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MacGyver's First Name...Spoiler


It's Angus. Betcha didn't know that.

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Glad you mentioned that. The other day I was on the CBS site and was happy to find all the episodes of season 7. They're not listed in order and I clicked on a title I didn't remember. As it turned out, it was the finale and I only recognized it as such when his name was mentioned -- one of those "Ah-ha" moments.

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That's one ugly name. Just remove the g and you know what you what's left.

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stace

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Great show but dumb first name!

Jesus NEVER existed! He is Judeo Christian MYTH!

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I saw an article years ago which called him Stace MacGyver, but according to IMDB, his son lets it slip during an episode that his name is actually Angus. Go figure.

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In the pilot he was Stace in the credits but never mentioned on air. We discovered that Angus was a family name in the episode where he dreamed he went back to King Arthur's court.

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Yes it is revealed in the season 7 two part episode Good Knight MacGyver.

At the beginning of the episode MacGyver bumps his head and finds himself in medieval times. In part two he eventually winds up in a castle where he reveals a message his ancestor wrote on a wall for his son. MacGyver says that he and the son have the same first name so when the message is revealed the name is Angus.

I like the first name because it goes with his last name and gives it more of a Celtic feel to it.

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If my first name was Angus I might want people to call me by my last name.

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I had a copy of the pilot script. It was originally Stace.

I refuse to be outwitted by a 2-dimensional character in a cheap romantic thriller!

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Ah! Thanks, Catherine. Nice to know I wasn't just imagining things.

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You're welcome. I never saw what was wrong with Stace, and I know enough people at the Celtic games named Angus that it doesn't make me blink, so I was waiting for something really deserving the "oh my gawd, that's your name?!" reaction that everyone always had.

I refuse to be outwitted by a 2-dimensional character in a cheap romantic thriller!

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Actually I did know that. I watched this as a kid in the 80s and the only information I retained into adulthood was his first name, Jack, Murdoc, and duct tape and paper clips can create anything.

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It's no secret now considering that the new show uses it all the time.

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