Adam Savage Incognito as 2001: A Space Odyssey's Moonwatcher!

  • Published on Oct 12, 2017
  • Adam goes incognito at this year's New York Comic Con as Moonwatcher, the lead ape in 2001: A Space Oyssey! This character is special because the mask was originally designed by make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, who also created Chewbacca's costume. And in a first for Adam Incognito, he was able to walk the floor and explore the convention without being detected!
    Check out the work of Steve Neill, who made this Moonwatcher mask for Adam!
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Comments • 358

  • The Right Ladder
    The Right Ladder 4 days ago

    A Chewbacco habit

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt Month ago


  • Sam Scrapla
    Sam Scrapla Month ago

    Reminds me of my acting a movement classes way back when at the Art Institute.

  • Moonky Music
    Moonky Music Month ago

    making of monkey mechanics please ???????????

  • Kage Krôss
    Kage Krôss 4 months ago

    This was a great episode! Thanks Adam!

  • Orichumo BOTASU
    Orichumo BOTASU 4 months ago

    "feel the weight" that's such a die cast toy collector thing to say

  • Elvis Pruitt
    Elvis Pruitt 4 months ago

    It was so simple noone thought adam savage could do it

  • Christopher McNamee
    Christopher McNamee 5 months ago

    when is the build video comin out for this mask, they always take ages to post them

  • парень Голубь

    "I think thats pretty much shit"
    -Adam Savageous

  • Uncle Scruffy
    Uncle Scruffy 5 months ago

    anyone else think adam looked a bit like beetlejuice when mask is removed

  • MrDaProSah
    MrDaProSah 5 months ago


  • Matt Ventimiglia
    Matt Ventimiglia 6 months ago

    Adam is my favorite space movie geek. The bone used by Moonwatcher, when first shown, is the ulna of a large animal. Later, when seen flying through the air, it is the humerus of a large animal. The animals in the film are New World tapirs, which never lived in Africa (not even the Old World variety, but they look prehistoric and worked well in the days before CGI and expensive mechanical animal props.

  • John Daugherty
    John Daugherty 6 months ago

    Smokey eyes gone wrong?

  • Pincho Paxton
    Pincho Paxton 6 months ago

    I don't think he really liked not being recognised.

  • Tinderbox
    Tinderbox 7 months ago

    Nerd loot

  • Typical Toy Reviews
    Typical Toy Reviews 7 months ago

    Oh god Adam looks like Alice Cooper with that black around his eyes

  • Laurence Kim
    Laurence Kim 7 months ago

    Arthur C Clarke said that the spaceship that the bone turns into is a nuclear space weapon.

  • SpoonJuggler
    SpoonJuggler 7 months ago

    He looked oddly great with just the makeup and the suit

  • AA Productions
    AA Productions 7 months ago

    I wouldn't trust security in such a place.
    I mean, you can literally walk in with a bomb strapped to you,
    and they would think it's a costume! ...Moments later: KABOOM!!!!!!!

  • }}{{
    }}{{ 8 months ago

    Casual Ape. :D

  • Trying 2019
    Trying 2019 8 months ago

    You need to make a Norman Chan suit and walk around as him....

  • Tyler Toland
    Tyler Toland 8 months ago

    Anyone else think Adam could pull off an awesome Heath Ledger Joker, I know he usually does at least masks, and full elaborate costumes but I think he'd pull it off great

  • Sher Grissom
    Sher Grissom 8 months ago

    LOVE the Moonwatcher head. The special effect was GREAT! I could tell you had an awesome time.

  • John Zoidberg
    John Zoidberg 9 months ago

    acting like the last part wasn't an advertisment

  • Jay N
    Jay N 9 months ago

    I have never been able to handle wearing masks, even when I was a kid I couldn't do it. The smell, sweat and other moisture from breathing etc gross me out too much. That is one cool mask though

  • Esme Osgood
    Esme Osgood 9 months ago

    The Lion dogs are supposed to be a male and a female and the male is supposed to have its paw on a ball!

  • Esme Osgood
    Esme Osgood 9 months ago

    I think the animal was a tapir🤪

  • warriorfight111
    warriorfight111 10 months ago

    5:30 - man, in that shot you look like an ape version of Father John Misty and it's hilarious to me.

  • Salgood Sam
    Salgood Sam 10 months ago

    I don't think the build video has been posted as promised? Did I miss it?

