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A prop that's shaped like a tobacco pipe, but is clearly not on account of the fact that it blows soap bubbles. Related to NoSmoking, as it is used instead of a real pipe as it gives the same impression without the implications of tobacco use. It's seen often when children dress up as Franchise/SherlockHolmes, or in attempt to look fancy, sophisticated or other similar ways.

Compare DistinguishedGentlemansPipe, of which this trope is an affectionate diminutive.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Kyouya Ootori does this as the caterpillar in the Alice in Wonderland parody episode of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' the jinchuuriki of the six tails, Utakata has a pipe he blows bubbles out of as part of his combat style.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Garth holds one [[SmokingHotSex the morning after his first night]] with Honey Hornée in ''WaynesWorld 2''. It's not revealed until the very end of the scene that it's a Bubble Pipe.
--> '''Garth:''' Party on!
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[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* The episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' where her friend ends up in the Other Realm has the woman who reads out the laws of said realm blow on a bubble pipe when she's having her conversation with Sabrina.
** A much later episode had Sabrina and her friends involved in a Murder Mystery Weekend. Salem points out that the body is covered in pipe smoke. The only pipe smoker points out that Salem is smoking one as well, but Salem blows some bubbles out of his to prove his only blows bubbles.
* In one ''{{Cheers}}'' episode, Diane dreams that Sam reveals himself as debonair and sophisticated, including smoking a pipe. When she wakes up, she goes to where the pipe was and finds that it really exists. Then she blows into it, and bubbles come out.
* Wyatt Cenac busts one out when pontificating on the distinction between ascots and neckerchiefs on ''Series/TheDailyShow''.
* Alfred Hitchcock is seen using one in the episode "The Perfect Crime" of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Magazine/MadMagazine'' once had a comic where where two boys are blowing bubble pipes. One is exhaling bubbles like an actual pipe, to which the other says "I don't think you're supposed to inhale these."
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Jason uses one in ''ComicStrip/{{FoxTrot}}'' whenever he has delusions of being a millionaire and is trying to look sophisticated.
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics, Jon uses a bubble pipe once or twice. Garfield himself once blew soap bubbles with a real pipe:
-->'''Jon:''' My ivory-stemmed, mother-of-pearl inlaid meerschaum!
-->'''Garfield:''' My blow toy.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheSims'' had a bubble blower in the ''House Party'' expansion pack that was pretty much a bong in all but name and visible function.
** ''The Sims 2'''s University expansion introduced colorful bubble blowers that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything raised the Sims' fun meter at record speed,]] [[GRatedDrug made them giggle a lot and eventually made them ''float in the air'']].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Quilt the necromatic golem uses one several times in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''. [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2008-01-09]] Later actually used for something when he uses the bubbles as crystal balls as an alternative form of scrying, since crystal balls and other orthodox methods are being monitored.
* Final page of ''{{Masters of the Art}}'', a recently ended {{webcomic}}.
* ''GirlsWithSlingshots'': Jamie has one as part of her Holmes-inspired "Romance Detective" look.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Tedd has one [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-24 in an early strip]]. True to the comic's style, the bubbles come to life and attack him.
* [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120306.html Jansen the art teacher]] has one in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
* In ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' Gertrude [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5420201/ uses one]] while investigating a mystery.
* ''Webcomic/SabrinaOnline'': The Christmas 2013 strip features a [[http://sabrina-online.com/strips/SabOnXmas13.JPG bubble bong]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Bart blows bubbles from his pipe when he falls in love with an older girl and ends up dressing like Hugh Hefner.
** Bart also uses a bubble pipe when visiting the real Hugh Hefner in "Krusty Gets Kancelled".
* Used once in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', when Nazz was babysitting at Eddy's house and he believed that it was a date.
* Yakko Warner of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' (Although he is drawn as a child, he was drawn around the 50s, technically making him at least in his 60s) once "puffed" on a soap-bubble pipe while parodying highbrow intellectuals.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' pastiche of ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'', the Sherlock character has a bubble pipe, and at one point he inhales by accident and chokes on the soap.
* Sokka in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* Beezy on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' uses one on occassion.
* Snoopy dons one of these in a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special, ''It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown'', where he's playing a detective trying to find Woodstock's nest. Complete with a RunningGag of where the one large bubble goes...
* Master Shake of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has one in the episode "Two and a Half Franchise/StarWars Out of Five" when he suspects that the Pink Man is a werewolf. He also adopts Sherlock Holmes-like speech.
--> He is a werewolf, Fryman. He saw Carl's [[{{Mooning}} full moon]], and it changed him.
* WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls make use of this in the body swap episode: TheProfessor, who is sometimes seen with [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe a pipe]], had swapped bodies with Buttercup. He's seen with it later as Buttercup, but it humorously turns out to be a bubble pipe instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has used a bubble pipe in at least one episode. Not much of a surprise, considering how he blows bubbles in roughly 95% of the series, including entire episodes dedicated to them.
* True to the trope's description, Simon uses a bubble pipe (that he borrowed from Alvin) in the Sherlock Holmes episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. He, [[HollywoodNerd naturally]], plays Holmes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Pinkie Pie and later Twilight Sparkle sport one of these while dressed up like Sherlock Holmes in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress "MMMystery on the Friendship Express"]]. One of the show's background characters, an elderly stallion named Mr. Waddle, has the image of a bubble pipe as his cutie mark, and another bubble pipe cutie mark is included in the VirtualPaperDoll WebGames ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-ponymaker The Fabulous PonyMaker]]'' and ''[[http://royalwedding.hosting-hasbro.com/fashion.html Rarity's Bridal Boutique]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Beaker doesn't just imitate Sherlock; he uses the bubbles as a weapon against [[WeaksauceWeakness an allergic opponent]]. ([[InsaneTrollLogic How he determined the allergy is hard to defend]], but in a kiddie ImagineSpot it hardly matters.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', Stork has one, most notable in "Leviathan", but in typical Storm Hawks fashion, the prop shows up all the time when the crew is throwing things around.
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