MacGyver title card
|Created by||Lee David Zlotoff|
|Starring||Richard Dean Anderson|
|Narrated by||Richard Dean Anderson|
|Theme music composer||Randy Edelman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Adventure Film is a Film genre. History The adventure film reached its peak of popularity in 1930s and The action genre is a class of creative works characterised by a greater emphasis on exciting action sequences than on character development or story-telling Lee David Zlotoff is a producer director and screenwriter best known as the creator of the TV series MacGyver. Richard Dean Anderson (born January Dana Elcar ( October 10 1927 &ndash June 6 2005) was an American Television and movie Character actor Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American Actor. Randy Edelman (born June 10, 1947) is an American film and TV score Composer. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||139|
2 TV Movies (List of episodes)
|Producer(s)||Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions|
|Running time||45 minutes (excluding commercials)|
|Audio format||Mono (Seasons 1-3),|
Stereo (Season 4-7)
|Original run||September 29, 1985 – May 21, 1992|
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It ran for seven seasons from September 29, 1985 to May 20, 1992 on the ABC network. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. 139 fifty-minute-long episodes were produced, including three with two parts. Additionally, two made-for-television movies were produced in 1994.
The series revolved around Angus MacGyver (known to his friends as MacGyver or "Mac") who favors brain over brawn in order to solve desperate problems. MacGyver's main asset is his practical application of scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items—along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife and duct tape. A Swiss Army knife ( SAK) ( German: de Schweizer Taschenmesser, French: fr Couteau suisse) is a brand of multi-function Pocket Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape; The clever solutions MacGyver implemented to seemingly intractable problems—often in life-or-death situations requiring him to improvise complex devices in a matter of minutes—were a major attraction of the show, which was praised for generating interest in the applied sciences, and particularly engineering as well as providing entertaining story lines. All of MacGyver's exploits on the show were ostensibly vetted to be based on real scientific principles (even though, the creators acknowledged, in real life one would have to be extraordinarily lucky for most of MacGyver's ideas to succeed). In the few cases where MacGyver used household chemicals to create poisons, explosives or other things deemed too dangerous to be accurately described for public consumption, details were intentionally altered or left vague. In the context of Biology, poisons are substances that can cause damage, Illness, or Death to Organisms usually by An explosive material is a material that either is chemically or otherwise Energetically unstable or produces a sudden expansion of the material usually accompanied
The use of ordinary household items to jury rig devices shows an influence from The A-Team (though MacGyver eschewed firearms). Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand The A-Team is an American action Adventure Television series about a fictional group of ex- United States Army Special Forces The idea has entered United States popular culture; such constructions are referred to as "MacGyverisms" (a term first used in episode 3 of season 2, "Twice Stung"). Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — MacGyver is an American Adventure Television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back
During seasons 4–7, the show revolved more around social issues such as guns and runaway teens than did the episodes in seasons 1–3, which were mostly about MacGyver's adventures working for the United States government, and then later the Phoenix Foundation.
In an August 2007 survey commissioned by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, Americans polled voted MacGyver as the favorite fictional hero they would want to have if they were ever caught in an emergency. 
In 2003, the WB had a pilot for a possible new "Young MacGyver" series starring Jared Padalecki, but opted to pick up a new Tarzan series instead. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American Actor. Tarzan is a Fictional character, an archetypal Feral child raised in the African jungle by Apes who later returns to civilization only to
Angus MacGyver is a highly intelligent, optimistic action hero who prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible. Richard Dean Anderson (born January Angus MacGyver, known as just MacGyver or Mac until the finale of the fictional American Television series MacGyver, is the highly This is a list of action heroes who appear in a number of genres including Action films Adventure films Swashbuckler films, Television Westerns He refuses to carry or use a gun due to a childhood accident with a revolver that resulted in the death of a friend. rEVOLVEr is the fourth studio album by Swedish metal band The Haunted.  The character is portrayed as an outspoken advocate of gun control, and is also politically liberal in other respects, such as environmental preservation and assisting the poor. Gun politics is a set of legal issues surrounding the ownership use and regulation of firearms as well as safety issues related to firearms both through their direct use and through Even in cases where his improvised devices are used to attack hostile opponents, he is always doing so in self-defense and, if possible, subduing or disabling rather than killing. He is often suspicious of militaristic attitudes within the government; he sees his Phoenix Foundation employer as an alternative to the more conventional (and violent) means of law enforcement.
He was born and raised in Mission City, Minnesota on March 23, 1951. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January  His heritage explains why he speaks with a Minnesota accent. (Richard Dean Anderson himself was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 23, 1950). Richard Dean Anderson (born January Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. When he was ten years old he got his first chemistry set . Like Anderson, MacGyver was an avid hockey player as a child, and competed in his local hockey league, continuing to play the game as an adult. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. MacGyver studied physics at the fictitious Western Tech where in 1973 a mustached MacGyver had studied under Julian Ryman.  MacGyver's interests include mountain climbing (despite suffering from acrophobia) and ice hockey, and he is a supporter of the Calgary Flames. “Alpinist” redirects here See also Alpinist (magazine Mountaineering is the Sport, Hobby or Profession of Acrophobia (from Greek, meaning "summit" is an extreme or irrational Fear of Heights It belongs to a category of Specific Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  In the The Wish Child episode he admitted that he loved museums as a kid. A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the
The most appealing aspect of MacGyver is that, when being challenged to, say, protect himself or a person who needs protection, he will never give up; when plan A doesn't succeed, he will move on to plan B, which hasn't been developed much (if at all) beforehand. He has an uncanny ability to remain adaptable and agile so that he can deal with situations that can't be foreseen. There are only a few episodes in which he was forced to think about a "plan B". All his plans start as a basic framework, the details being added as the scene progresses, making them open to change and improvement as new things become available; This also makes it more difficult to plan against, as his enemy Murdoc pointed out, because not even MacGyver himself knows what he's going to do next. He was also unlike the stereotypical "macho" or stoic action hero; not only did he dislike violence, but he often exhibited open fear in perilous situations (though it did not hamper his efforts to escape or resolve such situations) and showed pain after a fight (he would routinely gasp in pain and shake out his hand after punching an opponent). These reactions helped humanize the character, giving him an accessible "everyman" quality.
