The BEST Episodes of MythBusters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: Discovery

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).

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The Reunion

#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.

star 8.39
339 votes
Bullet Baloney

#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.

star 8.38
811 votes
Snow Special

#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.

star 8.27
439 votes
The Busters of the Lost Myths

#4 - The Busters of the Lost Myths

Season 2015 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2015

Testing the hijinks from the "Indiana Jones" franchise.

star 8.23
479 votes
Inverted Underwater Car

#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.

star 8.20
822 votes
Supersonic Ping Pong / Ice Cannon

#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.

star 8.19
920 votes
Speed Cameras

#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.

star 8.17
424 votes
JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?

#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.

star 8.15
880 votes
Electrified Escape

#9 - Electrified Escape

Season 2018 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 14, 2018

The MythBusters celebrate Valentine's Day with an extravaganza of myths.

star 8.15
13 votes
MythBusters Outtakes

#10 - MythBusters Outtakes

Season 2005 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 16, 2005

Outtakes from the series so far.

star 8.15
376 votes
Traffic Tricks

#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?

star 8.14
569 votes
NASA Moon Landing

#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.

star 8.13
510 votes
Road Rage

#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."

star 8.13
575 votes
Commercial Myths

#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?

star 8.11
744 votes
Car Chase Chaos / Animal Antics

#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.

star 8.09
707 votes
Duct Tape Island

#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?

star 8.08
1,598 votes
Ming Dynasty Astronaut

#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.

star 8.06
490 votes
Air Plane Hour

#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!

star 8.06
332 votes
Plane Boarding / Bite the Bullet

#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.

star 8.05
408 votes
End With A Bang

#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!"

star 8.05
345 votes
Pingpong Rescue

#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.

star 8.04
527 votes
Demolition Derby Special

#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?

star 8.04
736 votes
Myth Evolution 2

#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.

star 8.02
753 votes
Duct Tape Canyon

#24 - Duct Tape Canyon

Season 2013 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 19, 2013

Adam and Jamie use duct tape to survive in the desert.

star 8.02
821 votes
Hollywood Car Crash Cliches

#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.

star 8.01
913 votes