Dana Elcar, who played Pete on MacGyver, has died at the age of 77.
I remember my little brother, who just this week has become a father, was just the right age when MacGyver aired so that every episode was "must-see TV" before the phrase was known. At least that was a great improvement over his earlier obsession, The Dukes of Hazzard. (Somehow, he never noticed that they basically used the same plot week after week.)
As Pete, at least Elcar made the show somewhat tolerable for older siblings everywhere. For this, Mr. Elcar, a generation salutes you.
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