Every Time She Smiles

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 2/19/86
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver is on his way out of Bulgaria with a secret microfilm when he meets Penny Parker, a beautiful, talkative American, who is on the run from her lover, a man named Stephan Frolov. She stashes some jewels on MacGyver, thus making him a suspect, and now MacGyver and Penny must flee Bulgaria together.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson


  • James Schmerer

  • Charlie Correll

  • Kai Wulff

    Stephan Frolov

  • Michael Fox


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • One of those episodes that I appreciate more with additional viewings.

    By mark_28, Apr 26, 2007

  • MacGyver has a secret microfilm that he got from Bulgaria and meets a young american female, Penny Parker. She has some jewelery that is very important to some important people and plants it on MacGyver, now MacGyver and Penny are on the run from the Bul

    By the80sKNIGHT, Oct 16, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • MacGyver: How did you get out of the place? Penny: Well, I went to the ladies room and climbed out the window. MacGyver: Of course you did. Why do I ask those questions?

    • MacGyver: Alright, bend these out. we're going to make them into a figure 8. Penny: Well, what are you going to do with a figure 8? MacGyver: You ever been to a rodeo? Penny: Sorta. I was Queen of the Future Farmers once... MacGyver: Later, later.

    • Penny: Are you mad at me? MacGyver: Why would I be mad at you? Penny: Well, you missed your plane. MacGyver: Right. Penny: They took your luggage. And they think you stole the jewels. MacGyver: Yeah, that's right. Penny: And they have your passport. MacGyver: I almost forgot that one. Penny: Well, see, then you should be mad at me. MacGyver: Alright, I'm mad at you. Penny: Well, you didn't have to tell me that.

    • MacGyver: I'll tell you what's simple. Me! For gettin' into that first conversation with Penny Parker... But what else could I do? I mean, a guy just can't be... rude.

    • Stephan: Are you crazy? MacGyver: It's been rumored.

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    Notes (3)

    • The cast on MacGyver's right hand throughout the episode is due to Richard Dean Anderson actually having an injury.

    • The German episode title is "Liebe kennt keine Grenzen", meaning "Love Knows no Borders". The Finnish episode title is "Hymyn Voima" meaning "The Power of a Smile". The French episode title is "Pour un sourire de Penny", meaning "For Penny's Smile".

    • This is the first of Kai Wulff's four, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season four's "Collision Course", season five's "Black Rhino", and season six's "Eye of Osiris".

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    • polsixe Aug 17, 2014

      Teri Hatcher had a very squeaky chipmunk voice here. Not real and not spectactular.