Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1985 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In the pilot episode, MacGyver's aversion to using guns isn't yet established. When the Mongolian soldiers open fire on him, he returns fire with an assault rifle before handing off the gun to the rescued prisoner.

    • Milk chocolate stops a sulfuric acid leak. This MacGyverism has been confirmed to work by the Mythbusters.

  • Quotes

    • Colson: The only way to get down to the first level is through the elevator, and we can't even open the doors up here. The whole shaft is protected by laser.
      MacGyver: Infra-red or gas discharge?
      Colson: Gas. CO2, 10,000 watts.
      MacGyver: You take your elevator shafts pretty seriously.

    • MacGyver: The bag's not for what I take, Colson - it's for what I find along the way.

    • Gantner: They calculate the chances of anyone getting through to Marlow and Stubens is... well, it's not great.
      MacGyver: Well, give me "not great" on a scale of one to ten.
      Gantner: Minus three.

    • Barbara: I'd kiss you, MacGyver, but I've got this cold.
      MacGyver: So what's a little cold between friends, huh?

    • Barbara: Don't tell me you know how to make a bomb out of a stick of chewing gum?
      MacGyver: Why, you got some?

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