MythBusters - Season 4

Wednesday 9:00 PM on Science Channel Premiered Jan 23, 2003 In Season




Episode Guide

  • 22,000 Foot Fall
    Episode 28
    Adam and Jamie explore the improbable survival of a WWII gunner with some of the biggest explosions in the show's history! Can someone fall 22,000 feet and be saved by a bomb? Also, the Build Team explores light-bulbs and energy usage. Does leaving the light on help?
  • Holiday Special
    Episode 27
    Holiday Themed Myths. Can the Mythbusters really make a 35-piece Goldberg machine work, or will they just get frustrated and call it quits? What will keep your tree from dropping needles, bleach or hairspray? Will the turkey kill the dog? Tune-in and see it for yourself.
  • Anti-Gravity Device
    Episode 26
    Anti-Gravity Myth. X-Mas Tree Myths Jellyfish-Vodka Myths.
  • Firearms Folklore
    Episode 25
    3 more Gun Myths. And a simple tool that you don't think would be dangerous. The Mythbusters aim at Civil War bullet Fusion, a direct hit at the scope, and a backwards shot at the revolver
  • Concrete Glider
    Episode 24
    Can a "concrete glider" fly? And a big challenge for the Mythbusters to tackle!
  • Exploding Lighter
    Episode 23
    Can a small, disposable butane lighter suddenly ignite with the force of several sticks of dynamite? The Gang tries to light a lighter on fire by hitting it with a golf club and trying to light it with sparks from a torch like tool. And the gang tries to shoot down some popular gunslinger myths. By seeing if it is possible if you can shoot off 5 shots from a magnum before a coin can hit the ground.moreless
  • More Myths Revisted
    Episode 22
    Returning to the most controversial myths. More past experiments to see if their original answer was genuine or bogus. So Stop Writing Us!
  • Air Cylinder Rocket
    Episode 21
    Can a cracked valve on a compressed-air cylinder actually blast the tank right through a cinder-block wall? Could the Mythbusters get a speedboat to run on air cylinders, and could the build team get an engine running on gunpowder?
  • Killer Cable Snaps
    Episode 20
    Can a high tension cable slice a person in two when it snaps? Also, Tory and Kari explore the myth of 'archaeo-acoustics' in which ancient pottery contains sounds from the past and can be played back and heard today.
  • Mega Movie Myths
    Mega Movie Myths
    Episode 19
    More Hollywood Myths in a special 2 Hour Episode!
  • Deadly Straw
    Episode 18
    Can a straw go through a palm tree? Can a hurricane really take the feathers off a chicken? and Plant Polygraphing
  • Earthquake Machine
    Episode 17
    Adam and Jamie take on one of the greatest scientist/inventor and myth creator legends of all time, Nikolai Tesla and his Earthquake Machine. Tory and Kari investigate a lethal lava lamp.
  • 8/23/06
    Part 2 of 2: More Crimes in the movies put to the test: Heat Sensing and Motion Sensors and Safe Exploding with water.
  • 8/16/06
    Can a car stereo destroy a car with just sound? Tory, Kari, and Grant hit the road to take on two tall tales from down under.
  • 8/9/06
    Inspired by an internet story, The Mythbusters take on the controversy surrounding these fizzy fountains. Then they try and find new household-product tricks that could be the "new craze". Meanwhile, the Mythterns tackle the myth that a single postage stamp on a helicopter blade disrupts the system enough to take it down.moreless
  • Killer Whirlpool
    Episode 13
    Adam and Jamie test the famous myth of: Can whirlpools kill? Tory, Kari and Grant get snowed in under a snow plow.
  • Steam Cannon
    Episode 12
    Archimedes is on Mythbusters again! This time it's his Steam Cannon and the results are amazing as Adam and Jamie build the mother of all cannons. While in Breakfast Cereal, an eating competition puts Adam's Mom to the test! What's healthier? The cereal or the box itself?
  • 7/12/06
    Adam and Jamie once again put movie myths to the test. Are Hollywood heists complete hocus pocus or can you really crack the tightest security systems in the world? Part 1 of 2!
  • Exploding Pants
    Episode 10
    The three Mythkateers investigate a fashion disaster when farmers’ trousers suddenly explode. In Great Gas Conspiracy, Adam and Jamie investigate whether the gas and car companies deliberately make gas guzzling cars to increase profits.
  • Mind Control
    Episode 9
    Adam and Jamie attempt to blow open a home improvement myth with dynamite. The 3 MythBuilders tackle mind control by manipulating someone's mind remotely.
  • Myths Reopened
    Episode 8
    A look back at myths that generated a truck load of angry fan mail. In Split Arrow, the 3 Mythkateers take another aim at Robin Hood's arrow. The Confederate Rocket will be tested with a Salami launch. Another shot at Bullet-Proof water.
  • Bullets Fired Up
    Episode 7
    Adam and Jamie test the myth that firing in the air can cause the death of someone if they are impacted by the bullet when it returns to earth. Also Kari, Tory and Grant continue to delve into more popular Vodka myths.
  • 3/15/06
    So, supposedly, if you fill a normal raft with helium, you can fly. Let's see if the guys can get their boat into the air — get ready for the biggest Mythbusters' build ever. Meanwhile, Tory and Kari tackle a conspiracy theory familiar to many frequent fliers. Can your cell phone interfere with a plane's instruments?moreless
  • Franklin's Kite
    Episode 5
    Not exactly a Myth, but an interesting experiment, The Team Goes to replicate Ben Franklin's Lightning Storm Kite, which during the process causes injury to Tory.. Stay Tuned! Also can the Mythbusters crack the case on flatulence?
  • Helium Football
    Episode 4
    This time around, Adam and Jamie test out a myth that footballs filled with helium will fly further and hang longer than ones filled with regulation air. Based on the myth of a 70s Oakland Raiders Punter. Next, the build team undertake tests in the firing line. Are teeth strong enough to withstand the force of a bullet?moreless
  • 1/25/06
    Adam and Jamie accepted the challenge from fans mailbags to retest the Archimedes death ray. In turn, fans and MIT team were invited to perform this challlenge.
  • Shredded Plane
    Episode 2
    In Shredded plane, Adam and Jamie investigate the cause of a shredded airplane. The other members put their survival skills to the test in Firestarter.
  • Paper Crossbow
    Episode 1
    Adam and Jamie unleash a deadly myth from a supermax prison, attempting to make a deadly weapon out of newspaper and underwear. Grant, Kari and Tory unscrew the cap on some more vodka myths, such as removing cigarette smell from clothing.
  • Facts About Flatuence
    One myth includes "Lighting the Emission"
    The MythBusters had an open casting call in November of 2005, to get people to "Fart" for them for this episode. There were no volunteers.

    The episode "Franklin's Kite", first broadcast 3-8-06, contains the segment on flatulence that has mistakenly attracted ratings and a review to this episode.moreless