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Adventure TV series, running from 1985 to 1992, starring Richard Dean Anderson. The title character didn't like guns (after a friend of his died in a revolver accident when he was a child), preferring to solve problems with his intelligence, resourcefulness and improvised gadgets. He often created some device worthy of Rube Goldberg out of whatever odds and ends were at hand, which is why MacGyvering is named after him.In the first season, he was an agent for the "Department of External Security", after which he left in favor of a philanthropic Heroes "R" Us organisation called the Phoenix Foundation for Research, an organization that, if not a front for the CIA, is almost certainly on its speed-dial, where his boss was one Pete Thornton (played by Dana Elcar).Mac would travel all over the world performing missions for good ol' Uncle Sam, retrieving spy satellite information and helping defectors from Commie Land get to the United States, but spent most of his time in California. He seems to have had several Busman's Holidays as well.The man seems to have had a plethora of ex-girlfriends and "old friends", who would turn up every so often, usually in need of help, though more often than not they would get killed in the first few minutes of the episode. As the show went on, an increasing percentage of episodes were devoted to Mac's attempts to help an old friend out of trouble.Among the show's cast of recurring characters were Pete Thornton (Dana Elcar), Mac's boss and friend at the Phoenix Foundation, Jack Dalton (played by veteran character actor Bruce McGill), airplane pilot, part time spy, and con artist, who was constantly embroiling Mac in backfiring get-rich-quick schemes, and Murdoc (played by British Rock Singer Michael Des Barres), an assassin for "Homicide International Trust", reputed Master of Disguise, or so we're told. He had a penchant for leaving every episode by falling off of something very high while shouting an enraged "MacGyver!" Mac's most featured love interest was the scatter-brained Penny Parker, played by Teri Hatcher before Lois and Clark or Desperate Housewives.It is however, probably true that later seasons had a few too many Very Special Episodes, an indulgence that likely led to its declining popularity.Still, the show remains hugely memorable in the US (it was heavily referenced in the The Simpsons as a favorite show of Marge's sisters, Patty and Selma, and is parodied in the regular Saturday Night Live skit MacGruber where Richard Dean Anderson once made an appearance). It shows in prime-time in Indonesia and Ukraine. According to TV Cream, it didn't really work in the UK - but then it doesn't like the show (and CBS Action in, well, the UK began airing the series in February 2015).The Film of the Series was set to be released in 2011, and then 2013, with Dino De Laurentiis as executive producer. Following the death of De Laurentiis in November 2010 it remains to be seen if the production will continue.Not to be confused with Guyver or MacGruber, an Affectionate Parody. Not to be confused with the trope of the same name, either.Trope Namer and Trope Codifier of MacGyvering.
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Affectionate Parody
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Benevolent Boss
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Busman's Holiday
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Commie Land
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Disney Villain Death
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Doesn't Like Guns
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Trope Codifier
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Very Special Episode
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Guyver (Manga)
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Lois & Clark
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Disney Villain Death: Murdoc, repeatedly.
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Diplomatic Impunity
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Diplomatic Impunity: In "Fire and Ice", a murderer and jewel thief has diplomatic immunity as a cultural attaché. Mac and his team prove said attaché's criminality to the ambassador, who insists the attaché be returned to their home country to stand trial. The attaché pleads unsuccessfully to be allowed to face American justice instead.
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Lava Pit
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Lava Pit: Mac escaped from many variations of this, including an incinerator ("Jerico Games"), a nuclear reactor ("Flames End"), and even an actual pit of lava ("Good Knight, MacGyver"). Also, Murdoc threatens Pete with one (actually a vat of boiling water, but the same basic principle) in "Cleo Rocks."
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It Works Better with Bullets
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It Works Better with Bullets: Murdoc removes the shells from a shotgun and takes the person who later tries to use it on him hostage.
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Gas Cylinder Rocket
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Gas Cylinder Rocket: In "The Odd Triple", Mac is locked up in the cellar of a winery. Needing to escape, he attaches several oxygen tanks to a large wheeled wine cask. Knocking the heads off the cylinders, he turns them into juryrigged rockets that propel the cask through the wall like a battering ram.
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Throwing the Fight
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Throwing the Fight: In "Split Decision", Earl Dent agrees to throw his comeback so he can get enough money to regain custody of his daughter. When he changes his mind (at Mac's urging), the bookies kidnap his daughter to force to go through with the fix.
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Ascended Extra
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Ascended Extra: Pete Thornton appeared in a few season one episodes as Mac's friend and agency handler, one of several for a deliberately vague organization, before he become a regular cast member in season two as his boss at the Phoenix Foundation (his actor, Dana Elcar, had a small role in the pilot as an unrelated character).
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Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane
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Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Vacuum cleaner salesman Phil Sternweis in "The Visitor". He gets MacGyver out of trouble several times in very unlikely fashion, and at one point can only be seen by MacGyver. The ending leaves the possibility open that he is a Human Alien.
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Joker Immunity
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Joker Immunity: Murdoc "dies" in almost every episode he's in, but he always manages to come back.
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Luke, You Are My Father
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Luke, You Are My Father: MacGyver's illegitimate and previously unknown son Sam shows up in the last episode, and demonstrates that Lamarck Was Right.
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Brainless Beauty
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Brainless Beauty: Penny Parker. Penny isn't exactly stupid, but she tends to act without thinking things through, and has only a shaky grasp of how the world works.
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Chained Heat
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Chained Heat: MacGyver spends much of the episode "The Lost Amadeus" chained to a very eighties Manic Pixie Dream Girl who also turned out to be a brilliant classical violinist. His first encounter with Penny Parker had them handcuffed for a good portion of the episode. It largely justified why they couldn't split up.
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Alliterative Name
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Alliterative Name: Penny Parker, Lampshaded
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Badass Bookworm
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Badass Bookworm: He doesn't look physically imposing, but he's more than capable of handling himself in a fight, whether through quick thinking or a punch to the face.
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Real Life Writes the Plot
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Pete's blindness in "Blind Faith" was real and permanent.
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Extended Disarming: In the Season 1 finale, "The Assassin", MacGyver is pitted against a master assassin. Confronting him relatively early in the episode, Mac is able to best him in hand-to-hand combat despite his numerous concealed blades. After the assassin is arrested, it is shown that he had many other knives and weapons on his person. And they still missed a poisoned needle he concealed behind a fake scar. Recurring villain Murdoc, in "Strictly Business", is meeting with his superiors at HIT, and has to pass through a metal detector first, which reveals that he's carrying multiple weapons on his person that he has to remove. Being as good as he is, he manages to slip a knife though just to prove that he doesn't play by the rules.
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Inner Monologue
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Inner Monologue: MacGyver, providing linking narration or relating a folksy anecdote about something in his childhood that the onscreen action reminds him of
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Badass: He plays ice hockey and climbs mountains (the latter despite his acrophobia) in his spare time, used to serve in the military as a bomb defuser, used to be a race car driver, regularly faces enemies who do have guns and tends to make them look like chumps, is the key to defeating pretty much every security system conceivable, and is now synonymous with the concept of getting a bunch of random trash and making it do something amazing. Badass Bookworm: He doesn't look physically imposing, but he's more than capable of handling himself in a fight, whether through quick thinking or a punch to the face.
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Bavarian Fire Drill
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Bavarian Fire Drill: Especially when operating undercover.
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Gadgeteer Genius
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Gadgeteer Genius: mac was one of the most famous gadgeteers of TV, although he was more of a tinkerer. The series that spawned the term "MacGyvering." Usually worked alone, without a sidekick. Oddly enough, though, there was an episode where he teamed up with a classic Gadgeteer Genius girl — an ultra-intelligent schoolgirl who could match him move-for-move.
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Enhance Button: Coupled with some superficially realistic-sounding Techno Babble: "Create a bitmap. Now increase the Z-axis while holding the X and Y axis steady." While this sounds ludicrous, it's basically the 1980's equivalent of getting a high resolution image file from a film negative ("Create a bitmap."), and using the zoom function on your computer ("Increase the Z-axis...").
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Make It Look Like an Accident
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Make It Look Like an Accident: The bad guy in "Deadly Silents" goes to great lengths to make his attempts to kill Pinky and MacGyver look like an accident.
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Scary Surprise Party: Taking this to rather an extreme level, in "friends" Mac gets taken at knife-point by a disguised Jack Dalton to a birthday party.
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Fake-Out Make-Out: Mac and his female partner pull this trick when they are caught by a motorcycle cop while scoping out the hospital they are planning to break into in "For Love or Money".
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Bulungi: The episode featuring Kambezi was unusual in that the country was actually indicated on a map (specifically, as being in the vicinity of South Africa). The name Sambaka from "Early Retirement" suggests this, but a line of dialogue implies it to be Qurac. Making matters worse, there's evidence it may be a Banana Republic.
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Bounty Hunter: Mac frequently crossed paths with the Coltons, an entire family of bounty hunters. They only all appeared together in the Poorly Disguised Pilot for an aborted Spin-Off.
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Embarrassing First Name: MacGyver is not very happy with his first name, Angus. He always introduces himself as just MacGyver. One sixth season episode reveals that his name isn't even mentioned in his grandfather's will.
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Bad Guys Play Pool
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Bad Guys Play Pool: Nicholas Helman in "Halloween Knights". Also mooks in "The Wasteland".
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Too Dumb to Live: At the start of "Target MacGyver", MacGyver takes his ski mask off in the middle of a covert raid for no in-story reason, just so the people he's raiding can get a look at his face and spend the rest of the episode trying to kill him.
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Chewing the Scenery: Murdoc again. In his second episode, he smashes through a window with a flamethrower manically yelling "time to die, MacGyver!"
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Girl of the Week
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Girl of the Week: In the early seasons, Mac seemed to get involved with a different every week. It was toned down in later seasons.
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Protagonist Title
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Morality Chain: Murdoch's sister is this to Murdoch in "Halloween Knights". Learning he had a sister causes Murdoch to attempt to go straight and quit the Murder, Inc. organisation he worked for. They respond by kidnapping the sister, forcing Murdoch into an Enemy Mine situation with MacGyver to rescue her. However, she dies before Murdoch's next appearance, causing him to revert to his villainous ways.
