I’m a very big fan of Richard Dean Anderson as you might know from reading my posts, and me ranting about Stargate SG1 or Atlantis, and I am very disappointed that people around me don’t get the t-shirt joke. It’s about MacGyver, a show that aired between 1985 and 1992 where using science and his wits, rather than violence, MacGyver could solve almost any problem. The action-adventure format addressed social issues as well, and MacGyver became a role model praised by critics, parents, and teachers alike. MacGyver continues to enjoy tremendous popularity around the world.
The fact that people don’t understand the joke culminated this weekend on St Patricks Day, when I was wearing it, and when someone said “Hey man, cool t-shirt!” I asked: “But do you know who MacGyver is?!” and the reply was “Well, I guess it’s some irish dude… ”
That being said, I’m just sorry that many people missed out MacGyver’s adventures, and the (life) lessons he taught. Forget the joke, that’s nothing… I just know I learned a lot from that character.
And now, a funny clip called “The funniest Stargate SG-1 prank”. Practically Samantha Carter just trashes RD Anderson’s character. I’m always rotfl‘ing when I see it.