Can You Barricade a Door with Furniture? | MythBusters Jr.
Can You Barricade a Door with Furniture? | MythBusters Jr.


♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR
WITH THIS NEXT STORY. PICTURE ANY MOVIE
IN WHICH A HERO OR HEROINE IS RUNNING FROM A BAD GUY. THEY DUCK INTO A ROOM AND TRY
TO BARRICADE THE DOOR SHUT BY USING
THE FURNITURE THEY FIND. AND THIS IS OUR STORY. IS IT ACTUALLY FEASIBLE TO BARRICADE AND MAKE A ROOM
IMPENETRABLE WITH THE FURNITURE
YOU FIND IN THAT ROOM? THIS IS SUCH A CLASSIC
AND PERFECT MYTHBUSTERS MYTH — A STANDARD MOVIE TROPE BEING
PUT TO A RIGOROUS SET OF TESTS. I CANNOT WAIT. YOUR 45 SECONDS START
IN THREE, TWO, ONE. ALL RIGHT.
GO, GO, GO, GO, GO. Narrator:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BARRICADE
A DOOR USING FURNITURE? HURRY UP, HURRY UP! IT’S A CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD SCENE, BUT IS IT REALLY FICTION?
GET ‘EM! THIS MYTHBUSTERS MOVIE MARATHON
IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE, AND HOW IT ENDS IS UP
TO THE BEAST OF THE BAY. -AH!
-NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. Narrator:
BIG TOMMY TAKES HIS CUE. [ KNOCKS LOUDLY ] CHICKEN! ♪♪ [ SHOUTING ] ♪♪ AND AT THE END OF THE DAY,
TOMMY’S FORCE IS TOO GREAT FOR BOTH THE DOOR
AND THE FURNITURE STACK. OH, MY GOD! SOMEBODY ORDER PIZZA? [ LAUGHS ] THANK YOU, SIR.
THANK YOU. THAT WAS AWESOME. TOMMY, YOU ARE THE BEST. [ LAUGHING ]
YOU BROKE THE DOOR IN HALF. JUST TRYING
TO DELIVER PIZZA. AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. COULDN’T HAVE BEEN BETTER. OH, MY GOSH. Narrator: YEP, THE ACTION
MADE FOR A GREAT SCENE. BUT WITH SO MANY VARIABLES
AT PLAY, IS AN ALTERNATE SUCCESSFUL
ENDING POSSIBLE? BIG TOMMY WAS AMAZING
FOR THIS EXPERIMENT. I MEAN, JUST PERFECT, BUT IT’S CLEAR THAT JESSE
AND RACHEL’S STRATEGY, WHICH YOU SEE IN MOVIES ALL THE
TIME, WAS TOTALLY UNSUCCESSFUL. SO IF VALERIE AND I
ARE GONNA SUCCEED, WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO COME UP
WITH SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT. I CAN BARELY WAIT. Narrator:
SO THE TEAMS SWITCH ROLES AND PREP FOR THE SECOND SET
OF ALTERNATIVE VARIABLES. I BROUGHT A PLANT. ALL RIGHT,
SO HERE’S THE SCENARIO. YOU ARE THE COUNTRY’S
NUMBER-TWO BOUNTY HUNTER. BEYOND THIS DOOR
IS THE FBI’S MOST WANTED. [ POLICE SIREN WAILING ] IF YOU GET
BEYOND THIS DOOR, YOU’LL BE NUMBER ONE. HMM. THESE DOORS DON’T STAND A CHANCE
AGAINST BIG TOMMY BURNS. THAT’S WHAT
I’M TALKING ABOUT. -LET’S GET IT.
-YEAH. Narrator: ADAM AND VALERIE
HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT. RACHEL AND JESSE HAVE PREPPED
A BEDROOM WITH CARPET FLOOR AND A NEW DOOR
FOR ADDED INTRUDER PROTECTION. TOMMY’S GONNA HAVE
TO GET THROUGH THE SOLID-CORE
INTERIOR DOOR NEXT. -ALL RIGHT.
-TA-DA. Narrator: CUE TAKE TWO. VALERIE AND ADAM,
ARE YOU READY? -READY!
-READY! ALL RIGHT.
FURNITURE BARRICADE. YOUR 45 SECONDS START… NOW. -RIGHT THIS WAY.
-THANK YOU. OKAY, HOLD ON, HOLD ON,
HOLD ON, ACTUALLY… Narrator: ADAM AND VALERIE
STRATEGICALLY PLACE THE SHELF… -30 SECONDS.
-YEP, TOTALLY. Narrator: …THE SINGLE BED, A CHAIR, AND BEDSIDE, ALL END TO END
TO TRY TO JAM THE GAP BETWEEN THE OPPOSING WALL
AND THE DOOR. [ BOTH GRUNT ] Narrator:
AND LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED, THEY ADD THE DRESSER
FOR ADDITIONAL WEIGHT. HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO.
WATCH OUT. RIGHT UP AGAINST THERE.
THAT’S IT. DONE. Narrator: CUE BIG TOMMY. THE BARRICADE MAKES
AN IMPRESSIVE START AT KEEPING
THE BEAST AT BAY. -[ ROARS ]
-COME ON, TOMMY! -OH, MY GOD!
-OH, MY GOD. COME ON! GET IN!
COME ON! Narrator: THE DOOR IS SMASHED
INTO SMITHEREENS WHILE THE FURNITURE
HOLDS STRONG. YOU GOT THIS! BUT THE PAYOFF IS INEVITABLE. [ SHOUTING ] HE’S IN! HE’S IN! [ LAUGHTER, CHEERING ] WOW. I AM SERIOUSLY,
TOTALLY WINDED. THAT ACTUALLY WORKED
FOR MOST OF THE TIME. [ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ] THAT WAS TERRIFYING. THAT DOOR IS ANNIHILATED,
COMPLETELY GONE. Narrator: THERE’S NO DOUBT
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD DRAMA, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MYTH? ALL RIGHT, GUYS.
IT IS TIME TO CALL THIS MYTH, AND I’M GONNA POINT OUT, BIG TOMMY DID MAKE IT
THROUGH THE DOOR ON BOTH TESTS. YES, HE DID, BUT YOU
AND VALERIE’S TECHNIQUE OF BRACING FROM THE DOOR
TO THE OPPOSITE WALL WAS ACTUALLY REALLY EFFECTIVE,
AND IT ALMOST WORKED. AND CLEARLY, IT DEPENDS
ON THE DOOR, THE FURNITURE, AND THE SIZE OF THE ROOM. SO WHAT I’M HEARING IS,
THIS MYTH IS PLAUSIBLE. -PLAUSIBLE.
-PLAUSIBLE. -I THINK IT’S PLAUSIBLE.
-YEAH, IT’S PLAUSIBLE. -WHOA.
-THANKS, TOMMY, MAN. -THANKS, TOMMY.
-THANK YOU. -YOU’RE A CHAMPION.
-YOU’RE WELCOME. Narrator:
YEP, THIS ONE’S NOT JUST
FOR THE SILVER SCREEN. GIVEN THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES
AND SOME QUICK THINKING, A FURNITURE BARRICADE JUST
MIGHT LEAD TO A HAPPY ENDING. ♪♪

