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Professor Farnsworth: 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, with sightings also reported in the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains. 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.note  Other lesser known varieties turn up in world-wide folklore and history under an assortment of names, such as the "woodwose" or "wild men" of Europe, the "Yowies" of Australia, the Almas of Russia and Mongolia, the Yeren of China, the Hibagon of Japan, the "người rừng" of Southeast Asia, the Kakundak of Africa, or the "Skunk Ape" which dwells in the swamps of the southeastern United States.


Common characteristics are said to include an extreme shyness towards humans (though reports and accounts of extraordinarily hostile encounters do exist), emitting horrible odours 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 and unlike explicitly legendary creatures such as the Wendigo or The Jersey Devil (and also unlike tongue-in-cheek folktales in the vein of fearsome critters and drop bears), BS&Y have devout believers in their existence. Often speculated to be akin to large, herbivorous hominids such as Gigantopithecus, or hominins even more closely related to us, such as Neanderthals and Paranthropus. 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 the Messin' with Sasquatch 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.
  • Behold the madness that is Eddie the Squeezy Freezy Yeti, a comically badly designed Yeti obsessed with homemade slushies. The commercial ended up being shown on The Annotated Series, where the riffers fell in love with it and made it into one of their running gags.
  • In a "University of Farmers" spot made by Farmers Insurance, Professor J. K. Simmons is teaching a lady about gaps in her car insurance. He takes her outside, where he tells her, "You may be covered for this"—showing her a group of kids throwing snowballs at her car—"but not for something like this." A gigantic snowball smashes her car, which is revealed to have been thrown by an Abominable Snowman playing alongside the kids.

    Anime & Manga 
  • 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. Later in the manga, it turns out that the Beast Titan is a Titan Shifter named Zeke, who's also the Boss for Reiner, Bertholdt and Annie.
  • Buster Keel!: at one point in the story, Lavie and her companion monster Mippi are faced by a hooligan Monster Tamer who's been stealing guitars for his collection, using a Yeti as his companion. The Yeti is a fur-covered humanoid who can attack with Ice magic.
  • Digimon has a few of these. Examples of yeti-like Mons include Mojyamon, a Monster of the Week in Digimon Adventure 02 while Digimon Frontier has a heroic example in the form of Korikkakumon, an ax-wielding yeti who is the Beast Warrior of Ice. The broader franchise also has a Bigfoot-analogue in the form of Mojyamon's forest-dwelling Palette Swap J-Mojyamon.
  • 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.
  • Goblin Slayer: A tribe of hostile yetis capable of speech appears in Volume 9 in service of the Ice Witch.
  • One Piece: The Punk Hazard Arc introduces the Yeti Cool Brothers, a duo of Giant assassins from the snow country armed with huge guns and unparalled knowledge of icy terrains. This world's Yetis are a subrace of Giants covered entirely in fur whose faces are always completely obscured, so that we never see how they actually look like. Upon meeting their tracks in the snow, Sanji, Zoro and Brook debates on their existance.
  • In Ranma ½ the character of Pantyhose Tarō 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.
  • Rosario + VampireCapu2: 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.

    Card Games 
  • Magic: The Gathering has a small handful of Yeti creatures, most of them from the Ice Age block, when large parts of Dominaria became covered in ice and snow. They're most often colored Red, the color associated with mountains and secondarily with fierce beasts, and Green, the color of forests, animals and the wilderness.
    • There's also a Sylvan Yeti that's a sasquatch in all but name, and the game's one Wiitigo also has the Yeti creature type.
    • A couple of yetis have also appeared in the plane of Tarkir, specifically in the Tibet-inspired Temur Frontier, where they're shown as bearing horns and in the new timeline become hunted by dragons.
  • Ghostrick Yeti in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. He can protect his fellow Ghostrick with his effect.

  • 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."

    Comic Books 
  • 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.
  • 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. Later, a small tribe of "actual" Sasquatch were 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).
  • The Marvel Universe also has several forms of Abominable Snowmen, ranging from an offshoot of the Inhumans to people under a magical curse.
  • 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 at humans always calling them 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 the Woody Woodpecker comics, Woody goes with his niece and nephew over to Asia to film the abominable snowman. His camera is taken by a band of thieves who are using the legend of the snowman to scare people into giving them gifts to appease them. And then the real deal comes along and scares the band away.
  • Disney Ducks Comic Universe: In Carl Barks' "Uncle Scrooge" story "The Lost Crown of Genghis 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.
  • The Skunk Ape is a recurring character in The Goon. He has a drug-like craving for pie, but is otherwise harmless.
  • In Lady Mechanika: The Tablet of Destinies #1, Mechanika is hired as a hunting guide by a bother and sister pair of Egomaniac Hunters to help them bag a Bigfoot in the Alps. Mechanika is less than thrilled with the assignment.
  • Robin Series: Tim ends up fighting some yetis when trying to locate a classmate that was kidnapped by KOBRA to the Himalayas. He notes that the creatures seem to be trying to make him go away rather than hurt him and sardonically wonders if there's any languages he could have learned to explain his purpose there to them and get them to leave him alone.
  • The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones: In #16-17, Indy and Marion encounter a yeti while searching for a hidden city in the Himalayas. Later the group of Nazis who are pursuing them fire upon a pack of yetis to drive them off. At the end of the story, the two survivors of the Nazi expedition are cornered by the surviving yetis out for revenge.
  • Rob Zombie and Steve Niles' 2005 four-issue Bigfoot miniseries for IDW Publishing depicts the ape-man as a murderous monster who kills any humans that cross its' path.
  • Rat Queens has the Slog Chimp, a legendary eight-foot-tall primate with horns and fangs. According to the resident stoner he's pretty chill.
  • Cindy and Biscuit: In an issue, Cindy has a snowball fight with an Abominable Snowman.
  • In Superman story "The Sinister Snowman", Supergirl and Zatanna fight a giant Snowman while exploring a Himalayan mountain.
  • Tex Willer: One mini-arc was focused on the Sasquatch, represented as a benevolent but usually elusive ape-man with healing powers.
  • An issue of the comic book adaptation of Archie's Weird Mysteries had a bigfoot enroll in Riverdale High. Apparently he used to be a normal kid until he met a bigfoot on a camping trip, who gave him an ointment it motioned him to use in his hair. This ointment made his hair grow before turning him into another bigfoot, but he was compelled to keep using the replenishing substance. He was also compelled to convert other people, which he did by convincing all the boys into using the ointment in a shampoo.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): Chuchuna (a kind of Russian yeti) is a human-sized cryptid that turns out to be as real as the Titans — studying them was the original purpose of the Black Site before it became a (now long-abandoned) Monarch outpost. Word of God states they have a direct connection to Thor, a Titan hibernating in the region.
  • A Yeti attacks Socrates and Stupendous Man in one episode of Script Fic Calvin and 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.
  • RWBY Fanfic Various Vytal Ventures Yeti Grimm are encountered in the 'Snow and Fury' chapter. Similar to Beowolves, they have pure white pelts and hide amidst the snow. Bonus points for being referred to as Abominable at one point.
  • In the W.I.T.C.H. fanfic Stirred, when Yan Lin is first explaining the girls' Guardian powers and the nature of The Multiverse to them, she mentions that "Bigfoot" is actually an entire species of creatures who occasionally drift to Earth through portals. And they're all apparently very nice people.
  • The Mansionverse: Just like the ghosts of the Mansion, the Yetis of the Expedition Everest and Matterhorn Bobsleds rides are real in this continuity instead of mere animatronics. The Ghost Host really wants to adopt them as pets, too.

