To Be a Man

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (6)

  • MacGyver: One of the problems of flying a jet is that you don't have a lot of time to admire the scenery.

  • MacGyver: (after his plane blows up) I could just hear old Pete Thornton saying, "Why does he always have to wait until the last possible second?" Pete: (back at Phoenix Foundation) He always waits until the last possible second.

  • MacGyver: Is your mother aware of all this? Ahmed: She's a woman. She doesn't know about man's business. MacGyver: So where is she now? Ahmed: Milking the goat. MacGyver: Isn't that your job? Ahmed: It's not a man's work. (looks sheepish) The goat doesn't like me.

  • MacGyver: It's all too easy, maybe for once it is really gonna work out the way it was planned.

  • Ahmed: (after MacGyver refuses to shoot a soldier) Why? MacGyver: Because I didn't have to. That should be reason enough for anybody.

  • Ahmed: If you had shot him like I asked, there would be another one in his place, and he would have killed us for sure. MacGyver: Something to think about, isn't it?

Notes (2)

  • Filming location: Vasquez Rocks, California

  • The German episode title is "Ein einfacher Auftrag", meaning "A Simple Order". The Finnish episode title is "Miehen Mitta", meaning "The Measure of a Man". The French episode title is "Mission Afghanistan". The Italian episode title is "Crescere in un attimo", meaning "Instantly Growing Up".

Trivia (1)

  • MacGyver's horse's saddle flip-flops color throughout the episode.