'Mythbusters' Host: Sorry We Smashed Your House With a Cannonball
It's the last thing you ever want to do, but there's something to be said for a well-handled apology, and Adam Savage, the host of "MythBusters," has it down to an art.
After his production team accidentally launched a cannonball into a Dublin, California home (yes, seriously), Savage surveyed the damages, offered up his apologies to the family and claimed the show would do everything possible to prevent future accidents, according to CBS News.
"It's a wake-up call," Savage told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now. We feel for the families and the people affected by this."
On Twitter, Savage went further, saying:
"It's true, a cannonball got away from a Mythbusters experiment in Dublin, CA. Nobody hurt thank goodness. Jamie and I toured the damage."
When Savage and co-host Jamie Hyneman returned from personally visiting the families, Savage took things in the only direction you can really go when your homemade cannon misses its mark by two miles and smashes through somebody's house.
"Now it's back to SF, to meet and discuss how to keep this from ever happening again. Very intense. We're SUPER relieved no one was hurt."
Savage also addressed rumors that the show was going to be cancelled over the rather insane accident on his personal Twitter account - the aptly named @donttrythis:
"Tweeps: thanks SO much for all the kind support. FYI, MythBusters has NOT be suspended/cancelled. We're still in production. Happy holidays."
So it's game on for "Mythbusters," but something tells me they'll be toning down the homemade weaponry a bit in future episodes.