ORIGINAL AIRDATE: October 6th, 1986 —
MacGyver, Pete, Joanne, and their swindled friend Kelly conspire to out-bunco Mr. Bunco himself!
MISSION: When Phoenix Foundation employee Kelly is tricked out of his life savings by a confidence man, MacGyver and Pete set about scamming the money right back.
This week’s highlights include:
Watch Pete lecturing Johnny Hooker in the film that inspired this episode.
Metrication in the United States (Law)
Illegal drugs and controlled substances are often measured in metric quantities. The federal law prohibiting them defines the penalties in metric masses.
In everyday use within its subculture, marijuana is sold using a combination of metric and American customary units. At small scales the basic unit is the gram (or fractions thereof), but for larger orders fractions of ounces and pounds are used generally starting at ⅛ ounce, which is often defined in turn as 3.5 grams and referred to simply as “an eighth.” The term “kilo” is used quite commonly by those in law enforcement to describe the amount of drugs (in kilograms) seized during a drug bust. A kilo of illegal drugs (in particular cocaine) is often referred to by the slang term “key”.
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_the_United_States