode "Pilot," MacGyver fires an AK-47 at some Russian soldiers. This episode was before his dislike of firearms was established.
  4. ^ working back from dates given in the episodes "Thin Ice", Passages, Friends, Runners, and "Phoenix Under Siege"
  5. ^ "Phoenix Under Siege"
  6. ^ This was revealed in the episode "Hell Week" where MacGyver returns to his college and ends up helping Ryman's son, David.
  7. ^ : Macgyver Hat: Calgary Flames
  8. ^ Trivia for MacGyver. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-01-18.
  9. ^ Season 5 episode 1, "Legend of the Holy Rose"
  10. ^ Season 4 episode 17, "Easy Target"
  11. ^ "A Star Is Burns". The Simpsons. 1995-03-05. No. 18, season 6.

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