I have a theory about why Tiger King has been such a phenomenon on Netflix: With all of us living such a weird existence in the midst of COVID-19, we need something even weirder to make us feel a little closer to normal. And Tiger King is nowhere near normal.
We can dissect the show in a million different ways, but let’s zero in on Joe Exotic’s penchant for (allegedly) writing and singing country songs. Those who have investigated that part of the show know that Joe was merely lip-syncing or singing quietly to tracks recorded and sung by someone else.
It was only a matter of time before people started covering these songs.
Let’s start with the (ahem) hit, “Here Kitty Kitty” in which Joe calls out his enemy Carole Baskin. This comes from Everyone Dies in Utah.
Next, we have Matt Heafy from Trivium and his version of Joe’s anthem, “I Saw a Tiger.”
There’s more coming, too. You just know it.