062 - Rock the Cradle
  Reply to this topic Start new topic Start Poll
 
How did you rate this episode?
user posted image [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
user posted image [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
user posted image [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
user posted image [ 4 ]  [22.22%]
user posted image [ 14 ]  [77.78%]
Total Votes: 18
Guests cannot vote 
Track this topic | Email this topic | Print this topic
MacGyverOnline
Posted on 8 November 2006 - 04:47 PM                                    
Quote Post


Administrator
*********

Posts: 9,329
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



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 62 - Rock the Cradle

A baby gets left in Jack Daltons airplane hanger with a note claiming the baby is Jacks... and thousands of dollars of counterfeit money.



Join the MacGyver Online Network

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacNymph
Posted on 8 November 2006 - 08:51 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 3,348
Joined: 3 Jul 2005
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: Climber

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Rock The Cradle (today)
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



How did you rate this episode?
Poor [ 0 ] [0.00%]
Average [ 0 ] [0.00%]
OK [ 0 ] [0.00%]
Good [ 7 ] [53.85%]
Excellent [ 6 ] [46.15%]
Total Votes: 13



QUOTE (rockatteer @ Nov 6 2005, 07:38 am)
 
Another great season 3 episode, I can watch over and over and never get tired of the interation between mac and jack.


QUOTE (MacGyver @ Nov 6 2005, 07:46 am)
 
"Rock the Cradle"- another great episode with MacGyver, Pete and Jack!!! I love it for that reason alone- there is definitely always great interaction between Mac and Jack and even more so when Pete is there too. And I really liked seeing Jack, Pete and MacGyver all trying to take care of a baby. That was really funny- like MacGyver's version of "Three Men and a Baby". (I wouldn't be surprised if that was part of the inspiration for this episode- both came out in 1987!)

And one of MacGyver's coolest MacGyverisms here had to be building that great baby playpen out of hockey sticks! And Jack Dalton built a plane in MacGyver's living room!


QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Nov 6 2005, 09:03 am)
 
I voted good. Not great not excellent but enjoyable. 


QUOTE (MacGirl @ Nov 6 2005, 09:26 am)
 
I voted good, too. Not a top-notch ep, but fun. Loved the humor... it did remind me very much of Three Men and a Baby. And because Jack was involved, you just knew there was more to the story... no ep involving Jack was ever simple, but it was always funny. Oh, yeah... I liked the makeshift crib too. Only Mac would think to use hockey sticks and a goal net! 


QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Nov 6 2005, 10:11 pm)
 
Just look at the scene when they have to change the baby in Pete's office. 


QUOTE (MacGirl @ Nov 7 2005, 09:20 am)
 
Perfect example!!



QUOTE (Lothithil @ Mar 7 2006, 11:58 am)
 
I love this ep! Seeing Mac taking care of a baby is so cute! He (and Jack) are so clueless! LOL!

Some very sweet moments when Mac and Jack ask questions about happiness, and a ROTF moment when Jack asks Mac to marry him!

"It doesn't look like me, does it?"

"Him, Jack... not it! HIM! And as a matter of fact, with a little mustache, a twitching eye, and a forked tongue, there's a strong resemblance!" [paraphrased] 


QUOTE (MacsChick @ Mar 7 2006, 03:19 pm)
 
Yeah, this one is hilarious! I like it when Pete says, "What's that ripping sound?" Ductape! MacGyver and Jack's confused expressions are priceless! laugh.gif I also like the ending, when Mac is playing "hockey" on his kitchen counter with the kid. Does anyone else ever notice how the kid looks up at MacGyver when he makes the cheering noises and they freeze that as the final frame? It doesn't get much cuter than that. That baby liked to stare at him, anyway, maybe because he's attractive. It's proven that babies stare longer at attractive faces than non-attractive faces. wink.gif It's also proven that us girls stare longer at RDA than at other people on the show!

Jack (referring to the clock MacGyver places inside the teddy bear): "Mac, this isn't a puppy! (paraphrased) I thought that was cute and funny, too! happy.gif 



QUOTE (rockatteer @ Mar 7 2006, 04:48 pm)
 

QUOTE

That baby liked to stare at him, anyway, maybe because he's attractive. It's proven that babies stare longer at attractive faces than non-attractive faces

How do they determine attractiveness when its relative to the viewer?


The kid also pays perticular attention to Jack when he's reading the story to him.



QUOTE (Sheepy @ Mar 7 2006, 09:35 pm)
 
I love the way they created the cradle, out of some hockey sticks and a net or somekind.
I loved it!
And yeah, the way Mac treated the little fellow was downright adorable.


QUOTE (Amy @ Mar 8 2006, 01:21 am)
 
QUOTE

The kid also pays perticular attention to Jack when he's reading the story to him.


laugh.gif

So what, eggzactly, are you saying about Jack?

