MythBusters (2003) s16e10 Episode Script

Reunion

1 AND SO THE FUN BEGINS.
Narrator: IN 2003 QUACK, DAMN YOU.
THE MYTHBUSTERS EMBARKED ON AN EPIC JOURNEY.
I REJECT YOUR REALITY AND SUBSTITUTE MY OWN.
HWACHA! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, 70,000 FEET.
AND WITH A TSUNAMI OF SCIENCE DONE AND DUSTED THIS IS IT.
THIS IS THE END.
THE TEAM IS BACK FOR ONE FINAL, INTIMATE EPISODE.
YOU READY FOR THE REUNION? ALL FIVE HOSTS REUNITE BEAUTIFUL! IT IS AWESOME TO SI AROUND THIS TABLE WITH YOU GUYS.
TO LOOK BACK OOH! AND REMINISCE.
IT HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE.
AND WE WOULDN' HAVE MISSED IT.
THEY'LL DISCUSS THE SECRETS OF THEIR SUCCESS IT'S LIKE SCIENCE BAIT.
EW! FORMULAS FOR FAILURE WE DID A LOT OF IT.
YEAH.
AND, AS THEY WALK AWAY FOR THE LAST TIME, WHAT THE SHOW MEANT TO THEM.
IT HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED ALL OF US IN REALLY SIGNIFICANT WAYS.
IT'S DESTINY.
IT IS AWESOME TO SI AROUND THIS TABLE WITH YOU GUYS.
I KNOW.
IT'S KIND OF WEIRD.
IT'S, LIKE -- IT'S, LIKE, WE'VE NEVER ACTUALLY IT'S WEIRD TO BE BACK.
DONE THIS.
YEAH.
NO, I KNOW.
WE HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY DONE THIS.
TO START THIS OFF, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE BECAME A TEAM.
I MEAN, THE FOUR OF US, WE HAVE ALL WORKED TOGETHER, BUT LONG BEFORE "MYTHBUSTERS.
" YEAH.
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC.
I WANTED TO BE YOU GUYS WHEN I GREW UP.
THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON I GOT THE JOB FROM JAMIE OR CAME IN HERE AND ASKED TO BE AN INTERN -- BECAUSE I WANTED TO DO WHAT YOU GUYS DO.
WELL, AND I KNEW YOU FROM INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC.
BUT YOU HAD ACTUALLY WORKED FOR JAMIE LONG BEFORE THAT.
YEAH, JAMIE GAVE ME MY FIRST JOB RIGHT OUT OF COLLEGE.
I USED TO JUST GO OVER TO THE MODEL SHOP AND HARASS HIM ALL THE TIME.
AND THEN FINALLY, HE GAVE ME A JOB.
WE'VE GOT TO BUILD A RIG THA SIMULATES AN ELECTRIC FENCE.
OKAY.
I WAS SO NERVOUS.
IT'S, LIKE, UH, IT'S, LIKE, STOP POINTING THAT CAMERA AT ME.
HOW WAS YOUR FIRST DAY? WAS IT FREAKY? IT WAS WEIRD.
YOU LOOK SO INNOCENT, GRANT.
I KNOW.
THANK YOU, MAN.
THANKS.
EVERYBODY IS WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME.
THERE ARE CAMERAS ALL OVER.
AND I REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID, UH, "THERE IS NO DIGNITY IN TELEVISION.
ONCE YOU -- ONCE YOU ACCEPT THAT, IT GETS A LOT MORE FUN.
" DON'T SAY ANYTHING.
MY FIRST ON-SCREEN APPEARANCE WAS WHEN YOU GUYS DID A, UM, 3-D MODEL OF MY BUTT.
OH, GOD! I REMEMBER THINKING, "OH, IT'S JUST SOME SILLY CABLE SHOW.
NOBODY'S EVER GONNA SEE THIS.
" I NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE THE FIRST THING YOU GOOGLE.
BUT YOU ALSO CAME OU ON THE VERY FIRST EPISODE, UH, "JATO ROCKET.
" MM-HMM.
YOU DROVE YOURSELF DOWN TO MOJAVE TO BE ON THAT CREW, RIGHT? WELL, I WAS WORKING FOR JAMIE DOING TOY PROTOTYPING AND LEARNING A LO DURING THE DAY.
BUT I ALSO NEEDED A NIGHT JOB.
SO I HAD TO GO WORK WAITRESSING.
MY SHIFT ENDED AT 11:00.
YOU GUYS WERE ALREADY IN THE MOJAVE.
AND I WAS LIKE, "THIS JOB'S AWESOME! I'M GONNA BE A PART OF IT.
" SO I DROVE ALL THE WAY TO THE MOJAVE.
I GET TO THE HOTEL WHERE YOU GUYS ARE STAYING AT, LIKE, 4:00 IN THE MORNING.
YOUR CALL TIME'S 5:00 A.
M.
SO I SLEEP IN THE CAR FOR AN HOUR.
AND I'M WOKEN UP BY THE TRUCK LIGHTS AND THE CARAVAN COMING BY.
AND I JUMP OUT OF THE CAR, "AH! I'M COMING!" AND I JUST GOT PICKED UP BY THE OTHER INTERNS AND WENT OUT TO THE DESER TO HELP YOU GUYS.
Narrator: AND SO BEGAN THE GREATES ADVENTURE OF THEIR LIVES I'M GONNA HAVE TO HAVE A GRIN-ECTOMY.
IN THE MAGNIFICEN MOJAVE DESERT IF YOU DO SEE SOMETHING, UH, COMING AT YOU, UH OH, GOD.
THAT'S ME.
YEE-HAW! Narrator: 14 LONG YEARS AGO.
OH, IT MAKES ME NERVOUS.
YOU LOOK THE SAME.
LOOK AT HOW YOUNG JAMIE IS! Narrator: THE TEAM HIT THE JATO JACKPOT, AND "MYTHBUSTERS" TOOK OFF.
TWO, ONE, FIRE.
YEAH! GOD, I REMEMBER THAT MOMENT.
THAT'S SO AWESOME.
THIS -- THIS REALLY IS, LIKE, THE WE STUMBLED ON THE FORMULA FOR THE SHOW, RIGHT? WHEN IN DOUBT, MAKE SOMETHING EXPLODE.
Jamie: THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
SEEING THAT THING TAKE OFF LIKE THAT, IT WAS, LIKE, SEEING A -- A -- SOME KIND OF WILD ANIMAL TAKING OFF ACROSS A SAVANNA.
THAT'LL BE BURNED IN MY BRAIN FOREVER.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THIS SHOW IS HOW IT CAPTURES THE GLEE AND THE GLEAM IN YOUR EYES ALL RIGHT.
THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.
THEY SQUEAK WHEN I WALK.
'CAUSE IT'S LIKE YOU GUYS CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE GETTING PAID TO DO THIS.
WHOOPS.
THIS IS THE THING I THINK IS THE -- THE FORMULA.
