Friday, August 28, 2009

Macgyver..

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I will never forget Monday nights as a kid, because we always crowded around to watch our weekly fix of Macgyver. I mean, that's probably pretty insane that I can even remember which day of the week it was on, in fact I'm pretty sure it was moved to Tuesdays & then to Fridays at some point in it's 7 seasons. Seriously, I was highly addicted to Macgyver! I use to think if I married Macgyver I'd just have to keep things like duct tape, ball point pens, & paperclips on hand, cause surely he'd get us out of any situation we had. There was no way anything could go wrong, right? After all this is the guy who once smuggled someone out of a house with a bit of cleanser, dish soap, and a gas stove.

Think about it, remember the great mouse issue (espidodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6) I had to suffer through while my loving husband was on the mainland (and yes he knows about my absurd Macgyver fetish!)? If Macgyver had been here, he'd have probably built a trap out of duct tape, a ball point pen, and a hairpin. Except, of course, I don't have hairpins, so hopefully one of those new fangled plastic coated paperclips would have done the trick. The point remains though, if there's trouble Macgyver can get you out of it.

In fact, as I recall, there was the year Mom was trying to encourage us all to keep journals. She asked during a Macgyver commercial break if we'd made any entries that day. When the answer was a resounding, "No." We were all chased off to make our entries. I recall writing down the exact concoction that Mac used that night to get him out of his latest escapade, and while I don't remember exactly what the concoction meant I know it involved lots of rice..

So, when Kmart had the ENTIRE BOXED SET of Macgyver episodes on sale last week, I was jumping up and down and squealing like a nerd in the dinning room, much to the great delight of my children, and the extreme concern of my husband. I pointed it out and stated that for the first time in my life I was stating there was something television related that we had to have. Yeah, that was before I caught the price ($195 AUD), talk about being totally deflated!

I'm not giving up though, there's just a few things my boys must be exposed to, and I'm not at all embarrassed to admit that Macgyver is pretty high on the list. He's totally their kinda fellow too, which is way cool 'cause we can be Macgyver fans together, until they realize it's probably not cool to like the same kinda shows their Mom does.

7 comments:

Debbie said...

We love MacGyver too!

Kendra said...

hehe, I found someone posted episodes on You Tube, so we were watching those last night! :D It's a slightly new experience for my poor husband who said, "I think I watched it like once or twice.."

Jane (from aussie h/s) said...

LMAO Kendra - You forgot the chewing gum... it was amazing how often he 'just happened to be chewing it' when he needed it..

I have a friend who is addicted I think she may have some if not all of the episodes I will have to see what we can arrange for you...

HomeGrownKids said...

Count us in! Another MacGyver fan family LOL We've watched Season One so far...but we don't have a lot of time when we're all together nowadays but...Go MacGyver!

April said...

We were always crowded around the TV on Monday nights as well. MacGyver was the coolest guy ever!!!

Angie said...

My boys are enjoying MacGyver thanks to CBS' website. See if this link works. http://www.cbs.com/video/?showname=classics/macgyver&showtype=classics#video
Ang in OKC/USA

Kendra said...

See, I knew I couldn't be the last Macgyver freak left! :D Angie, for whatever reason CBS won't let Aussies view freebies on their website. I find it annoying, but I can watch Mac on YouTube.. I just have to watch each show in 9 minute increments!