"MacGyver" gave the classic action hero an everyman feel, relying on clever engineering and everyday objects to stop the bad guys and save the day. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the show, its characters and most memorable moments.
"MacGyver" first hit the airwaves on Sept. 22, 1985, and entertained audiences with its on-the-fly engineering until 1992.
"MacGyver" ran for 139 episodes over seven seasons.
Anderson, who previously starred in "Emerald Point N.A.S." and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," had the starring role on "MacGyver."
MacGyver tended to eschew guns in favor of his trusty Swiss army knife, which served as both weapon and tool.
While MacGyver was against the use of firearms, he did use a gun several times throughout the series, including in the pilot episode.
Schemer Jack Dalton is MacGyver's best friend throughout the series.
Jack has a habit of stretching the truth, which one can easily discern because of the way his eye twitches when he lies.
Dana Elcar guest starred as Pete Thornton, MacGyver's friend and boss.
MacGyver worked for both the Phoenix Foundation and the Department of External Services, with Pete Thornton serving as his boss at both organizations.
MacGyver makes the acquaintance of Penny Parker for the first time at the airport, where she tries to smuggle jewels in his pockets.
Before she was a Desperate Housewife, Teri Hatcher was Penny Parker, a young girl who dreamed of a career in show biz.
Master assassin Murdoc, famous for photographing his victims as they die, is MacGyver's greatest foe throughout the series.
Murdoc, played by Des Barres, works for the Homicide International Trust.
The Coltons, with Cuba Gooding Jr. as Billy Colton, pop up throughout the series to cause trouble for MacGyver.
Wilt Bozer, played by Robin Mossley, is MacGyver's neighbor.
Despite being nominated four times, the classic series never won a single Emmy.
Winkler, who played Fonzie on "Happy Days," was an executive producer on "MacGyver." He also guest starred in a season six episode.
California Institute of Technology gemologist John Koivula acted as a technical consultant for the show.
In the final season, viewers learn that MacGyver's first name is Angus. In the early days of the shows, producers originally planned to name him Stacey but later changed their minds.
Producers spent $40,000 to craft a realistic rhino that would be destroyed in the show. The scene was so real that viewers complained about animal cruelty.
The houseboat where MacGyver lived throughout the show was sold on Craigslist for $40,000 in 2014.
When "Young MacGyver" hit the air in 2003, it lasted just one episode before it was canceled and the idea was shelved.
Two MacGyver movies, including "MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis" and "MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday," aired in 1994.
MacGyver diffused a ticking bomb using only a paper clip in the pilot episode of the series.
In the season four episode "Blood Brothers," viewers learn that MacGyver preferred to avoid guns because of a tragic gun-related incident from his childhood.
In one of his most complex plots, Murdoc develops the musical "Cleo Rocks" to lure in Penny Parker in an attempt to snare MacGyver.
CBS announced a "MacGyver" reboot in 2015, to premiere in 2016.
Just like in the original series, Henry Winkler will act as an executive producer on the reboot, with R. Scott Gemmill of "NCIS" as another executive producer on the new series.
Till was selected to play MacGyver in the reboot, with Joshua Boone playing his best friend Gunner.
Director James Wan skipped the "MacGyver" movie in favor of "Furious 7," which effectively ended the idea of a "MacGyver" movie.