IT'S, LIKE, YOU CAN SAY IT'S ABOUT THESE BILLS AND NOT KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.
BUT THIS IS THE PRIMARY NARRATIVE OF ENTHUSIASM.
AND IT -- IT WAS INFECTIOUS BECAUSE IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS, LIKE, SO HARD TO GE PERMISSION TO DO ANYTHING.
BUT THEN, YOU KNOW, AS THE SHOW GOT MORE AND MORE POPULAR, PEOPLE WERE LIKE, "YEAH! I GOT A CAR! BLOW IT UP!" NO MORE CAR! I THINK I'M GONNA HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION BECAUSE THIS IS THE REUNION.
THE QUESTION THAT WE ALWAYS GET -- WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MYTH? OH, THAT'S -- THAT'S HARD.
I MEAN, THERE'S SO MANY CATEGORIES, RIGHT? THERE'S STUFF THAT WAS RIDICULOUSLY FUN FOR US TO DO.
READY, HIT IT! I PREDICT THAT I'LL BE DANCING ON JAMIE'S INTESTINES IN MINUTES.
THEN, THERE'S EPISODES THAT, LIKE, THE SCIENCE WAS REALLY AWESOME.
WAKE UP! TIME FOR SCIENCE! AND THE RESULT WAS REALLY COOL.
WOW.
THERE'S NO PIG.
WHAT PIG? I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT NO PIG.
AND THEN, THERE'S FINAL CUTS THAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TO WATCH AGAIN.
HERE COMES CHAOS.
YEAH! WHOO! WHEN ANYBODY WOULD EVER ASK ME THAT, IT WAS ALWAYS THE LAST THING WE HAD JUST DONE.
RIGHT.
"WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MYTH?" AND IT WAS LIKE, "WELL, JUST YESTERDAY WE BLEW THIS THING UP.
IT WAS THE CRAZIEST THING I'VE EVER DONE.
" OH! THAT WAS AWESOME! AND THAT WOULD, LIKE, HAPPEN AFTER EVERY SINGLE MYTH.
WHOA! WHOO! WELL, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE? EACH OF THESE, UH, THESE EPISODES HAVE SOMETHING THAT ARE MEMORABLE OR SPECIAL ABOUT THEM.
THINGS LIKE THE LEAD BALLOON, WHICH ON AN INTELLECTUAL LEVEL, I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE.
IT WAS ALSO SUCH A -- A WONDERFUL EXERCISE IN -- IN INTERNALIZING AND UNDERSTANDING CONTINGENCIES.
THAT IS A LEAD BALLOON.
AND THEN THERE -- THERE ARE OTHER THINGS, LIKE THE PING-PONG BOAT.
COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS THAT ARE SO DIABOLICALLY SIMPLE, UH, TO ADDRESS A COMPLEX PROBLEM.
AND THEN JUST SITTING BACK AND WATCHING IT WORK.
WHOO! YEAH! WE'VE MADE A CAREER OUT OF MAKING WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE.
THAT'S WHY I LOVE "LEAD BALLOON" AS WELL.
IT WAS, LIKE, THE POINTLESS EXERCISE.
AND YET, THERE'S SOMETHING THRILLING IN THE STORYTELLING.
YOU GOT IT TO WORK.
YEAH.
YEAH.
EXACTLY.
THAT'S AWESOME.
YOU KNOW, FOR ME, I THINK IT WAS WAKE BOARDING BEHIND THE CRUISE SHIP.
JUST -- JUST WELL, THAT WAS INSANE! WELL, IT WAS JUST SUCH A WEIRD THING TO DO.
THE SHIP JUST KEPT GETTING FURTHER AND FURTHER OUT TO SEA.
SO IT WAS, LIKE, AT SOME POINT, WE HAD TO STOP.
SO IT WASN'T LIKE, "IS THIS MYTH, LIKE, POSSIBLE?" IT'S, "IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO DO IT?" AND THEN WE FOUND OUT LATER THAT SHARKS FOLLOW THOSE CRUISE SHIPS.
MM-HMM.
YEAH.
WHOA! SOMETHING JUST TOUCHED ME! FOR THE TWO OF YOU, I PERSONALLY THINK "BLUE ICE" IS ONE OF THE BES THINGS THAT YEAH.
.
.
HAS EVER BEEN FILMED.
THAT WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITES BECAUSE OF THE FAC THAT I'VE HEARD THAT MYTH SO MANY TIMES.
IT'S BEEN ON THE LIS SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING.
YEAH.
AH! AND I JUST REMEMBER ALL THESE ROCKET SCIENTISTS LOOKING AROUND GOING, "IT'S NOT GONNA WORK.
THIS ISN'T GONNA WORK.
" AND THEY JUST KEPT -- AND WE'RE LIKE, "UH, LIKE, WE DON'T KNOW.
WE'RE JUST GONNA TRY IT.
" GRANT, COMING UP IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN HAPPEN TO YOU.
WHOA! I MEAN, WHEN YOU SEE I MEAN, THAT GIANT CHUNK OF BLUE ICE.
THAT SURPRISE.
THAT'S GENUINE SURPRISE ON OUR FACES.
AND WHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE BEHIND US, BEHIND THE CAMERAS, WERE ALL THE ROCKET SCIENTISTS GOING, "OH, MY GOD!" LIKE -- LIKE, THEY WERE MORE EXCITED THAN WE WERE.
WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU -- YOU ELUDED TO THIS EARLIER.
BUT IT'S -- IT'S NO JUST THE BEST MYTHS.
BUT WE'VE HAD SOME OF THE BEST DAYS ON SET.
I MEAN, I -- I FEEL LIKE I'VE GROWN UP ON THIS SHOW.
AND, FOR ME, WHAT WAS SUPER-DUPER MEMORABLE BECAUSE NOT ONLY WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MYTHS.
BUT WHEN WE DID "CAR DROP," WHERE WE DROPPED A CAR FROM A HELICOPTER, AND YOU REMOTE CONTROLLED A CAR FROM ANOTHER HELICOPTER Grant: ONLY 105! WHOO! WHOA, IT THE DESERT! IT'S COMING UP! -OH, MY GOD! -I CAN SEE IT.
I REMEMBER JUST BEING REALLY, REALLY EMOTIONAL ABOUT THIS MYTH.
AND, LIKE, I WAS SO I WAS, LIKE, RUNNING AROUND JUST, LIKE, HUGGING YOU GUYS 'CAUSE IT WENT WELL.
WE DID IT! YEAH! WHAT -- WHAT I FOUND OU WHEN I GOT HOME IS THA I WAS PREGNANT ON THAT SHOOT.
SO IT WAS EXTREMELY HORMONAL.
ACTUALLY HORMONES.
AMAZING.
I WAS LESS EXCITED AFTER MY FIRST KISS.
Narrator: BUT IT WASN' ONLY UNEXPECTED HORMONES THAT CAUSED THE HIGH NOTES TO BE HIT.
