Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy
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|Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy|
|Starring||Larry the Cable Guy|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||33|
|Location(s)||Various locations in the United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Parallel Entertainment, Pilgrim Films & Television|
|Original channel||History Channel|
|Picture format||1.78:1 widescreen|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital Stereo|
|Original run||February 8, 2011– present|
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy is a reality TV show on the History Channel. On January 26, 2010, the TV channel History announced it was ordering a series starring Larry the Cable Guy, titled Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. It premiered on February 8, 2011. In the series, he travels America and experiences a variety of different life styles that occur "only in America"- the comedian explores the country, immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies. In Canada, the series started airing on The Comedy Network in November 2011. Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy returned on May 8th at 9/8c on history.
The premise of the show is that Larry goes to different locations in America learning or participating in local events or jobs.
Each episode starts with Larry speaking,
"Listen up, America. I'm Larry the Cable Guy, and I love this country. So I had decided to find out all the things that make this country great. The people, the history, the way we do things. Only in America."
- Larry Makes Moonshine (February 8, 2011)
Larry learns about the history of moonshine in Georgia and how it built a billion dollar sport, how to have proper etiquette in Vermont, and visits a festival that revolves around frogs. NASCAR driver Bill Elliott makes an appearance.
- Larry Goes to the Swamp (February 15, 2011)
Larry visits people who live in the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey traveling circus in Virginia, and a soap box derby in Oregon.
- Larry Shoots Guns/Larry Gets the Horns (February 22, 2011)
- Larry Breeds Mules (March 1, 2011)
- Larry Races Dogs (March 1, 2011)
- Larry Gits a Gator (March 8, 2011)
- Larry Goes Trucking (March 15, 2011)
- Larry Is an Astronaut (March 29, 2011)
- Larry Rides with the Hells Angels (April 5, 2011)
- Larry Deep Fries Everything (April 12, 2011)
- Larry Digs for Gold (April 19, 2011)
- Larry in Hillbilly Country (May 3, 2011)
- Larry Is a Logger (May 10, 2011)
- Larry Goes North (May 17, 2011)
- Larry is the Sheriff (June 7, 2011)
- Larry Steps Into the Ring (June 14, 2011)
- Larry Is Amish (June 21, 2011)
- Larry Beefs Up (June 28, 2011)
- Larry Cuts the Cheese (July 5, 2011)
- Larry & the Superpig (July 12, 2011)
- Alaska Moose Season (Jan. 11, 2012)
- Mutant All-Beef Road Trip (Jan. 18, 2012)
Larry visits Wisconsin to visit a milking house, watch a calf being born, take a bite out of the world's largest cheeseburger, and visit a meat packing plant, as well as deal with a prank from his camera crew.
- Extreme American Critters (Jan. 25, 2012)
Larry spends this episode going to extremes to show you how Americans go to extremes when it comes to animals. He begins in the coastal marshes of Florida where he's assisting a scientist with the ultimate alligator obsession. Larry helps the young researcher take blood, urine and even vomit from gators in the name of science. The he is off to Colorado, where a terrified Larry works with the brave, dedicated staff of Serenity Springs, a haven that takes in ferocious big felines that have nowhere else to go and gives them state-of-the-art medical and dental care. Finally, Larry apprentices with a Maryland taxidermist, revealing how Americans turned stuffing critters into a popular—and sometimes very wacky—art form.
- Naked Cowboys & Reptile Wrangling (Feb. 1, 2012)
Larry first goes south to experience the extreme jobs involving alligators and then goes to New York City to watch a man famously make a living using a silly gimmick: Play a guitar in just his underwear.
- American Guns (Feb. 8, 2012)
Larry trains to stalk and shoot with the US Army's elite snipers at their training center in Fort Benning, GA. Then he heads to Colorado Springs, Colorado to meet "the most armed man in America" who goes by the name Dragon Man. Finally, Larry goes to the deep Ozarks to see how squirrel hunting created the original American sharpshooters.
