The WORST Episodes of MythBusters

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Network: Science Channel

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).

Christmas Special

#1 - Christmas Special

Season 2004 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 22, 2004

On this special episode, Jamie and Adam present the winners from our fall 2004 favorite-myths online poll. So, did you guys vote for Stinky Car? Or will Pop Rocks and Coke emerge triumphant? Also, the MythBusters try their hand at a few holiday myths: Will putting a silver spoon in a champagne bottle keep it fizzy? Does a snowman melt faster with its clothes on ... or off? Tune in and find out.

star 6.77
295 votes
Myth Evolution!

#2 - Myth Evolution!

Season 2007 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 5, 2007

Can you beat the speed camera? Can a ninja deflect a bullet with their palm? Can a person breathe from a car tire underwater? Will an RFID chip explode in a MRI scanner?

star 6.83
281 votes
 Fire Arrow vs. Gas Tank

#3 - Fire Arrow vs. Gas Tank

Season 2018 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2018

A flaming arrow is fired into a car's gas tank.

star 6.84
125 votes
Hurricane Windows

#4 - Hurricane Windows

Season 2009 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 4, 2009

On this cold and blustery episode, Adam and Jamie bet the house on a highly contentious hurricane survival tale in "Hurricane Windows" open or closed? Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory tackle two frigid fables involving liquid nitrogen.

star 6.84
634 votes
MythBusters Revealed: The Behind the Scenes Season Opener

#5 - MythBusters Revealed: The Behind the Scenes Season Opener

Season 2016 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2016

In this special episode, Jamie and Adam reveal what's in store for their go-big-then-go-home final season, while also pulling back the curtain to showcase how this epic series got made with behind-the-scenes exclusives.

star 6.86
416 votes
Earthquake Water Heater

#6 - Earthquake Water Heater

Season 2017 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 2017

The MythBusters investigate if a water-heater can turn into a destructive torpedo, and reveal the explosive power of flatulence.

star 6.92
135 votes
Backseat Getaway Driver

#7 - Backseat Getaway Driver

Season 2018 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 7, 2018

The MythBusters test if a fugitive could actually outrun the law while driving from the back seat. And the answer to the question: Is it really possible to knock someone over with a feather?

star 6.94
95 votes
Dangerous Driving

#8 - Dangerous Driving

Season 2015 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 8, 2015

Adam and Jamie test whether or not hands-free driving is a safe way to make a call while behind the wheel.

star 6.97
330 votes
Biscuit Bazooka

#9 - Biscuit Bazooka

Season 2003 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 23, 2003

In this episode, Jamie and Adam take on a few legends involving dubious behavior. First, they contemplate the one about an obese woman on a trans-Atlantic flight whose derriere is suctioned into the plane's toilet after flushing, forcing the plane to land before she can be removed. Will the bottom fall out of this myth? How about the one involving a friend of a friend who thought she was shot while sitting in her car in a supermarket parking lot on a very hot day? The story goes that when the paramedics arrived, they found her head splattered with a mass of raw biscuit dough. And then there's the leaping lawyer. Some guy (apparently a lawyer), kept bouncing off a plate-glass window on the 24th floor of a high-rise building. After one too many impacts, the window shattered and the guy fell 24 floors to the ground, where he promptly died. Another day, another deadly myth.

star 6.98
640 votes
Chimney Cannon

#10 - Chimney Cannon

Season 2017 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2017

The MythBusters investigate if a burglar can be shot out of a chimney when the fireplace is lit. Then they power up a chainsaw to test if a bullet embedded in a tree will have fatal consequences.

star 6.99
139 votes
Trail Blazers

#11 - Trail Blazers

Season 2007 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 31, 2007

Can you light a trail of gas from the leaking tank of a moving vehicle and have the vehicle explode? Can you outrun a trail of burning gunpowder before it reaches a barrel of gunpowder? Can you be burned by a defibrillator if you are wearing an underwire bra or have a nipple ring?

star 7.00
447 votes
Dead Body Double

#12 - Dead Body Double

Season 2017 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 20, 2017

The MythBusters are tackling two ballistic mysteries. Is a dead body bullet proof? Plus, is a non-Newtonian fluid bomb proof?!

