Most of the younger generation will probably stare blankly at anyone who references the hit show in the 80s/90s, and I can't help but think they are missing out.
With highly ridiculous spy story scenarios, the American action/adventure show catered to the public with a mix of clever solutions done with low tech improvisations. A departure from the over the top espionage gadgets of James Bond, the show sparked a renewed interest in applied sciences all over the globe. Using his trusted Swiss army knife, duct tape and other household items, MacGyver always found a way out of the stickiest situations by his knowledge of chemistry, physics and outdoorsmanship.
With the abysmal amount of effort put into film projects lately, the resurgence of recycled ideas will at least lead to the feature film remake of MacGyver on the big screen (New Line). My guess is that the Swiss Army company will have their marketing team plugging their newest products as much as possible.