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Please see Wikiquote:Templates/TV shows for standard formatting of TV pages. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 12:49, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Maybe we should remove all quotes that are not funny by themselves? Because some of them really are not making any sense.

I'm in the process of converting the quotes to the TV standard, but I'm doing it on and off due to the boring and repetetive nature of the conversion. I'm also getting rid of some quotes that don't seem to work as well. I've been busy for the last couple days, helping to bring Red vs Blue on Wikipedia to a higher quality. I'll try and work on this article tomorrow. I won't submit the conversion until it's complete.--DooMDrat 13:24, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
I'll admit, I have barely done anything on the article (working on offline copy) since my last comment. Can someone who has access to more/all the episodes, for quote checking, take over?--DooMDrat 06:50, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I was going to recommend the same thing. The list is way too big, like:
Jamie: Jamie wants big boom.
Adam: Coming up on Mythbusters: can we make gasoline blow up?
Adam: How hard can it be to blow up a room full of gasoline?
Adam: We made something blow up!
Jamie: (to Adam) You're a nice guy and all, but sometimes you can be a bull in a china shop.
Adam: I'm not gonna respond to that.
Is this supposed to be a collection of entertaining quotes or a transcripts of every episode? Dearly 19:10, 16 December 2007 (UTC)


Cleanup[edit]

I've gone ahead and rearranged the article to fit with the template. I also trimmed out some of the quotes that didn't seem to fit well as just words. —LrdChaos 18:54, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


Yeah! and some episodes are missing, like Mega Movie Myths!! It ticks me off man!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.196.199.21 (talkcontribs) 13:01, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

The "Mega Movie Myths" episode, much like the "Jaws Special", wasn't a "regular" episode but was instead a special. As such, it appears under the Specials section. —LrdChaos (talk) 13:26, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Episode names[edit]

I notice that 195.188.250.140 has been going through and changing the episode names to include some of the other myths in a show, and it got me wondering: what should be done with the episode names? I originally copied the titles right from the Discovery Channel website (which I imagine is fairly authoritative when it comes to such things), but this often left some of the quotes for an episode without any context (like, "how in the world does that quote relate to that myth!"). I don't believe this is an issue for most other shows, so I was wondering if there was a consensus on what to do in a case like this—use the canonical title, or use an expanded title to add context? (There's a third option, which is to further divide each episode into its component myths, but this would create a lot more sections.) —LrdChaos 14:14, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

As per Jeffq at Wikiquote:Village pump, I've resorted the original episode titles. I've also added subsections where appropriate to provide a little more context for some of the quotes (either where the episode is many-titled or the quote doesn't relate to the episode's title myth).—LrdChaos 17:37, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

I think that the proper heading syntax is not very useful in this situation. In my opinion it is hard to read through and notice where the episodes split. Right now they kind of run together. Especially since not all episodes have a quote. I think that it would look bettter if the the sections below each episode were just bolded or bolded and italicized. Then there would be a visual break for each episode without having to resort to actual lines. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.62.91.130 (talkcontribs) 15:16, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

The reason that I reverted the change that made the subsection headers italic is that they serve a purpose beyond just giving the section a name; they also provide an individually-editable section, so that you don't have to wade through the other parts of an episode or season to get to the part you want. It is possible, though, to italicize the text within the header, so if I have some free time later today, I might give that a shot to see how it looks. —LrdChaos 13:51, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I've just gone through and change all the sub-episode level headers to italics, while still keeping their useful editable properties. I think it helps a bit with being able to distinguish them from episode-level headers, but it still isn't great. —LrdChaos 17:07, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

New TOC[edit]

To keep the table of contents from growing to be huge, I've copied the basic format from the Family Guy article (minus the colors). The upside is that it takes up less space; the downside is that it won't automatically update when a new episode is added. So, if you're adding a new episode (all episodes up to this point have a section, but there are going to be new ones), please remember to update the table of contents as well. If you don't feel comfortable editing the TOC (the format can be a bit confusing), please leave a note on this Talk page so that another editor can add the entry to the TOC. —LrdChaos 17:37, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup tag[edit]