100 thoughts on “Can You Barricade a Door with Furniture? | MythBusters Jr.”

  1. It's Me says:

    If that door was solid wood he would not have got in

  2. Triton Prichard says:

    Well, that door was made of really REALLY weak wood after all, I mean most house/room doors in a house ethier have fire doors or reinforced wood doors.

  3. BartSimon Lacap says:

    "You came to the wrong house, fool!"

  4. beserk says:

    I would do the same thing he did 2nd try or if this is the door
    _ <door
    I would put the furniture like /

  5. God says:

    tommy is just too powerful you should use someone weaker

  6. Bop your Minez says:

    They should of used different door type of doors to

  7. luxas says:

    Imagine if a pizza guy actually did that and said I was just tryna deliver some pizza lmaO

  8. Stranger says:

    Better idea: barricade the door, then sneak out through the window.

  9. kds471 says:

    Not really a solid core was it?

  10. Papa Pagurus says:

    Are American doors made out of paper?

  11. I’m Bored says:

    Also the type of person. Because skinny me can’t break down a door his own hands

  12. Jason says:

    I'd barricade the door then grab my shotgun. He may get through the first, but not the second.

  13. Jormungand13324 says:

    it'll buy time to get a gun, that's for sure

  14. Free vbucks says:

    Imagine barricading the wall and they break the drywall

  15. SilentOnion says:

    American doors are made from cardboard

  16. ITZShray says:

    lock the door

  17. man says:

    If they put the bookcase in front of the door in room 1, and then made sure the bookcase couldn't be pushed over by locking it tightly against the door using the other furniture, the door would have withheld. A man like Tommy might have been able the break the door down and breaking the bookcase in half though

  18. CaLL_mE_ NAT says:

    Good furnitures tho

  19. Edward Cullen says:

    The scripting and acting are freaking terrible.

