MacGyver (full name: Angus MacGyver) is a fictional character (portrayed by Richard Dean Anderson) from the MacGyver television series. MacGyver is a secret agent with exceptional intelligence, and often solves problems by creatively utilizing everyday objects. MacGyver dislikes guns, though he occasionally does use them.
"MacGyver" as a verbEdit
MacGyver is often depicted as creatively solving problems using limited resources, those resources being seemingly mundane objects such as office supplies, tape, etc. This frequent depiction has resulted in a rise of popularity of the term "MacGyvering", where to "MacGyver" something is to find a simple and clever solution to a problem using an everyday or unlikely object. This is contrasted with Rube Goldberg machines, which are complex and problematic.
MacGyver's hair style is a modified mullet that is lightly gelled, and does not come down past the shoulders. The mullet was considered unfashionable at the time MacGyver first aired, but was mostly unquestioned on MacGyver due to his masculinity and dynamic personality.
The following is a list of items that MacGyver typically keeps on his person:
- A Swiss Army knife
- A roll of duct tape, flattened so it would fit in one of his pockets
- Paper clips
- Strike anywhere matches
- A watch