    Films — Animation 
  • Abominable has one as one of the main characters with Everest.
  • When the above 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.
  • 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.
  • Minions has a subplot in which the eponymous minions become the servants of a community of yetis.
  • Missing Link from Laika is about a Sasquatch known as Mr. Link seeking the help of two explorers in searching for his yeti relatives in the lost valley of Shangri-La.
  • 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.
  • The Storm King from My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) resembles a yeti in appearance, along with some satyr-like traits.
  • Open Season: Bigfoot doesn't actually appear, but Bob and Bobbi are searching for him. They state his scientific name is "Homo Sasquatches". At the end, they mistake the antagonist Shaw, who is covered in leaves, as one.
  • 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.
  • The Warner Bros. feature film Smallfoot is about a tribe of Himalayan yetis in the Himalayas, who believe that humans are mythical monsters.
  • The Son of Bigfoot: Bigfoot is actually a mutated human in this universe. He can talk to animals, can run really fast because of his large feet, has Healing Hands and Rapid Hair Growth so potent that even clipped hair will continue growing. An unscrupulous company is hunting him to replicate this last quality to make a baldness cure they can sell.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Abominable, which is basically Rear Window but with Yetis.
  • One of the best films ever made in this category was Hammer's The Abominable Snowman, in which Forrest Tucker and Peter Cushing try to track the legendary man-beast down. The movie suggests that the Yeti might be a Superior Species to humanity. They might also have Psychic Powers.
  • Bigfoot (1970 film) is a film that portrays Bigfoot as a 12 foot sasquatch who has fathered a group of young sasquatches. He is shown to be peaceful (even saving a human woman from a bear at one point) until humans provoke him and try to use him in a freak show.
  • Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter is a film that has a boy becoming friends with Bigfoot.
  • Big Trouble in Little China has an apelike monster that could be the yeren, a sasquatch-equivalent monster in Chinese folklore. It beats up Jack in one scene and he barely escapes, leaving it as The Unfought for the rest of the movie. The final shot shows that it is still stalking Jack.
  • 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.
  • The Cabin in the Woods: Two of the monsters kept by the agency are a sasquatch and a yeti.
  • Caveman: A tribe of yeti appear as an obstacle in the "Ice Age next over".
  • Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch features a Noble Demon sasquatch.
  • In Cry Wilderness, Bigfoot kicks off the plot by warning a young boy that his father, a forest ranger, is in danger. The boy's actions to protect his father end up causing the danger.
  • Drawing Flies is a 1996 comedy film about roommates searching for Bigfoot to try and get money to pay their rent.
  • The Geek, a bigfoot porn. It has a Dolled-Up Installment semi-sequel, as well.
  • 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.
  • Harry and the Hendersons is about an American family who hits a North American Sasquatch with their car and brings him home. It was later a short-lived comedy TV series.
  • 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. Opinions vary on how true it is, but something attacked the Ford family’s house and scared them so badly that they packed up and abandoned the place a few days later.
  • Letters From The Big Man stars Lily Rabe as a reckless Forest Service worker who strikes up a friendship with a Sasquatch while surveying the serene wilderness of southwest Oregon. The Big Man's costume is one of the finest ever filmed, and has to be seen to be believed.
  • Little Bigfoot is a 1997 direct-to-video family film about a boy and his sister trying to protect a baby sasquatch after its home is invaded by a loggind company intent on cutting down the trees. It was followed by a sequel the same year.
  • The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot: "The bigfoot" is primarily dangerous because he's sick with a "nightmare plague" that can infect other animals and threatens to kill all of humanity. He's said to be the Last of His Kind, and is about the same size as an average human. Calvin Barr (the man hunting him) sardonically notes that the bigfoot's feet aren't even that big.
  • 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.
  • Night Claws, which pits the Sasquatch against Reb Brown, should have been the most awesome thing ever. It really wasn't.
  • Night of the Demon (1980) had a professor taking his students into the woods in search of Bigfoot, who is for some reason depicted as a demonic entity and acts like a slasher villain.
  • Primal Rage features the Oh-Mah, an ape-like creature that dwells in the forests of northern California and Oregon, and is said to be the inspiration for the Bigfoot legend. Unusually, it uses Stone Age-type tools, including axes, knives, arrows, and armor made of tree bark. The one seen in the film is extremely violent, sadistic, and hostile, and even lusts after the female lead, although it's implied that this Oh-Mah is only like this because it spent its life watching human society. Given how the film ends, though, the others might be similarly nasty, or at least aggressively isolationist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wookiees and Wampas in the Star Wars movies have Sasquatch appearances. The former is a Proud Warrior Race resembling a sasquatch; the latter is a species of (much bigger) aggressive animalistic predators resembling horned Yetis. (Meanwhile, Ewoks resemble drop bears, though probably not intentionally.)
  • In Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Jables eats psychotropic mushrooms, and imagines he's Sasquatch's baby Sass.
  • 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.
  • A horrendous made-for-TV movie called To Catch a Yeti, starring Meat Loaf, of all people. In stark contrast to most depictions of the creature, the film's Yeti was a small, grotesque rat/dog hybrid with big feet.
  • Turkey Hollow: Tim and Annie try to make quick money by finding a creature very similar to bigfoot, but the monsters turn out to be very small.
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives: The "monkey ghost", which lopes around the forest Bigfoot-style. It may represent the spirits of the dead, as shown by the scene near the end where several pairs of staring red eyes show up in the forest after Boonmee dies. Boonmee's son Boonsong became one isn't really explained, although it may be that he got lost in the forest and died. In any case, he shows up at a dinner many years later in classic ape-man costume.
  • Valley of the Sasquatch (also known as Hunting Grounds) is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by John Portanova and starring Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, and Bill Oberst Jr. as a group of hunters who encounter a family of hostile Sasquatches.
  • Willow Creek is a found footage film featuring Jim, an enthusiastic Bigfoot believer trying to document evidence of the legendary creature. This being found footage, Jim unsurprisingly does find his evidence, but unfortunately isn't able to finish the documentary.
  • A college student named Adam falls in love with a Yeti in the Troma Films movie Yeti: A Love Story.
  • Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon was basically Alive with Yetis, an American football team instead of a Uruguayan rugby team, and on the Syfy network. It's not great.

