That’s underselling it but descriptions can’t do the show – or the deep weirdness of its characters – justice.
And watchers of Tiger King are now discovering that this isn’t the first time many of the people who appear on the show have been on their TV screens.
It’s not just Joe Exotic’s bizarre run for president.
Fans have dug up pictures that reveal an incredible link between not one but two Tiger King protagonists and the queen of pop herself, Ms Britney Spears.
First Twitter user @heidiwood_ noticed that at the 2002 VMAs, Britney was seated next to none other than Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, nemesis of every zoo owner and subject of allegations surrounding her second husband's mysterious disappearance.
can we talk about how carole baskin was sitting next to britney spears at the 2002 VMAs https://t.co/JYYk7G0let
In response, user @samanthaabushh posted a snap from Britney’s iconic 2001 performance of single ‘Slave 4 U’, which featured a tiger and its handler.
Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, controversial director of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) and accused “cult” leader, thanks to his penchant for allegedly hiring very young women as workers who become his “wives”, although Antle has denied this.
@heidiwood_ The tiger in the Slave 4 U perfromance was Doc Antles! https://t.co/5k5VuBPg8H