QUOTE (Amy @ Mar 8 2006, 01:23 am)
 
I love this episode! So many funny moments! laugh.gif And I can't think of anything to say that someone else hasn't said...so I won't!


QUOTE (MacsChick @ Mar 8 2006, 02:46 pm)
 
I think the baby was paying attention to Jack because he was so enthusiastic while telling the story, and the baby was entertained by his silliness.


QUOTE (Sheepy @ Apr 3 2006, 09:29 pm)
 
I still think the airplane part sucked, though harhar.gif 


QUOTE (Toni @ Apr 4 2006, 08:02 am)
 
I liked this episode becuase of 2 points
1 - because it was a Jack & Mac episode and 2 - it showed the maternal side of both Jack & Mac.

They were so sweet with the baby.



~ MacNymph ~

Sometimes the uncontrollable urge to mess with people outweighs the millstone of humility.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverOnline
Posted on 12 July 2007 - 06:23 PM                                    
Quote Post


Administrator
*********

Posts: 9,329
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



I love the scene where baby poops

Jack: "Can't we just hose him down"

MacGyver pauses for consideration: "no."

He actually considered it!! roller.gif



Join the MacGyver Online Network

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Macs_fan
Posted on 25 September 2007 - 09:37 AM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 31
Joined: 6 May 2007
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 4
Episode:Macgyver's Women
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Rock I dont think he considered it..I think he was just being sarcastic. Anyway, remember the "hanger" line?

Mac: You know this house is not child-proof!
Jack: Well you're the one who wanted to play host.. "You're hanger's too drafty"
remember?



 
PMEmail PosterYahoo                                                                     
Top
Liz1976
Posted on 24 August 2008 - 03:00 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Operative
******

Posts: 1,170
Joined: 1 Jun 2008
Gender:  Female
Country: United States
SAK owned: Unsure:red

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:The Widowmaker
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black leather
House:  House boat



My favorite part is Jack reading The Little Engine That Could to the baby. biggrin.gif



"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

1 Timothy 2:5 NIV version of the Bible

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Betamac
Posted on 17 October 2008 - 11:30 AM                                    
Quote Post


Challengers Volunteer
*

Posts: 25
Joined: 27 May 2008
Gender:   ---
Country: Spain
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black leather
House:  House boat



And my favorite is the part when the bad guys in masks get to the hangar and Mac tells them they don't know where she is. I think RDA's expression in that particular scene is totally different from smiles in all other episodes.

Also Mac considering being a father... some day... does not fit in well with the character. Perhaps that's why it was only at the end of the series we learn about SAM.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
androgyny
Posted on 18 October 2008 - 08:43 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Member
**

Posts: 82
Joined: 2 May 2008
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 13 July 2007 - 10:38 AM)
I love the scene where baby poops

Jack: "Can't we just hose him down"

MacGyver pauses for consideration: "no."

He actually considered it!! roller.gif

biggrin.gif I thought so too!

I think I'l be watching this episode again just to see Mac interact with the baby. I love the scene at the end where he's trying to teach the baby hockey.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Beachbead
Posted on 27 April 2009 - 11:37 AM                                    
Quote Post


Unregistered




Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



aww MacGyver and Jack takeing care of a baby.



 
                                                                     
Top
aatgmac
Posted on 7 May 2009 - 08:28 AM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 88
Joined: 7 Mar 2009
Gender:  Female
Country:
SAK owned: Minichamp

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I like this episode, especially with Pete lecturing Mac and Jack about taking care of a baby, very funny. I LOVE the end scene, so cute!



-Every Action has an equal and opposite reaction

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
SMeeceymouse
Posted on 30 May 2009 - 05:14 AM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Member
******

Posts: 850
Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



I thought the end was cute, when Mac and Pete "play hockey" with the baby. I also felt bad for Jack because he thought the little one was his.

Using duct tape to put on a diaper, and Pete telling his secretary that they needed diapers and pins. Shows even back in the day MacGyver was thinking about the environment.

Just an all around cute episode. happy_dance.gif roller.gif



 
PM                                                                     
Top
SMeeceymouse
Posted on 2 June 2009 - 01:44 PM                                    
Quote Post


Retired Member
******

Posts: 850
Joined: 14 Nov 2008
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Has anyone noticed that the babies mother's name was Katie? hmm.bmp I guess the producers of MacGyver liked the name Kate or Katie.



 
PM                                                                     
Top
Makedde
Posted on 15 May 2011 - 08:14 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 353
Joined: 5 Mar 2011
Gender:  Female
Country: Aussieland
SAK owned: Spartan

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Hell Week
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Just wondering about the twins who played baby 'Jack'. Malcolm and Fraser Fairweather. I googled them and it seems that twins, Malcolm and Fraser Fairweather are rugby players in Britain - quite good ones, too.