  20. Marcus Chuyaco says:

    They thought criminals how to barricade a door from the police

  21. Antti Tervoja says:

    Hero or heroin

  22. HSN says:

    Doors in the us is very weak here it is Nokia quality

  23. Nica manx says:

    Breaks down the door shining style would anyone want a pizza

  24. DrCraby says:

    Just lock the door

  25. KeksSkiller says:

    what are these paper doors

  26. Yellow Jacket says:

    What if i have a solid wood door and not that cheap laminated shit

  27. Marwan Joundi says:

    What kind of a door is that?

  28. THE DarksaiyanLORD says:

    Not every intruder is going to be a big Tommy though

  29. Number 9 says:

    If i was there i would have turned the bookshelf on its side and then with the desk from one wall to the other so there would be no space to open te door, maby force te top half of the door because the shelf and desk are reinforcing the bottom part.

  30. J N says:

    Who is the girl in the overalls

  31. Jerry Richard says:

    Not mythbusters. Bullshit.

  32. rinohorizonte says:

    This should be " Can you barricade a door with furniture in USA ? ". Because in most countries around the world, doors, walls and furniture are real , strong and durable.

  33. Brennan says:

    America has absolutely bullshit doors.

  34. WalkerBrosFilms says:

    Can you park a car in front of a car ?

  35. Isacc Kinney says:

    Tommy deserves five stars for his determination to deliver pizza

  36. COLLIN HWANG says:

    When you don’t want to tip your pizza man…

  37. Zoe Erica says:

    Money spent on furniture
    |
    v

  38. aBigButterStick says:

    Maybe if they stopped using cardboard doors.

  39. Alfredo Vazquez says:

    Tommy would be fucked if he tried this in my old ass house that has old school wooden doors

  40. Xav Man says:

    Door is barricaded

    Him: DAMN IT IM NOT TAKING NO FOR A ANSWER, THEY ORDERED THIS PIZZA, IMA GIVE IT TO THEM! I WILL NOT FAIL PAPA JOHN!

  41. Manuel Tortellini says:

    I think this is more of a testament to Big Tommy rather than barricading the door.

  42. Someone Random says:

    The only thing I've learned is that Big Tommy is an absolute unit

  43. AhmedNan says:

    Is Big Tommy Mark Henry?

  44. MrJb713 says:

    Did she add a book to barricade the door? Women 😒😒😒

  45. TheNitroPower DM says:

    My Resident-Evil-player soul says me that in the first attempt they should've used the bookshelf first and then the desk

  46. kosmonaut dan says:

    In the first test it's really the door that fails but I doubt that the second door would fair better with such a barricade. So the second one is the type of barricade to go for, cover the entire door with large solid stuff and then brace it against the opposite wall. Making minimalism the bad interior decoration choice.

  47. TheNitroPower DM says:

    SOME FOOD DELIVERY COMPANY :You'll get your pizzas for free if the pizza guy takes more than 2 minutes

    ME :

  48. Ethan St. John says:

    It’s sad that as an American student, I might have to know how to do this in case.

  49. Hitosh Dahiya says:

    Well hello there, does anyone know about the kind of doors made from high density wood?
    They were popular a decade ago.
    I bet my bedrooms door wouldn't break if two such Intruders we're banging at it.
    You will need a hammer…

    Well and what the fuck kind of bed, do ya idiots have.
    Let me tell you.
    Here in India.
    A bed serves as a storage as well, and is filled to the brim in an average house.
    An average door.
    Behind which you put a metal cupboard, which is taller then the door.+ My bed.

  50. MiloMan says:

    There is nothing that Tommy can't break.

  51. YT Backstagee 2456 says:

    Test123

  52. Matt P. says:

    I'd rather use the 45 seconds to get into a defensive position in the room, with a clear shooting lane to the door.

  53. Sum Monkey says:

    I only came here to see if this would work in a school shooting

  54. microboss boi209 says:

    Plot twist the door is a pair actress

  55. SomėthingStupid says:

    Here’s Tommy!

  56. Dray PurplePenguinization says:

    I feel like this isn’t accurately put together. What door is that cheap and how can they move the furniture so easily. The stuff in my room is heavy af xD

  57. DarkSaberWolf aka rex13 says:

    The scooby doo technique then

  58. GALAXY UI GAMING says:

    Furniture doesn’t matter doors only matter

  59. Potato man Man says:

    #strong tommy

  60. Thebrightestbrick88 says:

    It would work if the door was metal.

