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YMMV: MacGyver
  • Anvilicious: "The Golden Triangle", "To Be A Man"
  • Dry Docking: Nikki Carpenter was introduced as a possible love interest for Mac. However, the producers soon discovered that female fans did not want Mac to be permanently attached and Nikki was quietly Put on a Bus.
  • Ear Worm: The theme tune. Especially the eighties version, which also qualifies as Crowning Music of Awesome.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Murdoc. No one ever wanted him to actually defeat MacGyver, but fans loved to see MacGyver's Indy Ploys go up against Murdoc's Crazy-Prepared.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Rough play is necessary in hockey. ("The Eraser")
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Any scene containing his future Stargate co-stars, especially the one where he throws Christopher Judge on the ground. Doubly funny when his character guesses a gadget is a "Martian toothbrush."
  • Ho Yay: Mac and Jack had their moments.
  • Memetic Mutation: "MACGYVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!"
  • Narm: Mac's reaction to Booker's death.
  • Tear Jerker: Mike's death moments after MacGyver rejected her.
    • Subverted: Mike fell to her death during a mountain climbing expedition, and Mac's thrashing at the end of the rope as he tries to save her was rather callously added to the opening credits.

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