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Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti
Bunk! Bunk, I say! Bring me a bag full of Bigfoot's droppings or shut up! Ranger Park:
I have the droppings of someone who saw
Bigfoot. Professor Farnsworth: Shut up
The other UFO
: Unidentifiable Furry Organisms.
Tall hairy humanoids who maintain a furtive existence in various remote corners of the world. "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" are different names for essentially the same entity, whose (ahem) stomping grounds are mostly in the northwestern corner
of the United States and the southwestern corner of Canada. The "Yeti" or "Abominable Snowman" is a variety found high in the Himalayan Mountains
, commonly depicted (whether due to associations with familiar Arctic animals like the polar bear, or just the "snowman" association) with white fur in fiction, although the local legends described it with red to brown hair. Other lesser known varieties turn up in world-wide folklore and history under an assortment of names, such as the "Skunk Ape" of the swamps of the southeastern
Common characteristics are said to include an extreme shyness towards humans
, (though reports and accounts of extraordinarily hostile encounters do exist
) emitting horrible odors and unearthly noises, and of course scattering large footprints about as they frolic in out-of-focus areas
. Most scientific authorities regard these creatures as either entirely imaginary
or the fabrications of human pranksters, but like lake monsters
and the Chupacabra
"out-and-out" fictional species such as the Wendigo
or The Jersey Devil
, BS&Y have devout believers in their existence. Often speculated to be akin to large, herbivorous hominids such as Gigantopithecus
. More information on Bigfoot can be found at the Other Wiki
See also Our Cryptids Are More Mysterious
and its related tropes, for other alleged-to-exist creatures.
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- "Jack Links" beef jerky has an ongoing commercial campaign centered around various humans deliberately annoying a Sasquatch and invariably getting attacked as a result.
- A previous series of commercials for Pop-Tarts featured a yeti explaining how placing Pop-Tarts in the freezer made for a good summertime snack. Then the humans he was talking to would scream in fright, and then he would do the same. Example here.
"Listen to the Yeti! Kellog's Pop-Tarts! You can freeze 'em, then eat 'em!"
- Also the Tab Clear ad, in which the Sasquatch is revealed to be Kaiser Wilhelm II, fallen from his zeppelin into the mud of Oregon. Suddenly everything is clear...
- A brand of iced coffee used Bigfoot for advertisements on TV and radio. One such ad mentioned that most witnesses saw Bigfoot between the hours of midnight to 3 am — either because Bigfoot was raiding store fridges at night looking for iced coffee, or because most of the witnesses were drunk.
- Kokanee beer commercials used to feature the sasquatch as a mascot.
- Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins have a man with night-vision goggles telling his wife why he's standing guard over said crackers: to make sure nobody steals them. He includes Bigfoot in his list of suspects. Then his wife kills the lights...
"Honey, I was close! It's a yeti!"
- The follow-up spot shows that he's taken the yeti hostage in order to protect his Wheat Thins. It promptly laughs at him when a deep-sea diver emerges from his pot of chili and steals them.
Anime and Manga
- In Ranma ˝ the character of Pantyhose Tarou fell into the magic Spring of the "Drowned Yeti, Riding a Bull and Carrying a Crane and an Eel" (don't ask us how that happened). It resulted in his transformation essentially being a shaggy Minotaur with an eel for a tail and crane wings. Later, he splashed water from the Spring of Drowned Octopus (again, don't ask us!) across his back and gained Combat Tentacles.
- In Attack on Titan, given that the story is slowly turning into a viewing gallery of unique enormous humanoids, this was probably inevitable. The Ape Titan, aka Sasquatch or the Beast Titan, shows up at one point, and its existence is probably one of the most important and mysterious elements of the story so far. It's very intelligent, and, interestingly, this Titan is both the least human and by far the most talkative. It's also implied to be very old indeed, and appears to have the ability to turn humans into Titans.
- Gintama, Katsura tries to use a bigfoot's den as shelter from a snowstorm, thinking it had vacated it after he left a note asking it to do so in one of its shoes along with a thumbtack. It comes back and puts a couple dozen thumbtacks in him as retribution.
- Rosario + Vampire Capu2: In episode 9, a yeti appears, seemingly hostile, but is revealed near the end to actually be Mizore's father. As it turns out, he's not really a yeti, just a male snow fairy in a yeti suit.
- Comedian Mitch Hedberg lampshaded the fact that photographers always seem to end up having blurry photographs of Bigfoot.
"I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry... and that's extra scary to me. Because there's a large, out-of-focus monster... roaming the countryside."
- Tintin in Tibet features a Yeti. He befriends Tintin's friend Chang after a tragic airplane accident in the Himalayas prompts Tintin to Send In The Search Team.
- Marvel Comics Alpha Flight features a team member called Sasquatch, who is more-or-less the legendary beast.
- Originally, he was a scientist who got hit by gamma radiation, just like the Incredible Hulk, but got orange fur instead of green skin. A later retcon said he had inadvertently opened a gateway to the Realm of Great Beasts, giving him the power of a (fictional) First Nations demon.
- And even more recently a small tribe of "actual" Sasquatches (Sasquatchii?) have been discovered, with the largest male being mistaken for a mindwiped Sasquatch (the superhero) and actually joining the team for a short time (until his Heroic Sacrifice).
- Marvel also has several forms of Abominable Snowmen, ranging from an offshoot of the Inhumans to people under a magical curse.
