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The Myth Busters Season 1 DVD lets you relive all the best moments—exploding toilets—chicken guns—escape from Alcatraz—and more—from your favorite TV myth busters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Before they became famous (icons and bobbleheads), Savage and Hyneman were special effects masters who understand how things that look or seem to be real, might not be. Watching Season 1 Myth Busters DVD in a four-disc set gets you in on all the great stories you’ve been hearing about—what is it about that exploding toilet anyway?

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The Myth Busters Season 1 DVD takes you along with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage as they debunk, decode and demystify some of the most popular urban myths and legends in this complete, 13-episode, four-DVD set – everything from killer pennies to cooking with cola. Using modern-day science, they put each myth to the test, separating the real from the really out there.

Exploding Toilet
Jamie and Adam set out to disprove the legend of the exploding commode. See how Buster, unwitting crash test dummy, manages in a compromised position with gasoline and gunpowder! Next, find out if you stay drier by running – or walking – in the rain. Then the Myth Busters videos let you in on the truth behind magic ice bullets, which some say can kill without leaving evidence.

Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station
The sign at the pump reads, "No Cell Phones," but can this little device really trigger a massive explosion? The MythBusters get their hands on a pair of silicon implants to find out if they'll explode at high-altitude. And, in more Myth Busters DVD fun, they test the myth that modern CD-ROM drives are so fast, they can actually shatter ordinary compact discs.

Barrel of Bricks
Jamie and Adam use basic physics to debunk the story of the construction worker who was allegedly buried under 500 pounds of bricks. Find out just how dangerous it is to answer the call of nature on the electrified third rail of a train track and whether or not an eel skin wallet can erase your credit card information.

Penny Drop
Find out how fast a penny falls when you drop it from the top of the Empire State Building – and whether or not it can be lethal to pedestrians below. Plus, learn if tanning bed customers are getting baked from the inside out and if the fillings in your teeth can really pick up radio signals.

Buried Alive
Legend has it you can survive a leap from a bridge if you first toss down a hammer to break the plane of the water's surface. Jamie and Adam reveal the "striking" truth. Plus, find out how much oxygen there is in a coffin and explore the many sides of cola – from stain remover to steak marinade.

Lightning Strikes/Tongue Piercing
Did a medieval village in Hungary once build a huge, working cannon entirely out of wood? Join the MythBusters as they try to fashion their own homemade tree cannon and put it to the test. Then, see if Adam's tongue piercing can withstand the electrical force of a lightning bolt and learn what breathalyzers can – and can't – tell the police about you.

Stinky Car
The story of a used car so rank that it couldn't be resold – it was found with a dead body in it – prompts the guys into replicating the myth as accurately, and legally, as possible. Then, in more Myth Busters DVDs from Season One, the MythBusters try to discover if they can turn an ordinary household drainpipe into a raccoon rocket launcher.

Alcatraz Escape
Jamie and Adam retrace the steps of the only prisoners to escape Alcatraz. Could their homemade raft have kept them afloat in the violent San Francisco Bay waters? Learn if an ordinary stud finder can be used to detect victims of mind control experiments and whether or not a duck's quack really echoes.

Chicken Gun
Did NASA really test the strength of their windshields by firing chickens at them? Find out who wins in the battle of plane versus poultry. Plus, watch as Jamie and Adam go inside the human body to explore the myth of the woman who claimed she swallowed an octopus egg – then gave birth to an eight-legged offspring!

Explosive Decompression
Jamie and Adam fire a gun into a pressurized jet airliner, attempting to cause "explosive decompression." Plus, hear the story of hunters who used a bullet as a replacement fuse in their pickup…with tragic results!

Sinking Titanic
Will a sinking ship suck you down as it goes under? The most fun way to find out is to sink a real boat! And, are goldfish bored…or just plain stupid?

Breakstep Bridge
The MythBusters put on their marching shoes to test the popular military myth that a troupe of soldiers walking across a bridge in perfect time can make the structure collapse. Watch as Stanford University's varsity rowing team attempts to pull Jamie up on water skis and learn how you may be brushing your teeth with bacteria from your toilet.

Buried in Concrete
Jamie and Adam leave no stone unturned as they probe the concrete beneath Giants Stadium for the legendary remains of Jimmy Hoffa. Then, will Adam's arachnophobia prevent him from finding out if the spindly Daddy Longlegs is the most venomous spider?

