Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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  • 2000
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.6  (1,555)

Ripley's Believe It or Not! was a television series that aired on TBS from 2000 to 2003. Hosted by actor Dean Cain and co-hosted by Kelly Packard, the series featured unbelievable stories, extraordinary people, and bizarre phenomena from across the globe. Each episode of the series took viewers on a journey to uncover some of the most fascinating and jaw-dropping stories from around the world. Showcasing stories that seemed too bizarre to be true, Ripley's Believe it or Not! aimed to prove that fact was indeed stranger than fiction.

From contortionists who could twist their bodies into inhuman positions, to courageous individuals who performed incredible feats of strength and endurance, Ripley's Believe It or Not! covered a wide range of topics that were sure to leave viewers amazed.

The series was based on the work of Robert Ripley, an American cartoonist and adventurer who traveled the world in search of the unusual and the bizarre. He collected oddities and artefacts from his travels, and started a newspaper column in 1918, which later became the Ripley's Believe It or Not! franchise.

Throughout the series, Cain and Packard took viewers on a whirlwind tour of some of the world's most incredible sights and sounds. They introduced viewers to people like the Human Torch, a man who could set his body alight without burning himself, and the Invisible Man, who could seemingly vanish into thin air.

The series was also known for showcasing stories of people who had overcome incredible odds, including a man who had been paralyzed from the waist down but still managed to climb mountains, and a boy who had been born with no arms but had learned to use his feet to paint masterful works of art.

The series was hosted by Gregory Jbara, who earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ripley. Jbara brought a sense of fun and excitement to the show, engaging viewers with his infectious enthusiasm and passion for the bizarre.

Throughout its run, Ripley's Believe It or Not! became a beloved staple of the TBS lineup, capturing the imaginations of viewers with its stories of wonder and awe. The show's blend of entertainment and education made it a hit with audiences of all ages, and its legacy continues to this day.

Overall, Ripley's Believe It or Not! was a unique and entertaining series that highlighted some of the most incredible and bizarre stories from around the world. A must-watch for anyone interested in the strange and unusual, the show was truly one of a kind.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 2000.

