Aargh...It never ends..

From: Andrew Strouse <kittstr_at_access-4-free.com>
Date: Sun Feb 22 21:59:15 2004

I guess you're right, I liked the early days better. When he would add a
neat story and explain what he was doing in the voice over. Towards the
end, it was getting fairly bad, but there are still loyal viewers. As for
the dynamite, that was episode 8, "Hellfire". He was trying to cap an
oil-well fire. They needed the nitroglycerin from the dynamite to make a
bomb to stop the fire. One drops the bomb in the middle of the fire,
causing an explosion, which sucks up all the oxygen and the fire goes out.
You are right however, that he probably could have come up with a better
home made explosive, and they wouldn't have needed to get the dynamite out
of the shed. My life is still pretty boring, so I can still watch these
shows without too much cringing.

Andrew Strouse
( kittstr_at_access-4-free.com )

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Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: Aargh...It never ends..

> On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Andrew Strouse wrote:
> > Sellam wrote:
> > > (I'm amazed that there are fan pages for this show.)
> >
> > Why's that? I've got every episode and the 2 movies on VCD. Taped them
> > USA and TV Land. He did use a car battery charger and 2 half dollars to
> > weld up a piston on an irrigation pump in episode 6, "Trumbo's World".
> > no, he didn't have a welding mask :-)
> Why? Because in the past month I happened to catch snippets of two
> different episodes and found them to be so mortally cheesy as to wonder
> how it ever made it into the 3rd, 4th, or even 5th and 6th season, and
> what I ever saw in them.
> But that's what happens to any good show. It starts to go downhill after
> a while.
> When I was watching it back in the day, I remember MacGyver explaining
> everything he was doing in a voiceover, which was very educational. In
> the episodes I saw, he was just doing stupid things like trying to remove
> fifty year old dynamite from a hundred year old shed and trying now to
> fall through the floor boards and thus set off the dynamite. Why didn't
> he do something MacGyver-like, such as finding some nearby plants with the
> right neurtralizing elements and concoct a substance that he could then
> spray onto the dynamite using a spray bottle that he manufactured out of a
> bicycle inner tube? That's what the OLD MacGyver I remember would've
> done.
> I forget why they needed to remove the dynamite in the first place. In
> fact, there really was no reason to remove the dynamite, other than to add
> a lame cliff-hanger scene to the show.
> Anyway, it's probably better that I don't try to catch any more episodes
> of MacGyver. I guess my life now is so much more exciting than it used to
> be that MacGyver now seems lame in comparison.
> --
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