Have You Ever Heard This Song Richard Dean Anderson Composed for a “MacGyver” Episode?

Guess what?  You’re going to hear it, as well as see copious amounts of Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver. :-)

You’re welcome.

Love At First Sight…

I first started watching MacGyver in the early spring of 2009, while on a seasonal layoff from my job at the time. The first episode I saw was season three’s “The Negotiator,” The episode involved a planned building site for a marina, Mac researching the wildlife in the area to prove that the project is not a good idea, and a beautiful woman hired to persuade Mac to change his mind, by any means necessary.

I can guarantee there are plenty of women out there who would have tried #3.

Facebook, circa 1988.

I’m not exactly sure if it was great “first episode ever” material, but I bought the season one boxed set pretty soon thereafter. Does that give you an idea of how much I liked it?

And at least it wasn’t the last episode ever made. I’ve made that mistake before…

Anyway…

He’s Got Mad Guitar Skills!

There was a scene in the episode where the “Negotiator,” Deborah, has bugged his house. As she listens to his going-abouts, she is entering information about him into her computer. And it is during this time that we hear him break out his guitar. Because we’ve never seen him do this before so…no time like the present?

Uploaded by Mary-Kate

But this, of course, is a little preview of what is to come later…

An 80s movie-style montage, complete with romance music!

In this case, it is a different arrangement of this same song, which I later found out is called “Eau d’Leo.” The song has the distinction of being composed by Richard Dean Anderson, thus adding another facet to the man I fell in love with from this very first watching.

Ok, well, I fell in love with this Everyman of a character he played, but still, love.

Ladies and gents, sit back, relax, and let the Adult Contemporary smoothness take you away!

Uploaded by MacGyver Online

But Wait, There’s More…

Because well enough means more clips of Mac for your viewing pleasure, You Tube user kitfu choong made this lovely video possible. It is a montage of clips from other MacGyver episodes, and I’d like to think it is the perfect way to close this article out.

Let’s see if New MacGyver can do anything quite like this.*

*Allison likes New MacGyver. But she prefers Original MacGyver.

Allison L. Venezio
Follow Me!!!

Allison L. Venezio

Secretary/Blogger-Writer at Allison's Written Words and Retroist
Allison is a Secretary by day, a writer/blogger by night (and during lunch breaks and in the mornings before work), a nostalgia geek (and a geek in general), worshipper of Thor (and Chris Hemsworth), and honorary Avenger (she has a pin, so it is official).She collects Itty Bittys and Funko Pops, loves anything that takes her back to childhood, and has confessed her love for Kenny Loggins.Oh, and she listens to Chicago...alot.If any of this piques your interest, she'd love for you to visit her personal blog, Allison's Written Words, where she talks about alot of the same stuff she talks about here, and more!

She can be found at allisonveneziowrites.com.You can follow her blog on Facebook (facebook.com/allisonswrittenwords) and on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.
Allison L. Venezio
Follow Me!!!

Subscribe to the Retroist Newsletter

* indicates required