MacGyver

Live and Learn

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 1/15/90
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  • Episode Description
  • As part of a Phoenix Foundation program to lower the drop-out rate, MacGyver tries to inspire a promising, but unmotivated, high school student, despite the negative efforts of a cynical teacher and the boy's skeptical father.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Richard Dean Anderson

    MacGyver

  • Rick Mittleman

  • Harry Harris

  • James Sloyan

    George Fraley

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • MacGyver: Social Worker returns in full force with one of the best episodes from that subgenre.

    By mark_28, May 10, 2007

  • Education in Life

    By sh811a, Jul 27, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • MacGyver: Archimides said, "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world." Deron: Archimides, huh? Sounds like a cool dude, but, uh, who did he play for?

    • Pete: Now, quite simply, the Mentor Program pinpoints the potential dropout before it's too late, and then assigns two positive role models who take a very active and personal interest in his or her scholastic career. Fraley: Wouldn't higher fences be a lot cheaper? MacGyver: Well, not really. The Mentor Program doesn't cost anything. Pete: Just a little time and a lot of old-fashioned caring.

    • MacGyver: Sometimes things are hidden under the surface. You just gotta know how to bring 'em out.

    • Tony: What if I'm not interested? MacGyver: Than that's your choice. If this is really what you want for yourself, great, that's no crime. But if it isn't, if you wake up thirty years from now and all you are is thirty years older, that is a crime.

    Notes (3)

    • Mitchell Kosterman would go on to appear with both Richard Dean Anderson and Christopher Judge as two different characters in three episodes of Stargate SG-1: "Seth", "Heroes (1)", and "Heroes (2)".

    • Guest Christopher Judge would go on to co-star with Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate SG-1.

    • The German episode title is "Die Schule des Lebens", meaning "The School of Life". The French episode title is "Le programme mentor". The Italian episode title is "Per un futuro migliore", meaning "For a Better Future".

    Trivia (1)

    • A photo of crumpled, burnt paper shows it to be perfectly flat.

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