A Chinese acrobatic troupe showcases a young lady, scarcely ordinary, who, lying on the floor, magically balances trays of wine glasses (doesn’t say if they’re glued to the trays or not) on her toes and other parts of her anatomy; she and her compatriots build a tower of chairs while gaping Schneider and Cornett gawk.
A 10-year-old four-way amputee shows true grit as he lives out his life with wonderful parents and choice friends. He’s charming, and his accomplishments and energy are impressive.
In yet another seg, a gigantic, gentle whale shark whose mouth could accommodate several people floats by in tropical waters as fish people nuzzle up to him.
Docu includes a “News of the Extraordinary,” collection of briefer items. A Hawaiian woman shells a coconut with her teeth; a blindfolded youth guesses a postage stamp’s origin by licking it (after Schneider and Cornett have both handled it).
Producers ballyhoo the hour in true carny style by flashing too many clips about upcoming acts, but it’s not much of a complaint. Schneider asks TV audiences for more features, which hands the show a comfortable, corn pone touch. Program in this day of overglitz and celeb flashing is comfortable and watchable and should do well. Believe it or not.