History Series / MythBusters

26th Mar '17 6:48:17 PM MarkLungo
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The show has a geek-chic atmosphere that is almost irresistible. Part of the attraction is the OddCouple pairing of ClassClown Adam and [[TheStoic stolid]] Jamie, with their frequent jibes and competitions, and the kind of "intellectual ''Film/TheThreeStooges''" vibe that the build team emits. Also, it's the humor and wacky sense of fun with which they all go about their mission. They once built not one, not two, but ''three'' different machines designed to drop buttered toast on the floor. For Christmas 2006 they built a RubeGoldbergMachine to celebrate the holiday. The fact that Scottie, Kari and Jessi are three of the most attractive, genuinely ''intelligent'' women on TV doesn't hurt with the male ([[LGBTFanbase or gay]]) viewership, either. Grant and Tory also have their fans. (This series is a shining example of [[NerdsAreSexy Geeky Is Sexy]].) Grant has a growing fanbase in the {{Steampunk}} community, having even appeared in an webisode of ''The Adventures of Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'' and building a robotic ringbearer for the steampunk wedding of two of their members.

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The show has a geek-chic atmosphere that is almost irresistible. Part of the attraction is the OddCouple pairing of ClassClown Adam and [[TheStoic stolid]] Jamie, with their frequent jibes and competitions, and the kind of "intellectual ''Film/TheThreeStooges''" vibe that the build team emits. Also, it's the humor and wacky sense of fun with which they all go about their mission. They once built not one, not two, but ''three'' different machines designed to drop buttered toast on the floor. For Christmas 2006 they built a RubeGoldbergMachine RubeGoldbergDevice to celebrate the holiday. The fact that Scottie, Kari and Jessi are three of the most attractive, genuinely ''intelligent'' women on TV doesn't hurt with the male ([[LGBTFanbase or gay]]) viewership, either. Grant and Tory also have their fans. (This series is a shining example of [[NerdsAreSexy Geeky Is Sexy]].) Grant has a growing fanbase in the {{Steampunk}} community, having even appeared in an webisode of ''The Adventures of Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'' and building a robotic ringbearer for the steampunk wedding of two of their members.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Creator/RubeGoldberg (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Creator/RubeGoldberg [[RubeGoldbergDevice Rube Goldberg]] (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special Creator/RubeGoldberg contraption. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special Creator/RubeGoldberg contraption.RubeGoldbergDevice. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.



** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{Rube Goldberg Machine}}s.

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** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{Rube Goldberg Machine}}s.Device}}s.
26th Mar '17 6:45:23 PM MarkLungo
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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{(((Rube Goldberg)))|Device}} (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{(((Rube Goldberg)))|Device}} Creator/RubeGoldberg (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special (((Rube Goldberg))) contraption. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special (((Rube Goldberg))) Creator/RubeGoldberg contraption. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.



** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{(((Rube Goldberg))) device}}s.

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** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{(((Rube Goldberg))) device}}s.{{Rube Goldberg Machine}}s.
26th Mar '17 6:24:08 PM Ilshan
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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: {{Rube Goldberg|Device}} {{(((Rube Goldberg)))|Device}} (or Heath Robinson for our friends in more Commonwealth-influenced lands) would be so damn proud.



** During the episode where the Build Team tests various remedies for dealing with mouth burn after eating spicy food, Grant and Tory take several shots of tequila after eating a jalapeno paste, followed by Kari explaining the aftermath with a drunk Grant in the background playing air guitar with a broomstick while wearing a sombrero.



* PoliticianGuestStar: UsefulNotes/BarackObama invited Adam and Jamie to the White House Library to request they retest "Archimedes Death Ray" AGAIN using child labor - I mean hundreds of middle school science students aiming individual mirrors. The report back to the president was obviously filmed right after the opening segment. Amusingly, the president was upstaged by the next episode, which featured guest star Seth Rogen.

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* PoliticianGuestStar: UsefulNotes/BarackObama invited Adam and Jamie to the White House Library to request they retest "Archimedes Death Ray" AGAIN using child labor - I mean hundreds of middle school science students aiming individual mirrors. The report back to the president was obviously filmed right after the opening segment. Amusingly, the president was upstaged by the next episode, which featured guest star Seth Rogen.(((Rogen))).



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special Rube Goldberg contraption. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A couple episodes are just padding, like the ClipShow highlighting Buster's long (and painful) career and him being rebuilt a la ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''. Other times they substitute one of the myths they do in an episode and do something different like having a contest between two teams on building a hovercraft using leaf blowers, and once Jamie and Adam decided to just do a holiday special Rube Goldberg (((Rube Goldberg))) contraption. The behind-the-scenes episodes hold a special place: for example, the Shop-Til-You-Drop special showed where the [=MythBusters=] obtain a good portion of all their trinkets and doo-dads, as well as small peeks into the homes of the hosts; there isn't much difference between Jamie's home and one of the part warehouses.



** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{Rube Goldberg device}}s.

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** Adam and Jamie also hosted ''Unchained Reaction'', which showed teams making various {{Rube Goldberg {{(((Rube Goldberg))) device}}s.
14th Mar '17 9:43:58 PM lalaTKG
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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: When a (now former) producer forced Kari, Scottie, and Tory to hook up an ''electric fence battery'' to an Ark of The Covenant replica, and trick Adam into touching it, his reaction is this. Mostly because it was potentially lethal, and there was nothing funny about how excruciating it was (there's a reason that producer was fired). Though, Kari's hilariously insensitive remark, "Do you feel God?, [[CrossesTheLineTwice was kind of funny.]]

