Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed

TLC (ended 2004)




Episode Guide

    • Solid Cement Cadillac
      Solid Cement Cadillac
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Urban myths and legends are featured and examined including a teenage babysitter who experiments with drugs while on the job, resulting in a tragic death, a Christmas surprise that backfires, a girl who pays dearly for a new dress and a jealous husband filling an open cadillac with cement.
    • The Collapsing Cactus
      The Collapsing Cactus
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Urban myths are featured and examined including: 1) A cross-country flight is haunted by ghosts 2) An irate customer gets revenge on a telephone marketer 3) A cactus has revenge on a sharp-shooter 4) A college kid in costume scares a girl into calling the cops 5) An old world family confuses cremated remains as a mixmoreless
    • Vanishing Hitchhiker
      Vanishing Hitchhiker
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Urban myths and legends are featured and examined including a new car that has a stench to it, a hitchhiker who is not as they appear and a babysitter getting an odd call from inside the house.
    • The Swallowed Cell Phone
      The Swallowed Cell Phone
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      This episode reveals and covers urban myths and legends, such as: 1) A guy driving home from a late night party discovers a dead girl pinned to the hood of his car the next day 2) A woman calling her lost cell phone hears it ringing inside her dog 3) A man tried for murder creates "the twinkie defense" 4) Muggers use a snake to rob people 5) A body is found in the vat of a micro-brewerymoreless
    • Going For The Gopher
      Going For The Gopher
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Urban legends are featured and examined including:

      1) Groundskeepers trying to gas a gopher end up blowing themselves up

      2) A girl returns with medicine to her hotel room which has ceased to exist with her mother in it

      3) A college student cheats on an exam by mailing it to his mother

      4) A drunk driver steals the patrol car of a traffic officer

      5) A boy hiding in a coffin dies in a crematorium.moreless
    • Room Disservice
      Room Disservice
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Urban myths and legends are featured and examined including: 1) sane people being confused as mental patients 2) serial killers posing as a waiter 3) a man who preserves and displays his dead wife 4) murder using scorpions 5) a fake suicide resulting in two deaths
    • Rocket Radar
      Rocket Radar
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      This episode features urban myths and legends featured and examined including the popular legend of a scuba diver being picked up by the water bucket of a Forest Fire Helicopter along with tales of an ususual dinner in an exotic restaurant and an illegally transported cactus with a deadly surprise.
    • Severed Fingers
      Severed Fingers
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Five urban legends are explored to see how much is true, and what is fiction.
      The stories:

      1) A couple escape a street gang to realize the fingers from one of them are stuck to their back bumper.
      2) College boys get an instant "A" after their roommate committs suicide.
      3) A man asks a celebrity to help him score with a girl then turns and snubs him.
      4) A man buys a picture for its frame at a garage sale only to discover a priceless artifact underneath it.
      5) A female tourist in France is falsely accused and arrested for prostitution, and is offered to pay $25 for a prostitution license over a $10.000 fine.
    • Bride And Go Seek
      Bride And Go Seek
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Urban Legends featured and examined include: 1) Death from licking an envelope coated in cyanide 2) A missing bride who turned up in a trunk several years later 3) A dead mother returns to ask for last rites to her son 4) A cop who won the lotter shared his fortune with a waitress 5) A jealous husband fills a strange car in his driveway with cementmoreless
    • Flashing Lights
      Flashing Lights
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Urban Legends featured and examined include: 1) A hostess who accidentally poisons her guests 2) A bride who brought her deceased grandfather to attend her wedding 3) The most scary haunted house attraction in the country where no one has ever made it through without running out. 4) An old lady who car jacks a car 5) Street gangs who shoot down anyone who flashes their headlights at themmoreless
    • Knockout Perfume
      Knockout Perfume
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Urban legends are featured and examined including:
      1) Criminals are robbing shoppers with ether in shopping mall parking lots 2) A ghost exacts venegeance from beyond the grave 3) Flesh-eating bacteria hysteria 4) A man killed under a toppled soda machine 5) A woman accidentally commits adultery
    • Deadly Topcoat
      Deadly Topcoat
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Unban legends and myths are revealed and examined including a young woman decides to spend Halloween in her dorm room alone and a winter coat with a strange surprise in it.
    • High Caliber Fuse
      High Caliber Fuse
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Five urban legends are explored to see how much is true, and what is fiction.
      The stories:
      1) A man with an inoperable tumor attempts suicide, but the attempt actually saves his life
      2) A guy enlists his buddy to lose weight with a homemade lipo machine with fatal results
      3) Two buddies squirrel-hunting substitute a bullet for a fuse in their truck
      4) Special effect engineers discover a real corpse in an amusement park haunted house
      5) A woman resorts to radical means to lose weight
      6) A toilet explodes on a man after his wive dumps gasoline in itmoreless
    • Shopping Mauled
      Shopping Mauled
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Urbans myths are featured and examined including: 1) A home-made lypo machine that takes a life 2) Men who dress as women to lure victims 3) Covert spy technology found in children's toys 4) A chemical can be added to a swimming pool to identify the existence of urine 5) A housewife left in the middle of no where by the interstatemoreless
    • Kentucky Fried Rat
      Kentucky Fried Rat
      Season 2 - Episode 5

      Episode features and examines urban legends such as a family buying fried chicken which they realize is not real chicken and other urban tales.

