The BEST Episodes of Tiger King

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Network: Netflix

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.

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Dethroned

#1 - Dethroned

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.49
887 votes
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The Secret

#2 - The Secret

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.43
996 votes
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Make America Exotic Again

#3 - Make America Exotic Again

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.42
927 votes
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Playing with Fire

#4 - Playing with Fire

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.42
947 votes
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Cult of Personality

#5 - Cult of Personality

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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?

star 7.36
1,052 votes
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The Noble Thing to Do

#6 - The Noble Thing to Do

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.31
906 votes
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Not Your Average Joe

#7 - Not Your Average Joe

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.19
1,210 votes
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The Carole Diaries

#8 - The Carole Diaries

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2021

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

star 6.85
195 votes
Stark Raving Mad

#9 - Stark Raving Mad

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.85
162 votes
The Lyin' King

#10 - The Lyin' King

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 17, 2021

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

star 6.79
161 votes
Bounty Hunting

#11 - Bounty Hunting

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 17, 2021

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

star 6.67
181 votes
Beg Your Pardon

#12 - Beg Your Pardon

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.62
245 votes
The Tiger King and I

#13 - The Tiger King and I

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 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.

star 6.21
564 votes