Presented in 16:9 widescreen format.

Shop for the Myth Busters Season 1 DVD set with four discs of non-stop adventure that you can use to thrill your students, your friends or just to let run in the background when you want to absorb knowledge by osmosis (does that really work?).

Join the MythBusters as they debunk, decode and demystify urban legends in this four-DVD set.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 10 hours 50 minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Discovery Comm
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2012

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106 Reviews
4.8

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Discovery ChannelMythBusters: Season 1 DVD
 
4.8

(based on 106 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (36)
  • Engaging characters (32)
  • Informative (30)
  • Original (25)
  • High production value (12)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (31)
  • Adult viewers (19)
  • Younger viewers (17)
  • Perfect gift (15)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (24), Avid moviegoer (8), Movie buff (4)

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5.0

"I would buy this product again and agai

By Lahr

from Dearborn, Mi

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    MythBusters is my favorite show of all time. Please continue to produce MythBusters for at least the next 20 yeas.

     
    4.0

    BE AWARE: DOES NOT CONTAIN FIRST 3 EPS

    By Nina

    from Boxborough, MA

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Fun Show
    • Informative
    • Interesting
    • Original
    • Science

    Cons

    • Incomplete

    Best Uses

    • Always
    • At Home
    • Bad Day
    • Geekery
    • Good Day
    • Relax
    • Travel

    Comments about this product:

    I don't normally watch TV or movies, with one massive exception: mythbusters. I am ridiculously obsessed with mythbusters, it is awesome, I adore it. It is, as far as I am concerned, my favorite show of all time.

    That said? I was really bummed to find out that apparently the first three episodes are "not part of the first season" and not on this DVD set. They're a separate, "pilot" season, which does not seem to have seen a DVD release--which really annoys me. Fun fact: the iTunes store lists the episodes in this set to be "season 2".

    Also annoying? apparently ANY FORM OF SPECIAL EPISODE is not officially "part" of the season it was aired in. Note that this classification has nothing to do with whether or not the episode is labelled "special" (ex: Pirate Special, Ninja Special, James Bond Special), but seems mostly arbitrary. I don't even. It's a massive pain.

    I was given this DVD set by my Dad, as a present, and I love all the episodes on it--everything that is there is awesome. I just have some annoyance at discovery for their stupid "oh this is not part of this season so despite having the boxed set of mythbusters seasons 1-7, you don't actually have all the episodes that aired in the first 7 seasons. PSYCH!"
    FALSE ADVERTISING, I SAY.

     
    5.0

    This was for replacement DVD.

    By cmay

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      I think Mythbusters is an excellent program. It's fun and informative at the same time. I can let children watch it without worrying about inappropriate content.

       
      4.0

      Brings back the memories

      By CY

      from Waterloo, Canada

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Nostalgic
      • Original

      Cons

      • Lacking
      • Not What I Expected

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      It's amazing to look back at some of the first episodes of MythBusters. How different the show format was, how different the nature of myths were, how different Adam looks (but how similar Jamie looks). It's disappointing that there aren't any extras like behind-the-scenes stuff or interviews or even pictures, really. Even the packaging itself it pretty sparse. I was also a little surprised to see that the pilot episodes are NOT included--no JATO rocket car or silver paint! Still, a definite collector's item for the MythBusters fan!

       
      5.0

      Great show!

      By PV

      from British Columbia, Canada

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        A great series for the whole family. We watch these over and over.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great For The Fans

        By Lynette

        from Minnesota

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • In The Car
          • Perfect Gift
          • Travel
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          This is a Christmas gift for my daughter who is a huge fan; she teaches me things I would never know that she has learned from MythBusters. I purchased all seasons on DVD and she is going to love them! Shipping was very fast and the price was a great deal.

           
          4.0

          Good show, mediocre dvd

          By Daniellemichelle86

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            My husband and I really enjoy relaxing in the evenings with a good episode of Mythbusters. Adam and Jamie are awesome and amusing, obviously. Unfortunately, the individual menus for each episode are a little annoying.

             
            5.0

            Great set, excellent customer service

            By Christopher T

            from Gurnee, IL

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

            • Weak packaging

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            I ordered seasons 1 through 7 for myself as a Christmas gift. When I noticed a glitch on the first disc of the set, I e-mailed customer service, and within 48 hours they had promised to mail out a replacement set (which arrived within another two days).

