New MythBusters episodes will tackle Simpsons, Indiana Jones myths

Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, the network’s longest-running series, is back with new episodes tonight, kicking off with an episode dedicated to The Simpsons, and with upcoming episodes looking at other pop-culture favorites, like the Indiana Jones franchise. The new episodes will focus on two myths per episode, devoting more time to the process. Discovery also says that the upcoming shows feature state-of-the-art hi-res cameras.


Tonight’s Simpsons episode finds Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tackling the long-running animated TV series. Along for the ride is special guest Al Jean, executive producer and show runner of The Simpsons.  Would Homer’s tubby torso really absorb the impact of a wrecking ball swinging into his house? And could a cherry bomb really cause a Bellagio-like simultaneous eruption of toilet bowls? Guess we’ll find out.

Other upcoming episodes include the following, per Discovery:

INDIANA JONES: Hold onto your hats as the MythBusters put the legendary Indiana Jones and his hijinks to the test. First up, Adam and Jamie tackled the famous opening scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Next, the duo jumps right into WHIP myths. Can you really disarm a gun-toting adversary with one crack? Does a whip really break the speed of sound? Can you really use a whip to swing your way across a deadly chasm?

VIDEO GAMES: Adam and Jamie take Mythbusting to the next level challenging the science of the virtual world rendered in video games. Will it be GAME OVER for false physics?

The A-TEAM SPECIAL: It’s a cult classic as Adam and Jamie put the A-Team under the MythBusters microscope. First they test out whether it’s really possible to build a working cannon out of stuff in an abandoned barn. Next, can a sewer explosion really take out the bad guys without serious injuries?

MythBusters returns Jan. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.