Season 5 Episode 3

The Black Corsage

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 02, 1989 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Deegan has an operator trace an "open line", but since Pete hung up the phone, this would not be possible.

  • Quotes

    • MacGyver: What do files have to do with this?
      Frank: I can't tell you that. Who's the girl?
      MacGyver: Can't tell you that.
      Frank: Glad we understand each other.

    • Frank: "Frog," that's his name? Frog? Toad frog, what kind of frog? You name a dog "Frog"?

    • Waitress: Help you, handsome?
      MacGyver: Yeah, I'm looking for a girl.
      Waitress: Must be my lucky day.

  • Notes

    • This episode was originally supposed to feature Jesse Colton, but when Richard Lawson was unavailable, the role of Frank Colton was created rather than recasting Jesse.

    • The German episode title is "Die schwarze Perle", meaning "The Black Pearl". The Finnish episode title is "Musta jalokivi", meaning "Black Jewel". The French episode title is "Les perles de Cléopâtre", meaning "Cleopatra's Pearls". The Italian episode title is "La perla del corsaro", meaning "The Pirate's Pearl".

  • Allusions