The Build Team takes on a gag used in many comedic works, where a baby or small child could be lifted into the air and fly away unintentionally when given helium balloons.

  • The Myth - A 4 year old child can be lifted by a bunch of party balloons.
  • Verdict - Busted
  • Notes - It would require such a large number of balloons (3,500) to lift an average four-year-old girl of 44 lb just a few feet off the ground that there is no way the myth could have happened unintentionally.[1][2]

See also Larry's Lawn Chair Balloon from Pilot 3.


  1. Ping Pong Rescue
  2. Ping Pong Rescue Episode on Wikipedia