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MacGyver: Twice Stung

When MacGyver and Pete discover that an old friend has been swindled by a con artist, they prepare a con of their own to get the money back.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 027
Airdate: Monday October 06th, 1986



  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Richard Romanus
As James Crowe
Recurring
Al Fann
As Kelly Sutton
Pamela Bowen
As Joanne Remmings
Rex Ryon
As Carl

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Francis Kelly
As Cop (as Michael F. Kelly)
Recurring
Joe Bonny
As Man
Julie Moran
As USAF Pilot
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar
As Peter Thornton

Recap

MacGyver heads back from a mission a day early, taking a USAF jet so he can be back in time for a surprise 60th birthday party for his friend Kelly Sutton. MacGyver arrives at the Phoenix Foundation and walks into the surprise party that Pete has planned. As they set up, Pete wonders where Kelly is. He's unaware that Kelly is at home and has the gas turned on. Kelly continues drinking heavily and considers photo of his children. Pete tries to call him but Kelly ignores the ring. MacGyver notices that Kelly has left him his favorite pool cue. Figuring something is wrong, MacGyver goes to Kelly's apartment and smells gas. Kelly has passed out from the gas. MacGyver uses a fire hose and an elevator to get the door open and turns off the gas. He gets Kelly to the window for fresh air. They go back to MacGyver's apartment and Kelly initially refuses to discuss the matter. He finally admits he's broke and figured his insurance would have paid off enough to pay his kids' college bills. Kelly explains that he invested the money in land development and was ripped off, but warns that the guy is dangerous. MacGyver insists on getting the con artist's name...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: I don't care what anybody says, Birthdays are important. So when a good friend's turning sixty and I'm returning from another government mission, there isn't a much faster way to get home than to catch a ride on a T-38 Ace Flight. It's a good thing they didn't serve a meal on this flight 'cause my heart was already in my mouth.

MacGyver: Kelly, you could've come to me or Pete.
Kelly Sutton: I don't like going to people with my problems.
MacGyver: You don't go to people with your problems. You come to your friends.
Kelly Sutton: Well, you don't always remember that.

Joanne Remmings: Hi, Joanne Remmings.
MacGyver: MacGyver.
Joanne Remmings: Oh, I heard about you! You're the guy that does the whatcha-ma-call-it's, you know MacGyverisms, turns one thing into another.
MacGyver: MacGyverisms?

Joanne Remmings: What're we gonna do?
MacGyver: Give me a couple of bobby pins.
Joanne Remmings: Bobby pins? Sure.
MacGyver: Yeah. Great. Let me borrow this, and, uh, a couple of buttons. Make it three.
Joanne Remmings: Another MacGyverism! Oh...
MacGyver: And let me borrow your glasses, please.
Joanne Remmings: They're yours.
MacGyver: Yeah, thanks.
Joanne Remmings: So what do we do now?
MacGyver: (opening her blouse a bit) You just did it.

Pete: Mac, help me pick up this money, will ya? I wanna get it back to the Foundation vault.
Kelly Sutton: You mean all this money is real? But you said it was fake.
MacGyver: I didn't want you to get nervous.
Pete: Are you telling me you let this man carry around three hundred thousand dollars in cash and he thought it was fake money?
MacGyver: I didn't want to affect his performance.



Episode References
MacGyverisms:
* Fire hose attached to a descending elevator and a doorknob, to rip a door open
* A letter opener on two matchbooks, as a tripwire fuse to connect a battery to photography floodlights to blind the bad guys
* Piece of paper to hold a jail cell door open



Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Co-Executive ProducerStephen Downing
Supervising ProducerBill Froehlich  |  Mark Lisson
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
EditorHoward Deane (1)
CastingNan Dutton
Unit Production ManagerVictor Hsu
First Assistant DirectorRobin Chamberlin
Second Assistant DirectorMerri D. Howard  |  Gary Law
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia  |  Thomas Welsh  |  Anne Winsor
HairstylistJo McCarthy
Make-upBron Roylance
Set DecoratorMary Swanson
Location ManagerLisa Shuart-white
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn J. Sakmar  |  Kerry Lenhart
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorWilliam Hiney
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorStephen Kronish  |  Brian Lane
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
 
Warning: MacGyver season 2 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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