Tanked

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Tanked
Also known as Tanked: Unfiltered
Starring
  • Wayde King
  • Brett Raymer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 49
Production
Running time 42–43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Animal Planet
Original run August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)  – present
External links
Website

Tanked is a reality TV series airing on Animal Planet. It follows the operations of Las Vegas based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King. ATM bills itself as the world's largest manufacturer of customized aquarium installations.[1] In addition, Wayde's wife/Brett's sister Heather is the company's accountant and Heather and Brett's father Irwin Raymer (also known as The General) is the office manager.[2]

Other regulars include Shop Manager Robert "Robbie Redneck" Christlieb and sales coordinator Agnes Wilczynski.

In 2012, Animal Planet has re-released the entire series with additional text commentary from the cast under the name Tanked: Unfiltered.[3] New episodes currently air on Fridays at 10pm, eastern standard time.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 6 August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07) September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16) TBA TBA TBA
2 8 April 14, 2012 (2012-04-14) June 9, 2012 (2012-06-09) TBA TBA TBA
3 30 August 11, 2012 (2012-08-11) December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20) TBA TBA TBA
4 TBA March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07) TBA TBA TBA TBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Prod. No.[4]
1 1 "Brett Takes a Dive"(Pilot episode) August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07) 101
Brett builds a car theme tank in record time, and Brett is nervous to use his new scuba skills.
2 2 "Swimming with the Sharks" August 19, 2011 (2011-08-19) 102
Wayde and Brett try to avoid sleeping with the fishes when they design a 1,000 US gal (3,785 l), mob-inspired tank. Meanwhile, Wayde's wife, Heather, is persuaded to walk among sharks; and the Acrylic Tank Manufacturing team works on a phone-booth aquarium for a homesick New York family.
3 3 "Rules of Engagement" August 26, 2011 (2011-08-26) 103
A hydraulic tank gives a business a boost and comes with a hidden engagement ring; a diner owner wants a tank to go with the restaurant's decor.
4 4 "Be Cool" September 2, 2011 (2011-09-02) 104
The finishing touches are put on a 57,000 US gal (215,768 l) aquarium in a Dallas megachurch; a woman surprises her fiancé with a beer-keg tank for his basement hangout; Brett makes unauthorized enhancements to a lawyer's reception-desk tank.
5 5 "Good Karma" September 9, 2011 (2011-09-09) 105
A request for a precisely constructed Feng Shui tank helps Brett discover his zen, unlocking the gateway for inner peace and outward annoyance to his fellow ATM crew. Meanwhile, an overhead bed boat tank, custom themed after a well-known children’s book, brightens the spirits of a five-year-old boy with many surgeries ahead of him. Brett and Wayde are brought to tears by the gratitude of the little boy, who couldn’t dream of anything more. Finally, a visit to the Atlantis Aquarium tank allows big payback as Heather gets her revenge by secretly signing Brett and Wayde up for a caged shark dive.
6 6 "Tricks of the Trade" September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16) 106
A skateboard ramp tank has Wayde & Brett grinding their gears to find a solution to keep the acrylic from scratching; The ATM team builds a surprise octopus tank for Wayde's birthday; and Vegas weather is threatening a meltdown on an outdoor gumball tank.

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Prod. No.[4]
7 1 "Fish Out of Water" April 14, 2012 (2012-04-14) 201
Wayde and Brett are back home in New York to see a long-time client to discuss the installation of a shark tank for his recently built orthodontist office; a display tank for an appliance store.
8 2 "Old School vs. New School" April 21, 2012 (2012-04-21) 202
A pinball-machine tank for an arcade-game enthusiast in Chicago; a tank for a robotics-systems company in Massachusetts.
9 3 "Serenity Now" April 28, 2012 (2012-04-28) 203
A tank for a tattoo parlor in Las Vegas to soothe nervous customers; a show piece for a furniture store in North Carolina.
10 4 "Roll With It" May 5, 2012 (2012-05-05) 204
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos ask Wayde and Brett to turn an old school bus into a mobile fish tank, but they have to change plans when they learn they can't pay for it; Brett comes up with a unique tank design for his mother's favorite nail salon.
11 5 "Tanks for the Memories" May 12, 2012 (2012-05-12) 205
The crew discuss their favorite tanks and pranks from Season 1 in an episode that features unseen footage.
12 6 "Polar Opposites" May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19) 206
The hosts head to the Valley View Casino in California to build a 35 ft (10.7 m) long marquee tank within a strictly specified amount of time; the Monte Carlo's Minus 5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas has the guys in the deep freeze constructing a jellyfish tank.
13 7 "Most Challenging Tanks" June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02) 207
Wayde and Brett revisit their most challenging Tank builds.
14 8 "Where the Wild Things Are" June 9, 2012 (2012-06-09) 208
Wayde and Brett Have to come up with a tanked first when they incorporate all of what Petco has to offer in building them a three part tank for their headquarters. Also they get to build a tank built for Rock Legends Kiss!

