TLC to air “Boston Underdogs,” “132 lb. Scrotum” specials

U.S. cable network TLC will air the one-hour specials about an Irish-Bostonian dog lover (pictured) whose devotion to canines threatens her relationships, and a Las Vegas man whose enormous testicles impede his daily life.
August 1, 2013

U.S. cable network TLC will air the one-hour specials Boston Underdogs and The Man With the 132 lb. Scrotum this month.

Boston Underdogs, produced by Half Yard Productions, follows Irish-Boston dog lover Stacia Gorgone (pictured above) as she runs a dog rescue business, KickAss K9, with three of her best friends.

Her unwavering devotion to dogs causes tension with her boyfriend, friends and family; a situation compounded by a brawl between two friends and her lack of financial funding, according to the network. The drama comes to a head as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade approaches. The special will air on August 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Meanwhile, The Man With The 132 Lb. Scrotum – produced by Firecracker Films and distributed by Zodiak Rights – drew 3.9 million viewers when it aired in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 earlier this year.

The doc profiles 49-year-old Las Vegas resident Wesley Warren Jr., who lives with a rare and mysterious illness that doctors refer to as scrotal elephantiasis or scrotal lymphedema. His swollen scrotum is so large it has left him unable to wear pants, walk normally, work, drive, have sex or sit down without the aid of a milk crate.

The special will air on August 19 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Zodiak is distributing the film internationally under the title The Man With the World’s Biggest Testicles.

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