'MythBusters' to test the science behind 'Breaking Bad'
On "Breaking Bad," Walter White and his cohort in crime, Jesse Pinkman, sure seem to know what they're doing. In fact, the drama's Emmy-winning star Bryan Cranston recently revealed that, when it comes to cooking up fake meth, he's a trained pro.
But what about the rest of the small-screen action on the show? Who knows just how realistic some of those crime-related capers are?
The guys over on Discovery's "MythBusters" know, or at least they will soon.
“We’ve been wanting to do a 'Breaking Bad' episode for a while,” Adam Savage recently told Entertainment Weekly. “Obviously there’s a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now. And when (show creator) Vince (Gilligan) said in an interview that he’d love to see a 'MythBusters'/'Breaking Bad' crossover, we reached out to him directly and the response was overwhelming positive.”
So positive that Gilligan plans to appear on the show himself, alongside Cranston's co-star Aaron Paul.
According to EW, among the "Bad" experiments 'busters Savage and Jamie Hyneman have planned is a test to find out the affects of hydrofluoric acid on a bathtub (which didn't turn out too well for Jesse, his house and a certain corpse in season one of "Breaking Bad").
"MythBusters" viewers will have to wait until the spring to find out how the tests go. But they'll have to wait only until Sunday night for the next episode of the series -- featuring San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain.
Cain will work with the Build Team -- Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara -- to test out his "cannon arm" and more.
Catch Cain's episode Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. on Discovery.
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