MacGyver Pipe Challenge: Four Contestants Make One-Hitters Out of Everyday Objects

Contestant #4: Nick and His ‘Pied Pepper of Highlin’ Pipe

Strain Smoked Pre-Construction: Romulan via bubbler

Items Used:

  • Paper clips
  • Bell pepper
  • Paper towel roll
  • Clear tape
  • Stickers
  • Pen

Time Needed: 12 minutes, plus three minutes for testing…and retesting…and retesting


“I can definitely tell that I smoked something. I like that.”


Perhaps Nick had music on his mind when he surveyed the available construction materials, ultimately reaching for a fat bell pepper and a paper towel roll to build something that a flautist could use to jam out a stoned solo. Unfortunately, the pen proved too narrow to draw a satisfying pull, leaving our judges frustratingly clear-headed (although they did concede that Nick’s creation has “got personality in droves” and loved its “character”).

Judges’ Feedback:

“No, I can’t get anything…maybe we have to MacGyver this one!”

And the Winner Is…


“Dude, that is money in the bank!”

Judge Jeremiah, after testing Maria’s gum-bler

Maria’s gum-bler won the judges over with its minty freshness and “kickass” fruitiness. Not only did our panel keep going back for more hits, the judges loved its minimalist design and ability to “hide in plain sight” without looking like an obvious stoner device. Congratulations, Maria! MacGyver would be proud.

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