Ask Adam Savage: Origin of "I Reject Your Reality ..."

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Tested member Jared Hinderer asked Adam about his favorite quote from MythBusters, at the same time a video from @RedLetterMedia touched on the origin of "I reject your reality and substitute my own." Here's Adam's story about that saying, as well as some other MythBusters favorites. Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question:
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    • @ThePoxun

      DGMDGM13 päivää sitten
    • i reject your reality and substitute it with my own...

      Epic Gaming EctEpic Gaming Ect20 päivää sitten
    • @Adam Savage’s Tested Ive started using my own version of this I reject your morals and substeute my own

      The Conductor EsplinThe Conductor Esplin20 päivää sitten
    • @Hush Whisper naw

      Justin JonesJustin Jones22 päivää sitten
    • @Justin Jones "silly" I can prove you wrong. Come see what I found on my channel.."silly".

      Hush WhisperHush Whisper23 päivää sitten
  • Is it cold in there?

    the cHroNic nOize co.the cHroNic nOize co.3 tuntia sitten
  • Daw, this brought tears. 😊 I always loved the show because everyone seemed to have this... ALIVE sense of wonder. Thank you so much for being you. And for sharing your energy and enthusiasm with the world. 🙏❤️

    Zac CongoZac Congo3 tuntia sitten
  • As someone who works in research, we do screw around a lot.

    Justin RobertsonJustin Robertson8 tuntia sitten
  • it might not be your joke, but my 11 year old has taken it on as his mantra and uses you as his source material for it!

    Adam RagsdaleAdam Ragsdale10 tuntia sitten
  • "Quack damn you" Jamie Hyneman

    thetony458thetony45810 tuntia sitten
  • PhD scientist here. I'm convinced that the only reason I haven't been fired for screwing around on the job is because I've written it down.

    Tristan RaischTristan Raisch12 tuntia sitten
  • Baw! I've been giving you credit for that quote for decades! LOL!

    Christian FritzChristian FritzPäivä sitten
  • My favorite phrase of yours (and Jaime’s I believe) was uttered several times in the history of the show. I remember it specifically (or perhaps erroneously) from the water heater explosion episode. Looking at what was left of the water heater I believe you said, “Well there’s your problem.”

    Marc BunnMarc BunnPäivä sitten
  • SMOO!!!

    Robert MerrittRobert MerrittPäivä sitten
  • Such iconic lines from this show, several of which will be around long after anyone recalls where they originated.

    VosperCDNVosperCDNPäivä sitten
  • Thanks Adam, that was great! Really miss Mythbusters- You "Reality TV" (which you substituted-in!) was SOOO much better than all of the current "Reality" TV shows around today. My current favorite quote is, "I don't claim to know everything. I know everything else." :)

    jedironin380jedironin380Päivä sitten
  • Adam just radiates happiness. It's impossible to watch this and not smile :)

    Leonardo SerranoLeonardo SerranoPäivä sitten
  • My favorite quote is when Jamie was in a full bomb suit, and Adam turned to the camera and said something like, "This is similar to what Jamie wore when he first came to Earth", hahaha. EDIT: I think it was in the MacGyver episode.

    Jimmy LarssonJimmy LarssonPäivä sitten
  • "The only difference between science and screwing around is writing it down" is still my favorite quote from the show, but "I reject your reality..." is a close second, lol

    Shas'o ShaserraShas'o ShaserraPäivä sitten
  • "Am I missing an eyebrow?"

    Simon Peter HughesSimon Peter HughesPäivä sitten
  • Screwing around + notepad = science 🤯

    Deathknight 0118Deathknight 01182 päivää sitten
  • The fact that the quote wasn't yours was actually a joke on a FIworld series (SAO Abridged)

    Skylar KantorSkylar Kantor2 päivää sitten
  • Civilization VI took one of your quotes! “Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics yet?”

    Anor NaurAnor Naur2 päivää sitten
  • I was going to comment about my favourite quote from the show, and he ended the video with it! As a scientist, thank you, Adam!

    Derek LarsonDerek Larson3 päivää sitten
  • I reject your reality and substitute my own

    Duncan KDuncan K3 päivää sitten
  • "Quack, damn you!"

