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Rockatteer
Posted on 10 May 2009 - 10:17 AM                                    
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QUOTE (Miasma @ 5 May 2009 - 07:11 AM)
QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 2 May 2009 - 10:36 AM)
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Jack is great.  Overall, I like him better than Mac.

This is Jack Dalton (MacGyver's friend) we're talking about here, not Jack O'Neill right?

EX-ZACTLY!

ok, just seems a bit odd that your a fan of MacGyver, yet like a different character more than MacGyver. hmm.bmp




 
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idea.jpg Agree with you rocky

 
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What can one say about Jack Dalton. I love the way he lies, and Mac always can tell because of his left eye twitching. Jack is a get rich quick scam that never pans out, but is happy with his life being just the way it is. It is a shame they never developed the character of Jack more fully. Would've have made a cut spin off series.
And yes Rocky I know I just repeated my self in a earlier post.
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Maybe Jack is MacGyver's evil twin. MacG.gif

 
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Jack isn't evil, just misguided. The look on his face when he learned that Jack Jr wasn't his nearly broke my heart. You could see the hurt in his eyes. clip.JPG

 
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It broke his heart when he learned that his son wasn't his son, if I learned it wasn't my son I too would be heart broken just like anyone woule. poor Jack.

 
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I love Jack, he's funny. Jack episodes are really great, i love watching 'em! macsak.gif

 
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It's just a shame that Paramount and Lee David Zlotoff never decided to do a series with Jack. I think it would've been fun to see all the trouble Jack gets into while flying. And being a really good guy at heart, he could work himself out of trouble. I mean hanging around Mac for all those years, is bound to rub some MacGyverisms off on Jack. Don't you think? open.gif

 
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I think maybe Jack would get old pretty quick.

He's great in small doses and when there's someone else to even things out, but an hour of Jack Dalton's silliness every week, might be too much of a good thing.


 
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Maybe if he had an ensemble cast who’s job it was to keep him in check.

But I think you’re right Rocky, Jack’s shenanigans are better to pepper a show with… not monopolize one.

 
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 6 June 2009 - 07:23 PM)
I think maybe Jack would get old pretty quick.

He's great in small doses and when there's someone else to even things out, but an hour of Jack Dalton's silliness every week, might be too much of a good thing.

That's true kind of like Murdoc and Penny Parker getting old quick, and people being able to take them in small doses.

 
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Jack reminds me of a good friend who is at your side when you need a good laugh!

 
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QUOTE (HERBALTLADY @ 17 June 2009 - 01:55 PM)
Jack reminds me of a good friend who is at your side when you need a good laugh!

That's why I loved him.
For all his schemes, he & Mac were such good friends.
And he was so funny!
You just never knew what he'd get up to next! biggrin.gif

 
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Interestingly, Bruce McGill played another slightly Jack Dalton-like character in the movie "Live From Baghdad." In that case, he played a real reporter, Peter Arnett, who was with CNN at the time (the movie is an only slightly fictionalized account of the CNN team that was in Bagdad during the '91 Gulf War). As Bruce portrayed him, Peter Arnett reminded me a bit of Jack... a little mischievous, but daring, and a good person to have around in a tight spot.

 
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The episodes with Jack are definitely some of the most memorable. Not a lot of the supporting characters have a chance to really develop alongside Mac because we only see them once or twice and then we get a new one in the next episode. Jack's reocurring character just makes him that much better becuase we get to see different aspects and emotions from him in more than one setting.
I also think they dialogue and the story lines in the Jack episodes are always a lot better just becuase they have that classic running Jack/Mac element that's pretty familiar and everybody loves it.
I still think it's pretty funny how Mac keeps getting sucked into all Jack's wild schemes. You'd think Mac being Mac would learn.....but hey, they make for some of the best episodes! laugh.gif

 
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He is my favorite character,too! I have just watched "Unfinished Business" today and the scenes they are trying to find gold is pure fun laugh.gif
If they will come up with a brand-new movie for this show,I hope Dalton character will be included:)


 
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I seriously met people who despise jack, because he always makes trouble.
But I guess all series need someone like Jack.
Everybody has a Jack in their life, ...sometimes.
And someone has a Murdoc, not me, thank god.

