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Everything We Learned in the New Episode – Variety



For all you cool cats and kittens who want extra “Tiger King,” Netflix delivered a bonus episode of interviews on Sunday morning.

Hosted by Joel McHale, “The Tiger King and I” aftershow introduced again favorites like John Finlay, Erik Cowie and Kelci “Saff” Saffery. The “Tiger King” crew talked about how they’re getting used to their new celeb statuses and revealed a number of secrets and techniques that didn’t make it into the present.

Listed below are the highlights from the interviews.

Joe Unique is terrified of huge cats

The present saved the most effective interview for final as TV producer Rick Kirkham dropped a number of bombshells, together with that his wannabe TV star was fearful of his personal animals. Joe Unique (whose actual identify is Joseph Maldonado-Passage) would often pose with two tigers who have been blind and tranquilized, posing no risk to him.

Joe killed a horse and fed it to tigers

Kirkham shared one other grotesque story about Maldonado-Passage the place he pretended to absorb an previous horse from a girl who visited his zoo. Maldonado-Passage instructed Kirkham to maintain the cameras rolling as he agreed to deal with the horse, however then shot it lifeless when the lady left, saying “I don’t deal with no person’s animals. Now they’re tiger meat.” He then chopped up the horse’s physique and fed it to his tigers, in keeping with Kirkham.

Saff’s tiger assault was used within the zoo’s security video

Zoo supervisor Saffery didn’t have any drawback speaking in regards to the tiger assault that mauled his hand, and mentioned footage of the incident was utilized in a security video on the zoo. Maldonado-Passage by no means gave him any cash after the accident or spoke to him about it once more. Saffery added that he trusts the tiger that attacked him greater than he trusts his former boss.

Joe spoke to a shaman after Travis’ dying

After Travis Maldonado died from an unintended, self-inflicted gunshot, Maldonado-Passage visited a shaman to assist come to phrases with the loss, in keeping with Joshua Dial. The previous marketing campaign supervisor mentioned that Maldonado-Passage’s situation worsened after his shaman go to.

Jeff Lowe is aware of the actual purpose James Garretson labored for the FBI

James Garretson first appeared as Jeff Lowe’s buddy and enterprise companion, however was quickly revealed to be an FBI informant who helped take down Maldonado-Passage. Garretson claimed he grew to become the FBI’s mole as a result of they have been keen to forgive him for illegally proudly owning a lemur, however Lowe claims there’s extra to the story. Sadly, Lowe didn’t elaborate on what he knew.

Jeff owns 60-70 Affliction shirts

As if it have been an unstated rule, Lowe was nearly at all times seen sporting an Affliction t-shirt on “Tiger King.” He claimed he owned between 60 and 70 of the graphic tees, and added that he solely began sporting leather-based jackets after he labored on the zoo as a result of his arms would get scratched.

No person is aware of why Allen was within the bathtub

One of many standout interviews from “Tiger King” was carried out in a tub with Lowe’s buddy and Maldonado-Passage’s hitman, Allen Glover. There was sadly no clarification or context within the present for why Glover was within the tub shirtless, and never even Lowe is aware of.

Folks forged a “Tiger King” film

Many individuals are already imagining which actors can be good for a “Tiger King” film, and several other of the interviewees gave their decisions. Former zoo supervisor John Reinke selected Matthew McConaughey; Kirkham mentioned Billy Bob Thornton; and Saffery needed “Johnny Tsunami” actor Brandon Baker or joked Ken Jeong could also be match. John Finlay instructed Selection that Channing Tatum, Shia LaBeouf or Tom Hardy can be his picks.

There isn’t a lot sympathy for Joe

Maldonado-Passage was convicted to 22 years in jail for animal abuse and plotting a murder-for-hire, and never many individuals need to see him freed. Zoo worker Cowie mentioned “good riddance” and that he’ll doubtless die in jail. Many individuals recalled the proprietor’s unhealthy mood and cruelty to animals, and Cowie and Kirkham remorse ever assembly him. Saffery was the one one to say that he hopes Maldonado-Passage doesn’t die in jail.

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