Ripley's Believe It or Not!

1982, TV Show

Strange stories and people with unusual talents were highlighted in this series, which was based on Robert Ripley's newspaper feature. Originally titled `Believe It or Not,' the program ran on NBC from 1949 to 1950 (with Ripley as the host during the first season) before being reincarnated on ABC in 1982. The new version was hosted by Jack Palance, whose cohosts included singer Marie Osmond and Palance's daughter Holly. A later version was hosted by Dean Cain.

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They'll visit strange sites, meet peculiar people, witness fantastic feats and, at the end of every episode, secure yet another awesome oddity. Believe It or Not!

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Season 2, Episode 4
When Sam's friend, Suzi Moto, is charged with burning down her own New York fashion show, all evidence points to her purchase of a kimono Rip believes is cursed.

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Season 2, Episode 13
When Rip's former girlfriend, Dr. Anderson, steals an Egyptian sarcophagus, hoping to clone an Egyptian Princess inside, the team must fly to Iceland to get it back. But before they can, a British curator feels compelled to reveal his museum has been keeping for over eighty years. The mummy was removed from the sarcophagus and smuggled aboard the Titanic.

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Season 2, Episode 6
Rip finds one of his uncle's journals detailing a failed trip to Tibet in search of proof of the Yeti. Determined to do what his uncle couldn't, Rip leads the BION team to the Himalayas. Despite Cyril collapsing from exhaustion and a brush with death from an avalanche, Rip refuses to give up.

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Premiered: 1982, on ABC
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Premise: Strange stories and people with unusual talents were highlighted in this series, which was based on Robert Ripley's newspaper feature. Originally titled `Believe It or Not,' the program ran on NBC from 1949 to 1950 (with Ripley as the host during the first season) before being reincarnated on ABC in 1982. The new version was hosted by Jack Palance, whose cohosts included singer Marie Osmond and Palance's daughter Holly. A later version was hosted by Dean Cain.

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