History YMMV / MythBusters

2nd Jan '17 7:31:02 PM BobTheBard
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* CriticalResearchFailure:
** While testing myths related to the MoonLandingHoax, Adam holds up an Apollo astronaut figurine and says that it's Neil Armstrong because of the figure's red commander markings. Neil Armstrong's suit never had any red markings. They were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onwards because people had trouble distinguishing the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts on TV.
** While doing the myth of shooting off a cowboy's hat, they test the [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger lone ranger's]] silver bullets versus lead, apparently under the impression that he used silver bullets in the show because he believed they were more effective than lead bullets, and when it was demonstrated that lead bullets were better, Adam somewhat mockingly recommended the Lone Ranger switch to lead. However, the Lone Ranger didn't use silver bullets to ''more effectively'' kill people, but to make acquiring bullets more expensive and difficult as a perpetual reminder to himself that life is precious and that taking it should only be done as a last resort.

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* CriticalResearchFailure:
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CriticalResearchFailure: While testing myths related to the MoonLandingHoax, Adam holds up an Apollo astronaut figurine and says that it's Neil Armstrong because of the figure's red commander markings. Neil Armstrong's suit never had any red markings. markings, and looking at any picture of him would reveal its absence - Something space-buff Adam especially should have known. They were an embellishment added to commanders' suits from Apollo 13 onwards because people had trouble distinguishing the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts on TV.
** While doing the myth of shooting off a cowboy's hat, they test the [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger lone ranger's]] silver bullets versus lead, apparently under the impression that he used silver bullets in the show because he believed they were more effective than lead bullets, and when it was demonstrated that lead bullets were better, Adam somewhat mockingly recommended the Lone Ranger switch to lead. However, the Lone Ranger didn't use silver bullets to ''more effectively'' kill people, but to make acquiring bullets more expensive and difficult as a perpetual reminder to himself that life is precious and that taking it should only be done as a last resort.
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2nd Jan '17 1:12:15 PM BobTheBard
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** When interleaving two phonebooks together for Phone Book Friction, Adam jokingly asks Jamie if this reminds him of the time he was a money-counter for the Mob, to which Jamie replies he was a hitman, not a money-counter. Several seasons later, in the myth about hitmen tracking and shooting their targets through walls, Jamie beats Adam in both tests.
30th Dec '16 7:06:45 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztEkd1tdBmM The Mythbusters theme music]].
22nd Dec '16 10:17:12 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* MostWonderfulSound: The sound that Jamie's [[ICallItVera little pop gun]] makes when firing paint-filled grenades during the "shoot a grenade out of the air" myth qualifies as a Most Hilarious Sound. It makes the [=MythBusters=] lose it.



* OlderThanTheyThink / WeirdAlEffect: Adam Savage's [[MemeticMutation memetic quote]] regarding substitution of reality actually comes from the film ''Film/TheDungeonmaster'' ([[IHaveManyNames with an alternate title of Ragewar]]).

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* OlderThanTheyThink / WeirdAlEffect: OlderThanTheyThink[=/=]WeirdAlEffect: Adam Savage's [[MemeticMutation memetic quote]] regarding [[IRejectYourReality substitution of reality reality]] actually comes from the film ''Film/TheDungeonmaster'' ([[IHaveManyNames with an alternate title of Ragewar]]).
13th Dec '16 10:39:19 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: In the early days, Adam, Grant and Kari posted occasionally on the Discovery forum. Adam was driven off by a death threat over the results of their first ScopeSnipe test, Grant left after being harassed by Monday morning quarterbacks and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys. Also, when Discovery Communications started leaking out the details for the reboot, fans were quick to jump the gun and criticize the changes made to the series on the official Facebook page, even if some of them were only temporary or inevitable. [[https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/posts/10154187528768224 Observe]].
2nd Dec '16 3:39:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** While doing the myth of shooting off a cowboy's hat, they test the lone ranger's silver bullets versus lead, apparently under the impression that he used silver bullets in the show because he believed they were more effective than lead bullets, and when it was demonstrated that lead bullets were better, Adam somewhat mockingly recommended the Lone Ranger switch to lead. However, the Lone Ranger didn't use silver bullets to ''more effectively'' kill people, but to make acquiring bullets more expensive and difficult as a perpetual reminder to himself that life is precious and that taking it should only be done as a last resort.

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** While doing the myth of shooting off a cowboy's hat, they test the [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger lone ranger's ranger's]] silver bullets versus lead, apparently under the impression that he used silver bullets in the show because he believed they were more effective than lead bullets, and when it was demonstrated that lead bullets were better, Adam somewhat mockingly recommended the Lone Ranger switch to lead. However, the Lone Ranger didn't use silver bullets to ''more effectively'' kill people, but to make acquiring bullets more expensive and difficult as a perpetual reminder to himself that life is precious and that taking it should only be done as a last resort.
2nd Dec '16 1:26:09 AM KJMackley
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* {{Misblamed}}: While the [=MythBusters=] do make mistakes from time to time, complaints that they are "highly unscientific" is quite a glorification of how science works. Science is all about coming to any conclusion through testing and then retesting the results. As ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' said, "[[http://xkcd.com/397/ Everything else is just bookkeeping]]." They are also under a time constraint to complete the testing or are given incentive to twist the results in some way (which will happen with scientists just the same, they get money from somewhere). Also, a big aspect of scientific research is verification and replicability, since they are the only ones doing what they are doing it means it is unlikely to be backed by any other research teams, which is not their fault.

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* {{Misblamed}}: While the [=MythBusters=] do make mistakes from time to time, complaints that they are "highly unscientific" is quite a glorification of how science works. Science is all about having a hypothesis and coming to any a conclusion through testing and then retesting the results.experimentation. As ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' said, "[[http://xkcd.com/397/ Everything else is just bookkeeping]]." They are also under a time constraint to complete the testing or are given incentive to twist the results in some way (which will happen with scientists just the same, they get money from somewhere). Also, a big aspect of scientific research is verification and replicability, since they are the only ones doing what they are doing it means it is unlikely to be backed by any other research teams, which is not their fault.
29th Nov '16 12:10:57 AM RAMChYLD
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** Good grief, the reboot. Pick any post about the reboot from the official Facebook page, and you'll find people roasting how the show isn't starring the build team, Jamie or Adam. It's either that or rants regarding how the first season is a reality TV show.
15th Nov '16 11:27:32 PM RAMChYLD
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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: In the early days, Adam, Grant and Kari posted occasionally on the Discovery forum. Adam was driven off by a death threat over the results of their first ScopeSnipe test, Grant left after being harassed by Monday morning quarterbacks and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys. Also, when Discovery Communications started leaking out the details for the reboot, fans were quick to jump the gun and criticize the changes made to the series on the official Facebook page, even if some of them were only temporary or inevitable. [[https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/posts/10154048045118224 Observe]].

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: In the early days, Adam, Grant and Kari posted occasionally on the Discovery forum. Adam was driven off by a death threat over the results of their first ScopeSnipe test, Grant left after being harassed by Monday morning quarterbacks and Kari left after receiving lewd comments by fanboys. Also, when Discovery Communications started leaking out the details for the reboot, fans were quick to jump the gun and criticize the changes made to the series on the official Facebook page, even if some of them were only temporary or inevitable. [[https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/posts/10154048045118224 com/MythBusters/posts/10154187528768224 Observe]].
3rd Nov '16 10:59:06 AM RAMChYLD
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone in marketing 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 with little to no questioning apparently.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Mythbusters is Discovery Communications' CashCowFranchise, and the execs know that. When someone in marketing 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 with little to no questioning apparently.almost immediately.
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