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'Deadliest Catch': 800-lb. swinging pot nearly takes out two men

'Deadliest Catch': 800 Lb. Swinging Pot Nearly Takes Out Two Men

On "Deadliest Catch," a massive arctic storm hit the Bering Sea, forcing everyone to work together just to stay alive.

Axel, the captain's nephew and one of the crewman, struggled to keep control of an 800-pound pot used to catch King Crab. With 25-foot swells and hurricane-like conditions, losing control of the pot put himself and his crewmates in serious danger.

When Axel wasn't able to grab the pot with both hands, he said
it just got too rough, and he lost control to the wave, just trying not to end anyone's life. Luckily, everyone survived.

Fans on Twitter were loving the drama and close calls -- some fans calling it their favorite show on television.

The executive producer explained to Zap2It why fans love the show so much -- it's probably the most real 'reality' show.

"Reality TV, which by its very nature -- camera crews, lights, producers, etc. -- can't exactly reflect the way reality is when it isn't being filmed ... The thing about our show is, it's probably the only reality show that's just reality."

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lorrink13 April 30 2014 at 1:58 PM

My husband and I love this show. It shows the human side of people. Not actors, no fakers- just great viewing.

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oregontrailcowby lorrink13 April 30 2014 at 3:59 PM

not enough cocaine to make it "real"... it is all b.s.... spend some time in dutch or the bering and you would know what reality is...

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Chris April 30 2014 at 5:19 PM

These guys and others have been crabbing in these conditions long befothre Hollywood got involved. These guys and others have been crabbing in these conditions long before Hollywood got involved.

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tleecomm April 30 2014 at 6:56 PM

Why the hell are they fishing in a hurricane?

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Living Legend tleecomm April 30 2014 at 9:52 PM

Their time for fishing is very limited. Different crab seasons are only days and weeks long.

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Stephen Johnson tleecomm May 01 2014 at 1:49 AM

To make a living as the season is so short

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Franco April 30 2014 at 4:39 PM

I have a friend that caught crabs on land! :O)

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Living Legend Franco April 30 2014 at 9:54 PM

Was it recorded?

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Franco April 30 2014 at 4:34 PM

The deadliest catch is a plutonium infected fish.

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Who Me Franco April 30 2014 at 6:34 PM

No it's not. A Kardasian catch is the worst

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dohcman April 30 2014 at 4:04 PM


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Annmarie April 30 2014 at 7:22 PM

Love the show. Moved from NJ and a small (Very like the town) fishing town that has its own co-op on the Atlantic. I always watch what's happening and yes its real!

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wboozer@mail.com April 30 2014 at 7:55 PM

Every year I look up the most dangerous jobs among workers, and since I have been doing this, only two occupations top the list: fishermen and loggers. The death rate among them is so far ahead of all others that to be so employed would take someone who places little value on his life.

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donahuepapad123 April 30 2014 at 8:03 PM

im gonna say what everybody is thinking and waiting for , thats when one of the ships loaded with camras goes under and the crew (most of them ) have to get on a life raft to be rescued , ??? dont lie , its just like the people who say , they watch the car races to see the cars zip by and around the track 200 times for the fun of it ?? they are waiting for the screeching tires and twisting metal ,flips and roll overs , and the smokey carnage after ? and it will happen , sonner or latter , one of these camra crews is gonna know what frozen crapp in ya pants feels like .......

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fjc1008 April 30 2014 at 2:05 PM

about only show on tv worth watching

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