History YMMV / MythBusters

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.
4th Feb '17 7:39:12 PM TexasKelly
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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in later seasons, as (for example) they were able to license and use the official music for the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and both ''Franchise/StarWars'' specials in 2014-15.

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** [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in later seasons, as (for example) they were able to license and use the official music for the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''[[Series/TheATeam A-Team]]'', ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and both ''Franchise/StarWars'' specials in 2014-15.
26th Jan '17 8:16:27 PM TexasKelly
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* OutOfOrder: The small-scale test for the "Killer Loop of Death" myth in the ''Deadliest Catch'' special utilized a mini-doll of Buster that Adam states was previously seen in the "Crash Cushion" myth... which didn't originally air in the United States until a month later.
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: 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.
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