444: Macgyver Gets Lazy

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Macgyver Gets Lazy
At the time of this writing, Wikipedia has a wonderful article titled 'List of problems solved by Macgyver'
Title text: At the time of this writing, Wikipedia has a wonderful article titled 'List of problems solved by Macgyver'

[edit] Explanation

MacGyver was a 80s and early 90s TV character, famed for improvising complex devices in a matter of minutes in order to escape dangerous situations. MacGyver suggests an unusually direct plan—shooting the guard in the head. However, he still manages to describe his plan in a rather 'complex' manner.

It is worth noting that in the show, MacGyver was adamantly against the use of guns and never used one (at least, not for its intended purpose) in the entire run of the series.

The Wikipedia page from the title text redirects to the main MacGyver entry since September 2012. The former content was moved to the episode descriptions. The wikipedia page can still be found in history.

[edit] Transcript

[Outside of a building with a door marked No Entry and a guard standing outside, Cueball and MacGyver are hiding.]
Cueball: Any ideas?
MacGyver: I can use the trigger mechanism of this gun to ignite a small explosive charge, propelling a metal slug into the guard's head.
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Discussion

The wikipedia article mentioned in the comic no longer exists, but an old version of it is still viewable here: List of problems solved by MacGyver 75.186.140.173 23:39, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
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