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Rouge Angles of Satin: In one Clip Show episode, Murdoc tries to off Mac, Pete, and Jack by luring them to a junkyard. An obituary in the newspaper, which Murdoc planted, reads "In Memorium".
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Unnecessary Combat Roll: One of the assassins in "Target MacGyver", entering the house where Mac is staying—and very silly he looks, too.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Gosh Dang It To Heck
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Gosh Dang It to Heck!: MacGyver's clean-cut behaviour extended to sometimes ridiculously mild cussing, including a very close, "Gosh darn it!" in the pilot episode. An occasional "damn" or "crap" sometimes slipped through. Other characters were allowed to swear, subject to the limitations of the era's TV language restrictions.
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Series: MacGyver / int_295302e6
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Rock Star Parking
 Series: MacGyver / int_2a397bb9
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Rock Star Parking: Mac is also always able to find a parking spot directly in front of whatever building he needs to visit, which are always on suspiciously empty streets.
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Series: MacGyver / int_2a397bb9
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Criminal Amnesiac
 Series: MacGyver / int_2af81b86
comment
Criminal Amnesiac: In "D.O.A. MacGyver" MacGyver, the Villain of the Week takes advantage of MacGyver's amnesia to convince him that Peter Thornton is actually a terrorist to be apprehended, and even supplies him with a gun to do the job. Since Mac's memory has started to come back, though, and since he and Pete are such good friends, it doesn't take long for Pete to talk him out of it. In that same episode, the writers play around a bit. Since all the flashes of memory (played by clips from other episodes) he gets are of explosions or other violent acts with him in the middle, Mac almost convinces himself that's he's really a Criminal Amnesiac.
 Series: MacGyver / int_2af81b86
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Series: MacGyver / int_2af81b86
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Cowboy Episode
 Series: MacGyver / int_2b0acfb2
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Cowboy Episode: the series has two Wild West dream episodes, "MacGyver's Women", when MacGyver dreams that he's in the Wild West and has to defend three women from outlaws , and "Serenity".
 Series: MacGyver / int_2b0acfb2
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Series: MacGyver / int_2b0acfb2
 Series: MacGyver / int_2bda9c95
type
No One Could Survive That!
 Series: MacGyver / int_2bda9c95
comment
No One Could Survive That: Murdoc No One Should Survive That: His first two presumed deaths (from his first episode) were realistically survivable. His subsequent deaths through the rest of the show... not so much.
 Series: MacGyver / int_2bda9c95
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Series: MacGyver / int_2bda9c95
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Locked in a Freezer
 Series: MacGyver / int_2cf8d3b1
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Locked in a Freezer: Happens Mac and a lady "Last Stand". They get out when he manages to freeze and shatter the lock on the door.
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Series: MacGyver / int_2cf8d3b1
 Series: MacGyver / int_2d1c1f48
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Corrupt Corporate Executive
 Series: MacGyver / int_2d1c1f48
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Corrupt Corporate Executive: One of the stock villain types employed by the series, Corrupt Corporate Executives appeared in multiple stories.
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Series: MacGyver / int_2d1c1f48
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Mugging the Monster
 Series: MacGyver / int_2d78557b
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Mugging the Monster: A bunch of thugs try to mug the Woobie of the Week, a mentally unstable veteran with a wrestler's physique. Lampshaded by the would-be victim: "Are you crazy? I could have torn your head off!"
 Series: MacGyver / int_2d78557b
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Series: MacGyver / int_2d78557b
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Landing Gear Shot
 Series: MacGyver / int_2e486fb8
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Landing Gear Shot: MacGyver did this one when a villain went to Paris.
 Series: MacGyver / int_2e486fb8
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Series: MacGyver / int_2e486fb8
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Spell My Name with an
 Series: MacGyver / int_2ed08629
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Spell My Name with an "S": "Phoenix Under Siege" is called "Phoenix Under Seige" in the actual episode credits. Oopsie.
 Series: MacGyver / int_2ed08629
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 Series: MacGyver / int_2ed08629
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Series: MacGyver / int_2ed08629
 Series: MacGyver / int_30014535
type
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Expo Speak Gag
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comment
Expospeak Gag: In "Last Stand", Mac is holding some piece of equipment that he's supposedly going to use to fix up a plane so the bad guys can escape. When asked by his guard what the item is, he replies "Lateral... cranial... impact... enhancer", and smacks the guard across the head with it.
 Series: MacGyver / int_30014535
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Series: MacGyver / int_30014535
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Amnesia Danger
 Series: MacGyver / int_301890a3
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Amnesia Danger: Occurs in at least three episodes, where Mac loses his memory due to being drugged, shot in the head, etc.
 Series: MacGyver / int_301890a3
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 Series: MacGyver / int_301890a3
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Series: MacGyver / int_301890a3
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Magic Brakes
 Series: MacGyver / int_322df60d
comment
Magic Brakes: "Hellfire" does a good job of setting up the sequence — there's a steep gradient, a reason for the brakes to fail just at that moment, and an actual danger from the load of unstable explosives on the back of the truck — but still falls inside the trope because the people in the truck, one of whom is the famously ingenious MacGyver, can't think of anything that might slow the truck down. "The Enemy Within" has a car with a punctured brake fluid cable accelerate out of control down a gentle slope for several miles while MacGyver climbs out onto the front of the car and does emergency repairs. (The driver does actually think to try the handbrake, but it's not working either.)
 Series: MacGyver / int_322df60d
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Series: MacGyver / int_322df60d
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type
1-Dimensional Thinking
 Series: MacGyver / int_3240d243
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One-Dimensional Thinking: "Fire and Ice" almost suggests that there is a mystical force that compels people to run in a straight line in front of oncoming objects. A man hit by a truck at the beginning of the episode would have been perfectly safe if he had not gone out of his way to run in front of the truck.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3240d243
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Series: MacGyver / int_3240d243
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Red Scare
 Series: MacGyver / int_3260979b
comment
Red Scare: in this case, actually called Soviets, but in later episodes, Soviet hardliners.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3260979b
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Series: MacGyver / int_3260979b
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Technical Pacifist
 Series: MacGyver / int_327d84d0
comment
Technical Pacifist: MacGyver vocally and obviously hates guns, but isn't averse to hitting people (with fists, or with a variety of heavy things), and for a "pacifist", he's awfully fond of creating explosives. He also doesn't hesitate to put people in what would, in reality, be very dangerous situations: shocking them with high voltage, suspending them high up in the air by flimsy cords, driving towards them at high speeds, slamming them headfirst into heavy objects, blinding drivers of fast-moving vehicles, hiding unconscious bodies inside heavy machinery, and so on. Probably the most egregious example of this is when he set up a trap that shot a bunch of automatic weapons at cars full of people... but aimed them at the tires.
 Series: MacGyver / int_327d84d0
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Series: MacGyver / int_327d84d0
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Remember the New Guy?
 Series: MacGyver / int_32b1c0a7
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Remember the New Guy: Many, many episodes involved an old friend or girlfriend showing up in need of MacGyver's help, but it was never someone he saw fit to mention before or ever again.
 Series: MacGyver / int_32b1c0a7
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Series: MacGyver / int_32b1c0a7
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Blade Brake
 Series: MacGyver / int_333c539b
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Blade Brake: MacGyver, in "Deadly Silents", got down from a catwalk by sticking his pocket knife through his wallet (as a guard) and then that through a curtain.
 Series: MacGyver / int_333c539b
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 Series: MacGyver / int_333c539b
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Series: MacGyver / int_333c539b
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type
Operation Game of Doom
 Series: MacGyver / int_363b5cd1
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Operation Game of Doom: Attempting to move the bomb with the mercury switch in "Hell Week". And again in the Season 7 episode "The Prometheus Syndrome".
 Series: MacGyver / int_363b5cd1
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Series: MacGyver / int_363b5cd1
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Toxic, Inc.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3677d8cf
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Toxic, Inc.: In "The Spoilers", Mac and and a hermit from the mountains work to try and stop a group from illegally dumping radioactive and toxic waste into a stream.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3677d8cf
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Series: MacGyver / int_3677d8cf
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Real After All
 Series: MacGyver / int_38cd8d8b
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Real After All: Seen in "Ghost Ship", and strongly implied in "The Visitors".
 Series: MacGyver / int_38cd8d8b
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Series: MacGyver / int_38cd8d8b
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Electrified Bathtub
 Series: MacGyver / int_396aa10e
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Electrified Bathtub: In "Lesson in Evil", the Hannibal Lecter-esque Dr. Zito sets a trap for Mac by restraining a hapless victim (his own therapist, who he had succeeded in convincing he was "cured") in a bathtub, attaching an electric heater on top and leaving the water running.
 Series: MacGyver / int_396aa10e
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Series: MacGyver / int_396aa10e
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Trash Landing
 Series: MacGyver / int_39a5bf67
comment
Trash Landing: In "The Coltons", Frank and Jesse tackle a pair of bad guys out throw a second storey window and land in a dumpster which is miraculously full of bags of shredded paper.
 Series: MacGyver / int_39a5bf67
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 Series: MacGyver / int_39a5bf67
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Series: MacGyver / int_39a5bf67
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Exact Time to Failure
 Series: MacGyver / int_39fb3b2b
comment
Exact Time to Failure: In "Nightmares", an interrogator gives MacGyver a slow-acting poison, and tells him that if he doesn't get the antidote within six hours, his death will be inevitable. There is a prominently-displayed countdown timer. MacGyver gets the antidote with two and a half minutes to spare, and makes a full recovery. That's some poison.
 Series: MacGyver / int_39fb3b2b
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Series: MacGyver / int_39fb3b2b
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Voodoo Zombie
 Series: MacGyver / int_3d1f1c1c
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Voodoo Zombie: The 'living person in a deathlike trance' variety appear in "Walking Dead". The villain attempts to do it to Mac, but he is able to hold the effect at bay long enough to find the antidote.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3d1f1c1c
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 Series: MacGyver / int_3d1f1c1c
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Series: MacGyver / int_3d1f1c1c
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type
Rock Bottom
 Series: MacGyver / int_3d705f98
comment
Rock Bottom: Casually averted in "The Gauntlet": the Girl of the Week proclaims that nothing more could go wrong, MacGyver admits she's probably right, and the scene ends without anything happening to either of them.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3d705f98
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Series: MacGyver / int_3d705f98
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Easy Amnesia
 Series: MacGyver / int_3ee677fe
comment
Easy Amnesia: Mac became an amnesiac several times as a result of blows to the head. Given that he's knocked unconscious at least once an episode, he's lucky that's the worst he ever got.
