Season 2 Episode 14

Birth Day

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 1987 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • MacGyver uses his spare tire at the gas station to replace his flat, but as he drives off, a fully-drivable spare is still mounted on the back of his Jeep.

    • When MacGyver and Elaine are first entering the shipyard, MacGyver's left tail light is out. Later on in the episode, both tail lights are working again.

  • Quotes

    • Elaine: I don't suppose you know anything about delivering a baby? (MacGyver stares in horror) I didn't think so.
      MacGyver: I don't think right now is such a good time for that to be happening.
      Elaine: Tell that to this kid.
      MacGyver: (whispers to her stomach) Not now!
      Elaine: The contractions just stopped.
      MacGyver: Well-behaved kid.

    • Elaine: Can't wait to see how you'll get us out of this pit.
      MacGyver: Me, too.

    • Elaine: Are you ever wrong about anything?
      MacGyver: Never. Well, once. Maybe twice.
      Elaine: Once is all it takes to ruin your life.

    • MacGyver: Good thing about boats. Some of the stuff you find on them work just as well on land as they do on sea.

    • MacGyver: Do you know who's following us?
      Elaine: Friends of my husband.
      MacGyver: Any reason why?
      Elaine: I'm having a girl, and he wanted a son. Could you step on it, please?!

    • MacGyver: There's a pretty simple reason why fishermen get up at the crack of dawn; that's when the fish get up. But even when I'm not going fishing I like to drive across the city that early in the morning, when there's no one else around. You can really feel the silence. (Corvette zooms past) Most of the time.

    • MacGyver: I think if you try hard enough and make the best of a situation, the situation won't get the best of you.

    • (after the Jeep falls off the ramp)
      MacGyver: I supposed I could've tested this ramp before I drove over it.
      Elaine: And they talk about woman drivers.

  • Notes

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