Dumbest TV Show I've EVER Seen

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Channel surfing today I saw an episode of "Finding Bigfoot". That has to qualify as one of the more ridiculous series I've seen in a lifetime.

4-5 adults dressed in night vision goggles and spacesuit looking overalls creep around in the woods at night whispering to each other. They talk about "where squaches like to gather" and make howling noises they refer to as "calls." They interview people who say "I saw something". They talk about what the fur looks and feels like as if they've actually seen one of the mythical creatures in their lifetime...but they admit they've never been able to find one or touch such a creature.

They seem to think each time they don't find bigfoot it's only because they arrived a little to early or too late. Really does take all kinds....

kay
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    Seriously, i think i just saw Bigfoot at my local Mickey D's

    Jokes aside, i know what you are saying, with almost every man, woman and child
    armed with a cell phone these days you would think someone would have detailed
    photo's buy now...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Oh, I don't know, Kay ... I wish that was the dumbest thing on the tube, but I think there are a lot of shows equally as dumb. That's one of the reasons I don't watch much TV anymore. Phony drama is all over television these days, but there is a lot more "dumb" going on than that. I'll refrain from naming any though, because as soon as I did, someone would be insulted that I think one of their favorite shows is dumb.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Bigfoot does exist Kay! I saw him, sitting between Elvis and the Lochness Monster on the UFO. Skeptics, Bah!!
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    Jersey Shore comes to mind.

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    Actually out at the base of the Tibetan plateau, they have a park reserve for the Yeti - which they have dna evidence really do exist. Not sure what the show -- I'll trust the rating it just got. Just saying the idea that there is such a creature is not all that esoteric any more.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      They have "dna evidence" that supposedly is not a known species common to the area - they claim it "could be" a yeti but since they've never found a yeti they have no DNA to compare it to.

      A new study sounds realistic - because it's scientific and is not trying to prove a pre-formed theory...

      Bigfoot and Yeti DNA Study Gets Serious : Discovery News
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        They have "dna evidence" that supposedly is not a known species common to the area - they claim it "could be" a yeti but since they've never found a yeti they have no DNA to compare it to.

        A new study sounds realistic - because it's scientific and is not trying to prove a pre-formed theory...

        Bigfoot and Yeti DNA Study Gets Serious : Discovery News
        Yeti aren't the same issue, I guess. First off - there are sightings very often over there - the DNA samples were from a tuft of hair found on a bush just near a sighting. Nobody knows what all exists and does not exist on the Tibetan Plateau. While some lower areas are populated, most of it is still barren and there are many canyons that have never been explored because of the difficulty of passage. Anything living in the canyons may know other passage ways out, though. In the US there isn't the vast unexplored environments there are over there, so bigfoot seems less likely - and is not the same thing as the Yeti according to reports and pics (whether real or imaginary).

        Like I said though - I've never seen the show so don't know what to think about it. Just the fact that its a TV show makes me skeptical in the first place that it's worth the time to sit and watch.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Yeti aren't the same issue, I guess. First off - there are sightings very often over there - the DNA samples were from a tuft of hair found on a bush just near a sighting. Nobody knows what all exists and does not exist on the Tibetan Plateau. While some lower areas are populated, most of it is still barren and there are many canyons that have never been explored because of the difficulty of passage. Anything living in the canyons may know other passage ways out, though. In the US there isn't the vast unexplored environments there are over there, so bigfoot seems less likely - and is not the same thing as the Yeti according to reports and pics (whether real or imaginary).

          Like I said though - I've never seen the show so don't know what to think about it. Just the fact that its a TV show makes me skeptical in the first place that it's worth the time to sit and watch.
          The biggest difference between Asian and American sightings of a big, ape-like creature is that Asia has a fossil record of such an animal existing in pre-history, the gigantopithecus.
          Gigantopithecus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

          A "big foot" did exist in Asia as recently as 10,000-50,000 years ago, so I find it more possible that maybe it didn't totally die off than bigfoot existing all over America, as "Finding Bigfoot" implies.
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          • Profile picture of the author Thomas
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            The biggest difference between Asian and American sightings of a big, ape-like creature is that Asia has a fossil record of such an animal existing in pre-history, the gigantopithecus.
            Gigantopithecus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

            A "big foot" did exist in Asia as recently as 10,000-50,000 years ago, so I find it more possible that maybe it didn't totally die off than bigfoot existing all over America, as "Finding Bigfoot" implies.
            A lot of the US is pretty remote and uninhabited, but, personally, I think the best location for any such creatures, if they still exist, is Siberia.

