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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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2001   2000   1999   1998  
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Louis Theroux ...  Self - Presenter / ... 17 episodes, 1998-2000
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

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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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Spoofed in Comedy Lab: iCandy (2010) See more »

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Mini Skirt
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Written and Performed by Juan García Esquivel
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Jimmy Saville is even Weirder...
3 January 2006 | by frankiehudsonSee all my reviews

Anyone who hasn't seen Louis Theroux in his Weird Weekends series is in for a massive treat. I've just been through two four-hour DVDs from the video shop and it's a delight from start to finish. The weirdest thing was the episode with Jimmy Saville, who really is weird. That's Weird with a capital W.

Louis Theroux is such a charming, disarming sort of guy that you can't help but love him. He has this naïve, simplistic manner and way of asking questions, like a five year old set free into a world of adults, none more so than the Swingers episode. And the South Africa episode… and the Survivalists episode… and so on.

My favourite is the Gangsta Rap Weird Weekend where Louis tries to become mean and nasty, a ghetto gangsta rapper; somehow, it just doesn't fit, although it's great fun doing his best to be angry, thinking up rap songs on the cuff. He explains how, in the shower, he thought up some lyrics for his rap debut: 'Jiggle, Jiggle, I like you more than a little… do you maybe want to fiddle?' Can a gangsta rappa drive a Fiat? We get loads of questions like that.

In the weekend with the Hamiltons, Louis stumbles upon the bizarre rape allegations arrest of Neil and Christine Hamilton, a major scoop for the show as Louis lands up filming the Hamiltons being filmed by the press and TV. He becomes news himself in his role as a documentary reporter/journalist.

I'm not sure about Jimmy Saville. I think he is definitely too weird even for Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends series.


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1998 (USA) See more »

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