The Biggest Scandals To Rock The Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel was once a very dry but very earnest item in the basic cable lineup. In the '80s and '90s, the cable network ran educational shows, but since every other channel decided to get into reality television in the new millennium, Discovery pivoted to a reality-heavy rotation too. And with reality TV comes scandal.
The MythBusters crew educated as they entertained, informing the masses about how the world really works and debunking widely believed misinformation along the way. The gang also seemed to virtually always find a reason to blow something up, you know, for science! The vast majority of the time, those explosions were conducted in a controlled environment with every precaution considered ahead of time. But with explosions, you really have to get all the boxes checked or things go sideways.
After a MythBusters-created explosion knocked her off her couch and shattered a window in her house in Esparto, California, in 2009, Sherril Stephens told KCRA TV:
"It was a boom that was just - I had never heard anything like that before, it was really weird."
Seeing a plume of smoke and dust rise about a mile outside town, locals thought there might have been a plane crash or a building explosion. But it had merely been those pesky busters of myth, attempting to see if the phrase "knock your socks off" had any basis in reality. They'd blown up 500 pounds of ammonium nitrate to remove the socks from a mannequin, but they didn't realize the explosion would be as big as it was. MythBusters paid for several broken windows in and around Esparto.
Watch the video to see more of The Biggest Scandals To Rock The Discovery Channel!
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MythBusters vs. an entire town | 0:20
Hopping mad at Eaten Alive | 1:30
Not-so-Alaskan bush people | 2:45
Not terrorists, Sons of Guns | 3:49
MythBusters vs. credit card companies | 4:56
The show goes on | 6:16
Man vs. Wild vs. Truth | 7:16
American Guns' IRS run-in | 8:23
Jesse James' polluting ways | 9:49
MythBusters vs. a house | 10:54

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  • What Discovery Channel show can you not live without?

    GrungeGrungeVor Monat
    • Expedition Unknown, Mysteries of the Abandoned, and Battlebots.

      DatreborDatreborVor 3 Stunden
    • My health would start becoming better if discovery shit the bed. All your shows are fake and made for idiots who are gullible. I liked the old discovery.

      Jaie DormiJaie DormiVor Tag
    • Mythbusters...

      Jackson HallJackson HallVor 3 Tage
    • Forged in fire I wanna hear the dirt on this one

      El LokoEl LokoVor 7 Tage
    • @Hawk's Adventure Vlogs With Dogs WAS this video made before he was indited for the sexual assault stuff ??

      TOMASTOMASVor 9 Tage
  • is dax shepard the narrator? sounds just like him

    Curtis JordanCurtis JordanVor 3 Stunden
  • Didnt even mention how the star of Sons Of Guns molested his kids

    Gavin ReddigGavin ReddigVor 5 Stunden
  • I'm all in for blowing things up because it is fun, we do not live on a spinning ball though.

    kieran franeykieran franeyVor 7 Stunden
  • I don’t give a shit for CA’s BS emissions “laws”. Jesse James build your bikes anyway you want. It’s good you left Nazifornia.

    Wally BrownWally BrownVor 10 Stunden
  • Myth Busters stunk!

    bernard brownbernard brownVor 22 Stunden
  • Nice Job on this Video even if you Can't list every single possible scandal! Thumb UP!

    LASVEGAS GEORGELASVEGAS GEORGEVor Tag
  • "I want to get a snake to eat me live on TV." "Guys help this snake is trying to eat me."

    K GK GVor Tag
  • there was a show filmed about a old man who has the most guns in a private collection, he owns a firearm store. discovery filmed an entire season of him and his store. the final shot of the season required the old gun store owner and his wife walking down a road with a bunch of smoke made by pyrotechnic canisters. one of the canisters malfunctioned blasting right past the old man and directly through his wife. his Name is Mel and he lives in Colorado here is the video de-visions.com/detail/video-b0vpzpjKVsw.html

    star foxstar foxVor Tag
  • Want proof that society has devolved to crap? There's a reality show for that.

    hellcat1988hellcat1988Vor Tag
  • The Alaskan PFD isn’t a subsidy... and it’s not UBI. Our constitution states all of Alaska’s natural resources are owned by all Alaskans and the payment is our share of the resource wealth...

    Adam SchwemleyAdam SchwemleyVor 2 Tage
  • I don't give 2 shits if bear slept in a hotel. He still showed how to survive in the area. Cry all you want. He did his job.

