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Posted on 25 February 2007 - 06:13 PM                                    
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Every week I will be posting a new topic titled "Episode Discussion". In this we will discuss an episode, what we liked about it, what we didn't like, etc.


Episode 130 – The Coltons

MacGyver’s bounty hunter friends, the Coltons, are hired to find a young woman who is the only witness to a gangland slaying in Chinatown.



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Okay- here we go. I've been waiting to see what would happen when we got to this episode.
I'm going to probably be the outlier here, but I really enjoyed "The Coltons" episode of MacGyver.
Now before I go much further, let's keep a few things in mind. "The Coltons" was intended to be a pilot for a new spin-off series from MacGyver, presumably entitled "The Coltons". For this reason, the point of the episode was to highlight The Colton family comprised of Mama Colton, Jesse Colton, Frank Colton, Billy Colton and Frog (the Dog) Colton! biggrin.gif
So yes, MacGyver only shows up in the prologue and epilogue of this episode. It was run as an episode of MacGyver and still counts as an episode of MacGyver. It just focuses on MacGyver's friends- a family of bounty hunters who have their own unorthodox methods of getting results.
It was definitely great to have MacGyver in there in a separate adventure to kick things off. And whatever you want to argue on plausibility, the MacGyverism was still cool because it was funny watching Mac and Frank getting the dog to get them the acid- and it's factually correct that acid can eat through rope (amongst other things wink.gif )
And I think the dynamics of the family made for great fun. Jesse and Frank are techincally the only bounty hunters- as Billy is supposed to be going to college. But he struggles with that issue throughout the episode, trying to prove his mettle as a bounty hunter. And Della Reese is great as Mama Colton watching over them all.
Frank and Jesse are also really funny because you have something of the classic "good cop/bad cop" formula. Frank tries to be nice and accomodating while Jesse comes off like The Punisher- shoot first and ask questions later.
Don't know if they're exactly MacGyverisms, but the Coltons have a few tricks of their own in capturing the bad guys. The scene where Jesse shoots down the light fixture was great. And Frank and Jesse also manage to escape from being tied up and hanging from the ceiling.
When it's all wrapped up, you have MacGyver finding out that all three of the guys (and the dog- I love Frog! happy.gif ) are planning to be in the bounty hunting business- with Mama managing things (and Billy perhaps on a part time level- while still going to school.)
This was cool to finally see this episode as it's a culmination of casting efforts that never came together until then. If you remember, Richard Lawson first showed up as Jesse Colton in the 4th. season episode "Ma Dalton". Then later on, when Jesse Colton was scheduled to reappear in an episode- Richard Lawson wasn't available so instead Cleavon Little showed up as his brother, Frank Colton, in the 5th. season episode "The Black Corsage". (This is also the episode where the Coltons acquired Frog the dog.) And then Richard Lawson returned as Jesse Colton in the "Second Chance" episode. Then a few episodes later, neither one was available, and so Cuba Gooding, Jr. showed up (again!- in a different role- first time was as Ray Collins in "The Challenge") as their younger brother, Billy Colton in the "Black Rhino" episode. Billy also showed up again in MacGyver's dream in "Serenity".
Then in the 6th. season, Della Reese showed up as Mama Colton in the episode "Squeeze Play".
And then finally, the whole family was together in this 7th. Season episode "The Coltons".
And by the way, we also see MacGyver driving the blue Nomad in this episode.
Unfortunately, Cleavon Little died a year or so after this episode aired- in 1992. sad.gif
If it had been a series, I would have watched. I really enjoyed this episode a lot- I think it had potential. And then we could have had ABC lining up a double block of MacGyver and The Coltons. And I'm sure we could have expected ocassional appearances from MacGyver on there- and possibly Pete, Jack Dalton, Penny Parker- maybe even Nikki Carpenter or someone from the DXS- like Craig Bannister. Who knows? Maybe even an appearance from Murdoc! cool.jpg (which would definitely have to be a special 2 part episode continued from the previous episode of MacGyver!) wink.gif
There were definitely possibilities with this series. It's a shame it never eventuated. So it remains as an interesting MacGyver episode entry- a "What If?" kinda episode... sak.gif duct.gif



 
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Posted on 26 February 2007 - 01:33 AM                                    
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Of course if I had KNOWN beforehand that it was no regular episode when I watched it the first time maybe I would have seen it different. But as it was I was on the lookout for him the whole time and waiting for MacGyver to finally show up and therefore disappointed.




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Posted on 26 February 2007 - 05:03 AM                                    
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It SUCKED.

But of course, that's just my humble opinion biggrin.gif



 
                                                                     
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Posted on 26 February 2007 - 07:56 AM                                    
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I voted OK on this one. I had doubts between Average or OK. I voted OK. The episode would've been better if it had kicked off. A whole new series and MacGyver has a cameo role in it. ohmy.gif And if it had kicked off MacGyver would've definitely showed up throughout the series.

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It was run as an episode of MacGyver and still counts as an episode of MacGyver.

I don't fully agree on this. They should've rewrote and reshoot the episode with MacGyver in it. But that was no longer optional.

