This is the new MacGyver Season 2 Episode 3. It appears he climbs the side of the building with a vacuum. Is this really what they meant?

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I guess my question is this a suction cup mechanism or really a vacuum?

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    1) I'm a little unclear on what you're asking here. He climbs a building using a vaccum and you want to know if what they said is really what they meant? Or do you mean "could this really be done?" 2) You appear to have linked to an image that looks like a video clip, but isn't, actually.
    – Steve-O
    Jan 30, 2018 at 19:12
  • @Steve-O Yes I'm trying to figure out if I missing something in the story line. Yes they don't have any close ups that I could find of the scene which is why I am confused. It is paused sorry for the play button(I don't think I could link to actual video considering I don't believe it isn't available for free online). I guess my question is this a suction cup mechanism or really a vacuum.
    – William
    Jan 30, 2018 at 20:15
  • @William Does the show say it's a vacuum?
    – JMac
    Jan 30, 2018 at 20:20
  • @JMac no but it appears to be on a janitor/cleaning cart so I'm assuming it is. I'm assuming there are scripts somewhere that would clarify this.
    – William
    Jan 30, 2018 at 20:31
  • On "Duck quacks don't echo", Lee Mack and Paul Hollywood climbed a wall using a vacuum contraption. (Not suction cups.)
    – NiceOrc
    Feb 1, 2018 at 5:47

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From this image, it looks like 2 vacuum cleaners attached to some sort of plate/suction cup to create the seal to the windows.


MacGyver scaling building

  • How do you operate something like this I wonder...
    – William
    Jan 30, 2018 at 21:23
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    – Tim
    Jan 30, 2018 at 21:51

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