A special episode of Mythbusters is on the way, in which the team with tackle multiple tests inspired by the hit AMC original series, Breaking Bad.
Star Aaron Paul and show creator Vince Gilligan are expected to make an appearance in the episode, as well.
The first test, handled by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, with determine whether the scene in season 1 of Breaking Bad in which Paul’s character ignores a warning from co-star Bryan Cranston’s character to use a plastic container to dissolve a body in hydrofluoric acid. He ignores the warning and instead uses a regular bath tub, which, of course, the acid eats through and eventually causes the tub to fall through the floor.
The rest of the team, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara, will perform a series of tests to confirm or bust another scene from the show. A third one was also in the works, but these two ended up being big enough for the episode, and it was decided to save the third for a possible follow-up Breaking Bad episode. In fact, Savage thinks there could be even two more episodes dedicated to the show, if all works out.
Of the announcement, Savage said:
“We’ve been wanting to do a Breaking Bad episode for awhile. 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 Vince 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.”
For those wondering whether they’ll be taking on “Blue Sky,” the crystal meth concoction created by Cranston’s character, the answer is no. No they aren’t. “We have no interest in increasing the public’s knowledge about how to make methamphetamine,” said Savage.
The Breaking Bad episode of Mythbusters will film next week in San Francisco, and will air sometime this upcoming spring.