  • Lamb features a Yeti who is the Last of His Kind.
  • Devolution: After the eruption of Mt Rainier, Sasquatches are displaced and come across a rural settlement called Greenpool, and they immediately start to kill.
  • Discworld:
    • In 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 through life 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 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.
  • The Dresden Files: Harry Dresden encounters Yeti-like creatures in Proven Guilty after storming Arctis Tor. In Skin Game, the muscle for the heist is provided by the Genoskwa, described by Harry as Bigfoot's serial killer cousin. And more directly, one sasquatch named Strength of a River in His Shoulders (River Shoulders for short) hires Harry to help his half-human son in the trilogy of short stories, "B is for Bigfoot," "I was a Teenage Bigfoot," and "Bigfoot on Campus." The Bigfoot species, more properly known as the Forest People, are highly intelligent, powerfully magical, and skilled at keeping to themselves, which is why muggles only know them as rumors. Peace Talks reveals that "Genoskwa" is the name for a divergent, militaristic sect of the Forest People, who view themselves as superior to humans and want to dominate them; the Genoskwa, real name Blood on his Soul, does not like being compared to "flower-chewing groundhog-lovers'' like the more mainstream Forest People.
  • 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 Pugs of the Frozen North, the racers come across a half-sunken ship full of yetis who love eating noodle snow, but make them wash up afterwards so they don't have to. In reality, the yetis are the ship's crew, who turned into yetis from eating too many snow noodles.
  • 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", which lived in Alaska and can freeze itself in a block of ice. It was actually rather gentle for a yeti, behaving more like Bigfoot.
  • 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. The ending implies that the protagonist has agreed to become one of them as well, or at least to leave civilization and join them with her son.
  • The Imaginary Veterinary, a children's book series by Suzanne Selfors, features a vet's office that treats fantastic creatures. The very first book, The Sasquatch Escape, has a Sasquatch as one of the patients (and it's still around in later books), which escapes from the office when someone leaves the door open, and two kids (one local, one visiting for the summer) have to track it down and bring it back safely.
  • 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.
  • Sasquatch, a 1998 novel by Roland Smith, features a hunt for sasquatch on Mount St. Helens. Main protagonist Dylan Hickock eventually meets the creatures in person. Fortunately for the sasquatch, they successfully avoid another of their pursuers (and those working for him), scientist Theodore Flagg, who wants to find and kill a sasquatch and bring its body back as proof of their existence. The sasquatch is also mentioned in Smith's later book Cryptid Hunters, which is set in the same continuity.
  • Bigfoot appears in the comic neo-noir Get Blank as a cameo. He seems like a pretty good guy, and apparently he had a meeting in Los Angeles. He can also identify Russian mobsters by sight, but in his defense, it was a pretty distinct mobster.
  • The Basil of Baker Street novel Basil and the Lost Colony features the Adorable Snowmouse.
  • Encyclopedia Brown: One mystery involves Encyclopedia investigating a "Skunk Ape", the Idaville version of an abominable snowman. Of course, it's only Bugs Meany again.
  • Vampirocracy mentions sasquatch and yeti as cryptids, different from creatures which actually require magic in some way to survive. This was in a flashback, and by the time the novel takes place, the sasquatch has been reclassified as the Greater North American Forest Troll.
  • The Film Noir Monster Mash Fifty Feet of Trouble features a sasquatch park ranger by the name of Harry Foote.
  • Isaac Asimov’s 1953 story Everest: the first man in reaching the Everest summit discovers that the yetis are actually Martians and that they can’t live in higher temperatures (as Mars is really really cold) so they have an outpost in the only place on Earth they can survive.
  • H. P. Lovecraft short story The Whisperer in Darkness, the Mi-Go (alien crustaceans from Pluto) have hidden outposts in several remote parts of the Earth, including one in the Himalayas, where sightings of them inspired the legend of the Abominable Snowman. ("Mi-Go", although it has been adopted by the fandom to refer to the aliens, is actually just a Tibetan word for the Abominable Snowman, and is used only in that context in the original story.)
    • Clark Ashton Smith's Cthulhu Mythos Jungle Opera tales of Hyperborea feature a somewhat yeti-like race called the voormis, shaggy-haired beast men who live in violent tribal societies in the grim Eiglophian Mountains, where their shamans lead them in the worship of the Great Old One Tsathoggua. Voormis are said to only have three toes on each foot, however, which suggests they might more resemble ground sloths than simians.
  • Bigfoots appear in the Strange Matter series in "Bigfoot, Big Trouble." They're all friendly with the exception of one hostile member of the tribe that despises humanity. Several Bigfoots appear as part of the Collector's army in the Strange Forces series, though whether they were being forced into service (like many of the Collector's minions) or are fighting willingly is left unclear.
  • Bigpaw from the The Berenstain Bears is the bear version of Bigfoot, his debut in the animated special "Meet Bigpaw" even has him leaving behind a paw print which alludes to Bigfoot's trademark footprints. His song also has this:
    You can have your Sasquatch
    Your Abominable Snowman
    My name is Bigpaw
    I supersede them all!
  • Gravity Falls: Journal 3: An early entry has the Author describing the Abominable Bro-Man, a sasquatch-like creature that dresses and acts like a stereotypical Frat Bro, right down to mainly communicating in the words "righteous", "bro", and "chill sesh".
  • Ology Series: Yetis are mentioned in Dragonology as a type of mountain apes preyed upon by Tibetan dragons. Both yetis and sasquatch appear in Monsterology, where they're instead identified as bears and named Ursus saxum and Ursus sasquatchium. Their illustrations shows them as a bipedal hominid apes anyway.
  • Event Group: Mentioned in book 4, where Jack Collins states that there's no conclusive proof of their existence. One book later, they actually appear, living in Canada, where the local tribe of Tlingit Indians refer to them as the Chulimantan, or "They Who Follow". The creatures have excellent camouflage abilities, tend to send signals by beating on trees with wooden clubs, are attracted to shiny things, and are descended from the prehistoric apes known as Giganticus Pythicus, which followed prehistoric man over the Bering land bridge from Siberia to Alaska.
  • In the InCryptid series, Bigfoots and Sasquatch are noted as being closely related species of cryptids that can both pass for human so long as they wear big shoes and put a lot of effort into shaving. They're also noted for enjoying tricking bigfoot hunters into going out and harassing each other.
  • Extreme Monsters:
    • The Extreme Monsters occasionally hang out at Mr. Cool's Ice Cream and Beet Juice Parlor. Mr. Cool happened to be a yeti.
    • The fourth book, Battling Bigfoot, had the Extreme Monsters encounter Bigfoot.
  • In "Abominable" by Fredric Brown, the Yeti turn out to be a once human tribe which had discovered a drug allowing them to survive on mountaintops.
  • The Boundless: After an avalanche, a sasquatch appears protecting her child. She picks up Brogan and throws him across the snow, causing him to skid and slide off the side of a gorge. She's then shot and killed by Mr. Van Horne.
    • Later in the book, Will meets that same child sasquatch, now fully-grown, in a circus car on board The Boundless. Apparently the circus decided to name it Goliath.
  • The State of Jefferson short stories by Harry Turtledove are set in a world where Sasquatch and Yeti exist, but they're just ethnic groups of very tall humans who live in the Pacific Northwest and Tibet, respectively (one story introduces surviving Hobbits (Homo floresiensis) in Indonesia, and another has merfolk related to manatees). Most of the stories focus on Bill Williamson, a sasquatch who serves as the governor (and later senator) of the State of Jefferson.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Electric Company (1971): One of the regular segments, "Spidey Super Stories," had a story "Spidey Meets the Yeti," wherein the web-slinging hero investigates a series of disturbances involving a large Yeti-like creature sitting on cold items, such as ice cream cones, iced-down soft drinks and ices. Spidey captures the Yeti, but persuades a police officer to let him go because "he's only homesick" (ergo, the Yeti, who had somehow become lost and wandered to the big city, was reminded of home by sitting on the cold items). Spidey eventually returns the Yeti home.
  • 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. Likely the inspiration for The Venture Bros. episode below.
  • In the episode "The Antowuk Horror" from The Incredible Hulk (1977), the Hulk faces off against a monster which turns out to be a fake bigfoot invented by the townspeople to bring in tourists.
  • 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:
    • In "Foreverware", it is revealed that a Bigfoot apparently finds human cuisine palatable enough to eat out of the Teller family's trash.
    • In "Marshall's Theory of Believability", Professor Nigel Zircon's assistant Claude meets a female one when he's planting the fake "space thing." It is wearing a large pink bow on its head.
  • 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 Vancouvernever 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 perfectly normal nude woman. Because she is killed, there is no final answer to why she behaved like that. 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. Bigfoot himself is largely benevolent, his wrath reserved for a nasty poacher. The Southern Sasquatch, or Foukes Monster, however, is much nastier and violently kills anything that disturbs its territory (though to be fair, he didn't become violent till after the hunters tried to shoot him). The Yeti is the worst of all, with its episode taking place on a ship where it has escaped from confinement and slaughtered the crew. A crew of reporters who sneak onboard to check out the hidden story find that it's the worst-and final- mistake they make.
  • Mystery Hunters: The first episode sees Araya trying to find out if Bigfoot, who has been allegedly sighted in Oregon, is real or not.
  • "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.
  • Super Sentai and its adaptation Power Rangers:
  • Some Ultra Series kaiju take inspiration from this
    • Ultraman: One episode featured a creature named Woo that looked kinda like a long-haired yeti. However, Woo is actually a Youkai manifesting from the spirit of deceased parent who seeks to protect their child. A more conventional yeti kaiju named Gigass had appeared earlier on, battling Dorako and Red King before being taken out by Science Patrol.
    • Return of Ultraman had an episode titled "The Twentieth Century Yeti", where reports of a yeti attacking mountaineers lead MAT to investigate and uncover an icy alien named Varduck behind it all. However, Varduck doesn't look anything like a yeti compared to the Monster of the Week in the episode afterwards Snowgon, who is actually based on the Yuki Onna.
    • Ultraman Ace: Woo returned in this series to battle a Choju named Iceron, but the episode immediately after, "Ghost Story: Cry of the Yeti", had Fubigilara as the Monster of the Week, though it was otherwise a fairly typical ice-powered kaiju.
    • Ultraman Dyna had the Gigantes, a pair of enormous but otherwise peaceful Australopithecus living in Western Asia. In fact the first evidence Super GUTS has of them is a giant footprint in the mountains similar to purported yeti tracks.
    • Ultraman Cosmos: Two episodes of the series involved a Bigfoot-like Youkai named Yamawarawa, who looked like Sasquatch with horns and spiked shoulders. He was a peaceful creature who mainly sought to befriend children lost in the forest. However, he's actually based on a species of mountain youkai of the same name (sometimes called Yamawaro) that are depicted as dwarfish Cyclopes.
  • 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 (1985) 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 first episode of Salvage 1 (after the pilot) had Harry and his crew encountering a Yeti like ape on a lost island, which seems initially harmless, until an unfortunate misunderstanding causes it to go viral...
  • Castle: The season 5 episode "The Fast and the Furriest", in which evidence at a crime scene suggests that a murderous Bigfoot is stalking the streets of New York City. Castle is firmly convinced that Bigfoot is real, and is responsible (and Ryan agrees with him about Bigfoot being real), while Beckett and Esposito have their doubts. While Bigfoot's existence (or lack thereof) is never confirmed one way or the other, it IS ultimately cleared as a suspect in the murder.
  • The David Attenborough documentary Natural History Museum Alive links the legend of the yeti with Gigantopithecus, portraying the giant prehistoric ape as a bipedal, humanoid creature.
  • The A-Team episode "Timber!" has a subplot about Murdock trying to trap Bigfoot while the rest of the team fight off villainous lumberjacks in the Northwest.
  • The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids episode "Honey, He's Not Abominable... He's Just Misunderstood" features Bigfoot who nurses Amy when she twists her ankle in a bike crash. Also, Bigfoot's wife is a Yeti.
  • A handful of the "Unexplained" segments on Unsolved Mysteries featured searches for varying versions of these.
  • The titular monster from the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "The Abominable Snowman" seems to be a straight example at first, but turns out to be a human scientist who's somehow been turned into a murderous mutant by his own weather control experiments.
  • Chasing Bigfoot: The Quest For Truth: In this series, Sasquatches are depicted as aliens who are capable of building spaceships.
  • The Mighty Boosh: "The Call of the Yeti" focuses on the Yeti, but they're rather different from the usual portrayal as white, fluffy snow monsters. The Yeti live in the Enlish woods, and are large, long-haired, brown creatures with a magical, hypnotic siren song that turns people into hippies, and they have a colonial social structure with a queen. Normally they hibernate for decades on end, but they periodically emerge to mate with humans.
  • Monster Warriors: In "Terror in the North Woods", Mayor Mel disappears and the gang searches for him in the woods outside Capital City, where they discover the Bigfoot “hoax” might not be a hoax at all.
  • An episode of Masked Rider had a Bigfoot hunter running into the Stewart family while they're going on a camping trip. He ends up mistaking Ferbus (who tagged along) for a Bigfoot baby and captures him, forcing the family to rescue him.

