Thomas Crenshaw, longtime friend and fan of the MythBusters crew, put together this compilation video to pay homage to the 12 years of dedication the MythBusters crew brought to us, the viewers. Everybody, say goodbye to the last decent show on The Discovery channel.
Popular Mechanics sat down with Jaime Hyneman and Adam Savage to “reflect on the series that redefined science.”
POPULAR MECHANICS: The show’s over, and the last episode is airing this month. How does it feel?
ADAM SAVAGE: I can’t speak for Jamie, but for me it’s been a very intense year. I didn’t even work in special effects as long as I’ve been making MythBusters. We did the show for 13 years. I’ve gone through all the Kübler-Ross stages of grief.
JAMIE HYNEMAN: I don’t feel that way so much. It’s funny. I’m relieved that it’s over. And I’m looking forward to what’s next. At the same time, doing something for so long, I’ve found myself almost tearing up at times when we go out on stage [for the final national tour]. There’s something emotional lurking there, but it was time for us to move on.
PM: It’s surprising how few things went wrong, except for that cannonball that you shot through a house.
AS: Jamie is fond of saying, “At a certain point you feel like your number’s up” when you do shit as dangerous as what we do. I am so grateful that our number never came up. We have five broken fingers, about 30 or 40 stitches, and one loose cannonball that caused no injuries to our name, and we’re both quite proud of that.
That said, I was sure we were gonna have a car accident one day. We do many driving stories in each season, and the part that never shows up on camera is moving the car around. You say, “Okay, 3, 2, 1. Go.” Press on the gas and it turns out you’re in reverse and you run over a cameraman or a $100,000 high-speed camera. That’s the dumbest accident there could be. And yet it’s probably the one we were most in danger of having if you looked at actuarial scales.
The finale episode had a few guest celebrities including President Obama saying goodbye to the MythBusters crew in a personalized video.
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