            Despite more than a hundred years of sustained exploration by the Russians, most of it has never been seen by humans on anything more that satellite maps. It's much bigger than the entire United States (to the tune of several million square kilometres), but only has a population of about 40 million people.

            And check out the population density...



            Anywhere east of the Urals, and north of about 50 or 55 degrees (best guess), I'd bet you could travel for months without seeing another living soul!

            On a related note, the Tunguska event happened in Siberia, but was so remote (though still not that remote), it was 19 years before a Russian scientific expedition successfully reached the site!

            For all we know, the place could be full of Yetis... and God-knows what else too!
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            • Profile picture of the author Kurt
              Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

              A lot of the US is pretty remote and uninhabited, but, personally, I think the best location for any such creatures, if they still exist, is Siberia.

              Despite more than a hundred years of sustained exploration by the Russians, most of it has never been seen by humans on anything more that satellite maps. It's much bigger than the entire United States (the the tune of several million square kilometres), but only has a population of about 40 million people.

              And check out the population desnity...



              Anywhere east of the Urals, and north of about 50 or 55 degrees (best guess), I'd bet you could travel for months without seeing another living soul!
              However, the bigfoot reports are mostly concentrated in populated areas.

              I compare bigfoot in North America to the spirit bear, which is a genetic mutation of the black bear, causing some of the females to have white fur. There are about 300-400 of them that live in the rain forest N of Vancouver.

              It can take a week, and more, to spot a spirit bear, but we do find them. There would have to be about the same number of big foot to support a population. We can find spirit bears, but we can't find big foot.

              And my theory as to why all the photos and videos of big foot are blurry and out of focus: the clear and focused pictures show it isn't big foot.
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              • Profile picture of the author Thomas
                Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                We can find spirit bears, but we can't find big foot.
                He might enjoy playing hide-and-seek.
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                • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                  As fate would have it - one of the self-described "Squatchologists" was on one of the late night shows last night. I saw the preview where the guy (the fat, hairy, sloppy one on the show) was agreeing with the host that he wanted to get a semen sample from bigfoot.

                  Now THAT I'd pay to see!!!!
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                    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                    As fate would have it - one of the self-described "Squatchologists" was on one of the late night shows last night. I saw the preview where the guy (the fat, hairy, sloppy one on the show) was agreeing with the host that he wanted to get a semen sample from bigfoot.

                    Now THAT I'd pay to see!!!!
                    I saw that. I liked his comment about taking one for the team. Yep I'd pay to see that also.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
                      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                      As fate would have it - one of the self-described "Squatchologists" was on one of the late night shows last night. I saw the preview where the guy (the fat, hairy, sloppy one on the show) was agreeing with the host that he wanted to get a semen sample from bigfoot.

                      Now THAT I'd pay to see!!!!
                      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

                      I saw that. I liked his comment about taking one for the team. Yep I'd pay to see that also.
                      Big Foot is gay? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

                      And if they are gay, can't we just go to the parade to "discover" them?
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                      • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                        As fate would have it - one of the self-described "Squatchologists" was on one of the late night shows last night. I saw the preview where the guy (the fat, hairy, sloppy one on the show) was agreeing with the host that he wanted to get a semen sample from bigfoot.

                        Now THAT I'd pay to see!!!!
                        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

                        I saw that. I liked his comment about taking one for the team. Yep I'd pay to see that also.
                        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                        Big Foot is gay? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

                        And if they are gay, can't we just go to the parade to "discover" them?
                        Sure brings new meaning to that 'jerky' commercial...'messin' with Sasquatch!! :p

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                        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                          OMG - there ARE photos...wow, who would have thunk it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I watched a couple of shows and think it's more of a comedy than a science show. That was enough to convince me that I'll wait until there's a show called "Found Bigfoot".