  • The Jonathan Coulton song "Under the Pines", which is about the host of an "In Search Of" type show (hinted to be Nimoy himself) having a romantic encounter with Bigfoot, and hoping to reconnect.
  • Tenacious D's "Sasquatch."
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic: In the animated video for "Polka Face", the members of his back-up band are all yetis.
  • In Oedipus Tex, a Bigfoot is cast as the Sphinx.
  • Kate Bush's "Wild Man" is a poetic tribute to a yeti.
  • Bad Lip Reading's "Yeti", which is about an Interspecies Romance between a yeti and the singer from Coldplay.
  • This is Troglodyte's main shtick.

    Mythology and Folklore 
  • Tracks of supposed sasquatch 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 on its own merits. 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 2000s, 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. 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. There are some inconsistencies among the story of the video in itself and the people who since confessed to being in on it. But in truth even if we weren't talking about a possibly mythic beast, lots of these men are an Unreliable Narrator on reputation alone. The Other Wiki has more info. On the flip side, the entity in the footage is allegedly a female Sasquatch, and if you examine it closely, you can see that she is anatomically correct, at least from the waist up. Such a level of dedication seems quite strange for a mere hoax. Unless the hoaxers considered that. Lastly, Patterson had previously published drawings of female Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) showing the same "breasts" as the one he caught on film.
  • Bigfoot and the Yeti aren't the only ape-men. Dozens of other species of Sasquatch-like creatures have been reported in nearly every part of the globe, including the Neanderthal-like Almas of Mongolia, the mysterious Kala Bandar of New Delhi in India, the diminutive Orang Pendek of Sumatra, the Australian Yowie, the gigantic Orang Mawas of Malaysia, the Japanese Hibagon, and an eerie-looking monkey-like biped shot in South America known simply as De Loy's Ape.
    • De Loy’s Ape however would be revealed to have been a hoax. It was merely a spider monkey with an amputated tail then for lack of a better word photoshopped.
  • West Virginian folklore describes a giant, shaggy and horned, forest-dwelling quadruped called the Sheepsquatch.
  • 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.
  • The yeti are noted by folklore and cryptozoologists to allegedly be quite different from the North American sasquatch known as Bigfoot. For one thing, there are supposed to be MULTIPLE types of Yeti identified by Tibetan mythology, including the timid Meh-Teh (the one that leaves the famous footprints) and the gigantic, ferocious Dremo, which appears to be a bear. The bigfoot usually does not suffer this multi-personality issue, almost always being portrayed as a Gentle Giant.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • The Far Side: One strip reveals that Bigfoot is actually a short scrawny hairless dude with, yes, very big feet.
  • Mandrake the Magician: Mandrake discovers the Yeti creatures in the Himalaya. He finds out they are actually technologically-advanced Human Aliens in disguise who lived for millennia hidden from humans, but secretly influenced their advancement of science, while also posing as gods to them.


    Print Media 
  • Frequently discussed in Fortean Times - new sightings are reported and old sightings discussed.
  • The Weekly World News was a supermarket tabloid which often ran Bigfoot stories. However, in their case, it was pretty obviously satire. The Weekly World News was like that.

    Pro Wrestling 

  • The Stan Freberg Show's abominable snowman interviews. His trade is terrorizing the mountain climbers and he wears size 23 sneakers.
  • The Alien Worlds episode "The Himalayan Parallel" had the Starlab crew encounter a yeti.

