A photo of crumpled, burnt paper shows it to be perfectly flat.
MacGyver: Archimides said, "Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world."
Deron: Archimides, huh? Sounds like a cool dude, but, uh, who did he play for?
Pete: Now, quite simply, the Mentor Program pinpoints the potential dropout before it's too late, and then assigns two positive role models who take a very active and personal interest in his or her scholastic career.
Fraley: Wouldn't higher fences be a lot cheaper?
MacGyver: Well, not really. The Mentor Program doesn't cost anything.
Pete: Just a little time and a lot of old-fashioned caring.
MacGyver: Sometimes things are hidden under the surface. You just gotta know how to bring 'em out.
Tony: What if I'm not interested?
MacGyver: Than that's your choice. If this is really what you want for yourself, great, that's no crime. But if it isn't, if you wake up thirty years from now and all you are is thirty years older, that is a crime.
The German episode title is "Die Schule des Lebens", meaning "The School of Life". The French episode title is "Le programme mentor". The Italian episode title is "Per un futuro migliore", meaning "For a Better Future".