History Series / MacGyver

16th Jan '17 12:10:39 PM Cindylover1969
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* ClipShow: "Friends", "Unfinished Business", "Hind-Sight" (the last-named also counts as ADayInTheLimelight for Pete Thornton).

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* ClipShow: "Friends", "Unfinished Business", "Hind-Sight" (the last-named also counts as ADayInTheLimelight for (which focuses on Pete Thornton).


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* ADayInTheLimelight: "Early Retirement" for Pete Thornton.
12th Jan '17 10:16:46 PM Cindylover1969
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* ClipShow: "Friends", "Unfinished Business", "Hind-Sight"

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* ClipShow: "Friends", "Unfinished Business", "Hind-Sight""Hind-Sight" (the last-named also counts as ADayInTheLimelight for Pete Thornton).
1st Jan '17 11:52:09 PM Cindylover1969
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: in "The Odd Triple," Pete tells the plan to rescue [=MacGyver=], which involves Pete masquerading of a buyer of stolen gems and slowing down the auction to give a disguised Jack time to find Mac. [[OhCrap Then realises that means he has to trust... Jack Dalton.]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: in "The Odd Triple," Pete tells Jack the plan to rescue [=MacGyver=], which involves Pete masquerading of a buyer of stolen gems and slowing down the auction to give a disguised Jack time to find Mac. [[OhCrap Then realises that means he has to trust... ]] ''[[OhCrap Jack Dalton.]]
1st Jan '17 11:24:51 PM Cindylover1969
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** "Two Times Trouble," when Mac's pop singer friend Roxy thinks someone's trying to kill her. It's key to the plot, hence spoiler tag: [[spoiler: Roxy thinks her twin sister Carla wants to get her; Roxy CutTheSafetyRope to [[HeroicSacrifice keep Carla (trying to rescue her) tfrom being pulled over a cliff with Roxy]], and Carla'a SurvivorGuilt has her pretending to be as Roxy.]]

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** "Two Times Trouble," when Mac's pop singer friend Roxy thinks someone's trying to kill her. It's key to the plot, hence spoiler tag: [[spoiler: Roxy thinks her twin sister Carla wants to get her; when they were on a climbing trip, Roxy CutTheSafetyRope to [[HeroicSacrifice keep Carla (trying (a much better climber, who was trying to rescue her) tfrom from being pulled over a cliff with Roxy]], and Carla'a Carla's SurvivorGuilt has her pretending to be as Roxy.]]
7th Dec '16 12:45:09 PM Doug86
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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' ON 80's EARTH! Both feature a dashing anti-Establishment TechnicalPacifist hero who gets into scrapes because of his big bleeding heart and gets out of them with his courage, quick wits, and scientific acumen. As if that wasn't enough, influential ''Doctor Who'' writer Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, worked on some of MacGyver's very first episodes.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho'' ON 80's EARTH! Both feature a dashing anti-Establishment TechnicalPacifist hero who gets into scrapes because of his big bleeding heart and gets out of them with his courage, quick wits, and scientific acumen. As if that wasn't enough, influential ''Doctor Who'' writer Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, worked on some of MacGyver's [=MacGyver=]'s very first episodes.
5th Dec '16 4:40:20 AM AnotherGamer
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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Mac does this to Pete in "The Odd Triple" via a message he left on his answering machine:
--> '''Tape Mac''': Hi, Pete. Listen, you might wanna sit down.\\
'''Pete''': *pauses for a second, then sits down*\\
'''TM''': Thanks. Listen, I had to help Jack out with a thing...\\
'''Pete''': *stands back up* You what?! You should know by know that Jack is nothing but trouble!\\
'''TM''': Listen and sit back down. I know you're gonna say that he's nothing but trouble but...
30th Oct '16 1:45:02 PM JoieDeCombat
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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: 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 [[MagicalDefibrillator dodgy scene involving a defibrillator]].

