History Funny / MythBusters

22nd Jan '16 6:49:55 PM MadCormorant
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** The one that ''really'' takes the cake is ''Finger in a Barrel'', the myth about disabling a shotgun by plugging the barrel with a finger. The whole thing is presented like a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, complete with cartoonish caricatures of Jamie and Adam (later dubbed as "The Mythtoons") as "Hunter Hyneman" and "Savage Squirrel" respectively.
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** The one that ''really'' takes the cake is ''Finger in a Barrel'', the myth about disabling a shotgun by plugging the barrel with a finger. The whole thing is presented [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_4BY9dLtA presented]] like a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, complete with cartoonish caricatures of Jamie and Adam (later dubbed as "The Mythtoons") as "Hunter Hyneman" and "Savage Squirrel" respectively.
22nd Jan '16 4:22:22 PM maxwellsilver
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'''Tory:''' [[TemptingFate Sounds like?]]\\
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'''Tory:''' [[TemptingFate Sounds like?]]\\like?\\

** This actually loses some of its humor when you see the outtakes. The whole story goes that Adam was expecting to get a ''tiny'' electric shock from the Ark being hooked up to the recreated "Baghdad Batteries," because they were testing the idea that it may have been used for religious purposes (to "feel God" as Kari put it). When he got actual pain, it's understandable why he was so pissed about it. Adam later explained in a Q & A that the suggestion came from a producer (who is "no longer with us") who thought it would be exciting TV. Even though it may have been quite funny to watch, Adam was seriously pissed off and once it happened no one, even the camera crew, thought it was particularly funny afterward. He said that pranks are a dangerous thing because A) they [[EscalatingPrankWar escalate into more outrageous and dangerous/illegal activities]] and B) they are people with some significant skills and resources at their disposal to make the pranks worse than any normal person could.
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** This actually loses some of its humor when you see the outtakes. The whole story goes that Adam was expecting to get a ''tiny'' electric shock from the Ark being hooked up to the recreated "Baghdad Batteries," because they were testing the idea that it may have been used for religious purposes (to "feel God" as Kari put it). When he got actual pain, it's understandable why he was so pissed about it. Adam later explained in a Q & A that the suggestion came from a producer (who is "no longer with us") who thought it would be exciting TV. Even though it may have been quite funny to watch, Adam was seriously pissed off and once it happened no one, even the camera crew, thought it was particularly funny afterward. He said that pranks are a dangerous thing because A) they [[EscalatingPrankWar [[EscalatingWar escalate into more outrageous and dangerous/illegal activities]] and B) they are people with some significant skills and resources at their disposal to make the pranks worse than any normal person could.
22nd Jan '16 4:19:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* Jamie in the "Death by a falling penny" Myth. Jamie couldn't get the penny to fit in a staple gun, so he trims of the sides, fits it in and fires... without checking what may be overhead. Naturally the penny strikes a mercury lamp, shattering it. What makes it funnier is his sheepish grin followed by the [[TheStoic matter-of-fact "We should get out of here. That's uh, mercury vapor there."]]
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* Jamie in the "Death by a falling penny" Myth. Jamie couldn't get the penny to fit in a staple gun, so he trims of the sides, fits it in and fires... without checking what may be overhead. Naturally the penny strikes a mercury lamp, shattering it. What makes it funnier is his sheepish grin followed by the [[TheStoic matter-of-fact matter-of-fact]] "We should get out of here. That's uh, mercury vapor there."]]"

-->'''Grant''': "[[TemptingFate Why don't you put the nail there?]]"\\ '''Narrator''': "[[GenreSavvy It's worth noting a smart remark rarely goes unpunished.]]" ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ZXxUqDwzs&feature=related Cue the hammer slipping out of Tory's hand and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun nailing]] Grant in the shin, missing the steel-toe cap of his shoe.
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-->'''Grant''': "[[TemptingFate Why "Why don't you put the nail there?]]"\\ there?"\\ '''Narrator''': "[[GenreSavvy It's "It's worth noting a smart remark rarely goes unpunished.]]" " ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5ZXxUqDwzs&feature=related Cue the hammer slipping out of Tory's hand and]] [[IncrediblyLamePun and nailing]] Grant in the shin, missing the steel-toe cap of his shoe.

'''[[DeadpanSnarker NASA worker]]''': Only if it goes off.
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'''[[DeadpanSnarker NASA worker]]''': '''NASA worker''': Only if it goes off.