 Series: MacGyver / int_3ee677fe
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 Series: MacGyver / int_3ee677fe
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Series: MacGyver / int_3ee677fe
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Chained to a Railway
 Series: MacGyver / int_422d22af
comment
Chained to a Railway: In "Deadly Silents", MacGyver and an old man he is protecting are knocked out and tied to a railroad track by the villain; however, the railroad track is just a film studio prop, and the purpose is to scare the old man (who suffers from a heart condition) into having a heart attack.
 Series: MacGyver / int_422d22af
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Series: MacGyver / int_422d22af
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Powder Trail
 Series: MacGyver / int_43d73625
comment
Powder Trail: Mac improvises a powder trail - using the black powder charge from an antique grenade - to blow up an arms shipment in "The Escape".
 Series: MacGyver / int_43d73625
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 Series: MacGyver / int_43d73625
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Series: MacGyver / int_43d73625
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Hungry Jungle
 Series: MacGyver / int_44f17f12
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Hungry Jungle: The eponymous place in "Trumbo's World" threatens to be engulfed by army ants.
 Series: MacGyver / int_44f17f12
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 Series: MacGyver / int_44f17f12
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Series: MacGyver / int_44f17f12
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Manchurian Agent
 Series: MacGyver / int_454f3c3
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Manchurian Agent: Jack Dalton in "Brainwashed"
 Series: MacGyver / int_454f3c3
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Series: MacGyver / int_454f3c3
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type
Fingertip Drug Analysis
 Series: MacGyver / int_45aef5a6
comment
Fingertip Drug Analysis: Mac tests a suspected drug sample this way in "Black Rhino", only to find out that it's keratin (powdered rhino horn).
 Series: MacGyver / int_45aef5a6
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 Series: MacGyver / int_45aef5a6
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Series: MacGyver / int_45aef5a6
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Praetorian Guard
 Series: MacGyver / int_45b82238
comment
Praetorian Guard: In "Humanity", MacGyver tangles with the K-Force, a group of Praetorian Guard still loyal to Romania's dead tyrant.
 Series: MacGyver / int_45b82238
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 Series: MacGyver / int_45b82238
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_45b82238
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type
Stalker with a Crush
 Series: MacGyver / int_466a5e44
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Stalker with a Crush: "Cleo Rocks" is a riff on The Phantom of the Opera, with Penny Parker and Murdoc(!) in the lead roles.
 Series: MacGyver / int_466a5e44
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Series: MacGyver / int_466a5e44
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Autopsy Snack Time
 Series: MacGyver / int_46c660dc
comment
Autopsy Snack Time: "The Enemy Within" has Mac present at an autopsy that has the coroner halting his duties for an eggroll.
 Series: MacGyver / int_46c660dc
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 Series: MacGyver / int_46c660dc
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Series: MacGyver / int_46c660dc
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The Professor
 Series: MacGyver / int_46d794a6
comment
The Professor: MacGyver
 Series: MacGyver / int_46d794a6
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Series: MacGyver / int_46d794a6
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type
A Handful for an Eye
 Series: MacGyver / int_47905150
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A Handful for an Eye: Murdoc blinds MacGyver with a handful of dirt during a fight in a mine in the episode "Strictly Business". Mac himself blinds a bruiser with a bucket of ashes in "The Escape".
 Series: MacGyver / int_47905150
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Series: MacGyver / int_47905150
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Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like
 Series: MacGyver / int_48665874
comment
Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: In "The Black Corsage", Mac and this other guy are saved from being "processed" on a conveyor belt by being shunted... into a container of fish. The man's response? "Oh no! Fish! I hate fish!"
 Series: MacGyver / int_48665874
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Series: MacGyver / int_48665874
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The Diaper Change
 Series: MacGyver / int_486df09a
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The Diaper Change: Happens when Mac and Jack Dalton have a baby dumped on them in "Rock the Cradle". Mac's solution to a unsatisfactory makeshift diaper is duct tape(obviously).
 Series: MacGyver / int_486df09a
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 Series: MacGyver / int_486df09a
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_486df09a
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type
Identical Grandson
 Series: MacGyver / int_48d62e33
comment
Identical Grandson: MacGyver's identical ancestor (played by Richard Dean Anderson) in "Good Knight MacGyver".
 Series: MacGyver / int_48d62e33
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_48d62e33
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type
Obfuscating Disability
 Series: MacGyver / int_494bb871
comment
Obfuscating Disability: One of the many tricks of "The Assassin".
 Series: MacGyver / int_494bb871
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_494bb871
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Race Against the Clock
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a183b45
comment
Race Against the Clock: See Exact Time to Failure above.
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a183b45
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Series: MacGyver / int_4a183b45
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Booze Flamethrower
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a2409e5
comment
Booze Flamethrower: In "The Eye of Osiris", Mac throws alcohol in the face of a man holding a torch, setting the man's hat and shirt on fire.
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a2409e5
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_4a2409e5
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type
Ruthless Modern Pirates
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a5b2243
comment
Ruthless Modern Pirates: In "Pirates", an archaeologist is kidnapped by pirates to help them find $60 million in sunken treasure at the bottom of the sea, and Mac must attempt a rescue on the isolated ocean.
 Series: MacGyver / int_4a5b2243
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 Series: MacGyver / int_4a5b2243
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_4a5b2243
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type
Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping
 Series: MacGyver / int_4b599c03
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Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: English actress June Chadwick fights a losing battle with an American accent as Dr. Ludlum in "The Human Factor."
 Series: MacGyver / int_4b599c03
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 Series: MacGyver / int_4b599c03
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_4b599c03
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type
And Some Other Stuff
 Series: MacGyver / int_4bd793e7
comment
And Some Other Stuff: When describing his solutions, Mac always leaves out some steps when dealing with anything explosive.
 Series: MacGyver / int_4bd793e7
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_4bd793e7
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type
Cool Car
 Series: MacGyver / int_4c6d8f23
comment
Cool Car: Mac's 1957 Chevy Nomad, left to him by his grandfather. Also his Jeep.
 Series: MacGyver / int_4c6d8f23
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 Series: MacGyver / int_4c6d8f23
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_4c6d8f23
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type
Commie Nazis
 Series: MacGyver / int_4d8663a1
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Commie Nazis: Played straight in "The Enemy Within" which began with Mac on a mission behind the Iron Curtain narrowly escaping from East German troops dressed in World War Two era Wehrmacht uniforms.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: "The Heist" has a sequence where MacGyver confronts the villain in a casino in a tuxedo; when he first appears in the tux, the background music starts with the same four notes as the James Bond theme. In another episode, he introduces himself to a female character with "Bond, James Bond". "Target MacGyver" has a scene where MacGyver builds a trap out of stuff he finds in the bad guys' kitchen; the first thing he finds is a bag of carrots, from which he carefully selects a single carrot that he then proceeds to not use in the trap in any way — but when the trap is ready, he picks up the carrot again and takes a bite of it Bugs Bunny style.
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Series: MacGyver / int_4da05b5d
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type
Explosive Leash
 Series: MacGyver / int_4e30f720
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Explosive Leash: In "Lost Love" part 1, the Russians place an explosive leash around the neck of Mac's ex-girlfriend of the week, to coerce him to steal one of China's national treasures. This plot twist serves as the episode's cliffhanger, unusual since almost all of the adventures were limited to single episodes.
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Poorly Disguised Pilot
 Series: MacGyver / int_4e57b52a
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Poorly Disguised Pilot: "The Coltons"
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Series: MacGyver / int_4e57b52a
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Songs in the Key of Lock
 Series: MacGyver / int_4f5af42b
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Songs in the Key of Lock: "The Heist" features an ultra-high-tech (for the time) lock which requires four tones emitted by a remote control. This being MacGyver, he improvises by playing some wineglasses.
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Series: MacGyver / int_4f5af42b
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type
Storybook Episode
 Series: MacGyver / int_4f5c5a65
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Storybook Episode: "Good Knight, MacGyver" transports Mac back to the court of King Arthur.
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Series: MacGyver / int_4f5c5a65
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We Are Everywhere
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We Are Everywhere: In "The Ten Percent Solution", MacGyver uncovers a massive Neo-Nazi conspiracy that has infiltrated a sizeable portion of America.
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Series: MacGyver / int_52e12f4a
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Accidental Kidnapping
 Series: MacGyver / int_53dc944b
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Accidental Kidnapping: In "Hearts of Steel", kidnappers accidentally kidnap the housekeeper's daughter rather than the daughter of a business magnate because the two girls have swapped jackets.
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Series: MacGyver / int_53dc944b
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Evil Poacher
 Series: MacGyver / int_54000838
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Evil Poacher: Mac clashes with evil poachers in "Eagles", "The Endangered", and "Black Rhino".
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Series: MacGyver / int_54000838
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Pilot
 Series: MacGyver / int_542a0410
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Pilot: Which did air as the first episode of the series, although it contained a couple of elements that were not continued — such as MacGyver actually pointing and firing a gun at an enemy.
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Series: MacGyver / int_542a0410
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Qurac
 Series: MacGyver / int_543da4c8
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Qurac: Sambaka from "Early Retirement" is implied to be this in a line spoken by Webber, though otherwise it seems like a Banana Republic. Making matters worse, its name suggests a Bulungi.
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Series: MacGyver / int_543da4c8
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Cable-Car Action Sequence
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Cable-Car Action Sequence: "Cease Fire" has MacGyver dispose of a bomb on a gondola.
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Training Montage
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Training Montage: Earl Dent goes through one when he is being trained by his 14 year old daughter Ronnie is preparation for his comeback fight in The Boxing Episode "Split Decision". Lots of running on a beach is involved.
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Series: MacGyver / int_55e0ca35
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Master of Disguise
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Master of Disguise: Murdoc was said to be a master of disguise. But his disguises were so bad that viewers only fell for them because his appearances were spread out enough that the audience had forgotten what he looked like. This was also the M.O. of the eponymous assassin in "The Assassin".
