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MythBusters

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A documentary series in which two Hollywood special effects experts (Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage) attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.
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Jamie HynemanAdam Savage
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    23 January 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a person be propelled off a toilet seat by dropping a lit cigarette into a toilet bowl when filled with various combustible materials? Is running better than walking to keep dry in the rain? Is it possible to make a ""magic bullet"" out of ice?
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    3 October 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Will using a cell phone near a gas pump cause an explosion? Will silicone breast implants explode or expand in low pressure? Can a standard CD-ROM drive shatter a CD?
  3. 3. Episode 3
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    10 October 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a barrel full of bricks from the top of a three-story building hit a man multiple times? Can a person be electrocuted by urinating on the third rail? Can an eel skin wallet erase a credit card?
  4. 4. Episode 4
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    17 October 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Will a penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building kill a person or penetrate the ground? Can a person's internal organs be cooked by a tanning booth? Can tooth fillings receive radio waves?
  5. 5. Episode 5
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    24 October 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: How long can you survive in an underground coffin? Does Cola have special properties? If a person is falls off a bridge, can they save themselves by throwing a hammer ahead of them to break the surface tension of the water.
  6. 6. Episode 6
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    23 January 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a 1967 Chevy take off with JATO rockets, like in the tale of the JATO Rocket Car? Can Pop Rocks and soda, when eaten simultaneously, cause the eater's stomach to rupture?
  7. 7. Episode 7
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    11 November 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Is a person with a tongue piercing more likely to get struck by lightning? Can a cannon be built out of a tree? Can the breathalyzer be beaten through various methods?
  8. 8. Episode 8
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    5 December 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a car in which a person has died and started to decay become so malodorous that it will be impossible to remove the stench and sell?
  9. 9. Episode 9
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    12 December 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Was it possible to survive an escape from Alcatraz? Does a duck's quack echo? Does the government implant secret chips in people which stud finders can detect?
  10. 10. Episode 10
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    18 January 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Do frozen chickens cause more damage than thawed chickens when shot at a plane's windshield? Can octopus eggs hatch inside a human's stomach? Did a man die trying to compact his laundry in the washing machine by standing on it?
  11. 11. Episode 11
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    23 January 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can an airplane toilet create enough suction to cause a person to become stuck on it? Can a can of biscuit dough explode in a hot car? Can a person throw himself through a skyscraper window?
  12. 12. Episode 12
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    11 January 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a bullet cause explosive decompression and tear a plane apart? Can a car's rear axle be ripped away by a steel cable tied to it and a lamppost? Will a bullet used as a fuse in a vehicle work and then will it fire?
  13. 13. Episode 13
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    22 February 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Could the sinking Titanic literally suck a person down with it? Does a goldfish's memory only last for 3 seconds? Can explosives packed in a trombone cause the slide to rocket off it?
  14. 14. Episode 14
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    25 January 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Can a marching battalion take down a bridge? How many bacteria reside on a toothbrush? Is it possible to water ski behind a rowing eight?
  15. 15. Episode 15
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    25 February 2004
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested: Is Jimmy Hoffa buried under Giants Stadium? Can the venom from a daddy long-legs kill a human? Can a jet engine launch a taxi into the air?
  16. 16. Episode 16
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    7 March 2003
    50min
    7+
    Myths tested:Can a person take to the skies using only a lawn chair and weather balloons? Can someone test positive for heroin by eating a large amount of poppy seeds? Can being painted with gold paint actually be deadly?

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Directors
Alice DallowLauren GrayTabitha LentleSteve Christiansen
Producers
Linda WolkovitchEric Haven
Season year
2003
Network
FilmRise
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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AdamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Whats not to love? Explosions, madness and shenanigans
Verified purchase
If you love all those things then this is for you!
2 people found this helpful
Trikky2Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Started in 2003, pretty much everyone interested in this stuff knows what it is about :)
I can't remember when I first came across this series, but was instantly hooked.
Won't go into a full premise but basically is down to two nutters who are incredibly talented just having fun with folklore myths.
They absolutely have the talent / experience to do this ... They also have an amazing presentation style, it is just so full of fun.
Is very geeky, once you have seen one episode you pretty much know what you are in for.... If you like it then you are in for a treat over the next few years :)
Could pretty much sum it up with a quote from Adam :
' I reject your reality and substitute one on my own. '
If you are into myths or engineering this is a must see.
6 people found this helpful
MikeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great lockdown entertainment
I love this series. I think I preferred the early episodes more. I liked the inventiveness of the first series, later episodes seem overproduced with more cutting between sections and repetitive filler. Still great entertainment. Better than most of the dirge that’s currently on tv.
One minor issue is that prime seems to have messed up the order of episodes and cut the end off a couple which is annoying.
ArtieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show - Does Not Include Pilot Episodes
This is a great show, but Amazon Prime currently doesn't include the pilot episodes ("Jet-Assisted Chevy", "Biscuit Bazooka", and "Poppy-Seed Drug Test"). All the other episodes are amazing, and I highly recommend them, but if you're only looking for the pilots I'm afraid they're not here right now (27/07/2020, UK)
PhilReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love these guys
I love the mythbusters. I'm getting my son's to watch it too. Not only is it fun with explosions and crashes. But it's informative amd it gets them interested in science, a new way to look at the world and an interest in creating things.
Ben in HerefordshireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Just Brilliant
Fun & Interesting

Proof that science and critical thinking needn't be boring.
An excellent series, well worth binge watching.

Five Stars all the way!!!
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best shows on TV ever
It's great fun, just watch it.
One person found this helpful
Daniel joblingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable
The show is fantastic very informative even for the little ones and some great moments of humour
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