MacGyver (1985–1992)
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The Prometheus Syndrome 

There is an arsonist, called Prometheus, loose in MacGyver's neighborhood. Naturally, the Fire Inspector and the police are clueless, and have enlisted MacGyver has to do all the real work to catch the arsonist.

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Pete Thornton (credit only)
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Joe Roswell
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Ralph Boardman
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Earl Stringer
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MacGyver is helping his friend, the head of the Fire Department's Arson Squad, locate an arsonist who calls himself Prometheus. Now his friend's number two has her own ideas which he doesn't think is right. Eventually they find another device Prometheus planted. Mac tries to disarm it but something goes wrong and his friend is killed. His friend's number two is placed in charge of the unit and informs Mac his services are no longer needed. But, after talking to his friend's wife, Mac thinks he knows where to find Prometheus. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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7 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The part of the chief of the Arson department Earl Stringer was played by Randolph Mantooth. Mantooth is most famous for playing the fireman / paramedic John Gage in the TV show Emergency! (1972). See more »

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The shadow of the camera can be seen on the white wall (lower left side of the screen) as Mac walks out of a room at the newspaper office. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mama Lorraine: Here you go, MacGyver. I brought you some batteries, some plums, and some fresh corn. On sale.
MacGyver: Black plums! All right.
Mama Lorraine: Yes, the inside as red as your sweetheart's lips. I need to fatten you up.
MacGyver: Mama, you are obsessed with taking care of the whole world.
Mama Lorraine: I'll tell you a secret. A person who takes care of everybody else don't never end up alone and pitiful and old.
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