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: 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 [[MagicalDefibrillator dodgy scene involving a an improvised defibrillator]].
25th Oct '16 12:18:23 PM Cindylover1969
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* GrandFinale: "The Stringer" [[spoiler: (who happens to be a photojournalist, as well as [=MacGyver=]'s son, born to a woman killed in China. In the final scene Mac leaves the Phoenix Foundation and he and his son go WalkingTheEarth - on motorbikes).]]
23rd Oct '16 9:45:01 PM StarSword
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Adventure TV series, running from 1985 to 1992, starring Richard Dean Anderson. The title character [[DoesntLikeGuns 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.

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Adventure TV series, running from 1985 to 1992, starring Richard Dean Anderson.Creator/RichardDeanAnderson. The title character [[DoesntLikeGuns 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.



It is however, probably true that later seasons had a few too many [[VerySpecialEpisode 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as a favorite show of Marge's sisters, Patty and Selma, and is parodied in the regular ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit ''MacGruber'' where Richard Dean Anderson [[ParodyAssistance once made an appearance]]). It shows in prime-time in Indonesia and Ukraine. According to TVCream, 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 show has had its fair share of spin=offs and other productions. Following the end of the series a few television movies were made continuing his adventures. In the early 2000's a pilot episode was shot called ''[[SpinoffBabies Young MacGyver]]'' featuring Mac's nephew Clay [[note]]Even though he was an only child[[/note]] joining the Phoenix Foundation, starring Creator/JaredPadalecki, but was not picked up. A FilmOfTheSeries was [[DevelopmentHell in consideration for years but never materialized]]. In 2015, in partnership with the National Academy of Engineering the original series creator invited people to submit ideas in remaking the show. In 2016 (with no overt connection to the prior project), [[Series/MacGyver2016 a new series pilot]] starring Lucas Till was picked up. A complete remake, this time [=MacGyver=] is paired with two other agents to form a PowerTrio as they handle high risk cases.

Not to be confused with ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' or ''MacGruber'', an AffectionateParody. Not to be confused with [[MacGyvering the trope of the same name]], either.

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It is however, probably true that later seasons had a few too many [[VerySpecialEpisode 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as a favorite show of Marge's sisters, Patty and Selma, and is parodied in the regular ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit ''MacGruber'' ''Film/MacGruber'' where Richard Dean Anderson [[ParodyAssistance once made an appearance]]). It shows in prime-time in Indonesia and Ukraine. According to TVCream, 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 show has had its fair share of spin=offs spin-offs and other productions. Following the end of the series a few television movies were made continuing his adventures. In the early 2000's a pilot episode was shot called ''[[SpinoffBabies Young MacGyver]]'' featuring Mac's nephew Clay [[note]]Even Clay[[note]][[SeriesContinuityError even though he was an only child[[/note]] child]][[/note]] joining the Phoenix Foundation, starring Creator/JaredPadalecki, but was not picked up. A FilmOfTheSeries was [[DevelopmentHell in consideration for years but never materialized]]. In 2015, in partnership with the National Academy of Engineering the original series creator invited people to submit ideas in remaking the show. In 2016 (with no overt connection to the prior project), [[Series/MacGyver2016 a new series pilot]] starring Lucas Till was picked up. A complete remake, this time [=MacGyver=] is paired with two other agents to form a PowerTrio as they handle high risk cases.

Not to be confused with ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' or ''MacGruber'', ''Film/MacGruber'', an AffectionateParody. Not to be confused with [[MacGyvering the trope of the same name]], either.



* ActionPrologue: Most of the time, as can be expected from a show like this. Parodied in "Children Of Light", which opens with the implication that Mac is defusing a bomb that's set to go off in a minute with Pete present...but it turns out he's just fixing Pete's alarm clock radio with the alarm set to go off in a minute, which is why he's rushing Mac.

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* ActionPrologue: Most of the time, as can be expected from a show like this. Parodied Self-parodied in "Children Of Light", which opens with the implication that Mac is defusing a bomb that's set to go off in a minute with Pete present...but it turns out he's just fixing Pete's alarm clock radio with the alarm set to go off in a minute, which is why he's rushing Mac.
17th Oct '16 1:21:13 PM rafi
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* TheAce: 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.
** BadassBookworm: 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.



* {{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.
** BadassBookworm: 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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