Been watching a new show on Animal Planet... Finding Bigfoot. It's a show I love to hate. The premise is a riot. All evidence is assumed to be of or from a Bigfoot. The cast of investigators is so anxious to find Bigfoot (with the exception of the skeptic on the team) that almost everything is proof of a "Squatch" (they use this word constantly, and I love it). "You saw a Squatch!" or "It's a Squatch!"... phrases like this pepper every episode. (I've also begun to use the word at work - "Is Squatch in the office today?") The main investigator Matt Moneymaker is the heart of the problem, but I'm not sure if I want him to go, since he causes so much tension and stress and awkward moments. The rest of the cast is awesome, particularly Bobo.
I watched MonsterQuest religiously and it's a strange thing to watch a program when you KNOW nothing will ever be discovered or captured. An entire series devoted to the pursuit of nothing. One big letdown after another. So maybe that's why I dig this show so much. The researchers KNOW a Squatch is only a few yards away at all times. They tell us in certain terms how Bigfoots (plural form used often in the program) love this or hate that, how they follow migrating animals, how they love to knock twice on tree stumps, or how they twist off the legs of deer to limit their meal's escape.
I have a feeling it won't be around much longer, so try and catch an episode.
"...sometimes I'll twist the legs off of something, just for fun.
Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot page.
Ghost Hunting Theories blog reviews on the show.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011