The BEST Episodes of MythBusters
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
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 to find out which ones hold water (and keep it from dripping on your forehead and driving you insane).
#1 - The Reunion
Season 2016 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 5, 2016
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.
#2 - Bullet Baloney
Season 2014 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2014
Firearm cliches; firing a bent-barreled shotgun; firing a gun in space; dropping a gun in a deep fryer; stopping a bullet with weird items; shooting a neon sign.
#3 - Snow Special
Season 2007 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 20, 2007
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It's all about pure powder and the MythBusters team is ready to tear up those classic movie myths on everything snow.
#4 - The Busters of the Lost Myths
Season 2015 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2015
Testing the hijinks from the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
#5 - Inverted Underwater Car
Season 2010 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 24, 2010
In a twist on a previous myth, Jamie and Adam test whether you can escape from a car that goes belly-up underwater. Kari, Grant, and Tory test whether you can keep a gunshot from igniting a gas-filled room by shooting through a carton of milk.
#6 - Supersonic Ping Pong / Ice Cannon
Season 2014 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2014
Supersonic ping pong; lighting a frozen fuse on an ice cannon.
#7 - Speed Cameras
Season 2007 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 7, 2007
Take two self-confessed speed freaks — yeah, that would be Adam and Jamie — and pit them against the people's nemesis: speed cameras. The result: an action-packed adventure full of fun, fascination and, best of all, fast cars. Can speed cameras be beat by speeding faster than they can click? How about using license plate protectors or changing lanes to avoid the camera's eagle eye? Adam and Jamie put the pedal to the metal to crack these myths. Meanwhile in "Exploding Nitro Patches," Kari, Grant and Tory explore the myth that when the paramedic shouts "Clear!" and the defibrillator vents, its volts may start more than a heart.
#8 - JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?
Season 2013 - Episode 1 - Aired May 1, 2013
The 10th anniversary starts off with the busting of JATO rocket car.
#9 - Electrified Escape
Season 2018 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 14, 2018
The MythBusters celebrate Valentine's Day with an extravaganza of myths.
#10 - MythBusters Outtakes
Season 2005 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 16, 2005
Outtakes from the series so far.
#11 - Traffic Tricks
Season 2014 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 7, 2014
Adam and Jamie tackle key congestion questions and unlock the traffic gridlock. They find out if a minor unexpected braking incident can really cause a major ‘shockwave jam’. They also put the European roundabout up against the typical American four-way stop sign to see which is really the most efficient. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tory take on the controversial claim that on a journey of less than 600 kilometers it’s always faster to drive. Plus, can lane changing put your life in danger?
#12 - NASA Moon Landing
Season 2008 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 27, 2008
The Marshall Space Flight Center hosted the Mythbusters television show. The Mythbusters chose Marshall as one of several NASA locations for an episode to debunk the notion that NASA never landed on the moon. The cast conducted tests involving a feather, a weight, a lunar soil boot print, and a flag in a vacuum. A team of Marshall scientists helped with the tests.
#13 - Road Rage
Season 2014 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 31, 2014
In this episode, three car crimes straight from Hollywood are put to the test: the cliff top push, the two-wheel wipeout (and ... we do mean WIPEOUT, with Adam at the wheel to boot), and, finally, the Corvette barrel roll from "Wanted."
#14 - Commercial Myths
Season 2014 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 24, 2014
The MythBusters go to vertigo-inducing heights to test out some commercial myths. Could you actually bob for an apple while jumping from a 100-foot high bungee cord? And from a viral video, could you really play a match of tennis while both players are standing on top of an airplane's wing?
#15 - Car Chase Chaos / Animal Antics
Season 2014 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2014
The MythBusters test car chase cliches (can you really share driving, change places, or dump the driver while moving at speed) and some fan-suggested deterrents for driving away cats, bears, and snakes.
#16 - Duct Tape Island
Season 2012 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 25, 2012
Adam and Jamie get abandoned on a Hawaiian island, armed with nothing but the sticky silver adhesive. Can they use it to source water, find food, build shelter, and even escape?
#17 - Ming Dynasty Astronaut
Season 2004 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 5, 2004
Buster makes the ultimate sacrifice as he's chosen to test the myth of a Ming Dynasty astronomer who strapped rockets to his chair in a bid to launch into space. Then, Adam and Jamie try to corner the energy market as they test out various free energy devices. And finally, the build team nearly lose their lunch testing out whether or not a common household ceiling fan really is a heads-up death trap.
#18 - Air Plane Hour
Season 2007 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 12, 2007
Can an average joe land a 747 plane with no training and experience? Can a plane take off on a conveyer belt moving in the opposite direction? And lots of Skydiving Myths!
#19 - Plane Boarding / Bite the Bullet
Season 2014 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 21, 2014
What is the most efficient way to board an airplane? Can a bullet made of teeth or bone be untraceable? Also the last episode of Tory, Kari, and Grant.
#20 - End With A Bang
Season 2008 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 12, 2008
In this Idiom Special episode, the team joins forces to put sayings we all take for granted under the MYTHBUSTERS microscope, including: "You can’t polish poop", "Hit the Ground Running" and "Better to End with a Bang!"
#21 - Pingpong Rescue
Season 2004 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 3, 2004
Can a sunken ship be lifted from the ocean floor using only ping-pong balls? How many balloons does it take to lift a three-year-old off the ground.
#22 - Demolition Derby Special
Season 2009 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 8, 2009
2 Hour Season Premiere! Flipping a Bus (Based on the Movie "Speed") Fan Revisit!: The Car Pancaked Between 2 Trucks! Hollywood Crash Tests into a Fruit Cart! And Can a Car survive a 4,000 Foot Drop?
#23 - Myth Evolution 2
Season 2009 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 18, 2009
On this episode of MythBusters, it's an evolution revolution as the team takes five fan favorites and focuses on a fascinating new facet for each.
#24 - Duct Tape Canyon
Season 2013 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 19, 2013
Adam and Jamie use duct tape to survive in the desert.
#25 - Hollywood Car Crash Cliches
Season 2014 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2014
Hollywood crash clichés; driving through glass; plowing throw traffic; firing an RPG at an SUV.