Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed

Season 3 Episode 8

Accidental Inheritance

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 09, 2003 on TLC
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Accidental Inheritance

Five urban legends are explored to see how much is true, and what is fiction.
The stories:
1.) A workaholic employee in a large company, virtually ignored by every one else there, dies during his shift and goes unnoticed for almost a week.
2.) A hunter needing a new fuse in his car replaces it with a bullet from his rifle, and it goes off after the engine heats up.
3.) New parents taking a long car trip accidentally leave their baby in its car seat on top of the car
4.) A man stops in a church to use the bathroom and finds he's the sole attendant of a funeral being held, and as a result, inherits the deceased's estate.
5.) A bitter old man who doesn't like visitors refuses to let his family sell his belongings ; so after he dies, he rigs his house full of deadly booby traps, only to get caught in one of his own devices and kills himself.


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    Frank Payne

    Frank Payne

    Dwayne (Squirrel Hunter #1)

    Guest Star

    Steve Altes

    Steve Altes

    Forgetful Dad

    Special Guest Star

    Diana Jellinek

    Diana Jellinek

    Forgetful Mom

    Special Guest Star

    Bob Harris (V)

    Bob Harris (V)

    Reality Checker

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode uses several clips from several previous segments in other episodes, including "Lover's Lane," "Bridal Funeral," "Lottery Winner," "Bridal Marriage" and "Scorpion Wig."

      • Experts and guests interviwed this episode include:

        Elliott Oring - Professor Anthropology, Cal State University, Los Angeles
        Jan Becker - Senior V.P. Autodesk Inc.
        Ed Tilley - President, Adventure Associates
        Christopher Rogers - Chief of Forensic Medicine, LA County Coroner
        Elizabeth Adams - Folkorist, Cal State University, Northridge
        Cory Weyer - Manager, Alert Auto Repair
        Norine Dresser - Folklorist, Author
        Darian Dahl - Father of Quadruplets
        Jude Aluce RN - St. John's Medical Center
        Susan Bradley - founder, Sudden Money Institute
        Gerald F. Gerstenfeld - Tax Attorney
        Sanjay Sahgal MD - Psychiatrist
        Al Corbi - Security Expert
        Tony L. Jones - Senior Master Sgt. Ohio State National Guard

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