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MacGyver: The Golden Triangle

MacGyver becomes involved with a drug lord in Burma when he is mistaken for a narcotics agent while recovering a canister filled with a deadly chemical.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 003
Airdate: Sunday October 06th, 1985



  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
George Cheung
As General Narai (as George Kee Cheung)
Recurring
Clyde Kusatsu
As Anek
Recurring
Keye Luke
As Prasert
Recurring
Joan Chen
As Lin
Benjamin Lum
As Truang
Bryan Jeffrey Price
As Chan (as Byran Price)

Co-Guest Stars
Angus Duncan
As The General
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver

Recap

MacGyver sneaks over the wall of an auto junkyard to watch two men pick up a briefcase containing stolen Pentagon missile codes. The two men pay off the thief and MacGyver draws their attention by knocking over some tires. He then uses a crane magnet to grab the briefcase, drop it nearby, and then grab it. MacGyver runs through the autos while the three men come after him. He evades two of them but the third one knocks him out. MacGyver wakes up inside of a junked car that is dropped into a compactor. He manages to get out through the rear seat and pry open the trunk just in time, then emerges on the side of the compactor opposite the men. MacGyver then gets into a forklift and picks up the car, then leaves it suspended in mid-air while he calls the authorities...

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Episode Notes
Opening gambit directed by Donald Petrie, written by Terry Nation. Main Episode directed by Paul Stanley, written by Dennis Foley.



Episode Quotes
MacGyver: The thing about a junkyard is, the treasure you find is liable to be something another fellow lost.

MacGyver: Yow, you may find this hard to believe, but there have been times when I've had a lot more fun in the back seat of a car.

(staked out in the sun)
MacGyver: My mom used to make a great broiled chicken. One of my favorites. Funny, I'm starting to feel real sympathetic towards them chickens.

MacGyver: Herpetologists will tell you, everyone has an inner fear of snakes. Including herpetologists.

MacGyver: Now you take your psychologists. They'll tell you when someone thinks they have you all figured out, that's when they're the most vulnerable.

MacGyver: He didn't know an asp from a hole in the ground.



Episode References
MacGyverisms:
* Using a life jacket slowly filling with air as a trigger to pull on a life raft's inflation device via a string. When the life raft inflates, a string attached to that ignites a flare and ignite a weapon cache
* Hollow bamboo pierced with holes, filled with ash and rice alcohol, and buried just below the dirt, then hooked up to a car exhaust to create a smoke screen
* Rifles tied to trees and rigged by wires to a fallen tree blocking a road, so when the tree is moved, the rifles go off and blow out jeep tires
* Steel cable attached to a jeep's winch, then hooked on a helicopter landing skid to force it down



Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerJerry Ludwig  |  Henry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Supervising ProducerStephen Downing
ProducerTerry Nation
Co-ProducerJudy Burns
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
Production DesignerStan Jolley
EditorHoward Brock
CastingPam Polifroni  |  Joanne Koehler
Line ProducerVin Di Bona
Unit Production ManagerDavid Menteer
First Assistant DirectorJerome M. Siegel
Second Assistant DirectorGary Law
MusicMichael Melvoin  |  Randy Edelman
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia
HairstylistLynn Del Kail
Make-upDee Manges
Set DecoratorBonnie Dermer
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorMaria Cady
Director of PhotographyDonald H. Birnkrant
Stunt CoordinatorBuddy Joe Hooker
Sound MixerDean Hodges
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorStephen Kandel
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Administrative SupervisorDelia Circelli
 
Warning: MacGyver season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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