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That's two of the three Big Cat owners featured in the show who were indicted, Joe Exotic was convicted.   That leaves only Carole Baskin.   She might regret being so high profile.

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I don't think the series is glorifying anyone. The only facility they showed that actually treats the animals properly is run by a crazy cat lady who may have buried her murdered husband somewhere on site. There were about four named people on the show that seemed like decent folks, and none of them were owners.

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19 hours ago, Bruinsfan said:

I don't think the series is glorifying anyone. The only facility they showed that actually treats the animals properly is run by a crazy cat lady who may have buried her murdered husband somewhere on site. There were about four named people on the show that seemed like decent folks, and none of them were owners.

She didn't bury him on the site, she fed him to the big cats.   Make sure you get your salacious rumor right.   

15 hours ago, RealHousewife said:

Is there anything close to proof Carole murdered her husband?

Direct evidence?   No.   Circumstantial -- yes.    He went missing supposedly on a trip that no one can prove he ever even left on.   He was supposedly talking about divorce, which Carole denies adamantly.   She had him declared dead realllllllly quick after he went missing so she could probate the Will.   Which mysteriously left everything to her and nothing to his kids from his previous marriage.    He did have a good relationship with those kids and a previous Will had provided for them.   

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9 hours ago, merylinkid said:

She didn't bury him on the site, she fed him to the big cats.   Make sure you get your salacious rumor right.   

Direct evidence?   No.   Circumstantial -- yes.    He went missing supposedly on a trip that no one can prove he ever even left on.   He was supposedly talking about divorce, which Carole denies adamantly.   She had him declared dead realllllllly quick after he went missing so she could probate the Will.   Which mysteriously left everything to her and nothing to his kids from his previous marriage.    He did have a good relationship with those kids and a previous Will had provided for them.   

Thank you. I watched Tiger King and get that it's all very suspicious. I don't think she should have been on DWTS. But I still wonder if he faked his death or had any enemies. 

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The apparently faked will, the relative stepping in to the investigation of Don's disappearance, and the handyman who implicated himself while threatening his wife are the compelling signs of foul play to me. Absent those I'd find it just as likely that Don Baskin is somewhere in South America partying it up with his friends from the drug cartels.

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So, if anyone is jonesing for more Tiger King craziness, check out the episode of Ghost Hunters where they investigate Joe's home.  The state of that house is much more frightening than any ghostly activity!  Apparently horses have access to the house and have helped trash it.  The weirdest shot is a horse, standing solidly, legs apart, in the living room, peeing a great volume. There are still full prescription bottles belonging to Joe, his satin embroidered jackets are still there, and Zak Bagens, the host, finds a penis pump in a drawer.  Jeff and Lauren are featured, as are Erik (who is still his awesome honest self) and Alan the hitman.  There is a funny scene where Jeff is supposed to have left his home so the investigators could do their thing but, when they come in, he scares them half to death by moving under a tiger-patterned comforter.  Good times. If you can't find it on your t.v. schedule, it's streaming for free on the Travel Channel website.

Edited by Cowgirl · Reason: Had the wrong name for the hitman. Don't want him to come get me!
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4 hours ago, Cowgirl said:

So, if anyone is jonesing for more Tiger King craziness, check out the episode of Ghost Hunters where they investigate Joe's home.  The state of that house is much more frightening than any ghostly activity!

I have no interest in re-visiting the show, or any of the people from it, but I do remember how awful his home looked when he lived in there! It looked like something straight out of an episode of Hoarders.

I'm thinking no self-respecting ghost would want to haunt that place!

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I definitely think any apparitions people might have seen in that home would have more to do with Joe's stashes of drugs than anything paranormal.

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On 11/3/2020 at 11:15 AM, Cowgirl said:

So, if anyone is jonesing for more Tiger King craziness, check out the episode of Ghost Hunters where they investigate Joe's home.  The state of that house is much more frightening than any ghostly activity!  Apparently horses have access to the house and have helped trash it.  The weirdest shot is a horse, standing solidly, legs apart, in the living room, peeing a great volume. There are still full prescription bottles belonging to Joe, his satin embroidered jackets are still there, and Zak Bagens, the host, finds a penis pump in a drawer.  Jeff and Lauren are featured, as are Erik (who is still his awesome honest self) and Alan the hitman.  There is a funny scene where Jeff is supposed to have left his home so the investigators could do their thing but, when they come in, he scares them half to death by moving under a tiger-patterned comforter.  Good times. If you can't find it on your t.v. schedule, it's streaming for free on the Travel Channel website.

Of course I watched this. The penis pump and Alan stirring under the covers cracked me up. They were convinced Travis was haunting the place. 

