Snake Man series on Animal Planet
Mark

United States

#371 Feb 14, 2012
Queen Bitch 2012 wrote:
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lol that's freaking funny! Let reva hunt them down the only way she will fight is if you are littlier then her she fights dirty but Karma is a bigger b!tch than I am! lol I can't wait to see it come back on them it will be funny as Hell lol
It takes a coward like her to push someone around and that's all she is is a coward. She talks about everyone behind their back and thinks that her crap doesn't stink.
Speaking of Karma...wonder how she feels having the show canceled and everyone on here finding out how she really is?
And Verlin as well. I don't know how you stand to be living next to them.
I'm just glad I don't live up there next to you
its over

Richmond, KY

#372 Feb 15, 2012
http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2012/02/10...

click on the link, the show was cancelled.
just the facts

San Anselmo, CA

#374 Feb 15, 2012
Dear, Its Over
The futon critic is a hack blogger site that spews mis-information about the TV industry. People with wrong info or rumors can freely post what they want without facts to back them up. The trusted trades are Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Broadcasting Cable. Electronic Media... This article below was in the Whitesburg Mountain Eagle today. It is the real story. The Truth. SNAKE MAN IS NOT CANCELLED. IT IS COMING BACK. So relax.. Its just TV.

‘Snake Man’ reality TV show is on hold for now
2012-02-15 / Front Page Whitesburg Mountain Eagle
If you tuned into Animal Planet to watch ”Snake Man of Appalachia” but couldn’t find it, the network’s officials say don’t panic, the show hasn’t been canceled.
Keith Hoffman, executive producer for Animal Planet, said the remaining two episodes of the Letcher County-based reality show featuring snake handler Verlin Short and his family will air as soon as a new time slot is determined.
“We want to put it on the best night to make sure it is seen by the most people,” said Hoffman.“I know it is frustrating. We actually love that show and it is doing well for us.”
The show premiered January 12 and depicts Short, of Pine Creek at Mayking, as an out-of-work coal miner struggling to find a job to provide for his wife, Reva, and their four children, Denishea, Wanda, and twins Jeremiah and Mackenzie. Verlin Short attends church services where snakes are handled and catches copperheads and rattlesnakes in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.
“I love this show because the family is so real,” said Hoffman.“What we love about the Shorts is they are very honest and we feel like we are getting a glimpse of their lives.”
Hoffman particularly likes the relationship between Verlin and his wife. Reva Short isn’t fond of snakes, but supports her husband as he catches them and practices serpent handling.
“I think she kind of wishes he didn’t do it, but she loves him and they work it out,” said Hoffman.“It’s a relatable situation.”
Hoffman said the show fits in with Animal Planet’s “Surprisingly Human” brand.
“The animals are our way in,” said Hoffman.“We’re interested in both people and animals.”
Hoffman said highly popular shows such as Fox’s “American Idol” and The History Channel’s “Swamp People” have aired at the same time as “Snake Man of Appalachia” and cut into its audience. He also said February is also a big month for new shows to debut.
Hoffman said the show might air on a new day and time. Even though it may take a month or longer to secure a new airtime, Hoff- man said the final two episodes of “Snake Man of Appalachia” will eventually air on Animal Planet.
“It’s definitely going to be on soon,” said Hoffman.“We’re very pleased with the ratings.”
Hoffman said there still has been no decision made on the question of whether there will be a second season of “Snake Man of Appalachia.” He said the answer depends on whether there is a strong enough interest in the show.
Dan Sexton, executive producer of “Snake Man of Appalachia,” met Verlin Short in 2002 while producing a documentary about snake handling for the Travel Channel. Sexton, owner of Dan Sexton Media in Corte Madera, Calif., decided there is public interest in the religious ritual and wanted to further explore the topic as well as introduce the Short family to the world.
A film crew first shot footage of the Short family for the pilot episode in the spring of 2010. Animal Planet ordered five more episodes and the sevenperson film crew came back to Letcher County in the fall of 2010 to shoot the extra footage. At the time of filming, Denishea was 16, Wanda was 13, and twins Jeremiah and Mackenzie were eight.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE SNAKE MAN!
queer in cabool

