Oddities (2010–…): Season 3, Episode 3 - full transcript

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD WORLD

OF "ODDITIES."

I WAS KIND OF EYEING THE
PAINTING BEHIND YOU.

IT'S AMAZING.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS MADE
OUT OF DIFFERENT COLORS OF HUMAN HAIR.

HAIR?

WHAT'S THIS?

IS THIS A TOY CAR?

Mike:

IT LOOKS LIKE A TOY CAR, BUT
THIS THING IS 10 TIMES BETTER.

IT'S ACTUALLY A MONKEY RACECAR.



A MONKEY RACECAR.

WHO KNEW MONKEYS RACED, HUH?

I'M LOOKING FOR A GIFT.

SOMETHING KIND OF FIENDISH.

OH, MY GOD.

WHAT IS THAT?

IT WAS ACTUALLY USED TO PUNCH
RIGHT INTO THE BLADDER.

UGH!

OBSCURA AIN'T YOUR
GRANDMOTHER'S ANTIQUE SHOP.

WHOA!

WELL, UNLESS YOUR GRANDMA'S
A BIT OF A KOOK.

IS THAT A STRAITJACKET?

I'M MIKE.

AND I'M EVAN.



Both:

WE'VE SPENT OUR ENTIRE LIVES... COLLECTING
AND DEALING... HUNTING AND PICKING...

TO GET THIS BUSINESS...
DOWN TO A SCIENCE.

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

HEY, HOW YOU DOING?

HEY, HOW ARE YOU?

GOOD. ANY QUESTIONS,
FEEL FREE TO ASK.

THANKS.

MY NAME IS MICHAEL LEE.

I'M ACTUALLY REHEARSING A NEW SHOW THAT
OPENS ON LONG ISLAND IN SIX WEEKS.

I THOUGHT I'D STOP INTO OBSCURA AND TRY
TO FIND SOMETHING TO ADD TO MY SHOW.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING IN
THE WAY OF RESTRAINTS?

WHAT KIND OF SPECIFIC... LIKE, MEDICAL OR
CRIMINAL OR... WELL, I HAVE STRAITJACKETS

ALREADY.

I HAVE ABOUT 13.

OH, OKAY.

ANYTHING DIFFERENT?

ANY UNIQUE RESTRAINTS?

WELL, I GOT A COUPLE
PIECES IN JUST RECENTLY.

OKAY.

COUPLE HANDCUFFS.

THESE ARE YOUR PRETTY
STANDARD, MODERN CUFFS.

YOU KNOW, THESE ARE, YOU KNOW,
THE POLICE-ISSUE CURRENT ONES.

RIGHT.

I HAVE MANY PAIRS OF THOSE.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

DO YOU COLLECT OR YOU WORKING IN THE
FIELD OR IN PRISON OR... ACTUALLY,

I USE THEM IN MY SHOW.

OH, INTERESTING.

I'M A MENTALIST AND
ESCAPE ARTIST.

I HAVE BEEN CALLED THE
MAN NO JAIL CAN HOLD.

I'VE DONE ONE ESCAPE, WHICH WAS HANGING
UPSIDE DOWN OVER 17 STORIES GETTING OUT

OF A STRAITJACKET.

UNLIKE HOUDINI, THE
ROPE WAS ON FIRE.

SO, THESE ARE THINGS
TO ESCAPE FROM?

YEAH.

ACTUALLY, THIS PAIR CAME
IN, WHICH IS PRETTY SWEET.

A BIT MORE UNUSUAL AND, WELL,
POTENTIALLY A LOT MORE RARE.

AHA.

THESE, ACTUALLY, ARE KNOWN AS BEAN
CUFFS, INVENTED BY A MAN NAMED BEAN.

THOSE ARE GREAT.

THESE DATE TO ABOUT
TURN OF THE CENTURY.

THESE HANDCUFFS WERE INVENTED BY E.
D. BEAN.

THEY'RE KIND OF UNIQUE IN THAT THEY HAVE
A SMALL RELEASE LEVER THAT LOCKS THEM,

THAT WAY THEY CAN BE CARRIED CLOSE
BUT UNLOCKED BY A POLICE OFFICER,

A PRISON GUARD, OR WHOEVER AND PUT INTO
QUICK ACTION TO CUFF A CRIMINAL OR WHOEVER.

