3x10 Shop Till You Drop
First Aired: Apr. 06, 2005 on Discovery Channel
Summary: Where do the MythBusters buy all the stuff they use in their experiments? This and other questions will be answered in this episode, where we will see how do they get all the materials they need.
Series Main Characters
- This was Grant Imahara's first appearance as a member of the Build Team.
- The actor originally cast as the Tin Man, though Kari doesn't name him, was Buddy Ebsen. And the original Tin Man makeup he wore was pure aluminum dust. Breathing the dust coated his lungs with aluminum and he became severely ill. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and his treatment and recovery took six weeks. And although he never appears on screen, Mr. Ebsen's vocals can still be heard in the group songs featuring the Tin Man, as they were recorded before filming his scenes. Jack Haley was called in to replace Mr. Ebsen as the Tin Man, and the makeup was changed to an aluminum paste applied over white clown makeup to protect the skin. This prevented the lung irritation from airborne aluminum powder, but Mr. Haley still suffered from an eye infection caused by the new makeup.