It’s impossible to list all of the wacky details in Netflix’s Tiger King. Between the multiple murder mysteries and cult-like situations, you might’ve totally missed that the main “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is not just a roadside zoo owner, but also an aspiring country music star. Several of Joe’s music videos are featured in the series, including “I Saw a Tiger” and “Here Kitty Kitty.” And as Joe explains in the show, he has released two albums with a total of 28 songs, 16 of which have music videos.
The full versions of these music videos are available on YouTube, and wow. Just wow. Here’s the video for “I Saw a Tiger,” which is the video most prominently featured in the Netflix series. Tigers make several appearances in Joe’s music videos, naturally.
Here’s the “Here Kitty Kitty video,” a track about Joe’s arch-nemesis Carole Baskin. The video shows a Carole lookalike feeding meat to some tigers, a not-so-subtle reference to the fact that Joe believes that Carole killed her late husband and fed him to her tigers.
And here’s the video for “My First Love,” which is about Joe’s first husband, John Finlay.
It might not surprise you to learn that Joe isn’t actually singing in these songs, although he does a pretty convincing job of pretending.
The voice you hear is actually a singer named Danny Clinton, who signed on to write and sing some songs with no idea that Joe was going to pass them off as his own.
Classic Joe Exotic.
Alright, so after you’ve watched these videos… Joe Exotic is insane, right? It’s not us who are crazy… he’s crazy, yeah?
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