  61. Reinout says:

    HERE'S TOMMY!!

  62. Mobile gamer Tagz says:

    Picture this irl you have a metal door and 45 seconds and it should only take u 2 seconds maybe 4 if your panicking to lock the door:-/

  63. Akash Kudhail says:

    That door is like mdf

  64. batmanofficial says:

    That's a lot of damage!

    Umm sorry, wrong video

  65. Vadim Tsyganov says:

    the pizza omg

  66. Brandon Vegas says:

    maybe use a full wood door??? if you use cardboard doors my 6 year old niece could break in

  67. Eli Tee says:

    America has cheap doors. Do yall have that type of doors?

  68. Angelo Golloberda says:

    American has fake doors that’s why .

  69. Ryan Kane says:

    In your country doors are too fragile. You need to make doors out full wood. Then you dont needed even furniture, only good lock. Because that type of door breaks apart only with doorjams, and trying to break in with method showed in video will be painfull even for Tommy. In my country only sh**y scumers win, they just lockpick any doors.

  70. Rodrigo Escudero says:

    Are all doors paper made in USA?

  71. Jeremy Camacho says:

    It is plausible. But not everyone who’s trying to bust a door is as big as Tommy. They should have tried the experiment with a regular size person.

  72. [TræsH] says:

    I love in germany, and seeing doors break like cardboard makes me laugh. Here, if you would try that, the door would break your hand or shoulder

  73. truereality84 says:

    Conclusion: install solid steel doors 🚪 or solid wood doors

  74. yobro5 says:

    Doors aren’t made of cardboard

  75. TheGreatKiller23 says:

    That Door is From Minecraft

  76. Skull Fish says:

    You can barricade a door using a magazine or something like it, just roll, bend it and place under de door's edge, as long as the agressor don't have an axe or something to ram the door, it wont open

  77. Knowledge Will Increase says:

    if it was a solid wood door that did not flex. It would have worked.

  78. Xyresic says:

    Make a straight line to the opposite wall making it almost impossible to open the door…

  79. AlanMix says:

    This is not Half-Life, you cannot lock a door with a chair.

  80. Nazgul Reimer says:

    This should be a scary movie.
    "Tommy the door killer"

  81. Juan Gama says:

    What regular people give on Valentine's day.
    Box of chocolates
    Giant teddy bear
    Flowers
    Me 2:21

  82. Marilou Flake Stardust says:

    Of course you can get in because the wooden door is not even solid -_-
    Whats worse is if its made in thick metal

  83. Hubert Cumberdale says:

    Chair wedged under door knob will stop a bear.

  84. DaRealBob says:

    Americans doors are weak af 😂😂 just some carton

  85. 1 2 says:

    The 2nd door was not solid core as stated. It was hollow. A solid oak door with a high end lockset in a proper frame would have fared better. That I'd like to see

  86. James Burton says:

    Also a traditional instruction for school or office safety! Anxious to see!

  87. Enpherdaen says:

    Those kids have no idea what they are talking about and our obviously (and terribly) reciting lines fed to them by the crew. Also both them and the adults were completely braindead when it came to effectively barricading a door by not bracing the door's top.

  88. Etherion says:

    So long story short. If you get an actual door, you're safe.

  89. J. de Waal says:

    Cardboard doors

  90. Eduardo Hinojosa says:

    What if the door is made from metal or really strong wood?

  91. Rein Clauws says:

    What a good idea to use paper doors instead of real ones, would love to see him bust my solid oak doors at gome

  92. TheBearThatGrows TM says:

    Somebody order pizza? Lmao ffs. That was a great line.

  93. Shadow Gamer says:

    So Tommy is the cool aid man I take it

  94. TheGoldenNuggetYT says:

    You put the furniture lined up to reach a secure wall, so then the door can’t open.

  95. Jason Lu says:

    that door is made from a chinesium ikeanium alloy

  96. ok im done says:

    Tommy : literally just break the door

    Also him : somebody order pizza

  97. mistuman says:

    that was not a (solid core door )

  98. Josh Klein says:

    So zombie apocalypse we're still good. They wont be slamming into door lile a feight train

  99. Shanty Town says:

    the pizza line got me dead af

  100. Shroom Tomb says:

    Should of tried their foot.

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