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MythBusters 

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


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Country:

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English

Release Date:

23 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Stupéfiants See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage asked for Lucasfilm's blessing to make the Star Wars 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 »

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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

Narrator: [Jamie talks to Adam about his screwed up Hale rocket] Denial is a river in Africa.
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In 2006, the British Broadcasting Corporation began transmitting Mythbusters on BBC 2 edited to 30 minute run-times. See more »

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Smart and funny
23 September 2005 | by StibbertSee all my reviews

This show is genius. Take two crazy special effects guys and let them take the urban myths to the ultimate test. In each episode Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test different myths to see if their actually true or just made up.

The two hosts are just perfect. They do a great job in making the whole thing crazy and funny. You feel like you get to know them. That is a good thing as it then gets more personal. The show is well directed and well written. The cinematography I think is cool. You see booms and cameras in the picture all the time, but that gives credibility to the show. It gives the impression that they're focusing at documenting the experiments and not on the look of the show. I like that kind of "rough" and incidental look of the show. When I say it's well written I mean well written. It's not coincidence where they go to get the stuff they need and so on, but they made it seem like it is. It's things like this that gives this show a nice down to earth feel. The fact that the two host obviously have a lot of fun when putting the myths to the test also reflect on the show and it makes you interested and makes you pay attention. If you start watching time flies. They also does a good job in letting us know what the experts think of the myth. This makes it all the more interesting as they will have to prove them wrong or right too.

Mythbusters is a show I can recommend. It's funny, it's intelligent and it's educational. It's science made cool.


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