Everybody’s favorite mullet-clad, low-tech handyman MacGyver had two Christmastime adventures during his seven years of showing us how gum can contribute to nuclear reactors and candy bars can stop chemical leaks.
The first was “Phoenix Under Siege,” from season two, which happened during Mac’s espionage-like adventures, and involved Mac taking on terrorists intent on setting off a bomb at the Phoenix Foundation, when all he was trying to do was pick up the hockey tickets he left there (surprise!). It technically aired after Christmas, but the Phoenix Foundation was decorated for the holiday, so, technically…Christmas episode?
The second, final, and only actual Christmas episode was the season five episode “The Madonna,” which happened during his “Social Worker” days, but was a heartfelt story about his past coming back to haunt him, during the time of year that most people are reflecting on things – and people – they miss the most. I highly recommend both episodes, but maybe I’m just biased.
I mean, have you seen the man? He’s gorgeous! Oh, and the episodes are good too!
In two separate holiday season promos (one of which aired during season five), Richard Dean Anderson wished MacGyver loyalists everywhere a Happy Holiday season!
There’s this one, from 1989, where he does the environment right and plants a tree.
I wonder how big the tree is now…
And then there’s this one from 1990 (shot while he was filming the season six MacGyver episode, “The Wasteland”), where he is literally pulled off camera.
Methinks he was enjoying this a little too much!
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE! MacGyver, AWAY!!!
Allison is (obviously) a MacGyver fan, and would love to be equally resourceful at all things impractical but life-saving. However, she is impractically resourceful in her own right – she’s a commercial archivist with hours and hours of commercials from the 1940s through the 2000s in her collection (though she could take or leave the ones from the 2000s – she prefers her commercials with a little more retro-ness to them). When she isn’t trying to save the day with her carefully-crafted words (or oogling over MacGyver) or working in her day job, she can be found in her home on the interwebs, Allison’s Written Words, where she is carefully crafting all kinds of fun articles. She’d love you to visit her, and if you feel so empowered, follow her blog on Facebook. Because your newsfeed isn’t random enough if Allison isn’t in it.
She has every season of MacGyver (including the two post-series movies) in her DVD collection.