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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.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
19 Seasons, 301 Episodes
January 23, 2003
Science Fiction, Reality
8.3/10
Cast: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee, Kari Byron
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MythBusters Full Episode Guide

  • In the series farewell, they build a trebuchet and resort to their favorite mechanical cure all to save Buster's life: Duct Tape.

  • For this final hour of the television icon that is MythBusters, the five hosts are reunited for one last hurrah! Deep within M5, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara join forces once more to together give a suitably epic, enlightening, and emotional finale.

  • As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and MythBusters is no exception. Luckily, the guys are going out with a bang and then some: an RV gets blown to kingdom come, Buster goes supersonic, Adam takes the most wild ride imaginable and ... well, Cement Truck.

  • It's the last ever Myths Revisited as the guys drift on dirt, fire at fish tanks and blow crap up, all in the name of science!

  • Zombie weapons; waiting in line at a store; an army of volunteers offer help.

  • Adam and Jamie demolish two cars using a vacuum cleaner along with explosives.

  • The boys remake online cooking experiments such as cannon-fired shrimp and tomato smoothie.

  • The MythBusters attempt an implosion caused by a vacuum. The myth is that an entire train car imploded on itself after being steam cleaned and left in a rainstorm.

  • Two grad exploding tests: first, testing MacGyver's Cement Truck bomb smother; also, see if one can safely cross a minefield on a hovercraft.

  • The MythBusters examine myths from old television shows.

  • Motorcycle-related myths are examined.

  • The MythBusters investigate car myths from Hollywood and popular culture.

  • Movie myths are explored.

  • The MythBusters set out on the high seas to test maritime myths inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • MythBusters test Star Wars myths. Could someone escape a Stormtrooper's weapon?

  • In this MythBusters Shark Special, the guys look into the Jaws explosive finale.

  • Video games, grenades, spy cars and firearms are featured.

  • Gun stunts featured in Hollywood films are looked at.

  • Adam and Jamie run a series of tests on a Hands-Free driving system.

  • Ballistic backyard bedlam; glass guillotine; accidental ammunition.

  • The team tests aviation myths.

  • Adam and Jamie blow up a boat with 1,000 lb of high explosive before building a homemade machine gun from Breaking Bad's season finale.

MythBusters News

'Mythbusters' Team Returns in 'White Rabbit Project'

There have been a lot fewer explosions on TV since Grant, Kari, and Tory left Mythbusters, but that's all about to change with a new series on Netflix.

'Mythbusters' Team Reunites for Netflix Series

If you're a Mythbusters fan, there is no doubt that you miss Kari, Tory and Grant. This week we got good news with the announcement that the trio will be back together - and hopefully blowing things up - on Netflix this winter.

MythBusters is Coming Back (Already) as a Reality Series

Mythbusters came to an end only a few weeks ago, but Discovery is wasting no time trying to take advantage of the series' once-strong brand appeal.

Mythbusters Wraps Final Episode

Fourteen seasons of blowing things up on Mythbusters comes to an end next year, but filming of the series' final season wrapped up this week.

Did Rose Kill Jack? 'Mythbusters' Settles It.

The "Mythbuster" boys take on James Cameron's epic "Titanic." Could Rose have just scootched?

'MythBusters' Hosts Get All-New Competition Show

Let's all find out together just what exactly happens when two mischief-making "MythBusters" aren't crafting the chaos, but instead merely overseeing and evaluating it.

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