MacGyver: Alexander Shannon? Name's MacGyver.
MacGyver: Proud of it.
MacGyver: You're going to have to help me on this. I need a bunch of plastic. Something like, uh, garbage bags. Heavy-duty kind.
Alexander: Heavy-duty garbage bags?
MacGyver: Yeah. And this bamboo scaffolding. About a hundred feet should do this.
Alexander: Can we discuss this?
MacGyver: No. You don't want to know.
Alexander: Oh, my god, I just figured out what you're doing. You know what I think? I think you're crazy.
MacGyver: Give me a few hours, you'll know for sure.
Alexander: It flies! It really flies!
MacGyver: (surprised) Of course!
MacGyver: Well, why would this Von Leer be so interested in... whatever it is you're looking for?
Zoe: It's kind of complicated.
MacGyver: Zoe, everything about you is complicated. Try me.
MacGyver: Pete, you wanna tap into some of your other agents for the next month or two? I'm about to take a very long nap.
The creation of a functional bamboo ultra-lite as demonstrated here was "busted" in the "MacGyver Special" episode of Mythbusters.
The end credits include a Special Thanks to Riane Eisler of the Center for Partnership Studies.
Asked to help find the Holy Grail, MacGyver responds, "Indiana Jones already did that. I saw the movie," referring to Steven Spielberg's 1989 film, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.