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Series: MacGyver / int_560f5ba0
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Near Misses
 Series: MacGyver / int_5697d29a
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Near Misses: "The Golden Triangle" features a shot of MacGyver ducking for cover as twin lines of gunfire from a helicopter pass either side of him, which was used in the opening titles. "The Enemy Within" has a good example of bullets kicking up dust always just behind the running hero.
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Series: MacGyver / int_5697d29a
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Houseboat Hero
 Series: MacGyver / int_577e09d2
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Houseboat Hero: MacGyver lived on a houseboat for several seasons.
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Series: MacGyver / int_577e09d2
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Belligerent Sexual Tension
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Belligerent Sexual Tension: The writers attempted to set this up between Mac and Nikki Carpenter. However, Nikki was not popular with fans and she was quickly Put on a Bus, never to be heard from again.
 Series: MacGyver / int_57f14003
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Series: MacGyver / int_57f14003
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All Just a Dream
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All Just a Dream: With a touch of '...or was it?' in the two-part episode "Good Knight, MacGyver".
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Series: MacGyver / int_58943207
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Swamps Are Evil
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Swamps Are Evil: MacGyver must rescue Pete and his family from a Louisiana swamp in "Family Matter".
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Series: MacGyver / int_58c9dc4d
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The Wild West
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The Wild West: The two dream episodes set in the town of Serenity.
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Series: MacGyver / int_59ef82
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Title Drop
 Series: MacGyver / int_5adbcabf
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Title Drop: "Every Time She Smiles."
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Series: MacGyver / int_5adbcabf
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Jury Duty
 Series: MacGyver / int_5ba86e70
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Jury Duty: "Rush to Judgement": Mac gets called up for jury duty on a murder case in "Rush to Judgement" and, naturally, can't resist investigating the case on his own - which is illegal. Which is very much lampshaded by the episode, to be clear.
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Flashed-Badge Hijack
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Flashed Badge Hijack: Done in "The Prodigal".
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Soft Glass
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Soft Glass: People crashing through windows happened on a regular basis on the show; always without any ill effects.
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Series: MacGyver / int_5d591eca
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The Wildcats
 Series: MacGyver / int_5f5510
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The Wildcats: The Wildcats was the name of the Pee Wee Hockey League team MacGyver belonged to as a boy, as seen in the episode "Harry's Will".
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Series: MacGyver / int_5f5510
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Midair Repair
 Series: MacGyver / int_5fc83fd7
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Midair Repair: Mac uses a map to patch a hole in his hot air balloon after it is shot.
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Series: MacGyver / int_5fc83fd7
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Bulletproof Vest
 Series: MacGyver / int_609df52a
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Bullet Proof Vest: In "The Coltons" we learn that both Frank and Jesse wear these: a fact that saves their lives.
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Series: MacGyver / int_609df52a
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Explosive Instrumentation
 Series: MacGyver / int_61470071
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Explosive Instrumentation: The bad guy in "Slow Death" is killed when he ignores Mac's advice and attempts to start the train again. The sabotaged control panel explodes and kills him.
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Series: MacGyver / int_61470071
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Underside Ride
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Underside Ride: Mac clings underneath a truck to escape the cops in the episode "Jerico Games".
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Series: MacGyver / int_6197a71f
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Skepticism Failure
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Skepticism Failure: In "GX-1", MacGyver helps a Russian psychic who is portrayed as real, despite Mac's skepticism.
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Series: MacGyver / int_61f3bfca
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Hand Wave
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"The Thief of Budapest", in which violent handwaving is applied to justify reusing the entire car chase from The Italian Job.
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Series: MacGyver / int_61f67bb0
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Pungeon Master
 Series: MacGyver / int_627e1120
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Pungeon Master: Mac
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The title sequence adds a single shot of MacGyver standing on a street corner enjoying an icecream to a montage otherwise composed of him risking his life performing dangerous action stunts.
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New Old Flame
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New Old Flame: "Flame's End", "The Endangered", "Jerico Games"
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Distressed Dude
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Distressed Dude: Especially in the later seasons; however, Mac usually freed himself, often with a Conveniently-Placed Sharp Thing.
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Heroes
 Series: MacGyver / int_6388d8c0
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Heroes "R" Us: The Phoenix Foundation, Mac's employer from the second season onward, though the DXS (a government department) also fits the type.
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Series: MacGyver / int_6388d8c0
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Laser Hallway
 Series: MacGyver / int_656f1273
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Laser Hallway: deadly version in the pilot; detector version in "The Heist"
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Series: MacGyver / int_656f1273
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The Farmer and the Viper
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The Farmer and the Viper: In one episode the female antagonist is hanging from a ledge. Mac is all Take My Hand, but the woman stabs him, causing him to drop her to her death. Pete tells Mac the tale of "The Scorpion and The Frog" to calm him when he questions why she would do that.
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Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat
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Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: "Collision Course" involved a stock car race between the title character and an old rival. The rival had nitrous oxide installed in his car without his permission ("That's illegal"), but even though he was already ahead of MacGyver and would have won had he just kept the course, he decides to use the nitrous oxide he criticized anyway and ends up spinning out on the shoulder.
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Standard Hollywood Strafing Procedure
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Standard Hollywood Strafing Procedure: Demonstrated in "The Golden Triangle", in a shot that was also used in the opening titles.
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Parents for a Day
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Parents for a Day: In "Rock the Cradle," Jack Dalton's ex-girlfriend, on the run from criminals, leaves her son "Jack Jr." in Jack's airplane hangar, with a note asking Jack to take care of him. Jack and MacGyver have to look after the kid while trying to track down Mama.
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Series: MacGyver / int_68c83c43
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Mountain Man
 Series: MacGyver / int_690ce6e5
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Mountain Man: Earthquake from "The Spoilers" is a modern day version of this.
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Stating the Simple Solution
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Stating the Simple Solution: In "Deadly Silents", Karl's partner Neil keeps urging to just shoot Mac and Pinky and dump their bodies somewhere. After multiple attempts to Make It Look Like an Accident fail, Karl gives in and agrees to just shoot them. It fails.
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Luxury Prison Suite
 Series: MacGyver / int_6bc64438
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Luxury Prison Suite: Khan lives in one in "The Escape".
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When the Planets Align
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When the Planets Align: "Lost Treasure Of Atlantis" features this. For some reason, the planets are visible, to the point where they would actually collide with each other.
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Madwoman in the Attic
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Madwoman in the Attic: "The Secret of Parker House" had one of these. He turned out to be a nice guy.
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Ghost Ship
 Series: MacGyver / int_6fcdcac3
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Ghost Ship: the episode was even titled "Ghost Ship"
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Hypocritical Humor
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Hypocritical Humor: Penny Parker in a foreign country: "Oh, you don't know how good it is to see someone from back home. They're all foreigners here".
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Series: MacGyver / int_7208f70c
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Land Mine Goes
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Land Mine Goes Click: Mac once finds himself with a foot on a mine, and manages a daring escape, but, in jumping free, he's landed on another mine (which turns out to be a dud). There's also a slight variation in one episode where Mac finds himself having to prop up a rickety shelf that's holding several cases of unstable old dynamite. If he lets go, he'll go boom. And there was another episode where Murdoc was first introduced: Though the device wasn't explicitly called a mine, it worked on the Bouncing Betty principle. Mac sat down on his bed and that armed the bomb planted in it. Pete told him that it would only detonate when he got off the bed but the blast would be directed mainly upwards so if he jumped away fast enough he'd be safe. Yet another one took place in a snowy cave in which all Mac had to do was dig the snow out from the side and shove a metal bar into conveniently sized holes to stop the "platform" from springing up.
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Burn the Witch!
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Burn the Witch!: In "Good Knight, MacGyver'', Sir Duncan attempts to burn Merlin at the stake after framing him for attempting to murder King Arthur.
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Series: MacGyver / int_72893c6d
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Die Hard on an X: "Phoenix Under Siege", where the headquarters of the Phoenix Foundation is taken over by criminals, trapping Mac and his grandfather (who had returned to the building to retrieve some hockey tickets) inside. And yes, the hockey tickets play a role in the ultimate resolution.
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Series: MacGyver / int_729a7849
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Thrown from the Zeppelin
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Thrown from the Zeppelin: In "Legend of the Holy Rose", the bad guy has his advisor with a niggling conscience thrown from a helicopter when he is of no further use.
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Series: MacGyver / int_739586e
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Ransacked Room
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Ransacked Room: Happens in "Trail to Doomsday" when MacGyver and Natalia find the door to her apartment busted open, and the whole place ransacked.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_73d17b87
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Series: MacGyver / int_73d17b87
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Cryptid Episode
 Series: MacGyver / int_73e5085a
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Cryptid Episode: In "Ghost Ship", Mac encounters Bigfoot.
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Series: MacGyver / int_73e5085a
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Atlantis
 Series: MacGyver / int_745b6a00
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Atlantis: As one might expect, Atlantis features in "Lost Treasure Of Atlantis".
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 Series: MacGyver / int_745b6a00
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Series: MacGyver / int_745b6a00
 Series: MacGyver / int_7492f173
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Cattle Baron
 Series: MacGyver / int_7492f173
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Cattle Baron: Pete Thornton in "Serenity".
 Series: MacGyver / int_7492f173
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 Series: MacGyver / int_7492f173
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Series: MacGyver / int_7492f173
 Series: MacGyver / int_74e4c62a
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Arch-Enemy
 Series: MacGyver / int_74e4c62a
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Arch-Enemy: Murdoc qualifies given that he appears the most often out of all the reoccurring villains. Also given that they make nice thematic opposites. Mac doesn't use guns, never kills and improvises from anything he can find. Stands to reason that his worst nightmare would be a man whose entire career and lifestyle comes down to using a wide variety of weapons to kill people and is Crazy-Prepared. A subversion in the first season finale, where MacGyver matches wits with an assassin who proves to be almost as resourceful as he is. He is killed at the end, landing on his own poison needle, and Mac laments he never got a definitive victory over him.
