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

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Louis Theroux ...  Himself - 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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1998 (USA) See more »

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Peep Show: Dance Class (2004) See more »

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Mini Skirt
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Written and Performed by Juan García Esquivel
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You will like it if you like Penn and Teller's Bulls**t
25 September 2012 | by otrebmuhSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Penn and Teller's Bulls**t! but now that I have discovered Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, I believe that Penn and Teller may have gotten some ideas for their show from Theroux's. One thing that I kind of like better about Louis's show is that when he interacts with "unusual" people, he doesn't really judge them or treat them as idiots or other names as P&T do. Also, P&T often focus too much on libertarianism which sometimes can be a bit annoying, and Louis does not seem to have a particular political agenda. Something interesting too is that Louis really gets involved with his subjects, and since he has a good attitude, it seems they like him and tend to be open about their beliefs. It's a shame that he only did relatively few episodes...


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