weird america

East Brunswick doctor’s zany waiting room inspires Travel Channel show

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 3/28/17

If you step into ophthalmologist Dr. Mark Leitman’s waiting room in East Brunswick, you may spot a couple of magazines in the corner — but you probably won’t need to read them.

That’s because Leitman’s 300-square-foot waiting room is packed with over 1,000 colorful, zany, odd and intriguing objects — including minerals, dolls, clowns, butterflies, shells and photographs.

Leitman’s kaleidoscope of an office recently inspired the Travel Channel’s new show “Weird America” to stop by. On the show, Irish comic Kevin McGahern explores the weirdest sights in the United States.

The show premiered on Saturday, March 18, with a segment on Leitman, who lives in East Brunswick, as well as Margate’s Lucy the Elephant and the 50-pound Mount Olympus burger at the Clinton Station Diner.

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