Following in the footsteps of "Real People" (1979), this show took a look at the more unusual sides of nature, medicine and human endeavor. Segments ranged from the uplifting (young people overcoming severe handicaps to lead normal lives) to the unexplainable (a park ranger who had been hit by lightning over 7 times) to the simply stupid (a stuntman jumping a motorcycle over the spinning rotors of 3 helicopters). Popularized the phrase "don't try this at home."
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It's all about things that just can't happen...and the people they happen to.
Did You Know?
Alicia Witt appeared on this show at age five reciting Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. David Lynch cast her in his movie Dune after seeing this. See more
Also syndicated as a half-hour version. See more
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