"Oddities" (Discovery Channel) is a reality docu-series that 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
Oddities cast
"Oddities" cast - © Discovery Channel

from bizarre medical instruments and turn-of-the-century masks to Victorian hair jewelry and amusement-park fortune-teller heads.

Follow Mike, Evan and Ryan as they go to great lengths to deliver that mummified human skull for that small niche museum, or a framed rare tarantula for an obsessive insect collector. And along the way meet the experts who can verify their finds, the quirky sellers who bring their unusual items to the shop, and the many clients — everyone from tourists and curious passersby, stylists and designers ... and, of course, the colorful regulars.

"Oddities" Season 3 takes all of the wonderfully weird elements of the franchise's first two installments and turns up the volume for twelve ridiculously entertaining episodes that redefine the notion of "freak chic." The merchandise has never been more memorable, with notable highlights including a two-headed pig, a mummified "member," an occupied coffin, a prostate warmer, and a preserved heart full of bullet holes. However, at Obscura, the people are even more eccentric than the products. Season three features the most curious cadre of visitors to date, including a self-admitted evil clown, a burlesque dancer and viewer favorite Edgar "Is That a Straightjacket?" Oliver. Mike, Evan and Ryan also head out to Los Angeles, where they encounter like-minded celebrities, such as Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark," and Wes Borland, guitarist for rock band Limp Bizkit. Also, it's officially the oddest holiday shopping season of the year when Obscura celebrates with a "Holiday Bizarre." Later, New Year's Eve offers the chance for reminiscing and reflection, as Mike, Evan and Ryan take a trip down memory lane to relive the oddest moments from the first two seasons.

"Oddities" Season 3 is produced for Science by Leftfield Productions. Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production, Josh Berkley is executive producer and Lindsey Foster is associate producer for Science. David George, Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines are executive producers for Leftfield.

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Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: November 4, 2010
Seasons: 3
Production Company: Leftfield Pictures

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