The Prodigal

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • MacGyver: This problem's kinda tricky: no place to go, and no way to get there.

  • MacGyver: Lots of people think a car runs on gas. Only one-third correct. A car also runs on air and water.

  • MacGyver: I know a brick wall when it falls on me.

  • MacGyver: Oh, I get it. You're willing to break the law in order to uphold it!

  • MacGyver: He's worried about his mother. Joey: I'll worry about his mother; you tell Frank to worry about his brother. Then give him my love.

  • Joey: No trouble, right? Not here… but I owe you. MacGyver: I'd love to collect sometime.

  • Frank: Who elected you my conscience? MacGyver: Well, somebody's gotta do it.

  • MacGyver: (after saving Frank) I had to get you out. You forgot to pay for your coffee

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Notes (5)

  • This is the first of Mario Roberts' two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season two's "Silent World".

  • This is the first of Tom Ormeny's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season two's "For Love or Money".

  • This is the first of Richard Romanus' two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. He can also be seen in season two's "Twice Stung".

  • The German episode title is "Der verlorene Sohn", meaning "The Lost Son". The French episode title is "Les frères ennemis", meaning "Brotherly Enemies".

  • Robert Romanus (Frank Bennett) and Richard Romanus (Joey Bennett) are brothers in real life.

Trivia (1)

  • MacGyver's watch vanishes in one shot when he makes the stairway trap.