  • 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.

    Tabletop Games 
  • d20 Modern has stats for both Sasquatch and Yeti, but as the D20 Future supplement elaborates, the former are actually the primitive descendants of aliens called Weren that were brought to Earth by the Fraal in the distant past, either as slave laborers or part of an experiment. After being left behind by the other aliens, they degenerated into a more primitive state, though Sasquatch and Weren still share enough of a language to be able to communicate.
  • The Dark Eye: Yetis are a type of ten-foot-tall, white-furred apes found in the far north of Aventuria. Most live on the isolated Yeti Island, although a few live on the mainland, and lead a tribal stone age existence in the wilderness. A related species, the brown-furred forest-sneakers, are said to live in the southern jungles.
  • Deadlands uses both Sasquatch 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.
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Yeti have appeared as monsters in most editions of the game. They're typically portrayed as being savage carnivores that attack any other creature they deem prey (which is any other creature) on sight; most editions portray them as Neutral or Unaligned, the default alignments of beasts without the intelligence necessary for true good or evil, but in 5th Edition they're fully Chaotic Evil. Physically, they resemble big, white-furred apes with a pair of curling horns, and mostly inhabit high, cold mountains. There are also abominable yetis, a larger and stronger variant found in isolated areas.
  • Exalted: Yeti are white-furred apes native to the mountains and snow-covered forests of the Northeast, and are entirely immune to cold.
  • Pathfinder features both yeti and sasquatch. 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, yeti and sasquatch 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.
    • Sasquatch are large, reclusive apelike humanoids native to temperate forests; they're generally peaceful — or at least non-confrontational if given the choice — but are prone to territoriality-driven aggression when settlers and loggers encroach on their forests. There are also fen maulers, violent and cruel brutes descended from sasquatch that made a Deal with the Devil to protect themselves from an unspecified calamity.
    • Orang-pendaks (based on a similar cryptid from Southeast Asian folklore) are also presented as rare, red-furred offshoots of sasquatch that live as hunter-gatherers in isolated jungles. They are known to easily befriend wild apes, especially gibbons and orangutans, and often train them and keep them as guard and hunting animals.
    • Yeti are usually at least neutral and some actively work to fight back various eldritch horrors, but the only ones humans are likely to meet are the Ax-Crazy exiles who have been forced out into the lowlands.
  • Rifts:
    • Sasquatch are a peaceful race that prefers to live in harmony with nature. They are also one of the very few sapient species to have always been native to Earth instead of having been Rifted in from some other dimension; they're distant cousins of humanity who originated in central Asia and migrated into North America during the Ice Age. 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), but most are reclusive forest-dwellers who even in the new age of magic can be very difficult to track down.
    • There are also a magical Spirit Sasquatch and the Wendigo, which in this case is a demonic Sasquatch-like monster.
  • Rocket Age: Callisto has yetis, three to four metre-tall hairy horned humanoids. The Bronx Zoo has three, and a breeding pair intended for Oslo Zoo escaped from the Berlin Rocket Port.
  • Shadowrun: Sasquatch are peaceable and sentient beings capable of flawlessly imitating sounds. There are also bandersnatches, sasquatch infected by the same virus that turns humans into vampires, which are intelligent but not sapient, capable of bending light around themselves to appear nearly invisible and prone to homicidal rages.
  • Transhuman Space: The secret Society for Applied Teratology (detailed in the Toxic Memes supplement) recreates famous cryptozoological species by advanced bioengineering, mostly to make the world a more interesting place. Their Bigfoot has been their biggest success, although there are hints that there may be a terrible problem with the trick.
  • Warhammer Fantasy:
    • The Beastmen's 6th edition armybook includes in its description of the Beastmen of distant lands mention of white-furred, apelike creatures native to Norsca, which the human tribes and the Dwarves of Kraka Drak refer to as Ymir or Jeti.
    • Yhetees are mutated Ogres with white fur, who live at the very tops of mountains, are almost impossible to find or track when in their natural environment, set off avalanches when attacking and exude an aura of supernatural cold. 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.
  • In the RPG Ankur:Kingdom Of The Gods; one of the human sub-species created as a workforce by the aliens who control Earth is the Enkidu. They are essentially sasquatch/yeti; being larger and more ape-like than standard humans. They are incredibly strong but generally have less intelligence.

