Season 4 Episode 1

The Secret of Parker House

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 31, 1988 on ABC

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  • Mac and Penny have a Scooby Doo adventure.

    All of the typical Scooby Doo elements are there: Supposedly haunted house? Check. Noises in said haunted house from an unknown source? Check. Creepy supposed villain turns out to be someone who is a bad guy? Check. Real villain turns out to be someone they thought they could trust? Check. The storyline to this episode seems to have been pulled straight from an episode of Scooby Doo. It wouldn't take MacGyver to solve this mystery, only the gang in the Mystery Machine. The upsides to this episode are few, but they are worth mentioning. MacGyver's reconstruction of Aunt Betty's face using putty and pencil erasers was interesting. Teri Hatcher's performance of Penny Parker was the least annoying it has ever been. And Mac's creation of a steam powered torpedo was classic Mac in action. Not top notch MacGyver, but what can one expect from a Halloween special?