    Adam StarkAdam Stark3 päivää sitten
  • I work in music, so because of all the various technical problems I have to solve, I get to say “well there’s your problem” quite often, usually to the annoyance of my co workers.

    Ricky CarrilloRicky Carrillo4 päivää sitten
  • Now I want to know if that guy messed with the preacher XD

    Korwynias WolfdrakeKorwynias Wolfdrake4 päivää sitten
  • "The only difference between science and screwing around...." Man, I used to say that when I was like, 11, screwing around, writing it down. Good stuff!

    Brongos PortalBrongos Portal5 päivää sitten
  • The science cycle: 1. Screw around, 2. Write it down, 3. Ponder. Repeat.

    Daniel CroniseDaniel Cronise5 päivää sitten
  • The birth of "Fake News"

    nelsonta00nelsonta005 päivää sitten
  • Can you saw handg**? Is that allowed? I'm scared 😳

    Nick MartinNick Martin5 päivää sitten
  • Wanda Maximoff is Adam, confirmed

    Mr KernelMr Kernel5 päivää sitten
  • "Jamie like big boom"

    Harry PotterHarry Potter6 päivää sitten
  • “SOMETHING JUST TOUCHED ME! “ - Grant Imahara. That one always makes me laugh.

    NerdOutNerdOut6 päivää sitten
  • "Failure is always an option."

    Eric Bay-AndersenEric Bay-Andersen7 päivää sitten
  • The first time I watched Captain America, young Howard Stark gets blown down, sits up and says "write that down!" My first thought... "The only difference between science and screwing around, is writing it down." My mom's favorite quote... "Am I missing an eyebrow?" She blew hers off once, while lighting an oven pilot light.

    beth olschowkabeth olschowka7 päivää sitten
  • "Nice, Dungeon Master!" "What the hell is Dungeon Master"

    Bilbo_GamersBilbo_Gamers8 päivää sitten
  • its funny i just thought of that quote and searched where i remembered it from and you are the first result with a recent explanation about its true origin .... makes you wonder about coincidences; cheers Adam , long time no see , my condolences about Grant, he was cool.

    Petar BarotovPetar Barotov8 päivää sitten
  • Flawless!

    QBaT MobileQBaT Mobile9 päivää sitten
  • I think my favorite is, "the difference between science and screwing around is writing it down." Now, I always check to see if someone's writing down their findings when they seem to be screwing around.

    Star CrasherStar Crasher9 päivää sitten
  • If anyone's wondering the 'this is a robbery' quote is from Blow Your Own Sail (Season 9 Episode 6 I think) and the myth they're testing is Hollywood sound effects. Just in case you wanted to know. And wanted to avoid spending 45 minutes trying to find it because you can't let it drop til you've heard it.

    EmmaEmma10 päivää sitten
  • Has Adam ever tried to replicate some of that Dutch beach artist's (possibly flotsam/jetsam-built self-propelling/wind-powered machines? /That/ would be an episode worth watching!

    SnafuSnafu10 päivää sitten
  • I could listen to these stories all the time. I've used the phrase "well there's your problem!" :more than once D

    Carl DraperCarl Draper10 päivää sitten
  • Frank sounds like the kind of guy I would like to hang out with.

    Shane ArrowsmithShane Arrowsmith10 päivää sitten
  • "Quack damn you"

    Taco Burrit0Taco Burrit011 päivää sitten
  • Am I missing an Eyebrow?

    Jock McBileJock McBile11 päivää sitten
  • (fire alarm blazing) "Am I missing an eyebrow?!?!" -Adam Savage

    MindOfGeniusMindOfGenius11 päivää sitten
  • I just realized that i say "Well there's you're problem" at least once a week at work because of mythbusters.

    Alec HallAlec Hall11 päivää sitten
  • Hang on just a second - ad comes on, lol

    Brad AmeerBegBrad AmeerBeg11 päivää sitten
  • Que the SAO Abridged Quotes

    PhantomGamer28PhantomGamer2811 päivää sitten
  • A butchered joke you say? I see you haven't seen the trainwreck that is the spanish dub... (And other dubs I guess)

    ampeyroampeyro11 päivää sitten
  • Science is totally the art of screwing around... and then writing it down.