I added the cleanup tag because the custom TOC needs to be fixed. As is, it is pretty useless. ~ UDScott 15:19, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I've gone through and removed the bracketed season.episode numbers from each title and from the TOC, with the result that the TOC works again. As such, I've removed the cleanup tag. —LrdChaos 04:20, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Jamie's "want to see it again?" quote[edit]

Please stop re-adding this to the "Diet Coke and Mentos" article. I understand and acknowledge that he actually did say it, but that doesn't mean that it should be included here. Readers of Wikiquote cannot see Jamie mix the Diet Coke and Mentos in his mouth, and that's really the whole point. The actual quote, "want to see it again?", is not original nor otherwise memorable. Without being able to see him doing it, it means nothing at all. This Wikiquote page is not a MythBusters fan site; there are plenty of other places for that. —LrdChaos (talk) 06:00, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Season episodes[edit]

some of the episodes that are listed under season 2 are part of season one, but were released (on DVD anyways) in a two part set. so i'm wondering if we should move some of them back to season one, or just leave them...

season one, part one includes: Exploding Toilet, Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station, Barrel of Bricks, Penny Drop, Buried Alive, Lightning Strikes/Tongue Piercing, Stinky Car, Alcatraz Escape, Chicken Gun, Explosive Decompression, Sinking Titanic, Breakstep Bridge, and Buried in Concrete. Osmo250 23:45, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

It seems that there's conflicting information on this. According to the "episode guide" from the Discovery Channel site, season 2 starts with the "Myths Revisited" episode; the "part 1" DVD includes all of the episodes that we (and Wikipedia) have listed as "Season 1", and the "part 2" DVD has some of the earlier second season episodes. For now, barring some new evidence either way, I think we should just leave it as is. —LrdChaos (talk) 14:30, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
good enough for me Osmo250 04:31, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Don't Try it at Home![edit]

I don't think that the we should add the quotes in the beginning of Mythbusters that tell you "not to try anything you see them do at home" on a certain episode. So these are the three options I thought that we could do:

  • Delete them.
  • Create a section for them.
  • Leave everything as it is.

It would be helpful if you could clear this up for me.--Fruit Boy


Italic textI believe that there should be a separate category, I count at least 8 or so variations, possibly more and it would be, at least to me, good to have them all listed separately, though the Hindenburg one, I think was added because that was (to the ader) the first time that quote appeared in that variant on Mythbusters.

How should the quotes be ordered?[edit]

I'm contemplating sitting down to do a marathon watch of MythBusters episodes and maybe fixing some quotes while I'm at it. Before I do, though, I want to see who cares about the episode order and what their opinions are. My personal view is that the current organization (regular episodes by year of airing, then pilots, then special episodes) is kind of clunky; I'd rather do as the Wikipedia page on MythBusters currently does, just showing the episodes by year of airing and folding the pilots and special episodes in as they come. That would also mean including these episodes in the table of contents, which isn't currently true. While we're at it, we could include a section for running gags like the opening quotes.

Does anyone have any suggestions on reorganizing this page? Also, are there any good templates we can pull in to auto-generate a pretty table of contents rather than the hand-rolled table we have now? The preceding unsigned comment was added by FredMSloniker (talk) 17:19, 10 February 2009.

I don't really have that much to say, except that I agree with the reordering. I like the idea of a recurring quotes section, itself subdivided into sections like "Don't try this at home...", "Opening Titles", and "Running Gags" (like "Well, there's your problem!" and "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."). I'd put that at the top, followed by the pilot episodes, then the rest of the episodes by year. I'm not sure about the specials, but I certainly wouldn't object to them being integrated to the rest of the article by year.
As for the templates, I would like to see a nice one that would be easy to implement. Having reorganized the table of contents manually (on an alternate account which I no longer use), I agree it's a pain to work with as it is. —MarsJenkar (talk | contribs) 18:40, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

"Pseudoscience"?[edit]

That's pretty inflamatory. I'm gonna remove it for not being NPOV; 'pseudoscience' is pejorative whether you think it's valid or not. Writing this before someone inevitably reverts it. Gorman 11:42, 11 November 2010 (UTC)