THESE ARE A WONDERFUL
PAIR OF HANDCUFFS.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE ASKING?

WELL, BEING THAT THEY ARE
OLD, WE GOT ABOUT $300

ON THIS PIECE.

OKAY.

I'M DEFINITELY INTERESTED.

IF I CAN SHOW YOU SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE, JUST FOR THE SAKE

OF CURIOSITY, WOULD YOU
CONSIDER LOWERING YOUR PRICE?

YEAH.

YEAH, OF COURSE.

GIVE ME A BETTER DEAL?

TOTALLY.

TOTALLY FINE.

I LOVE A GOOD SHOW.

I'M GONNA GIVE YOU THE KEYS.

I'M NOT SURE IF I CAN DO THIS.

I WILL GIVE THIS A TRY.

OKAY. OKAY.

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THOSE. MAKE SURE...
OH, YEAH, THAT'S TIGHT.

THAT'S ON THERE.

OKAY.

AND THIS ONE, AS WELL, PLEASE.

LOCK IT.

YEP.

GOOD.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN DO THIS.

AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSE AND YOU WERE
TO PULL ON THAT, YOU'LL SEE THAT

THAT IS STILL LOCKED.

THAT'S CRAZY.

WATCH THE SECOND HAND.

I THINK YOU'RE GONNA
APPRECIATE THIS.

WATCH CLOSE.

WHEN YOU'RE LOCKED INSIDE OF A JAIL CELL,
HOW DO YOU GET OUT IF THE DOOR IS SOLID

AND THE LOCK IS ON THE OUTSIDE?

MY MIND IS THE KEY
THAT SETS ME FREE.

WATCH CLOSE.

VERY NICE.

ISN'T THAT WILD?

HOW'S $250?

FAIR. DONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD.

HEY, HOW'S IT GOING?

HEY. GOOD.

ANY QUESTIONS, JUST
FEEL FREE TO ASK.

I'M JUST LOOKING FOR
A BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

OKAY.

MY BOYFRIEND'S TURNING 40, SO I
THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE FUN TO REMIND HIM

OF HIS OWN MORTALITY.

YOU KNOW, HE'S OVER THE HILL, SO
MAYBE SOMETHING CREEPY AND DEAD.

WELL, THERE'S A LOT TO LOOK AT.

FEEL FREE TO ASK IF YOU DON'T SEE
IT SUGGESTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE'RE RIGHT HERE.

ACTUALLY, WHAT'S THIS?

IS THIS A TOY CAR?

OH, THAT'S AWESOME.

IT LOOKS LIKE A TOY CAR, BUT
THIS THING IS 10 TIMES BETTER.

IT'S ACTUALLY A MONKEY RACECAR.

A MONKEY RACECAR?

WHO KNEW MONKEYS RACED, HUH?

Ryan:

THIS IS AN ELECTRIFIED CAR.

BASICALLY, THE MONKEY WOULD BE STRAPPED
IN, AS OPPOSED TO ACTUALLY DRIVING IT.

THESE WOULD BE AT, LIKE,
FAIRS, CARNIVALS.

THESE CARS WOULD GO AROUND A TRACK AND I
THINK THEY STARTED IN THE 1930s, ACTUALLY,

THESE MONKEY SHOWS, AS I THINK THEY
WERE CALLED... MONKEYS PERFORMING,

DOING DIFFERENT THINGS.

THIS ONE ACTUALLY DATES TO ABOUT THE
1960s, BUT THEY WERE USING THESE...

THEY'RE ACTUALLY PROBABLY
STILL USING THEM SOMEWHERE.

IT'S KIND OF PERFECT, BECAUSE MY
BOYFRIEND'S ACTUALLY A RACECAR DRIVER.

IS HE A MONKEY?

HE'S NOT A MONKEY, NO.

HE'S NOT A MONKEY.

WELL, IT'S PRETTY NEAT.

I MEAN, YOU JUST DON'T SEE A
LOT OF THESE THINGS AROUND.

FOR WHATEVER REASON, MONKEY RACING JUST
ISN'T AS POPULAR AS IT USED TO BE.

I MEAN, WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE A MONKEY
IN A RACECAR WHIZZING AROUND A TRACK?

