History Series / Mythbusters

18th May '16 3:41:18 AM Willbyr
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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, which caused a very dangerous reset.

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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered smothered, and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried dried, forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly incorrectly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, cord, which caused a very dangerous reset.
17th May '16 6:56:21 PM Blacksun388
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** The show's final MacGyver myth of smothering explosives in concrete to safely detonate them appropriately produced problems they had to fashion an improvised solution for within a limited time frame. The explosive charges floated up with the concrete instead of being smothered and they couldn't easily get into the drum to reset them before the cement dried forcing Adam cut a hole in the back wall of the driverís cab and climb in to re-secure it. Then they discovered that the truck was leaking which they had to ''also'' improvise a solution for. Finally they detonate the explosive and it appears to have worked... only to discover only some of the explosive went off correctly due to the weight of the cement dislodging the primer cord intended to set it off, which caused a very dangerous reset.
18th Apr '16 12:23:26 PM MegaMarioMan
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* JumpingTheShark[[invoked]]: Both {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and parodied in the Science Channel Duct Tape Special. They bring out a giant, inflatable slide with a shark motif. A graphic appears: "Number of times this show has jumped the shark: [[strike]]10[[/strike]] 11". They promptly fire up their duct tape trebuchet and [[KillItWithFire fire-bomb]] the thing.

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* JumpingTheShark[[invoked]]: Both {{lampshade|Hanging}}d and parodied in the Science Channel Duct Tape Special. They bring out a giant, inflatable slide with a shark motif. A graphic appears: "Number of times this show has jumped the shark: [[strike]]10[[/strike]] 1̶0̶ 11". They promptly fire up their duct tape trebuchet and [[KillItWithFire fire-bomb]] the thing.
15th Apr '16 9:29:49 PM Nutster
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** In the [[Series/TheATeam A-Team]] special, Jamie and Adam built a rig to fire 2-by-2 lumber at "bad guys". During testing, Adam managed to hit one of the little cameras placed down-range to capture images of the sticks being fired.
15th Apr '16 8:56:28 PM Nutster
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** In the segment testing ways to fool a speed camera, Jamie is seen doing something with the back license plate early on. At the end of the segment, it turns out he was [[spoiler:adding a rig to flip the license plate to a different one]].



** An easily-missed one: the fuel-injected car used for the "Great Gas Conspiracy" myth testing came with a vanity license plate: "[[spoiler:ENVY DIS]]". The plate is seen again in [[spoiler:the Beat The Speed Camera myths, when Jamie does the old spy-car license plate switcheroo with the "NO DOUDT" plate they'd been using all episode]].

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** An easily-missed one: the fuel-injected car used for the "Great Gas Conspiracy" myth testing came with a vanity license plate: "[[spoiler:ENVY DIS]]". The plate is seen again in [[spoiler:the Beat The Speed Camera myths, when Jamie does the old spy-car license plate switcheroo with the "NO DOUDT" plate they'd been using all episode]]. Jamie is seen doing something with the back license plate early on in the episode to set this up.
12th Apr '16 5:18:43 AM Nutster
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** In the second ninja special, during one of the arrow firing tests, Adam is wearing medieval armor. [[LampshadeHanging Jamie calls him out on it.]]

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** In the second ninja special, during one of the arrow firing tests, Adam is wearing medieval European armor. [[LampshadeHanging Jamie calls him out on it.]]
11th Apr '16 10:06:10 AM Nutster
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They don't have official education in scientific experimentation, but are just skilled in engineering, model making, construction and special effects (prior to the show starting, Jamie's M5 Industries was a sought-after model-making company, and Grant and Tory worked for [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]]). Because of that they carry across an image of being OneOfUs; their reactions are much like regular people. [[Quotes/MythBusters Here are some examples of the dialogue.]]

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They don't have official education in scientific experimentation, but are just skilled in engineering, model making, construction and special effects (prior to the show starting, Jamie's M5 Industries was a sought-after model-making company, and Adam, Grant and Tory worked for [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]]). Because of that they carry across an image of being OneOfUs; their reactions are much like regular people. [[Quotes/MythBusters Here are some examples of the dialogue.]]
7th Apr '16 3:53:22 PM Willbyr
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* OutOfCharacterMoment: Fans will most likely already label Jamie as calm, cool and collected, harboring a staunch and unwavering personality in stark contrast to the rest of the group. But long-time viewers who watch very closely will notice during experiments that concern the element of surprise (e.g. waiting for explosions), Jamie is pretty jumpy when the shock happens, which is more obvious next to Adam, who's pretty composed when the surprise occurs. This was actually an issue in the Unarmed and Unharmed myth, where Jamie dropped the gun on two counts.
** This could have something to do with the fact that Adam has moderate hearing loss, so the explosion isn't nearly as loud for him.