    /R/The_Donald/R/The_DonaldVor 2 Tage
  • Give people cheap entertainment ( "Bread and circuses" ) and they don't revolt and we can push every law on them we want....Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis a Roman poet.

    mrpaperbag paperbagmrpaperbag paperbagVor 2 Tage
  • The mishaps on Mythbusters lent more reality to this reality show.

    Mean GreenMean GreenVor 2 Tage
  • Even before the reality garbage I hated all the "filler" material and all the repetition and other useless stuff ("when we come back after the brake..." or "coming up next....") that takes up 3/4 of the show.

    Alain SaaimanAlain SaaimanVor 2 Tage
  • 1. Never do anything in California. 2. Always assume Discovery Channel has a lot of BS in it because it does.

    Alain SaaimanAlain SaaimanVor 2 Tage
  • Stupid show, dumb family, staged programming. “Let’s go live in a tire house.” WTF?

    NotemanNotemanVor 3 Tage
  • Yeah ... in the Golden Age of Cable TV - the idea was that you could have all these Niche Channels - that would appeal to specific groups of people. CNN - 24/7 New Coverage of the World HNN - Headline News - giving you a quick view of the top stories in the world every 20 minutes ("Give us 20 Minutes and we'll give you The World"). The SciFi Channel - Science Fiction The History Channel - History The Discovery Channel - sort of a combination of science, technology and history AMC - American Movie Classics - popular movies TCM - Turner Classic Movies - real classic movies with an educated host giving an informed history of the film to be shown A&E - Arts & Entertainment - plays, opera, symphonies MTV - Popular Music Videos CMT - Country Music Videos And some others I don't remember (partially because I didn't watch them) but the idea was that there would be this rich tapestry of different kinds of channels to appeal to different people. It would broaden peoples knowledge and create a more informed, more sophisticated public. The only ones that survived in anything like their original form were the movie and sports channels. The news channels became tabloids and pretty much everything else became Reality TV (which is of course - scripted - it is not real). The problem was - people. The thing is - people like watching other people. And someone figured out - that if they just sent a camera crew along to film people pretending to do their every day jobs - it would be cheaper than producing any original content. So - that's what they did - and people watched it. Most people just aren't that bright. They're competent enough at something (for the most part) to support themselves - but - outside of that and what ever hobbies they have - they don't know that much - and don't want to know that much. Their are a few things they're interested in but other than that they don't care. They'd rather just sit there watching mindless entertainment - the same way they had been since TV became accessible to the masses - and that's what they do. It wasn't that the Classic Cable Format didn't make money ... it did ... it's just that the people running things wanted it to make MORE money. Whether they're running a professionals sports team or making movies - what they are really in the business of - is making money. Every now and again you have something come along - that is really well done - and people do respond to it ... but ... most of it is ... crap. Thus the phrase Crap Is King(!!!). .

    Bob SmithBob SmithVor 3 Tage
  • They mentioned Sandy Hook, but not that it also was a scandal. Do the homework. The elleged parents are verified crisis actors who also were interviewed at other alleged mass shootings and bombings as well as the alleged victims sang as a group at the next Super Bowl. Iy IS verifiable and its all on youtube as well.

    Lee BrewerLee BrewerVor 4 Tage
  • The last clip about the Mythbusters made me laugh, i found this to be a decent show though, not like the rest of the crap.

    Mojo ManMojo ManVor 4 Tage
  • Get rid of those Alaskan ferals...

    Mark O'CainMark O'CainVor 4 Tage
  • In bear gryllis’ defence... he actually does drink his own piss. Often. On and off camera... He likes it

    Thomas Christopher LaCroixThomas Christopher LaCroixVor 5 Tage
    • So he's legit because he stages drinking piss, is it good survival?

      AdamastAdamastVor 12 Stunden
  • Discovery Channel in the 90’s was the best

    Henrik JakobsenHenrik JakobsenVor 5 Tage
  • That Man vs. Wild "scandal" was ridicilous. Grylls didn't claim that he himself was lost in the wild, he only showed what you can do to increase your chances of survival and getting to civilisation if you end up lost in the wilderness. And he actually did all the dangerous stuff himself (jumping down cliffs, climbing without safety gear, catching and eating animals/bugs, drinking his own pee...) who cares if he spent the night in a hotel after showing us how to build a shelter and light a fire. And the only time it is proven that he spent the night in a hotel was while they filmed in Scotland and it was his and his wifes 10 year anniversary day so she came to Scotland.

