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)
 Himself - Host (280 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Narrator (278 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Herself - Host / ... (240 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Himself - Host / ... (237 episodes, 2004-2016)
 Himself - Host / ... (212 episodes, 2005-2016)


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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23 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Les Stupéfiants  »

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Adam shows off his complete Indiana Jones costume in the Motorcycle Flip myth, but his replica Indy jacket makes regular appearances throughout the series. See more »


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 »


Jamie: Well, as the myth suggests, William Thomson, aka Lord Kelvin, did indeed live during the Civil War era but he never claimed to have made liquid oxygen.
Adam: And we're supposed to believe someone who was called Thomson but went around saying he was Lord Kelvin? "That's Lord Kelvin to you."
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Makes the scientific method fun!
14 January 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't think it was possible, but this show actually makes the scientific method fun. I love this show, and this is what I call good television. I think it's highly entertaining, and educational. Did you know most eel skin wallets or actually made out of hagfish? Just a snippet of what you might learn on this show. The two hosts also make a great team, Jamie with his sarcasm, and Adam is just crazy and hilarious. It's the only show I watch on discovery channel.

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