The Short Family
idk

Whitesburg, KY

#1 Feb 12, 2011
I hear that they are going to have a show about snake handling on Animal Planet. Does anyone know anything about this?
hey

Jeremiah, KY

#2 Feb 19, 2011
yea im one of them thats in the show what about it
when

Whitesburg, KY

#3 Feb 20, 2011
hey wrote:
yea im one of them thats in the show what about it
when are they going to show it on tv.
bored

Prospect Hill, NC

#4 Feb 20, 2011
All posts by same person. A little self-promotion?
when

Whitesburg, KY

#5 Feb 20, 2011
bored wrote:
All posts by same person. A little self-promotion?
I was the person who asked when it would be on tv, and I didn't post the other two. just because there is no location shown doesn't mean it's the same person, people who have tvs cable internet do not show a location.
short family

Macon, GA

#6 Feb 20, 2011
to the ones who want to know about the show-it will be aired at the beginning of april after we get all of the editing done back at the office,yes it is about snake-handling but that is not the only thing.it is just like any other reality show you have seen on t.v. like the roloffs or john and kate.our film crew is the same one who done theirs.it's all about our everyday lives and it has to do with my husband being a snake-handler and taking people out on snake hunts.we have always been put down for being dum mountain people but thats why we are trying to change peoples opinion about us here in these mountains.we have always been stereo-typed and we want that to change.we dont claim to be no different than anyone else,we just got lucky in doing a reality show for animal planet because my husband has done hunts for discovery,national geographic channel and a few more.we are all capable of doing anything that we want if we want it bad enuff so all we ask is that no one get offended at us for doing this cause we have no intentions of doin no wrong to no one or to cause any bad opinions of anyone who does live here in these mountains. we think the mountains are a great place to live and we want people to understand why we feel that way. thanks
Melanie

Toronto, OH

#7 Jan 12, 2012
I am watching the show for the first time right now. I love it. I love the simple way of life this family has. ,we would all be extremely lucky to be as happy and well rounded as they all seem. .i believe.they are truly blessed. And the support they give eachother is amazing. i think most could learn a great deal from this husband and wife team. :-)
Lol

United States

#8 Jan 12, 2012
Im really not sure what to say here but way to go!!!!
well

Whitesburg, KY

#9 Jan 12, 2012
short family wrote:
to the ones who want to know about the show-it will be aired at the beginning of april after we get all of the editing done back at the office,yes it is about snake-handling but that is not the only thing.it is just like any other reality show you have seen on t.v. like the roloffs or john and kate.our film crew is the same one who done theirs.it's all about our everyday lives and it has to do with my husband being a snake-handler and taking people out on snake hunts.we have always been put down for being dum mountain people but thats why we are trying to change peoples opinion about us here in these mountains.we have always been stereo-typed and we want that to change.we dont claim to be no different than anyone else,we just got lucky in doing a reality show for animal planet because my husband has done hunts for discovery,national geographic channel and a few more.we are all capable of doing anything that we want if we want it bad enuff so all we ask is that no one get offended at us for doing this cause we have no intentions of doin no wrong to no one or to cause any bad opinions of anyone who does live here in these mountains. we think the mountains are a great place to live and we want people to understand why we feel that way. thanks
wear a bra then...lol
Lady J

Jeremiah, KY

#10 Jan 13, 2012
I watched the show tonight for the first time I really loved it cant wait to see more might watch the pasted shows online.I didnt even know when it would be on till the other day someone told me someone should have broadcast it more.
just me

Whitesburg, KY

#11 Jan 16, 2012
The only problem I had with the show was that no one was working. The father was trying to find work but the wife and teenage daughter should have pitched in an make a few bucks to help support the family. I was shocked that she kept wanting birthday money, yet made not an effort to earn it. That is not the way of mountain women. Ask one...
Billy

Palm Bay, FL

#12 Jan 19, 2012
short family wrote:
to the ones who want to know about the show-it will be aired at the beginning of april after we get all of the editing done back at the office,yes it is about snake-handling but that is not the only thing.it is just like any other reality show you have seen on t.v. like the roloffs or john and kate.our film crew is the same one who done theirs.it's all about our everyday lives and it has to do with my husband being a snake-handler and taking people out on snake hunts.we have always been put down for being dum mountain people but thats why we are trying to change peoples opinion about us here in these mountains.we have always been stereo-typed and we want that to change.we dont claim to be no different than anyone else,we just got lucky in doing a reality show for animal planet because my husband has done hunts for discovery,national geographic channel and a few more.we are all capable of doing anything that we want if we want it bad enuff so all we ask is that no one get offended at us for doing this cause we have no intentions of doin no wrong to no one or to cause any bad opinions of anyone who does live here in these mountains. we think the mountains are a great place to live and we want people to understand why we feel that way. thanks
Hello!! I am from Florida and have a friend living near you in Hazard...I have been there one time and loved it...Saw your show tonight and really enjoyed it....Don't worry! people can't say anything bad about your family...Take care and God be with you! Billy
junk in my trunks

