From a media release:
What Happens When Curiosity Overrides Caution? Find Out When NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME Premieres May 6 on Discovery
Danger! Parents warn their children, caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do – especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its head, Discovery presents NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME, an “explosive” new Canadian series premiering Monday, May 6 with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 13-part series blends science, danger, and comedy when hosts Teddy Wilson (INNERSPACE) and Norm Sousa (The Sketchersons) conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand – and beyond.
In each episode, the two dangerously unqualified hosts precariously mix, ignite, flood, explode, and otherwise wreak havoc on the contents of a charming old farmhouse in southwestern Ontario – no appliance or fixture is safe in their hands! NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME, produced by Toronto’s Insight Production Company Ltd. in association with Discovery Canada and Bell Media, is based on a format devised by Norwegian broadcaster NRK and distributed by DRG.
Don’t most people – secretly – want to know what would happen if they ignored the safety warnings? Why can’t she garden with explosives, or heat tin cans directly on the stove? Why shouldn’t he flood a second-floor room to test its threshold, or make moonshine in the garden shed? As Wilson and Sousa test these “nevers” and more, staging elaborate trials using conventional products, household appliances, volatile gases, and professional-grade explosives – essentially whatever they can get their hands on – they reveal the extreme dangers lurking behind commonplace warnings.
NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME also features a team of special effects and fire safety professionals, plus experts from various fields of demolition, chemistry, and radiation, to maximize the consequences – and keep Wilson and Sousa out of harm’s way (most of the time…). With 20 cameras capturing every angle – including highly-specialized “Phantoms” that can record 2,650 frames per second for the ultimate in slow-motion replay — the series showcases the legitimate physics and chemistry behind the outrageous cause-and-effect consequences of Wilson and Sousa’s experiments in stunning detail.
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