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'Deadliest Catch': Captain Phil's must-hear 'fart bubbles' theory

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Season 5 of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch has made me more tense than a shower scene on Oz. I needed a moment of levity last night. The Time Bandit hitting another “crabalanche” while working the plentiful secret family fishing ground known as “the Butt Cheeks” was nice, as was narrator Mike Rowe’s announcement that Captain Sig had quit smoking for all of 3.5 hours. But it was really Captain Phil who came through with his “fart bubbles” theory. Crabs are “fartin’ little machines,” he said. “We can find those fart bubbles, we got it made. You watch, if there’s fart bubbles, there’s crabs.” Enjoy the clip below.