MythBusters Revealed: Jan. 2, 2016
Since 2002, the MythBusters have used science to separate fact from fiction but now, after an epic 14 years, that wild ride is coming to an end. In this special episode, Jamie and Adam reveal what's in store for their go-big-then-go-home final season, while also pulling back the curtain to showcase how this epic series got made with behind-the-scenes exclusives.
The Explosion Special: Jan. 9, 2016
The MythBusters celebrate their explosive history with two spectacular big bangs. In MacGyver Cement Truck, our mullet-wearing hero discovers a mail truck full of TNT. Thinking quickly (as he does), MacGyver has a nearby cement truck dump its load onto the truck to smother the bomb. But would it work in real life? Then in Hovercraft Hijinks the guys tackle the one explosive technology they've yet to come across: landmines. Can a minefield really be safely traversed in a hovercraft?
Tanker Crush: Jan. 16, 2016
This season, Jamie and Adam try something they've never done before: an implosion caused by a vacuum. The tall tale goes that a freight train tank car was being steam cleaned when a rainstorm let loose. The engineers made the mistake of sealing the container full of hot steam and headed home. The rain cooled the tank car, the steam condensed and contracted, and the resulting pressure differential caused the massive steel car to crumple like a soda can. Is it possible? The MythBusters devote an entire episode and embark on the biggest logistical operation in their history to find out.
Cooking Chaos: Jan. 23, 2016
This episode takes on two viral videos. First, is it possible to fire shrimp from an air cannon through a cloud of flour, shower of egg wash, then breadcrumbs before a fireball crisps them into the perfect tempura on a plate? Second, can an underwater explosive charge juice the inside of a piece of fruit or vegetable while leaving the exterior completely undamaged?
Driven to Destruction: Jan. 30, 2016
When it comes to destroying cars, the MythBusters are experts, and in this episode, they're going out with a bang! First, Adam sees if you can really lift up a car with nothing but a humble vacuum, before Jamie then tries to flatten a car using nothing but an absolutely massive load of C4!
Volunteer Special: Feb. 6, 2016
In their 14 years, the MythBusters have used more than 3,500 human guinea pigs, and in this special, they pay homage to each! First, Jamie and Adam summon up an army of 200 zombies to determine the ultimate weapon when the apocalypse comes. Then, using 120 shopping volunteers, the MythBusters find out the best way to wait in line at the store: Is it the "pick a lane" method or the more modern serpentine?
Failure Is Not an Option!: Feb. 13, 2016
In this last revisit, Adam and Jamie attempt to right their wrongs. First they bust out their drifting moves to find out whether drifting is faster than driving -- on dirt! Then they return to the ultimate fan favorite -- what is bulletproof -- and put lighters and fish tanks in the firing line. Finally, the guys test whether it's possible to survive two explosions by standing directly between them.
Reddit Special: Feb. 20, 2016
Adam and Jamie put <i>MythBusters</i> in the hands of redditors, choosing from several thousand of their suggestions. In Farting on FLIR Jamie and Adam address the reddit community's request to know if a viral video purporting to show a flatus show up on an infrared camera is real or fake. Then in Ball Fall, Buster has a tough day at the office, testing whether a person would survive a 1,000-foot drop inside an inflatable ball. Paper Bag Punch sees Adam explore how easy it really is to punch your way out of a aper bag. And finally the most popular request was a gratuitous spectacular explosion. So in Snoo Boom the MythBusters oblige by blowing up reddit's mascot.
Rocketman: Feb. 27, 2016
In this final rocket special Adam and Jamie tackle the all-time fan favorite: Are gummy bears a viable rocket fuel?! To find out they get to grips with some genuine rocket science and sweet chemistry and then hit the Mojave Desert for testing. It's a challenging story with plenty of ups and downs, and it finishes with a trademark Hyneman curve ball: swapping gummy bears for poop. Yup. You read that right.
Grand Finale: March 5, 2016
Since 2002, Adam and Jamie have used science to separate fact from fiction in spectacular style! But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and MythBusters is no exception. Luckily, the guys are going out with a bang and then some: an RV gets blown to kingdom come, Buster goes supersonic, Adam takes the most wild ride imaginable and ... well, Cement Truck. It all boils down to a cement truck filled with 5,000 pounds of ANFO as the MythBusters sign off in style.
Reunion: March 5, 2016
For this final hour of the television icon that is MythBusters, the five hosts are reunited for one last hurrah! Deep within M5, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara join forces once more to together give a suitably epic, enlightening and emotional finale to the best science show on television.