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List of the best Taboo episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Taboo episodes of all time are. Fans of Taboo are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.
A list made up of episodes like "Signs of Identity" and "Extreme Kids." What is the best Taboo episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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SexualityDec 02 2002 Cross the line of defined gender and plunge into the lives of people living in the gray area of sexuality.
FoodSep 30 2002 Savor the forbidden taste off taboo meals from around the globe, some hilarious others deadly serious. Find out why eating habits--like language--are a key definer of culture.
Extreme ChildhoodJul 21 2004 An 8-year-old trains as a boxer in Thailand; a 4-year-old becomes a virgin goddess in Nepal; a 13-year-old plants dynamite in Bolivian mines.
Rites of ManhoodSep 20 2004 Tests of manhood, including a scarification ritual, are examined.
Gross GrubSep 13 2004 A look at unusual eats around the world, including rotten fish heads; grilled guinea pig; and cheese with maggots.
Skin DeepAug 05 2007 In Iceland's traditional Thorrablot celebration in February, a chef prepares rotting shark meat, goat's head and other hard to swallow dishes for their traditional buffet. And in India, an ...more
Initiation RitualsAug 05 2007 Systems of justice in different cultures are examined. Included: tribal justice in the West African nation of Togo and revenge killings in Albania.
Teen Sex Season 3 Episode 8: Learn why girls around the globe are having sex at different ages and for different reasons.
WitchcraftOct 28 2002 Take a secret look at our darkest ritual - black magic. Explore the nature of power itself, and how it both elevates and corrupts our species.
Rites of PassageDec 30 2003 Explore how different cultures mark milestones along the path of life.
Evil Spirits Season 1 Episode 6: How do we confront evil? Explore how cultures around the world fight back - some in ways that shocked outsiders might call taboo.
Beyond the GraveFeb 17 2010 In an effort to cope with death, we shroud it in ritual and surround it with taboos. And what one culture sees as a normal way to deal with the dead, for another might be forbidden. In Nepal, a ...more
Nasty Jobs Season 3 Episode 18: Explore some of the jobs in different societies that most can barely imagine doing.
DrugsNov 11 2002 Take a trip from traditional acceptance to modern rejection, exploring how drugs are used in ancient cultures and why they are prohibited in modern ones.
Body PerfectNov 10 2003 On the island off the coast of Indonesian Sumatra, the wife of the Mentawi tribe chieften, undergoes a teeth filing ritual to beautify herself. Her teeth are sharpen with a machete. In Los ...more
JusticeOct 06 2003 Taboo looks at rites of passage around the world including a boy's circumcision in South Africa, an Apache's girls ritual of womanhood, and American couple's journey into old age.
DelicaciesOct 13 2003 In Iceland's traditional Thorrablot celebration in February, a chef prepares rotting shark meat, goat's head and other hard to swallow dishes for their traditional buffet. And in India, an ...more
Spirit WorldJul 07 2004 A look at the spirit world, and how it's represented in different cultures. Included: The Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia, where participants pierce themselves with steel skewers and ...more
Extreme EntertainersJan 19 2004 Entertainment in different cultures. Included: the training of a Japanese geisha; cross-dressing cabaret performers of Thailand; American circus sideshow performers who pierce their bodies with ...more
Living With the Dead Season 3 Episode 4: Meet Eric from Jacksonville, Fla. Whose online business sells true crime collectibles murderabilia.
Odd Couples Season 3 Episode 5: Meet couples in marital bliss whose relationships may seem quite odd for many others.
Freaky Remedies Season 3 Episode 3: In cultures around the world, many still look to monks, mystics, and magic potions for cures.
Extreme Fighting Season 3 Episode 2: Witness the extreme fighting practiced by different cultures around the world.
Booze Season 3 Episode 1: Experience the personal stories of those whose lives have crumbled due to alcohol addictions.
Outcasts Season 2 Episode 12: National Geographic examines outcasts around the world--branded as outsiders by their behavior, appearance or birth.
Initiation Season 2 Episode 10: Some groups require new members to pass tests designed to prove they are worthy. How much pain would you endure to belong?
Marks of Identity Season 2 Episode 9: How far would you go to mark your identity? Everyone belongs to some kind of group, and the ways people show that belonging can be extreme.
Secret Lives Season 3 Episode 6: Meet people who are living two lives that can be seen as deceitful, bizarre and Taboo.
Strange Behavior Season 3 Episode 7: Meet 17-year-old Bethany who has the uncontrollable urge to pull out her hair.
US of Alcohol Season 3 Episode 17: See the effects of party-goers' excessive alcohol consumption and the stuggle to save their lives.
Old Enough? Season 3 Episode 16: How young is too young? When is it too soon to lose your childhood innocence?
Weird Weddings Season 3 Episode 19: Experience bizarre weddings from around the world. And who said the couple had to be human?
Extreme Bodies Season 3 Episode 15: Examine people who haven taken body modification to the extreme.
Weird Collections Season 3 Episode 14: For many, collecting knick knacks or other objects is a hobby; for some, it's a bizarre obsession.
Private Passions Season 3 Episode 13: Human beings have a natural desire to find a mate. But not all matches are made from one mold.
Strange Passions Season 3 Episode 10: Explore the many variations on the traditional ideal of heterosexual monogamy and marriage.
Extreme Collectors Season 3 Episode 9: See what happens when collections cross the line from passion to obsession.
Blood Bonds Season 2 Episode 8: What kind of family is taboo for you? Not all families consist of a husband, wife, and their dependent children.
Child Rearing Season 2 Episode 7: When it comes to raising children, what one culture holds sacred another may find taboo.
Bizarre Burials Season 3 Episode 12: Witness bizarre burials from around the world, including exotic dancers at a graveside in Taiwan.