The seven part series which landed on Netflix on March 20 tells the story of Joe Exotic, a gun-toting, mullet-ed, polygamist who runs a huge roadside zoo in Oklahoma, housing a huge number of tigers, lions and other animals and his rivalry with local animal rights activist, Carole Baskin. It also includes drug lords, murder plots, amputations and country music videos. Yup, we said it was a wild ride.
As we find ourselves in our own form of captivity, self-isolating to help stop the spread of Covid-19, Tiger King could not have arrived at a better time. So for the ultimate distraction from what's going on in the world, here are some of the best memes and tweets to come out of the craziest Netflix show to date...
The docuseries is getting many viewers through lockdown
Me explaining #TigerKing to my mom:— Pete Stegemeyer (@itspeterj) March 24, 2020
There's a magician, meth head, tiger tamer, country singer, gay polygamist, an Alex Jones type but with live tigers in his videos, and presidential/gubernatorial candidate.
Mom: that's too many people to track
Me: oh that's just one guy
The 5 stages of Quarantine:— Jarvis (@jarvis_best) March 28, 2020
5. OMG TIGER KING
During this difficult time, celebs have proved they're just like us. Absolutely obsessed with the chaotic energy of the show
Hi. Here’s Sylvester Stallone dressed up like Jeff Lowe from #TigerKing with his wife as Carole and his daughter as Joe Exotic. That’s it. Have a great night because it made mine. pic.twitter.com/thcgR7VilJ— Chase Snyder (@ChasingSnyder) April 1, 2020
Has anyone seen Tiger King on Netflix?!?! It is crazy!!!!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 22, 2020
Bout to start a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 28, 2020
if u haven’t started watching “Tiger King” yet you’re trippin— JoJo. (@iamjojo) March 23, 2020
Tiger king on Netflix is wild.— samsmith (@samsmith) March 24, 2020
Many viewers found themselves admiring Joe Exotic's well, exotic wardrobe
Coachella fashion is either Joe Exotic or Carole Baskin, there’s no in between pic.twitter.com/ik2kAYNuSA— Amanda Hutcheon (@amanda_hutcheon) March 29, 2020
JOE EXOTIC LOW KEY A FASHION ICON— DJ ASTRO 8000 (@Astro8000_) March 25, 2020
I had to do a style trend report for work and you better fucking believe I did it on Joe Exotic pic.twitter.com/ouwXdKQ2dd— FKA twigs talking about snakes (@tacobellaswan) March 26, 2020
And his musical talents...
me when joe exotic’s music video started:— lacey murray (@laceymurray25) April 3, 2020
me approximately 4 seconds later: pic.twitter.com/p2hgSyK95i
Some are filling their spare time casting for the Tiger King feature film
my choice in casting for the inevitable #TigerKing movie— jenn ツ 2.0 (@JennWidmayer) March 30, 2020
Michael Keaton as Joe
Nicole Sullivan as Carole
Jim Carrey as Doc Antle
Vince Vaughn as Jeff Lowe
Shia LaBeouf as John Finlay
Ashton Kutcher as Travis
Willem Defoe as Rick Kirkham
Steve Buscemi as Howard pic.twitter.com/DhPMO7eWqe
Um, step aside, pal. You’re way too young and buff and you know it. You could probably pull off Maldonado still, actually. Wouldn’t that be fun?— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) March 26, 2020
The pettiness of the Joe-Carole rivalry is standing in for office gossip but we're still not sure who, if anybody, is"right"...
Ultimately, thanks to Tiger King we'll never forget this time in our lives
Just finished watching Tiger King all the way through again because I had to make sure Joe Exotic actually talked about his husband’s balls in his face during his husband’s funeral or if that was a fever dream I had— tay (@BeefedUpBaddie) April 3, 2020
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is now streaming on Netflix.
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