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The TWSS Archives: The MacGyver Moment

Date: February 20, 1989
Time: 8PM
Location: American Broadcasting Company
Description: On popular television show, MacGyver, main character–a resourceful special agent with extensive bomb-making capabilities–introduces new character for single-episode story arc. New character is a small child. TWSS, as spoken in expository voice-over by main character, suggests that main character is a pedophile, which goes against image of main character as ingenious, courageous hero. Pedophiles are, according to most reports, cowards. (They are, however, resourceful, much like main character, and similarly they are clever about certain things–things mostly having to do with pedophilia.) File Under: FICTIONAL PEDOPHILES.