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MythBusters
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Cast of 'MythBusters'

  • Adam Savage
  • Jamie Hyneman

MythBusters

So exactly how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack, anyway? And can water dripping on your forehead really drive you nuts? Those are the kinds of questions, myths and urban legends that are put to the test in this humorous series that seeks to find out which myths are true and which are not.

Premiere:
Jan 23, 2003
Original Network:
The Discovery Channel
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Hindenburg Mystery

S05, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 2007)
Adam and Jamie try to solve one of aeronautics' biggest puzzles; Kari, Tory and Grant face some of nature's natural-born killers.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 3:04AM-4:02AM
  • 170
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Alcatraz Escape

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2003)
Hosts test urban legends: infamous prisoners escape from Alcatraz in 1962.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 4:02AM-5:00AM
  • 170
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Barrel of Bricks

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 2003)
Third-rail danger; electric-eel-skin wallet; unlucky construction worker woes. Hosts: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 170
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Exploding Port-a-Potty

S03, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 2005)
Pole-vaulting cars; port-a-potties and third-degree burns.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 170
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Elevator of Death

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2004)
Hosts test urban legends: falling elevator; homemade levitation machine.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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Brown Note

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 2005)
Adam tests whether his body can stand subsonic frequencies; the myth of Hollywood gunfights. Hosts: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 170
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Stinky Car

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 2003)
Hosts test urban legends: the stinky car; raccoon in a drain.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 170
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Exploding House

S03, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2004)
Finding out if toxic fumes and bug bombs prove to be an explosive combination. Hosts: Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 170
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Killer Whirlpool

S04, E17  (First Aired: Jul. 26, 2006)
Existence of a massive whirlpool; snowplows burying people.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 170
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Ping-Pong Rescue

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2004)
Lifting a 3-year-old child with balloons; using ping pong balls to lift a sunken boat from the ocean floor.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 170
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Jet Pack

S03, E26  (First Aired: Jun. 8, 2005)
Adam and Jamie set out to build their own flying machine.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 170
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Buried in Concrete

(First Aired: Nov. 10, 2014)
Searching for the body of Jimmy Hoffa, allegedly buried under the New York football stadium.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 170
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Confederate Steam Gun

S05, E25  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 2007)
Adam and Jamie test a mythical Confederate weapon; Kari, Grant and Tory try to beat a lie detector.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
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Bullet Proof Water

S03, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2005)
Surviving a gunshot by diving into water; swinging up and over the bar on a swing set.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 170
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Sinking Titanic

S02, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 2004)
Finding out if a sinking ship will suck passengers down with it; putting a lit firecracker down the neck of a trombone.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 170
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Escape Slide-Parachute

S03, E31  (First Aired: Aug. 10, 2005)
The team tests a life raft to see if it can act as a parachute and sled.
  • Fri 5/27
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 170
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Baseball Myths

S05, E15  (First Aired: Aug. 8, 2007)
Famous baseball myths.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 3:04AM-4:02AM
  • 170
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Ancient Death Ray; Skunk Cleaning; What Is Bulletproof?

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2004)
Testing whether Archimedes could have set fire to a Roman fleet using only mirrors and sunlight; removing a skunk's aroma.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 4:02AM-5:00AM
  • 170
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Buried Alive

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 2003)
Surviving jumping from a bridge by throwing a hammer into the water first to break the water's surface tension; getting buried alive.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 170
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Underwater Car

S05, E04  (First Aired: Jan. 24, 2007)
Adam and Jamie try to escape a car submerged in water.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 170
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Table Cloth Chaos

S07, E20  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2010)
Adam and Jamie make magic happen; pop culture myth.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 170
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Shooting Fish in a Barrel

S05, E23  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 2007)
The team tests the truth behind some time-honored sayings and conventional wisdom.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 170
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Earthquake Machine

S04, E21  (First Aired: Aug. 30, 2006)
Scientific genius Nikola Tesla's earthquake machine; lethal lava lamp.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 170
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Speed Cameras

S05, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 7, 2007)
Adam and Jamie push the limits when it comes to speed.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 170
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Lead Balloon

S05, E28  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2008)
The team tests if dynamite can create ideal surfing conditions and then tests the proverbial lead balloon.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 170
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Hair of the Dog

S07, E17  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2010)
The Mythbusters test out two shaggy-dog tales that put both of their crime-fighting canines to the ultimate test.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 170
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Battle of the Sexes