- The X-Factor once encountered a group of trolls living under a bridge in England. During the battle Beast calls one a yeti and the troll takes offense on humans always calling them with names like that. He is a troll and proud of it.
- Proof is a comic book series about a Bigfoot paranormal investigator that is very similar to Hellboy.
- In an issue of the Archie Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures series, an assumed-to-be-malevolent alien force is causing the famous legendary creatures of the world to vanish; among them are the yeti and the sasquatch.
- In an issue of Woody Woodpecker, Woody goes with his (niece and nephew?) over to Asia to film the abominable snowman. His camera is taken by a band of thieves using the legend of the snowman to scare people into giving them gift to appease them. And then the real deal come along and scares the band away.
- In Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge story "The Lost Crown of Ghengis Khan", Scrooge McDuck has to recover the titular crown from the hoard of a treasure-loving abominable snowman.
- In The Perhapanauts, one of the main characters is an uplifted Sasquatch named Big, who is also the scientist of the team.
- There is a non-canon Star Wars/Indiana Jones crossover comic which features Indy and Shortround tracking Sasquatch in the north-west coast of North America. They come across a massive metal structure that had been there for hundreds of years, and Indy goes inside and sees the remains of a human: Han Solo. Han and Chewie had flown the Falcon into a wormhole and crash landed on Earth. Han was killed by Native Americans while Chewie survived and raged at them, creating legends of a massive furry ape-man. Indy notes an eerie feeling of deja vu when encountering Han's final resting place and he decides to stop the hunt for Sasquatch.
- In a The Pink Panther comic book, two tabloid reporters has PP mistaken for Bigfoot because his foot is big due to being bandaged up. At the end, it turns out that PP knows the real Bigfoot personally, but the reporters leave before he gets the chance to tell them that.
- Robert Crumb wrote a series called Whiteman Meets Bigfoot, in which his most famously uptight and square character was at least half in love with a hairy female monster. There's also the picture of a sexy(ish) bigfoot girl walking down a New York street.
- Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars: When Wynonna and her team discover that the bad guys have a group of yeti working for them, they bring in a group of sasquatch to help combat them.
- In one issue of Cherry Comics, Cherry is abducted by a Bigfoot and ends up having sex with him.
- Early in King City we're introduced to Lukashev, an old sasquatch that runs a spy hotel and used to be in a space program with a chupacabra and a time-traveling dinosaur. This should tell you a lot about the comic.
- Paradox Press's graphic anthology The Big Book of the Unexplained illustrates several stories featuring Sasquatch, including one about a prospector who was allegedly kidnapped and held captive by a family of the creatures, and one about "hairy humanoids'" possible connection with UFOs and aliens.
- Topps' X-Files tie-in comics have a story where Mulder and Scully save Bigfoot from a crazy, rich Egomaniac Hunter who looks suspiciously like the bad guy from V for Vendetta and his army of killer robots, because The X-Files wasn't bizarre enough already.
- The Applejack-centric issue of the My Little Pony Micro Series revolves around Applejack's attempt to catch the Sass Squash, a large squash-like creature who steals apples from the farm and replaces them with squashes. It turns out to be Granny Smith in disguise. But not really.
- In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Godzilla comes across a yeti (dubbed Yetrigar by a supporting character), who has been turned into giant-size by nuclear radiation.
- In one storyline of Valiant's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok, during his later travels in the Lost Land, comes across an all-female Nazi brigade who have a sasquatch (called Uber-Sasquatch) as their Giant Mook.
- The Bionic Man, a reimagining of The Six Million Dollar Man from Dynamite Comics, reintroduced Bigfoot. This version is still bionic, but a member of a race as opposed to an alien. He can also communicate directly with Steve Austin, telepathically and becomes more of an ally to Steve than the TV version.
- A Yeti attacks Socrates and Stupendous Man in one episode of Script Fic Calvin & Hobbes: The Series.
- In the Moon Heir series, Artemis comments that she has a Bigfoot army. Ragnarok later takes control of it and has plans to use it....if the author ever gets to the point. However, the army at least destroyed the 300th nome and attacked Percy Jackson in Disney world.
Films — Animated
- In A Goofy Movie, Goofy and Max have a run-in with Bigfoot while out fishing.
Max: Dad, IT'S BIGFOOT!!!
Goofy: (holding a video camera in front of him) Could you scoot back a bit, Mr. Foot? You're out of focus.
- Monsters, Inc. has a scene where the banished heroes meet their fellow exile, now known as the Abominable Snowman in Nepal. There's an offhand reference to Bigfoot, who was supposedly friends with the Yeti in the past, and was also banished (basically implying that every monster myth originated from the monster dimension). Nessie is mentioned as being an exiled monster as well.
- When this scene is redone for the closing credits of Cars, the Abominable Snowman is reimagined as a snowplow rather than a monster truck.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 features a Sasquash as a Running Gag / Easter Egg.
- Rise of the Guardians reveals that North St. North employs yetis as his toy makers and grunt workers. The elves are actually more like quality control and North only lets them think they're the toy makers.
Films — Live-Action
- The Yeti is one of the 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; among his jobs are pounding in circus-tent pegs and playing a steam organ.