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I know their policy is to minimize contact between humans and the animals, and they never have people go into an enclosure that has an unsedated cat running loose, but could they make an exception for Zak just this one time? Pretty please?

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Sounds like Big Cat already has the PR machine geared up to avoid a lawsuit on this one.   Untrained people working with big cats is always going to lead to a disaster, no matter how long they "volunteer."

 

Although at the end it noted there is legislative coming up for a vote that would ban the sale of big cats.   I do support that.   Just not Carole Baskin (or quite frankly any of these yahoos)

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Producers Guild of America nomination!

Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television

“60 Minutes” (CBS) – Season 53
Producer: Bill Owens

“The Last Dance” (ESPN) – Season 1
Producers: eligibility determination pending

“Laurel Canyon” (EPIX)
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“McMillion$” (HBO) – Season 1
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“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” (Netflix)
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One year anniversary of the premier so the local news radio station did a "Where Are They Now" piece:

https://wtop.com/entertainment/2021/03/where-are-they-now-catching-up-with-tiger-king-cast-a-year-later/

Cardi B started a go fund me for Joe Exotic's release?     I am no fan of Carole Baskin's (she exploits the Big Cats for attention as much as anyone, not to mention that little detail of her "missing" husband) but I do believe he tried to have her killed.   Joe Exotic is crazy and he hated Carole.   

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On 3/19/2021 at 7:26 AM, merylinkid said:

One year anniversary of the premier so the local news radio station did a "Where Are They Now" piece:

https://wtop.com/entertainment/2021/03/where-are-they-now-catching-up-with-tiger-king-cast-a-year-later/

Cardi B started a go fund me for Joe Exotic's release?     I am no fan of Carole Baskin's (she exploits the Big Cats for attention as much as anyone, not to mention that little detail of her "missing" husband) but I do believe he tried to have her killed.   Joe Exotic is crazy and he hated Carole.   

Based on this article it sounds like nearly everyone’s lives went down hill after the series was aired on Netflix. Fame doesn’t always equate to fortune.

I had a good laugh hearing about Joe Exotic supposedly having his team waiting outside the prison where he’s serving time with a limo, makeup artist and hair stylist in preparation for his pardon by Trump. I would’ve love to have been a fly on the wall when the last hour came and went for him to be pardoned and no pardon being received. I wonder what made him so sure he’d get out? I’m glad it did not go the way he expected. He’s right where he belongs. In prison. 

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NBC's Tiger King Show Casts Tony award winning actor John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic

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“I’m thrilled to take on the role of this modern folk antihero,” Mitchell said in a statement. “Joe and I are the same age and like him, I grew up queer in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas so I feel like I know a little bit about this guy and his desperate attempt to conquer an inhospitable world.” It was previously confirmed that the series, using the working title "Joe Exotic" for the time being, will air on NBC, USA Network, and even the streaming service Peacock.

The new series isn't based on Netflix's version of the story but rather the Wondery Podcast series named for the bizarre zookeeper turned convicted felon (Wondery's podcast actually debuted two weeks prior to the Netflix series).

 

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Seriously, he is describing him as an antihero?

Sorry but Joe Exotic is anything but.

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Apparently there was a "pet" tiger roaming around in Houston the other day.   While the deputy was trying to figure out what to do, someone showed up in a SUV, grabbed the tiger's collar and drove off with it.   Since then the person who drove off has been arrested -- turns out he is a murder suspect (quelle surprise I know), but the tiger is MISSING.   So who is everyone and their great aunt interviewing about the tiger?   Not zookeepers, not wildlife experts, nope, the one, the only, where is your husband Carole Baskin.

https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/big-cat-rescue-founder-tiger-king-carole-baskin-tiger-found-roaming-houston-neighborhood/285-70edbf3c-3a94-4144-b148-fcecc1e58a0d

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Dude had that tiger well-enough trained that it returned home to wait in the yard after getting out, let him put it in an SUV by himself, and apparently didn't maul him during a high-stress chase situation. If he gets off the murder charge Baskin needs to hire him to work with her big cats!

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43 minutes ago, Bruinsfan said:

Dude had that tiger well-enough trained that it returned home to wait in the yard after getting out, let him put it in an SUV by himself, and apparently didn't maul him during a high-stress chase situation. If he gets off the murder charge Baskin needs to hire him to work with her big cats!

He probably would have been useful at Joe's zoo too. LOL 

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On 5/12/2021 at 11:19 PM, Zella said:

He probably would have been useful at Joe's zoo too. LOL 

Running it? Because yes, this tiger would have done a vastly better job running that zoo than Joe did.

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