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9 Odd Jobs That Could Only Work On TV

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    Many of your favorite TV shows feature jobs that probably weren't featured at your high school or college job fair: NBC page, vampire hunter, whatever Barney does on How I Met Your Mother. Even stranger are some of the part-time jobs these fictional characters took on to help them pay the rent on their fictional apartments that they could never have afforded in real life. Ahead, we look at 10 such gigs — the weirdest we remember seeing on the small screen. While it wouldn't be too bad to be a demon yoga instructor, we'll pass on anything that involves a dunk tank.








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    Boy Meets World (1993-2000) — Dunk-Tank Lobster

    Poor Eric thought he was getting a job as a model (he did have nice hair), but instead, he ended up in a food court dunk tank (a trend we're sure was rampant in suburban malls in the '90s). That's some serious attention to detail on the part of the lobster folks; it really does look like melted butter.

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    Supernatural (2005-Present) — Yoga Instructor

    There's nothing inherently strange about teaching yoga, but how often do demons instruct students in the ways of downward-facing dog?

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    Friends (1994-2004) - Costumed Diner Worker

    Though, of course, the crown for the weirdest themed restaurant worker will always go to the fast-food knight.

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    Roswell (1999-2002) — Alien Museum Assistant

    In a town where the hottest job for teens involves a uniform that includes deely boppers (the official name for plastic alien antenna on springs), poor Max found himself an even more embarrassing gig: stuffing entrails back into an alien display. The fact that he, himself, is an alien is really beside the point.

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    Parks and Rec (2009-2015) — Resident Campaign Carpenter

    So, this is a title we're bestowing upon Ron Swanson, but if the bandsaw fits. Tom does explain the lack of a red carpet, but Ron never really addresses why he thought his handcrafted stage was complete without a set of stairs.