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.
Hey there cool cats and kittens, Mary here to describe to you in great furry detail how totally fucked up and deranged Tiger King is.
First things first, we can all agree that Carole Baskin made minced tiger food, all organic (unless Don Lewis smoked) out of hubby no 2. Howard Baskin, who is hubby no 3, better stay tightly tethered to her pussy patrol — or else. Accidents around big cats are a regular thing. Just ask Joe Exotic who was trying to film a very enlightening reality show about living on the edge of nature.
Before Joe decided to run for president, he was trying to become a reality star. Joe running for president is only marginally less bizarre than Donald Trump running for president. As far as exotic, one has tigers and gay/straight husbands who are only using him for his
tigers money. The other has gold toilets and wives who are only using him for his money. Both have thrones. Although Joe’s is in the middle of an Oklahoma mud pit surrounded by chain link cages. Joe has Carole; Donald has Hillary. And Joe is ready to take on the world! The episode opens with his ‘hit’ country single “Bring It On” — one of his many odes to despising Carole. Fucking. Baskin.
The first episode centered around The Tiger King Joe Exotic himself. The second took a deep dive into the cult-like ways of Doc Antle. This third episode though is the wildest ride of the season so far. It’s all about Carole Baskin and if she fed her poor husband, Don Lewis, to the tigers. SAY WHAT NOW? Her first husband went missing, and many people believe Carole had something to do with it.
Joe has made it has mission to tell us how much he hates this woman. However, it’s not just Joe that thinks Carole has blood on her hands. There’s a slew of people in Don‘s life that think his cat crazed wife Carole did him in. From businesses associates to Doc to Don’s family and friends. They all find the disappearance more than suspect. They are pointing the finger square at Carole. Did Don really become tiger food?
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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