Jeremiah, KY

#13 Jan 19, 2012
watching the show now loving it.
wondering

Whitesburg, KY

#14 Jan 19, 2012
love this show where do they live at?
Steve J

Lynch, KY

#15 Jan 23, 2012
The Short Family.
Well now where to begin?
They show the tower that's in Scottys yard that Verlin climbs.
They show a birthday party with just their kids when others were up there, but weren't allowed to be a part of it.
They show a place on top of Pine Mountain that is state owned that they 'someday want to build their dream house on'
Here's the facts about the Short family that doesn't get aired.
Verlin spent 2 years in Rome Georgia for Statutory Rape of a teenager.
Reva has never worked a day in her life.
Verlin owns not only the bike and four wheelers, but two very expensive cars and an RV.
They were paid very well to do that show, but instead of trying to fix up what they have or buy something different they chose to blow their money.
Verlins' mother had asked him to help put in an air conditioner last year at her trailer and he wouldn't help her. A neighbor guy came down and installed it for her, because it was so hot and she has a bad heart.
She also had asked him to loan her some money so she could get coal with and he refused to loan her any. She had to scrape up coal.
Reva side swiped her sister in laws car and then attacked her in the yard after her sister in law threatened to call the cops over it.
Wonder where the camera crew was that day?
What you see on t.v about how these people are is in no way the same thing as they really are.
They both are greedy self serving individuals who take what they can get while trying to look all goody goody to the world.
No one in this place likes them because of how they act.
NO ONE is jealous of ANYTHING they're doing or have. But, if you're going to portray yourself one way for the world, make sure it matches how you really are to everyone that knows you.
mountain snake

Jeremiah, KY

#16 Jan 23, 2012
well maybe why the other kids wasnt on tv at the party was because their parents didnt want them to be and just like on any other show if your on tv you get payed like the john and kates of tv their friends started wanting their parts of the cash so they stopped making apearences on tv for the john and kate show if verlins mother is on the show and they dont give her pay she dont have to be either.
thatsjusttoofunn y

Lynch, KY

#17 Jan 25, 2012
just me wrote:
The only problem I had with the show was that no one was working. The father was trying to find work but the wife and teenage daughter should have pitched in an make a few bucks to help support the family. I was shocked that she kept wanting birthday money, yet made not an effort to earn it. That is not the way of mountain women. Ask one...
Reva has never had a job a day in her life. She's just too sorry to work. All of her kids are in school so there's no reason at all she can't get a job. Mcky D's hires every day as well as Pizza Hut and other places.
Her daughter has gotten married and her and that boy she married quit school and neither one of them have a job..so what does that tell you?
Bet you a dollar to a doughnut she'll be pregnant if she's not already!
thatsjusttoofunn y

Lynch, KY

#18 Jan 25, 2012
Melanie wrote:
I am watching the show for the first time right now. I love it. I love the simple way of life this family has.,we would all be extremely lucky to be as happy and well rounded as they all seem..i believe.they are truly blessed. And the support they give eachother is amazing. i think most could learn a great deal from this husband and wife team.:-)
Lessons to learn from this husband and wife team:
Keep each other from getting jobs
Let your kids drop out of school and marry without having any job
Make sure you can afford the fake nails and highlights and name brand clothing for your kids, but not have any money for birthday presents
Have a better looking snake house for your snakes than an actual house for yourself.
Yeah...I think I could learn a lot from them...

Oh, and before the whole "He was looking for a job" thing gets said...
Letcher County has an unemployment office in town. NOT ONCE did they show him going there to find any type of work.
Donny

United States

#19 Jan 25, 2012
Billy wrote:
<quoted text>Hello!! I am from Florida and have a friend living near you in Hazard...I have been there one time and loved it...Saw your show tonight and really enjoyed it....Don't worry! people can't say anything bad about your family...Take care and God be with you! Billy
But they sure can tell the truth that's not being told though.
It's all through this.
And they can't deny it's not the truth. Well, they could, but like anything else, it's going to come out.
Verlin and Reva both have done too many people wrong over the years.

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