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Series: MacGyver / int_74e4c62a
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Tree Buchet
 Series: MacGyver / int_757a298d
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Tree Buchet: When he needs to throw off some pursuers in the jungle in "The Road Not taken", MacGyver builds a tree-based catapult to throw stones, and puts a light-based fuse on it. First he pulls four flimsy trees together and bends them down to the ground. He routes them under a solid tree branch and ties them together with a thin vine. Then he sets down his friend's rosary to refract sunlight onto the thin vine, creating a fuse. He stakes the thin vine into the ground with a good knot on a pointed stick, and attaches the pockets from his jacket (filled with rocks) to the tree trunks.
 Series: MacGyver / int_757a298d
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Series: MacGyver / int_757a298d
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No One Should Survive That
 Series: MacGyver / int_75b79f49
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No One Should Survive That: His first two presumed deaths (from his first episode) were realistically survivable. His subsequent deaths through the rest of the show... not so much.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_75b79f49
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Series: MacGyver / int_75b79f49
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Falling Chandelier of Doom
 Series: MacGyver / int_76c5c53c
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Falling Chandelier of Doom: In "The Coltons", Jesse Colton takes out a gunman who has taken cover behind a table by shooting out the chandelier above him so that it falls on him.
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Series: MacGyver / int_76c5c53c
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Back for the Dead
 Series: MacGyver / int_77d9a95b
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Back for the Dead: MacGyver's female friend Mike from "Jack Of Lies" returns in the first scene of "The Widowmaker"... just long enough for her to have a climbing accident, and for the rope to break before Mac can save her.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_77d9a95b
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Series: MacGyver / int_77d9a95b
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Flock of Wolves
 Series: MacGyver / int_77f5aa50
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Flock of Wolves: In "Honest Abe", Mac gets shanghaied by his CIA agent friend Abe to take down a South American dictator and a corrupt Army Major supplying the former with weapons. Eventually, one of the Major's lackeys reveals to the other he's a Federal agent... and the other lackey reveals he's one as well. And via background checks they find the real identities of Mac and Abe. Naturally they are dumbfounded at the revelation that they are involved in an operation involving four secret agents of different agencies while they previously thought they were acting alone.
 Series: MacGyver / int_77f5aa50
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Series: MacGyver / int_77f5aa50
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Out-of-Character Alert
 Series: MacGyver / int_782e8030
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Out-of-Character Alert: In "Countdown", Mac cues Pete in on the fact that he needs to speak to him on a private channel by 'reminding' him that they are due to play golf when he gets back. Mac has never played a round of golf in his life.
 Series: MacGyver / int_782e8030
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Series: MacGyver / int_782e8030
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Mad Bomber
 Series: MacGyver / int_78836d97
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Mad Bomber: In "The Prometheus Syndrome", Mac helps the arson squad invesigate a series of fires, all caused by a bomber calling himself Prometheus who thinks he's purifying the world.
 Series: MacGyver / int_78836d97
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 Series: MacGyver / int_78836d97
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Series: MacGyver / int_78836d97
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GPS Evidence
 Series: MacGyver / int_79ce4079
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GPS Evidence: In "Walking Dead", Mac is able to identify that the cult is using an abandoned dam as their base from the mixture of dried river silt and machine oil on a voodoo doll.
 Series: MacGyver / int_79ce4079
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 Series: MacGyver / int_79ce4079
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Series: MacGyver / int_79ce4079
 Series: MacGyver / int_7a08cda1
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Karmic Death
 Series: MacGyver / int_7a08cda1
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Karmic Death: Sandra in "Kill Zone" dies because of the research project she flagrantly violated protocol for.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_7a08cda1
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Series: MacGyver / int_7a08cda1
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Newspaper-Thin Disguise
 Series: MacGyver / int_7aada149
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Newspaper-Thin Disguise: "Thief of Budapest" has a scene in which McGyver hacks a stoplight control box standing in the middle of main street. His cover? People on both sides with newspapers spread out wide.
 Series: MacGyver / int_7aada149
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Series: MacGyver / int_7aada149
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Killer Cop
 Series: MacGyver / int_7d564251
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Killer Cop: Manny Lopez in "Tough Boys", who uses the local youth centre to recruit the eponymous gang to act as vigilantes in destroying crack houses.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_7d564251
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Series: MacGyver / int_7d564251
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Vehicular Sabotage
 Series: MacGyver / int_7f98f219
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Vehicular Sabotage: One episode of MacGyver featured the tampering with brakes version as an excuse for the title character to repair a moving vehicle.
 Series: MacGyver / int_7f98f219
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 Series: MacGyver / int_7f98f219
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Series: MacGyver / int_7f98f219
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Instant Sedation
 Series: MacGyver / int_7fc30a3c
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Instant Sedation: the gas sprayed by the helicopter in "Honest Abe" has this effect.
 Series: MacGyver / int_7fc30a3c
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 Series: MacGyver / int_7fc30a3c
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Series: MacGyver / int_7fc30a3c
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Translation Convention
 Series: MacGyver / int_805eee5a
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Translation Convention: wherever MacGyver goes, everyone apparently speaks English, albeit with a range of funny accents
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Series: MacGyver / int_805eee5a
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You Look Familiar
 Series: MacGyver / int_80bf7f5b
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You Look Familiar: Dana Elcar played a one-off character in the pilot before being cast as Pete Thornton in the ongoing series. Numerous other actors appeared in multiple roles over the course of seven years.
 Series: MacGyver / int_80bf7f5b
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 Series: MacGyver / int_80bf7f5b
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Series: MacGyver / int_80bf7f5b
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Criminal Mind Games
 Series: MacGyver / int_83977dc4
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Criminal Mind Games: Mac had an escaped criminal foe in "Lesson in Evil", who went as far as to call him with math equations that would yield a clue when solved.
 Series: MacGyver / int_83977dc4
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 Series: MacGyver / int_83977dc4
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Series: MacGyver / int_83977dc4
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I Just Shot Marvin in the Face
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I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: In a flashback during the "Blood Brothers" episode, MacGyver accidentally shoots and kills Jesse, a childhood friend. This why Mac Does Not Like Guns.
 Series: MacGyver / int_83f18225
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 Series: MacGyver / int_83f18225
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_83f18225
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Hollywood Hacking
 Series: MacGyver / int_847f658a
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Hollywood Hacking: In "Ugly Duckling", Kate somehow hacks a building's systems and makes elevators go to the wrong floor, alarms go off, printers start printing out things people haven't sent to the printer, photocopiers shoot paper out all over place,etc. Then she turns the lights off and escapes.
 Series: MacGyver / int_847f658a
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 Series: MacGyver / int_847f658a
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Series: MacGyver / int_847f658a
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The Old Convict
 Series: MacGyver / int_84db3368
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The Old Convict: Francois Villars in "The Escape".
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Series: MacGyver / int_84db3368
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Percussive Maintenance
 Series: MacGyver / int_856d0b22
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Percussive Maintenance: In one episode, starting a car this way becomes a running gag. In "Split Decision", Ronnie is able to hit a vending machine in such a way to get it to give her a free candy bar.
 Series: MacGyver / int_856d0b22
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Series: MacGyver / int_856d0b22
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Stock Footage
 Series: MacGyver / int_85b1f983
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Stock Footage: many times in many episodes, but particularly noticeable in the following two episodes: "The Thief of Budapest", in which violent handwaving is applied to justify reusing the entire car chase from The Italian Job. "Trumbo's World", where maybe a third of the episode consists of footage from The Naked Jungle, both of which were based on the short story Leiningen Versus the Ants. Also the second season episode "GX-1", which stole the footage for its opening aircraft sequence from another Paramount property: Top Gun. It is never explained why the secret stealth spy plane looks exactly like an F-14. Can also see it in the episode "Out in the Cold" with a painfully obvious stock-footage avalanche.
 Series: MacGyver / int_85b1f983
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Series: MacGyver / int_85b1f983
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LargeHam
 Series: MacGyver / int_87ed501
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Large Ham: The coach in "Legend of the Holy Rose". "RYAN!!! I WANT TO TALK TO YOU!!!" Murdoc, in pretty much every appearance.
 Series: MacGyver / int_87ed501
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 Series: MacGyver / int_87ed501
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Series: MacGyver / int_87ed501
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Whole Plot Reference
 Series: MacGyver / int_8832e09b
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Whole Plot Reference: Several episodes are either rare examples of a Whole Plot Reference played entirely straight, or a cynical attempt to rip off the plot of a film most of MacGyver's audience wouldn't have seen — these include "Countdown" (Juggernaut), "Trumbo's World" (The Naked Jungle, which as noted above it even uses actual footage from), and "Kill Zone" (The Andromeda Strain).
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Series: MacGyver / int_8832e09b
 Series: MacGyver / int_8aa2edc7
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Shooting Gallery
 Series: MacGyver / int_8aa2edc7
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Shooting Gallery: "Halloween Knights" featured a shooting gallery called 'Death Row' used by Murder, Inc. organisation H.I.T. to test new recruits.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8aa2edc7
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 Series: MacGyver / int_8aa2edc7
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Series: MacGyver / int_8aa2edc7
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Bond Villain Stupidity
 Series: MacGyver / int_8b17fb4f
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Bond Villain Stupidity: It's amazing how often MacGyver finds himself in some form of death trap that always has plenty of "useless" items lying around for him to use for escape. Lampshaded in the episode "The Ten Percent Solution", where a Nazi-lady tries to use a gas chamber on the heroes while a henchman ponders, "Why not just shoot them?"
 Series: MacGyver / int_8b17fb4f
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Series: MacGyver / int_8b17fb4f
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Duct Tape for Everything
 Series: MacGyver / int_8c827f10
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Duct Tape for Everything: Many of Mac's little creations involve the use of duct tape.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8c827f10
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 Series: MacGyver / int_8c827f10
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_8c827f10
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Never Mess with Granny
 Series: MacGyver / int_8cb03a5
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Never Mess with Granny: In "The Madonna", an elderly bag lady whom Mac and Peter Thornton are helping turns out to be not only a fount of wisdom, but also turns around a troubled youth by hustling him at pool.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8cb03a5
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 Series: MacGyver / int_8cb03a5
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_8cb03a5
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Those Wacky Nazis
 Series: MacGyver / int_8d5f5a0f
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Those Wacky Nazis: In "The Ten Percent Solution", a massive neo-Nazi movement within the American political system is uncovered by MacGyver after investigating the claims by a Holocaust survivor.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8d5f5a0f
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 Series: MacGyver / int_8d5f5a0f
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_8d5f5a0f
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Improbable Antidote
 Series: MacGyver / int_8f4b08b9
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Improbable Antidote: "Fraternity of Thieves" had Pete poisoned by prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) gas in a mall. Mac recognizes the poison by its distinctive almond smell and dashes toward a photo developer booth, whose printing machine contains sodium thiosulfate, an antidote for cyanide poisoning.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8f4b08b9
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 Series: MacGyver / int_8f4b08b9
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_8f4b08b9
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Angry Guard Dog
 Series: MacGyver / int_8f5a6270
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Angry Guard Dog: In "Good Knight, MacGyver", Morganna uses an angry guard dog (unconvincingly disguised as a demon) as part of her defences. Mac defeats it by MacGyvering up a dog whistle.
