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MacGyver: Birth Day

MacGyver comes to the aid of a pregnant woman after she discovers that her husband is using a halfway house for convicts as a place to recruit criminals.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: 036
Airdate: Monday February 02nd, 1987

Director: James L. Conway
Writer: Rob Hedden

Guest Stars
Joseph Lambie (1)Joseph Lambie (1)
As Andrew Harryman
Toni KalemToni Kalem
As Elaine Harryman
David L. CrowleyDavid L. Crowley
As Eric (as David Crowley)
Paul DrakePaul Drake
As Mitch

Co-Guest Stars
Bill Henderson (1)Bill Henderson (1)
As Gas Station Clerk
John M. JacksonJohn M. Jackson
As Police Sergeant
Rob GarrisonRob Garrison
As Patrol Officer
Ellen GerkenEllen Gerken
As Paramedic
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


MacGyver is getting up early for a fishing trip and stops to get gas...

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Episode Quotes
MacGyver: There's a pretty simple reason why fishermen get up at the crack of dawn; that's when the fish get up. But even when I'm not going fishing, I like to drive across the city that early in the morning, when there's no one else around. You can really feel the silence. (car zooms past) Most of the time.

MacGyver: Do you know who's following us?
Elaine Harryman: Friends of my husband.
MacGyver: Any reason why?
Elaine Harryman: I'm having a girl, and he wanted a son. Could you step on it, please?

MacGyver: I supposed I could've tested this ramp before I drove over it.
Elaine Harryman: And they talk about woman drivers.

Elaine Harryman: I don't suppose you know anything about delivering a baby? (MacGyver stares) I didn't think so.
MacGyver: I don't think right now is such a good time for that to be happening.
Elaine Harryman: Tell that to this kid.
MacGyver: (whispers to her stomach) Not now!
Elaine Harryman: The contractions just stopped.
MacGyver: Well-behaved kid.

Elaine Harryman: Can't wait to see how you'll get us out of this pit.
MacGyver: Me too.

MacGyver: I think if you try hard enough and make the best of a situation, the situation won't get the best of you.

Elaine Harryman: Are you ever wrong about anything?
MacGyver: Never. Well, once. Maybe twice.
Elaine Harryman: Once is all it takes to ruin your life.

MacGyver: Good thing about boats. Some of the stuff you find on them work just as well on land as they do on sea.

Episode References
* Water release valve to fire stream of water at bad guy, knocking him out
* Fishing rod to throw a sinker and knock a criminal out
* Vinyl sail bag, soaked in water to contain helium, and used to float aloft with signal flags
* Fishing string, strung across a door to pull a motorcycle driver off his bike

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)
Co-Executive ProducerStephen Downing
ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
Co-ProducerStephen Kandel  |  Stephen Kronish
Associate ProducerSteven Milkis
EditorHoward Deane (1)
CastingNan Dutton
Unit Production ManagerRobin Chamberlin
First Assistant DirectorPatrick A. Duffy
Second Assistant DirectorBob Lewis (1)  |  Merri D. Howard
MusicDennis McCarthy (2)
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerRudolph Garcia  |  Anne Winsor
HairstylistJo McCarthy
Make-upTom Ellingwood
Set DecoratorMary Swanson
Location ManagerBud Aronson
Property MasterJames A. Rathbun
Script SupervisorEdle Bakke
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Story EditorJohn J. Sakmar  |  Kerry Lenhart  |  Rob Hedden
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorWilliam Hiney
Sound MixerAlan Bernard
Special EffectsBilly Myatt
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
Second Unit DirectorStephen Sealy
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