PERSONALLY, I WOULD, BUT, YOU KNOW,
I GUESS THAT'S PROGRESS FOR YOU.

IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE HEAVY, AND IT'S
WELL-BUILT, AND YOU'LL SEE IT HAS THE BIG

MOTOR AND THE GEAR BOX IN THERE.

I MEAN, THIS THING'S GOT TO WEIGH
A GOOD 40, 50 POUNDS, AT LEAST.

YEAH. SOME OF THIS
IS IRON AND STEEL.

THE WHOLE TRACK WAS ACTUALLY POWERED, SO
THESE BEING METAL, THESE HIT THE TRACK.

THEY RESPOND TO THESE, THE POSITIVE
AND NEGATIVE, THEN RUNS TO THE MOTOR,

WHICH MAKES IT MOVE.

OKAY. SO, WHAT KIND OF
MONKEYS WERE IN THESE CARS?

THIS ONE PROBABLY FIT LIKE A CAPUCHIN
OR A VERVET MONKEY OR SOMETHING.

RIGHT.

LITTLE SPIDER MONKEY.

LIKE THE ONES THAT DANCE.

YEAH. IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO FIT IN
THERE LIKE A REGULAR HUMAN BEING

WOULD, SO, YOU KNOW.

MONKEY WOULD BE DRESSED UP LIKE AN ACTUAL
RACECAR DRIVER, WITH LITTLE GOGGLES ON

AND LITTLE HAT.

LITTLE HAT?

YEAH, AND, LIKE, LITTLE
RACECAR OUTFITS.

I LOVE IT.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

BUT I KIND OF WISH THERE WAS
LIKE A LITTLE MONKEY INSIDE.

LIKE, MAYBE I COULD GET
A LITTLE TOY MONKEY.

ACTUALLY, WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS,
I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AWESOME

IF THERE WERE A LITTLE
SKELETAL MONKEY DRIVING IT.

LIKE A REAL MONKEY?

YEAH.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.

I COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE
THAT IF YOU WERE INTERESTED.

HOW MUCH WOULD THAT COST?

I'D HAVE TO FIND A
MONKEY SKELETON.

YOU KNOW, I'D HAVE TO ARTICULATE IT
TOGETHER, SO BETWEEN LIKE $1,300

AND $1,800.

IN ADDITION TO THE CAR.

THE CAR NOT INCLUDED.

HOW MUCH WOULD THE CAR BE?

WE'RE ASKING $1,200 FOR IT.

WE ACTUALLY PAID A GOOD AMOUNT FOR IT,
SO... WELL, YOU KNOW, I LOVE HIM.

HE'S A HUNKY, SO... OKAY.

WHY NOT?

HOW SOON DO YOU NEED
THIS FOR YOUR BOYFRIEND?

WELL, I MEAN, IT'S HIS
BIRTHDAY IN A FEW DAYS.

ALL RIGHT.

I MEAN, I'LL HAVE TO SCOUR A LITTLE
BIT, BUT I COULD PROBABLY FIND

SOMETHING BY THEN.

REALLY?

THREE DAYS.

YOU SURE?

YEAH. I MEAN, I
DON'T SEE WHY NOT.

OKAY.

I GOT TO GET TO WORK.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANKS.

THE PAINTING BEHIND YOU.

I HAVE NEVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
SEEN ANYTHING ELSE LIKE THIS.

EVERYTHING'S MADE
OUT OF HUMAN HAIR.

HAIR?

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

EARLIER, A CUSTOMER CAME IN THAT WAS
INTERESTED IN BUYING OUR VINTAGE MONKEY RACER,

BUT SEEMED REALLY INTRIGUED WHEN I MENTIONED
I COULD ARTICULATE A MONKEY SKELETON

TO ACTUALLY FIT INTO THE CAR AND
MAKE IT LOOK LIKE IT WAS DRIVING.

ONLY PROBLEM IS WE DON'T
HAVE ANY MONKEY BONES.

IS MIKE GONNA BE ABLE
TO FIT DOWN HERE?

OH, YEAH.

WATCH YOUR HEAD, THERE, BIG GUY.

WE DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF TURN-AROUND
TIME, SO WE'RE AT AN ARTIST FRIEND

OF OUR'S APARTMENT WHO ACTUALLY
WORKS WITH ANIMAL BONES.

