On this day in 1985, the world changed forever when ABC aired the first episode of a new show featuring a clever, mullet-headed secret agent named MacGyver. Although the show ended in 1992, it’s had a long lasting effect on pop culture that hasn’t completely gone away.
If you’re not familiar with the show MacGyver, you’re at least familiar with the colloquial term “MacGyver,” which according to the Urban Dictionary means “To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand.” To illustrate this point using the original source, here’s a clip of MacGyver using a paper clip to diffuse a giant missile.
Without this fantastic drama, we might never have had some of the best comedy in recent years. MacGyver certainly didn’t have any direct impact on the creation of The Simpons, but it’s hard to imagine the show without thinking of Patty’s and Selma’s constant crush on the show’s main character. The film MacGruber would have never been made had MacGyver not provided the inspiration several years before. Can you imagine living in a world without MacGruber? Could the writers of The Simpsons have come up with a crush as funny as MacGyver? The answer to both questions is probably yes, but we’re glad we don’t have to know for sure.
Still, of all the people who have been influenced by this wonderful show, perhaps no group has been more inspired by MacGyver’s constant ingenuity than the stoner community. Although they are often criticized for being stupid, lazy and completely unambitious, stoners have always shown energy and creativity when solving difficult problems. At least when that problem is trying to find a device that will let them get high.
We’ve found 60 of the most incredible and amazing MacGyver bongs that have ever been made. In fact, many of these bongs would probably make MacGyver himself question his own set of skills. If the Phoenix Foundation, the secret agency that MacGyver worked for, ever becomes a reality, then they should definitely recruit some of the stoners who made these bongs to work for them. The government could even save money by paying them in confiscated weed.