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    Video Games 
  • Darkstalkers features Sasquatch, a Bigfoot that looks and acts more like a Yeti.
  • Fallout 76: The postapocalyptic West Virginian wilderness is home to a large number of creatures based on local cryptids, including bipedal mutant sheep called sheepsquatches.
  • Final Fantasy VI:
    • The game has Umaro, a Yeti who can be used as an airship pilot.
    • Bigfoot/yeti shows up as an enemy as well, mostly in earlier games in the series.
  • Yetis can be found in Warcraft games, either in forested or snowy areas.
    • Warcraft III uses Sasquatch as neutral hostile monsters, here represented as horned bipedal beasts (who are apparently sentient with their own language. One Big-Lipped Alligator Moment in Frozen Throne has them telling each other to kill Arthas so as to preserve the secrets of their civilization). Their snowy-climate equivalents are not Yeti but Wendigo, while a green-furred version called a Jungle Stalker appears in the tropics.
    • 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.
  • In World's End Club, during the travel through the Fukuoka mountains, Pochi is captured by an ape-like creature that Yuki quickly calls a yeti which Chuko denies is even possible. Yuki then attempts to negotiate with it, which unsurprisingly, failed. The creature also tosses barrels much like a certain ape.
  • It is possible to play as Bigfoot in Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
  • Bigfoot turns up in an expansion pack for The Sims 2. He can be invited to join your household, has maxed-out skills and can get a job, scares away burglars, and can become a zombie or a witch.
    • The Sims 4 allows you to put Sims in a sasquatch costume if you get the "Outdoor Retreat" expansion pack.
  • 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.
  • There's one in King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human which you simply have to avoid.
  • SkiFree is a Windows 3.1 game which inevitably sends an extremely fast man-eating Yeti after you; if/when the Yeti catches you he eats you and does a gloating victory dance.
  • 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.
    • In Link: The Faces of Evil of The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games, there's an enemy called an Abominom that will give you trouble in some of the icy mountainous levels. The name is the main thing linking them to this trope, however, since they're quadrupedal and look more like macaques or white-furred baboons than the bidepal ape-men this trope normally implies. A throwaway line of dialogue from an NPC implies that they were formerly human.
  • Pokémon:
    • 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.
    • Another yeti-like Pokémon, Crabominable, debuts in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It's a yeti/crab hybrid, being a literal take on a "yeti crab" (a species of deep sea crab that has hair-like growths on its limbs). It evolves when the normally just crab-like Crabrawler is leveled up while on Alola's highest mountain.
  • Yeti show up in the White Lands of Fairune 2, resembling horned, white-furred bipedal beasts.
  • Mother:
  • 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 Sports: Hockey, there is a Yeti team.
  • Yetis in League of Legends are bipedal creatures that live in the Freljord. They were once magical and intelligent creatures until a frozen cataclysm caused by Lissandra turned them savage. Nunu's friend, Willump, is the last-known magical yeti.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 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 Sasquatch 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.
  • 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 Yerrens, red-furred Bigfoot from Chinese myths. Unlike Yetis in the game, Yerrens make use of weapons and lead a tribal existence.
  • 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... who ultimately proves to be a method actor furry in a suit.
  • DuckTales has a Yeti serving as the boss of the Himalayas stage, with the story for that level taken directly from the Carl Barks comic mentioned above (Scrooge searching for The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan).
  • The Bright Star Technology, Inc. / Sierra Entertainment edutainment game Spelling Blizzard (also known as "Advanced Spelling Tricks"), a sequel to the earlier Spelling Jungle (or "Basic Spelling Tricks"), includes the Abominable Snowman as one of its obstacles. It tracks the player and throws snowballs that daze and disorient them, possibly into other dangers.
  • The Hemo-ji from the Arc the Lad franchise, which can turn humans into other members of their species just by touching them.
  • Taito's Arcade Game Exzisus has a Boss Battle with a "Mechanical Iety" (sic), whose main weapon and vulnerability is in the middle of its chest.
  • The Yeti Zombie from Plants vs. Zombies. Yes, you read that correctly - Yeti Zombie.
  • Yeti Lizards in Nibblers are based on the Yeti. Their boss version, Bigtooth, goes one step further by mentioning in his bio that his existence was questioned for quite some time.
  • Overwatch: The 2016 Winter Wonderland event added a Yeti skin for Winston the uplifted gorilla, resembling a white, tusked Yeti wearing mountain climbing gear.
  • Yeti in Eternal Card Game are mischievous pranksters... only their idea of a prank can easily result in the death of unwary travelers.
  • Finding Bigfoot (not to be confused with the Animal Planet tv show of the same name) is an early-access Steam game has a team of hunters looking for and capturing Bigfoot in a national rain forest park after several tourists go missing. Your team finds the tourists, or rather their corpses, and unlike the show you and your team does find Bigfoot...and it's pissed. A humongous beast half as wide as it's tall with glowing green eyes and blood and will attack any player on sight and worse it likes to use hit and run tactics to keep its hefty mass of hit points up. You aren't safe in the command van because Bigfoot can and will try to kill you through the windows you left open.
  • Carnivores: Ice Age has one as a secret "Bonus" animal. Unusually, it is portrayed with three-fingered hands and bird-like feet like a carnivorous dinosaur, while also having the usual simian-like features.
  • Delta Force: Land Warrior features a hidden yeti as an Easter Egg in the "Operation Free Press" mission, found if you run several hundred meters to the southeast of your insertion area rather than following the waypoints to the southwest. While his appearance is traditionally menacing, he's actually not harmful in the slightest, making no effort to attack you even if you stand in his path and simply trying to run away if you shoot him (and making a hilarious death scream if you kill him).
  • Sasquatch enemies appear in the Metal Slug series in 3 and 4 if you take the ice cave paths. They use a homing ice breath attack that doesn't kill you, but traps your character in a snowman that you must mash buttons to break out of before their follow up attack with a bone club kills you.
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf introduces a gorilla villager named "Hans", who bears a resemblance to a yeti.
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land has Snow Kong, a snow/ice-themed palette swap of the earlier Giant Kong.
  • Yetis roam the icy landscapes of Hytale's third zone, and one of their methods of attack is to pull a chunk out of the snow-covered ground and toss it at you.
  • The boss of the second mission in Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp is a giant yeti that turns out to be an animatronic disguise.
  • In Paladins, the undead champion Terminus was given the Abominable skin for the Christmas 2018 event. The Abominable skin turns Terminus into a big, hammer-wielding yeti who hates how everyone thinks he's mean ol' brute when he is really a nice guy.
  • A sasquatch appears in Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer, It's actually very friendly and helps you on your journey.
  • Paperboy: Sasquatches appear as enemies in Paperboy 64.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando: Yetis appear as enemies on Gelbin. They are actually called Y.E.T.I.s, and are genetically created monsters made to hunt down and destroy the Artic Leviathans on the planet.
  • Riddle School: One of the creatures at Area 5.1 is a Bigfoot Expy named Bigtoe. Another is a hairless Yeti named Yeddy.
  • The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World: The second boss is the Abominable Snow Burns, which is a humanoid monster living in the North Pole, even though the Abominable Snow Man is actually from the Himilayas.
  • Bigface Marsh is an indie horror game where you are sent into a marsh to try and find proof of Bigfoot. Your main threat however is Bigface, a large monster with a giant face and tiny legs. Bigfoot is a character in the game though. If you encounter him, he will run up to you and make you faint from shock. He doesn't kill you though, and if you manage to record both of the creatures, Bigfoot will appear at the end to save you from Bigface.
  • Far Cry 4, appropriately for a game set in the Himalayas, includes Yeti appearances. Player Character Ajay Ghale first spots what appears to be a Yeti after escaping from Durgesh Prison, but faints before it comes close enough for him to check it out. In the DLC mission, "Valley of the Yetis", you get to see them up close, and they're terrifying- gigantic, grey-furred monsters with creepy orange scarring on their bodies who are unbelievably durable against heavy weaponry and can sprint fast enough to catch Ajay on his snowmobile if he doesn't get out of dodge fast enough. Also, the Yetis dissolve into orange mist if you kill one. We later learn the origin of these Yetis, and that's just as creepy: the Yetis are former humans mutated by the gas/spores emerging from this creepy glowing yellow tree called "the Relic", and Ajay comes across a Religion of Evil dedicated to sacrificing people to the Yetis/becoming more Yetis, which they call "Awakened". Eventually, Ajay decides to destroy the Relic himself... only to be treated to a Mind Screw sequence where he appears to have turned into a Yeti himself. Luckily, the writers confirmed that the DLC ending doesn't count as canon, so chances are Ajay just hallucinated becoming a Yeti, because the game continues as normal afterwards. Still, though...
  • Village Monsters: Komatoa is a Yeti who runs the hotel that the Player Character starts the game in.


    Web Original 
  • Bedtime Stories (YouTube Channel) has two episodes that prominently feature Bigfoot, or at least creatures resembling them.
    • "There is Something in the Woods" heavily implied that, among other suspects, Sasquatch were heavily implied to have been responsible for a number of unsolved disappearances in US and Canadian National Parks.
    • "There is Something in the Forest" features the Nantinaq, a Sasquatch-like creature that brutally kills any humans it encounters.
  • The Big Lez Show features Sassy, Donny, and the other sasquatches. They act mostly indistinguishable from humans and are capable of doing everything that they can do, and are by far and large drugged-out Cloudcuckoolanders whose lives revolve around ridiculous and ill-conceived adventures and extreme intoxication (aside from Kizza and Scotty, who are much more rational and straightforward than the others and have little desire to engage in the drug-fueled idiocy that most of the species enjoys).
  • 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.
  • In The Adventures of The League of S.T.E.A.M., episode "Hairy Hijinks", members of the league go in search of bigfoot.
  • One user's dream in Nightmare Beings features a Sasquatch that looks nothing like usual depictions, being a skeletal ape-like creature with glowing red eyes and the ability to control its victims' movement.
  • SCP-1000 of the SCP Foundation is Bigfoot, though the species is presented a bit differently from how it normally is. The document describes them as nocturnal, omnivorous apes with a genetic disease that increases the chances of spontaneous brain failure in other Hominid species the longer they observe them. But that's just Blatant Lies for the general staff. In actuality, they were once the dominant species on the planet and much more technologically advanced than we are even now, until humanity, with the guidance of a Fae, massacred most of them and destroyed their Organic Technology, but not before using one of their devices against them to lower their intelligence to that of beasts. But they are starting to get it back, and they're pissed.
  • SuperMarioLogan: Bigfoot is the subject of a video where Bowser Junior and his friends try to find him. Unlike most cases, this work seems to imply that he doesn't actually exist.
  • The April Fools' Day episode of TierZoo discussed how the "solo simian build" stacked up compared to other cryptid builds in the game. Solo simians were determined to have stats equal to or better than other great apes, but were not as viable due to a lack of team-play among the player-base. They were placed in B-tier as a result, lower than the other simian builds.