- Also from the '70s is the classically bad film Snowbeast, about a Bigfoot/Yeti/whatever eating pretty young women at a Colorado ski resort (Crested Butte, according to IMDB) until he gets stabbed to death with a ski pole by Bo Svenson. Read more here.
- Harry and the Hendersons is about an American family who hits a Sasquatch with their car and brings him home. It was later a short-lived TV series.
- Abominable, which is basically Rear Window but with Yetis.
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor includes a sequence with heroic Yetis. They look more like humanoid cats. Word of God is that their design was based on snow leopards and polar bears, in order to give something more exotic than more typical depictions.
- A really strange movie called They Call Him Sasquatch features a group of unlikely people going to hunt for the aforementioned lifeform. No, they do not parody the theme from Flipper.
- In Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Jables eats psychotropic mushrooms, and imagines he's Sasquatch's baby Sass.
- The Legend of Boggy Creek is a documentary-style film which shows various dramatized events of people meeting a bigfoot-like Fouke Monster in Arkansas. Its lousy sequel turned up on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon has a pack of Yetis hunting down and feeding on the survivors of a plane crash in the Himalayas.
- A group of students and their professor head off in search of a Yeti in Shriek of the Mutilated. It turns out there isn't one, and that the professor and his associates are cannibals who use the Yeti story to lure in victims.
- Similar to the above, Night of the Demon had a professor taking his students into the woods in search of Bigfoot, who is for some reason depicted as a demonic entity.
- The Cinema Snob once reviewed a film called The Geek, which was a bigfoot porn. He also reviewed another bigfoot porn, that was made in 2002 as part of an X-rated Anthology Film, and gave the episode the title The Geek 2.
- Bigfoot shows up in a deleted scene from Bruce Almighty, as another example of Bruce using his powers to boost his ratings. Not content with finding Bigfoot, he goes skydiving, lets his parachute malfunction, and then survives by landing on Bigfoot.
- Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch features a Noble Demon sasquatch.
- Chewbacca and the Wampa in The Empire Strikes Back have Sasquatch apperances, but the former is friendly, if stubborn, while the Wampa is a violent predator that resembles a Yeti with ram horns.
- A college student named Adam falls in love with a Yeti in the Troma Films movie Yeti A Love Story.
- One of the best films ever made in this category was Hammer's Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas, in which Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing try to track the legendary man-beast down.
- Even Toho got in on the act with the film Half Human, about a hunt for Bigfoot in northern Japan. The original Japanese version is lost forever due to some highly unflattering depictions of the Ainu people. Which is a shame, as it is otherwise a very well-done movie.
- Night Claws, which pits the Sasquatch against Reb Brown, should have been the most awesome thing ever. It really wasn't.
- Lamb features a Yeti who is the Last of His Kind.
- In the Discworld novel Thief of Time, our heroes encounter a yeti. It's a kind of troll, with thick fur. Since trolls are made of rock, this is hinted to be the insulating material stone-wool. Yetis are hunted for their huge feet and hands, and as a result, they evolved the ability to save their progress to load it should they die, which the met yeti demonstrates by being beheaded. Lu-Tze successfully uses the ability later in the book. To date, they went extinct thrice.
- Yetis also appear in Moving Pictures, where they lie down in the snow (camouflaged by their fur) and jump out at travellers. If the ones that encounter the thousand elephants making their way across the mountains have the Reset Button ability, it doesn't get mentioned. Maybe they were overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the scene.
- There's a Discworld footnote about incompetent aliens trying to abduct humans, only to accidentally keep abducting other aliens with similar intentions. In the end, they get together to compare notes ... and discover that the only real Earthling they've managed to acquire is Bigfoot.
- Harry Dresden encounters Yeti-like creatures in Proven Guilty after storming Arctis Tor. There is also reference to Bigfoot in Skin Trade, though by another name.
- A ski-simulation attraction at Dream Park included a cute fluffy baby yeti as an obstacle to be avoided.
- One of the engineered future hominid species in Dougal Dixon's Man After Man resembles a yeti, and some of its descendants evolve into bigfoot-like variations.
- The Long Walk (where Slavomir Ravisz escapes from a Gulag), contains an encounter with a Yeti. In fact, that's why he got in contact with a publisher in the first place. So naturally, the yeti was left out of the film adaptation.
- The Aquiliad by S.P. Somtow is a wacky Alternate History in which The Roman Empire has developed steamships and is now exploring and settling Terra Nova (i.e., North America). Where the narrator finds the Sasquatii, or, as the scholars put it in proper Greek, the Megapodes — who greet the Romans with, "Shalom." Yes, the Sasquatii are descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, kidnapped and mutated by a Time Traveling Mad Scientist ... and it goes on to get even weirder.
- The Yetis of the Harry Potter universe are given an entry in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. They're said to grow close to fifteen feet tall, have snow white fur, eat anything it comes across, live in Tibet, fear fire, and possibly are related to Trolls (though no one has gotten close enough to one to actually study it).
- In the Geronimo Stilton book I'm Too Fond of My Fur!, the title character goes off to find his friend Professor Von Volt in the Himalayas, and encounters a family of yetis.
- In American Psycho, Unreliable Narrator Patrick Bateman claims that he saw Bigfoot on his favorite talk show and found him "surprisingly articulate and charming".
- In the Robert E. Howard story "Three Bladed Doom", the hero, El Borak, encounters and kills a yeti. Weirdly it's both a kill-crazy monster and a vegetarian. Also Conan the Barbarian has a couple of encounters with "grey apes" that are identical to the yeti in "Three Bladed Doom".