    CythilCythil12 päivää sitten
  • It sounded and felt so cool, hearing Adam explain that last joke. You could really see how important that quote is to him. Appreciate you sharing that with us, Adam

    ShortMonkeyShortMonkey12 päivää sitten
  • Sadly there are a lot of conspiracy nutters nowadays that also reject reality.

    AxeGaijinAxeGaijin12 päivää sitten
  • Talk about rejecting our reality and substituting your own... by MY calculations, one hour minus 41 and a half minutes is 18 and a half minutes, not 8.

    rchandraonlinerchandraonline12 päivää sitten
  • I remember watching that episode when it originally aired, I was 9 at my cousin's house, and Mythbusters was the only "Adult" show we could watch, and that timing was awesome. I've had to bite my tongue so many times at work and life for thinking this, and not saying it to higher ups. ...and the phrase about writing it down, yeah I though it was funny until my first midnight lab report Freshman year of college... then I'm cursing it... but it's awesome, couldn't be more true. Thank you Adam!!!

    JustAFanJustAFan13 päivää sitten
  • 2:46 Favorite saying/meme from Mythbusters? I would have to go with the classic "Am I missing an eyebrow?"

    TwistedMe13TwistedMe1313 päivää sitten
  • *SAO Abridged flashbacks*

    Dragon Lord ZeroDragon Lord Zero13 päivää sitten
  • Dude, James Randi!

    Conner FieldsConner Fields14 päivää sitten
  • Could have saved hours on the Biscuits, just go to Redding or Red Bluff in the Summer!

    Java BeanzJava Beanz14 päivää sitten
  • From one of the international shark episodes, Grant and Tory exchanging some friendly digs at each other: Tory: I hear they like sushi! Grant: Oh yeah? I hear they like Italian!

    PsychoSavager289PsychoSavager28915 päivää sitten
  • "Am i missing an eyebrow?"

    colehock gamingcolehock gaming15 päivää sitten
  • I remember, yeeeeears back now, seeing a FIworld reviewer watching Dungeon Master (I think it was TheSpoonyOne), and commenting on it being the birthplace of your most famous quote. Personally, I agree that "Well there's your problem!" was a nice, simple way to get me to busy a gut, and I have to admit, it's become a part of my humour.

    Metal TigerlilyMetal Tigerlily15 päivää sitten
  • I think the context of the line was that Adam had just given some estimated percentage chances of certain events happening, but they didn't add up to 100%. This was pointed out (by a member of production crew I think), and Adam went back over his percentages, got confused / irritated at being wrong, and then said the line.

    John FosterJohn Foster15 päivää sitten
  • I wonder if it was this moment that brought it to Kyle's attention...

    KaneinEncantoKaneinEncanto16 päivää sitten
  • I use "well there's yer problem" all the time.

    Bryan LovelyBryan Lovely16 päivää sitten
  • "And substitute with my own!"

    Michael WilliamsMichael Williams17 päivää sitten
  • Always been one of my favorite quotes

    Tyler VanOrmanTyler VanOrman17 päivää sitten
  • I miss Mythbusters on TV :(

    MD4564MD456417 päivää sitten
  • "Am I missing an eyebrow?" That's the one I'm sticking with as my favorite.

    Manuel LopezManuel Lopez17 päivää sitten
  • Adam, please ask Jamie which of his quotes he'd be ok with you sharing. I'd love to hear them!

    esotericVideosesotericVideos18 päivää sitten
  • Adam's voice and looks remind me to Mr. Robot (Christian Slater)

    mainichewitzmainichewitz18 päivää sitten
  • "When in doubt... C4" - Jamie Hyneman

    Gideon-Abel ColeGideon-Abel Cole18 päivää sitten
  • Adam- Still salty. He is a treasure.

    avoirdupois1avoirdupois118 päivää sitten
  • i bought an "i reject your reality and substitute my own" mug from zazzle (2:1 aspect ratio for the perfect quantity of hot caffeinated beverage, printed on both sides for ambidextrous use) when i was in a relationship with a narcissist as a way of flipping them the bird without inciting a ragestorm. i got tf out of the relationship like 6 yrs ago but still love the mug. :}

    us hereus here18 päivää sitten
  • Off topic What is the minimum safe ice thickness for both Star Wars At-At's and Godzilla?

