EXCLUSIVE: 'MythBusters' Stars Get Emotional After Learning an Old Experiment Saved a Real-Life Family
By Philiana Ng
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MythBusters is taking one last bow.
After 248 episodes, 2,950 experiments and 900 explosions, the popular Discovery Channel series -- which premiered in 2003 -- wraps up its storied run with one final hurrah on Saturday and ETonline has the exclusive first look at the reunion special featuring the original MythBusters.
In the emotional sneak peek, a mother, Theresa Booth, recalled a horrific experience on April 3, 2007 in which her car slid off ice and fell off the road into a large body of water, leaving her and her young daughter submerged underwater with no obvious way out.
But having watched an old episode of MythBusters, where host Adam Savage found himself in a similarly "terrifying" situation, Booth used the knowledge she acquired to save them both.
"I still get emotional," Booth admits, tearing up. "Every year on April 3rd, I still kind go, 'This could have been the day me and her weren't here.'"
"Wow, I don't know what to say to that. That's intense," Savage says after hearing the story, as Kari Byron wipes away tears. Press play on the video above to see how the rest of the MythBusters react.
The MythBusters series finale and reunion special kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.