- In Paul J. McAuley's Red Dust yetis are a genetically engineered combination of human and animal DNA created by the early Tibetan colonists when they came to Mars. The only one actually encountered, named Monkey is intelligent but mute.
- The sasquatch is mentioned in Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Sasquatch, when the gang are camping in Idaho. There have been several reported sightings, but all of Trixie's encounters turn out to be a man in a snowsuit.
- There's a gag in one of the Nightside novels, in which a yeti-foot umbrella stand is one of the items on offer at a supernatural auction. Before the selling gets started, a pissed-off yeti stomps into the hall, marches up to the displays, scoops up the umbrella stand, shoots a really nasty look at the auctioneers, and stomps out.
- The Goosebumps series had "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena".
- The Icemen of the Codex Alera are not Yetis, but are largely analogous to them, being furry, bulky, apelike humanoids who live in the far north and all. They're not normally aggressive, but they are powerfully empathic- picking up on humans' initial wariness of them and transmitting it back magnified ended up resulting in centuries of literally meaningless war between the two races until Isana, herself The Empath, managed to get things ironed out.
- One of the stories in Haunted 2005, by Chuck Palahniuk, is titled "Missing Link" and postulates that these creatures are actually humans with an odd genetic quirk causing were-creature-style transformation. The teller of this story belongs to a fictitious Native American tribe in which this trait is allegedly quite common, including a supposed case in the teller's own family.
- In A Song of Ice and Fire, giants exist north of the Wall, and closely resemble contemporary depictions of Sasquatch. They ride woolly mammoths like men ride horses.
- One of the stories in The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, called "Boo Mama," features the Sasquatch species, who call themselves the Gen. They save the protagonist's critically injured son, but are forced to give him some of their blood in doing so, resulting in him slowly becoming a Gen.
- There's one in The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors.
- In The Tome of Bill the big foots (big feet?) are officially known as the Alma. They're actually forest spirits, they just choose to take the form of quote "giant shit flinging apes".
- Darren Naish's Cryptozoologicon features the Yeti in its opening chapter, and Bigfoot and other primate cryptids occupy much of the early part of the book. While the book doesn't have much new to say on the creatures, unlike many of its other entries, it does use their possible connection to the prehistoric orangutan relative Gigantopithecus as a jumping-off point for some discussion on the controversial theory that walking upright may have evolved much sooner in primates than previously thought and was actually lost in many lineages like gorillas and chimps, rather than being a human innovation.
- Bigfoot "guest starred" in more than one episode of The Six Million Dollar Man and its spinoff, The Bionic Woman, although this Bigfoot was actually a robot built by aliens hiding in the woods to scare people away.
- Bigfoot and Wildboy was a recurring segment in the 1970s children's program The Krofft Supershow.
- In Doctor Who, the second Doctor has dealt with robots disguised as Yeti. (As well as, briefly, a real Yeti.)
- Eerie Indiana: Marshall Teller often spots Bigfoot rooting around in his trash.
- Harry and the Hendersons TV series mentioned above.
- Important Things With Demetri Martin features a documentary on "Gayfoot".
- In perhaps the ultimate aversion of this trope, The X-Files — a show which incorporated everything from human-alien hybrids to demonic possession to half-human half-tapeworms, and was filmed for half its run in Vancouver — never once did an episode on Bigfoot.
- In the official licensed comic book, there was one Bigfoot story. Also, the infamous "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" episode did feature Mulder watching the Patterson footage of an alleged female sasquatch.
- He also watches it at the end of "The Jersey Devil", an early episode where, after a long pursuit of what the main characters theorize to be a cannibalistic primitive hominid that lives in the woods of New Jersey the creature turns out to be a perfect normal nude woman. Since she is killed also, there is no final answer to why she did behave that way, however. It's implied she's an abandoned child who turned feral, or was birthed by another feral human.
- In The Invisible Man, the invisibility gland was taken from the Sasquatch who had developed it in order to hide in the forest of America. To be fair, the main character was pretty shocked at this revelation as well. He was even more shocked when they informed him that the gland was from a female, which is why the MALE Sasquatch in the episode was so...affectionate.
- In The Mighty Boosh, there is a tribe of female yeti that live in the woods in England. The episode's plotline is just a Distaff Counterpart version of the original yeti myth.
- Here Come The Brides featured a Bigfoot hoaxer.
- Bigfoot and other North American fuzzy walkers appear in several episodes of Lost Tapes.
- "Big Guy" of Sanctuary is of the Bigfoot abnormal classification.
- The Goodies did an episode spoofing Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World. Tim Brooke-Taylor & Co go into the Canadian Rockies in search of mysterious creatures, only to find that Graham Garden is faking their existence (including the inevitable spoof on the Patterson-Gimlin Film, which is given away by the zipper that Graham has to undo to take a piss). Eventually one of Tim's feet swells up to enormous size due to him constantly walking around steep slopes, and he has to flee into the wild (wearing a furry coat to keep himself warm) to prevent everyone who sees him laughing themselves to death over the sight of his Big Foot.
- Humourously averted in Supernatural. While the existence of many supernatural and paranormal creatures is never questioned, Bigfoot is stated outright to be a legend. In the one episode where they start to suspect they've found Bigfoot it actually turns out to be a giant Teddy Bear created by a cursed wishing well.