            The set is the entire first season (minus the three pilot episodes), and minus the "don't try this at home" notifications, are the complete episodes (as far as I can see). For a die-hard MythBusters fan, this is a welcome addition to my collection.

            The only negative (which applies to all the season sets) is that the storage boxes that hold the DVD cases are extremely thin; I just worry that they won't hold up to regular wear and tear. Aside from that, I have absolutely no complaints.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Mythbusters ROCK!

            By NH teacher

            from New Hampshire

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In the classroom

              Comments about this product:

              I love the Mythbusters videos and so do my students. I teach 6th and 7th grade math and science and I use the videos to teach and review Scientific Method. I bought all 7 seasons. They are great to pop in to teach a lesson, but also a perfect choice for a day you are out and need sub plans or even, say, a day before a vacation and you need a filler-come on, we've all had those days! You can't go wrong with these!

               
              5.0

              Mythbusters Complete set

              By Flying Zeigler Circus

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                We bought the entire set, but have to place the review here. When we need a break from reality, Adam and Jamie provide it. Since we don't have cable, this is a great way for us to enjoy the show. Especially enjoy the science and explanation behind the myth busting (along with the BOOM!). Looking forward to many hours of warching these two and their crew having more fun than anyone should.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                OK

                By Tom

                from Alexandria, VA

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Has full length episodes

                Cons

                • Missing first episode

                Best Uses

                  Comments about this product:

                  The set is fine from the standpoint that it is a compilation of full-length episodes.

                  However, unless I missed a menu option or something, they are missing at least one episode - the very first - jato rocket car. I don't understand this at all.

                  For those looking for more in a DVD set, don't look here. No special features, such as a "making of" nor any interviews, etc. It's just episodes, plain and simple.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome purchase

                  By Myth lover

                  from IA

                  About Me Avid Moviegoer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Viewers
                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift
                    • Younger Viewers

                    Comments about this product:

                    Great to use for relaxing in the evening: fun laughs, thought-provoking, etc.

                     
                    5.0

                    i loved it!!

                    By ladyfawn

                    from southern pines,nc

                    About Me Avid Moviegoer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about this product:

                        It's a very entertaining,couldn't ask for more.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Peach

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Original

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Love Mythbusters! Brilliant content and cast.

                         
                        4.0

                        Missing pilot episodes

                        By MXB

                        from Ontario

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

                        • Not What I Expected

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • Perfect Gift
                        • Travel

                        Comments about this product:

                        I love this show, but the 3 pilot episodes are not included on this DVD set. The box says "complete" season 1. With 3 episodes missing, this box set is definitely not complete.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very Entertaining

                        By b5ds9fan

                        from Cold Spring, KY

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • In The Car
                          • Special Needs
                          • Travel

                          Comments about this product:

                          I find the Mythbusters very entertaining. I enjoy watching whenever I can.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Show good, episodes missing?

                          By b5ds9fan

                          from Cold Spring, KY

                          About Me Casual Viewer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Informative

                          Cons

                          • Episodes missing

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          I really enjoyed the episodes that were there, but there seem to be some missing. Some times in current episodes they refer to myths done in the first season, but after viewing what I have I don't recall seeing the myths they refer to.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Season 1 - [...]

                          By Bikerfrog27

                          from Minneapolis,MN

                          About Me Avid Moviegoer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Original

                          Cons

                          • Disappointing
                          • Not What I Expected

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          Hanging out with friends or kicking back on a rainy day - This is a fun show! Not allways the most factual but, for sure, Fun. I was disapointed that the "Pilot" episode was not included. Several refrences were made to the "first" episode in season one, but were not included in season one. The episodes are enjoyable if not taken too seriously, and can cause some debate if viewed with the right crowd of people.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          good

                          By lein

                          from wales

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Pros

                          • Entertaining

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home

                            Comments about this product:

                            it was really good

                             
                            3.0

                            love the show but episodes missing

                            By tigger68

                            from woodstock, IL.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Original

                            Cons

                            • Not What I Expected

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Younger Viewers

                            Comments about this product:

                            I am only slightly disipointed due to the fact that there are only 11 episodes. regardless of this fact my children love this show. my youngest cant get enough.

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