A “MythBusters” marathon is coming up, and the long-running show’s very first myth — about a “Jet Assisted Chevy” — will kick things off.
Science Channel announced plans today for its “MythBusters Mega Merry-Thon,” running from Friday, Dec. 22, starting at midnight (ET/PT), through Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, to be followed by an all-new episode of “MythBusters” at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Every episode of “MythBusters” with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will air in chronological order. The “Jet Assisted Chevy” installment that launched the show originally premiered in 2003.
“With miles of duct tape and all-time favorite myth busting episodes featuring the original hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with their beloved build team, the Mythbusters Mega Merry-Thon will include Penny Drop, The Simpsons Special, President’s Challenge featuring President Barack Obama, Diet Coke and Mentos, Star Wars: The Myths Strike Back, James Bond Special, and Bullet Baloney,” Science Channel said in today’s announcement. “Closing out the marathon are episodes from the new season of MythBusters with hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung, which include water-heater torpedoes, the cinematic trope of delayed causality, and a sleeping bag full of flatulence. The marathon will also boast twelve nights of holiday-themed mini-myths from new MythBusters hosts Brian and Jon.”
“MythBusters” bowed on Discovery Channel in 2003 and ended its 14-year run on the network in 2016. The series earned eight consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Program from 2009-2016.