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Season 5 Episode 8

Marco & Nick's Excellent Adventure

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM Jun 12, 2004 on The History Channel
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Marco & Nick's Excellent Adventure
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This episode, with a talk show theme as the main sketch, focuses on the book written by Marco Polo in 1298 AD. The book, detailing Polo's twelve year odyssey though the Orient and Asia, was a hit but not without its detractors.

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Bob Bainborough

Bob Bainborough

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Rick Green

Rick Green

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Ron Pardo

Ron Pardo

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Janet Van De Graff

Janet Van De Graff

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Teresa Pavlinek

Teresa Pavlinek

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Danny DiTata

Danny DiTata

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    • WHAT'S ON at 8:00 lists the following film/show titles: Sports: Legends Of Bear Baiting, ' Inferno, He Wrote ', Movie: ' Murder On The Orient Express ', Sports: Cock Fighting Championships, ' China Beach ', ' The Greatest Italian Hero ', ' My Favorite Mongol ', ' Mongol In The Middle ', ' My Three Mongols ', ' The Mary Tyler Mongol Show ', ' My Mother The Mongol ', ' Mongols Inc. ', ' The Powerpuff Mongols ' and ' NYPD Mongol '.

      These titles refer to the following film/shows (in order):

      -generic reference to sports program talking about past sports greats
      -' Murder, She Wrote '
      -Agatha Christie movie of same name
      -generic reference to sports program featuring event championship.
      -Vietnam era dramatic show of same name
      ' The Greatest American Hero '
      -' My Favorite Martian '
      -' Malcolm in the Middle '
      -' My Three Sons '
      -' The Mary Tyler Moore Show '
      -' My Mother The Car '
      -' Models, Inc. '
      -' The Powerpuff Girls '
      -' NYPD Blue '

    • WHAT'S ON at 8:00 lists the following film/show titles: Special: The Spice Girls Do The Spice Route, ' Pox And The City ', Movie: ' Sea Trek II: The Wrath Of Kublai Khan ', ' Here Be Dragon Ball Z ', ' Dante's Disco Inferno ', ' Missionary: Impossible ' and ' Little House On The Steppe '.

      These titles allude to the following film/shows (in order):

      - generic reference to the music group The Spice Girls.
      -' Sex And The City '
      -' Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan '
      -' Dragon Ball Z '
      -reference to Dante's Inferno, a popular book written during the time of Marco Polo.
      -' Mission: Impossible '
      -' Little House On The Prairie '

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