What has Animal Planet done? They used to air great shows like The Jeff Corwin Experience, The Most Extreme and Crocodile Hunter. Now they hardly show anything that has to do with animals. This recent joke is among the worst. My take on it (I watch it occasionally to criticize):
James "Bobo" Fay - absolutely no training or formal education in any type of biology or field studies. He's just an idiot who thinks he has some kind of insight into finding a non-existent creature. I doubt he even has a HS diploma.
Matt Moneymaker - studied law 'somewhere' in Ohio. Founder of the BFRO. Yeah, that's it.
Cliff Barackman - An avid camper, which obviously qualifies him to be an 'analytical' team member.
Ranae Holland - the only one I actually respect on this show. She is a field (fisheries) biologist and the most skeptical of the team.
Some things that really get me about the show itself:
One episode the team is walking through the woods when a large branch hits the ground near them. One member of the team says, "Branches don't just fall like that. It had to be a Sasquatch throwing something at us." WAIT, WUT?
They ALWAYS assume Sasquatch had something to do with the situations around them. Witness: "I saw this creature standing about 100 yards away. It was at least 8 feet tall." Bobo: "That was most certainly a Bigfoot you saw." Ranae: "Hold on, it could have been anything. The distance is too far to come to that conclusion. Plus she (the eyewitness) is an older lady and I'm sure her vision isn't 100% accurate."
"This Bigfoot was standing on my porch looking in my window." Matt: "That was definitely a Bigfoot." Ranae: "Sounds to me like a story, exactly that, a story."
Bobo: "This is the exact type of place Sasquatches inhabit." What? You are searching for a mythical creature that nobody has any information on but somehow you know what type of habitat it prefers?
Matt: "We heard Sasquatches walking through the woods." Yeah, because no other animals could have possibly been walking through the woods.
I keep asking myself, how much money has AP given you to date? Thus far you have ZERO photographic evidence (a couple of blurry pictures or some hairy beast shot from the back), you have ZERO dna evidence and you have yet to produce anything of significance. I wish they'd cancel this show and tell the idiots they haven't produced so they are cut off.
They won't of course. People watch it which equals ratings. That's what AP wants.