HOPEFULLY, SHE HAS WHAT WE NEED.

THAT'S COOL.

WELL, YOU GOT SOME
INSECT SPECIMENS HERE.

THESE ARE NEAT.

MY NAME IS CHLOE.

I'M A MUSICIAN, AN ARTIST, MOST OF IT
INVOLVING INSECT PARTS, BONES, ANY KIND

OF SKELETAL REMAINS.

THIS GUY HERE WAS
MY FIRST BEETLE.

UH-HUH.

NOW THAT I LOOK AT IT, IT'S PRETTY AWFUL,
BUT AT THE TIME, I WAS PRETTY PROUD OF IT.

I HOPE YOU DIDN'T FIND
THAT IN YOUR APARTMENT.

I HAVE FOUND SIMILAR
THINGS AROUND HERE BEFORE.

MONSTER NEW YORK CITY ROACHES.

YEAH, YEAH.

I GOT A CALL FROM RYAN, AND I MIGHT
HAVE SOMETHING THEY'RE LOOKING FOR.

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A COUPLE PRIMATE
SKELETONS, PLANNING ON ARTICULATING THEM.

I SPENT ABOUT $300 ON IT.

IF THEY'RE WILLING TO PONY THAT
UP, THEN THEY'RE ALL THEIRS.

THIS STUFF HERE I
BOUGHT AS A LOT.

GOT THEM AT A FLEA MARKET.

Ryan:

THIS LOOKS LIKE A BABOON.

NO, THIS LOOKS LIKE
A MONKEY, ACTUALLY.

THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS
MIGHT BE A BABOON.

COUPLE OF MONKEYS.

THEY WERE PRETTY SURE IT WAS A
BABOON AND SOMETHING LIKE A VERVET.

WHICH IS PERFECT, BECAUSE THAT'S,
ESSENTIALLY, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

AND IS THAT PART OF IT, TOO,
OR IS THAT SOMETHING ELSE?

THOSE ARE SOME OTHER GUYS.

SO, THIS GUY GOES TO HERE.

LET'S PUT THESE TOGETHER.

WELL, WHOSE PELVIS
IS THIS, THEN?

MAYBE IT'S THAT ONE.

THIS, I ASSUME, IS THAT?

THAT'S A LITTLE SMALL.

WHEN YOU BOUGHT THESE, DID THEY SAY
THAT YOU HAD COMPLETE SKELETONS?

'CAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE
WE'RE MISSING PIECES.

WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT MONKEY SKELETONS
HERE, NEITHER OF WHICH IS FULLY INTACT,

BUT I THINK I MIGHT BE ABLE TO PIECE
TOGETHER AT LEAST ONE FULL SKELETON.

I WON'T REALLY KNOW THAT UNTIL I
START WORKING ON THE PIECE, THOUGH.

IF WE CAN GET THEM FOR THE RIGHT PRICE, I
GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO TRY TO MAKE THIS WORK.

I SAY THAT WE GO WITH THIS.

YEAH. I MEAN, IF YOU THINK YOU COULD PUT
THEM ALL TOGETHER AND THEN GET THIS GUY

INTO HIS RACECAR.

I MEAN, ASSUMING
EVERYTHING'S THERE.

IF YOU WERE TO SELL EVERYTHING
TOGETHER, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS FAIR?

I WOULD SAY $300.

$300.

$300 FOR ALL OF IT?

I THINK YOU GOT A DEAL.

COOL.

LET'S DO IT.

GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING BY.

THANKS, CHLOE.

DO YOU HAVE A BOX OR
SOMETHING FOR THIS STUFF?

YEAH.

I'LL WRAP THEM UP FOR YOU.

OH, YOU NEED HELP?

NO, THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

I GOT IT.

JUST ASK IF YOU
HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

I'M MOVING OUT OF THE CITY, AND
I'M LOOKING FOR SOME DECORATIONS

TO REMIND ME OF NEW YORK.

IS IT A GOOD MOVE?

IT'S A GOOD MOVE.

IT'S A GOOD MOVE.

OH, OKAY.

WE'RE GONNA HAVE MORE SPACE.

MY NAME IS TIBBIE X.

I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 17 YEARS.