    BTW, anyone else think the OT forum is getting very "squatchy"?
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      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      BTW, anyone else think the OT forum is getting very "squatchy"?

      I've noticed that, too, Kurt. A little soap and water ought to take care of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ellrose
        I saw part of a show once called Honey Boo Boo. Proof that some people should be sterilized at birth.
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          Originally Posted by Ellrose View Post

          I saw part of a show once called Honey Boo Boo. Proof that some people should be sterilized at birth.
          When I first watched that, I was amazed at how other people live.

          There was a billboard in Las Vegas that advertised a monetary incentive for people who would get a vasectomy or hysterectomy. I fully supported it. Unfortunately, due to "outrage" it was removed.
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    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    Channel surfing today I saw an episode of "Finding Bigfoot". That has to qualify as one of the more ridiculous series I've seen in a lifetime.

    4-5 adults dressed in night vision goggles and spacesuit looking overalls creep around in the woods at night whispering to each other. They talk about "where squaches like to gather" and make howling noises they refer to as "calls." They interview people who say "I saw something". They talk about what the fur looks and feels like as if they've actually seen one of the mythical creatures in their lifetime...but they admit they've never been able to find one or touch such a creature.

    They seem to think each time they don't find bigfoot it's only because they arrived a little to early or too late. Really does take all kinds....

    kay
    Well... It's not as dumb as, for exmaple, The Cupcake War, Fish Tank War, Top Model, etc. Which is COMPLETE nonsense. You actually lose IQ by watching it.
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  • Actually, I once met and spent a little time with a man named Peter Byrne, who had been sent to the Pacific Northwest from the Explorer's Club (yes, the same one that sent Stanley to find Dr. Livingston, I presume...) and he had just come from exploring the Himalayas at great length in search of the Yeti as well - quite a fascinating fellow...he had an open mind about these things...and I figured if those guys were taking the search on...who knows?

    The folks on the show you speak of, have a lot of fancy equipment, but I watched this for a few minutes the other night, and they were sending out calls....then would jump - did you hear THAT!! - when it could just as easily been an echo...:rolleyes:

    but...you never know - the Bigfoot that does those jerky commercials must be making pretty good money - I don't know why the rest of them aren't jumping on the bandwagon...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I saw 10 minutes of another show in the series last night....my reaction was the same.

      Woman says "I saw big eyes in the dark and thought little of it - but then it BLINKED - OMG"! So - you saw some animal with eyelids? Wow.

      She also claimed the two men with her in the woods had "seen" a real Bigfoot but she hadn't seen one yet. Funny thing is these men with their cameras and all the equipment didn't manage to get an image of what they saw. But last night was "we're in an area where the creatures are known to congregate".

      I was sitting there listening to her talk and thinking "Lady, U R Stooopid" - then realized I was the one watching the show No more of that.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I was going to comment but then reread the thread title.
    If it had said worst tv show ever I would have said honey boo boo.
    (actually probably 99% of tv now is crap).
    But I did see a new show last now on The History Channel that could compete with dumb. It was named something like "what I like about the 1880s" and it was more like a mtv comedy show.
    television networks really do cater to the lowest common denominator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    It sounds pretty unlikely, but I wouldn't entirely dismiss the possibility of a Bigfoot.

    Consider this: when told about them by the Chinese in the 19th century, it took 47 years before a Western scientist located a Giant Panda in the wild, and "confirmed" that they really do exist, and that the Chinese weren't talking nonsense afterall (which is pretty damn arrogant, if you think about it).
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Thomas -

      I don't doubt there are species on earth we haven't yet found....I don't believe a few yahoos walking into the woods along a highway are going to find bigfoot. I don't believe the same yahoos walking about 30 yards from someone's front porch are likely to have an "encounter" either.

      That just stretches the imagination too thin
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        That just stretches the imagination too thin
        Well, my imagination has already been stretched so far, it has lost all elasticity, and just flops around like a big string of overcooked pasta anyway (and that's on a good day).
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    Harry and the Hendersons...remember that movie?
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