Harry's will leaves a vintage station wagon in MacGyver's possession. However, a bunch of crooks express great interest in finding the car, believing a priceless diamond pendant to be hidden inside.



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Pete Thornton (credit only)
Soup Patron
Biff Arnold
Police Officer
Sister Robin
Big Mama
Bill Cody


MacGyver's grandfather Harry has passed away. In his will, he says that the thing he has left to MacGyver is in a certain garage. The attorney has a problem: he can't find MacGyver's first name in the will. MacGyver tells him it's because HE DOESN'T HAVE ONE. Although Harry used to call him Bud. Meanwhile, an old man named Cody, who knew Harry, is released from prison - what are the odds, eh? Outside, a biker chick called Big Mama and his man called Dent have been waiting for Cody's release. They don't alert him to their present, but start following Cody. But someone is following them in a black car with darkened windows. MacGyver arrives at the garage and is given a riddle. And an old car. Cody arrives at another garage, hoping to find the car there, but it has been moved to the garage where MacGyver is. Big Mama drops Dent at the "wrong" garage to interrogate the owner in order to find what Cody was looking for and then she follows Cody. The black car follows her. MacGyver has just ... Written by Toni Tapola, Finland

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5 November 1990 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Secretary: [heard answering phone] Wilton Newberry, attorney at law. Hold for a moment, please. You may go in now, Mr. MacGyver.
MacGyver: Mr. Newberry? Hi. My name's MacGyver...
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It's A MacGyver, MacGyver, MacGyver, MacGyver World
11 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

An all-star cast in pursuit of money! Kind of take-off of Mad World, this one relied more on brief appearances from the guest stars, many of whom I don't recall, and it's been over 25 years since I saw it.

Marion Ross was a nun and the money-in-question was stolen and being chased after by bad guys Wendy O. Williams and Dick Butkus. Williams had this 'character' bit where she would blow her hair out of her face while she held a gun on someone.

It seems I remember Henry Gibson and Abe Vigoda, possibly Henry Winkler's cameo, but I can't recall as what.

Lyle Alzado, can't recall what he did.

This was before I had so much internet access to online sites to track down Mad World on VHS and then DVD, as well as it airing so often on cable channels and the like, so this had to do for me back then.

It was fun to watch, as was many of these money chase episodes of shows like, such as the Dukes of Hazard episode guest-starring Loretta Lynn, or the What's Happening episode.

Essentially the only episode of MacGyver I ever watched, to tell the truth.

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