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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 meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

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

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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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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louis Theroux See more »

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Quotes

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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User Reviews

Great show!
21 March 2001 | by jthompson-5See all my reviews

I have recently discovered this gem and I am very glad that I did. Louis Theroux is brilliant and he never lets that innocent guard of his down. Even when he is interviewing the most ridiculous people. Louis is the best! And to top it all off he is very easy on the eyes! He is the thinking woman's sex symbol.


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