star 7.01
69 votes
Paper Crossbow

#13 - Paper Crossbow

Season 2006 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2006

Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of newspaper and underwear. Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, such as removing cigarette smell from clothing.

star 7.03
628 votes
The Reddit Special

#14 - The Reddit Special

Season 2016 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 27, 2016

Adam and Jamie put MythBusters in the hands of redditors, choosing from several thousand of their suggestions. In Farting on FLIR Jamie and Adam address the reddit community's request to know if a viral video purporting to show a flatus show up on an infrared camera is real or fake. Then in Ball Fall, Buster helps test whether a person would survive a 1,000-foot drop inside an inflatable ball. Paper Bag Punch sees Adam explore how easy it really is to punch your way out of a aper bag. And finally the most popular request was a gratuitous spectacular explosion. So in Snoo Boom the MythBusters oblige by blowing up reddit's mascot.

star 7.03
435 votes
Invisible Assassins

#15 - Invisible Assassins

Season 2017 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 13, 2017

The MythBusters take on Hollywood's greatest invisible assassins with a trio of tall tales of ingenious booby traps.

star 7.03
117 votes
Rock 'n' Roll Road Rage

#16 - Rock 'n' Roll Road Rage

Season 2017 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 6, 2017

The MythBusters investigate if a leaping carp could land a killer blow to a water skier. Then they turn up the volume and test if listening to aggressive music leads to more aggressive driving.

star 7.04
111 votes
Buster Special

#17 - Buster Special

Season 2005 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 2, 2005

Buster is the Mythbuster's dummy. Buster is remembered in this hour long special depicting his brave outing testing multiple myths for the guys, as well as an inside, and in depth, look into the creation of our fallen hero's replacement. The team also builds a new Buster because the old one was so trashed up from recent experiences.

star 7.06
408 votes
Unfinished Business

#18 - Unfinished Business

Season 2015 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 22, 2015

Adam and Jamie tackle fan favorites; video games; grenades; spy cars; super-fast firearms.

star 7.06
373 votes
Spike in the Road

#19 - Spike in the Road

Season 2018 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2018

The MythBusters test ways to beat police road spikes using DIY ingenuity and Hollywood driving skills; investigating if a high-powered fountain can actually lift and suspend a human.

star 7.06
109 votes
Confederate Steam Gun

#20 - Confederate Steam Gun

Season 2007 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Jamie and Adam take on a mythical confederate weapon: a steam-powered machine gun rumored to fire 400 rounds a minute at a 300-yard range. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant, and Tory put their lying skills on the line to test mythical ways to beat a lie detector.

star 7.07
331 votes
Chicken Gun

#21 - Chicken Gun

Season 2004 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2004

Can a cooked and raw chicken flying toward an airplane interfere with its flight or will the jet engine just blow it away? The team makes a huge pressurized cannon and shoots a chicken at a jet's windshield. Did a woman give birth to an octopus after swallowing an octopus egg? Can your washing machine kill you?

star 7.09
502 votes
Exploding House

#22 - Exploding House

Season 2004 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 16, 2004

Just how hard is it to find a needle in a haystack? Can you really blow up a house through misusing a bug bomb? Does talking to your plants actually help?

star 7.11
509 votes
San Francisco Drift

#23 - San Francisco Drift

Season 2015 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2015

Adam and Jamie test myths about daredevil auto drifting.

star 7.13
444 votes
Airplane on a Conveyor Belt

#24 - Airplane on a Conveyor Belt

Season 2008 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 30, 2008

Can cockroaches survive a nuclear war? It has long been claimed, but Adam and Jamie decide to finally see whether or not this common claim is true. Later, they see whether or not an airplane could get the speed to take off by rolling on a conveyor belt. Finally, they test whether or not cans of shaving cream can explode if a common prank goes awry.

star 7.14
612 votes
Son of a Gun

#25 - Son of a Gun

Season 2005 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 30, 2005

Was a woman in the Civil War impregnated by a bullet that went through a man's region before striking her? The Mythbusters build a life size working bathroom to see if being in the tub during a lightning storm is safe and what happens if you forget to detach your trailer from your boat.

star 7.15
400 votes