United States

#375 Feb 15, 2012
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reva from the show

Macon, GA

#376 Feb 15, 2012
well I GUESS ALOT OF YOU FOUND OUT THAT THE SHOW WASNT CANCELLED AFTER ALL SO I GUESS ALOT WILL BE PLEASED AND ALOT WILL HATE THE FACT OF IT COMIN BACK ON.BUT JUST TO SAY -ALL THE COWARD COMMENTS DONT SCARE ME AND THE QUEEN BITCHED THREATS AINT NOTHIN BUT TALK COMIN FROM HER MOUTH AND THATS ALL IT IS-BULLSHIT!!I DONT CARE ANY MORE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE I'M NO COWARD WHEN I'M PUSHED TO MY LIMIT-ASK A CERTAIN ONE CAUSE I DIDNT OUT WEIGH AND SHE KNOWS IT.SHE JUST WANTS TO TURN PEOPLE AGAINST ME SO BE IT CAUSE IT DONT BOTHER ME AND I AINT GONNA LOSE NO SLEEP OVER HER TALE-PACKIN AND HER THREATS.I DONT HAVE TO HUNT NO ONE DOWN CAUSE THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM.AS FOR MY KIDS-THEY DONT NEED THE LIKES OF HER STANDIN FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE ME AND THEIR DAD FOR THAT.THERE WAS TALK OF WARRANTS TONITE--GO FOR IT BIG GIRL CAUSE YOU ARE BARKIN UP THE WRONG TREE WHEN YOU START YOUR THREATS AGAINST ME AGAIN.THE ONLY THING ELSE I'M GONNA SAY IS IF YOU GOT THE BALLS TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE THREATENED---MORE POWER TO YOU!!!!!!!NOT SKEERED!
Snake Possie Member

Jeremiah, KY

#377 Feb 16, 2012
When is your show coming back on I really want to watch it missed it last week and love the show.
Fake

Whitesburg, KY

#378 Feb 16, 2012
reva from the show wrote:
well I GUESS ALOT OF YOU FOUND OUT THAT THE SHOW WASNT CANCELLED AFTER ALL SO I GUESS ALOT WILL BE PLEASED AND ALOT WILL HATE THE FACT OF IT COMIN BACK ON.BUT JUST TO SAY -ALL THE COWARD COMMENTS DONT SCARE ME AND THE QUEEN BITCHED THREATS AINT NOTHIN BUT TALK COMIN FROM HER MOUTH AND THATS ALL IT IS-BULLSHIT!!I DONT CARE ANY MORE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE I'M NO COWARD WHEN I'M PUSHED TO MY LIMIT-ASK A CERTAIN ONE CAUSE I DIDNT OUT WEIGH AND SHE KNOWS IT.SHE JUST WANTS TO TURN PEOPLE AGAINST ME SO BE IT CAUSE IT DONT BOTHER ME AND I AINT GONNA LOSE NO SLEEP OVER HER TALE-PACKIN AND HER THREATS.I DONT HAVE TO HUNT NO ONE DOWN CAUSE THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM.AS FOR MY KIDS-THEY DONT NEED THE LIKES OF HER STANDIN FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE ME AND THEIR DAD FOR THAT.THERE WAS TALK OF WARRANTS TONITE--GO FOR IT BIG GIRL CAUSE YOU ARE BARKIN UP THE WRONG TREE WHEN YOU START YOUR THREATS AGAINST ME AGAIN.THE ONLY THING ELSE I'M GONNA SAY IS IF YOU GOT THE BALLS TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE THREATENED---MORE POWER TO YOU!!!!!!!NOT SKEERED!
you go gerl!!!!!
Fake