- Redneck Extravaganzas (Feb. 15, 2012)
Larry heads down south to show us how the American redneck creates entertainment. He first goes to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, to put his redneck cred on the line as he tries his hand at mud bogging. Then in Tampa, Florida Larry sees how good ol' boys who like to wreck stuff put their martial arts "breaking" skills to use as they attempt to tear down a whole house by hand. Finally, Larry meets up with Bubba Blackwell, an American daredevil who tries to jump a bunch of buses.
- Larry's Favorite Stuff (Feb. 22, 2012)
Larry enjoys some of his most favorite things such as driving cattle in Florida, selling used cars in New Jersey, and working with a man named "Mr. John", who cleans porta-potties.
- America After Dark (Feb. 29, 2012)
Larry checks what goes on at night. First, Larry gets goes shrimping with a four-generation shrimping family as they head into shark-infested waters at night. Then, Larry helps exterminators catch critters that only come out in the dark. Finally, Larry searches for paranormal activity when he joins a team investigating agitators from the afterlife at a haunted Virginia historical site.
- Larry Goes To Washington (March 7, 2012)
Larry spends a few days getting behind-the-scenes at some sites in our nation's capitol. He first gets access to the nerve center of the Pentagon few civilians have never seen before. He was the first on air talent from a none news crew allowed in the War Room as he explains during the program. Then Larry gets inside the FBI by being an actor. His participation in FBI scenario training reveals how agents master self-control and situational awareness. Larry then tries to become a G-Man (slang) and finally Larry tries at being a DC tour guide on the Amphibious vehicle DC Ducks tour.
- American Invasion (March 14, 2012)
Larry joins in with citizens who deal with critters that have invaded our country. First, Larry teams with a pair of guys who use GPS-enhanced dogs and their own strength to deal with the pesky problem that is the feral pig. Larry then heads to Louisiana to catch nutria, a large, ugly and very hungry rodent that has been destroying the natural vegetation and chowing down on a levee. Larry ends his trip at a "carp rodeo" in Iowa, a wild and watery way to control the population of a voracious species of fish.
- Kentucky Road Trip (March 21, 2012)
Larry visits the great American worker at the plant making the great American muscle car the Corvette. Larry also takes a quick visit to Louisville to visit the Louisville Slugger manufacturer. Then Larry goes searching for Bigfoot and aims to see if Kentucky has the best Sasquatch hunters anywhere.
- Louisiana Road Trip (March 28, 2012)
Larry spends some time in and around New Orleans to see the way they do things in the Big Easy. First, Larry tackles fishing for Silver Carp and Gar and lands a bunch. Larry goes after the freaky fish that is the favorite challenge he good ol' boys of Morgan City, Louisiana. Next, Larry helps clean the mess that is the French Quarter the morning after a typical weekend. He also visits a warehouse where all year long people create and house the parade floats for the yearly Mardi Gras Parade.
- Special Access (April 4, 2012)
Larry goes where no one goes. Behind-the-curtain at some American spots that are always marked "Authorized Persons Only." First, Larry goes to a secret location to help the ultimate bomb squad get rid of explosive material. Next, Larry goes to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and joins the Transportation Security Administration or TSA and is shown how they check baggage and passengers. And Larry gets inside the everyday media machine at WGNO TV New Orleans and is a reporter for a day.
Episode 1: Larry Herds Dinosaurs (Premiere Date: May 08, 2013) Larry takes a treacherous trip through Arizona to find out why folks choose to live in this sun-scorched state. His first creepy-crawly encounter is with a family that uses this desert landscape as a natural resource for their spider venom business. The critters then get much larger as he visits a big character and his big birds at the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Larry's last stop is at the final resting place for some even bigger birds: the Air Force Boneyard, where the heroic jet planes of yore are both preserved and picked apart.
Episode 2: Larry vs. The Killer Bees (Premiere Date: May 15, 2013) Larry makes his way across Iowa to become a carny at one of America's oldest state fairs! Larry's trip starts with a chance meeting with an alligator wrestler, which leads to Larry and crew watching over a baby gator on their way to Des Moines. The journey also includes a jittery Larry among thousands of swarming bees as he learns the tricks of the trade at a honey farm as well as a stop at the Iowa house that inspired the iconic painting "American Gothic". At the fair, Larry attempts to uncover the secrets of carny life before reuniting with "The Swampmaster" and wrangling a wild 8-foot gator for the crowd's enjoyment.