- Norg of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive is a hilariously inept Yeti, whose one shining moment was being unwittingly spotted by the heroes while walking in a manner very similar to the Patterson film (se Real Life below).
- The 1970's paranormal series In Search Of had an episode dedicated to the real life legend of Bigfoot.
- An episode of the HBO Tenacious D show has the guys meet and sing a song about Sasquatch, which references the episode of In Search Of featuring him. They try to bring him on as their drummer, but he's terrible, so they let him down gently, telling him that they're not ready to be a "power trio." John C. Reilly plays the Sasquatch.
- One episode of MacGyver featured a Sasquatch that turned out to be a guy in a rubber suit... or did it?
- Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot series.
- One episode of So Weird had Fiona encounter a Sasquatch when she got lost in the woods during a camping trip.
- The Stan Freberg Show's abominable snowman interviews. His trade is terrorizing the mountain climbers and he wears size 23 sneakers.
- The now-defunct Seattle SuperSonics basketball team had two costumed mascots over the decades; the first was an orange Bigfoot-like creature called The Wheedle; following a mascot-free hiatus, the team introduced Squatch, an "actual" Sasquatch.
- One of the mascots for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was Quatchi, a sasquatch wearing earmuffs.
- Warhammer Fantasy has Yhetees, mutated Ogres with white fur, who live at the very tops of mountains. Originally they were exclusive to the Ogre Kingdoms, but Storm of Magic and the subsequent Ogre Kingdoms update have suggested they are more widespread than initially thought.
- Sasquatches appear in the Shadowrun role-playing game, where they are peaceable and sentient beings capable of flawlessly imitating sounds.
- Some versions of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual include Yeti as potential encounters.
- Pathfinder features both Yeti and Sasquatches. Neither of them are Always Chaotic Evil, although Yeti in particular can be very dangerous if sufficiently irritated. Oddly enough, even in a world with dragons and vampires, Sasquatches are still mysterious and elusive, and the supplemental book Mystery Monsters Revisited offers pointers on how to keep these creatures - along with related monsters like the mothman and Nessie-type lake monsters - appropriately mysterious.
- Deadlands uses both Sasquatches and Skunk Apes. The former are one of the few non-evil supernatural entities in the setting, while the latter are more malicious. This hasn't stopped one of them from developing a taste for cigars rolled from Cuban tobacco, though.
- Sasquatches appear in Rifts Canada, as a peaceful native race that prefers to live in harmony with nature. Some of them journey into the world of men (and thus, like a great majority of species' in the game world, are available as Player Characters). There is also a magical Spirit Sasquatch, and the Wendigo, which in this case is a demonic Sasquatch-like monster.
- Magic: The Gathering has a small handful of Yeti creatures, most of them from the Ice Age block.
- Ghostrick Yeti in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. He can protect his fellow Ghostrick with his effect.
- Darkstalkers features a Sasquatch.
- More like it features Sasquatch, a Bigfoot that looks and acts more like a Yeti.
- Final Fantasy VI has Umaro, a Yeti who can be used as an airship pilot.
- Yetis can be found in Warcraft games, either in forested or snowy areas. In World of Warcraft, their fur color is either brown or white depending on which of the respective areas you find them in.
- The adventure game Sam & Max Hit the Road involves a search for a Sasquatch that had escaped from a traveling freak show.
- It is possible to play as Bigfoot in Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
- Bigfoot turns up in an expansion pack for The Sims 2
- One of the obstacles in King's Quest V: Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder! is a Yeti which you have to hit in the face with a pie.
- SkiFree is a Windows 3.1 game which inevitably sends an extremely fast man-eating Yeti after you.
- Spelunky features a yeti which can chain-throw you to death easily. Someone made fanart pairing this yeti and the SkiFree yeti.
- A pair of peaceful Yeti are characters in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Well... mostly peaceful.
- A yeti-like Pokémon called Abomasnow makes an appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Actually, it's an animated Evergreen tree. It also can summon hailstorms whenever it appears. Just watch out for those Fire-type attacks.
- Electivire resembles a sasquatch somewhat.
- Monster Rancher 2 had the Jill and its wild variety, the Bighand.
- Yeti show up as an enemy group in Guild Wars Factions.
- You can keep Yeti and Bigfoot in your zoo in the first Zoo Tycoon.
- Biggafoot from Banjo-Tooie, who has a single big foot.
- The first game in the Ben Jordan: Paranormal Investigator series evolves around finding the Skunk Ape in the Everglades.
- A cyclopean Yeti is encountered multiple times in Overlord II, usually smashing down obstacles in it's way. It normally won't attack the Overlad, unless he starts killing baby seals. Later on it's met in the Empire Arenas, where after smashing the place down the player is given the option of subduing it and keeping it caged up as a pet or killing it and making it into a rug.
- In Backyard Hockey, there is a Yeti team.
- In League of Legends, there is a hero that is a small child riding on the back of a giant yeti.
- Uncharted 2 has its own take on the Yeti legend: they're actually residents of Shambhala dressed in giant fur suits to scare off anyone daring enough to search for the hidden valley in the first place. The reason it's effective is because drinking the sap from the Tree of Life has made them superhumanly fast and strong, as well as giving them a Healing Factor that makes them Immune to Bullets the first couple of times you meet them.