 Series: MacGyver / int_8f5a6270
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Series: MacGyver / int_8f5a6270
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The Amazon
 Series: MacGyver / int_909acb2d
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The Amazon: In "Trumbo's World", Mac and a wildlife photographer friend must uncover the reason for the strange happenings in the Amazon rainforest. Then, in a story based on "Leiningen Versus the Ants", Mac helps a man in the Amazon jungle defend his plantation against billions of ants.
 Series: MacGyver / int_909acb2d
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Fur and Loathing
 Series: MacGyver / int_91c70f8c
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Fur and Loathing: When he helps a runaway turned hooker, she wears a rabbit fur jacket, until she's saved.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_91c70f8c
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_91c70f8c
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Captain Obvious
 Series: MacGyver / int_92ab0fab
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Captain Obvious: Dear Damsel of the Week, I'm sure Mac knows what he's doing. There's no need to remind him.
 Series: MacGyver / int_92ab0fab
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 Series: MacGyver / int_92ab0fab
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Series: MacGyver / int_92ab0fab
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Destination Defenestration
 Series: MacGyver / int_93ccf821
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Destination Defenestration: In "Phoenix Under Siege", the villain of the week happens to be a martial arts expert and makes a jump-kick at our hero in a high-rise building, but misses and ends up crashing through the window instead.
 Series: MacGyver / int_93ccf821
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Series: MacGyver / int_93ccf821
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Pinocchio Nose
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Pinocchio Nose: Jack Dalton's left eye twitches whenever he lies. It's mentioned in his first scene with Mac.
 Series: MacGyver / int_9475953f
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Series: MacGyver / int_9475953f
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Trapped in Containment
 Series: MacGyver / int_9480c1d3
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Trapped in Containment: In "Kill Zone" a scientist creates a chemical for maturing plants. When her dog knocks over the vial, she is trapped with it and ages to death.
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Series: MacGyver / int_9480c1d3
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Government Agency of Fiction
 Series: MacGyver / int_94e591df
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Government Agency of Fiction: The DXS (Department of External Security) was a U.S. intelligence agency where MacGyver and Peter Thornton are employed during the first season.
 Series: MacGyver / int_94e591df
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 Series: MacGyver / int_94e591df
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 Series: MacGyver
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Series: MacGyver / int_94e591df
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Defector from Commie Land
 Series: MacGyver / int_96ef5859
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Defector from Commie Land: A common plot in early seasons. Notably in an early episode when Mac smuggles himself out hidden in a casket that transforms into a jet ski.
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Series: MacGyver / int_96ef5859
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Knockout Gas
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Knockout Gas: An instantly sedating knockout gas was one of the weapon systems on the attack helicopter in "Honest Abe".
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Every Car Is a Pinto
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Every Car Is a Pinto: and some boats, too
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Death Trap
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Death Trap: Murdoc is entirely too fond of these.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Catchphrase
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Catch Phrase: "When I was a kid..."
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Enemy Mine
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Murdoc himself was afraid of snakes, which became a problem when he and Mac were trapped in a snake pit during the Enemy Mine episode.
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Spexico
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Spexico: Take a band of Zapatistas. The more indigenous the better. Then drop them in the Rockies, dress them with the clothes left over by the Sicilian scenes of The Godfather and make them live in wooden barracks with bananas in the porch. According to MacGyver, this is the Basque Country.
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Scary Black Man
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Scary Black Man: Axminster, the hit man from "Target MacGyver, can come off as this.
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CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable
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CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable): In "The Enemy Within", MacGyver and a friend apply CPR to the victim of an induced heart attack, demonstrating technique that would make a first aid teacher fail them on the spot, and keeping at it only long enough to show they tried before giving up and saying "He's dead" in a suitably dramatic voice. Later in the same episode, there's also a dodgy scene involving a defibrillator.
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Science Hero
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Science Hero: MacGyver, despite the jury-rigged nature of his devices, qualifies.
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Hollywood Spelling
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Hollywood Spelling: Somehow, MacGyver apparently knows the correct letter case for and space in the password in "Ugly Duckling", though this may be justified thanks to the particulars of the system in question (Mac canonically knows his way around computers) and basic logic regarding English, respectively.
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Banana Republic
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Banana Republic: Mac found himself in quite a few of these in Latin America as well as Africa. One particular episode had Mac being sequestered by his CIA operative friend Abe into kidnapping a South American dictator. When Abe tells Mac this is because said dictator was on CIA's payroll, only for him to double cross them, we get this priceless exchange: Sambaka from "Early Retirement" seems to be this given the name of its president, but the episode also hints that it may be either Qurac or Bulungi.
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The Caper
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The Caper: In "The Heist", a Virgin Islands casino owner steals $60 million in diamonds. Mac and an American senator's daughter plot to steal them back from the casino's impregnable vault.
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Breakout Villain
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Breakout Villain: Murdoc became popular enough to have one episode per season after his first appearance, one of them even had him teaming up with Mac to save someone else.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Needle In A Stack OF Needles
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Needle in a Stack of Needles: In "Lost Love", Mac is carrying a valuable Chinese artifact which he needs to get rid of in a hurry — so he finds a shop selling cheap replicas of the thing and puts it on the back of the shelf.
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Wig, Dress, Accent
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Wig, Dress, Accent: Mac in his nerd alias of Dexter Filmore, which simply consists tying his mullet back, throwing on a jacket and some glasses and slightly changing his voice.
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Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
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Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Mac is afraid of heights, more so in the early seasons than than the later ones. It's rarely crippling, but he has had bouts of vertigo at times. Murdoc himself was afraid of snakes, which became a problem when he and Mac were trapped in a snake pit during the Enemy Mine episode.
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Tomboyish Name
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Tomboyish Name: Mike Forrester in "Jack of Lies" and "The Widowmaker". Mike is short for Michelle and she is a tomboyish botanist with a passion for mountain climbing.
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Invincible Hero
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Invincible Hero: Subverted, he feels pain from attacks and punches, he expresses fear in perilous situation, and he's caught often, but he always jimmies a non-violent way to solve his problem. Which, admittedly, was the expected and entertaining part.
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Evil Makes You Ugly
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Evil Makes You Ugly: Played straight with Murdoc; although his ugliness isn't caused by the use of any evil power it is a direct result of his own actions, as the near-deaths he's suffered at the hands of MacGyver and Pete gradually render him more scarred and hideous over the course of the series. He even gets his looks back after retiring, thanks to reconstructive surgery... and then when he turns evil again he gets some new scars to go with it.
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Indy Hat Roll
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Indy Hat Roll: The show has one moment of the hat roll when they are trapped in an Ancient Indian Death Trap and Dalton reaches back to grab his pilot hat, much to Mac's irritation.
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Characterization Marches On: The pilot episode has quite a few, MacGyver actually uses an assault rifle once, returning fire. He also had to do extensive rock climbing to get to that perch and made a parachute escape, which doesn't mention his fear of heights either time. He later has a woman standing on his shoulders at one point (to fix an acid leak) and appears to look up her skirt, contrasting his more gentlemanly behavior later on. Also, his first name was originally meant to be "Stace" according to the pilot's script.
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Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated
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Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: This is Murdoc's main gimmick. In his very first appearance we're told he was assumed dead after having been chased into a demolition site years ago by Thornton and MacGyver, and he pulls the trick again repeatedly throughout the series.
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Tribal Carry
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Tribal Carry: Mac is carried back to the village like this after being captured by the drug producers in "The Golden Triangle".
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Evil Laugh
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Evil Laugh: One of the Murdoc-centric episodes ends with MacGyver answering the phone to hear Murdoc's laughter.
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Bamboo Technology
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Bamboo Technology: In the opening of "Legend of the Holy Rose Part 1", MacGyver, with only a few hours, manages to design and build a whole working gyroplane out of bamboo, tarps, and an old cement-mixer engine.
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A Bloody Mess
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A Bloody Mess: In "For Love or Money", Mac uses the condiments from a picnic basket (carefully mixing them to give the consistency of blood) to fake a bloody head wound so he can gain access to a hospital.
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The Snack Is More Interesting
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The Snack Is More Interesting: The Bugs Bunny Shout Out in "Target MacGyver".
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Never Found the Body
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Never Found the Body: Murdoc
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: In the first few episodes MacGyver charms ladies he happens to end up working with at the rate of James Bond. In the pilot episode he also is shown living in a very nice house surrounded with gardens and fences that would fit right into Beverly Hills. His living conditions were quickly downgraded as well as his intimacy with girl of the week.
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The Teaser
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The Teaser: At least initially, each episode began with a mini-episode called the "Opening Gambit", which — unlike the teasers in most series — was unconnected to the rest of the episode, and often created by a different writer and director. Later episodes either had a standard teaser or went straight to the opening credits.
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Uncanny Family Resemblance
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Uncanny Family Resemblance: Jack Dalton and his father, Jack Sr., in "Ma Dalton".
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Cut the Safety Rope
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Cut the Safety Rope: A character does this in "Two Times Trouble".
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No Name Given
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No Name Given: MacGyver spends almost the entire series being known only as "MacGyver"; his Embarrassing First Name is eventually revealed in the final season.
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Bloody Handprint
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Bloody Handprint: In "Ghost Ship" Mac comes across a deserted ship that's been run ashore and ransacked on the inside. Within he finds a Bloody Handprint several times the size of his own, which obviously could not belong to a human.
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Murder, Inc.
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Murder, Inc.: Homicide International Trust - H.I.T.
