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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends 

Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself...
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Louis and the Brothel (TV Movie 2003)
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Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

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Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (TV Movie 2008)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison.

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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control.

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Louis Theroux: Miami Megajail (TV Mini-Series 2011)
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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

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Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills.

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Louis goes to South Africa where American tourists pay to hunt wild animals in privately owned reserves.

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When Louis Met... Jimmy (TV Special 2000)
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Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

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Louis Theroux - Presenter: I was going to interview a member of the Raelian UFO Cult, mais ma Francais c'est ne pas tres bon.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits for each show are running, extra scenes from the episode are shown, usually goofy situations. See more »

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Featured in The Weird World of Louis Theroux (2007) See more »

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Written and Performed by Juan García Esquivel
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This show is way cool
5 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree - This is a gem. Where he finds these people I don't know, but there is nothing else quite like Louis.

There was a two DVD set available in the UK - not sure if it's still available, contains for episodes along with some extra's. It's worth chasing.


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