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Richard journeys to the Mojave Desert to help build and prepare a rocket for a 40,000 foot launch. Then, where better for Richard to attempt the work of a bike messenger than San Francisco? Richard's first stop is the headquarters of Twitter. Following his Twitter expedition, Richard faces a serious challenge for any messenger in any form of conveyance - handling a keg of beer...on a bike.
Ann Goody has the amazing ability to communicate with, and understand, the animals she cares for. But will she be able to understand and communicate with Richard as she trains him as an exotic animal keeper? In Southern California, home to a multitude of rattlesnakes, Richard meets up with snake wrangler Bo, to see if he can help him keep the two species safely apart - Man and Snake.
Richard travels to the heart of Texas where TJ Haynie, descendant of "the old 300"- the first settlers of Texas, attempts to turn Richard into a real-life buckaroo. There's riding and roping, cows and horses, shooting authentic lever-action rifles and six shooters, and of course, mucking out stalls.
Kamal Nuru puts Richard in a smock, hands over some clippers, and shows him how it's done at Levels Barbershop in Harlem. He's operated giant pieces of machinery, but can Richard keep a steady enough hand to give a proper Harlem style haircut? Then, Richard steps into the Robinson Helicopter factory in Torrance, CA. Richard knows how helicopters fly. Now he's going to learn how they're built.
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- Premiered: April 16, 2012
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Crash courses in operating America's largest and most dangerous vehicles are undertaken. (more)