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Richard Heene: My Son's Like a Rocket, Man

10/20/2009 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Heene thought about sending one of his kids flying through the air at high, uncontrollable speeds before -- though the first time, he didn't actually stage an elaborate hoax around the idea.

Richard Heene
TMZ has obtained a clip of Heene's Internet show -- which he also sold on DVD -- called "The Psyience Detectives." Heene often put his kids on the show, which featured Richard trying out his various crack pot scientific theories. His wife Mayumi also served as an editor.

In this particular clip, Richard shoots a 60lb rocket into the air and shouts, "60 pounds! That's like launching one of my little children" ... foreshadowing faux-flying-Falcons to come.

Unlike the balloon, Heene had full FAA approval for this launch.

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misslazy    

This guy is a abuser of his kids and his wife. he needs to go to jail before he hurts someone for fame.

1830 days ago
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lovemichaelforever    

is the psy for psycho or just evidence of his wife's education level?

1830 days ago
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Sad sad    

I don't get the excitement here.

1830 days ago
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snickers    

Who cares anymore??

1830 days ago
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ecco6t9    

So how long before these jackasses meet the jackasses of Jon and Kate?

1830 days ago
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Jee    

I don't know why the TMZ staff continues with stories of this lunatic. It's just making him more famous, which is what he wants. We really don't care how messed up this guy is. His 5 seconds are over. Leave it alone already.

1830 days ago
22.

the man    

Maybe his defense will be that he is retarded.

1830 days ago
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oreo    

I just keep lmao when I think about them chasing that balloon and how the kid was at home the entire time.

1830 days ago
24.

Irene    

I am a realtor and get helium balloons every week for open houses. Can't imagine how many it would take to hold a small boy but I would guess hundreds...I walk around in the wind with 24 and it doesn't even knock me off my feet so it would be lots.

This guy needs an insanity clause and the kids taken away...to put their lives in danger for fame???? What is wrong with him...he is too crazy for a show.

1830 days ago
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Attorneymom    

These are the Punkazz Parents of the Year. They took the title away from Jon and Kate.

Join the Alliance Against Punkazz Parents. I am tired of this s***.

Motto: Punkazz parents raise or abandon punkazz children that wreak havoc upon the Earth and then grow up to become punkazz adults who then have more punkazz children and thus the cycle of destruction and dysfunction continues from one generation to the next.

1830 days ago
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kb    

mental illness is a sad thing. now he becomes our entertainment, we are all laughing at what was meant to be serious. i actually kind of feel sorry for him, a tiny, tiny bit. nice unrestrained child riding in the truck in the video. he has his 5 minutes of fame, but its gonna cost him and his family the rest of his life. i see a tragic end to this, with him possibly trying to take his own life, if not his whole family. he needs to be watched carefully.

1830 days ago
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Attorneymom    

Join the Alliance Against Punkazz Parents

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Motto: Punkazz parents raise or abandon punkazz children that wreak havoc upon the Earth and then grow up to become punkazz adults who then have more punkazz children and thus the cycle of destruction and dysfunction continues from one generation to the next.

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1830 days ago
29.

Skank    

TMZ IS GIVING THIS FOOL EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED.....FAME! HE'S AN IDIOT AND HAS FOUR BLOGS ON JUST THIS PAGE! ENOUGH ALREADY, MAKE HIM GO AWAY!!!

1830 days ago
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Larry Graves    

This video should be used as more evidence of him being a poor father, as his children were not wearing seatbelts.

1830 days ago
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