- NetHack has both Sasquatch and Yeti. Due to them being bigfeet, they deal more damage by kicking should the player turn into one.
- Red Dead Redemption introduces Sasquatches in the "Undead Nightmare" expansion, including a special mission to hunt them. The last one talks to you, bawling you out for killing his peaceful vegetarian brethren, leaving him the Last of His Kind. Afterwards, you can choose to let him go or shoot him as you wish.
- Some of the enemies in the video game version of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire appear to be snowball-throwing Yetis.
- The Shamblers in the original Quake are eyeless Abominable Snowmen with large claws that shoot lightning. They're based off of H.P. Lovecraft's Dimensional Shamblers, who are the basis of Yeti in his universe.
- Bug! has the fifth boss, an abominable snowbug. Other yetis appear in the fifth stage as hazards that would try to grab Bug and squeeze him like a toy.
- Arcanum has "the Stillwater Giant" which is basically the same thing, down to an obviously hoaxed pelt on display in Tarant.
- Alpiner has the Abominable Snowman as the final obstacle before reaching the top of Mt. Everest; strangely enough, it's on skis. You just need to dodge it.
- Warcraft uses Sasquatch as neutral hostile monsters, here represented as horned bipedal beasts. Their snowy-climate equivalents are not Yeti but Wendigo.
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia has a Yeti (looking like the Patterson footage) wandering around in the Tymeo Mountains. If it's on-screen more than two seconds, it realizes the player's looking at it and runs away. One sidequest is to photograph it.
- Titan Quest has yetis as regular monsters and one boss yeti with various cold attacks. The game also has Yerens, the Chinese version of Bigfoot
- Diablo II has both bigfoots and yetis. The manual notes that they were peaceful and treated humans kindly until the Prime Evils broke out, whereupon they were warped into vicious monsters.
- Primal Rage has Blizzard, a Yeti-like creature. Chaos doesn't count; he's a cursed human trapped in a giant stinky monkey body.
- In Halo: Reach's third mission, you fight a pair of Gutas, tusked reptilian yeti-like creatures, named after a beast in Hungarian mythology.
- In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, regular Trolls resemble Bigfoot, while Frost Trolls resemble Yetis.
- Aztec Wars has yetis as one of the Chinese military units. They're sluggish, giant, yellow monkeys with clubs.
- One of the sidequests of Assassin's Creed III has the player investigating the legends of the sasquatch. As it turns out, the sasquatch is simply an Irish hermit wearing pajamas with a mild case of kleptomania.
- Avalanche Yeti from Mega Man X8 is a yeti robot with ice powers.
- There's also Yeti enemy that appears in Frost Walrus' stage from Mega Man X4.
- The DLC of Costume Quest has a Yeti Festival where once every three years a yeti appears from a cave to promise three years of prosperity. It turns out to be a monster in a costume - a costume that has Shrunk In The Wash, so it gets given to the children.
- King's Quest: Mask of Eternity: Whole packs of yetis will attack you in the Frozen Reaches. According to the manual they're actually "snow demons".
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon:
- Bentley is a horned yeti who was trapped by the Sorceress who helps Spyro in his quest. He also has a younger yeti brother called Bartholomew, as well as other unnamed yeti friends. Bentley and his brethren make a reappearance in Spyro: A Hero's Tail, helping Hunter find Spyro after the latter was kidnapped by Woolly Mammoth.
- The game also features the Sasquatch Six, a group of rogue yetis who challenge Hunter (along with Colossus Yeti, making a return from the previous game) in the Super Bonus Round. Spyro also has to race them in the Bonus World.
- Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! has Colossus Yeti, the boss of the Colossus Homeworld.
- A snowboarding Yeti appears in the sledding level of Infogrames' The Smurfs (1994).
- A longstanding legend in the Wide Open Sandbox game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is that a Bigfoot can be found roaming the immense backwoods. A decade after the game's release, the legend persists. The "hunt the Sasquatch" mission described above for Red Dead Redemption is a direct response to this legend (the games are made by the same company).
- In Grand Theft Auto V, Bigfoot finally appears for real. In one mission, as an Easter egg, he can briefly be glimpsed through a heat-detecting scope mounted on a sniper rifle. And, after the end of the storyline portion of the game, if the player achieves 100% completion, a special mission is unlocked in which a character pursues Bigfoot.
- Number 1000 of the SCP Foundation is bigfoot, though the species is presented a bit differently from how it normally is, being the survivors of the once-dominant species that we overthrew.
- In The Adventures of The League OFSTEAM, episode "Hairy Hijinks", members of the league go in search of bigfoot.
- The Cinema Snob reviewed Shriek of the Mutilated (which opens by saying "Yeti" is an Inherently Funny Word and using that as a villain is just asking for Narm) , The Geek (which provided many a Call Back, be for the fact that it's sasquatch porn or the sudden ending) and in 2014 decided to do "Sasquatch Week". There's a bit of Author Appeal here, as he's admitted that he'll watch basically any movie if it's about Sasquatch.
- Glove and Boots: Mario is horrified to find that his Christmas Special guest star is "a horrible YETI! AAA-HATAUGH!!!" and bashes him with a fire extinguisher. This is after hosing Santa Claus into a lump of snowfur with said fire extinguisher. Gorilla plays this more straight, seeing as how he's a sentient ape.
