The BEST episodes of Tiger King

Every episode of Tiger King ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Tiger King!

The story of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the arrest of Joe Exotic, a gun-toting polygamist who presided over an Oklahoma animal park.

Last Updated: 4/11/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
921 votes

#1 - Dethroned

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/20/2020

Joe faces the music in the courtroom but insists the story is far from over. Jeff’s business prospects crumble. Former G.W. Zoo workers try to move on.

The Secret
1029 votes

#2 - The Secret

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2020

An incident in Carole's past casts her in a suspicious light, and while she maintains her innocence, Joe is all too happy to point the finger at her.

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Playing with Fire
980 votes

#3 - Playing with Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/20/2020

Joe ramps up his efforts to become an internet and TV star, but a mysterious fire and lawsuit threaten his plans — until an angel investor appears.

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Make America Exotic Again
957 votes

#4 - Make America Exotic Again

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/20/2020

As Joe dives into politics, he deals with turmoil and tragedy in his personal life. Meanwhile, the dynamics at the park change with the new owners.

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Cult of Personality
1086 votes

#5 - Cult of Personality

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/20/2020

Subjected to long hours, little (or no) pay and the whims of eccentric bosses: are big cat park employees just cogs in a web of personality cults?

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The Noble Thing to Do
934 votes

#6 - The Noble Thing to Do

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/20/2020

James Garretson makes a shocking claim about Joe, leading to FBI involvement. Desperation sets in for Joe, who thinks Jeff and James have set him up.

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Not Your Average Joe
1243 votes

#7 - Not Your Average Joe

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/20/2020

Meet Joe Exotic, the gun-toting operator of an Oklahoma big cat park. He’s been accused of hiring someone to murder his chief rival, Carole Baskin.

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Stark Raving Mad
225 votes

#8 - Stark Raving Mad

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/17/2021

Tim vows to stand his ground. Jeff goes to bat for Joe, but one last stunning claim from a familiar face turns the story on its head yet again.

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The Carole Diaries
261 votes

#9 - The Carole Diaries

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2021

Renewed interest in Don’s disappearance leads authorities, journalists and his children to investigate how, when - and even if -he was killed.

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The Lyin' King
225 votes

#10 - The Lyin' King

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/2021

Jeff goes on the defensive when acquaintances and former associates accuse him of misdeeds. Meanwhile, Tim faces legal issues in Indiana.

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Bounty Hunting
248 votes

#11 - Bounty Hunting

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2021

Don’s daughters escalate their efforts to learn more about their father’s fate. Carole’s version of events faces further scrutiny.

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Beg Your Pardon
316 votes

#12 - Beg Your Pardon

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/17/2021

With Joe in prison, others from the series seek to capitalize on their fame. Meanwhile, a team forms to press Donald Trump for a presidential pardon.

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The Tiger King and I
579 votes

#13 - The Tiger King and I

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/12/2020

Joel McHale host a special “after-show” event where he interviews key members of the show including John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe.

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