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Oddities is a Science Channel original series show. Each episode is approximately twenty five minutes long. This is a documentary reality style television series that takes place around a local Manhattan antique shop that also specializes in rarities. The main cast of Oddities consists of owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson. They also employ an experienced buyer named Ryan Matthews. Besides selling rare and interesting antiques, they also purchase odd items from locals and some people they know with strange collections.

Some of the items that come into the shop are old medical instruments including a toe stretcher and shock therapy devices. They also buy and sell preserved body parts. On rare occassions they have also dealt with shrunkin heads.

At times customers also come in search of a special piece for a gift or shop insperation. At this point the customer usually gives them a budget and they have to work within that budget to come up with something for the customer. The owners of Oddities have a network of friends and old clients that they go to when they are searching for that perfect item. Here they take you with them when visiting clients personal collections and you get to see a wide range of things normally kept from public viewing.

The staff of Oddities shop also specialize in taxidermy pieces and usually have a goood market with buying and selling these type of items. In some cases, a pet owner has even brought in their deceased companion to have the shop put together a sculpture or other type of piece using the animals remains.

You never know what is going to walk in the door of the Oddities shop. There have been performers looking for odd knives to use in their act and even contortionists. In many cases the entertainer give them a private showing in the store. Oddities showcases all the things you normally don't see in society and may be disturbing for some viewers.

Saturday at 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
6 Seasons, 76 Episodes - Returning Series
November 4, 2010
Documentary & Biography
8.0/10
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Oddities Full Episode Guide

  • The team heads to Chicago, for a collector who is requesting death related objects.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities a customer asks Mike & Evan to breath life into his creepy 100 year old automaton & Ryan meets an artist needing disgusting props. Later a man who chased Mike with a chainsaw reappears and wants something from him & Ryan.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Mike encounters a singing siren hunting for something of the sea variety & Ryan takes on a huge challenge, articulating a full-size skeleton. Then a surprise visit by Gwar may lead to a purchase of a one eyed creature.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities a British customer tries selling Ryan a kettle that definitely doesn't pour tea. Then an artist enlists Evan to find medical instruments for his insane mechanical sculptures and Mike & Ryan encounter an elephant in the room.

  • The Obscura team takes their business to Chicago when a world class collector requests death-related objects. Mike, Evan & Ryan soon discover a Second City filled with cadaver tools, off-the-wall wildlife blood and headsplitting sideshow acts.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, an explosion rocks the shop when Mike Sullivan gets his hands on an old detonator. Then, Sean Lennon contracts Ryan to articulate the skeleton of a chimera, and Mike & Evan get an extreme dose of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities a pro wrestler gets the shock of his life and Ryan brokers a deal with a competitor to get a vintage hair removal apparatus. Later, Mike & Evan go nuts hunting for the ultimate symbol of masculinity to please a customer.

  • The Obscura Antiques & Oddities gang heads to the Big Easy where Evan meets the bassist for White Zombie & a puppet group rumored to do human sacrifice. Then Ryan & Mike meet zombies of their own, leading them to a spirit whisperer & ancient sarcophagus.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities a customer tries to sell a baby he found while dumpster diving & a wrestler wants something to intimidate his opponents with, so Mike goes on the hunt and finds an item so disturbing it leaves his customer tongue tied.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities Ryan cooks up an alternative recipe to make a shrunken head replica. Then Mike gets the shock of a lifetime when he sticks his pencil where it doesn't belong, and a couple tries to sell Evan an antique skin grafter.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Mike & Ryan have a bloody good time tracking down pieces for a Jack the Ripper themed haunted house. Then a customer sells Mike a mysterious specimen that's more gooey than hooey, and Evan trades for twisted twins.

  • At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Mike & Evan take a hack at finding a horror prop for renowned B-movie producer Lloyd Kaufman. Then an Aussie buys a gift from six feet down under, and an exterminator tries to unload something from an infested funeral home.

  • It's holiday time at Obscura Antiques & Oddities so Mike, Evan & Ryan hold a festive show & tell dinner party for their quirkiest customers including Robot Mike, Laura Flook & Andy Animal. But first an evil clown jams some metal into his face and back.

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