2003 TV-PG 3 seasons


2003 TV-PG 3 seasons
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Fearless hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take viewers on an eye-opening -- and often explosive -- journey as they examine some of the most commonly held beliefs in popular science and culture.
Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee, Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 4 (2007) - 2 discs

Can you really rig an ultralight plane out of an engine, bamboo and duct tape, MacGyver-style? Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test bizarre theories to separate the shams from the tried and true in this 12-episode set from the best of Seasons 5 and 6. The inquisitive duo tries out the Batmobile's 90-degree turn, attempts fantastic ninja feats, and puts other incredible concepts and urban legends to the "MythBusters" test.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intriguing series showcases problem analysis and the scientific approach to proving or disproving a thesis. It comes with repeated disclaimers for good reason, though, as episodes often include explosions, gunfire, and mixtures of volatile substances. Kids may need a reminder to not engage in such activities themselves. The hosts use human skeletons and animal parts in some experiments, which could make squeamish viewers uncomfortable. Overall, the show offers an engaging example of how to take curiosity to the next level.

Sexual Content

Very occasional use of the word "sex."


Explosions and firepower are used in some experiments, but no one is hurt (beyond a few scrapes and small burns here and there), and they all wear protective gear.


Infrequent and mostly mild: "hell," "oh my God," etc. The occasional stronger words are bleeped out.

Social Behavior

Promotes curiosity and an interest in science, but kids will need reminding not to try similar experiments at home.


Brand names are blurred on all soda and other food and drinks used in experiments.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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