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#61 St.Croix

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:07 AM

This is a comment I put in a different post of which fits here as well.. With the launch of the second season of Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet, I wonder if other channels, i.e. Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, etc, be willing to take a shot at competing with Animal Planet on their own version like shows/series? If so, I wonder whom would be the researchers and/or scientist potentially chosen to host the show. Even further, what would they (competing channels) do differently to draw viewers and advertisers to their version of Finding Bigfoot??? I'm betting the other channels are looking very closely at the ratings/progress Finding Bigfoot is having, thus coming up with their own pilot version. Looking back at how each time Monster Quest came out with a Bigfoot related episode, their rating went thru the roof.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:55 AM

To slake thine thirst of revelry, I bestow unto thee...

Roamin' roamin' roamin', keep those torches glowin'. Keep those squatches moanin' all night!

Through muskeg swamps and redwoods, palmetto scrub and hardwoods, wishing for a thermal on my side,

For I'm forever squatchin', the viewers always watchin', waiting for the evidence I'll provide...

Thermals on! Cameras out! Cameras out! Thermals on! Zagnuts unwrapped ALL NIGHT!


That was simply beautiful....
Now I need to go find my behind...it shook off somewhere about the 2nd line...
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#63 slabdog

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

Hey. Entertainment value aside. They are giving it a "go".

Unlike Monster Quest...they are using the same searchers, consistently using high tech tools and seem to be building on past experiences.

Of course they haven't "Found Bigfoot" yet....Who has?

Give 'em some time.

I still enjoy watch'n the show.

Edited by slabdog, 16 January 2012 - 02:12 PM.
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"We can't prove to you that there is no bigfoot, but you can prove to us that there is." - Saskeptic, September 29th 2011
"There WILL be a "crow pickin", all you can eat. Bring your own bib, it's gonna be sloppy! No knives and forks allowed!! The serving platter is being loaded as I speak! LOL You'll see." -Knuck, February 23rd, 2012
"I argue for critical thinking too. I don't think BF's exist. But I also don't think they can't exist." -WTB1, April 25th, 2012

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:31 AM

To slake thine thirst of revelry, I bestow unto thee...

Roamin' roamin' roamin', keep those torches glowin'. Keep those squatches moanin' all night!

Through muskeg swamps and redwoods, palmetto scrub and hardwoods, wishing for a thermal on my side,

For I'm forever squatchin', the viewers always watchin', waiting for the evidence I'll provide...

Thermals on! Cameras out! Cameras out! Thermals on! Zagnuts unwrapped ALL NIGHT!


OK, who's going to be the first to put it to .mp3 with a few guitar licks and upload to box.net and link to it so we can have a listen? I can't stop humming it..... Posted Image
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#65 Rod

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:41 AM

Give 'em some time.



I would wager that Animal Planet will not afford them much more time. It really is the same silliness episode after episode, which can be quite entertaining at times- which is the primary goal of the show. So, in that sense, it has been a successful run.
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Bigfooting should not be a competitive venture, but rather a collaborative effort.

#66 slabdog

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:47 AM

if the rating are good.....they will give 'em all the time they need. ^_^

Ghost Hunters has been on air since 2004.....and they ain't got no ghost in a cage yet!

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"We can't prove to you that there is no bigfoot, but you can prove to us that there is." - Saskeptic, September 29th 2011
"There WILL be a "crow pickin", all you can eat. Bring your own bib, it's gonna be sloppy! No knives and forks allowed!! The serving platter is being loaded as I speak! LOL You'll see." -Knuck, February 23rd, 2012
"I argue for critical thinking too. I don't think BF's exist. But I also don't think they can't exist." -WTB1, April 25th, 2012

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:56 AM

Unlike Monster Quest...they are using the same searchers, consistently using high tech tools and seem to be building on past experiences.


Baseball bats, a wooden clapper, a semi organized mob of people, zagnut bars, torches, yelling etc are not high tech tools. I don't see them building on past experiences, but rather repeating the same pattern that results in the same ending. Yes, they are getting out in the field, but for all of their searching, they aren't finding bigfoot. Couple these issues with a production that focuses on entertainment, or as DDA said "docucomedy," and you get a show with high ratings.

Remember the Croc Hunter, Steve Irwin? More people watched him bother animals, getting bitten, scratched and defecated on than to actually learn about wildlife. He started and a nature enthusiast, and ended up a joke to many.
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#68 bipedalist

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

Well if they can the corny BF monstery call in between breaks, and place a couple definitive whoops, roars and clarion ringing howls up instead,,,,,,,it would go a skosh ways towards instilling some cred. among the faithful anyway.......not asking for much really.

Then they can play trap the Sasquatch with the best of them and carry on.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:00 AM

Touche'! :lol:

I was referring to the night vision.....but you nailed me good!

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:lol:

(You forgot to add Bun Bun and Boon Boon to the list of elaborate tools)
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"We can't prove to you that there is no bigfoot, but you can prove to us that there is." - Saskeptic, September 29th 2011
"There WILL be a "crow pickin", all you can eat. Bring your own bib, it's gonna be sloppy! No knives and forks allowed!! The serving platter is being loaded as I speak! LOL You'll see." -Knuck, February 23rd, 2012
"I argue for critical thinking too. I don't think BF's exist. But I also don't think they can't exist." -WTB1, April 25th, 2012

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:12 AM

Then they can play trap the Sasquatch with the best of them and carry on.


