Episode 006 – Trumbo’s World
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Posted on 4 December 2007 - 06:25 PM                                    
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I did like that line!

I also agree that flooding them out wouldn't have worked. If you get a few ants crawling on you and biting (as happened to me when I was in Florida in winter of '94), a stream of water from a hose seems to discourage them pretty well. But with that many... I don't know, it just doesn't seem believable.

 
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Posted on 18 March 2008 - 04:43 PM                                    
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An average episode. The whole storyline was hokey. The MacGyverisms were clever, but probably wouldn't work. The fact that they spliced in clips of a film from the 50's shows the quality.

 
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My 8 year old loves this episode, for some crazy reason. She is fascinated by the bugs. I voted ok. I like the character of Trumbo, but I wonder why was he down there--had he always lived there?
I agree that Charlie needing to get closer to the ants in order to photograph them, makes me question the guy's sanity.
And despite my being a happily married woman, I confess that a thirtysoemthing RDA without a shirt on in the opening is a reason to watch.

 
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Posted on 4 June 2008 - 07:25 AM                                    
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i voted excellent. i like the story. i don't like any kind of insects but the ants being freaky is what made the episode interesting for me. also, there's no sappy romance or kissing scenes.

charlie is an idiot. technically speaking, its weak but i forgive them since this was done more than 2 decades ago.

 
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Whomever alluded to it earlier in the post, they're right. The story is called
"Leiningen versus the Ants" and it's by Carl Stephenson 1893-1954.

(sorry, literature teacher here!)
Here's the link if you want to read the story:
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/lvta.html

 
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This isn't quite in my bottom five, but neither is it one of my faves.

 
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In two words I hate ants. But have to say them thar ants were right smart to cut off leaves to float across the water. Was surprised to see Dan Aykaroyd on a MacGyver episode. I just don't like bugs period. But you know it is based on reality. It would have been nice to see Mac go back a year later to see what Trumbo had done with the plantation. I like how Trumbo looked out for the safety of his workers. duct.gif

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Didn't like this one too much, all they could of done was used water to get the ates away.

 
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"And despite my being a happily married woman, I confess that a thirtysoemthing RDA without a shirt on in the opening is a reason to watch."

Couldn't agree more.


I like this one because it is memorable--who could forget that many ants? I'm going to watch this one again. I just got my season 1 DVD's. I watched this online a few weeks ago but didn't notice the bad editing, given my slow network and small viewing screen. I appreciate the information on the background of the story. Very interesting to know where the writers got (or stole) their ideas.

 
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QUOTE (Beachbead @ 23 April 2009 - 08:33 AM)
Didn't like this one too much, all they could of done was used water to get the ates away.

I think within the storyline, using the water had to be a last resort because it meant flooding his land and washing all the crops away.

It also involved blowing up the dam which held the water back, so there was a significant amount o work required in order for that damage to be fixed.




 
                                                                     
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Posted on 2 October 2009 - 08:17 AM                                    
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The actor who played Trumbo is now on this season of Heroes. He looks more like Murdoc in it but I knew I knew him from somewhere and my first thought is to go to MacGyver and sure enough I got to say my famous line: "He was on MacGyver". biggrin.gif

 
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laugh.gif You actually get to say it twice, because he's a recurring actor.. well... he appeared twice anyway.

His second appearance was as Knapp in The Negotiator.

 
                                                                     
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Oh Yeah, That's true. Funny how I never think of it being the same actor since he plays such different parts. Shows how good he is as an actor:)

 
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Yep, the sign of a good actor. smile.gif




 
                                                                     
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Ew ew ew ew ew ew. Nasty, icky ants. blink.gif

 
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I voted excellent!
One of my favorites episodes of the first season!
It is the kind of Mac's story that I loved ( and I love until today)!!! w00t.gif

 
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I missed it the first two times it was on, but now we are repeating the entire series for the third time and I got to see it, but they skipped the opening gambit!!! I'll have to get my DVD's out. Last time I saw the opening gambit for this episode was when I about ten years old!!

