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A team of intrepid reporters - including Joel Dommett, Ade Akinwolere, Vicky Pattinson and Brent Zillwood from The Undateables - present outlandish, extraordinary and unbelievable people, situations and phenomena from around the world.
In this first episode, Joel travels to Australia's Gold Coast, to meet Pricasso: the world's only artist to paint with his penis; and Joel has a go himself. In Texas, Ayo meets members of America's vampire community, including self-styled vampire king Michael, and his 'black swan' Blut, who lets him drink her blood. Also in America, there's Chico, Jackie and Jeff's pet capybara; how good a house pet is the world's largest rodent? And Vicky goes to Tokyo to be a zentai. There are more than 3000 zentai in Tokyo, who dress in full body lycra and frolic about. And it takes a saucy turn.
A team of intrepid reporters present outlandish, extraordinary and unbelievable people, situations and phenomena from around the world. Joel Dommett visits Tokyo to work for a crying agency. In Japan, emotion is not often shown in public, but this agency sends good-looking guys to businesses so that the employees can all cry together, and can bond as a result. The guys working for the agency all have other jobs, and consider this a good deed, so Joel auditions, joins up, and goes to a business to help make the female employees cry together and to dab the tears from their faces with a clean hanky. In Glasgow, Meryl Fernandes investigates sploshing: a fetish for having food and gunk splashed all over you.
A team of intrepid reporters present outlandish, extraordinary and unbelievable people, situations and phenomena from around the world. In Dallas, Michelle De Swarte visits the original Anger Room: a room filled with smashable items. Meanwhile, in Florida, Joanna Rohrback has pioneered the exercise craze 'Prancercise'. And back in Texas, there's the Air Sex Championships: like air guitar, but for sex... Vicky Pattison investigates how some people in Japan are trying to find intimacy without being in a relationship, from love pillows to cuddle cafÚs and the Rose Sheep agency, which helps modern women express emotion to handsome strangers. And in Berlin, Brent Zillwood meets electronic dance artist Anklepants.
Bobby Mair visits LA to look into pony play, a form of BDSM. He meets dominatrix Submissan and gets trussed up like a pony and made to trot around in the great outdoors clad in a leather harness. In Bristol, the programme meets Ted Parrotman: a man who's slowly turning himself into a parrot using body modification, including having his ears removed to make his head more parrot-shaped. In Berlin, Meryl Fernandes meets Anna Konda, a female wrestler who will squeeze paying men from around the world with her incredible body. She can crush a watermelon with her thighs, and admirers can buy her 'just wrestled-in' underwear online. Jack Guinness checks out subversive sexual TV shows in Tokyo. And Ayo Akinwolere visits a company that makes music for dogs in LA. Ayo meets some of their fervent fans and the dog whisperer who they employ to tell them what the dogs are thinking.
Brent Zillwood enrols at a Wizard School in Poland for a huge Larp event, where he assumes the character of Zambini, a junior wizarding pupil. Unfortunately, in his Magic Potions class, his Tourette's decides to join in too, with mixed results. In LA, Michelle De Swarte meets Sugar Weasel, the self-styled gigolo sex clown with a reputedly enormous penis. Ayo Akinwolere visits the micronation of Molossia, which has declared itself separate from the United States, and spends time with its ruler, President Kevin Baugh. In Japan, Joel Dommet meets Ladybeard, an Australian wrestler who, in the guise of his five-year-old schoolgirl alter ego, has become a huge pop sensation. Joel joins Ladybeard in a cross-dressing performance extravaganza in front of his adoring fans. Finally, with Sony no longer making the Aibo robot dog, Vicky Pattison meets the man in Japan who's trying to save people's beloved toy pets.
Joel Dommett(Joel Dommett)
Meryl Fernandes(Meryl Fernandes)
Vicky Pattison(Vicky Pattison)
Bobby Mair(Bobby Mair)
Johanna Rohrback(Johanna Rohrback)
Andy Akinwolere(Ayo Akinwolere)
Brent Zillwood(Brent Zillwood)
Michelle De Swarte(Michelle De Swarte)
Jack Guinness(Jack Guinness)
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