AH! AWESOME! Narrator: MORE THAN A DECADE OF ADRENALINE-FUELED SCIENCE FORGED A POIGNAN ON-SCREEN BOND.
WHOO! LET'S ALL GROUP HUG.
AH! NO? Adam: I REMEMBER FEELING REALLY EMOTIONAL WHEN WE WERE ALL STANDING ON THE THIRD ROCKET CAR SITE IN THE DESERT -- ALL FIVE OF US.
WELL, I THINK OUR WORK HERE IS DONE.
THAT WAS IT WAS REALLY, REALLY INTENSE.
I STARTED TO CRY.
YEAH, THAT WAS AN EMOTIONAL YEAH.
TOTALLY.
Narrator: COMING UP CONGRATULATIONS ON AN AMAZING 14-YEAR RUN! SCIENCE! Narrator: IT HASN'T ALL BEEN ACCOLADES AND WARM HUGS AH! STOP WHINING.
GO HAVE A COOKIE.
OH! BECAUSE THE GOOD DAYS HAVE COME AT A COST.
THANKS FOR 15 GREAT SEASONS, "MYTHBUSTERS.
" I'VE SAID IT BEFORE.
I'LL SAY IT AGAIN.
YOU MADE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD FEEL LIKE A GUILTY PLEASURE.
WHEREVER YOUR JATO ROCKET CAR TAKES YOU, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE BLOWING STUFF UP [Stage whispers] IN HERE.
Narrator: THE MYTHBUSTERS TOUCHED HEARTS AND MINDS FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
OH-HO-HO! MM.
IT'S A DELICIOUS MEMORY.
IN ITS WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WAY I CAN'T ANSWER THAT.
I'M TYING A PIG'S STOMACH INTO A SKELETON.
Narrator: THE SHOW BECAME PAR OF THE POP CULTURE CONVERSATION.
TONIGHT, WE TAKE ON THE CLASSIC MYTH THAT A CAT WILL ALWAYS LAND ON ITS FEET.
BUT THIS IS ONE REALITY SHOW REUNION STOP WHINING.
YOU'RE SUCH A [BLEEP] WHERE THE FINAL ANALYSIS IS GOING TO BE OBJECTIVE.
YEAH, WELL, YOU KNOW, WE'VE PATTED OURSELVES ON THE BACK ENOUGH, I THINK.
A LITTLE MORE COMFOR IN YOUR DESIGN.
THE GOOD DAYS HAVE COME AT A COST.
DUDE, WE'VE NEVER USED THE BLUE ROPE.
SEEMS THAT ADAM NEEDS ANOTHER COOKIE.
WE ALWAYS USE THE BLUE ROPE.
NO, WE HAVEN'T! YES! I ACTUALLY DON'T WANT TO DO THIS TEST RIGHT NOW.
THE TIMES THAT I'VE BEEN THE MOST UPSE HAVE BEEN IN THE EARLY DAYS IN PARTICULAR, WHERE THEY PU IS IN SITUATIONS, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE UNWISE AS FAR AS GETTING HURT.
OH! [BLEEP] YOU DID HOOK UP THE REAL THING.
YEAH.
[BLEEP] NO, JUST LEAVE ME ALONE.
AND STUFF LIKE A "STAR WARS" EPISODE BECAUSE THERE'S, LIKE, NO REASON TO TEST LIGHT SABERS ON HIGHER GROUND.
OH.
OH, I HIT MYSELF IN THE GROIN.
OH, NO.
I'M SORRY.
WELL, AT LEAST YOU GO TO BUILD SOMETHING.
IT WASN'T AS BAD AS, LIKE, "PYRAMID POWER" OR "PRIMARY PERCEPTION.
" DO YOU HEAR IT SCREAMING? OH.
THE OOGI-BOOGIES STORIES FROM THE EARLY DAYS.
MIND CONTROL.
WITH THE CRYSTAL! WITH THE CRYSTAL.
DOUBLE ESPRESSO? CAPPUCCINO? UM, JUICE SQUEEZE? I THINK "PYRAMID POWER" IS THE ABSOLUTELY THE LOWEST.
THAT WAS PRETTY BAD.
I'M READING YOUR THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW.
WE GAVE IT OUR BEST SHOT.
I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU -- YOU HAVE THIS THING THAT YOU HAVE TO TEST.
YOU HAVE TO TREAT I AS SERIOUSLY AS YOU WOULD ANY OTHER MYTH.
REAL, FREE ENERGY.
IF WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT WORST DAYS, I THINK WE ALL HAVE THE SAME WORST POSSIBLE DAY EVER.
AND IT'S GONNA BE "CANNONBALL.
" LET'S GO.
ALL RIGHT.
FUSE IS LIT.
IT'S GONNA BE SOON.
"CANNONBALL.
" ABSOLUTELY.
THAT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST TERRIFYING DAYS ON THIS SHOW.
THE POPULAR "MYTHBUSTERS" TV SHOW HAD AN ACCIDENT, SHALL WE SAY.
THE CREW FIRED A CANNONBALL.
IT SMASHED ALL THE WAY THROUGH A NEARBY HOUSE AND THEN THROUGH THE WINDOW OF A MINIVAN OUTSIDE.
WE WERE AT THE BOMB RANGE, TOOK THE SHOT WITH THE CANNONBALL, WHICH WE HAD BEEN DOING ALL DAY.
EVERY OTHER CANNONBALL WENT INTO THE OUR CATCHER AND OUR HILL.
AND THEN, THE FIRE DEPARTMEN SHOWED UP ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER AFTER THIS LAST SHOT.
AND THEY'RE LIKE, "ARE YOU GUYS SHOOTING CANNONBALLS?" AND WE'RE LIKE, "WELL, YEAH.
" THEY'RE LIKE, "'CAUSE ONE LANDED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD.
" AND WE WERE, LIKE HALF A MILE AWAY.
OH, MY GOD.
THE NEWS CHOPPERS SHOWED UP.
AND WE WERE LIKE, "WHAT IS HAPPENING?" THEY WERE CAMPED OUT, OUT FRONT HERE, TOO.
Reporter: LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT.
AS NASTY AS IT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY HAVE BEEN, WHO KNOWS WHAT IT SAVED US FROM DOING LATER ON? RIGHT.
WELL, IT RADICALLY ALTERED OUR ENTIRE SAFETY PROCEDURE.
AND OUR APPROACH, AND A MENTAL APPROACH, TO SAFETY FROM THE GROUND UP.
TO MOVE FROM THINGS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY DEADLY TO THINGS THAT ARE MERELY AWFUL ALREADY GIVING ME NIGHTMARES.
ANTS ARE ALL OVER MY HEAD, MAN! [ RETCHING ] WHAT'S YOUR MOS UNCOMFORTABLE DAY, KARI? THERE WAS A TIME WHERE I HAD TO EXTRACT METHANE FROM YOUR POOP.
I'M SORRY.
AND I -- AND I HAD TO HANDLE THA IN A BAG.