Whitesburg, KY

#379 Feb 16, 2012
reva from the show wrote:
well I GUESS ALOT OF YOU FOUND OUT THAT THE SHOW WASNT CANCELLED AFTER ALL SO I GUESS ALOT WILL BE PLEASED AND ALOT WILL HATE THE FACT OF IT COMIN BACK ON.BUT JUST TO SAY -ALL THE COWARD COMMENTS DONT SCARE ME AND THE QUEEN BITCHED THREATS AINT NOTHIN BUT TALK COMIN FROM HER MOUTH AND THATS ALL IT IS-BULLSHIT!!I DONT CARE ANY MORE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE I'M NO COWARD WHEN I'M PUSHED TO MY LIMIT-ASK A CERTAIN ONE CAUSE I DIDNT OUT WEIGH AND SHE KNOWS IT.SHE JUST WANTS TO TURN PEOPLE AGAINST ME SO BE IT CAUSE IT DONT BOTHER ME AND I AINT GONNA LOSE NO SLEEP OVER HER TALE-PACKIN AND HER THREATS.I DONT HAVE TO HUNT NO ONE DOWN CAUSE THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHERE I AM.AS FOR MY KIDS-THEY DONT NEED THE LIKES OF HER STANDIN FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE ME AND THEIR DAD FOR THAT.THERE WAS TALK OF WARRANTS TONITE--GO FOR IT BIG GIRL CAUSE YOU ARE BARKIN UP THE WRONG TREE WHEN YOU START YOUR THREATS AGAINST ME AGAIN.THE ONLY THING ELSE I'M GONNA SAY IS IF YOU GOT THE BALLS TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE THREATENED---MORE POWER TO YOU!!!!!!!NOT SKEERED!
Is that ur sister in law talking?? I would.. The queen bitch? I would love to get a hold of my fat ass sister in law!!!
reva

Macon, GA

#380 Feb 16, 2012
look wether you are talkin about me or her and i think its me,you people dont scare me with your threats,you know where i am and how to call me out so do whatever you feel froggy in doin.so let me clarify one thing-she said i didnt fight fair--IWASNT THE ONE HOLDING A LUG-WRENCH THAT DAY WHILE RUNNIN HER MOUTH!!!!! as i said i dont consider myself no sister-in law to this person cause she aint worth tellin people about.she want to flap her jaws--I CAN TOO BUT I AINT HIDING BEHIND NOTHIN OR NOBODY. I kept my mouth shut all these years because of my mother-in-law and her bein sickly the way she is but 21 yrs of shit like this has gone far enuff and all respect is gone. I spoke my mind last nite and she knows how I see things now so all I can say is--WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS!!! my mother-in law has gone thru alot but the sad thing is--is that she cant help what goes on around here,all she can do is spend her opinion like everyone else does.now that she has been told to have a witness with her when she is out,lets see what comes out of her mouth now. whatever!!!!!!!!
grow up

Whitesburg, KY

#381 Feb 16, 2012
omg you all need to grow up.everyone needs to pray for these childish grown ups....
want to konw

Mount Washington, KY

#382 Feb 16, 2012
reva wrote:
look wether you are talkin about me or her and i think its me,you people dont scare me with your threats,you know where i am and how to call me out so do whatever you feel froggy in doin.so let me clarify one thing-she said i didnt fight fair--IWASNT THE ONE HOLDING A LUG-WRENCH THAT DAY WHILE RUNNIN HER MOUTH!!!!! as i said i dont consider myself no sister-in law to this person cause she aint worth tellin people about.she want to flap her jaws--I CAN TOO BUT I AINT HIDING BEHIND NOTHIN OR NOBODY. I kept my mouth shut all these years because of my mother-in-law and her bein sickly the way she is but 21 yrs of shit like this has gone far enuff and all respect is gone. I spoke my mind last nite and she knows how I see things now so all I can say is--WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS!!! my mother-in law has gone thru alot but the sad thing is--is that she cant help what goes on around here,all she can do is spend her opinion like everyone else does.now that she has been told to have a witness with her when she is out,lets see what comes out of her mouth now. whatever!!!!!!!!
What a dumb hillbilly!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me, a 50+ yr. old women on a public forum site feuding (redneck term) with their kin fold. It is obvious from watching this show, that Reva and Verlin both have very low functioning cognitive abilities, but this scream pure retardation.

