Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Season 2 Episode 11

Episode 17

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 01, 1998 on FOX
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"Disaster Stories"

Segment 1: "Bon Voyage" - Charlie and Gwen Chandler are about an airship with close friends. They've been married 22 years, and never took their honeymoon the way they planned. They tell their friends that the morning, their rings somehow got stuck together. They had to call a jeweler to cut them free. They race to catch their boat, but they're too late. Charlie says that it was the luckiest thing that happened to them, 'cause the ship they were set to depart on was the Lusitania, and 6 days later, it was sunk. The Chandlers and friends realize they're about to land, but the airship they were on was the Hindenburg, and it exploded in flames, killing half the people on board.

Segment 2: "The Man in the Model T" - A woman and her daughter, Molly, are trying to sell some of their old items to raise money for the girl's college. But no one seems interested in their stuff. Just then, an old man in a Model T shows up, wearing a yellow jacket, and calls himself Elmo Middleton. He sells Molly a chest for only $3, and disappears. She and her mother open it up, and to their amazement find out that the chest contained artifacts from the Titanic. Molly's mother then found an item belonging to Marlin Jurgins, Molly's great grandfather. He looked exactly like the man they saw earlier, and then realize that Elmo Middleton was Molly's great grandfather.

Segment 3: "The Scoop" - Jack Hogan is a reporter with no story. His boss, Mr. Trapwell, tells him he can find a story anywhere. Staying after work, Jack takes a short nap, and has a very vivid dream about a volcanic eruption. He loved it so much he wrote about a island called Pralape that undergone a volcanic eruption so powerful it releases a strong tidal wave that killed many people. He finishes the story within an hour, but leaves it in the typewriter. When he tells his boss that the story was fake, Trapwell is furious, but then when he goes back to his office, reports of such a tidal wave against the coasts of Mexoci and South America start coming in. He calls Jack to his office, and tells him that his dream came true. There were reports of a volcanic eruption off of Krakatao, sending a powerful tidal wave. Jack is shocked, but is frozen speechless when Trapwell tells him that Krakatao was called by the natives as Pralape.

Segment 4: "Angel on Board" - Beth McGuire boards a plane destined for Tahiti. The stewardess tells her that her seat is 3B. She goes to the seat, only to find out that she's been upgraded to First Class, even though she didn't pay for it. She goes to her seat, but the stewardess appears again, telling her that she got the isle seat. The man next to Beth offers her his seat, but the stewardess mysteriously shakes her head. As the flight goes on, Beth finds the captain standing next to her, telling her that she should buckle her seat, but the man next to Beth never saw him. The captains announcement came that they were going to land in Tahiti in 2 hours, and she leaves to go to the bathroom. Another announcement came from the captain, saying "All passengers return to their seats immediately". Again, the man next to her never heard it, and points out that people were still walking around in the plane. The stewardess looks at her, and tells her telephathically "Tighten your seatbelt". She does so, and then several moments later, a gaping hole was ripped through the plane, and the fuselag and roof were torn off. The 4 rows in front of Beth were lost, and so was the seat next to her. A handful of passengers, including Beth, survived the flight, and all of them had similar happenings that led them to miraculousy surviving the flight.

Segment 5: "Buenos Dias" - A tornado crashes through a neighborhood in Southeastern Texas. Workers are cleaning up the mess after 48 hours, but Skip hears a little girl crying. The girl's name was Louisa, and she was trapped under rubble. She was staying with her grandfather, and was playing in the basement when the tornado swept through. Bleeding to death, she starts to lose consciousness, but she hears the voice of her grandfather saying over and over again "Buenos dias, Louisa." This is enough to keep her awake long enough for rescue workers to save her. She asks where her grandfather was, but Skip found out earlier that her grandfather was one of the victims lost in the tornado. Just then they hear the voice call out again "Buenos dias, Louisa. Buenos dias." A red macaw appears, and the girl identifies it as Pedro, her grandpa's parrot. As she says this, the parrot repeats the words "Buenos dias."

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Makes fun of parrots

    9.0
    Overall this episode keeps you guessing through each story rather nicely, but in the last story it has a parrot. I have notice that parrots often lead to being false in Beyond Belief. Its kinda strange really. This is just one of the tiny things in Beyond Belief that when playing with friends if you known it then you can Beat them in points.
Ric Drasin

Ric Drasin

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Rip Taylor

Rip Taylor

Elmo P. Middleton

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Morgan Nagler

Morgan Nagler

Molly

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    • Host: Have you ever visited a flea market, swap meet or garage sale? To run a successful booth takes a combination of desirable merchandise, a positive attitude, and an irresistible charm. Elmo P. Middleton had much to offer in all those departments. But despite all this, you might say his business was a disaster.

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    • Each of these stories have to do with the following disasters: the sinking of the Titanic, the eruption of Krakatoa, a tornado, the Hindenburg disaster, and a plane crash.

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