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The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters

Updated June 5, 2020 0 votes 421 voters 79.1k views79 items

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Mythbusters follows special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as they test the validity of popular claims. The best episodes of Mythbusters often debunk or confirm rumors or internet videos. Some good episodes of Mythbusters also on focus Hollywood folklore as the hosts use scientific methods to see what is and is not possible.

What are the best episodes of Mythbusters? “Duct Tape Island” is a fan favorite. It finds Adam and Jamie using duct tape to do everything from building a shelter to finding food. “MacGyver Myths" also is an engaging episode of Mythbusters.

Ninjas 2 is another good episode from Mythbusters as is “Diet Coke and Mentos” which takes on the controversy of the popular experiment.

Do you have a favorite Mythbusters episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    Duct Tape Island

    MythBusters - Season 10

    Original AiringMar 25 2012

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMythBusters

    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?...  more
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    Duct Tape Hour

    MythBusters Season 7

    Original AiringOct 14 2009

    Episode Number13

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam and Jamie see if it's possible to lift a car using nothing but duct tape, they then attempt to build a working sail-boat out of it. Meanwhile, Kari, Grant and Tori see if the tape can be used to...
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    Diet Coke and Mentos

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringAug 09 2006

    Episode Number14

    SeriesMythBusters

    Inspired by an internet story, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains. Then they try and find new household-product tricks that could be the "new craze". ...
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    Mind Control

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringMay 03 2006

    Episode Number9

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam and Jamie attempt to blow open a home improvement myth with dynamite. The 3 MythBuilders tackle mind control by manipulating someone's mind remotely....
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    Hidden Nasties

    MythBusters Season 7

    Original AiringDec 16 2009

    Episode Number22

    SeriesMythBusters

    Jamie and Adam take on rat-pee contaminated cans as well as everyday items dirtier than your toilet, while Tory, Grant and Jessi take on the Cannonball Run....
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    Stinky Car, Raccoon Rocket

    MythBusters Season 1

    Original AiringDec 05 2003

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can a pedestrian be killed by a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper? The team finds out the terminal velocity of a penny and make a penny cannon, then shot it at a pigs scull. This showed if a...
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    More Myths Reopened

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringMar 21 2007

    Episode Number6

    SeriesMythBusters

    Every so often the MythBusters draw conclusions that leave the fans seething. Well, once again, it's time for Adam and Jamie to put some of their most contentious outcomes under the microscope in...
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    YouTube Special!

    MythBusters Season 7

    Original AiringApr 29 2009

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can you create a 7 foot tall LEGO "Ball" and roll it down a hill? And Other YouTube Made Myths!...  more
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    Viewers Special 2

    MythBusters Season 6

    Original AiringFeb 13 2008

    Episode Number15

    SeriesMythBusters

    Ninjas and Mythbusters go together like matches and gunpowder: a marriage made in heaven. Ninjas are steeped in mythology that they've been only too happy to circulate. It's time to separate fact...
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    MacGyver Myths

    MythBusters Season 6

    Original AiringFeb 20 2008

    Episode Number16

    SeriesMythBusters

    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
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    Explosions A to Z

    MythBusters - Season 11

    Original AiringNov 25 2012

    Episode Number8

    SeriesMythBusters

    The team highlight some of the show's 752 detonations as they blast through the ultimate A-Z of explosions....
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    Ninjas 2

    MythBusters Season 6

    Original AiringOct 15 2008

    Episode Number15

    SeriesMythBusters

    Ninjas and Mythbusters go together like matches and gunpowder: a marriage made in heaven. Ninjas are steeped in mythology that they've been only too happy to circulate. It's time to separate fact...  more
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    Franklin's Kite

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringMar 08 2006

    Episode Number5

    SeriesMythBusters

    Not exactly a Myth, but an interesting experiment, The Team Goes to replicate Ben Franklin's Lightning Storm Kite, which during the process causes injury to Tory.. Stay Tuned!...
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    Firearms Folklore

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringNov 29 2006

    Episode Number24

    SeriesMythBusters

    In "Concrete Glider," Adam and Jamie test the old engineering challenge that like a lead balloon, you can't make a concrete glider fly. There's nothing like a challenge to focus the MythBusters'...
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    Brown Note

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringFeb 16 2005

    Episode Number1

    SeriesMythBusters

    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...
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    Exploding Jawbreaker

    MythBusters Season 2

    Original AiringNov 18 2004

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMythBusters

    Can quicksand really pull you under? Is it really possible to kill someone by dropping an electrical appliance into a bathtub? Can an MRI explode a tattoo that has traces of metal within it?...
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    Killer Cable Snaps

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringOct 11 2006

    Episode Number19

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam, Jamie, Buster, and the Build Team are watching movie Myths they have done in the past, and decide to dedicate a whole episode to them....
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    Border Slingshot

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringJul 27 2005

    Episode Number11

    SeriesMythBusters

    Experience the funny moments, adventure and misadventures, mistakes and mis-experimentations of Adam and Jamie as they test the truth of myths....
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    Myth Revolution

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringSep 05 2007

    Episode Number18

    SeriesMythBusters

    More James Bond Myths Put to the test....
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    Trench Torpedo

    MythBusters - Season 11

    Original AiringOct 14 2012

    Episode Number2

    SeriesMythBusters

    The boys test whether a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier....
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    Dog Myths

    MythBusters Season 5

    Original AiringMar 14 2007

    Episode Number4

    SeriesMythBusters

    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...
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    Dirty vs. Clean Car

    MythBusters Season 7

    Original AiringOct 21 2009

    Episode Number14

    SeriesMythBusters

    Adam and Jamie get down and dirty with the myth that a muddy motorcar gets better gas mileage than its clean cousin. Meanwhile Kari, Grant and Tory are hitting the sauce and comparing hangovers to...  more
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    Breaking Glass

    MythBusters Season 3

    Original AiringMay 18 2005

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMythBusters

    Outtakes from the series so far....
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    Food Fables

    MythBusters - Season 11

    Original AiringNov 18 2012

    Episode Number7

    SeriesMythBusters

    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....  more
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    Exploding Lighter

    MythBusters Season 4

    Original AiringNov 01 2006

    Episode Number22

    SeriesMythBusters

    Returning to the most controversial myths. More past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. So Stop Writing Us!...