  • Die Fledermaus
    Die Fledermaus 10 months ago

    So the bones are cattle bones the animal that dies in the sequence is a Tapir I believe they are intimating that the bones are those of the Tapir.

  • T Parker
    T Parker 11 months ago

    Norm, aren't you a little awkward for an interviewer?

  • Phonicks
    Phonicks 11 months ago

    Norm, man.......Why make everything weird and awkward??? Anytime anyone see's Norm, watch his hands. So awkward and weird and tried to touch everything lol.

  • transmorpher
    transmorpher 11 months ago +1

    Shulda had the hair continuing down under your shirt.

    JIMMY.J REVIEWS Year ago

    When he took the mask off he looked like the joker!!!!😂😂😂😂

  • Tommaso Urbisci
    Tommaso Urbisci Year ago

    I must have that moon watcher mask

  • James Nichols
    James Nichols Year ago

    How did Adam get his leatherman into Comic Con?

  • KekLordGrey
    KekLordGrey Year ago

    Damn Adam. You are just a kid in a Wonka Factory... living the dream ;)

  • Austin Nebbia
    Austin Nebbia Year ago


  • jordub
    jordub Year ago

    that door lock is old tech.

  • Alpha Machina
    Alpha Machina Year ago

    You should do Teen Wolf one time.

  • Maurice van Draanen

    He's a Normtrooper?

  • Kathryn Chinetti
    Kathryn Chinetti Year ago


  • Al G
    Al G Year ago

    This gets a thumbs up for originality.

  • CGagnon5
    CGagnon5 Year ago

    super cringy... adults playing with kids toys

  • Eto Hige Gamer Culture

    Who else stuck their tongue out when Adam did lol

  • Marc Parry
    Marc Parry Year ago

    I think you should maybe mention Arthur C Clarke...just once.

  • Nicholas O'Sullivan

    What is that mech from?

  • v1m30
    v1m30 Year ago

    That comic con looks like a gathering of obese people :/ Seems the obesity in US is only getting worse and worse.

  • Christopher McNamee

    I think adam should do pennywise from the new IT release, with the prosthetic brow he'd be hard to recognise and people would be unsuspecting cause everyone expects a full face mask or full body costume, he'd have to shave the beard tho, but 3 weeks and it back again, worth it I'd say

  • DW7887
    DW7887 Year ago

    I´ve subscribed to Steve Neill´s channel many years ago - his vids are usually visual low quality but not the work and knowledge he tells you. Learned so much over the years. Greetings from Germany.

  • zak kurien
    zak kurien Year ago

    In the bottom right at 5:47 you can see Claudio Sanchez the lead singer of Coheed and Cambria and his wife Chondra Echert enjoying the con.

  • TO-SHIRT 3DPrinting And Custom Printing T-shirt

    not incognito when wearing those shoes :) .. Adam :)

  • Sir Charles
    Sir Charles Year ago

    I think those little robot things are called mechatro webos. I've only seen the smaller ones but they do have a lot of sweet color variants

  • Alex Winemiller
    Alex Winemiller Year ago

    Can we have a how-to on the Moonwatcher mask? I'd love to get the specs and some instructions

  • GoreQuill NachoVidal

    Please wear a purple pimp suit with that mask and a bone pimp cane.

  • Itiel López
    Itiel López Year ago

    I kind of feel like he was a little hurt no one recognized him, maybe its just me

  • I Find It Funny
    I Find It Funny Year ago +2

    Inaccurate bone. Uninstalling Windows.

  • Pamela May
    Pamela May Year ago


  • streglof
    streglof Year ago

    With the Moonwatcher mask and the black shirt, Adam looks a lot like our Dutch comedian Hans Teeuwen

  • Robert Pirlot
    Robert Pirlot Year ago

    Looks expensive.

  • John Doe
    John Doe Year ago

    This is the laziest costume Adam has ever worn. Lame

    • frdrck moyz
      frdrck moyz Year ago

      Are you stupid?
      He specifically mentions that he always does walks with just helmets/masks on that the channel doesn't cover on video previously. They only covered this because of the amount of workmanship that went-in to making the mask.

  • Noiapah Incognito

    Adam savage, we salute you!

  • Benema
    Benema Year ago

    6:30 Good job guys...

  • Sarah Ervin
    Sarah Ervin Year ago +2

    I love seeing Adam’s haul of what he likes to buy at cons! Would love to see more of this!!!

  • Kevin  Deleon
    Kevin Deleon Year ago

    so good!