Dana Elcar as Pete Thornton: MacGyver's boss and best friend, Pete is an operative at the Department of External Services (DXS) which is where he is impressed by Mac's ingenuity while tracking down Murdoc, an international assassin. Dana Elcar ( October 10 1927 &ndash June 6 2005) was an American Television and movie Character actor Peter Thornton is a Fictional character in the MacGyver Television series played by Dana Elcar. Murdoc is a Fictional character in the Television series MacGyver played by Michael Des Barres. When Pete takes the position of Director of Operations at the Phoenix Foundation several years later, he brings MacGyver into the program. Dana Elcar first appeared as the director of the damaged bunker in episode 1. 1 under a different character name. Pete first becomes a recurring character in episode 1. 11, "Nightmare" In addition to sending Mac out on various task for the Foundation, Pete is many times forced to bail MacGyver out of the trouble he gets into. Pete has a son named Michael. During the show's run, Elcar began going blind as a result of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the Optic nerve involving loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern of optic neuropathy. This condition was eventually written into the Thornton character, as well. 
Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton: An aviator and old friend of MacGyver's with a weakness for get-rich-quick schemes that invariably get both of them into trouble. Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American Actor. Jack Dalton is a Fictional character from the television show MacGyver. A get-rich-quick scheme is a plan to acquire high rates of return for a small Investment. He always wears a peaked cap and twitches his left eye when lying.
Michael Des Barres as Murdoc: MacGyver's most frequent opponent, a master assassin who never fails—except when MacGyver gets involved. Lord Michael Philip Des Barres Marquis Des Barres (born 24 January 1948) is a British actor and rock singer Murdoc is a Fictional character in the Television series MacGyver played by Michael Des Barres. Murdoc is a master of disguise, as well as highly skilled and creative in the use of booby traps. A booby trap is a device set up to be triggered by an unsuspecting victim Murdoc's signature for each hit is to take photographs of his victims at the moment of their deaths. His first appearance in the series is presented as his second run-in with MacGyver. Murdoc returns for revenge for their first encounter—to the surprise of MacGyver, as Murdoc had apparently been killed. Murdoc's revenge scheme not only fails, but results in him apparently being killed again. This became a recurring theme: each of Murdoc's subsequent appearances ends in another "death", which he incredibly survives, to return in a later episode.
Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker: Penny Parker and MacGyver meet in line at an airport in Bulgaria ("Every Time She Smiles") when she tries to smuggle some jewels out of the country in his pocket. Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8 1964) is an American Actress. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian With little talent, but big dreams, her pursuit of a show business career gets her into trouble more than once; she was once used by Murdoc as an unwitting pawn in an attempt to eliminate MacGyver. She was also the spitting image of her late aunt Betty Parker, who was murdered in 1958 by her boyfriend, and was suffering from lead poisoning ("The Secret of the Parker House").
Della Reese, Cleavon Little, Richard Lawson, and Cuba Gooding Jr. as The Coltons: A family of bounty hunters (Mama Colton, Frank, Jesse and Billy), introduced one at a time—the only episode in which more than one appears is their collective final appearance in the final season, on which occasion they took over the episode entirely, relegating MacGyver to a cameo appearance. Della Reese (born Delloreese Patricia Early on July 6, 1931) is an American Actress and Singer. Cleavon Jake Little ( June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American film and theatre actor, best known Richard Lawson (born Rickey Lee Lawson on March 7, 1947 in Loma Linda California, U Cuba Gooding Jr ( January 2, 1968) is an Academy Award -winning American actor The Coltons is a fictional family of Bounty hunters that appear in the television series MacGyver. A bounty hunter captures Fugitives for a monetary reward ( bounty) A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as This episode, called "The Coltons", was actually intended as a pilot for a spin-off starring the Coltons, but nothing ever came of it.
John Anderson as Harry Jackson: Harry Jackson, MacGyver's grandfather, became MacGyver's "father" after his grandmother and real father were killed in a car accident. John Anderson ( October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) was an American Actor and director. Harry Jackson is a Fictional character portrayed by John Anderson in four episodes of the MacGyver Television series. A few years later, he left MacGyver. After another eighteen years, Harry and MacGyver meet again in the season one episode, "Target MacGyver", in which MacGyver and his grandfather work together to defeat an assassin named Axminster (D'Mitch Davis). Harry dies of a heart attack in the fifth season finale episode "Passages".
Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter: Nikki Carpenter joins the Phoenix Foundation in the third season. Elyssa Davalos (born May 30, 1959) is a Television and movie actress Nicole Ann Carpenter, or Nikki for short was a recurring Fictional character in the American Television series MacGyver, played She often has differences of opinion with MacGyver, although the two eventually come to respect each other as professionals.
Michele Chan as Mei Jan: Initially calling herself Sue Ling, the name of MacGyver's foster daughter, Mei Jan enlists MacGyver's help in completing her mission for the Chinese student movement.
Robin Mossley and Robert Donner as Wilt and Milt Bozer: Wilt Bozer is MacGyver's neighbor at the marina. Robert Donner ( April 27, 1931 in New York New York - June 8, 2006 in Sherman Oaks Los Angeles California) was an (Note: Wilt Bozer also appears in MacGyver's two Western dreams in "Serenity" and "MacGyver's Women", where he has a brother named Milt. Milt only appears in the Western dream sequences and is not mentioned in the show's regular continuity. )
Dalton James as Sean Angus Malloy: Sean, known as Sam, is introduced in the series finale as MacGyver's son with a past love named Kate Malloy. Dalton James (born March 19 1971) is an American actor He was born in Sacramento California Sean's middle name is a dedication by his mother to his father.