    S FS FVor 5 Tage
  • there is nothing 'real' about reality tv , its sad that its the most watched type of show

    mldmldVor 5 Tage
  • I’m sorry but anything bad myth busters did they fixed it very fast and in a professional manner the other shows have much worse scandals. I’m still mad Netflix took away mythbusters

    Garrison JohnsonGarrison JohnsonVor 5 Tage
  • Is anything American real. Nope

    paulo alexandrepaulo alexandreVor 5 Tage
  • If you expect truth on TV then you have some real problems, but then again people believe in the moon landing because the TV said it happened.... Though nasa admits they can't make it through the Van Allen belt today, thus meaning they couldn't make it through 50+ years ago either.

    Patrick BaptistPatrick BaptistVor 5 Tage
  • So you are just going to ignore William Michale Hayden sex crimes (red jacket firearms), you have to be living under a rock to NOT mention that. Dude is finished, this was like a couple years ago, it's 2019 bro what are you doing?

    The 72u7HThe 72u7HVor 5 Tage
  • Seriously that fool oh let a snake eat me, what a bloody idiot. Bear who he too is a fool. As for the cannonball stunt words fail me. Idiots will do.

    Jacquie LaurieJacquie LaurieVor 6 Tage
  • As usual, music is very distracting.

    John MoyleJohn MoyleVor 6 Tage
  • I happen to be Naked and Not Afraid! The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, and a Kardashian running for president.

    Justin KrugerJustin KrugerVor 6 Tage
  • Intro: "Remeber kids, the difference between science and fooling around is noting the results" classic Adam :D

    Strothy2Strothy2Vor 7 Tage
  • They should have just let that moron get crushed to death by that snake. We really need to stop getting in the way of natural selection.

    Compete ToDefeatCompete ToDefeatVor 7 Tage
  • Forgot to mention dragon man of Colorado filmed a whole show and at the end of it an exploding canister rocketed past him and went through his wife killing her instantly and the whole show was scrapped

    Justin AngerJustin AngerVor 7 Tage
  • I'm not a huge fan of this channel. Although I like watching Marty fly his plane hoping he crashes.

    Justin FordJustin FordVor 7 Tage
  • Regarding Mythbusters RFID: It couldn't be that Adam Savage was pressured to change his tune just like Discover Channel was pressured to not air the episode...

    Djinn-1Djinn-1Vor 7 Tage
  • As a gun owner I found American Guns to be everything I hated about fellow gun owners. I was glad to hear the Wyatts got in trouble. People like that have earned it.

    R LeeR LeeVor 7 Tage
  • I guess that Mr. Imasnakeexpert realized that a "constrictor" was actually goimg to do what "constrictors" do and FUCKING CONSTRICT HIM before it attempted to swollow him. .....and if he had no intention on harming the "constrictor" in question.....how did he plan his extrication from said "constrictor"? Because my wife, the large animal Veterinary Anesthesiologist just laughed her sexy ass off and told me that they would have to surgically remove his "expert", "no harm intending" dumbass from the constrictors gastrointestinal tract. A move that would most likely KILL (do harm to) said constrictor in question. She also said that the expert didnt realize that the snake would have smothered him if it actually pulled off gutting him down (which a 20 foot anaconda, in all relevant likelyhood could not do unless it crushed his bones down to rice crispies first.

    Indiana JonesIndiana JonesVor 7 Tage
  • I don’t know how Sons of Guns isn’t on this list. The man was out in prison for molesting his daughter and then the show was cancelled. If anyone wants to know what happened to the company it still exists under a new name called Aklys Defense owner by Joe from the show. I was offered a job there working as a gunsmith and was told about how the entire situation went down while I interviewed for the job.

    Caleb McCreadyCaleb McCreadyVor 8 Tage
  • There is no such thing as an illegal gun!

    stevesteveVor 8 Tage
    • steve sure there is, just ask any Liberal and then look for Red Flag Law States.... Illegal guns made illegal by liberals, the anti-Americans

      Jason SJason SVor 4 Tage
  • Ads again. Halfway thru video. I quit watching then. Pay for internet so i can watch ads. Bs.

    Will SkWill SkVor 8 Tage
  • If Mythbusters would have kill some one in that house I wonder who would go to jail.

    Wysper 666Wysper 666Vor 8 Tage
  • The real scandal is how shitty everything is on Discovery now. Same with History and TLC. All channels that had interesting stuff on them in the '90s then it all went to shit. I don't watch any of them nor do I really watch TV at all anymore because reality TV sucks ass in all forms. When did society ever say that all they wanted to hear about was fat people and midgets??

