Never Ever Do This at Home
Never Ever Do This at Home is a comedy-reality TV show that airs on Discovery Channel (Canada). Based on Ikke gjør dette hjemme, the show features hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa, who ignore the warning labels on a variety of household items, with varying results. The show made its debut on May 6, 2013 with two back-to-back episodes. The show has been bought by Spike TV to air in the United States. Reruns also air on MTV in Canada.
|Never Ever Do This at Home|
|Genre||Documentary, Reality, Comedy|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Production location(s)||Southwestern Ontario|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Discovery Channel Property Tv|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||May 6, 2013|
He began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor in You Can't Do That on Television. He went on to earn an Honours B.A. in political science and worked as a political advisor in the Ontario legislature. He left politics to work at MTV in 2005, and in 2008 was recruited by Space to host InnerSPACE. His first assignment was interviewing George Lucas.
He started his entertainment career at Humber College Comedy: Writing and Performance where, after graduation, he founded a comedy troupe called punchDRYSDALE which performed multiple times at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. He later joined the comedy ensemble The Sketchersons, where he became the head writer and producer of Sunday Night Live.
On September 12, 2012, following the success of Ikke gjør dette hjemme in Norway, Discovery Channel Canada secured the rights to produce the first English-language version of the show from Norwegian broadcaster NRK through independent distributor DRG. Insight TV was commissioned to produce 13 30-minute episodes for the first season. Similar shows are planned for the Danish, German, and Swedish TV markets.
Filming began on an old farm house in southwestern Ontario where the hosts set up shop along with a crew of safety professionals, including firefighters. 20 cameras were installed in the farmhouse to capture every angle, including Phantom high-speed cameras that can capture 2,650 frames per second. The show focuses on the physics and chemistry behind the disasters caused by the hosts' experiments.
Season 2 was filmed in the Bradford, Ontario area.
Before the show's first episode aired, Bill Harris, of Canoe.ca, said the show appeals to "the defiant [...] kid [...] within all of us" and said the show works best when it focuses on potential disasters viewers might have wondered about, and said he didn't relate to experiments such as the walk-in microwave oven, since that's not what a normal person might think of.
Season 1 (2013)Edit
14 episodes aired in the first season, including a retrospective and behind-the-scenes special at the end of the season. Here are the highlights of the episodes.
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|1||1||TBA||May 6, 2013|
Using fireworks indoors. |
Building a walk-in microwave oven.
Heating canned goods by placing the unopened cans directly on the stove.
Tossing a propane-filled cooking canister into a fire -- indoors.
|2||2||TBA||May 6, 2013|
Testing the flammability of various food items -- nachos and coffee whitener. |
Playing baseball indoors.
Microwaving emu eggs in their shell.
Playing with electricity.
The dangers of illegal moonshine.
* This episode was banned in the US (though it still played in Canada and Europe) due to the segment about moonshine.
|3||3||TBA||May 13, 2013|
Using rockets to dry laundry. |
Cooking with space heaters.
Playing golf indoors.
Deep-frying frozen food.
Appliance Death Match: Toaster vs. Popcorn maker.
|4||4||TBA||May 13, 2013|
Microwaving a bottle of champagne. |
Wagering on whether indoor or outdoor vermin is craftier.
Using a lawn mower to shave a shag carpet.
Cooking with a washer and dryer.
Adding a sunroof to a car using thermite.
|5||5||TBA||May 20, 2013|
Barbecueing indoors. |
Review outcome of vermin challenge from the last episode.
Indoors crossbow shooting.
Using a water heater to brew coffee.
Appliance Death Match: Coffee maker vs. Deep fryer.
|6||6||TBA||May 20, 2013|
Lighting a fuse without a match. |
Lighting candles from across the room.
Adding heavy objects to a washing machine's spin cycle.
Studying oxygen fires.
|7||7||TBA||May 27, 2013|
Driving with open fuel containers.|
Cooking using the dishwasher.
Waterproof grilling wieners using magnesium.
Jumping on the bed.
Overfilling a water-bed.
|8||8||TBA||May 27, 2013|
Norm drives a full-sized remote control car.|
Appliance Death Match: Waffle maker vs. Rice cooker.
|9||9||TBA||June 3, 2013|
Attempting to add a new door, using explosives.
Beer in the hot water tank
Flooding the bathroom.
|10||10||TBA||June 3, 2013|
Using explosives to dig holes for planting the garden.|
Moving the piano downstairs using explosives
Building an alarm system using dry ice.
Bowling using the hallway as the alley and bowling using flammable pins.
Appliance Death Match: Finals: Deep fryer vs. Waffle maker vs. Toaster
|11||11||TBA||June 10, 2013|
|Adding water to hot oil.|
|12||12||TBA||June 10, 2013|
Using explosives to dig a hot tub|
Playing with piñatas.
Building the largest night-light using glow-sticks.
Turning over an unregulated propane tank.
Pushing off the front of the house.
|13||13||TBA||June 17, 2013|
Skeet shooting and shooting at hydrogen balloons.|
Painting with explosives.
Bringing down the house, via propane and a spark.
|14||14||TBA||June 17, 2013|
|After the Mayhem: The hosts explain many of the behind-the-scenes elements of the show, including preparing the house for the show, introducing the various experts and safety personnel that worked on the show. Showing some of the scariest moments, some of the biggest failures and some experiments that did not make the regular show.|
Season 2 (2014)Edit
Season 2 of Never Ever Do This At Home aired on May 12, 2014.
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Original air date|
|15||1||TBA||May 12, 2014|
|A bathtub is moved up stairs in the Season 2 premiere. Also: a mobile hot tub.|
|16||2||TBA||May 12, 2014|
|Dangers of woodworking; how to cut the grass faster; building a couch boat.|
|17||3||TBA||May 19, 2014|
|Rafting down a man-made river; defrosting a freezer; building a remote-control boat.|
|18||4||TBA||May 19, 2014|
|A homemade tennis-ball dispenser. Shooting gas canisters. Making a giant creme brûlé in a hot tub.|
|19||5||TBA||May 26, 2014|
|Hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa make a BBQ with a lawn sprinkler and try to paint a room using a lawnmower. They also use science and food to make their own rocket fuel and head down to the hunting cabin to learn the wrong way to fuel up their boat.|
|20||6||TBA||May 26, 2014|
|In this episode, hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa find an innovative way to change their truck tires without a jack and reinvent the game of darts.They find a new way to smoke fish and find the wrong ways to open a safe.|
|21||7||TBA||June 3, 2014|
|Dangers of methane gas are examined.|
|22||8||TBA||June 3, 2014|
|An indoor ice rink is built; dangers of paint fumes are examined.|
|23||9||TBA||June 10, 2014|
|The practicality of vacuum sealing is examined; dangers of spontaneous combustion are explored.|
|24||10||TBA||June 10, 2014|
|A new way to detail a truck; a method for quickly putting up holiday lights.|
|25||11||TBA||June 17, 2014|
|Testing an alternate method for packing and lifting boxes of heavy books and furniture.|
|26||12||TBA||June 17, 2014|
|A rooftop patio is built.|
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