8.3/10
48,338
55 user 7 critic

MythBusters 

Trailer
0:48 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

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

Creator:

Peter Rees
Reviews
Popularity
1,229 ( 158)

Episodes

Next Episode



Most Recent Episode


Wednesday, February 14

This is a remix of old episodes special. The myths covered are: Do you get less intelligent in the presence of the opposite sex? Do women get bigger tips when they are augmented larger?...


Previous Episode


Wednesday, February 7

Seasons


Years



15   14   13   12   11   10   … See all »
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   … See all »
Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

How It's Made (TV Series 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Scientists investigate unusual events from pop culture, science and history.

Stars: Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara
MythBusters: The Search (TV Series 2017)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A reality competition show that aims to find the next stars to continue the popular MythBusters (2003) series.

Stars: Kyle Hill, Robert Lee, Brian Louden
Dirty Jobs (2005–2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Host Mike Rowe takes a look at different dirty jobs with a hands on approach. The show tackles everything from pigeon feces removal to household clean up after a sewer back up.

Stars: Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover
Mythbusters Jr. (TV Series 2019)
Reality-TV

The nation's most talented kids have a chance to show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills.

Stars: Adam Savage
Man vs. Wild (TV Series 2006)
Adventure | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal
How Do They Do It? (TV Series 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This program is about engineering and scientific miracles and the people whose ability to solve problems make them happen.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Iain Lee, Michael Pongracz
Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle
Dirty Jobs (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This show contains the 3 pilot episodes of Dirty Jobs from 2003 including bat cave scavenger, worm dung farmer and roadkill cleaner.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Jim Bintliff, Don Brewer
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Lee Robert Lee ...  Narrator 295 episodes, 2003-2018
Jamie Hyneman ...  Himself - Host 284 episodes, 2003-2018
Adam Savage ...  Himself - Host 284 episodes, 2003-2018
Kari Byron ...  Herself - Host / ... 244 episodes, 2003-2018
Tory Belleci ...  Himself - Host / ... 241 episodes, 2004-2018
Grant Imahara ...  Himself - Host / ... 216 episodes, 2005-2018
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This isn't your 8th grade science class. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Stupéfiants See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To date (2015) MythBusters is the longest-running TV series in the Discovery Channel's history. 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 »

Quotes

Jamie: [Adam writes "Crash" Hyneman on Jamie's Helmet] What the hell are you writing out there?
See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2006, the British Broadcasting Corporation began transmitting Mythbusters on BBC 2 edited to 30 minute run-times. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Ghostbusters vs. Mythbusters (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
One of the few shows on TV I actually make time for
28 November 2004 | by PytheSee all my reviews

Rarely do we, the television audience, experience the privilege of a show that is equal parts educational and entertaining. Not that I'm learning anything from it, mind you, but other people very well might.

The simple premise is that our two hosts, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, recreate the conditions of popular myths to verify or, as is more often the case, bust them. Of course, a premise alone does not a good show make. The fun comes from watching Jamie and Adam gleefully trounce the sometimes ridiculous stories. Adam is the energetic and outgoing one, taking every opportunity to goof off and make the work look more like play, whereas Jamie reacts to things with a much drier sense of humor and is somewhat more sarcastic. I was as disappointed as anyone upon learning of the inclusion of three "Jr. Mythbusters" for the second season, but my concern was ill-founded, as I realized that they had just as much personality as Jamie and Adam, and my conclusion is that anyone who thinks the show has gone downhill as a result of the new additions is simply averse to any change whatsoever. The show remains a favorite.

On a side note, you really have to admire how smart these guys are. Most of what they do can be traced back to physics, which makes me respect them all the more, based on my consistent inability to grasp the simplest of concepts in this particular field.


134 of 145 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 55 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed