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Ripley's Believe It or Not! 

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




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1985   1984   1983   1982  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Palance ...  Himself - Host 6 episodes, 1982-1985
Holly Palance ...  Herself / ... 4 episodes, 1982-1984


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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aunque Ud. no lo crea See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jack Palance and crew were escorted out of Tombstone, AZ by the Sheriff after refusing to sign autograph for local waitress while filming an episode there. See more »


Referenced in Night Court: Baby Talk (1987) See more »

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Palance Made This Show
4 May 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one of the finest show's of the early 1980's. Jack Palance was always one of the scariest actors to grace the motion picture and television screens and this show only added to this mystique. Not only was it educational, but it was fun as well and it showed what a gift Palance had for storytelling. The one segment that really showed that talent was when he related the murder of Rasputin. Not only did he tell the story, but he almost seemed to act it out and made it come alive. Of course balancing things out were his female co-hosts and the best of them was his daughter Holly. She brought a sense of normalcy to the show and really made the show informative as well as bizarre. Too bad the new version couldn't take lessons from this version. While that one seems to delight in shocking people, this version was very enjoyable to watch.

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