I'M SURE THAT OBSCURA WILL HAVE SOMETHING
THAT NOBODY ELSE AROUND HERE HAS

THAT WILL REMIND ME
OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

IS HE SHOPPING, TOO?

YEAH.

THIS IS SEVERIN.

AWW.

AND, YOU KNOW,
WE'RE INTO HORROR,

OH, YEAH?

WELL, NOTHING LIKE
STARTING THEM EARLY.

YEAH.

RIGHT HERE WE HAVE
A FULL SKELETON.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S SOMETHING
YOU'LL NEED FOR YOUR NEW HOME, BUT...

YOU KNOW, I THINK HE MIGHT JUST
TAKE IT APART, BUT MAYBE WHEN

HE'S A LITTLE BIT OLDER.

YEAH. HE'S GONNA BE
TODDLING AROUND.

YOU DON'T WANT HIM
DISASSEMBLING.

NO.

COULD YOU USE AN
EMBALMING CERTIFICATE?

THAT'S DECORATIVE.

I MEAN, I MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE ONE, BUT
IT'S NOT EXACTLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

I WAS KIND OF EYEING THE
PAINTING BEHIND YOU.

OH. THIS.

IT'S A REAL FAMILY PIECE
IN A REALLY STRANGE WAY.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING
ELSE LIKE THIS.

IT'S AMAZING.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS MADE
OUT OF DIFFERENT COLORS OF HUMAN HAIR.

HAIR?

HUMAN HAIR.

Ryan:

THIS IS THE MONKEY, MIKE.

I HAVEN'T REALLY GOTTEN
THAT FAR THROUGH IT.

I SEE.

I WAS REALLY EXPECTING TO
SEE A MONKEY SKELETON.

I MEAN, IT'S A PILE OF BONES.

I GUESS WE'LL SEE
WHAT HAPPENS, MAN.

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

I'M MOVING OUT OF THE CITY, AND
I'M LOOKING FOR SOME DECORATIONS

TO REMIND ME OF NEW YORK.

I WAS KIND OF EYEING THE
PAINTING BEHIND YOU.

OH. THIS.

IT'S A REAL FAMILY PIECE
IN A REALLY STRANGE WAY.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING
ELSE LIKE THIS.

IT'S AMAZING.

EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IS MADE
OUT OF DIFFERENT COLORS OF HUMAN HAIR.

HAIR?

YEAH, HUMAN HAIR.

IT'S ALL CUT AND
PASTED HUMAN HAIR.

THE VICTORIANS HAD THIS FETISH ABOUT
HAIR BECAUSE IT WON'T DECOMPOSE.

THEY'VE ACTUALLY FOUND EGYPTIAN
MUMMIES WITH FULLY INTACT HAIR.

AND SO IT WAS LIKE SEEN AS A SYMBOL OF
LIFE EVERLASTING, THE PERFECT MEMENTO.

BEFORE PHOTOGRAPHY, PEOPLE CAME UP
WITH ALL KINDS OF CREATIVE WAYS

TO PRESERVE FAMILY MEMORIES.

HAIR'S MADE UP OF DEAD PROTEIN, AND IT
DOESN'T ROT LIKE OTHER BODY MATTER.

IT BECAME VERY POPULAR FOR PEOPLE TO
COMBINE HAIR FROM DIFFERENT FAMILY MEMBERS

INTO WORKS OF ART.

IT'S ACTUALLY WHAT THEY
CALL "PALETTE WORK."

YEAH.

WHICH IS THE HAIR IS ACTUALLY LAID ON
A FLAT SURFACE AND IT'S CUT AND SORT

OF BOUND TOGETHER WITH
ANIMAL-HIDE GLUE.

SO YOU HAVE SORT OF A BIG... IT LOOKS
LIKE A STRAW MAT, BUT IT'S ALL MADE

OUT OF HUMAN HAIR.

AND THEN YOU CUT OUT THE LITTLE BITS
AND YOU JUST GLUE THEM TO THE GLASS.

THIS IS ACTUALLY SANDWICHED
BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF GLASS.

THERE'S SO MUCH DETAIL.

YEAH, YOU CAN SEE THE
LITTLE PILOT IN THERE.

YEAH.

YOU CAN SEE THE PROPELLERS.