Been done already...

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

if the rating are good.....they will give 'em all the time they need. ^_^


You are correct in saying that! :D

I mean, I really do like the guys (and gal)... and respect their enthusiasm for the subject matter. But, the show needs to evolve.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:18 AM

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

I agree.

Y'know....maybe if they focused on trying to find tracks for a couple shows (maybe they will). Saturate some region where tracks would be highly probable such as creeks, river sides, remote beaches.

Heck...they could even pay some folks to search for "tracks" and then have the team swoop in to "find it".

The Georgia track find (real or not) was kinda cool because it was tangible "evidence".

Hit the salmon run.

Jump in with the folks at the Falcon project.

Mix it up a tad.

hoots and knocks only have so much entertainment value.
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"We can't prove to you that there is no bigfoot, but you can prove to us that there is." - Saskeptic, September 29th 2011
"There WILL be a "crow pickin", all you can eat. Bring your own bib, it's gonna be sloppy! No knives and forks allowed!! The serving platter is being loaded as I speak! LOL You'll see." -Knuck, February 23rd, 2012
"I argue for critical thinking too. I don't think BF's exist. But I also don't think they can't exist." -WTB1, April 25th, 2012

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

I agree.

Y'know....maybe if they focused on trying to find tracks for a couple shows (maybe they will). Saturate some region where tracks would be highly probable such as creeks, river sides, remote beaches.

Heck...they could even pay some folks to search for "tracks" and then have the team swoop in to "find it".

The Georgia track find (real or not) was kinda cool because it was tangible "evidence".

Hit the salmon run.

Jump in with the folks at the Falcon project.

Mix it up a tad.

hoots and knocks only have so much entertainment value.


If I was the show's producer, I would mix it up and bring on board guests such as Dr. Meldrum or Dr. Bindernagel to offer outside advice and opinions. Heck, I'd even toss our Russian friend, Igor, a bone for some continued entertainment value.

But most importantly, I would produce an entire season based upon one particular Bigfoot hot spot- wherever that spot may be. That would certainly increase the chances of, "Finding Bigfoot."
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:34 AM

Y'know....maybe if they focused on trying to find tracks for a couple shows (maybe they will). Saturate some region where tracks would be highly probable such as creeks, river sides, remote beaches.


Then they could change the name of the show to "On the TRACK of Bigfoot."

Tracks won't cut it. Regarding the track on the Rhode Island episode- too much disagreement led to the analysis of the evidence to be inconclusive. A thermal image, or even better clear video would be VERY interesting. Sounds and tracks don't prove that an area is "squatchy as hell."

Edited to say to Rod, there have been several respected members of the bigfoot community approached by the production company to involve themselves with the program. Whether Meldrum and others have been propositioned, I don't know. The general consensus of the folks I've talked to is that they want to stay away from the circus that the show has become.

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#76 Rod

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Edited to say to Rod, there have been several respected members of the bigfoot community approached by the production company to involve themselves with the program. Whether Meldrum and others have been propositioned, I don't know. The general consensus of the folks I've talked to is that they want to stay away from the circus that the show has become.


I can understand their concern about associating their names and reputation with what the show has become.

I find this MUCH more interesting... and there are 55+ parts, thus so far:


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Toddster's turn is next..........goodie, goodie!Posted Image
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

Sandwich stealing sasquatches searching silently so succinctly satiated, so suddenly satisfied, seen sleeping soundly!

Say that out loud with a killer lisp and you will really enjoy that sentence.



OK, who's going to be the first to put it to .mp3 with a few guitar licks and upload to box.net and link to it so we can have a listen? I can't stop humming it..... Posted Image

Anytime I hear that song or see it referenced I always hear this City Slickers version in my head. lol

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:39 AM

I do not dislike the show but I wonder about how good or useful their approach is to actually finding anything? Like in last night's episode from Minnesota, they had Bobo out in the woods looing only to find that the reported sightings were in a totally different area. Why not find out where the sightings clustered before doing the big camp out? And why not spend more than 3 days in 1 location? Ultimately I think something set up more like Survivorman would be more productive. Get one person into an area and keep him there for some period of time. I also wonder that since, at least in the episode last night, the encounteres reported were closer to town (looking in a window, alongside a jogging trail, etc.) why they do not stake out those areas more. Instead they say well he was seen here in this field looking into this trailer... so we will go wayyyyyyyyyyy out there and look.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

Shelly Matt has said previously that they don't have more time to stay at locations due to traveling around taping episodes for the series along with their separate personal activities that interfere as well, but he said that they do have members off camera who do stay at locations for longer periods of time. However since most can not afford the expensive equipment to document the sightings and encounters they have then there is usually no video/thermal video of them.

As for last night's show Bobo should have carried insect repellant to keep the skeeters from carrying him off but I guess the scent is supposed to scare bf away. I enjoyed the reports of the tall bf but I think it's possible the runner may have misjudged the bf distance away from her where it could have been closer than she perceived which would make it 8-9' tall instead of 11' tall but I could be wrong. At least there were no invisible cattle drives this time when they were flushing out the supposed bf. They never did show what the collected hair that Bobo collected on the power pole turned out to be from.
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