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Geek Alert! MacGyver on MYTHBUSTERS!

I mentioned this recently in troyswann's comments, which reminded me to go check the Mythbusters website to see if this ep (mentioned recently by Adam in a bumper on the show) would be coming up soon. (In the bumper, Adam said they were going to do a whole "MacGyver" themed episode "soon", and then he tested out the thing where MacGyver used a spray bottle of, like, windex to make a light-bulb explode and plunge a room into darkness; and hey, it worked!).

Well, set your TiVos, my friends! Next Wednesday, Feb. 20th, at 9pm EST on the Discovery Channel in the U.S., "MacGyver Myths" premieres! From the Mythbusters description: "This reverential episode of MythBusters pays tribute to the man who made something really useful from out of almost anything-MacGyver!"

As I was remarking to Sal, I had heard that the show started leaving stuff out of the description of what Mac was making, so as to make it unlikely for impressionable kids watching to be able to do some of the dangerous stuff he did. That being the case, it'll be interesting to see what things Mythbusters chooses to try to duplicate, and whether they mention this at all.

If you miss it, fear not -- the Discovery Channel reruns these eps approximately a skillion times each, so you'll surely be able to find it airing again. Folks who don't get that channel (esp. if you're not in the U.S.) may want to alert people they know who tend to be those who get things uploaded for *ahem*ing. I'm sure that DVD copies (from those of us with TiVos that can copy to DVD) will be quite possible, too.

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html (click on "TV Schedules" at upper left)

Should be entertaining! I loves me a good Mythbusters ep in which they tackle movie and tv stuff. (The "Jaws" two-parter remains a big favorite. Which reminds me -- ROY SCHEIDER! *sniff*!)


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 14th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh my god. That sounds like the MythBusters to pwn all Mythbusters. I cannot WAIT.
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
I know! I hope it is tons of fun.
Feb. 14th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Feb. 14th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEE! I read said comment but have not been able to get back there to reply and now like magic you have made Discovery Channel bow to your will. Most Excellent!

Sig has just made a new song about MacGyver sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald." It features a rhyme between "bong" and "bomb" and lots of pirates going down with the ship. :)

Oh, Mac, I love you just. so. much.

And I've gone back to S1 again, and RDA is such a sweet baybay! Oh, the glee! *glees* (oh man, I've taken out my glee icon!)
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Dude, how can you get rid of the GLEE! icon? That's classic!

I am very pleased that the Discovery Channel has bowed to my will.
Feb. 14th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
OMG! \o/
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
\o/ \o/ \o/ !!!!!
Feb. 14th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
WHEEE!!! Er, it's possible I'm a tad excited about this. :)
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers* I hope it's as awesome as it sounds like it will be. (And I'm also excited because I really do like MythBusters, I like that idea of experimenting to see "does this thing really work?" I think it's fascinating even when they're proving that it doesn't work.)
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's an addictive show. Although I suffer from the habit of not knowing when it's on and then missing it. ;)
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