Roxanne Reese as Cynthia Wilson: Introduced with her husband Booker (Michael D. Roberts) in "The Challenge" (which also had Cuba Gooding, Jr. as a guest star), Cynthia runs the Challenger's Club, a program for troubled inner-city teens. Michael D Roberts (born December 25, 1947) is an American Actor. Cuba Gooding Jr ( January 2, 1968) is an Academy Award -winning American actor In episodes where Mac tries to help runaways or other youths, he invariably sends them to the Challenger's Club as a safe haven.
Mayim Bialik as Lisa Woodman: She is a young girl who MacGyver originally meets at a Swiss boarding school, where she accidentally loses his trusty Swiss Army knife. Mayim Hoya Bialik (born December 12, 1975) is an American Actress. She later returns and Mac helps her overcome a substance abuse problem.
Kimberly Scott as Mama Lorraine: She appears in only the final season of MacGyver. Kimberly Aileen Scott (born December 11, 1961) is an American actress Mama Lorraine is a voodoo priestess. She appears in episodes "The 'Hood", "The Prometheus Syndrome" and "Walking Dead".
MacGyver's producers had a tendency to use the same actor in multiple roles through the series. Some examples:
Department of External Services: the DXS is a U. S. intelligence agency where MacGyver and Peter Thornton are employed during the first season. The season 2 episode "Partners" reveals that Mac has been working there since 1979, when he was recruited by Pete. At the beginning of Season 2, both of them leave for the Phoenix Foundation, but DXS agents still reappear throughout the series, sometimes as allies and sometimes as antagonists. While in their employ, MacGyver was usually sent overseas to rescue Americans in danger, locate or destroy sensitive equipment, or ordinary intelligence-gathering operations. However, other sections of the DXS are much more susceptible to corruption and have been seen trying to kidnap foreign heads of state or interfering with democratic elections, among other things.
Phoenix Foundation: a non-profit think tank and government contractor which employs Peter Thornton (as Director of Operations) and MacGyver (as field agent and "troubleshooter") in Seasons 2 through 7. It often cooperates with government agencies, particularly the police or intelligence community (since as MacGyver puts it, "we don't have to cut through as much red tape").  However it also does a great deal of work on its own; environmental surveys and clean-up operations, anti-drug intitiatives, social programs, etc. The Phoenix Foundation is described as a "corporate white knight," an entity which is trusted and respected by the general public for its integrity. One of the organisation's main aims during the 1980's and early 1990's was the expansion and furthering of new technologies within the United States, particularly Personal Computers, applied biosciences, and other socially responsible uses of technology.
The Phoenix Foundation was an early proponent of responsible genetic engineering, going so far as to shut down programs of a number of different scientists in their employ where research and development work had resulted or could potentially result in harm outside of the laboratory. Also, the Foundation had equal scruples when dealing with other new high technology projects in which they had a hand, always erring on the side of caution with regard to harm that could be created either in the fields of international politics, or elses domestic threats to National Security. In most cases field operatives were instrumental, and in the period of his employ, Angus MacGyver was perhaps the greatest.
Homicide International Trust: appropriately shorthanded to "HIT," they are an international fraternity of assassins, employing killers from around the world to carry out their contracts. Murdoc was employed by them until he tried to retire; the organization reacted by putting a hit on him, forcing him to ask for Mac's help in order to save himself and his sister. He later tries to rejoin their ranks, and is rejected when he tries and fails to kill MacGyver (again).
Challengers' Club: a club that provides shelter for inner-city kids in need of help (recovering drug addicts, former prostitutes, orphans). It was founded by Booker and Cynthia Wilson, and is now run solely by Cynthia (after her husband was killed by a neighborhood racist). MacGyver is often involved with them and will sometimes use his connections in the Phoenix Foundation to secure funding or other forms of help.
For a list of MacGyverisms, see List of problems solved by MacGyver
The spontaneous inventions have come to be nicknamed MacGyverisms and even led to the verb, 'to MacGyver' or 'to MacGyver-ize'. This is a list of problems that have been solved by the Fictional character MacGyver from the Television series of the same name. This word was used in Richard Dean Anderson's project Stargate SG-1, in a moment in the first episode when the character Samantha Carter (portrayed by Amanda Tapping) comments on the time and effort that had been required "to MacGyver" a replacement for the Stargate's long-lost control system. Amanda Tapping (born 28 August 1965 is an English -born Canadian actress and producer A Stargate is fictional device that allows practical rapid travel between two distant locations Anderson's character, Colonel Jack O'Neill, is seen to inwardly groan and roll his eyes, in the manner of one who is not being allowed to forget something. Major General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill (born October 20, 1952) is a Fictional character in the science fiction feature film Stargate In a blooper later in the first season, while trapped under Antarctica with a seemingly broken dialing device (episode 18 "Solitudes"), Tapping complains that he can't "get the DHD working with duct tape and his army knife":
You spend seven years on MacGyver and you can't figure this one out? We, we've got belt buckles, and shoelaces and a piece of gum; build a nuclear reactor, for crying out loud. You used to be MacGyver, MacGadget, MacGimmick. Now you're Mister MacUseless. (crew & RDA start to laugh) Dear god, I'm stuck on a glacier with MacGyver!
