Video: Destroy Build Destroy teaches kids to, well, you know

How awesome does Destroy Build Destroy look? It's a new show from CN Real (apparently some Carton Network spinoff) that lets two teams of kids compete to break things, build new things from the wreckage, and then break them all over again. It's like a pint-sized Junkyard Wars with full-size explosions or a Mythbusters without the veil of junk science. [via Laughing Squid]
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17 Responses to Video: Destroy Build Destroy teaches kids to, well, you know

  1. nehpetsE says:

    …Or like if Mark Pauline hosted doubledare.

    Fuk i feel old.

    I can’t even tell if this show is good fun, or if its the equivalent of “extreme” skateboarding Mickey Mouse.

  2. Enochrewt says:

    #10: Fireballs and Destruction =/= War. Next you’ll be telling kids construction workers are evil because they destroy things to rebuild them better.

    Go back to your commune, hippy.

  3. Stuart says:

    Watching this makes me question whether I (or for that matter, children in general) was loved or cared for at all. Explosives did exist when I was a child – why didn’t we get a show like this?

  4. xzzy says:

    Mythbusters is “junk science” and this show gets a clean bill? Half the cuts in there were fireballs. At least a quarter of them were shots of kids squealing in delight at stuff blowing up.

  5. grimc says:

    If you are of a certain age, and you never built a plastic model (Revell and Monogram, anyone?) only to blow ‘em apart with firecrackers (or if you were lucky, an M-80) later, you missed out. I say that as a hippie.

  6. Metostopholes says:

    “a Mythbusters without the veil of junk science”

  7. therevengor says:

    And the Emmy for “Most Pyrotechnics in a Reality Show (competition)” goes to…

  8. Anonymous says:


  9. g.park says:

    Well this seems like a match made in heaven.

    I am absolutely in love with the fact that Andrew WK appears to be the only adult supervision while kids are dropping trucks out of cranes.

    This is like his show Your Friend, Andrew WK, where he would answer letters from people and help solve their problems. Generally his advice was “be awesomer and have more awesome times awesome awesome awesome.”

  10. MartianTrailer says:

    Faster Destroy! Build! Destroy!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful. Cartoon Network wastes airtime on these craptastic reality shows instead of cartoons. Just like MTV. You start filling the schedule with reality shows and the next thing you know you’re not showing music videos.

  12. 68flh says:

    Seems like too much emphasis on the “blowing stuff up” part. Looks quite a bit like military propaganda targeted at kids. See how cool it is to blow up stuff? Sign here, and we’ll send you to Afghanistan to do it for real!
    C’mon, young folks, stop glorifying war and destruction. It’s NOT cool.

  13. scaught says:

    Andrew WK is like the Mr Rogers of rock.

  14. doktor tchock says:

    i wish i had as much fun in life as Andrew WK has doing, well, anything and everything.

  15. scaught says:

    #9, you ALMOST made it all the way to scrying out their secretive fascist intentions and probably invoking Godwin. Keep it up.

  16. Shelby Davis says:

    Haha, all this morning I’ve had a line of Yeats running through my head:

    All things fall and are built again,
    And those that build them again are gay.

    Seems appropriate.

  17. dculberson says:

    68flh (9), there’s emphasis on blowing stuff up because blowing stuff up is fun.

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