To mark Animal Planet’s “Monster Week,” a small alligator visited Fox and Friends, where an encounter with some real life monsters frightened her so badly that she pissed herself, splashing “gatorade” all over the set floor.
Call of the Wildman is a popular show about a wild-critter trapper on Animal Planet. It's also totally fake, with animals trucked-in and treated brutally. And Mother Jones, the magazine that first exposed Wildman's dark side, has new photo evidence that it screwed with some poor caged coyote for ratings.
This week's re-airing of the fake documentary Mermaids: The Body Found followed by the premier of yet another fake-documentary Mermaids: The New Evidence, has relaunched an internet conversation about whether or not mermaids are real (they are) and whether or not the documentary is "real" (it's not, Animal Planet is fucking with you). But no one seems to be asking the right question: "Is Animal Planet real?" New programming suggests it's not, and might instead be a figment of our cultural imagination. In fact, it's possible that Animal Planet with its shows about fake monsters, naughty animals, and gross bugs has just been trolling us all along. But let's take a look at the evidence:
For many of us, Super Bowl Sunday is less about the football and more about Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl — now in its eighth adorable year. As an alternative to the sports of it all, The Puppy Bowl is arguably (please don't argue with me on this) the greatest programming decision made by any network, ever. The puppies frolic as an announcer narrates the cuteness. At the end, viewers learn how to adopt the little MVPs. Really, it doesn't get any better.
While most of America was glued to Fox for the duration of the night, there were others of us that spent the evening watching cute little puppies playing on a fake football field. Not that we're complaining!
The third episode of Confessions: Animal Hoarding continued profiling people who hoard animals, and the effects it has on not only their life, but those around them. This episode featured Robin and Lolette.
Only the cutest thing we've ever seen. We're not quite sure what the rules of play are, but the blimp was manned by hamsters, the cheerleaders were sleepy bunnies, and there was a kitty halftime show. Judge for yourself.