I HAD TO POOP IN THAT BAG.
THE ONE THAT WAS THE MOST UNC WELL, POOR YOU.
Grant: OH, BOO-HOO.
I POOPED IN A BAG.
THAT'S SO GROSS.
THE MOST TRAUMATIZING, BY FAR, WAS THE SCORPIONS.
OH.
OH.
AH.
THEY PUT, LIKE, 40 SCORPIONS ON ME.
AND I HAPPEN TO PAIN MY FINGERNAILS THE COLOR OF THEIR FOOD.
SO THEY STARTED BITING MY FINGERS.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WHEN I GET FOR REAL SCARED, I UNCONTROLLABLY EITHER SHAKE MY HANDS OR FEET.
I CAN'T STOP SHAKING MY FOOT.
I CAN'T STOP SHAKING MY FOOT.
STOP IT.
I CAN'T STOP IT.
IT WAS THE WORST! I THINK FOR ME, IT WAS PROBABLY EVERY TIME GOT INJURED ON THIS SHOW.
YOU ARE A LITTLE ACCIDENT PRONE.
WHICH IS ALL THE TIME.
OH! OH, GOD! OH, MY GOD.
HOW DID YOU NO GET HORRIBLY HURT? OH! GOD! I'M OKAY.
YOU SLID ACROSS THE RUNWAY ON YOUR FACE.
IF IT HAD BEEN A BMX BIKE, I WOULD HAVE MADE THAT EASILY.
-OH! -BAM! OOH! MY BALLS SEEM TO BE A MAGNET FOR INJURY.
-YEAH.
-OH! GOD, I HATE THAT ONE.
THAT I HATE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
YEAH, THAT ONE STILL I FELT THAT ONE COMING.
THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
OH, GOD! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? AH! YOU GUYS WERE TASING EACH OTHER EVERY MORNING FOR A FEW MONTHS, RIGHT? YEAH.
IT WAS, LIKE, OUR COFFEE.
AH.
YEAH, THAT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN.
IT'S A SIGN THAT THERE ARE DEEPER ISSUES AT PLAY.
THERE WERE.
UM, AND YOU AND I HAVE THE PROCLIVITY TO, UM, REFUND WHATEVER WE'VE EATEN RECENTLY.
YEAH, VOMITING.
WHAT'S YOUR WORST VOMIT? YEAH, THAT WAS, UH, MIXING YOUR -- YOUR TYPES OF ALCOHOL 'CAUSE IT'S, LIKE, A -- A REFLEX WHEN -- WHEN I SIT IN THAT -- THAT CHAIR.
THE MOTION SICKNESS CHAIR I JUST SAT DOWN AND SHE SAID, "OKAY, IT'S TIME FOR THE CHAIR.
" AND I AW.
OH.
I ACTUALLY VOMITED THE MOS IN A SINGLE DAY WHILE FLYING IN THE BACK OF AN FA-18 HORNE WITH THE BLUE ANGELS.
Man: COME ON, STICK WITH ME, ADAM, YOU'VE GOT IT.
YOU GOT IT.
COME ON.
STAY WITH US.
STAY WITH US.
WE GOT IT.
COME BACK.
YOU WITH ME? I'M WITH YOU.
I ALMOST PASSED OUT THERE FOR A SECOND.
AND SHOCKINGLY [ RETCHING ] THERE WE GO.
IT IS THE ONLY TIME THAT VOMITING REPEATEDLY DID NO DETRACT FROM MY ENJOYMEN OF THE ACTUAL EVENT.
UGH.
IT WAS SO AWESOME.
AND THAT'S WHY THOSE FLIGH SUITS HAVE SO MANY POCKETS.
THERE'S ONE FOR EACH BARF BAG.
EW! WELL, YOU THINK THAT THOSE DAYS ARE BAD.
NOBODY'S HAD A WORSE DAY THAN BUSTER.
I THINK WE SHOULD CALL HIM BUSTER.
BUSTER SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD TO ME.
EVERY DAY IS THE WORST DAY FOR BUSTER.
YEAH.
AND THE BEST PART IS, WHAT HE'S DESIGNED FOR IS CAR CRASHES.
AND THAT'S RARELY WHAT WE USED HIM FOR.
EVERYTHING WE USED HIM FOR IS WORSE THAN THAT.
YOU KNOW, UH, THERE'S AN INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF BUSTER BECAUSE HE'S BEEN RESURRECTED SO MANY TIMES FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
IS THAT FOR REAL? YEAH.
ARISE, MY SON! HIS HEAD'S GONE.
NICE WORK, BUSTER! NO! WOW! THAT WAS CRAZY.
NOW, WE COLLECTED AS MUCH AS WE COULD FIND.
AND I HAVE, FOR EACH OF YOU, A GIFT OF RUINED CAMERA OH, MY GOD.
AND CHUNKS OF BUSTER IN HIS SUPER HERO COSTUME FROM OH, THANK YOU.
THE FINALE.
THAT IS HILARIOUS.
ALL I KNOW IS, I'M GLAD THIS ISN'T HOW I'M GOING OUT ON THE SHOW.
IT'S KIND OF LIKE BUSTER'S ASHES.
WOW.
THANKS, BUDDY.
GUYS, I'M HEARTBROKEN THAT YOU'RE GOING OFF THE AIR.
A WHOLE GENERATION HAS -- HAS GROWN UP WITH THIS SHOW TO BE GOOD, SKEPTICAL, CRITICAL THINKERS WHO WILL GO OU AND PROVE THINGS FOR THEMSELVES.
All: MYTH BUSTED! YOU'VE TAUGHT AN ENTIRE GENERATION TO BE SKEPTICS, TO THINK IT THROUGH, TO ANALYZE I AND TO KNOW THAT THE ONLY TRUTH THAT WE REALLY GE FROM THE WORLD IS WHAT WE CAN GO OU AND TEST AND MAKE HAPPEN.
IS THAT BEAUTIFUL OR WHAT? IT'S THIS LITTLE THING I LIKE TO CALL THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.
SO YOU'VE PERFORMED A GREAT PUBLIC SERVICE.
THANK YOU FOR THAT.
SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SCIENCE.
I KNOW IT'S PAR OF THE DNA OF THE SHOW.
BUT I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BLOWS PEOPLE'S MINDS IS THAT NONE OF US ARE ACTUALLY SCIENTISTS.
YOU HAVE A DEGREE IN SCIENCE! I HAVE A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING, WHICH IS OKAY, THAT'S ADJACENT CLOSER THAN ANY OF US.
WAY MORE QUALIFIED THAN WE ARE.
WHAT'S YOUR DEGREE IN? UH, SETTING THINGS ON FIRE.
WE'RE POPPING POPCORN WITH LASERS.
I'M PARTIAL TO EXPONENTIAL CURVES MYSELF.
HIGH EXPLOSIVES AND ELECTRICITY.
WHOO! SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED A LITTLE EXTRA LUBRICATION.
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCREWING AROUND AND SCIENCE IS WRITING IT DOWN.
