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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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Peter Rees
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Let's all discover why no myth is safe See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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

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 »

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

Adam: This kills you!
[points to a .30-06 bullet]
Adam: This kills you and everyone else in the room!
[points to a .50cal bullet]
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

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Just love it, and you learn a lot
22 April 2005 | by catrandomSee all my reviews

A fine show, co-hosted by an up-for-anything redheaded seeming goofball (who's actually quite smart and occasionally capable of startling arrogance) and a muscular, mustachioed pain in the a**.

There's obviously tension between the hosts, but it seems to make for more effort and better work on all sides. (One exchange that made it to air: "Quit whining, you big baby"/"F*** off!"/Sound of off-camera things breaking).

They do much useful debunking, but the guys being competitive is what's the most fun about MB. I kinda wish the show hadn't promoted Kari, Tori and Grant to effective co-hosts, since it means less A&J, but the hosts may have real lives to get back to, and perhaps it's been discovered that they do better if they don't spend quite so much time together.


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