Oddities (TV series)

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Oddities
Odditiesfish.jpg
GenreDocumentary/reality television
StarringMike Zohn, Evan Michelson, Ryan Matthew
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes46
Production
Location(s)New York City
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Leftfield Pictures[1][2]
DistributorDiscovery Communications, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channelDiscovery Channel, Science Channel
Original airingNovember 4, 2010
External links
Oddities
 
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Oddities
Odditiesfish.jpg
GenreDocumentary/reality television
StarringMike Zohn, Evan Michelson, Ryan Matthew
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes46
Production
Location(s)New York City
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Leftfield Pictures[1][2]
DistributorDiscovery Communications, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channelDiscovery Channel, Science Channel
Original airingNovember 4, 2010
External links
Oddities

Oddities is a half-hour documentary/reality television program which follows the operation of an East Village, Manhattan shop which trades in antiques and other rarities. The show premiered on November 4, 2010, and airs on the Discovery Channel and its sister network, the Science Channel.[3][4]

Oddities focuses on the day-to-day operation of Obscura Antiques & Oddities, and stars co-owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson and buyer Ryan Matthew, with appearances by other employees and customers.[5] The store's employees search flea markets, personal collections, auctions, and antique shows for unique and unusual artifacts. Odd items bought and sold by the shop or featured on the show have included a mummified cat, a Rhesus monkey skull, art made from nail clippings, and a straitjacket.[4][6][7]

Celebrities appearing on the show have included Jonathan Davis of the band Korn, Whitey Sterling, singer for the New York band Stiffs, Inc., musician Genesis P-Orridge, actress/comedian Amy Sedaris, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, artist Ann Hirsch, actress Chloë Sevigny, musician Natalia Paruz ('Saw Lady'), video game designer and commercial space flight enthusiast Richard Garriott, director Lloyd Kaufman, nerdcore rapper Schaffer The Darklord, musician Voltaire, artist Cynthia von Buhler, actor/comedian Paul Dinello, burlesque dancer Dita von Teese and "High Pitch Eric" of The Howard Stern Show.[8][9] Legendary New York playwright Edgar Oliver has appeared on the program multliple times and appears in the show's title sequence admiring a straitjacket.

Episodes[edit]

From left to right: Mike Zohn, Evan Michelson and Ryan Matthew Cohn at the 2011 New York Comic Con.

Season 1: 2010-2011[edit]

##TitleOriginal US airdate
11Mummy CatNovember 4, 2010
22The Model MorticianNovember 11, 2010
33Spider PrankNovember 18, 2010
44Skull EnvyDecember 9, 2010
55Mummified HandDecember 16, 2010
66Four-Legged ChickenDecember 23, 2010
77Pickled PigDecember 30, 2010
88Teeth On A StickJanuary 6, 2011
99The ChairJanuary 13, 2011
1010The Bulb CruncherApril 9, 2011

Season 2: 2011[edit]

##TitleOriginal US airdate
111Shrunken HeadApril 9, 2011
122Raising The DeadApril 16, 2011
133Three Little PiggiesApril 23, 2011
144Rock Star EmbalmerApril 30, 2011
155Romancing The BoneMay 7, 2011
166Edison's Monstrous CreationMay 14, 2011
177The HoraffeMay 21, 2011
188Piece of MindMay 28, 2011
199Hedgehog HomologJune 4, 2011
2010Love StonesJune 11, 2011

Season 3: 2011-2012[edit]

##TitleOriginal US airdate
211Edgar's Creation and Robot RelationsNovember 24, 2011
222Shot Through the HeartNovember 24, 2011
233Ghost RiderDecember 17, 2011
244Holiday BizarreDecember 24, 2011
255Best of OdditiesDecember 24, 2011
266The Smoking LungJanuary 21, 2012
277Fingernails and Just for MalesJanuary 21, 2012
288Insane & The MembraneFebruary 4, 2012
299Mummy's Private CollectionFebruary 4, 2012
3010Seeing ScarsFebruary 11, 2012
3111The Arsenic AvengerFebruary 18, 2012
3212Sorceress of LoveFebruary 18, 2012
3313The Power of a Grey SkullFebruary 25, 2012
3414Black Magic WomanFebruary 25, 2012
3515Holly-OddMarch 3, 2012
3616Heads or FailsMarch 3, 2012
3717A Gurney for GrandpaMarch 10, 2012
3818Meat MastodonMarch 10, 2012
3919Head Gear & Death MaskJune 3, 2012
4020Keeping Austin OddJune 10, 2012
4121Mounting TensionsJune 17, 2012

Season 4: 2012-2013[edit]

##TitleOriginal US airdate
42 ?Holiday Bizarre #2December 22, 2012
431Return to Holly-OddFebruary 9, 2013
442Mutant MascotFebruary 16, 2013
453Dummy Drama & Internal TraumaFebruary 23, 2013
464Skull Camera ObscuraMarch 2, 2013
475Taking Life by the Ears, Nose & ThroatMarch 9, 2013
486Heads, Kegels, Knees & ToesApril 13, 2013
497Blood Suckers & Brain EatersApril 20, 2013
508March of PangolinApril 27, 2013
519A Bug's AfterlifeMay 11, 2013
5210Slim Goodbody's Anatomical AdventureMay 18, 2013
5311The Mummy Phallus ReturnsJune 8, 2013
5412Skull in the City & a Two-Headed KittyJune 10, 2013
5513Vampires of Phila'hell'phiaJune 15, 2013
5614Bat Man & RyanJune 15, 2013
5815Obscura Is Loved to DeathJuly 13, 2013
5916No Guts, No GoryOctober 29, 2013
6017Brain Bits & Baby GiftsOctober 29, 2013
6118Lights, Camera, Duck Impaction!October 29, 2013
6219Evan's Odd AnniversaryOctober 29, 2013

Spinoffs[edit]

A spinoff of Oddities, Oddities: San Francisco, debuted June 23, 2012 on the Science channel. This series focuses on another antiques store, Loved to Death, which is located in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.[10][11][12]

Another spinoff, Odd Folks Home, features notable regulars from Oddities and debuted 22 November 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schoof, Dustin (December 16, 2010). "Bethlehem artist Rachel Betty Case to appear tonight on Discovery Channel's 'Oddities'". The Express-Times Daily Newspaper. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  2. ^ "Leftfield Pictures". Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  3. ^ Muessig, Ben (November 2, 201). "From Skulls to Straitjackets, This Is Your One-Stop Shop". AOL News. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  4. ^ a b Starr, Michael (October 25, 2010). "Starr Report". New York Post. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  5. ^ "Meet the Team: Obscura Antiques & Oddities". Oddities. Discovery Communications. 2011. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  6. ^ Weiswasser, G. (November 3, 2010). "The Odd World of 'Oddities' on Discovery Channel". DiscoveryBlog. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  7. ^ Salazar, Lauren. "Obscura Antiques and Oddities". New York Magazine (New York Media). Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  8. ^ "Whitey Sterling on new Discovery Channel "Oddities" Episode". Leopard Studio. November 1, 2010. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  9. ^ Richardson, Katie (December 28, 2010). "Amy and Paul Dinello on Oddities". amysedarisrocks.com. Retrieved 1-3-11. 
  10. ^ Loved to Death website
  11. ^ Press release: "Science Takes Weird West This Summer With the World Premiere of Series 'Oddities: San Francisco'", June 7, 2012.
  12. ^ Science Channel: "Oddities: San Francisco"

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