I THINK ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCIENCE STORIES THAT WE'VE DONE IS "RED FLAG TO A BULL.
" OH.
OH-HO-HO! DUDE, HE'S GOING FOR IT! I REMEMBER WHEN WE PITCHED THAT IDEA IN THE ROOM.
AND THERE WAS TWO PRODUCERS THAT WENT, "OH, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT'S NOT TRUE.
" AND THE REST OF THE ROOM WAS LIKE, "NO, ACTUALLY, I DON'T KNOW.
" LIKE OH! WELL, THERE'S YOUR ANSWER.
IT WAS JUST SO COOL TO GO THROUGH EACH OF THE ELEMENTS TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHA CAUSES A BULL TO CHARGE.
YOU'RE LOOKING AT COLOR, LOOKING AT MOTION, LOOKING AT WHETHER IT'S ACTUALLY HAVING A PERSON THERE.
THIS IS STARTING TO FEEL LIKE A BAD IDEA.
CULMINATING WITH ACTUALLY TORY IN THE RING WITH BULLS.
OH! GOOD JOB, DUDE.
GOOD JOB.
HE WAS LOOKING RIGHT AT HIM.
I KNOW.
I KNOW.
EARLY ON, WE, UH, HAD A STORY CALLED "BULLETS FIRED UP.
" WILL A BULLET FIRED INTO THE AIR KILL YOU WHEN IT COMES BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND? AND IN THE RESEARCH, WE FOUND THE MOST EXTENSIVE STUDY DONE ON THIS WAS WRITTEN ABOU IN A BOOK CALLED "HATCHER'S NOTEBOOK," A FAMOUS BALLISTICS TEXTBOOK.
UH, AND THE U.
S.
ARMY HAD FIRED SOMETHING, LIKE, 2,000 ROUNDS INTO THE AIR.
AND OUT OF ALL OF THOSE ROUNDS, THEY HEARD ONE AND SAW ONE.
WE WENT OUT TO THE DESER WITH THE METHODOLOGY IT'S GOING THAT WAY.
FIRED A HANDGUN 11 TIMES INTO THE AIR.
WE KNEW ROUGHLY HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE TO COME BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND.
I'M SEARCHING ACROSS THE DESER FOR A PENCIL-SIZED HOLE.
AND WE FOUND SIX OUT OF OUR 11 BULLETS.
THERE SHE BLOWS.
THAT'S A .
9 MILLIMETER ROUND.
WHOO! WE FOUND IT! AND SO IN THIS ONE STORY, WE SUBSTANTIVELY TRIPLED THE AMOUN OF INFORMATION KNOWN AT THAT POIN ABOUT THE AERODYNAMICS OF BULLETS FALLING OUT OF THE AIR.
I'M REALLY, REALLY PROUD OF THAT EPISODE.
THIS IS SCIENCE IN ACTION.
ONE EXAMPLE OF OUR WORK GETTING INTO THE LITERATURE ALSO WAS "DRAIN DISASTER.
" [ IMITATING EXPLOSION ] WHERE WE REPLICATED AN EXPLOSION IN A SEWER DUE TO METHANE.
AND IT WAS REALLY FASCINATING FOR ME, THE BURN OF THIS GAS IN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS COULD GO SUPER-SONIC.
WOW! WE CONSULTED WITH EXPERTS ON IT.
AND WE WERE ABLE TO DO AN EXPERIMEN THAT WAS A SIGNIFICANT STEP FURTHER THAN ANYTHING THEY COULD ACTUALLY DO IN THE UNIVERSITY.
I THINK THAT'S A STANDOUT.
WE'RE CO-AUTHORS OF THAT PAPER.
YEAH.
ALONG THOSE LINES, I'VE GOT THIS LETTER THAT I'D LIKE TO READ.
"DEAR MYTHBUSTERS, AFTER HEARING YOUR SHOW'S ENDING, I WANTED TO WRITE YOU TO THANK ALL FIVE OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEAR BECAUSE YOU'VE LITERALLY TURNED MY LIFE AROUND.
WHEN I WAS AT SCHOOL, I WAS BASICALLY ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE UNTIL I FOUND "MYTHBUSTERS.
" YOUR SHOW INSPIRED MY TEENAGE SELF TO CARE DEEPLY ABOU SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.
SIX YEARS AFTER I SAW MY FIRST EPISODE, I BECAME THE FIRST GIRL IN MY FAMILY TO GO TO UNIVERSITY.
AND NOW, 4 YEARS AFTER THAT, I'M ABOUT TO START A MASTER'S IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.
YOU'VE BEEN FANTASTIC ROLE MODELS, AND I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH.
YOUR SHOW LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE.
" IT'S, UH, IT'S REALLY DUSTY IN HERE.
THAT'S INCREDIBLY SWEET.
IT'S VERY HUMBLING.
CONGRATULATIONS, AND THANK YOU FOR THE DIFFERENCE YOU HAVE MADE TO YOUNG SCIENTIFIC MINDS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
WHEN IN DOUBT, C-4.
OH, MY FAVORITE, UH, MYTH WAS THE ORIGINAL ASTRONAUT, WUNG HU I THINK BUSTER, AKA WONG HU, IS READY FOR HIS LAUNCH.
WHO DID NOT DO ENOUGH TESTING IN THE LAB.
BOOM.
SO CLEARLY, WE'RE FAMOUS FOR MORE THAN JUST BLOWING CRAP UP.
BUT WE'RE PRETTY MUCH FAMOUS FOR BLOWING CRAP UP.
UM, WHEN IT COMES TO FAVORITE EXPLOSIONS, MY FAVORITE IS THE DETONATING WATER HEATER.
AND THE MAIN REASON IS, THAT THEY FEEL LIKE WHAT MY WILE E.
COYOTE/ BUGS BUNNY INNER CHILD WANTS AN EXPLOSION TO FEEL LIKE.
LIKE, IT'S SLOW.
AND I HAVE TIME TO SAVOR IT.
I LIKE THE FUEL ONES.
LIKE THE AIR/FUEL MIXTURES.
LIKE THE PROPANE TANK.
BECAUSE IT YEAH.
IT LOOKS LIKE THE MOVIES, LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK -- BIG, FIERY, POUFY CLOUD.
TERRIFYING.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IS TO TRY TO ACTUALLY CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS AND MAKE IT DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE.
TWO BLASTS CANCELING EACH OTHER OUT, MAYBE.
TAKING THIS DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND CHAOS WOW! AND BEING ABLE TO MOLD I AND SHAPE I AND FORM IT INTO SOMETHING THAT HAS AN END RESULT.
I LOVE THAT ABOUT "MYTHBUSTERS," AS WE'RE NOT BLOWING THINGS UP JUST FOR THE SAKE OF GRATUITOUS EXPLOSIONS.
IT'S A TOOL -- LIKE, WE ARE USING EXPLOSIVES AS A TOOL TO PUSH THIS EXPERIMENT FORWARD.
