‘MythBusters’ to tackle 'Breaking Bad': Other shows that should get the ‘MythBusters’ treatment

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If you've ever wondered just how good the science is in an average episode of "Breaking Bad," you may just get the answers later this year. The popular Discovery Channel series "MythBusters" is set to tackle some of the biggest stunts and statements from the "Breaking Bad" universe.

There's no word yet on what myths will be tested or when the episode will air (though it's likely to be in 2013). "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman) will both appear in the episode. Fans are hoping that some of the myths tested will include dissolving a body with hydrofluoric acid and using an electromagnet to "wipe" a whole evidence storage room.

This news has TV fans wondering what program "MythBusters" might be willing to tackle next. Here are some ideas for which TV shows should get the "MythBusters" treatment.

"Game of Thrones"

There are so many great mysteries and myths to be busted from the continent of Westeros. One of the biggest ones might have to do with the weather. Perhaps the "MythBusters" team could review some of the leading theories about why the winters last so long in the "Game of Thrones" universe.

Aside from that, there are plenty of fans who want to know if there is a scientific reason that Dany could have walked into fire without being killed, or if it's really possible to decapitate a horse with a broadsword. Mostly that last one.


Over the years, there have been a lot of big stunts and quirky resolutions to cases on "Bones" that have some fans wondering just how solid the science is on the show. One episode in particular, for example, could form the basis of an entire "MythBusters" special. In the "Bones" episode "Aliens in a Spaceship," Brennan and Hodgins are buried alive in a car.

Tactics they employ to get out of the car include hotwiring the car battery to a cell phone to send a text in less than six seconds, as well as making the car airbag explode to dislodge the four feet of dirt on top of the car. They also use various household items to make a carbon dioxide "scrubber" to create more oxygen so they don't suffocate. "MythBusters" would have a field day with this episode.


This cult favorite series may be coming to a close soon, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be deserving of a retrospective special on "MythBusters." Breaking through to an alternate universe might not be in the budget, but "MythBusters" could explore other "Fringe" moments, like whether a plane can land itself (as in the pilot episode). Other questions: Can frog toxin literally scare a person to death, or can "ultrasonic" sound waves really "cook" a person's brain?

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