Season 2, Episode 3 Heavy Artillery
First Aired: September 26, 2001
The Green Team (the Hicks family) and the Yellow Team (the Washburn family) are challenged to build movable cannons capable of blowing apart a cinder-block wall, but the artillery must be made of junk. Experts advise both groups, and when the time to test the devices arrives, the teams are sequestered in a blast-proof bunker equipped with remote firing switches. It's a dramatic moment (especially since one expert is certain the Hicks' cannon will explode) that's followed by a surprising outcome.
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- Premiered: January 5, 2000
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- Premise: Teams compete to build something that works from objects found in a junkyard. Contestants are assigned to an expert, and are told what they'll build---it could be, say, a street sweeper or a hydrofoil---and they then mastermind a design. The series became… (more)