Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2010
UPDATE: The program has broadcast.
What did you think?
The show appeared to focus on the needs of the children, and giving a balance to the families.
Certainly, I felt Tracy gave a rather good accounting of cryptozoology and correctly reinforced the interest in that topic as a gateway for the other family’s children being involved in nature studies. Well done Tracy.
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On Friday, July 30th, ABC-TV’s “Wife Swap” will have its initial broadcast of a family that has been identified as being involved in searching for Bigfoot. The program is set for broadcast. Now, what will it show?
Here are Rob and Tracy Robinson and their son:
The Robinsons are being promoted as a “Bigfoot family,” but, technically, they are not especially interested in Bigfoot. The Robinsons, who live in Florida, are actually “Swamp Ape Seekers” or “Skunk Ape Hunters.”
Exclusively to Cryptomundo, Rob Robinson has said, “I believe I gave monster hunting a good representation on the show….For the record, I own all your books and am a really big fan of yours and Cryptomundo. I purchased one of your museum T-shirts, but they wouldn’t let my wife wear it on the show.”
The Robinsons are under a strict contract with ABC, and are not allowed to give interviews before the program airs. Furthermore, this includes web replies and online comments to blogs and forums. Therefore, Rob will not be able to respond to any negative comments or questions written by any readers here, below, not because he doesn’t want to, but because he cannot, by contract.
Robinson had to ask for permission from ABC to have the above photographs published. He did and has obtained clearance to have them shared here, exclusively, via Cryptomundo.
New update: Rob Robinson’s latest pre-broadcast statement can be found here.