MacGyverism is a derivative of the "robinsonade" genre, named after Robinson Crusoe (1719). Robinsonade is a Literary genre that takes its name from the 1719 Novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America near the Mouth In this genre, the protagonist is suddenly isolated from the comforts of civilization and must improvise the means of his survival from the limited resources at hand. MacGyverism is also an example of bricolage, and MacGyver himself is the paradigm of a bricoleur ("a person who creates things from existing materials, is creative and resourceful"). For the Amon Tobin album with this name see Bricolage (album. For the Amon Tobin album with this name see Bricolage (album. It was first used by Joanne Remmings (played by Pamela Bowen) in the second-season episode #3 "Twice Stung", in which MacGyver must con a con man. (The episode title is a reference to The Sting, with Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Dana Elcar. The Sting is a 1973 Caper film set in September 1936 and revolving around a complicated plot by two professional grifters ( Paul Paul Leonard Newman (January 26 1925 &ndash September 26 2008 was an Academy Award Charles Robert Redford Jr (born August 18 1936) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Actor, Dana Elcar ( October 10 1927 &ndash June 6 2005) was an American Television and movie Character actor )
A Swiss Army knife is commonly called Macgybar Chakku in Bangladesh, Maekgaibeo Kal in South Korea, and Pisau MacGyver/Pisau Lipat MacGyver' in Indonesia and Malaysia. A Swiss Army knife ( SAK) ( German: de Schweizer Taschenmesser, French: fr Couteau suisse) is a brand of multi-function Pocket ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and (Chakku, Kal and Pisau mean knife in Bengali, Korean and Malay, respectively. ) In Malaysia, the term "MacGyver knife" (English) is also commonly used. In Poland it's known as the "Scyzoryk MacGyver'a", which means just "Macgyver's knife". Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland In Norway and in certain areas of Finland, duct tape is commonly known, to some degree, as "MacGyver-tape", though it is more used in a joking manner. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. In Mozambique, fixing something by adapting locally-available parts is sometimes referred to as doing a "Macgyver". Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique, ʁɛ'publikɐ d musɐ̃'bik is a country in southeastern Africa In Taiwan, a person who is knowledgable or skilled at a technical subject X is termed an "X magaixian" ("X MacGyver"). Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia.
College theater programs have started an unofficial "MacGyver Society" to honor those students that are excellent problem solvers, or those that are good at thinking creatively. Members are commonly inducted at end of year award ceremonies within the programs, and are given a keyring sized Swiss Army Knife. They also recite a pledge about thinking creatively and staying calm, and pledging to continue "Making Something Out of Nothing. "
In 2006, Anderson appeared in a MasterCard television commercial for Super Bowl XL. MasterCard Worldwide ( is a multinational corporation based in Purchase, New York, USA. A television advertisement or television commercial (often just commercial or advert (US or ad (UK is a span of television programming produced Super Bowl XL featured the American Football Conference (AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC champion Seattle The spot poked fun at the character's inherent ability of using everyday objects to perform extraordinary feats: In it, he manages to cut the ropes binding him to a chair using a pine tree air freshener, uses an ordinary tube sock as the pulley for a zipline, and somehow repairs and hotwires a nonfunctional truck using a paper clip, ballpoint pen, rubber band, tweezers, nasal spray and a turkey baster. Air fresheners are Consumer products that mitigate unpleasant Odors in indoor spaces A sock is a knitted or Woven type of Hosiery garment for enclosing the human foot A pulley (also called a sheave or block) is a Wheel with a groove between two Flanges around its Circumference A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, zip wire, aerial runway, death slide or tyrolean crossing) consists of a Pulley Hotwiring is the process of bypassing an Automobile 's ignition interlock and thus starting it without the key. This article is about the semi-truck For the North American use of the word see Pickup truck. A paper clip (or sometimes paperclip) is a device which holds several sheets of Paper together by means of Pressure: it leaves the paper intact and A ballpoint pen ( Hungarian: golyóstoll also Eponymously known in British English and Australian English as a biro and ˈbaɪroʊ A rubber band (in some regions known as a binder, elastic band, lackey band, elastic blubber, "laggy band" or gumband') Tweezers are tools used for picking up small objects that are not easily handled with the Human Hands They are probably derived from Tongs, Pincers Nasal sprays, or nasal mists, are used for the nasal delivery of a drug or drugs generally to alleviate cold or Allergy symptoms such as Nasal congestion Basting is a Cooking technique and usually involves cooking Meat with either its own juices or some type of preparation such as a Sauce or Marinade In contrast to previous MasterCard commercials showing people making somewhat extravagant purchases to accomplish some mundane task, MacGyver is here portrayed as escaping from some sort of deathtrap using less than $20 worth of common household items. The commercial ends by showing him purposefully buying an assortment of such things at a department store with his credit card (as a tongue-in-cheek explanation for how Mac seems to always have items he needs on hand no matter where he goes). Although the commercial clearly indicates Anderson is portraying the role of MacGyver, he is never explicitly identified as such, possibly due to licensing issues related to the character.
The series is referenced in many episodes of The Simpsons, primarily detailing Marge Simpson's sisters Patty and Selma's obsession with the show and their crush on the MacGyver character. Marjorie "Marge" Simpson (née Bouvier) is a Fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons Patty and Selma Bouvier are fictional characters in the Fox Broadcasting animated series The Simpsons, and are voiced by Julie Kavner. Patty and Selma Bouvier are fictional characters in the Fox Broadcasting animated series The Simpsons, and are voiced by Julie Kavner. Limerence, as posited by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, is an involuntary Cognitive and emotional state in which a person feels an intense romantic The sisters' regular viewing of the show is an unalterable element of their daily schedule to the point of death as demonstrated in the episode "Black Widower. " Black Widower " is the 21st episode of The Simpsons ' third season. " In another episode, "A Star is Burns," Homer tricks Jay Sherman into insulting MacGyver in front of Patty and Selma; Sherman ends up being hung from the rain gutter by his underpants, and Bart asks "You badmouthed MacGyver, didn't you?". " A Star Is Burns " is the 18th episode of The Simpsons ' sixth season. The Critic is an American Animated series that revolved around the life of movie critic Jay Sherman, voiced by actor Jon The episode featured a fictional scene of MacGyver where he downplays his role in saving a village ("Don't thank me. Thank the moon's gravitational pull")  Anderson himself is an avid fan of The Simpsons, and even provided his voice for an episode of the show titled "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore", which first aired April 6, 2006. Gravitation is a natural Phenomenon by which objects with Mass attract one another “ Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore ” is the seventeenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, and is the fourth (and so far last episode Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
In the season one episode titled "Brian: Portrait of a Dog" from Family Guy, Peter writes a letter to Richard Dean Anderson asking him to save his dog using the enclosed items from the envelope: a rubber band, a paper clip and a straw. " Brian Portrait of a Dog " is the finale episode of the first season of Family Guy, and is the seventh episode of Family Guy to be Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Anderson puts these together and hits himself in the eye with the rubber band.
