The Best Episodes of MythBusters
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2019
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 - Duct Tape Island
Season 2012 - Episode 1
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?
#2 - Drain Disaster
Season 2011 - Episode 18
Find out whether a sewer drain full of combustible gas, when ignited, will turn an innocent manhole cover into a missile, and whether truck bedliners are truly bite, crash, and bomb proof.
#3 - The Reunion
Season 2016 - Episode 11
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.
#4 - Walk a Straight Line
Season 2011 - Episode 15
Adam and Jamie explore whether humans -- deprived of sight -- can travel in a straight line, while Kari, Grant and Tory test whether binary explosives will explode in the case of a fender bender.
#5 - Breaking Bad Special
Season 2013 - Episode 10
The MythBusters are de-bunking the science and chemistry of the hit TV show 'Breaking Bad' as they are joined by creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul.
#6 - Supersonic Ping Pong / Ice Cannon
Season 2014 - Episode 8
Supersonic ping pong; lighting a frozen fuse on an ice cannon.
#7 - Alcohol Myths
Season 2008 - Episode 16
On this episode of Mythbusters, Jamie, Adam and Kari apply some science to the theory that the more you drink, the more attractive you find the opposite sex. Does drinking alcohol make people look more attractive? Do alleged ways of sobering up really work? Could the ancient Korean Hwacha actually do what is claimed?
#8 - NASA Moon Landing
Season 2008 - Episode 10
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.
#9 - Hollywood Car Crash Cliches
Season 2014 - Episode 3
Hollywood crash clichés; driving through glass; plowing throw traffic; firing an RPG at an SUV.
#10 - Walking On Water
Season 2007 - Episode 9
It's "East Meets West" in this episode of MythBusters. Shrouded in secrecy and mythology, not to mention cult popularity, ninjas are perfect fodder for the MythBusters. The whole team joins forces to pit science against martial arts mystique. Can ninjas run on water as movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon would have us believe? In "Walking on Water," Adam, Jamie and a ninjitsu master try their luck at aquatic agility. And if that doesn't work, the boys get confrontational as they compete to see how ninjas - masters of illusion - could create the impression of water running. In "Samurai Swing," Kari, Tory and Grant find out if a ninja could stop a samurai sword with his bare hands. To avoid the sharp sting of steel the team devises a ninja rig to clap onto the sword, and it seems like this myth is all in the timing.
#11 - Swinging Pirates
Season 2012 - Episode 4
Adam and Jamie take a swing at a pirate movie myth while Kari, Tory and Grant roll out the barrel for a turbo-charged go-cart.
#12 - Bullet Baloney
Season 2014 - Episode 7
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.
#13 - Viral Hour
Season 2008 - Episode 11
On this infectious episode of Mythbusters, we give internet 'viral videos' a timely check-up. They're exciting, funny, and sometimes barely credible. We can't wait to pass them on to our ten best friends, but can we truly believe everything we see?
#14 - Demolition Derby Special
Season 2009 - Episode 1
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?
#15 - Underwater Car Escape
Season 2007 - Episode 3
If you're unfortunate enough to drive your vehicle into the drink, is it possible to escape or will a watery grave be your fate? Heading poolside, the guys get their feet wet by doing some intensive underwater training. Then the pressure is on as they seat themselves inside a submerged car and do their darndest to get out. Meanwhile Grant, Tory and Kari roll out the Seven Paper Fold myth. Is it possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times? Taking this myth to the outer limits, our crew sets up at a location that has plenty of space — NASA. Here, in the biggest build they have ever attempted, their mission is to put together a piece of paper that's the size of a football field.
#16 - Wheel of Mythfortune
Season 2011 - Episode 21
By spinning the Wheel of Mythfortune, the MythBusters find themselves taking on five random viewer-suggested myths with titles like the Monty Hall Paradox, Lumber Car, Firearm Fashion, Hit the Deck and Flaming Tire. Keep those ideas coming!
#17 - Motorcycle Water Ski
Season 2013 - Episode 6
Testing if a motorcycle can travel across water at high speeds; a parachute made from hotel room contents.
#18 - Food Fables
Season 2012 - Episode 20
Celebrity chef Alton Brown helps the team discover if it can cook lasagna in a dishwasher or a meal beneath the hood of a car.
#19 - JATO Rocket Car: Mission Accomplished?
Season 2013 - Episode 1
The 10th anniversary starts off with the busting of JATO rocket car.
#20 - Holiday Special
Season 2006 - Episode 27
Holiday Themed Myths. Can the Mythbusters really make a 35-piece Goldberg machine work, or will they just get frustrated and call it quits? What will keep your tree from dropping needles, bleach or hairspray? Will the turkey kill the dog? Tune-in and see it for yourself.
#21 - Grand Finale
Season 2016 - Episode 10
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.
#22 - Superhero Hour
Season 2007 - Episode 17
Can you climb a building with a motorized grappling hook? If you punch someone while wearing a ring, will you make a ring-shaped imprint? Can you change in a phone booth? Can you rig a grappling hook on to a car, shoot it at a steel structure, and use it to swing around a 90 degree corner?
#23 - Revenge of the Myth
Season 2012 - Episode 7
The MythBusters take fan favorites to another level in the ultimate experimental ramp-up. With fireworks, excavators and exploding limousines, if you want spectacle, this show has it in spades!
#24 - Duct Tape Canyon
Season 2013 - Episode 8
Adam and Jamie use duct tape to survive in the desert.
#25 - End With A Bang
Season 2008 - Episode 19
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!"