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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: When a (now former) producer forced Kari, Scottie, and Tory to hook up an ''electric fence battery'' to an Ark of The Covenant replica, and trick Adam into touching it, his reaction is this. Mostly because it was potentially lethal, and there was nothing funny about how excruciating it was (there's a reason that producer was fired). Though, Kari's hilariously insensitive remark, "Do you feel God?, God?", [[CrossesTheLineTwice was kind of funny.]]
26th Feb '17 7:37:05 PM TexasKelly
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* BigWhat: In "Tipsy vs. Tired", this was Kari's reaction after being told that she strayed out of her lane during the highway/"monotony" portion of the tipsy test over '''100 times'''. [[spoiler:She was a bit too exhausted to respond when she more than '''doubled''' this number during the later tired test.]]

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* BigWhat: In "Tipsy vs. Tired", this was Kari's reaction after being told that she strayed out of her lane during the highway/"monotony" portion of the tipsy test over '''100 times'''. [[spoiler:She was a bit too exhausted to respond when she more than '''doubled''' this number during the later tired test.test that confirmed the myth.]]
26th Feb '17 7:36:09 PM TexasKelly
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* BigWhat: In "Tipsy vs. Tired", this was Kari's reaction after being told that she strayed out of her lane during the highway/"monotony" portion of the tipsy test over '''100 times'''. [[spoiler:She was a bit too exhausted to respond when she more than '''doubled''' this number during the later tired test.]]
22nd Feb '17 4:32:42 AM thewhitefairy
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DomesticApplianceDisaster: Explored extensively, whenever they looked into a myth of an appliance gone berserk because of mishandling or another (such as how possible (and lethal) the ElectrifiedBathtub could be (result: more modern appliances would probably shut down the moment they hit the water and not create a shock, but older appliances were still pretty dangerous) and whether or not an overloaded washing machine that had its user standing on it when it went off could injure said user (the result: washing machines do not have the kind of horsepower necessary to perform said spinning, let alone cause injuries).

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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: Explored extensively, whenever they looked into a myth of an appliance gone berserk because of mishandling or another (such as how possible (and lethal) the ElectrifiedBathtub could be (result: more modern appliances would probably shut down the moment they hit the water and not create a shock, but older appliances were still pretty dangerous) and whether or not an overloaded washing machine that had its user standing on it when it went off could injure said user (the result: washing machines do not have the kind of horsepower necessary to perform said spinning, let alone cause injuries).
22nd Feb '17 4:31:26 AM thewhitefairy
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DomesticApplianceDisaster: Explored extensively, whenever they looked into a myth of an appliance gone berserk because of mishandling or another (such as how possible (and lethal) the ElectrifiedBathtub could be (result: more modern appliances would probably shut down the moment they hit the water and not create a shock, but older appliances were still pretty dangerous) and whether or not an overloaded washing machine that had its user standing on it when it went off could injure said user (the result: washing machines do not have the kind of horsepower necessary to perform said spinning, let alone cause injuries).
10th Feb '17 11:26:02 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: While testing methods of stopping a runaway car, the Build Team decide to come up with their own devices. Tory's is a hood-mounted hook used to drag the other vehicle to a halt.
-->'''Kari''': Your idea of a safe stop is to ''shank me''?\\
'''Tory''': More like harpooning.



* EducationThroughPyrotechnics
* EdutainmentShow

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* NoExceptYes: While testing methods of stopping a runaway car, the Build Team decide to come up with their own devices. Tory's is a hood-mounted hook used to drag the other vehicle to a halt.
-->'''Kari''': Your idea of a safe stop is to ''shank me''?\\
'''Tory''': More like harpooning.
4th Feb '17 1:26:46 PM MarkLungo
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Soon after, the Science Channel announced plans to revive the show, first as a reality TV series "Search for the next [=MythBusters=]", later renamed to ''[=MythBusters=]: The Search'', before snapping back to the old format (tentatively titled ''[=MythBusters=]: The Next Generation''). The search was hosted by Series/{{Nerdist}} editor Kyle Hill, which began airing on Saturday nights in January 2017, and will be followed by the proper revival series later in the year or in 2018. In the meantime, Creator/{{Netflix}} commissioned Beyond International Group, the company behind [=MythBusters=], to rope Kari, Tory and Grant into a SpiritualSuccessor of the show called ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'', which also focuses on legends and theories, but instead of busting them, the show seeks to ''validate'' and ''rank'' them. ''White Rabbit Project'' premiered with 10 episodes on December 9th, 2016, on Netflix. Additionally, Adam, along with several other close friends, started a WebVideo and {{podcast}} series called ''Series/{{Tested}}''. Originally roping Jamie in on the project, Jamie left shortly after as he wish to retire from public eye and work in privacy.

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Soon after, the Science Channel announced plans to revive the show, first as a reality TV series "Search for the next [=MythBusters=]", later renamed to ''[=MythBusters=]: The Search'', before snapping back to the old format (tentatively titled ''[=MythBusters=]: The Next Generation'').Search''. The search was hosted by Series/{{Nerdist}} editor Kyle Hill, which began airing on Saturday nights in January 2017, and will be followed by the proper revival series later in the year or in 2018. In the meantime, Creator/{{Netflix}} commissioned Beyond International Group, the company behind [=MythBusters=], to rope Kari, Tory and Grant into a SpiritualSuccessor of the show called ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'', which also focuses on legends and theories, but instead of busting them, the show seeks to ''validate'' and ''rank'' them. ''White Rabbit Project'' premiered with 10 episodes on December 9th, 2016, on Netflix. Additionally, Adam, along with several other close friends, started a WebVideo and {{podcast}} series called ''Series/{{Tested}}''. Originally roping Jamie in on the project, Jamie left shortly after as he wish to retire from public eye and work in privacy.
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