Mythbusters!

Colin

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OK some of the things on the show are just 'fluff' to fill in the spaces. Sometimes they get it right and the results are hilarious! Here are three clips that I've shortened to 'cut to the chase'.

Elephants and Mice

Fish In a Barrel

Buster and Barrel

Sorry, not iPhone friendly....wmv.
 

acosmichippo

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greatest show ever.

my favorite one was the dynamite+cement truck episode. like you said, they don't always get it right, but it is always fun to watch them try.
 

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I'd go so far as to say there are serious flaws in the methadology of about 80% of their experiments, but here I go sounding like the countless geeks that write in to that show to complain. Accuracy obviously isn't the point (which is why it's always the most fun when they go beyond to show what it would actually take to accomplish the myth... pure entertainment!)

Good show though, love it...
 

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yeah, it's not "science" as they so often claim, but it sure as hell is better entertainment than just about anything else on TV.
 

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I don't like the B-team though. Other than Carrie, they're almost unbrearable to watch at times. Especially when they try to "spice it up" with "humor".

But I could watch Carrie all day long. Doing whatever she wants. It's cool.

I'd watch only the B team all day long, though, before I watch that other show... wassit called? Smash lab or whatever? Holy hell is that show a load of crap. Horribly written, paced, "acted".... everything... it's just embarrasing!
 

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gawd, i can't stand her... completely useless and uninteresting, imo. Grant's ok, because he's really the only slightly knowledgeable one.
 

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I didn't say she was interesting. Or smart.
 

acosmichippo

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i know. i tried to overlook it, believe me... i just can't.

i'm sure she's good for other things, though.
 

Colin

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I liked the build team before they started adding the 'acting' in the last season or two.

Here is another one:
Water Heater
 

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I like Carrie.

my girlfriend also called me a mythbusters geek after I said to her once "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"...
 

Colin

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I like Carrie.

my girlfriend also called me a mythbusters geek after I said to her once "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"...
and the appropriate reply is?

a) Live long and prosper
b) May the force be with you
c) Beam me up
d) I am your father!
 

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I like to watch the show because of that goofy red headed girl, dunno if shes still on it or not, but you know the one. She reminds me of a lot of my female friends in highschool, only if they never grew up. Still charming all the same.
 

Colin

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I like to watch the show because of that goofy red headed girl, dunno if shes still on it or not, but you know the one. She reminds me of a lot of my female friends in highschool, only if they never grew up. Still charming all the same.
Kari is still on the show, I think she's no better or no worse than the other two in the build team. None are actually "scientists" (well maybe Grant) but this is entertainment after all.

IMO this is much better than Smash Lab.
 

Colin

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That's not saying that much really.

And you actually knew how to spell "kari"... you really are a fan!
Embarrasing isn't it. I just recall seeing that black tshirt with "kari" written boldly across her chest.
 

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I like the cellphone at the gas pump episode myself. I used to watch it all the time but now all I catch is reruns.
 

Colin

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I like the cellphone at the gas pump episode myself. I used to watch it all the time but now all I catch is reruns.
And there are a lot of reruns! My Tivo records tons of them!

I wanted to expand on psylichon and smash lab. I was trying to keep an open mind but IMO the only show that was worth anything was the earthquake proof house episode. A close second was the liquified sand ep. The rest have been crap and the girl is getting irritating..... she's no Kari :p
 

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Embarrasing isn't it. I just recall seeing that black tshirt with "kari" written boldly across her chest.
If she hadn't worn that, millions of Mythbusters fans would still be calling her "Carrie" cause they don't really look at anything else.

Especially after that shark week special with the bikini... it's like, "moar, moar, MOAR"