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Episode 422
22. Episode 422
October 15, 2003
The major stories: A 17-year-old boy who's 8 feet tall A beagle that can walk like a human A college student who was impaled on a fence after falling from a building A mother who mastered the art of knife-throwing Two women attempting a challenge of breath-holding A soap which contains caffeine.
Episode 421
21. Episode 421
October 8, 2003
The major stories: A woman who had scissors in her stomach and didn't know A boy who excretes beetles along with his urine A 14-year-old girl who's one of the fastest rock climbers A dentist who carries very unusual toothpaste flavors An update on the rubberband ball, which has gotten bigger.
Episode 420
20. Episode 420
October 1, 2003
The major stories: A 3-year-old who can throw a baseball at a very high speed A church made like a balloon A man who can do two backflips in a row with a motorcycle A person who can jump rope while on a unicycle A baby developing inside a liver An entire city made from reeds.
Episode 419
19. Episode 419
September 24, 2003
The major stories: Japanese rooster tails which can grow almost 40 feet A man who can make scuptures out of junk A German restaurant where waiters and waitresses are in the nude A man with unusually large feet The world's youngest professional skateboarder at 6 Motorcyclists who climb one of the steepest mountains located in Modesto, CA.
Episode 418
18. Episode 418
September 17, 2003
The major stories: A pregnant woman who survived being impaled A paper airplane controlled by a fly A skateboarder attempting to jump 65 feet A 12-year-old model The world's longest lasso being used to herd in cattle A man attempting to walk a plank from hot-air balloon to hot-air balloon completely unprotected The most artistic sandcastle creator.
Episode 417
17. Episode 417
September 10, 2003
The major stories: A man who dressed himself up as a neon sign A man with a fatal condition which can only be cured with two hearts A basket made from the shell of an armadillo An elephant who gave birth in a tree Two very young girls who surf the most dangerous of waves in Hawaii Two men in a challenge to eat the most scorpions.
Episode 416
16. Episode 416
September 3, 2003
The major stories: A challenge of finishing a game of pool in one minute The world's largest web created by a group of spiders A girl who has a prosthetic jaw A girl who covers her body with hundreds of thousands of stinging bees A man who rides the world's smallest motorcycle.
Episode 415
15. Episode 415
August 27, 2003
The major stories: The youngest man to sail across the Atlantic in 25 days The world's youngest marriage A woman who can blow very large nose bubbles A man who has an obsession for Michael Jackson, also trying to change himself in order to look like him.
Episode 414
14. Episode 414
August 20, 2003
The major stories: A man who can keep his plane in a vertical position very close to the ground A cocktail which contains a human toe A legless man who won a marathon using his hands A man who can make paintings using blood A basketball competition to see who can do the most flip slam dunks.
Episode 413
13. Episode 413
August 13, 2003
The major stories: The world's only skateboarder who can pull of the "Loop of Death" A four-year-old girl who can name 50+ world leaders and the US presidents A boy who had his legs surgically turned backwards in order to save his life A rock formation which was actually dinosaur eggs A car filled with cameras.
Episode 412
12. Episode 412
August 6, 2003
The major stories: A boy who could possibly be the next Mozart A man attempting to put sand into his open eyes A man who had a hole in his stomach after being bitten by a snake A news channel where the reporters eventually take their clothes off Two men in a competition for breaking the most wood planks in 30 seconds A mummy that was well preserved by arsenic.
Episode 411
11. Episode 411
March 19, 2003
The major stories: The world's largest rubber band ball A man attempting to walk on very high stilts A bike shaped like an octagon Women who go rollerblading in the nude in San Francisco.
Episode 410
10. Episode 410
March 12, 2003
The major stories: A man attempting to do a backflip on a snowmobile A man who can make art with toast A woman who used trash to decorate her office A man who invented an inflatable surfboard A pig that looks more like an elephant A man who was blind for many years is now able to see again through the use of sunglasses which connect to his brain with a cable.
Episode 409
9. Episode 409
March 5, 2003
The major stories: A man who's the one of the world's fastest blind skiers A man who invented a surfboard that can let him elevate above the water over two feet A man with the world's fastest fingers A man who tattooed his entire body with a checkered design A woman attempting to parasail for the longest time in the world A tortoise who received a wheel for a leg after the leg was lost in an accident.
Episode 408
8. Episode 408
February 26, 2003
The major stories: A man who is able to open bottles with his belly button A woman attempting to dive in waters filled with sharks with no protection A man who decorated his house using animal bones The world's fastest barber The master paintball catcher A dog's helmet A man with an obsession for cows.
Episode 407
7. Episode 407
February 19, 2003
The major stories: A man attempts to go water skiing with nothing on his feet A soup made from birds' nests A man who made two large scuptures from balloons A man with an obsession for Christmas A woman who attempts to lie on a bed of nails and has her partner stand on her.
Episode 406
6. Episode 406
February 12, 2003
The major stories: A person who does almost everything standing up A man attempting to make 39 lay-ups with three basketballs A man attempting to lie in a cylinder filled with nightcrawlers A man who can make art using a typewriter.
Episode 405
5. Episode 405
February 5, 2003
The major stories: A man who is attempting to get shot out of a cannonball after an accidental crash prior to this attempt Ahe world's shortest 14-year-old girl who also has skin like rubber A woman with an obsession for animals A couple making a scale model of their hometown.
Episode 404
4. Episode 404
January 29, 2003
The major stories: A girl who had her legs stretched in order to fulfill her goal of becoming a stewardess A very young boy who's a champion weight-lifter A horse that received a prosthetic leg A woman who is able to sew just by using her tongue.
Episode 403
3. Episode 403
January 22, 2003
The major stories: A man attempting to break free after being entagled with many feet of ropes A girl who lost her scalp from a ferris wheel A ritual where holy men take baths in the ashes of dead people The first motorized snowboard.
Episode 402
2. Episode 402
January 15, 2003
The major stories: A man who made a monorail system in his backyard An alligator that ate a lot of golf balls A woman with gray skin A tree that's been growing out of a clock tower.
Episode 401
1. Episode 401
January 8, 2003
The major stories: A cat that can surf A girl who had a bad habit of eating hair A man who literally stuffs cockroaches into his mouth The world's fattest boy A woman who can speed stack cups in a matter of seconds.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! is available for streaming on the TBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ripley's Believe It or Not! on demand at Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (1,555)