Season 2 Episode 4

The Wish Child

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 1986 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • MacGyver: I remember the age when it was cool to be bad. Dumb age.

    • MacGyver: I used to love museums when I was a kid. You never knew what you'd find inside. I liked mysteries... back then.

    • MacGyver: Old Minnesota wisdom: If you don't want to be touched look downright untouchable.

    • MacGyver: Nice quiet neighborhood, but not as loud as the ringing in my ears. I had no idea how I got here. Or even where here was but I had definitely run into some party animals. (smells a small parcel) It's funny, gun powder smells the same no matter how you write it. I was sitting on a pile of fireworks and some joker's outside playing shake, rattle and roll. I'd had enough of this party. It was definitely time to leave. (picks up a box of fireworks) So I figured a small directional explosive would make a door. Hopefully without blowing up the whole box. Anyway it'd just be a matter of seconds before light became a match and I'd either blow out... or up.

    • MacGyver: I grew up in Northern Minnesota, and I remember snow drifts that would bury whole parking lots, icicles longer than a hockey stick, and being stuck with three layers of clothing. My favorite, though, was when they announced "Exposed Flesh Warnings" on the radio to prevent frostbite. When I came to California, I found out it's really a small world. They had Exposed Flesh Warnings, too, called "Beach Parties". The type of party that did away with frostbite, did away with most of the clothing, too. But, the beach isn't the only place for a party, and I had some friends who really knew how to party down.

  • Notes

    • The Finnish episode title is "Ihmelapsi", meaning "Prodigy". The French episode title is "L'enfant désiré", meaning "Wanted Child". The Italian episode title is "Il figlio del cielo", meaning "The Son of Heaven".

    • Though credited, Dana Elcar does not appear in this episode.

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