Ma’am ( use the term since you elderly), get up off your FA! AZZ and get a job, and maybe you won’t have so much time to feud your kin folk.
This is why Kentucky and East. KY has a bad reputation, few cases of trash like Verlin and Reva, and we are all stereotyped.
want to know

Mount Washington, KY

#383 Feb 16, 2012
Hey sister-in-law,

Do you work or are you a lazy bum like your brother and fat sister-in-law? Hope you work. If so, that is probably why Reva is soo jealous of you.

Reva probably does have a hard time finding work at her age and with her weight issues - employers sadly did discrimite againg the elderly and obese.

But Reva could probably go a about a month without eating with that is stored in the mid section area!
how stupid

Elkhorn City, KY

#384 Feb 16, 2012
I've watched all the episodes and I figured they'd at maybe some that would down them and some that would support them, but I personally enjoy the show. What I think is stupid is how others from Ky are saying stuff about they way they talk or look. Like "want to know", the address says Lexington, if that's where they're from, is acting like the Shorts are retarded, and people like them is why Ky is "sterotyped", well, if you don't like it....move! It makes ME sick when people like you that live in central Ky think you are so much better and try to convince yourself you're from a big city like New York City! Deal with it...YOUR state is known for "hillbillies", and nothing you say will ever change that. So your option is just move to another state or just don't watch the show. I don't know the Shorts, but after reading your posts with you talking about them (even her weight), I'd rather hang out with them as someone as fake as you who thinks he's God and has the right to judge people! Sorry, but you have NO "skills" that makes you any better!
how stupid

Elkhorn City, KY

#385 Feb 16, 2012
*CORRECTION--figured they'd "be" maybe some would
Fake

Manchester, KY

#386 Feb 16, 2012
reva wrote:
look wether you are talkin about me or her and i think its me,you people dont scare me with your threats,you know where i am and how to call me out so do whatever you feel froggy in doin.so let me clarify one thing-she said i didnt fight fair--IWASNT THE ONE HOLDING A LUG-WRENCH THAT DAY WHILE RUNNIN HER MOUTH!!!!! as i said i dont consider myself no sister-in law to this person cause she aint worth tellin people about.she want to flap her jaws--I CAN TOO BUT I AINT HIDING BEHIND NOTHIN OR NOBODY. I kept my mouth shut all these years because of my mother-in-law and her bein sickly the way she is but 21 yrs of shit like this has gone far enuff and all respect is gone. I spoke my mind last nite and she knows how I see things now so all I can say is--WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS!!! my mother-in law has gone thru alot but the sad thing is--is that she cant help what goes on around here,all she can do is spend her opinion like everyone else does.now that she has been told to have a witness with her when she is out,lets see what comes out of her mouth now. whatever!!!!!!!!
Dang sorrry I wasn't talkin bout u I was talkin bout ur freaking sister in law...
Notunderstanding yourpoint

Lynch, KY

#387 Feb 17, 2012
Queen Bitch 2012 Saturday Feb 11 <Get wrote:
THE F*CK OVER IT, They cannot help the way they live you sorry ass bastards.>

lolol love it!!!{QB}
If you don't care, please don't be giving my families location for these psycho's out here! Its untelling how many psycho people Verlin pisses off and wants to tear him a new one which don't bother me but the kids anew my mommy around here might get upset! You see what I'm saying? And I will slit someone's throat over my mommy and these kids!
Who the fu˘k is talking about my nieces & nephews?(let me be cleared oldest daughter is 18 now so she don't count but the others leave the alone) What the Hell is wrong with you stupid fucks? Does it make you feel big and bad to pick on little kids? Do you know they made a bullying law or are you too busy picking on little kids? Stupid fu˘ks!
ol that's freaking funny! Let reva hunt them down the only way she will fight is if you are littlier then her she fights dirty but Karma is a bigger b!tch than I am! lol I can't wait to see it come back on them it will be funny as Hell lol
..........
This is what Queen Bitch aka sisterinlaw wrote that Reva is so upset about?
She took up for the kids, and the only thing she said was that Karma was a bigger bitch than she <QB> is.
And that Reva fought dirty. That's an opinion stated from her.
I don't see what there was to go all to pieces over. She even took up for the show. The only threat she made was in stating that she would slit 'someones' throat over her mother. But, who wouldn't defend their parents?
But, I guess. what ever. At least she wasn't on here spouting hateful things toward Reva like Reva has done her. Wonder who the bigger person shows to be there?
Iwondersometimes

Lynch, KY

#388 Feb 17, 2012
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hazard-ky/T7R...

