MythBusters

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  • TV-PG
  • 2003
  • 21 Seasons
  • 8.3  (50,663)

Mythbusters is a show that dispels the idea that science is always boring. The show takes a unique approach to testing popular urban legends and reveals whether they are possible or not. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage host the show and add their expertise as special effects professionals to create scenarios which put science to the test. Each episode begins with a theme. For example, one episode addressed different storm chasing myths while another tested myths related to duct tape. Savage and Hyneman introduce the subject of the day and begin to construct intricate devices that will be used in experimentation for the day's theme. There are normally two tests performed. The first is a trial that is made to carry out the myth and uncover whether or not there is a plausible way to have it confirmed. If at first the test fails, each man tweaks their experiment and alter the parameters of the test to try for s better outcome. The duo goes to great lengths to assure safety of all individuals and never uses animals in any experiment. While the main mythbusters Adam and Jamie conduct their experiment, a subteam including Kari Byron, Tory Bellici, and Grant Imahara conduct a few minor experiments as well. They interact in a playful and amusing way to uncover things like how hard it is to find a needle in a haystack, if water dripping on the forehead can drive a person crazy, and other silly questions. At the conclusion of every show, the myths are "Busted", "Confirmed", or marked "Plausible". A confirmation means that the myth was able to be recreated with an outcome that matched a described situation. A busted myth means that the myth could not be copied to obtain a described outcome from a situation with certain parameters. In this context, the myth's validity is not likely. A plausible myth means that results were able to be produced with the extension of certain parameters still within reasonable possibility. Most times, this means that the myth is probably unlikely to occur, but still possible. As stated before, Mythbusters is highly concerned with safety. At the shows introduction, it is clearly stated that none of the experiments conducted on the show should ever be recreated at home. The mythbusters are professionals who understand how and have the proper equipment to conduct their tests in complete safety. Even though the show seems to get crazy at times, it is all based on real scientific premises and makes learning more interesting and fun.

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Dropping a Bomb
8. Dropping a Bomb
February 21, 2018
The MythBusters put a myth inspired by video games to the test, and investigate if you can unblock a toilet using a molten salt bomb.
Valentine's Day Myth Madness
7. Valentine's Day Myth Madness
February 14, 2018
The MythBusters celebrate Valentine's Day with an extravaganza of myths.
Backseat Getaway Driver
6. Backseat Getaway Driver
February 7, 2018
The MythBusters test if a fugitive could actually outrun the law while driving from the back seat, and whether it's really possible to knock someone over with a feather.
Dynamite Deposit
5. Dynamite Deposit
January 31, 2018
The MythBusters investigate if it's possible to blow a safe open and not destroy the loot inside, and whether dog owners really look like their pets.
Spike In The Road
4. Spike In The Road
January 24, 2018
The MythBusters test ways to beat police road spikes using DIY ingenuity and Hollywood driving skills. Then, they investigate if a high-powered fountain can actually lift and suspend a human.
Wild Wild West
3. Wild Wild West
January 17, 2018
The MythBusters investigate two tall tales from the Wild West: how deadly a dynamite-firing crossbow is, and the best way to shoot from the hip during a shootout.
Pane in the Glass
2. Pane in the Glass
January 10, 2018
The MythBusters take on an incredibly dangerous, glass-shattering movie myth and search for a no-cry kitchen cure for chopping onions.
Fire Arrow vs. Gas Tank
1. Fire Arrow vs. Gas Tank
January 3, 2018
The MythBusters investigate two arrow-themed myths: if a flaming arrow fired into a car's gas tank will cause it to explode, and if a deadly-looking tribal initiation is as dangerous as it seems.
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Mythbusters is a show that dispels the idea that science is always boring. The show takes a unique approach to testing popular urban legends and reveals whether they are possible or not. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage host the show and add their expertise as special effects professionals to create scenarios which put science to the test.

Each episode begins with a theme. For example, one episode addressed different storm chasing myths while another tested myths related to duct tape. Savage and Hyneman introduce the subject of the day and begin to construct intricate devices that will be used in experimentation for the day's theme. There are normally two tests performed. The first is a trial that is made to carry out the myth and uncover whether or not there is a plausible way to have it confirmed. If at first the test fails, each man tweaks their experiment and alter the parameters of the test to try for s better outcome. The duo goes to great lengths to assure safety of all individuals and never uses animals in any experiment.

While the main mythbusters Adam and Jamie conduct their experiment, a subteam including Kari Byron, Tory Bellici, and Grant Imahara conduct a few minor experiments as well. They interact in a playful and amusing way to uncover things like how hard it is to find a needle in a haystack, if water dripping on the forehead can drive a person crazy, and other silly questions.

At the conclusion of every show, the myths are "Busted", "Confirmed", or marked "Plausible". A confirmation means that the myth was able to be recreated with an outcome that matched a described situation. A busted myth means that the myth could not be copied to obtain a described outcome from a situation with certain parameters. In this context, the myth's validity is not likely. A plausible myth means that results were able to be produced with the extension of certain parameters still within reasonable possibility. Most times, this means that the myth is probably unlikely to occur, but still possible.

As stated before, Mythbusters is highly concerned with safety. At the shows introduction, it is clearly stated that none of the experiments conducted on the show should ever be recreated at home. The mythbusters are professionals who understand how and have the proper equipment to conduct their tests in complete safety. Even though the show seems to get crazy at times, it is all based on real scientific premises and makes learning more interesting and fun.

MythBusters is a series that is currently running and has 21 seasons (321 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2003.

Where to Watch MythBusters

MythBusters is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch MythBusters on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (50,663)