- One episode of Phineas and Ferb has a bored Candace and her grandparents (and her grandmother's crazy twin sister who lives in a closet) pretending to be Bigfoot to scare her brothers. It works. And then the monster is revealed to be Grandpa and all is good. Or is it?
- In another episode Doofenshmertz uses an -inator to turn himself into a Yeti
- Bigfoot appears in an episode of Futurama (the "frolic in out-of-focus areas" bit from the trope description comes from it); the episode ends with a parody/homage to the Patterson film mentioned above. This was made all the funnier by the fact that in the Futuramaverse, Bigfoot is considered a silly superstition. It's surreal when you see robots, mutants, and aliens scoff at the idea of a bigfoot.
- Did we mention that said episode ("Spanish Fry") had the Omicron Persei VIII aliens Lrrr and Ndnd getting off on said beast's existence and having mad, passionate sex right in front of him?
- Bigfoot nods approvingly to said scene....before walking off....happily.
- Yetis are also real within the universe of Futurama, with at least three varieties: Himalayan, Neptunian, and Tritonian. note
- Jonny Quest TOS episode "Monster in the Monastery". A group of Yeti threatening a small village turn out to be enemy agents in costumes. At the end of the episode all of the agents are found dead, killed by a real Yeti.
- Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures had Yeti who turned out to be Neanderthals in a Monastery (a knowing throwback to the original). It also featured Bigfoot which were revealed to be aliens in disguise (they couldn't survive in Earth's polluted atmosphere otherwise).
- There was also the yeti who turned out to be a scientist dressed as yeti to scare away snow leopard poachers. The head monk on the other hand...
- The 80s revamp of the series had a twenty-or-so feet tall viking warrior yeti preserved alive in a glacier.
- The Abominable Snow Monster/Bumble from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
- In a Christmas episode of American Dragon Jake Long Jake and his friends try to get a baby Sasquatch back to his family before various enemies find it first.
- An episode of Goof Troop has Goofy and Pete encountering an unusual depiction of Bigfoot which has antlers. Made more unusual by the fact that it's female.
- A Sasquatch is among the jury-members putting Humanity on Trial in an episode of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
- Classic Looney Tunes shorts would sometimes star the Abominable Snowman, a hulking furry giant who would "adopt" fuzzy animals like Bugs Bunny and literally smother them with adoration. He would always call his new pet "George." (This is a Shout-Out to the origin of the character: Lon Chaney Jr.'s portrayal of Lennie in Of Mice and Men.)
- Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends is a show which posits that most of the monsters of human myth are actually different species of aliens living in the hidden corners of the Earth. The Yeti are portrayed as one of the more benevolent groups. Their leader is named Tiyet.
- The Backyardigans had two Yetis in different episodes: Pablo in the appropriatedly-named episode "The Yeti" (Although he looked more like himself wearing white winter gear) and Tyrone in "Fly Girl" (Which looks more like a Yeti than Pablo did).
- The Angry Beavers Daggett was taught in the art of stealth by "Big Buttocks". He was really a big hairy, naked Canadian.
- Total Drama' features "Sasquatchanakwa" who is a purple sasquatch that roams the island, he is sometimes referred to as a yeti Depending on the Writer.
- The Secret Saturdays' Fiskerton is described as a "cat-gorilla", but he looks like pure Bigfoot.
- An even better, albeit spoileriffic example would be V.V. Argost, the series primary antagonist, who is actually a Yeti.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force has an episode where Master Shake moves in with Dirtfoot, basically Bigfoot with one big eye and one big foot.
- In The Venture Bros. the Bionic Man has fled into the forest and falls in love with Sasquatch. he and Brock shave Sasquatch to get past an Army road block, passing him off as a landmine victim. Another soldier arrives too late to accurately identify him as a shaved Sasquatch. In a later episode Brock stays for a while at their house.
- X-Men: Evolution implies that Sabretooth impersonates Bigfoot from time to time. Hey, you're a seven-foot tall shaggy guy with teeth and claws, what else could you be?
- And in one episode, Beast is mistaken for Bigfoot by hunters and scientists when he takes a class on a nature retreat.
- Sasquatch showed up in an episode of Nightmare Ned, where he convinces the Tooth Fairy to let Ned try Chess with Death for his teeth.
- Nickelodeon's KaBlam!! has Mr. B. Foot, a stage hand who just happens to be a sasquatch. He spends most of his time lounging around on the job and beating up Henry. Although he'll never hurt June.
- Skips from Regular Show is a Yeti, and one of the few sensible characters on the show. He is also hundreds of years old.
- On The Simpsons, Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot after stumbling around a forest covered in mud and ranting incoherently. To add insult to injury, after he's captured, scientists are unable to determine whether he is "a below-average human or a brilliant beast."
- "Hairy Manilow" from House of Mouse.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
- Both Billy and Hoss Delgado are mistaken for one when they get covered with super-hair-growth potion, and Billy's mother implies that she's had an affair with one.
- There was a sasquatch in the episode "Yeti Or Not, Here I Come."
- An episode of Arthur featured a Dexter's Laboratory-esque sequence (featuring Alan "The Brain" Powers as Dexter and Arthur Read as Dee Dee) involving Arthur tampering with one of Alan's experiments, resulting in him turning into a sasquatch. He is then later seen running away into a nearby forest where he then sees the actual sasquatch.