Personally, he does annoys me with his beggings, but it amuses me to see how MacGyver responds, he just can't say no... I've learned to enjoy Jack the way he is like a brother realtionship, they are always there for eachother...except Mac seems to be more there for him tongue.gif

I also like that he's interested in planes, I don't think Jack would be so interesting if he didn't have that planemania.

And yes, I would dare to fly with him......................... (as long as Mac was with me...*coughs*)

 
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I must say that you are waayy braver than I am. I liked Jack but I would NEVER get in a plane with him.

 
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 10 May 2009 - 10:20 AM)
QUOTE (Miasma @ 5 May 2009 - 07:11 AM)
QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 2 May 2009 - 10:36 AM)
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Jack is great.  Overall, I like him better than Mac.

This is Jack Dalton (MacGyver's friend) we're talking about here, not Jack O'Neill right?

EX-ZACTLY!

ok, just seems a bit odd that your a fan of MacGyver, yet like a different character more than MacGyver. hmm.bmp

Not odd at all.
Plenty of people, for example, were fans of the show called "Seinfeld," but Jerry Seinfeld wasn't necessarily their favorite character. On that show, I preferred George Costanza.


 
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I've tried to like Jack, but I don't. There are only a very few moments that I do like him. Like in 'The mask of the wolf', when he is pulling silly faces to stay awake while driving at night, and the way he says 'be nice to papa' when his plane has lost an engine in 'Rock the cradle'. Third funny moment, when Penny is kissing Mac in 'Friends' and Jack is mumbling something like 'ma.. mi.. mo..' .

Bruce McGill is okay as an actor, but the minute he appears in MacGyver, he sucks away the tension. From then on we're supposed to be laughing. Well, like papa Chuck said: 'If I want to laugh I hire a comedian.' It's nice to have a little comic relief now and then, but not whole episodes being spoilt by a 'funny' character. The only exception I can think of is 'On a wing and a prayer', in which Jack hardly gets a chance to do his funny number. And maybe 'Jack in the box'.

I only put up with Jack because Mac does. My fervent wish is that he would punch Jack on the nose just once. But then, how do you hit a kid, right? Aargh!

 
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I loved Jack! He has to be my second-favorite character. I loved how much of a con he was. He got Mac into some hilarious situations. biggrin.gif tongue.gif

 
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I like his character, the only thing I don't like is that he gets into trouble and seems to expect Mac to bail him out of every single scrape.
I think Mac should let him flounder and force him to take responsibility for his actions.
Jack doesn't come across as a very responsible person.

 
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Nope, that's the whole idea.. he's a big kid.... probably not the kind of person you would want piloting your plane either. laugh.gif



 
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QUOTE (Mela_007 @ 3 January 2013 - 08:48 AM)
I am not sure where we would post comments about the actors themselves

In the Backstage forum. wink.gif

 
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QUOTE (Jess @ 2 November 2007 - 08:43 PM)
what do you think is the best gag/prank Jack played on MacGyver?

The best one is the part when Jack stole all his furniture and then Mac comes into Jack's "warehouse" to find Jack waiting for him on the ceiling. Then Jack "falls" to the ground and then Mac tries "save" him. Priceless!!! XD

Mac and Jack seem to have a telepathic relationship just like what Rockatteer said. His opinions are exactly like mine and I couldn't have said it better myself. Even their names rhyme. biggrin.gif

 
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Jack is most definitely one of my favorite characters! biggrin.gif He's like a child who never grew up, but a good friend still. He may have a lot of faults but he's definitely someone I'd like to have watching my back. wink.gif Watching my back? Sure! Playing pranks with? Why not! Piloting my plane? No way, Jose. tongue.gif
Jack gets an excellent from me!!! happy.gif

 
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You know I'd a actually be crazy enough to fly with him. I don't know if I've already said that… laugh.gif

 
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I would fly with him! Not being told where you are going is part of the adventure. Then again not being told until you are over a large ocean what the "plan" was.
I always like a fun journey!

 
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sak.gif There truly an Odd Couple, I always liked the onscreen humor between the two. Mac always falls for Jack's scams, even though he knows better.

 
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