Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 16th, 2011
I would like to remind everyone that Animal Planet is in the entertainment business, not in the finding Bigfoot business, regardless of the name of the series.
They care about ratings, which determine how much they get to charge their advertisers.
They care about having as many people as possible tuning in and watching the program.
The cast of the show; Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman, James “Bobo” Fay & Renae Holland are essentially actors.
I’m not saying anything against them, I’ve been there and done that as far as Bigfoot TV goes.
Having participated in episodes of Mysterious Encounters, Weird Travels and MonsterQuest, I can tell you for the most part, these shows are scripted.
I can also guarantee you that the show is not geared to Bigfoot researchers, Sasquatch enthusiasts and such.
If it was, Animal Planet would not be able to charge enough advertising revenue for several thousand viewers.
It is geared towards the general public and those that may have a curiosity about the subject matter.
The producers of Finding Bigfoot are not documenting Bigfoot research, they are trying to put together a show that will draw as many viewers as possible.
People are asking, “Why if they are finding credible evidence of a Bigfoot in the area, would they hit the road to the next state, witness, location, episode, etc.?”
It’s because they are on a budget and shooting schedule.
The general public doesn’t give a rat’s ass who invented call blasting or wood knocking.
It’s entertainment folks!
I would guess that Matt’s blowup with the team was edited to make him look like the bad guy on purpose.
Every show has to have a villain and Matt is the villain on Finding Bigfoot.
Just as Russell Hantz was the villain on several seasons of Survivor. He was the guy everybody loved to hate.
I know for a fact that on at least one season of the show, he was also voted most popular.
Lighten up and enjoy the show for what it is!
It is getting the idea of the possibility that Bigfoot exists to a larger cross section of the public.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.