Guys, I think this is incorrect. Why is that even saying March 23 1980? Is there any indication to that date? Any dates mentioned in the episode? Because that would also mean Mac met Pete on his birthday? A best friend and an arch-nemesis as a birthday present?
Wasn't that supposed to be March 2 1980? The airdate of the episode is March 2 1987? And it was the seventh anniversary. I think that makes more sense.
But what does deserve a mention is that Bushmaster was aired on March 23.
Though maybe not exactly something to place it on the timeline because it wouldn't make sense. This would fit more in the trivia section because this would probably mean that Bushmaster was aired on the moment Friends was being filmed. So if Mac wasn't kidnapped to his birthday party and stayed home watching some television the odds were very great that he would see himself on his latest adventure on television while zapping.
Interesting though that this is the case. The resignation letter reads March 23 1987. So we can say it was filmed that day and that about two weeks later on April 6, it was being aired. So the episodes were really brand new and hot from the truck when aired.
And if you look at those airdates interesting how mostly an episode was aired weekly, sometimes every two weeks and as I saw just now every three weeks. There are like three weeks in between between Friends and D.O.A. MacGyver. How could you guys even keep track in those days?
But back to the meeting date. I don't think Mac met Pete and Murdoc on his birthday in 1980. Because it wouldn't have been seven years than. If it was Partners was set like three weeks into the future. Nice way to celebrate one though but no, I don't buy it.