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

      DGMDGMپیش 12 روز
    • i reject your reality and substitute it with my own...

      Epic Gaming EctEpic Gaming Ectپیش 19 روز
    • @Adam Savage’s Tested Ive started using my own version of this I reject your morals and substeute my own

      The Conductor EsplinThe Conductor Esplinپیش 20 روز
    • @Hush Whisper naw

      Justin JonesJustin Jonesپیش 22 روز
    • @Justin Jones "silly" I can prove you wrong. Come see what I found on my channel.."silly".

      Hush WhisperHush Whisperپیش 22 روز
  • 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 Raischپیش ساعت
  • Baw! I've been giving you credit for that quote for decades! LOL!

    Christian FritzChristian Fritzپیش 17 ساعت
  • 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 Bunnپیش 17 ساعت
  • SMOO!!!

    Robert MerrittRobert Merrittپیش 19 ساعت
  • Such iconic lines from this show, several of which will be around long after anyone recalls where they originated.

    VosperCDNVosperCDNپیش 21 ساعت
  • 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." :)

    jedironin380jedironin380پیش 23 ساعت
  • Adam just radiates happiness. It's impossible to watch this and not smile :)

    Leonardo SerranoLeonardo Serranoپیش روز
  • 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 Larssonپیش روز
  • "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 Shaserraپیش روز
  • "Am I missing an eyebrow?"

    Simon Peter HughesSimon Peter Hughesپیش روز
  • Screwing around + notepad = science 🤯

    Deathknight 0118Deathknight 0118پیش روز
  • The fact that the quote wasn't yours was actually a joke on a IRworld series (SAO Abridged)

    Skylar KantorSkylar Kantorپیش روز
  • 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 Naurپیش 2 روز
  • 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 Larsonپیش 2 روز
  • I reject your reality and substitute my own

    Duncan KDuncan Kپیش 3 روز
  • "Quack, damn you!"

    Adam StarkAdam Starkپیش 3 روز
  • 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 Carrilloپیش 4 روز
  • Now I want to know if that guy messed with the preacher XD

    Korwynias WolfdrakeKorwynias Wolfdrakeپیش 4 روز
  • "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 Portalپیش 4 روز
  • The science cycle: 1. Screw around, 2. Write it down, 3. Ponder. Repeat.

    Daniel CroniseDaniel Croniseپیش 5 روز
  • The birth of "Fake News"

    nelsonta00nelsonta00پیش 5 روز
  • Can you saw handg**? Is that allowed? I'm scared 😳

    Nick MartinNick Martinپیش 5 روز
  • Wanda Maximoff is Adam, confirmed

    Mr KernelMr Kernelپیش 5 روز
  • "Jamie like big boom"

    Harry PotterHarry Potterپیش 5 روز
  • “SOMETHING JUST TOUCHED ME! “ - Grant Imahara. That one always makes me laugh.

    NerdOutNerdOutپیش 6 روز
  • "Failure is always an option."

    Eric Bay-AndersenEric Bay-Andersenپیش 7 روز
  • 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 olschowkaپیش 7 روز
  • "Nice, Dungeon Master!" "What the hell is Dungeon Master"

    Bilbo_GamersBilbo_Gamersپیش 8 روز
  • 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 Barotovپیش 8 روز
  • Flawless!

    QBaT MobileQBaT Mobileپیش 9 روز
  • 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 Crasherپیش 9 روز
  • 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.

    EmmaEmmaپیش 9 روز
  • 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!

    SnafuSnafuپیش 10 روز
  • 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 Draperپیش 10 روز
  • Frank sounds like the kind of guy I would like to hang out with.

    Shane ArrowsmithShane Arrowsmithپیش 10 روز
  • "Quack damn you"

    Taco Burrit0Taco Burrit0پیش 10 روز
  • Am I missing an Eyebrow?

    Jock McBileJock McBileپیش 10 روز
  • (fire alarm blazing) "Am I missing an eyebrow?!?!" -Adam Savage

    MindOfGeniusMindOfGeniusپیش 10 روز
  • I just realized that i say "Well there's you're problem" at least once a week at work because of mythbusters.

    Alec HallAlec Hallپیش 10 روز
  • Hang on just a second - ad comes on, lol

    Brad AmeerBegBrad AmeerBegپیش 10 روز
  • Que the SAO Abridged Quotes

    PhantomGamer28PhantomGamer28پیش 11 روز
  • A butchered joke you say? I see you haven't seen the trainwreck that is the spanish dub... (And other dubs I guess)

    ampeyroampeyroپیش 11 روز
  • Science is totally the art of screwing around... and then writing it down.

    CythilCythilپیش 12 روز
  • 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

    ShortMonkeyShortMonkeyپیش 12 روز
  • Sadly there are a lot of conspiracy nutters nowadays that also reject reality.

    AxeGaijinAxeGaijinپیش 12 روز
  • 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.

    rchandraonlinerchandraonlineپیش 12 روز
  • 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!!!

    JustAFanJustAFanپیش 13 روز
  • 2:46 Favorite saying/meme from Mythbusters? I would have to go with the classic "Am I missing an eyebrow?"

    TwistedMe13TwistedMe13پیش 13 روز
  • *SAO Abridged flashbacks*

    Dragon Lord ZeroDragon Lord Zeroپیش 13 روز
  • Dude, James Randi!

    Conner FieldsConner Fieldsپیش 14 روز
  • Could have saved hours on the Biscuits, just go to Redding or Red Bluff in the Summer!

