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Old 14 July 2015, 04:39 AM
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Today's Question: In the category of better television inventions, MacGuyver or the A-Team?
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Old 14 July 2015, 04:59 AM
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A-Team

MacGuyver's stuff was too normal and lacked the sheer wackiness of the A-Team's stuff.
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Old 14 July 2015, 07:39 AM
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I've never actually seen MacGuyver, so therefore the A-Team must invent better stuff, because if MacGuyver had been as good at it, then he'd be known here too!
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Old 14 July 2015, 10:55 AM
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I only watched a little of either show, but I did see MythBusters episodes that dealt with both of the shows. The A-Team MB show was much more plausible than the MacGuyver show, so A-Team.
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Old 14 July 2015, 11:21 AM
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1) MacGyver (correct spelling) ran for seven seasons. The A-team only five.

2) The A-team was on the lam for a framed crime (robbing the Bank of Hanoi under "orders"). I don't remember if there was a storyline which they tried to prove their innocence, ala The Fugitive.

At any event, MacGyver operated within a legit organization.

3) Unrealistically, no one ever got killed in the A-Team episodes (primarily due to Mr. T's contract), even though there was an awful lot of shooting going on.

MacGyver had no such restrictions.

4) MacGyver was a one-man wonder, only occasionally enlisting help from people he was trying to save.

The A-team relied on the coordination of people who didn't always like each other. It's hard enough to coordinate four people to do simple office tasks, much less big covert ops.


Macgyver, Baby.

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Old 14 July 2015, 11:29 AM
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Macgyver, because no-one ever "A-Teams" a solution to something.

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Old 14 July 2015, 11:36 AM
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MacGyver, because although I watched both shows (although not either one regularly) I don't really remember the A-Team for any inventions within the plots of their shows while that was largely what MacGyver was known for.
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Old 14 July 2015, 12:19 PM
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Hijack: That is a fun game idea. I have a brother who might enjoy that.
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Old 14 July 2015, 12:28 PM
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For me, it's MacGyver, just because.
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Old 14 July 2015, 01:20 PM
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I'd have to say the A-Team because first off I've never seen MacGyver and second I liked the A-team .
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Old 14 July 2015, 02:19 PM
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MacGyver, because it has RDA. There's no need for another reason.

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Old 14 July 2015, 02:23 PM
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MacGyver.

Anything he did was under duress and with limited resources - I'm in trouble, and I need to get out of here NOW. With the A-Team, anything they "invented" was while they were preparing for a specific paid task - they had time to go out to the hardware store rather than deal with whatever was there at hand.
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Old 14 July 2015, 05:15 PM
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MacGyver - most of the things he did had actual science behind them.
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Old 14 July 2015, 05:46 PM
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Who is the bigger coward: Shaggy or Scooby?
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Old 14 July 2015, 06:06 PM
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Shaggy! Although the latest version of Scooby Doo (which was very good BTW) scaled back the cowardice a lot.
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Old 14 July 2015, 06:50 PM
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Scooby, way more.

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Old 14 July 2015, 06:59 PM
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I can't even choose on that one...both were equally cowardly by the standards of the only SD cartoons that I consider canon, which were the original "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" from 1969. They never did anything separately so I consider them to be basically one character.
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Old 14 July 2015, 07:08 PM
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1) MacGyver (correct spelling) ran for seven seasons.
Oh, MacGyver. I'd assumed UEL was talking about some obscure Canadian knock-off. That makes all the difference...

Actually I've still never seen MacGyver and all I know about it is that Patty and Selma and all the old people in The Simpsons totally fancy him. Since they're all the characters with questionable taste, I stand by my assumption that the A-Team are better at building things. And the A-Team Expressway sounds a lot more fun to drive down than the MacGyver Expressway, too.
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Old 14 July 2015, 07:10 PM
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Shaggy seems more cowardly to me, but that's only a gut feeling really. I can't offer objective evidence...
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Old 15 July 2015, 11:43 AM
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Oh, MacGyver. I'd assumed UEL was talking about some obscure Canadian knock-off. That makes all the difference...
I'm not normally a grammar Nazi. But in this case, because I had to make corrections to my own text (as you can note in the edit comments in my original post), because I knew it looked kind of off, I just wanted to set the record straight. Thank you.


Scooby or Shaggy?

Didn't Scooby, even in his frightened state, occasionally solve the "mystery" inadvertently, in spite of his fears? If so, then I think Shaggy is more the coward.
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