I wonder if its a coincidence?

......................

I love the part when Jack is begging Mac to get involved in his new scheme. Mac says no and goes upstairs and Jack says he might have to stay with Mac a bit longer..Mac comes stomping down the stairs all ready to help Jack. laugh.gif



"You may not believe this, but there have been times when I've had a lot more fun in the back seat of a car." - MacGyver (Golden Triangle)

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverOnline
Posted on 15 May 2011 - 11:26 PM                                    
Quote Post


Administrator
*********

Posts: 9,329
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



QUOTE (Makedde @ 16 May 2011 - 05:17 PM)
it seems that twins, Malcolm and Fraser Fairweather are rugby players in Britain - quite good ones, too.

I wonder if its a coincidence?

How do you mean?





Join the MacGyver Online Network

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Makedde
Posted on 16 May 2011 - 12:38 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 353
Joined: 5 Mar 2011
Gender:  Female
Country: Aussieland
SAK owned: Spartan

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Hell Week
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 16 May 2011 - 07:29 PM)
QUOTE (Makedde @ 16 May 2011 - 05:17 PM)
it seems that twins, Malcolm and Fraser Fairweather are rugby players in Britain - quite good ones, too.

I wonder if its a coincidence?

How do you mean?


Here

Scroll down to the article called 'Fraser Valley wins U20 title in a blustery battle on the Rock'. There is mention of them. Now, as the episode was filmed in 1988 and the article printed in 2007, that would mean they'd be at least 21 years old - assuming they were a year old when the show was filmed. It could fit.

Interesting all the same!



"You may not believe this, but there have been times when I've had a lot more fun in the back seat of a car." - MacGyver (Golden Triangle)

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacsLegacyLiveForever
Posted on 19 October 2011 - 03:32 AM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 74
Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Gender:  Female
Country: Minnesota, USA
SAK owned: Spartan

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Eagles, Passages
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Oh I love this episdoe! happy.gif Mac & Jack taking care of a baby! lol laugh.gif

Sooo cute episode and I love the end! biggrin.gif happy.gif biggrin.gif happy.gif

The Future of United States Hockey Team! Yeah! happy_dance.gif



"I guess the way you look at the world depends on where you are. From up here it looked like a pretty nice place."

"When I was a kid, my grandfather used to say to me that ... a fellow's life wasn't worth mentioning if he hadn't shared it with some folks along the way."

"Goodbye, Grandpa."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
KiwiTek
Posted on 29 September 2012 - 03:06 PM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 4,092
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:  Male
Country: NZ
SAK owned: Tinker

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Runners
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



This doesn't seem to have been mentioned here yet..

Has anyone seen the movie 3 Men and a Baby? Do you think this episode might have been inspired by that movie?




MDDHosting - Professional Wed Hosting Solutions

 
PM                                                                     
Top
Jediferret
Posted on 30 September 2012 - 04:52 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Special Agent
********

Posts: 3,483
Joined: 19 Sep 2012
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: Spartan

Favorites
Season: season 4
Episode:Deadly Dreams
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black leather
House:  House boat



It's been forever since I've seen that movie. XD But yeah, I can see where they may have gotten the idea from it.

Man, I love this episode. That diaper scene in Pete's office is my favorite in the entire series. XD If I'm having a bad day, that scene instantly puts me in a good mood because it's just... so funny! Who diapers a baby using duct tape? MacGyver. LOL!



"Walk in love. Walk in service. And you will walk in honor." (Good Knight MacGyver)
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Albert Einstein
"What are ferrets made of? Happiness."

Twitter ~ Twitch ~ YouTube

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Traveller
Posted on 30 September 2012 - 06:03 AM                                    
Quote Post


Phoenix Operative
******

Posts: 808
Joined: 25 Dec 2009
Gender:   ---
Country: Somewhere else
SAK owned: Explorer

Favorites
Season: season 6
Episode:Trail of Tears
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



'Three Men and a Baby' was inspired by another movie. In fact, it is the remake of the Frenche hit movie 'Trois hommes et un couffin'. Which means 'Three Men and a cradle.'
And guess who directed 'Three Men..'? None other than Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
NightTinkerer
Posted on 8 November 2012 - 06:56 PM                                    
Quote Post


Special Forces Agent
***

Posts: 154
Joined: 25 Jul 2012
Gender:  Female
Country: A non-US island
SAK owned: Multifaceted

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:Bitter Harvest
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black leather
House:  House boat



I really, really enjoyed this episode!

