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The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite MythBusters episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best MythBusters episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Fans will also enjoy myths you were sad to see busted on MythBusters. With so many memorable episodes of the show over 14 seasons (vote for for your favorite season), it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top MythBusters episodes of all time are. Fans of MythBusters are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List includes "Steel Toe Amputation," "Duct Tape Boat," and more. What is the best MythBusters episode of all time? Look below and find out in this guide that shows the best specials, funny videos, and more. 

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Episode: 1, Season: MythBusters - Season 10

Original Airing: 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?
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MacGyver Myths is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Episode: 16, Season: MythBusters Season 6

Original Airing: Feb 20 2008

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 ...more
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Duct Tape Hour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Duct Tape Hour Episode: 13, Season: MythBusters Season 7

Original Airing: Oct 14 2009

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 ...more
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Diet Coke and Mentos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Diet Coke and Mentos Episode: 14, Season: MythBusters Season 4

Original Airing: Aug 09 2006

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 ...more
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Episode: 4, Season: MythBusters Season 7

Original Airing: Apr 29 2009

Can you create a 7 foot tall LEGO "Ball" and roll it down a hill? And Other YouTube Made Myths!
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Ninjas 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Episode: 15, Season: MythBusters Season 6

Original Airing: Oct 15 2008

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 ...more
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Stinky Car, Raccoon Rock... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Stinky Car, Raccoon Rocket Episode: 7, Season: MythBusters Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 05 2003

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 ...more
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Exploding Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Exploding Jawbreaker Episode: 7, Season: MythBusters Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 18 2004

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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Dirty vs. Clean Car is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Episode: 14, Season: MythBusters Season 7

Original Airing: Oct 21 2009

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 ...more
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Food Fables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Episode: 7, Season: MythBusters - Season 11

Original Airing: Nov 18 2012

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.
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Myth Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Myth Revolution Episode: 18, Season: MythBusters Season 5

Original Airing: Sep 05 2007

More James Bond Myths Put to the test.
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Firearms Folklore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Firearms Folklore Episode: 24, Season: MythBusters Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 29 2006

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 ...more
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Dog Myths is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Dog Myths Episode: 4, Season: MythBusters Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 14 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, ...more
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Brown Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Brown Note Episode: 1, Season: MythBusters Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 16 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 ...more
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Border Slingshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Border Slingshot Episode: 11, Season: MythBusters Season 3

Original Airing: Jul 27 2005

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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Breaking Glass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Breaking Glass Episode: 7, Season: MythBusters Season 3

Original Airing: May 18 2005

Outtakes from the series so far.
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Explosions A to Z Episode: 8, Season: MythBusters - Season 11

Original Airing: Nov 25 2012

The team highlight some of the show's 752 detonations as they blast through the ultimate A-Z of explosions.
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Trench Torpedo Episode: 2, Season: MythBusters - Season 11

Original Airing: Oct 14 2012

The boys test whether a trench corner can slow down a shockwave and save a soldier.
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More Myths Reopened is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
More Myths Reopened Episode: 6, Season: MythBusters Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 21 2007

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 ...more
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Mind Control is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Mind Control Episode: 9, Season: MythBusters Season 4

Original Airing: May 03 2006

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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Killer Cable Snaps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Killer Cable Snaps Episode: 19, Season: MythBusters Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 11 2006

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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Viewers Special 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Viewers Special 2 Episode: 15, Season: MythBusters Season 6

Original Airing: Feb 13 2008

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 ...more
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Hidden Nasties is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
pizzaplatinum11 added Hidden Nasties Episode: 22, Season: MythBusters Season 7

Original Airing: Dec 16 2009

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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Exploding Lighter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Exploding Lighter Episode: 22, Season: MythBusters Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 01 2006

Returning to the most controversial myths. More past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. So Stop Writing Us!
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Voice Flame Extinguisher... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Episodes of MythBusters
Episode: 6, Season: MythBusters Season 5

Original Airing: Apr 11 2007

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 ...more