Mythbusters 19 Seasons 2005

Season 3
(80) IMDb 7.2/10

12. Brown Note TV-PG CC

Adam puts his body to the test for science. Will he be able to withstand subsonic frequencies, or will adult diapers be his only hope with the Brown Note? Jamie and Adam put the legend Hollywood gunfights to the test, but can you really be blown away?

Starring:
Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage
Runtime:
50 minutes
Original air date:
February 16, 2005

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Mystery, Documentary
Starring Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage
Supporting actors Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Christine Chamberlain, Scottie Chapman, Gerald Gray, Eric Haven, Robert Lee, Paul Mahar, John Meyer, Alan Normandy, Roger Schwenke
Season year 2005
Network Discovery Channel
Producers Alice Dallow, Linda Wolkovitch
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By thunder road on May 23, 2012
I've been a science nut most of my life. To this day, 20 years after college, I still pop by the library, and read "Scientific American" every month; read about 30 pop science books per year; and watch PBS and Annenberg Media/ learner.com science specials to keep current with developments in modern physics and biology.

But, I have to say, that "Mythbusters" is the best TV show, and best illustration of science thinking, of the lot. "Mythbusters" makes it very clear that "Big 'S'" Science is not about learning the laws of motion, electricity, genetics, etc. by rote. Science is about thinking clearly about how things work.

Every week, Jamie, Adam and crew lead viewers through some amazingly simple, but powerful illustrations of the scientific method at work. And they do it in an off-handed way. In their hands, the scientific method looks like this...
1) Be curious, and look at the world with a sense of wonder.
2) When something catches your eye, ask yourself, "How does that work?" And, finally,
3) Design, make and execute an experiment to test if your hunch is right or wrong.

The last point has nothing to do with the scientific method. But it has everything to do with the geeky pleasure I get watching this show...
4) If the experiment doesn't work, think of a cool way to destroy something with it. Blow it up. Or make a catapult. Just make a big boom.

No, folks: This is not your grandmother's dull PBS special.

I mean, you get to see Jamie and Adam, two grown men in their 40's, wearing adult diapers, searching for "the brown note". Or watching Scottie, Carey and Tory--all of who seem like great hearted, and very kind people--shouting insults to pea plants.

A lot of fun for the nerd. And, it brings science out of its lofty tower, and returns it where it belongs: To regular Joe's and Jo's. Testing a hunch in their garage.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 27, 2013
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This is the epitome of entertaining and some times informative television. Whether they are .blowing up cement trucks or sliding down what has to be the worlds longest water slide. The gals and.guys. never fail to hold.the.viewers.attention. This viewers any.way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on September 3, 2013
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Mythbusters are so much fun to watch! And with all episodes in order (unlike another red streaming company who will not be named) and almost all free with Prime, I am having a blast watching it through beginning to end!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Merrefield on March 25, 2014
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This season shows the maturation and refinement of the program. They are getting the hang of the show and the interaction with Tory and Kari (and Scottie, who shortly leaves the series) is developing.

The only disappointment is with Amazon. These older episodes used to be available for live stream with Amazon Prime. At the time Amazon announced their price increase, they also eliminated the ability to stream the older Mythbusters episodes with the Prime subscription. It is disappointing that they would increase price and reduce service at the same time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Shannon on October 7, 2012
Adam and Jamie, with build crew members, Tory, Kari, Scottie, and Christine, decide to test the myth you could clean out the inside of a cement truck using a stick of dynamite. They run into a problem when they realize their cement truck was accidentally filled 2/3 full rather than the light coating they had asked for. With the help of FBI, county sheriff, and a whole host of other badges, they blow up the cement truck so there is virtually nothing left. Excellent explosion!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Benson on August 13, 2013
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Mythbusters has been and continues to be my favorite show on television since it started. The 3rd season Adam and Jamie still seem genuine about their excitement.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Primanox007 on August 21, 2013
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My family has been watching Mythbusters since it began 10 years ago. We love how this show fuses science with humor, and who doesn't love a good explosion now and then!?! As homeschooling parents, my wife and I count this show towards our children's science curriculum. I hope this continues on for another 10 years, at least!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Kilzer on March 18, 2014
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The show & content from Discovery was fantastic... AMAZON PRIME TOOK IT AWAY.

THIS WAS A PRIMARY REASON WE HAD PRIME WAS TO GET BETTER QUALITY CONTENT, NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL NOT RENEW. The increase in dues, loss in quality programming.... looks like its time to lose prime... too bad, we liked them before they did this...
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