Season 2 Episode 10

Three For the Road

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1986 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When the Cadillac finally broke down, it stopped against a mound of dirt and weeds. Yet when MacGyver pushes it forward, the mound is not there.

    • When Talbot picks up the trail of the Cadillac, there's a steady stream of oil behind them, and leading ahead to the Cadillac. However, when MacGyver pushes the Cadillac downhill and hops in, there's no sign of oil leakage on the road.

    • The Cadillac that gets struck by gunfire seems to show no evidence of the attack later in the episode.

  • Quotes

    • MacGyver: Rental cars. A lot like playing Hot Potato. And I got burned by an overheated air conditioner.

    • MacGyver: A paper clip can be a wondrous thing. More times than I remember, one of these has gotten me out of a tough spot. I was sure these would be another one of those times. (the fuse blows out) So much for the wondrous paper clip.

    • MacGyver: Well, a good relationship is a lot like a car. You want it to work smoothly, you have to put a lot of work into it and have the right tools.

    • (after seeing the restored car)
      Roberts: There's a scrrrratch!
      MacGyver: (blows hard) Thrrrread!

    • MacGyver: Listen, would you have a ball point pen I could borrow?
      Guy Roberts: Sure. Who would you like me to make it out to?
      MacGyver: Well actually… um, "MacGyver".
      Guy Roberts: (signs his autograph) Well, don't be embarrassed. I get this all the time, you know. Here you are.
      MacGyver: Thank you, sir. Guy, could I borrow that pen again? I might be able to fix the fuel line with it.

    • MacGyver: Sorry about that. My jacket's always tripping people up like that, I've been meaning to have a talk with it!

  • Notes

    • The German episode title is "Mord an einem Cadillac", meaning "Murder of a Cadillac". The French episode title is "Hollywood nous voilà", meaning "Hollywood, Here We Are".

  • Allusions

    • Guy: All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.
      Referencing Shakespeare's As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7, as spoken by Jaques. The full quote is "All the world's a stage / And all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits and their entrances, / And one man in his time plays many parts, / His acts being seven ages." and refers to the seven "ages" of man, from childhood to old age.

    • Guy: If there is any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again.
      Referencing " He's quoting Quaker missionary Stephen Grellet (1773-1855), who is attributed to have spoken these words in The Lamp Vol. XXVI.

    • Guy: Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.
      Referencing Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, Act 2, Scene 2, and referring to Cleopatra herself. The line is spoken by Enobarbus, Anthony's lieutenant, and in full reads: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety: other women cloy / The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry / Where most she satisfies."

    • Guy: Doubt that the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt my love.
      Referencing Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, where Polonius reads a letter from Hamlet to Ophelia.

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