S08, E25  (First Aired: Apr. 22, 2012)
Men vs. women in the ultimate battle of the sexes as the team tests five gender-based cliches.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 170
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Duct Tape Hour

S06, E25  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 2009)
The team tackles a trio of duct tape myths.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Bug Special

S07, E25  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 2010)
Investigating insect myths; testing if bees can lift a laptop; water repelling flies; hitting a bug on a motorcycle.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 170
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The Explosion Special

S11, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 2016)
Adam and Jamie investigate explosive tall tales.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 170
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Wheel of Mythfortune

S08, E19  (First Aired: Nov. 23, 2011)
The guys spin the Wheel of Mythfortune to pick the five winners of the viewer request lottery.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 170
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YouTube Special

S06, E17  (First Aired: Apr. 29, 2009)
The team tests YouTube myths; giant ball of Legos; the explosive power of match heads.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 170
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Indy Car Special

S09, E11  (First Aired: May. 22, 2013)
The Mythbusters go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to test racing myths.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 170
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The Reddit Special

S11, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2016)
The Internet takes control of the show.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 170
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Hidden Nasties

S07, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 2009)
Adam and Jamie get to the bottom of two filthy myths; Tory, Grant and Jessi check out a manic movie myth.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 9:00PM-10:01PM
  • 170
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Fright Night

S09, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2012)
Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity; finding out if the smell of fear exists.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 10:01PM-11:02PM
  • 170
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The Reddit Special

S11, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 2016)
The Internet takes control of the show.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 11:02PM-12:02AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Hidden Nasties

S07, E04  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 2009)
Adam and Jamie get to the bottom of two filthy myths; Tory, Grant and Jessi check out a manic movie myth.
  • Mon 5/30
  • 12:02AM-1:03AM
  • 170
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  • 759
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Fright Night

S09, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2012)
Adam and Jamie see if certain sound frequencies can convince people of paranormal activity; finding out if the smell of fear exists.
  • Mon 5/30
  • 1:03AM-2:04AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Indy Car Special

S09, E11  (First Aired: May. 22, 2013)
The Mythbusters go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to test racing myths.
  • Mon 5/30
  • 2:04AM-3:04AM
  • 170
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Cooking Chaos

S11, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 2016)
Testing two viral video sensations: cannon-fried shrimp and an explosive tomato smoothie.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 3:04AM-4:02AM
  • 170
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Alcohol Myths

S06, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 2008)
Jamie, Adam and Kari apply science to the theory that the more they drink, the more attractive they find the opposite sex.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 4:02AM-5:00AM
  • 170
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Vodka Myths

S04, E02  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2005)
An accident fuses compact trucks; vodka's impact on personal hygiene.
  • Thu 6/2
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 170
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Road Rage

S09, E31  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2014)
Testing Hollywood car crimes; a cliff-top push; two-wheel wipeout; the Corvette barrel roll from ``Wanted.''
  • Sun 6/5
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 170
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Fire in the Hole

S09, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 2014)
Explosive scenarios from Hollywood; shooting a live grenade in midair; containing an explosion within an ordinary object.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 170
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Motorcycle Water Ski

S09, E13  (First Aired: Jun. 5, 2013)
Testing if a motorcycle can travel across water at high speeds; a parachute made from hotel room contents.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 9:00PM-10:01PM
  • 170
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Big Rig Myths

S05, E12  (First Aired: Jun. 6, 2007)
Adam and Jamie test how dangerous an exploding truck tire can be.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 10:01PM-11:02PM
  • 170
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Fire in the Hole

S09, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 10, 2014)
Explosive scenarios from Hollywood; shooting a live grenade in midair; containing an explosion within an ordinary object.
  • Sun 6/5
  • 11:02PM-12:02AM
  • 170
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Motorcycle Water Ski

S09, E13  (First Aired: Jun. 5, 2013)
Testing if a motorcycle can travel across water at high speeds; a parachute made from hotel room contents.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 12:02AM-1:03AM
  • 170
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Big Rig Myths

S05, E12  (First Aired: Jun. 6, 2007)
Adam and Jamie test how dangerous an exploding truck tire can be.
  • Mon 6/6
  • 1:03AM-2:04AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD

Road Rage

S09, E31  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2014)
Testing Hollywood car crimes; a cliff-top push; two-wheel wipeout; the Corvette barrel roll from ``Wanted.''
  • Mon 6/6
  • 2:04AM-3:04AM
  • 170
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  • 759
  • Science HD