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8. MacGyver Is Actually a Play off McDonald’s

When the show’s creator, Lee David Zlotoff, was creating his family-friendly action hero, he wanted to give the character a masculine name, so he was originally going to call him just “Guy.” It wasn’t until friends poo-poo’d that idea that Zlotoff added the “Mac” as a reference to McDonald’s popularity. “McGuy” however, didn’t work, so the writers tooled the idea until MacGyver was born.


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