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/pikeville-ky/...

Here's two more links to Topix and I'm sure there's a lot more.
Seems like all of East Ky. has an opinion good or bad about this family and the show.
Mrs. Short had stated previously she was getting the Animal Planet Lawyers and her husbands lawyer to look into suing for slander and liable. Looks like they'll have a long list to sue.
want to know

Mount Washington, KY

#389 Feb 17, 2012
If someone attacked me on a public forum for being lazy, I would simply list my resume (work history). For everything posted from ppl in this town, the couple hasn’t worked very much. Yet, they have 4 kids (I am saving and waiting to have kids until I am more financially secure, as ppl should!!!!!!!!), and their 4-wheelers, snake houses, but not washing machine. GOOD ONE!!!!!!!

What has been listed about their employment, the work history appears very limited. Which is very odd for people of their advance age. PPL in the 50’s (which they appear to be) should be getting for retirement (typically by the mid to late 60”s). I am a lot younger than these ppl, and from I have heard/read, have probably put in more work hours (counting all my jobs in college 2 and 3 at times).

My opinion would be that they are lazy, and I don’t want ppl thinking from Appalachia is lazy asking for jobs on main street. Almost everyone I know from the region is very hardworking. However, I probably just run in better circles. Because no one I know is that stupid, think they can just walkd up and down main asking for a job. REALLY? Shouldn’t a 50 yr. oldn man know how to go to unemployment office or submit resumes and applications. Why didn’t they get education (degree or technical training program SECTC!!!!!!!). There are a lot of jobs you can do with a bad back.

Also, I think they are old and that Reva is fat. Sorry, if they are soooo hardup for $, how does she maintain her weight? You would think they would be skinny if they were that poor. Don’t you think that is ODD! I sure do.
want to know

Mount Washington, KY

#390 Feb 17, 2012
also, they should learn from ppl's opinions of them. They could get a degree (AA) or cert in a yr. or 2, and get a job, and become productive and contributing members of society for the last 20 yr. or so years of their remaining life .
sharp

Richmond, KY

#391 Feb 17, 2012
want to know wrote:
If someone attacked me on a public forum for being lazy, I would simply list my resume (work history). For everything posted from ppl in this town, the couple hasn’t worked very much. Yet, they have 4 kids (I am saving and waiting to have kids until I am more financially secure, as ppl should!!!!!!!!), and their 4-wheelers, snake houses, but not washing machine. GOOD ONE!!!!!!!
What has been listed about their employment, the work history appears very limited. Which is very odd for people of their advance age. PPL in the 50’s (which they appear to be) should be getting for retirement (typically by the mid to late 60”s). I am a lot younger than these ppl, and from I have heard/read, have probably put in more work hours (counting all my jobs in college 2 and 3 at times).
My opinion would be that they are lazy, and I don’t want ppl thinking from Appalachia is lazy asking for jobs on main street. Almost everyone I know from the region is very hardworking. However, I probably just run in better circles. Because no one I know is that stupid, think they can just walkd up and down main asking for a job. REALLY? Shouldn’t a 50 yr. oldn man know how to go to unemployment office or submit resumes and applications. Why didn’t they get education (degree or technical training program SECTC!!!!!!!). There are a lot of jobs you can do with a bad back.
Also, I think they are old and that Reva is fat. Sorry, if they are soooo hardup for $, how does she maintain her weight? You would think they would be skinny if they were that poor. Don’t you think that is ODD! I sure do.
why is it some people.can,t let a little tree.grow an just have to cut it down.sad sad little world.

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