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: OutOfCharacterMoment:
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Fans will most likely already label Jamie as calm, cool and collected, harboring a staunch and unwavering personality in stark contrast to the rest of the group. But long-time viewers who watch very closely will notice during experiments that concern the element of surprise (e.g. waiting for explosions), Jamie is pretty jumpy when the shock happens, which is more obvious next to Adam, who's pretty composed when the surprise occurs. This was actually an issue in the Unarmed and Unharmed myth, where Jamie dropped the gun on two counts.
** This could have something to do with the fact that Adam has moderate hearing loss, so the explosion isn't nearly as loud for him.
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7th Apr '16 1:17:43 PM bfoot
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** This could have something to do with the fact that Adam has moderate hearing loss, so the explosion isn't nearly as loud for him.
7th Apr '16 11:47:06 AM MegaMarioMan
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Adam and Jamie also went on the road for a series of ''Behind the Myths'' tours (a/k/a ''MythBusters Live''), but, with the end of the show, they have ended the tours also, with them appearing to be going (amicably) their separate ways.

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Adam and Jamie also went on the road for a series of ''Behind the Myths'' tours (a/k/a ''MythBusters ''[=MythBusters=] Live''), but, with the end of the show, they have ended the tours also, with them appearing to be going (amicably) their separate ways.



** Happened during the making of the "Cannonball Chemistry" episode, with near-disastrous consequences (see GoneHorriblyWrong below). And there ''were'' plenty of failsafes in place in this case, as there are any time the Mythbusters deal with weaponry, but an unforeseen combination of circumstances thwarted them.

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** Happened during the making of the "Cannonball Chemistry" episode, with near-disastrous consequences (see GoneHorriblyWrong below). And there ''were'' plenty of failsafes in place in this case, as there are any time the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] deal with weaponry, but an unforeseen combination of circumstances thwarted them.



* GrandFinale: For the final episode, the team decided to send off the show in style rather than just do another episode of experimenting. As such, the segments are less about finding things out (though as it happens they're still very educational) and more about summarizing everything the Mythbusters have been about for nearly 15 years in explosive fashion.

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* GrandFinale: For the final episode, the team decided to send off the show in style rather than just do another episode of experimenting. As such, the segments are less about finding things out (though as it happens they're still very educational) and more about summarizing everything the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] have been about for nearly 15 years in explosive fashion.



** Done again in the ''Breaking Bad'' special. They busted the show's "dissolving a body in hydrofluoric acid" trick, but it turns out the more-powerful sulfuric acid mixed with...something else...will do the trick (but still won't dissolve a bathtub.) The chemical added to the sulfuric acid was referred to as "special sauce" and the label pixelated. As Jamie put it, the Mythbusters are "not in the business of telling you how to dispose of a dead body."

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** Done again in the ''Breaking Bad'' special. They busted the show's "dissolving a body in hydrofluoric acid" trick, but it turns out the more-powerful sulfuric acid mixed with...something else...will do the trick (but still won't dissolve a bathtub.) The chemical added to the sulfuric acid was referred to as "special sauce" and the label pixelated. As Jamie put it, the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] are "not in the business of telling you how to dispose of a dead body."



** TheStinger for the final final episode, the Mythbusters cast reunion, is a recreation of the shawarma-eating scene which was the stinger in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]''.

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** TheStinger for the final final episode, the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] cast reunion, is a recreation of the shawarma-eating scene which was the stinger in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]''.



* TropesOfTheLivingDead: October 2013 saw the Mythbusters tackle several ZombieApocalypse related myths.

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* TropesOfTheLivingDead: October 2013 saw the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] tackle several ZombieApocalypse related myths.



** OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Mythbusters had to lay down ground rules as to just what kind of zombies the extras were supposed to play: [[ZombieGait slow speed]], no intelligence.

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** OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] had to lay down ground rules as to just what kind of zombies the extras were supposed to play: [[ZombieGait slow speed]], no intelligence.



* WeirdnessCoupon: Nobody bats an eye at whatever weird things these guys do, because they're the Mythbusters and they do weird things.

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* WeirdnessCoupon: Nobody bats an eye at whatever weird things these guys do, because they're the Mythbusters [=MythBusters=] and they do weird things.
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