Twice Stung

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 10/6/86
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver and Pete have a surprise party planned for a colleague, but when the colleague doesn't show up, MacGyver goes looking for him and finds him on the verge of committing suicide. When questioned why he would do such a thing, Kelly explains that a con artist has swindled him out of his life savings. MacGyver tells Pete about Kelly's situation, and the two of them decide that they will get Kelly's money back from the con.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson


  • Richard Romanus

    James Crowe

  • Dana Elcar

    Peter Thornton

  • Al Fann

    Kelly Sutton

  • Pamela Bowen

    Joanne Remmings

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • "Sting" episodes are always strong on charm and cleverness, but light on any measure of credibility.

    By mark_28, Apr 27, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • MacGyver: I don't care what anybody says, Birthdays are important. So when a good friend's turning sixty and I'm returning from another government mission, there isn't a much faster way to get home than to catch a ride on a T-38 Ace Flight. It's a good thing they didn't serve a meal on this flight 'cause my heart was already in my mouth.

    • MacGyver: Kelly, you could've come to me or Pete. Kelly: I don't like going to people with my problems. MacGyver: You don't go to people with your problems. You come to your friends. Kelly: Well, you don't always remember that.

    • Joanne: Hi, Joanne Remmings. MacGyver: MacGyver. Joanne: Oh, I heard about you! You're the guy that does the whatcha-ma-call-its, you know MacGyverisms, turns one thing into another. MacGyver: MacGyverisms?

    • MacGyver: Little dirt never hurt anybody.

    • Joanne: What're we gonna do? MacGyver: Give me a couple of bobby pins. Joanne: Bobby pins? Sure. MacGyver: Yeah. Great. Let me borrow this, and, uh, a couple of buttons. Make it three. Joanne: Another MacGyverism! Oh... MacGyver: And let me borrow your glasses, please. Joanne: They're yours. MacGyver: Yeah, thanks. Joanne: So what do we do now? MacGyver: (letting down her hair, opening up her blouse) You just did it.

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    Notes (2)

    • There are various references to cons such as found in the movie The Sting. Dana Elcar played FBI Agent Polk in the movie.

    • The German episode title is "Der betrogene Betrüger", meaning "The Swindled Swindler". The Finnish episode title is "Tuplakupla", meaning "Double-Bubble". The Italian episode title is "Giocato due volte", meaning "Twice Played".

    Trivia (1)

    • When Kelly gets shot, some blood is in the center of his chest as the shot fades for commercial break. When the scene fades back from break, he has a lot more blood on his chest.

    Allusions (1)

    • The ending, with the team driving away in a van after a successful con while the camera does a 360° lateral rotation, references the ending of many episodes of Mission: Impossible which ended in the same manner.

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