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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.