    John DenmanJohn Denman19 päivää sitten
  • Sooooo, is there a chance we'll see Adam on a Best of the Worst?

    emotionally damaged catemotionally damaged cat19 päivää sitten
  • I REAAALLLLY want Adam to be a Guest on Guest Grumps

    SS19 päivää sitten
  • Ahahaha omg he busted Peter Popoff? My biggest kudos!

    Fish Family FarmFish Family Farm20 päivää sitten
  • I'll never forget the night, something like 12 years ago, when I watched The Dungeonmaster in a friend's basement. We were just in the habit of watching bad cult movies, and I had NO idea the "reject your reality" line was coming. I was out of sorts for the rest of the evening. I've definitely used the "Difference between science and screwing around..." and "Well THERE'S your problem!" lines in conversation many times over the years. Another one I've used a couple times is "That knocked the doorknob right out of his FACE!" but that one's a little harder to find an occasion for.

    StraveStrave20 päivää sitten
  • This is how the media screw with the meaning of science. Adam believes he's involved in science, not vaguely.

    HotwireHotwire20 päivää sitten
  • Every since I heard you say this phrase, it has made it’s way into my every day language.

    musicalnomad8musicalnomad820 päivää sitten
  • I can watch Adam talk all day!

    Marc de GarisMarc de Garis20 päivää sitten
  • I have that quote on a t shirt! Small world

    gammerbro567gammerbro56721 päivä sitten
  • I use Jamie's "stay-in-there'd-ness" regularly.

    Cdb CdbCdb Cdb21 päivä sitten
  • Wait, Kyle Hill? THE Not-A-Supervillain Kyle Hill? I love the direction the smartubers universe is taking

    EmeraldEmerald21 päivä sitten
  • RIP James Randy

    ZackZack21 päivä sitten
  • They should tottally have Adam Savage on RedLetterMedia

    Uncle FesterUncle Fester21 päivä sitten
  • 😳😆😆😆❤️ mythbusters

    Seth WaltonSeth Walton21 päivä sitten
  • Its a thing Adam ur the man.

    diego juarezdiego juarez22 päivää sitten
  • This came up on RedLetterMedia recently, wonder if that's what prompted the question! I also had a 'heyyyy wait a second I know that line' moment.

    JeSuisNerdJeSuisNerd22 päivää sitten
  • "That's what we do here. Strap rockets to everything we see." - Adam Savage

    Helium RoadHelium Road22 päivää sitten
  • 3:43 "Hang on a sec." Then an ad show up on FIworld. Anyone else that happened to? Coincidence? I think not! ;)

    huykedhuyked22 päivää sitten
  • My favorite quote from MythBusters is “remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science, is writing it down”

    Chuck HutchinsChuck Hutchins22 päivää sitten
  • Avuncular - wow great word

    FRNKNSTNmusicFRNKNSTNmusic22 päivää sitten
  • Lo!

    FRNKNSTNmusicFRNKNSTNmusic22 päivää sitten
  • I spent YEARS trying to find the HTML code "I reject your reality and substitute my own" t-shirt you wore on the show and finally gave up. I would have rocked it with pride.

    Mistah MegaManFanMistah MegaManFan23 päivää sitten
  • Imagine how much more immersive Adam's vlogs like this would be if he had permission to show clips from the show instead of having to describe the scene

    Damon AxelrodDamon Axelrod23 päivää sitten
  • Shout out to Kyle Hill! Y'all should do more videos together!

    Patrick O'BrienPatrick O'Brien23 päivää sitten
  • We need Adam on Best of the Worst!

    JuliaJulia23 päivää sitten
  • Yep, yep, Peter Poppoff or... 💩 poff

    TherrydiculeTherrydicule23 päivää sitten
  • My all time favorite is “Remember kids, the only difference between science & screwing around is writing it down”.

    Zevonfan524Zevonfan52423 päivää sitten
  • SWE sword art online abridged "Nice! Dungeon Master!" "What? No, Mythbusters."

    PhoutianPhillPhoutianPhill23 päivää sitten