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MacGyver (1985–1992) was a television series about the adventures of a laid-back, extremely resourceful ex-secret agent named Angus "Mac" MacGyver, whose main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items.

Season 1Edit

Thief of Budapest [1.3]Edit

MacGyver: Some people are scared of anyone who runs free.

The Gauntlet [1.4]Edit

MacGyver: The great thing about a map: it gets you in and out of places in a lot of different ways.

Lead Guard: [fires shot] HALT! That is far enough! [walks towards MacGyver] The map.
MacGyver: Now, I'd like to, but, ah, I really need it myself.
Lead Guard: You amuse me.
MacGyver: [shrugs sholders and swings map at guard and hits him]
Lead Guard: OOOH! [falls to ground]
MacGyver: Sorry. But I really DO need it. [MacGyver unrolls map to reveal a metal rod was inside the map and it falls to the ground]

MacGyver: It just goes to show ya: A good map will always get you where you want to go.

MacGyver: I rember one time, I was maybe 7 or 8, my dad and I took a truck load of apples to market in another town. As soon as we got there, even as little as I was, I felt there was somthing wrong there. When I asked my dad about it, he said that they'd lynched an innocent man there. I was a lot older before I understood what that meant.

The Heist [1.5]Edit

MacGyver: I've found from past experiences that the tighter you plan, the more likely you are to run into something unpredictable.
Robin: Then how do we do it?
MacGyver: We fake it.

Hellfire [1.8]Edit

MacGyver: This road would definitely be an E ride at Disneyland.

Target MacGyver [1.10]Edit

MacGyver: What a beautiful part of the world. It has everything but people.

Nightmares [1.11]Edit

MacGyver: Like the magician said, a little misdirection never hurt.

Season 2Edit

The Human Factor [2.1]Edit

MacGyver: When James Bond gets an assignment, it's on the Riviera, up to his 007 in bikinis. Me? I end up 80 miles past nowhere. Courtesy of my buddy, Pete Thornton. New operations director of the Phoenix Foundation.

The Eraser [2.2]Edit

MacGyver: Look. If this works, it'll keep us from getting caught. If it doesn't, it'll keep us from getting old.

Jimmy(The Eraser): Dreams are important, otherwise sleep is just eight hours of nothing.

(dialogue ) [1]

Thornton: Mmm, this is great. Did you make this?
MacGyver: You're supposed to heat it.
Thornton: Mmm, I like it cold.
MacGyver: I didn't think you'd go in for whipped bean curd.

Twice Stung [2.3]Edit

MacGyver: You don't go to people with your problems. You come to your friends.

Birth Day [2.14]Edit

Helene: Do you believe in fate MacGyver? Well I do. Whenever I do anything good, it turns out bad and whenever I do anything bad it turns out worse!

Friends [2.20]Edit

MacGyver: For the past seven years I have done nothing but travel around the world getting shot up, locked up, blown up... and all I have to show for it are a couple of empty rolls of duct tape.

Season 3Edit

Fire and Ice [3.5]Edit

Niki Is working on the computer
MacGyver Comes from behind and covers her mouth
MacGyver: EASY! EASY! TAKE IT EASY! I WANT TO MAKE A DEAL WITH YA. You don't scream, I don't scream. How bout that?
MacGyver: Okay, Can I trust ya? Alright, I want you to turn arround very slowly...
Niki hits him in the stomach area with her elbow
MacGyver hits floor
MacGyver: It'll come to me. What have you got in your bag?
Niki: Just This. Cocks Gun Now who are you?

Jack In the Box [3.7]Edit

Jack: Welcome To CLUB DREAD!

The Widowmaker [3.8]Edit

Murdoc: It´s your turn to burn, MacGyver!

Season 4Edit

The Secret of Parker House [4.1]Edit

Penny: MacGyver! Oh that does it! I just want to pack up my things right now and I want to go home.
MacGyver: Penny, whatever is going on around here, it's got nothing to do with ghosts or goblins or the supernatural. There is a purely logical explanation for everything.
Penny: Really? Well that would sound a lot more reassuring if you weren't holding a human skull.

Season 5Edit

The Legend of the Holy Rose, part 1 [5.1]Edit

MacGyver: Just tell me what you want me to do!
Zoie: To help me find the holy grail!
MacGyver: Indiana Jones already did that, I saw the movie!

Halloween Knights [5.6]Edit

Murdoc: You know, MacGyver, that's why you're so hard to beat. Nobody knows what you're going to do next, including you.
Murdoc: I may be reformed, but I'm not crazy.
Murdoc: Don't worry, MacGyver. You'll see me again. Just keep looking over your shoulder.

Season 6Edit

Strictly Business [6.19]Edit

Murdoc: Goodbye, MacGyver. Rest in pieces!

Murdoc: Better death through chemistry, that's what I always say.

MacGyver: Are you the doctor?
Murdoc: Yes. I'm here to take care of you.


Murdoc: MACGYVER!!!!!!!!!!!! (in several episodes before he "dies")
MacGyver: Murdoc! (often said softly then backround music being to build tension.)

Unknown episodesEdit

MacGyver: Sometimes I just hate it when I'm right.


  1. Dialogue Script Episode 0023 ("The Eraser") in HTML at Google's Cache. (original DOC file)

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