When Pete shows Charlie and MacGyver the location of the Victoria to Typhoon Harry, the silhouette of the storm is more reminiscent of a tornado rather than a tropical cyclone.
When moving from the balcony to his apartment's interior, MacGyver's shirt changes color.
MacGyver: Sure is great to start off a sunny day thinking about the people you like most. My pal Susan, for instance. She's my landlady, the building maintenance person - and the only human being who's figured out how to keep me organized. So, how do I repay her? A twenty-first century breakfast, of course. I wonder how she likes her eggs.
Susan: I think I'll hang loose over here in the past. Might be safer.
MacGyver: Okay, Susan, this is the future. Or, part of it anyway.
Pete: Mac, I need your help.
MacGyver: Last time you said that to me, I ended up in Washington, wearing a pin-striped suit and a necktie.
MacGyver: I had this contract with Pete Thornton's outfit that says I take only those jobs I wanna take. Now, you'd think I'd say "no" once in a while. Especially when Pete wants to put me in the middle of the ocean to babysit a bomb.
MacGyver: Pick a number between one and ten, quick!
MacGyver: Close, but wrong; I go first.
MacGyver: It's not technology, it's… art.
Pete: Art?! MacGyver, it's a damn bomb!
MacGyver: You just lack artistic taste.
Atkins: The search party found another one. In the auxiliary power room.
MacGyver: You got two neon signs?
Charlie: Pick a number, Mac.
MacGyver: Oh, no. We played that game already.
Charlie: I guess that means it's my turn to go first.
MacGyver: Just hold a steady course, and think positive thoughts.
Carol: Tell me, Mr. MacGyver. Would you want to know that a very good possibility exists that you could die a violent death some time during the next three hours?
MacGyver: Yes, Ma'am, I would.
Charlie: You're a wonder, a true wonder.
MacGyver: Just survival, Charlie.
Charlie: Ignore him. He has this irrepressible paternal instinct toward me.
MacGyver: Hey Pete, don't forget you and I have got a little golf match as soon as this is job is over.
Pete: Yeah right, and I'm gonna spot you a stroke a hole, buddy!
(Mac and Charlie are getting ready to defuse the bombs)
MacGyver: Charlie, remember the routine in 'nam: By the numbers. Slow and easy. And we'll live forever.
MacGyver: Charlie, you got a screw loose, you know that?!
Charlie: (nonchalantly) So what else is new?
The German episode title is "Wenn Bomben ticken", meaning "When Bombs Tick". The Italian episode title is "A pochi secondi dalla fine", meaning "A Few Seconds from the End".