Col. Phelps: When you pulled him out of bed in the middle of the night for this, I wondered if he really knew what he was getting in to.
Pete: He knew the same things all of us knew. I didn't hold anything back from him.
Col. Phelps: Why him, Pete? Why MacGyver?
Pete: Because he has the scientific knowledge and knows how to move fast through rough country. Aside from that he's the best person I know to deal with... whatever it is he's going to deal with out there. And he volunteered. Wouldn't have it any other way.
Dr. Millhouse: It was essential to my work, Pete.
Pete: But you had no clearance! But as usual, Dr. Millhouse knows best, right? The same stunt you pulled with that Dutch elm tree disease two years ago. Haven't you learned anything since then?
Dr. Millhouse: Yes. I've learned that progress will not wait for a bunch of bureaucrats to get off their duffs to make a decision.
Pete: MacGyver, this is Dr. Millhouse.
Dr. Millhouse: Dragon Lady, as I'm sure you've been told.
Dr. Millhouse: I suppose you think I'm a crackpot, too.
MacGyver: No, I think you're a dedicated scientist - who's gone too far.
MacGyver: For what it's worth, the things you're trying to do… I think they're good things.
Dr. Millhouse: Thank you. But I've decided to go into a different direction. I'm going to develop an organism that eats red tape.
* A satellite antenna to boost a portable camera signal
* Rubber tubing to extend a Bunsen burner and melt sealing compound, then a cylinder of freon gas removed from a freezer to freeze the material and lock it
* An isolation door transformer to boost an elevator's manual lift override