    Western Animation 
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Bigfoot appears in one episode where it's revealed that he's a former student of the Gromble. This version is a little different from usual depictions, having large ears, sharp claws, and prominent lips. Also, "Bigfoot" is just what the humans call him; his real name is Elban.
  • American Dragon: Jake Long: In a Christmas episode, Jake and his friends try to get a baby Sasquatch back to his family before various enemies find it first.
  • The Angry Beavers: Daggett tried to learn the art of stealth from a cryptid named "Big Byoo-Tox", so that he could successfully snatch Norbert's new toy. He turned out to not be Big Byoo-Tox, just a really hairy, Canadian naturist hippie named Harrington. Norbert knows this because the real Big Byoo-Tox is so massive that the Earth rests on his even more massive butt cheeks.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force has an episode where Master Shake moves in with Dirtfoot, basically Bigfoot with one big eye and one big foot.
  • Arthur: One episode features 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.
  • Babar: A legendary surviving mammoth has a similar role to a Yeti in one episode, taking the usual ape-man's role in a show about anthropomorphic elephants.
  • Back at the Barnyard: Bigfoot is a friend of the farm animals. He can also fly and has super strength, making him seem like a superhero. He was also mayor of a town.
  • The Backyardigans had two Yetis in different episodes: Pablo in the appropriately-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 Beatles: 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!"
  • Ben 10:
    • One of Ben’s alien forms is Shocksquatch, a Bigfoot-esque alien with electricity powers and a hilarious Canadian accent.
    • One episode of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien had a cold open where Ben was fighting a yeti under the mind control of Dr. Animo. His plan was to use a device to turn all humans into yeti, which was considered so stupid everyone, even the yeti he was controlling all took a moment to give him an incredulous look. A pop up special from another episode states that the yeti is also from Another Dimension.
    • Ben 10 (2016) has a recurring bigfoot like cryptid called "Forgeti" that only the usually skeptical Gwen believes in, quite fervently in fact. It's capable of emitting knockout gas that causes short term memory loss, convenient for keeping its existence a secret, who gets enraged from a docile state at any major disruptions to his forest habitats. Either it's the same one they keep running across all over the country or the species has a wide distribution with a solitary lifestyle.
  • Big Hero 6: The Series: There are urban legends of a Hibagon dwelling in the Muirahara woods near San Fransokyo. It's actually the mad hermit Ned Ludd, whose long hair and beard is mistaken for the monster's fur. Then in Season 2, the hibagon becomes real as Ned Ludd gets turned into an actual monster by the Big Bad.
  • Biker Mice from Mars: In the 2006 revival episode "A Hairy A-Bomb", the Biker Mice and Charley encounter a yeti that Charley nicknames "A-Bomb".
  • Camp Candy: A baby bigfoot gets separated from his mother and kidnapped by DeForest to be used as a tourist attraction.
  • Camp Lakebottom: One of the camp counsellors is a Sasquatch named Armand. Despite his appearance, he's actually a sensitive and sophisticated figure whose true passion lies in stage theatre.
  • Camp Lazlo: In "Radio Free Edward", two yetis raid the radio station, sending poor Edward cowering in a corner. However, they're portrayed with brown fur rather than white fur (which is more in line with real-life sightings), and both are calm intellectuals who love rock 'n roll music. Another episode had one yeti fearfully asking another if campers were real.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers: A yeti is the judge putting Humanity on Trial in one episode.
  • Class of 3000: In the Christmas special, Kam is revealed to believe in Bigfoot but not Santa Claus. After Santa gives Kam a card offering him "membership to the Bigfoot fanclub", which Kam gets excited about, Mrs. Claus comments "Silly boy, he still believes in Bigfoot".
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: Courage meets Bigfoot, who turns out to be a Gentle Giant. In the end, he's revealed to be a lost child looking for his mother.
  • 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."
  • In Danny Phantom, a realm in the Ghost Zone called the Far Frozen is inhabited by yeti-like ghosts with ice powers who worship Danny for saving the Ghost Zone from Pariah Dark.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: One episode episode features Dexter looking for the sasquatch, only for Dee Dee to find her first (and name her "Sassy").
  • Donkey Kong Country: In the Snowcap mountains lives Eddie, the Mean Old Yeti, also a hermit and even much stupider than DK.
  • The Fairly OddParents: In one of the pilot shorts, Timmy goes looking for Bigfoot in order to get a merit badge. When he finds him, he's a New-Age Retro Hippie.
  • Family Guy: In one episode, when Peter drives into the TV satellite dish, he tells the angry mob Look Behind You because he saw Bigfoot. Bigfoot then explains this is about Peter, not himself.
  • Futurama:
    • Bigfoot appears in "Spanish Fry" (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. The Omicron Persei VIII aliens Lrrr and Ndnd later get off on said beast's existence and have mad, passionate sex right in front of him, to which Bigfoot nods approvingly before walking off.
    • Yetis are also real within the universe of Futurama, with at least three varieties: Himalayan, Neptunian, and Tritonian. Neptunian and Tritonian yetis have been seen onscreen; Himalayan yetis are mentioned by Zoidberg in "The Tip of the Zoidberg".
  • Garfield and Friends: Bigfoot appears in one episode as an essentially normal man (albeit a very hairy one), who wears pants and has very big feet, called by the title of the episode "Bigfeetz". Apparently he used to have a job as a park ranger stamping out fires, but quit due to constant harassment for pictures of his feet. His face is never shown. He is very friendly and Garfield, Odie and Jon take pictures with him after saving him from hikers trying to capture him for money.
  • Godzilla: The Series: One episode features a gigantic Robo-Yeti built by a Japanese scientist who fights against Godzilla.
  • Goof Troop: One episode has Goofy and Pete encountering an unusual depiction of Bigfoot which has antlers. Made more unusual by the fact that it's female.
  • 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.
    • The yeti appeared in the episode "Yeti Or Not, Here I Come", which sees Grim setting out to reap it.
  • Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: One episode has the five enter a Arctic Zone. They encounter a giant Abominable Snowman similar to a white King Kong.
  • I Am Weasel: One episode has I.M. Weasel and I.R. Baboon searching for the alleged "Big Butt", who turns out to be none other than the Red Guy. Along the way, they not encounter Bigfoot (who has one gigantic foot and turns out to be the long-lost father to Red) but Bigeye ("This is getting stupid."). At the end of the episode, a Yeti makes a cameo appearance along with the Loch Ness monster, a UFO, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.
  • Invader Zim: Dib has allegedly seen Bigfoot in his garage, but none of his classmates believe him.
    Dib: He was using the belt-sander...
  • Ivick Von Salza: The Little Lumberjack: A yeti lives in the town Ivick does.
  • 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's a yeti who turns 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.
  • KaBlam! has Mr. B. Foot, a stagehand 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.
  • The Legend Of Sasquatch: A 2006 computer-animated film featuring humans meeting friendly Bigfoot, and protecting them from a dam that will cause their valley home to flood.
  • In Legend of the Three Caballeros yetis work at Shangri-la, which is a spa resort. They're also a Hive Mind who imprison their guests until they've solved all their problems, but at least they're nice and helpful about it.
  • The Life and Times of Juniper Lee: Lila is a Cute Sasquatch Girl that joins Juniper as a schoolmate and a fellow fighter. Curiously, Sasquatchs in Juniper's world are not magical creatures like the other non-human beings and thus aren't affected by the Glamour that hides the magical world from ordinary humans; this allows Lila to attend school after a body hair-removing spell reveals she is indistinguishable from a human girl except for her larger hands and (of course) feet. Also, she's a lot smarter than the rest of her (presumably) all-male tribe.
  • Looney Tunes: Classic 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 & Men.)