Season 3 (2012–13)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Prod. No.[4]
15 1 "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Tank" August 11, 2012 (2012-08-11) 301
In the third-season premiere, Brett and Wayde work on a shark tank with a "Jaws" theme for comedian Tracy Morgan.
16 2 "For Love of the Game...Or Money?" August 18, 2012 (2012-08-18) 302
A koi pond for the NFL's Bart Scott; a vault tank for a Florida technology company.
17 3 "Flying High and Sinking Deep" August 25, 2012 (2012-08-25) 303
A manufacturing company flies Wayde and Brett to Chicago on a private jet to pitch their ambitious plans for a large aquarium over a second-floor staircase; a Caribbean restaurant in Philadelphia wants an interactive window tank with remote-controlled submarines.
18 4 "Nuclear Family" September 8, 2012 (2012-09-08) 304
The Acrylic Tank Manufacturing crew recall the most memorable tanks of the year, and share the highs and lows of working for a family business.
19 5 "Love is an Illusion" September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) 305
A Houdini Tank for Neil Patrick Harris; a tv tank for a small client.
20 6 "On the Road Again" September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22) 306
Brett and Wayde recall their most memorable tank-building experiences.
21 7 "Midwest Zest" November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) 307
A treasure chest tank for a children's hospital; new responsibilities for Agnes and Heather; a tank for a leasing company.
22 8 "Pranks and Dranks!" March 22, 2013 (2013-03-22) 308
Brett and Wayde work on a tank with a twist for Jackass creator Jeff Tremaine. They also visit the Tropical Smoothie Cafe for a sweet treat.
23 9 "Learn to Love or Love to Learn" March 29, 2013 (2013-03-29) 309
Las Vegas Weddings asks the guys to make an old-school Vegas style tank for their chapel. And the Lion's of Saint Leo University ask for a new draw in their student common area.
24 10 "Groovy Sarcophagus, Man" April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05) 310
In New York, a Cleopatra-inspired hotel asks the guys for a one-of-a-kind tank that fits their theme. Also, Spencer Gifts asks for a larger representation of their iconic lava lamp.
25 11 "Tip of the Hat to the Devils" April 12, 2013 (2013-04-12) 311
The Fairleigh Dickinson Devils request a tank with fire and fish for their student pub. In Vegas, a hat making company wants a giant koi pond that looks like a top hat.
26 12 "Spin the Bottles" April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) 312
A rocket ship tank is requested for a candy shop. The guys outfit it with a launch pad, countdown and smoke machine. Plus a vineyard owner requests his historic old wagon be used for displaying a tank outside.
27 13 "A Guide Light to Fitness" April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26) 313
Wayde and Brett design a multipurpose tank for a fitness mogul; an Alabama casino requests a tank with a scaled replica of a historical lighthouse.
28 14 "Nigiri and the NBA" May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03) 314
Wayde and Brett create a temporary tank for basketball star Dwyane Wade; a North Carolina restaurant requests a burger- and sushi-filled aquarium.
29 15 "Fermenting Donuts" May 10, 2013 (2013-05-10) 315
Wayde and Brett transport a fully operational beer fermenter, then head south to create a doughnut-shaped tank.
30 16 "A Healthy Dose of ATM" May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17) 316
A Florida medical facility desires a tank in the shape of a syringe; the guys must construct an aquarium for their new shop.
31 17 "Jurassic Campground" May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31) 317
Redneck designs a RV aquarium; the team builds a large indoor tank that holds both alligators and sharks.
32 18 "Popcorn on the High Seas" June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07) 318
Wayde and Brett create two aquariums for a mall's new food court, then work to transform a vintage popcorn machine into a tank.
33 19 "Sweet Memories" August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02) 319
34 20 "Just What the Doctor Ordered" August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09) 320
35 21 "Smiling is the Best Medicine" August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16) 321
36 22 "Lifestyles of the Fish & Famous"
"Tanked Celebrity Edition" (as broadcast)
August 23, 2013 (2013-08-23) 322
37 23 "Brace Yourself for Employee of the Month"[4] September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) 323
38 24 "Tricks and Trees" September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13) 324
The guys are challenged to build an aquarium inside an oak tree. Back in Vegas, a store's request for a coffin tank brings the scare tactics in everyone.
39 25 "Rock 'n Roll Eruption!"[4] November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01) 325
40 26 "Legal Vending Machine"[4] November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08) 326
41 27 "Tracy and his Octopus"[4] November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15) 327
42 28 "Crazy Client Requests"[4] November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22) 328
43 29 "Betty White's Got an App for That"[4] November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29) 329
44 30 "Holiday Special"[4] December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20) 330

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date Prod. No.[4]
45 1 "Driving New Business"[4] March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07) 401
46 2 "NASCAR and Baseball Champions Tanks"[4] March 14, 2014 (2014-03-14) 402
47 3 "Tanks on Tap"[4] March 21, 2014 (2014-03-21) 403
48 4 "Tank This"[4][5] March 28, 2014 (2014-03-28) 404
49 5 "Give a Dog a Phone"[4][6] April 4, 2014 (2014-04-04) 405
50 6 "Hang Ten Barbeque"[4][7] April 11, 2014 (2014-04-11) 406
51 7 "Playing Favorites"[8] April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18) 407
52 8 "Dining With the Fishes"[9] April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25) 408
53 9 "Making History"[4][10] May 2, 2014 (2014-05-02) 409
54 10 "Shark Buffet"[11] May 9, 2014 (2014-05-09) 410
54 11 "The Winds of Trade"[4][12] May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16) 411

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acrylic Tank Manufacturing". Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tanked Bio". Tanked Bio. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  3. ^ TV Listings – Tanked: UnfilteredAnimal Planet (accessed 30 June 2012)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Shows A-Z – tanked on animal planet". the Futon Critic. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tank This". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Give a Dog a Phone". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hang Ten Barbeque". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Playing Favorites". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dining With the Fishes". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Making History". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Shark Buffet". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Winds of Trade". Tanked: Episode Info. MSN TV. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
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