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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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Peter Rees
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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?...


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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
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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Stupéfiants See more »

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Among the shelves of spare parts on the M5 Industries workshop where the series is filmed are boxes which purportedly contain:
  • Seat Belts
  • Rolled Wire
  • Plexi Scraps
  • Clay (Colored)
  • Putrid Pork
  • Rubber Balls
  • Sports Balls
  • Plastic Tubes
  • Fresh Fish
  • Leg Gear
  • Extension Cords
  • Suits and Booties
  • Safety Harness
  • Fiber Optics
  • Small Pumps
  • Netting
  • Filaments
  • Models (Trains)
  • Oil Clay
  • UltraCal
  • Squirrel Cage Fans
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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

Kari: [the Shrammer rams into the Orca V] Oh, camera in the water!
[laughs]
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Makes the scientific method fun!
14 January 2004 | by flourish_and_blottsSee 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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