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ORIGINAL AIRDATE: February 19th, 1986 —
MacGyver and his new friend Penny Parker had better get steppin’ before Stepan gets them!
MISSION: Smuggling a microfilm out of Bulgaria becomes even more complicated when aspiring actress Penny Parker plants the crown jewels of Hanover in MacGyver’s carry-on. A whirlwind chase ensues.
This week’s highlights include:
Here is a link to the Gold Ring Scam we mentioned in the episode. It seems local to Paris.
The most incredible carousel scene that will probably ever be filmed (from Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train.
You can also check here for operating hours of the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round.
Bulgarian lev (Currency)
The lev is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki (стотинки, singular: stotinka, стотинка). In archaic Bulgarian the word “lev” meant “lion”, a word which in the modern language became lăv (IPA: /lɤv/) (in Bulgarian: лъв).
Check out the article on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_lev
Watch S1E16: “Every Time She Smiles” on CBS’s website or check the alternative streamability of this episode here.
Asking gifts back sounds more like revenge to me for things not going as expected than something fair, maybe with the exception of an engagement ring as something too specific to the relationship to have a purpose outside it. It reminds me of that I read in an article of a nephew of the infamous Michael Pearl. While corporal punishment worked as usual to make him compliant, he was obviously not buying into the idea of this child training as well as his mum and stepfather wanted him to, so they shipped him out to live with his biological father. He was not allowed to take with him what his stepfather bought him, making it clear that it was given merely to take it back once they saw something in him they didn’t like, while his mother found nothing wrong with smashing his Nintendo up with a hammer as a punishment despite it was bought by the biological father.
I think Burak had water thrown over him to wake him up from a beating. Putting cold water over him would reduce the effect of the hot one and for prolonged use it would be more practical to apply the heat in localised way. This reminds me of something I saw in a film’s trailer, with a guy saying “rumour has it you keep escaping” (Hungarian dubbed so not exact quote) to another tied to a chair, and the chair’s front legs, together with the man’s bare feet tied to them, are submerged in a bowl of steaming hot water and he screams in agony. I must have been quite young watching it because it took me a minute to work out how that was to keep him from getting away. It really burned in my memory, no pun intended, and I wish I didn’t see it but I wonder what film it was.
I am enjoying reading your updates as you catch up with the show. So glad you are enjoying it!
Hi Patrick, thank you! I started to feel a bit embarrassed about the recent comments section wallpapered with my name! I’m following the show on CBS Action which airs an episode a weekday, hence the frequency.