The BEST Episodes of Oddities
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2020
Network: Science Channel
ODDITIES dives into the weird world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts through the eyes of the proprietors of Manhattan's Obscura Antiques & Oddities.
#1 - Mummy's Private Collection
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 4, 2012
A customer brings in what appears to be an unexpected appendage from a Mummy, but is it the real deal? Then, a customer gets a crack to the skull when he tries out restraints made for a child, and a man stares Ryan down with a one eyed pig.
#2 - Love Stones
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 11, 2011
While on the hunt for items for Obscura Antiques and Oddities, Mike locates an old plasticized piece of human anatomy, and finds it to be more of an eye-popping experience than he expected. Then, Mike’s wife Kris recruits Evan and Ryan to find the perfect birthday gift for Mike. Later, Actress Chloe Sevigny wanders in, and finds a lewd old-time gag that she gets a rise out of.
#3 - The Bulb Cruncher
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 9, 2011
Thinking it's bound in human skin, a seller offers Obscura a bizarre book, which Mike excitedly brings it to a DNA lab to find out if it's the real deal. Upon arriving at a huge oddity collection downtown, Mike and Evan find that the prices are higher than they had anticipated, leading to some debate over the items each want to purchase. Later, an intriguing carnival performer offers to do a cutting-edge stunt with a light bulb for a store discount.
#4 - Mounting Tensions
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 16, 2012
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities tensions mount as Ryan and Mike compete head-to-head in an annual taxidermy contest. Then, Judah Friedlander stops by and finds his calling with Mike & Evan. Later, a huge customer starts ripping things apart in the store.
#5 - Vampires of PhilaHELLphia
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 15, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities Laura gets the shop scouring Philadelphia to decorate her vampire themed party. Then Mike & Evan meet a strange ventriloquist, a coffin dealing couple & experience what it was like to sit on Al Capone's porcelain throne.
#6 - Obscura is Loved to Death
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 13, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, Mike encounters a customer who loves blowing his own horn and Evan gets a little heartburn in the shop with Dr. Dave. Meanwhile, Audra & Wednesday of Loved to Death, stop by to get help finding an Egyptian item for a client
#7 - A Bugs Afterlife
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities Mike bugs out seeking the ultimate insect for a customer's diorama project. Then Evan & Ryan pitch a TV host items that'll leave his audience cringing with glee & Ryan gives a steampunk captain a window to nether regions.
#8 - Black Magic Woman
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2012
Mike considers buying a bizarre baboon that begs; a customer is looking to unload a creepy cauldron used in the practice of black magic; Ryan feels the heat when a performer nearly lights the shop on fire.
#9 - The Power of a Grey Skull
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 25, 2012
Evan and Ryan must locate a body modification item for a tattoo shop. Then, Mike and Evan get drilled by a blockhead looking for a piece to stick up his nose, and a traveling museum finds a WWII parachute that didn't drop troops.
#10 - Heads or Fails
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 3, 2012
A beautiful woman brings in bizarre jewelry made from some not so precious stones. Then Mike and Evan hunt for a mummified human body part, and a horror producer straps on an item made to stop her from eating her own hair.
#11 - Holiday Bizarre #2
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 22, 2012
Mike and Ryan conspire with Evan’s husband Johnny and a wax-working artist to bring a surprise twist to their Holiday Solstice party. Then, a tattoo fan needs a scary Secret Santa gift and Evan gets tongue-tied by an Evil Santa.
#12 - Tongue Tied
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2014
A customer tries to sell a baby he found while dumpster diving and a wrestler wants something to intimidate his opponents, so Mike goes on the hunt for an item so disturbing it leaves his customer tongue-tied.
#13 - Taking Life by the Ears, Nose & Throat
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities an urban elf seeks a ouija board for her celluloid séance. Then Mike & Evan try to obtain an ear, nose & throat for a doctor who saved their customer's life, and Ryan learns why you don't stick your tongue out at strangers.
#14 - The Arsenic Avenger
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 18, 2012
Mike and Evan lend a hand to legendary Toxic Avenger director, Lloyd Kaufman. Later, a chainsaw wielding performer flips out on the team, and a customer reveals a taboo piercing kit that isn't used to put holes in ears.
#15 - Return to Holly-Odd
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 9, 2013
Mike, Evan and Ryan journey to Los Angeles where they uncover the weird side of the city and meet with a unique variety of clientele; highlights include a piece of expert bird taxidermy, the world's fastest talking man and a bunny museum.
#16 - Skull in the City & A Two-Headed Kitty
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 8, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities Ryan's artistic protégé seeks the biggest skull he can find. Then Mike & Evan brace for the end of the world when a customer forces them to break out emergency supplies and another proves that a two-headed cat is real.
#17 - The Mummy Phallus Returns
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 8, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities, a patron who tried selling a fake mummy phallus returns claiming now he has the real thing. A customer discovers her 9-banded armadillo is missing some bands. Ryan is confronted with a test of strength.
#18 - Keeping Austin Odd
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 9, 2012
Obscura Antiques & Oddities heads to Texas when an astronaut sends Mike and Evan on a mission to keep his Austin home weird. The challenge puts the two in contact with a mummy, a man who lifts incredible weights and an unpredictable Black Scorpion.
#19 - Mutant Mascot
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 16, 2013
Mike, Evan and Ryan search for a centerpiece that is weird enough to celebrate their new space. Also: psychedelic medicine; a reanimating baby.
#20 - March of Pangolin
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 27, 2013
At Obscura Antiques & Oddities bar and taxidermy owner Nic hires Mike & Evan to find him a unique stuffed animal. Then a patron goes nuts after realizing he did not grab the bull by its horns, and a customer catches Ryan's ear while playing with saws.
#21 - Head Shrinking 101 with Ryan
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 18, 2014
Ryan cooks up an alternative recipe to make a shrunken head replica. Then Mike gets the shock of a lifetime when he sticks his pencil where it doesn’t belong, and a couple tries to sell Evan an antique skin grafter.
#22 - Holiday Bizarre #3
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2014
It’s holiday time so Mike, Evan and Ryan hold a festive show & tell dinner party for their quirkiest customers, including Robot Mike, Laura Flook and Andy Animal. But first an evil clown jams some metal into his face and back.
#23 - Skull Camera Obscura
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2013
An odd flower vase is pitched to Ryan. Also: A photographer wants to use a skull-camera hybrid to shoot Mike and Evan.
#24 - Romancing the Bone
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2011
At Obscura Antiques and Oddities, regular customer Edgar is looking for a very special desk lamp. When Evan presents him one made of a baboon’s paw, he feels it may be too spooky, even for this eccentric buyer. Then, Ryan gets a lesson in love a beautiful bone artist stops in to try to sell an articulated rooster skeleton. Ryan plans a romantic date, but things take a turn for the worse when he brings her to meet another bone artist -- and his flesh-eating beetles. Meanwhile, a seller tries to peddle teddy bears (made of her boyfriend’s sweaty belly button lint) to Mike and Evan.
#25 - Blood Suckers & Brain Eaters
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 20, 2013
At Obscura lizards run wild when a reptile specialist adopts a new pet. Then Mike & Evan are hired by a TV producer to breathe life into the undead for his zombie hunter series and a customer gets a token for his friend's parasite of an ex-wife.