- Lila from The Life and Times of Juniper Lee is a Cute Sasquatch Girl
- Snow Man from the original ThunderCats.
- One episode of Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 has the five enter a Arctic Zone. They encounter a giant Abominable Snowman similar to a white King Kong.
- An episode of Sparkle Friends had them trying to get a photo of Bigfoot. Who turns to literally be a big foot.
- The National Exaggerator from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo apparently kept Bigfoot, as well as his cousin Bighands, on staff!
- Shows up quite often on Scooby-Doo, naturally. Or at least, people pretending to be Bigfoots/Yetis. The Snow Ghost in particular is said to be a ghost Yeti.
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- When Peter drives into the TV satellite dish on Family Guy, he tells the angry mob Look Behind You because he saw Bigfoot. Bigfoot then explains this is about Peter, not himself.
- One episode of Godzilla: The Series features a gigantic Robo-Yeti built by a Japanese scientist fights against Godzilla.
- A Dexter's Laboratory episode featured Dexter looking for the sasquatch, only for Dee Dee to find her first (and name her "Sassy").
- In an episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog, Courage meets Bigfoot, only to discover that Bigfoot was a Gentle Giant. In the end, his mother takes him away after she had lost him.
- An episode of Super Friends (appropriately enough, titled "Big Foot") had Apache Chief and the Dynamic Duo facing a group of hairy humanoids near Apache Chief's tribal homeland. They turned out to be aliens who were trying to repair their ship.
- A yeti called the Snowbeast appears in a few episodes of The Smurfs.
- Danger Mouse has to collect forty hairs from a yeti as part of his quest to save Penfold in "The Four Tasks Of Danger Mouse." A yeti appears briefly near the start of "The Strange Case Of The Ghost Bus," and in series 9, he and Penfold have to stop Bigfoot's rampage in Canada in "Bigfoot Falls."
- Rocky and Bullwinkle (along with Boris and Natasha, disguised as a mountain guide and his Indian scout) are menaced by an "abominab-b-b-ble snowman" towards the tail end of the "Jet Forumla" story arc. It is unmasked to be moon men Gidney and Cloyd.
- In Hanna-Barbera's 1975 reboot of Tom and Jerry, an episode dealt with the two helping a lumberjack whose men have run off because of Bigfoot. When he's finally captured, Bigfoot turns out to be a shrimp with really big feet.
- In a continuous bumper on The Beatles show, George and Ringo find themselves accidentally entered in a ski race, much to the irritation of a hulking brute. When the brute crashes into a tree, he has a mound of snow fall on him, and Ringo calls him an "abdominal snowman!"
- Tracks of supposed sasquatches are often found, which are sometimes revealed to be the work of pranksters when proper investigation is done, although some of them have been found to be possibly real.
- The most famous Sasquatch video evidence is the "Patterson-Gimlin Film", which indisputably depicts either a Sasquatch or a man in a hairy suit. The footage as of 2010 still hasn't been proven or disproved. The key to whether the figure matches a human's gait (and thus is probably a man in a costume) is what speed the camera was set at. If it was filmed at 24 frames per second, it was almost certainly a hoax. If it was filmed at 16 or 18 frames per second, the gait of the "bigfoot" would be very difficult for a human to achieve. Inconveniently (or perhaps conveniently) Patterson claimed not to remember which setting he'd used that day.
- Starting in the early 2000's a man named Phillip Morris came out as saying he was involved in the creation of a gorilla suit and communicating with Patterson as to how to broaden the shoulders and extend the length of the arms. Bob Heironimus, who can be seen in the second part of the reel accompanying the documentarians, would later claim that he was paid $1000 to wear such a suit and that he was the creature in the film. The involvement of Ray Wallace, the well known Bigfoot hoaxist, has also been corroborated by his family after his death. The Other Wiki has more info. In addition, an investigation into Patterson's background reveals that, shortly before the trip on which he filmed the footage, he had raised money to shoot a (fictional) film about Bigfoot. How convenient that he saw Bigfoot while on a trip to shoot a movie about Bigfoot.
- The Weekly World News was a supermarket tabloid which often ran Bigfoot stories.
- Some apes, such as gorillas, were known only as legends of "hairy wild men" until properly discovered.
- Interestingly, the word "gorilla" first time appears in the writings of Carthaginian explorer Hanno, in an area that doesn't seem to have ever had any great apes. Some historians believe that Hanno and his men mistakenly killed and skinned some pygmies they thought to match the description.
- Paleontologists have discovered species of extinct giant, herbivorous apes that bear a striking resemblance to Yeti. This may be the source of the legend.
- It is speculated that ancient humans may have discovered or encountered such remains, just like the ancient Greeks misinterpreted elephant skulls for Cyclops (Northern European Troll legends may be based on similar prehistoric encounters, which didn't end well for the Neanderthals).
- Sometimes people record alleged vocalizations of Bigfoot like these.
- Sasquatch is actually a protected species in the states of Washington and Oregon. In other words; we don't know if it exists but if you see one don't shoot!
- While everyone knows about The Jersey Devil, he's mostly known in the Barrens. In the northern parts of the state you find legends about "Old Red Eyes", who is basically a classic hairy biped in New Jersey.
- Analysis of supposed Yeti hair samples has revealed they actually do come from a mysterious animal unknown to science. However, rather than a primate, the Yeti is apparently a previously undiscovered species of bear.