IT'S EITHER A TOOL OF EXPERIMENTATION OR A TOOL OF STORY TELLING.
YEAH.
JAMIE AND I GOT INTRODUCED ON AN AUSTRALIAN, UH, RADIO SHOW.
AND THEY SAID, "'MYTHBUSTERS' IS A TROJAN HORSE OF REASON HIDING BEHIND A THIN VEIL OF EXPLOSIVES.
" IT'S, LIKE, SCIENCE BAI INSTEAD OF JAIL BAIT.
THAT'S ANOTHER INTERESTING I THINK WE SHOULD STOP RIGHT THERE.
ALL RIGHT.
LET'S CUT TO A MONTAGE.
OKAY.
EVERYBODY, SAY IT WITH ME, "JAMIE WANTS BIG BOOM.
" BIG BOOM! BIG BOOM! BIG BOOM! YEAH! EVERYBODY OKAY? THAT'S WHAT WE DO ON "MYTHBUSTERS.
" WE BLOW CRAP UP.
LOOK, WE'RE HERE REMINISCING ABOUT THE WHOLE HISTORY OF "MYTHBUSTERS.
" JAMIE WANTS BIG BOOM.
AND WE ARE DONE MAKING THIS AS A SHOW.
BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO LET THE VIEWERS KNOW THAT "MYTHBUSTERS" IS NOT DONE BEING AIRED.
THAT DOESN'T GET OLD.
IT IS MOVING FROM DISCOVERY TO THE SCIENCE CHANNEL.
THE ENTIRE CATALOG, 250-PLUS EPISODES, ARE MOVING OVER TO THE SCIENCE CHANNEL.
-OH, YEAH.
-WOW.
I HEARD THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A LOST EPISODE.
THERE IS.
THAT'S THE [BLEEP] SPECIAL.
I'M PRETTY SURE THEY JUST BLEEPED THAT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ACTUALLY SAY IT.
IT'S A SURPRISE.
IT'S A LOST SURPRISE.
WHOOPS.
YEESH.
YEAH! LIKE EGYPTIANS.
THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE HAPPENING.
Narrator: YEP.
STRAP IN AND COUNT DOWN.
IN THREE BECAUSE THE MYTHBUSTERS' NEW HOME TWO HAS ONE FINAL PREMIER TO LAUNCH.
BEAUTIFUL! WHAT'S THIS I HEAR? YOU'RE NO MAKING "MYTHBUSTERS" ANYMORE? WOW.
NO, I'LL HAVE NONE OF THAT.
YOU JUST BEGAN THE SHOW 14 YEARS AGO! SO NO, GET BACK TO WORK.
[ LAUGHTER ] I CAN'T EVEN FATHOM A WORLD WITHOUT "MYTHBUSTERS.
" YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE YOU HELP BRING CIVILIZATION TO A STATE OF RATIONAL THOUGH OF HOW TO ANALYZE CLAIMS ABOUT WHAT IS AND WHA IS NOT TRUE IN THIS WORLD.
BUT I, UH, I'M EXPECTING YOU GO TO ON TO GREATER THINGS, IF THERE IS SUCH A THING THAT'S GREATER THAN "MYTHBUSTERS.
" WOW.
YEAH.
THAT WAS AMAZING.
YEAH.
THAT IS REALLY COOL.
UH, ONE OF THE COOL THINGS ABOUT US ALL GETTING BACK TOGETHER AGAIN IS THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT, UH, ONLY WE CAN TALK ABOU WITH EACH OTHER.
LIKE, THE DOORS THAT HAVE BEEN OPENED FROM THIS LITTLE SCRAPPY CABLE SHOW YEAH.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE'RE GETTING INTO PLACES THAT ARE AMAZING.
IT'S A PORTABLE HUG.
OH! WHOA! I MEAN, TALK ABOUT ACCESS.
WE WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
GOOD TO SEE YA.
WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
AND AS JAMIE LIKES TO POINT OUT, WE WERE TESTING, UH, POOP HITTING A FAN THE DAY BEFORE.
AND THEN MM.
AH.
THE NEXT DAY WE'RE SHAKING HANDS WITH DID HE KNOW THAT? THE PRESIDENT.
DID YOU WASH THOSE HANDS? WE DID.
WE DID.
WELL, ACTUALLY, WE'RE THERE LOADING OUR EQUIPMENT IN.
AND THE SECRET SERVICE IS RUNNING THE SNIFFER DOGS PAST.
AND JAMIE TURNS TO ME AND HE GOES, "WE WERE AT THE BOMB RANGE 2 DAYS AGO.
HOW ARE WE NOT LIGHTING THEM UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE?" AND I'M LIKE, "SHUT UP!" STOP TALKING! JUST BE QUIET! SOUTH GATE NEEDS A LITTLE MORE SECURITY, EVERYBODY.
THAT'S FUNNY.
UH, MY -- MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS, UH, GETTING TO FLY IN THE U-2.
WOW.
WE'RE ALREADY LIFTING! THAT'S CRAZY! WHOA.
WOW! THAT BEALE AIR FORCE BASE INVITED US IN, THEY ONLY LET ONE CIVILIAN TAKE THAT RIDE EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS.
HOLY COW.
THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT RUN THAT PROGRAM AND HAVE BEEN RUNNING I FOR DECADES ARE SUPER DEDICATED.
THEY WERE TOTALLY AMAZING.
Man: RIGHT NOW, WE JUST PASSED THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST.
AND IT GAVE ME, AND THUS, OUR VIEWERS, AN EXPERIENCE THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE EVER GET.
THE SKY HAS GOTTEN TO BE A VERY, VERY DARK BLUE.
WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL DAY.
OH, GOD.
YEAH.
ASIDE FROM THE SIX ASTRONAUTS ON THE SPACE STATION, WE ARE THE TWO HIGHEST HUMANS OFF OF PLANET EARTH.
THIS IS NOT A BAD WAY TO SPEND YOUR DAY.
I MEAN, FOR YOU, IT WAS THAT RIDE.
BUT I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH, ESPECIALLY FROM YOU, JAMIE.
I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT BUILDING FROM YOU.
WE'VE GOTTEN TO DO SOME REALLY COOL STUFF.
DECAPITATION HAZARD, EVERYBODY.
THIS IS GONNA KILL YOU.
YEAH, IT -- IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BUILDS.
[ IMITATING MACHINE GUN FIRE ] COME ON.
I LIKE IT.
IT ALLOWS YOU TO INTERNALIZE WHAT YOU'RE DOING WHEN YOU GET PHYSICAL WITH THINGS.
IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE JUS DESIGNING STUFF ON PAPER, OR YOU'RE JUS THINKING ABOUT IT.
IT'S A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU'VE GOT YOUR OWN BLOOD SMEARED OVER YOUR TOOLS INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY THAT'S, YOU KNOW, TYPING AWAY ON -- IN CAD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
Adam: LOOK, LIT'S LIKE A CLOWN'S HEAD EXPLODED.