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Recycled IN SPACE!: "Thief of Budapest" is The Italian Job in Budapest with a list of KGB spies as the MacGuffin, and the plot of "Trumbo's World" is Leiningen Versus the Ants on a cocoa plantation.
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Put on a Bus
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Put on a Bus: In a case of Shoo Out the New Guy, Pete Thornton casually comments at the start of one episode that Nikki Carpenter is on assignment in South America. She is never heard from or mentioned again in the show.
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Courtroom Episode
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Courtroom Episode: "The Spoilers" spends much time on MacGyver and the Phoenix Foundation building a case against the villains.
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Villain Decay: Played with. Murdoc starts out as a one-dimensional villain who would return once per season, try to kill MacGyver in progressively crazier ways, and fail miserably. However, these repeated failures convince him that he's "over the hill" and that it's time to retire... but his employers won't let him, kicking off his next cycle where he's trying to find a way out first by allying with MacGyver to take down his employers, then by asking them to take him back in exchange for MacGyver's head, and then by seeking another protector/employer.
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Vehicle Vanish
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Vehicle Vanish: In "For Love or Money", Mac and Pete are watching a pair of defectors at the zoo who disappear when a crowd of pedestrians temporarily obscures their view.
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AllCrimesAreEqual
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All Crimes Are Equal: "Jack in the Box" combines this with the Corrupt Hick trope to create a plot wherein a town in the Deep South uses their "justice" system to recruit workers for a mine said to contain treasure.
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Conveyor Belt o' Doom
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Conveyor Belt-O-Doom: In "The Black Corsage", Mac and Frank Colton are captured in a fish processing plant, tied up and placed on a conveyor belt that will feed them into a fish grinder.
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Viking Funeral
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Viking Funeral: In "Deadly Dreams", Dr. Zito convinces one of his clients to give himself a Viking funeral... And he takes a friend of Mac's to play the part of the slave.
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The Lava Caves of New York
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The Lava Caves Of New York: "Good Knight, MacGyver" features a Literal Cliffhanger where Mac and Merlin end up dangling above a Lava Pit in a cave in Scotland (a region not exactly famous for its volcanic activity).
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Friend to All Living Things
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Friend to All Living Things: Shown in "Eagles", when Mac fights some poachers who shot down a mother eagle, than at the end of the episode, saves its three babies still in their eggs.
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Dirty Communists
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Dirty Communists: quite a few (see Cold War above). The very first of Mac's missions in the series had him rescuing an American pilot and destroying a sensitive piece of equipment right under the noses of the Soviet troops that shot them down, and the last episode involves him and his son trying to expose a gulag where the Chinese Communist government exploits political prisoners for slave labor. However, it's noteworthy that the show doesn't stick to a one-dimensional portrayal of the communists. You get your fill of Secret Police thugs and General Ripper types, but also plenty of cases of Worthy Opponent, Enemy Mine, Punch Clock Villain, Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist, and even - more than once - Dating Catwoman. (Not to mention of course the defectors and reformers).
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The Mole
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The Mole: In "The Enemy Within", Mac must discover the identity of a mole within the DXS who has caused the death of four agents.
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow: In "Hell Week" a picture is shown of Mac as a physics grad student. He still had the mullet, but also had a nifty Porn Stache.
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Vision Quest
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Vision Quest: Mac experience one while being cared for by an old Indian after being Left for Dead in "Trail of Tears".
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Surprisingly Good Foreign Language
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Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: Several episodes set in East Germany
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Series: MacGyver / int_c8a704b4
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'80s Hair
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'80s Hair: MacGyver himself.
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Education Mama
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Education Mama: Ma Colton when it comes to the education of her youngest son Billy. She seems to have given up on the older two.
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Corrupt Hick
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In "Jack in the Box", Jack Dalton is sent to a prison farm by a Corrupt Hick who is using the prisoners as a workforce for his mine. Mac ends up in the same prison when he goes looking for Jack.
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Brainwashed and Crazy
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Brainwashed and Crazy: jack is made into an unwilling assassin and programmed to kill mac at an awards ceremony in "Brainwashed"
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God Guise
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God Guise: In "Walking Dead", Mac pretends to be Baron Samedi (or, more accurately, he takes the place of a Hollywood Voodoo priest who is pretending to be Baron Samedi).
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This Is My Boomstick
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This Is My Boomstick: In "Good Knight, MacGyver", Mac convinces King Arthur's court that he is a powerful wizard by lighting a match.
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Magical Defibrillator
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Magical Defibrillator: In "The Enemy Within", Mac juryrigs a defibrillator out of two candlesticks, a floor mat, and an electrical power cord. The idea was not to reverse fibrillation, but to counteract some kind of magnetic field that was causing bubbles to form in the victim's blood... somehow. Whatever that meant, it worked.
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Spiritual Antithesis
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Spiritual Antithesis: MacGyver is almost the polar opposite of most action heroes. He isn't a gritty hardass, doesn't drink, not fond of Bond One Liners, Does Not Like Guns, competent at fisticuffs but often outmatched by musclebound brutes or martial artists, has a "good ole boy" midwest personality, spends time doing charity work, has several degrees in chemistry and physics and, of course, relies on improvised traps and constantly thinks his way through situations rather than just relying on being a badass.
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Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
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Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Mac is often shot at. The few times they hit is for plot purposes.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_cf485383
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Series: MacGyver / int_cf485383
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Bitter Almonds
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Bitter Almonds: Used to identify a cyanide poisoning attempt on Peter Thorton, in "Fraternity of Thieves".
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I Have Your Wife
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I Have Your Wife: In "Hearts of Steel", disgruntled steel mill workers attempt to kidnap the daughter of the industrialist who put them out of work, but end up abducting his housekeeper's daughter instead.
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Bottle Episode
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Bottle Episode: When Mac and Harry drop by the Phoenix Foundation to pick up some hockey tickets in "Phoenix Under Siege", they find themselves in the middle of a terrorist attack and the terrorists seal the building.
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The Thing That Would Not Leave
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The Thing That Would Not Leave: Jack Dalton is this to MacGyver on occasion.
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Incredibly Obvious Bomb
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Incredibly Obvious Bomb: The early episodes have bombs everywhere. The intro sequence for the first season or so has one with a nice big digital timer. The pilot has a missile with a timer inside it. Just about every explosive device (there are lots of them) has a timer, unless Mac made it himself. Of course, those are usually highly visible, but rarely incredibly obvious. One whole episode revolves around bombs actually well-disguised as electrical panels... which are nevertheless quickly identified as bombs by Mac. Subverted in one of the earlier episodes. Mac spends most of the episode disarming the bomb, and when he finally disarms it a set of blinking LEDs switch off and the apparatus falls silent... but the real bomb is underneath the entire rig (which was merely a detonator) and still ticking.
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No OSHA Compliance
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No OSHA Compliance: In "Flame's End", there is a room into which radioactive waste is dumped after 10 minutes of activation, with a door that can be pushed shut from the outside and has a timed lock that cannot be opened for 60 minutes after it is shut. And there is no emergency shutoff, handle or opening mechanism inside the room.
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Hoist by His Own Petard
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Hoist by His Own Petard: The assassin Pierta, whose assassination methods of choice involved sharp poisoned objects. He tries to assassinate a priest, but scuffles with Mac, drops the pin, and ends up getting his hand pricked with it when he falls.
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Unwilling Suspension
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Unwilling Suspension: Happens to Frank and Jesse in "The Coltons".
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Mental Time Travel
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Mental Time Travel: This might be what happens to Mac in "Good Knight, MacGyver". Or it might be All Just a Dream.
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Training the Peaceful Villagers
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Training the Peaceful Villagers: Mac has to train a peaceful village in a Republica del Platano to fight their drug lord oppressors, in the episode "The Golden Triangle."
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Reckless Gun Usage
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Reckless Gun Usage: This caused the death of one of MacGyver's childhood friends, as shown during a flashback in "Blood Brothers".
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Lumber Mill Mayhem
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Lumber Mill Mayhem: "Log Jam" climaxes in a fight between Mac and the bad guys in a sawmill, with the chief villain trying to kill Mac with a chainsaw.
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Instrumental Theme Tune
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Instrumental Theme Tune: Composed by Randy Edelman.
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Elevator Floor Announcement
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Elevator Floor Announcement: Jack Dalton issues one of these in the season two episode, "Dalton, Jack of Spies", when showing Mac where he runs his business.
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Stuffed into the Fridge
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Stuffed into the Fridge: early episodes would often kill off the newly introduced old friend to set up the rest of the episode, then never again mention the character in the series This very thing was lampshaded in the Kid Radd web comic. Bogie is watching what's probably Read or Die, flips the channel to see what else is on — and comes across "Radd", complete with a MacGyver opening parody. "Also starring a bunch of people who are supposedly old friends of the guy yet only ever show up in one episode."
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The Gunslinger
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The Gunslinger: Murdoc appears a stereotypical black clad gunslinger (seemingly a Type D) in the Western All Just a Dream episode "Serenity".
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Fright Deathtrap
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Fright Death Trap: "Deadly Silents" used the 'Scared Stiff' version. The villains set up several stunts (a suitcase full of snakes, leaving him Chained to a Railway, etc.) to attempt to trigger a fatal heart attack in an elderly silent movie star.
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Writers Cannot Do Math
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Writers Cannot Do Math: "Ugly Duckling" shows a pretty accurate example of how triangulation works, with one little problem: the two base points they were taking readings off of were so close together, and the two angles they found were so different, that the third point would have had to be so close they could already see it. To get useful triangulation readings, they would have had to be a significant distance further apart.
 Series: MacGyver / int_dacf52ee
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Spider-Sense
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Spider-Sense: Frank Colton's eye twitches when something isn't right about a situation.
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 Series: MacGyver / int_dafcdf21
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Not the Intended Use
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Not the Intended Use: The entire premise of the series.
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Later Installment Weirdness
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Later Installment Weirdness: A mild example is the last seasons: while it remained a show about a Science Hero (and the Trope Namer for MacGyvering), situations where he had to use his skills included defusing a Scooby-Doo Hoax regarding Bigfoot, a Time Travel Or Was It a Dream? episode where he went back to the Middle Ages and had to adventure alongside Merlin, an adventure that took place in the afterlife...