** This actually loses some of its humor when you see the outtakes. The whole story goes that Adam was expecting to get a ''tiny'' electric shock from the Ark being hooked up to the recreated "Baghdad Batteries," because they were testing the idea that it may have been used for religious purposes (to "feel God" as Kari put it). When he got actual pain, it's understandable why he was so pissed about it. Adam later explained in a Q & A that the suggestion came from a producer (who is "no longer with us") who thought it would be exciting TV. Even though it may have been quite funny to watch, Adam was seriously pissed off and once it happened no one, even the camera crew, thought it was particularly funny afterward. He said that pranks are a dangerous thing because A) they escalate into more outrageous and dangerous/illegal activities and B) they are people with some significant skills and resources at their disposal to make the pranks worse than any normal person could.
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** This actually loses some of its humor when you see the outtakes. The whole story goes that Adam was expecting to get a ''tiny'' electric shock from the Ark being hooked up to the recreated "Baghdad Batteries," because they were testing the idea that it may have been used for religious purposes (to "feel God" as Kari put it). When he got actual pain, it's understandable why he was so pissed about it. Adam later explained in a Q & A that the suggestion came from a producer (who is "no longer with us") who thought it would be exciting TV. Even though it may have been quite funny to watch, Adam was seriously pissed off and once it happened no one, even the camera crew, thought it was particularly funny afterward. He said that pranks are a dangerous thing because A) they [[EscalatingPrankWar escalate into more outrageous and dangerous/illegal activities activities]] and B) they are people with some significant skills and resources at their disposal to make the pranks worse than any normal person could.
11th Jan '16 11:36:07 AM dmcreif
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-->'''And my voice gets really low, although somehow I'm still funny. It's scientific! ''HAHAHAHAHA!'''''
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-->'''And my voice gets really low, although somehow I'm still funny. It's scientific! ''HAHAHAHAHA!'''''-->'''AND MY VOICE GETS REALLY LOW ALTHOUGH SOMEHOW I'M STILL FUNNY! IT'S SCIENTIFIC!!! ''[[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHA!]]'''''
2nd Jan '16 1:18:02 PM TexasKelly
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*** Tory definitely [[NotSoAboveItAll was not above]] indulging in his own hammy tendencies during that myth. There's the moment when he and Scottie go to a vinyl shop to get the rock and classical CDs for testing - cue an impromptu headbanging mosh pit for two as they're giving the death metal a listen.
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*** Tory definitely [[NotSoAboveItAll was not above]] indulging in his own hammy tendencies during that myth. There's the moment when he and Scottie go to a vinyl shop to get the rock and classical CDs [=CDs=] for testing - cue an impromptu headbanging mosh pit for two as they're giving the death metal a listen.
2nd Jan '16 1:17:34 PM TexasKelly
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*** Tory definitely [[NotSoAboveItAll was not above]] indulging in his own hammy tendencies during that myth. There's the moment when he and Scottie go to a vinyl shop to get the rock and classical CDs for testing - cue an impromptu headbanging mosh pit for two as they're giving the death metal a listen.
2nd Jan '16 12:16:05 PM TexasKelly
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(Teacher gets into character)\\
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(Teacher gets (''gets into character)\\character'')\\

'''Adam:''' (barely holding it together, to camera) He's pretty good.\\ '''Teacher:''' (still in character, exasperated sigh) Are we done yet?
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'''Adam:''' (barely (''barely holding it together, to camera) camera'') He's pretty good.\\ '''Teacher:''' (still (''still in character, exasperated sigh) sigh'') Are we done yet?done?
2nd Jan '16 12:14:51 PM TexasKelly
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* After years of imitating Jamie for comedic effect, Adam gets a professional lesson in emulating the Hyneman for the "Mission Impossible Mask" myth. The pro, not unexpectedly, absolutely nails it. -->'''Teacher:''' Gestures - a lot of work with the mustache and the beard. Now the voice, OK - very monotone, very low pitch, very authoritative.\\ (Teacher gets into character)\\ '''Teacher:''' I'm excited. This is really thrilling. I used to collect moles... and spores.\\ '''Adam:''' (barely holding it together, to camera) He's pretty good.\\ '''Teacher:''' (still in character, exasperated sigh) Are we done yet?
2nd Jan '16 11:53:10 AM TexasKelly
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** There's also something about what Grant recorded his robot "double" to say that tickles the funny bone: --> '''Robot Grant:''' Hello! Zombies! Here I am! Come and get me! My brain is ''juicy'' and ''delicious''!
14th Dec '15 11:57:03 AM bomberman121890
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* Tory and Grant are flying a mini-kite. It's unstable, so they tie a rock to the tail. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4O79FkQl4 Hilarity ensues.]] Needless to say [[GroinAttack that was a '''bad''' idea.]]
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* Tory and Grant are flying a mini-kite. It's unstable, so they tie a rock to the tail. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4O79FkQl4 Hilarity ensues.]] Needless to say [[GroinAttack that was a '''bad''' BAD idea.]]
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