EVERY LITTLE TEENY, TINY PIECE IS PUT
INTO PLACE... EVERY LITTLE BRICK.

IT TOOK THE GUY TWO YEARS
TO MAKE THIS PIECE.

WHOSE HAIR IS IT?

THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION.

AND I ALMOST NEVER KNOW THE ANSWER,
BUT THE ANSWER IS ACTUALLY

ON THE BACK OF THIS PICTURE.

IT'S THE GUY'S GRANDMOTHER.

DID HE SCALP HIS GRANDMOTHER?

YEAH, WELL, NO, THEY USED TO
SAVE THEIR HAIR BACK THEN.

PROBABLY THE WHITE BITS ARE HIS
GRANDMOTHER, AND OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE A FEW

OTHER PEOPLE IN HERE, AS WELL.

SO THE WHOLE FAMILY IS
LITERALLY IN THIS PAINTING.

THE WHOLE FAMILY.

I LIKE IT.

IT MAKES SENSE.

IT'S LIKE, "I'M MOVING WITH MY
FAMILY TO START A NEW LIFE."

THIS IS A WHOLE FAMILY PIECE.

AND IT'S REALLY COOL.

SO, I'M A LITTLE BIT SCARED
TO ASK ABOUT THE PRICE.

YEAH, THIS PIECE,
IT'S A LITTLE PRICEY.

THIS THING IS ABOUT A HUNDRED YEARS
OLD, JUDGING FROM THE GLASS,

AND I'VE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE.

AND HAIR WORK... THAT'S
MY TOTAL FETISH.

ASKING ABOUT $2,000 ON IT.

THAT'S DEFINITELY MORE THAN
I WAS LOOKING TO SPEND.

YEAH.

IF YOU COULD GO BELOW $2,000,
THEN I CAN JUSTIFY IT.

IT DOESN'T SOUND SO
DRAMATICALLY EXPENSIVE.

YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.

WOULD $1,700 WORK FOR YOU?

ABSOLUTELY.

YOU GOT YOURSELF A HAIR PIECE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

RYAN'S TRYING TO ARTICULATE A MONKEY SKELETON
OUT OF TWO SKELETONS WE'VE PURCHASED

SO IT FITS INSIDE A LITTLE
RACECAR THAT A CUSTOMER BOUGHT.

I'M HEADING OVER THERE TO
CHECK OUT HIS PROGRESS,

HEY, WHAT'S UP, MIKE?

HOW YOU DOING, MAN?

COME ON IN.

THANKS, THE PLACE IS
LOOKING NICE AS ALWAYS.

THANK YOU.

RIGHT THROUGH HERE.

SO, THIS IS THE MONKEY?

THIS IS THE MONKEY, MIKE.

I KNOW IT'S... NOT
CLOSE TO COMPLETION.

YEAH.

I THREW EVERYTHING UNDER THE TABLE, PUT
TOGETHER CERTAIN SECTIONS, AND I'M WORKING

WITH WHAT'S HERE.

BUT I HAVEN'T REALLY GOTTEN
THAT FAR THROUGH IT.

I SEE.

THE PROBLEM I'M FACING RIGHT NOW IS HOW
TO POSITION THE LEGS SO THAT I CAN SLIDE

THIS PIECE IN THERE AND THAT HE CAN
BASICALLY HOLD THE STEERING WHEEL

AND BE DOING SOMETHING
ELSE WITH HIS OTHER ARM.

WE WANT BADASS MONKEY
IN AN AUTOMOBILE.

YOU KNOW, HE'S GOT THE STEERING WHEEL, AND
HE'S HUNCHED OVER AND HE'S LIKE, "YEAH.

I'M GONNA WIN THIS RACE,"

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

RIGHT.

SO, UNLIKE SOME OF THE LARGER PIECES THAT
I'VE DONE FOR YOU, THIS ALL BASICALLY

HAS TO BE GLUED.

IT'S A RATHER SMALL CREATURE.

AS OPPOSED TO WIRE?

YEAH, I CAN DO SOME WIRING,
BASICALLY UP IN THROUGH THE

SHOULDER BLADES AND THE ARMS, AND I CAN
DO ALSO A LITTLE BIT WITH THE LEGS.