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Frank and Jesse are also really funny because you have something of the classic "good cop/bad cop" formula.

I like that formula. biggrin.gif

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And I'm sure we could have expected ocassional appearances from MacGyver on there- and possibly Pete, Jack Dalton, Penny Parker- maybe even Nikki Carpenter or someone from the DXS- like Craig Bannister. Who knows? Maybe even an appearance from Murdoc!  (which would definitely have to be a special 2 part episode continued from the previous episode of MacGyver!) 

Definitely not. That's pushing your luck. MacGyver for ocassional appearances, I can get to that and Pete here and there too but not with everybody else. Didn't you notice that nor Penny nor Murdoc never had any real contact with one of the Coltons. In Serenity they don't have real conversations.
Ma Dalton is exceptional, but who could they know at the time that Jesse Colton would've come back.
So that would make Jack optional but very very doubtful. But there's no way in for Penny Parker or Murdoc.
Nikki Carpenter neither and most certainly not Craig Bannister.
If you start adding those characters in The Colton Family you can better make episodes of MacGyver.

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There were definitely possibilities with this series. It's a shame it never eventuated. So it remains as an interesting MacGyver episode entry- a "What If?" kinda episode...

Sort of, yeah. Imagine that what if The Coltons did kick off and the series lasted let say till have way the 90's, more than four seasons is out of the questions I'm sure, that it lasted till 1995 or 1996. I'm sure that MacGyver would've showed up here and there even after the series was finished and the movies were made.



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I'm with Sheepy. But I don't know exactly how bad it sucked because I fell asleep when MacGyver left the screen and didn't come to until the very end when MacGyver's voice woke me out of my bored stupor. I wanted to like it really, but it was just a little trying too hard...Maybe if the show had continued I would have given it more of a chance. wacko.gif



 
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I was prepared to not like this eppy... but I wound up loving it. The Colton brothers are a riot, and Mama Colton is great. And Frog makes it even more fun. I love how Frog (and then Billy) has a way of showing up just in time to help Jesse and Frank. It was really funny to watch Frank and Jesse being "good mama's boys" when necessary, when you know full well they're unorthodox, hardened bounty hunters.

I do agree that it would have been better if the series had actually kicked off, but hey, such is life.



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Two of the actors sure got ahead in life.
Cuba Gooding Jr and Richard Gant shows up in plenty of movies.
Cuba Gooding Jr showed up in an important role in Judgment Night, Instinct, Rat Race and a cameo role in Pear Harbor.
Richard Gant in Mr. Bean The Movie and Rocky V.
Richard Lawson... in Pandora's Clock with Rick himself.
Cleavon Little in Mel Brooks' Western Blazing Saddles in the 70's.
Della Reese in another series... can't think of the name though it has something to do with Angels. Angels from Heaven or something. She probably has a lot of movies or made for tv-movies on her name as well.



I think the poison that was used was applied to this knife, passed to the mutton when it was cut and then activated by the wine. - MacGyver.
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It's better to be a little sad than to be fake content.

 
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You're thinking of "Touched By An Angel"

Della Reese also was in a TV-movie called "You Must Remember This" back in 1992 that I remember enjoying...

She also had a memorable role as Mrs. Baracus- mother of Bosco "B.A." Baracus on The A-Team!!! biggrin.gif



 
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I can't give this ep a rating because there isn't enough MacGyver in it to compare to a MacGyver episode, and I haven't seen enough of the Coltons to rate it on that merit, either.

That said...

The opening with Frog and the sulphuric acid was so utterly preposterous as to induce eye rolling... if it wasn't so dang funny! "FROG!" laugh.gif

I rather like the Coltons, but I doubt I would have watched a series with them. Then again, I like Della Reese (so good on 'Touched By An Angel), so who knows?

To me, this is one of those eps I'll watch just because the DVD is in the player, I've watched the other three eps on the disc, and I can't be bothered to get up to change to another disc.

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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 2 March 2007 - 05:39 PM)
Two of the actors sure got ahead in life.
Cuba Gooding Jr and Richard Gant shows up in plenty of movies.
Cuba Gooding Jr showed up in an important role in Judgment Night, Instinct, Rat Race and a cameo role in Pear Harbor.

Not to mention a totally insignificant deal in an actor's career called winning the Academy Award (for Jerry Maguire). biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (MacGyver @ 3 March 2007 - 04:43 AM)
You're thinking of "Touched By An Angel"

Della Reese also was in a TV-movie called "You Must Remember This" back in 1992 that I remember enjoying...

She also had a memorable role as Mrs. Baracus- mother of Bosco "B.A." Baracus on The A-Team!!! biggrin.gif

That was what I was talking about.



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I was a little bit dissappointed that MacGyver only showed up at the very beginning and at the end, but it turned out to be not a bad show afterall. Jesse and Frank were entertaining enough to keep me watching, and Frog, too, who also took up a leading role in this episode.

Although I may not be so into 'Coltons the new series' (if there were one) as I am for MacGyver, IMO it's not bad to have new perspective in the show after 6 seasons.



