Unlike Adam Savage, who walks the Comic-Con floor every year (incognito), MythBusters‘ Jamie Hyneman generally avoids the floor because he gets stopped too often and doesn’t get anywhere. So at this year’s convention he decided to try something a bit different.
Hyneman had heard that when celebrities move through a crowd, then can do fairly well if they never stop moving and say “Yes!” to everything. That way, Jamie thought, he could be totally agreeable for fans while seeing the floor for himself. “I want to experiment… I want to see if this technique lets me penetrate the crowd, as it were,” says Hyneman.
Here’s how Jamie’s experiment went:
The myth that Jamie couldn’t walk the floor without being stopped was busted! Although watching adoring fans fall by the wayside as Jaime relentlessly pushed forward and agreed to their requests is funny and a bit sad, the experiment was a success. Of course, Jamie loves his fans and wasn’t trying to disappoint them in any way, but the man wanted to see the floor. Give him some air!
What myth would you like the MythBusters to bust at Comic-Con next year? Seeing how my voice went from normal to Batman-with-a-mouth-full-of-sand during my time there, I’d like to see a description of the microbes that make up the infamous “Con Crud.”