SO THAT MIGHT HELP WITH DOING SOME
MINOR MOVEMENT, IF I HAVE TO DO SOME

SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT.

BUT ONCE GLUED, IT...
ONCE GLUED, THAT'S IT.

IT'S GLUED, RIGHT.

AND THAT WILL BE ABLE TO BE PUT
IN THERE AND TAKEN OUT, THOUGH?

'CAUSE WE'RE CHARGING
HER FOR A FULL MONKEY.

YEAH, SHE'S PAYING FOR A
FULL MONKEY SKELETON.

SO, FOR THIS ACTION POSE YOU'RE TALKING
ABOUT, HOW MUCH LONGER IS IT GONNA TAKE?

ARE YOU GONNA BE ABLE TO GET
IN THE DEADLINE AND STUFF?

I MEAN, I'LL DO MY BEST.

YEAH.

I GUESS WE'LL SEE
WHAT HAPPENS, MAN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, I GOT TO GET TO WORK.

OKAY, MAN. THE MONKEY'S
IN YOUR HANDS, MAN.

TALK TO YOU SOON.

ALL RIGHT, DUDE.

SEE YA.

I KNOW RYAN KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING,
BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THERE,

I WAS REALLY EXPECTING TO
SEE A MONKEY SKELETON.

I MEAN, IT'S A PILE OF BONES.

IF HE CAN'T FINISH THIS THING IN TIME,
HE MAY BLOW TWO SALES TO THE SHOP.

Mike:

THIS IS "ODDITIES."

HI.

HELLO.

HAVE A LOOK AROUND.

THANKS.

ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

ACTUALLY, YEAH.

I'M LOOKING FOR A
GIFT FOR A FRIEND.

UH-HUH.

SHE GOT HER LICENSE
TO BE AN R.N.

OH, ALL RIGHT.

SO, I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
KIND OF MEDICAL RELATED, I GUESS.

I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT I'M LOOKING
FOR OR WHAT I'LL FIND HERE, I GUESS.

OBSCURA HAS A MISH-MASH OF THE KIND OF
THINGS THAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD REALLY

FIND OR SEE OR HAVE.

THIS CABINET, WE HAVE
SOME LITTLE INSTRUMENTS.

THOSE ARE ALWAYS POPULAR WITH
PEOPLE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD.

WOW, A LOT OF THIS
STUFF LOOKS SCARY.

WELL, I MEAN, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SCARY,
WE HAVE SOMETHING INCREDIBLY SCARY.

I'LL TAKE A LOOK.

HERE.

OH, MY GOD.

WHAT IS THAT?

IT'S CALLED A TROCAR.

AS YOU CAN SEE,
IT'S PRETTY SHARP.

A TROCAR IS SOMETHING THAT'S
ACTUALLY USED TO PUNCH INTO THE BODY

AND DRAIN THE FLUID.

I MEAN, USUALLY YOU SEE THEY'RE BIG,
LONG, POINTY THINGS USED FOR EMBALMING.

THAT'S HOW EVERYONE KNOWS 'EM.

BUT THIS ONE WAS ACTUALLY USED
TO PUNCH RIGHT INTO THE BLADDER.

OH.

IF THE BLADDER WAS BLOCKED OF STONES AND IT
WAS GONNA BURST AND IT WAS AN EMERGENCY,

YOU WOULD INSERT IT INTO THE RECTUM AND
THEN PUNCH THROUGH INTO THE BLADDER.

AND ALL THE URINE
WOULD DRAIN OUT.

OH, MY GOD.

THAT'S HORRIFYING.

SO, IF IT COULDN'T BE CLEARED, YOU'D
GET UREMIC POISONING AND DIE.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING
LESS, LIKE, NIGHTMARISH?

HMM.

I GUESS I'D LIKE TO GET HER
SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE FRIENDLY.

UM, FRIENDLY.

LIKE, THESE BOTTLES ARE COOL.

YEAH.

WHAT IS THAT?

STRYCHNINE SULPHATE?

SUGAR-COATED.

STRYCHNINE?

YEAH.

ISN'T THAT POISON?

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY
POISONS KNOWN TO MAN.

IT'S SUGAR-COATED, TOO, SO IT
HAS THIS NICE CANDY SHELL.

IT MAKES THE MEDICINE GO DOWN.

