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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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