Watch Mythbusters parodied on The Simpsons

Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman lent their voices to cartoon versions of themselves on the 499th episode of Fox’s The Simpsons, as part of a light parody of their Discovery series (“Mythcrackers”).

The episode, which went online today, highlights their show’s tendency to abandon myths and just blow shit up. In the most biting moment, it even suggests their actions sometimes have unintended consequences. Bart’s storyline slightly references the reality show for the rest of the episode and there’s even a brief reference in the tag at the end, but alas, beyond the opening parody, it’s kind of lame and not very funny, which seems to have been a trend for The Simpsons’ last 250 episodes or so.

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Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Shark Tank

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.