There's a perfect mix of drama and humor. The scene where Mac's fixing the landing gear but loses his grip because of the hydraulics fluid and has to parachute down (which probably was the safest choice anyway, considering he was hanging under the plane! tongue.gif) is hysterically funny. The scenes where the mother felt she had to leave her child behind were heartbreaking, and then we had some good suspense when the bad guys were trying to locate the plates...

But of course, the very core of the episode was the interaction between Mac, Jack, Pete and the baby boy. It's remarkable that the baby performed so well! Of course, they probably had to do lots and lots of takes, but still... the end result is amazing. smile.gif
I *did* have "Three men and a Baby" in the back of my head, watching this episode... I saw the French original *and* the American version shortly after their original release, and found them both amusing, (though the original is better...).

There is something very amusing with having a couple bachelors taking care of a baby. Usually confident men getting awkward and fumbling... It's been done on film a couple times, but I don't actually mind. The baby *does* indeed look a little bit like Jack... wink.gif

The diaper changing scene in Pete's office (and the previous scene, where Jack suggest they should hose the baby down and Mac says no, after some consideration) sent me into fits of laughter. I also loved Jack reading "The little Engine"... and the cradle Mac created was truly ingenious. Mostly hockey gear, and some rope and cushions--brilliant! biggrin.gif

"Marry me?" That line... I just about *died* roller.gif

I think this is my second best Dalton episode to be honest, "Jack of Lies" being my absolute favorite. But, this one is still an "Excellent."



 
PM                                                                     
Top
RadiantRose
Posted on 24 January 2017 - 03:09 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 286
Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Gender:   ---
Country: UK
SAK owned: lots of blades

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Negotiator; Endangered
Vehicle: Truck
Jacket:  ---
House:  House boat



QUOTE (NightTinkerer @ 8 November 2012 - 06:56 PM)
"Marry me?" That line... I just about *died* roller.gif


And thus a whole lot of fan fiction was born ... probably. I wouldn't know. whistle.gif



"They have no idea how well they cast this."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
RadiantRose
Posted on 24 January 2017 - 05:08 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 286
Joined: 30 Aug 2016
Gender:   ---
Country: UK
SAK owned: lots of blades

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:Negotiator; Endangered
Vehicle: Truck
Jacket:  ---
House:  House boat



sad.gif I am now sad at the thought that Panama may never have received the promised Porta-Potties.



"They have no idea how well they cast this."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
AmigaDeVenezuela
Posted on 8 July 2018 - 06:34 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 71
Joined: 29 Jun 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: United States
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 2
Episode:Partners and Friends
Vehicle: Nomad
Jacket:  Blue snow/outdoors
House:  House boat



The look on Jack Jr's face when Mac passed him to Jack. Poor kid looked like he was going to cry. The baby wanted to stay with Mac.
sad.gif

At the end Mac and Pete setting a hockey goal on the counter for the baby. Future of amateur hockey!😁 hockey2.gif



"He always used to say, 'There are no great things to be accomplished in? this life, just small things done with great love.'" Rachel, remembering Father Jim

"Primitive working conditions. Lowsy hours. Monster workload. No pay. What a deal!"-MacGyver Slow Death about the clinic for Hassan's people.

"...but our lives aren't just measured in years. They're measured in the lives of people we touch around us." Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
AmigaDeVenezuela
Posted on 8 July 2018 - 06:40 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 71
Joined: 29 Jun 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: United States
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 2
Episode:Partners and Friends
Vehicle: Nomad
Jacket:  Blue snow/outdoors
House:  House boat



QUOTE (Liz1976 @ 24 August 2008 - 03:00 PM)
My favorite part is Jack reading The Little Engine That Could to the baby. biggrin.gif

Yes. Epic storytelling!! I like Jack's version of The Little Engine That Could. If Jack ever actually acquired a train engine it would be like the one he described!!😁😁



"He always used to say, 'There are no great things to be accomplished in? this life, just small things done with great love.'" Rachel, remembering Father Jim

"Primitive working conditions. Lowsy hours. Monster workload. No pay. What a deal!"-MacGyver Slow Death about the clinic for Hassan's people.

"...but our lives aren't just measured in years. They're measured in the lives of people we touch around us." Peeta Mellark in Catching Fire.

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Myrtle Groggins
Posted on 25 May 2024 - 03:31 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 78
Joined: 9 Nov 2015
Gender:  Female
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: season 2
Episode:Birth Day, Soft Touch
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  ---
House:  Second Loft



I watched this last night and I didn't like MacGyver's dismissiveness towards Jack's struggles here. Like we know the production liked their dynamic from season 2 and like I agree broadly in a character/writing sense. But I still feel they went too far here and/or it doesn't age well looking back on the 1980s. I think they noticed some version of that too at the time and toned that dynamic down a bit or went in a slightly different direction with Jack.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
 0 Members:
     

 Topic Options Reply to this topic Fast Reply Start new topicStart Poll