    Java BeanzJava Beanzپیش 14 روز
  • 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!

    PsychoSavager289PsychoSavager289پیش 14 روز
  • "Am i missing an eyebrow?"

    colehock gamingcolehock gamingپیش 14 روز
  • I remember, yeeeeears back now, seeing a IRworld 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 Tigerlilyپیش 15 روز
  • 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 Fosterپیش 15 روز
  • I wonder if it was this moment that brought it to Kyle's attention...

    KaneinEncantoKaneinEncantoپیش 15 روز
  • I use "well there's yer problem" all the time.

    Bryan LovelyBryan Lovelyپیش 15 روز
  • "And substitute with my own!"

    Michael WilliamsMichael Williamsپیش 17 روز
  • Always been one of my favorite quotes

    Tyler VanOrmanTyler VanOrmanپیش 17 روز
  • I miss Mythbusters on TV :(

    MD4564MD4564پیش 17 روز
  • "Am I missing an eyebrow?" That's the one I'm sticking with as my favorite.

    Manuel LopezManuel Lopezپیش 17 روز
  • Adam, please ask Jamie which of his quotes he'd be ok with you sharing. I'd love to hear them!

    esotericVideosesotericVideosپیش 17 روز
  • Adam's voice and looks remind me to Mr. Robot (Christian Slater)

    mainichewitzmainichewitzپیش 17 روز
  • "When in doubt... C4" - Jamie Hyneman

    Gideon-Abel ColeGideon-Abel Coleپیش 17 روز
  • Adam- Still salty. He is a treasure.

    avoirdupois1avoirdupois1پیش 17 روز
  • 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 hereپیش 18 روز
  • Off topic What is the minimum safe ice thickness for both Star Wars At-At's and Godzilla?

    John DenmanJohn Denmanپیش 18 روز
  • Sooooo, is there a chance we'll see Adam on a Best of the Worst?

    emotionally damaged catemotionally damaged catپیش 19 روز
  • I REAAALLLLY want Adam to be a Guest on Guest Grumps

    SSپیش 19 روز
  • Ahahaha omg he busted Peter Popoff? My biggest kudos!

    Fish Family FarmFish Family Farmپیش 19 روز
  • 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.

    StraveStraveپیش 19 روز
  • This is how the media screw with the meaning of science. Adam believes he's involved in science, not vaguely.

    HotwireHotwireپیش 20 روز
  • Every since I heard you say this phrase, it has made it’s way into my every day language.

    musicalnomad8musicalnomad8پیش 20 روز
  • I can watch Adam talk all day!

    Marc de GarisMarc de Garisپیش 20 روز
  • I have that quote on a t shirt! Small world

    gammerbro567gammerbro567پیش 20 روز
  • I use Jamie's "stay-in-there'd-ness" regularly.

    Cdb CdbCdb Cdbپیش 20 روز
  • Wait, Kyle Hill? THE Not-A-Supervillain Kyle Hill? I love the direction the smartubers universe is taking

    EmeraldEmeraldپیش 21 روز
  • RIP James Randy

    ZackZackپیش 21 روز
  • They should tottally have Adam Savage on RedLetterMedia

    Uncle FesterUncle Festerپیش 21 روز
  • 😳😆😆😆❤️ mythbusters

    Seth WaltonSeth Waltonپیش 21 روز
  • Its a thing Adam ur the man.

    diego juarezdiego juarezپیش 21 روز
  • 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.

    JeSuisNerdJeSuisNerdپیش 21 روز
  • "That's what we do here. Strap rockets to everything we see." - Adam Savage

    Helium RoadHelium Roadپیش 21 روز
  • 3:43 "Hang on a sec." Then an ad show up on IRworld. Anyone else that happened to? Coincidence? I think not! ;)

    huykedhuykedپیش 21 روز
  • My favorite quote from MythBusters is “remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science, is writing it down”

    Chuck HutchinsChuck Hutchinsپیش 22 روز
  • Avuncular - wow great word

    FRNKNSTNmusicFRNKNSTNmusicپیش 22 روز
  • Lo!

    FRNKNSTNmusicFRNKNSTNmusicپیش 22 روز
  • 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 MegaManFanپیش 22 روز
  • 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 Axelrodپیش 22 روز
  • Shout out to Kyle Hill! Y'all should do more videos together!

    Patrick O'BrienPatrick O'Brienپیش 23 روز
  • We need Adam on Best of the Worst!

    JuliaJuliaپیش 23 روز
  • Yep, yep, Peter Poppoff or... 💩 poff

    TherrydiculeTherrydiculeپیش 23 روز
  • My all time favorite is “Remember kids, the only difference between science & screwing around is writing it down”.

    Zevonfan524Zevonfan524پیش 23 روز
  • SWE sword art online abridged "Nice! Dungeon Master!" "What? No, Mythbusters."

    PhoutianPhillPhoutianPhillپیش 23 روز
  • Brilliant, can I use this please.

    Jambo JamboJambo Jamboپیش 23 روز
  • Outed by Red Letter Media.

    Brian BagnallBrian Bagnallپیش 23 روز
  • My personal favourite science-y quote: The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …” - Isaac Asimov

    BarbarianGodBarbarianGodپیش 23 روز

    Robin DuckettRobin Duckettپیش 23 روز
  • Not sure if he got it from MB, but Eric O on the South Main Auto IRworld channel likes to say “there’s yer problem, lady!”

    Patrick94GSRPatrick94GSRپیش 23 روز