Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, MythBusters

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MythBusters is a science entertainment TV program created and produced by an Australian company, Beyond Television Productions originally for the Discovery Channel in the United States. The series is screened by numerous international broadcasters, including SBS One and the Discovery Channel in Australia, Discovery Channel Canada, and Quest and the Discovery Channel in the UK. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adage, Internet videos and news stories.

Filming is based in San Francisco, California, though some elements of production are done in Artarmon, Australia. Planning and some experimentation takes place at Hyneman's workshops; experiments requiring more space or special accommodations are filmed on location, typically around the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. During the second season, members of Savage and Hyneman's team ("The Build Team") were organized into a second team and now test myths separately from the main duo.

The series concept was created for the Discovery Channel as Tall Tales or True

by Australian writer and producer Peter Rees of Beyond Productions in 2002. Discovery rejected the proposal initially because they had just commissioned a series on the same topic. Rees refined the pitch to focus on testing key elements of the stories rather than just retelling them. Discovery agreed to develop and co-produce a three-episode series pilot. Hyneman was one of a number of special effects artists who was asked to prepare a casting video for network consideration. Rees had interviewed him previously for a segment of the popular science series Beyond 2000 about the British/American robot combat television series Robot Wars. Savage, who had worked with Hyneman in commercials and on the robot combat television series BattleBots, was asked by Hyneman to help co-host the show because, according to Savage, Hyneman thought himself too uninteresting to host the series on his own.

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Wins: 19
Losses: 12

Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Aunt May 53 to 65
Win The Eight Legged Freaks 69 to 30
Loss Bruce Lee 41 to 84
Win John Doe 58 to 39
Win The Evil Dead 58 to 31
Win Freddy Krueger 68 to 46
Win Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden 69 to 41
Win The Loch Ness Monster 48 to 37
Loss Pinky and the Brain 41 to 50
Win The Living Dead 92 to 25
Win MIghty Morphin Power Rangers 60 to 54
Loss Space Marines (Warhammer 40,000) 33 to 51
Win Guybrush Threepwood 67 to 29
Win Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor 58 to 32
Loss Benjamin Franklin 49 to 50
Win Batboy 59 to 18
Win Arcade 52 to 42
Win Ghost Rider (Blaze) 89 to 64
Win The Monarch 66 to 34
Loss MacGyver 46 to 51
Win Chuck Norris 55 to 54
Win The Greys 59 to 22
Loss Han Solo 25 to 42
Loss Z fighters 30 to 48
Win The Living Dead 23 to 6
Loss Bullseye 15 to 18
Loss Vampires (30 Days of Night) 12 to 16
Win Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson/Ghost Hunters 22 to 7
Win Bear Grylls 14 to 9
Loss Batman & Robin 7 to 8
Loss The Ninja 11 to 12