    • Posing As A Policeman
      Posing As A Policeman
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Urban legends are featured and examined including: 1. Rapists posing as policemen to attack victims 2. Tapeworms used to help people lose weight 3. The tooth of a rattlesnake imbedded in a shoe killed all who wore it 4. An employee who fakes a urine test is busted in the act 5. A dead rabbit that returned from the gravemoreless
    • Brown Betty
      Brown Betty
      Season 3 - Episode 1

      Urban legends are described and reviewed including: 1) A prison inmate committed suicide with playing cards 2) A cactus exploding with spiders 3) An experimental car with a super-secret fuel-efficient engine 4) A cheating husband getting lost without his wallet 5) A woman who over-tanned herself to death

    • Back Seat Warning
      Back Seat Warning
      Season 2 - Episode 2

      Urban legends include a woman terrorized by a truck driver, a man who flies three miles in a lawn chair with balloons attached and a couple who are served their own dog in a Chinese restaurant.

    • Left Behind
      Left Behind
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Five urban legends are explored to see how much is true, and what is fiction.
      The stories:
      1) Alligators living in the sewers are surviving flushed baby gators once kept as pets.
      2) A hard-working janitor accidentally shuts off the life-support eqipment of a patient in critical condition.
      3) Headlights from another motorist save the life of a female motorist from a serial killer in her backseat.
      4) A lady traveling with her husband in an RV is stranded in the middle of no where when he drives off without her.
      5) A couple with a new car are amazed by the 200 miles a gallon they are getting until the manfacturers realize they are drving a misplaced experimental model.
      6) A vacationing couple discover the odor in their room is from a dead body hidden under their bed.moreless
    • Accidental Inheritance
      Accidental Inheritance
      Season 3 - Episode 8

      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.

    • Stuck Santa
      Stuck Santa
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      This episode features and examines urban legends including: 1) A psychic predicting a serial killer on a campus 2) A father impersonating Santa Claus and then getting stuck and dying in chimney. 3) The curse on a lava rock removed from Hawaii. 4) An elderly con-artist tricks a young lady ito paying for her groceries 5) A traffic officer accidentally triggers military weapons when his radar gun malfunctions.moreless
    • Alligators in the Sewers
      Alligators in the Sewers
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Urban myths featured and examined include: 1) Alligators living in the NYC sewers 2) A teenage babysitter on LSD confusing a baby for a turkey 3) A hospital patient losing his life support due to a distracted janitor 4) A rotting corpse under a hotel bed 5) Bugs that crawl into the heads of peoplemoreless
    • Cat-astrophy
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Urban legends are featured and examined including the story of a man who spent ten years in a Paris airport because he lacked his papers and a man whose winning lottery numbers win the one time he doesn't play them.
    • A Choking Doberman
      A Choking Doberman
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Urban myths and legends include a wife who unknowingly serves deep-fried rat, a stolen car being returned with free theater tickets inside and a Doberman pinscher found choking on the fingers of an intruder.
    • For The Birds
      For The Birds
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Urban Myths are featured and examined including a killer on a school campus, the possibility of being sucked out of a plane and penguins and oil spills.
    • The Kidney Heist
      The Kidney Heist
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Urban legends are reviewed and examined including: 1) A traveling businessman is drugged and wakes to find his kidney removed 2) Firefighters fighting a forest fire discover the mysterious corpse of a scuba diver in a tree after water from a lake is dumped on a forest fire 3) A lost motorist picks up a hitchhiker who vanishes 4) A couple returning to a motel discover the x-rated video was taped of them having sex 5) A waitress with a beehive hairdo wakes to find her hair is full of baby spidersmoreless
    • Lucky Shot
      Lucky Shot
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      Urban myths and legends are featured and examined over whether a car once had an odor so bad it could not be resold and a man with an inoperable tumor who tried to take his life but actually saved himself.

    • One Armed Killer
      One Armed Killer
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Urban myths featured and examined include the legend of the escaped killer with a hook for a hand, a funhouse with a real body in it, a guard dog that nearly chokes on the fingers of an intruder and a naked man attends his own surprise party.
    • The Birthday Suit
      The Birthday Suit
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Episode features and examines urban myths and legends such a large hair-do that becomes a home for spiders, a bride-to-be who cooks her self to death within a tanning machine and a man who arrives at his birthday party without clothes.
    • Campus Scream
      Campus Scream
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Urban myths are re-created and examined including a girl murdered at her campus after a psychic predicts it and theater tickets found in a stolen car returned to its owners.
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