America Wild and Wacky

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Smithsonian Channel Premiered Jul 04, 2008 Special

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  • The Frog Derby Queen Pageant

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    6/13/13

    Pageant contestants trade in the traditional evening gown for galoshes, rubber gloves and the chance to get a little muddy in the bayou.
  • Vain Van

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    6/13/13

    This super flashy car was designed to be a feminist statement on wheels and it's guaranteed to stop traffic.
  • The Art Car Fest

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    6/13/13

    Take a look at the outrageous automobiles of the San Francisco ArtCar Festival.
  • Running in Heels

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    6/13/13

    Drag queens take to the streets of our nation's capital in a mad high-heeled race down three city blocks. Find out how this outlandish tradition began.
  • Spamarama

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    1/10/13

    Fried, sauteed, flambeed or stuffed, SPAM is one processed food that many chefs believe worthy of a gourmet makeover. Travel to Austin, TX to ham it up at Spamarama!
  • Frozen Dead Guy Fest

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    S 1 : Ep 8 -

    From the frozen slopes of Colorado to the riversides of Maryland, wacky American festivals attract thousands of celebrants year after year.
  • Redneck Olympics

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    S 1 : Ep 7 -

    Celebrating redneck pride, creating 'alien poop,' and making boats that are destined to sink: these wild festivals are uniquely American.
  • Episode 6

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/5/10

    Drag-racing drag queens in Washington, D.C.; medieval fantasy fighting in the hills of Virginia; the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota; a chili cook-off in Omaha.
  • Episode 5

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 3/5/10

    The Black Hills roar to life during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as a half-million leather-clad bikers descend on South Dakota.
  • Episode 4

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/3/10

    Alaska's Hairy Chest, Legs and Beard Contest, an arm wrestling competition, BuskerFest, and the amphibian-centric fun of the Frog Festival.
  • Episode 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 12/6/09

    The quasi-Olympic spirit of the Summer Redneck Games, searching for extraterrestrials at the Roswell Crash Festival, and picking a winner at the World Championship Cardboard Boat Race.
  • Episode 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/10/07

    A unique trio of events: the Frozen Dead Guy Days in Colorado, the Spamarama in Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland's Kinetic Sculpture Race.
  • Episode 1

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/1/07

    The pumpkin-hurling sport of Punkin Chunkin, the growing popularity of lawnmower races, a Roadkill Cookoff, and the customized creativity of ArtCar Fest.
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