The New Zealand sporting skit show Pulp Sport had a running gag called "McIvor" in which the MacGyver theme is played, and a prank involving Sky TV sports presenter Steven McIvor is played out. Pulp Sport is a low budget TV show filmed in New Zealand, that mixes Sport with various styles of Comedy. This gag, instead, now targets TV3 sports news presenter Hamish McKay (dubbed "McKay-ver"). The pranks usually involve the office area (a mobile phone taped to the under side of a desk) or something happening to the car of the victim (placing a goat in the back seat).
In the MMORPG World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, a Grand Master Engineer named "Mack Diver" can be found in Zabra'Jin, a Horde outpost in Zangarmarsh. Main articles World of Warcraft, Gameplay of World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Mack Diver wears a diving helmet and wields a utility knife, a homage to MacGyver.
In 2007, the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live featured a parody of MacGyver called "MacGruber" with Will Forte as the title character. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City There were three installments of the pretaped, three-part sketch; one set in January (  ) in an episode hosted by Jeremy Piven and another in May, hosted by former castmember Molly Shannon. Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26 1965 and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, as a teenager Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American actress and writer The sketch returned  for the October 7, 2007 show, with host Seth Rogen, and again on March 15, 2008 -  and . Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Seth Rogen (born April 15 1982 is a Canadian actor Comedian, writer and Film producer. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
G4 aired a small series of MacGyver parodies about a young corporate cubicle worker known as MacGunner. He would construct ridiculous items out of cubicle materials, such as several dozen markers hooked end to end in order to reach over to his arch-enemy's cubicle and type a scathing email to the boss.
In February 2008, the popular science show Mythbusters featured a MacGyver special which tested several of MacGyver's tactics. MythBusters is a Popular science Television program produced by Australian firm Beyond Television Productions originally for the The first test examined MacGyver's famous cold capsule bomb, which utilized the explosive reaction of alkaline metals with water. In Chemistry, an alkali (from Arabic: Al-Qaly القلي القالي) is a basic, ionic salt of an Alkali metal Supposedly, dropping 1 gram of sodium metal into water will cause an explosive reaction powerful enough to blow a hole through a cinderblock wall. Sodium (ˈsoʊdiəm is an element which has the symbol Na( Latin natrium, from Arabic natrun) atomic number 11 atomic mass 22 However, despite using 100 grams of sodium metal, the wall remained completely intact. It was "busted," along with MacGyvers's ultralight aircraft built from bamboo, garbage bags, duct tape and a cement mixer engine which failed to sustain flight and immediately crashed after travelling off a cliff.
However, some of MacGyver's tactics were confirmed. The Mythbusters were able to pick a lock using the filament of an incandescent lightbulb. Another "confirmed" MacGyver tactic was building an electromagnet using ordinary household batteries, tape and insulated wire (the insulated rubber surrounding the wire was removed with a cheese grater. An electromagnet is a type of Magnet in which the Magnetic field is produced by the flow of an electric current. ) They then successfully used this device to magnetize an unfolded paper clip (by passing it repeatedly over the magnet) and then, by embedding the paperclip in a piece of cork and placing it in a small bowl of water, the paperclip acted as a compass (because it was magnetized, it pointed to the North Magnetic Pole. The Earth's North Magnetic Pole is the wandering point on the Earth's surface at which the Earth's magnetic field points vertically downwards (i )
It was also implied, although it was not successfully tested, that it is possible to develop a roll of film using orange juice as an acid and ammonia as an alkaline fixer while holding a garbage bag over the setup to create a darkroom. Ammonia is a compound with the formula N[[hydrogen H3]] It is normally encountered as a Gas with a characteristic pungent Odor
Another implied, but not successfully tested, tactic was creating a potato cannon using hairspray as a fuel, a camp stove as the ignition, and PVC pipe as the mortar. This article is about pipe-based cannons and similar which use air pressure or combustion of a gaseous fuel or both to launch large projectiles at low speed It was most likely not necessary as there are commercially available (and in fact free plans from various internet resources) allowing an interested builder to construct similar potato guns and even potato cannon.
