History YMMV / MythBusters

29th Nov '17 1:06:01 PM MicoolTNT
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** [[http://hackedirl.com/2010/08/30/jamie-knows-best/ "When in doubt... C4! Heh heh heh!"]]

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** [[http://hackedirl.com/2010/08/30/jamie-knows-best/ "When in doubt... C4! Heh heh heh!"]]heh!"
16th Sep '17 5:59:29 PM nombretomado
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** As the show goes on, they started testing stories that are clearly set up for marketing purposes (the scaled-up Newton's Cradle video they were examining was a commercial made using blatant CGI) and attempting to recreate something that was known to have occurred in a controlled environment (like a movie stunt) or are pure fantasy (like the episode testing gags from ''Series/TheSimpsons''). Also, in early Season 10, Adam stopped referring to what a lot of what they're testing as myths and started calling them ''tropes'' instead since a huge chunk of the experiments were made up of examining stunts performed in films and television.

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** As the show goes on, they started testing stories that are clearly set up for marketing purposes (the scaled-up Newton's Cradle video they were examining was a commercial made using blatant CGI) and attempting to recreate something that was known to have occurred in a controlled environment (like a movie stunt) or are pure fantasy (like the episode testing gags from ''Series/TheSimpsons'').''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''). Also, in early Season 10, Adam stopped referring to what a lot of what they're testing as myths and started calling them ''tropes'' instead since a huge chunk of the experiments were made up of examining stunts performed in films and television.
14th Aug '17 7:40:34 AM shatterstar
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone at The Science Channel put forth an idea to revive the series just days after the show ended production, the higher ups at Discovery approved of the plan almost immediately.
5th Jul '17 2:50:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztEkd1tdBmM The Mythbusters theme music]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztEkd1tdBmM The Mythbusters theme music]].
1st Jun '17 5:56:24 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* SignatureScene: At least for the Build Team, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBEmInSdsx4 Tory's bike accident]]. Many commercials, montages, and intros for the show feature it.
24th May '17 11:51:47 AM BobTheBard
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** Contextually the Needle Vs. Glass myth turned out to be a big one, with the MythBusters failing to take a lot of their usual research and investigative techniques into account. Firstly they decide to use ordinary sewing needles when even a quick glance at the video (let alone their usual frame-by-frame analysis) shows the monk is using a heavier, sturdier type of needle that would be less likely to bend or break like many of the test needles did and would have more force behind it when thrown, letting it pierce the glass easier. Secondly it appears they didn't get the input of the Shaolin monk who actually did it (something they usually try very hard to do) and the monk would later appear on several other programs to demonstrate his feat. These two simple oversights led to them busting a myth that was later confirmed by several other sources.
14th Mar '17 5:05:28 AM BobTheBard
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* PropRecycling: Jamie almost never throws anything useful away. This leads to parts and even whole builds being reused frequently. The sword-swinging robot and chicken cannon are the most prominent examples due to making many, many appearances in various forms, but there are too many to list.
9th Mar '17 11:13:27 PM BobTheBard
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the first season episode about cell phones causing explosions in gas stations, the fire chief noted that the worst-case scenario for the test would be an excessively large explosion blowing out all the nearby windows. Six years later when testing Knock your Socks Off, an excessively large explosion blew out many of the windows in Esparto, California.
4th Feb '17 7:46:33 PM TexasKelly
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** The opening stinger to the "Blow It Out of the Water" episode (which featured the test of the machine gun booby trap from the series finale of ''Series/BreakingBad'') uses a song that sounds a ''lot'' what the theme music for ''Breaking Bad'' might be if it had lyrics.

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** The opening stinger to the "Blow It Out of the Water" episode (which featured the test of the machine gun booby trap from the series finale of ''Series/BreakingBad'') uses a song that sounds a ''lot'' like what the theme music for ''Breaking Bad'' might be if it had lyrics.
4th Feb '17 7:45:58 PM TexasKelly
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** When the build team are trying to chase greased pigs, something suspiciously close to Yakety Sax plays during a sped-up shot.

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** When the build team Build Team are trying to chase greased pigs, something suspiciously close to Yakety Sax plays during a sped-up shot.


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** The opening stinger to the "Blow It Out of the Water" episode (which featured the test of the machine gun booby trap from the series finale of ''Series/BreakingBad'') uses a song that sounds a ''lot'' what the theme music for ''Breaking Bad'' might be if it had lyrics.
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