We’re back with another developing story coming out of the Netflix documentary Tiger King. It’s like the crazy train has left the station and the next stop is Carole Baskin’s front porch. Since the docuseries came out, there has been so many theories and speculation about whether or not Carole killed her multi-millionaire husband, Don Lewis. Carole claims that he disappeared one day and probably just moseyed on down to Costa Rica to never return. Joe Exotic (and pretty much everyone else) alleges that she killed him and fed him to her big cats.
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say Carole probably isn’t telling the whole truth. For starters, she has crazy eyes. Anyone can see that. But seriously, she talked about how to get a tiger to eat a human. She remarked, “Just cover them in sardine oil or something they want to eat, should do the trick.” Ermmm, ok then!
Let’s face it, we aren’t the only ones thinking Carole might have offed Don when the relationship went sour. She just so happened to cut everyone out of his will right before he disappeared. It’s definitely worth looking into for that sardine comment alone.
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! From now on, That is the only appropriate greeting when we are talking about Tiger King. Welcome to the episode two recap. I’m sure you already know from watching episode one, you’re in for a wild ride. We start to hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how all of these strange relationships are mixed together. Big cat people are clearly stranger than a bunch of tigers in the middle of Oklahoma. Or a monkey in baby clothes. Or eating expired Walmart meat off the back of a truck. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on, curious kittens.
In this episode, Carole Baskin is going to give us some aggressive flower crown work. I’m not really sure if she did that on purpose to soften her image. Or maybe she just really missed a turn and didn’t realize she’s not at Coachella. Over in Joe Exotic’s
red neck of the woods, one of his employees got their arm chewed off by a tiger and one is left to wonder how something like this didn’t happen sooner. All Joe worried about how it will impact him financially.
On the East Coast, we get a deep dive into the life and times of Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who shall be called “Doc” for the purpose of me not having to type out “Bhagavan” every time I bring him up. Also, because they say is a doctor of mystical science and I think it’s important to give respect where respect is due. We also get to meet the self-proclaimed Scarface of the business, Mr. Mario Tabraue. He’s an ex-drug lord who may or may not have cut up an ATF agent that was investigating him and when asked about it, simply shrugs and wonders what it matters. Ummm….a lot? It matters a lot.
There’s no one quite like Joe Exotic, star of the wild new Netflix mini-series, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” When this seven-part series dropped on Netflix on March 20th, it became an international sensation almost overnight. And it’s impossible to have missed hearing about it. There are countless memes and references flooding social media. Quarantined-Americans obsess over the latest binge-worthy phenomenon.
In fact, there are two types of people right now: Those that have seen Tiger King, and those whose curiosity has been piqued to the point where they are asking others: “Should I watch this Tiger King thing?”
The answer to that question is an emphatic YES. This too-bizarre-to-be-true real-life crime story is a train-wreck of epic proportions, a story that is impossible to look away from populated with a group of zany, memorable characters. It’s not only the best thing on TV right now – and a much-needed diversion for us all – but it’s also perfectly suited for Netflix. It’s a show that you’ll consume easily over the course of a day or two, before spending more time Googling things like “Is Joe Exotic real?” or “Carole Baskin” or “Don Lewis disappearance” than you did watching the show itself.
If you thought “Making A Murderer” was filled with classy people, just wait until you get a hold of Joe Exotic and his merry band of misfits. Joe Exotic is Steven Avery mixed with Richard Simmons and Ted Nugent, with just a hint of Steve Irwin thrown in.
If you’ve already seen Tiger King, you won’t mind reading on, but if you haven’t, stop fighting it. Let’s take a look at the first episode in the series and if you have not and don’t want to be spoiled, please come back later!
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The Netflix series Tiger King is wildly popular. Of course, people are going to capitalize on that as much as they can. And, now, there’s a scripted series in the works.
That’s right, actors will portray Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, and the other key players in this complicated story.
Tiger King stars Jeff Lowe and Joe Exotic are not on good terms, to put it mildly. Jeff cooperated with the feds and now Joe is in jail, serving a 22-year sentence for hiring a hitman to kill his enemy Carole Baskin.
In the Netflix series, Joe insisted that Carole Baskin killed her husband Don Lewis back in 1997. He was convinced that Carole fed her then-husband to one of her tigers. Don’s children had nothing nice to say about Carole. They are upset with Carole for all the money she inherited from their father. Pretty much no one had anything positive to say about Carole, except for her current husband Howard Baskin.
The Netflix documentary Tiger King has provided many of us with some much-needed entertainment during this tough time in the world. The saga that primarily focused on Joe Exotic and his mortal enemeny Carole Baskin has captivated us all. And there’s even more content to consume even after the episodes have aired.
The cast members are doing interviews, of course. Fans are spotting them in past pop culture moments. One of them even took part in Britney Spears’ performance of “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Cardi B even ranted on social media, hoping that Joe would get out of jail. There’s just so much to digest when it comes to this cast of characters and there’s new information on an almost daily basis.
Everyone remembers that big, yellow snake from the iconic Britney Spears performance of her song “Slave 4 U” at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. That moment will live on in pop culture history forever and ever. That snake was (and still is) so enthralling that it was easy to forget that there were other outrageous elements of that performance. As a Britney superfan, I honestly had no idea that there were tigers on stage with the pop princess.
But, now we all have tigers on our mind thanks to the hit Netflix show Tiger King. And, yes, there’s a Tiger King connection to this performance. Ever since the show came out, fans are spotting the cast members (and heir tigers) in pop culture moments. Tiger King’s own Doc Antle, you know the one with 644,444 wives, is in the background of Britney’s performance. He is there keeping an eye on the tiger, of course.
I’m not gonna lie, those Joe Exotic music videos we saw in Tiger King were so entertaining. Despite the ummmm….unusual subject matter, I could not help being enthralled. I wasn’t the biggest tiger enthusiast (before watching, obviously) and I am too scared to support any sort of beef against Carole Baskin. Still, I couldn’t help laughing at some of the music videos and the fact that Joe found the perfect Carole look-alike to portray her. Talk about dedication there!
While Joe certainly has an intriguing magnetism, he doesn’t actually have a great singing voice, at least that we can actually confirm. Apparently, he was lip-syncing all of those songs. He was also pretending that he knew how to play the guitar.