"3x022 - Water balloon"
Season 3, Experiment No. 66
Upload date: April 20, 2008
Experiment Details
Microwave Used: Helga
Experiment time: 5:00
Experiment Outcome: Good Idea
Host(s): Jory Caron
Camera Guys(s): Jonathan Paula
Editors: Jonathan Paula
Additional Commentary: None
Episode Guide
Previous Episode: #65: 15 CDs
Next Episode: #67: Gobstoppers



  • The balloon in the intro is blue, but the microwaved balloon is green. This continuity error is from the month-long break between Sandra's death and Helga's start.
  • Part of the tin foil shield is falling down. Jory tries to fix it, but, in the end, he has to end up ducking to avoid the "beams of death."
  • The balloon pops with only 14 seconds to spare. Jory's prediction of 3 1/2 minutes "failed miserably."
  • Jory looks at the label. See microwave models below or Helga below.


  • Jory: We know water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. And we know balloons pop- that's common sense. This is a water balloon. So, what happens when you put it in a microwave? Water-boiling, steam explosions?!
  • Jon: [Helga's] so big and powerful!

Jory: She's captured my heart, that's for sure!

  • Jon: And, now, look! We're not lying- the display works!

Jory: It actually says "5:00" and not "Hey! Hey!" How long is it in there for? "Hey!" And then, when it dropped past a minute, it didn't even tell us what time it was! F*cking bitch! You're gonna have to edit that out!

  • Jory: See, I'm doing this new thing now where I predict what you guys are gonna say. I'm guessing one of you is thinking, "Why a green balloon? Why not a red balloon, that I pictured in my head?" In this country, balloons are created equal! I have a dream that a green balloon and a red balloon will explode at the same, exact time!
  • Jory: I'm so dumb right now that I know that, in order for that balloon to expand, this water had to have been boiling. Now, I'm reaching in there with pretty much my bare hands!
  • Jon: You didn't think this one through, did you?

Jory: Listen, my PRODUCERS didn't think this one through, okay? I'm just talent! Talent's dumb! I'm dumb!

  • Jory: Helga was never that dirty, but look at her walls right now! Cleaner than Sandra? Cleaner than Diane? Absolutely!