Anyway, not a good episode. Mac and Charley in the boat, OMG what a nice fake backdrop that is. Mac with the flamethrower? Gee, could you have made the fire look any more fake?

And what the heck was with that ridiculous head thing he was wearing? He could have been mistaken for a member of the KKK. Plus, the ants could have easily crawled up his legs because he only had pants on and what was stopping them crawling under the hood?

I did laugh at the sound of the ants 'screaming' when they were being washed away.

I can't believe I missed Mac with no shirt on, but even that couldn't have saved this episode.

 
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I love Lucius Trumbo, he wears jodhpurs soo tight (does this look a little gay..., isn't?), but he is handome, mature and varonile.
Why does a plantation owner wear tight jodhpurs in the brazilian jungle?

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Some scenes are taken from The Naked Jungle (1954)

Check this link, watch from 1:16:06 to forward and you see some scenes are copied and acted in MacGyver a bit different way. And the scenes where that water drown the fields, so these are the original tapes from that The Naked Jungle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeOC8-oRDoQ

 
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I agree with the previous posts regarding the technical stuff... the boat ride down the river looks totally fake, and you can definitely see where they've re-used the Naked Jungle Footage. Way before computers were used for color correction... tongue.gif

That said--with my 80's glasses on, I still enjoyed this episode very much. The opening gambit was neat; I couldn't help but giggle at Mac's attitude through it all, it was almost like "just another day in the office..." laugh.gif

I thought I recognized "Charlie" from somewhere, and then a friend of mine reminded me that he's most known as the ambassador from Babylon 5. That's kind of fun. smile.gif I *love* the drawing "he" made of Mac... too bad it wasn't shown from a good angle so you could make a screencap.

I, too, have my doubts that the protective suit would have worked, even though I got the impression that he sealed most of the openings with duct tape. That aside, it must have been rather uncomfortable for the actors with all the ants crawling around on them, even though they were probably of the none aggressive kind! Way before they could add such things digitally. I actually wonder just how they did it--and how many ants that were used, (stock footage aside).

A "Good" rating from me.

 
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QUOTE (NightTinkerer @ 1 August 2012 - 06:13 AM)
I thought I recognized "Charlie" from somewhere, and then a friend of mine reminded me that he's most known as the ambassador from Babylon 5. That's kind of fun. smile.gif

Is that the guy with the funny hair that sticks up kinda like a crown on the back of his head?

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 31 July 2012 - 10:09 PM)
QUOTE (NightTinkerer @ 1 August 2012 - 06:13 AM)
I thought I recognized "Charlie" from somewhere, and then a friend of mine reminded me that he's most known as the ambassador from Babylon 5. That's kind of fun. smile.gif

Is that the guy with the funny hair that sticks up kinda like a crown on the back of his head?

Oh yes, that's the guy. smile.gif

 
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I just watched this ep. I would give it a good rating. The boat scene definitely fake. It is quite obvious they used footage from the naked jungle. The macguyverisms were great and creative.

 
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I just watched this episode again and found out why I'm scared of ants! w00t.gif I don't mind spiders, mice or hights, but ants... Seeing MacGyver's friend Charlie covered with ants creeped me out as a kid, and I didn't like the sight of it now either. I think the episode is good, although I agree that using clips from that movie made it look kind of unreal.

 
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sak.gif liked the fact that Mac was out in the middle of nowhere. The ants were creepy.

 
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Never was a favorite episode of mine, but I have always loved the line about the value of the half-dollar these days. wink.gif

 
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For me this is the worst episode of season 1.

Nothing seems to work properly. It feels very rushed and amateurish.




 
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The "ants" what we see on the Mac's cover suit aren't real ants, you can see closely that those are just some black dots or some dirt what were sprinkled on the suit. Just wondered why the ants didn't moved at all.

 
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And in this Behind the Scenes shot you can see how they had to make the dots a lot bigger than real ants so they could be easily seen on camera. Tricks of the trade me boy-o; tricks of the trade. wink.gif

See more behind the scenes photos in our Behind the Scenes gallery.

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Looks like my kitchen counter top in the mornings. dry.gif


 
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