When Quail is in the right spot, MacGyver sprays the water and thus gives Quail a large electrical shock. He takes off the button panel of the soda gun, removes the broken valve spindle and inserts a miniature pirate's sword from a plate of olives. Twice Stung 2x03 To break through an apartment door, MacGyver ties a fire hose to the door handle and an elevator handrail, then sends the elevator down. MacGyver creator and author Lee D. He connects everything, and slides the lock out of place. He ties the square into a parachute with the narrow piece and attaches the zipper pull to give it a weight.
MacGyver fixes the broken throttle tensioner with a spring from a ball point pen. Notre équipe d'artisans serait ravie de travailler sur votre nouvelle carte! The viewing head on this microscope is broken and not used. The expansion forces the lock open. Renegade 4x18 To catch an escaping thief during a security lockdown, MacGyver hot-wires an elevator by simply holding his Swiss army knife between two cords in the control box on top of the elevator. The clever solutions MacGyver implemented to seemingly intractable problems—often in life-or-death situations requiring him to improvise complex devices in a matter of minutes—were a major attraction of the show, which was praised for generating interest in the applied sciences, and particularly engineering, as well as providing entertaining story lines.
To help rescue a group of people trapped in a building, he ties a fire hose shut, places it under a girder in the way, and turns on the water. This segment is often written and directed by a different team than the main story of the episode. In order to fake a hand print for electronic scanning, MacGyver spreads a thin layer of plaster dust over the scanner. As a result, Mac and his friends could not be seen and had a safe room to work in. The Enemy Within 1x15 When MacGyver and his friend are trapped in a speeding car with no brake fluid, he jumps onto the hood while they are moving and forces some of the power steering fluid into the brake lines. When the assassins shoot at the mirror, the friend pretends to fall down dead.
When being chased by enemies inside of a building, he takes an emergency fire hose and throws it out a window. He is often suspicious of militaristic attitudes within the government; he sees his Phoenix Foundation employer as an alternative to the more conventional and violent means of law enforcement. A spin-off series, Young MacGyver, was planned in 2003, but only the pilot was made. Gold Rush 4x14 MacGyver plays back an old phonographic record on a black cylinder using a piece of paper and a safety pin that he rips from a Misha brooch. The fuel line has a hole in it, so he cuts out the section with the hole completely.
The first issue was released October 10, 2012 with a new issue released each month ending with issue 5 on February 27, 2013. The Battle of Tommy Giordano 4x11 MacGyver taps the phone line of two criminals in the motel room next to his by first using a bent coat hanger to push his phone's receiving wires over to the other room's junction box, and then rewiring it in order to hear the conversation from the other room. In order to align the runway, MacGyver builds a theodolite, a device used to sight straight lines. He ties the square into a parachute with the narrow piece and attaches the zipper pull to give it a weight. For the 2016 reboot of the same series, see. He threads that through the exhaust pipe, at the end of which he has packed shavings from the aluminum can.
The expansion forces the lock open. While talking, he releases the rope and the water jugs fall on them. The Freon comes from the back of a refrigerator, in a crimped pipe. He makes a loop in the rope and covers the trap door with the rope loop and then a rug. To help bring back memories of a Russian agent he works with, he uses mirrors, a spinning motor, and some cups to somewhat hypnotize her.
Since they run out of time, they finally use the remote-controlled winch to trap the guard with a snare. The powder is stuffed in the glove, the glove has a slit and is inflated with the helium gas. In order to create a distraction to swap the dice at a craps table, MacGyver fastens string and a paper clip to the dress of a woman who is walking nearby. He first soaks the sail bag in water to make its surface less porous, so that it will retain helium gas. Thief of Budapest 1×04 MacGyver uses a board and a bunch of light bulbs to simulate the sound of a tire being blown. He attaches the bucket to a mop and makes it hang out of a closet, drawing the guard's attention.
The acid reacts with the sugars to form elemental carbon and a thick gummy residue. Next, they use extra wires to add loops to the top of the radio antennas to create directional antennas. When trapped in the mansion under constant surveillance, MacGyver plugs in many electronic appliances and makes a rotary dish out of a bowl and a juicer. In February 2008, the science series featured a which tested several of MacGyver's tactics. Family Matter 2x12 MacGyver busts open a steel window covering with some rope and a donkey engine. When the gelatin dissolves in the water, the sodium reacts violently with the water and causes an explosion which blows a hole in the wall.
He routes them under a solid tree branch and ties them together with a thin vine. The commercial ends by showing him purposefully buying an assortment of such things at a department store with his credit card as a tongue-in-cheek explanation for how Mac seems to always have items he needs on hand no matter where he goes. The trick was suggested by a fan of the series. The commercial featured the word MacGyver unfolding like a puzzle with a potato peeler and chopping knife opening out like the blades of a. Overly partisan sources and links to articles on alternative wikis will be removed.