Netflix is known for putting out high-quality television series, and movies, but their most recent foray into the world of documentaries has made one of their new shows infamous. With everyone self-isolating at home, most people have managed to watch the documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness. It follows the lives of three exotic animal owners – Carole Baskin, Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle, and the tiger king himself, Joe Exotic. The true star of the show is Joe Exotic, a polygamous, country singing former zoo owner in the state of Oklahoma. Anybody who has watched this show has had a lot of feelings and reactions around its unbelievable story. Keep scrolling to see some of the most comical fan comments about these three characters and their big cat-obsessed lives.
The Crocodile Hunter
Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin was one of the most renowned conservationists in the world before his untimely passing in 2006.
He had his own show called ‘The Crocodile Hunter Diaries,’ which showcased him in various remote locations around the world hunting for rare animals. It was an excellent way for his audience to learn about exotic animals in their natural habitat. Joe Exotic fancied himself as something similar to Irwin, but he was a pretty poor version in comparison.
How To Become A Tiger King
It might seem like it would be pretty easy to become a tiger king, but as Joe Exotic, Carol Baskin, and Doc Antle showed, it takes years. While the three share their so-called ‘love’ of exotic animals, specifically big cats, there are a few other things that tie them together.
One of these is their need to have leopard print fabric in the form of clothing, hats, furniture, and anything else that could have an animal print on it somewhere in their vicinity. This starter pack is what any true tiger king wannabe needs if they want to live the Joe Exotic dream.
Courtroom Fashion Faux Pas
If you have seen the docuseries, then you know that Joe Exotic spends a lot of time in and out of various courtrooms. His flair for the dramatic does not stop at the G.W. Zoo, though; he brings it straight into any courtroom hearing he has.
We’re not sure why his lawyer didn’t tell him that courtrooms tend to require a suit and tie, and not an Ironman t-shirt. He showed up for this deposition, looking like he had just stepped out of his trailer. What we want to know is why he dresses up more for the zoo in bedazzled button-ups and cowboy hats, than he does for court?
The Documentary Nobody Knew They Needed
Sometimes a show or documentary comes out, and it becomes an instant classic. Tiger King was that as soon as it began streaming. As each character was introduced, viewers found themselves glued to the screen in a mixture of awe and horror.
Joe Exotic was not alone at G.W. Zoo and had two partners who he referred to as his husbands. John Finlay and Travis Maldonado all lived with Joe and even had a wedding ceremony where the three exchanged vows. They all worked at the zoo together, although both of Joe’s husbands are rumored to have suffered from substance abuse issues.
The Roaring 20s
2020 was supposed to be the start of the roaring 20s. It seemed like a lot of good things were on the horizon. Sadly everything changed when recent events forced people out of public spaces and into self-isolation.
This means there has been a lot of time to watch shows like Tiger King, which showcases three humans whose lives pretty much sum up what 2020 has been like so far. We’re optimistic, though, and we know that there are good things still to come. If you need a lift me up, just listen to one of Joe Exotic’s greatest hits from one of his many self-produced country albums.