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ORIGINAL AIRDATE: November 28th, 1988 —
MacGyver protects an Amish community threatened by eminent domain when a Baby Jessica situation unfolds
MISSION: After a brutal accident, MacGyver is saved by an Amish community whose settlement blocks the construction of a planned interchange. After a few clashes with the construction crew, an emergency forces the teams to work together.
This week’s highlights include:
Spoiler Alert: Maximus has hover powers.
Jessica McClure (Celebrity)
Jessica McClure Morales (born March 26, 1986) became famous at the age of 18 months after falling into a well in her aunt’s backyard in Midland, Texas, on October 14, 1987. Between that day and October 16, rescuers worked nonstop for 58 hours to free her from the eight-inch (20 cm) well casing 22 feet (6.7 m) below the ground. The story gained worldwide attention (leading to some criticism as a media circus), and later became the subject of a 1989 television movie Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure on ABC. As presented in it, a vital part of the rescue was the use of the then relatively new technology of waterjet cutting.
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_McClure.
Watch S4E3: “The Outsiders” on CBS’s website or check the alternative streamability of this episode here.
Sorry for late post but catching up on podcasts.
This was a good one but while listening I had a couple random thoughts
If the well rescue had failed and the kids had fallen 40 feet would they have screamed
And a better response to the ax wielding foreman..
“You shouldn’t chase after 10 year olds with axes
My dad chased after a 10 year old with an axe once…