The “MythBusters” are at it again! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will be taking on another “Indiana Jones”-themed mission during episode 2 of the show’s 2015 installment when the Discovery Channel twosome tackles a few of the "legendary hijinks" from the franchise.
Curious as to what myths the duo will try to bust in “The Busters of the Lost Myths”? Well, the synopsis for episode 2, which is set to premiere on Saturday, Jan. 17, reveals that Savage and Hyneman will be working together to debunk the “famous opening scene from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’” You know, the scene where Indy (Harrison Ford) outruns a boulder inside of a Peruvian temple then famously slides under a closing trap door, snagging his hat before the exit seals.
In a promo video for episode 2, fans can see Savage reenacting the famous scene as the “MythBuster” puts his own spin on the nail-biting moment from the 1981 film.
But testing if someone can outrun a tumbling boulder won’t be the only task on Savage and Hyneman’s plate. The two will also try to uncover all the mysteries surrounding Indy’s beloved, leather bullwhip.
“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?” the synopsis for the upcoming episode of “MythBusters” reads.
This isn't the first time Savage and Hyneman have taken on an “Indiana Jones” myth busting mission. In Season 3, “Escape Slide Parachute,” they busted the myth of whether or not it was possible to survive falling from an airplane into a life raft, which was seen in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” They also busted the myth in Season 6 from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” that suggested it was possible to flip a motorcycle after wooden flagpoles were inserted into the vehicle’s front wheels.
However, the myth busting duo were unable to prove in Season 4 if it was plausible to survive a fall through a slew of building awnings, which was depicted in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
“MythBusters” will air the “Indy”-themed episode 2 of the 2015 season on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. EST on Discovery Channel.