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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

Guest Stars
Richard RomanusRichard Romanus
As James Crowe
Al FannAl Fann
As Kelly Sutton
Al FannAl Fann
As Kelly Sutton
Pamela BowenPamela Bowen
As Joanne Remmings
Rex RyonRex Ryon
As Carl

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


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?

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
* 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 ProducerJohn Rich (1)
Co-Executive ProducerStephen Downing
Supervising ProducerBill Froehlich  |  Mark Lisson
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
EditorHoward Deane (1)
CastingNan Dutton
Unit Production ManagerVictor Hsu
First Assistant DirectorRobin Chamberlin
Second Assistant DirectorGary Law  |  Merri D. Howard
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia
HairstylistJo McCarthy
Make-upBron Roylance
Set DecoratorMary Swanson
Location ManagerLisa Shuart-white
Property MasterPeter McWade
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorKerry Lenhart  |  John J. Sakmar
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorWilliam Hiney
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Executive Story EditorStephen Kronish  |  Brian Lane
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
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