Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed

Season 1 Episode 1

The Kidney Heist

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2002 on TLC
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The Kidney Heist
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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

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    • Michael Shermer was the original host of the pilot, but his host segments were later re-taped around Natasha Henstridge.

    • This episode is sometimes named "Kidney Heist."

    • Experts and guests for this episode include:


      Joe Morgenstern - Film Critic, Wall Street Journal
      Dr. Jessica Schairer - Phobia Specialist
      Elliott Orring - Folklorist and Author
      Dr. Albin Gritsch - Kidney Surgeon
      Jim Davidson - Orange County Fire Authority
      Docia Williams - Texas Author
      Kerry Gaynor - Parapsychologist
      Al Stokke - Criminal Defense Attorney
      John Dresden - Owner, Spy Tech Agency
      Rick Vetter - Entomologist, UC Riverside

    • One of the True or False Questions for this episode was turned into a segment for a later episode. The question about a lottery ticket being given away appears in the Third Season episode, "Bride And Go Seek."

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