  • bloodlinefilms
    bloodlinefilms Year ago

    it looks like gene simmons from behind

  • Attila TheHUN
    Attila TheHUN Year ago

    Fascinating on what things these guys get excited about.

  • Attila TheHUN
    Attila TheHUN Year ago

    I expected a full costume from Adam. How is he supposed to sweat like this?

  • Eric P
    Eric P Year ago

    The animal was a tapir. Surprised he didn't remember that.

  • IKMNification
    IKMNification Year ago

    Adam and Norm should cosplay as Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

  • mglmouser
    mglmouser Year ago

    A jawbone would also have done.

  • kefka989
    kefka989 Year ago

    Was it Moon Watcher or Star Watcher? Man, its been years since I read the book

  • Simon Macomber
    Simon Macomber Year ago

    The animal that Moonwatcher is beating on is a tapir.

  • Leaders aA
    Leaders aA Year ago

    Can anyone tell me how do one clean such a costume after sweating all over it?

  • Darryl Giors
    Darryl Giors Year ago

    Fantastic mask. The animated feature is amazing!

  • SuperPussyFinger
    SuperPussyFinger Year ago +1

    I want this guy’s life.

  • Tim Montgomery
    Tim Montgomery Year ago

    I'd know him by his boots, lol...

  • Richard Cedillo
    Richard Cedillo Year ago

    What kind of phone case does he have on?

  • VinnytotheK
    VinnytotheK Year ago

    Love how nobody found him even though only his face was covered this time!

  • Sid Chou
    Sid Chou Year ago

    i never get the tickets of the days adam goes :( sad

  • Ungoogleable o_O
    Ungoogleable o_O Year ago

    Are those real tooth implants (like a dentist would use) in the mask?!

    • Ungoogleable o_O
      Ungoogleable o_O Year ago

      Well, looking at 6:25 it really looked like the front teeth had a porcelain shine to them.

    • cfm marko
      cfm marko Year ago

      Probably resin casts, so no

  • Fino Menezes
    Fino Menezes Year ago

    At 50 years old, something I rarely suffer from these days is jealousy, but I have to say I’m jealous of Norman Chan for getting the opportunity to suit up in First Order armour, even for a short while. On the subject of Norman, he’s come a long way since his early days. He’s really grown into the role. A good mix of knowledge and enthusiasm make his interviews really worth watching, and I imagine for his interviewees it must be refreshing to be quizzed by someone who has intimate knowledge about their products or service, and fair understanding of the technical processes involved. Like I say, he’s come a long way and is an asset to the show.

  • Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage Year ago

    Where is Jaime, you piece of shit?!

  • lizardwizardinablizzard

    What was the mecha called

  • Eli So awesome with you.

    Go as Buster, use a morph suit as the base of the build

  • wi11y1960
    wi11y1960 Year ago

    Glad you had fun

  • spike little
    spike little Year ago

    Go go go ...... Storming Norman. LoL

  • spike little
    spike little Year ago

    Great mask love the moving mouth. Please don't gush over the toys guys...... 👎

  • Big Nose the Beautiful

    Okay, I'm a little ashamed to say this, but although it is a beautiful film, I really do not like 2001. It's too long, boring, and the plots do not really go together in my opinion.

  • Najee_eee
    Najee_eee Year ago

    Were can we watch that panel?

  • tino van der zwan phono cave!

    in my argheological collection i have, one neantherthal cheek bone and eyehole (basically half a face!) another thing is a neanderthal kneepart
    i dio have around a 100 parts of early modern humans , ..i feel like dr, frankenstein sometimes!

  • Daz
    Daz Year ago +2

    Damn Norm knows his shit

  • Mopar Fan Sam
    Mopar Fan Sam Year ago +1

    All these videos with Adam just make me happy, love his enthusiasm

  • Darrin Day
    Darrin Day Year ago

    Freeny rules !

  • Tenacious Toys
    Tenacious Toys Year ago

    HAHA thanks for stopping by our booth Adam! See? I didn't tell anyone! ;)

  • Valtteri Manala
    Valtteri Manala Year ago

    Trash panda eyes.

  • MN NM
    MN NM Year ago

    How is adam incognito having a cam around him all the time? Norm filming?

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan Year ago


  • Matthew Reid
    Matthew Reid Year ago

    for future reference put in cotacts before makeup lool. thats not safe.

  • Christopher Heffner

    love it...aaarrrrgghhh!!!