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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

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 Himself - Host (280 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Himself - Host (280 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Narrator (278 episodes, 2003-2016)
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Mythbusters takes myths, tall tales and urban legends and gives them the scientific treatment to determine their validity. Myths are proved true, probable, possible, improbable or busted. Often after the real-world practical tests have proved or debunked a Myth, the team will take the experiment to the extreme, many times using more modern technology than the myth could have used or upping the black powder for impressive explosions. Written by FMJ_Joker

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They don't just tell the myths; they put them to the test See more »


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23 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Les Stupéfiants  »

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Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage asked for Lucasfilm's blessing to make this episode. Lucasfilm agreed, with some conditions. They could not animate blaster fire or light saber blades, and they could not portray characters doing anything that would violate the family-friendly nature of the series. In particular, they were told not to have any "twerking stormtroopers." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the title sequence used during seasons 1-4, the formula for the area of a circle is shown as two times pi times the radius squared (A=2*PI*r2) but the actual formula for the area of a circle is pi times the radius squared (A=PI*r2). See more »

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Jamie: [Jamie is holding a duck] Quack, damn you!
Adam: He looks like he's trying to collect a loan from the duck. Duck loan collection agency!
[in a mobster accent]
Adam: We want to talk to you about some outstanding feed!
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Featured in Beyond Tomorrow: Episode #2.2 (2006) See more »

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Great show!
27 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Mythbusters is one of my 'don't miss it' programs.

I don't think I've ever seen quite the talent for destruction that Adam & Jamie share. Nearly every episode has to feature a myth involving things blowing up, or shattering into thousands of pieces. And I LOVE it!

Their enjoyment for what they do, whether seen in Adam's nearly boundless enthusiasm, or in Jamies much more controlled attitude, along with the well-known & lesser-known myths that are proved or 'busted' each week make Mythbusters a winner.

Highly entertaining, and educational.


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