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Posted: 29 August 2016 - 08:32 PM                                    
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QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 17 September 2015 - 03:50 AM)
The pilot episode with the chocolate, although it's definitely a multi use Mac tool lol!

I was about 11 when I saw that. For years I thought chocolate bars could stop sulfuric acid.

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QUOTE (Drawz @ 30 August 2016 - 04:32 PM)
QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 17 September 2015 - 03:50 AM)
The pilot episode with the chocolate, although it's definitely a multi use Mac tool lol!

I was about 11 when I saw that. For years I thought chocolate bars could stop sulfuric acid.

It can.

Mythbusters confirmed it o their MacGyver special a few years back.

You'd need bigger bars though.




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I just have a mental picture of Henry Winkler being fed up with being famous for the whole jumping the shark thing, and setting out to put someone on screen doing even more improbable things.

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Ha!! I forgot all about that!!

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One that has always bugged me was in "The 'Hood". Mac was restrained on the torture rack with leather bands around his wrists and ankles that were fastened with snaps. He grabs the metal rod and uses it along with the hand from the skeleton to release the ratchet on the side of the table. Why not just reach across your body with the rod and pry the snaps on the wrist restraint open? So much faster and simpler.

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Chuck Norris wasn't born like most babies , he was created by MacGyver happy.gif

 
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QUOTE (beth @ 22 October 2017 - 08:26 PM)
One that has always bugged me was in "The 'Hood". Mac was restrained on the torture rack with leather bands around his wrists and ankles that were fastened with snaps. He grabs the metal rod and uses it along with the hand from the skeleton to release the ratchet on the side of the table. Why not just reach across your body with the rod and pry the snaps on the wrist restraint open? So much faster and simpler.

He could barely reach it with his other hand so he had to hand to himself. If you want to pry the snaps open he probably had to go underneath the snap with the rod to wriggle it open and I don't think that was possible.

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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QUOTE (Joe SAKic @ 10 July 2016 - 04:34 PM)
I'll vote for the grand finale in Squeeze Play where Mac grooves a fastball to Novis, who inturn nails a line drive straight at the illuminated scoreboard sign, precipitating what can only be described as a 4th of July style fireworks show, and ultimately causing the entire display to crash down just in time to crush the oncoming car, nab the villain, and save the day.  unsure.gif  surprise.gif  laugh.gif

This is the first one that came to mind for me too - was it really plausible to expect a baseball would knock down the sign and stop the car?? hmm.bmp laugh.gif

Also agreed on the Holy Rose - there are some good moments, but they are not my favorite episodes, despite my name... laugh.gif

Another one that bothered me was the exploding paste that didn't work that he put on the floor in the Dent Biker episode. He says something about if it dries enough it should explode when stepped on - but it doesn't, and that's fine. But then a little later they are all standing in the door right on top of it as well - no one was worried it might suddenly work?? blink.gif Especially since the same paste does work to blow up a van a little later.

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The ultralight built during the opening gambit of "Legend of the Holy Rose". It's a neat idea but would never hold up under the FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT. A hang glider or a set of hang gliders would have been more believable.

Don't get me wrong, when I saw this episode for the first time my heart and adrenaline were racing, imagining what it would feel like to try and pull this off, given Mac's and my fear of heights. unsure.gif blink.gif

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