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.”