Ahh MacGyver, the highly intelligent action hero prefering non-violent conflict wherever possible. I happened to catch a few episodes of season 1 and I just thought the show was absolutely amazing.
MacGyver can also be used as a verb meaning to fix, repair, rig, solve, build, invent, or otherwise save the day, as MacGyver did – Wikipedia.
I haven't seen it for a hell of a long time, and watching a few episodes again really brought me back. I decided to look around for a few taglines of the show, here are a few:
- Always prepared for adventure
- His mind is the ultimate weapon
- Saving the day is all in a day's work
- He acts fast and thinks faster
- Braver than most – smarter than the rest
- And my personal favourite: The right man when things go wrong
lol ohh man so funny. lol the right man when things go wrong, that is gold.The show is so awsome, he could make a bomb out of soap, a paper clip and an orange if he really wanted.
More recently in 2005 Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) appeared in a Superbowl XL mastercard advertisement which was absolutely hillarious.
"The spot poked fun at the character's inherent ability of using everyday objects to perform extraordinary feats: In it, Mac 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. 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 purposely 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)." – MacGyver @ wikipedia.
In case you've been living under a rock for the past 20 years, be sure to check it out on DVD, so funny, so cool, so awsome!