February 16th, 2007
Last month "Accordion Guy" Joey deVilla posted a photo of the MacGyver Multitool, aka a paperclip, and links to some pretty funny videos of Saturday Night Live's parody, MacGruber (the guy's a frigging genius!), in which the final piece of the puzzle to stop the explosion is something nobody wants to pick up.
Of course, there are many references to MacGyver on The Simpsons (too many, possibly, for one blog post!). There's:
- the lock of MacGyver's hair
- "Best MacGyver ever"
- the one where Jay Sherman tells the Bouvier sisters that MacGyver's gay, and suffers the consequences
Last but not least, the episode in which MacGyver plays an important role in the plot. We even get to listen in on an episode of MacGyver, watched by the sisters and Sideshow Bob.
Man: Thank you, Senor MacGyver. You've saved our village.
MacGyver: Don't thank me. Thank the moon's gravitational pull.
Selma: That MacGyver's a genius.
Sideshow Bob: First of all, he's not a genius. He's an actor. And second, he's not much of an actor.
Selma: [refusing to believe] You're lying! You're lying!
Sideshow Bob: No, Selma.
[puts on an absurd smile]
That was a well-plotted piece of nonclaptrap that never made me want to retch.
Later, when Selma came crying to the house of the Simpson family, and Marge was trying to get them to make up, this exchange:
Sideshow Bob: Selma, I don't know what to say...
Selma: Just tell me you like MacGyver.
Sideshow Bob: Very well, I... I... [breaks down]
I can't do it! Even that car chase seemed tacked-on!