WE BUILT AN EARTHQUAKE TABLE THAT RIVALED THE EARTHQUAKE TABLE -- I -- I HAD BEEN TO AT MUSEUMS.
THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
YEAH.
IT WAS A GREAT BUILD.
IT WAS A HUGE BUILD.
HUGE! THAT WAS SOME HEAVY STEEL! AND WE KNOCKED DOWN A FEW BUILDINGS WITH IT.
I MEAN, LIKE, HOW COOL IS THAT? OH! LOOK AT THAT! I MEAN, THAT'S A CORNERSTONE OF THE SHOW.
FROM THE BEGINNING, WE ARE NO ONLY FIGURING OUT THE MYTHS, BUT WE'RE ALSO MAKING ALL THE THINGS THAT GO INTO IT.
DO NOT DO NOT TRY TRY ANYTHING YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE AT HOME.
AT HOME.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME.
WHOA! AH! WOO! THERE ARE PLENTY OF TIMES WHEN WE'RE DOING STUFF THAT'S SCARY.
BUT WHAT ABOUT STUFF WHERE YOU GENUINELY FEARED FOR YOU LIFE? OH, "CREAMER CANNON.
" ABSOLUTELY.
RIGHT.
YES.
WE HAD AN ENTIRE PALETTE OF CREAMER, FIVE FLARES, GIANT AIR CANNON.
ONE! FIRE THIS THING OFF, AND INITIALLY NOTHING HAPPENED.
AND THEN, IT ROARED TO LIFE.
WHOA! SO WE'RE STANDING NOT QUITE FAR ENOUGH BACK WHEN IT JUST STARTED COMING AT US, MAKING THAT A ROAR.
A PHYSICAL ROAR.
WHOA! OH, MY GOD! WHAT ABOUT THE TIME WHEN WE TRIED TO RAISE THE LITTLE KID WITH HELIUM BALLOON? THAT WASN'T DANGEROUS, BUT WHAT HAPPENED NO, THAT WAS THE SAFE PART.
RIGHT.
LOOK AT THAT! WOO! HEY.
IT WORKED.
SO IF BALLOONS GOT UP INTO THE RAFTERS, A GOOD SOLUTION WAS TO SHOOT 'EM DOWN WITH A BB GUN.
IT'S A FINE -- IT'S A FINE SOLUTION.
IT THE PROBLEM WAS, A LADY HEARD SOMEBODY WAS SHOOTING GUNS.
TWO COP CARS PULLED IN, AND INSTEAD OF DROPPING THE GUN, OUR SAFETY OFFICER STARTS RUNNING TOWARD THEM GOING, "IT'S A BB GUN! IT'S A BB GUN.
DON'T WORRY!" AND THEN THAT'S WHEN THEY DREW THE GUNS ON ALL OF US, AND WE ALL HAD TO GET DOWN.
Kari: INCLUDING THE LITTLE GIRL.
WE'RE ALL FACE-DOWN ON THE GROUND.
THAT'S TWICE ON THIS SHOW THAT I'VE HAD A GUN DRAWN ON ME.
RIGHT, THE OTHER TIME IS WHEN WE HAD THE FAKE BOMB, WHICH, IT LOOKED LIKE -- LIKE IT WAS A CARTOON BOMB, RIGHT? CANDY GRAM! SO I'M LITERALLY STANDING OUTSIDE THE DOOR WAITING FOR THEM TO CALL, "ACTION.
" AND I HEAR, "PUT YOUR HANDS UP.
" AND I THOUGHT IT WAS THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE.
SO I, LIKE, TURNED AROUND SMILING.
AND THERE I AM HOLDING, YOU KNOW, A BUNDLE OF DYNAMITE.
OH, NO.
AND THERE'S TWO COPS WITH THEIR GUNS DRAWN ON ME.
AND I WAS LIKE, "'MYTHBUSTERS,' MAKING A SHOW.
" AND I DROPPED THE THING.
AND I'M LIKE, "THE PRODUCER'S IN THERE.
" I WAS JUST LIKE -- I WAS LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.
DON'T SHOOT.
PLEASE DON'T SHOOT.
" MY SCARIEST MOMENT EVER IS, UM, "UNDERWATER CAR," THE SECOND ONE.
ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING.
HERE WE GO.
IT WAS TERRIFYING WATCHING YOU GO THROUGH THAT.
Narrator: WHAT ADAM DIDN'T KNOW IS THAT AS FRIGHTENING AS HIS EXPERIENCE WAS WHOA! IT HAD AN ASTONISHING REAL-WORLD IMPACT.
Booth: WELL, IT WAS A TYPICAL DAY.
IT WAS RIGHT BEFORE EASTER.
AND I GOT UP AND GOT EMILY UP AND GOT HER READY TO GO.
I LEFT ABOUT 4:30 IN THE MORNING.
AND I GOT ABOUT 3 MILES DOWN THE ROAD.
AND I HIT A PATCH OF SLUSHY SNOW AND WENT OFF IN -- INTO THE WATER.
AND I LOOKED, AND THE CAR WAS FILLING UP WITH WATER.
IT WAS HAPPENING SO FAST.
I CRAWLED THROUGH THE VEHICLE, GOT INTO THE BACKSEA WITH EMILY, UNSTRAPPED HER FROM HER CAR SEAT.
AND I TRIED THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR.
THAT DOOR WOULDN'T OPEN.
I HAD EMILY IN MY ARMS, TRYING TO KEEP HER OUT OF THE WATER.
AND, UH, I'M GOING, "OH, MY GOSH.
I NEED TO GET US OUT OF HERE.
" AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THE "MYTHBUSTERS" THING CAME TO MIND.
AND IT WAS LIKE, "OKAY, I HAVE TO WAIT.
" EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T WANT TO, I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THE PRESSURE EQUALIZED IN THE VEHICLE SO I COULD GET THE DOOR OPEN.
I WAITED UNTIL THAT MOMEN TO PUSH THE DOOR OPEN, AND IT OPENED LIKE NOTHING.
AND I KIND OF SWAM-WALKED.
AND I KIND OF HELD EMILY ABOVE MY HEAD TO KEEP OUT OF THE WATER AND GOT ON TO THE ROAD.
[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ] I STILL GET EMOTIONAL.
I STILL EVERY YEAR ON APRIL 3rd, I STILL KIND OF GO, "YEAH, THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY ME AND HER WEREN'T HERE.
" YOU KNOW? WHEW.
Grant: WOW.
I -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO THAT.
THAT'S INTENSE.
WHOA.
WE'RE NOT JUST BLOWING THINGS UP HERE, PEOPLE.
BYE, BYE! OKAY, SO WE ALL GO INTO THIS AS A JOB.
YOU KNOW, IT'S A TV SHOW.
IT'S ENTERTAINMENT.
BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'VE BEEN ON AIR FOR SO LONG FOR A REASON.
