Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

10 Worst Episodes of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - S1E4

#10 - Playing with Fire (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Joe ramps up his efforts to become an internet and TV star, but a mysterious fire and lawsuit threaten his plans β€” until an angel investor appears.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 964 votes.

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#9 - Cult of Personality (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Subjected to long hours, little (or no) pay and the whims of eccentric bosses: are big cat park employees just cogs in a web of personality cults?

The episode was rated 7.35 from 1070 votes.

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#8 - The Noble Thing to Do (Season 1 - Episode 6)

James Garretson makes a shocking claim about Joe, leading to FBI involvement. Desperation sets in for Joe, who thinks Jeff and James have set him up.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 921 votes.

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#7 - Not Your Average Joe (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Meet Joe Exotic, the gun-toting operator of an Oklahoma big cat park. He’s been accused of hiring someone to murder his chief rival, Carole Baskin.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 1225 votes.

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#6 - Stark Raving Mad (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Tim vows to stand his ground. Jeff goes to bat for Joe, but one last stunning claim from a familiar face turns the story on its head yet again.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 210 votes.

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#5 - The Lyin' King (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Jeff goes on the defensive when acquaintances and former associates accuse him of misdeeds. Meanwhile, Tim faces legal issues in Indiana.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 209 votes.

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#4 - The Carol Diaries (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Renewed interest in Don's disappearance leads authorities, journalists and his children to investigate how, when -- and even if -- he was killed.

The episode was rated 6.80 from 248 votes.

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#3 - Bounty Hunting (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Don's daughters escalate their efforts to learn more about their father's fate. Carole's version of events faces further scrutiny.

The episode was rated 6.69 from 232 votes.

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#2 - Beg Your Pardon (Season 2 - Episode 1)

With Joe in prison, others from the series seek to capitalize on their fame. Meanwhile, a team forms to press Donald Trump for a presidential pardon.

The episode was rated 6.64 from 302 votes.

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#1 - The Tiger King and I (Season 1 - Episode 8)


In this aftershow, Joel McHale talks with Jeff, Saff, Erik and more to get their reactions to the series, their portrayals and their new fame

The episode was rated 6.22 from 568 votes.

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