History YMMV / RiverMonsters

17th Aug '16 4:40:15 PM chasemaddigan
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* {{Squick}}: Did you ''really'' need to show the footage of the candiru being removed from the man's penis?
17th Dec '15 11:45:37 AM Willbyr
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** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.
* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.

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** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.
sobering, and Jeremy himself appears to be on the verge of tears talking about it.
* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet Animal Planet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.
15th Jun '15 2:06:27 PM TheLaughingFist
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* WinTheCrowd: One of the few AnimalPlanet shows that will actually teach you about strange and unusual animals. It also promotes learning over fearing the unknown as well as the importance of conservation.
8th Feb '15 9:08:54 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** In a similar vein, the near extinction of the alligator gar at the hands of humans based on misunderstandings and hogwash. Nice work, Jeremy, for clearing its reputation and saving it from certain oblivion in the nick of time.
1st Feb '15 5:01:28 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** Jeremy waited ''25 years'' for that gigantic tigerfish. It was his moment of awesome in his entire career.
1st Feb '15 5:00:29 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** The baby Kaluga at the end of "Russian Killer".

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** The baby Kaluga at the end of "Russian Killer". If there is a baby, it's gigantic mothers must be out there.
1st Feb '15 4:59:40 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** This applies to almost all the river monsters Jeremy goes after, in fact. They are driven more and more into remote locations by human pressure.



** The last few minutes of the 'Russian Killer' episode are largely about how screwed the featured fish, the kaluga sturgeon, is, due to the caviar market.

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** The death of the tigerfish in the same episode. Jeremy nearly cried when he found out the fish had fatally injured itself and would probably fall victim to another tigerfish if released.
** The last few minutes of the 'Russian Killer' episode are largely about how screwed the featured fish, the kaluga sturgeon, is, due to the caviar market. Even an 2500-pound apex predator that is effectively immortal (sturgeons don't age) cannot last against the human onslaught.
1st Feb '15 4:56:37 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** It's either this or DemonicSpiders when Jeremy keeps trying to catch a Sawfish, but no matter where he goes, all he seems to pull out of the water are bull sharks.
* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]], but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's had to resort to breeding far upstream in rivers. In fact, the one that he finally catches at the end of the sawfish episode has bull shark bite marks, ''and'' crocodile bitemarks on its body. And this was just a ''baby''. It really says a lot about this animals plight when you remember that it's ''intentionally'' going into these areas as it's still safer than going out into its preferred areas where the humans are. HumansAreBastards, indeed.

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** It's either this or DemonicSpiders when Jeremy keeps trying to catch a Sawfish, but no matter where he goes, all he seems to pull out of the water are bull sharks.
sharks or crabs.
* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]], giant]] (to us, not to its prey), but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's had to resort to breeding far upstream nearly extinct from everywhere in rivers. In fact, the world but Australia. The one that he finally catches at the end of the sawfish episode has bull shark bite marks, ''and'' Jeremy caught was covered with crocodile bitemarks on its body. And and shark attack wounds, because this juvenile was just a ''baby''. It really says a lot about this animals plight when you remember that it's ''intentionally'' going into these areas as it's still safer than going out into its preferred areas where farther downstream towards the harsh, often brackish environment of the lower river, because humans are.have forced it there by blocking its way upstream thanks to climate change. HumansAreBastards, indeed.
18th Jul '14 12:20:36 AM teslashark
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* GoddamnedBats: Kind of a RealLife example in "Silent Assassin". When trying to catch a short-tailed river stingray, Jeremy constantly catches piranha, or has his bait stolen by (he presumes) piranha. He caught a couple of catfish, too, but the piranha were the main problem.

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* GoddamnedBats: Kind of a RealLife example in "Silent Assassin". When when trying to catch a short-tailed river stingray, Jeremy constantly catches piranha, or has his bait stolen by (he presumes) piranha. He caught a couple of catfish, too, but the piranha were the main problem.
19th Apr '14 2:17:46 PM MarkLungo
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* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]], but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's had to resort to breeding far upstream in rivers. In fact, the one that he finally catches at the end of the sawfish episode has bull shark bite marks, ''and'' crocodile bitemarks on its body. And this was just a ''baby''. It really says a lot about this animals plight when you remember that it's ''intentionally'' going into these areas as it's still safer than going out into its preferred areas where the humans are. [[HumansAreBastards Humans Are Bastards]], indeed.

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* IronWoobie | StoicWoobie: The Sawfish. Not only is it really just a [[GentleGiant gentle giant]], but it's been nearly fished to extinction (and almost always ''just'' for its {{badass}} titular [[NaturalWeapon Natural Weapon]]). As a result, it's had to resort to breeding far upstream in rivers. In fact, the one that he finally catches at the end of the sawfish episode has bull shark bite marks, ''and'' crocodile bitemarks on its body. And this was just a ''baby''. It really says a lot about this animals plight when you remember that it's ''intentionally'' going into these areas as it's still safer than going out into its preferred areas where the humans are. [[HumansAreBastards Humans Are Bastards]], HumansAreBastards, indeed.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: It's one of the few series from [[AnimalPlanet Animal Planet's]] [[NetworkDecay Surprisingly Human]] phase that would fit right in with ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'', ''TheJeffCorwinExperience'', and other shows from the network's heyday.

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* SoCoolItsAwesome: It's one of the few series from [[AnimalPlanet Animal Planet's]] Creator/AnimalPlanet's [[NetworkDecay Surprisingly Human]] phase that would fit right in with ''[[Series/CrocodileHunter The Crocodile Hunter]]'', ''TheJeffCorwinExperience'', ''Series/TheJeffCorwinExperience'', and other shows from the network's heyday.



** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.

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** In one episode, Jeremy travels to a Matis village in South America only to learn that the village is in the midst of a vigil for the chief's mother whom is near death from an unknown illness. The sight and sounds of the whole village mourning her imminent passing is incredibly sobering.sobering.
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