MacGyver's Swiss Army Knife was constantly changing throughout the series. A Swiss Army knife ( SAK) ( German: de Schweizer Taschenmesser, French: fr Couteau suisse) is a brand of multi-function Pocket His first and most often used knife was a "Tinker-Small" model from Victorinox. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. In "Thief of Budapest" he gives it away; in the next episode he is using a "Handyman" model from Wenger, as noted by its long keychain. Wenger is one of two companies that have manufactured Swiss Army knives. He is soon back to his "Tinker-Small. " A few times he uses an Orange Peeler blade found on the Victorinox "Executive. " It was used in "The Heist," "Hellfire," "Countdown," "Ugly Duckling," and "Slow Death. " In "Slow Death" it appears he is using a Huntsman to create a whistle, which would also mean he took two knives with him as he boarded the train. He also used the Sportsman "Lost Love pt. 1 and 2", the Recruit "GX-1", "Widowmaker," and "Jack in the Box", and the Climber "Three for the Road. " Kill Zone sees the sole appearance of a Super Tinker. It is probable that he used the now-retired Standard model in "Cleo Rocks," a model featuring no toothpick, tweezers, or keyring. It also appears in Hellweek. In "Tough Boys" he uses a Tinker (with the key ring removed) to unlock a large padlock. In the final episode he uses a metal saw, probably a Champion or Ranger model. He also had a couple of non-production models that were obviously modified for the series. In "Serenity," he has a knife with wood handles on it, to flow with the time setting of the episode. In "Strictly Business" he used a Climber model with the Victorinox shield on the back handle of the knife instead of the front. He seems to have used all of the slimmer models available at that time. The Tinker was (and still is) available in the standard size, which he may also have used. The Sportsman, Tourist, and Spartan are virtually indistinguishable with the blades closed, so he may have used any one of these three, or only one. In "Good Knight MacGyver Pt. 2" he carried a Compact model. In the final episode, he uses a metal saw to cut through a flare gun shell. This is probably a Victorinox Ranger, however, it is only shown briefly making it difficult to determine. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. Essentially, he almost always used a 2 or 3-layer Victorinox knife, and all of the implements he used could be covered with one knife, the Victorinox Mountaineer. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. He used the scissors very infrequently, and the file/saw but once, so really a Victorinox Sportsman encompasses virtually all of the uses MacGyver had for his Swiss Army Knife. Victorinox is a knife manufacturer headquartered in the town of Ibach, in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. A Swiss Army knife ( SAK) ( German: de Schweizer Taschenmesser, French: fr Couteau suisse) is a brand of multi-function Pocket
In addition to his Swiss Army Knife, MacGyver often carried a roll of duct tape in his back pocket, flattened out to make it fit. Other items he often seemed to have on hand were: a watch, strike-anywhere matches, a hankerchief, a paper clip, wire, fishing line, a flashlight, and lock picks. It could be argued that he had time to prepare in advance when he brought things like the lock picks or flashlight, however, it is certain he always had a Swiss Army Knife, his watch, and duct tape. The duct tape was Shurtape brand, as can be seen printed inside the roll in "The Heist. " His watch was a Timex Camper for most of the series, with a black and silver chronograph watch appearing on his wrist towards the end. A Casio digital watch makes a brief appearance in the first season where a countdown timer was helpful to MacGyver.
MacGyver rarely had any kind of a wallet with him. Although in a few episodes he was shown with a thin ID holder, most often money and ID's were loose effects in his pockets. Whenever forced to empty his pockets for an enemy, a minimal number of things would turn up, usually just an ID card, watch, his knife, and occasionally duct tape or matches. In "Ugly Duckling" it is shown that he had a toolbox in his Jeep, so it seems he had a tendency to keep things close at hand more often than in his pockets. Despite carrying more in his pockets than most people, he still appeared to have been a minimalist about it.
MacGyver drove a Jeep Chief Cherokee for the first part of the first season, which quickly changed to the Wrangler for the first half of the series, California license plate 1RJQ104. The last half saw him first driving a 50's Chevy truck, and finally a Nomad he inherited from his grandfather. For the final episode we see the brief return of the Jeep Wrangler. At different points in the series, he commandeered several exotic vehicles such as a Camaro Z-28 and a Ferrari 308. During a visit to Arkansas, he chose a Mustang convertible as his rental vehicle. He was also an able pilot, but perhaps unlicensed, as he usually left the task to Jack Dalton or other pilots, opting for the passenger seat.
CBS Home Entertainment has released all 7 Seasons of MacGyver on DVD in Region 1. CBS Home Entertainment is the new Home video entertainment arm of CBS Corporation. The first season release was co-ordinated with a Media Release Pack sent to various outlets and websites for promotion. They have also released Seasons 1 to 5 in Region 2. On October 16, 2007, Paramount released MacGyver: The Complete Series, a special collectors' edition boxset that features all 139 episodes of the series as well as the two TV movies that followed. It is not known if the TV movies will be released in a separate set on their own.
|DVD Name||Release Date||Ep #||Tagline|
|MacGyver: Season 1||January 25, 2005||22||Always prepared for adventure|
|MacGyver: Season 2||June 7, 2005||22||His mind is the ultimate weapon|
|MacGyver: Season 3||September 6, 2005||20||Saving the day is all in a day's work|
|MacGyver: Season 4||December 6, 2005||19||He acts fast and thinks faster|
|MacGyver: Season 5||March 14, 2006||21||The right man when things go wrong|
(originally He has a mind for adventure)
|MacGyver: Season 6||June 13, 2006||21||Braver than most—smarter than the rest|
|MacGyver: Season 7||October 24, 2006||14||Back in action—ready for danger|
|DVD Name||Release Date||Status|
|MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis||October 16, 2007||Included in complete series set|
|MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday||October 16, 2007||Included in complete series set|
Lee David Zlotoff, creator of the series, announced on May 3, 2008, that a MacGyver film is in the works. Events 41 - After a night of negotiation Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1060 - Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 1240 - Mongol invasion of Rus: Kiev Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  It is unknown at this time whether Richard Dean Anderson will return to play the role, or someone new will take his place.