    Rumpel FeltRumpel FeltVor 8 Tage
  • What about the guy on sons of guns is a pedophile

    paul crowleypaul crowleyVor 8 Tage
  • American TV is poison

    goodcat1982goodcat1982Vor 8 Tage
  • The alasken bush is real only the mom and dad where the ones who left for longest but all of them never left at the same time intill there big move

    GagE161 -GagE161 -Vor 8 Tage
  • It's done well. blog.naver.com/7heppy7

    creator Spacecreator SpaceVor 8 Tage
  • hahaha discovery channel turned into pure shit

    stephan diehlstephan diehlVor 9 Tage
  • I can say that bear Grylls man versus wild with fake everything about it you already knew it was staged and who cares if he slept in the canopies that he built or not like I like the show because it really did show you how to survive even if it wasn’t truly survival situation in real life you’re not gonna put yourself in a survival situation anyway just to see if you can survive the stupid with that be if you guys are upset with somebody because they’re not who they claim I get that but in clear instructions when the videos first There is white lettering that says these are not real situations that he is put into situations to show you how to survive that’s right they’re not really anything you see on TV is usually fake if you think it’s real get a life it’s all for your entertainment

    Mark DillowMark DillowVor 9 Tage
    • The first two seasons were adapted and also got a disclaimer later on.

      AdamastAdamastVor 12 Stunden
  • Altoid can is my wallet.

    Chuck GatesChuck GatesVor 9 Tage
  • Jesus Christ, Marie! They aren't rocks, they're minerals!

    1337fraggzb00N1337fraggzb00NVor 9 Tage
  • Bring back the "Boom-de-yada"

    Rowan StreeterRowan StreeterVor 9 Tage
  • Spare me! The Discovery Reality Network is a shameless scandal....

    Nigel 900Nigel 900Vor 9 Tage
  • I miss the Mythbusters, the original one.

    Fernando BarelaFernando BarelaVor 9 Tage
  • Myth busted a whole damn house and a car to boot.

    Steven KimballSteven KimballVor 10 Tage
    • Steven Kimball If you go out why don’t go out with a bang

      Mark DillowMark DillowVor 9 Tage
  • Your dumb ass should have gotten eaten alive.

    Steven KimballSteven KimballVor 10 Tage
  • sooo many ads in such a short time...gave up at minute 6

    Jason LeonJason LeonVor 10 Tage
    • Want a lot of adds? try watching the discovery channel.

      Alain SaaimanAlain SaaimanVor 2 Tage
  • Only 2 of those could even be considered scandals.. only 1 is def.. the rest where literally just accidents so it's the top mostly accidents with 1 true scandal and 1 maybe to happen to the discovery channel. But I guess that's not nearly as juicy or clickbaity

    That One Guy With The FaceThat One Guy With The FaceVor 10 Tage
  • Well...you know...you cannot fix STUPID.

    Priscilla WalkerPriscilla WalkerVor 11 Tage
  • Also hate reality tv, unless it's somewhat educational. Mythbusters ok, the clowns in alaska meh.

    C SteeleC SteeleVor 11 Tage
  • Bear Grylls is still one of the best, he is just man but still goes out there to show us what it would be like. It would add absolutely nothing to the show or to the experience if he slept in a tree while not being recorded. You also have to count with the crew, you cant expect 3-4 guys sleeping outside with camera gear and carrying equipment and food, it was quiet obvious that there must have been an outside source.

    Sigmund SmithSigmund SmithVor 11 Tage
  • I'm up against states.

    Patrick JonesPatrick JonesVor 11 Tage
  • You’re missing the biggest lie of them all.... FUCKING MEGALODON

    im-not-me 89im-not-me 89Vor 11 Tage
  • Bear Gryls, like his clothing line, overpriced and crap, "i just parachuted into the Amazon and hey there is a catering trailer, sleeping trailer, make up trailer, and a crew of builders to make everything," really wild adventure NOT,

    Kevin JonesKevin JonesVor 11 Tage
  • The thumbnail pic looks like Brad Pitt...in 10 years.

    Nigel BuckhamNigel BuckhamVor 11 Tage
  • It’s not a subsidy dumbass.

    FAT-FABFAT-FABVor 12 Tage
  • SONS of GUNS owner is doing "LIFE " for what he did to his kids !!

    TOMASTOMASVor 12 Tage
    • GOOD.

      Chuck GatesChuck GatesVor 9 Tage
  • This channel turns a blind eye to paedophilia.

    DubBeGood budDubBeGood budVor 12 Tage
  • Used to love the dinosaurs documentaries in the 90s. What happend to discovery channel

    ONLY BANGERS incONLY BANGERS incVor 12 Tage
The Biggest Scandals To Rock The Discovery Channel