Mel Stuart, the award-winning director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 83.
Stuart died in his Los Angeles home after battling cancer, his daughter said.
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!
Season 2, Episode 12
When Sam is to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, the BION team travel to Kampala, Uganda. A fight between the future in-laws not only threatens the wedding, but a proposed merger between the two family's trucking companies. Rip suspects a stolen Hate God statuette is to blame.
Season 2, Episode 11
A trip to New Orleans to buy The Evil Eye, a rare voodoo artifact, results in the curator of the Voodoo Museum being turned into a zombie by a High Priestess trying to prevent the sale from going though. When Rip is denied his purchase, the BION team follows the hypnotized curator to the infamous St. Louis Cemetery, where amidst the gravestones and fog, Cyril goes missing!
Season 2, Episode 9
A vacation in Australia starts on the wrong foot when Rip's wallet is stolen, and left at the sight of a stolen Tjuringa Stone, a sacred aboriginal artifact believed to control peoples dreams. Tjak, an aboriginal shaman-in-training, accuses Rip of stealing his people's most sacred object.
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