Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982–1986)

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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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 Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1982)


Based on the travels and discoveries of oddity-hunter Ripley, this show looked at the people, places and events that made up the stranger side of human history. Subjects have included Nikola Tesla, The Bermuda Triangle, The Elephant Man, and Mad King Ludwig. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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26 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Man, Ripley's Believe it or Not with Jack Palance is EXCELLENT!
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this show! Jack Palance was excellent as the host! I loved it on ABC in the eighties. I last saw this show in 1997 on the SCI-FI Channel and I miss it terribly! I was able to tape many of the episodes off of TV, but I have watched them so much that they are getting worn out. Some tapes from 1984 and 1985 are literally on their last legs! I wish this 1982-1986 version of Ripley's Believe it or Not would get a release on DVD as Season Box Sets. So far, there is only the Dean Cain 2000-2004 version on DVD and it was only released in a BEST OF-style DVD. I did write to Columbia Pictures a while ago, but there has been no response. I urge Ripley's fans to write and beg for this excellent show to be released on DVD! That's my rant! Bodger1.

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