The series stars special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who use basic elements of the scientific method to test the validity of various rumors, myths, movie scenes, internet videos and news stories in popular culture.
MythBusters - S08E01 - Soda Cup Killer(Aired: 24 Mar. 2010) Adam and Jamie talk trash and crash when they test whether a Styrofoam cup full of soda can be a lethal projectile when thrown from a car at high speeds. Does the cup penetrate the windshield of an oncoming car and seriously injure the driver? Jamie and Adam build a number of soda shooting cannons to see how deadly this myth really is, including a never-before-seen shoulder mounted cannon courtesy of Jamie. On a higher note, Grant, Tory and Jessi Combs (in her final episode with the team) test the classic silver screen cliché of the death defying hang. Are any of ...
MythBusters - S08E02 - Dive to Survive(Aired: 31 Mar. 2010) Is it safer underwater when a boat on the surface explodes. Adam and Jamie intend to find out and it will take some major explosions to settle the question. Tory, Grant and Kari get to play with some high power guns to see if phone books work as a poor man's car armor.
MythBusters - S08E03 - Spy Car Escape(Aired: 7 Apr. 2010) Adam and Jamie investigate the best way to lose a tail in Spy Car Escape. In Vector Vengeance, Kari, Grant and Tory take their myth from a fascinating physics "thought experiment."
MythBusters - S08E04 - Bottle Bash(Aired: 14 Apr. 2010) Adam and Jamie test whether it's worse to get hit in the head with a full or an empty bottle, while the build team build various cannons made out of leather.
MythBusters - S08E05 - No Pain, No Gain(Aired: 28 Apr. 2010) Rocketeers Tory, Kari and Grant try to launch a barbecue grill propane tank. Dr. Jamie and Mr. Adam torture their guests, co-workers and co-star to collect data on pain tolerance.
MythBusters - S08E06 - Mythssion Control(Aired: 5 May 2010) The Mythbusters respond to fan objections to their techniques in past episodes. Tory, Grant and Kari try again to knock some one out of his socks. Adam and Jamie test Jamie's assertion that a head on collision has the force of a collision with a wall at twice the speed.
MythBusters - S08E07 - Duct Tape Hour 2(Aired: 12 May 2010) Myth Busters reprises their duct tape episode. While the Daring Duo builds a duct tape bridge and risks a fifty foot fall, the Tenacious Trio crashes car after car to find out if duct tape can stop a speeding vehicle.
MythBusters - S08E08 - Waterslide Wipeout(Aired: 19 May 2010) Adam and Jamie try to recreate a You Tube video of a man sliding down a water slide, flying a hundred feet through the air and landing in a kiddie pool. The Trucker Trio checks out whether it is more efficient to forgo left turns even if right turns mean extra distance.
MythBusters - S08E09 - Fireball Stun Gun(Aired: 2 Jun. 2010) The three rocketeers are back this time trying to launch a man into the air with an impressive battery of off the shelf sky rockets. Meanwhile, Adam and Jamie find out if pepper spray and a taser work in combination to act as a flame thrower.
MythBusters - S08E13 - Storm Chasing Myths(Aired: 13 Oct. 2010) Adam and Jamie use a 747 to simulate tornado force winds to test the Tornado Chasers armored vehicles and to design a personal tornado proof suit.
MythBusters - S08E14 - Cold Feet(Aired: 20 Oct. 2010) The Mythbusters test whether being scared actually gives you cold feet, and find out what happens when the poop really does hit a fan.
MythBusters - S08E18 - Reverse Engineering(Aired: 17 Nov. 2010) Jamie and Adam test whether a '70s sport car is as aerodynamic backward as forward, while Grant, Tory and Kari take a surfboard scene from Lethal Weapon 2 to task.
MythBusters - S08E23 - Operation Valkyrie(Aired: 22 Dec. 2010) Adam and Jamie test the merits of a famous assassination attempt while Kari, Grant, and Tory face the pain to see if you really can 'slap some sense' into someone.