|#||U.S. Book publication date||Title and Author|
|1||July 9, 1987||MacGyver on Ice by Mark Daniel|
|Argentina||MacGyver||Dubbed||Canal 13 (Argentina)|
|The show was shown on VTM (Dutch-subtitled), Kanaal2 (Dutch-subtitled) and RTL TVI (French-dubbed), VT4 (Dutch-subtitled)|
|The show was shown on BNT , and now is being re-aired on Evrokom TV|
|The original opening and closing themes was replaced by Rush's song "Tom Sawyer". The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Algeria ( ar [[Arabic]] الجزائر, Al Jaza'ir ælʤæˈzæːʔir Amazigh: ⴷⵥⴰⵢⴻⵔ Dzayer) officially the People's For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. Canal 13 is an Argentine Television network. LS85 TV Canal 13 Buenos Aires began its transmissions in 1960 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich ORF1 (known as FS1 until 1992 is an Austrian television channel ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially Bangladesh Television (বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন also known by its acronym BTV, is the state-owned Television network in Bangladesh. Ekushey Television (ETV (একুশে টেলিভিশন was the first private terrestrial channel in Bangladesh. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those vtm or Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij is the main commercial television station in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north of Belgium. vtm or Vlaamse Televisie Maatschappij is the main commercial television station in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north of Belgium. VT4 can also mean the fourth version of Video Toaster, VT a non-linear video editing and effects software package Barbados ( Portuguese word for bearded-ones, bɑrˈbeɪdoʊz -dɒs situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent Island nation The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC is the government-owned media corporation located in Barbados. The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Rede Globo ( English: Globo Network, better known as TV Globo, Globo TV or simply Globo) is a Brazilian television network Rede Bandeirantes ( English: Bandeirantes Network) officially nicknamed Band, is a Television network from Brazil, " Tom Sawyer " is a 1981 song by Canadian Progressive rock band Rush, named for Mark Twain 's literary character It later aired on Rede Bandeirantes, this time with the original name. Rede Bandeirantes ( English: Bandeirantes Network) officially nicknamed Band, is a Television network from Brazil,|
|The show originally premiered in 1986 on RCN when they were a licenser of the Public Television system. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. Telecaribe is a regional Television network for the Caribbean region of Colombia. This article is about the general Citytv brand Individual stations are listed according to their call signs. After many repetitions over the years, it was one of the flagship shows of RCN when they became a TV network in 1998. Then, the show was shown on Telecaribe and currently is shown on the Bogotá local network CityTV. Telecaribe is a regional Television network for the Caribbean region of Colombia. Bogotá —officially named Bogotá DC (DC for " Distrito Capital " which means "Capital District" formerly called Santa Fe de Bogotá This article is about the general Citytv brand Individual stations are listed according to their call signs.|
|Costa Rica||MacGyver||Dubbed||Channel 6|
|The show was shown on channel 6 and now appears on channel 11. Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica ( Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica,) is a Country in It became very popular and, as in Greece or South Korea, a person who is ingenious in technical tricks is still called "MacGyver". When a complex technic problem is solved, the action is called "doing a MacGyver".|
|Czech Republic||MacGyver||Dubbed||TV Nova|
|Dominican Republic||MacGyver||Canal 11|
|The show was shown on Canal 11 (Telesistema) then on Canal 7 (Rahintel, now Antena Latina). The Czech Republic ( ˈt͡ʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka short form in Česko ˈt͡ʃɛskɔ also called Czechia, For the Croatian television network see Nova TV. For the Bulgarian television network see Nova Television. TV Prima (official name Prima televize) is a Czech private television station The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Kanal 4 (previously TV Danmark) is a Danish subscription Television channel operated by ProSiebenSat The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with|
|The show was shown several times on the program "Ekhtarna Lak" (What we chose for you) on Egyptian Channel 1 as the show received a huge fanbase in Egypt. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The show also aired on Channel 2.|
|El Salvador||MacGyver||Channel 2||On the final season presentation (a year later than in the USA, due to Spanish dubbing), erroneously the operators showed the last episode almost at the start. El Salvador ( República de El Salvador,) is a country in Central America. This caused lack of interest from the public in the remaining episodes and seriously affected the rating from a series that was, to that date, very popular. The programming director was fired.|
(The Miracle Man MacGyver)
|Originally shown by MTV3 (at the time known as MTV, buying airtime on TV1 and TV2 channels) , currently being rerun on Sub. Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia ( Eesti or Eesti Vabariik) is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region Kanal 2 is a privately owned Estonian television channel Its literal name in English is "Channel 2" Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. MTV3 is a Finnish commercial television station owned by Bonnier. Sub (former TVTV! and Subtv is a popular Finnish TV channel owned by Bonnier. MTV3 is a Finnish commercial television station owned by Bonnier.|
|MacGyver was dubbed for broadcast in Germany, but the Region 2 (UK) DVD releases contains neither the German soundtrack nor German subtitles, even though other (less common) languages were included on those DVDs. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. France 2 is the largest French public Television network It is part of the France Télévisions group along with France 3, France 5 for the motorway in Tenerife Spain see TF1 Motorway, for the WWI aircraft Sopwith Camel#(Trench Fighter T TV Breizh ( Breizh is Breton for Brittany) is a private French regional station for the Brittany region Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. ProSieben is a commercial Television station in Germany distributed to a large extent via cable and satellite along with DVB-T Sat1 is a privately owned German television broadcasting station kabel eins (literally cable one) is a commercial Television channel in Germany. Premiere is the first German Pay-TV company offering several channels of digital content via satellite and cable.|
|Aired as "Μαγκάιβερ", the show became very popular in Greece. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία The name MacGyver is now used as a synonym for any person who can come up with technically ingenious ideas. Complex "tricks" that can be used to provide a simple result are called "Μαγκαϊβεριλίκια" (MacGyverisms)|
|Ireland||MacGyver||None||RTE Network 2|
|Israel||MacGyver||Channel 1, AXN Israel||Subtitled|
|Malaysia||MacGyver||TV3||currently running on RTM2 in DTV|
