Watch: "Tiger King" Star Joe Exotic Drops Memoir Exclusive
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, can you believe it's been one year since Tiger King premiered?
Yes, Netflix's docuseries about zookeeper and convicted felon Joe Exotic and his intense rivalry with Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin dropped on March 20, 2020, providing a much-needed distraction at the start of our collective coronavirus-induced quarantine.
It was a fast and furious ride with Tiger King, which ran for seven episodes, one special and approximately 8 million tweets and memes. In the wake of the roaring phenomenon, several scripted series were ordered—including one starring Kate McKinnon for a UCP project, and another with Nicolas Cage tackling he role of Joe Exotic. Baskin would go on to land a slot on Dancing With the Stars, despite rampant online speculation that she played a her role in the disappearance of her first husband, Don Lewis. Joe, still serving his 22-year prison sentence, inked a deal to pen a tell-all memoir (or should we say mem-rawwwr?).
Oh, and celebrities went absolutely wild for the show, not even bothering to wait for Halloween to break out the leopard print, crop tops and eyeliner to dress up as Joe Exotic or don a floral headband to deliver their best impression of Baskin.
Tiger King fashion was officially a capital-T Thing. What a moment in time, right?
So let's relive that weird, wild period by looking back on all of the stars who donned stripes and unfortunate facial piercing, whether out of sheer boredom while social distancing or because they were actually Guerrilla-auditioning for a role in one of he scripted projects in development…
Instagram / Sarah HylandSarah Hyland and Wells Adams
The engaged couple decided to switch things up, with the Modern Family star donning Joe's signature facial hair and the Bachelor alum finishing off his Carole look with sardines. If you know, you know.
Instagram/Jade RoperJade Roper and Tanner Tolbert
The Bachelor Nation couple journeyed into the Tiger King action, even bringing kids Emmy and Brooks in on the fun, dressing them up as tiger cubs. Surprisingly, they did not use this as their Christmas card.
Instagram/Rob LoweRob Lowe
"Rob Exotic. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy and I will be developing our version of this insane story. Stay tuned!"
From your finger tips to God's ears literally, Lowe.
According to a report from Deadline in April of last year, Murphy and Lowe, who stars in the Murphy-produced 9-1-1: Lone Star, were in early talks on a project related to the larger-than-life figure.