Episode 3: Larry Gets Lost in Space (Premiere Date:May 22, 2013) The destination is Roswell as Larry and crew make a pilgrimage across the space-crazed state of New Mexico. However, after some stops along the historic trail of space history, the trip takes a very dramatic turn! An amateur rocket scientist launches an intrepid Larry the Cable Guy bobblehead into the edge of space, accompanied by his cameraman's wedding ring. But when GPS complications ensue, finding Space Larry and the ring becomes a thrilling race against time. The show ends with a freaky and funny set of close encounters with the alien experts of Roswell.
Episode 4: Larry Confronts the Apocalypse (Premiere Date: May 29, 2013) Larry uncovers how ingenuity, passion, sweat and sugar made Pennsylvania an industrial powerhouse. He starts by braving heights and heat as he joins a bunch of boilermakers as they do their gritty work on a Pittsburgh area power plant. He then sees the power of poop as he visits a bohemian entrepreneur who has turned the family feces into fabulous fertilizer. And then it gets weirder as he visits the bunker of the supreme survivalist of the Keystone State. Finally, he goes to the town built on everyone's favorite Pennsylvania product: Hershey!!
Episode 5: Larry Gets Trashed and Tanked (Premiere Date:June 05, 2013) Larry is on a mission to show how America is the land of the great ideas and finds all the evidence he needs on a road trip through Minnesota. The adventure starts on an extremely stinky note as Larry works with a farmer who turns restaurant scraps into a nutritious feed for his hogs. Larry then shows up at the doorsteps of Minnesotans responsible for three major inventions: the Post-It Note, the Nerf Ball and the game of Twister! After a weird side trip to a beard and mustache competition, Larry concludes on a highly destructive note at an innovative business called "Drive-a-Tank." It don't get much more "Only in America."
Episode 6: Does Larry Eat Poop? (Premiere Date: June 12, 2013) Larry's on the hunt for the crazy critters that have tormented Floridians for ages. First, he steps lightly as he follows one of the state' leading herpetologist as he tracks and collects some of the most venomous snakes in the world. He then brings them in to a place called the Serpentairum where he helps milk the poisonous venom so it can be used for future cures. Larry then takes a break a nearby corn maze to celebrate America's leading cash crop and try to write his own message in the corn. Finally, Larry joins a merry band of trappers to learn the art of armadillo hunting–and armadillo eating. (Maybe!)
Episode 7: Larry Crushes the Competition (Premiere Date: June 19, 2013) Larry road trips through Missouri to show how American obsessions can turn into everything from extremely odd contests to a billion-dollar business. He starts by seeing just how far a fixation with anvils can take a man–and it's a lot farther than you think. Then he goes on a rabbit hunt the very old fashioned way–by using predatory birds, but gets both less and more than he bargained for. After a quick stop to take in the astonishing sight of the smallest horse in the world he heads off to Hazelwood, MO, where one man's obsession led to the birth of the Great American Monster Truck. Larry not only drives Bigfoot, the very first monster truck, but also Bigfoot #5–THE biggest truck in the world. You have to see it to believe it.
Episode 8: Larry's Vegas Hangover (Premiere Date: June 26, 2013) Larry heads to Las Vegas to immerse himself in the extremes that only Sin City can provide. He starts aboard the Hangover Heaven bus, a roving recovery vehicle for last night's hard partiers. He then hits the Heart Attack Grill, the eatery that proudly serves up high-caloric cardiac nightmares. He then teams up with his old pal Carrot Top to show off the town's most destructive resident, a mechanical monster called Robosaurus. After seeing the only laundry facility big enough to handle the extreme needs of the Vegas hotels, Larry joins America's most famous male strippers and puts on a Chippendale show like no other!
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- Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy at the Internet Movie Database
- Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy at TV.com