|The show has been aired since 1989 to 1994. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. RCTI ( Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia) is Indonesia 's first privately owned Television network based in West Jakarta. Surya Citra Televisi ( SCTV) is an Indonesian Television station. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. RTÉ Two (Irish RTÉ a Dó) (known from 1988 to 2004 as Network 2, RTÉ Network Two, RTÉ2 or N2) is the Republic of Ireland For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. In North America, channel 1 is a former broadcast ( Over-the-air) Television channel (44–50 MHz with visual at 45 Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Italia 1 is an Italian commercial Television station on the Mediaset network Rete 4 (also known as Retequattro) is an Italian television station belonging to the Mediaset network For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (STMB or TV3 was incorporated in 1983 as Malaysia ’s first commercial Television station. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands Television Malta ( TVM) is the national television station of Malta The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. XHGC-TV, commonly known as Canal 5, is a TV station owned by Televisa, broadcasting from Mexico City, with affiliates and repeaters throughout Televisa is a Mexican multimedia company and is the largest media company in the Spanish -speaking world and a major player in the international entertainment|
|the show was shown on TV2, and is now repeated on Prime|
|Norway||MacGyver||Subtitled||TV 2||the show has been shown in several reruns on TV 2, and still running as of 2008. Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique, ʁɛ'publikɐ d musɐ̃'bik is a country in southeastern Africa Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa on the Atlantic coast The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands RTL 5 is the 2nd channel of the RTL Group in the Netherlands. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island TV2 is a national television network in New Zealand, which is owned and operated by the state-owned broadcaster TVNZ. TV2 is a national television network in New Zealand, which is owned and operated by the state-owned broadcaster TVNZ. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional TV 2 is Norway 's largest commercial television station Over 30% of the time Norwegians spend watching TV is spent watching TV 2 TV 2 is Norway 's largest commercial television station Over 30% of the time Norwegians spend watching TV is spent watching TV 2|
|Pakistan||MacGyver||PTV||The show has been shown in several reruns on PTV. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and The Pakistan Television Corporation (abbreviated as PTV) ( Urdu: پاکستان ٹیلیوژن کارپوریشن) is Pakistan's national Television The Pakistan Television Corporation (abbreviated as PTV) ( Urdu: پاکستان ٹیلیوژن کارپوریشن) is Pakistan's national Television|
|Peru||MacGyver||Channel 9||The shown has been shown since 1988 to 1997 on Channel 9 ATV called MacGyver. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America.|
|The show was shown on TVP 1, Polonia 1 and Polsat and is shown on TV Puls|
|Saudi Arabia||MacGyver||Saudi TV Channel 2|
|Currently running on JOJ. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland TVP1 - is a television channel owned by TVP (Telewizja Polska S Polonia 1 is one of the first Polish commercial television channels consisting at first of a network of 12 (and - for a short time - even 13 local TV stations Polsat is Poland 's third biggest Television channel, founded in 1992 and owned by Zygmunt Solorz-Żak. TVP1 - is a television channel owned by TVP (Telewizja Polska S Polonia 1 is one of the first Polish commercial television channels consisting at first of a network of 12 (and - for a short time - even 13 local TV stations Polsat is Poland 's third biggest Television channel, founded in 1992 and owned by Zygmunt Solorz-Żak. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. RTP1 is the first Television channel of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese Public broadcasting corporation SIC Radical is a Cable television channel in Portugal owned by Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (SIC which also owns SIC Comédia Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Antena 1 is a Romanian television network, and one of the three top networks in the country with a market share of about 20% Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi Singapore Slovakia (long form Slovak Republic; Slovak:, long form, is a Landlocked country in Central Europe with a population of over five million|
|South Korea||MacGyver||MBC||In South Korea, MacGyver is so popular, that the people simply call a Swiss Army knife, 맥가이버 칼 or MacGyver's Knife. Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia (Republika Slovenija) is a Country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy to the west The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation ( MBC) is one of four major national South Korean television and radio networks A Swiss Army knife ( SAK) ( German: de Schweizer Taschenmesser, French: fr Couteau suisse) is a brand of multi-function Pocket The original name, Swiss Army knife is not used usually. And the word 맥가이버 or MacGyver is also widely used in South Korea for a noun to describe a person who is good at using tools or machines. the nickname, 맨손의 마법사 or the magician of bare hand is widely known as MacGyver's nickname in South Korea.|
|The shown was aired on TVE, Telecinco, Antena 3 and Calle 13. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. TVE redirects here This article is about Televisión Española Gestevisión Telecinco SA, ( is a Spanish Television station, one of the leading Spanish private TV companies created by Silvio Berlusconi. Calle 13 is a Spanish cable/satellite channel Owned by Universal Studios Networks Spain Calle 13 promotes itself as a channel of suspense and action and its Antena 3 de Television SA, ( is a Spanish television network and media company present in the Television, Radio and cinema industries|
|The show was shown first run on SVT and is currently syndicated on Kanal 5|
|Switzerland||MacGyver||Dubbed||TSR||The show was shown on TSR, in French|
|Thailand||MacGyver||Dubbed||Channel 3||Aired as "ยอดคนสมองเพชร"|
|Trinidad and Tobago||MacGyver||TTT|
|BBC1 initially aired Season 1 during the early 1980's, and although it has presented (and repeated) both post-series movies, have yet to schedule Seasons 2-7. Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC is the national television network of Sri Lanka. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Sveriges Television AB ( SVT,) is a national Television broadcaster based in Sweden, funded by an obligatory fee payable by all Television -owners Kanal 5 ( English: Channel 5) is a Swedish commercial Television channel established in 1989 Sveriges Television AB ( SVT,) is a national Television broadcaster based in Sweden, funded by an obligatory fee payable by all Television -owners Kanal 5 ( English: Channel 5) is a Swedish commercial Television channel established in 1989 Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Taiwan Television Enterprise Ltd ( commonly known as TTV, is the first television broadcast station in Taiwan. Formosa TV ( is a television station based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches TRT 2 is a Turkish television station Introduction TRT 2 started test transmissions on September 15, 1986 as "2 Star TV is a Turkish nation wide TV channel It was owned by Cem Uzan until it was sold to Aydın Doğan for 3065 Mio ATV is a nationwide TV channel in Turkey, founded in 1993 Avrupa Yakası, a popular sitcom in Turkey is one of the channel's most popular programs The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located This article deals with the ITV1 brand name as it is broadcast at present Bravo is a British television channel owned by Virgin Media Television. FX is a TV channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004 and originally Of the independent sector, whereas terrestrial station ITV1 has never presented any MacGyver as a network, it is possible that some Regions did acquire the rights to present MacGyver, and present episodes within its schedule. Channel 5 presented the series 5 opener "Treasure of the Holy Rose" as a feature length edition during the late 1990's.|
|Venezuela||MacGyver||RCTV||The show since 1988 aired on RCTV. Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the Radio Caracas Televisión Internacional ( RCTV Internacional) is a Venezuelan cable Television network headquartered in the|
|Zimbabwe||MacGyver||ZBC TV 1|