 
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I liked it though I wish it had Mac more.



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This really isn't a bad episode, as long as you're prepared for the fact that it isn't really a Mac episode. It's a lot of fun in its own right, though I got tired of Frog-- he's a little TOO good at understanding things, and the way he saved them at the beginning of the episode was just stupid.

It was interesting seeing Richard Gant in this episode, since I always only knew him as Tommy Gunn's manager in Rocky V (the poor guy gets punched hard at the end of both Rocky V and this episode!)




 
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I don't like Coltons and Mac is in this episode only for a few minutes. It is also stupid how they used that bulletproof vest thing twice. Still, there are worse episodes than this, so I voted average.



 
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Loved the Coltons mother. But i didn't like this one very much, it just seemed things was missing like the Grandson.



 
                                                                     
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Yesterday I was watching The Coltons and I realized that this episode was shot in Vancouver instead California. It appeared the Nomad Car instead the Jeep from the 7th season. I think it was one of th episodes to fill the 7th season.

I think The Coltons had their own tv show.



 
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QUOTE (mazinger @ 5 May 2009 - 09:15 AM)
Yesterday I was watching The Coltons and I realized that this episode was shot in Vancouver instead California. It appeared the Nomad Car instead the Jeep from the 7th season. I think it was one of th episodes to fill the 7th season.

I think The Coltons had their own tv show.

This episode was suppose to be used to launch the Coltons own show, but it never happened.

and yes the Coltons was filmed in Vancouver. It was originally planned as part of season 6.

Read about it here





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wow something I learned i didn't know they would have there own show.

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my only complaint about the coltons is we had an entire episode 1yrd prior devoted to the fact that jesse had fathered a child in thailand named willie. At the end of that episode 15 year old willie returns with jesse to live as father and son presumably to hawaii (as frank says thats where jesse is living in the black corsage)to live with his father jesse. Yet he is never seen or even mentioned again, not even when the brothers who are all now living in LA are gone on assignment in Black rhino or in Squeeze play and mama recruits Macgyvers help. What happened to her now 16 year old grandson?



 
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Here's an interesting fact I hadn't picked up on before...

This episode was written by show producer Michael Greenburg. blink.gif

Michael has been RDA's partner in crime for most of his projects since MacGyver. He produced several of RDA's TV movies as well as SG:1 and Legend - and even wrote a couple of SG:1 episodes to boot.




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Not as bad as I thought it might be (having read the comments on here!) but I can understand why this didn't get picked up as a spin-off series.

Frank and Jesse are probably supposed to seem laid back, laconic and in control, but they actually come across as a bit... flat.
Momma, Billy and Frog are all entertaining to watch and have plenty of spark, but the two main bounty hunters just aren't interesting enough to carry the idea.
Also, while I like Frog I suspect that the 'dog saving the day' gag might wear a bit thin after a few episodes...

I voted OK.



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I watched The Coltons just 10 minutes or so and when I realized there's not gonna be MacGyver in this episode, I was very disappointed and skipped to the next episode. I never watched it to the end. I've read about the reasons, why this episode was made, but I still just don't get it!!!



 
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I found couples articles from internet, that The Coltons episode was intended as a pilot for a spin-off starring the Coltons, but ABC decided it would not be aired.



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The Coltons are a nice family, but if I watch MacGyver MacG.gif I expect to see MacGyver MacG.gif , so this is the only episode which is poor to me.

I didn't know about the spin-off idea, so I expected MacGyver to show up any minute and I was disappointed. sad.gif

The few minutes at the beginning are fun laugh.gif , but the rest is only another show, even if not bad.



 
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I think everyone feels that way about the Coltons. I only watch the beginning because it's funny. lol The rest of it isn't all that interesting. No Mac, no interest. XD

Which is funny that anything keeps my attention these days. I have the attention span of a flea. biggrin.gif



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That episode was OK, but it was weird without Mac, but actually while watching it I forgot what TV series I was even watching, because there wasn't Mac biggrin.gif

But it still gave feeling about that spin off, that they should have to show that The Coltons "pilot" as a own series. Not mixed with MacGyver, but I understand that they kind of "know" MacGyver, but would that MacGyver then ever appeared in that Colton series, if it would have got own series...I don't know.



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This episode tries to do what JAG later did with NCIS - a two-part episode of one show served to introduce the cast of the other show. I finally tracked that episode down a few months back, and the big difference between it and "The Coltons" is that it still works as a JAG episode. It's your basic story about Gibbs' team running an investigation, but the investigation revolves around proving Harmon Rabb's guilt or innocence - so even if you don't care about the new show, you still have a reason to watch as a JAG fan.

"The Coltons" would've worked better if they'd either left it as is, but made it the actual pilot of the new show; or left it where it is in Season 7, but still made MacGyver integral to the plot. Personally, I still love the episode and would've loved to watch the show. But it is a bit jarring to see it in the middle of a MacGyver season, and I understand why others weren't as taken by it.



 
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Sometimes I wondered if The Colton's paid off, if RDA would show up as a regular as the Coltons did in MacGyver.



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