Who remembers MacGyver? Yep that’s it, the guy who got out of sticky situations by making some really crazy sh*t.
MacGyver was an American TV show created by Lee David Zlotoff which lasted for 7 years and aired between 1985 and 1992. It starred Richard Dean Anderson as the title character Angus MacGyver, who was a United States government agent. The show was successful and gained a loyal following which lasts until this day, resulting in two TV movies as well as games, toys and books.
MacGyver served in the Vietnam War as a Bomb Technician, a semi-decent explanation for why he appeared to be a genius when it came to science and solving complex problems. The main pull of the show was the way he would make amazing things out of ordinary day-to-day objects, utilizing whatever he could find around him (but usually including his Swiss army knife, matches and duct tape).
MacGyver made some wonderfully bizarre and brilliant stuff, being to gadgets and weapons what the A-Team were to vehicles. So without flirting around the subject any longer, here they are; MacGyver’s 10 most brilliantly unbelievable creations. How many of these do you remember? Which is your favourite? Are there any classics you remember that we’ve missed off this list?
1) Nylon + Shed + Gas Canisters + Glue
= HOT AIR BALLOON!!
‘GX-1’ (Season 3, Episode 6)
2) Cleaning Liquid + Moth Balls + Telescope + Rope + Handlebars + Pulley
= ROCKET POWERED ZIP LINE / HARPOON!!
‘The Prodigal’ (Season 1, Episode 9)
3) Rubber Mat + Candlesticks + Microphone Cable
‘The Enemy Within’ (Season 1, Episode 15)
4) Cigarette Lighter + Gear Stick + Cushion Stuffing
‘Three for the Road’ (Season 2, Episode 10)
5) Satellite + Parachute + Duct Tape
= HANG GLIDER!!
‘To Be a Man’ (Season 1, Episode 17)
6) Tree Branches + Rocks + Rosary Beads + Rope
= ROCK CATAPULT!!
‘The Road Not Taken’ (Season 2, Episode 7)
7) Stethoscope + Blood Pressure Checker + Clock
= LIE DETECTOR!!
‘Slow Death’ (Season 1, Episode 19)
8) Beer Keg + Matches + Pipe + Wooden Crate + Bin + Nylon + Whiskey
= BEER KEG TORPEDO!!
‘Gunz ‘N Boyz’ (Season 7, Episode 11)
9) Pipe +, Broken Toilet Bowl + Light Bulb + Rubber Glove
‘There But For the Grace’ (Season 6, Episode 16)
10) Magnifying Glass + Telescope + Newspaper + Crystal
‘Human Factor’ (Season 2, Episode 1)