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 • 347

  • Silas B
    Silas B 4 days ago

    "I think thats pretty much shit"
    -Adam Savageous

  • Uncle Scruffy
    Uncle Scruffy 12 days ago

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

  • MrDaProSah
    MrDaProSah 17 days ago


  • Matt Ventimiglia
    Matt Ventimiglia 25 days 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 Month ago

    Smokey eyes gone wrong?

  • Pincho Paxton
    Pincho Paxton Month ago

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

  • Tinderbox
    Tinderbox 2 months ago

    Nerd loot

  • One Wear Reviews
    One Wear Reviews 2 months ago

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

  • Laurence Kim
    Laurence Kim 2 months ago

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

  • SpoonJuggler
    SpoonJuggler 2 months ago

    He looked oddly great with just the makeup and the suit

  • AA Productions
    AA Productions 2 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!!!!!!!

    ANCRON 2 months ago

    Casual Ape. :D

  • Sleestak
    Sleestak 2 months ago

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

  • Tyler Toland
    Tyler Toland 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • John Zoidberg
    John Zoidberg 4 months ago

    acting like the last part wasn't an advertisment

  • Jay N
    Jay N 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

    I think the animal was a tapir🤪

  • warriorfight111
    warriorfight111 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Die Fledermaus
    Die Fledermaus 5 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 6 months ago

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

  • Phonicks
    Phonicks 6 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 6 months ago +1

    Shulda had the hair continuing down under your shirt.

    JIMMY.J REVIEWS 6 months ago

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

  • Tommaso Urbisci
    Tommaso Urbisci 8 months ago

    I must have that moon watcher mask

  • James Nichols
    James Nichols 8 months ago

    How did Adam get his leatherman into Comic Con?

  • KekLordGrey
    KekLordGrey 8 months ago

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

  • Austin Nebbia
    Austin Nebbia 8 months ago


  • jordub
    jordub 9 months ago

    that door lock is old tech.

  • Alpha Machina
    Alpha Machina 9 months ago

    You should do Teen Wolf one time.

  • Maurice van Draanen
    Maurice van Draanen 9 months ago

    He's a Normtrooper?

  • Kathryn Chinetti
    Kathryn Chinetti 9 months ago


  • Al G
    Al G 10 months ago

    This gets a thumbs up for originality.

  • CGagnon5
    CGagnon5 10 months ago

    super cringy... adults playing with kids toys

  • Eto Hige Gamer Culture
    Eto Hige Gamer Culture 10 months ago

    Who else stuck their tongue out when Adam did lol

  • Marc Parry
    Marc Parry 10 months ago

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

  • Nicholas O'Sullivan
    Nicholas O'Sullivan 10 months ago

    What is that mech from?

  • v1m30
    v1m30 10 months ago

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

  • Christopher McNamee
    Christopher McNamee 11 months ago

    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 11 months 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 11 months 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.

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

  • Sir Charles
    Sir Charles 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

  • GoreQuill NachoVidal
    GoreQuill NachoVidal 11 months ago

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

  • Itiel López
    Itiel López 11 months 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 11 months ago +2

    Inaccurate bone. Uninstalling Windows.

  • Pamela May
    Pamela May 11 months ago


  • streglof
    streglof 11 months ago

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

  • Robert Pirlot
    Robert Pirlot 11 months ago

    Looks expensive.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 11 months ago

    This is the laziest costume Adam has ever worn. Lame

    • frdrck moyz
      frdrck moyz 11 months 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
    Noiapah Incognito 11 months ago

    Adam savage, we salute you!

  • Obnoxious at Best
    Obnoxious at Best 11 months ago

    6:30 Good job guys...

  • Sarah Ervin
    Sarah Ervin 11 months ago +1

    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 11 months ago

    so good!

  • bloodlinefilms
    bloodlinefilms 11 months ago

    it looks like gene simmons from behind

  • Attila TheHUN
    Attila TheHUN 11 months ago

    Fascinating on what things these guys get excited about.

  • Attila TheHUN
    Attila TheHUN 11 months ago

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

  • Eric P
    Eric P 11 months ago

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

  • IKMNification
    IKMNification 11 months ago

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

  • mglmouser
    mglmouser 11 months ago

    A jawbone would also have done.

  • kefka989
    kefka989 11 months ago

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

  • Simon Macomber
    Simon Macomber 11 months ago

    The animal that Moonwatcher is beating on is a tapir.

  • Leaders aA
    Leaders aA 11 months ago

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

  • Darryl Giors
    Darryl Giors 11 months ago

    Fantastic mask. The animated feature is amazing!

  • SuperPussyFinger
    SuperPussyFinger 11 months ago +1

    I want this guy’s life.

  • Tim Montgomery
    Tim Montgomery 11 months ago

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

  • Richard Cedillo
    Richard Cedillo 11 months ago

    What kind of phone case does he have on?

  • VinnytotheK
    VinnytotheK 11 months ago

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

  • Sid Chou
    Sid Chou 11 months ago

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

  • Ungoogleable o_O
    Ungoogleable o_O 11 months ago

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

    • Ungoogleable o_O
      Ungoogleable o_O 11 months ago

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

    • cfm marko
      cfm marko 11 months ago

      Probably resin casts, so no

  • Fino Menezes
    Fino Menezes 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Where is Jaime, you piece of shit?!

  • lizardwizardinablizzard
    lizardwizardinablizzard 11 months ago

    What was the mecha called

  • Eli So awesome with you.
    Eli So awesome with you. 11 months ago

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

  • Alan Castaneda
    Alan Castaneda 11 months ago

    Geico! So simple a caveman can do it, as he pummels you with a femur.

  • wi11y1960
    wi11y1960 11 months ago

    Glad you had fun

  • spike little
    spike little 11 months ago

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

  • spike little
    spike little 11 months ago

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

  • Big Nose the Beautiful
    Big Nose the Beautiful 11 months ago

    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 11 months 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 11 months ago +2

    Damn Norm knows his shit

  • Mopar Fan Sam
    Mopar Fan Sam 11 months ago +1

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

  • Darrin Day
    Darrin Day 11 months ago

    Freeny rules !

  • Tenacious Toys
    Tenacious Toys 11 months ago

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

  • Valtteri Manala
    Valtteri Manala 11 months ago

    Trash panda eyes.

  • MN NM
    MN NM 11 months ago

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

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryan 11 months ago


  • Matthew Reid
    Matthew Reid 11 months ago

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

  • Christopher Heffner
    Christopher Heffner 11 months ago

    love it...aaarrrrgghhh!!!

  • Fake_Blood
    Fake_Blood 11 months ago

    Don't know what it was but adam seemed super relaxed or happy in this one. maybe the experience of being a regular joe again? That stormtroopers' suit really erm.. suits norm.

  • Mitchell Christy
    Mitchell Christy 11 months ago

    Adam Savage gives me life

  • David Game
    David Game 11 months ago

    So nobody was calling Norm's costume "The Normtrooper?" I would have!

  • Papa Doom
    Papa Doom 11 months ago

    Sweet cosplay! Now listen to MoonWatcher band, you might like it!

  • zns72
    zns72 11 months ago

    What did Adam use to darken his eyes?

  • Luke Adams
    Luke Adams 11 months ago

    да or нет?

  • Lily Rosenblum
    Lily Rosenblum 11 months ago

    Adam! femur, thigh bone, same bone!