If/when Finding Bigfoot will end seems to be in the news a lot lately. We already had the "Finding Bigfoot can't find Bigfoot," (see my post on that here) and now there's more like that.
Yesterday, I saw an article on Examiner.com entitled "'Swamp People' and 'Finding Bigfoot': Knowing when to say when is the key." Since this is a cryptozoology blog, I'm not going to say anything about Swamp People. (Well, that, and I never watch it.)
Here is what Barbie Crafts, "Reality TV Examiner" (is that seriously a job??), and author of the article said about Finding Bigfoot after talking about Swamp People:
"Speaking of comfortable repetition, 'Finding Bigfoot' has had the same basic format for every episode since their debut in 2011. They are riding in a car discussing the upcoming investigation; they have town hall meetings, interviews with witnesses, night investigations, overnight solo investigations and reenactments to determine size and placement. It has been great fun, but frankly, not only have they not 'found' Bigfoot, they have not really 'found' anything. A few wood knocks, some howls in the woods and a few errant sticks are just about all we have to show for five years of shows. It was a comfortable experience where viewers knew what to expect, but, comfort has now turned to uneventful monotony. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) , which 'Finding Bigfoot' team member Ranae Holland was careful to inform this writer that she was NOT a member, will continue to monitor woods around the country for Sasquatch activity. They will surely let us know if they find anything. Otherwise, the 'Finding Bigfoot' team should just go back to their day jobs, but we will miss them one and all."
Uh, I think Finding Bigfoot is kinda their job.
In the article, Crafts says "not only have they not 'found' Bigfoot, they have not really 'found' anything." Like I say every time someone says this: they will NEVER find a Bigfoot filming a TV show! It's not just the four of them out in the woods, there's a whole camera and sound crew there, too!! And, those camera people don't really like to go too far into the woods. Maybe the author of the article should go out someplace and look for Bigfoot. There's a reason these things are still hiding from the scientists - you don't just see one every time you go into the woods, let alone with a group of twenty people.
What do you think? Should Finding Bigfoot just quit? Or should they keep on squatchin'?