Midland Covered Joe Exotic’s ‘I Saw a Tiger’ and It’s Glorious
This video is everything we never knew we needed. Country group Midland just covered one of the most popular songs from the wildly popular Netflix docuseries, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
Midland's cover of Joe Exotic's "I Saw a Tiger" is complete with cowboy hats, tiger-print clothing, and even a stuffed animal tiger, creating a version of the song that somehow isn't cringe-worthy at all, unlike the original.
Joe Exotic, born Joe Screibvogel, is one of the main people crews document in Tiger King. Exotic ran the G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, ran for President of the United States in 2016 and ran for Governor of Oklahoma soon after. He also considers himself a country artist, and has a number of music videos online for songs like "I Saw a Tiger" and "Here Kitty Kitty," which is about his arch enemy, Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue, and the rumor that she killed her husband and fed him to her tigers.
Fun fact: According to NBC News, a sheriff in Hillsborough, Florida has since reopened the 1997 disappearance case of Jack Donald "Don" Lewis, Baskin's husband, and is asking for any new leads.
Tiger King contains a wild series of events and characters and is interesting to say the least. And according to Will Bryan on the Big Frog 104 Facebook page, "Joe Exotic has been the best part of the pandemic." We can certainly agree.
You can check out more of Joe Exotic's cringe-worthy music videos here.