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Temporary Blindness
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Temporary Blindness: "The Negotiator", "Blind Faith" Pete's blindness in "Blind Faith" was real and permanent.
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Batman Cold Open
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Batman Cold Open: The "opening gambits" of some episodes, that usually don't have any relevance to the main plot.
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Death of a Thousand Cuts
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Death of a Thousand Cuts: Two characters are eaten alive by ants in "Trumbo's World".
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When She Smiles
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When She Smiles: Penny Parker made her debut in an episode called... "Every Time She Smiles."
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Noodle Implements
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Noodle Implements: This is how every episode works, hence the parodies. Though we do get to see how he puts it all together, he can make anything out of anything. So if you've got Noodle Implements, he can get it done. Duct tape usually helps, though. Word of God states that the reason for this was to prevent children watching the show from trying to duplicate the experiments themselves and possibly getting injured.
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Sawed-Off Shotgun
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Sawed-Off Shotgun: Jesse Colton's Weapon of Choice.
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The Charmer
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The Charmer: MacGyver.
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Oktoberfest
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Oktoberfest: In "The Wall", a bar in East (Eastern at the time of the airing) Berlin has Bavarian music playing and waitresses in traditional Bavarian dresses.
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Handy Helper
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Handy Helper: "Blind Faith" has Mac and his boss, Pete, working together. Pete has been temporarily blinded and Mac can't use his hands. Together... they can operate a golf cart!
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Fun with Acronyms
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Fun with Acronyms: Murdoc works for the Homocide International Trust... making him a literal "HIT man".
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Hidden in Plain Sight
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Hidden in Plain Sight: "The Wall" featured some criminals trying to get an East German expatriate to reveal where he had hidden some gold bullion they had him smuggle out when they got him through the Berlin Wall. The gold had been melted down and reshaped as figurines, which were then painted over and prominently displayed in the window of the man's toyshop. Everyone who looked at the painted toy soldiers made of a heavy metal assumed they were lead.
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Expansion Pack Past
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Expansion Pack Past: MacGyver has a college degree in physics, comprehensive knowledge of mechanics, chemistry, and any other specialty required by a given plot, worked as a deck hand on a tramp steamer, was a bomb disposal expert for the Special Forces in Vietnam, was a professional racing car driver, played Olympic-calibre ice hockey but had a tragic accident that kept him out of the Olympics, worked as an apprentice and assistant to a noted archaeologist, trained as a pilot, worked as a backwoodsman in the Rockies, a lumberjack and a taxi driver, all before becoming a secret agent. Adding to the confusion, the first and second seasons gave two incompatible versions of his initial meeting with Pete Thornton. Furthermore, the final episode reveals he has a long-lost son.
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Cunning Linguist
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We Help the Helpless
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Nitro Express: In "Hellfire". Mac has to transport old, sweating dynamite cross-country from an abandoned mine to extinguish an oilwell fire on a friend's claim. In "Hell Week", a college student snaps and builds a bomb intending to blow himself and the school to kingdom come (and just to make it even more dramatic, he happened to place it in the same building as the nuclear physics lab, meaning it would cause radiation to spread). Said bomb has a "mercury switch", which consists of a drop of mercury placed in the very middle of a precariously balanced Petri dish with wires along the edges set to trigger the bomb if the mercury touches them. With no way to get inside the bomb's mechanism without triggering it (at least for the moment), Mac and the kid's emotionally abusive professor father who started the whole mess have to move the bomb very carefully to an elevator so that the explosion is sufficiently contained underground.
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Great Escape: In "The Escape", Mac cooks up an elaborate plot to break a medical missionary out of a prison in French North Africa.
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I Never Said It Was Poison: MacGyver catches a cheating contestant in a physics competition. The object of the competition is to create a barricade to a room with some unorthodox way to "unlock" the door. The good guy creates an optical illusion using a periscope to make the door look locked when it's really unlocked and vice versa. The villain eavesdrops on a conversation between his rival and a friend, and thus "wins" the competition...but he never actually looks into the room to see the periscope. Naturally, our hero notices this and...
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Hall of Mirrors
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Hall of Mirrors: When Mac is chased by a brainwashed friend, he uses this to trick the friend into running out of ammo so he can approach and subdue him.
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Television Geography
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Television Geography: the show was primarily set in Los Angeles. Production moved to British Columbia from the third through the sixth seasons, then returned to LA. As a result, Southern California looked very much like Canada for four years.
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Witness Protection: Mac helped get someone into witness protection. Two episodes deal with this character, "The Eraser" and "Back from the Dead".
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Adventures in Comaland
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Adventures in Comaland: "Passages" had Mac put in a coma by assassins. He found himself on a cruise ship piloted by a guy claiming to be Anubis where he managed to talk one last time to his dead parents and just deceased grandfather before escaping.
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It's Quiet... Too Quiet: "MacGyver, something's not right. It's a little too quiet out here" - Charles Alden, "Trumbo's World"
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Auction
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Auction: In "The Odd Triple", Pete deliberately drives up the bidding at a wine auction in an attempt to stall for time
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High Heel-Face Turn: Karen in "Deathlock", Sara in "The Escape" and Holly in "Twenty Questions".
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Locking MacGyver in the Store Cupboard
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Locking MacGyver in the Store Cupboard: the Trope Namer
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Musical Pastiche: A pastiche of the James Bond theme is used when Mac donned a tuxedo and went into the villain's private casino in "The Heist".
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Tap on the Head: This happens all the time, what with MacGyver's no-guns policy. The likelihood of knocking a bad guy out with a single blow is inversely proportional to his position on the bad guy ladder. Mac himself has also received enough knocks on the head that he's lucky never to have got anything worse than the occasional bout of Easy Amnesia.
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Gilligan Cut: "The Gauntlet", when the Girl of the Week declares she's not going to eat the lizard MacGyver is cooking for dinner
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Everyone Knows Morse: In "The Widowmaker", where Murdoc is hot on his trail in an off-season backwoods cabin location, MacGyver climbs a telephone pole and uses a copper bracelet to tap SOS directly into a phone line to summon help. The owner of the general store who hears the interference is retired military, and knows Morse from his military training. A more unique example in "Birth Day", Everyone Knows Marine Signal Flags. Mac uses some of these he steals off a docked boat in combination with a makeshift hot-air balloon to spell out "Help". The floating message is seen by a policeman, who is also a Navy veteran.
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The Commies Made Me Do It: In "Deathlock", the girl of the week turns out to be acting as a mole for the bad guys because they have her brother hostage.
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Jailbird of Panama: In "The Escape", a woman asks MacGyver to break out her missionary brother who's been unjustly thrown into a harsh prison in North Africa. Partway through the episode, MacGyver discovers he's being played: the woman is a KGB agent, and the "missionary" is a gunrunner whose skills she wishes to make use of.
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Banana In The Tail Pipe: In "A Prisoner of Conscience", Mac stalls the car of the secret police who are tailing him by sticking a potato in the exhaust pipe.
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Bedlam House: In "A Prisoner of Conscience", Mac fakes insanity so he can infiltrate a Russian mental hospital to break out a political dissident.
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Lemming Cops: The cops who chase Mac through Budapest in "The Thief of Budapest". A lot of police cars get totalled as a result.
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Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: Jack Dalton is moving around relatively freely in his barrack in prison in "Jack in the Box", is plotting his schemes, and is eating decent food.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Literal Cliff Hanger
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Literal Cliff Hanger: Happens at the end of the first part of the "Good Knight, MacGyver", where Mac and Merlin are left dangling above a lava pit (in Scotland!).
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But You Were There, and You, and You
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But You Were There, and You, and You: The Old West dream episodes: "Serenity" and "MacGyver's Women", and the King Arthur/Camelot episode "Good Knight, MacGyver".
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Complexity Addiction: Karl, the bad guy in "Deadly Silents", seems to suffer from this; concocting several elaborate death traps to kill Mac and Pinky, even as his partner keeps urging him to just shoot them.
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The Remnant
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The Remnant: In "Humanity", MacGyver tangles with the K-Force, a group of Praetorian Guard still loyal to Romania's dead tyrant Ceauşescu. And in the second TV movie, with a hard-left remnant of KGB alumni hoping to bring back the Soviet Union.
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MacGyvering
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MacGyvering: The Trope Namer, of course. Special mention has to be made of MacGyver's ability to make aircraft: on separate occasions, he's built a hang glider, a two-seat fan-powered glider, a hot air balloon, and a Fan Man-type parachute-and-fan combo, all basically from scraps and duct tape. All four flew. And he patched the balloon up with a map when it got a hole in it.
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Hollywood Voodoo: Features heavily "Walking Dead". The episode at least pays lip service to voudon being a genuine religion and that what the villains are doing is a perversion of it. Also, in "The Hood", a character mimics many of the hollywood aspects, but when the villain of the week gives in to his superstitious fear, she remarks, "Voudon is my religion. That was saturday morning cartoons."
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Prison Episode
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Prison Episode: In "Jack in the Box", Jack Dalton is sent to a prison farm by a Corrupt Hick who is using the prisoners as a workforce for his mine. Mac ends up in the same prison when he goes looking for Jack. In "The Escape", mac infiltrates a prison in French North Africa in order to break out an unjustly imprisoned missonary.
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Trigger Phrase
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Trigger Phrase: In one episode, Pete gets brainwashed into shooting whoever utters the trigger phrase "From the bottom of my heart, I salute you". The villain of the episode wanted to use him to kill a visiting dignitary (who was scheduled to give a speech containing that phrase at a dinner Pete would be attending).
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Buffy Speak: Penny Parker tends to lapse into this whenever she shows signs of intelligence.
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Intimate Healing
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Intimate Healing: Mac finds himself as a recipient of one from Natalia in "Trail To Doomsday" after he is caught in a poisoned boobytrap and loses consciousness.
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Doesn't Like Guns
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Doesn't Like Guns: Due to a childhood friend being accidentally killed by one
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Fake in the Hole
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Fake in the Hole: In "For Love or Money", Mac removes the explosive core from a grenade and then tosses it at a group of border guards to distract them while he makes a run across the border.
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Ten Little Murder Victims
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Ten Little Murder Victims: "The Invisible Killer" - Just as Mac determines which of the Phoenix employees on his wilderness stress-relief retreat is an imposter, we find out that not one but two of them are really escaped convicts.
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