WHO WOULD BE TAKING THAT?

IT ACTUALLY HAD MEDICINAL USES.

IT WAS ACTUALLY USED TO
CURE GASTRIC COMPLAINTS.

AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT WAS
A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPPER.

IT TELLS YOU 1 TABLET.

1 TABLET.

3 TABLETS, YOU'RE DEAD.

I MEAN, DID PEOPLE ACTUALLY DIE
FROM THIS BACK IN THE DAY?

LIKE, THAT WAS A THING?

OH, STRYCHNINE POISONING?

ABSOLUTELY.

A VERY LOW DOSE OF STRYCHNINE CAN BE
A STIMULANT, BUT IN VERY HIGH DOSES,

IT CAUSES VERY STRONG MUSCLE
SPASMS, WHICH CAN BE FATAL,

ESPECIALLY WHEN THE RESPIRATORY
MUSCLES ARE INVOLVED.

SO THAT'S THE REAL STUFF?

WELL, THIS ISN'T ACTUALLY.

I REPLACED THE
ORIGINAL STRYCHNINE.

I REALLY WOULDN'T WANT ANYONE TAKING
HOME ACTUAL STRYCHNINE PILLS.

MAKES ME FEEL BETTER.

YEAH, IT'S SAFER THAT WAY.

THIS IS PRETTY NEAT.

I CAN ACTUALLY SEE HER
PUTTING IT ON A SHELF.

SO, HOW MUCH?

HOW MUCH DOES THAT GO FOR?

I'M ASKING $150 FOR
THIS PARTICULAR BOTTLE.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

GREAT.

SOLD.

I FOUND EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING
FOR, SOMETHING THAT'S DIFFERENT

AND UNIQUE AND THOUGHTFUL.

I DON'T THINK ANYONE ELSE
WILL GET HEATHER STRYCHNINE.

HEY.

WHAT'S UP, ANNA?

HOW ARE YOU?

GOOD. I'M EXCITED.

THIS GUY'S BEEN WORKING HIS
TAIL OFF ON THE PROJECT.

IT WAS A LITTLE TRICKY,
TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

IT TOOK A LITTLE BIT MORE EFFORT
THAN I HAD ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED.

BUT I'LL LET YOU BE THE
JUDGE OF THE END RESULT.

ARE YOU READY?

YES, I'M EXCITED.

OKAY, THIS WAY.

VOILà.

OH, MY GOD.

MONKEY SPEED RACER CAR
WITH MONKEY SKELETON.

OH, MY GOD.

HE'S BEAUTIFUL.

YOU LIKE THE HAT?

I LOVE THE HAT.

I LOVE THE LITTLE HAT.

I WANTED HIM TO HAVE A
HAT, SO THAT'S GREAT.

I LOVE HIM.

IT'S AMAZING, RYAN.

YOU DID SUCH A GREAT JOB.

OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY.

IT JUST LOOKS SO FUNNY AND COOL.

AND HE'S RACING, HE'S A MONKEY.

IT'S PERFECT.

THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING
YOU WON'T SEE AGAIN.

I THINK HE'S ABSOLUTELY
GONNA LOVE IT.

SO, WHAT AM I LOOKING
AT FOR THE TOTAL?

WELL, THE CAR ITSELF WAS $1,200, WE CAME
TO ON THAT PIECE, AND WHAT'D THE MONKEY

COME IN AT?

THE MONKEY ENDED
UP BEING $1,600.

IT WAS KIND OF A RUSH JOB, SO ADD A
LITTLE BIT MORE TO IT BECAUSE OF THAT.

AND THESE AREN'T VERY EASY
TO FIND, BELIEVE OR NOT.

TOGETHER FOR THE WHOLE SHEBANG.

OKAY. I LOVE IT.

ABSOLUTELY.

YAY.

THANKS, ANNA.

THANK YOU.

Mike:

I UNDERSTAND HOW RYAN DID THIS, BUT
I DON'T KNOW HOW HE DID IT SO FAST.

I MEAN, YESTERDAY, THIS
THING WAS A PILE OF BONES.

TODAY IT'S A MONKEY RACER.

MY CLIENT'S HAPPY.

I'M HAPPY.

IN THIS CASE, MONKEY
BUSINESS IS GOOD BUSINESS.