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MacGyver: Honest Abe

MacGyver picks up a friend's father at the airport but soon finds himself embroiled in a terrorist plot to steal a high-tech helicopter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x1
Production Number: 129
Airdate: Monday September 16th, 1991

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Guest Stars
Lance LeGault
As Elliott
Time Winters
As Marcel Perigot
Shelley Berman
As Abe Sherman
David Naughton
As LaManna
Ben Stein
As Major Sneed
Michael Tucci
As Philip Sherman (as Michael B. Tucci)

Co-Guest Stars
Dan Eisenstein
As Jeffrey (Jeffrey Sherman)
David Trim
As Duke Luke
Max Lazar
As Fritz (as Lazar)
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Angus MacGyver


Security guard Abe Sherman breaks into an office at Harding Aeronautics' airfield hangar using a stolen security card and removes a set of blueprints for the stealth helicopter stored there. He then goes out and uses an access card to get into the helicopter. He replaces the fire extinguisher inside the helicopter with a fake one he's been provided with and then flies away with it as the security teams run to investigate. The head of security, Elliott, tells his men LaManna and Major Sneed, not to fire for fear they'll damage the chopper. They quickly figure that their new temp security guard, Sherman, stole it, and call the tower to track it...

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Episode Notes
The series moved to Los Angeles for its final season.

Episode Quotes
MacGyver: You mind telling me what's going on?
Abe Sherman: Those guys were shooting at us.
MacGyver: I know that!

Abe Sherman: You know all those subversive publications that say the CIA financed Perigot and put him in power?
MacGyver: Yeah.
Abe Sherman: It's true. I spearheaded the whole operation.
MacGyver: Great. Iran-Contra, Noriega, now this. Tell me something, is there anybody you guys didn't finance?
Abe Sherman: The Democrats.

Marcel Perigot: Who are you?
Major Sneed: Major Sneed.
Marcel Perigot: Sneeze?
Major Sneed: Sneed.

Marcel Perigot: Well, mon ami, you must pay. By the power invested in me by... moi, I sentence both of you to hang by your neck until long after you're dead, until vultures pluck your eyeballs out.

Major Sneed: I don't like this, Mr. President. MacGyver's an environmentalist. You can't trust those people.

Episode References
* A flashlight to trigger a laser computer sensor
* A string coated in candle wax to make a fuse
* A billows to spray alcohol out through a keyhole into a cloud, and then ignite it with a fuse to cause an explosion
* The metal hoop to draw sparks to light a bundle of cobwebs on fire and set off a fuse

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLee David Zlotoff
Executive ProducerHenry Winkler  |  John Rich (1)  |  Stephen Downing
Supervising ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)
ProducerRobert Frederick  |  John B. Moranville
Co-ProducerJohn Sheppard
Associate ProducerSara Thornberg
Production DesignerRex Raglan
EditorPeter Basinski
CastingMark Tillman
First Assistant DirectorJerry Fleck
Second Assistant DirectorTomaz Remec
MusicWilliam Ross
Music EditorSteve Danforth
Costume DesignerDanielle Veber-Feller  |  Joyce Unruh
HairstylistVivian McAteer
Location ManagerMichael Jarvis
Property MasterDean Wilson  |  James A. Rathbun
Script SupervisorRay Quiroz
Production CoordinatorRosie Dean
Supervising Sound EditorThierry J. Couturier
Stunt CoordinatorVince Deadrick, Jr.
Art DirectorRobert J. Bacon
Creative ConsultantRick Mittleman
Coordinating ProducerThomas R. Polizzi
Sound MixerJames LaRue
Special EffectsHenry Millar (1)
Costume SupervisorThomas Welsh
Main Title ThemeRandy Edelman
CostumerRobert Moore, Jr.
Casting AssociateRussell Gray (1)
Executive Story ConsultantBrad Radnitz
Warning: MacGyver season 7 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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