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President Barack Obama to Appear on 'Mythbusters'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 18th 2010 10:25AM
President ObamaIt's not a dream, not a hoax and certainly not an alternate reality: President Obama will appear on 'Mythbusters.'

Say what? Yep, according to Deadline Hollywood, the president will stop by Discovery's 'Mythbusters' on the Dec. 8 episode. So, what will Obama be challenging Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to prove?

Well, the episode is called 'Archimedes Solar Ray,' and the president asks the dynamic duo to prove the Greek myth that Archimedes set fire to a Roman fleet using mirrors and the sun's reflected rays.

When President Obama stopped by 'The View' in July, he brought in record ratings for the talk show.

Appearances by the president and the first lady on primetime programming are rare, except of course the State of the Union and other speeches. Michelle Obama appeared on 'Iron Chef America' for a special challenge aimed at local foods and healthy eating, but President Obama turned down an offer from 'Top Chef D.C.'

Will you watch President Obama on 'Mythbusters'?
Yes, I think it's interesting when the president makes a TV appearance.287 (72.8%)
No way, he's not a big enough draw to get me to watch.107 (27.2%)

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Mcmama

Oh, for chrissake, people - he probably spent a few hours filming this.it's not like he's taking week- or month- long vacations every few months at his texas ranch while soldiers are dying in a war of lies. Do you really think the president rules so single handedly that a few hours to make contact with the zombie public will devastate the country?

October 27 2010 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hermeselling

the President is busy filming PR propaganda with help from the Discovery Channel:http://www.hermeselling.com

October 19 2010 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
King Zilch

Maybe they can finally bust all this "Obama is a Kenyan Muslim Fascist Liberal Marxist Socialist Anarchist" crap.

October 18 2010 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
miles

I'll be watching Mythbusters anyway. Obama being on won't affect that one way or the other. Once again your poll is worded wrong.

October 18 2010 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arclight

Once again Nero fiddles as Rome burns.

October 18 2010 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J.

So, while the economy collapses and impending financial doom creeps ever closer, the President is busy filming PR propaganda with help from the Discovery Channel:
http://gravelle.us/content/obamas-myths-busted

Swell.

I, for one, am hoping that a number of Obama's misconceptions will be tested, including his belief that there really IS such a thing as a "free lunch":
http://www.dailyscoff.com/?p=2856

The episode airs a full month after the entire electorate weighs in on whether Dr. Soetoro's myths have already been "busted".

And they most certainly have...


-jjg

October 18 2010 at 11:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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justin

You want to blame the inability of the government and every other Republican happy to preach Impeachment over progress all on Obama? Ignore Reagan-nomics and two wars? I'm not saying Obama's perfect or without flaws but I do find it silly that people blame one person or a political group for our problems when everyone's a career politician looking out for their own interests.

That said, another revisit of a bland myth is awful. Mythbusters is already starting to wear itself thin. Obama on the show reeks of dual attempts from the show and the Pres. to get some approval points.

October 18 2010 at 11:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peggy

Spends more time on television shows than he does in the Oval Office, am beginning to think him making like he is president is a stepping stone to a career in Hollywood. What is he trying to prove, that someone might find a way to make a non-performing president disappear?

October 18 2010 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dutchy

Didn't the Mythbuster already busted that myth twice?
In 2004 and again in 2006. Isn't Obama satisfied with the results of those episodes?

October 18 2010 at 10:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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chrissthomas

That is what I was thinking. This seems like a dumb idea to bring more viewers with spending less money.

October 19 2010 at 10:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Devin

Must be a revisit, as the Mythbusthers crew already did a segment on the Archimedes Death Ray a few years ago. While Deadline's usually on track ("TOLDJA!"), they might have gotten their signals crossed.

October 18 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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