Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Is there anyone left on the Internet who doesn’t think Carole Baskin fed her former husband Don Lewis to the tigers? Yeah, didn’t think so.
If you’ve watched the Netflix sensation Tiger King (if you haven’t, do you live under a rock?), you probably had many takeaways from the docu-series that has turned into the gift that keeps on giving during this quarantine. The one thing many of us are convinced of is that Carole was involved in her late husband’s disappearance. Hell, even OJ Simpson thinks she’s guilty. But when it comes to taking a polygraph test to prove her guilt innocence, Carole is stuck between a can of sardine oil and a meat grinder.
Tiger King has kept fans interested long after the show’s initial release. There are murder plots, big cats and a wild cast of characters. But one thing that made Tiger King so riveting is the relationships between all these big cat people. They are strange to say the least. Carole Baskin, who married her current husband, Howard Baskin while he was dressed in some caveman/tiger ensemble. And let’s not forget she has been accused of knocking off her previous husband, Don Lewis, and feeding him to their tigers. This is a claim she has vehemently denied but after the series, it’s raised more questions than answers.
Then there is Doc Antle, who seems to be running a harem of women out of his sanctuary. I will never understand how that man has gotten so many women to be with him. Finally, in what is possibly the strangest of all relationships, is Joe Exotic. Apparently, Joe had 5 husbands total but only 3 of them were featured on the docuseries. John Finlay, the toothless wonder shown in the series, was actually Joe’s third husband. Lucky number 4 was Travis Maldonado, who wed Joe in ceremony with John too. But John moved on to a woman and Travis met an untimely death, leaving Joe to look for someone else. And he found him in a then-22-year-old Dillon Passage.
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! We are back with another Tiger King story. Despite Joe Exotic being the intended
train wreck star of the show, one thing people can’t stop talking about is whether or not Carole Baskin killed her husband, Don Lewis. Is there anyone out there who has watched that doesn’t think Carole killed her husband? Anyone? Show yourselves now!
Well, I know the people who DO think Carole killed him and I am one of them. The others are Joe and his whole team of merry maniacs (obviously). Also Jeff Lowe and his crew. Don’s old attorney/friend, Joe Fritz, even suspects foul play and wants the cops to come over for a beer to discuss it. Then there’s Don’s family and former assistant, Anne McQueen. Hell, even O.J. Simpson got on the Carole Killed Him Train.
If you haven’t watched Tiger King on Netflix, please run and don’t walk to check it out. It’s got everything – rednecks, intrigue, murder, weirdos, and tigers. Also, the stories coming out of this docuseries will positively sustain you during this quarantine. Trust me.
One of the biggest stories to come out of Tiger King isn’t just Carole Baskin allegedly killing her husband, Don Lewis. Nay, it’s how Joe Exotic ended up in jail on charges of animal abuse and the murder-for-hire plot of his nemesis, Carole. Joe is currently serving 22 years on 17 counts. He’s busy appealing and even has Cardi B believing that he was set up. Me, I’m not so sure. Ok, I am sure – he belongs in a cage, like the animal he is!
Tiger King is the gift that keeps on giving. Usually when a show is over, we have covered all the bases and there is only so much we can say. But not Tiger King. Every day, more and more comes out. A lot of that is due to Carole Baskin and all the wild accusations that she killed her former husband, Don Lewis. The docuseries certainly covered it but since it’s been over, seems like we are just getting started.
Carole maintains her innocence and vehemently denies she had anything to do with Don’s death. So does her current husband, Howard Baskin. But they seem to be the only ones that are claiming her innocence. At this point, it’s hard to ignore all the stories coming out against her.
If you didn’t watch Tiger King, I want to know what you’ve been watching in quarantine. Even OJ Simpson is sharing his two cents on Tiger King.
Specifically, he has shared his thoughts about whether or not Carole Baskin killed her second husband Don Lewis. The irony in OJ giving his analysis on this topic is not lost on me. Not at all.
There are lessons to be learned from Tiger King and the brief explosive reign of Joe Exotic. Live by the code of the jungle, metaphorically die by it too. In the series finale Joe goes down for orchestrating a murder for hire plot to once and for all stop Carole Baskin from stealing his zoo. The zoo Joe does not in fact even own anymore.
Joe caged wild animals and took away their freedoms and finds himself in a cage after being nabbed by the FEDS on what appears to be some trumped up charges. Working behind his back to seize the zoo was a collection of barely contained beasts: Carole Fucking Baskin, Jeff Lowe, and Joe’s former friend “businessman,” James Garretson.
There is no more humanity left in Joe Exotic, as he is completely ruled by his animal instincts to self-preserve.
The fifth episode of Tiger King serves as a lesson that nothing good comes from too much crazy in one place. Not only did some of this behavior seem normalized, but it was also was encouraged. Joe Exotic dives into politics, while suffering personal tragedy. The dynamics of the park also begin to change.
Jeff Lowe has managed to bamboozle Joe into giving him ownership of his zoo. With new management, major changes begin to take place. Jeff immediately fires half of the staff and insults them on their way out of the door. One of the most significant changes is the entrance of his associate, Allen Glover, who was hired as a handy man for the zoo. This won’t seem significant this episode, but just keep Allen’s name in the back of your mind.