MacGyver (1985)

12 mistakes in season 1

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The Heist - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: As they drive the car out of the plane with a parachute you can also see someone else (another camera man probably) jump out right behind the car in the same shot. (00:45:30 - 00:46:05)

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Trumbo's World - S1-E6

Factual error: Some factual errors regarding Basques: 1) Basques have not been fighting for ages against France and Spain, and they do not kidnap US citizens. 2) Basques do not look, in any way, like South Americans. 3) Violent Basques are not guys "up on a mountain" with old rifles, but terrorists with modern weapons.

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Flame's End - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Amy and MacGyver are chased around a nuclear reactor just before the bad guy gets nuclear steam on him, you can see a pair of legs in a top row window around where they are walking. Remember the nuclear reactor was hot with radiation so no-one would be wandering around.

Flame's End - S1-E13

Other mistake: MacGyver and Amy get locked up in the nuclear disposal chamber with the sludge coming for them. Amy says "before it reaches this room it will get too hot for us to breathe", but just as MacGyver closes the door after managing to get it open, the sludge pours in. At this point they're breathing just fine and not sweating at all.

The Enemy Within - S1-E15

Character mistake: At the border crossing during the car chase there is a mistyped sign below the window reading "Bunesrepublik Deutschland". it should be "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (00:07:45)

Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: Spencer somehow manages to get shot even though the bad guy never points his gun at her.

The Enemy Within - S1-E15

Factual error: MacGyver and Victoria go back to the location of the science event to think about the incident. MacGyver's friend, Bannister, suffers from a heart attack. MacGyver cuts a microphone cable and binds the cords to a metallic candlestick. MacGyver uses his creation as a some sort of defibrillator. Of course it works and MacGyver saves his friend. The maximum power in the wire is 11-48v DC with the maximum current of 10MA - not enough for giving huge electric shocks.

Friends - S2-E20

MacGyver: For the past seven years I have done nothing but travel around the world getting shot up, locked up, blown up...and all I have to show for it are a couple of empty rolls of duct tape.

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Trivia: MacGyver's first name, which is hardly ever mentioned, is Angus.

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Answer: Late one night, Geoffrey used a covert listening device to overhear David explaining his barricade device to Janet which is how he figured it out.

How do we know Geoffrey really did use a covert listening device? They didn't mention him using one.

There was a scene of him using it when David told Janet about his barricade.

Answer: There was a scene of him going to his room and as soon as David and Janet went into David's room, Geoffrey took the listening device out of hiding and pointed it at David's door enabling him to hear everything.

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