I was standing on the Bridge when Sulu came to me
His eyes were full of tears, he said, "Captain, can't you see?
The ship is gonna blow! Do something, I beseech!"
I grabbed a tribble and some chewing gum
And stopped the warp core breach
"To improvise a weapon, you have to understand the basic principles behind whatever you're making. A gun, for example, is just a barrel and a firing pin, while a time-delay bomb can be as simple as a corrosive chemical, an oxidizing agent, and something to keep them from mixing together long enough to keep from blowing your hands off."
— Michael Alan Westen, Burn Notice
"Think I don't know how to improvise an electromagnet? I was doing this when MacGyver was still trapped in his crib... And this was only one of 23 ways I could have escaped."
"Your Weapon: You will be using a hat filled with BBs because self-defense gadgets are what you get when you mix imagination and paranoia with karate."
Zeetha: Good grief! How did you construct something so complicated?
Agatha: Please. I always carry a Swiss Army knife and a coil of wire.
"I've built a TV out of paperclips, and reprogrammed a super computer using dishwashing detergent and a toothpick, so look, fixing a propeller on a bi-plane? That's about as difficult as a taking a nap."
— Tails, Sonic Lost World