  • Men in Black: The Series: Yetis are a race of white-furred Ursine Aliens shown in the episode "The Black Christmas Syndrome", where they work as minions of recurrent villain Drekk.
  • Monster Farm: "Bigfoot, Sweetie Baby" had a bunch of sasquatches attempt to eat Goatasarus Rex, Frankenswine, Count Cluckula, Zombeef, and Cowapatra by having one of their kind pretend to be a director wanting to make the monster animals stars.
  • Monster High: Abbey Bominable is a Yeti Russian exchange student. As other characters of the toyline she looks basically like a Barbie doll, but with blue skin and white hair. In some of the movies, other less humanoid members of her family made cameos.
  • ¡Mucha Lucha!: In "I Was A Pre-teenage Chupacabra", a Kaiju version of Bigfoot was one of the monsters captured by Salty and used in a traveling freak show, along with the Loch Ness Monster, and Bad Kitty the leprechaun.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony 'n Friends: In "Baby, It's Cold Outside", when crossing the ice maze around King Charlatan's palace, Megan and the ponies are attacked by a white-furred yeti with pronounced, duckbill-like lips and blue skin around its eyes.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "Party Pooped", Pinkie Pie gets attacked by a Yeti while on her way to Yakyakistan. The strange thing about it is that it's quadrupedal, with paws for feet. Likewise, its head and overall body plan are more baboon-like rather than the usual gorilla-like depictions.
  • Nightmare Ned: Sasquatch shows up in an episode where he convinces the Tooth Fairy to let Ned try Chess with Death for his teeth.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • One episode 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, Doofenshmirtz uses an -inator to turn himself into a Yeti.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: In one episode, the girls take a taffy eating sasquatch home thinking it's their uncle. Even the professor thinks he's his brother and can't tell the difference.
  • The Proud Family: When Oscar and Felix go on a Horrible Camping Trip with their friends and families, they're forced to hike up a mountain after losing at Drawing Straws and get chased by a yeti.
  • The Raccoons: One episode deals with a yeti-like legendary creature named The Grimm living in the Evergreen Forest's tallest mountain. It turns out it is actually a statue of Cyril Sneer's uncle that gave Cyril shame as it was done in recognition of his philanthropy, but he promised on his uncle's death bed not to destroy it, so he had to keep hiding it, and that inspired the myth.
  • The Real Ghostbusters: The Ghostbusters discover Bigfoot in the episode "Camping it Up". Bigfoot turns out to be a friendly creature from Another Dimension.
  • Regular Show: Skips is a Yeti, and one of the few sensible characters on the show. He is also hundreds of years old.
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle: The duo (along with Boris and Natasha, disguised as a mountain guide and his Indian scout) is menaced by an "abominab-b-b-ble snowman" towards the tail end of the "Jet Formula" story arc. It is unmasked to be moon men Gidney and Cloyd, who did it for a laugh.
  • 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. A later episode introduces the Sasquatch who are a subspecies of yeti with brown fur and no horns; they were all but wiped out when their guardian Su-Ak betrayed Ti-Yet in a fit of jealousy which then backfired and left Su-Ak the Last of His Kind. He later kills himself out of grief and leaves his species presumably extinct.
  • Scooby-Doo: Shows up quite often, naturally, both real versions and people disguised as Bigfoot or Yeti.
    • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The episode "That's Snow Ghost" features the ghost of a Yeti. According to the man who tells the gang about it, it used to be a real animal in Tibet, but fell to its death while trying to leap over a gorge in pursuit of him, and its ghost later came back for revenge.
    • The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The episode "The Ghost of Bigfoot", guest-starring Laurel and Hardy, features... well, Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Rather than a true Bigfoot, it was supposedly the spirit of a mountain man who froze in a snowstorm years ago.
    • Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980-1982): Tenderbigfoot featured a real Bigfoot. "Snow Job Too Small" featured a real Abominable Snowman.
    • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Tabloid newspaper "The National Exaggerator" keeps Bigfoot, and his cousin Bighands, on staff!
    • Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!: Animated film featuring both a fake Yeti and a brief appearance by a real one.
  • The Secret Saturdays:
    • Fiskerton is described as a "cat-gorilla", but he looks like pure Bigfoot. He's actually based on a "real" cryptid known as the Fiskerton Phantom, which is a "phantom cat" (big cats sighted in areas they aren't naturally found) from England.
    • V.V. Argost, the series primary antagonist, is secretly a Yeti.
    • The series also features more obscure cryptids similar to Bigfoot and Yeti, such as the Hibagon and the Orang-pedak.
  • The Simpsons: In one episode, 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."
  • The Smurfs.: A yeti called the Snowbeast appears in a few episodes.
  • Sparkle Friends: One episode has the characters trying to get a photo of Bigfoot. Who turns to literally be a big foot.
  • Superfriends: "Big Foot" has 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.
  • Tom and Jerry: In Hanna-Barbera's 1975 reboot, an episode deals with the duo helping a lumberjack whose men have run off because of Bigfoot. When he's finally captured, Bigfoot turns out to be a shrimpy fellow with really big feet.
  • 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.
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots: In one episode, Cody and the Bots embark on a mission to prove the existence of the Maine Ridge Monster, a sasquatch-like creature said to haunt their home of Griffin Rock. They find the monster, only to later discover it's actually the Mayor who became addicted to some deadly synthetic food that caused its consumers to transform into hulking yeti-like werebeasts when exposed to moonlight. Cody's brother Graham is also revealed to be under the effects of the synthetic food as shown in a somewhat hard to watch transformation sequence.
  • 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 roadblock (with the Bionic Man disguising himself by wearing the shaved Sasquatch fur), 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.
  • In We Bare Bears, a friendly but socially-awkward sasquatch named Charlie is a recurring character. The episode "Ralph" introduces a yeti named Ralph, who's bigger and a lot meaner than Charlie and has a twisted sense of humor. A case of Shown Their Work, since Yetis are typically described in folklore as being bigger and meaner than North American sasquatches.
  • The Wild Thornberrys: One episode revolves around the legend of the Yeti. Eliza encounters her father's old mentor who had been pretending to be a Yeti to scare away a construction crew who has been threatening the survival of a snow leopard family. Eliza tries to pretend to be a Yeti herself when he considers retiring, but ends up nearly getting captured by the construction workers only to be saved by a real Yeti who chases them off.
  • Wishfart has a recurring yeti character named Samuel, who is permanently smothered in ice cream due to a wish he made from Dez for infinite ice cream that he soon ended up regretting. Additionally, a Bigfoot named Saskie shows up from time to time.
  • X-Men: Evolution:
    • The show 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?
    • In one episode, Beast is mistaken for Bigfoot by hunters and scientists when he takes a class on a nature retreat.

    Real Life 
  • 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.
  • Gigantopithecus is a genus of extinct giant, herbivorous apes that bear a striking resemblance to Yeti. They may be the source of the legend, as it's speculated that ancient humans may have discovered or encountered such remains, just like the ancient Greeks misinterpreted elephant skulls for cyclopes (northern European troll legends may be based on similar encounters with Neanderthal humans).
  • 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!
  • 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 bear. Which raises the question: do we really need to exaggerate bears into some sort of mythical bogeymen when they're already, you know, bears?
  • Am Fear Liath Mòr ('The Big Grey Man'), said to haunt the summit of Ben Macdui in the Scottish Highlands, may be a distant cousin to the more famous Yeti and Bigfoot. Other explanations range from the totally supernatural to the disappointingly mundane, such as a Brocken spectre.


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