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On July 7th 2002 The Most Extreme was first aired on American Cable TV. The show was made by Natural History, New Zealand. Narrated by Adam Harrington, it featured ten different animals depicting a certain characteristic on each new show. These characteristics included such things as weirdest, smallest, loudest, most horrific and fastest to name only a few. The animals that displayed the most extreme of these characteristics were featured on the show in a countdown type style from least to greatest. The animals involved were only given a casual depiction for entertainment purposes, not backed by actual scientific evidence.

Some example episodes included 'the most horrific' animal, 'the best lovers', and an 'oddities' episode that compared the animals with their human equivalents.

Not only were the most extreme animals of each characteristic depicted, they were compared to how the animal's ability would transcribe itself in a human using digital images of the ability. Comparisons in this way were safer in that they could not be done side by side with the animal itself. The episode was sometimes followed by a person said to of had the same abilities as the animal such as hearing, jumping, running etc.

The Most Extreme appeals to a wide variety of audiences giving a more 'human' view into the abilities and characteristics of an animal. In other words, it puts information into a format easily identified with as a human being. Its interest expands to those who have a great interest in science. To appeal to the humorous side The Most Extreme often used 'B' class movies to scientifically explain certain characteristics in easier to understand layman's terms.

The Most Extreme ended its series on February 1, 2008 but if you are looking to find out some odd, entertaining information on animals, The Most Extreme will not disappoint in this form. Animals are as unique as humans and The Most Extreme offers an up close look at their amazing abilities.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
5 Seasons, 91 Episodes - Canceled
July 7, 2002
Documentary & Biography, Animals
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The Most Extreme Full Episode Guide

  • A look inside the animal world at unusual relationships formed including a goby fish, which serves as a security for shrimp. Also, more examples featuring animals and humans.

  • A look at the mating habits and courtship rituals of animals, including burying beetles, elephants and scorpions.

  • An observation is made of the instinctive behavior for baby animals, including giraffes, Weddell seals, scorpions and ducks.

  • The Top 10 'gourmets' of the animal kingdom, the creatures that prepare the best food or most complex meals for themselves, are examined.

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