Last weekend I was flipping through the channels late at night when I stumbled across Dog the Bounty Hunter. I had never heard of the show until it came up in a post about Mark Driscoll’s upcoming book. Driscoll has often mentioned being a fan of the show during his sermons because Dog beats, maces, and captures fugitive criminals “for Jesus sake.” I was really excited to finally get a chance to watch this show.
I was hooked. I watched back-to-back-to-back episodes. This dude was awesome. It was like Mad Max meets Billy Graham. There was just something kick-ass about a dude with a mullet who hunted down bad guys so he could tell them about Jesus on their way to jail. It was hilarious! I had found a new hero!
Unfortunately, we likely won’t be seeing much of Dog on television anymore. Not after the National Enquirer released audio of a profanity-laden racist tirade where Dog demands that his son Tucker break up with his black girlfriend. It’s being reported that A&E has already suspended production of the show in the aftermath.
I don’t think Dog’s coming back from this one. There’s really no coming back from something like that.
So much for my new hero.