ODDITIES dives into the weird world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts through the eyes of the proprietors of Manhattan's Obscura Antiques & Oddities. With clients that include Ripley's Believe it or Not!, the Mutter Museum, Ralph Lauren, and even Danny Elfman, Obscura's co-owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson — and buyer Ryan Matthew — comb flea markets, auctions, antique shows, estate sales and garage sales for their wares, everything from bizarre medical instruments and turn-of-the-century masks to Victorian hair jewelry and amusement-park fortune-teller heads. Watch the sneak-peek premiere Thursday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 p.m. E/P, then every Thursday at 8 p.m. E/P.
Well, I certainly found another show to marvel at. I watched tonight's sneak peek, and I can honestly say that the people are as bizarro as the stuff they collect. Not only did they buy a sailcat (Hoarders team, take note!), but the gentleman who ended up renting a straightjacket for his 'play' was ... how can I put this? ... unique. And who knew a two headed farm animal skull could fetch hundreds (of dollars)?
If you like the Cra Cra Crazy (and have a strong stomach), this might be up your alley. I just hope subsequent episodes live up to the hype.
ETA: Discovery Channel
Edited by walnutqueen, Nov 4, 2010 @ 10:02 PM.