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This series follows the exploits of real-life bounty hunter "Dog" Chapman and his family chasing down actual fugitives in the Hawaiian Islands. It grew out of an episode of A&E's "Take This Job," a 2003 series in which people with unusual occupations were profiled. Written by Outlaw

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Although Duane 'Dog' Chapman refers to Tim Chapman as his "brother", they are not at all related. They are longtime friends and they coincidentally have the same last name. See more »

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Duane 'Dog' Chapman: [talking into a cell phone with a suspect] Hey! Hi. So where you at? You know what mutherfucker? I'm gonna file bond jumping on you, you 9mm packing ice head. If you wanna stay out of jail buddy, you better fucking show up right now with your old lady. Yeah, listen, we gotcha... you know what mutherfucker? You better come right now mutherfucker tweak. You better get her right now.
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Duane 'Dog' Chapman: GET HERE TWEAK!
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White Trash Train Wreck
16 April 2006 | by (Medford, OR) – See all my reviews

I've known some guys in real life who track down bail-skippers. The glorified term for these individuals is "bounty hunter." In reality, these guys are pretty much career low-life deadbeats themselves. They've always had convictions for various petty crimes. They can be counted on to lie a lot, with or without a reason. They're prone especially to boasting wildly about themselves, often professing expertise in areas where they haven't the first clue.

But most of all, they have big, swaggering Napolean complexes. They love to remind people that they're Big Bad Bounty Hunters, flashing their badges whenever possible, flexing their flimsy authority in any situation, faking as much Dirty Harry machismo as they can muster.

In this respect, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" gives an accurate portrayal of the bounty hunter. Trashy simpletons posing as authority figures, dressed in black vests and combat fatigues instead of real police uniforms, wielding over-sized cans of pepper spray in lieu of real police arms, brandishing "bounty hunter" badges instead of real police badges. Serving society in the only halfway legitimate role of which they're capable, apprehending other petty criminals.

It's so exciting to listen to Dog's crew hype themselves into believing they're after some real armed and dangerous badasses, not the drug addicts and other sorry trash they usually are. It's keenly interesting to watch them drive in circles on the island searching for an address, taking delight in harassing people who live near the fugitive, accompanied by a narrative of flubbed Hollywood tough-guy lines.

But the most ridiculous, hypocritical part of the show comes after they nab their fugitive, on the ride back to jail. Dog invariably lectures the unfortunate prisoner as to what he needs to do in life, often stating the absolute most obvious solution, nakedly apparent to the simplest mind. "Well what you need to do is get off the drugs." How I love to hear imperious idiots preach to others with their special insight. Don't we all?

Actually, I don't enjoy ripping on genuinely stupid people, and it does become apparent that Dog isn't a smart man. I'll admit, I almost feel sorry for him. That is, until he and the White Trash Squad try to talk with overly dramatic, paper-thin toughness to somebody, and then I go back to despising him.

If you love watching some human trash bags trying to affirm to themselves their manhood, acting with inflated authority, playing pretend police officers, and proselytizing to freakin' drug addicts, this show will keep you captive.

Otherwise, regard it as another miserable reality-show glimpse into someone else's train wreck life. Bravo.


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