AND WE'VE HAD QUITE THE IMPAC ON POPULAR CULTURE IN SOME WAY.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT THAT? I THINK THA IT BROUGHT ABOUT A -- A RENAISSANCE OF MAKING SCIENCE FUN AGAIN AM I MISSING AN EYEBROW? BREASTS ARE EXPANDING.
REPEAT -- BREASTS ARE EXPANDING.
MAKING IT NARRATIVELY INTERESTING.
QUACK, DAMN YOU.
YEAH.
SOMETHING THAT -- THAT PEOPLE COULD RELATE TO.
MY TOAST ALWAYS LANDS BUTTER SIDE UP.
THEY SAY, "OH, SCIENCE ISN'T BORING.
IT'S EXPLOSIONS, CAR CRASHES.
IT'S REALLY A FUN WORLD TO OPEN UP TO.
" THAT IS MESSED UP! AND I THINK WE HIT KIND OF OUR STRIDE RIGH WHEN THE INTERNE WAS HITTING ITS STRIDE.
AND, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS ALL THESE URBAN LEGENDS AND VIRAL STORIES.
ALL OF SUDDEN, EVERYBODY WAS LIKE, "WAIT A MINUTE.
IS THAT TRUE, OR IS IT NOT?" SO WE KIND OF CAME IN AT THE PERFECT TIME.
WE CAME ALONG JUS WHEN GEEKS STARTED BEING COOL.
I WOULDN'T SAY JAMIE'S AN EVIL GENIUS.
SAY HELLO TO OUR LITTLE FRIEND! GO GET 'EM, BOY.
AND WE GOT TO REALLY BE A PART OF THAT EVOLUTION.
IT'S ALMOST TOO EXCITING.
ALL OF THAT STUFF WAS A WAVE THAT WE'RE SURFING.
WE WERE ABLE TO RIDE I AT THE RIGHT TIME AND THE RIGHT PLACE AND TAKE THAT RIDE IN A WAY THAT, UH, AT TIMES WAS REALLY PRETTY INSPIRED.
I DEFINITELY LIKE SCIENCE BETTER WHEN IT'S GOT A VIEW.
ABSOLUTELY.
UH, KARI, YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH TO INSPIRE GIRLS AND WOMEN TO REALIZE THAT THEY CAN FOLLOW THE THING THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED.
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ASK US ALL THE TIME, "HOW DO WE GET GIRLS INTERESTED IN SCIENCE?" AND MY RESPONSE IS, "STOP ASKING ME! GO ASK A LITTLE GIRL.
THEY'RE THE MOST NATURAL SCIENTISTS YOU'LL EVER MEET.
" WE ALSO HAVE, UM, THE MOST AMAZING FAN BASE.
THEY HAVE REALLY SUPPORTED US.
AND THEY HAVE BEEN THEY ARE AN ABOVE-AVERAGE GROUP OF PEOPLE.
ABSOLUTELY.
AND THEY ARE THE REASON WHY OUR SHOW LASTED SO LONG BECAUSE IN THE BEGINNING, IT WAS JUST A SMALL GROUP.
AND IT JUS GOT BIGGER AND BIGGER.
WELL, SPEAKING OF "MYTHBUSTERS" RESONATING WITH FANS, WE HAVE A VIDEO THAT BEARS DIRECTLY ON THAT.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
I AM A BIG FAN OF THE MYTHBUSTERS.
I'VE EVEN HAD THEM OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE A FEW TIMES.
NOW, COME TO THINK OF IT, THEY NEVER LET ME BLOW ANYTHING UP, BUT I'M STILL GONNA MISS THEM.
I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME THEY PROVED THAT, YES, AMERICA DID ACTUALLY LAND ON THE MOON.
AND FOR THE TIME THEY CAME TO THE WHITE HOUSE TO DEBUNK THE ARCHEMEDES SOLAR RAY.
THAT WAS FUN.
SO AFTER MORE THAN 1,000 MYTHS TESTED, AFTER MORE THAN 900 EXPLOSIONS, AFTER 83 MILES OF DUCT TAPE, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ADAM, JAMIE, KARI, TORY, GRANT, AND ALL OF THE "MYTHBUSTERS" TEAM FOR ENTERTAINING US THESE 14 YEARS.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING SO MANY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO ASK THE BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR WORLD AND TO SEEK THE ANSWER THROUGH MATH, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING.
IT'S GONNA MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO AMERICA'S FUTURE, I PROMISE.
WE'LL BE BETTER OFF BECAUSE OF YOU.
BUT THE SECRET SERVICE WILL REST EASIER WITHOUT YOU AROUND ON OUR SOUTH LAWN.
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT RUN.
AW.
WOW.
WOW.
THAT'S COOL.
THAT IS KIND OF INTENSE.
YEAH.
UM, I GOT TO SAY, IT MEANS SO MUCH THAT YOU GUYS CAME BACK TO SIT AT THIS TABLE TO HELP US SAY GOOD-BYE TO THIS SHOW.
"MYTHBUSTERS" WOULD NOT BE "MYTHBUSTERS" WITHOUT THE THREE OF YOU, WITHOUT THE FIVE OF US.
AND IT'S VITAL THA YOU CAME BACK TO SAY GOOD-BYE.
AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.
WELL, IT HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE.
AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT.
YOU KNOW, WHEN SOMETHING'S A PART OF YOUR LIFE FOR SO LONG, IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.
SO THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO SAY GOOD-BYE.
JAMIE, THANKS FOR GIVING ME A JOB.
YOU WERE RIGHT.
IT DID CHANGE MY LIFE.
ABSOLUTELY.
IT HAS, UM, FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED ALL OF US IN REALLY SIGNIFICANT WAYS.
AND TO THE FANS, UH, WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE THIS SHOW WITHOUT YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
YOUR SUPPORT, YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, YOUR IDEAS, YOUR CRITICISM, AND YOUR COMMENTS HAVE ALL MADE THIS SHOW WHAT IT IS.
AND IT WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT YOU, SO WE THANK YOU, AS WELL.
THANK YOU.
THANKS, EVERYBODY.
I'M JAMIE HYNEMAN.
AND I'M ADAM SAVAGE.
WE'RE GONNA FIND OUT WHA HAPPENS WHEN YOU STRAP A ROCKE TO A '67 CHEVY.
OH, YEAH.
I SEE TREES OF GREEN, RED ROSES TOO I SEE THEM BLOOM FOR ME AND YOU AND I SAY TO MYSELF WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD I SEE SKIES OF BLUE, AND CLOUDS OF WHITE BRIGHT SUNNY DAYS DARK SACRED NIGHTS AND I THINK TO MYSELF WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THAT'S RIGHT.
THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW ARE SO PRETTY IN THE SKIES ARE ALSO ON THE FACES OF PEOPLE WALKING BY I SEE FRIENDS SHAKING HANDS SAYING, "HOW DO YOU DO?" THANK YOU.
THEY'RE REALLY SAYING NICE WORK.
"I LOVE YOU" WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
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